While having breakfast this morning at a local diner, I found myself engaged in a Cold War discussion with a West Point admissions officer. The conversation which was purely by chance, started off at the counter with me telling him about one of my star students, Charlie Hasenbank, who was admitted into Annapolis, West Point, and the Air Force Academy. He went on to tell me about an interview I have not heard: the son of former Soviet Union premier Nikita Khrushchev in an American interview revealed two serious discussions the Soviet Union had about invading the United States. According to Nikita’s son Sergei, the Soviet Union had a plan to strategically send 17 operatives to the eastern seaboard of the U.S. to detonate suitcase nuclear bombs. It was the Soviet Union’s hope that such a blast would blind NORAD giving the Soviet Union first strike capabilities.
Furthermore, the Soviet Union’s nuclear strike would destroy the key urban centers and rural areas that house missal commands. Sergei Khrushchev then stated that the Soviets would engage in a conventional attack on the U.S., sending tanks and ground troops off the Atlantic. However, the Soviets decided not to exercise such a plan due to the number of rural Americans that owned a gun. In the mind of the Soviets, they would have to fight a depleted American Army and armed rural farmers. Fearing a long distance supply line that would extend across the Atlantic, the Soviets assumed this would give Americans too much time to organize.
In essence, if this story is true, the 2nd Amendment which grants Americans the right to bear arms prevented a Soviet attack. Of course I am thinking this story sounds much like the movie Red Dawn, except without the nuclear missiles. I am not one who believes such stories and conspiracies, but I suspect this is one of the many I have heard that interest me. Make sure you check out this clip of Red Dawn, which portrays Powers Boothe, one of my favorite actors.