Friday, June 03, 2005

Russia rattles sabre over space weapons (Article)

The Register report: "Russia has warned that it will take 'adequate retaliatory measures' against any deployment of space-based weapons. Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov used a trip to the Baikonur facility in Kazakhstan - celebrating its 50th birthday - to indulge in a bit of sabre rattling against Moscow's old adversary the US."

Welcome to Star Wars v2.0 (no, I am not referring to the movie)! Do you remember all the Star Wars initiatives back in the 80s (aka 'Strategic Defense Initiative')? It is believed the Star Wars programs only existed to scare the Russians, and was fundamental in ending the Cold War. Well, I looks like Star Wars initiatives are going to be starting all over again.
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