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  • What could possibly go wrong?

    59 years ago, a nuclear bomb was accidentally dropped on South Carolina

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    The captain of the aircraft accidentally pulled an emergency release pin in response to a fault light in the cabin, and a Mark 4 nuclear bomb, weighing more than 7,000 pounds, dropped, forcing the bomb bay doors open. The bomb, which lacked an armed nuclear core, plunged 15,000 feet to the ground below.


    Two sisters, 6 and 9 years old, and their 9-year old cousin, were playing in the woods, about 200 yards from a playhouse their father, who had been a World War II paratrooper, had built for them.


    When the bomb hit, its 6,000 pounds of conventional explosives detonated, leaving a crater about 70 feet wide and 35 feet deep. The three children and the parents of the two sisters all suffered minor injuries in the explosion which damaged seven nearby buildings, including the home.

    http://www.wyff4.com/article/59-year...rolina/9127564
    And how war was averted by the actions of one man.

    Russian officer who prevented nuclear disaster in 1983

    It was 15 minutes after midnight when the sirens at the Champignon on that September night went on.


    "One, two, five rockets. When there is more than two, the computer called it a nuclear missile attack," Petrov recalled.


    He had to confirm the attack on the phone and push the red panic button that would trigger alarms throughout Soviet missile installations.


    Tens of thousands of military officers and soldiers would have to get ready and target their missiles and wait for a command from Andropov.


    But the satellite signal did not detect "tails", or visible traces of flying missiles. The scope of the attack also seemed illogical - the US would not start a nuclear annihilation of the USSR with just five missiles, Petrov thought.


    Meanwhile, Soviet ground-based radars didn't detect any signals - and he decided the system had malfunctioned.


    "I understood the signal was wrong and yelled, 'False alarm! False alarm!'" he said. "I made a decision not to believe the computer."

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/...031911163.html

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    • Fascinating foreign coverage and involvement. (Maybe tourists or dual citizenship Canadians were injured.)

      No evidence yet of terrorism yet that’s what it’s being called by an official. (I suppose it just shows how some people just have that mindset, tendency, vested interest or maybe even educated insight in labelling certain things as terrorism.)


      Toronto blast LIVE Updates: No evidence at this stage to term incident as ‘terrorist attack or hate crime’, says Police | The Indian Express


      Punjab CM Amarinder Singh condemns Toronto blast
      Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has condemned the blast at an Indian restaurant in Canada's Ontario province in which at least 15 people were injured. Expressing pain and shock over the incident, Singh said that the dastardly attack on innocent people was unjustifiable and unpardonable, and underscored the gravity of the problem of terrorism. “

      "The incident, which comes just a month after 10 pedestrians were mowed to death by a van driver in Toronto, has once again highlighted the global dimensions of terrorism," Singh said in a statement here.

      He said that it shows that no nation was immune or safe from this menace. The chief minister expressed concern over the fact that the blast was targeted at an Indian restaurant, which was frequented mainly by the large Indian community in the area.




      http://indianexpress.com/article/wor...-toll-5190432/


      Explosion in Toronto suburban restaurant wounds 15 people | The Japan Times

      “Hours after the incident, the Indian consulate in Toronto tweeted it had opened a help line for those seeking assistance following the explosion. Vikas Swarup, India’s High Commissioner to Canada, tweeted that India’s Consul General in Toronto visited the injured in the hospital. He also said that the three Indian-Canadians who were reported to be critically injured are stable.

      The restaurant describes itself online as an authentic, yet casual, Indian dining experience. Police said the plaza would be sealed off all night. ...”

      https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20.../#.Wwg1UBbF2Ec
      Last edited by KC; 25-05-2018, 09:12 AM.

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      • http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toront...sion-1.4677404

        How sad...
        Animals are my passion.

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        • Once again, US or US backed forces attack a hospital.

          Yemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in Abs

          A newly constructed cholera treatment center run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Abs, Yemen, was hit by an airstrike Monday at approximately 5:40 am.

          “This morning's attack on an MSF cholera treatment center (CTC) by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition (SELC) shows complete disrespect for medical facilities and patients. Whether intentional or a result of negligence, it is totally unacceptable. The compound was clearly marked as a health facility and its coordinates were shared with the SELC. With only half of health facilities in Yemen fully functional, nearly 10 million people in acute need, and an anticipated outbreak of cholera, the CTC had been built to save lives. MSF has temporarily frozen its activities in Abs until the safety of its staff and patients is guaranteed.”

          https://www.doctorswithoutborders.or...ent-center-abs

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          • On the state of the world:


            Arab world stands with Riyadh in its opposition to Canada’s interference in Saudi affairs


            “ ...“We cannot accept our laws and sovereignty becoming subject to pressure. Some countries believe that their diplomatic model and experience allows them to interfere in other’s affairs.” “

            http://www.arabnews.com/node/1351841/saudi-arabia






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            • Until it suites their purposes
              Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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              • Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                Once again, US or US backed forces attack a hospital.

                Yemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in Abs

                A newly constructed cholera treatment center run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Abs, Yemen, was hit by an airstrike Monday at approximately 5:40 am.

                “This morning's attack on an MSF cholera treatment center (CTC) by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition (SELC) shows complete disrespect for medical facilities and patients. Whether intentional or a result of negligence, it is totally unacceptable. The compound was clearly marked as a health facility and its coordinates were shared with the SELC. With only half of health facilities in Yemen fully functional, nearly 10 million people in acute need, and an anticipated outbreak of cholera, the CTC had been built to save lives. MSF has temporarily frozen its activities in Abs until the safety of its staff and patients is guaranteed.”

                https://www.doctorswithoutborders.or...ent-center-abs
                Shhh, don't say that too loudly with the millions we're giving Saudi Arabia in our arms deal with them.
                Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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                • Originally posted by envaneo
                  Shhh, don't say that too loudly with the millions we're giving Saudi Arabia in our arms deal with them.


                  Not sure what you're trying to say here, but nothing is being "given" to Saudi Arabia in those arms deals. They're paying Canadian companies 15 billion for them, if memory serves. If that deal is canceled, that will mean the loss of hundreds of jobs in Canada, and Saudi Arabia will just buy similar vehicles elsewhere.

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                  • You could say the same thing about North Korea. Should we sell weapons to them as well? After all, they're getting Uranium from somewhere. Why not Canada?

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                    • Originally posted by envaneo View Post
                      Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                      Once again, US or US backed forces attack a hospital.

                      Yemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in Abs

                      A newly constructed cholera treatment center run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Abs, Yemen, was hit by an airstrike Monday at approximately 5:40 am.

                      “This morning's attack on an MSF cholera treatment center (CTC) by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition (SELC) shows complete disrespect for medical facilities and patients. Whether intentional or a result of negligence, it is totally unacceptable. The compound was clearly marked as a health facility and its coordinates were shared with the SELC. With only half of health facilities in Yemen fully functional, nearly 10 million people in acute need, and an anticipated outbreak of cholera, the CTC had been built to save lives. MSF has temporarily frozen its activities in Abs until the safety of its staff and patients is guaranteed.”

                      https://www.doctorswithoutborders.or...ent-center-abs
                      Shhh, don't say that too loudly with the millions we're giving Saudi Arabia in our arms deal with them.

                      It puts 3000 canadians out of work!
                      Animals are my passion.

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                      • Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
                        Originally posted by envaneo
                        Shhh, don't say that too loudly with the millions we're giving Saudi Arabia in our arms deal with them.


                        Not sure what you're trying to say here, but nothing is being "given" to Saudi Arabia in those arms deals. They're paying Canadian companies 15 billion for them, if memory serves. If that deal is canceled, that will mean the loss of hundreds of jobs in Canada, and Saudi Arabia will just buy similar vehicles elsewhere.
                        Its called a contract to supply Saudi Arabia with arms.
                        Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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                        • Originally posted by H.L. View Post
                          Originally posted by envaneo View Post
                          Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                          Once again, US or US backed forces attack a hospital.

                          Yemen: Airstrike hits MSF cholera treatment center in Abs

                          A newly constructed cholera treatment center run by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Abs, Yemen, was hit by an airstrike Monday at approximately 5:40 am.

                          “This morning's attack on an MSF cholera treatment center (CTC) by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition (SELC) shows complete disrespect for medical facilities and patients. Whether intentional or a result of negligence, it is totally unacceptable. The compound was clearly marked as a health facility and its coordinates were shared with the SELC. With only half of health facilities in Yemen fully functional, nearly 10 million people in acute need, and an anticipated outbreak of cholera, the CTC had been built to save lives. MSF has temporarily frozen its activities in Abs until the safety of its staff and patients is guaranteed.”

                          https://www.doctorswithoutborders.or...ent-center-abs
                          Shhh, don't say that too loudly with the millions we're giving Saudi Arabia in our arms deal with them.

                          It puts 3000 canadians out of work!
                          Think of how many jobs we could create if we supplied arms to every two bit dictator! Syria seems like an ideal possibility. And the Taliban and ISIS would be great customers.

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                          • Originally posted by envaneo View Post
                            Originally posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
                            Originally posted by envaneo
                            Shhh, don't say that too loudly with the millions we're giving Saudi Arabia in our arms deal with them.


                            Not sure what you're trying to say here, but nothing is being "given" to Saudi Arabia in those arms deals. They're paying Canadian companies 15 billion for them, if memory serves. If that deal is canceled, that will mean the loss of hundreds of jobs in Canada, and Saudi Arabia will just buy similar vehicles elsewhere.
                            Its called a contract to supply Saudi Arabia with arms.
                            Then why did you clearly imply that Canada was sending Saudi Arabia money?

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                            • Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                              You could say the same thing about North Korea. Should we sell weapons to them as well? After all, they're getting Uranium from somewhere. Why not Canada?
                              Where in my post did I state an opinion in either direction on the issue? I was stating simple facts in response to a post that was clearly confused or incorrect.

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                              • Canada is not sending Saudi Arabia money. I'm not sure if I heard this correctly but it seems according to the news last night, that the arms deal to SA is suspended. Could the report mean this?

                                https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...ticle37727761/
                                Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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