Thursday, March 30, 2006

JUNE ROAD TRIP?

Destination: the outskirts of Las Vegas, where the U.S. plans to detonate one big-ass bomb.

How big? From Vegas you'll be able to spot the mushroom cloud, "the first time in Nevada that you'll see a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas since we stopped testing nuclear weapons," said James Tegnelia, director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

The Associated Press reports:
Tegnelia said the test was part of a US 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-tonne explosively formed charge that we're going to be putting in a tunnel in Nevada," he said.

"And that represents to us the largest single explosive that we could imagine doing conventionally to solve that problem," 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.
One thing to develop and test a 700-tonne weapon that might destroy deep bunkers. Quite another thing to figure out how to deliver it to a target.

2 comments:

John Stone said...

Maybe we could copy one of Saddam's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that he intended to use to spread poison gas over Kansas City.

Let's see -- a 1,400,000 pound bang. Max gross load for a 747 is about 350,000 lbs ... and of course the Iranians will just sit there while we drive up in a convoy of -- let's see -- 1.4 mil divided by 80,000 lb semis -- 18 semis to unload in the front door.

Obviously this is a ruse. It's real intention is to make sure dem wetbacks know that we can take care of our borders if we don't get cheap wine from Sacramento.

Anonymous said...

At first I thought this item had something to do with Snoop Doggy Dogg's upcoming XXX pay-per-view event featuring Paris Hilton and the Los Angeles Lakers, "Snoop Dogg's Big Desert Banggy Bangg."

Now I see it is about something entirely different.

Nevermind.