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(DOCUMENT) How U.S. Almost Nuked North Carolina in 1961

In Archive, FOIA on September 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM

09/20/2013

Ed Pilkington/Guardian:

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.

The document, obtained by the investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gives the first conclusive evidence that the US was narrowly spared a disaster of monumental proportions when two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, North Carolina on 23 January 1961. The bombs fell to earth after a B-52 bomber broke up in mid-air, and one of the devices behaved precisely as a nuclear weapon was designed to behave in warfare: its parachute opened, its trigger mechanisms engaged, and only one low-voltage switch prevented untold carnage.

Each bomb carried a payload of 4 megatons – the equivalent of 4 million tons of TNT explosive. Had the device detonated, lethal fallout could have been deposited over Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and as far north as New York city – putting millions of lives at risk.

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National Security Archive Declassified Documents on U.S. Nuclear War Plans, Accidents, and Command Systems

Nuclear Weapons: An Accident Waiting to Happen

Eric Schlosser: “The People Who are Most Anti-Nuclear are the Ones Who Know Most About It”

Boston Marathon Blasts: 3 Killed, More Than 100 Injured

In Boston Marathon Bombing, News on April 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM

 

04/15/2013

Three people were killed and more than 100 people were injured this afternoon as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston’s Back Bay section, transforming a scene of athletic celebration into bloody chaos.

The dead included an 8-year-old boy, according to a law enforcement source who was briefed on the investigation.

President Barack Obama promised that whoever planted the explosives would be found and brought to justice.

 

“We still do not know who did this or why. And people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts,” he told reporters at the White House shortly after 6 p.m. “But make no mistake. We will get to the bottom of this … Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.”

The blast came on Patriots Day, Obama noted, which is a state holiday in Massachusetts that celebrates the beginning of the American Revolution.

Blood and broken glass covered sidewalks in the area where the blasts occurred at about 2:50 p.m. Immediately after the explosions, some of the wounded could be seen to have lost limbs; others lay unconscious.

 

“It was just immediately [evident] there were injuries, right in the middle of the spectator crowds,” said boston.com sports producer Steve Silva, who was on the scene, covering the race. “There was blood everywhere; there were victims being carried out on stretchers. I saw someone lose their leg. People are crying. People are confused.”

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At least 115 people were brought in for treatment at seven area hospitals. Brigham and Women’s Hospital received the most, with 26 treated, including two in critical condition.

 

Asked if the explosions were a terrorist act, Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said, “We’re not being definitive on this right now, but you can reach your own conclusions based on what happened.”

No suspects have been arrested, Davis said. “We’re questioning many people, but there is no one in custody at this point,” he said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it had implemented a no-fly zone around an area of Boston at the request of law enforcement officials and temporarily stopped planes on the ground at Logan International Airport to change the runway configuration.

 

Davis said the attacks had occurred without warning. “There was no specific intelligence” suggesting an attack would take place, he said.

Governor Deval Patrick said it was a “horrific day in Boston” and authorities were focusing on making sure the area around the Copley Square finish line was safe and secured. He urged everyone to stay away from the area.

Davis had initially said that there had been a third explosion at the John F. Kennedy Library in Dorchester. But he downplayed those comments at a later news conference, suggesting that the incident might have been “an incendiary device or a fire” and saying the incident had not been directly linked to the marathon explosions.

 

Hundreds of police officers and firefighters descended on the scene immediately after the blasts, clearing the finish-line viewing stands. FBI, State Police, and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were among the investigators, officials said.

Bomb squads were searching the area, said Steve MacDonald, a spokesman for the Boston Fire Department. Officials said another explosion, heard in the city around 4 p.m., was a “controlled blast” staged as part of bomb squad activity.

“There were two bombs that exploded near the finish line in today’s Boston Marathon. We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened,” the Boston Athletic Association, the organization that runs the marathon, a magnet for runners from all over the world, said in a statement.

A Globe reporter saw people fall injured at two spots on Boylston Street, some of them knocked unconscious by the blast.

Davis, the police commissioner, said the two explosions had happened 50 to 100 yards apart at about 2:50 p.m.

MacDonald said that one explosion had happened in front of the Marathon Sports store at 671-673 Boylston and the windows were blown out at a LensCrafters store, where “the sidewalk is loaded with blood.”

Boston.com’s Silva said, “I was there at the finish, shooting finish line scenes, and then, bang!, it just went off, and then less than 15 to 20 seconds after, there was a second explosion, closer to Fairfield Street.”

“It was just an explosion. It came out of nowhere. … I saw dismemberment. I saw blood everywhere.”

Obama said he had directed the full resources of the federal government to “investigate and respond” to the blasts and that he had assured Governor Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino that “every single federal resource necessary” was available to them.

“The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight,” Obama said. “We will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable.”

Menino said, “Let me just say that this is a tragedy. We’re going to work together on this.”

 

Dave Benson, 41, was in the stands across Boylston Street from the explosion.

“I thought it was an end-of-the-event celebration with fireworks. Then I saw a huge plume of smoke and people falling down.”

Andrea George, 39, who was also across the street, said, “We heard a noise and heard the glass shatter. My friend was right there, and I can’t get in touch with them. I just started running. Everyone was running in different directions. It was the scariest thing I ever saw.”

Davis said that many people who fled the scene on Boylston left bags and parcels strewn along the route, and those items were being “treated as suspicious devices” and might be detonated by authorities.

Davis said he could not confirm reports that the bombs were placed in trash cans.

Davis also gave out two emergency phone numbers for people to call. Relatives of victims and anyone missing can call the mayor’s hotline at 617-635-4500, and anyone with information about the explosions should call police at 800-494-TIPS, he said.

Via BostonGlobe

Related Link: Was Boston Bomb Squad Running “Controlled Explosion” On Same Day As Marathon Blasts?

CCTV Footage Released Showing Breivik Parking Van Bomb & Explosion

In News, Other Leaks on November 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM

11/27/2012

CCTV footage showing the moment Anders Behring Breivik ‘s bomb exploded in Oslo has been aired in a documentary on Norway’s NRK TV network.

Hakon Haugsbo the documentary presenter speaks to BBC News.

UK Lord & Ex-Defence Sec. Proposes Nuke Bomb on Afghan-Pakistan Border

In Afghanistan, News, NWO, Other Leaks on November 28, 2012 at 7:11 AM

11/28/2012

 

RT:

British ex-Defence Minister, Lord Gilbert, has threatened militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan with a neutron bomb. The UK could create “cordons sanitaire along various borders where people are causing trouble”, he said.

“Your Lordships may say that this is impractical, but nobody lives up in the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan except for a few goats and a handful of people herding them,” Lord Gilbert said unveiling his plan to the House of Lords.

“If you told them that some ERRB warheads were going to be dropped there and that it would be a very unpleasant place to go, they would not go there,” he added. “You would greatly reduce your problem of protecting those borders from infiltration from one side or another.”

The remarks came in the midst of a Thursday debate over eliminating nukes across the world. Enhanced Radiation Reduced Blast (ERRB) warheads, or as simply put neutron bombs are a type of a weapon that kill people while leaving buildings intact.

Lord Gilbert said he did not fancy a nuclear-free world.

“I am absolutely delighted that nuclear weapons were invented when they were and I am delighted that, with our help, it was the Americans who invented them,” he observed.

Gilbert was roundly criticized for his comment by fellow parliament members. Responding for the government Lord Wallace said the coalition did not share the “rumbustious views” of Gilbert.

John William Gilbert, or Baron Gilbert, twice gained the seat of the Defence Minister, first in the Labor government of James Callaghan and then in the Tony Blair’s first PM term. Gilbert also was a member of the Intelligence and Security Committee while he was an MP.

Underwear Bomber 2: Return of the Patsy

In News, NWO, Other Leaks, Viral Videos on May 8, 2012 at 3:21 PM

05/07/2012

 

InfoWars:

A suspicious bomb plot supposedly derailed by the CIA will be used to usher in new and more intrusive “security” measures at airports in America.

It was reported on Monday that the CIA had foiled a plot out of Yemen by al-Qaeda to use a new kind of bomb that would be “undetectable” and capable of passing through airport security. The device is described by the Associated Press as an “upgrade” to the bomb the underwear bomber attempted to detonate on Christmas Day of 2009.

In December of 2010, Infowars.com reported that the supposed bomb used by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab over Detroit would not have produced a blast large enough to penetrate the 5 mm thick aluminum alloy skin and the structural integrity of Northwest Airlines flight 253. A program that aired on the CBC demonstrated how in laboratory conditions the detonation method of igniting the PETN allegedly used by Abdulmutallab is difficult. According to the official story parroted by the corporate media, Abdulmutallab’s underwear bomb was designed to breach the plane’s fuselage, ignite the fuel tanks and cause a crash.

It was later discovered that the patsy Abdulmutallab was “deliberately and intentionally allowed to keep his US entry visa as the result of a national security override issued by an as yet unknown US intelligence or law-enforcement agency with the goal of blocking the State Department’s planned revocation of that visa,” Webster Tarpley wrote in December, 2010.

What we see here is a classic example of the use of a national security override on the part of subversive moles who are performing their most basic responsibility of protecting a patsy by preventing him from being arrested or otherwise interfered with until that patsy can perform his assigned task and produce the desired incident, with the goal of inducing an intensive political response in the form of a wave of public hysteria.

In addition to public hysteria, the false flag was used as a pretext to introduce naked body scanners in airports around the country.

“Within days or even hours of the bombing attempt, everyone was talking about so-called whole-body imaging as the magic bullet that could stop this type of attack,” writes James Ridgeway.

“You’ve got to find some way of detecting things in parts of the body that aren’t easy to get at. It’s either pat downs or imaging, or otherwise hoping that bad guys haven’t figured it out, and I guess bad guys have figured it out,” declared former Homeland Security boss Michael Chertoff, who served as a huckster for OSI systems, one of two companies licensed to sell full-body scanners to the TSA.

It was later revealed that naked body scanners do not work and would not have detected Abdulmutallab’s supposed bomb. In addition, the intrusive pat-downs now used by the TSA would also not have detected the bomb fitted into his underwear.

According to the Associated Press, the government currently has no plans to change security procedures at U.S. airports.

For now, the story serves as yet another round of propaganda in the war on terror, which is designed to last decades if not a century or more.

In the near future, however, the incident will likely be relived in order to subject air travelers to additional mandatory government molestation and force them to endure new cancer-causing technology.

 

Related Link: Underwear Bomber 2 British Double Agent

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