A moment of silence in honor of a man who prevented nuclear war

A moment of silence in honor of a man who prevented nuclear war

Joined: May 22nd, 2016, 10:05 pm

October 8th, 2017, 4:30 pm #1

I just read an article about the passing of Col. Stanislav Petrov. During the cold war, he was the Soviet Officer in the hot seat when the Soviet's early warning system told him that the US had launched a nuclear strike. He had do decide if he believed the computers or his gut instinct in the short amount of time he had to decide.

He relied on years of training and his gut instinct to make his decision to NOT start nuclear retaliation; and he stopped the nuclear holocaust in its tracks.

A moment of silence, comrades.

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Joined: October 8th, 2014, 2:05 pm

October 8th, 2017, 4:36 pm #2

I salute you, Col. Petrov.
If it ain't broke, I'll fix it!
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Joined: September 11th, 2014, 5:40 pm

October 8th, 2017, 5:22 pm #3

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Joined: January 4th, 2015, 6:20 am

October 9th, 2017, 11:00 pm #4

I just read an article about the passing of Col. Stanislav Petrov. During the cold war, he was the Soviet Officer in the hot seat when the Soviet's early warning system told him that the US had launched a nuclear strike. He had do decide if he believed the computers or his gut instinct in the short amount of time he had to decide.

He relied on years of training and his gut instinct to make his decision to NOT start nuclear retaliation; and he stopped the nuclear holocaust in its tracks.

A moment of silence, comrades.
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Joined: September 26th, 2014, 3:22 am

October 10th, 2017, 12:05 am #5

I salute you, Col. Petrov.
O7 Спасибо Colonel Petrov.
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Joined: September 26th, 2014, 3:22 am

October 10th, 2017, 12:06 am #6

Nobody would be here if he hadn't waited. n/t
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