Volcano Warfare


Would unleashing volcanoes on 1944 Japan have been more merciful than using atomic bombs? I guess we'll never know.

And would today's "bunker-buster" bombs be even more capable of this mad scientist mission, in the country of some current enemy?

Original article here.
     Posted By: Paul - Sun Feb 05, 2012
     Category: Mad Scientists, Evil Geniuses, Insane Villains | War | Weapons | 1940s | Asia

Doesn't this sort of blogpost fall into the category of 'giving the terrorists ideas'?

The San Andreas fault might make a rather neat target, cf the Alistair Maclean novel 'Goodbye California'.
Posted by Mo on 02/05/12 at 11:56 AM
War, in any form, is an ugly thing but, according to history, Japan refused to knowledge defeat which lead to the 1st bomb and, further stubbornness, the 2ed.

Click here for an eye-opener.

@Mo: They don't need ideas from us... they have plenty of their own.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/05/12 at 01:58 PM
Is it really that surprising that the US is better at ruining cities than maintaining them?

Imagine how much better off we could have been if we'd put the last couple generations worth of military money and manpower into internal economic developments instead of our ill-conceived attempts at empire building.

Ah, the irony that "losers" Germany and Japan, barred from dumping their resources into military coffers now enjoy economic and social development that are the envy of their conquerors.

Detroit is not the only place suffering for our folly.
Posted by Miles on 02/05/12 at 02:31 PM
But we don't need this primitive idea anymore. It's so last century. We have those giant long-wave weapons that can cause earthquakes and volcanoes anywhere on earth, doncha know. Tesla rayguns like the one that caused that big Siberian explosion early last century, only bigger and more powerful. And.. and.. wait, I forgot the rest. Got to go watch some more fringe conspiracy yootoobs.
Posted by A Mindful Webworker on 02/05/12 at 02:53 PM
Miles, you might want to check out the top post of Feb. 3 before feeling envy towards Germany's social development.
Posted by Mark on 02/05/12 at 04:55 PM
That's why you never ever live anywhere near a volcano!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/05/12 at 08:35 PM
Or a major fault line.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/05/12 at 08:51 PM
Or Mexafornia!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/05/12 at 10:33 PM
Might be safe in the wilds of Canada? Then again, maybe not because the US will want our water sources soon enough.
Posted by datdemdar on 05/16/13 at 01:27 AM
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