Spooky rumor of the day
As we contemplate the difficulties facing our military, we hear rumblings from the hills of Scotland that worry peace activists who suspect we may soon see the mighty bombardiers of our Air Force back in action. Consider yourself a newly appointed member of the just created Media Channel Intelligence Agency (MCIA) and help me evaluate some “raw intelligence” coming in from across the Big Pond. It comes from a group called the Peacewatchers at the US Airforce Fairford and Welford bases in Scotland:
Since Saturday, people in the Highlands of Scotland have been witnessing large movements of US warplanes overhead. Experienced observers say the large numbers are reminiscent of those that preceded the bombing of Iraq in 1998 and military strikes on Libya in the 1980’s as well as the first Gulf War.
At the weekend warplanes were flying over at a rate of roughly one every 15 minutes. As well as watching them from the ground the plane spotters have also been able to overhear pilots talking by listening to their radio frequencies.
At this rate some 288 warplanes would have passed over Scotland in three days. It is thought that the planes have flown on a route from the US over the north pole to bases in Europe and the Mediterranean. The size and scale of the movement suggests that the US may be preparing to strike at a country in the Middle East in the next week to ten days.