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Another Era of Bunker Busters

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posted on May, 10 2006 @ 01:55 AM
I seriously hear the war drums pounding over the horizon and everyone is frantically trying to get their instruments of war ready first. This bomb will give another name to "MOAB".

In the test, known as "Divine Strake," more than 700 tons of fuel oil and fertilizer -- 280 times the amount used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing -- would be exploded in a huge pit, in an attempt to heavily damage or destroy a 1,100-foot tunnel beneath the pit.

The test is aimed at determining how well a massive conventional bomb would perform against fortified underground targets -- such as military headquarters, biological or chemical weapons stockpiles, and long-range missiles -- that the Pentagon says are proliferating among potential adversaries around the world.

What about the people who could get sick from the blast ~ no respect for their well being whatsoever. SMH!!!

The Pentagon estimates the blast could send a cloud of dust more than 10,000 feet into the air. Critics fear the dust could could spread radioactive particles from old nuclear tests. The specter of nuclear-laden dust is a sensitive subject for those living downwind of the test range in Nevada and Utah, where generations of people have dealt with health problems blamed on fallout from above-ground nuclear tests in the 1950s.

What do you think are the true intentions of this exercise/experiment?

[edit on 10-5-2006 by TheDayAfter]

[edit on 10-5-2006 by TheDayAfter]

posted on May, 10 2006 @ 06:24 PM
Side note on the MOAB.


Shattered OUT...

posted on May, 11 2006 @ 11:13 AM
This talk about a new and improved MOAB...or other bunker mostly politics. Not that we cannot build them. We most certainly can. They are just a bit pricey with todays technology ..both in the weapon and the delivery systems.

Most of this is saber rattling to call someones show them ...the Iranians and other intrested partys that we can also play the game if we so choose...costs us very saber rattle.
We do this saber rattling every time we deploy units around the world or send a fleet out. This is just another example of rattling the sabers with this "New Era of Bunker Buster " Weapons.
The facts of the matter is that these weapons were coming anyway...just like the maturing of the .50 caliber accurate sniper weapons. A accurate deep penetration bunker buster is the maturing of the smart bomb as a sniper weapon. I think the term or parliance is " surgical weapon or surgical strike."

Also as of the first Gulf war in the early not think for one minute that the effectiveness of these new generation smart weapons as effecient tools has gone unnoticed. It has not. Bunker busters or not...the effectiveness and effeciency of these tools has many a wanabee opponent taking notice that they can be on the receiving end of this tool if we so choose.
Notice that you hear very little out of Afganistan ..and such places about our tracking cell phones or walkie talkie conversations..anymore...they have learned quickly that to use these technologies is to invite death and destruction....unheard and unseen by them.
If you read certain articles on these weapons they can be launched accurately from miles and miles away their programmed targets..way out of Sam Missle range unheard and unseen. Do you think that it is not possible with the accuracy of the delivery systems to place as many as five or more of these weapons ...properly spaced... apart into the same hole in the ground??
The fact that other nations choose to bury thier capabilities very deep in the ground is a testament to thier fears...concerning the use of these smart tools. As I stated..the maturing of these smart tools to the next generation was coming anyway. Think it through.

My point is that in the saber rattling game ..of politics this is deliberately cultivated and practiced. We sometimes also call this the "pucker factor' or "pucker factor diplomacy." Nothing new going on here.


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