Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat


* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Let's Make One Point Clear About Nuclear Weapons

There has been some discussion by Some Very Serious People as to whether or not Putin will use nuclear weapons, including maybe nuking weapons assembly points in Poland or Romania.

Let's be clear on one thing: Nuclear weapons strategy is probably one of the simplest concepts around. it comes down to this:

If You Nuke Us, We Will Nuke You.


There is no nuance to be had in that. Peace between the superpowers has rested on that concept since the Soviet Union acquired nuclear weapons.

Those who don't comprehend that, who don't undertand that, should not be allowed to handle sharp objects.

The problem is that there is no bright line between "tactical nuclear weapons" and "strategic nuclear weapons". What is tactical to one side is strategic to another, and, also keep in mind, in the current brouhaha in Europe, there are at least three Western nations with nuclear weapons.

As I said a month or so ago, Admiral Painter had it right:



If the Russians use a nuclear weapon, the time left to enjoy civilization may well be measured in hours.

"This business will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it."

6 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Also, you can never have too much water in a nuclear reactor

Eck! said...

WAR Games:

Joshua/WOPR:
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?


Eck!

Ten Bears said...

As of 3:33 3.17.'22 The Doomsday Clock is still set to 100 minutes to midnight ...

Spud said...

Until you turn control over to narcissistic dudes like Putin or Trump. They would just as soon end the whole world than lose their power position. Kill the individuals and punish them . This thing of asshats Ego's sending young folks off to war needs to stop. Building up vast amounts of military hardware will never make it so.

Comrade Misfit said...

Ten Bears, I think it's 100 seconds, which is the closest it's ever been. It was at 17 minutes thirty years ago, the furthest away it's ever been.

Ten Bears said...

Yes, 100 seconds. I checked, twice now, still 100 seconds.

I find that disturbing ... like plans for the leader of the free world to attend a conference about in a city a rock's-toss from a nuclear power exercising Nixon's maniac foreign policy protocols. It's like maybe somebody(s) not taking this as seriously as the rest of us.

Or maybe there's something else going on ...