posted on Jan, 1 2009 @ 09:17 AM
Occam's Razor. All things considered, the simplest answer is probably the best. Well first, Occams Razor can be wrong. Strange and abnormal things
can happen. However, I will say it could indeed exist here but for one issue.
Looking at the possibilities of this argument you posted.
1. We don't have nuclear weapons ((or at least haven't used them))
2. We do have them as argued by the remainder of members here
Ok so let's look at the balance sheet here.
In order for your idea to be right, the simplest answer must be true.
Option 1 (no nukes or haven't been used or tested). In order for this to be true the governement or the USA, Japan, eyewitnesses, 200,000 dead, the
pictures, the videos, the documents, the workers like myself, the military and the several other countries who claim this power have all conspired.
Option 2 (nukes exist). In order for this to be true, we made nukes, we used them in tests, we dropped two on Japan, and we have tested hundreds all
without conspiracy and locking in several hundred thousand people into a lie or deception.
You aks me which is the simpler answer? 2...by a long shot
Now then...Murphy's Law. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Also not an absolute. I could be caught in a tractor combine and have my head
ripped off. Hasn't happened yet but I can play this one as well.
1958 - A B-47 bomber with one nuclear weapon in strike configuration was making a simulated takeoff during an exercise when the left rear wheel
casting failed, causing the tail to strike the runway and rupturing the fuel tank. The aircraft caught fire and burned for seven hours. Although the
weapon's high explosives did not detonate, there was some contamination in the area immediately surrounding the crash. Following the accident,
exercise alerts were temporarily suspended.
1958 - A B-47 bomber experiencing engine trouble during takeoff jettisoned two full 1,700 gallon fuel tanks from an altitude of 8,000 feet, which
missed a designated safe impact area and exploded 65 feet behind a parked B-47 loaded with nuclear weapons. The resulting fire burned for 16 hours and
caused the high explosives package of at least one weapon to explode. The explosion released radioactive material, including powdered uranium and
plutonium oxides, at least 10 to 20 grams of which were found off base. An adjacent hangar was also severely damaged, and other planes nearby had to
be hosed down to prevent their ignition by the intense heat fueled by the jet propellant and magnesium in the B-47. The fire killed two people,
injured eight others, and destroyed the bomber.
1960 - A BOMARC* air defense missile being stored in a ready state that permitted its launch in two minutes was destroyed after a high pressure helium
tank exploded and ruptured the missile's fuel tanks. Although the warhead was also destroyed by the fire, the safety devices acted properly and
prevented the weapon's high explosives from detonating. A New York Times article described a near nuclear disaster, noting that the missile "melted
under an intense blaze fed by its 100-pound detonator TNT...The atomic warhead apparently dropped into the molten mass that was left of the missile,
which burned for forty-five minutes." The ensuing radiation "had been caused when thoriated magnesium metal which forms part of the weapon, caught
fire." The Pentagon report said that only the area immediately beneath the weapon and an adjacent elongated area approximately 100 feet long were
contaminated by water runoff from fighting the fire.
1963 - While three employees were dismantling the high explosive (HE) components of a nuclear bomb, they began burning spontaneously, triggering a
large blast involving 120 pounds of HE. The explosion caused little contamination.
1980 - Fuel vapors from a Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) exploded in the missile's silo, blowing off the 740-ton silo door of
reinforced concrete and steel and catapulting the missile's nuclear warhead 600 feet. The accident occurred when an Air Force repairman dropped a
heavy wrench socket that struck the missile, causing a leak in the missile's pressurized fuel tank. The fuel caught fire and exploded approximately 8
½ hours later, killing one person and injuring twenty-one others. The missile's reentry vehicle, which contained a nuclear warhead, was recovered
1984 - Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, recorded a message that one of its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles was about to
launch from its silo due to a computer malfunction. To prevent the possible launch, an armored car was parked on top of the silo.
Yep...accidents and malfunctions never occur.
Sorry...doesn't work for me