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2020-01-24 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Animation shows how 1 'tactical' nuclear weapon could trigger a US-Russia war that kills 34 million people in 5 hours
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-24 08:51|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [254 views ]  Top

#1 I'm not saying we won't get our hair mussed.

Gen. Buck Turgidson
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-24 09:13||   2020-01-24 09:13|| Front Page Top

#2 Hank Blodgett is an insider trading convict who runs a rag now...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-01-24 09:16||   2020-01-24 09:16|| Front Page Top

#3 Um... this has been a known possibility for governments since 1958.

So... welcome to the party?
Posted by DarthVader 2020-01-24 09:20||   2020-01-24 09:20|| Front Page Top

#4 The best move is... not to play.

/oblig
Posted by Raj 2020-01-24 09:23||   2020-01-24 09:23|| Front Page Top

#5 The risk of nuclear war has increased dramatically in the past two years

... because The Shitshow has all but forced Trump into an excessively confrontational posture vs Russia in order to dispel these foolish, false assertions that he's Putin's puppet. In reality he's been Putin's nightmare.

Which is a really stupid policy, given that we badly need Russia to contain China and that we have next to no interests in the borderlands adjoining Russia's southern flank.

We need to quickly arrive at a rapprochement with Russia over Ukraine, probably the Baltics and maybe Belarus as well. Finlandization on the Cold War model would work.
Posted by Lex 2020-01-24 09:24||   2020-01-24 09:24|| Front Page Top

#6 I thought the 'end of the world clock' has been stuck at 11:58 pm for years. How can they move it any closer to 'doomsday'?
Posted by Bobby 2020-01-24 09:26||   2020-01-24 09:26|| Front Page Top

#7 Number 5 captures it.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-01-24 09:30||   2020-01-24 09:30|| Front Page Top

#8 Theme of multiple books and movies I recall from the 60s.
Posted by Glenmore 2020-01-24 10:59||   2020-01-24 10:59|| Front Page Top

#9 It's a retarded scenario. No one will detonate a nuke against an opponent with a second strike capability. No one. Typical BS liberal crap.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2020-01-24 12:58||   2020-01-24 12:58|| Front Page Top

#10 Um... this has been a known possibility for governments since 1958.

Stalin got the bomb in 1949. I've been living with this reality my entire life. I first learned about it when I was four years old. It's a helluva thing for a kid that young to learn and I was traumatized. But I decided not to live my life as if there is no tomorrow because, when tomorrow comes, I wouldn't be prepared for it.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-01-24 13:11||   2020-01-24 13:11|| Front Page Top

#11 Did they run the simulation on the WOPR?
Posted by AlanC 2020-01-24 13:11||   2020-01-24 13:11|| Front Page Top

#12 Wait, did that plane launch from Lithuania?

Did they run the simulation on AutoCAD?

China et al so cool with missile overflights?

Nobody thumped Pakistain just because?

This all looks like someone trying to learn to code. The game Defcon comes across as more realistic.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-01-24 15:14||   2020-01-24 15:14|| Front Page Top

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