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Originally posted by rogue1
lol, do you even understand what you posted Harlequin ? If so you'd realise that you haev confirmed what I've already posted,
Originally posted by orangetom1999
I dont know if you guys noticed this about the Afganistan, Iraq war....
In the first Iraq war..a few videos showed laser guided bombs going to their targets.
What was noticed by the most observant ..is that in some instances there were two or more bombs traveling down the same laser beam. This is very telling because between the first and second Iraq war...this technology only got better. In Afganistan ..in the mountain regions they were taking these conventional bunker busters and exploding/burning their way through 100 feet of solid granite mountain by three different bombs...a average of 30 feet per bomb..this is quite a accomlishment. I dont think the taliban forces were quite ready for this. Though the tunnels and cave comlexes go way back into the mountains..the technology is there to make accurate hits if they want to.
Originally posted by Moley
Someone help me with this please .... I don't understand why Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not still dangerously radioactive places if the Uranium 238 that I believe was used in the bombs has a half-life of billions of years ??
Originally posted by Starwars51
but as soon as the bomb detonates all of that is turned into other materials - most of which have half lives measured in hours or days. An atomic bomb works by turning Uranium or Plutonium into something else....
Originally posted by Aelita
I don't have a reference book with me, but I'd give it more than hours and days. I think what mattered the most that the blast was mid-air, so relatively little soil was irradiated. The amount of active material was comparatively small and as it just spread out over a large area, the remaining dosage per square foot diminished. What do you think?