U.S Were A Switch Away From Nuking Themselves[Pic+

Submitted by: FredSpudman 3 years ago Tech

Newly released information on nuclear incident in 1961
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Male 14,332
[quote]they`d wait till a moment of high tension and nuke Thule Air Base [/quote]

ROFL!! You think if they got their hands on something that crazy they`d be able to contain themselves and not try to hit Israel and instead travel to Greenland...WHEW!
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Male 5,609
"...can`t keep themselves safe..."
Other nations are not flying them around, 24/7.
Normal people are, you know, afraid of them...
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Male 653
@3002-3038 The release of the information that three out of four safety features failed is new. We all know that the U.S had a penchant for accidentally throwing nukes around like confetti, but not how incredibly close something world changing happened from that.
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Male 5,874
It would not have been that much of a problem to the well prepared. The public were easily able to protect themselves from nuclear blasts by hiding under a suitable desk or table.

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Female 631
this isn`t anything new..
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Male 13,624
@whodat6484
Jeebus thats a tad concerning
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Male 14,778
PS, imagine Pakistan. If the Americans can`t keep themselves safe, Imagine Pakistan. Imagine how easy it`d be for the Taliban to get one and nuke a city. Or, if they were really clever, they`d wait till a moment of high tension and nuke Thule Air Base
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Male 14,778
I`ve just finished reading Command and Control. Almost every couple of years there`s been a near nuke incudent.
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Male 560
@Fwoggie2 The Guardian is attention seeking BS
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Male 143
I wouldn`t exist if it went off. That`s where my mother grew up.
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Male 653
"Today if that happened I bet it would be:

*flip coin of random oil-containing countries and blame them*" Well, the United States is an oil containing country, so the coin might be the way to go...
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Male 2,390
It would have only helped the area. Believe me, I know.
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Male 7,775
`Oops, sorry `bout that`.
`Friendly fire? No problem then`.
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Male 2,586
Today if that happened I bet it would be:

*flip coin of random oil-containing countries and blame them*
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Male 653
@richanddead I knew about the Spanish one, but the point is the North Carolina one almost actually detonated.
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Male 38,035

Old news is old. Anyone over 45 knows what it was like growing up knowing you`d see The Bomb go off in your town. Didn`t happen, but we still grew up under the fear of it.
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Male 3,992
@FredSpudman:
You forget we dropped 4 of the same kind of H-bomb on you guys, one bomb disintegrated and released seven pounds of plutonium were splattered over 558 acres of Palomares, forcing an $80 million clean up by the United States.

Clinton also lost the football for a few minutes and lost the codes for several months.

The Russians lost dozens of bombs but they don`t like to talk about that, unless they need help getting them back.


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Male 1,803
It`s nice to still have a decent quality newspaper such as the Guardian, digging up stuff like this. Unlike almost all the others.

Thing is, 20MT would have severely f***ed up a hell of a big area. You can find out how much by using this: http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

Then there`s the fall out - the prevailing winds would have carried it over all of the major NE Seaboard - Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, Boston, etc etc..

(Assuming the US didn`t check the facts first and instead simply launched everything at Russia starting WWIII).

Still, we were all saved by a cheap faulty electrical switch eh, so that`s fine then.
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Male 653
Link: U.S Were A Switch Away From Nuking Themselves[Pic+ [Rate Link] - Newly released information on nuclear incident in 1961
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