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Whoops: Hey, Have You Seen Where Those Nuclear Weapons Disappeared to?

In APEC, News, Nuclear Weapons, President Bush, sydney, US Air Force, US News, World on September 6, 2007 at 2:02 am

 

Whoops indeed.

‘Hey, Sir have you seen those nuclear weapons that were lying around here lately?’

According to a report, a United States Air force B-52 transport flight from the far northern US State of North Dakota, to the far southern US State of Louisiana last week, was carrying six nuclear warheads attached to cruise missiles. That was despite everyone involved in the mission, including the flight crew, believing that they were just conventional weapons.

And to make matters worse, the little incident may have violated an international nuclear weapons treaty. Not that that matters much anymore.

Oh, dear.

The plane took the cruise missiles from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base for decommissioning last Thursday, and the nukes flew right across the middle of America for the 6 hour trip, with enough firepower to begin the end of the world.

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Officials talking after the story broke in the independent Army Times publication, said the incident was a major breach of security rules surrounding nuclear weapons. One Air Force official said that he could not recall anything similar happening, and that those involved in the mistake had been relieved from duties.

The incident was so serious, even the US President, George Walker, was notified. Not sure there would be much that he could do to fix the problem.

He was however likely only interested in knowing if there was any protein rich foods involved in the incident.

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Or weather or not it was okay with Laura to bring some bikini clad “protestors” back home to Washington from the APEC summit Down Under.

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To add to the craziness, the US is party to a Cold War-era treaty not to fly nuclear weapons.

“It appears that what happened was this treaty agreement was violated,” an official admitted.

But never fear, the official said.

Saying the situation would likely not have caused a nuclear detonation due to the nuclear weapons not being armed.

“Any time you have nuclear material on board, if the airplane crashes, nuclear material can be spread in the immediate area of the crash, so you get radioactivity in the immediate area of the crash.”

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