Yellowstone in the News
April 1, 2015
HOLLY NOTE: Yellowstone made the news twice in 24 hours and neither is an April Fool's joke. They're something interesting to contemplate. The article follows and the images are a screen snap of "busy" Old Faithful courtesy of Dutchsince's video. You can view Yellowstone's live cam here.
Retired Kremlin Military Analyst: Russia Could Detonate Nukes
Over Yellowstone Supervolcano and San Andreas Fault
to Completely Annihilate America
April 1, 2015
UK Daily Mail
He said that the main objective of the new system would serve as an asymmetric threat against the US, which is 'moving to the borders or Russia'.
Sivkov headlines sections of his article with headers such as 'Specifications for Megaweapons', 'One Day Without America,' 'The Day After Tomorrow' and 'The Apocalypse- Simply and Cheaply'.
The Russian analyst reasoned that because 80 per cent US population (HOLLY NOTE: The actual number is 51%) lives near the coast, generating tsunamis on the San Andreas fault and in the Atlantic would be an effective way of causing massive damage to 240 million people.
He references Hurricane Katrina's impact on New Orleans and says that detonating nuclear bombs near the bottom of the ocean would create waves almost a mile high that would sweep inland.
The military man says that all the seismic activity could release another wave that would wipe out the US's European allies.
Sivkov, the president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, says that Russia's large inland territory in Siberia will protect it from receiving too much harm.
He raises the stakes for the apocalyptic scenario even further by saying that the tsunami could trigger the Yellowstone Caldera, a supervolcano that last exploded 640,000 years ago.
The explosion would then unleash feet of volcanic ash over all of the United States.
According to Sivkov, Russia could also trigger just the volcano with a 'relatively small' megaton blast because it has shown signs of activity.
Sivkov said that the normal nuclear deterrent was not good enough and too expensive given Russia's economic problems.
While he is convinced of his idea, it remains to be seen if the tsunami and the litany of destruction that followed would be even be possible if the world came to nuclear war. Read the rest here:
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