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Background Pony #AEA6
Considering I just got engaged, can we save the nuclear armageddon until after my honeymoon?
For real though, I doubt Russia even has enough functional nukes to scatter across any new territory. I’d wager a good 50% are going to be show peices.
Hell, old fat Lewy there was probably given fake nukes that will pop out little Russian flags that say “Bang” on them when he pushes the button.
I’m afraid that just like any other despot, Putin doesn’t give a flying fuck about ordinary people, and he never will.
I’m only hoping that America (which is where I live, and was born and raised in by my biological parents, also natural-born U.S. citizens) will never get hit, along with Western Europe, as well.
Granted, I can only hope for that.
Background Pony #1D40
@Zincy
Russia has suspended inspections, but before the war countries would regularly inspect each other’s nukes. And there weren’t any reports about most of Russian nukes being unmaintained.
But yes, nukes in Belarus do not increase danger to Europe, as Russia already has nukes in Kaliningradskiy oblast. I think it’s more of a “stay away from Belarus” message to the West. Additionally, this way Putin is also setting up a pretext to invade Belarus in case of any unrest - he will just say “we gotta protect the nukes” and invade.
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@Background Pony #1D40
I’d argue they do increase the danger to Europe, because if Luka croaks early (and things are looking like he might), there may be some “turbulence”. Ala, suddenly a general realizes the guys lined up to take power won’t be on his side, so he may as well sell off some neat radioactive loot his garrison’s been guarding to the highest bidder…
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@Background Pony #1D40
Wrong. Every country with nuclear weapons leaves the authority to launch nukes to the head of state. If a president orders a nuclear strike, it cannot be disobeyed or overruled, and the military will carry it out even if the head of state is deranged.
Did anyone actually believe the military would disobey a Trump order to nuke North Korea? I guarantee you 90% of the US military would be happy to wipe that country out. Militaries aren’t trained to treat civilians of “enemy nations” as people.
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@SleepySteve
Given that I know people that’ve been very directly involved with these matters… that’s not how it works.
@Background Pony #1D40
The issue is if Belarussian troops break into factions (or just warlords out for themselves) and overrun the Russians. Keep in mind the Russian armed forces are in shambles, demoralized, undetrained, underfunded, and whatever 4th rate troops stationed in Belarus aren’t going to risk their lives over some local general making a powerplay.
Background Pony #DC9A
I don’t know why people want to be Communists. The whole classless society feels like a pie in the sky dream that because of different factors will just not be able to happen.
Just admit you’re an average left wing democrat and don’t be pretentious and call yourself an anarchist or communist.
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@lonewolf
So they’re finally doing something about shootings, and it’s a thing they shouldn’t do. What kind of fucked up timeline do we live in?
@Background Pony #DC9A
Do you really want to live in a world where 8 billion people fight over $37 and the rest of the $80,000,000,000,000 belongs to a single person?
Background Pony #DC9A
@Wiimeiser
No. No I dont. But sadly we’re going to be in that world for a long time.
For me the real key is social democracy reforming the world to be better with real solutions. Not some utopian nonsense.
Maybe if Sanders called himself a Democrat and not try to look cool and call himself a socialist (even if he less socialist than Kennedy) he could have won against Clinton.
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@Wiimeiser
Yeah. It sucks. But… now that I think about it regardless if you’re communist or just a normal polical person, I think we can agree to at least fight for a better tomorrow.
We just have to be patient.
Either that or get aliens to change our way of government.
Background Pony #EC7E
Pistol braces play no part in gun violence.
Aside from those times they’ve been used in mass shootings.


@lonewolf
And suddenly you’re a felon because you’re a veteran who lost an arm and can’t otherwise hold a handgun properly without it.
Perhaps you should reread the ATF rule you’re maligning. It very clearly exempts braces that are intended for people with disabilities.
Background Pony #1D40
@SleepySteve
There is a difference between nuclear sharing and actually owning the nukes. US stations nukes in multiple countries; the nukes are to be carried by the planes of the host countries. But the nukes themselves are still in control of US soldiers until the launch and only the POTUS can authorize their launch.
To the best of my knowledge, it’s the same with Russia and Belarus: launchers belong to Belarus and are manned by Belarusian troops, but the warheads themselves are in Russian control and only Putin can authorize their use.
And they can’t be used without launch codes. They also have anti-tamper mechanisms, so you can’t just replace the electronics or extract the fissile material - the nuke will detonate conventionally, without the nuclear explosion.
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