Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I reckon you wouldn't even be human beings if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat

The AFP reports:

A B-52 bomber flew the length of the United States last week loaded with six nuclear armed cruise missiles in a major security breach, US military officials said Wednesday.


An air force official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said six cruise missiles with nuclear warheads were loaded on pylons under the wings of a B-52 bomber that flew from Minot [North Dakota] to Barksdale [Louisiana] on August 30.


The weapons were among 400 advanced cruise missiles that the Defense Department quietly decided to retire in March over the course of this year.

The advanced cruise missile is a stealthy, longer range version of the air launched cruise missile first deployed in the early 1980s.

They carry W-80 warheads of up to 150 kilotons, ten times the destructive force of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

So let's do some quick math: 6 missiles X 150 kilotons = 60 X Hiroshima = DEEP ATOMIC SHIT

Who knows, maybe this was a plan the White House had for taking care of New Orleans; "we can get them to stop talking about Katrina if we do this".... Frankly, though, I much prefer "retirees" who are most dangerous at the salad bar at Sizzler after too many brewskis.



Blogger Queen Whackamole said...


1:13 PM  
Anonymous Steve H. said...

Great thinks do blog alike...or something. You know, rendering New Orleans radioactively uninhabitable would at least be up front. The environmental profile of the soil there -- after all kinds of chemical, industrial, and petroleum-industry operations were flooded, releasing all the toxins you would expect -- is the dirty little secret of Katrina (given that the administration's incompetence was no secret). In the first few days of the cleanup, EPA scientists put up a squawk about it, but were silenced by higher-level (administration-appointed) officials. Let's just say that I plan to treat the area as if it were radioactive, for all practical purposes.

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