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Re: Cooper - Maccabee Adds To The Story

From: bruce maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 01:39:24 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 07:45:48 -0400
Subject: Re: Cooper - Maccabee Adds To The Story


>Date: Wed, 09 Jul 1997 16:26:02 +0200
>From: Andy Denne <aura@telekabel2.nl>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Cooper - Maccabee Adds To The Story

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>I must say that as an european, I'm quiet surprised of
>Dr. Maccabee's reaction...didn't he speak about "left pinkies"
>in one of his recent postings?

>What's going on here???

My comment came in a post regard SDI and beam weapons in space
(of which there are none) was

> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reagan, being the
>reactionary throwback that all the liberal pinko's believed him
>to be, thought that just maybe the Soviets might lose total

The lady who first responded to my mention of "liberal pinkos"
managed to overlook my reference to readan as a "reactionary
throwback", which is a nice erudite version of what the "liberal
pinkos" called President Ray Gun. My little comment had
something disparaging for everybody.... but you (and she) only
picked up on one side of it.

Europeans may not have been aware of the extreme skepticism and
outright derision that was levelled at Reagan's idea to attempt
to build a defense against ballistic missiles. The "liberal
newsmedia" made it into a joke (Star Wars). However, I think it
is now generally agreed that the SDI program as it was carried
out created pressure on the Soviets (fear that their ballistic
missiles might no longer be a threat; realization that they
couldn't keep up with the high level of US investment in
military defensive and offensive system) and was one of the
factors, probably an important one, in the decision by Gorbachev
and others to back off from the Soviet systen of government.