posted on Feb, 17 2016 @ 07:25 PM
I think the contributors here who think nuclear war wont happen are dangerously ignorant of historical facts. It almost DID happen, in fact one man
saved us all from certain annihilation.
Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov 27 October 1962. This man refused an order to launch a nuclear missile from a submarine at a US carrier. The carrier was
mistakenly thought to be attacking the Sub' but it was dropping training rounds to force the sub' to surface, mistaking this for an attack the other 2
high ranking officers on-board wanted to fire a nuke'. His decision not to saved countless lives.
There was also another incident.
1995 - Russian early warning radar mistook a Norwegian weather rocket for a ballistic missile launched from an American submarine. An emergency signal
was sent to President Yeltsin's "Cheget", the nuclear suitcase with launch codes.
You see, it's not as simple as "the world is allied". It's not about that.... If you're being attacked and you know you're about to lose, you WILL
take your enemy down with you. These incidents are nowehere near as serious as a 'conventional war scenario' yet on both occasions nukes were almost
the FIRST resort. Nukes will be fired at some point - how many is debatable.
edit on 11/10/2012 by Joneselius because: (no reason
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