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I heard an argument recently that the US should have used nukes in Korea during the Korean conflict. It was a war of communist aggression, and would have established that western nations would not stand for such things, but the US was blindsided, and its reluctance set a precedence that set the tone of much of the cold war.
Russia once again sends nuclear-capable bombers and fighter aircraft on threatening flights. Once again the aircraft had their identification transponders turned off and had not filed a flight plan with civil aviation authorities.
Russian Bombers Spark NATO Scramble
March 24, 2015
NATO jets were scrambled Tuesday to escort Russian fighters and nuclear-capable bombers flying near the Baltic states and Sweden with their transponders switched off, sparking protests over the danger they posed to civil aviation. Lithuania's defence ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite said NATO air policing aircraft identified two Tu-22 type bombers and two SU-27 jets. "The flights conducted with switched-off on-board transponders are among other things a risk to civil aviation as such flights are not visible on civil air traffic control radars," she told AFP. "We are tired of having to repeatedly protest against these violations," Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem told the Swedish TT news agency on Tuesday.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.