Geeth: See how right my Yield Prediction was:
Dear N, I will say this very slowly
Sanku, I already read it slowly, but had to
loud. You have very nicely jumped with both feet into it. YOU sneered at my logical point - that the test designers would have done their best to make sure the explosion was completely contained within a safe area and no damage would occur to civilian homes and villages. YOU sneered that only NGOs would have worried about that.
So despite the test designers' careful work, the yield worked so much BETTER than the designers expected that severe
damage occurred to the village. That is a clearly demonstrated, well-reported, documented, photographed and thoroughly discussed fact. If you know of it and remember it from the last time you guys made fools of yourselves ranting, well, this time you were hoping that I would not remember - and you failed. Again.
So instead of trying to give an answer as to why there was so much damage to the village if the explosions "Fizzled" (the term used by the EB community, thank you), you tried sneering saying that I was bringing in NGOs' protests as a criterion on whether India should test.
This is so blatantly insensitive and very nicely proves what I said on the other thread about the identity in attitudes between the Islamists who could not exist in India in 1947, and the EBs who consider themselves superior to all other humans. Neither gives a damn about the safety of Indian villages etc, and both would sneer at the idea that Indian nuclear test designers would take good care to avoid causing damage to Indian vilages. After all the weapons are only meant to protect the Superior Classes sitting in Chennai, hain?
Thus having worked yourself very nicely into the Pu pit, now you try to bluster your way out with
If we really want to test we can make sure Villagers are compensated and taken care of -- this will be so trivial to the GoI which does this to all manners of villagers for everything that I wont even get into it.
But in 1998, there WAS damage to the villagers. So your claim is that the GOI operates by setting off bombs that cause huge damage to villages, then "compensating" them!!!! Wow! "Compensating them" for the loss of their houses is not the way any sane weapons test program would work. They would have far more easily moved the test away from the village deeper into the desert - or they would have taken over the village and relocated the villagers LONG before the test if they had predicted damage, and had to conduct the test in a very tight location. This again is so obvious that only someone as callous about the interests of Indians as you seem to be, would miss the basic sense of it - or hope that others would not see through the lie.
And then, of course exactly as I predicted to Geeth, you resort to what you do best:
The fact that you are left to resort to such irrelevant and tangential issues is self sufficent proof of the lack of any signifiacnt debating position on your side. Other than using sarcasm for thread derailment and other such transparently obvious mechanism to try and form a drum beat squad to drown out the debate, there has sadly been no practical solution coming from you.
Er... so let me, to use your sneering terms, ask again, r e a l s l o w l y.... so exactly how do you explain what would have happened, if the yield had been twice what it actually was? Do you discount the possibility that large-scale atmospheric venting would have occurred? That a radiation cloud would not have drifted either over Pakistan or China or over the Northern Indian heartland?
Instead of trying to answer that, you come out with the plainly dishonest bleating above.
Quit whining, Sanku. Go do it where ppl have tolerance for infantile tantrums. As anyone can see who followed this exchange, you are left "debriefed" with your dishonest mode of argument completely exposed. You KNOW
that this is what happened to your
gang's rants during the nuclear deal debate - you have no grounds for claiming that the test yield was below predictions, because the glaring evidence is that the yield FAR EXCEEDED predictions to the point that alarming damage occurred outside the "safe" zone!
Far from "derailing" the thread, I intend to stay here, right on track, and enjoy watching you and your sorry gang expose yourselves to ridicule through your own fundamental (I mean "intellectual" - same thing in your case) dishonesty. Again.