Back in October of 2010 there was a story that just knocked my socks off. The US Military Lost Primary Command and Control of 50 Nuclear Missiles.
It’s interesting I take the work I do here and will post it on my personal blog along with other things that even the new and more liberal policy of what can be talked about here I just feel doesn't fit. I don’t get much of any traffic to the site except for one story. The one that I linked above gets about 100 hits a week from all over the world, in the United States not too much.
The crux of the story is that in late October 2010 50 missiles from F. E. Warren Air Force Base took a little nap.
WASHINGTON — An equipment failure disrupted communication between 50 nuclear missiles and the launch control center at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming over the weekend, an Air Force spokesman said Tuesday.Huffpo Link
Lt. Col. Todd Vician said the break occurred early Saturday and lasted less than one hour. The White House was briefed about the failure Tuesday morning
Please read the diary, the story is in my opinion about the wildest thing I’d ever heard. I still can’t believe people did not make a bigger stink out of it than was made.
I generally respect the military’s ability to take responsibility. You crash your aircraft carrier you get fired. You accidentally load a nuke onto an airplane it shouldn’t have been on you and your chain of command gets fired, but when this happened, nothing but crickets. No one got fired, I never heard about anyone fixing the gremlins in the thermal nuclear weapons, in fact right down the memory hole the story went. I could never find any more information about it.
Ha! Well now I have.
TAOS, N.M., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 23, 2010, F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming temporarily lost the ability to communicate with 50 of its Minuteman III missiles. The five Missile Alert Facilities responsible for launching those ICBMs—Alpha through Echo, comprising the 319th Strategic Missile Squadron—would have been unable to do so during the period of the disruption.Reuters link
This dramatic story was leaked to Mark Ambinder, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, which published it three days later. The U.S. Air Force then quickly acknowledged the problem, saying that a back-up launch system could have performed the task and claiming that the breakdown had lasted a mere 59 minutes.
However, the latter statement was untrue, according to two missile technicians stationed at F.E. Warren, who say that the communications issue, while intermittent, actually persisted over several hours.
Significantly, these same individuals report sightings by "numerous teams" of an enormous, cigar-shaped craft that maneuvered high above the missile field on the day of the disruption. The huge UFO appeared similar to a World War I German Zeppelin but had no passenger gondola or advertising on its hull, as would a commercial blimp.
The confidential Air Force sources also report that their squadron commander has warned witnesses not to talk to journalists or researchers about "the things they may or may not have seen" in the sky and has threatened severe penalties for anyone violating security. Consequently, these persons must remain anonymous at this time.
This is not a new story. It appears UFO’s just don’t like nuclear weapons. In a little bit of serendipity barely one month previous to the 50 nuclear missiles being taken off the set a group of ex Air Force officers came out with a similar tale at different nuclear weapons facilities.
UFO Disclosure and Today's Press Conference
Why heck the October incident doesn’t even appear to be the first time it happened at F. E. Warren one of the gentlemen from above talked about it happening before, in September.
The Week in YouTube
The week in YouTube was so fascinating this week I almost made a special edition of TWiUP if the sightings remain this bountiful and interesting I may just do it for next week. Leading off the pack is an absolute TRIP in my opinion from England. The YouTuber caught something on Wednesday and Friday in that order
I think I get half my entertainment listening to the dudes who film these things.
We saw these guys over England last time, in the edition from either last week, or two weeks ago.
Crop Circle Season
The croppies are saying the above one has ASCII code in it.
Namaste friends! See you on Sunday for another TWiUP at the movies, until then keep looking up!