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China Encourages World-Wide Ballistic Missile Proliferation By Its Actions Says ABM Lobby

Riki Ellison, President of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance.
by Staff Writers
Alexandria VA (SPX) Jan 22, 2007
Riki Ellison, President of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance has gone on record with the membership by posting an alert on the MDAA web site detailing why the shoot-down by China of its satellite is cause for world concern in that the act is encouraging proliferation of ballistic missiles. His remarks to the 9,000 members are as follows:

"China's display of the use of ballistic missiles for space intercepts, as reported today by The New York Times and The Washington Post adds incentive and endorses proliferation of missiles to countries seeking that technology.

"China has proven, especially to Iran and North Korea that ballistic missile capability represents power, self defense and an ability to deter. This model of international behavior will only encourage proliferators to develop their ballistic missile capability."

"MDAA is very concerned, as the world should be, by the symbolic and demonstrative gesture of the Chinese government and their military in launching a ballistic missile that destroyed a satellite 500 miles in space orbit on January 11. "

This internationally visible display sent a strong message of Chinese power and intentions to the United States and the other countries throughout the world that have current space assets and satellites in space.

"The vulnerability of space assets to Chinese ballistic missile attacks or threats of that capability now exists and has been demonstrated. It is imperative that our new Congress and the President of the United States put forward strong measures in diplomatic means and condemnation acts with the international community to the People's Republic of China for their action."

"We as a world have to address a ballistic missile race and as we have seen; diplomacy, arms control, United Nations Sanctions, international condemnation and pre-emptive military action has yet to stop the proliferation of ballistic missiles. The facts remain, ballistic missile proliferation continues to grow, making our world more unstable and dangerous."

In closing, Riki Ellison says with great conviction "Peace is the incentive for Missile Defense."

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Prague (AFP) Jan 20, 2007
The United States has asked to start talks on siting part of a controversial anti-missile system on Czech soil, Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said on Saturday. "Late last night we were informed that they would like to launch negotiations over the possible siting of an anti-ballistic missile defence system in our country. Concretely, this would be a radar station," Topolanek announced at a news conference.

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