27 Mar. 2008

Neocon Crazies Running With Nuclear Scissors

After two major nuclear-related "mistakes" (or were they?) in recent months, we hear that US Defense Secretary is ordering a complete inventory of US nuclear material.
"WHAAAAAT???!" I hear you say. "You mean they don't even have this shit under constant control?"
It may not be quite that bad. Or, depending how you look at it, it may be a whole lot worse than that!

I suspect this is just a PR exercise to cover up some more embarrassing "intelligence" blunders. Just look at what these "mistakes" have involved: firstly a B-52 bomber with six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles gets airbound - just when the neocons realised their plans to bomb Iran might be thwarted; and then four cone-shaped electrical fuses (as used in intercontinental ballistic missile warheads) get shipped to Taiwan - just as the US economy goes tits up and China starts fretting about loan repayments.

Coincidences? I think not. There are battles being wages within the US military and political hierarchies which we do not even hear about. Maybe some interesting news will come out... in about 30 years.