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February 25, 2013

You think it’s bad now? Remember the Cold War…

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Arnold Bogis on February 25, 2013

It’s popular to think that we live in extremely dangerous times. ┬áMother Nature seems angrier than in the past — whether due to global climate change or just the random desire to chuck space rocks at us — and man-made threats keep proliferating.

Al Qaeda has established itself seemingly everywhere (at least, anywhere at least one self-described member raises a flag and immediately is welcomed onto the drone target list), our ambassadors are vulnerable and our military unable to react to events anywhere immediately, and small countries lacking ICBMs are slowly taking steps to join the other eight established nuclear powers.

At home our economy is slowly recovering from the worst recession in recent memory (though it is recovering faster than other developed nations) and our citizens are no longer the sturdy frontiersmen of our past but needy supplicants of an ever growing federal government. [Please note the sarcastic tone...]

However, Tom Nichols of the Naval War College (along with Jim Walsh of MIT and others) reminds us that we faced some seriously crazy, apocalyptic stuff during our confrontation with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. ┬áSuch as the “Dead Hand,” a computer that was programmed to launch the entire Soviet nuclear arsenal if it ascertained that an American first strike had decapitated leadership in Moscow.

You can’t make this stuff up:

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3 Comments »

Comment by William R. Cumming

February 26, 2013 @ 1:15 am

Some thought “Dr. Strangelove” was a documentary! Perhaps it was!
The US must renounce first use of nuclear weapons!

Comment by Christopher Tingus

February 27, 2013 @ 12:14 am

Oh, the road which follows will be telling as the head is weak and the faint hearted blinded by this ever imposing government which will further weaken our heart and the short lived recovery for a few, especially the banks and Barry Obama’s pals, well, whether Democrat or Republican, your deviousness and manipulated mannerisms so divisive and so, so partisan will be the demise of what was once a great nation and no longer….

With a WH and now a Secretary of Defense and so many others of this WH administration who are so condescending to Israel and hate Israel and our Hebrew brethren, your lack of repentence and understanding why We as a Judeo-Christian nation which until this WH has been so Blessed, will suffer dire consequences as continued higher unemployment and inflation at the grocery store and at the pump with more job losses to follow and more printing of federal reserve notes will all contribute to our ultimate demise for a Democracy must have a strong arsenal and a strong character and this Chicago city street slicker and his wife who displays her moving hips in dance form on late night television, well, w/all intent in pledge to Hussein Obama, Bill Ayers, the Rev Wright and so many other socialists and marxists, as Homeland Security begins to let illegal immigrants out of prison because of supposed cuts to its budget and we hear that this WH is dropping leaflets to the Mexicans telling them how they can come to the US and collect food stamps and other, we are a failed nation and a populace who has little Respect for our grand history and achievements and reach to the oppressed in far distant shore, yet no longer for now we must strive to address the poverty of so many here on “Main Street USA’ which has begun to plague many families with inflation at the grocery store, the pump and the lack of job or pay raise!

God Bless this once great nation where we never left anyone behind as we did at the “Benghazi Massacre” indifferent to the pleas for help and the lack of transparency….We are a nation with a sick head and a faint heart!

Comment by Antony

March 25, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

I don’t think so

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