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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Nuclear Bombs Falling on North Carolina

Oct 28, 2013

In 1961, a large part of the East Coast was almost wiped off the face of the earth.

You didn’t know about that? That’s because, until earlier this year, all information about the bombs that fell on North Carolina was kept “classified.”

When an American B-52 bomber began to disintegrate in mid-flight over North Carolina, its crew ejected the two nuclear bombs the plane was carrying. In theory, neither should have exploded, since they each had safety devices to prevent unwanted explosions. BUT none of the three safety devices on one of the bombs worked. In fact, what prevented that bomb from exploding was a simple switch that stuck open.

The two bombs that fell over North Carolina were hydrogen weapons, 260 times more powerful than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. If either had exploded, not only would it have destroyed the whole state of North Carolina, but the fallout could have wiped out most of the population in cities far up the coast: Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and even as far as New York City.

But it would have been a “friendly” nuclear disaster–brought to you by the same people who destroyed Hiroshima in your name.