one of the greatest films of the 60s laughing at nuclear death,
Slim Pickens rides the bomb to ground zero over Russia as
the world ends. "Dr. Strangelove" subtitle "How to stop
worrying and love the bomb." I cahnged to "bong" because
we used to joke the mussels are on the way time to fire up
see my review of the film
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a speech Thursday in which he praised his country's military operations on behalf of the government of Syria and made a case for how Russia could become stronger.“We need to strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces,” he said, according to an Agence France-Presse translation, “especially with missile complexes that can reliably penetrate any existing and prospective missile defense systems.” In other words, Russia needs to ensure that its arsenal of nuclear weapons can avoid interception by the enemy.The primary enemy that might intercept those missiles is, of course, the United States and its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.The language echoes old Cold War rhetoric: Our missiles must be able to serve as a deterrent to usage, by existing as a threat to enemies. If NATO and the United States felt confident that Russia’s incoming nuclear weapons could be stopped before reaching their targets, the weapons do not hold the same power for Russia.You can’t have a new nuclear arms race, of course, without someone to run against. Enter President-elect Donald Trump.
I saw this on the news. Why do they get out of it? Besides making it look like Trump is not Putin';s puppet, this fits Trump's agenda for manipulating the masses. Like professional wrestling, which he is into, a pretend conflict with nuclear stakes heightens fear level and creates a sense of urgency and a national security excuse for all Trump will do, That kind of thing woudl be a erect excuse to cancel the next election. So Trumps wants to drag us back 50 years and revive the most dangerous and backward thinking times in World history,Should be good for a couple of Vietnam wars.
Bill Moyers has good ideas aboiut how to challenge Trumpocradcy.
 "Trump and Putin agree to resume the cold war, Washington post, Dec 22 2016
 Bill Moyers, Preparing for Trump. Moyers and co. DECEMBER 22, 2016