Saturday, January 29, 2005

Oh, shit . . .

Nuclear Incident in Montana

"A retired high-level government source was called yesterday to respond to a nuclear incident in Montana. Apparently the silo doors of numerous ICBM missiles were opened."

Later in the article we're treated to this confidence-booster:

"According to the NAPF essayist, Justin Murray, 'Despite the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russia once again find themselves on the brink of a nuclear Armageddon,' but the threat 'does not stem from hostilities or a premeditated, intentional strike but from miscalculation and computer errors.' Murray states that both the U.S. and Russia maintain thousands of nuclear weapons in launch warning mode. While launch procedures in the U.S. demand almost instantaneous decision-making by the President, the situation in Russia is even more hazardous, where decay of early warning systems elevate the possibility of false alarms." (Via Busy, Busy, Busy.)

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