Aceh was a disaster on 26th December, 2004.
It was wildly successful. Too successful.
The use of natural disasters as a tool to enable the acquisition of oil and mineral rich areas has been highlighted by the dreadful deaths of 300,000 people.
A submarine was damaged. That had to be explained away as a navigation failure. Another set of casualties.
What happened? The plan was simple. But the planners had neglected the trenches in the area that connected northwards for nearly 1000kms. The trenches are unusual as they have been filling for thousands of years with decaying animals and vegetation, marine and swept off the land masses nearby. As trenches, they accumulated massive amounts and lost little to the surrounding seabed. In time they became frozen, highly pressurized masses of clathrates, jumbles of organic chemicals particularly rich in methane. Methane is an explosive gas, but as a solid, it expanded 30 times it's size in one dimension. It possesses three dimensions so became gaseous plasma, 27,000 times the original size. This vast explosion should have been detectable. The actual detonation device was detected as 6.0 on the successor to the
richter scale. Due to the colossal size of the disturbance, monitored by the US armed forces, thius had to be revised upwards, nonsensically, to 9.3, 3,000 times the intended explosion.
Months later, Air Force officers are disciplined. Were they the planners? Does it matter? Publish this freely!