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originally posted by: ausername
You'd think any leader faced with the real potential for mutually assured destruction would pull back from the brink before things go too far. But who knows?
Winter is coming...
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: Willtell
More doom porn being displayed,why don't you use a reputable source,could of made it up,weak at best
And my friends were wrong in the Air Force. They came back with an answer very quickly: 325 million people in the USSR and China alone. Well, then I asked, “All right, how many altogether?” And a few days later, 100 million in East Europe, the captive nations, another 100 million in West Europe, our allies, from our own strikes, by fallout, depending on which way the wind blew, and, however the wind blew, a third 100 million in adjoining countries, neutral countries, like Austria and Finland, or Afghanistan then, Japan, northern India and so forth—a total of 600 million people. That was a time, by the way, when the population of the world was 3 billion. And that was an underestimate of their casualties—a hundred Holocausts. It was very clear that they hadn’t included—I hadn’t asked, actually, what would Russian retaliation be against us and against West Europe. They were thought, at that time—wrongly—to have hundreds of weapons against the U.S. But they did have hundreds of weapons against West Europe, no question. West Europe would go, under any circumstances. If we were defending West Europe—Germany, for example—we were planning to destroy the continent in order to save it.