posted on Oct, 18 2006 @ 08:01 AM
I think is is just propaganda passed on by that Islamic news station in support of radicals: "well now the americans have nukes here so the Iranians
should have them too" is the point I think some want to make of this. The explosion was not that big, and the fact is this was a forward munition
depot, with lots of artillery and tank munitions sitting around. The US army probably doesn't even have tactical nukes in the region, let alone keep
them at a forward munition base in a hot zone where it could be accidently detinated, or, worse yet, stolen by insurgents. If a situation called for a
nuclear retaliation, there is enogh warships in the region with nuclear armed cruise missiles. It doesn't take much to make a mushroom cloud even a
garbage bag full of oxygen and acetylene, heavy on acetylene, can produce mushroom clouds from my experience, anyway. All it takes is for a fuel to
keep burning while being forced up by the explosion and rising heat. I believe its just the oxygen in the air buring in a nuclear explosion.