reply to post by matrixNIN11
Regardless of the technology employed, there are physical limitations to nuclear weapons. You may subscribe to theories on "fusion only" but
understand that such a device needs, somehow, a way of heating and containing the fusible materials so fusion can occur. This doesn't mean a
mechanical compressor and a heat gun. In a bomb, this is done with a fission bomb surrounding the fusion core. That is the heat and containment that
Pretend you can magic the fusion only bomb and set it off. What happens?
Obvious things first: Big energy release throughout the spectrum, from IR to gamma. "Brighter than a thousand suns" as the quote goes. Look at the
videos. Notice anything like that?
Next: adiabatic expansion of air and vaporized materials in the fireball. this would be that part called the bang. It would come with a significant
overpressure that would knock over all sorts of things and break windows for miles around. It would be also the part, along with the heat, that Eddie
says made the craters by throwing a lot of soil, rock, and metal building parts high into the air. Look at the videos. Notice anything like that?
Neutron flux: Nukes all fling neutrons around. Neutrons penetrate really well and kill people. People that are close die within hours. People that are
further away can take weeks or months. How many people do you thing were within a mile of the buildings when they collapsed? Did you see 50,000 dead
within a few weeks?
Nuclides: These are radioactive compounds that are made when the bomb goes off. They are nasty and not readily overlooked. They are much more than the
tritium anomaly and actinide background that Ed rants about. Did you or anyone else find analyses of anything like radioactive elements not in the
background? Were there any deaths as the result of fallout? Was NYC ever evacuated?
EMP: This is the electromagnetic pulse. It can induce voltages in conductors. It will cook unshielded integrated circuits and overload the power grid
causing failures. Computers will be destroyed in a large radius. Did anyone notice anything like this?
My conclusion: No evidence = No nuke.
[edit on 2/17/2009 by pteridine]