Recently, I have been seeing a few Promoted Tweets relating to the B-52 Bomber:

There is only one right choice to power the B-52…”

A mixed bag of comments may follow these posts:

There are certainly some odd responses here. The more efficient our defense capabilities are, the greater the deterrent value and savings to the taxpayer.”


“Tell me, in what conflict in the last 59 years has your technology been used to actually protect citizens of our country? Because from where I sit it looks like you’re nothing but merchants of death whose profits depend on how much innocent blood is spilled in foreign lands.”

Reply: “That you’re ignorant of history and sit in your Mom’s basement doesn’t change the fact that the B-52 has been used throughout its lifespan to defend US citizens.”


I make no attempt to mute these tweets. I see them as an opportunity to think about the message.

The B-52 has been in active service with the USAF since 1955.”


In the news:

Feb 15, 2020 The War Zone

B-52 Bomber Spotted Flying Low Just Off Somali Coast (Updated)


Feb 17, 2020 defenceWeb

US Air Forces flies B-52 over Somalia on East African mission


Has the B-52 been able to strike targets in any war won by the US?


Past DOD Spending

Nov 14, 2019 Stars and Stripes

Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost American Taxpayers $6.4 trillion, Study Finds


Past DOD Results

The Dept. of Defense was nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since.

The Department of Defense track record for winning undeclared wars goes back to 1949.


DOD Progress Report

Questions We’d Love To See In The Made For TV Debates

The Cold War Had Ended

Unsustainable Military Spending

A Formal Congressional Declaration of War

How did Rhode Island freedoms get over to the Middle East?


How Do The Troops Defend The Constitution?

Not asking about the oath of enlistment. Asking about what happens after the oath has been taken.




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