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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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- 05:29am Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1245
"...Very serious efforts to defend BMD have been made here -
and they have taken up much space, and involved many
Your evasions, Robert. They've taken up most of the space.
"...But they have made no specific and detailed technical
points that have been able to stand about technical
I agree that you've made no technical points whatsoever.
That's one of the truest things you've said, Robert. Of course, you
simply ignore the technical points made by others that don't agree
with your veiw, regardless of the technical references posted along
with the claims. That's just denial on your part.
"..."The "lasar weapon" programs have been significantly
More bull$hit. You've expressed nothing but your feelings. No
offense intended, but for me, your feeling carry no technical
weight. And you just evade whenever I post technical stuff.
"...because countermeasures are easy,..."
What countermeasures are those, Robert? I've never been
involved in any discussion about countermeasures against lasers
although I haven't had time to read everything that's been posted
lately. Perhaps you could direct me to that discussion.
"...because adaptive optics is not easy,..."
Nope, but neither is flying. However adaptive optics is already a
working technology, in the civilian world, no matter how much you
may deny it.
Of course I'm sure making a simple web search for "adaptive
optics" exceeds your stated fervor for "checking". Any moron could
do that. You're just not interesed in the truth because it doesn't
serve your purpose.
"...and because a fundamental misunderstanding about the
"perfect coherence" of lasers has been made..."
You're the only one who's said anything about perfect coherance,
Robert. In my view, that's based on your oft demonstrated lack of
technical understanding. You're trying to create an issue where one
doesn't even exist. However, just as is the case with the midcourse
BMD interceptor program, your objections are being overcome by
events. OBE seems to be the culmination of most of your arguements.
And it's hard to argue with success...but you already know that
don't you, Robert? :-)
I'll also disagree that the referenced post "summerizes" the
thread before March 2. You've just made stuff up to try to make it
look as if your feelings somehow have something to do with
technical reality. They don't.
In fact I'd say that none of the things you claim as
"conclusions" are true. The thread to date has shown, based on open
literature, that both midcourse and laser BMD systems are feasible,
based on integrations of existing technology. There are no
technicological quantum leaps necessary.
Why can't you be honest, Robert? Is there some compusion within
you that just can't abide the truth?
As for all this "stand-in" BS, well, all I can say is that you're
a legend in your own mind, Robert. Nobody, including Almarst (much
to his credit) has bought into that idea. He doesn't represent
president Putin, I don't represent president Bush and you don't
represent anybody but the "blame America first" crowd.
I think you're one of those people who either doesn't know how to
deal with success and so feels guilt at being successful, or hasn't
been able to generate much personal success and so feels jealousy
toward those who have. In either case you'd be unqualified to
comment on America's sucess as a nation. After all, success doesn't
just happen. It's not like winning the lotto. Success is created
from hard work that's directed toward a worthy goal.
- 05:52am Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1246
... Showalter's probably ironing his shirt and a-shining-of his
shoes ... or just a-dreaming .. and if he's a-dreaming then odds are
it's about turning the USA into a new Nation, one that is based on a
truer truth - one that uses it's wealth and advantage to help
Nations that need assistance via simple technological concepts that
require sustained back-up for development and implementation. If he
weren't a-dreaming he be on the board right now to speak to this !
- 05:57am Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1247
"...Bush has the leash, his dogs of war can be seen to be out of
Right. And If Mr. Bush pulls the leash, all the sucide bombings
would stop? Uh huh, sure. And the families of those Israelies who
nearly daily bleed and die from the sucide bombers would just forget
all about it? That's got to be the silliest load of bunk I've ever
seen you post, lchic.
Don't forget that the Palestenian suicide bombings started before
GW became president and before the Israelies decided to put a stop
to them. You're sounding like part of the problem, not part of the
solution, lchic. Of course I'm sure that you'd just ignore it if
your mother, father brother or sister were blown up while eating at
the local pizza parlor.
Something is going on here, but It's not within any
negotiable control of either the US or Israeli government. The same
evil that destroyed six million Jews in Europe last century is at
large in the world again with the same goal in mind. And don't
forget, that fasciest war destroyed some fourteen million
other lives. So the mind behind this evil would seem to be as
much interested in general sustained blood-letting as destroying the
jews. The technique is familiar...it's the same mind. Just like last
time, the Jews are being used as an excuse to spill the blood. It's
the classic scapegoat situation.
The difference is that this time the Jews are in their historical
homeland and able to defend themselves. And God is watching.
- 06:02am Apr 11, 2002 EST (#1248
Much of this space and missile stuff makes me laugh ... here we
have a world filled with people who have genuine simple basic needs
... and what does the USA spend it's tax dollars on? Why, looking
out into the far distance
... folks drinking raw sewage - 'cause the Americans have set
their Israeli-Pitbulls upon them, their families, their homes, their
infrastructure ... these real people - they're more interested in
getting clean water to drink, they'd like to stay healthy and LIVE!
.... they don't give a toss about the
military-scientific-esoteric ... the helicopter firing makes them
bleed to death - slowly - kills -- and death is forever!
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