"Nukes unlikely to launch from Russia"... oh.....good.....

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This was part of a Press release from washington...

Hamre acknowledged ''some nervousness'' in Washington about potential computer problems in Russia. ''They don't seem to have the same level of urgency that we have had over it,'' he said, while adding that there is little worry about accidental Russian nuclear launches.

Separately, a Russian expert on the Y2K problem said Thursday that ''the problem with strategic weapons has been solved,'' but that questions remain about Russia's air defenses and early warning systems.

Andrei Terekov, director of a firm helping Russian companies with the Y2K transition, said it was unlikely Y2K would cause warheads to detonate or missiles to be fired by mistake.

Does anyone else feel the way I do when it comes to using the phrases "nuclear launches" and "unlikley" in the same sentence?


Heres the full transcription:


-- TenBears (Apalled@WashingtonDC.com), January 16, 1999


Well here's an update that will calm you down. Not. Go to www.sightings.com, yesterdays news releases. Yeltsin's four top military advisors quit, leaving him in sole posession of the nuclear trigger. I know I'll sleep better at night knowing a senile old drunk is controlling the fate of the world.

-- Nikoli Krushev (doomsday@y2000.com), January 16, 1999.

I'm not sure I am going to be able to sleep at all now.

Got Iodine?

-- TenBears (Apalled@WashingtonDC.com), January 16, 1999.

Nikoli: what makes you think Clinton is senile?

-- a (a@a.a), January 16, 1999.

aaaa, Well now that you mention it he is having a lot of trouble remembering what one syllable words mean. I'm not taking a lot of comfort from the fact that they are planning on ushering in the new year from underground bunkers either. Or that the National guard is practicing calling out their troops without satelite comm. links, television, radio, or telephones.

-- Nikoli Krushev (doomsday@y2000.com), January 16, 1999.

Or that at that White House meeting, they've decided the private businesses and utilities are too "vital" to the govt to stay "unreallocated" to FEMA ...

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxx

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), January 16, 1999.

Don't worry about Yeltsin. Too far gone. Most of the fellas over there are well aware that if they fire, we fire, and their cities will be gone. So will ours, but that's not terribly comforting.

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), January 20, 1999.

Yes but Tom, and I'm only half joking, what have they got to lose? Russia is an almighty mess, starvation level in many places, military not getting paid, nothing to spend it on, just takes a couple of Psychos to get nervous, an ambitious General???

And of course, there exists the "master plan" developed over the last 40 years to defeat the West.

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 20, 1999.

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