July 16, 2010 | Haikus and more on Missile Defence

Trees I always see;
Clouds I never saw before;
Each day starts like this…

Clouds: a map
of Indonesian Islands;
the sky Atlas-blue.

Asking for trouble:
Kosovo – the trouble you got
in Abkhazia, in South Ossetia.

The pigeon flies off
In one direction,
Its shadow in another.

MISSILE DEFENCES – CONTINUED – 16-7-10

15. Missile Defenses require – and are already securing – the Militarization of Space: [...]

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July 10, 2010 | Haikus – 5

Grass striped east-west by tree-trunk shadows
- black, on golden green
parallel till 6 with the runners’ paths

As usual, one single parakeet
Flies zig-zagging, from North to South,
at 0 eight hundred.

Then two more –
They must be chattering
As they go…

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July 10, 2010 | Missile Defence - some more thinking...

Missile Defences are filling a lot of Mrs Clinton’s of time as she travels the world. Yet they are not particularly desirable or conducive to the global stability one might hope she is seeking to contribute to.

1. Missile Defences are part of an offensive, not of a defensive, strategic posture: you – pre-emptively – attack your [...]

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