Just a few of this generation know how close our world was on the brink of nuclear catastrophe on 'Black Saturday'. I mean the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis dated October 27, 1962. And those, who know it, will tell you about Russian nuclear missile deployment in Cuba, answering a question on reasons for this horror. But practically no one could say why Russians did it. It is their policy not to discuss it. Although it's the crisis that nearly started a nuclear war was caused by deployment of American Jupiter ballistic missiles in such NATO member-country as Turkey in 1961. Such medium-range ballistic missiles could wipe out any city of European Russia, including Moscow, in less than 10 minutes. Khrushchev reacted correspondingly to the US actions: he made it clear that it's just that kind of game at which two could play. The catastrophe was averted only after Russians had received the pledge of the withdrawal of the US missiles from Turkish territory. I know you think that Washington did learned that lesson. That's where you are making a big mistake. The Pentagon's morons were ready to eat Kennedy alive for not letting them turn the Earth into the ashes of a nuclear war. And some time after that they again tried to move us closer to this Apocalypse. It did not work out with Turkey, but it worked out with Germany where they deployed the Pershing mobile ballistic missile systems and Tomahawk land attack cruise missiles. Russians could not take it, giving a reply in the form of such missiles as SS-20, SS-4, SS-5, SS-12 and the moving of SS-23 to the GDR territory for defeating the threat from the Pershing missiles. And who knows what would have happened, bearing in mind cowboy's behavior of Ronald Reagan. But amenity of temper and political compliance of Mikhail Gorbachev saved the world from nuclear war. So, unlike Barack Obama, M. Gorbachev was rightfully and deservedly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It's thanks to him it was possible to find a compromise, which provided an occasion for the signing of the Treaty between the USA and the USSR on the elimination of their intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) in 1987. It should be noted that it was beneficial, first of all, to the USA as the USSR had agreed to include SS-23 in the Treaty although these weapons did not fall within the definition of intermediate- or shorter-range missiles. The world breathed a sigh of relief. The hands of the clock of nuclear war were being turned back. But someone wanted to take back 'the happy times' when Americans and Europeans had been making anti-nuclear bunkers in their yards and laying canned food in stocks. Such 'peacekeeper' as B. Obama withdrew the USA from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Radars and missiles were moved to Poland and Czechia, on the doorstep of Russians who listened drearily to all this painted stuff about protection against the risk of attacks by Iraq and North Korea, and then, deployed their Tactical Missile Complexes 'Iskander' in Kaliningrad. They did it not only because the US anti-missiles disrupt to fucking the strategic balance that has been established now, but also because in the shortest time launching facilities for missile interceptors can be adapted for the launch of Tomahawk cruise missiles! So much for observance of such 'Gentlemen's agreement' as the INF Treaty! And how do you think Americans reacted to Russians' efforts to defend themselves against a new danger? Absolutely right! A number of US Congressmen proposed to believe that it gave them reason to withdraw from the Treaty. They really want to dominate in the way of juggling their nuclear missiles, but then this nuclear weapons' limitation treaty gets in their way. Even R. Reagan never did that stuff. This throwback to the time of the Cold War will end very badly, and... for all of us!