If Russia is the resistance to the US, as described in conventional politics, then we are closer to some form of aggression now between the two than we have been for quite a long time.
Since (weirdly) the Russian military put faith in Yeltsin (who seemingly didn’t give a toss about Russia as long as Boris lived a life of luxury and prestidge) and the monetarists moved in, the US and UK have never ceased to interfere with it. Neither have they ceased their hipocrisy. Russia isn’t totally blameless for some of the criticism levvied against it, and the blood is thick on their hands as you may like to discover in relation to the war against Chechnya. But neither does it deserve all the muck thrown at it.
While I think all the important human parts in the machinery nuclear war machine are not so stupid to allow a full scale nuclear war, the possibility of a limited exhange cannot be ruled out. The previous post with three frames from the movie “Threads” gives such a plausible senario. All it takes is a number of misunderstandings and miscalculations for any confrontation to initiate and spiral out of control.
In this context, the actions by the US and UK (and Israyhell) in relation to Georgia and the missile defence shield are exactly the senarios that could lead to direct confrontation.
The horrors of a limited nuclear echange should never be undersimated and it is vitally important that we do what we can to stop our governments ever classing with Russia (and vice versa). In addition to threads, you may like to watch this QED program that appears on Google. It’s called “QED: Nuclear War – A Guide To Armageddon“.
It really is a massive failure from us CITIZENS who have allowed these dirty foul politicians to put us back in the situation where we enter the shadows of a nuclear confrontation. Sadly if we maintain this current position of apathy and self-indulgence, we shall never be free of it.
Update: BBC nuclear bomb script released
“Scripts were written to reassure the public the BBC was “still there”
A script written by the BBC and the government to be broadcast in the event of a nuclear attack has been published.” – source http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7648042.stm
Disaster management psychology exposed.
“It has previously been revealed the BBC stockpiled entertainment programmes to boost public morale in the event of a war.”
–DYeah. That would be just great. isaster management psychology exposed.
“In the event of a nuclear attack, staff were told to stay in hiding for 14 days, when it would be safe to leave.”
Hummmm. Thats interesting.