Oh Goody! Environmentally Friendly Bombs!

The Russians recently showcased a new type of bomb– a fuel-air bomb with the equivalent explosive power of 44 metric tons of TNT. Fuel- air bombs are not new. In the movie, Outbreak, one is dropped on a camp in the African jungle in order to eradicate a deadly virus.

The great part about this, is not that humans would be instantly evaporated within the blast radius of this largest of conventional munitions. No, it’s that even the hard Russians know how to please the media. Here’s a quote from Alexander Rukshin, Chief of Staff for the Russian military: “At the same time, I want to stress that the action of this weapon does not contaminate the environment, in contrast to a nuclear one.”

Good–I was worried. After several thousands of people are fried by liquefied petroleum gas, at least we’ll be able to build a wild-life preserve in their memory.


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