“the Soviet Union never had plans to attack USA… we also build those weapons for our DEFENSE”
Stanislav Petrov has averted a potential nuclear war in 1983, Petrov was awarded the Dresden Preis 2013 (Dresden Prize) in Dresden, Germany, on 17 February 2013. The award included €25,000. On 24 February 2012, he was given the 2011 German Media Award, presented to him at a ceremony in Baden-Baden, Germany.
The first nuclear wave would have killed half of all Americans and Russians.
The waves after that – would have killed all of mankind – because there would have been so much dust in the atmosphere that the whole planet’s temperature would drop and harvests would fail globally – similiar to a massive meteor or vulcano erruption.
In contrast to the dinosaurs – this is suicide.
According to Stanislav the Russians never figured out what triggered the false alarm in their computer system.
Don’t trust Computers!
Stanislav has just proven again that he is a true hero – by forgiving his cruel mother that treated him bad during childhood.
He is a big fan of Kevin Costner.
Cold War Background story
At the start of September the situation got even worse when the Soviets shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, killing all 269 passengers, including a serving US congressman. The Soviets claimed the flight was a spying mission, but it was later determined the aircraft simply strayed off course.
That latter finding led Reagan to open up GPS signals to the general public to stop such incidents in the future. But he also used the Korean incident to bolster support for moving Pershing II nuclear missiles into Europe, which were capable of hitting targets inside the Soviet Union within minutes.
And so in the early hours of the morning on the September 26, there was panic when the Soviet early warning system Oko, a monitoring system of geostationary satellites and ground stations designed to spot ballistic missile launches, reported that the US had fired off a missile against the Soviet Union. Then four more launches were reported by the system in quick succession.
“An alarm at the command and control post went off with red lights blinking on the terminal. It was a nasty shock,” Petrov told Moscow News in 2004. “Everyone jumped from their seats, looking at me. What could I do? There was an operations procedure that I had written myself. We did what we had to do. We checked the operation of all systems — on 30 levels, one after another. Reports kept coming in: All is correct.”