Sept. 14, 2007 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Air Force Grounds All Fighter and Bomber Flights Today -- Sept. 14, 2007

Air Force investigates B-52 bomber loaded with nuclear warheads


     The Air Force announced that all flights of fighters and bombers in the United States would be halted on September 14th to allow for a review of procedures.  The unusual action has been taken due to the transport of six advanced cruise missiles with W-80-1 nuclear warheads in launch position on the wings of a B-52 bomber from Minot A.F. Base in North Dakota, to Barksdale A.F. Base in Louisiana on August 30th.  Each of the six weapons had a range of nuclear explosive power, called variable yield, from 5 to 150 kilotons (150,000 tons of TNT equivalent).  The nuclear bomb that destroyed the city of Hiroshima was 13 – 15 kilotons.


     Nuclear weapons are normally transported in the U.S. between bases by special weapon cargo planes, trains or trucks.  The weapons are in specifically designed containers to withstand impacts of crashes.  Some people are saying this was no mistake or accident that nuclear weapons were loaded on a B-52.  Nuclear weapons involve strict controls.


    In Hawaii, the transport of nuclear weapons by trucks and helicopters between military bases on Oahu has been documented.  Nuclear weapon transport was always a big deal with lots and lots of heavy security.  There is a clear chain of custody and the weapons are transported in unique containers made for each of the 60 different kinds of nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal.     


     Someone had to order those weapons to be placed in launch position on the wings of a B-52 bomber.  Who gave that order and why?  See This Was No Accident: Nuclear Weapons Are Different There is also some confusion about the number of nuclear weapons involved. Some reports have said six.  Others five.  Is there a missing nuclear weapon? 


  The military has terms for nuclear incidents and accidents.  Nuke Flash leaves little to the imagination.  It means an unauthorized/accidental nuclear detonation.  Broken Arrow means a serious nuclear weapon accident or incident.  Bent Spear and Dull Sword are lesser incidents.


     Barksdale A.F. Base, Louisiana, is reportedly a jumping off point for the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and possibly soon to be Iran.  Did some courageous military whistleblower release this information to alert the world that the U.S. is moving nuclear weapons for possible use on Iran?  If so, then all the talk of the "inadvertent transport" is simply a cover for a possible U.S. pre-emptive nuclear attack.  Or it could be there are other explanations, including a possible false-flag upcoming scenario.   One thing appears clear: nukes don't get transported accidentally, mistakenly or inadvertently.


Something's up!


1.  Mourn all victims of violence. 2 Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB `Ola`a (Kurtistown),

Hawai`i  96760.  Phone (808) 966-7622. Email

Hilo Peace Vigil (Sept. 14, 2007 – 313th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office


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