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(The Sun)   The Soviet submariner who saved the world from World War III   (thesun.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-09-24 11:25:40 PM  
8 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Sometimes I think it would have been better if it hadn't been stopped


that's a horrible thing to say. Imagine all those innocent people and children that would have been killed. And all the advances we've had since then. Like, iPhones, and Facebook, and American Idol, and Jersey Shore, The Kardashians and Real Housewives of...

Actually, you make a good point.
2012-09-24 11:37:14 PM  
4 votes:
Sorry, I'm still stuck on "warning grenades".

*pulls pin*
*plink*
*toss*
*nothing happens*

OK BUDDY THE NEXT ONE'S FOR REAL!
2012-09-25 03:11:46 AM  
3 votes:

lamric: fusillade762: Is this a promo for that "Last Resort" show?


The Americans decided to ratchet up the pressure, and dropped warning grenades

Warning grenades?? The hell?

They're called Practice Depth Charges or PDC's. Really only a signal device, about as strong as a grenade but won't damage the hull of a submarine. I've been on a sub where they've dropped them on us, there's no way they'll force you to the surface, just let's you know you've been found and you're not getting away.


They should drop a loudspeaker grenade which plays "Sad Trombone" or something.
2012-09-25 12:14:20 AM  
2 votes:

lamric: just let's you know


I just got an idea for apostrophe grenades. Every time someone misuses an apostrophe, I get to throw a grenade at them.
2012-09-24 11:46:59 PM  
2 votes:

Mr. Eugenides: Nukes in Cuba would have been the equivalent of the US putting nukes in western Poland. Havana to DC is about the same as Warsaw to Moscow, there's no way either side would allow something like that. That was probably the single biggest provocation by either side during the cold war


Are you farking serious ?

The US invented nukes, used them on civilian targets, and basically setup corporate monopolies over several other empires.

The USSR was not provoking they were responding
So was Cuba

The US should be farking ashamed of their boycott. You suck, You're number one, You're number one - at being assholes and creating death machines for the 90% of humanity that would be glad to see that chicken shiat nation fall.
2012-09-25 12:57:28 PM  
1 vote:

cynicalbastard: cynicalbastard: Okay, going by the Sun he died humiliated and outcast. While somehow going up through the ranks, achieving command of submarine squadrons, and eventually ending up Vice-Admiral. This is a rather odd way of humiliating someone. Or maybe just the Sun's typical level of journalistic excellence.

I suppose they would've promoted him clear to full Admiral if they had really wanted to break him.


No, they would have given him the dreaded Rear Admiral.
2012-09-25 09:58:09 AM  
1 vote:
This Russian has no honor.
www.tlhingan.at
2012-09-25 06:37:30 AM  
1 vote:

cynicalbastard: Okay, going by the Sun he died humiliated and outcast. While somehow going up through the ranks, achieving command of submarine squadrons, and eventually ending up Vice-Admiral. This is a rather odd way of humiliating someone. Or maybe just the Sun's typical level of journalistic excellence.


I suppose they would've promoted him clear to full Admiral if they had really wanted to break him.
2012-09-25 12:46:44 AM  
1 vote:

Third_Uncle_Eno: So the Russian sub people gave up and went back to russia with its tail between its legs. This is good :)

but I don't get it,
Why didn't the stubborn russians just get a new crew (ones that wouldn't be rebels) and send another sub out across the atlantic?



Because they had already sent out 4 subs:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_substitutes_does_the_average_footb a ll_team_have
2012-09-25 12:19:26 AM  
1 vote:
Well thanks a lot, Jim Galecki's grandpa

i.imgur.com
2012-09-24 11:41:11 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Is this a promo for that "Last Resort" show?


The Americans decided to ratchet up the pressure, and dropped warning grenades

Warning grenades?? The hell?


I wondered if this is a case of:

1.bp.blogspot.com

But the Googles seem to confirm that that is what an underwater warning shot is.

In my day we'd just give one ping:

beerstreetjournal.com
2012-09-24 11:28:46 PM  
1 vote:

Mr. Eugenides: Kibbler: The painful truth is that the exceptionally exceptional U.S. pushed the world a lot closer to armageddon than the evil godless U.S.S.R.

Nukes in Cuba would have been the equivalent of the US putting nukes in western Poland. Havana to DC is about the same as Warsaw to Moscow, there's no way either side would allow something like that. That was probably the single biggest provocation by either side during the cold war.


Don't let facts interfere with hating America!
2012-09-24 11:25:39 PM  
1 vote:
On the plus side, the first thing to get nuked would have been Florida, so there's that.
2012-09-24 11:17:04 PM  
1 vote:
The painful truth is that the exceptionally exceptional U.S. pushed the world a lot closer to armageddon than the evil godless U.S.S.R.
 
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