I just watched this and thought others might find it interesting as well. The guy in the video visited a place that has one and was told the steps
that they take to launch a missile. Included are facts about missile launches. Here is one that I didn't know: the walls of the silos have to be
covered with acoustically absorbent tiles because the sound of the missiles launching would shake the missiles apart. Anyway, here's the video.
I watched that earlier today. What is scary is there are so few steps to the annihilation of millions of people. Recieve a code, verify, turn a key,
After I read the comments on the video, I looked up and refreshed my memory on Stanislav Petrov, the man that practically prevented WW3 by using
common sense when a faulty system showed that the USA launched a nuke towards Russia during the cold war.
How one frivolous error could have lead to such devastating consequences should show how fragile humans and their psyches are.
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I agree, it's scary as hell. I heard about how Stanislav Petrov basically saved the world. I'm glad that the procedure wasn't automated or else
everything would have gone up in smoke.
It makes me think of Superman 4 Quest for Peace, where Superman gathered up all of the
nukes and sent them into the sun. Too bad we can't find a safe way to get rid of them. If we just store them, they run the chance of leaking and
that's bad in a whole other way.
I have been thinking about something kind of weird lately. I wonder how many ICBM's would have either failed to launch or blew up shortly after
With the failures I have seen on YouTube with both Russian and the U.S. AFTER the Cold War ,it kind of scares me that the failures on both sides might
have caused enough damage with dirty debris to make the successful launches moot.
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