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You never stopped fighting! The sign on the military vehicle in Germany truly pissed me off - "We gave peace a chance".

With INF treaty at risk, Germans fear new arms race | DW |

Thirty years ago, American nuclear weapons were pulled out of Germany. But with President Donald Trump threatening to leave the INF treaty, a new arms race could flare up. Germany's peace activists are deeply concerned.

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A thin layer of snow covers a forest clearing near the city of Heilbronn, where people are out walking their dogs. Back in 1985, this area in southwestern Germany was a high-security zone under control of the US Army. And the scene of a fatal accident with far-reaching consequences.

At the time, Larry Nichols was serving as a US solider at the site, in charge of medium-range Pershing 2 nuclear missiles stationed in the clearing. He was under orders to keep their existence a secret.

"It was unbelievable that the people of Heilbronn were unaware of these weapons. It scared me knowing what was stationed here," Nichols remembers. And then, on January 11, 1985, an accident happened on the US base which changed everything ...

I lived in St. Louis during the Cuba Crisis ... a nuclear Armageddon was near .. spread across America, bombers were on stand-by on highest alert - U. S. Air Force Boeing B-52H Stratofortress. I don't want to go through such idiocy again!

A nuclear war was avoided ... fortunately only the Vietnam War grew in anger and size ... Robert McNamara and the RAND study of falling dominoes. We reaaly got them - agent Orange was left behind. Chemical warfare killed one person in Salisbury - shame!

    "Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."
    ~ Albert Einstein

    "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
    ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Grunt's War | NY Times - Opinion 2017 |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Feb 1st, 2019 at 02:20:49 PM EST

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