So what was the deal with the SCUDS last night?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Let's see, Yeltsin turns power over to the biggest redneck in Russia, then fires off a few SCUDS to see if we're awake...
-- Carl (email@example.com), January 02, 2000
"biggest redneck in Russia
-- Jess (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 02, 2000.
They wanted to see how quick our boys would notice things at Cheyenne Mountain whilst Ivan was watching heh heh heh.
Damned clever, what?
-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), January 02, 2000.
actually, he's a short little fuck, but the boy's got attitude... dollars to donuts says his Napolean complex is going to be an issue, unless we can convince Lewinski to personally deliver him a box of Cubans along with a free year of Jenny Craig...
-- Carl (email@example.com), January 02, 2000.
Actually... he ain't the one we were worried about. A month ago Yeltsin was ratteling his saber in China. It scared a lot of folks. The russian politicos DONT want that other fellow (whose name I forget) that is truly nationalistic. You know the one that was talking about russia having the best hackers in the world. So the politicos told Yeltsin something like, "Look... we know what you have been doing. We think now would be a good time to step down and move Putin into place (since he is your friend). This will send a message to the US that there is a more sober hand on the switch AND save your crooked ass AND help to ensure that Putin wins the elections in March.
In otherwords Putin is the BEST man for that job right now. Basically they fired Yeltsin for scaring the crap out of the US while he was in China.
-- Michael Erskine (Osiris@urbanna.net), January 02, 2000.