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.

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Blogger Queen Whackamole said...

oopsie!

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.

5:06 AM  

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