Why the hubbub over a B-52 taking off from a B-52 base in Minot, North Dakota and subsequently landing at a B-52 base in Barksdale, Louisiana? That’s like getting excited if you see a postal worker in uniform walking out of a post office. And how does someone watching a B-52 land identify the cruise missiles as nukes? It just does not make sense.
He continues (emphasis mine):
Barksdale Air Force Base is being used as a jumping off point for Middle East operations. Gee, why would we want cruise missile nukes at Barksdale Air Force Base. Can’t imagine we would need to use them in Iraq. Why would we want to preposition nuclear weapons at a base conducting Middle East operations?
His final point was to observe that someone on the inside obviously leaked the info that the planes were carrying nukes. A B-52 landing at Barksdale is a non-event. A B-52 landing with nukes. That is something else.
Frankly, when the story was playing non-stop on CNN, I too thought it rather bizarre. Isn't this an everyday occurance? Why all the breathless coverage from the likes of Barbara Starr (longtime CNN Pentagon reporter)? Makes you wonder. Seems to me that maybe they were scared shitless at the prospect of nuclear war, but stopped short of actually saying that on the tee vee so that they didn't panic the nation.
Impeach these war-mongers NOW. PLEASE!