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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 - 02:13am Apr 19, 2002 EST (#1528 of 1566)
USA - Jenin - Transparency --- really?!!

America is running out of cash?!?

    Last year the administration claimed that it could easily cut taxes without tapping the Social Security surplus. Those claims were false, but Sept. 11 provided cover: who cares about lockboxes when we're in pursuit of evildoers?
    True, skeptics have raised a few questions. Given that we face a major new demand on the budget, shouldn't we reconsider a tax cut proposed in more peaceful times? (Instead, the administration wants to make the tax cut permanent.) Don't taxes normally go up in wartime, as a matter of shared sacrifice? And isn't it a little strange, given all the martial rhetoric, that the administration's recent 10-year budget proposal allocated more money to a second round of tax cuts ($665 billion) than it did to new defense spending ($625 billion)?

lchic - 02:30am Apr 19, 2002 EST (#1529 of 1566)
USA - Jenin - Transparency --- really?!!

A comparison here ..

Australia 19-20Million Population put forces into East Timor for six months .. costing an additional $2b+ that's $1+ in Us money.

This was quite a big deal and an extra tax was levyed to assist payment.

American defense is using $625 billions ....

Were the USA pop is 250million then each one million has to find $2.5billion American .. if calc is correct then that's some levy on the American Tax Payer!

HUGE SLUSH FUND for the Whitehouse to play with, give commissions to DAD via Carlyle - wow!

Contrast this with having a President who is for peace, who doesn't scream ROGUE, isn't put in his place by China ... returning plane in peices via the big Ru plane ... always wondered if the Ranting and Roguing triggered other non too nice incidents!

Empires fall ... they overspend ... they fall ... and the USA has been on one out of control military-fiscal-excursion. It will soon have to take it's warmongering back home, fall within it's boundaries, and try to crank-up the economy (Russian Style) to help feed the poor and aged!

MY MY HOW the MIGHTY FALL .... Classical-Logic say's FALLING ... I'll go with Classical-Logic!

If the EU wakes up it will pull in innovations and capital and become the new Superpower - the legislation is more human - no silly 2nd amendment - then the USA (which has power because it feeds on the world's invention and process) will find it's playing Nero's second fiddle.

I think i'm disappointed in the USA failure to act as peacemaker in the MiddleEast over the past 18 months ... dead people are dead forever .... that's saddness for family and friends until they themselves phase out ... and sadness and regret will go on up to the turn of the next century.

lchic - 02:40am Apr 19, 2002 EST (#1530 of 1566)
USA - Jenin - Transparency --- really?!!

|> Cash Strapped - It won't be long before the Homeland-US-force looks like this ... change Walmington to Washington!

almarst-2001 - 09:50am Apr 19, 2002 EST (#1531 of 1566)

East Timor:

I wonder what is a ratio between the Australian "compassion" for the East Timor freedom and East Timor OIL reserves?

I also wonder, why compasson-driven Australia did so little when Indonesia too over the East Timor after receiving O.K from US?

I also wonder where the compassion Australians had being when the US bombed Vietnam? Didn't Australia provided the full support?

What a CONSISTENT World we are living in! The only stable rule seems to be "My shirt is the closest one to my body" (Russian).

almarst-2001 - 10:57am Apr 19, 2002 EST (#1532 of 1566)

This Complaint is presented to end the scourge of war, prevent future violations of fundamental human rights, protect international and national organizations, governments and institutions and to hold those convicted of the violations alleged accountable for their acts.

The Governments, Organizations and Individuals named herein are charged with:

Crimes against Peace, War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Other Offenses in Violation of the Principles of the Nuremberg Tribunal (Nuremberg), the Hague Regulations (Hague) and Geneva Conventions (Geneva) and Other International and National Laws;

Grave Violations of the Charter of the United Nations (UN Charter), the North Atlantic Treaty (NAT), other international treaties, International Law, the Federal Constitution and Domestic Laws of the United States, the Basic Laws of Other Nations Including the United Kingdom, the Federal Republic of Germany, Turkey, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Spain and other Governments of NATO members and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Grave Violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the Genocide Convention, and Other International Covenants, Conventions, Treaties, Declarations and Domestic Laws named herein.

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