Info is my private Encyclopedia store. A cache of data of interest to me. Its primary function is a shorthand aide-memoire for me, not a commentary, although there is a bit of that too!
Facts and figures are the arbiters of wisdom, often betoking warnings, sometimes promising solutions. In a world where there is so much data to be gleaned, finding what is pertinent to our generation is the challenge our time. With so much that is contradictory running fast and loose, it's not enough to say 'they are all corrupt'.
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Russian Heroes of the Nuclear age
Vasili Arkhipov. 27 October 1962
Stanislav Petrov 26 September 1983
Valery Legasov Chernobyl 26 April 1986.
27 October 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis Vasili Archipov.
Soviet submarine attacked by US Navy close to Cuba. The submarine had not been in contact with Moscow for several days and did not know whether war had broken out. The captain made a decision to launch a nuclear torpedo but in an ensuing argument, Vasily Arkhipov eventually persuaded the captain not to. If the submarine had launched, nuclear war would have been likely. Vasily Arkhipov is often credited as 'the man who saved the world'.
Vasili Arkhipov. Flotilla Commander and second-in-command of diesel submarine B-59 being depth charged off coast of USA during Cuban crisis. Arkhipov refused to authorize the captain's use of nuclear torpedoes against a targeted US Navy carrier, a decision requiring the agreement of all three senior officers aboard
26 September 1983: Stanislav Petrov
Soviet early-warning system showed five ICBMs launching from the US. Stanislav Petrov, the officer on duty, reported it to his commanders as a false alarm. He was right. The alarm turned out to be caused by sunlight glinting off clouds, which looked to the Soviet satellite system like the flashes of rockets launching.
This happened during period of heightened tensions (3 weeks after Soviets shot down Korean Airliner over Kamchatka, 269 dead), Petrov was duty officer at the command center. His decision to disobey orders, against military protocol prevented retaliation. Incidentally, KAL007 shot down 1 September 1983, carried Congressman Larry McDonald (active against the Illuminati).
1986: Valery Legasov (Chernobyl 26 April 1986), committed suicide 26 Apr 1987 on anniversary of accident.
Nuclear Stand off June 1964 - Britain’s V Bomber fleet was at its peak:
50 Valiant + 70 Vulcan + 39 Victor = 159 (Valiants soon to be retired)
Putin era of Gangster capitalism
Prominent Russian targets
Anna Politkovskaya, 7 October 2006
Alexander Litvinenko, 23 November 2006
Boris Nemskov, 27 February 2015
Alexei Navalny, poisoned, imprisoned 2020, 2021
The Skripals, Sergei & Yulia 4 March 2018
(Novichok poisoning, Salisbury, UK)
Budapest memorandum Dec 5 1994
In return for Ukraine becoming a non-nuclear state, Russia, the U.S. and the U.K. pledged to “respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine” and to “refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine.” Ukraine, in turn, gave up the 1,900 nuclear weapons (in strategic missiles, missile silos and bombers) within its borders, sending them to Russia for dismantling.
The key element of this arrangement was the readiness of the United States and Russia, joined by Britain, to provide security assurances.