September 11 2007
The Air Force flew six nuclear-tipped cruise missiles from North Dakota to Louisiana by accident on August 30. The incident is proof that the bourgeoisie is constitutionally incapable of systematic security.
"The Air Force's Air Combat Command has ordered a stand- down for its bases next week to review procedures and prevent a repeat of the mistake. 'All evidence seems to point to this being an isolated mistake,' Thomas said."Keeping thousands of nuclear weapons and letting six out on the black market or drop somewhere would be an example of an isolated occurrence. "Isolated mistake" is like "fire the deviant employees," an idiotic bourgeois way of looking at the problem.
As if it were a case of some night watchmen falling asleep while guarding the store, the Air Force suspended some people. The bombs went on-board a B-52 plane and then it took 10 hours for someone to notice something amiss. The bombs were not supposed to be attached to the plane.
Any procedure that requires the alertness or integrity of personnel is not a secure system. The bourgeoisie is incapable of admitting that, because it would call into question the hiring/firing relationship of capitalism as some kind of miracle. Whether it is fighting crime as in the "war on drugs," stopping shoplifting or running a Taco Bell, we know that breakdowns occur. The idea that capitalists are so high on their system that they submit their weapons to such a system is a ludicrous lack of self-insight.
The fact is that the nuclear arsenal of the united $tates is a grave threat to species survival. MIM has already pointed out that if there is a one percent chance of mistake each year, that adds up to eventual doom of the species. The motivations and accompanying thinking of the capitalist system are inadequate to the task of preventing nuclear terrorism or accidents.
We need to achieve communism to eliminate the causes of wars and the need for having nuclear weapons. In the short run, we also need to eliminate cash and the profit motive that always creates the possibility of corrupting a system like the Air Force's. By itself, the Air Force system is inherently flawed. Then we add in the possibility of bribery and the potential for buying and selling nukes, and we have capitalism's true prospects in view.
People who wanted to get tough on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction would get tough on capitalism.