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    Re: US successfully tests anti-missile shield

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    You're right, lets give Israel the best damn missile defense system money can buy. That way when they attack Iran's nuclear facilities, Iran won't be able to counter-attack! I wonder what will happen when you corner an extremist country and provoke them? Meh, whatever happens we can just blame it on Islam again, right?
    Is everything black and white with you? We either have to give Israel and our allies EVERYTHING or nothing.

    You arguments are becoming childish.
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    Re: US successfully tests anti-missile shield

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Is everything black and white with you? We either have to give Israel and our allies EVERYTHING or nothing.

    You arguments are becoming childish.
    When we are incurring such a large debt I am critical of any program that does not bring significant gain to us. How are my arguments becoming childish? There is a big difference between coming to the aid of an Allie and preemptively arming them. I certainly do not want to be drawn into a war with Iran, do you?

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    Re: US successfully tests anti-missile shield

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    When we are incurring such a large debt I am critical of any program that does not bring significant gain to us.
    apathy incurs its own debt.

    How are my arguments becoming childish?
    You presented a false dichotomy. That was childish.

    There is a big difference between coming to the aid of an Allie and preemptively arming them. I certainly do not want to be drawn into a war with Iran, do you?
    that's an impossible question to answer with the overly simplified scenario you haved posed. There are just causes for war and Iran is more than capable of instigating such.
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    Re: US successfully tests anti-missile shield

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    For the third time people: why do you think interceptor technology is limited to ICBMs?
    Explain how it's not.
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    Re: US successfully tests anti-missile shield

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    However, the NMD is intended to keep screwballs like Iran and North Korea from launching a missle or two (up to 50, in its final form) -- Rogue States who are nowhere as predictable.
    Explain how North Korea and Iran are not predictable. Try to use something other then mere statements they have given. Arguments based on their desire to stay in power and historical actions are generally good tools.
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    Re: US successfully tests anti-missile shield

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Explain how it's not.
    Because it can be targeted on things other than ICBMs . . . ?
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    Re: US successfully tests anti-missile shield

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Because it can be targeted on things other than ICBMs . . . ?
    shhhhh... its a secret.
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    Re: US successfully tests anti-missile shield

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Because it can be targeted on things other than ICBMs . . . ?
    Such as? We already have weapons that can take out satellites. We already have weapons to take out cruise missiles. We already have weapons that can shoot down planes. We already have weapons against air to surface.

    So what exactly are we targeting with missile defense other then ICBMs?
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    Re: US successfully tests anti-missile shield

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    apathy incurs its own debt.

    You presented a false dichotomy. That was childish.
    And caring too much burdens one with others problems.

    Sarcasm often leads to dichotomies, I'm sorry the effect is lost on you.

    that's an impossible question to answer with the overly simplified scenario you haved posed. There are just causes for war and Iran is more than capable of instigating such.
    Are you suggesting Israel, which has said openly that it is considering a preemptive strike on Iran, would not attack Iran unprovoked?

    US and Israel intelligence believe Iran has a nuclear weapons based on little more than fear and hypothetical situations. Is it wrong for me to trust the US's judgment over Israels?

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    Re: US successfully tests anti-missile shield

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    You're right, lets give Israel the best damn missile defense system money can buy. That way when they attack Iran's nuclear facilities, Iran won't be able to counter-attack!
    You -continue- to make this claim, with NO support for the idea that this is the intent of the system.
    Why?

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