Nukes

Ran across an interesting bit today. It’s a couple months old now, but apparently there’s significant evidence that a US nuclear bunker buster (the type given to Israel in the twilight of the Bush administration) may have been used in Syria.

As you may have noticed, I tend to avoid commenting too much on what’s going on overseas. I’ve completely got my hands full dealing with what’s happening here and typically only mention these other things when they overlap, somehow connect to the domestic programs (such as GLADIO). There are a couple of reasons. First, as stated above, not enough time. Second, as I stated recently, I believe that most Americans (to what should be their extreme shame) no longer give a damn about most other people, especially overseas. It’s difficult enough when it’s the next state or bordering country. Go to Asia and the Middle East and forget about it. How can you build a consensus when they’ve been programmed to not care?

Speaking of domestic issues, it’s what’s buried in this article (and many others around the web) that really caught my eye:

Again Thus, if a MOP where used, it could have only been delivered by the United States Air Force, an organization reeling from recent disasters within its own ranks after a second lapse in nuclear weapons security in a five-year period was discovered at Minot Air Force Base in South Dakota.

Seventeen officers have been removed, a “house cleaning” of unprecedented scale. Back in 2008, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates ordered a restructuring of America’s nuclear security command after a 2007 incident at Minot.

A B-52 was loaded with thermonuclear weapons and flown off the base, violating 84 separate authorization protocols. The plane was later recovered over 1500 miles away under circumstances that have never been adequately explained. What is also not clear is whether the entire nuclear payload was recovered, complete and intact.

Interesting on all sorts of fronts. First, it’s a theme that for my writing goes back to that general period within The Wisp. There’s also a short story where such a plot is brought up (though to frame Pakistan and Iran via a falseflag nuke going off in Chicago sort of NORTHWOODS style). It’s also, of course, the subject of a Clooney film, The Peacemaker, and a part of the plot of one season of 24, though the culprits and sources for the weapons and the ultimate intended use vary from story to story.

But then you gotta wonder if this isn’t somehow connected to a possible coup or partial one. If some radical rightwing group got one via that incident, due to mind-altering NLWs being used on those officers… you gotta wonder.

Such a situation might put a damper on most more, shall we say, diplomatic solutions for conflicts and explain the sudden shift of defense focus towards Asia.

And it might help explain the general “you sure the neocons aren’t running everything?” feel that most stories about policy decisions, legal judgments, and legislation seem to wind us up at.

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