How a Dirty Bomb Can Turn the World Into a Dirty Apocalypse
Although Russia has repeatedly warned of the dangers of Ukraine's dirty bomb, the West is trying to mitigate the danger of such a bomb, when in fact such a weapon
You remember how the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch depict sinners in the hell? Amidst the chaos, the darkness, illuminated by flashes of endless fires, they are, like meat carcasses in a frying pan, beating in nightmarish human agony. Next to them stand demons in the form of hybrids of birds, insects, rats, snakes, and toads, watching the torture of sinners perishing in a universal apocalypse.
The same apocalypse can happen to Ukraine and Europe with a "dirty" nuclear bomb, the consequences of its use will be catastrophic for many countries. Numerous deaths, deadly cancers, and thousands of hectares of land turned into an exclusion zone for long, long decades.
What is a "dirty bomb"? Certainly, it is a weapon that only the very demons and Lucifers from Bosch's hell can use, it is a pure weapon of terrorism, but not a pure nuclear weapon. This is an explosive connected to a container filled with a mixture of radioactive substances. It is also called a "cobalt bomb", because it may contain such terrible isotopes as Cobalt-60, Cesium-137, Strontium-90, and others, which even in small quantities may pollute the air, soil, plants, soil water - all life for thousands of kilometers will become uninhabitable territory. Therefore, this is a weapon of mass destruction. Cobalt-60 itself has a half-life of more than five years.
Today, the dirty bomb is being talked about all over the world, in different ways, however. So, Russia said that preparations by the Kiev regime for a "dirty bomb" provocation became known on October 23 of this year, and that it was being created on the territory of Ukraine under the guidance of Western specialists. According to Russian experts, it was created at the South-Ukrainian, Khmelnytsky and Rivne nuclear power plants.
Radioactive waste, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, is also stored at the newly created enterprise Vektor, the Pridneprovsky chemical plant and at the burial sites for radioactive waste in Buryakovka, Podlesny, and Rossokha. As noted by representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Ukraine has already started the practical implementation of this blasphemous plan. But what is the benefit for Ukraine if the dirty bomb explodes, according to Russia?
The calculation is that, if triggered, most countries should react harshly to the "nuclear incident" in Ukraine. Kiev wants Moscow to lose support of many of its key partners, and the West to raise again the issue of depriving Russia of its status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. In addition, Ukraine expects to terrify local citizens, increase the flow of refugees across Europe, and make Russia look like a nuclear threat. Although it was Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky who negotiated the nuclear weapons with Great Britain, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The ministry said that Kiev asked London to transfer nuclear weapons technology to Ukraine.
"I would like to remind you that a 'dirty bomb' is a container with radioactive isotopes and an explosive charge. When the charge is detonated, the container is destroyed and the radioactive substances are dispersed by a shock wave, creating radioactive contamination of territory over large distances, and can also cause radiation sickness", Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov told a briefing devoted to the dirty bomb topic.
Russian experts are inclined to believe that uranium oxide could be the radioactive substance. It can be found in spent fuel elements stored in spent fuel storage facilities and spent fuel pools at nuclear power plants. In addition, radioactive substances from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's spent fuel pools can be used. If the bomb is detonated, Russia would automatically be called a "nuclear terrorist" in Western media, and we all know that there is a powerful anti-Russian campaign going on even now.
As for Western television and newspapers, however, it is worth noting that they are deliberately trying to lower the existing interest of their populations in this topic. They intentionally and falsely underestimate the danger of the consequences of the dirty bomb for humanity. For example, CNN recently stated that a dirty bomb is an ordinary explosive and the main part of the radioactive material from a dirty bomb will be dispersed only over several city blocks. Western media is trying to prove, by all means, they are speculating that a dirty bomb is allegedly not as terrible as a nuclear bomb and that its consequences are not so dangerous for people. The question is why does the Western media do this? Why is the danger of a dirty bomb deliberately underestimated?
In fact, the danger is enormous. The main thing in the "dirty bomb's" effect is the massive amount of radiation damage to people. The explosion of the dirty bomb means that the contaminated area will become practically uninhabitable for a long time, and people and livestock will have to be completely evacuated from it, and industrial and agricultural activities will be impossible.
At the same time, a person who is in the affected area will be irradiated, and may suffer from acute radiation sickness. If the contact is prolonged, chronic radiation sickness or radiation sickness of several stages can develop. The classic model of the dirty bomb's effects, according to medics, is Chernobyl. Back then, several dozens of liquidators had cases of severe acute radiation sickness, which quickly led to death; also, many thousands received a dose below the threshold: they had the widest range of diseases, which manifested years later, including lesions affecting their bone marrow, intestinal epithelium, and the immune system as a whole.
In addition, it is still unknown exactly what kind of bomb it is: its weight, and the exact amount of radioactive elements. But the scale of the damage could be very large, affecting Europe itself, and the West.
Back to Bosch, just to remind you that he painted his pictures in the Middle Ages, when Europe, at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries was plunged into an apocalyptic mood. However, nothing seems to change. Both then and today, European governments seem to await the end of the world and the Last Judgment, which inevitably comes as retribution for unrighteous living and a cruel, cynical attitude toward others.