Thursday, March 30, 2006

Coming Soon: Mushroom Clouds Over Vegas!

Well, it seems our friendly Chicken Hawk's are up to their usual "shock and awe" antics. This time, they're thinkin' it would be pretty darned cool to explode some of their new and improved, biggest, baddest bunker busters ever--right here in good ol' Las Vegas, U.S.A!

Sure does bring new meaning to the slogan, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," don't it?
"I don't want to sound glib here but it is the first time in Nevada that you'll see a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas since we stopped testing nuclear weapons," said James Tegnelia, head of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.


"We also have -- are you ready for this - a 700-tonne explosively formed charge that we're going to be putting in a tunnel in Nevada," he said.

"And that represents to us the largest single explosive that we could imagine doing conventionally to solve that problem," he said.


"We're also making sure that Las Vegas understands," Tegnelia said.
And they've alerted the Russians. Now that's mighty considerate of the military, don'tcha think?

The test is scheduled for the first week in June so we'd best hurry-scurry and make our hotel reservations real soon, if we want to get a front row view of all the fireworks. Don't forget your ear plugs and your gas masks, now!

This is gonna be a whole lot more excitin' than sittin' through Cirque du Soleil or some namby pamby Wayne Newton act.

You really gotta hand it to Cowboy George and his Bomb-Sniffin' Ranch Hands. They'll do anything in the name of peace, don'tcha know. Just as long as it has to do with war.

Also see:

Chicago Tribune | Non-atomic bomb test to pack a big bang


M. Simon said...

You are obviously unversed in military eqpt.

No single military vehicle is large enough to carry a 700 ton bomb.

This is a conventional test to see what a "small" nuclear weapon would do.

Don't you feel better already?

I have a few words about it

Iran is in the cross hairs.

BTW did you see where
Ukraine may have sold Iran 250 nukes? Don't it give you the warm fuzzies?

The Unknown Candidate said...

You're right, M. I'm largely military eqpt. illiterate. Thanks for the info and links.

... Warm fuzzies, indeed.