Friday, March 31, 2006

America is Booming

Well yes. The economy is doing nicely. However, I'm talking explosives. 700 tons of explosives. Set to go off near Las Vegas. Breitbart has the story:

The US military plans to detonate a 700 tonne explosive charge in a test called "Divine Strake" that will send a mushroom cloud over Las Vegas, a senior defense official said.

"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.

Tegnelia said the test was part of a US effort to develop weapons capable of destroying deeply buried bunkers housing nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.

"We have several very large penetrators we're developing," he told defense reporters.
Very large penetrators for deeply buried bunkers. I wonder if he means Iran.

Update: 1023z 4 Apr 2006

The Chicago Tribune reports the story.

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1 comment:

linearthinker said...

BBC, Dateline: Tehran
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