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Post Reply The threat of nuclear war is greater than ever
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Posted 7/13/15 , edited 7/13/15
So... who is up to some Red Alter 3 matches?
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luckystax wrote:

Nuclear War will never happen, because if one side fires missiles, then the entire world is dead because every one says screw it, we're dead already and fires there own. That's why it never happened in the Cold War, and that's why it won't happen now.


I also don't think people realize why so many have nuclear weapons so no one will use theirs.
The only time I saw people really worry about this was when Isis said they were getting a nuclear weapon.
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luckystax wrote:

Nuclear War will never happen, because if one side fires missiles, then the entire world is dead because every one says screw it, we're dead already and fires there own. That's why it never happened in the Cold War, and that's why it won't happen now.


I also don't think people realize why so many have nuclear weapons so no one will use theirs.
The only time I saw people really worry about this was when Isis said they were getting a nuclear weapon.


...Except when someone like Putin is put in charge, in which case everything has been tried and literally _nothing_ worked. Putin is not rational; He would use nukes because he thinks a nuclear war is winnable. He was ready to use it during the Crimea invasion, why would he think twice using it in a Baltic war?
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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/14/15
I doubt it. the closer it gets to midnight, the more the world leaders feel like they can't hide behind their soldiers and use diplomacy as if their lives depended on it and not just other people's.


nanikore2 wrote:
...Except when someone like Putin is put in charge, in which case everything has been tried and literally _nothing_ worked. Putin is not rational; He would use nukes because he thinks a nuclear war is winnable. He was ready to use it during the Crimea invasion, why would he think twice using it in a Baltic war?


I'm pretty sure it's an image things with Putin, aggressive people are the most insecure.
Posted 7/14/15
The cold war tells us such things can't be known. Such speculation can endure for decades. It's justifiable paranoia, that WMDs in the hands of those whom we don't trust. I doubt it due to the concept of mutually assured destruction and whoever uses nukes would probablyge t vaporized
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nanikore2 wrote:


Kerst wrote:


luckystax wrote:

Nuclear War will never happen, because if one side fires missiles, then the entire world is dead because every one says screw it, we're dead already and fires there own. That's why it never happened in the Cold War, and that's why it won't happen now.


I also don't think people realize why so many have nuclear weapons so no one will use theirs.
The only time I saw people really worry about this was when Isis said they were getting a nuclear weapon.


...Except when someone like Putin is put in charge, in which case everything has been tried and literally _nothing_ worked. Putin is not rational; He would use nukes because he thinks a nuclear war is winnable. He was ready to use it during the Crimea invasion, why would he think twice using it in a Baltic war?


Yes, but if he was ever pushing for this, there would be a coup because there is at least someone rational somewhere in Russia with a will to live.
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No ones going to fire nuclear missiles at eachother, due to M.A.D or Mutually Assured Destruction since 1 nuclear bomb getting shot would cause a chain reaction of others getting shot so like the cold war, theres just going to be the 'threat' but not an actual firing
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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/14/15

IngramIV wrote:

So... who is up to some Red Alter 3 matches?


RA2 was the best. Especially if you had that editing program (forget the name) and the custom map maker. Ah, building 20+ Cloning Vats and making Conscripts cost 5 resources with 1 second build time...making super powerful Apocalypse tanks with more range than defensive structures, ridiculous attack speed, and more HP than Construction Yards....those were the days. EA sort of ruined RA3 (RA2/Yuri's Revenge was funner) and made Tiberium Wars/Kane's Wrath crap compared to Tiberian Sun/Firestorm. I wish Westwood was back in action.

Anyway, I think most nations may be more inclined to use nukes as a deterrence rather than as a first-strike weapon. Not many countries nowadays are silly enough to think that another country with nuclear weapons won't use one against them in retaliation to the first. Although it is pretty scary to think about what could happen if everyone decides to launch missiles, this is probably not a very likely scenario. At least I hope it isn't. We may never know until they start being launched...
Posted 7/14/15


Unless you're gonna turn back time, you might as well get used to these.
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Nuclear War is impossible. We'll have another Ice Age before Nuclear War is possible. But I don't care because I'll be watching my anime.
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Guess the star wars program is going to be jump started once again then...
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Can the duck and cover warnings be far behind. During the Cuban missile crisis school children were being taught to hide under their desk and other unlikely methods to survive the impending nuclear strike.
So until the kids are under desks don't worry and if it happens lie in a ditch.
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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/14/15

nanikore2 wrote:Putin is not rational


He seems pretty rational, even if he does a lot of stuff we may not like. Have you been hoodwinked by some mindless propaganda into believing otherwise?
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luckystax wrote:

Yes, but if he was ever pushing for this, there would be a coup because there is at least someone rational somewhere in Russia with a will to live.


Somehow I don't like the chances of that, because even his legitimate objectors "mysteriously" get killed. Right in broad daylight, and in someplace really public like near the Kremlin no less. The thing is, his military policy has public support because of the kind of mentality I've described in one of my early replies: Russia having a need to stand up to perceived Western aggression in the form of NATO expanding to Russian borders... Kind of like if Cuba and Mexico become part of the Warsaw Pact and started pointing Russian-supplied missiles at the U.S.
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LadyofAshes wrote:

The cold war tells us such things can't be known. Such speculation can endure for decades. It's justifiable paranoia, that WMDs in the hands of those whom we don't trust. I doubt it due to the concept of mutually assured destruction and whoever uses nukes would probablyge t vaporized


...Except Putin is operating on the concept of a "limited nuclear war", one which he thinks Russia could "win".


Kavalion wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:Putin is not rational


He seems pretty rational, even if he does a lot of stuff we may not like. Have you been hoodwinked by some mindless propaganda into believing otherwise?


Are you sure a "winnable nuclear war" is a rational policy?
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