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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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almarst-2001 - 06:32pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#951 of 961)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/allnews/page.cfm?objectid=11741050&method=full&siteid=50143

A SENIOR aide to Tony Blair yesterday called for a return to colonialism.

Foreign affairs adviser Robert Cooper said: "What is needed is a new kind of imperialism.

"The opportunities, perhaps even the need for colonisation, is as great as it ever was in the 19th century."

Mr Cooper added: "The weak still need the strong and the strong still need an orderly world.

"A world in which the efficient and well-governed export stability and liberty, and which is open for investment and growth, seems eminently desirable."

He said Afghanistan showed what could happen if the West did not intervene in the Third World.

Terrorists could use failed states as bases to attack "orderly" nations.

His comments will anger MPs who think Labour is keener on matters abroad than problems at home.

But Mr Blair stressed that the world couldn't submit to the "savagery of the fanatic".

And the King turned out to be nude;)

almarst-2001 - 06:34pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#952 of 961)

US builds case against Iraq - http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,13-250945,00.html

A tried and proved solution;)

almarst-2001 - 06:37pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#953 of 961)

Government and Other 'Official' Pressure - http://www.fair.org/reports/ff2001.html

With the ability to write laws or enact policy with direct impact on media owners, government officials are the ultimate power players. They can also restrict access to themselves or their meetings, leaving reporters without the information or quotes they may need for basic reportage on issues of public import. As much as many people may believe journalists exist to be a thorn in the side of official power, the reality is that reporters who regularly or seriously offend powerful officials often face a tough time, in the community and on the job.

In certain circumstances, as when the country is at war, many outlets donít require coercion; they re-interpret their journalistic responsibility as presenting the administrationís "best case," often silencing critics or dissenters in the process. 2001 saw both overweening government influence and media self-censorship in worrying abundance. (For a more comprehensive look at media and the "war on terrorism," see Extra!, 11-12/01.)

mazza9 - 06:45pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#954 of 961)
Louis Mazza

Let's see if I've got this right. Every time the US asks Israel to back off they do. The Palestinians then reciprocate with another terror attack. I for one could see the half million or so Palestinians repositioned, (how's that for a euphemism?). We could reposition them in lchic's home town where she could give them the care and consideration that they deserve.

Arafat should be drawn and quartered.

LouMazza

almarst-2001 - 07:17pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#955 of 961)

Sergeant Timothy Woodland charged by the Japanese court for raping a Japanese woman on Okinawa on June 29, 2001, has not pleaded guilty and even demonstrates no repentance. He thinks, why an American sergeant is to say pardons for such insignificant accident at the time when the USA had not apologized for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? - http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/03/29/27257.html

almarst-2001 - 07:21pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#956 of 961)

U.S. Works Up Plan for Using Nuclear Arms Military: Administration, in a secret report, calls for a strategy against at least seven nations: China, Russia, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Libya and Syria. - http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-030902bombs.story

almarst-2001 - 07:25pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#957 of 961)

mazza - "Let's see if I've got this right"

I think you start from the wrong end. For Americans, the right end would be to start thinking about its own past, present and even more so, future.

As I see it, "Not all is fine yet in a Dutch Kingdom".

almarst-2001 - 07:29pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#958 of 961)

Little was published about a forum of the Balkan anti-NATO center ďThree years after bombing: Balkan war continues. NATO and USA policies - http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/03/29/27255.html

It is said in a press-release of the Greek Communist Party, main objective of the congress was "to coordinate Balkanís anti-NATO forces against the policy directed to democratic rights and freedoms reduction under the guise of anti-terrorism struggle."

almarst-2001 - 07:40pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#959 of 961)

US ARMY SEEKS PRESENCE IN EVERY COUNTRY OF THE WORLD - http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/03/29/27250.html

almarst-2001 - 07:59pm Mar 29, 2002 EST (#960 of 961)

TURKEY ACCUSED AMERICA OF ASSISTANCE TO TERRORISTS - http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/03/29/27242.html

O TEMPOR...;)

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