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

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:22 am
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Here all this time I thought it was global warming.

The site of Friday’s spectacular show is about 3,000 miles west of Tunguska, which 1908 was the site of the largest recorded explosion of a space object plunging to Earth. That blast, attributed to a comet or asteroid fragment, is generally estimated to have been about 10 megatons; it leveled some 80 million trees.

The dramatic events prompted an array of reactions from prominent Russians.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speaking at an economic forum in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, said the meteor could be a symbol for the forum, showing that “not only the economy is vulnerable, but the whole planet.”

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a nationalist leader noted for vehement statements, said “It’s not meteors falling. It’s the test of a new weapon by the Americans,” the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the incident showed the need for leading world powers to develop a system to intercept objects falling from space.

“At the moment, neither we nor the Americans have such technologies” to shoot down meteors or asteroids, he said, according to the Interfax news agency.

Amateur video posted on YouTube showed an object speeding across the sky, leaving a thick white contrail and an intense flash.

Boom.

4 Responses to ““It’s not meteors falling. It’s the test of a new weapon by the Americans””

  1. Blue Hen on 15/15/13 at 11:11 am

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

    Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a shovel ready job!! Or one of obama’s composite girlfriends. Not sure which.

  2. Hawk on 18/18/13 at 10:58 am

    “Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the incident showed the need for leading world powers to develop a system to intercept objects falling from space.”

    Get Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck on the phone right away!

  3. Chris W. on 19/19/13 at 12:11 pm

    You’re damn right it’s a new weapon. Know your role and shut your collective flappers, russkies.

  4. Got Zimbabwe? on 19/19/13 at 12:37 pm

    The immaculate messiah will smote any meteors that approach Das Homeland comrades.