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 [F] New York Times on the Web Forums  / Science  /

    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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rshow55 - 09:13pm Nov 11, 2002 EST (# 5630 of 5651) Delete Message
Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click "rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for on this thread.

I'm frustrated, almarst , that both you and Saddam seem to react just like the most agressive forces in the US want to make you react.

They scorn, in all sorts of ways they pick fights because they can win the fights.

Now, the situation is one where the objective situation favors peace - surely in terms of the contractual relations agreed to at the UN - and you guys are so angry that you put yourself in the wrong - - and fight - which, in your terms - is playing into the hands of the worst imperialists in the American government.

almarst2002 - 09:15pm Nov 11, 2002 EST (# 5631 of 5651)


Do you really believe in impartiality of those "inspectors"? Why they are all from the West?

Secondly, do you really believe the "inspectors" matter when Washington always stated its goal of a regime change and insisted it will do it with or without the UN approval?

What is the point in all this game? Whom are they trying to deceipt?

almarst2002 - 09:17pm Nov 11, 2002 EST (# 5632 of 5651)

" they pick fights because they can win the fights."

There is time for everyone to die. But some die honorably.

lunarchick - 09:18pm Nov 11, 2002 EST (# 5633 of 5651)

Johhno from Australia is now out on his own with respect to the demand for regime change - we're right of right of right in this matter.

US have changed their policy back to weapons inspection.

If all inspectors are 'western' ... sounds as if there's no representative from Nauru!

lunarchick - 09:19pm Nov 11, 2002 EST (# 5634 of 5651)

Frog Scorpian ME | On dying .... stupidly ...

Scorpion Frog ~~~ repost - CrazyLogic

A scorpion wanted to cross a river, but could not swim. So he asked a frog to ferry him across on his back. “Certainly not,” said the frog, “If I take you on my back, you’ll sting me.” “No I won’t,” said the scorpion, “because if I do, we’ll both drown.” The frog saw the logic in this, so he let the scorpion hop on, and struck out across the water. Half way across, he felt a terrible pain. The scorpion had stung him. As the two of them sank below the ripples, the frog asked the scorpion: “Why on earth did you do that?” Replied the drowning scorpion, “Because this is the Middle East.”

Like many jokes, that one contains more truth than one would wish

lunarchick - 09:22pm Nov 11, 2002 EST (# 5635 of 5651)

' he cut off his nose to spite his face ' idiom

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