I Stand Corrected
In my first posting in stated that a suitcase nuke would yield up to 2 kilotons of power and that it would be about ½ the power of the bombs we dropped on Japan. I received that information from what I thought were very good sources. I was challenged in a chat room yesterday and inspired to do a bit more research. After searching for hours, I learned there is a lot of variability in thought on the size and power of a suitcase nuclear weapon.
What I concluded was that a suitcase nuke, likely due to its weight, would only pack a punch of up to 1 kiloton and would certainly not be ½ the power of the WWII nukes we dropped on Japan. Those yielded around 13-15 kilotons.
According to Armageddononline.org these would still yield a very powerful blast. They (and others) claim that the bomb that destroyed the Alfred R. Murrah building in Oklahoma City was a 0.002 kiloton bomb. A 1 kiloton bomb would inflict dreadful damage and kill thousands more than were killed on 9/11.
The power and destruction of a suitcase nuke is certainly a major concern. We must not let this happen in our cities. I implore every American to take notice and become informed; the media are not helping us…we must help our selves.
I visited defendamerica.mil website in my search for information. I didn’t find what I was looking for but I clicked on a link – a wealth of information about terrorists groups. In my naivety I expected to find about 15 or 20 groups. There are 43 pages of world-wide terror group names; most pages hold 20 names…only one person, from one group has to be successful to harm us.
United we must stand…