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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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lchic - 12:04pm Apr 18, 2002 EST (#1488 of 1514)
Jenin massacre "It's just like Hiroshima," US reporter said


Les blindés et les militaires israéliens ont quitté jeudi matin le camp de réfugiés de Jénine, ont annoncé des témoins présents dans cette ville de Cisjordanie. "Je ne vois plus de soldats, à l'exception de ceux présents aux abords du camp", a raconté Ghassan Assadi, un employé municipal qui travaille dans le camp pour rétablir l'approvisionnement en eau. L'armée s'était retirée mercredi soir du centre de Jénine mais campait encore dans son camp de réfugiés, alors que les organisations humanitaires multipliaient les appels pour obtenir un accès au camp en vue de secourir la population, sauver d'éventuels survivants ensevelis sous les décombres et enlever les corps des lieux qui ont connu les plus violents combats de l'offensive israélienne.,5987,3218--271902-,00.html

le monde == the world ... is talking ...


lchic - 12:14pm Apr 18, 2002 EST (#1489 of 1514)
Jenin massacre "It's just like Hiroshima," US reporter said

Palästinenser werben bei Bundesregierung für Nahost-Friedenstruppe

Berlin (dpa) - Die Palästinensische Autonomiebehörde hat bei der Bundesregierung für den Einsatz einer internationalen Schutztruppe in der Krisenregion geworben. Außenminister Joschka Fischer habe sich dieser Überlegung gegenüber recht «verständnisvoll» gezeigt, sagte der palästinensische Minister für internationale Zusammenarbeit, Nabil Shaath, in Berlin. Fischer sagte, über die Form einer Unterstützung wolle er nicht spekulieren. Berlin unterstütze jede politische Initiative, die zu einem Ausstieg aus der Gewalt führe.

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Palestinians recruit at Federal Government for Middle East peacekeeping force Berlin (dpa) - the Palestinian autonomy authority recruited at the Federal Government for the application of an international colonial force in the crisis region. Minister of foreign affairs Joschka Fischer appeared this consideration opposite quite " understanding ", said the Palestinian Minister for international cooperation, Nabil Shaath, in Berlin. Fischer said, over the form of a support it did not want to speculate. Berlin supports each political initiative, which leads to a door from the force.

lchic - 12:15pm Apr 18, 2002 EST (#1490 of 1514)
Jenin massacre "It's just like Hiroshima," US reporter said

Looks as if Palestine wants the world to look after them - not Israel-US

mazza9 - 12:17pm Apr 18, 2002 EST (#1491 of 1514)
Louis Mazza


Was that your freedom fighter friends in Milan?


mazza9 - 12:35pm Apr 18, 2002 EST (#1492 of 1514)
Louis Mazza



From the Palestinian Violence video:

"Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them.

Wherever you are, kill the Jews, the Americans who are like them, and those who stand by them.

They are all in one trench, against the Arabs and the Muslims.

They should be slaughtered. They should be murdered.

Such is the word of Allah."

- an Islamic mufti, broadcast on Pali TV

Note the absence of goodwill and compromise. Kinda like you.


rshow55 - 12:44pm Apr 18, 2002 EST (#1493 of 1514) Delete Message

Lots of things are changing fast. That means new dangers, but new opportunities, too.

How many countries, these days, will follow the US lead blindly about anything?

The list is getting smaller - - and that's progress for both the world, and the US.

lchic is right that feedback, and right answers, are important. MD1484 lchic 4/18/02 11:56am

If leaders in the US looked at what would need to be done to fit US actions to human needs, and the basic facts of power -- we'd all be safer. Because they are not doing so, the US is getting weaker. MD667 rshow55 3/18/02 12:13pm

Adolf Berle's Rule Three may be especially pertinent:

Rule Three: Power is invariably based on a system of ideas of philosophy. Absent such a system or philosophy, the institutions essential to power cease to be reliable, power ceases to be effective, and the power holder is eventually displaced.

The credibility of American positions, judged by standards that most Americans hold as well, is being weakened by the actions of the Bush administration at a rate that may be hard to match in history.

rshow55 - 12:47pm Apr 18, 2002 EST (#1494 of 1514) Delete Message

Neither the Palestinians nor the Israelis are angels. Luckily, you can find an enormous mass of inconsistencies on both sides. You can collect references, and "show" that compromise is impossible. I'm not sure that the people are as consistent (or stupid) as that.

A problem is that each side is often nearest the mark, talking about the shortcomings of the other side.

manjumicha2001 - 02:44pm Apr 18, 2002 EST (#1495 of 1514)


It is nice to be a jew nowadays, isn't it? I mean the world is yours to play with, after all....:-)

mazza9 - 02:50pm Apr 18, 2002 EST (#1496 of 1514)
Louis Mazza


I'm sorry but I don't understand you post. Was sarcasm intended?


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