Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Close Call



Twenty four years ago today, Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov prevented a Soviet retaliation against the United States by detecting a satellite error that looked like the launch of five missiles at the USSR.

Sept. 26, 1983: The Man Who Saved the World by Doing ... Nothing.

Give that man's gut a hand.

7 comments:

cube said...

I guess you get no comments ;-)

The Merry Widow said...

It was a brave call on this gentleman's part. It's amazing how G*D can use 1 person to either trigger or prevent a disaster!

tmw

cube said...

Petrov doubted that America would send only 5 missiles their way. This is what made him have the gut feeling that something was wrong.

The Lord works in mysterious ways...

Brooke said...

HE sure does!

cube said...

Doesn't it seem like a shame that this poor man gets so little recognition for being right at precisely the right time.

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