Tuesday, October 09, 2007

We're Not Talking Paintball We're Talking Nukes

I find it rather disturbing that this story doesn't have more legs than a centipede, has ineptitude (which this isn't) become the accepted norm or even more sinister has skulduggery by this administration also become acceptable to the point where nobody seems to give a goddamn to what is going on? As the writer states these aren't paint ball cartridges they're nukes for Christsakes.

Last month, six W80-1 nuclear-armed AGM-129 advanced cruise missiles were flown from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana and sat on the tarmac for 10 hours undetected.

Press reports initially cited the Air Force mistake of flying nuclear weapons over the United States in violation of Air Force standing orders and international treaties, while completely missing the more important major issues, such as how six nuclear cruise missiles got loose to begin with.

Opinion columns and editorials appeared in America's newspapers, some blasting the Air Force for flying nukes over the U.S. and some defending the Air Force procedure. None of the news reports focused on the real questions of our nuclear security.

Let me be very clear here: We are not talking about paintball cartridges or pellet gun ammo. We are talking nuclear weapons. more


Six Loose Nukes: Is This The Story?

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