Huge, brilliant explosion at the edge of Sana'a, capitol of Yemen,
on the side of Naqm Mountain, next to the city.
Nuke in Yemen?
Has Nuclear War begun in Yemen?
The blast, from another angle
And from 1 more angle:
NOTE: All videos included here are for *visual examination* of the blast. Any opinions given in the videos are the views of the source site, and not opinions or views endorsed by The Suspicionist Blog.
More Yemen Blast videos:
Is it Nuclear?
YOU Decide ...
Other Big Explosions for comparison:
The resemblance to this late-50s-era tactical nuclear weapon is compelling ...
Small nuke test explosions
For comparison, here is a huge *conventional explosion* (non-nuke) at an ammo dump in Russia:
For further comparison, here is a "Vacuum Bomb", One of the largest conventional aerial bombs ever made:
A huge amount of rocket fuel goes up in this amateur video of the 2014 failure of an unmanned NASA Antares rocket :
MOAB -- Huge non-nuclear bomb, 18,000lbs:
GBU-57 Bunker Buster, 40,000 lbs -- Biggest conventional bomb:
More examples of nuclear explosions -- Excellent silent videos of 50s tests:
For many more examples of nuclear explosions to compare, check out the "Trinity" movie, with more US Military films of numerous nuclear tests in the 40s, 50s and early 60s, including air-bursts.
Note: Many excerpts of individual tests from the "Trinity" film (and other sources) are available free on youtube.
"The Trinity Movie"
Here is some explanatory text from a site linked-to below. It purports to represent an "analysis" by "experts".
Since I cannot vouch for the absolute authenticity of the analysis, I include it here with the caveat that it is that site's writer's own opinion and point of view that is being represented, and the reader must use their own judgement as to the accuracy/veracity of the information:
Yemen Nuke info and purported analysis
"Veterans Today website posted a report, prepared by Gordon Duff and Jeff Smith, on the bomb which fell on Naqm mountain in Yemen last week.
A video received from Yemen, believed to be taken May 20, 2015, of an explosion, when analyzed by nuclear weapons experts is, by very high probability, a neutron bomb that could only have been an Israeli attack. The analysis:
A. Its not a conventional 2k lb bomb. It’s much bigger.
B. Its either a very large MOAB bigger than 4,000 lbs. or; ???? Max weight for an F-15 / 16 is about 2,000 lb payload per bomb rack making the deployment of a MOAB impossible.
C. Its appears to be a small neutron bomb. The size, color, lightning effect and duration of the fire ball being suspended in mid air and the very large mushroom cloud is the main give away. The CCD cameras imaging device was "scintillating” (detecting Neutrons) That is the white pixel flashes in the video. When the photo has white pixel flashes in it, that is because it is being hit by neutrons from the nuclear fireball blast. It overloads the ccd’s electronic circuit producing white flashes.
If the radiation is too high it will burn out the chip. They have big problems with this in Japan with the Fukushima robots cameras failing due to very high radiation counts.
D. Delivery is most likely by an IDF F-16 with a Saudi paint job on the plane. They are not even hiding their use anymore, they just don’t publicly admit it and the IAEA does nothing or says nothing. That is the true war crime. The UN just ignores it unless the US, France or GB complains…….. Russia and China say nothing.
E. This is now the second known use of nukes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia…………..
A. The range of the camera is calculated to be about 4 to 5 miles from ground zero based on shock wave timing.
B.Saudi has no F-16’s. The aircraft reported to be used to drop the bomb in Yemen were F-16’s. Photos and acoustic signature confirms that the jet engines noise is from a single engine jet fighter of the F-16 type."
Yemen blast-- Vast, lingering Fireball, starts to form (it will soon evolve into a straight column, as seen in next photo) ----
The blast, a few moments later, seen from a different angle in this photo, isolated and magnified ---- showing the intensely-glowing, deep-yellow superheated column up in
the air below the mushroom cloud ----
It could possibly have been a new and yet-unseen (until now), conventional "air-burst" weapon, far-larger than ever deployed before. Another possibility is that a bomb or missile made a "bulls-eye" hit on a huge depo containing many thousands of gallons of rocket or missile fuel, which were somehow drawn suddenly up into the air by a powerful convection current to feed the intense orange-yellow flame seen in the video.
"Bunker-Buster"-type bombs are huge and need a very large aircraft to be delivered by. Supposedly, no such aircraft were ever spotted over Sana'a ---- Only aircraft of the F-16 Class, or similar (a much smaller aircraft), which might imply a far smaller bomb or missile was used (and more likely a nuke).
In the video, a sizeable initial explosion and fireball with its own small mushroom cloud, is seen on the ground directly below where the MUCH-LARGER suspended "flame-ball" suddenly explodes overhead, a second or two later. Then, the subsequent mushroom cloud forms high above, with an odd, sustained "straight-line" translucent glow extending downwards, almost like a giant "flashlight" below the cloud, that at least suggests nuclear/radiological to the eye.
Also, the original smaller fire is still seen, underneath the superheated column high above in the air ---- The smaller fire seems to be an entirely separate and discreet explosion from the main big blast, and not a part of the big blast at all, as it would have been absorbed within it.
As far as magnitude goes, all I can say is, under my own best estimate (in the absence of "experts") ---- If Hiroshima was a 15 kiloton blast and Nagasaki was a 20 or so, then this must be far smaller -- Perhaps in the
1 to 5 - kiloton range.
But it must also be asked, ---- Sana'a is a city at high elevation--about 7,300 feet, where evaporation of volatile fluids suddenly released from pressure might possibly be enhanced by the surrounding lower air-pressure (relative to sea-level). Just a guess.
Continuing on that line,
could it perhaps have been a large underground liquid-fuel tank that was ruptured by a conventional penetrating missile, sending rapidly evaporating gas high into the sky, where it exploded into flames and kept feeding the fireball/superheated column for a good ten seconds or longer, before the fireball disappeared, leaving the big mushroom cloud? Can a convection current of that type form in this instance?
Scientists could answer that better than I could.
But where are they?
Meanwhile, I'm doing the best I can here.
Disturbingly, to my eye, the fireball displays the long duration and persistent deep-brilliance seen in the smaller nuclear explosions. It would take a huge amount of fuel to do that. Perhaps Yemen has a few of the world's biggest fuel/ammo dumps ever? It would
Still, another detail I find disturbing is the fact that the entire glowing-fireball stage, which lasts for easily over 10 seconds, occurs at least hundreds of feet, and perhaps a thousand or more feet, up in the air, and not near the ground where any fuel or ammo stores would be located. It seems to tower above the mountain.
So I ask:
What fueled the intense, long-lasting fireball so high in the air, high above any ammo or fuel storage
buildings or tanks that would have been ignited on the ground far below?
As far as I know, only some kind of nuke could do that.
The cui bono?
Saudi Arabia? US Neocons?
Could it actually be a nuke?
If so, this is the news-story of the decade,
or should be.
One final note:
It certainly behooves the Yemeni Government to verify whether this was a nuke or not. That particular cui bono is their's, should it be absolutely verified, as world opinion would turn more to their side, and against their adversaries, for the use of unconventional weapons.
If it was a nuke, the fact can't be hidden for long against honest investigation by experts.
If scientific verification never comes, then this explosion should be dismissed as a huge, and rare type of conventional explosion.
---- June 3, 2015.