Sunday, September 23, 2007

U.S. Air Force nearly nukes U.S.

Oh, no, wait. On page four of this Washington Post story about how the Air Force accidentally flew six nuclear warheads from North Dakota to Louisiana, we find out ON PAGE 4 that the U.S. was never in that much danger:
Even if the bomber had crashed, or if someone had stolen the warheads, fail-safe devices would have prevented a nuclear detonation.
LOL. I was about ready to put my End-of-the-World sandwich board on and start roaming the streets of Flow Mo, warning Sunday morning churchgoers. I don't want to belittle the mistakes of the Air Force here--it's a scary enough story, but for people who have little knowledge of military procedures involving nuclear warheads (and who live in between North Dakota and Louisiana), you'd think they'd bump that little piece of information at least to page two.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous sam said...

It's the birds you should be worried about (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/6907994.stm) not the nukes.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous cassandra said...

yeah how'd ya like that? I hard about it when it happened but something else went on the same time and bingo! the story was eclipsed. OJ maybe?

4:27 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

The seagull, nicknamed Sam, has now become so popular that locals have started paying for his crisps.

Sam, I tried what you do with drinks at a local bar, but instead of becoming popular, I just got thrown out on my keester!

7:27 AM  

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