Shortcut Nukes

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Chinese news site
is reporting that on August 8, 2003, a secret
Pentagon meeting was held outside Omaha, Nebraska, to develop “smaller,
more effective special nuclear weapons.” The Chinese are alarmed
that this would “…exert great impact on the CTBT (Comprehensive
Test Ban Treaty), for the treaty aims to restrict the development
and testing of new-type nuclear weapons conducted by related countries.”

of all the money the US spends on weapons delivery platforms, from
SSBN submarines with Trident C4 & D5 MIRV missiles, to stealth
B2 bombers and other cruise missile launchers that must go within
1,000 nautical miles or so of the target. Billions and billions
of dollars.

think how the British learned from the Colonists who hid behind
trees and won the war of rebellion against their ‘superior’ combat
forces. Today, British troops fight just like Americans, because
there are no rules. “The only way is no way,” said Bruce
Lee, who is still centuries ahead of his time.

might consider that the US, like Britain, has learned from terrorists.
In the modern lesson, Muslim fanatics are widely rumored to be sneaking
suitcase nukes into America to detonate inside cities and military
targets. Searching for such devices is a logistical nightmare.

can speculate that is not a great leap of Pentagon imagination to
plant a higher-yield suitcase nuke anywhere in a foreign city hostile
or potentially hostile to US interests, then perhaps even years
later send the ‘launch codes’ directly to it, wiping out that city.
No muss, no fuss. No billion-dollar middleman SSBN or B2. No fifteen-minute
warning. And think of all the money that could be saved.

no wonder that China is alarmed. To their way of thinking, the US
already has the means and the motive. All it needs is the opportunity.

down the road, we can imagine every major city on earth with scores
of suitcase thunder-eggs nesting in its dusty basements, all from
different governments with different agendas but with the exact
same solution for political problems: death to dissent.

is this madness going to end? Probably never. Even if we all destroy
ourselves by hatching thousands of eggs, the few survivors will
only raise up to do it all over again.

18 says that “…when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith
on the earth?” But I am now forced to think further of a new world
using hidden shortcut nuclear weapons, that if and when Jesus bothers
to come again, will he find any humans at all.

15, 2003

Duggan [send him mail]
lives in Fort Apache (Hamilton, New Jersey, site of the anthrax
mailings) with his family. He thinks everyone who loves their country
and not the government should honor only the original U.S. Colonial
flag with its thirteen stars and stripes.


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