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    Can't wait to the day America gets nuked and destroyed.
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    Just watch Thirteen Days
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    Ruskies tried to usurp Uncle Sam as The Lone Ranger
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    (Original post by ngt93)
    Can't wait to the day America gets nuked and destroyed.
    Do you happen to follow a religion that advocates kiddy fiddling?

    Or are you a moon whiling communist
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    (Original post by MatureStudent36)
    Do you happen to follow a religion that advocates kiddy fiddling?

    Or are you a moon whiling communist
    I don't think he's Catholic.

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    (Original post by InnerTemple)
    I don't think he's Catholic.

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    I tend to find the anti American brigade a bit misguided. Our home grown loons seem to have no grasp of history.
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    The deal was actually massively favourable to the US. The missiles in Turkey were already obsolete and extremely vulnerable to a first-strike (liquid-fuelled, close to the Soviet Union).

    With solid-fuelled ICBMs like the Minuteman coming online, and the first Polaris SLBM patrols occurring around this time, the US wasn't really sacrificing anything, whereas the Soviets were sacrificing their only realistic first strike capability on the US. They had to wait until the 1970s and the Delta class submarines came online to get something similar. Essentially, the Soviets backed themselves into a corner, though they did come out of it with a guarantee Cuba would not be invaded

    This video below, from a documentary about the US Secretary of Defence from 1961 to 1968, Robert McNamara, has a very good overview of the Cuban Missile Crisis (from 6 minutes 50 seconds in).

    I couldn't recommend it highly enough for anyone who is interested in Cold War history

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    (Original post by young_guns)
    The deal was actually massively favourable to the US. The missiles in Turkey were already obsolete and extremely vulnerable to a first-strike (liquid-fuelled, close to the Soviet Union).

    With solid-fuelled ICBMs like the Minuteman coming online, and the first Polaris SLBM patrols occurring around this time, the US wasn't really sacrificing anything, whereas the Soviets were sacrificing their only realistic first strike capability on the US. They had to wait until the 1970s and the Delta class submarines came online to get something similar. Essentially, the Soviets backed themselves into a corner, though they did come out of it with a guarantee Cuba would not be invaded

    This video below, from a documentary about the US Secretary of Defence from 1961 to 1968, Robert McNamara, has a very good overview of the Cuban Missile Crisis (from 6 minutes 50 seconds in).

    I couldn't recommend it highly enough for anyone who is interested in Cold War history

    wow you must have a lot of friends.
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    (Original post by Lionheart96)
    wow you must have a lot of friends.
    :lol: Are you so shocked by someone having in-depth knowledge of a subject? Especially one they may have studied at postgraduate level?

    Don't tell me, someone being clever or knowledgeable about a subject, in your world, means they don't have friends. I don't want to guess how low your university is on the league tables.
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    (Original post by Lionheart96)
    wow you must have a lot of friends.
    By the way, if you don't get back to work, you'll get a third in your degree Or even fail.

    And then you'll end up working at Morrisons. Chop chop, get off your backside =P
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    (Original post by MatureStudent36)
    Do you happen to follow a religion that advocates kiddy fiddling?

    Or are you a moon whiling communist
    Just someone that knows the vast majority of americans are fat, hypocritical, retarded and annoying scum.
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    (Original post by young_guns)
    By the way, if you don't get back to work, you'll get a third in your degree Or even fail.

    And then you'll end up working at Morrisons. Chop chop, get off your backside =P
    (Original post by young_guns)
    :lol: Are you so shocked by someone having in-depth knowledge of a subject? Especially one they may have studied at postgraduate level?

    Don't tell me, someone being clever or knowledgeable about a subject, in your world, means they don't have friends. I don't want to guess how low your university is on the league tables.
    oh damn my comment must have really hurt!
    Hell, you had to reply TWICE to my comment.
    i'm sorry i was just pulling your leg mate
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    (Original post by Lionheart96)
    oh damn my comment must have really hurt!
    That's what people always say when they're smarting.

    And are you going to get back to work? You're going to fail your degree at this rate
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    (Original post by young_guns)
    That's what people always say when they're smarting.

    And are you going to get back to work? You're going to fail your degree at this rate
    i like how you had to say that you did a postgraduate on this as well xD
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    (Original post by Lionheart96)
    i like how you had to say that you did a postgraduate on this as well xD
    My masters degree was an MA International Relations at ANU and my dissertation was on nuclear policy and deterrence theory.

    You, on the other hand, are unlikely to have an opportunity to do a masters degree given your inability to apply yourself (you're still wasting time on this website when you have so much work to do? You've been sitting on your butt for three months and you're still babbling on here. Are you completely ADHD?)

    Anyway, I have other things to do. Good night
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    (Original post by young_guns)
    My masters degree was an MA International Relations at ANU and my dissertation was on nuclear policy and deterrence theory.

    You, on the other hand, are unlikely to have an opportunity to do a masters degree given your inability to apply yourself (you're still wasting time on this website when you have so much work to do? Are you completely ADHD?)

    Anyway, I have other things to do. Good night
    wow the way you retaliated with so many insults and back handed comments simply implies that my comment touched a nerve with you. Sorry i guess. I hope you make some friends in the future, good luck mate
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    (Original post by young_guns)
    My masters degree was an MA International Relations at ANU and my dissertation was on nuclear policy and deterrence theory.

    You, on the other hand, are unlikely to have an opportunity to do a masters degree given your inability to apply yourself (you're still wasting time on this website when you have so much work to do? You've been sitting on your butt for three months and you're still babbling on here. Are you completely ADHD?)

    Anyway, I have other things to do. Good night
    P.S. you have a masters degree and have writen a dissertation and yet are sitting on a forum.
    You clearly don't have other things to do mate
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    (Original post by Lionheart96)
    P.S. you have a masters degree and have writen a dissertation and yet are sitting on a forum.
    You clearly don't have other things to do mate
    Are you still making comments? I really must have touched a nerve
 
 
 
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