RUSSIAN MILITARY ACCUSES USA OF TESTING NEW SECRET BOMB IN YUGOSLAVIA
Russian military officials late on Monday night accused the United States of testing a new secret weapon in Yugoslavia -- a weapon that is somewhere between conventional and nuclear!
"The United States is using Yugoslavia as a test range for its latest secret means of destruction," representatives of the Russian Defense ministry told reporters late Monday night.
The Pentagon refused immediate comment.
Russia claims that a bomb tested in Yugoslavia radically differs from conventional weapons. "It was created in Los Alamos and is aimed to destroy radio electronic equipment," the TASS newswire reported in Tuesday flashes.
The military said that the bomb generates an electric impulse similar to electromagnetic fluctuations caused by a nuclear explosion.
They added that the bombs are being carried by two strategic B-2 bombers of the Stealth technology. Russian military officials provided no other details.
FOOTNOTE: This late night report from Russia's newswire service continues a strange trend that has developed in the past week. By night, the ITAR-TASS wire moves provocative scare stories -- many on Russian plans for military maneuvers. [On the first night of NATO bombings in Kosovo, TASS shocked with a report that Moscow was considering moving nuclear weapons to southern regions of Russia. Late night reports that Russian ships were maneuvering also created intrigue.] But during daylight hours in Moscow, TASS, the official state news agency for Russia, turns more diplomatic, most military talk vanishes. There appears to be two forces at work inside of the Kremlin, the main source for TASS military reports. A dark and cold-warlike force appears to be operating at night when Yelstin and his close advisers are sleeping. Due to expanding information technology, these provocative late night stories quickly move outside of Russia and instantly bounce throughout the world. In the morning, Yelstin and others rush news releases that completely counter the reports that surface on TASS at night. May the sun always rise.