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Originally posted by Winchester Ranger T
And they try to tell us that suitcase nukes are not feasible
Originally posted by zhangmaster
What worries me are those grapefruit sized Neutron Bombs...death in a quarter mile radius if I'm correct with a bomb that size, and easier to construct as the Uranium shell is stripped away.
Most frightening for Cohen is the relative ease by which neutron bombs can be created with a substance called red mercury. Red mercury is a compound containing mercury that has undergone massive irradiation. When exploded, it creates tremendous heat and pressure - the same type needed to trigger a fusion device such as a mini-neutron bomb. Cohen said that when U.N. inspectors went to Iraq to examine the Iraqis' nuclear weapons capabilities, the U.N. team found documents showing that they had purchased quantities of red mercury. The material means a neutron bomb can be built "the size of baseball" but able to kill everyone within several square blocks.
Originally posted by Seekerof
Erm, since when did anyone need "accuracy" when nuclear weapons, be they tactical or strategic, were utilized or required?
Neutron bombs are also much cleaner than conventional nukes. A neutron blast only kills living things, leaving all buildings and weapons intact. It is the ultimate weapon to use against massed troops and armor, as all the enemies die instantly, no structures or vehicles are damaged, and, most importantly, no radioactive fallout is left behind. Unlike fission or fusion nukes, neutron bombsites are safe to walk into immediately after the explosion.
Originally posted by Harlequin
That link does have some complete rubbish in it. ANY nuclear explosion leaves behind radiation - and they seem to forget the core of ANY enhanced radiation device (be that neutron enhanced or xray enhanced) is an H-Bomb - which do make a BIG bang! en.wikipedia.org...
Thanks to the DNC/Chinagate scandal, however, China is now known to possess neutron devices, and several other countries are rumored to be actively pursuing this technology. Many global intelligence analysts believe that small neutron bombs may unfortunately become the weapon of choice for the discerning terrorist in the 21st century.