Thursday, April 25, 2013


Just out of morbid curiosity, I just calculated the power of that fertilizer factory in Texas. I came up with the equivalent in explosive power of about 113 tons of TNT, or:

The full war-loads of six B-52 heavy bombers

About 200 Tomahawk cruise missile warheads

Roughly 15,600 NATO-standard 6-inch artillery shells

1,476 16-inch shells from an Iowa-class battleship's main battery (which is actually more shells than a battleship's full war load)

Five and a half of the Army's old Davy Crockett tactical nukes.....

Not quite what you would want sitting next door to a school, eh?

This is why DHS worries about fertilizer.

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