Russia halts y2k cooperation with US : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Sorry i don't have a link. its on ABC. Will someone please tell me how to make a link?

-- supercalifragilistic (, March 26, 1999


Please provide the URL, and someone will make the link for you.

I just did an extensive search of the ABC News website and found nothing.

At this moment in time, things are shaky enough on the world stage that we don't need this type of trolling, if indeed this is a troll.

-- Night (, March 26, 1999.

do this:

<*a href="put address here in double quotes">put something here<*/a>


<*a href="">Reuters<*/a>

looks like this:


note: remove the * from examples to make it work!

-- Mark Mastrorilli (, March 26, 1999.

Also, use your browser's "view source" feature to look at this page for an example. <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 26, 1999.

Thanks, Mark & super...

Russia expels NATO, urges war crimes trial

By Martin Nesirky

... In another sign of straining relations Russian Defence Ministry called off cooperation with the United States on the so-called millennium computer bug.

Interfax news agency said a ministry representative had made the announcement at a meeting of a government committee trying to tackle the computer glitch, which results form old programmes that may not distinguish between the years 1900 and 2000. ...

-- Diane J. Squire (, March 26, 1999.

See what Reuters has to say in latest news release:

Russia expels NATO; Urges War crime Trial

In the article, it is stated that Russia's actions do not match their words because they are "mindful it (Russia) is seeking Western loans and receiving food aid".

Further down it states:

In another sign of straining relations Russian Defence Ministry called off cooperation with the United States on the so-called millennium computer bug.

So, NIGHT , There it is. Research your statements before calling people "trolls". Name calling is what we can do without, at this moment in time.

Mr. K
***looking at the Reuters site....everyone can****

-- Mr. Kennedy (looking@news.stories), March 26, 1999.

Great. Russia blatantly threatened us with Y2K, and we've given them exactly the excuse they were looking for.


Russia Threatens US With Y2K Nuke Attack

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3/2/99 -- 7:45 PM

Official: Tensions with NATO raise danger of false missile

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's disputes with the West over Iraq and Yugoslavia are increasing the chances that Moscow would retaliate after a false warning of a missile attack, a top Russian defense official said Tuesday.

False missile warnings may be caused by the Year 2000 computer bug - which Russia has been slow to tackle - or other radar glitches, said Vladimir Dvorkin, head of a Defense Ministry department in charge of missile-warning systems.

He insisted that Russia would be much less likely to retaliate for a false alarm caused by the so-called ``millennium bug'' if the United States and NATO heeded Moscow's demands and called off the bombings of Iraq and the threat of airstrikes against Yugoslavia.

``The risk of making the wrong decision is higher when international tensions escalate,'' Dvorkin was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency.

``The risk of such mistakes, including those caused by the unresolved Y2K problem, would be eliminated if international tensions eased, especially in conflict regions such as Iraq and Yugoslavia,'' he said.

Dvorkin didn't specify what could cause a false missile-attack warning besides the Y2K bug, saying only that ``theoretically, mistakes are possible.''

In 1995, Russian officials apparently mistook a Norwegian rocket launch for a missile aimed at Russia, prompting President Boris Yeltsin to open his ``black case'' containing nuclear launch codes. No attack was launched.

While Moscow may not respond to a false warning with an all-out nuclear strike, he refused to specify just how it would react to a mistaken alarm from its strategic radar.

``It doesn't mean that a decision will be made to use all stockpiled nuclear forces in retaliation to a (perceived) mass attack,'' he said.

At the same time, the Defense Ministry sought to stress that it was dealing successfully with the Y2K bug, and the risk of it causing Russia's nuclear forces to fire off unintentionally was negligible. Still, Dvorkin said that 74 control centers of Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces were judged in ``critical'' condition because of their unpreparedness for the Y2K glitch.

But he insisted that Russia will resolve the problem by the end of the year.

Russia has said it needs up to $3 billion to tackle the millennium bug problem, and appealed to NATO for help.
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-- Leska (, March 26, 1999.

Russia Threatens US With Y2K Nuke Attack

Leska, the link led to a page error message

The requested document could not be found.

Any idea what happened to the page? I'm going to be looking through the site for a possible relocation.

Mr. K

-- Mr. Kennedy (not@all.surprised), March 26, 1999.

Good afternoon Mr. K. The story seems to be three weeks old. Link is probably dead. <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 26, 1999.

'afternoon Mr. Sysman ;-)

I've been searching the CNEWS site, and they have stories archived from it must have been pulled. I've seen it on other sites though..

Mr. K

-- Mr. Kennedy (not@all.surprised), March 26, 1999.

All I was asking for was a link. I didn't say it was a troll, I said "if indeed this is a troll". I am terribly concerned about our current foray into Yugoville, and feel we need as many facts as possible to sort out what the politicians and military industrial complex in the U.S. seems to have forgotten about: the political dimensions of this one sided so-called conflict.

So, when I see a statement that indicates that Russia will stop cooperating on Y2K issues, it adds another nervous twitch to my already shaking knees.

(Way OT)

That whole part of Europe is (and has been) an ethnic tinderbox waiting for the appropriate spark to blow the whole place up. I feel that America has now, in it's misguided attempt to explain our actions in terms of moral imperitive, provided the flint and steel necessary to create the spark.

Me thinks that the philanderer-in-chief needs some action (not of the military variety). When he was more concerned about chasin' tail, he was less concerned about muddling in things he didn't understand. Maybe he was leaving the real thinking to Hillary. Not.

-- Night (, March 26, 1999.

Mr. K, that story was first on AP Breaking News; then we saw it on the Canadian site, then somewhere else. In our experience URLs go dead very fast, which is why we post the text here, sometimes on csy2k, so this educational Forum has archives & records detailing the building of Y2K awareness of our tiny segment of the population. If Y2K becomes a catastrophic historical event, the threads from this Forum will become permanently invaluable to historians. Links are only spur-of-the-moment short-sighted instant-gratification info feeds for present readers -- we have to have a more mature, respectful, and long-term consideration for history and the daily newbies who look at the archives and wonder what the heck we were talking about. We all must not imitate the originators of the Y2K problem by not looking to the future. /text soapbox ;-)

The text of the story is preserved. It is as was first reported. It seems to have more pertinence today than when it was first posted!

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-- Leska (, March 26, 1999.

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