posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 02:34 AM
Originally posted by Riviera
And another question....HOW THE HELL DO YOU GET AN ARSENAL OF 5000+ Nukes....with just TWO Countries?!
[edit on 4-2-2009 by Riviera]
To wipe out the enemy if part of your arsenal is destroyed in the enemy's first strike. You need some redundancy. Let's say you wanna destroy at
least 100 enemy targets even if part of your arsenal is destroyed. So you need 1000 nukes to get that effect even if 90% is wiped out.
And then there are the nukes for submarines and the nukes for bombers as well as the ICBM's. You know it takes some time for a bomber or a submarine
to get there. So you nuke first with ICBMs and a few hours later with bombers and a few days later with SLBMs. So you wanna be able to nuke your enemy
at least three times, from land, air and sea. And probably in the future you wanna have some kinda nukes launchable from space too!
And I think that this figure also counts in tactical nukes. You know those nice mouth-watering little nukes that are sweet as candy but too small to
destroy strategic targets like enemy cities or military bases. You just drop them on a tank column and presto! No more tank column. (No more
surrounding countryside either, but hey, you elected the politicians, didn't you?)
I am too lazy to check this out but I remember that most of these warheads are actually tactical.
This whole "nucular" thing is such total insanity it makes me wonder if we actually have a future as a race. I wonder if this is the test of whether
you are smart enough to go into outer space. The galaxy is full of planets with radioactive ruins? Or maybe humans are the only ones stupid and evil
enough to do this?