Plans for a Pentagon-led experiment that involves detonating 700 tons of explosives in the desert drew criticism from state leaders and a disarmament activist.
The explosion scheduled for June 2 at the Nevada Test Site is part of an effort to design a weapon that can penetrate solid rock formations in which a country might store nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction.
"I am concerned that tests of this magnitude have been planned without providing Nevadans with any information about the possible impact on their health or safety," said Demcratic Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid in a statement Thursday.
Never mind that the test detonation of 700 tons of conventional explosives has already been cleared with the state government.
Disarmament activist Pete Litster said tests at the site violate international law. Litster, executive director of the Shundahai Network, said the site belongs to the Western Shoshone Indian tribe.
No. The test site belongs to the United States Government.
Not that this or any other fact of reality would ever cross the self-mangled remnant of the mind of a willing servant of the enemies of Mankind.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
UPDATE AT 1040 HRS CST:
May I also say that a test detonation of 700 tons of conventional explosives would also be pretty damned cool?
Of course I will.