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(Daily Mail)   The B-52 is set to take on China. No word if anyone painted "STAY AWAY, FOOLS" on the side   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2021-01-27 7:35:29 AM  
We haven't won a single "war" yet with a B52.
 
2021-01-27 8:34:31 AM  
Tin roof rusted
 
2021-01-27 8:35:18 AM  
Bang bang, baby.
 
2021-01-27 8:35:22 AM  
Roam, if you want to.
 
2021-01-27 8:39:16 AM  
That things as big as a whale.
I bet it seats at least twenty
 
2021-01-27 8:39:20 AM  
Shake your honey buns!
 
2021-01-27 8:39:56 AM  
A B-52 has managed to drop two nukes on North Carolina. So there's that.
 
2021-01-27 8:40:33 AM  
The The - SWEET BIRD OF TRUTH (12" Version)
Youtube K5kDZMc6WBo
 
2021-01-27 8:41:21 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: We haven't won a single "war" yet with a B52.


It's not the B-52's fault that we are really good at the whole "getting into an unwinnable war" thing.

/ want to bet on if 52s will outlast the B1s and the B2?
 
2021-01-27 8:41:30 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: We haven't won a single "war" yet with a B52.


Obviously you missed the war against rock.

\wait, it's not a rock!
 
2021-01-27 8:41:39 AM  

dr_iacovone: That things as big as a whale.
I bet it seats at least twenty


Twenty Megatons
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2021-01-27 8:42:18 AM  
How do we have B52s, but rent control, UBI, and Medicare for all to buy is too much to ask?
And don't get me started on stealth bombers and harrier jump Jets and all our other toys.
 
2021-01-27 8:42:52 AM  
The Cult - Peace Dog
Youtube 8mLAW20uDII
 
2021-01-27 8:44:17 AM  
Big Ugly Fat Fella: yeah, that is not what the last F stands for in BUFF...
 
2021-01-27 8:45:22 AM  

steklo: Roam, if you want to.

Roam around the world.

/ Without wings
// Without wheels
/// ... wait, hang on
 
2021-01-27 8:47:28 AM  

waxbeans: How do we have B52s, but rent control, UBI, and Medicare for all to buy is too much to ask?
And don't get me started on stealth bombers and harrier jump Jets and all our other toys.


It's not socialism if you're bombing socialism.
 
2021-01-27 8:48:14 AM  

waxbeans: How do we have B52s, but rent control, UBI, and Medicare for all to buy is too much to ask?
And don't get me started on stealth bombers and harrier jump Jets and all our other toys.


Because we are the dominant world empire, with over 700 military bases around the world to ensure the smooth progression of our exploitation of world resources and control of global markets while simultaneously ensuring the freedom of Europe against the threat of Communist Totalitarianism as the NATO Pact's de facto military, spending all that sweet, sweet exploitation money on the threat of absolute destruction against our mutual enemies so that Europe doesn't have to, freeing them up to spend their money on socialized medicine. I assure you, if we pulled out of NATO and forced Europa to cover her own ass they would very quickly realize that one can have free Healthcare OR a solid military defense but not both. Just like we will soon enough.
 
2021-01-27 8:57:03 AM  

steklo: Roam, if you want to.


There's always that one guy, isn't there.
 
2021-01-27 8:59:17 AM  

thespindrifter: waxbeans: How do we have B52s, but rent control, UBI, and Medicare for all to buy is too much to ask?
And don't get me started on stealth bombers and harrier jump Jets and all our other toys.

Because we are the dominant world empire, with over 700 military bases around the world to ensure the smooth progression of our exploitation of world resources and control of global markets while simultaneously ensuring the freedom of Europe against the threat of Communist Totalitarianism as the NATO Pact's de facto military, spending all that sweet, sweet exploitation money on the threat of absolute destruction against our mutual enemies so that Europe doesn't have to, freeing them up to spend their money on socialized medicine. I assure you, if we pulled out of NATO and forced Europa to cover her own ass they would very quickly realize that one can have free Healthcare OR a solid military defense but not both. Just like we will soon enough.


God willing, we will prevail in peace and freedom from fear and in true health through the purity and essence of our natural fluids. God bless you all.

Then he hung up.
 
2021-01-27 9:02:58 AM  
FTA: Cambodia was even more savagely bombed. Between March 1969 and May 1970, B-52 bombers flew 3,875 missions against targets there. Each plane was able to spread its payload over a target 'box' a mile wide and a third of a mile long, destroying everything.

Thank goodness Cambodia was neutral, or Nixon could have really farked them up.

/Yes, yes, Viet Cong bases, supply routes yada yada, but it was only ever about Nixon trying to install a more US friendly government in Cambodia.

//Only the Daily Mail could juxtapose stories about vaccine shortages and distribution problems with a backdrop of a rapidly approaching half a million Covid deaths, against a story about how we can drop 70 thousand pounds of high explosives on brown people from a single plane.  Farkwits.
 
2021-01-27 9:03:17 AM  
 So hurry up and bring your Defense Department money...
 
2021-01-27 9:06:27 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: We haven't won a single "war" yet with a B52.


The one thing..That I do know...Is we left a lot of ruins...In Meso..potamia...
 
2021-01-27 9:08:54 AM  

Lunkquill: A B-52 has managed to drop two nukes on North Carolina. So there's that.


NC is still there.
Your argument is invalid.
 
2021-01-27 9:09:53 AM  

waxbeans: How do we have B52s, but rent control, UBI, and Medicare for all to buy is too much to ask?
And don't get me started on stealth bombers and harrier jump Jets and all our other toys.


Because greedy, stubborn old white men.
 
2021-01-27 9:20:08 AM  

iheartscotch: The Googles Do Nothing: We haven't won a single "war" yet with a B52.

It's not the B-52's fault that we are really good at the whole "getting into an unwinnable war" thing.

/ want to bet on if 52s will outlast the B1s and the B2?


We are great at the war part, bad at the mall cop part.  That's politics, not warfare.
 
2021-01-27 9:20:28 AM  
I bet the Chinese are shaking in their boots after seeing us fight the Vietnamese to a deadly tie.
 
2021-01-27 9:22:21 AM  

focusthis: Lunkquill: A B-52 has managed to drop two nukes on North Carolina. So there's that.

NC is still there.
Your argument is invalid.


So is Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Your point?
 
2021-01-27 9:28:11 AM  

thespindrifter: waxbeans: How do we have B52s, but rent control, UBI, and Medicare for all to buy is too much to ask?
And don't get me started on stealth bombers and harrier jump Jets and all our other toys.

Because we are the dominant world empire, with over 700 military bases around the world to ensure the smooth progression of our exploitation of world resources and control of global markets while simultaneously ensuring the freedom of Europe against the threat of Communist Totalitarianism as the NATO Pact's de facto military, spending all that sweet, sweet exploitation money on the threat of absolute destruction against our mutual enemies so that Europe doesn't have to, freeing them up to spend their money on socialized medicine. I assure you, if we pulled out of NATO and forced Europa to cover her own ass they would very quickly realize that one can have free Healthcare OR a solid military defense but not both. Just like we will soon enough.


Naaaaaa.
If a rich dude can have a body guard and a mansion and a hot wife. I'm not buying that we can't have the military and a REAL safety net. That's just b.s. people tell them self to feel better about letting their fellow citizens suffer unnecessarily.  Hell, jailing people cost more than giving them a place, food, and access to healthcare.
To say otherwise is silly 😜
 
2021-01-27 9:29:29 AM  

TheCableGuy: Bang bang, baby.


Yes, that's all well and good, but there are already quite a lot of Chinese people. Maybe they should bang a little less. Fewer loveshacks would be good. or stay 6 foot apart, it's a pandemic. That'll work too.
 
2021-01-27 9:29:30 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: waxbeans: How do we have B52s, but rent control, UBI, and Medicare for all to buy is too much to ask?
And don't get me started on stealth bombers and harrier jump Jets and all our other toys.

Because greedy, stubborn old white men.


Winner winner chicken 🐔 dinner 🍽
 
2021-01-27 9:49:28 AM  

I'm an excellent driver: //Only the Daily Mail could juxtapose stories about vaccine shortages and distribution problems with a backdrop of a rapidly approaching half a million Covid deaths, against a story about how we can drop 70 thousand pounds of high explosives on brown people from a single plane.  Farkwits.


Really, that's your beef with the Daily Mail?
The article page also links to a "live top story" of some woman being mad about Liz Hurley's tits, and a video about a slanted wall on a building site in Weymouth, so I'm not sure what your point is here.
 
2021-01-27 9:54:14 AM  

MythDragon: focusthis: Lunkquill: A B-52 has managed to drop two nukes on North Carolina. So there's that.

NC is still there.
Your argument is invalid.

So is Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Your point?


I never said that the bombs detonated. One of them is still buried 300 ft. underground, but defused, near Greensboro.
 
2021-01-27 10:00:41 AM  
It's a big as a whale and it's about to set sail?
 
2021-01-27 10:15:08 AM  
B-52s going all hard core...
Slipknot and The B-52s - "Slipshack"
Youtube sQXNr7Y7qE0
 
2021-01-27 10:15:09 AM  
Here's your stupid 7-Up.
 
2021-01-27 10:16:37 AM  
SLAY-52s - "Raining Lobsters"
Youtube mnrfqPoX4WU
 
2021-01-27 10:28:43 AM  
because....6 or 8 thousand years ago
they laid dowwwn the laaww
 
2021-01-27 10:29:30 AM  
Hello, I'm Cindy, I'm a Pisces and I like Chihuahuas and Chinese aerial assaults!
 
2021-01-27 10:32:35 AM  
The only way the BUFF is taking on China is as a standoff weapons launcher.
 
2021-01-27 11:13:17 AM  
The USAF pilot that will fly the last B-52 hasn't been born yet.
 
2021-01-27 11:34:03 AM  

bisi: I'm an excellent driver: //Only the Daily Mail could juxtapose stories about vaccine shortages and distribution problems with a backdrop of a rapidly approaching half a million Covid deaths, against a story about how we can drop 70 thousand pounds of high explosives on brown people from a single plane.  Farkwits.

Really, that's your beef with the Daily Mail?
The article page also links to a "live top story" of some woman being mad about Liz Hurley's tits, and a video about a slanted wall on a building site in Weymouth, so I'm not sure what your point is here.


sounds valid.  who's not mad about Liz Hurley's tits?  they're quite nice.
 
2021-01-27 11:42:10 AM  

steklo: Roam, if you want to.


Without wings, it wouldn't fly.
 
2021-01-27 11:42:25 AM  

edmo: The only way the BUFF is taking on China is as a standoff weapons launcher.


Pretty much this.
 
2021-01-27 11:51:04 AM  
Seriously. You're trying to make exactly what point by waving around a 65 year old weapons system almost certain to die if confronted by modern defenses? Maybe "I can fly even old garbage near you and you can't do anything about it without provoking an international incident?" Or is it "I don't dare send anything modern nearby because you'd get improved targeting information."
 
2021-01-27 11:57:39 AM  
so sad that the US has crumbled to the point here all they have left is military hubris.
 
2021-01-27 12:09:16 PM  

edmo: The only way the BUFF is taking on China is as a standoff weapons launcher.


Against a peer adversary, they have been relegated to cruise missile dispensers for decades now.
 
2021-01-27 12:14:09 PM  

focusthis: Lunkquill: A B-52 has managed to drop two nukes on North Carolina. So there's that.

NC is still there.


By the grace of a single switch that was in the "SAFE" position.

Your argument is invalid.

Luck.
 
2021-01-27 1:02:59 PM  
...is the only current U.S. bomber that can be equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.


Is this really true?  What about the Lancer and Spirit?
 
2021-01-27 1:34:13 PM  

Embden.Meyerhof: ...is the only current U.S. bomber that can be equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.


Is this really true?  What about the Lancer and Spirit?


I think its correct now.  The Air Force is developing a new cruise missile that will be employable by all three.  I think the current one in inventory is only usable by the b52.
 
2021-01-27 2:48:30 PM  
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