A B-52 bomber flew the length of the United States last week mistakenly loaded with as many as six nuclear armed cruise missiles, a US military official confirmed on Wednesday. The "mix-up" was reported to President George W Bush after the nuclear warheads were discovered when the aircraft landed at Barksdale Air Force Base Louisiana, the official said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said as many as six cruise missiles loaded on to the plane were found to have nuclear warheads on them by mitake. The B-52 was flying from Minot Air Base in North Dakota. The incident was first reported by Military Times newspapers, which said the air launched cruise misiles can carry nuclear warheads of five to 150 kilotons. The official said the discovery was reported to the chaiman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, "and higher." The official said the notifiation goes as high as the president. "There are procedures in place and they kicked in and worked," the oficial said.
This story was passed off as some sort of random mistake. To the contrary, it seems to me like this information was leaked by someone in the military who was smart enough to recognize that this was the jumping off point in the U.S.'s preemtive nuclear strike on Iran... Imagine how incredibly fucked up the world will be when Bush's oil barron war profiteering administration drops NUCLEAR BOMBS on Iran. Enjoy the days we have left on this planet before it is irreparably fucked up forever.