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世界を全面核戦争から救った男:Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov と Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov

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・Brent Swancer がソース記事の著者。

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・Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov については下の過去記事で取り上げた。

  1962年10月27日、世界を全面核戦争から救った男(+追加、修正) (2015-02-08)


・Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov については下の過去記事で取り上げた。

  1983年、ソ連軍将校の判断で核戦争の危機が回避されていた (途中:その1) (2015-04-17)

  1983年9月26日、早期警戒システムの誤動作で核戦争勃発寸前に至った (2017-04-21)

・以下では Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov の事例がやや詳しく書かれているので引用しておく。日本語が必要な方はご自分で機械翻訳を。

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・このような重大な歴史的事実を、なぜか歴史学者の Yuval Harari は完全に無視して愚劣な発言をしている。

  Yuval Harari のダメな面が露呈した最近のインタビュー (2020-03-20)


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・ET が核戦争には介入し、防止してくれる…そう信じ込んでいる 民間 UFO 研究者や UFO ファンが少なからずいる。例えば下の Kathleen Marden など。だが、そのような ET の発言など全く信じるに値しないことがタイトルの事例からも明瞭。


・Kathleen Marden も、他の UFO 研究者と同じように「ET は核戦争には介入し、防止する」と信じている。なぜなら、ET がそう伝えてきたからだと。

・だが、その ET のメッセージを信じるのは愚か過ぎる。

・広島、長崎の原爆投下に介入せず、無数に行われた大規模な核爆発実験を放置し続け、チェルノブイリ、福島での重大原発事故にも介入しなかった彼らに何が期待できよう。

ref: Kathleen Marden:ET とテレパシーで交信、ET から情報を download した。(途中:その1) (2018-04-14)



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In 1983, the Cold War was in full effect and the Americans and Soviets still had obscene numbers of nuclear missiles aimed at each other, manned by those with itchy trigger fingers. On 26 September 1983 in the early morning hours, a Soviet lieutenant colonel by the name of Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov was alone on duty during an overnight shift, monitoring the Soviet Union’s early-warning missile system, which was designed to track and warn of incoming nuclear warheads. It would have been a pretty boring detail typically, and he was tired from the long shift, his thoughts drifting and daydreaming, but on this morning, he was snapped out of his stupor by an alarm registered on the system. Blinking the drowsiness from his eyes he focused on the display and saw that everyone’s worst fear had happened. The Americans had launched against them. He would later say:



The siren howled, but I just sat there for a few seconds, staring at the big, back-lit, red screen with the word ‘launch’ on it. A minute later the siren went off again. The second missile was launched. Then the third, and the fourth, and the fifth. Computers changed their alerts from ‘launch’ to ‘missile strike.’ I had all the data [to suggest there was an ongoing missile attack]. If I had sent my report up the chain of command, nobody would have said a word against it. There was no rule about how long we were allowed to think before we reported a strike. But we knew that every second of procrastination took away valuable time; that the Soviet Union’s military and political leadership needed to be informed without delay. All I had to do was to reach for the phone; to raise the direct line to our top commanders ? but I couldn’t move. I felt like I was sitting on a hot frying pan.


Indeed, he had full computer readouts to this effect, all undeniably showing that a nuclear attack was in progress, and the protocol for the situation called for him to report to his superiors immediately so that they could initiate a retaliatory strike, but he did not do this. It was a flagrant dereliction of duty, and the longer he waited the less effective a counterstrike would be, but he hesitated out of doubt and knowing that his next action would mean the fate of the world. He would say, “’I knew perfectly well that nobody would be able to correct my mistake if I had made one.” And so he waited there in the dim glow of the computer screen as it told him nuclear war had broken out and that missiles were already coming down. Something about it didn’t feel right to him, and he would explain:


There were 28 or 29 security levels. After the target was identified, it had to pass all of those ‘checkpoints’. I was not quite sure it was possible, under those circumstances. Twenty-three minutes later I realized that nothing had happened. If there had been a real strike, then I would already know about it. It was such a relief.


He also felt that just five missiles didn’t make sense, as the U.S. attack would have been more decisive, an all-out onslaught. It would turn out that the whole thing had been a malfunction. Sunlight reflecting off of high-altitude clouds had confused the satellite system, which had made it malfunction and misread the data as incoming missiles. Although Petrov was not authorized to launch missiles himself, it is widely believed that with the strong data he had and time being of the essence, his report would have most certainly led to a nuclear strike against the United States, triggering World War III, and he has been recognized as having single-handedly averted catastrophe by disobeying his orders. Nuclear security expert Bruce G. Blair has said of the incident:


The Soviet Union as a system?not just the Kremlin, not just Andropov, not just the KGB?but as a system, was geared to expect an attack and to retaliate very quickly to it. It was on hair-trigger alert. It was very nervous and prone to mistakes and accidents. The false alarm that happened on Petrov’s watch could not have come at a more dangerous, intense phase in US?Soviet relations.


Petrov had even admitted that if it had been anyone else on duty that day the nuclear Armageddon would have certainly begun. Despite this, he received no award from the Soviet military, and he would retire early, but he would receive commendations and the World Citizen Award, and Dresden Peace Prize by other countries for the part he played in averting a catastrophe. These are very worrying instances that a lot of people are blissfully aware even happened at all, and they have amazingly been lost to history and sort of swept under the carpet. Yet, rest assured that the only reason the world hasn’t been destroyed can likely be attributed to these two guys who the whole thing just happened to catch on a good day.


ref: The Times When A Single Person Averted a Nuclear War | Mysterious Universe - https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/07/the-times-when-a-single-person-averted-a-nuclear-war/


(2020-07-11)
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