Space Was A Battlefield

Speaking of the 'Star Wars' program, take a look at this piece of Soviet propaganda from the mid-1980's. This graphic was taken from a Russian magazine at the time that Ronald Reagan was proposing the Strategic Defense Initiative (or 'Star Wars' as it was sometimes derisively called).

The intent of the SDI program was to use ground- and space-based systems to protect the US from strategic nuclear missile attack.

As you can see from this picture (apparently taken from the Americanski TV Guide [take a look at the Battlestar Galactica TV Guide cover], a propaganda rag if I ever saw one), and the accompanying text, American sci-fi was used to 'prove' that the warlike Americans were ready to try anything.


(Space is a battlefield)

The text below the picture reads as follows:

Now space is a battlefield. That’s what the American audience was prepared for by mass media long before Reagan came up with his SDI plans. This is a still from the movie “Battlestar Galactica”. As you can see there are a faces full of hatred and laser guns…

Via English Russia.

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