The Doomsday devices and M.A.D.

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Fools! You keep confusing metal bombs with the real threat

Spent fuel rods
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Bonus points to anyone who knows where “metal bombs” comes from


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Or this classic:

https://columbusneon.blogspot.com/2016/ ... umbus.html

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Lawless

https://web.archive.org/web/20081211170 ... hdidy.com/
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Line from the cover of a ZAP comix by Crumb

http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2013/07 ... 0.html?m=1
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If you don’t know by now I’m not going to tell you
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The Bush administration approached Russia with the idea of moving away from MAD to a different nuclear policy of total weaponry escalation. Russia has thus far been rather unreceptive to these approaches largely out of fear that a different defense posture would be more advantageous to the United States than to Russia.

Some argue that MAD was abandoned on 25 July 1980 when US President Jimmy Carter adopted the countervailing strategy in Presidential Directive 59. From this date US policy was to win a nuclear war. The planned response to a Soviet attack was no longer to bomb Russian cities and assure their destruction. American nuclear weapons were first to kill the Soviet leadership, then attack military targets, in the hope of a Russian surrender before total destruction of the USSR (and the USA). This policy was further developed by President Ronald Reagan with the announcement of the Strategic Defense Initiative (aka Star Wars), aimed at destroying Russian missiles before they reached the US. If SDI had been operational it would have undermined the "assured destruction" required for MAD.

The Bush administration proposed the use of small nuclear weapons to be used against terrorists living in caves, as preventive measure. The implication is, that nobody would militarily object this preventive usage, as the US feel themselves the only power with both nuclear weapons and strong world policy ambitions.

August 2003


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Twenty years later ....


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_as ... estruction

(article is so extensive, rambling and complicated, no quote can possibly be used in a discussion of MAD)
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Best to make sure you cut them first.

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Doctor X wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 5:58 am Best to make sure you cut them first.

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Funny. I think it was a Danish breakfast show where "purveyor of teh deadlyz" was going to chop coconuts in half to break world stupid record.. Unfortunately the twat used the wrong coconuts.



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Is that the Tae Kwon Dislocated Wrist technique?
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I always, always, caution that if "it" worked, boxers with multi-million purses at stake would do "it."

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You are ignoring the clean neutron bombs
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So . . . important safety tip: do not run your rocket sled into a missile.

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When the Japanese leaders realized how dangerous reactors actually are

They shut them all down
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There is a curious overlap between people who think reactors are safe, but CO2 will kill everyone

Or one could simplify it, and say that these people are useful idiots
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robinson wrote: Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:04 pm Any country with working reactors

And

Spent fuel sitting next to them

Especially 20 or 30 years worth of fuel

Already has a doomsday device

Nobody dares to bomb that country, not even a little

You can’t destroy the power grid

You really don’t want to bomb a dam

You can’t even risk fucking up anything

To invade you would have to not only take over all the reactor sites first, you would then have to make sure nobody in the country does anything to retaliate against your attack

Because that might fuck up the system as well

And if you bring down the system so that the reactors aren’t safe, just one disaster at a nuclear site means a cascade of horror is unleashed

The system has to be working to be able to quickly respond before things go out of control

All of it has to be working

Roads, power grids, skilled workers, communications, Air Force, water supply, medical, measurements and logistics

Nuclear power plants are doomsday devices

Old fashion wars stopped when nuclear power arrived, for any country with nuclear reactors

And for good reasons

I’m gonna have to say I was sort of wrong on this one


But then who could imagine the goddamn Russians are actually insane