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December 11, 2013

How the Nuclear/Conventional War Worm Has Turned

Filed under: History,Military,Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 7:32 pm

Back in the darkest days of the Cold War, the most frightening doomsday scenario was the the US would be forced to go nuclear because NATO forces would be overwhelmed by a conventional Soviet attack through the Fulda Gap.

Oh, how the worm has turned.

Now, the Russians are threatening that they will go nuclear in response to a US conventional attack.  There is something of a difference.  In the Cold War, the threat to NATO forces came primarily from massed Warsaw Pact armor.  Today, it is precision strike conventional weapons that give the Russians nightmares.  But just as the American fears in the 70s and early-80s were a confession of weakness in a major military category, the Russian fears today are a confession of their abject weakness in several major military categories.

Of course, given the source perhaps it is wise not to take this threat too seriously.  For the source is Rogozin.  You know, Rogozin the Ridiculous.

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  1. Do you know if he finished his global defence system to protect mankind from celestial collision armageddon? He is a regular Buck Rogers that guy.

    Comment by pahoben — December 13, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

  2. @pahoben. He’s working on it! The Third Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know.

    What a f*cking lunatic he is.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — December 13, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

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