Hello, About a month ago, I finally got around to watching the obscure British nuclear war movie "Threads". It gave me nightmares; now it feels like I've seen it for real. I'll compare "Threads" to what's happened over the last few days: On Tuesday, the world trade center was destroyed in a terrorist attack for no real reason. In "Threads", the Soviet Union invades Iran for no real reason. The US Goverment has effectively taken over all airports in the nation. In "Threads", the British goverment took control over all airport in the nation. Two aircraft carriers, and many warships are being sent to protect New York City. In "Threads", many warships are sent to protect the North Sea Oil Rigs. The news keeps on mentioning terms like "retaliation", "nuclear winter", "fallout", and "emergency powers". I'm sure most people usually asscociate those terms with nuclear war. Gas stations are doubling and even tripling prices, just like the grocery stores in "Threads". I'll just say that this movie scared the crap out of me. But when the scenes in New York are exactly like the ones in the film.... The remains of the World Trade Center look exactly like the remains of Sheffield (in the movie, silly ) Rescue workers are clearing through the debris in the same manner the survivors of the nuclear war were clearing the crop fields. They're not showing the bodies on national TV (of course not!) but I know what they look like, simply because of this movie. I think that Threads, although somewhat dated and hard to find, is more important now than the standard "blowing up landmarks" movie. It doesn't destroy the world with the maniacal glee of a Hollywood movie. It is very serious; I think anyone with a strong stomach should watch it. I know everyone says nuclear war is impossible, but that is foolishness. If any of the nuclear powers decide to level a random country, the leaders of that nation should be thrown into a small, dirty room with nothing to eat but dead rats and moldy bread; strapped into a chair watching this movie until they go insane. And a note to the adminastrators. If you see anyone making racist remarks, don't be afraid to ban them permanently from this forum.