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Russians see atmospheric blast as test of new US Weapon

The sky is falling!

Russian nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky attributed what has been widely reported as a meteorite strike in Russia, to the Americans, reports Russian news agencies.

It’s not meteors falling. It’s the test of a new weapon by the Americans.

Zhirinovsky, blaming the event on “provocateurs” and “war mongers,” also said that he believed that the US State Department had attempted to warn the Russians, but were unsuccessful because the Russian foreign minister was on a trip to Africa and had forgotten his cell phone (OK, I made up the part about the cell phone).

Google Translate was unable to help me interpret the finger in the preceding photo of Zhirinovsky.

Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports that high-level Russian clerics are saying that the event was a warning from The Lord.

As many as 1,000 Russians were injured by the intense sonic blast from the object entering the atmosphere at an estimated 30,000 miles per hour, mostly cuts from flying glass. A few fragments of the meteorite were reported to have struck the ground.

I check Dr. Kate’s web site, but so far she’s not endorsing Zhirinovsky’s theory nor the event as a divine portent.

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16 Responses to Russians see atmospheric blast as test of new US Weapon

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    BatGuano February 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    this was obviously done to intimidate the SCOTUS justices from taking orly’s case.

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    Birther Weary February 15, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    BatGuano:
    this was obviously done to intimidate the SCOTUS justices from taking orly’s case.

    You just know this will be her excuse when they blow her off on Tuesday.

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    Andrew Morris February 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    However she has said that Judge Marginis (he who ruled against her in the Occidental case) is guilty of treason. I am hoping that this amounts to contempt and professional misconduct and that really bad will happen to her.

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    1% Silver Nitrate February 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Russians see atmospheric blast as test of new US Weapon

    To the contrary, this is just a clumsy attempt by the Russians to cover up the accidental disclosure of their decades-old fireball transport aircraft. Once the world realizes what really happened yesterday, the answer to the mystery of how the communists got Obama’s parents to and from Kenya so quickly in 1961 will be unassailably obvious to anyone who hasn’t drunk the Obot Kool-Aid.

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    justlw February 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    In unrelated news, Pope Benedict has announced that he’s un-resigning, and will in fact be, in his own words, “getting right onto doing even more poping, effective immediately.”

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    justlw February 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    1% Silver Nitrate: To the contrary, this is just a clumsy attempt by the Russians to cover up the accidental disclosure of their decades-old fireball transport aircraft.

    Still safer than Aeroflot.

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    misha marinsky February 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    justlw: Still safer than Aeroflot.

    At least Aeroflot’s seat belts are no longer a piece of rope.

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    opit February 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    I recall reading an analysis by Dr. John v. Kampen on his website My Hiding Place http://my.opera.com/nepmak2000/blog a couple of years or so ago. He said rather than worrying about asteroid impacts as we have been doing, it would be much more sensible to think about the effects of airbursts from ice comets hitting the atmosphere, coming in from so far out on such a steep orbit that there would be no warning. He things the Tanganuska event might have been such. That could be beaten by SoTT’s companion blog Cassiopaeia Project. There the idea is that we have regular periods of clusters of such airbursts throughout history…and that we are not taught about such in school. The plot is familiar from one of the early Stargate SG-1 episodes, set in an alien world. And, done differently, as part of the backdrop necessitating a culture of protective dragonriders on Anne Maccaffrey’s series set on low gravity PERN.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG February 15, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    Damn it! That coyote was right! I have got to stop buying my Doomsday weapons from ACME.

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    US Citizen February 16, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG:
    Damn it! That coyote was right! I have got to stop buying my Doomsday weapons from ACME.

    Face it. You’re just not a super-genius.

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    scott e February 16, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    what else have you made up?

    btw birfer is in your own glossary. looks as if you may have “enhanced” the definition a little.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG February 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    US Citizen: Face it. You’re just not a super-genius.

    No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn once.

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    US Citizen February 16, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    I think this sums up Zhirinovsky’s point:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8f9Oj6WxgU

    (only for those over 35 and in the US.) :)

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 16, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    Including something in the Glossary (and including a quotation from someone else) is not using the term.

    It’s crap like that, just trying to raise a stink, that makes you a troll. Go away. You are banned for life.

    scott e: what else have you made up?

    btw birfer is in your own glossary. looks as if you may have “enhanced” the definition a little.

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    SueDB February 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    misha marinsky: At least Aeroflot’s seat belts are no longer a piece of rope.

    Yes, but they kept the chickens from flying around.

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    BrianH February 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Hurling large rocks is not a new weapon, Vlad. Though the added pyrotechnics does modernize the concept a good bit.