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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 - 07:16pm Nov 17, 2002 EST (# 5887 of 5893)

rshow55 11/16/02 10:06am

The Golden Rule... What they Did... What they will do...

Let's see.

When was the last time the Arab/Islamic nation commited an aggression against West and particularely the US?

Was it Iraq who bombed the US or the other way around?

Was in Iraq whoes civilian infrastructure was deliberetly destroyed or was it American one?

Was it Iraq placed under unprecedented embargo and control so harmeful to the ordinary Iraqi people, so many even Western authorities resigned to procede and supervise and vitness such a terrible consequences. Half a million children dead. Apparently no quite enough for some in the "Civilized Humanitarian" West.

rshow55 - 07:21pm Nov 17, 2002 EST (# 5888 of 5893) 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.

almarst2002 11/17/02 7:09pm . . . almarst2002 11/17/02 7:16pm

If, as is sometimes said, Iraq had already complied with the disarmament agreement - we've had a terribly tragic miscommunication.

The things Saddam has threatened, in a world where weapons of mass destruction are real - are serious matters to many. Including me.

Saddam could secure both his regime and his carcass - - and Iraq could be much richer - if Iraq would disarm - and there would be ways of doing it that would be in Iraq's interest - in the interest of Russia and France - and competitively, to the disadvantage of United States oil interest.

Saddam, if the words in Iraq States Its Case by Mohammed Aldouri were true, could organize the matter gracefully in a few hours of work. Something people in his regime must know. 5793 rshow55 11/15/02 10:27am

rshow55 - 07:24pm Nov 17, 2002 EST (# 5889 of 5893) 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.

If he did all the issues you've raised since March 2001 - all the work you've done - work I deeply respect - would be much more likely to bear fruit.

I've been begging for help in getting some things checked for how long now? If leaders cared enough to ask to get some things checked, a lot could be made better.

But in the particular, limited case of Iraqi disarmament - I believe that the Bush administration is right that the time for disarmament is now.

almarst2002 - 07:41pm Nov 17, 2002 EST (# 5890 of 5893)


I also think the World would be a better place without Saddam.

But, there are many more peoples the World would be better place without as well. Including some who happen to live in US.

The question is - Who gave the nation - any nation - the right to impose its values and believes on others by force or thread of force? For such, one has to believe it is above the law or, alternatively, IS the LAW itself. Both of those propositions are unexceptable in my view.

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