VIDEO: The Third Nuclear Bomb? Was a Nuclear bomb detonated during the 1991 Gulf War?

Desert Storm Veteran Accuses US Administration

In-depth Report: ,

With the Collaboration of Alessandro Rampietti

 In the investigative report an American veteran who participated in “Desert Storm” accuses the US Administration of having used a small nuclear penetration bomb with an energy of 5 kilotons between the Iraqi town of Basra and the border with Iran.

Jim BrownConsulting the “Seismological International Center on line data archive” we found that in the area indicated by the veteran, a seismic event with a power of 5 kilotons was registered the last day of the conflict.

This hint requires a lot of verifications and at RAINEWS24 we want to carry them out involving journalists from other countries, seismological centers that have registered the event, to whom we ask more data about seismic waves and last but not least international organizations that have the task to monitor nuclear activities.




The text of the 2 letters from the US Defense Department (see below)

Mr. Torrealta,

In response to your query I can provide you with the following: Only conventional munitions were used during the Gulf War in 1991.

The U.S maintains a number of munitions that have an explosive capability of 5000 pounds and larger.

It is not possible for us to confirm the exact incident that you are referring to, but if a large bomb was dropped in that location it is reasonable to assume that the detonation would register on seismological detection equipment.

Again, only conventional munitions were used during the 1991 Gulf War.


Daniel J. W. King LTC,
USA Chief, Operations CENTCOM
\Public Affairs Civ (813) 827-5895

Mr. Torrealta:

You can find the Gulf War Air Power Survey — which is the US Air Force Historical Studies Office’s definitive study on the subject, at the following link:

This is the most comprehensive publication on types of air munitions used during that war. Several of its volumes describe the use of BLU-82 bombs, which are 15,000 pound munitions. They are conventional weapons.

You can probably get more detailed information from the Air Force Historical Studies Office,

but I would reiterate what LTC King told you — we only used conventional munitions during the 1991 Gulf War.


LCDR Bill Speaks Media Officer
USCENTCOM Public Affairs Commercial
813-827-6392 DSN 312-651-6392


Data on the health situation in Basra [The file contains some photos, crude and realistic, produced by Dr. Jawad al Ali, oncologist of the Basra’s hospital] (PowerPoint file – 1,33 MB)

– Data on seismic events in the area registered in February 1991 as reported on the ISC website.
– The 4.2 magnitude datum that we have found during Desert Storm operations
Comparison table between kilotons and the Richter scale [file doc]
– Seismical data traced in NORSAR seismic monitoring network during March 1, 2 and 3 in 2002 in Afghanistan.

Articles by: Maurizio Torrealta

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