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The US missiledefense system is still on track to go on alert by the end of this year and key US military commands are conducting "shakedown exercises" in preparation, a defense spokesman said Wednesday.
For right now these are shakedown exercises , the final test phases before
going armed live, like a final phase for provisioning debugging.
I have to agree with Sminkey Pinkey that we Americans are about as detached
from reality as is possible, this detachment from reality is only surpassed by our
detachment from the rest of the world, we have got to change our policies or someone is eventually going to change them for us.
[edit on 11/19/2004 by geocom]
Originally posted by DrHoracid
Europe is now and has to date always run and hid from reality.
You can't deal with a terrorist by hiding or buying them off.
Heck, Saddam bought off a big chunk of the EU.
Why is France still testing Nukes? Why not just disarm all of the EU.
When evil is standing in front of you loading his gun you better do something before he gets finished.