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North Korea .... blimey

Posted to Poetry and Politics

I just read that the Airforce has moved 24 B52 s to Guam (Another 24 have popped off to the gulf; it's alright there's still twice that many stateside, just in case).

These aircraft are the US Air Force's long-range, large-payload multi-role bomber and is known as the Stratofortress (such a beautiful name). They have eight engines, too. Much safer than your average passenger jet.

Also, The nuclear weapons capacity includes twelve AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles (ACMS),blah blah, 20 AGM-86A Air Launched Cruise Missiles (ALCM) and eight bombs. The conventional weapons payload is eight AGM-84 Harpoon missiles, four AGM-142 Raptor missiles, 51 x 500lb bombs, 30 x 1,000lb bombs, 20 AGM-86C Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missiles (CALCM),blah blah, 12 Joint Stand Off Weapons (JSOW), blah, 12 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) and 16 Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD).

Still, where there's life there's hope (not to mention fear).....