Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Has a US Nuke Just Been Stolen (For Use in the USA?)

Decide for yourself. Remember news reports of a terrible "blunder" in which nuclear-armed cruise missiles were mistakenly loaded on a B-52 bomber and flown across the continental United States of America? Did you think it was just another example of the ineptitude that plagues the world today? Or did it sound a bit far-fetched?

Well Chuck Simpson over at the Geronimo Manifesto might be able to shed a bit of light on some rather salient points for consideration in piece in which he gives some history, explains what stinks about the official explanations, what the media have apparently overlooked, what might really be going on and why.

The comments on AboveTopSecret are also worth reading, as are some of the things on Arctic Beacon.

Simpson's conclusion?

"Someone, operating under a special chain of command within the United States Air Force, just stole a nuclear weapon."

But don't take our word for it. See for yourself what leads Simpson to come to this chilling (but, honestly, not surprising) conclusion.

How curious the Americans should choose now to return a large amount of materials recovered from Soviet missile boat K-129. If ever you needed proof that, even in the 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, American-developed nuclear failsafe technologies and systems work as designed and cannot easily be defeated, that was it.


Anonymous said...

The problem with articles like this is that the most they can do is produce unnecessary panic. Even if the story _were_ true, there would be absolutely nothing that most people could do about it, so the announcement only serves to worry people about whether somebody with malicious intent is going to use such a weapon... senselessly.

Anonymous said...

Informing people is not a bad thing - ever. I've been predicting GWB will do *something* before the 2008 elections that justifies declaring martial law ever since we heard about him stealing the second election. Lord help us all, if this is it.

Anonymous said...

Informing people is not a bad thing. Spreading potentially harmful gossip is. And that's all this story is so far... the rough equivalent of gossip. It has no potential whatsoever to benefit anyone except a busybody who figures that everybody should have a right to know everybody else's business... even if it's only suspected.

Anonymous said...

Since when is attempting to fact check the news an official government reports "spreading gossip"?

If anything, giving something like this widespread public exposure actually reduces the chances of it happening because now they can't pull the wool over so many peoples' eyes.

The one thing that doesn't quite hold is that if they use a US nuke, other nations' (and NGOs') monitoring equipment can tell that it's a US nuke, and not, say, one of the lost Soviet nukes.

On the other hand, Putin HAS just sacked his government.....