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The US Launches it's 2nd ICBM this week.

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posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 09:43 AM
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On Friday the US launched it's second Minuteman III missile this week, Russia also launched an ICBM this week. With everything going on in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, I fear the world stands on the brink of WWIII.


GREAT FALLS - A team from Malmstrom Air Force Base successfully tested an unarmed Minuteman III missile early Friday morning in California. This is the second missile Malmstrom has tested in less than a week at Vandenberg Air Force Base.Air Force Global Strike Command airmen launched the intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test re-entry vehicle.



www.kpax.com...


Russia successfully test-launches new ICBM Rubezh.

On March 18, Russia conducted the fourth launch of state-of-the-art intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) SS-26 Rubezh. The launch was considered successful. Russia's Defence Ministry started the procedure to pass the missile into service.



english.pravda.ru...



US Test-Fires ICBM As A "Visual To The World"

www.abovetopsecret.com...

edit on 28-3-2015 by NotMoose because: spelling




posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 09:46 AM
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originally posted by: NotMoose
On Friday the US launched it's second Minuteman III missile this week, Russia also launched an ICBM this week also.




Reminds me of the old Cold War days.

At least then you knew who to keep an eye on.



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69

originally posted by: NotMoose
On Friday the US launched it's second Minuteman III missile this week, Russia also launched an ICBM this week also.




Reminds me of the old Cold War days.

At least then you knew who to keep an eye on.



It sure does, at least during the cold war the public knew about the threat, I feel that the majority of US citizens have no clue what's going on. The MSM is not even touching on the severity of the situation.



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 09:52 AM
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Reminds me of this clip tbh.



Pretty much.



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: NotMoose

Having survived the 'cold war', I highly recommend relaxing a bit.

50 megaton air burst tests make these look like a walk in the park. Just a few years ago the U.S. was regularly sending ICBMs out of Vandenburg AFB for ABM tests in the south pacific.

One could see them as far as Arizona with their flames at night and exhaust during the day. These tests are on-going.

Assume the best, if it is the worst there's nothing you can do about it anyways.

Somehow, we always seem to come out of it OK.



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 10:17 AM
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I don't know why the US even bothers sending this message to Russia. I'm pretty sure they know the US has nukes that can reach them.

Do more ballistic missile defense tests if you want to get the Russians upset. They know that when that system is effective and scaled up then Russia is a regional power once again. A country the US can toy with and dismiss as unimportant.



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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As practically a deathbed speech, he educated me about those concepts and who the players were in this game. He gave me the responsibility, since he was dying, of continuing this effort to prevent the weaponization of outer space. When Wernher Von Braun was dying of cancer, he asked me to be his spokesperson, to appear on occasions when he was too ill to speak. I did this.

What was most interesting to me was a repetitive sentence that he said to me over and over again during the approximately four years that I had the opportunity to work with him. He said the strategy that was being used to educate the public and decision makers was to use scare tactics… That was how we identify an enemy.


The strategy that Wernher Von Braun taught me was that first the Russians are going to be considered to be the enemy. In fact, in 1974, they were the enemy, the identified enemy. We were told that they had "killer satellites". We were told that they were coming to get us and control us – that they were "Commies."

Then terrorists would be identified, and that was soon to follow. We heard a lot about terrorism. Then we were going to identify third-world country "crazies." We now call them Nations of Concern. But he said that would be the third enemy against whom we would build space-based weapons.

~ Carol Rosin


www.bibliotecapleyades.net...


Dun dun duuuuunnnnn!!!
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posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: noeltrotsky

In the Nuclear arena Russia is far more than just a Regional power, they have a Global reach just like the US and China. Now, Conventionally, they are more than a bit hamstrung by outdated Soviet Leftovers. Sure they have great prototypes and a few world class fighter designs and some other stuff but on the whole nowhere near the level they once reached.



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

Do you not feel The Tsar Bomb is the pinnacle of Nuclear Capability (emph on capability)...

Nigh on impossible to stop...
Untold damage...


& according to the web, minuscule compared to what followed production wise (on the Eastern & Western Front).




Always thought the Tsar Bomb deserved it's own thread...
Probably does from a few years back.


But sort of an update.



I'll be back with a thought provoking meme...



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

The Tzar bomb was in reality nothing more than a propaganda event. Create the biggest Nuke. What the hell does it matter after a City get's Nuked?


How many times can you kill and irradiate New Yorkers, Moscovites etc?

The second Nuke is just bouncing rubble...



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: SLAYER69

Agreed. That why missile defense is so important and so upsetting to Russia. Obama has actually been pretty cagy on missile defense, for all his short comings. He gave up locations that don't matter for a ship based system that is much better to operate and manage.

Russia was rebuilding it's military...before the price of Oil tanked. Now they are cutting back orders on tons of new military kit. Excellent move by the US via heavy support for the fracking industry and the Saudis. Russia is no threat to anyone at $50 a barrel. At that price they'll be facing a revolution in a year or two.



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 10:53 AM
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There goes another million bucks down the drain. The Boeing execs must be in need of a raise.



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 10:57 AM
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Dunno which is more accurate...


This is the interesting one...

Again, accuracy is undecided imo...

But something to think about.



Unreal one would think...
I guess, huh, we are left guessing!

Mod Edit- Please do not use such huge graphics, ad the thumbnail or direct link instead.
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posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Wouldn't it be a bummer if that was somehow detonated on the ground in Russia before it even got off the ground.

I'm sure somebody has thought of that scenario. Sucks to be that "Guy" guarding it...



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Wouldn't it be a bummer if that was somehow detonated on the ground in Russia before it even got off the ground.

I'm sure somebody has thought of that scenario. Sucks to be that "Guy" guarding it...



Here is the drawback to the Tsar bomba. Its too heavy to load on a ICBM(or it was at the time) Not good as a massive deployment weapon.



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

The Tzar bomb was in reality nothing more than a propaganda event. Create the biggest Nuke. What the hell does it matter after a City get's Nuked?


How many times can you kill and irradiate New Yorkers, Moscovites etc?

The second Nuke is just bouncing rubble...



You're right about the Tsar Bomb being for propaganda purposes, both for internal & external viewers.

But larger bombs do have a purpose. It's all about the area of effect or damage radius. The areas within different ranges of a nuclear explosion have different survival rates, different amounts of damage, and different levels of radioactive fallout. So in an all out nuclear war, the important thing would be aligning the bombs so their areas of effect overlap effectively.

That's why Russia can wipe out all life in the continental US in something like 30 minutes. Because they can pinpoint enough bombs in enough specific areas that their "fatal" radiuses would overlap. And the larger the explosion, the larger the radius. (lol i don't even think "radiuses" is a word but you get the point)



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: NotMoose

I live about 130 miles from Great Falls. How does this make me feel? If the thermonuklear (misspelled on purpose) war breaks out, I am pretty sure that Montana will be a target. All I can say is that I hope peace will prevail. In one way, I am glad that the US has the weapons it can use for defense, but all this heating up is a little unsettling. I suppose it's time to order some extra iodine tincture, and hope for the best.

Cold Wars are Heating Up Again. A song to go along:





Edit: This is not the first time that Dave Mustaine predicted things in his lyrics. Consistently, he has been about 10-12 years ahead of the MSM. This album was released September 14, 2004. I met him at one of the concerts he had here in Montana. He said to me that, "They used to say that we were crazy for the things we said in our lyrics. Now they are f_--_d." The band's music is some of the best music ever written.
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posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant

Smaller yield, more accurate weapons have been the order of the day for a long while. 100 meg bombs are next to useless...maybe for incoming asteroids? Nope, no way to get anything that big up there in time.....



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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I can't believe that, twenty-five years later, we're right back here again. It's like the world has no original ideas, just doomed to repeat crap from the past.



posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: SLAYER69

Do you not feel The Tsar Bomb is the pinnacle of Nuclear Capability (emph on capability)...

Nigh on impossible to stop...
Untold damage...


& according to the web, minuscule compared to what followed production wise (on the Eastern & Western Front).




Always thought the Tsar Bomb deserved it's own thread...
Probably does from a few years back.


But sort of an update.



I'll be back with a thought provoking meme...


Actually the Tsar bomb was just a propaganda piece.

It was far to large to fit on a effective ICBM. And the bomber that carried it had to fly slow and low as it was so heavy which would be suicide in combat.
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