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Quote: "EARTH: WE'RE WIDE OPEN TO ALIEN ATTACK"
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike2000 wrote:



Oh, yeah. I remember this. It was oddly called the Star Wars defense initiative, IIRC.

Many people are fooled by this name (by the way, was it the official name for that program??? Anybody knows???) But let's keep things in context. This program was launched during the height of the Cold War, and was mainly intended to provide a shield of sorts against Russian nuclear warheads launched on missils against the U.S. Using satellites, it was possible to spot such launchings at very early stages, and by means of armored satellites it was planned to make the missiles explode before they had time to gain altitude and reach the U.S. So, as you see, this "Star Wars" initiative was really looking down on Earth, and was meant to protect us from... ourselves.


True, but the History channel seems to always find the "NUTS" that say otherwise.
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