"The neutron bomb became a way of legitimising nuclear weapons. The radiation would clear up after a strike and it was regarded as the magic wand of nuclear weapons - you could wave it and all the people would be gone."
A neutron bomb or enhanced radiation weapon (ERW) or weapon of reinforced radiation is a type of thermonuclear weapon designed specifically to release a large portion of its energy as energetic neutron radiation rather than explosive energy.
The blast would be confined to a radius of no more than a couple of hundred metres but a massive wave of radiation would knock out tank crews, infantry and other personnel. Even if the buildings did remain, survivors would soon find their bodies filled with elements such as strontium, ensuring that they eventually die of radiation poisoning.
The neutron bomb was originally conceived by the U.S. military as a weapon that could stop Soviet troops from overrunning allied nations without destroying the infrastructure of the allied nation.
Compared to a fission bomb with the identical explosive yield, a neutron bomb would emit about ten times the amount of neutron radiation.
ER weapons are meant to kill a much higher percentage of enemy personnel inside such protected environments through the release of a higher percentage of their yield in the form of neutron ionizing radiation, against which even tank armor is not very effective.
Originally posted by nakiel
WW3, is just; so the 80s... BTW, is your country not already in a war?
In WW2; 50.000.000 civilians died (and the UN won), just so I could write a second line!
Originally posted by palote
It's my first time posting here.
I have to tell you what I think about the dates, numbers, and the comet elenin
In my life, dates and numbers are very important.
Do not know if To you is the same.
I was born on March 11, 1979
During my whole life things have happened that day.
They have members of my family died on that date.
After Madrid bombings 03/11, WTC attacks 9 / 11, earthquake #ushima 03/11, 03/11 Lorca earthquake
I have the number of national document identity card similar to my wife and I did not knew this fact: self: xxx88257, my wife xxx82075
Three children were born, my daughter, Elisabeth, cousin Eric, cousin, Eleanor.
Everyone starts with the letter E, all born in 2010 but my daughter who was born on 03/21/2011
My wife was born on March 27th 1978
She had a car accident on 9 / 27
The alignment of the comet elenin will be the day 9 / 27
Take care that day.
Originally posted by nidstav
It is absurd to claim that WWIII is coming soon. Just read history.
First off before the war was the Reichsdag-fire. When Nazi-Germany saw that it happened, it used it as an excuse for new legislation that focused on a small part of the population. Later, those laws were applied to the population as a whole. And the same excuse was used when people assassinated a member of the royal family in Sarajevo. It was acts done by individuals that justified a large-scale intervention that turned society worse.
Then there were economical factors. The world economy was in a time of crisis before WW2. There were huge amounts of unemployment everywhere in the world before WW2. Also, Germany bought huge amounts of weapons even though it also had huge amounts of debts.
And, then it was political factors that after the good period in economy politics were pretty right-wing across the world. Fascism is actually right-wing politics in times of crisis. You got to do some Keynsian things if you want to solve a massive unemployment-crisis. Don't worry, when the production-level is this low government investment won't crowd out any investments. This means stimulate employment, do not give the rich any more money they can move out of the country. Perhaps this also entails that the jobs have to be government-controlled.
Or, perhaps we learned nothing and mankind is just making the same mistakes again and again?
Originally posted by LightAssassin
reply to post by MortlitantiFMMJ
Northern Hemisphere is where the reduction is happening.
Originally posted by rikgrimsby
18.11 in the uk and all is well. when was it all meant to happene ?....... oh yeah the 12th of never.