Some info of Cold War terminology:
Hair triggered alert: 15 min readiness to launch ICBMs in enough number for retaliatory strike. It is a cornerstone for MAD doctrine. It is assumed
that the ICBM of the rival should travel some 25 min before reaching the continent. In these 25 min or so the attacked country should launch its own
counterattack to assure the agressor will die in the process and the ICBMs of the attacked country will not be destroyed before they are launched.
MAD is quite arbitrary judgment, because you never know when the real attack will happen. It might be a surprise attack without logical escalation in
political situation as it were Cuban crisis. There are numerous of scenarios. Soviet doctrine believed of a winnable nuclear war. However it was
believed MAD worked until 1990s when both countries decided to de-escalate tensions.
Today, with the invention of the electronics, computer-derived coordinates and launch, the old 15 min hair-triggerred alert are lessened for Russia
less than 120 seconds. This is according to the Russian general chief of missile forces who made that statement in the media at the time of unique
collission between two satellites. The Russian sat is believed to be nuclear powered, whatever that could mean. Seems the general feared an EMP on
Today there are many ways to avoid the above 15 min readiness. Obviously the attacker side would like to destroy all ICBM and other nukes on the
ground. That is the purpose of the preemptive strike, not to destroy cities but nukes. So it is crucial to shorten any 15 minutes flight. The first
strike therefore cannot come from the heavy ICBM because their launch will be detected by satellites. The first strike could come from either
submarines (still detectable) or space-based weapons where the delivery time shortens to 2-3 min maximum. It is believed that for such a short period
of time the attacked country cannot respond. Except if it is not a computer-driven responce. One of the first targets includes the presidential
residence. It is a dirty war and if ever happens will be played according to the dirtiest rules. Forget about the old honorable "declarations of war"
and withdrawal of ambassadors. It mayhappen as theater, but the real actions will take minutes or seconds. Also we do not know what exact space based
weapons and Artificial intelligence both/ all sides have at their disposal.
If Mideast war happens, then comes the big issue of whether or not Russia will use the moment to attack USA. Or vice versus. Indeed a US preemptive
strike on Russia and China seems logical if a Russian attack is expected. But no prophecy talks of that.
Don't count on any MAD doctrine, as explained above. It wouldn't matter for you anyway, even if a retaliatory strike is launched. In the real
situation: not minutes but seconds need for a satellite generated EMP followed by 2 min deorbited nukes and submarines. In 10 min the first strike of
hundreds or thousands explosions will be done and USA will have only one choice to survive its cities: by surrender. That is a classic scenario, you
could read some online materials. Many people in USA will say, why not then we strike first. Pls consider the already given reasons why, and search
for yourself. In fact Russian leaders say to fear exactly that - US preemptive strike. And that's why they ready their own pre-preemptive strike. I
don't believe it, but they do according to their words. They see the US anti missile defense as a countermeasure against Russian retaliatory strike
after a successful US first strike.
Believe it or not, we are that close to the end. And please, it has nothing to do with my national heritage or religion, or sympathy. ( I sympathise
the American side because it seems it will be hit first). It has to do with weapons that are delivered by computer command pre-set by presidents in a
matter of seconds. And we don't know all - all the weapons that are public known are as old as 10-15 years.
only heaveny -extraterrestrial power can save the elect ones - those who want and deserve to be saved, in a situation like that. Whether the tresshold
of ignition of atmospheric N2 into nuclear chain reaction will be reached in the nuclear exchange, therefore the entire earth to be burned, as Akita
speaks? I don't know. Some say Tzar bomb alone could do it at its maximum capacity of 100 megatons. It has never been proven in test whether the N2
could be ignited.
edit on 31-5-2013 by 2012newstart because: (no reason given)