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:

At September 27, 2007 11:44 AM, Blogger cube said...

I guess you get no comments ;-)

 
At September 27, 2007 2:01 PM, Blogger 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

 
At September 27, 2007 5:33 PM, Blogger 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...

 
At September 27, 2007 8:48 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

HE sure does!

 
At September 28, 2007 5:14 PM, Blogger 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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