Closing Thought–29May18

This is a story that appeared while I was on my walk about…..something kinda scary if you think about it…..the drug culture takes hold in the military…….just what we need a bunch of strung out dipsticks in control of our nukes……

It was a story but it did not to be a big deal at the time……

One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America’s arsenal. Air Force records obtained by the AP show they bought, distributed, and used the hallucinogen LSD and other mind-altering illegal drugs as part of a ring that operated undetected for months on a highly secure military base in Wyoming. A slipup on social media by one airman enabled investigators to crack the drug ring at FE Warren Air Force Base in March 2016, details of which are reported here for the first time. Fourteen airmen were disciplined. Six of them were convicted in courts martial of LSD use or distribution or both. None of the airmen was accused of using drugs on duty.

The service members accused of involvement were from the 90th Missile Wing, which operates one-third of the 400 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles that stand “on alert” 24/7 in underground silos scattered across the northern Great Plains. Documents obtained by the AP tell a sordid tale of off-duty use of LSD, cocaine, and other drugs in 2015 and 2016 by airmen who were supposed to be held to strict behavioral standards because of their role in securing the weapons. For the inexperienced members of the drug ring, Airman 1st Class Nickolos Harris, the ringleader, had set out several “rules” for LSD use. Rule No. 1: “No social media at all.” But social media proved their undoing. In March 2016, one member posted a Snapchat video of himself smoking marijuana, setting Air Force investigators on their trail. The AP has much more, including testimony from the airmen at their court martial proceedings, here.

Busted by Social Media……dumb asses.

Once again it shows just how stupid the American people have become….placing everything on social media is STUPID!

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12 thoughts on “Closing Thought–29May18

  1. I don’t know what the big deal is. Thousands of US Service People spent their entire Vietnam rotations smoking pot and whatever according to everything i have ever heard or read.

    1. Most of them were not on the so-called front line….clerks and such had spare time on their hands….most combat guys did not want the “buzz” to interfere with their “mission” chuq

      1. And none of them ever had the inclination to “Frag” anybody they didn’t like either, did they?

      2. Do know either do you for the facts are not made public….they could just be stoners and Trump supporters….LOL chuq

      3. WE are talking about drug abuse….and I made a humor….,maybe it was missing…..you are right we were too goddamn busy to worry about a dickhead in those days, chuq

      4. We had Nixon to worry about in those days but we didn’t know we were supposed to worry about him just yet … there was Johnson …(We’re gonna win this war if we have to kill every American alive …) — I remember the days.

  2. I suppose anyone in a stressful military situation might turn to something to help them to forget that.
    If not drugs, then maybe beer or bourbon. I wouldn’t judge them myself. Never been there.
    But social media was a bad move, undoubtedly.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Booze was the 50’s answer,,,drugs took their place in the 70’s….the idiots like so many decided to put their abuse on social media….idiots! chuq

  3. Yes,social media is a curse….but then again chuq so are a lot of people….in the end they damage themselves & unfortunately others in the process…..Believe you me, I have seen enough to last me a life time..twitter is becoming a curse…& I am close to having enough…the game of divide & rule continues unabated.Keep up the good work…

      1. chuq,pl listen to the last tweet( interview,Brendon) I sent..imp…thanks mush.

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