[extropy-chat] In Fond Remembrence of Curtis LeMay

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 11:05:06 UTC 2007

On 4/29/07, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:

It was at this time that Curtis LeMay uttered the immortal words:
> "If I see 'em massing for an attack, I'm going to knock the shit out
> of 'em."
> Notice that he did not say "we", or "the U.S.", but rather "I will
> knock" said shit out of the Soviets.
> It was the cold knowledge on the other side that there were a number
> of Americans in very high places  that very probably staved off
> total war.

Do you think that the existence of similarly motivated loose cannons on the
Soviet side would also have been a good thing?

Stathis Papaioannou
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