Over 13,000 deaths, 130,000 injuries, projected if this week's Operation Gotham Shield's 10 kiloton nuclear detonation goes live from Lincoln Tunnel
The exercise encompasses nine state and federal agencies that seek to “evaluate the ability of RAP 1 to coordinate with New York City, New Jersey, and New York State emergency response organizations” to better prepare and safeguard against domestic nuclear threats.
Voice of Reason reports: “[Operation Gotham Shield is] a major nuclear detonation drill in the New York-New Jersey area, along with the U.S.-Canadian border. During this exercise, 4 nuclear devices, 2 of which are rendered “safe” during the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Vital Archer Exercise, and one successful 10kt detonation in the NYC/NJ area, along with one smaller detonation on the U.S./Canadian border are to take place.”
To get a better feel for what we are actually talking about here, if a 10 kiloton nuclear device were to be detonated in Manhattan’s Lincoln Tunnel, for instance, the estimated death toll from the immediate blast would be 13,400 people and over 72,000 more would be injured.
According to a 10 kiloton simulation of a ground-based nuclear explosion using NUKEMAP, we can clearly see just how devastating such a blast would be and how a projected 6 mph wind would carry the fallout.
Amazingly the NUKEMAP projections coincide with DoE projections which are labeled “Not For Public Dissemination.”
US President Donald Trump's change of heart towards Syrian leader Bashar Assad indicates that the new US presidential administration seems to continue Barack Obama administration's plan of dividing Syria, Italian activist Patrizio Ricci told Sputnik.
Commenting on the reported chemical attack in Syrian Idlib, United States President Donald Trump called Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad an “animal.” Previously, the Pentagon launched a missile strike on an air base in Homs, in response to the Idlib incident. Washington and its allies have blamed the incident on Damascus.
This marked a U-turn in Trump’s foreign policy, from the initial promises to focus on domestic policy and cooperate with Moscow in the fight against terrorism.
In an interview with Sputnik Italy, Patrizio Ricci, co-founder of the National Committee for Peace in Syria, shared his thoughts on the situation, suggesting that Trump continues the policy of the previous administration.
“If Trump’s real goal was to remove Assad from power, he would not escalate the situation with a missile attack. It looks like Trump continues the plan of the previous administration to divide Syria into zones of control,” Ricci said.
In order to justify the missile strike, Trump reminded of the chemical attack in Ghouta in 2013 and said that then-President Barack Obama made a mistake not starting an intervention.