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quincy
28-09-2007, 12:10
interesting story...

Physicists Challenge US Missile Claims
by Desmond Butler
WASHINGTON - A number of top U.S-based physicists have concluded that the Bush administration used inaccurate claims to reassure NATO allies about U.S. missile defense plans in Eastern Europe.
Physicists Challenge US Missile Claims - CommonDreams.org (http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/09/27/4155/)

Clean32
28-09-2007, 20:01
I very much like this comment, it hits the nail on the head, but is only 1/2 the story

Wow! This is pretty serious stuff. Boabab is on the right track. Since 1945, the US has used the threat of the USSR/Russia to rally Western Europe behind its military presence on the continent. As the noted international security scholar, Christopher Layne, noted in “Peace of Illusions,” the primary objective of US military presence in Europe is to prevent the emergence of a regional hegemon. This is done through two means. First, prevent the reemergence of rivarly between historic imperial powers. This requires keeping Western Europe dependent on the security provided by US military power. Second, balance against the presumed hegemonic aspirations of the USSR/Russia. This requires maintaining US military readiness on the European continent. Many thought the end of the Cold War meant the end of power politics and military rivalry in Europe. These events could prove such claims incorrect!