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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 - 10:52am Jun 22, 2002 EST (#2668 of 2669) Delete Message

MD2472 rshow55 6/6/02 9:23pm ... MD2473 rshow55 6/6/02 9:27pm
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MD2476 rshow55 6/6/02 9:33pm

I've been posting on the NYT - Missile Defense forum since September 25, 2000 - - and have assumed that my postings have sometimes been followed by the US government, for reasons I've adresssed in MD1674 rshow55 4/22/02 7:32pm . Some of the Sept 25, 2000 interchange, which at the time I thought was an interaction with Bill Clinton or one of his high officers, is set out from MD1600-MD1605 rshow55 4/21/02 3:18pm .. which includes this:

" I'd be grateful for a chance to come before you, or one or more of your representatives, and explain, in detail, with documentation and ways to check, how dangerous this situation is. Especially if a good reporter, and a videotape record, were there so what was said was clear. "

That wasn't the first time I'd made such a request, or similar requests to be "debriefed."

I've found the response to the letter set out in MD2472-2476 saddening, but interesting, too. Any or all of CIA, FBI, or any of a number of other government agencies could fashion millions, billions, of different ways to talk with me which would convey information, both ways, clearly. They chose to cut off contact instead, and have been willing to renounce any CIA interest (in the sense of possession) in anything I know or think - in order to save themselves the risk that such contact may be to them. This is the act of an effective, sane agency DEFENDING THE INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

Perhaps someone can explain how their conduct constitutes an honorable course, in the interest of the citizens of the United States. I don't see such an explanation.

rshow55 - 11:07am Jun 22, 2002 EST (#2669 of 2669) Delete Message

Is gisterme a high officer in the Bush administration, or does gisterme have close connections to such an officer? I've assumed so. The government knows this answer. People at the NYT know whether or not they have assumed so, or known so. Legislators could probably know if they asked, and journalists could probably find out if they worked at it.

Does gisterme have a duty to get some key things checked? Some may disagree, but I think so.

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