... and then:US B-52 in nuclear cargo blunder
The US Air Force has launched an investigation after a B-52 bomber flew across the US last week mistakenly loaded with nuclear-armed missiles.
It follows reports in the Army Times that five missiles were unaccounted for during the three-hour flight from North Dakota to Louisiana. FULL STORY.
U.K., Norway Send Jets to Intercept Russian Aircraft (Update2)
By Robin Stringer and Sebastian Alison
Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Four U.K. Royal Air Force Tornado jets were launched to intercept eight Russian strategic bombers, the British Ministry of Defence said. Two aircraft from the Norwegian air force also trailed Russia's planes.
The RAF Tornado F3 jet fighters were scrambled early today to intercept the Soviet-era Russian bombers ``which had not entered U.K. airspace,'' the ministry said in an e-mailed statement. The ministry didn't elaborate on how close the RAF aircraft got to the Russian planes. FULL STORY
This is a rather apocalyptic development and could explain gold why gold is getting of its arse and doing something. Renewed Cold war tensions anyone?
Still some ways to go before gold looks like a new trend, but it's been worth paying attention over the last few days.
Eyes wide open for a couple of reasons here.