POTD: Something to Think About

Something to Think About
Green Valley, Arizona
2022

This is the last remaining Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile silo in the U.S. that hasn’t been filled in. It is complete with it’s rocket, but sans the nuclear warhead that it used to hold. (The silo door has been immobilized half-open so that it cannot be launched and so that the Russians can see it’s warhead is missing, as evidenced by the open hatch in the nosecone. At the time we viewed it, it seemed to be an oddly quaint remnant of a not-so-pleasant past. Now, with the war in the Ukraine and Putin’s wild threats, that past seems not so much in the past after all. While the Titan II missiles with their nuclear warheads are no longer a part of the U.S. military arsenal, there are plenty of other nuclear options available on both sides of the current conflict. The bad old days seem to be back again.

2 thoughts on “POTD: Something to Think About”

  1. MICHAEL+B+MADRYGA

    The bad old days indeed.
    “. . . for the old nothing is shocking except the obvious repetition of human stupidity and very little is new.”
    Paul Theroux

    1. Slightly less appropriate perhaps, and certainly less elegant is the phrase made popular by Forrest Gump: “Stupid is as stupid does.” Or perhaps Curtis LeMay’s “…bomb them back into the Stone Age.”

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