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    Missile Defense

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 - 01:58pm May 21, 2002 EST (#2337 of 2345)

Israel/Sharon : 4+ ultra-orthodox ministers - almost-sacked - some balked today at Sharon government's economic austerity measures,2763,719456,00.html

    Members of the coalition have opposite interests, with Labour favouring far-reaching territorial concessions to the Palestinians and the rightwing National Religious party representing the interests of Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
    Labour also backs a Palestinian state in most of the West Bank and Gaza, while Likud voted last week against the creation of such an entity.
? Which of Friedman's movies is this?

lchic - 02:55pm May 21, 2002 EST (#2338 of 2345)

A saying

    They don't fight for their country - they fight for their family
Wonder if :
  • it's true
  • true for some
  • rarely true
  • usually true
  • subject to the 'Ages of Man'

lchic - 03:16pm May 21, 2002 EST (#2339 of 2345)

Fisk MEast

lchic - 03:26pm May 21, 2002 EST (#2340 of 2345)


    Allow 270 million Americans access to the island most of them have only dreamed about, and they will help expose the brutality of Castro's regime. When a million camcorders are rolling on Disneyland Havana, suppressing dissidence gets much tougher. Enough of the money that the tourists bring in will reach the people to liberate them from Castro's economic oppression. Watchers of the decline of Communism know the event that sealed the fate of the USSR was the day in 1989 when McDonald's opened in Moscow, revealing to the citizens what many took to be a virtue of capitalism. The Big Mac could succeed where the CIA failed in toppling Castro.

'The pen is mightier than the sword'
'The tourist dollar is mightier than
... err .. a missile? '

lchic - 08:41pm May 21, 2002 EST (#2341 of 2345)

Ever innocently swallowed a top secret satellite beacon?

lchic - 08:47pm May 21, 2002 EST (#2342 of 2345)

20,000 Afghans die(d),11447,718647,00.html

GU International threads

lchic - 03:31am May 22, 2002 EST (#2343 of 2345)

MD Kashmire

    Whitehall is anxious primarily because India and Pakistan are both nuclear powers. There is a fear that, unlike the US and Russia during the cold war, they do not have mechanisms such as hotlines in place for defusing a crisis.
No MYTH of a hotline!

lchic - 05:07am May 22, 2002 EST (#2344 of 2345)

Someone's for checking

PLOT on POPE - search found twin-tower-plane drawing .... back then!

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