U.S. Staging Nukes for
By Larry Johnson
09/06/07 " Booman
Tribune" -- -Why the hubbub over a B-52
taking off from a B-52 base in Minot, North Dakota and
subsequently landing at a B-52 base in Barksdale, Louisiana?
That’s like getting excited if you see postal worker in
uniform walking out of a post office. And how does someone
watching a B-52 land identify the cruise missiles as nukes?
It just does not make sense.
So I called a old friend and retired B-52 pilot and asked
him. What he told me offers one compelling case of
circumstantial evidence. My buddy, let’s call him Jack D.
Ripper, reminded me that the only times you put weapons on a
plane is when they are on alert or if you are tasked to move
the weapons to a specific site.
Then he told me something I had not heard before.
Barksdale Air Force Base is being used as a jumping off
point for Middle East operations. Gee, why would we want
cruise missile nukes at Barksdale Air Force Base. Can’t
imagine we would need to use them in Iraq. Why would we want
to preposition nuclear weapons at a base conducting Middle
His final point was to observe that someone on the inside
obviously leaked the info that the planes were carrying
nukes. A B-52 landing at Barksdale is a non-event. A B-52
landing with nukes. That is something else.
Now maybe there is an innocent explanation for this? I can’t
think of one. What is certain is that the pilots of this
plane did not just make a last minute decision to strap on
some nukes and take them for a joy ride. We need some tough
questions and clear answers. What the hell is going on? Did
someone at Barksdale try to indirectly warn the American
people that the Bush Administration is staging nukes for
Iran? I don’t know, but it is a question worth asking.
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