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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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rshow55 - 06:41pm Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1345 of 1368) Delete Message

" The significance of this is that, even if Bush's NMD gets deployed with the intended capability (with no countermeasures deployed against it), NMD would still be useless against an incoming missile whose mid-flight orbit can be manipulated."

And, of course, those manipulations are EASY -- and there can be several of them in midcourse.

The MD program is defective in so many ways - - - and countermeasures are so easy . . .

manjumicha2001 4/13/02 5:33pm . . . facts are very convenient -- if you know them, you have hope of finding solutions.

Haven't had time to do much on MD today -- and won't -- but feel like referencing MD1318 rshow55 4/12/02 6:59pm .

The "missile defense" boondoggle, and the patterns behind it, constitute a pattern of misconduct that make the Enron affair look mild.

lchic - 08:13pm Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1346 of 1368)


lchic - 08:14pm Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1347 of 1368)

almarst-2001 - 09:06pm Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1348 of 1368)

Afghanistan War Will Cost $10.2B -

A liitle too high of a price for the opportunty to grow and ship the the drugs from Afganistan again.

lchic - 09:29pm Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1349 of 1368)

Mac is back in town!

manjumicha2001 - 09:32pm Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1350 of 1368)

No you don't understand.....Bush Jr's buddies have been complaining about the lack of Afgan-quality weeds for years. You see those damm Talibs had really managed to cut off the drug exports out of that country.....can you imagine that? So anyway thanks to the new flow of high quality stuff, the world peace has "another shot in the arm"....pun intended !

lchic - 09:32pm Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1351 of 1368)

Mac is back in town!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I wonder when the economic factors will start to PINCH POCKETS in the USA ... folks left with rebuilding their infrastructure know the value system (Palestine) ... and WorldTrade 9/11 is being paid for worldwide via increased insurance costs ....

lchic - 09:39pm Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1352 of 1368)

The point about drugs is that the individual (freechoice) buyer hasn't acknowledged where s/he sits in the death-time-line ..

One in twenty drivers going from Afghanistan into Iran were said to be carrying drugs - Death sentence - automatic.

almarst-2001 - 06:34am Apr 14, 2002 EST (#1353 of 1368)

With yesterday's resignation of President Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan democracy is no longer threatened by a would-be dictator. -

To call the military junta which removes the democratically elected legal government of a country by force, disperce its democratic institutions and thr rule of law the "VICTORY FOR DEMOCRACY" would be too much even for uneducated peasant in Venezuella.

But THIS comes from a "land of free", the "mother of all democraties", from the NYT!!!

It could be funny if not being so terribly frightening.

almarst-2001 - 06:47am Apr 14, 2002 EST (#1354 of 1368)

Publication date: 12/28/2001 - U.S. cooking up a coup in Venezeula? -

Venezuelan Oil Politics at the Crossroads -

Looks familiar?

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