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A ballistic missile heading for Prime Minister Martin PDF Print E-mail
Peace News
Thursday, 30 September 2004 02:38
Going back to the Travers article - yes, we are still in the nuclear age and that means [BMD Ballistic Defense] programmes which cause Russia to keep more nuclear weapons o­n high alert, and which propel Chinese interest in MIRVED [multiple] warheads, and which put a lid o­n deep nuclear reductions - are exacerbating the nuclear threat and undermining a key global security imperative, strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime.

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:13:47 -0400
Subject: Re: A missile heading for Martin
From: Peggy Mason < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
To: Sara Kemp < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >,
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Dear All,

I for o­ne find this a very bizarre article. If security trumps everything
post September ll, then the fact that the BMD system isn't even being
properly tested before deployment ought to doom it to oblivion.    If
security trumps all, then surely this means REAL security not some
ideologically driven patronage boondoggle draining money away from real
security threats. 

But the really important point that is being hidden - and Graham has really
contributed to this - is that by arguing that the whole issue is really
about Canada-USA relations, not real security needs, the REAL security
DANGERS of BMD are also completely camouflaged.

Going back to the Travers article - yes, we are still in the nuclear age and
that means programmes which cause Russia to keep more nuclear weapons o­n
high alert and which propel Chinese interest in MIRVED warheads and which
put a lid o­n deep nuclear reductions - are exacerbating the nuclear threat
and undermining a key global security imperative, strengthening the nuclear
non-proliferation regime.

And the glib assertion by Travers that Bush will likely be re-elected
reminds me of all those glib assertions prior to the Iraq war, not to
mention all the dire predictions about what would happen to Canada if we did
not go along with the USA invasion.

Peggy Mason


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