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Response to Capt.Rocky300 (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 16, 2014, 10:19 PM

31. I was told that the context of what Khrushchev was referring to in that speech is USSR

would bury the U.S. economically.

Regardless, one thing that was viewed at the time by both countries was the context of peaceful coexistence, "mutually assured destruction"

However, it did not stop the Cuban missile crisis from occurring, which was actually precipitated by our missiles in Turkey.

The fact remains, "mutually assured destruction" still exists, and it is even worse with China, Pakistan, India, and others in that club.

God forbid if a country actually thought winning a nuclear war was feasible.

If those missiles actually started flying, it would come from everywhere, Europe, India, China, Russia, and the US, and the result would be the end of civilization as we know it.

This is just their propaganda machine at work as you pointed out from the cold war reference, which almost seems like an instant replay

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