RE: [>Htech] Media ignores Ballistic Missile Defense lies (fwd)

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Thu Aug 23 2001 - 10:38:02 MDT

Eugene quotes

> But the Pentagon has staged a series of show-biz events that have been
> rigged to appear successful when, in fact, they prove next to nothing. Who
> benefits from such deception? Not the president. Not the defense secretary.
> Not U.S. allies.

No one on this list by any means knows whether a missile defense system
would work, or when, but really, no one else knows for sure either. The
future takes a long time to happen.

One factor is that it complicates the psychological game. A North Korean
dictator who is planning to blackmail the U.S. with ten missles that he's
set up has to ask himself this question (the day before he issues an
ultimatum): "Does their system really work?" "Um! Do they *think*
that it really works, even if I don't think so?"


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