July 16, 2015

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the First Atomic Bomb: The Trinity Nuclear Test July 16 1945

How Quickly We Forget: When you give the bomb to Iran this is what you're messing with....

The expanding fireball and shockwave of the Trinity explosion, seen .025 seconds after detonation on July 16, 1945.

"Rope tricks" are seen in this image of a nuclear explosion taken less than one millisecond after detonation. During operation Tumbler-Snapper in 1952, this nuclear test device was suspended 300 feet above the Nevada desert floor, and anchored by mooring cables. As the ball of plasma expanded, the radiating energy superheated and vaporized the cables just ahead of the fireball, resulting in the "spike" effects.

Upshot-Knothole Grable, a test carried out by the U.S. military in Nevada on May 25, 1953. A 280mm nuclear shell was fired 10km into the desert by the M65 Atomic Cannon, detonating in the air, about 500 feet above the ground, with a resulting 15 kiloton explosion.

This "Survival Town" house, photographed recently, was built some 7,500 feet from a 29-kiloton nuclear detonation—it remained essentially intact. Survival Town consisted of houses, office buildings, fallout shelters, power systems, communications equipment, radio broadcasting station, and trailer homes. The test, called Apple II, was fired on May 5, 1955.

A 1971 photo of a nuclear bomb detonated by the French government at the Moruroa atoll, French Polynesia.

Observers view atmospheric testing during operation Hardtack I—a thermonuclear detonation during the Pacific tests in 1958.

All from InFocus @ - The Atlantic

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 16, 2015 10:38 PM
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It'll only be a simple Fission Uranium Atomic Bomb so it won't make a very big boom - Maybe only take out only the urban parts of Washington D.C.

No worries, I'm certain Obama has already thought about this scenario. Funny how he doesn't seem to golf in the DC area...

Posted by: cond0011 at July 16, 2015 6:35 PM

No worries... I only said 'Maybe'. ;)

Posted by: cond0011 at July 16, 2015 7:36 PM

People forget, given time - and almost nobody now alive remembers the first two bombs used in anger.

I have a couple of modest proposals, at least one of which has been suggested before.

The first is to relocate the UN headquarters to Hiroshima. And the second is to set up a decadal international ritual. Every ten years, invite all the world's leaders and any Press and TV who want to come to witness the detonation of a fusion device. To remind them, and us all, of what might happen if we mess up badly enough.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at July 16, 2015 9:31 PM

Fletch: I'm with you on getting the UN out of our country.
I'd let them set up in Somalia or Haiti.
Or maybe Greece; I heard that real estate is cheap there right now.

Posted by: chasmatic at July 16, 2015 10:20 PM

The Usurper and his minions pray for the day that the Islamic bomb comes to America. If you are a Federal employee, you want it. For it means a vast expansion of your powers.

I'm at the point now, that all Federals should be considered as enemies of the American Republic, all working to see our Constitution destroyed and their power over us to be absolute.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at July 17, 2015 2:04 AM

Unbelievable blasphemy to name such a murderous weapon of mass destruction after the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Posted by: Bill Jones at July 17, 2015 2:48 PM

For the Usurper and all his ilk, The United States of America is Guilty, Guilty, Guilty, in its wanton evil use of the bomb against the Japanese. It has always been so, they so resent belonging to a country whose people would go to such lengths to preserve its Liberty. Doubly so, because it was this power that stayed and rolled back the inevitable triumph of International Communism.

Such guilt can only be cleansed in the expiating fires of Shiva, Destroyer of Worlds. They care not if they are also cleansed, for they believe that with the downfall of the USA, their kind will inherit the Earth and run things, and all who resist will be rightfully swept aside. Those other guys, they had their Gulags, Killing fields, ovens, Great Leap Forwards. We're better now, they say, we won't have those. But we will have our way, even though as of yet we haven't chosen the form of the Destructor. All who resist, well, their resistance one way or the other will be futile.

He's begging and hoping that if he imports enough jihadis, it will happen on his watch.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at July 17, 2015 8:35 PM

Get Japan's permission to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the center of the Senkaku islands.
Win Win Win
>reminds the world what a hydrogen bomb can do
>eradicates the illegal PRC occupation of these Japanese islands
>establishes U.S. power supremacy

...a man can dream, can't he?

Posted by: Speller at July 18, 2015 9:18 PM

Events will come to pass according to the Word of God.


1:8- I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.

The Thousand Years (Millennium)

At the second coming God's people will be taken to heaven.
At the time of the second coming of Christ the wicked are overwhelmed with terror and despair.
The leader of the wicked is destroyed with the brightness of Christ's coming and the rest of the wicked are killed by His sword.
Since the righteous ascend to be with the Lord and the wicked are destroyed at His appearing, the earth stands for a time without human inhabitants.
The wicked remain in their graves for a thousand years.
While the saints are in heaven and the wicked are dead, the devil is confined to the desolate earth for 1000 years.
At the close of the 1000 years the holy city of God will descend from heaven to earth.
With the wicked resurrected and Satan released they attempt to take the city of God.

Then they are destroyed by hell fire. Revelation 20:9, NIV. "But fire came down from heaven and devoured them."

Posted by: chasmatic at July 18, 2015 11:51 PM

That Trinity shot looks like the "Ghostbusters" version of a Dow/Johnson Wax Scrubbing Bubble. All it needs is eyes and a smile.

Posted by: Rich Fader at July 20, 2015 3:45 PM

The real lesson of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is lost on most because it was 'taught' on Okinawa from March 1945 to the end of the war. Almost a quarter of a million people died in that battle. 225,000 were Japanese.
A campaign to take the mainland of Japan would multiply this number by at least ten and more likely nearer 100. The Japanese fought to the last man (and women too) on Okinawa and would do the same on the mainland.

Like it or not, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved lives both Allies and Japanese. In saying this I do not condone a repetition of these bombings. Once ought to be enough to convince any nation that it is virtual annihilation to initiate a nuclear conflict.

All of the above is aimed at a thinking and rational reader and nation. Iran on the other hand is anything but rational in a humanist point of view. They live on a policy of intolerance and hate. They want to become a nuclear nation. If they were to ever use a weapon such as this, I am quite sure the outcome for Iran would be very bad.

Posted by: Glenda at July 23, 2015 7:01 AM