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Russia's Military Begins Nuclear War Drill

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Submitted by Zachary Zeck of The Diplomat,

While much Western attention has been bestowed on Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine, Moscow also began a massive nuclear offensive exercise on Thursday.

According to the Russian daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta, on Thursday Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces began a massive three-day exercise involving 10,000 soldiers and 1,000 pieces of equipment from more than 30 units. The major purpose of the drill, according to the report—which cites multiple senior Russian military officers—is to ensure Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces have sufficient readiness to conduct offensive operations involving the massive and simultaneous use of nuclear missiles.

Global Security Newswire previously carried a story on the nuclear exercise, also citing the Nezavisimaya Gazeta article. GSN described the exercise as “as practice for a large-scale nuclear offensive.” It added: “Exercise participants were set to position and prepare missile-firing units for launch, and to practice various administrative and support functions for the operation

As Russia’s conventional military capabilities have deteriorated following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow has become increasingly reliant on operationalizing its nuclear arsenal. This has been reflected in successive Russian security documents. For example, Russia’s 1997 national security concept stated that Russia would use its nuclear arsenal “in case of a threat to the existence of the Russian Federation,” whether that threat came in the form of nuclear weapons or from a conventionally superior military power.

This threshold was further lowered in Russia’s 2000 military doctrine, which was the first released during Vladimir Putin’s presidency. This document said that Russia would use nuclear weapons “in response to large-scale aggression utilizing conventional weapons in situations critical to the national security of the Russian Federation.” This held out the possibility that Russia would use nuclear weapons even if Russia proper hadn’t been attacked. The same doctrine further noted that Russia reserved the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of any kind of weapons of mass destruction against it.

Shortly before reassuming the Russian presidency for a third term, Putin reaffirmed the importance he placed on Russia’s nuclear forces in a number of articles and speeches. For example, in an op-ed article in Foreign Policy magazine, Putin wrote: “We will, under no circumstances, surrender our strategic deterrent capability. Indeed, we will strengthen it.”

Thus, this week’s massive offensive nuclear drill is in line with the goals that Russia and Putin have been articulating for well over a decade. It is also consistent with Putin’s recent emphasis on conducting more frequent and sophisticated military drills to improve the combat readiness of Russian military forces. Indeed, Russia conducted a much smaller surprise nuclear drill in October of last year.

Still, the timing of the drill is likely to cause great concern in Western capitals, particularly in Washington. The drill could very well be intended to signal Russia’s resolve over events in Ukraine where Russia has been at loggerheads with the West and the government in Kiev over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. A very visible reminder of Russia’s substantial nuclear capabilities would make sense for Moscow in a number of different contingencies, including if Russia is intending to move forces deeper into eastern Ukraine, as many currently fear.

For what it’s worth, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta article said there was no connection between the current nuclear exercise and the crisis in Ukraine. As evidence of this, it pointed out that in December of last year the commander of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces had said that his forces would conduct a large and complicated exercise sometime during 2014. From this, the Russian daily concluded that the drill had been planned for weeks and was completely unrelated to the tensions of Ukraine.

At the same time, it ended the article by noting that testing the readiness of Russia’s strategic forces was especially important in light of the “current reality of the world situation.”

 

 

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Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:05 | 4606220 John McCloy
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Good for how many S&P future pumps on Sunday Night?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:10 | 4606239 DoChenRollingBearing
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Lord help us.  It's time for the adults to step in and stop this crap.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:22 | 4606272 rtalcott
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And where are you going to find adults...it's way too late.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:31 | 4606308 kliguy38
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Adults??? who do you think are pulling the puppet strings?? Answer that and you'll understand why it appears insane.......and they WILL pull the trigger if the military lets them

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:47 | 4606366 LetThemEatRand
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They all hit the "over 18" button, so they must be adults, right?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:14 | 4606451 zaphod
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This is the end of 2 generation of PaxAmericana, that the liberals have been chearing for.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:20 | 4606466 LetThemEatRand
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You mean BanksAmericana.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:39 | 4606525 prains
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sometimes confused with MIC'sAmericana

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:02 | 4606595 A Lunatic
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Although I am looking foarward to the Miss Nuked America Pageant in the fall.......

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:27 | 4607119 TahoeBilly2012
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Christ is My Lord and Savior.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 06:37 | 4607353 jeff montanye
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that has got to be a consolation, albeit not for everyone.

too bad the pax americana didn't have more pax in it and less americana.

having the cia run a coup (with neo nazis and neo zionists, apparently) to kick out ukraine's prior government in order to put nato and its missiles yet closer to russia was an outstandingly bad idea. that this idea is bipartisan and dates, generally, from the clinton administration, merely indicates that the real problems are not what the parties "fight" about but that on which they agree.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 10:54 | 4607380 GetZeeGold
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Lord help us. It's time for the adults to step in and stop this crap.

 

Yeah....about that.

Isaiah 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

 

Which would explain this..

White House looks to regulate cow flatulence as part of climate agenda...

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:25 | 4607670 Kirk2NCC1701
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Ah, that must have been the problem that Hiroshima and Nagasaki had: not enough of that belief.

How ironic that they became victims of those who did. And even more ironic, that so many US "Christians" feel compelled to kill others -- especially on a massive scale, and it does not seem to matter if the victims are also fellow "Christians". Wow, how "Christ-like' of them.

Point is: "A Christian is as a Christian does."

I see VERY FEW Christians acting Christ-like, especially in the US, where the One God that they truly worship, and love with all their hearts & minds, is Mammon.

As someone dedicated to TRUTH above all things, I have also noted that the "wicked Jews" some like to constantly speak of, do not go about killing each other (willy-nilly), and certainly not on a massive scale. Christians and Muslims on the other hand,.have no such "hangups".

In conclusion, I will say that truth does not lie within religion, but lives outside religion. It is a (Jedi) mind trick of ancient and present day clergy of all ilk, that they have the answers and solutions, when they don't. What they DO have, is a brilliant plan/scheme to Aid & Abet the ruling Elite of their time and place, and thus ensuring themselves a perpetual lifestyle.

If the Flag is the last bastion of a scoundrel, then organized Christianity is the last bastion of Sheeple.

"Bah, ram, ewe. Bah, ram, ewe. To your flock, your sheep be true. Bah, ram, ewe." (from the family movie 'Babe'.

- Kirk the realist, out.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 05:22 | 4607299 Philalethian
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Might be sooner than most want to consider.

Always is it forgotten, that the Sun is the greatest source of light and power in the known and unknown universe. When it goes snap...crackle...pop...everybody isa gonna know. World be a turning and there are no certainties.

We had a earth facing X-class flare today, so you can be sure those winds will picking up in about two to three days.

Stay indoors if you can.

Earth Facing X-Flare!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMsTF1uJSeg

Next distraction?

Something bigger could happen and then, out go the lights!

Be prepared to live in the dark, and to protect yourselves.

Do not fight the crowds if there is a national emergency. Stay home. Neighbor-up now.

A fool makes no moves. A survivor lives to fight another day.

Watch this video now and duck and cover in a day or so.

There are plans and exercises that practice for this.

Could even be a contrived event. Who knows any moar?

You should advise all to be prepared, just as you are.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 08:26 | 4607433 DutchR
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No biggie, just a glancing blow.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/

 

'this is not the carrington event you are looking for'*     *waves arm

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:19 | 4606463 Anusocracy
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Another worthless article from Dipshit-o-mat.

Hey dipshits, what is the only country to have used nuclear weapons on a defeated country that had already surrendered? On civilian populations to boot.

I do believe Russia is completely fed up with the behavior of the Psychopaths on the Potomac.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:39 | 4606521 greatbeard
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>> on a defeated country that had already surrendered?

Not being a flag waver here, but I think your perspective might be a bit different if you'd fought your way up the Pacific and were prepping to go ashore in Japan.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:53 | 4606568 Anusocracy
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Sanctions and blockades, then wait.

Invasion wasn't necessary.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 06:27 | 4607346 jeff montanye
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sanctions and blockades got japan to attack pearl harbor.  from the way it took two atom bombs to break them and the way their soldiers stayed in position on islands for years after the war, it might have taken starvation of at least stalin like proportions to bring surrender.  which would be more humane?

p.s. cuba, iraq, iran

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:54 | 4606570 richsob
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greatbeard, embrace the down arrows you will get for making a lucid comment on this website.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 22:00 | 4606862 Nexus789
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I thnk you perspective would different if you were Russian - invaded many times throughput history and broke the back of the Nazi armies with the loss of 20m plus. No trust as Washington is perfidious.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:44 | 4607712 Kirk2NCC1701
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So, Hitler's TRUE infamy should ne that he killed 20M FELLOW-CHRISTIANS, and a "mere" 6M* non-Christians, aka Jews.

* Up to 6M, with the real number probably between 600k and 6M. But let's not digress on this point, as we have a bigger and more important point to focus on: the eternal crime against one's own.

That is, if your brainwashing allows you to realize that - as Kirk contends:

"The greater betrayal and infamy is killing your OWN people, people of your faith, tribe and race. And the greatest of all betrayals is to cause the death of your own species"

Come unto me, all ye lost, confused and brainwashed people. For Kirk will help you out of your mental end emotional prisons. Come out, and breathe the fresh air and warm sunshine of Nature's Truth.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:42 | 4607056 ThroxxOfVron
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"Not being a flag waver here, but I think your perspective might be a bit different if you'd fought your way up the Pacific and were prepping to go ashore in Japan."

 

Let's ask Someone who was in charge of the fucking largest collective military aggregation the world has ever seen and who knew as well as anyone:

""In 1945 ... , Secretary of War Stimson visited my headquarters in Germany, [and] informed me that our government was preparing to drop an atomic bomb on Japan. I was one of those who felt that there were a number of cogent reasons to question the wisdom of such an act.... During his recitation of the relevant facts, I had been conscious of a feeling of depression and so I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and second because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at that very moment, seeking some way to surrender with a minimum loss of 'face.' The Secretary was deeply perturbed by my attitude, almost angrily refuting the reasons I gave for my quick conclusions."  -Dwight D. Eisenhower

IMHO, Eisenhower probably knew what the fuck he was talking about.  

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Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:49 | 4607142 Tegrat
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You ignorant cunt. When someone sneaks up and attacks you from behind when you are not looking (Dec 7 1941) you accept the risk of complete annilation in response.

Only the most ignorant stupid fucks who have no idea how things work in this world would post what you did.

Your sympathy for the attacker it a complete and final revelation of who you and your handlers are and your utter ignorance.You are the assholes who feel sorry for the knockout game attacker when he goes to jail for 30 years and dont mention the victim.

If someone attacks me in the method they deem appropriate, they accept my retribution is how I deem appropriate. If million knockout game attackers die from the result of one's actions, so be it.

Only idiots like you think they would not have used every bomb available on US to win that war if they had the tech. 

You are an ignorant cunt.

 

 

 

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 02:26 | 4607229 Turtle49
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Dec 7 1941 was not a surprise.  The fact that all the aircraft carriers were gone from Pearl Harbor tells you that the leaders in Washington knew what was coming -- even if some of them could not remember where they were on Dec 6-7 1941.  Those who died at Pearl Harbor were collateral damage to the ultimate goal -- entering the war in Europe.  Name calling adds nothing except the possibility that you are a shill for the greedy fools in Washington. 

We all are about to be the collateral damage in 2014 -- when the big kids attempt to rule Earth manage to end life on Earth.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 08:26 | 4607432 onthesquare
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Intentionally letting your guard down and exposing your weak side is a technique used by boxers, warriors and politcians.  From, a none afflicting wound you will get to know your enemy and at the same time test the reaction of the spectators.  Whether it is Hitler invading Poland, US allowing Japan to attack them, or 9/11 the results lead to public opinion ragging and telling their leaders to "get the bastards".

Propoganda is the masters tool.  To affect change in your opponents mind.  The boxer needs to take a few hits to tune his stategy.  Unfortuneatley this technique has been lost to rile the masses.  The citizens demand it.  There is no time to think just react.

Who do we blame for these false flags, now that we know the truth?  Who is accountable?  Hitler, Truman, Bush, Obama, etc?  Perhaps we just need to look in the mirror.  No human being is better than another.  We are all the same and all connected.  Unfortunately those who think otherwise are in charge.  Obama's statement a few months ago about Americans being exceptional put more fear into my heart than anything I have ever heard before.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 10:02 | 4607541 Rakshas
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While i don't wish to jump in the middle of anything I would recommend you read a bit about the real winston churchill - that guy was a real piece of work antagonizing to get the US into both world wars using false flag attacks and other ploys that resulted in America or more properly Roosevelt getting what he wanted - into the war; ah but there was another dimension to that as well - entry into the war provided the distraction and economic boost that got America back to work and focused on the outside threat - sound familiar.  To say the Japanese attack was without provocation is naive in the extreme; always always always ask yourself who is to gain by this action, I mean really really gain.  

War is the continuation of politics by other means; and politics is the continuation of economics by other means thus war is the continuation of economics and that my little friend is the sum total of the world wars in it's barest form........ the rest can simply be put down to the egomaniacal raging of pure psychopaths; the spawn of which form the .0001% ................... same as it ever was.  

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 15:17 | 4608196 dbTX
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The reason I believe Eisenhower was wrong is that it took a second bomb to bring Japan to its knees.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 05:44 | 4607317 Philalethian
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An old WW II Iwo Jima etc vet that was a reformed and retired survivor was our shop teacher in 7th grade. Back when they taught Craftsmen to be cautious. He was a big hero. A big scary grough man. Wow. Some stories. Used to keep us spell bound listening to the reality in his words of war. He was primarily trying to teach us about the horrors of war, to prevent war. An early model preemptive, preventative psychology. He never wanted to go there again, nor really wanted any of his prized pointed heads to go there, either.

Sometimes he would say, prolly because of some early model racist thing that was not a thing then because really tough men that horrifically killed for a living could say any darn thing they wanted to, but he would say way back then as if he knew something we had no clue about, "if America ever wanted to get rid of the Chinese, we would arm the Japanese again and send them over to China." He spoke about how ruthless and murderous killers the Japanese were and spoke to how it took so much to overtake them in so many details never to be mentioned here, or anywhere again. He said that the chinese really feared them, and their killerous ways.

Cambodia. Laos. Viet Nam. China. Indonisia. Thiland.

Forward to present:

Oh, wait.

Hummmm....can you say...French Fries?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMsTF1uJSeg

 

 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:39 | 4606524 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Remind me how many Chinese civilians were killed when Japan occupied portions of China. I mean it is civilian deaths that matter right? 

How many American soldiers lives were saved by not invading the Japan? Hundreds of thousands, as well as the hundreds of thousands of civilians which would have died protecting their homeland.

And for one last exercise, if you do not believe that the Japanese would not have used Nuclear weapons first, had they the ability, you are either a liar or simply ignorant. Hitler would have used them on the Russians as well.

The Japanese killed more innocent people than they ever lost.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:48 | 4606555 LetThemEatRand
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Seriously?  We used nukes and we deliberately targeted civilians.  Perhaps your point is that we're as bad as the other guys.  My America would not deliberately target civilians.  That is what is supposed to make us different.  Enjoy your fucking hot dogs on the 4th.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:57 | 4606576 post turtle saver
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total warfare always targets civilians... and deliberately at that

if we didn't have nukes we would have done to every city in Japan what we did to Dresden... why? Because *fuck you Japan*, that's why

total warfare means that when you start shit, you damn well better be ready to finish shit or you're finished... I truly laugh at anyone who treats this method of waging war like it's some big horrible surprise... it's not, it's modern warfare and anyone who asks for it better understand what they're getting themselves into

 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:05 | 4606598 LetThemEatRand
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That's why we shouldn't have [banker] wars.  You think the people of Japan or Germany or the US wanted WWII independently of the propaganda that was fed to them?  

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:17 | 4606626 Anusocracy
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So the US put sanctions on Japan. Japan responds, who's at fault?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:43 | 4606699 shovelhead
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Japan.

For invading China.

Reading is good for you.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:34 | 4606805 nmewn
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Revisionist history and this guilt tripping is such crap.

The Japanese launched over 9.000 fire ballons towards America before it ever fire bombed anything in Japan, they don't tell you that. These were crude and unguided (carried on the wind towards us) meant to start forest fires, burn crops, houses, civilians, whatever.

In other words, the odds were extremely low that one would land and ignite on any military target. They were brutal dickheads, deserving to be treated the same way.

The Japs bombed the Chinese cities of Canton & Nanking, well before "Germany bombed Pearl Harbor" and Nanking (and the Japanese march toward that city) of course, as everyone should know by now, was one of the most horrorific acts ever commited by any nations army.

The Rape of Nanking.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:23 | 4607030 Freddie
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NME - Nanking was just the tip of the iceberg. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamashita%27s_gold

 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:34 | 4607046 nmewn
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Looting and raping under the guise of the state or law (or even a man-god named Hirohito) seems to be a human trait ;-)

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:55 | 4606724 disabledvet
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well...if you were Japan and you had your entire country burned to the ground I think you would say "it was Japan's fault" even if you didn't start the war or believed in some "wild eyed conspriracy theory." but certainly there is room for debate as to how it really was all of 'merica's fault.

one thing hard to argue with is whether the USA was ready for its close up circa 1941. no one argues with who ended the war...and how. in fact this was probably the most definitive ending to a war ever. even came with Ye olde "reign of death unseen in history" comment from POTUS Truman just prior to The End. Then an 800 ship Navy parked itself in Tokyo Bay as well as thousands of aircraft overhead which then landed and parked themselves there. "Say hello to your new BFF." Heil MaCarthur! "those were the days."

I'm not sure I look forward to how this next war even starts actually. or is it "I don't like how this next war has already started and it's current trajectory."

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 05:29 | 4607303 August
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>>>"those were the days."

And for a can of condensed milk, you could get a Japanese girl... all night! 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:52 | 4606716 Calmyourself
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Fire bomb raids on Tokyo did kill more civilians than Hiroshima, I dont think the origination of the firestorm that strips your skin off really matters.  You could ask the folks in Dresden I am sure they would know.  War is hell brought to earth, its not fair its not sporting its war.  Lets use it as only a last resort, FUCK the MIC bitchez

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 03:27 | 4607260 kashey
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Agreed, of course the USA value a couple of thousands of their military more than millions of civilians of other nations, this is the reason this mad dog must be killed. America is too dangerous for the human kind to allow it to rule the World.
As for Japan - it had already been efeated by Russia, which destroyed Japanese 1 mln strong Qwantung army in China. Japan had been on the brink of total collapse economically and lost its military power. One had just to wait a couple of months.
But the US needed a chanse to demonstrate to the World that it is able to destroy a big city with a single bomb - to be able to impose its will on the World.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:30 | 4607024 Oliver Klozoff
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"It is fantasy, not history, to believe that the end of the war(WWII)  was

at hand before the use of the atomic bomb."

                        Richard B. Frank - US historian


Lets hear what somebody who was there said, Dow Theory guru Richard Russell 

 

BEST OF RICHARD RUSSELL
August 9, 2005

Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb drop
on Hiroshima. The bomb resulted in 140,000 Japanese dead. And the belated
arguments go on as to whether the US should have dropped the bomb. At the
time, the war was over in Europe. The US had suffered massive casualties
and with tens of thousands dead. The war in the Pacific continued, and it
was horrendous. The US had taken 27,000 casualties in seizing the 8 square
miles of Iwo Jima from a garrison of 21,000 Japanese troops. The US learned
that the Japanese don't surrender, they were willing to die almost to the
last man. Roughly 6,000 Japanese stood ready (all volunteers) to fly the
certain-death Kamikaze missions. The US had taken 49,000 casualties to
capture Okinawa during three unbelievable months of fighting.
 Supporting the Okinawa battle, the US navy lost or suffered damage to 350 ships,
 while 10,000 US sailors had been wounded or killed.
Meanwhile, the US military was working on plans to attack Japan itself.
At the time Japan had 4 million well-trained soldiers, 2.4 million of them
stationed in Japan. The US military believed an attack on Japan could cost
as many as 250,000 casualties with at least 60,000 US dead. Some estimated
a lot more, possibly as many as a million US casualties and dead.

I had just returned from combat in Europe and was scheduled to transfer
from the B-25 Mitchell bomber to the faster Douglas A-26 "Invader" bomber.
I was on a 30-day leave, following which I would be heading for the
Pacific. My thought was -- "I got through Europe, but is it possible that I
could get out alive from the Pacific too? Could any bombardier be that
lucky?" I consoled my frightened parents by telling them what a great plane
the A-26 was, "much faster and safer" than the B-25 (I loved the B-25, it
could take a fearful beating and return home).

And then the news of Hiroshima and Nagasaki came out and shocked the world,
including the US military, who had no hint of the atomic bomb. Against the
wishes of the Japanese military (who would have fought to the bitter end,
they didn't believe in surrender), Japan's emperor announced that Japan
would surrender.

Every guy in the military that I knew was elated. And millions of American
mothers and fathers looked to the heavens and thanked God that their kids
were still alive. I went down to Time Square, and it was a total mad house.
People were kissing each other, hugging each other, kissing strangers --
some were crying, others were drinking, hysteria reigned. I doubt if
anything like that had ever been seen in New York before or since.

A few weeks later I got my discharge papers. Next day I went down to
Washington Square and registered at NYU under the GI Bill.

Should we have dropped the bomb, or should we have invaded Japan the hard
way? Don't even ask me that question. When I hear young people or academics
arguing that to drop the bomb was inhuman and immoral I simply ask them
where they were in 1945. I didn't know where they were, but I damn well
knew where they weren't. They weren't in the military in that fateful year 1945.


www.dowtheoryletters.com


8/9/05

 

 

My old  man fought in the Philipines in the last half of the war(33rd Division) and recounted to me that the Japanese soldiers ran every time his company tried to engage them. He also was in the Battle for the Liberation of Baguio City. When the Japanese surrendered he told me that he would never forget the condition of the survivors of the American civilian population who were imprisoned by the Japs.

He could recall the minutest detail of just about every day of his life during the war but never spoke of that subject further.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:50 | 4607066 EatYourCornTake...
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Totally agree. Thank you for your post.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:34 | 4607124 DoChenRollingBearing
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Thank you.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 01:20 | 4607178 Totentänzerlied
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"Next day I went down to Washington Square and registered at NYU under the GI Bill."

Get dat gubmint chedda while its stills be hot, yo! This is a typical "Greatest" Generation apologia for naked Anglo-US imperialism, absolutely no historical perspective whatsoever.

I bet those morons were slapping themselves for their forefathers' ever having had the brilliant idea to fully modernize Japan (catastrophically disrupting its society), totally disrupting a regional power balance that had existed for millennia, then have the nerve to be incensed when Japan decided not to be a good little client-state and start doing exactly what the European nations had been doing for 500 years and America for a little under 200.

U.S. banker-capitalist Russell is glad Japan got nuked and lost WWII? Color me fucking surprised.

The fact that "he was there" is utterly materially ifuckingrrelevant. His entire fucking generation "was there" and still GOT THEMSELVES involved in the fucking war which was caused and created by the equally "there" previous generation who gave us World War I and it's brilliant conclusion as well as everything that interceded the two. The level of denial and post-hoc rationalization is not "great", "huge", "immense", "enormous", or "gargantuan", it is COSMIC.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 01:30 | 4607192 Oliver Klozoff
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"U.S. banker-capitalist Russell"

lol

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:48 | 4606556 loonyleft
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yup. that's what our history books tell us. 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:12 | 4606616 Anusocracy
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It is probable that any of the combatants would have used nukes during WWII - if only they had them. So what? Japan was surrendering.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:34 | 4606806 bilejones
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Go to a government school, did you?

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 02:00 | 4607216 Joenobody12
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As of today Japan still refuses to return the nuclear weapon grade plutoninum despite Ooobumpma 's repeated request. Japan denies its war time crime and rewritten its textbook about its history to midlead its young. It is now attempting to remilitarize.. Japan was and is EVIL. 

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 03:26 | 4607258 IronForge
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So did almost everyone else in most wars - save the Russians in WWII.

As for the Nuclear Bombardments of Japan - The Japanese were out of Fuel and Food; and were petitioning to discuss the Conditions for Surrender for months. 

My Parents were on either side of the Pacific during the War; and my Late Father was stationed out of there for most of the Post-War years 'til the mid '80s.

Whoever's telling you that "they saved American Lives" is full of it - Propaganda that is...

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 22:49 | 4606962 vic and blood
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Bold statement. I thought that I was the only person who believed that.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 16:14 | 4608325 PrintemDano
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They hadn't surrendered until days after the second bomb.  You are so Full of Sh%&  your eyes are brown.

 

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Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:48 | 4606370 New England Patriot
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No worries, all of our nuclear missiles are aimed 2,000 nautical miles east of Sao Paolo.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:56 | 4606397 666
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After Obummer leaves office and is replaced by 8 years of Hillary, I can see her going menopausal and pushing the red button to start the all-too-brief nuclear WWIII given "provocation" like this.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:01 | 4606408 Sudden Debt
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to bad Obama sold the fuell to supress the oilprice...
and that silver used in the wiring for the electronics? gone...

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:59 | 4606404 Sudden Debt
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Oh, we where all kids once and you have to admit. who didn't have doomsday and omega bombs to play with when they where kids?
Oh and that torture basement?! So much fun!
Mom ran the secret service, dad ran the bureau of forced labor and my brother and I ran the army.
All normal back than!
untill the cops showed up on day...
didn't really count on thos guys...

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:05 | 4606427 DoChenRollingBearing
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We American young boys in the 1960s used to run around and shoot at "the Germans" a la Vic Morrow and Rick Jason.  

Combat!  Best show ever?  We occasionally rent some of that series from Netflix.  My wife's dad (93) loves the show.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:26 | 4606484 lakecity55
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Another Combat(Bayonet) fan!

I still have a videotape player to watch my collection. I want to get the DVDs.

It was the only WW2 show my dad closely watched. I watched it every week with him. He never said a word.

He was former 7th Army, infantry.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:32 | 4606801 Aussie V
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Great show. Rick Jason wrote an autobiography and devoted quite a few chapters to Combat. It was very interesting reading especially if you're a fan. It used to be available free online but, I can't find it now. My fav episode is one of the early ones starring Shecky Green. Funny guy!

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:41 | 4607697 resaci
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you tube

 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:20 | 4606467 Anusocracy
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They are adults - adult psychopaths.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:33 | 4606504 LasVegasDave
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If USA were nuked would Barry even shoot back?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:43 | 4606535 prains
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if the uSSA was nuked it will have been done by the nSSA, so no Pharry wouldn't shoot back, as that would run counter to the "plan". All that's left is to find a remarkable date like 911 for everyone to be able to wrap themselves in a flag, false or otherwise

 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:20 | 4607022 KickIce
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I wouldn't under estimate Barry right now, his administration needs a distraction in the worse way and Putin has been handing him his ass on the international stage.  I agree he's a pussy but rest assured he has no problem pushing a button from the safety of a bunker.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:52 | 4606565 LetThemEatRand
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You mean would Dimon, Rothschild, Blankfein strike back?  Only if they were safe inside a bunker.  Otherwise they would suck whichever balls were placed in front of their mouths.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:03 | 4606589 prains
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i've always wondered where these clowns have their zombie fort set up. There's a massive need for infrastrucrure, power generation, fortification, food production to house these ass clowns and their spawn, let alone the cages to house all the virgins they'll need to continue to devour.

 

Something required on this magnitude must show up on somebodies satellite.....how have they managed to hide their preps to this point??

 

Thailand has satellites that can find deck chairs in the ocean, how has this been overlooked?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:24 | 4607032 KickIce
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There are a few empty gold vaults that preppers could only dream about.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:02 | 4606592 post turtle saver
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the US doesn't need Barry or any other CnC around to shoot back... there's enough autonomous nuclear death lurking under the waves to kill everyone several times over, and they're more than capable of doing that without word from on high

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:57 | 4606732 Calmyourself
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PTS- My understanding is they must recieve codes via ELF, you have different information?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:12 | 4607009 post turtle saver
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understand what happens when a nuke sub loses track of "heartbeat" and you'll get the gist of it

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 16:45 | 4608412 PrintemDano
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Proud to have served on a Boomer....everything needed is on board...except orders....launch can be performed sans orders...not likely of course, but physically no difference.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:34 | 4607047 ThroxxOfVron
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"It's time for the adults to step in and stop this crap."

The nuclear weapons are the real reason that this crap likely cannot be stopped short of Mad Max scenarios.  

Please carefully ponder the likes of The People's Gulag/Funhouse of Horror which is officially called 'North Korea' by the fine folks at the U.N. and Rand McNally if You haven't already gotten the picture...  - That fucktastic situation is sustained wholly via the deterent of nuclear weapons whithout fear of which the South Koreans and the Chinese would have Crimeannexed the region long ago...

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:18 | 4607094 DoChenRollingBearing
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I visited S Korea in 2012.  We buy most of our bearings from S Korea.  There is this yearning among the S Koreans to reunite with the North, but under democratic terms.

Occasionally I see people here at ZH who say good things about N Korea (not owned by Zionists!, etc.).  They are full of crap. 

I saw the forests on the hills just south of the DMZ, and saw the BARE hills of the North.  Why would that be?  The North Korean people stripped their mountains for firewood to stay alive & warm in the winter.

I saw the tunnels the Norks dug under S Korean sovereign territory before the S Koreans flooded them each time the S discovered one.

The South even took one of these tunnel cases to the UN.  The Norks said it was the SOUTH digging those tunnels...  But, the S Koreans were ready for their BS, they showed how it was impossible for the dynamite holes to have been dug from the south at the head of each tunnel...  Ha ha, lyin' SOBs.  You think OUR government lies?  Read The Orphan Master's Son (a recent fiction bestseller, but they author did his homework, including GOING THERE).

NO ONE who complains about America ever seems to want to go to live in Cuba, Somalia, Iran and the other wonderful places described as "not under ZIONIST control".  N Korea is 20 times worse than any of the immediate above except perhaps Somalia.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 02:22 | 4607228 Joenobody12
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The Chinese would love to wipe out N.Korea if not for the fact that the US is stationed in S.Korea. The fat boy in N.Korea, his father and grand father all treat China as the enemy. They even hang big banners at the front door of their military school proclaiming " China is our enemy ". 

N.Korean civilians conitnues to suffer as long as the US continues to station its troops in S.Korea and Japan. ICBM only take 6 minutes to fly from the US to China. What is wrong with the US paranoid assholes. 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:14 | 4606245 Latina Lover
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As many as necessary. Also expect to have Gold hit.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:39 | 4606342 EatYourCornTake...
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I guess Putin didnt read how the first cold war ended and why. Enjoy spending all of that non existant GDP growth Vlad.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:51 | 4606563 loonyleft
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GDP 'growth' .... tee hee hee. that's a good one..... GDP 'growth'.. .stop, my gut hurts from laughing...... 17 trillion dollar economy of ipads, mc burgers, and hairdo's....

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:07 | 4606228 tradingdaze
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If this is the end of the world, I'd better get short.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:09 | 4606233 McMolotov
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If this is the end of the world, I'd better get drunk and laid.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:20 | 4606262 Deathrips
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Working on both...myself.

 

Not by myself...whatever. Bartender bring me another.!!

 

RIPS

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:47 | 4606369 knukles
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As a kid I got a hand job on my first date.  The girl was a no show.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:51 | 4606381 DoChenRollingBearing
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Best comment of the weekend?

LOLOLOL...   !!!

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:54 | 4606389 LetThemEatRand
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Classic.  Nice one.  You get no respect.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:06 | 4606429 Cognitive Dissonance
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LOL

And now we know why she was a no show. Your reputation preceded you. :)

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:10 | 4606437 nightshiftsucks
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knukles AKA "sticky fingers"

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:11 | 4606443 LetThemEatRand
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sticky knukles.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:26 | 4606483 krispkritter
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Was her name Rosy Palm?  Funny, one of the terms for handjob I've heard is doing the 'knuckle shuffle' or in this case 'Knuckles shuffle'.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:32 | 4606502 nightshiftsucks
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Come on guys,every handjob joke gets a thumbs up from me.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:15 | 4606622 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Her name was Fistina!

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:47 | 4607050 Oliver Klozoff
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.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:32 | 4606314 navy62802
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If this is the end of the world, I hope they do me a favor and drop a 90 megaton monstrosity directly overhead. I don't want to be around for the aftermath of this one.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:08 | 4606432 nightshiftsucks
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I want to be around long enough to say "see I told you so "

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:09 | 4606434 agent default
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If this is the end of the world you want to be long.  An extinction level event will be worth at least 600 points on the S&P, Treasury yields going negative, and gold crashing to -$1250/oz.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:11 | 4606441 dobermangang
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Is it time to go long on Potassium iodide? 

 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:20 | 4606265 ebworthen
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I don't speak French, but is that "10 reasons to get laid this weekend"?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:48 | 4606371 knukles
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No, it says "10 reasons to bathe properly this week"

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:53 | 4606386 DoChenRollingBearing
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knukles is on a roll today.  Let nothing nor anyone stop him.  Remember Germany bombing Pearl Harbor!

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:02 | 4606418 Sudden Debt
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French chicks always play ihard to get.
If you don't spike their drinks you ain't getting anything!

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:27 | 4606486 nightshiftsucks
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Is that really true ? I use to manage a sandwich shop in east San Jose,a couple of the guys went to Europe and one of them brought home a hot French woman who was a nurse.The one guy Thane said she was a bitch but as luck has it as my wife was giving birth and here's this beautiful french nurse in east San Jose,sure enough it was Marks wife.Now I normally don't judge guys but I didn't think Mark had it and lo and behold was this beautiful,nice French women,and I'm still fucking jealous 16 years later.......don't mind me,Im fucked up hahahah

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:13 | 4606242 kaiserhoff
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Would someone please make sure that they have the correct coordinates for DC, New York, and Deetroit?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:05 | 4606605 post turtle saver
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we added Sacramento and LA to that list... just to be sure

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:14 | 4606767 jerry_theking_lawler
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Why those places?? I thought they wanted to inflict damage...not upgrade us?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:37 | 4606816 kaiserhoff
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Shhhhh!

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:14 | 4606246 Cattender
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meanwhile back in the USSA Obumba is doing WHAT exactly????

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:17 | 4606253 kaiserhoff
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Cheating on his golf score.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:34 | 4606325 krispkritter
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I'm just hoping he doesn't get the garage door opener and the Launch buttons confused.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:45 | 4606349 LetThemEatRand
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11111, right?  Just remember, Michelle, not to hit the hyperdrive on the way into the garage.   Why isn't the door opening?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:15 | 4606247 optimator
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Putin a few miles on those road mobile ICBM to keep the batterie up?  Hard to keep track of them when they're moving around.  Silos are easier to keep track of.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:50 | 4606377 knukles
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Since Ft Knox is empty and the military officer ranks are being purged, how do we know if the silos are still full?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:59 | 4606579 Uncle Remus
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And if so, with what?

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:50 | 4607143 NickVegas
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tungsten

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:16 | 4606248 LetThemEatRand
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I remember in 1982 or so sitting lakeside at a campfire in northern Michigan with my girlfriend of the time, looking up at the stars on a perfect night and talking about whether someone would push the button (yes, I sucked even as a young lad, but her mom was inside the cabin so what do you do).  I recall believing quite firmly at the time that someone would.   Eventually.  I'm not sure I believe that this military exercise is anything more than propaganda by Putin, but there are only a few guys who know. 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:21 | 4606270 Winston Churchill
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US military doctrine since 2010 calls for a first strike against Russia.

Makes you wonder what else Russian intelligence is picking up apart

Nuland ans Ashcrofts conversations.

Anybody know what defcon we are at ?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:35 | 4606328 Dickweed Wang
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Defcon 3 - it's the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:36 | 4606332 LetThemEatRand
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No shit.  Where did you learn this?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:00 | 4606407 LetThemEatRand
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I love the google-pretend-its-your-mouse function.  It's like changing hands.  Says Defcon 5 (no threat).  

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:22 | 4606475 lakecity55
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For Reggie and Bath House, it's "Defcon 69."

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:51 | 4606561 ramacers
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problem is, barry and reggie will be safely ensconced in the underground mountain bunker.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 08:27 | 4607435 Adahy
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Brokeback mountain bunker.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 14:35 | 4608076 Cornholiovanderbilt
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Underground 'Mounting' bunker.
(fixed for ya)

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:10 | 4606439 Balanced Integer
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Take an ExLax, cuz you're full of shit.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:45 | 4606363 disabledvet
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Defcom Truxton.

This thing looks more like a slugfest by the hour.
"Church on Sunday...World War Three on Monday."

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:00 | 4606586 Uncle Remus
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Not to be confused with the Pucker Factor.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:26 | 4606285 kaiserhoff
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Strange, is it not, that so much depends on Putin not being an idiot, or at least less of one than Barry?

It is not in Putin's interest to roll across the border.  Chaos and civil war in Ukraine will do the heavy lifting for him, with far less risk and collateral damage.  But does that influence his calculations, and how much?

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:34 | 4606305 LetThemEatRand
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Putin is no idiot, but he's former KGB and my guess is that he sees himself in the manner he portrays in the media (shirt off, wrestling a lion).  My other guess is that he's calling the bluff of the bankers who control the West.  Oh, and Obama, their mouthpiece.  What we don't know is whether the bankers are bluffing.  They tend to be complete pussies when pushed into a corner, but they are also sociopaths who want to win at all costs and if they believe they can personally survive, they may not be bluffing.  It kind of makes sense that Putin is telling them they will get their own noses bloody, because sociopath bankers like all bullies don't want to experience pain.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:37 | 4606333 kaiserhoff
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Good point.  Putin thinks about what Barry would do.  Barry would throw a hissy fit, and do nothing.

But what would the Ukrainians do?  If I were a crusty sergeant on that side, I might take a few old morters, some empty canisters, whip up some mustard gas, and give the Rooskies a rash of shit.

Escalation could go ballistic.

 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:43 | 4606354 LetThemEatRand
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Do the Ukrainians have access to nukes or did Putin take them all home?  Curious.  

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:51 | 4606376 ebworthen
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I recall they de-nuked back in the early 90's when they claimed independence.

Supposedly sent them all back to Russia to be dismantled.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Ukraine

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:50 | 4606378 kaiserhoff
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They gave them all up, supposedly, in the deal for independence when the wall came down.  At one time, they had the third largest arsenal of nukes in the world. 

That said, I've never believed any government that wanted a few would have any problem getting them.  It is, after all, an old technology.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:55 | 4606393 knukles
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Vlad, please don't invade anybody... Krugman'll get all excited and write some more fucked up articles.
Please....

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:02 | 4606413 LetThemEatRand
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Didn't that blonde chick who is still pretending to have a back injury say she was going to nuke everyone?  Makes you wonder.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:17 | 4606458 lakecity55
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"Supposedly?"

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:32 | 4606503 kaiserhoff
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The little I know is very old, but there are, in fact, suit case bombs, which would not be easy to find or detect.  Russian accounting was never very good, and there were lots of unpaid military personnel around at the end of the old Soviet era.  They also had most of the Naval stuff, or access to it, so yeah, it's not easy to know what a few officers decided to keep.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 23:28 | 4607038 knukles
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There are suitcase deals missing form both the US and old Soviet arsenals.
The US incident was documented from a bunker in Germany when radiation leaks caused inspections and Viola!
Long, long time ago...

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:45 | 4606833 americanspirit
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It would be interesting if Russia were to release some of their targeting into for their ICMBs showing that they were targeting every one of the hidey holes of rich assholes. Not a very long list - maybe 50 nukes would do it. Let's start with Jackson Hole & Aspen (gotta get Cheney) and then move on to the Caymans, Cayafete, the Hamptons, Monaco, etc. Russia could do the world a major favor by ensuring that none of these rich assholes, or their spawn, survived the first strike. Of course we all know that DC, NY, London, Los Angeles, Dallas etc would be on the list - but I would love to know that all the "safe" bugouts were also slated for incineration. Might give some folks a moment's pause.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 06:08 | 4607333 August
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Great idea, but it does make me feel sorry for the Swiss.  After all, they only wanted to be left alone, and get rich off of the evil, fear and stupidity of others.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:38 | 4606339 rtalcott
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Totally agree...MUCH depends on Putin NOT being an idiot...and he is not...but the real problem is barry/usOFa being incredible idiots..barry & the boyz may push this thing past where the outcome is anyhting but shooting...as long as it stays conventional no problem...BUT...if NATO feels the need to toss a tactical nuke it goes strategic quickly...

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:45 | 4606362 chubbar
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You've got your girlfriend out in the woods with a camp fire, alone, and you are talking about nuclear war? Bet you wish you had a do-over on that conversation. Youth is wasted on the young.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:01 | 4606739 Calmyourself
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He/she is a bot..

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:15 | 4606449 lakecity55
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Shit, I can remember back in early 1914 having a picnic with my girl on the heath and talking about the buildup of the German Fleet.

"Chales, there are so many Germans in Scotland, near Scapa Flow...."
"Let's forget about it today, my dear."

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:20 | 4606251 dumbStruck
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A vison of ten thousand soldiers wrapped in white sheets walking slowly towards the graveyard popped into my head when I saw the part about preparing for nuclear war.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 14:03 | 4608004 Loose Caboose
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You mean civilians wrapped in white sheets. 

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:17 | 4606256 ebworthen
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Kind of like moving your Queen around on the back of the chess board; it doesn't mean she's coming out, but it makes your opponent think.

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:11 | 4606442 lakecity55
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Right now, the White King is beating the shit out of the Black Queen.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:00 | 4607080 Oliver Klozoff
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LOL

Sorry DoChen, this is best comment of the week!

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 00:24 | 4607111 DoChenRollingBearing
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Both are excellent!

GREAT name by the way...

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