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Russia vs America. World war 3 feels closer every couple months. What do you think? is the media overeating or should I spend all my money on a bomb shelter :p
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Russia vs America. World war 3 feels closer every couple months. What do you think? is the media overeating or should I spend all my money on a bomb shelter :p


It's nothing but hot air. Putin is trying to influence the US election.
#5
putin's waaaaay too smart to start ww3
imo only way ww3's gonna happen is if north korea decides to shoot itself in the foot
¯\_()_/¯
#8
war has changed
ggg1 ggg2 ggg2 ggg2 ggg2 ggg2 ggg2 ggg2 ggg3

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#9
As if Russia would ever be dumb enough to directly engage the US.
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putin's waaaaay too smart to start ww3
imo only way ww3's gonna happen is if north korea decides to shoot itself in the foot
This, because if North Korea tries to shoot itself in the foot, it'll miss, hit South Korea and then all hell will break loose.
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#17
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Einstein
#18
We might get Cold War II but not WW3.
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We might get Cold War II but not WW3.
Coming to a world near you next spring, Cold War II - The Chillaxening.
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This, because if North Korea tries to shoot itself in the foot, it'll miss, hit South Korea and then all hell will break loose.

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#23
There will never be WW3. People are too interconnected through modern technology. Fight me.
It was my privilege
#24
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war has changed


war has changed > war never changes

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#25
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There will never be WW3. People are too interconnected through modern technology. Fight me.
You just declared WW3, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuddy.
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#26
There has only been about a total of 15 or so years since nukes were invented that we weren't about to be at war with Russia.
In the 80s anyday nuclear war was going to breakout.
The 50s and most of the 60s Russia was a huge boogeyman
#27
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And so WW3 continues in it's 6th decade. The people vs. the media.
#29
I guess they are trying to give Muslims a break as the monsters that will kill Americans.
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Våd Hamster
The people run the media. It's really just people vs themselves like any other species on the planet. We haven't broken free of the bad habits that will set us aside from our past and push us into a brighter future. The most advanced civilization could not exist if it fought battles within itself. Any advanced civilization will be peaceful people. The only way to reach that level is to work as a team. The people with money and power aren't smart enough to accomplish anything on their own. They need what they want to feel superior to more than anyone needs them. The scientists rule the world, bound by chains.
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Våd Hamster
The people run the media. It's really just people vs themselves like any other species on the planet. We haven't broken free of the bad habits that will set us aside from our past and push us into a brighter future. The most advanced civilization could not exist if it fought battles within itself. Any advanced civilization will be peaceful people. The only way to reach that level is to work as a team. The people with money and power aren't smart enough to accomplish anything on their own. They need what they want to feel superior to more than anyone needs them. The scientists rule the world, bound by chains.
No, they don't.

The media run an awful lot of the people though.
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#33
People are easily influenced. They don't think for themselves. Like a fluffy animal made of cotton... A sherp? Shirt? Ah yes, like sheep. No amount of media should influence your opinion in the way that you are not believing in the truth.
#34
I don't mean to be excessively cynical, but I think the most satisfying answer to the question "why haven't we discovered life in outer space?" is that the moment a civilization becomes sufficiently intelligent, it'll develop and use nuclear weapons before perfecting space travel, and most likely destroy itself by extension.

I mean, we've done the first, soooo...
#35
I disagree and here's why. We've only searched a very very very very very small portion of just the universe. In fact, the universe is so big, the boundary of just the speed of light times the number of years the universe has existed isn't even how big it is. Grains of sand on the entire PLANET isn't even how many stars there are.

In fact, we haven't even been able to search objects in OUR OWN solar system for life. There's ice on Europa. In fact... If you think about it, radio and TV have only been sendin out signals for so many years, that means we haven't even ha time to reach anything that far away. 100 light years is nothing. Especially when you think how long it would take to send a signal back.

If you think about how smart we are compared to the next intelligent species on earth, like a chimp that can do sign language, and compare that to how smart an alien civilization would be compared to our smartest human? Why would they even bother with our planet? What do we have to show as a whole, not as individuals.
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People are easily influenced. They don't think for themselves. Like a fluffy animal made of cotton... A sherp? Shirt? Ah yes, like sheep. No amount of media should influence your opinion in the way that you are not believing in the truth.
What truth?

If only 2 people witness a thing, there are 3 truths. One from each witness, and what actually happened.
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#38
do any of you saying so actually believe it would require a direct attack from Russia on the United States to kick off WW3?

if the Russians (and China) did to the US what the US is doing around them it'd probably all be over already.

if not for some common sense and humanity from a few individuals combined with good old fashioned dumb luck we probably wouldn't be here discussing this anyway.

The Black Swan We Can Never See

Let us turn to the other (and traditional) concern of the atomic scientists who adjust the Doomsday Clock: nuclear weapons. The current threat of nuclear war amply justifies their January 2015 decision to advance the clock two minutes toward midnight. What has happened since reveals the growing threat even more clearly, a matter that elicits insufficient concern, in my opinion.

The last time the Doomsday Clock reached three minutes before midnight was in 1983, at the time of the Able Archer exercises of the Reagan administration; these exercises simulated attacks on the Soviet Union to test their defense systems. Recently released Russian archives reveal that the Russians were deeply concerned by the operations and were preparing to respond, which would have meant, simply: The End.

We have learned more about these rash and reckless exercises, and about how close the world was to disaster, from U.S. military and intelligence analyst Melvin Goodman, who was CIA division chief and senior analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs at the time. “In addition to the Able Archer mobilization exercise that alarmed the Kremlin,” Goodman writes, “the Reagan administration authorized unusually aggressive military exercises near the Soviet border that, in some cases, violated Soviet territorial sovereignty. The Pentagon’s risky measures included sending U.S. strategic bombers over the North Pole to test Soviet radar, and naval exercises in wartime approaches to the USSR where U.S. warships had previously not entered. Additional secret operations simulated surprise naval attacks on Soviet targets.”

We now know that the world was saved from likely nuclear destruction in those frightening days by the decision of a Russian officer, Stanislav Petrov, not to transmit to higher authorities the report of automated detection systems that the USSR was under missile attack. Accordingly, Petrov takes his place alongside Russian submarine commander Vasili Arkhipov, who, at a dangerous moment of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, refused to authorize the launching of nuclear torpedoes when the subs were under attack by U.S. destroyers enforcing a quarantine.

Other recently revealed examples enrich the already frightening record. Nuclear security expert Bruce Blair reports that “the closest the U.S. came to an inadvertent strategic launch decision by the President happened in 1979, when a NORAD early warning training tape depicting a full-scale Soviet strategic strike inadvertently coursed through the actual early warning network. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski was called twice in the night and told the U.S. was under attack, and he was just picking up the phone to persuade President Carter that a full-scale response needed to be authorized right away, when a third call told him it was a false alarm.”

This newly revealed example brings to mind a critical incident of 1995, when the trajectory of a U.S.-Norwegian rocket carrying scientific equipment resembled the path of a nuclear missile. This elicited Russian concerns that quickly reached President Boris Yeltsin, who had to decide whether to launch a nuclear strike.

Blair adds other examples from his own experience. In one case, at the time of the 1967 Middle East war, “a carrier nuclear-aircraft crew was sent an actual attack order instead of an exercise/training nuclear order.” A few years later, in the early 1970s, the Strategic Air Command in Omaha “retransmitted an exercise… launch order as an actual real-world launch order.” In both cases code checks had failed; human intervention prevented the launch. “But you get the drift here,” Blair adds. “It just wasn’t that rare for these kinds of snafus to occur.”

Blair made these comments in reaction to a report by airman John Bordne that has only recently been cleared by the U.S. Air Force. Bordne was serving on the U.S. military base in Okinawa in October 1962, at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and a moment of serious tensions in Asia as well. The U.S. nuclear alert system had been raised to DEFCON 2, one level below DEFCON 1, when nuclear missiles can be launched immediately. At the peak of the crisis, on October 28th, a missile crew received authorization to launch its nuclear missiles, in error. They decided not to, averting likely nuclear war and joining Petrov and Arkhipov in the pantheon of men who decided to disobey protocol and thereby saved the world.

As Blair observed, such incidents are not uncommon. One recent expert study found dozens of false alarms every year during the period reviewed, 1977 to 1983; the study concluded that the range is 43 to 255 per year. The author of the study, Seth Baum, summarizes with appropriate words: “Nuclear war is the black swan we can never see, except in that brief moment when it is killing us. We delay eliminating the risk at our own peril. Now is the time to address the threat, because now we are still alive.”

These reports, like those in Eric Schlosser’s book Command and Control, keep mostly to U.S. systems. The Russian ones are doubtless much more error-prone. That is not to mention the extreme danger posed by the systems of others, notably Pakistan.

https://chomsky.info/06122016/

well worth further researching some of those events I can tell you.
#39
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Einstein


ftfy
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I swear this guy in particular writes for the telegraph or some shit.

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#40
I for one can remember the cold war. It felt like it was close that it all just broke out. Living in Denmark, between America and Russia, was terrifying. Every day we saw a big plane we assumed the war to start.

I think it feels safer today to be honest. But never ever in europes history has it gone this far without a war so...
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