Skip to comments.Romanians find 64 stolen missile warheads
Posted on 07/18/2011 1:56:29 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Romanian authorities said Monday they had found dozens of small, old rocket warheads stolen from a train carrying military equipment from Romania to Bulgaria stashed near a railway station in a village north of Bucharest.
Authorities promised that the 64 warheads posed no danger to the public but offered varying explanations why.
The Romanian national police said there was no risk because they were not attached to rockets. Spokesman Florin Hulea declined to provide further details.
Two daily newspapers cited officials close to the investigation as saying the warheads did not contain explosives. The papers, Evenimentul Zilei and Adevarul, did not identify their sources.
Bulgaria's Economy Ministry said the warheads belonged to 122mm (4.8-inch) diameter Grad rockets, which are typically fired from vehicle-mounted multiple-rocket launchers.
It said in a statement the shipment was part of a transfer of "nonfunctional components and parts" for reprocessing at the VMZ factory one of Bulgaria's largest military factories in Sopot, central Bulgaria, where the components and parts were to be replaced and the warheads prepared for sale.
"The fuses (warheads) were transported separately from the projectiles," the ministry added.
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My favorite Romanian joke...
Q: What’s big, black, noisy, makes a lot of smoke and cuts carrots in five?
A: The Romanian machine for cutting carrots in four.
What government corruption in Romania and Bulgaria?..
Say its not so...
LOL!!!..............I bet the Romanian people really believed that one!.................
If there’s no explosives, is it a warhead?
Peas of Sh!t propagandists.
Sounds like he is talking about our goberment. 2 years without a budget and counting.
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