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Yes, but the "bahahahaha, we're going to nuke Poland" one was splashed all over the front pages pretty quickly. Why not this similar claim?

Maybe "bwahahaha we're going to nuke Poland" is more credible than "mwahahaha we're going to nuke everyone?"
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Maybe "bwahahaha we're going to nuke Poland" is more credible than "mwahahaha we're going to nuke everyone?"
Hardly. The two are synonymous, or would become so in about half an hour.
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Is anyone actually insane enough to destroy the world, though?

I mean... the whole world. Every element of humanity fizzled out in one great big inferno. Everything that matters now to every person completely gone.

Do you think there's anyone mad enough to actually do that?
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Why wasn't the "declaration of war" m'thingy reported more widely? It's on the Daily Mail's website and the one posted by the OP, but very few other major publications appear to have picked it up.

Strange.
It was very widely reported. I read it in the Telegraph and again in the Times online and a half dozen other sources. It was also reported on TV (Fox and CNN) and covered by NPR and the BBC world service.

There's no need to limit your media sources to the DM.:rolleyes:
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It was very widely reported. I read it in the Telegraph and again in the Times online and a half dozen other sources. It was also reported on TV (Fox and CNN) and covered by NPR and the BBC world service.
Ah.
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It was very widely reported. I read it in the Telegraph and again in the Times online and a half dozen other sources. It was also reported on TV (Fox and CNN) and covered by NPR and the BBC world service.

There's no need to limit your media sources to the DM.:rolleyes:


Yeah, ok, it was probably more due to my crappy googling skills than anything, lol.
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(Original post by IeuanF)


Yeah, ok, it was probably due to my crappy googling skills than anything, lol.
Even "Yahoo" main page ran it as a news article. I was tripping over it all over the place.
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It was very widely reported. I read it in the Telegraph and again in the Times online and a half dozen other sources. It was also reported on TV (Fox and CNN) and covered by NPR and the BBC world service.

There's no need to limit your media sources to the DM.:rolleyes:
Nevertheless, those reports - the Times and the Torygraph - are likely to have been far more measured than those in the DM.

However, just searching through the Guardian website - I can't really see anything on it which seems mostly odd if it was as widely reported as you say. One would expect it to crop up there somewhere.

Any links to those other media sources (besides Fox & CNN - I don't fancy reading that)?
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Meanwhile, a rights group has said UN satellite images prove ethnic Georgian villages in South Ossetia were torched.

Human Rights Watch says the pictures of five villages near the South Ossetian capital, Tskhinvali, are "compelling evidence of war crimes and grave human rights abuses".


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7587598.stm
I think this has gone beyond South Ossetia now.
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Nevertheless, those reports - the Times and the Torygraph - are likely to have been far more measured than those in the DM.

However, just searching through the Guardian website - I can't really see anything on it which seems mostly odd if it was as widely reported as you say. One would expect it to crop up there somewhere.

Any links to those other media sources (besides Fox & CNN - I don't fancy reading that)?
Nothing wrong with CNN. Well, no, I take that back. There's not much wrong with CNN.
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Even "Yahoo" main page ran it as a news article. I was tripping over it all over the place.
Kick a man whilst he's down why don't you...

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Is anyone actually insane enough to destroy the world, though?

I mean... the whole world. ?

Humnanity is too big headed. We cant destroy the world. just like we cant save it. As much as we like to think were all powerfull. All we can really do is destroy ourselves.
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Is anyone actually insane enough to destroy the world, though?

I mean... the whole world. Every element of humanity fizzled out in one great big inferno. Everything that matters now to every person completely gone.

Do you think there's anyone mad enough to actually do that?
No but there are people who are mad enough to believe you can win a nuclear war. The scary part is I'm pretty sure some of these people are in the Pentagon. Reagan said this during his presidency.

I hope and pray that Obama get's in, McCain would be far too easily influenced my gung-ho US Military leaders, it's very much his background. He's also know for his temper and opening his mouth before thinking. Unfortunately the Republicans seem to want to drag this feud out in order to get him in, and get Condoleeza Rice on the news a lot to show that they have black people too.

If Obama get's in I hope this all dies down. Miliband should keep his nose out on our behalf as well, he doesn't speak for NATO or the EU, leave that to Sarkhozy(who appears to have much more tact than anyone else involved). Does Miliband think the UK is really in a position to be making threats?! I know in a nuclear war numbers are almost irrelevant but even so I'm pretty sure the Russians are too concerned Trident.
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Meanwhile, a rights group has said UN satellite images prove ethnic Georgian villages in South Ossetia were torched.

Human Rights Watch says the pictures of five villages near the South Ossetian capital, Tskhinvali, are "compelling evidence of war crimes and grave human rights abuses".


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7587598.stm
Not being funny Bis but it's amazing that some charity called "Human Rights Watch" can state what UN satellite images prove and yet the UN themselves say nothing at all. Since when did we rely on Human Rights Watch employees for interpretation of satelite imagery and intelligence work?
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Not being funny Bis but it's amazing that some charity called "Human Rights Watch" can state what UN satellite images prove and yet the UN themselves say nothing at all. Since when did we rely on Human Rights Watch employees for interpretation of satelite imagery and intelligence work?

Human rights watch will drum up any old situation, as long as it brings attention to themselves, and their whiny views
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However, just searching through the Guardian website - I can't really see anything on it which seems mostly odd if it was as widely reported as you say.
LOL! Look harder. There's probably a snippet there somewhere - hidden beneath volumes of advertisments for "lesbian case workers" for Harringay Council.
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LOL! Look harder. There's probably a snippet there somewhere - hidden beneath volumes of advertisments for "lesbian case workers" for Harringay Council.
Right. I went through everything related to Russia and Georgia in the last two weeks. Nothing there at all.

But of course: the Evening Standard says it all really:

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/a...do?expand=true
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Humnanity is too big headed. We cant destroy the world. just like we cant save it. As much as we like to think were all powerfull. All we can really do is destroy ourselves.
And most other animals. Let's face it, if all the nukes went off, there wouldn't really be much of a world left.

A little rock floating through space, perhaps?
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And most other animals. Let's face it, if all the nukes went off, there wouldn't really be much of a world left.

A little rock floating through space, perhaps?
Yer but give it a couple a million and everything will be back to normal. There wont be a trace of our little race left.
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LOL! Look harder. There's probably a snippet there somewhere - hidden beneath volumes of advertisments for "lesbian case workers" for Harringay Council.


:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: hahaha..........The Gaurdian
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