Tuesday, May 02, 2006

DIVINE STRAKE
Lights, camera, cock back the hammer. EXPLOSION!
- Redman
I'm sure most of you are already familiar with the upcoming simulated nuclear test that's going to occur in Nevada on June 2nd. But for those of you who aren't, here are the details.
On June 2nd of this year, the Department of Defense will explode 700 TONS of explosives (1.4 MILLION pounds) at the Nevada test range about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. It will be called "Divine Strake." This will not be several different explosions totalling 700 tons (1.4 million lbs) but one HUGE explosion. The detonation will be also be perfomed underground to test the effects of such an enormous explosion on subterranean bunker complexes. I found some good stories on Divine Strike and I want you to read them. The first link is from a story by the Washington Post : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/30/AR2006033001735.html and the second is an editorial by the Washington Post: http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/earlywarning/2006/04/divine_guidance.html and the final website I want you to read is Globalsecurity.org's long researched piece on Divine Strike. Here is the link to the first page (please research this site for MORE info on Divine Strake): http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/ops/divine-strake.htm

Seven hundred tons seems a little huge for a conventional bomb, doesn't it? Could a bomber even CARRY a 700 ton bomb? So I investigated, and the answer is NO. Our largest bomber is the B-52 bomber. It can carry a maximum payload of 35 tons (For info on the B-52, check this link: http://www.aerospaceweb.org/aircraft/bomber/b52/) That's a little short, isn't it? So lets assume they are going to load this behemouth of a bomb in a cargo plane, lets say America's largest cargo plane, the C-5 Galaxy, and push it out the back of the plance over the intended target with the help of an elephant. Well a C-5 can carry a maximum payload of 130.5 tons. Also short. VERY short (for info on the C-5 cargo plane, check this link: http://www.aerospaceweb.org/aircraft/transport-m/c5/)

So we have our government testing the effects of an explosion caused by 700 tons of munitions but we have no way to DROP such a large bomb on another country should we like the "effects" of Divine Strake. So why test such a huge weapon if we could never drop it? Well the answer is simple. Unable to test a nuclear weapon due to the restrictions placed upon us by the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (not that Bu$h gives a shit, but why upset the Russians and thr Chinese YET) Bu$h et al are going to see if 700 TONS of explosives is an adequate amount to destroy Iran's underground bunker systems and subterranean nuclear labs with Divine Strake. If this amount is deemed satisfactory, then all they have to do is calculate which size NUCLEAR WEAPON is equivalent to 700 tons of TNT or whatever explosive they choose. See, simple. Gets them around the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty, doesn't raise the 'alarm bells' of Americans (cuz this test will NEVER be reported in the main stream media so 99% of Americans will never even know it happened), and those who DO find out about it can be lied to and told no, they really AREN'T testing a 700 ton conventional explosive (although we already know that no airplane in the WORLD could deliver such a massive payload.)

So lets think about this. Our goverment is going to test which sized NUCLEAR WEAPON they are going to drop on Iran and they're going to do it right under our goddamn noses. For those poor bastards who like in Nevada, or downwind from this massive explosion, the effects will be more "hands on." Considering they plan on detonating Divine Strake at the Nevada Test Range where for YEARS they blew up hundreds of nuclear weapons, I'm sure such a catastrophic explosion being carried out on soil where nuclear weapons WERE exploded will unearth a whole hell of alot of buried radioactive dirt, rock, etc etc. What size cloud will this explosion cause? How far will this potentially radioactive cloud travel? What will be the health effects of such a potentially radioactive cloud? Have the people of Nevada been told ANYTHING by the government? Considering the secrecy of this admini$tration to date, I'm sure they have been told little to nothing. And what they HAVE been told, I'm sure, is a lie.
So what further proof do we need? Do we have to actually WAIT for the mushroom cloud to loom large over Iran before we realize what this government has in store for not only the Iranians but for ourselves as well? Will I awaken some morning in the fall (before the elections, of course) and discover the United States of America has dropped "tactical" NUCLEAR WEAPONS on Iran? Will there a be a "terrorist" attack here in this country BEFORE they launch this attack? A terrorist attack which this government can convienently blame on Iran and thus justify (in the minds of the eternally terrified American sheeple) a nuclear strike? Are we really that fucking stupid? And will the American people rally behind the republicans who so blindly support this ridiculously stupid president? My guess, based on their previous fear induced support, is yes.
This country is run by a raving religious maniac who believes that by causing unprecedented turmoil in the Middle East he will somehow facilitate the return of JESUS. And he's not alone in this insane belief. Our only hope is that these dominionist motherfuckers will decide to expidite their appointment with the almighty and OFF themselves before carrying out such a sickening, murderous, world ending plan. Where is Jim Jones when you need him? Save the rest of us the time and agony of this plan and go meet your Jesus at your own hands. But considering the ego's and hubris of the parties involved, the chances of this happening are nil. If they're gonna go, the rest of us must tag along for the ride. Terrifying.