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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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almarst2002 - 07:36pm Nov 15, 2002 EST (# 5802 of 5807)

Hague Tribunal Shows Desperation by Cutting Milosevic's Statements from Transcript -

It's not a right time to forget a crimes commited by US-mis-Led-NATO.

almarst2002 - 07:40pm Nov 15, 2002 EST (# 5803 of 5807)

As a matter of fact, the government of North Korea wants only one thing from the United States: legal guarantees of no aggression. The North Korean government has already suggested stopping its nuclear program if the USA agrees to sign such a peace-treaty with it. However, the United States perceives such suggestion as blackmail, making the countries of the “axis of evil” find themselves in a more awkward situation.

Moscow was sorry to learn of anti-Korean plans of the American Congress. Alexander Yakovenko, an official spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, stated in an interview to Echo of Moscow radio station: “We think that such a decision will not help to get rid of a serious concern, which came up recently in connection with a possible non-execution of the non-proliferation treaty on the Koran peninsula.” According to Yakovenko’s opinion, Russia believes that all these problems should be settled with the help of a dialogue between the interested sides, the USA and North Korea, first and foremost.

Anyway, North Korea is still in need of fuel oil and other kinds of petroleum products. It will find them somewhere. This means that Russia will have to deliver oil to North Korea. Otherwise, the Korean market will be occupied by other exporters of oil. It goes without saying that the USA will keep placing pressure on them. However, there will always be a lot of ways to sell oil with someone else’s help. Furthermore, Russia and North Korea signed an agreement for the development of the oil transports and cooperation. It would be stupid not to fulfil it. At the end of the day, the USA is not happy with Russia’s nuclear cooperation with Iran, but Russia continues. To crown it all, this rift between North Korea and the USA happened at a moment when mutually beneficial economic projects came up for Russia and North Korea.

almarst2002 - 07:46pm Nov 15, 2002 EST (# 5804 of 5807)

ICTY Stalls Acceptance of Milosevic Committee as Amicus Curiae -

The face of a New World Order(ed) "Justice"

almarst2002 - 07:49pm Nov 15, 2002 EST (# 5805 of 5807)

The habit of drawing lines on maps from comfortable offices thousands of kilometres away is like spitting in the wind: sooner or later, the monster knocks at the door of the inventor. It is important that states do not make the same mistake today by interfering in the internal affairs of others, intruding in alien cultures and judging peoples by their own limited standards of ethics and behaviour. -

almarst2002 - 07:51pm Nov 15, 2002 EST (# 5806 of 5807)

The desire expressed by Iraq that the UNMOVIC inspection team should include more Arabs, as it accepted Security Council Resolution 1441 allowing the return of the weapons inspectors to Iraq, did not fall on deaf ears. Hans Blix, the leader of the team, has stated that if Arabs want to enrol for membership of the team, they will be welcome. -

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