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Clowns take on a nuclear missile launch facility.

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posted on Dec, 20 2006 @ 11:43 AM
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Three nuclear protesters arrested Tuesday at a Minuteman III missile launch facility west of Garrison when they unlawfully entered the area, remain in the McLean County Jail in Washburn Wednesday.

The three, Greg Boertje-Obed, 51, and Michael Walli, 57, both military veterans from Duluth, Minn., and Carl Kabat, 72, a retired priest from St. Louis, made their initial appearance in Washburn Wednesday afternoon before South Central District Judge Bruce Romanick.

McLean County Sheriff Don Charging said the three are being charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief, both Class A misdemeanors, and bond was set at $500 each. He said the FBI is involved in the case and federal charges are pending.

On Wednesday, Col. Sandra Finan, commander of the 91st Space Wing at Minot AFB held a news conference for local media regarding the incident at the missile site.

The space wing operates, maintains and controls 150 Minuteman III missiles in underground launch facilities in northwest and north-central North Dakota.

The missile site that the three men entered is located about 30 miles west of Garrison and just northwest of the White Shield community in McLean County. The site is about 75 miles southwest of Minot AFB.

Finan said the three individuals unlawfully entered the Echo-9 missile launch facility at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

“The individuals used bolt cutters (to cut the lock) to gain access to the site. Once inside, they attempted to destroy government property using hammers and by posting graffiti,” Finan said. More specifically, she said they “took a hammer and beat on some of the external components, then they sprayed graffiti in several different locations and hung some signs.”

The Wisconsin-based Nukewatch group, of which the three men are volunteers, reported the three men entered the missile silo area and painted “It's a sin to build a nuclear weapon” on the face of the hardened silo cover and poured their blood on the missile lid.”


Christ!! If clowns can do that, imagine what terrorists could do. Our security for nuclear weapons are laxed.




posted on Dec, 20 2006 @ 11:48 AM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
Christ!! If clowns can do that, imagine what terrorists could do. Our security for nuclear weapons are laxed.


I think the 10 foot thick concrete hatch on the silo prevented them from doing anything. It is my belief that if they posed any threat, they wouldn't be around to be charged. I think that the Air Force just called the local cops and let them take care of it. That way these guys get to live and the Air Force avoids some bad publicity.



posted on Dec, 20 2006 @ 01:30 PM
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read up on richard marcinkos red cell days. He's been talking about how vulnerable the homeland is for about 15 years.

When he directed red cell, he broke or snuck into several nuclear facilities. Stole in mock-operations a few suitcase nukes, and even infiltrated the ohio class subs while they were docked and got the launch codes using "mild" torture on one of the officers. He also demonstrated how easy it would be for anybody to convert the sub into a dirty bomb.

He even "blew up" airforce one at Pt Magu naval base durring one of the operations.
And snuck into camp david and placed 3 pounds of C4 15 feet away from the presidential cabin. Talk about embarrasing to security.

THis guy talks about how unsafe the local shipping ports and lots are, how easy it is to steal stuff out the back of trucks, and ponders what if a single moderatly trained sniper locked down 10,000 federal police and cops for several months and created mass terror and hysteria, what could 10-12 trained and highly motivated terrorists do using the same tactics.

He gives a lot to think about when you start reading his stuff.



posted on Dec, 20 2006 @ 01:58 PM
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He needs to be taken with a grain of salt. I know for a fact that Marcinko and his crew were caught at NAS North Island in March of 1983. Only his successes made his book. Not to take anything away from them, but it really wasn't a fair test of security. Marcinko and all of his men were career Navy. The knew the strengths and weaknesses from the beginning. Also he and many of his men were intimately familiar with the bases that they operated against. This kind of knowledge isn't readily availible and is something that anyone trying to repeat their attacks would have to aquire.

[edit on 20-12-2006 by JIMC5499]



posted on Dec, 20 2006 @ 02:09 PM
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See there is nothing you can do in this situation. The only thing you got security wise is a fence and of course the alarm systems. Its not like sentries are sleepin out there wit the missiles. We operate out of buildings that each have 10 missiles assigned to them, and sometimes the sites are an hour away from where you are posted, so when an alarm goes off sometimes it takes an hour to see why, nothin security can do about it. I got better pictures of this incident in my government email, when I get back to work I'll get them and post them.



posted on Dec, 20 2006 @ 05:17 PM
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I agree with you there. Although you've got to admit that other nations would know how to do these things and that it's still always a great idea to be absolutely secure from any incursion.

He also called the Beruit bombings and warned the embassy there of exactly how they were going to blow up the building and that it was going to happen soon. They thought their intel was better than marcinkos and they were wrong. They didn't listen to him and 6 weeks later the building was destroyed.

He also points out other than his red cell stuff-very basic but hardly ever thought of ways even a burgeler could break into just about anything, and ways to protect against it. And how simple it would be for anybody even marginally determined to sabotage or terrorize basic shiping ports. whether it is air sea or land.

I admit though that his writting is pretty bad and that he could use better co-writters for his fictional books just so that his thoughts aren't rambling as much as they do. And that small details are disputed with his other teammates, but not the major stuff.

I seal buddy of mine said that although marcinko was a tactical genius and they do study his manuvers at the finishing school,but they still shun him personaly. They call him a "Meat Eater" who crossed over and enjoyed killing and blowing things up a little too much. Apparantly he was one of those who couldn't shut it off, and he still picks bar fights with strangers. But that they respected him much more than his successor at team 6, rob gormly.

Marcinkos points out that most of his incursions happened in broad daylight with a stolen ID card and a thumb covering the picture. How easy it was to "assasinate" key personel within the navy. Just by having a motorcycle roll up and slap a sticker saying bang bang you're dead on their cars side window as they left the base's main gate.

How all you have to do is say you were with General Electric and gaurds wouldn't even challange you while you were on the subs rummaging around. How predictable security procedures are wrong and too easy to get around,but also the norm with most installations. Alot of his assults didn't require special knowledge of the military, just decent observation and planning, and common sense. Like don't have a unsecured railroad running unpatrolled through the middle of a nuclear weapons pen, cause people can literally walk right in. Or guard the cliff side of a naval weapons depot cause terrorists are crazy enough to learn how to rock climb and scale a 60 foot cliff.

Marcinko also trained team six from inception to depolyable in six months and that the same team was equal to Delta which took 2 years to reach the same level of competancy. After 6 months of marcinko's training charlie beckwith's team of delta was bested or tied in competition with six. Not bad.

Too bad he let his ego, and maverickness get in the way of his life and ruin it. Although you got to admit the jail time was a bunch of BS over missappropriated funds for hand granades, while he was running six. A clandistine unit is supposed to lie about where they are spending their money. So they said they spent it on granades and used it for some other military related purpose. Looks like it was the only way to get him out of commision.



posted on Dec, 20 2006 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
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Three nuclear protesters arrested Tuesday at a Minuteman III missile launch facility west of Garrison when they unlawfully entered the area, remain in the McLean County Jail in Washburn Wednesday.

The three, Greg Boertje-Obed, 51, and Michael Walli, 57, both military veterans from Duluth, Minn., and Carl Kabat, 72, a retired priest from St. Louis, made their initial appearance in Washburn Wednesday afternoon before South Central District Judge Bruce Romanick.

McLean County Sheriff Don Charging said the three are being charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief, both Class A misdemeanors, and bond was set at $500 each. He said the FBI is involved in the case and federal charges are pending.

On Wednesday, Col. Sandra Finan, commander of the 91st Space Wing at Minot AFB held a news conference for local media regarding the incident at the missile site.

The space wing operates, maintains and controls 150 Minuteman III missiles in underground launch facilities in northwest and north-central North Dakota.

The missile site that the three men entered is located about 30 miles west of Garrison and just northwest of the White Shield community in McLean County. The site is about 75 miles southwest of Minot AFB.

Finan said the three individuals unlawfully entered the Echo-9 missile launch facility at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

“The individuals used bolt cutters (to cut the lock) to gain access to the site. Once inside, they attempted to destroy government property using hammers and by posting graffiti,” Finan said. More specifically, she said they “took a hammer and beat on some of the external components, then they sprayed graffiti in several different locations and hung some signs.”

The Wisconsin-based Nukewatch group, of which the three men are volunteers, reported the three men entered the missile silo area and painted “It's a sin to build a nuclear weapon” on the face of the hardened silo cover and poured their blood on the missile lid.”


Christ!! If clowns can do that, imagine what terrorists could do. Our security for nuclear weapons are laxed.
not to flame but my opinion is they look retarded



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