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Originally posted by JakiusFogg
When the wind blows is better!!
"... in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." -- Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X
Originally posted by Liberal1984
If you ever need putting of nuclear war for life (quite literally) then see "Nuclear war: A Guide to Armageddon"
But so far Muturally Assurred Destruction (because it's so transparentally MAD) has prevented war, rather than caused it.
1983: The Brink of the Apocalypse.
Google Video Link
An extremely powerful programme, this documentary focuses on 8 November 1983, a date now recognised as one of the most dangerous moments in the entire history of the Cold War. On this near-fateful day, a series of accidents nearly unleashed the Third World War. Senior figures in the Soviet Union had convinced themselves that they were about to come under nuclear attack from the West, and the vast Soviet nuclear arsenal of missiles, bombers and submarines were put on maximum alert, ready to launch a full nuclear retaliatory attack on Western Europe and the US. Armageddon beckoned.This documentary tells the dramatic story behind this sequence of events when Soviet fingers hovered perilously over the nuclear button. The intelligence communities in the US, Europe and the former USSR have never before admitted to the scale of this crisis.
In the case of Iraq, if the US government had concrete facts that Saddam possessed WMD as they said initially, it is safe to assume they would have tread more lightly on their military response.
They knew from the get go that he did not have the weapons, and cherry picked that target. Where the conspiracy lies, is why they went to war to begin with?
There is much speculation as to why, but nothing definitive of the true reasoning behind armed hostilities against Iraqi regime.
"I do not know with what weapons World War
III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
Originally posted by Anders Lindman
I have a theory about the possibility why a nuclear war CANNOT happen. Why? Because nuclear weapons could be a 'big lie'.
Originally posted by gimmefootball400
The threat of nuclear war after World War II is what kept the Soviets and the United States in check.
Originally posted by Oneolddude
I have been in the presence of more than you could imagine and wondered why rational people would create and stockpile such a large quantity.
It was I finally decided about the number of jobs created by the industry.