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WAKKAJAWAKKA
09-12-2007, 08:55 AM
C'mon Cold War 2.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/09/12/russia.bomb.ap/index.html

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- The Russian military has successfully tested what it described as the world's most powerful non-nuclear air-delivered bomb, Russia's state television reported Tuesday.


The bomb's detonation is shown in this image taken from videotape.

It was the latest show of Russia's military muscle amid chilly relations with the United States.

Channel One television said the new weapon, nicknamed the "dad of all bombs" is four times more powerful than the U.S. "mother of all bombs."

"The tests have shown that the new air-delivered ordnance is comparable to a nuclear weapon in its efficiency and capability," said Col.-Gen. Alexander Rukshin, a deputy chief of the Russian military's General Staff, said in televised remarks. Watch Russian bomb test

Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn't hurt the environment, he added.

The statement reflected the Kremlin's efforts to restore Russia's global clout and rebuild the nation's military might while the ties with Washington have been strained over U.S. criticism of Russia's backsliding on democracy, Moscow's vociferous protests of U.S. missile defense plans, and rifts over global crises.

The U.S. Massive Ordnance Air Blast, nicknamed the Mother Of All Bombs, is a large-yield satellite-guided, air-delivered bomb described as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in history.

Channel One said that while the Russian bomb contains 7.8 tons of high explosives compared to more than 8 tons of explosives in the U.S. bomb, it's four times more powerful because it uses a new, highly efficient type of explosives that the report didn't identify.

While the U.S. bomb is equivalent to 11 tons of TNT, the Russian one is equivalent to 44 tons of regular explosives. The Russian weapon's blast radius is 990 feet, twice as big as that of the U.S. design, the report said.

Like its U.S. predecessor, first tested in 2003, the Russian bomb is a "thermobaric" weapon that explodes in an intense fireball combined with a devastating blast. It explodes in a terrifying nuclear bomb-like mushroom cloud and wreaks destruction through a massive shock wave created by the air burst and high temperature.

Thermobaric weapons work on the same principle that causes blasts in grain elevators and other dusty places -- clouds of fine particles are highly explosive. Such explosions produce shock waves that can be directed and amplified in enclosed spaces such as buildings, caves or tunnels.

Channel One said that the temperature in the epicenter of the Russian bomb's explosion is twice as high as that of the U.S. bomb.

The report showed the bomb dropped by parachute from a Tu-160 strategic bomber and exploding in a massive fireball. It featured the debris of apartment buildings and armored vehicles at a test range, as well as the scorched ground from a massive blast.

It didn't give the bomb's military name or say when it was tested.

Rukshin said the new bomb would allow the military to "protect the nation's security and confront international terrorism in any situation and any region."

"We have got a relatively cheap ordnance with a high strike power," Yuri Balyko, head of the Defense Ministry's institute in charge of weapons design, told Channel One.


Booming oil prices have allowed Russia to steadily increase military spending in recent years, and the Kremlin has taken a more assertive posture in global affairs.

Last month, President Vladimir Putin said he ordered the resumption of regular patrols of strategic bombers, which were suspended after the 1991 Soviet breakup.

Wayno.

TheGibson
09-12-2007, 08:56 AM
Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn't hurt the environment, he added.

Awesome quote!

Buk Was Right
09-12-2007, 08:57 AM
Someone put in a call to Zombie Reagan!

chazbot
09-12-2007, 08:57 AM
hehehe, Channel One.

Amos Moses
09-12-2007, 08:59 AM
Someone put in a call to Zombie Reagan!

Or get Zombie Boris Yeltsin to ruin everything again! Vodka production must increase post haste!

ZombieSpeedball
09-12-2007, 08:59 AM
Someone put in a call to Zombie Reagan!

I think I'm the best man for that call.

Forrest
09-12-2007, 09:00 AM
Now that we as a planet have solved AIDS, poverty and terrorism, we are free to move on to building new revolutionary bombs.

WAKKAJAWAKKA
09-12-2007, 09:03 AM
Now that we as a planet have solved AIDS, poverty and terrorism, we are free to move on to building new revolutionary bombs.

Maybe This Bomb Can Blow Up AIDS. And World Hunger.

Wayno.

Buk Was Right
09-12-2007, 09:04 AM
Now that we as a planet have solved AIDS, poverty and terrorism, we are free to move on to building new revolutionary bombs.

But we haven't solved any of those problems... ooooooh... I see what you did there.

ZombieSpeedball
09-12-2007, 09:06 AM
Maybe This Bomb Can Blow Up AIDS. And World Hunger.

Wayno.

As for terrorism, I'm gonna go kick that in the nads.

Forrest
09-12-2007, 09:08 AM
Maybe This Bomb Can Blow Up AIDS. And World Hunger.

True, a corpse can't have AIDS or hunger.

:thumb:

Amos Moses
09-12-2007, 09:09 AM
Maybe This Bomb Can Blow Up AIDS. And World Hunger.

Wayno.

A stomach full of TNT is still a full stomach!

copypastepuke
09-12-2007, 09:12 AM
sounds fun.

Khrutch
09-12-2007, 09:14 AM
Look! My yah-yah is bigger than your yah-yah!

Sometimes I think the worlds leaders could use a good spanking.

As your average American citizen, I am unimpressed.

RickLM
09-12-2007, 09:16 AM
Russia always was our best opponent. We always bring our A game when its the Ruskies, whereas its hard to get up for the Iraqs and Vietnams. Looking forward to this!

WAKKAJAWAKKA
09-12-2007, 09:22 AM
Russia always was our best opponent. We always bring our A game when its the Ruskies, whereas its hard to get up for the Iraqs and Vietnams. Looking forward to this!

Exactly! How Cool Would It Be If The KGB All Of A Sudden Was Back? This Could End Up Being Preeeetty Sweet.

Wayno.

tstouder
09-12-2007, 09:22 AM
plus things will become real exciting now that Putin dissolved the Russian gov. today.

wes
09-12-2007, 10:23 AM
Exactly! How Cool Would It Be If The KGB All Of A Sudden Was Back? This Could End Up Being Preeeetty Sweet.

Wayno.

Apparently they just changed there name to the FSB.

WAKKAJAWAKKA
09-12-2007, 10:45 AM
Apparently they just changed there name to the FSB.

I'd Like To See A Big Comic Reveal, Where They All Shed Jackets With Old School KGB Uniforms Under Them. Kinda Like That Simpsons Episode Where Russia Turned Back Into The USSR, Complete With Stalin Busting Out Of His Sleeping Beauty Coffin.

Wayno.

NickT
09-12-2007, 10:47 AM
Yeah, we all thought of the same thign when reading this.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y-czxmb9EU

:D

WAKKAJAWAKKA
09-12-2007, 11:15 AM
Yeah, we all thought of the same thign when reading this.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y-czxmb9EU

:D

Haha, That's The One.

Wayno.

kritty
09-12-2007, 11:43 AM
bigger news than this - Russia dissolved their government today - but Britney Spears makes the headlines - wtf is wrong with this country?

here's the link:

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8RK20880&show_article=1

NickT
09-12-2007, 11:46 AM
bigger news than this - Russia dissolved their government today - but Britney Spears makes the headlines - wtf is wrong with this country?

here's the link:

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8RK20880&show_article=1
Britain dissolves it's Parlliment before every election.

Amos Moses
09-12-2007, 11:48 AM
Can't find anything on Russia dissolving their Government on Yahoo!, only something about a new PM

Petey Parker
09-12-2007, 12:00 PM
Time to break out Marvel vs Capcom 2 so the Communist Party can fight again

http://jonfri.dansspor.is/vefatom/zangief.jpghttp://www.x-mencharacters.com/images/Colossus.gifhttp://images.wikia.com/marveldatabase/images/thumb/e/e9/Omega_Red_001.jpg/180px-Omega_Red_001.jpg

adam_warlock_2099
09-12-2007, 12:14 PM
I'd Like To See A Big Comic Reveal, Where They All Shed Jackets With Old School KGB Uniforms Under Them. Kinda Like That Simpsons Episode Where Russia Turned Back Into The USSR, Complete With Stalin Busting Out Of His Sleeping Beauty Coffin.

Wayno.

Are the Simpsons ever wrong? I say thee nay! They are always on the dime.


Time to break out Marvel vs Capcom 2 so the Communist Party can fight again

http://jonfri.dansspor.is/vefatom/zangief.jpghttp://www.x-mencharacters.com/images/Colossus.gifhttp://images.wikia.com/marveldatabase/images/thumb/e/e9/Omega_Red_001.jpg/180px-Omega_Red_001.jpg

What no Russian chick? That's sexist. ;)

wes
09-12-2007, 12:34 PM
I'd Like To See A Big Comic Reveal, Where They All Shed Jackets With Old School KGB Uniforms Under Them. Kinda Like That Simpsons Episode Where Russia Turned Back Into The USSR, Complete With Stalin Busting Out Of His Sleeping Beauty Coffin.

Wayno.

"MUST DESTROY CAPATALISM" :D .

Eric Williams
09-12-2007, 12:44 PM
Meh, this is nothing new. Russia's been working the muscle-flexing for a good couple of years now.

My favourite thus far has been his oh-so-shmexy fishing photos:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/portal/graphics/2007/08/15/ft-putin-115.jpg
"I catch raw fish with bare hands!"

NickT
09-12-2007, 12:51 PM
Meh, this is nothing new. Russia's been working the muscle-flexing for a good couple of years now.

My favourite thus far has been his oh-so-shmexy fishing photos:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/portal/graphics/2007/08/15/ft-putin-115.jpg
"I catch raw fish with bare hands!"
http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/media.canada.com/reuters/olusworld_iptc/2007-08-22t145004z_01_nootr_rtridsp_2_international-russia-putin-body-dc.jpg

http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,943167,00.jpg

ClintP
09-12-2007, 01:24 PM
hehehe, Channel One.

I know. I had to make sure I read that right. Are they scooping big news outfits now? :)

Eric Williams
09-12-2007, 01:30 PM
http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/media.canada.com/reuters/olusworld_iptc/2007-08-22t145004z_01_nootr_rtridsp_2_international-russia-putin-body-dc.jpg
He'll poison you with a stare! :heybaby: ... and radioisotope polonium-210. :-?

Ryan Elliott
09-12-2007, 02:11 PM
Way to go Russia. :roll:

Thomas Mauer
09-12-2007, 02:33 PM
Britain dissolves it's Parlliment before every election.

Poland did last week. So that they could have an election. :lol:

WAKKAJAWAKKA
09-13-2007, 09:09 AM
Are the Simpsons ever wrong?

Almost Never.

Wayno.

Foolish Mortal
09-13-2007, 09:28 AM
Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn't hurt the environment*







*Aside from blowing shit up.

Foolish Mortal
09-13-2007, 09:33 AM
http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/media.canada.com/reuters/olusworld_iptc/2007-08-22t145004z_01_nootr_rtridsp_2_international-russia-putin-body-dc.jpg

http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,943167,00.jpg
I'm not gay, and I can't stand Putin's fascism disguised as democracy, but I have to admit he's a "man's man." The guy could probably kick my ass.

Ryan Elliott
09-13-2007, 09:33 AM
Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn't hurt the environment*


*Aside from blowing shit up.



People really are stupid, aren't they?

WAKKAJAWAKKA
09-13-2007, 09:35 AM
People really are stupid, aren't they?

It Doesn't Hurt The Enviroment, It Just Moves It Around.

Wayno.

Bill Nolan
09-13-2007, 09:36 AM
Personally, I never stopped fearing Russia. Never will, either.

WAKKAJAWAKKA
09-13-2007, 09:37 AM
Personally, I never stopped fearing Russia. Never will, either.

Damn Straight.

Wayno.

McAfee
09-13-2007, 09:40 AM
Finally, Tesla's Modern Day Cowboy makes sense again.

Ashwin Pande
09-13-2007, 11:19 AM
Putin is an evil monster of a human being.

He is probably the only world leader on the planet who could realistically be a James Bond villain.

Thomas Mauer
09-13-2007, 02:53 PM
Putin is an evil monster of a human being.

He is probably the only world leader on the planet who could realistically be a James Bond villain.

COULD? He WAS! Before the fall of the Wall, he was the head of the East German KGB office.

RebootedCorpse
09-13-2007, 03:47 PM
Putin is an evil monster of a human being.

He is probably the only world leader on the planet who could realistically be a James Bond villain.

"I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue.

"I was able to get a sense of his soul.

"He's a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue and that's the beginning of a very constructive relationship," Mr Bush said.

Ryan Elliott
09-13-2007, 03:51 PM
"I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue.

"I was able to get a sense of his soul.

"He's a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue and that's the beginning of a very constructive relationship," Mr Bush said.


George Bush. Stupid mother fucker.

Humphrey_Lee
09-13-2007, 08:22 PM
So wait. Now, we went ahead and invaded and destabilized a nation because we said they had giant bombs and they really didn't. What the hell happens now that some place has something that can cause large BOOM!age without having to worry about getting, y'know, blowback nad cancer and they blatantly showed this to us on TV?


... Fuck this, I'm moving to an island in the Pacific that's not even on the map. :scared:

Ashwin Pande
09-13-2007, 09:49 PM
So wait. Now, we went ahead and invaded and destabilized a nation because we said they had giant bombs and they really didn't. What the hell happens now that some place has something that can cause large BOOM!age without having to worry about getting, y'know, blowback nad cancer and they blatantly showed this to us on TV?


... Fuck this, I'm moving to an island in the Pacific that's not even on the map. :scared:

I'd always had moving to Switzerland as my backup plan in case the world goes boom. They'll probably be the only country who won't really know what's happening. However it turns out getting citizenship is insanely difficult in Switzerland and apparently their system of getting citizenship is racist and xenophobic.

Sooooo... I guess I'll be blowing up with the rest of you people.