Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New Russian Bomb Takes Out "Objects & Buildings"

The Russians announced a new bomb. The Vacuum Bomb is as powerful as a nuclear weapon but leaves no radioactive fallout. However, like a nuclear bomb it generates enough force to destroy alot of things, to "cause widespread devastation."

The bomb works in two stages. First, a detonator scatters a fuel widely through the atmosphere where it mixes with that necessary combustible, oxygen. Then a charge ignites the solution. It's similar to jet fuel scattered through the air in a plane crash into a tall skyscraper, but on a much larger scale.

This development has me confused given President Bush's assertions that "democracies do not war." Why would democratic Russian need to develop such a weapon? Why do they need to destroy objects and building in other countries?

But what I really want to know is how such a large explosion can occur and not kill or maim people? How hot is the fire generated by the vacuum bomb? What does that do to human hair and skin at varying distances from detonation? What does the temporary vacuum do to human physiology? Does it cause already burned lungs to collapse? Did you know the United States already used a version of the weapon in Operation Desert Storm? And they shall beat their thermobaric bombs into plowshares...

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