The lonely rebel | The Liberated Way

1983 was a crisis year, Russia was paranoid about a preëmptive nuclear strike by the West, afraid in the face of claims of a new Western defensive shield called “Star Wars” claimed could knock out any missile launched against the West.

Stanislav Petrov was a civilian officer recruited at an early warning base in Russia, his duty was to watch for any attempt to launch missiles against the Russia by the West.  26 September 1983 the alarms went off, computers indicated multiple missile launches against Russia.

via The lonely rebel | The Liberated Way.

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A Maori/Scots New Zealander transplanted to Canada. Grandmother, academic, indigenous scholar, sometime singer, sometime activist, who cares passionately about our world.
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2 Responses to The lonely rebel | The Liberated Way

  1. Alex Jones says:

    Thanks for reblogging 🙂

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