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To: Shryke
The bomb itself won't. The panic afterwards, the fights for food, water and shelter, the rioting might. . . NEVER forget second and third-order effects
5 posted on 09/22/2004 10:20:09 AM PDT by Salgak (don't mind me: the orbital mind control lasers are making me write this. . .)
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To: Salgak

I'm not. I don't think a 10 kiloton bomb would produce wide-spread stampeding. It would gut the center of the city (where few people usually actually live), and irradiate a minor area around that. Not to sure about the lethality of a smoke plume from a small yield weapon (i.e. the weather-blown "footprint"). It would be a gigantic problem, no doubt.


7 posted on 09/22/2004 10:30:49 AM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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To: Salgak
>>The bomb itself won't. The panic afterwards, the fights for food, water and shelter, the rioting might. . .
 

Ok Chicken Little,  how many megatons was Ivan  equivalent to?
 
We'll deal with it.  

71 posted on 09/22/2004 12:56:55 PM PDT by VxH (Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there - Isa 28)
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To: Salgak
The bomb itself won't. The panic afterwards, the fights for food, water and shelter, the rioting might. . . NEVER forget second and third-order effects

I doubt if it would be any worse than a major hurricane.

73 posted on 09/22/2004 1:03:32 PM PDT by Dan Evans
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To: Salgak
Here's another scenario that no one seems to mention: a nuclear bomb goes off in an American city or in several American cities. Do you think this would not be an optimum time for North Korean and Iran to launch one after the first wave of attacks?
90 posted on 09/22/2004 1:49:46 PM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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