reply to post by bjarneorn
You really have gone right over the edge. I can understand the embarrassment of a public forum showing your technical proclamations are complete BS
but now you're just throwing everything AND the kitchen sink into the mix to try and disguise it.
I've watched post after post come up in the thread indicating the authors know absolutely nothing about the ABM technology in question including
multiple attempts to claim it's some sort of offensive weapons platform because it will "shoot missiles at the launch sites".
Well, even though that's completely untrue -
1. If the site is launching a missile at your country even "if" the system struck it while still in launch phase that would still be considered
"defensive" in nature.
2. Like it or not it's a defensive system. Don't shoot missiles at it and it won't have anything to do.
It kind of reminds me of certain left wing arguments against the right to carry a gun for self defense.
The only possible way this could be seen as a disruptive new technology capable of triggering a war would be the example of the first Stealth bomber.
Part of the extensive effort to keep it classified to such a high level was due to concerns it might have led to the USSR launching a preemptive
attack. It was thought that the ability to deliver nuclear bombs from radar and air defense invisible bombers would be seen as an imminent threat.
Well, that turned out not to be the case. As it was the Soviets knew about our stealth tech the entire time and it didn't cause them to launch WW3.
My guess would be that the modern Russia is even far less likely to respond in such a way, especially to this.
And as for your last bumblebee flight like rant -
Yes, we are concerned about Dictators, real ones like N Korea who are plainly working to develop not just missiles but nuclear missiles. Terrorist
groups have been trying to smuggle chemical weapons acquired in Iraq after the fall of Saddam into the US, UK and EU and have tried numerous times to
purchase advanced missiles / missile technology capable of delivering them.
No clue why you would be trying to turn this into a USA is bad, USA is evil thing but whatever floats your boat.
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