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NutLoose 18th May 2016 12:03

You better get all those last minute jobs finished
 
As apparently we may only have this year to finish them..

Nato risks a nuclear war with Russia 'within a year', warns senior general | Europe | News | The Independent

Mind you he is trying to flog his book


Nato risks a nuclear war with Russia within a year if it does not increase its defence capabilities in the Baltic states, one of the alliance's most senior retired generals has said.
General Sir Richard Shirreff, who served as Nato’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe between 2011 and 2014, said that an attack on Estonia, Lithuania or Latvia – all Nato members – was a serious possibility and that the West should act now to avert “potential catastrophe”.
He has written a fictional book 2017: War with Russia, but told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the events it describes were “entirely plausible”.

Martin the Martian 18th May 2016 12:09

Will it be before or after I have to file my self assessment tax return? That's what I want to know.

NutLoose 18th May 2016 12:12

Well if you're doing it on-line, you better get it in, though don't expect a reply as there might just be a loud squeal on the line..

treadigraph 18th May 2016 12:30

I won't bother weeding the garden then...

TBM-Legend 18th May 2016 12:47

Move to Hiroshima or Nagasaki then as lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place; or so it's said!

Pontius Navigator 18th May 2016 14:05

Treadigraph, with you there, why do today what you don't have to do tomorrow.

Fareastdriver 18th May 2016 14:35

You mean I don't have to do all those jobs I put off in 1960.

Herod 18th May 2016 14:38


Move to Hiroshima or Nagasaki then as lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place; or so it's said!
I remember hearing (probably apocryphal) of a chap in America in the thirties, who figured a war was inevitable. He studied all the variables of the various nations, and moved his family to what he calculated was the safest place. They moved to the Solomon Islands, or to be more specific, Guadalcanal.

Two's in 18th May 2016 14:56

Could be handy for outside jobs requiring the application of a direct heat source.

Ken Scott 18th May 2016 15:22


I remember hearing (probably apocryphal) of a chap in America in the thirties, who figured a war was inevitable. He studied all the variables of the various nations, and moved his family to what he calculated was the safest place. They moved to the Solomon Islands, or to be more specific, Guadalcanal.
Herod: I long ago heard a similar story but the chap was alleged to have moved to the Falkland Islands in the late 1970s to avoid the threat of nuclear war between USA & USSR.

Tashengurt 18th May 2016 16:08

Since it's apparently 1983 again, can I have my 1983 waistline back?

Mogwi 18th May 2016 16:08


Originally Posted by Ken Scott (Post 9380150)
Herod: I long ago heard a similar story but the chap was alleged to have moved to the Falkland Islands in the late 1970s to avoid the threat of nuclear war between USA & USSR.

Absolutely correct. He was a climatologist who reckoned the Falklands was one of the few places in the world that would not be covered by radioactive fall-out. Bit of bad luck really!

Non Emmett 18th May 2016 16:12

I see we are honing our defences..... had a Sea Vixen over the top this afternoon. Apparently did an overshoot or two at Culdrose.

Tourist 18th May 2016 16:17


Originally Posted by Ken Scott (Post 9380150)
Herod: I long ago heard a similar story but the chap was alleged to have moved to the Falkland Islands in the late 1970s to avoid the threat of nuclear war between USA & USSR.

That is not apocryphal.

He was a Canadian, I went to school with his son who was called Jimmy Mc....... (yes I know it sounds like a Scottish name, but he was Canadian, honestly)

ICM 18th May 2016 16:19

I heard General Shireff on the Today programme this morning and my reaction then was that as we've survived some 30 years since General Sir John Hackett's "Third World War," predicated for 1985, then hopefully all will be well over this new book. That said, I would not be surprised if President Putin comes up with some scheme to test the water once we have a new US President, but I'd like to think that his self-interest will prevent him from doing anything too silly.

ian16th 18th May 2016 16:20


Herod: I long ago heard a similar story but the chap was alleged to have moved to the Falkland Islands in the late 1970s to avoid the threat of nuclear war between USA & USSR.
Wasn't he a Canadian?

CoffmanStarter 18th May 2016 16:24

What no more PPRuNe Mil CapComp or BBQ Threads ! ... The world will truly end that day Nutty :p

skydiver69 18th May 2016 17:26


Originally Posted by TBM-Legend (Post 9380017)
Move to Hiroshima or Nagasaki then as lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place; or so it's said!

One Japanese guy survived both bombs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Yamaguchi

Haraka 18th May 2016 19:00


the chap was alleged to have moved to the Falkland Islands in the late 1970s to avoid the threat of nuclear war
Doing the rounds in the 70's was the tale of the American in the late 30's who could see that the Second World War coming and moved himself and his family to a nice remote island:
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called Guadalcanal.

Herod 18th May 2016 19:29

Haraka. The good thing about deja vu is that you've seen it before. Check my post #8


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