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Is World War Three on Our Doorstep?
Have you seen the video footage of the bomb blast? It was shot by someone in the area, albeit miles away, given that he was able to survive. Nonetheless, at that distance, he was still knocked off his feet by the shock wave.
The sheer force; the scope; the unimaginable horror that such a thing could be perpetrated from the supposed leader of our country is shocking beyond belief.
Words cannot express the immeasurable. Even the infamous Hindenburg disaster cannot compare to this atrocity. If one can even conceive of finding a ‘silver lining’ to such an event, it is this: it was not a nuclear device, so there will be no radiation fallout as with Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
What Damage Is Done?
The damage and destruction radius is horrendous. The device is designed to explode above the ground, sending heavy shockwaves from the explosion in all directions, including downward. According to Adam Lowther, the director of the US Air Force's School of Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies, as told to Business Insider, the cause of the damage is called ‘overpressure.’
You can feel this air pressure at a very miniscule scale if you clap your hands right in front of your face. Feel also, the difference between a flat-handed clap and a cupped-hand clap. The small breeze you feel is a miniature shock wave.
A Comparison to Familiar Territory
The majority of damage is done by heat and shock waves traveling at the speed of sound. This article contains, toward the end, charts to compare the area of damage by using a map of New York City.
It describes in graphic detail the fate of those unlucky enough to be caught within the blast radius.
What Will Be the Outcome?
Scaled up to the equivalent of 11 tons of TNT, as was deployed in the strike in Afghanistan on April 13, 2017, this shock wave is heard for many miles around, and would do damage up to a mile away on flat terrain. In the mountainous region where it was used, a lot of that force would be bounced back and reverberate, directing a significant portion downward as well as outward. This was the aim: destruction of ISIS tunnel systems.
I do not state that as any more than reported fact. I do not condone this action; I am horrified beyond belief. I fear this action will have worldwide repercussions as yet to be seen; none of them good.
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