US's biggest nuclear bomb is dismantled

US's biggest nuclear bomb is dismantled

There are 32 comments on the KASA-TV Albuquerque story from Oct 25, 2011, titled US's biggest nuclear bomb is dismantled. In it, KASA-TV Albuquerque reports that:

Technicians at the Pantex Plant near Amarillo removed the uranium Tuesday from the last of the nation's largest nuclear bombs, a Cold War relic known as the B53.

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“A Generic User”

Since: Jan 10

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#1 Oct 25, 2011
US's biggest nuclear bomb... now there's something you'll never see in the "Things that fit in a matchbox" thread.

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#2 Oct 25, 2011
Real Morgan Jones wrote:
US's biggest nuclear bomb... now there's something you'll never see in the "Things that fit in a matchbox" thread.
It's more in the catagory of things that make things fit in a matchbox.

Good ridance!
Moliner

Yuma, AZ

#3 Oct 25, 2011
On less deterrent in America's handbag of tricks.

“A Generic User”

Since: Jan 10

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#4 Oct 25, 2011
Moliner wrote:
On less deterrent in America's handbag of tricks.
It stopped being a deterrent around 30-40 years ago when everyone realized we were never going to use it. Since then it has been nothing but a liability. What if it accidentally exploded here in the US?
Moliner

Yuma, AZ

#5 Oct 25, 2011
Real Morgan Jones wrote:
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It stopped being a deterrent around 30-40 years ago when everyone realized we were never going to use it. Since then it has been nothing but a liability. What if it accidentally exploded here in the US?
My first question has to be: "how can anyone smart enough to turn on a computer actually think there is such a thing as "accidentally" exploding a nuclear device?"

As far as "everyone" realizing that we never were going to use it, that happened three days after Obama was sworn into office when he launched his America Apologizes" campaign..

“....VETS”

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#6 Oct 25, 2011
Real Morgan Jones wrote:
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It stopped being a deterrent around 30-40 years ago when everyone realized we were never going to use it. Since then it has been nothing but a liability. What if it accidentally exploded here in the US?
what is a deterrent:?????? adjective 1. serving or tending to deter . noun 2. something that deters : a deterrent to crime. 3. military strength or an ability to defend a country or retaliate ...

I have search through out the history of the USA for over the past 40-60 years and I could not find one , attack of the USA with a Nuclear device ..

I would tend to believe that it was being a deterrent and it ceased to be a non-deterrent when it was dis-mantled

“....VETS”

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#7 Oct 25, 2011
I remember just about peeing my pants when the base alert: call to battle stations klaxons blared.....

I thought thank God I was here in a damn rice paddy an not home ... I thought good bye Russia , good bye USA ,

that was at the intercept time of the Russian ships ....

I was scared ..scared to death

and I confess I prayed
that I would be turned to instant dust , I wouldn't linger and have a slow radiation death , and I prayed again ,
then I thought 1/2 hour went by then 1 and then 2 no glows on the horizon , and finally an all clear

I prayed again . this was a pray of thanks and not a pray of greed for my life .

“Master Baker”

Since: Jul 08

Hidden-like GINSENG.

#8 Oct 26, 2011
Bless you Tally. and any and all men and women in our even around our Armed or Unarmed forces for the U.S.A.. And bless the United States of America also.
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Hard to believe that one little bomb could do so much damage.
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Maybe after it blowed up things, Real Morgan Jones, then we can fit it all into a matchbox.. OUch!
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dh

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#9 Oct 26, 2011
Lady-RETTA wrote:
Bless you Tally. and any and all men and women in our even around our Armed or Unarmed forces for the U.S.A.. And bless the United States of America also.
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Hard to believe that one little bomb could do so much damage.
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Maybe after it blowed up things, Real Morgan Jones, then we can fit it all into a matchbox.. OUch!
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dh
thank you , trust me that was a very frighten time .... we came so close ,

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

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#10 Oct 26, 2011
Moliner wrote:
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My first question has to be: "how can anyone smart enough to turn on a computer actually think there is such a thing as "accidentally" exploding a nuclear device?"
As far as "everyone" realizing that we never were going to use it, that happened three days after Obama was sworn into office when he launched his America Apologizes" campaign..
Um,.. "accidental" near meltdowns of three facilities so far.

Of course they can explode accidently, whether accidently on purpose or by natural disaster triggers. Earthquake, other nearby lesser explosions, deliberate sabatoge within US soil,... just to count a few scenarios.

Here's one you'll buy into,.. Obama looks sideways at one and it goes off. OBOOMA! Total meltdown...[told you I enjoyed doing that]

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#11 Oct 26, 2011
Moliner wrote:
On less deterrent in America's handbag of tricks.
This bomb was replaced by a newer model, so nothing really lost. Besides, we have thousands of nuclear weapons in our arsenal, so even if it wasn't replaced, no big deal :)
BuckWild

Frisco, TX

#12 Oct 26, 2011
tallyho wrote:
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what is a deterrent:?????? adjective 1. serving or tending to deter . noun 2. something that deters : a deterrent to crime. 3. military strength or an ability to defend a country or retaliate ...
I have search through out the history of the USA for over the past 40-60 years and I could not find one , attack of the USA with a Nuclear device ..
I would tend to believe that it was being a deterrent and it ceased to be a non-deterrent when it was dis-mantled
Mmmm..ok Jack - it was 66 years ago. What a Jack. Crawl back into mommies lap.
BuckWild

Frisco, TX

#13 Oct 26, 2011
off the trail wrote:
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Um,.. "accidental" near meltdowns of three facilities so far.
Of course they can explode accidently, whether accidently on purpose or by natural disaster triggers. Earthquake, other nearby lesser explosions, deliberate sabatoge within US soil,... just to count a few scenarios.
Here's one you'll buy into,.. Obama looks sideways at one and it goes off. OBOOMA! Total meltdown...[told you I enjoyed doing that]
Off the trail=off the rails of reality. Bomb vs. energy facility - oh that's identical!!! No warhead - no explosion - duhhh! Go back to beeing mountain folk lost in the woods not on a trail.

“"Thinking"”

Since: Sep 11

OZ

#14 Oct 26, 2011
I have always wondered why America is always policing other countries on their weapons, but we seem to have and use whatever weapons we want without anyone saying anything.

Anyway, I am glad that we are getting rid of these horrible weapons. Hopefully the people and countries of this world can learn to live in PEACE.

Could you imagine if every person and country in this world was committed to making this world a better place, no weapons, no blood shed?

Wouldn't that be great??
Shaolin

United States

#15 Oct 26, 2011
It was a bad mistake to dismantle and disarm these. The world will need them soon enough.

“A Generic User”

Since: Jan 10

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#16 Oct 26, 2011
tallyho wrote:
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what is a deterrent:?????? adjective 1. serving or tending to deter . noun 2. something that deters : a deterrent to crime. 3. military strength or an ability to defend a country or retaliate ...
I have search through out the history of the USA for over the past 40-60 years and I could not find one , attack of the USA with a Nuclear device ..
I would tend to believe that it was being a deterrent and it ceased to be a non-deterrent when it was dis-mantled
We didn't use nukes in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. over the years it lost effectiveness as a deterrent as people figured out we weren't going to use it.

Pakistan's nukes are more of a deterrent than ours, because they're crazy enough to use them.

“Master Baker”

Since: Jul 08

Hidden-like GINSENG.

#17 Oct 26, 2011
dragoon70056 wrote:
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This bomb was replaced by a newer model, so nothing really lost. Besides, we have thousands of nuclear weapons in our arsenal, so even if it wasn't replaced, no big deal :)
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I agree, little deception here, trying to make us think that this is a step into PEACE.......
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"He will appear to change times and laws"--Daniel 7;25
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Hmnnn...
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dh

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#18 Oct 26, 2011
off the trail wrote:
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Um,.. "accidental" near meltdowns of three facilities so far.
Of course they can explode accidently, whether accidently on purpose or by natural disaster triggers. Earthquake, other nearby lesser explosions, deliberate sabatoge within US soil,... just to count a few scenarios.
Here's one you'll buy into,.. Obama looks sideways at one and it goes off. OBOOMA! Total meltdown...[told you I enjoyed doing that]
a reactor isn't an nuclear bomb ,

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#19 Oct 26, 2011
Real Morgan Jones wrote:
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We didn't use nukes in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. over the years it lost effectiveness as a deterrent as people figured out we weren't going to use it.
Pakistan's nukes are more of a deterrent than ours, because they're crazy enough to use them.
see deterrent , means to prevent in short

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#20 Oct 26, 2011
BuckWild wrote:
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Mmmm..ok Jack - it was 66 years ago. What a Jack. Crawl back into mommies lap.
hey sissy besides your head do you have a point ?????????

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