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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Planes Carried Nuclear Missiles—Oops!

Sep 10, 2007

An Air Force B-52 bomber flew across the country on August 30 carrying six missiles with nuclear warheads attached.

Apparently, no one knew they were nuclear warheads–not the people who loaded them, not the pilots, not the flight crew, nor anyone on the ground. The mistake was discovered only ten hours after the plane landed, shortly before they were to be destroyed.

But, says the Air Force, it was only an accident! They probably would have said the same thing if the nuclear warheads had exploded.

Politicians and the media constantly harangue us about the dangers of terrorism to the “homeland.”

In fact, the biggest danger to the population comes from this government that casually tosses around “weapons of mass destruction.” This same government–which is charged with assuring the safety of food, drugs, chemical waste plants, and mines, among other things–assures only profits at the population’s expense. The danger to the well-being of the U.S. population sits in Washington, D.C.