Channeling General Ripper
Here's a nice, comforting little snippet of news today:
Air Force mistakenly flies 6 nuclear weapons over U.S.
I'm not as concerned with 6 nukes in the air on a B-52; BUFFs spent almost forty years keeping an airborne nuclear presence over North America. The accidental drops that have occurred haven't led to any lasting damage, since nukes have a mind-boggling array of safeties to prevent accidental detonation.
What I want to know is, how the fuck did they bugger up accountability on six 150-kiloton nuclear warheads? Are the rest of our nukes in the hands of a bunch of slackers who can't be bothered to account for their inventory at any moment?
I can't help but wonder. Maybe the Air Force left it in the hands of idiots like these:
On the other hand, the aviation ordnance crew who loaded the missiles onto the planes might have had something else on their minds: