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Is World War Three on Our Doorstep?

Updated on April 14, 2017
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Peace, harmony, and lifelong learning are Liz's life philosophy. She's outspoken on education and is an activist in local politics.

Incredible Horror

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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© 2017 Liz Elias


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    Liz Elias 9 months ago from Oakley, CA

    I agree! If something is not done very soon, to oust him and his equally unqualified billionaire cronies, it will be the end of freedom and we will have become the fastest rise and fall of a super power in history.

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    Shauna L Bowling 9 months ago from Central Florida

    I fear for us. Trump's need to play toy soldiers and exert (abuse) his newly found power is going to get us in a world of trouble.

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    Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 10 months ago from United Kingdom

    Hee-hee-hee 'POTUS imposter'. I like that.

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    Liz Elias 10 months ago from Oakley, CA

    I agree, phoenix; most particularly the POTUS impostor sitting on the nuclear football!

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    Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 10 months ago from United Kingdom

    I think the powers that be are getting too trigger happy for my liking. I am very concerned where this will lead.

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

    I agree Liz. God willing, he will be impeached. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!

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    Liz Elias 10 months ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you all for your thoughtful comments. It took me a while to come up with anything to say about this. My initial reaction was, "no words!" I'd like to get that impostor out of the White House, along with all his bought-and-paid-for cronies!

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

    I watched the video, how can anyone be proud of our actions? I feel that we are close to something catastrophic with this man in the white house. He is surrounded by people who will profit from stupidity. Thank you for explaining the workings of this kind of bomb. What is next, a nuclear bomb?

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    Linda Crampton 10 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I share your worries about worldwide repercussions. The event that you describe and the decisions made by the current United States government have increased my concerns about the future. These are scary times.

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    Bill Holland 10 months ago from Olympia, WA

    If one of the major players doesn't take a deep breath, step back, and end the war of words, I do fear we are heading for something horrific!

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    sannwi 10 months ago

    I've kind of felt we've been tinkering on the precipice for quite some time now...

    things are certainly escalating rapidly

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    Ashutosh Joshi 10 months ago from New Delhi, India

    To be honest, any and every action of US and allied forces in Afghanistan and the middle east is questionable beyond doubts.

    ISIS or no ISIS they are always looking for reasons to fock the place up. Its freaking reduced to a permanent warzone and testing ground for amunitions.

    Is Trump administration sending a message? or is there something else to it, only time will tell. We are but Mute Spectators unless the war comes knocking at our doors!