Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Air Force official fired after 6 nukes fly over U.S.

I don't worry about terrorists. It's not religious fanatics that keep me up at night. It's just your everyday, normal people. It's the ones who are walking through life in a fog that scare me. Unfortunately, you can't legally kill them like you could Osama bin Lade.

A B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear warheads and flown for more than three hours across several states last week, prompting an Air Force investigation and the firing of one commander, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

That could have been bad. So exactly how in fucking hell do you ACCIDENTALLY arm a B-52 with 6 nuclear warheads? Aren't there people watching those things?

Rep. Ike Skelton, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, called the mishandling of the weapons “deeply disturbing” and said the committee would press the military for details.

I wonder if they would have blamed terrorists if that plane crashed.

The missiles, which are being decommissioned, were mounted onto pylons on the bomber’s wings and it is unclear why the warheads had not been removed beforehand. Earlier, the Associated Press erroneously reported the bomber was armed with only five warheads.

Get your facts right AP. It was 6 nuclear warheads, not 5. Really though, does that fucking matter?

The investigation is expected to take several weeks.

Just enough time for another fuck up to kill us all. So, before we move on, exactly which states were in danger of becoming a vast wasteland in which no living creature could survive?

You know what bothers me most about that flight path? The "Possible Flight Path" title. That means no one really knows where the bomber armed with nukes went. I feel safe.

2 Comments:

Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

I've never worked with US armourers, but in the UK, that wouldn't have been 'accidental'.

If RAF Bombheads had loaded nukes it would have been pure bloody-mindedness.

Seriously though, how the hell did this happen? Nukes are escorted EVERYWHERE and warheads are clearly marked - Brown band= real, Blue band (and having 'Drill' painted on=Drill warhead.

It's not rocket science .. ..

September 06, 2007 3:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the same people that fly these things around the country are the same people in charge of making sure there are no accidents with them...so sleep well America

September 06, 2007 9:24 AM  

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