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USAF strips 17 Nuke-launch Officers: These are Whom 'We handed over' the Fate of Mankind to?

Can y'all imagine if any one of these guys went 'postal?'

US air force strips 17 officers of power to launch nuclear missiles
Nuclear missile unit's deputy commander says it is suffering from 'rot' within its ranks in leaked internal email

Dominic Rushe and agencies
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 8 May 2013 10.35 EDT

The US Air Force has stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to oversee nuclear missiles, after a string of failings that the group's deputy commander said stemmed from "rot" within the ranks. The suspensions followed a March inspection of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, that resulted in a "D" grade for the team tested on its mastery of the Minuteman III missile launch operations system.

"We are, in fact, in a crisis right now," the group's commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jay Folds, wrote in an internal email that was obtained by the Associated Press and confirmed by the Air Force. The Air Force had publicly described the inspection as a success.

The news follows a series of incidents in recent years that have uncovered major problems with the oversight of the US's nuclear arsenal. In 2007, airmen at Minot accidentally loaded a B-52 with six nuclear weapons. The aircraft then flew to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. In another incident, nuclear weapons parts were mistakenly shipped to Taiwan. The defense department learned of the error in 2008, 18 months after the fuses for nuclear warheads were shipped.

Oh, and remember this little 'mishap' from 2007, all coincidentally around the time when Iran War Propaganda was the loudest? The same Minot, ND USAF Base:

Air Force investigates mistaken transport of nuclear warheads

From Barbara Starr
Sept. 5, 2009
CNN

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.

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.

Missteps in the Bunker

By Joby Warrick and Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, September 23, 2007

Just after 9 a.m. on Aug. 29, a group of U.S. airmen entered a sod-covered bunker on North Dakota's Minot Air Force Base with orders to collect a set of unarmed cruise missiles bound for a weapons graveyard. They quickly pulled out a dozen cylinders, all of which appeared identical from a cursory glance, and hauled them along Bomber Boulevard to a waiting B-52 bomber.

The airmen attached the gray missiles to the plane's wings, six on each side. After eyeballing the missiles on the right side, a flight officer signed a manifest that listed a dozen unarmed AGM-129 missiles. The officer did not notice that the six on the left contained nuclear warheads, each with the destructive power of up to 10 Hiroshima bombs.

2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident

The 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident occurred at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base on August 29–30, 2007. Six AGM-129 ACM cruise missiles, each loaded with a W80-1 variable yield nuclear warhead, were mistakenly loaded on a United States Air Force (USAF) B-52H heavy bomber at Minot and transported to Barksdale. The nuclear warheads in the missiles were supposed to have been removed before taking the missiles from their storage bunker. The missiles with the nuclear warheads were not reported missing and remained mounted to the aircraft at both Minot and Barksdale for a period of 36 hours. During this period, the warheads were not protected by the various mandatory security precautions required for nuclear weapons.[1]

The incident was reported to the top levels of the United States military and referred to by observers as a Bent Spear incident, which indicates a nuclear weapon incident that is of significant concern but does not involve the immediate threat of nuclear war. The USAF has yet to officially classify the incident.



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There is no way to accidentally

load nukes onto a B-52.

wow

That's crazy. I mean... how the hell did they let these people stay in these positions for so long after these serious incidents? 6 years later they get rid of them?? I know the air force can be pretty lax as far as punishment goes compared to army and marines but this is nuts. It took this long to investigate who was at fault? Even if they took everyone who was at the base and retrained them after the incidents (and obviously we don't have all of the details here) they should've immediately took all of the people who had access or were in charge of the access, maintenance, and all other aspects to these weapons and had a sit down with each and every individual and took airmen with the clearance and training from other bases and put them on this base.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

This is probably a cover

This is probably a cover story, they were likely fired because they had recently joined Oath Keepers and were threatening to refuse to bomb any country that didn't attack us first!

Where oh where has my little Free Press gone? Where oh where..?

... did it go?

Our problems reported in foreign press seem somewhat distant.

Surely Telegraph readers in England are comforted to know the miserable condition we are in is far away & of little concern.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

That dude Wheeler

who was found dead in a landfill was somehow connected to this as well.

There's a link here at the bottom that goes into detail.

http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/01/dead-birds-and-fish.html

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

I'd you haven't seen "Dr

If you haven't seen "Dr Strangelove, or how I learned to love the bomb," stop everything you have planned and watch it now.

oh no, Dmitri, on the contrary:

Now then, Dmitri, you know how we've always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the bomb. The BOMB, Dmitri. The hydrogen bomb. Well now, what happened is, uh, one of our base commanders, he had a sort of - Well, he went a little funny in the head. You know. Just a little funny. And uh, he went and did a silly thing.

Well, I'll tell you what he did. He ordered his planes...to attack your country.

Well, let me finish, Dmitri. Let me finish, Dmitri. Well, listen, how do you think I feel about it? Can you imagine how I feel about it, Dmitri? Why do you think I'm calling you? Just to say hello?

yeah. Comic Absurdum Ad Infinitum

oh yes. I'm familiar.D

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

no surprise here, as it's hard to find intelligent morons

'tis smarter to stick one's pecker in a fire than to join today's military. I don't know how they dress themselves.

The timing of this is very suspicious to me...

Doesn't it seem like an odd time to let something like this out? They can keep the lid on mushroom clouds and internet blackouts in Syria but not this? It smells like bait to me...like they are baiting another country to perceive weakness or it can be spun into an excuse for further action abroad by saying that the Russians for example, feel bolder in Syria because of this 'crisis' within our nuclear forces.

indeed indeed

with Syria bio-chem attack BS, still coming off the Boston jitters, and currency collapse looming...whenever...but soon, and Benghazi dam breaking (signaling a legitimate internal power-play behind the scenes between the CFR set vs. true American patriots in the military reluctant to carry out any further UnConstitutional Crimes), yup: a perfect Scheisse Storm brewing... and primed for another MASSIVE false flag...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

This could be really, really bad.

Maybe it is really, really good, but Minot AFB is where Cheney stole his nuke from. Remember when rogue nukes were being flown around the US?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18374.htm
Did they get Cheney's minions out, or did they clean house of those pesky whistle blowers?

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

yes, which side did they oust is the question

and who are the replacements. Hard to tell if it is good or bad at the moment.

yup, I cited MSM articles actually citing the 2007 Minot Base

'incident' in the thread:

Oh, and remember this little 'mishap' from 2007, all coincidentally around the time when Iran War Propaganda was the loudest? The same Minot, ND USAF Base:

Air Force investigates mistaken transport of nuclear warheads
From Barbara Starr
Sept. 5, 2009
CNN

Missteps in the Bunker
By Joby Warrick and Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, September 23, 2007

2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident

Could it be an actual Oath-keepers 'purge?' Or, legitimate duty-ineptitude and disqualifications??

Regardless, the govt has ZERO credibility now, that it frankly doesn't even matter what they publicly rationalize it all as: it simply won't be 'good' news for the rest of us.

If 'purge,' that means good patriots are being taken out of their roles as 'internal bulwark against tyranny.'

If legitimate incompetence, then it's perhaps worse, considering what kind of deadly technology they placed in the hands of the idiots with.

What's still mind-numbingly crazy is how humans across the world have entrusted barely-post pimple phase grown kids to be in charge of arsenals that can literally destroy the ENTIRE globe, (accounting for all nukes large and small) 50,000x over, while irradiating earth for 4BILLION+ years!

It's like, Humans: have you ever heard of a mirror??

What a crazy crazy world.

If they EVER WHEN they consider their next False Flag, these corporatist govt sociopathic maggots on behalf of the Powers That Be, may just finally entropy to radioactive something something operations...

They tried the Sandy Hook children. That, didn't work...enough to get the emotive sheeple vox populi totally turning for them. So, what other card DO they have left to play, with damn near mathematical IMPOSSIBILITY of staving off a global currency collapse looming, at this juncture in history, with Fed.Reserve/BofE/ECB/BIS/IMF/WB's current trajectory?

yikes! yikes! yikes!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

That's my thinking too

I don't like this. I've heard rumors of a "nuclear false flag" event so anything that reminds me of that makes me very, very nervous.

WaPo & CNN

articles added...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul