Saturday, December 15, 2007

Russia warns of US missile shield retaliation

Now I know I sometimes come down a little hard on the Russians but this story has a good point to it. Besides, Russians, you know I love you, where would I be without vodka and those little wooden dolls that have smaller wooden dolls inside them...and furry hats. And lets not forget the countless hours I've spent enjoying trying to pronounce the numerous blahblahblah-stans.

THE planned deployment of US interceptor missiles in Poland could trigger a missile strike by Russia if those missiles are ever used, the Russian army's chief of staff has warned.

Yes, yes, we all know how much you guys like to show your muscles, but this gets even better. This guy isn't saying that the Russians will launch a missile strike...on purpose.

"We are talking about the possibility of a retaliatory strike being triggered by the mistaken classification of an interceptor missile," Yury Baluyevsky said at a press conference broadcast on state television.

Ah, so, a missile enters Russian airspace and triggers an automatic response. Interesting.

Baluyevsky explained that an interceptor missile launched by the United States could be mistaken by Russia's automatic defence system for a ballistic missile aimed against Russia.

And the computers will rule the world.

"Who is going to take responsibility for an automatic triggering of the system if an interceptor missile is launched from Polish territory through Russia to strike down an Iranian missile?"

I guess anyone left alive.

"I don't mean to scare anyone but this isn't a scare story.... It's a technical detail that could affect the military stability of the world," Baluyevsky said.

That would be quite poetic wouldn't it. The end of the world as we know it due to a small technical detail.


Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

I suppose it's better than the end of the world as we know it being down to some power-crazed meglomaniac flipping out and flying over the edge.

At least those of us left will be able to laugh.

Hold on though, won't that be Bill Gates fault then?

Bastard . . . . .

December 17, 2007 6:04 AM  

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