Talk:Stanislav Petrov

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"questions over the part Petrov's decision"[edit]

It is universally agreed by all sources that Petrov's second-guessing of the (ancient) computer saved humanity its worst possible scenario; whoever wrote this is interjecting negativity for unknown reasons, (possibly secondary gain, or perhaps bias towards what survives of the hated apparat). Likewise, Petrov may assert he was not punished (to prevent punishment by aforementioned aparat) but he was--his career was destroyed and he was forced to live on a meager Soviet pension.

Needs cleaned ASAP. --John Bessa (talk) 12:58, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

New revelation[edit]

It is my belief that it was Carney's/Karney's information which Petrov had received, although he would not have been aware from which individual that information originated which reached him through the system. I just read the review to a book http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/american-stasi-agent-describes-his-experiences-in-new-book-a-916374.html and since the time mentioned is also fall 1983 (like September) it seems very likely that we are talking of the same event. The Russian got a Peace Prize, the American got prison. Ally Hauptmann-Gurski 144.136.192.37 (talk) 05:22, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Able Archer incident =[edit]

'November 1983 by the US and its Nato allies was so realistic it made the Russians believe that a nuclear strike on its territory was a real possibility.' http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/02/nato-war-game-nuclear-disaster

Were these two incidents related or not? I get a feeling nuclear disaster was some sort of 1983 zeitgeist, — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.42.128.241 (talk) 08:47, 3 November 2013 (UTC)