Friday, March 31, 2006

US Government to Nuke Nevada..



..no, I'm not kidding!

U.S. To Test 700-Ton Explosive


The U.S. military plans to detonate a 700 ton explosive charge in a test called “Divine Strake” that will send a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas, a senior defense official said March 30.

”I don’t want to sound glib here but it is the first time in Nevada that you’ll see a mushroom cloud
over Las Vegas since we stopped
testing nuclear weapons,” said James
Tegnelia, head of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Tegnelia said the test was part of a U.S. effort to develop weapons capable of destroying deeply-buried bunkers housing nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.
”We have several very large penetrators we’re developing,” he told defense reporters.
”We also have — are you ready for this — a 700-ton explosively formed charge that we’re going to be putting in a tunnel in Nevada,” he said.

”And that represents to U.S. the largest single explosive that we could imagine doing conventionally to solve that problem,” he said.

The aim is to measure the effect of the blast on hard granite structures, he said.
”If you want to model these weapons, you want to know from a modeling point of view what is the ideal best condition you could ever set up in a conventional weapon — what’s the best you can do.

”And this gets at the best point you could get on a curve. So it allows U.S. to predict how effective these kinds of weapons ... would be,” he said.

He said the Russians have been notified of the test, which is scheduled for the first week of June at the Nevada test range.

”We’re also making sure that Las Vegas understands,” Tegnelia said.

8 Comments:

At 1:37 PM, Blogger The Don said...

What if Aliens decide to invade earth?? How are we going to defend ourselves??? Remember in the Movie "Independence Day" The Nukes did not work.....

Remember we must think about the future

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Joey Polanski said...

Im goin t Vegas myself t test out my own massive penetrator. Im hopin th goverment will apropriate th funds t covr th cost, an will take care of any subsequent contamination.

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger Dr. R. Murk said...

Hookers. Good or bad?

 
At 8:59 AM, Blogger Malach the Merciless said...

Not much in Vegas anyway

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Dr. R. Murk said...

Fuck all this anyways. My bunker is in my mind. How the fuck they gon fuckin blow that up, cracker?

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger Salbert said...

Doc, they can blow up anything. Except those oil rigs....

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger Salbert said...

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At 3:18 PM, Blogger Joey Polanski said...

Theres only one thing Im hopin gets blowd when Im in Vegas.

 

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