posted on Nov, 28 2006 @ 09:00 AM
A Tactical Nuke exploded??? Please!!! And can anyone furthering this purely ridiculous rumor care to explain to me HOW that might have occurred.
Anyone who has even a most rudimentary understanding of nuclear detonation sequences would take one look at this malarkey and spit coffee out of their
noses (I did!).
Is someone trying to say that the explosion of other other ordinance or fire in the vacinity of the tactical nuke caused it to detnonate? If so, you
couldn't be any further from reality.
Let's begin with the fact that EVERY large explosion yields a mushroom-like cloud. TNT, C4, LoDEX, RDX, PETN, etc... ALL leave the signature
mushroom cloud after detonation. Some even contain the "White flash" detonation mentioned in the video (Most evident in chemical explosions which
over-gas). This is a result of the rapidity of reaction, the speed at which the energy is converted. As the gasses are consumed (very rapidly)
causing over-pressure, a vacuum is left behind. The air that is sucked back into that void causes the mushrooming effect of the explosion.
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Now, a nuclear detonation requires a very precisely timed sequence and cannot be initiated by other tertiary explosives, high heat or direct fire. In
fact, nuclear detonation is controlled electronically to ensure that the entire chain reaction takes place resulting in nuclear fission. You can read
about it here.
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So, ultimately, the theory being presented here is impossible unless you are surmising that the U.S. deliberately detonated a tactical nuke in it's
own ammo depot - which, of course, isn't even remotely likely.
I hope this clears this up!