Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Jesus Fucking Holy Christ; That’s Some “Mistake!”

Local (Eugene) UFO researcher Gordon Kaswell passed this news item on to me this evening:

Air Force investigates mistaken transport of nuclear warheads

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Six nuclear warheads on cruise missiles were mistakenly carried on a flight from North Dakota to Louisiana last week, prompting a major investigation, military officials have confirmed.
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A B-52 is seen on the ground at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, in this file photo.

The plane took the cruise missiles from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base for decommissioning Thursday, the Air Force said.

"This is a major gaffe, and it's going to cause some heads to roll down the line," said Don Shepperd, a retired Air Force major general and military analyst for CNN.

Shepperd said the United States had agreed in a Cold War-era treaty not to fly nuclear weapons. "It appears that what happened was this treaty agreement was violated," he said.


Which prompted this decision:
The Air Force announced that all flights of fighters and bombers in the United States will be halted on September 14 to allow for a review of procedures.

3 comments:

Richard Lalancette said...

No kidding :)

Maybe they needed a way to store one of those warhead for the next staged attack on the US :)

Stuart said...

I would like to complain about the use of the word "Holy". I find it offensive and unnecessary to use in polite company.

If you can't express yourself properly without resorting to profanities, then congratulations and welcome to the club!!

CindyPDX said...

Why am I NOT surprised to read this?? The US constantly violates treaties throughout history. One small example is the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 (article from Oct 1998) Oh there are loads more. I'm just not surprised with this bit of news... Mistake MY ASS it is! LOL