When I read CNN’s latest story on the so-called “mistaken flight of nuclear warheads across the country”, I was shocked! Who is telling the truth? Is CNN publishing propaganda meant to calm international worries that Bush and Cheney are readying the military to attack Iran with nuclear weapons designed to penetrate targets deep underground, or has Global Research and Wayne Madsen published a story that is false? How are we, the American public, and people throughout the world, able to discern who is telling the truth?
This is CNN’s article, and it states clearly it was a “mistake” and those responsible for such a horrendous breach of security have been reprimanded and punished:
Air Force officers relieved of duty over loose nukes
* NEW: Probe found a “lack of effective leadership and supervision,” general says
* NEW: Four officers, including three colonels, are relieved of duty
* NEW: Air Force secretary convenes panel to review all security procedures
* August 29 flight carried six nuclear warheads from North Dakota to Louisiana- Advertisement -
From Barbara Starr
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A six-week probe into the mistaken flight of nuclear warheads across the country uncovered a “lackadaisical” attention to detail in day-to-day operations at the air bases involved in the incident, an Air Force official said Friday.
The investigation found that “a limited number of airmen” at both locations failed to follow procedures, said Maj. Gen. Dick Newton, assistant deputy chief of staff for operations.- Advertisement -
Four officers — including three colonels — have been relieved of duty in connection with the August 29 incident in which a B-52 bomber flew from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
The plane unknowingly carried a payload of nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.
“Nothing like this has ever occurred,” Newton said. MUCH MORE (This is a must-read article - as is the one in rebuttal.)
Is the above story propaganda, fact, or downright lies? It’s hard to discern when you read this story from Global Research. I’m somewhat perplexed, as I would expect that if anyone publishes allegations that are false, especially in regard a matter that affects our national security - the government would demand a retraction. I’ve searched for such a retraction, have found none, so “who” is telling the truth remains a mystery - and this is an issue that we need clarified, as the implications of the below article are too important to overlook:
B-52 Nukes Headed for Iran, Not For Decommissioning: Airforce Refused
Air Force refused to fly weapons to Middle East theater
By Wayne Madsen
Sept. 24, 2007- Advertisement -
WMR has learned from U.S. and foreign intelligence sources that the B-52 transporting six stealth AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles, each armed with a W-80-1 nuclear warhead, on August 30, were destined for the Middle East via Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
However, elements of the Air Force, supported by U.S. intelligence agency personnel, successfully revealed the ultimate destination of the nuclear weapons and the mission was aborted due to internal opposition within the Air Force and U.S. Intelligence Community.
Yesterday, the Washington Post attempted to explain away the fact that America’s nuclear command and control system broke down in an unprecedented manner by reporting that it was the result of “security failures at multiple levels.” It is now apparent that the command and control breakdown, reported as a BENT SPEAR incident to the Secretary of Defense and White House, was not the result of a command and control chain-of-command “failures” but the result of a revolt and push back by various echelons within the Air Force and intelligence agencies against a planned U.S. attack on Iran using nuclear and conventional weapons.