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First test of Project Wormwood

30-08-2004, 14:46
Jeruselem Government News

First test of Project Wormwood

Introduction ...

New testament Relevations 8-11
"And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter."

Today, the Jeruselem government tested it's anti-Near Earth Object defense system. Modified ICBM Jericho IVs adapted for extended extraterrestrial travel with non-nuclear payload were used. The target was asteroid 2004-HX45 with a diameter of 15m which was approaching Earth at it's closest approach of 5000 KM (a close call). A cluster of 8 missiles was launched at 1:00 AM 30th August 2004 CE. Each had a special motion tracking sensor to lock on the target for XFMOs.

The result was 2 hit effectively destroying the asteroid as it tore itself to pieces after fragmenting while the other 6 missed and self-destructed later. The results were optimisitic but more work needs to improve the accuracy of the targetting systems.

The Jeruselem government acknowedges the existance of a "Wormwood" object which will sooner or later cause havoc on Earth as prophesized in the Bible. We are preparing for the worst.