posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 02:33 PM
...A conventional bomb is just that, no matter its size. The whole MOAB controversy, concern that it was going to be so big as to go nuclear, was
coming from uneducated people who don't understand the principle of a nuke. The MOAB, while extraordinarily destructive, is completely a conventional
bomb and, no matter how large it could be made, would never go nuclear. Well, if it were the size of the sun it might, but I don't think we're going
to find enough steel on earth to make the casing for that.
The MOAB released a cloud of highly explosive gas, then moments later ignites it when it lands. This causes a massive explosion, but does not
split any atoms.
The two bombs dropped on Japan did split atoms. Hence the term "atom" bomb, and the term "nuclear" (the center of of an atom is called its
nucleus). Those two guys were smaller than some of the cluster bombs and bombs like the MOAB, yet had far greater detonations.
As to the belief that there was no radioactive fallout in Japan...Do you believe the Holocaust is a myth, too? There are many, many, many medical
cases documented out of Japan. A ton of research was developed as a result of those bombs because, for the first time ever, the medical field got to
examine the effects of a massive dose of radiation on a large population.
Also, on the fallout issue, those first two bombs were extremely dirty compared to the nukes we have now. The radiation fallout is far lower than it
had been, and the US had been looking into a "clean" nuke. At the same time, Britain was looking into a "dirty" nuke laced with barium to provide
maximum fallout. Essentially, a dirty bomb with a nuclear delivery system.
All of the specs, science, etc. is available for anyone to look at. You can even build yourself a nuclear bomb. The only catch is getting the actual
nuclear material, namely plutonium or Uranium-235.