posted on Aug, 6 2005 @ 07:58 AM
There was a movie, made in 1983, called "The Day After". It will give you an excellent incite into who wins a nuclear war. I'll give you a hint, it
isn't the average joe (or the average ivan in Russia's case).
I'm not kidding- if you think a nuclear war can be won, I really do want you to go to blockbuster and rent The Day After. It's a first class horror
show, and I'd say more than a bit optimistic. Get a good look at two hours of people crying for their dead lovers, staggering through the country
side in search of a city still standing and some place where the food isn't contaminated, most of them burnt, blind, and dying with their hair and
teeth falling out.
There are too many nukes, too many ways of delivering them, too much to be lost from even a few hits. Life after "winning" a nuclear war would be a
thousand times worse than life after losing a conventional one. I'm about as cyncical and hawkish as they come, but even I know that you NEVER launch
even one nuclear weapon unless you KNOW, not think, not have strong reason to believe, but KNOW that your enemy WILL NOT fire one back.