Worried about The former soviet union setting off their nuclear wepons?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
If C4i is so much in the know, how come they didn't know anything about this??
It has been in the news for days.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian missile specialists left for the United States Tuesday as part of a millennium operation to ensure none of the two countries' 4,400 nuclear missiles are fired in error at the end of the century.
Russian specialists will join U.S. experts at a staff center in Colorado to watch for any false warnings of missile attacks sparked by the Y2K computer bug, Itar-Tass news agency said.
Both nations have taken steps to ensure that their forces are not hit by the millennium problem, which may cause some computers to mistake 2000 for 1900 and crash.
Tass reported that 18 specialists from Russia's central forces for rocket and space defense were heading to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, home of the missile-tracking U.S. Space Command where the teams will monitor the millennium bug.
"We really do not fear that in Russia there could be an accidental rocket launch, a fault with early-warning systems or any other problems," Tass quoted Anatoly Shishkin, top general staff rocket forces official, as saying.
Russia and the United States have expressed confidence that their missiles will not accidentally launch when the clock ticks midnight on Dec. 31.
"I fully trust Russia's military professionals who will be on duty and who will be prevent the dissemination of false information," Shishkin said.
The teams will start their joint watch on Dec. 27, working shifts around the clock for three weeks as they try to make sure that Russia's 2,000 nuclear-tipped missiles and America's 2,440 that are on permanent alert do not accidentally go off.
-- Cherri (email@example.com), December 24, 1999
Cherri, if you re-read the thread I think you will find that c4i said something very similar to this...that we, meaning U.S., have guys in Russia who will be monitoring the Russian nukes. c4i was not at all concerned about Russian nukes. And, as you say, this is public information, so doesn't really tell us anything about c4i's identity.
-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), December 24, 1999.
What did C4i say that makes you think he/she/they didn't know anything about this?
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 24, 1999.
I guess we'll know in about a week.
-- (Here@today.com), December 24, 1999.
who is C4i? Did I miss something?
-- JoseMiami (email@example.com), December 24, 1999.
No sweat folks, midnight hits Moscow before it hits the good old USofA., so if they have goofed, Oops, and accidently or otherwise launch their nuclear goodies, we will not even see midnight, we will be nuclear dust floating over their heads. So we have no worries, no taxes, no IRS, no Klinton, no nothing.
-- Notforlong (Fsur439@aol.com), December 24, 1999.
In other words, if there's a launch, it won't be accidental. [g]
-- Ron Schwarz (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 24, 1999.
No it will be a launch orchestrated by the West so as to allow the US to launch the first strike they have been planning for years.
It is now or never and the USA and England know that
-- (Russia is Not@dead.bear), December 24, 1999.
LOL US first! How clueless! You think our boys wouldn't shoot their commanders for such an order? hahahah
-- Hokie (email@example.com), December 25, 1999.
2,4,10,50 or however many there will be in Colorado Springs...
They ARE expendable...
This will be a small price to pay for the goal of worl domination.
-- RickJohn (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 25, 1999.