Since 1950, there have been 32 nuclear weapon accidents, known as Broken Arrows. To date, six nuclear weapons have been lost and never recovered.
Nearly 50 years after a US air force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons crashed in Palomares in south-east Spain,
Washington has finally agreed to clean up the radioactive contamination that resulted from the crash.
The bomb that nearly exploded over North Carolina was 260 times more powerful than the device which devasted Hiroshima in 1945.
On Jan. 21, 1968, an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto the sea ice of Wolstenholme Fjord in the northwest corner of Greenland, one of the coldest places on Earth. Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and the Danes were not pleased.
At present, about half of the valid claimants have died waiting for their compensation. Congress shows no inclination to replenish the empty fund, so it’s unlikely the remaining survivors will ever see their money.
The Soldier’s Tale: “There are always young men and women ardent for glory, seduced by the power to inflict violence and naive enough to die for the merchants of death.” REPOST
“There’s no such thing as a smart bomb.” Repost of a December 2017 article by Patrick Cockburn / CounterPunch
“The assaults on Fallujah by the United States military in April and November 2004 involved the use of white phosphorus. White phosphorus has extremely damaging effects on the health of victims, including severe burns and irritation of the respiratory system. [This analysis concludes that] the use of white phosphorus was illegal (per Chemical Weapons Convention, Protocol III to the Convention on Conventional Weapons and international humanitarian law) as it could be argued to be a chemical weapon, a riot control agent, or incendiary weapon…”
The U.S. accounts for more than 40 percent of the planet’s military spending and has more than 5,500 strategic nuclear weapons, enough to blow the world up 5 to 50 times over. Risks include the ego-driven childish exchanges between president tRump & Kim Jong-un of N. Korea and nuclear maintenance errors detonating a weapon
Napalm is a mixture of petrol and a chemical thickener which produces a tough sticky gel that attaches itself to the skin. The igniting agent, white phosphorus, continues burning for a considerable amount of time. A reported three quarters of all napalm victims in Vietnam were burned through to the muscle and bone (fifth degree burns). The pain caused by the burning is so traumatic that it often causes death.
Depleted Uranium is a long-term life-threatening nuclear weapon that the U.S. currently uses. It meets the definition of weapon of mass destruction in two of three categories under U.S. Federal Code. Birth defect effects in Kosovo and Iraq from DU are rapidly becoming known.