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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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mazza9 - 08:48pm Nov 18, 2002 EST (# 5947 of 5955)
"Quae cum ita sunt" Caesar's Gallic Commentaries

Kalter: I apologize for the lack of a SARCASM alert when referring to Robert.

Of course, he is a pompous ignorameous who fashions his machinations on this and other web sites as "work". I suspect he has already ordered his tuxedo for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies. After all, he does claim credit for the foreign policy achievements of the US at the UN! Maybe he channels with dead Secy of State as well as Dead CIA chieftans. Maybe he was the boy in Dead Poet's Society who.....No that was a Beautiful Mind....Did he miss his Academy Award!

I suppose that he and that Looniechick will winter at Gstadd with some of the prize money and then he'll erect a statue to himself to rival the monumental minutae that he's erected here!

You know, I missed a day of posting because my daughter was working on a paper for English Lit. 60 posts and not a bit of sense in any of them! I must congratulate the NY Times for their generosity in providing Robert with his own soapbox with which to pummel the world with his inane, (or is that insane?), opinions. The traditional characture of the crack pot on the soapbox has evolved with the Internet.

Say, there was a post at another site about a Roswell film that was produced for the Scifi channel. "New" evidence has been unearthed! Maybe it wasn't one of those CIA balloons!

I promise to make my sarcastic remarks more obvious since they just fly over Robert's head, (making a sliding motion with hand from front to rear and saying frrrttt!)

rshow55 - 09:09pm Nov 18, 2002 EST (# 5948 of 5955) 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.

Just asking some obvious questions. The sort of questions anybody can ask. It seems to me that if leaders of nation states, or their staffs, considered the obvious questions - that would be useful. They might come to some obvious answers.

5912 rshow55 11/18/02 11:49am

What are we fighting about ( exactly ) ?

is one obvious question - that might be worth such discussion. There are some things worth fighting for - but if they were better defined - there might also be ways around the fighting, as well.

MD1999 rshow55 5/4/02 9:39am

Could it be that if nations asked what is international law, exactly - people might come up with a system of international law that would be workable?

rshow55 - 09:37pm Nov 18, 2002 EST (# 5949 of 5955) 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.

A maximum expression of seriousness from the United States, in the face of a theatrical, militarily useless, administratively sloppy action by Iraq:

U.S. Says Iraq Violated U.N. Resolution by Firing on Planes By RICHARD W. STEVENSON and THOM SHANKER

``It is for the president of the United States and the U.N. Security Council to make judgments about their view of Iraq's behavior over a period of time,'' Mr. Rumsfeld said.

. . . " ' .. the issue here is disarmanent, and this goes to the heart of the intentions of Saddam Hussein and his regime,'' Mr. McClellan said.

. . . . . . .

Whatever happens, the United States is going to have to explain itself, and answer questions, step by step. Who knows? That may produce some careful thinking, and some good solutions.

The easiest solutions, now - and very sensible ones - would happen if Iraq lived up to the words and spirit of Iraq States Its Case by Mohammed Aldouri - - and if Iraq did so, Iraq and many other countries, together, would have a lot of leverage they could use to get straight answers out of the United States about the justifications it has for its power. Almarst has raised a lot of questions that might be worth asking on this thread.

almarst2002 - 10:28pm Nov 18, 2002 EST (# 5950 of 5955)

On News.

Sorry for a cynicism. I just couldn't help myself.

In my view, the news should fully and accuratly report the events AS THEY ARE BELIEVED TO BE TO THE BEST OF AVAILABLE KNOWLEGE.

Any filtering, questioning, interpretations are disrespectfull to the reader and undermine the most importand institution of democracy.

If there is information Ben Laden wanted to send to the the World via the media, IT OUGHT TO PRESENT IT IN FULL.

The behavier of the US media is nothing short of self-censorship and DECEPTION of the PUBLIC.

The most disgacefull if not plainly criminal acts where the bombing of the Serbian TV and recently, the bombing of Al-Jasera headquaters in Kabul.

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