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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 12:19 PM
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36. I see a fuckup that will cost someone a career and command,
Edited on Sat Sep-15-07 12:20 PM by seemslikeadream
IT ALREADY HAS


maybe you should read this thread

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Nukes Over Amerika (Weekend Edition)
Edited on Sat Sep-08-07 07:25 PM by Rick Myers
For those just tuning in, this is the continuing story of 6 lost and lonely AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles, each packing a W-80 variable yield nuclear warhead...

Somehow, some way, they were loaded onto the wing pylons of an active duty B-52 bomber, the B-52 was flown to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana from Minot AFB in North Dakota, then the missiles were left hanging on the unsecured, parked airplane for about ten hours.

A LIVE nuclear weapon has NOT flown on a US combat aircraft since 1968.

I have now heard from five retired and active duty Air Force members, each having some experience on the flight line, a crew chief and command and control types. NOT A ONE can concieve of ANY way this could have been an 'accident' or 'mistake.' Everyone agrees that these weapons were some how 'ordered' onto the aircraft (by someone, somehow) and that the flight crew DID NOT KNOW they were carrying nuclear weapons. No one can provide any sort of explanation as to how this could have occurred.

Eariler today I posted about this incident on a blog related to military issues, and the post was delieted later in the day. There was no 'tin-foil' material in the post, just a statement of known facts and some questions. No one in the MSM has picked up on this story, but it is a SERIOUS and SIGNIFICANT national story.

It is known that the Air Force is reviewing it's 'control protocols' and I have recieved a list of the various systems used to manage nuclear weapons. I will be looking into these systems this evening.

BTW: I have seen at least 4 tin-foil scenarios tossed out on the Internets. Some are completely crazy, but at least one requires some further research.

Here's a link to yeaterday's thread on this story: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...

Thanks for tuning in...
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