Here's my snarky remark for the day (I'm allotted 1.35 per day and I can accumulate them. Honest -- it's in the Zion-L charter). I read that there are rumours that the US is moving Patriot missiles into Kuwait. This could be for many reasons, including part of the enforcement of the southern "no fly zone" over Iraq, but of course it could also be in preparation for war with Iraq. Time will tell. That's not the snarky part.
The snarky part, although I'm actually serious, too, is that I would quake in my boots at this news if I were Saddam. Does anybody remember how many Scuds* that Iraq fired at Israel during the Gulf War were successfully intercepted by Patriots? I'll give you a hint: pick a number between 0 and 1. *Have you ever noticed that military nomenclature loses in the translation? We think of "Desert Storm," and call our missiles "Minuteman" [Russian commander to his intelligence aide: "Wass iss? Some kind of rice?"] and the EU current jet plane is known as Tornado. When you go the other way you get Bears (I think that was a Russian bomber) -- okay, I can tremble at that one -- but "Scuds"? Maybe it's Arabic for "splat" or "Saddam's nose" or something. IIRC the North Korean long-range missile is called the Dong-il, which apparently means "the east is red" or some such. China's probably working on an ICBM called Xiulan Zhiang, which means "Violets are fragrant, have a nice day." Maybe I'm making half of this up, I don't know... -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." --Michelangelo Buonarroti Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the authorís employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================