AND WHERE, OH WHERE, MIGHT SAUDI ARABIA OR SYRIA HAVE PICKED THOSE UP...AT "JUST THE RIGHT TIME"?
[LOOKING UP PHONE NUMBERS AT THE PENTAGON... MOSCOW...]
Parachute bomb falling in syria.
Massive Explosion & Shockwave in Yemen during Saudi Arabia Air Strike.
ANOTHER YEMEN EXPLOSION. THERMOBARIC OR ???
WE KNOW THAT THE WEAPONS SHOWN BELOW ARE NOW IN THE HANDS OF SYRIA'S ASSAD.
[WTG, RUSSIA! HOW FAR WILL 'ESCALATION' GO?]
First combat tests took place in 1988-1989 in the Panjshir Valley during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The TOS-1 was shown for the first time in public in 1999 in Omsk.
THERMOBARIC, FUEL-AIR EXPLOSIVES (FAE), ARE SOMETIMES CALLED, ERRONEOUSLY, 'VACUUM BOMBS'.
According to a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency study, "the effect of an FAE explosion within confined spaces is immense.
Those near the ignition point are obliterated.
Those at the fringe are likely to suffer many internal, and thus invisible injuries, including burst eardrums and crushed inner ear organs, severe concussions, ruptured lungs and internal organs, and possibly blindness."
Another Defense Intelligence Agency document speculates that because the "shock and pressure waves cause minimal damage to brain tissue…it is possible that victims of FAEs are not rendered unconscious by the blast, but instead suffer for several seconds or minutes while they suffocate."
[SEE : Defense Intelligence Agency, "Future Threat to the Soldier System, Volume I; Dismounted Soldier--Middle East Threat", September 1993, p. 73. Obtained by Human Rights Watch under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.]
A fuel-air explosive (FAE) device consists of a container of fuel and two separate explosive charges.
After the munition is dropped or fired, the first explosive charge bursts open the container at a predetermined height and disperses the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen (the size of the cloud varies with the size of the munition).
The cloud of fuel flows around objects and into structures.
The second charge then detonates the cloud, creating a massive blast wave.
The blast wave destroys any life near it, unreinforced buildings and equipment.
The antipersonnel effect of the blast wave is more severe in foxholes, and in enclosed spaces such as caves, buildings, and bunkers.
The continual combustion of the outer layer of fuel molecules as they come into contact with the air, generates additional heat which maintains the temperature of the interior of the fireball, and thus sustains the detonation.
In confinement, a series of reflective shock waves are generated, which maintain the fireball and can extend its duration to between 10 and 50 ms as exothermic recombination reactions occur.
Further damage can result as the gases cool and pressure drops sharply, leading to a partial vacuum. This effect has given rise to the misnomer "vacuum bomb".
Fuel-air explosives were first developed and used in Vietnam, by the United States.
Russia, however, quickly developed their own FAE weapons, which were reportedly used against China in the Sino-Soviet border conflict and in Afghanistan.
Since then, research and development has continued and Russia currently fields a wide array of third-generation FAE warheads.
Film from both Syria and Yemen demonstrate that these weapons are present all over the middle east.
SO, WHO ALL HAS THEM?
WHOEVER CAN AFFORD THEM.
CHEAPER, MORE READILY AVAILABLE... "BLEVE".
Another weapon quite easily created... Boiling LIquid Expanding Vapor Explosion.
YES, IT'S CALLED "BLEVE".
EVEN THE BOYS IN HAMAS, BLUNDERERS THAT THEY ARE IN KILLING GAZANS WHILE TRYING TO LAUNCH MISSILES AT ISRAEL, CAN CREATE THIS TYPE WEAPON.
IT WOULD BE QUITE HANDY TO USE TO TAKE OUT AL AQSA MOSQUE, BLAME IT ON ISRAEL AND START WORLD WAR III...
SEVERAL WEBSITES HAVE SUGGESTED THAT HAMAS WILL EITHER MISFIRE OR INTENTIONALLY FIRE ONE OF THEIR MISSILES AND OBLITERATE THE BIG GOLD DOME, BLAME ISRAEL.
BUT IT WAS THE SUGGESTION THAT A THERMOBARIC DEVICE WOULD DO LESS DAMAGE TO "INNOCENTS" THAT GOT ME HEADED DOWN THIS TRAIL.
A QUITE FANATICAL SITE EVEN IMAGINED ISRAEL USING THERMOBARIC DEVICES TO DESTROY THE REMNANTS OF THE OFFSPRING OF ESAU...
LIKE I HAVE SAID MANY TIMES BEFORE, ALL WE CAN DO IS WAIT AND WATCH THE MIDDLE EAST.
HASN'T IT BEEN "IN FLAMES" SINCE ABRAHAM KICKED ISHMAEL OUT OF THE CAMP AND CHOSE ISAAC AS HEIR? AND WON'T THE TWO BROTHERS' OFFSPRING KILL EACH OTHER FOREVER...WELL, ALMOST FOREVER?
I BELIEVE THE HUFFINGTON POST REPORTED THE "OLD SAYING", "NOT MY CIRCUS, NOT MY MONKEYS", IS OF POLISH ORIGIN. WHOEVER SAID IT FIRST SAID IT WELL.
EVERYONE EXCEPT THE OFFSPRING OF THE TWO FEUDING BROTHERS SHOULD GET OUT AND STAY OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST. WHEN SUPER-POWERS COLLIDE, NO MATTER WHERE, WE SEE A "WAR BY PROXY" AND THAT NEVER ENDS WELL FOR ANY COUNTRY THAT PLAYS HOST TO SUPER-POWERS.