America nearly bombed itself

by filip_bec on September 26, 2013 - 12:01am

America, what a nice country. As long as you have money, you have a good life. Even if America lies and hides information from you, you still love her. But what if I told you that America nearly dropped a nuclear bomb over North Carolina, back in the 60’s? Would you still love her like you did?

 

It is the 23th of January 1961 that the United States came too close to a complete carnage. While flying along the East Coast, a B-52 Bomber broke in mid-air, unleashing two atom bombs. These bombs were 260 times more powerful than those used in WW2 on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  If they had detonated, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and even New York City would have felt the radiation. The two bombs behave like active ones; they opened their parachutes and engaged their mechanism. Fortunately, they had four safety mechanisms, which had the role to prevent unintended detonations. And guess what? Three of the four switches didn’t stop the signal to reach the core of the device, and it was the last one that prevented the biggest catastrophe of the United States. The ironic part of this whole story is that the US government said publicly that their nuclear equipment has never put Americans lives in danger.

 

I cannot believe that not only this tragedy might have happened, but that the United States kept this information from us for more than 50 years. Gladly, Eric Schlosser unveiled to the whole nation some minor truth about America. This journalist spent 6 years analyzing everything related to nuclear weapons in the US. The worst part is that this is not the first incident. He discovered that between 1950 and 1968, at least 700 significant accidents involving 1, 1250 nuclear weapons were recorded. For me, these numbers are too high! Maybe from the outside, America seems like a nice place, I can say that after seeing all this information, it isn’t a nice place after all. . This is a peak to everything that is held from us, from the people.  Maybe eventually, more people like Eric will start unveiling all the truth that the United States hided from us.

 

For more information about this topic, click on the link down below:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/20/usaf-atomic-bomb-north-carolina-1961

Comments

I can’t believe that! United States almost killed a proportion of their own population and they didn’t even tell anyone. This happened for a long time ago now and I hope they won’t do something else like that in the future. Also, if they kept this secret for about 50 years, they are certainly keeping other things for them. It’s weird because when I say “them”, I’m talking about the U.S., of course, but none of their population knew this. It sounds like people in the States are bad, but only the government and the army knew this, they are part of the most powerful and important persons and they are the one to blame for that. I feel like it is to generalize and put all the country into that mistakes, but at the same time, how can we trust them when they are telling us they are the most important? And how does the population in the U.S. can trust their own country, their own government?
I found an article about that also, really interesting:
http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/323-95/19506-us-nearly-deto...

As unbelievable as that is, people seem to have accustomed themselves to having information withheld from them by their own government. I'm not sure whether it's because they decide to or simply because the major media companies follow an agenda, but it's becoming an increasingly large issue in not only America, but the rest of the world. It isn't comforting at all to think of all the things that may be going on now that we aren't being told and who knows how long it will be until we are told. It's disturbing that the government consciously withholds lots of important information from it's people, but what bothers me more is how the majority of people go along with the governments' schemes.

As unbelievable as that is, people seem to have accustomed themselves to having information withheld from them by their own government. I'm not sure whether it's because they decide to or simply because the major media companies follow an agenda, but it's becoming an increasingly large issue in not only America, but the rest of the world. It isn't comforting at all to think of all the things that may be going on now that we aren't being told and who knows how long it will be until we are told. It's disturbing that the government consciously withholds lots of important information from it's people, but what bothers me more is how the majority of people go along with the governments' schemes.

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