Nuclear bombs

Video: The 2053 nuclear tests and explosions between 1945 and 1998

The 2053 nuclear tests and explosions that took place between 1945 and 1998 are plotted visually and audibly on a world map. As the video starts out detonations are few and far between. The first three detonations represent the Manhattan Project and the two bombs that ended World War II. After a few representative minutes the USSR and Britain enter the nuclear club and the testing really starts to heat up.

Even though the video does not differentiate between sub-critical “safety” tests and full detonations, you get a good idea of the fever of the nuclear arms race. The time line does not extent to tests by North Korea (October 2006 and May 2009).

Agneta Norberg (Swedish Peace Council) summarizes the global NATO situation

In the video below Agneta Norberg summarizes the global NATO situation using the map of the world. NATO network of thousands of bases with nuclear weapons and nuclear submarines, operated by brainwashed mercenary soldiers of all nations who will fight if paid. Bases in Norway, Diego GArcia, Alaska, Colombia. Even advanced technology for SpaceWars… Agneta recomends the book of Catherine Lutz The Basis of Empire.

King of the Bombs, October 30th 1961 – The Tsar Bomba,  Царь-бомба or Big Ivan

By John, Melbourn University student, a Pilot at Moorabbin Airport, Australia.

“This footage is courtesy of the documentary “Trinity and Beyond”, directed by Peter Kuran, and other footage is courtesy of the Discovery channel. The original footage was from declassified Soviet Archives. The music used is from The Planets Suite composed by Gustav Holst. The movement is ‘Mars: the Bringer of War’

Before I get into the details of the test, I want to clear up something very important. The title of this video is “Tsar Bomba – King of the Bombs – 57,000,000 Tonnes of TNT”. Understand now that this test wasn’t the result of a detonation of 57,000,000 Tonnes of TNT, but rather the nuclear yield EQUIVALENT of a detonation of 57,000,000 Tonnes of Trinitrotoluene. The actual weight of the device was 27 tonnes. And coincidentally, one tonne is taken as a metric tonne, or 1000 kilograms – (2200lbs). All units used in physics are metric. The reason the yield equivalent system is used is because the energy released from the explosion of a set amount of TNT is a constant.

Second to that: I KNOW THE SCREENSHOTS AT THE END ARE OF THE CLOUD OVER THE GROUND. The reason I made a mistake was because when I made this video I was using a 6 year old CRT monitor with numerous problems, some of which with the shading. I greatly regret it butI cant be bothered removing/re-uploading the video again so Ill just live with it.

The bomb was designed as a 100 Megaton device, not a 50 Megaton device. This was due to its 3 stage design: fission-fusion-fusion. There is fission initiator that when detonated, begins a fusion reaction. Then there is a further fast-fission detonation (With neutrons from the second stage) of a Uranium-238 tamper which boosts the yield by 50 Megatons. For the test, the Tsar had its Uranium tamper replaced with lead to reduce the maximum yield by half (To 50 Megatons).

The blast yield was equal to that of a blast of 57,000,000 Tonnes of TNT….or to put that into context: The weight of 270 Empire State Buildings worth of TNT. This makes the Tsar the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated in history. Think of the destruction at Hiroshima. The Tsar was 3800 times more powerful than Hiroshima.

The bomb’s weight was 27 tonnes, and its dimensions were: 8 meters (26ft) in length, and 2 meters (6.5ft) in diameter.

It was air-dropped, from a modified Tupolev Tu-95 Bear, and it used a nylon parachute to slow its decent to give the crew time to escape.

The bomb was dropped from an altitude of 34,500 feet AGL (10,500 meters), and it detonated a little over three minutes later at an altitude of 13,100 feet AGL (4,000 meters). In this time: The Tu-95, travelling at a ground speed of 480kts (552mph, 864kph), travelled into the safe zone (about 45km from ground zero) and was therefore 79km away from the blast.

When the bomb detonated, immediately the temperature directly below and surrounding the detonation would have risen to millions of degrees. The pressure below the blast was 300 pounds per square inch, ten times the pressure in a car tyre. The light energy released was so powerful that it was visible even at 1000km (621 miles), with cloudy skies. The shockwave was powerful enough to break windows at even up to 900 kilometres (560 miles) from the blast. The shockwave was recorded orbiting the earth 3 times. The mushroom cloud rose to an altitude of 64,000 meters (210,000 feet) before levelling out. The thermal energy from the blast was powerful that it could cause 3rd degree burns to a human standing 100 km (62 miles) away from the blast.

The radius of the fireball was 2.3 kilometres (1.4 miles). The blast radius (area in which total destruction ensured) was 13km (8 miles).

The most important thing to note is that this bomb was designed as a 100 Megaton device (Yield equivalent of 0.1 billion tonnes of TNT). If detonated, everything within a 48 kilometer (30 mile) diameter would be vaporised. Everything within a 195 kilometer (120 mile) diameter would be incinerated in a fireball. This would ensure total destruction of a large city like New York, Paris or London, as well as devastation on its outskirts.

Look at my other video to get more information about the test history”.

A weapon even more powerful than a Nuclear Bomb?


Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction focuses on mechanisms of familiar schooling which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a by-product of rote-memorization drills. Gatto’s earlier book, Dumbing Us Down, put the now-famous expression of the title in common use worldwide.

You can read some of the book on

bravenewworld_cover_largeBrave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World is a description of a scientific dictatorship society – a stratified genetic caste society where the lower orders are deliberately stunted both mentally and physically. The destiny of its five main strata is determined from an early age. Brave New Worlders consist of Alphas, destined for leadership positions; Betas, who hold less exalted but still intellectually demanding jobs; Gammas and Deltas, who occupy roles needing some intelligence; and finally Epsilons, happy morons capable of only of the most menial and unskilled tasks. The relative proportion of each caste is fixed by a World Government bureau, the Predestinators. In BNW, Predestination by God has been replaced by predestination by the World State. Individuality has been sacrified for the good of society as a whole. The underlying ethic of the regime is a misapplied utilitarianism – designed to maximise the overall happiness of society.

Read the introduction on

The Baltic Sea was once declared a nuclear-free zone

“January 5, 2001. MOSCOW (AP) – The Russian military on Thursday denied reports that it moved short-range nuclear weapons onto one of its military bases on the Baltic Sea, and Russian analysts said such a deployment would be senseless. 

The alleged transfer of tactical nuclear weapons, first reported Wednesday in The Washington Times, “doesn’t correspond with reality,” said Anatoly Lobsky, a spokesman for the Baltic Fleet. “The Baltic Sea has been declared a nuclear-free zone, and the Baltic Fleet unfailingly fulfills its commitments.”… 

Missiles at a base on the Baltic Sea ?

The United States has signed a deal with Poland allowing it to install missiles at a base on the Baltic Sea. The US plans to install 10 more interceptors in silos in Poland. The interceptors work by physically hitting the ballistic missile in mid-flight. There would also be missiles to try to destroy incoming rockets in the final stages. 



Some of  the themes:


POWER HEN OR BOMB EGG – WHICH ONE COMES FIRST? Discussion of the relationship between nuclear power and nuclear arms. The Thorium process, future nuclear power? A simplified description of the technology. An overview of the different steps for a Thorium-based nuclear power cycle. By Stefan Björnson

To hit a bullet with a bullet: ten years of Missile Defense. By Claes Andreasson

US Nuclear Weapons in Europe