posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 08:00 AM
I saw The Day After quite awhile ago so I don't remember all the details, but I agree with the OP that this movie is worth seeing ---
especially for all the survival forum folks. It paints a very bleak picture (especially during the run-up to the event) of communication, travel and
supplies. The 'bug-out' crowd should see this for sure.
Personally, I think a nuclear exchange of this sort is far less likley now than it was back in the 60's - 70's. First, the major players have moved
away from the huge megaton nukes to larger numbers of the ~200kt types (far better targetability nowadays). Back then, governments believed that
nuclear wars were winnable. That is no longer true.
What is far more likely is a single or 'handful' of placed weapons (via truck, container or ship) by some terrorist group. The damage would be
catastrophic but nowhere near the scenario in this movie. The sheer horror of the event would be enough to cause an international reaction that would
backfire on the perpetrators in a massive way. No one would want to be allied in any way, shape or form with the people reponsible. Masses of
citizens of all countries would demand that their governments eliminate nukes.