So, you’re a superuberbad villain, with deeply maleficent intent. You just need a genius way to smuggle a nuke into the States, so you can conveniently get it to your chosen location and detonate it. No need to trouble yourself with the specifics of how this villainy could be carried out, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) has you covered! See, you just need to hide the nuke in a bale of weed, then sail right through those incredibly porous borders! Why no one would ever think to check that out, no. Honestly, what in the fuck is wrong with people, that they freely elect such compleat idiots? FFS.
Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), whose district is just over 100 miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border, referenced the illicit drug trade in a discussion Wednesday with CNN’s Brianna Keilar on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
“The reality, Brianna, is that we have to measure all of the costs, ancillary and otherwise, and make the best decision that we can. But I can suggest to you that there are national security implications here for a porous border,” Franks said. “We sometimes used to make the point that if someone wanted to smuggle in a dangerous weapon, even a nuclear weapon, into America, how would they do it? And the suggestion was made, ‘Well, we’ll simply hide it in a bale of marijuana.’”
Pretty sure most smugglers are considerably smarter than Mr. Franks and whoever made the “hide it in weed!” suggestion. As for weed, eh, given the sheer amount of domestically grown weed, why bother with the imported stuff?
This was not Frank’s first reference to a nuclear weapon traveling across the border in a bale of marijuana. In fact, he raised the possibility on the floor of the U.S. House during an Aug. 2, 2012 speech, according to his website.
“Specifically imagine for a moment, Mr. Speaker, the scenario of Hezbollah, one of Iran’s terrorist proxies, gaining possession of just two nuclear warheads and bringing them across the border into the United States concealed, say, in bales of marijuana,” he said, “then transporting them into the heart of two different, crowded, unnamed cities. Then calling and telling the White House exactly when and where the first one will be detonated, and then following through 60 seconds later.”
Right. That’s Wile E. genius if I ever heard it. Via TPM.