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Originally posted by KyoZero
Originally posted by Nichiren
Originally posted by KyoZero
Hey Nich...we're all here to present sides. I've done mine and some followed some haven't. I promise I'll never think less of you or more of me. We're all humans here. Like I said, it could be a bit of both. I will still be around for more talk but thank you for being civil.
I am still looking forward to some other ideas.
Media, politicians maintain silence on flight of US nuclear bomber
By Bill Van Auken
14 September 2007
“A nuclear weapon can only be removed from an igloo upon written orders originating with a very limited number of senior base command officers and signed by at lease three other senior officers. Even then, the senior OIC of the arsenal site along with at least one junior officer will only order a weapon be retrieved and prepared for transfer after they both have verbally confirmed their written orders to do so with the base commander or his deputy. This is done using special limited access and encrypted telephone lines or in person, and verification is accomplished only after each party has correctly read a unique sequence of letters and numbers printed on their orders. A senior OIC along with at least one junior munitions officer will arrive at the arsenal site at the time designated in their orders to transport the weapon. They will have already verified their written orders with a very senior base command officer. Each pair of munitions officers can only sign and be responsible for a single weapon at a time, and they must be accompanied by a special highly trained munitions crew and by a squad of heavily armed security police officers. After the two arsenal site officers and the two munitions officers have each visually verified the serial number of the weapon being transferred matches the serial number typed on both sets of their orders, all four must sign both sets of orders indicating the transfer has been verified and completed. A maximum of four nuclear weapons can be transferred to the flight line in each convoy, but each weapon must have their own team of officers with verified orders, munitions specialist, and a security detail. Also, the printed orders for the OIC of each munitions team indicate exactly which aircraft will receive that weapon and exactly where every weapon is to be mounted. Everyone involved is trained to repeatedly triple check everything for accuracy.”
He goes on to detail similar procedures for the flight crew, which he notes “can easily and clearly view a weapons display that electronically verifies every weapon system installed on their aircraft. That display also clearly identifies every weapon as being a practice, conventional or nuclear weapon.”
And the mistake can be made where? Because we are human? Oh......
Originally posted by questioningall
reply to post by Pilot
No, it all became hush hush after the inital release of information.
Since, nobody (media) has even looked into where the missing nuke is.... and omg... forget about them being more deligent in keeping things safe.
Look at the trigger switch, that has disappeared, then look at all those computers that have disappeared.
Seems like "lots" of stuff - just disappears into thin air.
also, since so many here, have tried to derail the thread constantly, it really does seem, people don't like that we are discussing this issue, very much.
[edit on 15-2-2009 by questioningall]
A number of nuclear cases involve ships or submarines colliding at sea or, in some cases, submarine nuclear power units becoming unstable and the subs having to be abandoned. According to Greenpeace there have been more than 120 submarine accidents since 1956. The most recent incident, in August 2000, was the loss of the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea. The Kursk is the seventh nuclear submarine lost, five of them Russian, two American. There are 92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea.