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The United States and Russia Friday finalized the first major nuclear arms control treaty in nearly two decades. Do you believe Russia still poses a nuclear threat to the United States?

Response Percent Votes
54% 550
38% 394
Not sure
7% 73
Total 1017


angel4dennis 4 years, 9 months ago

The kids and I watched "The Day After" just last week. I wanted them to be informed that even though it is a Hollywood reproduction that was filmed in Lawrence, it could really happen. It was interesting to see some of the older buildings that I remembered. I know seeing South Park Gazebo was cool for my son. Connecting to the film brought it home more that the life we have now and the sights we are seeing could be destroyed in a matter of minutes.

Boosh 4 years, 9 months ago

I don't have nightmares about it like I did when I were young, so, not sure.

tolawdjk 4 years, 9 months ago

In related news, the global tinmarket took a sharp uptick today as foil, foil hats, and foil hat accessories rose by leaps and bounds recently.

Hey, rocket scientist, tell me exactly how in 219 days it will magically be illegal for a Russian to legally obtain a student visa to study in the US?

Your a funny old man. Very "Hey, you kids, get off my lawn."

Richard Heckler 4 years, 9 months ago

The USA poses a nuke threat to the world.

Ever notice how many countries the USA military has been ordered to occupy and/or engage in war?

I say our troops would rather be home with their families than killing other innocent families.

Bring the troops home.

nut_case 4 years, 9 months ago

I think M.A.D will likely keep any major country at bay. We obviously know where Russia, China, etc are and they know as well as we do there simply is no winning a nuclear exchange. The big problem comes from small rogue countries or even small groups who have nothing to loose.

Jeremiah Jefferson 4 years, 9 months ago

Its only ok if the U.S. has nukes, but its not ok for anyone else.. Atleast thats how it seems..

CreatureComforts 4 years, 9 months ago

Russia is not a threat anymore. This isn't 1965, there are a lot of other countries that present greater threats...Iran, North Korea...Russia is pretty far down on the list these days.

Danimal 4 years, 9 months ago

The Russians are still sitting on the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world. They've also retargeted their missiles at our cities as of a couple years ago, so of course they are still a very real threat.

rbwaa 4 years, 9 months ago

about as much threat as we pose to them...

Liberty275 4 years, 9 months ago

No threat. In a few decades, a smaller country might want to commit suicide by taking a shot at America, but a million of them will die for every 10 of us. Granted, we are stuck with a cowardly commander in chief for 3 more years, but that is a carteresqe aberration and Hilary is man enough to make up for obama's weakness.

jumpin_catfish 4 years, 9 months ago

Boom then whoever is left is thinkin' I thought Russia wasn't a threat.

denak 4 years, 9 months ago

I don't think they pose an immediate threat but any country that has nukes is theorectically a threat. Given the destructive power of these weaponse, we would be a fool not to view them as a potential threat even while we are engaging them in diplomatic and economic talks.

Sigma 4 years, 9 months ago

Wouldn't any country that has nukes potentially be a nuclear threat? Russia would be WAY down on my list of countries to worry about though.

Liberty275 4 years, 9 months ago

"President Obama is not soft or weak"

He's a coward that had to be forced into listening to the general he appointed because he was afraid to make a decision. Even then, he made a timid decision. I don't know yet if he is as bad as carter, but he's looking that way.

Glenda Breese 4 years, 9 months ago

liberty275 You must be afraid that your party won"t be elected in 219 days! How disrespecful of you to call our commander and chief names in a public forum. Shame on you!

feeble 4 years, 9 months ago

55% of poll respondents also believe that a supercomputer can be defeated by asking it to play tic-tac-toe.

Centerville 4 years, 9 months ago

It wasn't a real threat until Zippy arrived on the scene, rolled over and played stupid.

PosseComitatus 4 years, 9 months ago

I would think that any country that has a nuclear tipped ICBM aimed at our country is a threat.

BorderRuffian 4 years, 9 months ago

NO! During the last decade or so of the Cold War, the USSR in all its vastness had run out of money and resources. Sure, it could possibly shoot at us with its nukes, but there would have been no way to follow through in any kind of resulting war. NOw that there is no more USSR and all that is left is Russia, there is even less resources to prosecute any sort of war. Add to that the problem that nukes take a lot of maintenance, which Russia doesn't have the resources for, and that if not maintained properly, the nukes and their carrier rockets deteriorate badly and fairly quickly.

Could they manage to shoot one or two nukes off? Possibly. But what then? There's nothing to be gained. Russia is no longer a world power - it is a badly decomposing third world country.

Bill Lee 4 years, 9 months ago

ICBMs have to be targeted somewhere. The easiest "default" targets for us are in Russia, and the easiest targets for them are here. It's because we are two large countries on opposite sides of the world. Missles can be retargeted in a matter of seconds, even in flight, so I don't worry about Russia. Their focus for several decades will be on their domestic problems, so they have little reason to threaten us.

overthemoon 4 years, 9 months ago

"The United States and Russia Friday finalized the first major nuclear arms control treaty..."

Is that anywhere close to real English grammar and usage? Wouldn't "On Friday the United States and Russia..." be just a little closer to Fowler or Strunk and White? Have we forgotten how to build a sentence???

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