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Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's
war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars"
defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make
the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an
application of science be successful? Is a militarized space
inevitable, necessary or impossible?
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- 11:24pm Mar 22, 2002 EST (#774
"I stand before you tonight in my green chiffon evening
gown, my face softly made-up, my fair hair gently waved. The Iron
Lady of the Western World? Me? A Cold War warrior?" –
31 January 1976, speech in Finchley, after the Soviet magazine
'Red Star' first called her the Iron Lady http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=277533
- 11:49pm Mar 22, 2002 EST (#775
Propoganda works by repeating the lie often enough that the truth
You've said, "I've never denied those successes, which are
admirable as technical achievements, considered in "pure" terms. But
those successes are limited and far, far less than tactical function
will require." but you constantly state your opinion, FRAUD,
CAN'T WORK, IMPOSSIBLE, WASTE OF MONEY AND ON AND ON.
Why do you suppose that our missile defense tests include
balloons? Do you suppose that we recognize the tactic and plan for
it. You know this demonstrates that our planning and development are
based on real world expectations. Yes, decoys work but so do counter
counter measures. It all depends on who is the smartest!
The stealth development program was a prime example of the
developement of a weapon system which could defeat defensive
You may not know this but our first ballistic missile warning
system was not the BMEWS but predated it. It was based on reading
the ionosphere and and detecting a launch by recognizing the effect
that a boost phase missile exhaust had on the ionosphere. Worked
Geraldo interviewed a Palestinian "chief" who vowed that the
destruction of Israel was the goal of the PLO and peace would only
be had according to their plans. There are many "hateful"
individuals who we must protect our children from and BMD is one
form of insurance.
- 12:30am Mar 23, 2002 EST (#776
is a meaningless phrase
it means exactly W H A T ?
Which children are "IN"
Which children are "OUT"
?? !! ??
What happens to the children who are not
- 12:32am Mar 23, 2002 EST (#777
Maybe "our children" is a meaningless phrase to you but I use the
collective we because I care about ALL children.
We had a garage sale last weekend and while we were breaking down
the sale at the end of the day some neighborhood kids came by
selling candy for their ball team. They were my children and of
course I bought some candy to support their team.
If you lead a life with no children you must be one lonely puppy!
- 12:44am Mar 23, 2002 EST (#778
puppy's don't have children they have their 'muppy' ... until
they're 8 weeks old - pre-leashed!
- 12:52am Mar 23, 2002 EST (#779
What happens to the children who are not "IN"
USA nearby - miss garage sale ?
Are the kids whose fathers work at Camp X-ray "IN" .. but the
rest of the kids in Cuba "OUT"
Is mAzzA talking in terms of the 'good' DNA (expressed as
offspring) being in need of protection ... an interesting concept
but it all gets into a doublehelix tangle
If the USA thinks this through, then, the US might think it
should show 'World Leadership' via coaching and teaching on and
empowering others so that they can develop their social and economic
skills and be 'less' disonnant and more in harmony with the real
needs of their own people and the world.
There's a big question arising regarding what happens to people
when they are not treated as people.
Australia has found that the children who have been born and held
in detention camps .. are way behind others in their development,
have carers (and themselves) who suffer depression.
What will happen later to those released from camp x-ray ... [
were they x-rayed .. were pictures taken of their 'mentality' ...
was the 'mentality' of the detainees different from the 'mentality'
of their jailers? ] .. what will happen to these people post torture
trama ?! Which 'elsewhere' medical systems will have to pick them up
and support them ?!
- 01:28am Mar 23, 2002 EST (#780
Gee, Dear Rshow and his pinko friends:
Show some backbone, will you? You guys' wimpy retreat is quite
disappointing. Remember, after all, it is easy to shoot down a
"marked" target (with multiple electonic "flags" attached to it) no
matter how many decoys are deployed. The question is whether such
distinction would be possible when, electronically speaking, the
warhead and decoys are rendered indistinguishable from each other
under the laws of physics as currently understood......so come on
people....get back into the ring and this time please spare us your
feeble and seemingly endless moralizing. The issue is not what US is
morally obliged to do, but whether US can attain the new nuclear
doctrine of "unilaterally assured destruction" or not. If it is
determined that it is attainable, the collective human nature will
dictate that such system will be developed and once developed with
reasonable certainty, such capabilities will be used for sure when
the first chance comes around. And when it is used, the
intellectuals of the day wil come up with plenty of justifications
for it....rest assured.
- 09:18am Mar 23, 2002 EST (#781
Just sitting back watching the Bushites 'push' their 'success'
story re targeting ... the EU press weren't impressed!
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