Barksdale and those B52sposted by The Vidiot @ 10:48 AM Permalink There's been a lot written about it. Recently, Wayne Madsen published an article with the following conclusion:
Excerpt: WMR has learned from U.S. and foreign intelligence sources that the B-52 transporting six stealth AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles, each armed with a W-80-1 nuclear warhead, on August 30, were destined for the Middle East via Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.Also, there's been the mysterious and recent deaths of at least 2 (and maybe as many as 6) Minot Air Force personnel.
Who knows what's really going on. Was it a controlled leak of information to scare Iran? Was it rogue elements within our government for a staged terror attack of some sort here or abroad? Or was it just a stupid mistake as the Washington Post maintains (and frankly, this is the least believable explanation of them all.)?
However, if you have any interest in the story, you should read Chuck Simpson over at his blogspot. The guy seems to have invested a lot of his time into researching the issue and he came to this conclusion:
Excerpt: I have concluded a nuclear warhead was stolen while the B-52 was parked, either at Barksdale or at Minot.
I have also concluded this could only have occurred under the authority of someone with much authority.
I have suggested the use might be to stage a terrorist attack against Americans.
I again point to what I believe is at least a one-percent chance I am correct. The magnitude of the resulting harm would be horrific. Which calls Richard Cheney's doctrine into play.
I urge every concerned person to stop being distracted by collateral assurances that all is well, that Americans were safe at all times and that this flight was the result of a simple mistake.
Instead, I urge focusing on the paramount paradox of my conclusions that:
- Six nuclear warheads were shipped from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota.
- Five nuclear warheads were recovered at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
And my resulting questions:I read through most of his posts, if he's insane, he's the most logical insane person I ever read. Conspiracy theory or not, he's right about one thing: if just 1% of what he said is true, we're in a whole heap o' trouble. Even if you believe it was just a messy mistake, the fact that a messy mistake can happen with nukes should be enough to keep you up at night. (But really, with this crew, a mistake? I doubt it.)
- Who authorized and ordered this shipment of nuclear warheads?
- Who currently has control of this missing nuclear warhead?
- Why? What is the purpose and intended use of this warhead?
- Is a treasonous cabal plotting the use of a nuclear weapon on American soil against American citizens, disguised as a terrorist attack?