It's not a "Dr. Strangelove-esque doomsday device", it's a system that detects an attack through a number of sensors and launches a retaliatory strike with everything we have even if you nuke the fucking Kremlin.
Jesus fucking Christ, it's not that hard to grasp: don't poke the sleeping bear and he won't bite your fucking head off.
It doesn't need to be turned off for maintenance. Besides, it was already upgraded at least once.
And it won't "go off for no reason". Should something happen there are at least two opportunities to prevent DEFCON 1 from happening: enter the override code and stop the launch before it happens, and issue a self-destruct order to the missiles after the launch.>>31498953>its why Statues of stalin was being put up left and right there
People fight against this shit. We may enjoy a little reminiscing of the "good old days of USSR" but we remember well what a cunt Stalin was, and Bolsheviks too for that matter.
It's less about being kings of the world as it is about being respected and rest of the world paying attention to what we're saying.
Holy shitballs people, we are not your enemies, we're not your friends either but that's beside the point, anyway, we're all being fucked by a relatively small number of people and corporations, and us being busy fighting each other plays right into their hands.