Monday, March 28, 2005

Very Reassuring...

Hmmm... No sooner do I post on the precariousness of the global nuclear situation, than I learn from Dangerous Logic that the Moscow Times is reporting this:

A serviceman of the strategic missile unit in Russia’s Siberia has been detained for smoking marijuana while on duty and selling drugs to his comrades, the Interfax news agency reported.

A warrant officer at military unit No. 28151 of the Glukhov Guards Division of the Strategic Missile Forces was detained on March 23 while selling marijuana to fellow soldiers. He did not resist arrest and military police chose not to place him in custody demanding a written pledge not to leave his unit instead.

During questioning the serviceman confessed that he had smoked marijuana for over a year, both in joints and through a home-made pipe. He also said that he had repeatedly been on combat duty while under the influence of drugs.

Commanders of the unit were quick to announce that the soldier had no access to the ’nuclear button’. They said the warrant officer served as a technician at a communications post.

I just hope al-Qaeda doesn't read the Moscow Times.


Anonymous blickstud said...

Give the guy a break. If I were manning nuclear arsenal in the middle of bitter siberia, with no true target unless that pesky kid from War Games hacks NORAD again, i too might be inclined to partake with some pot smoking to complement my tall glass of vodka. Who knows, it might help to turn those increasingly ravenous russians into pacifists, or goddam hippies.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Mike Green said...

All right, I concede. If the Russians can consume their THC with the same fortitude with which they consume their vodka, maybe there's no need for worry.

7:47 PM  

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