And, horrifying as it may be, 2,053 atomic bombs have been exploded on the planet through 1998 with over half being detonated by the US.
NPR‘s Robert Krulwich reports that in 1962, shortly after the discovery of the magnetic Van Allen radiation belts were discovered, the US military exploded an atomic bomb in outer space to see if they could disrupt the Van Allen belt to use it as a weapon against the USSR. The project, named Starfish Prime, produced an astounding light show in the heavens.
I can think of little that could be so irresponsible and nothing that better demonstrates the evil nature of the military industrial complex that runs this nation. Those military officials and scientists discover something they do not understand and then want to see if they can blow it up. This is insanity.
What other lunatic experiments have the unknowing people of the earth been victimized by because of this military experimentation? I have no doubt that thousands have died and probably will continue to die of cancer as a result of these bomb tests and god knows what else (biological experiments, etc.).
View the interactive graphic of when, where, and by whom the atomic bombs were detonated. Source: CTBTO