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Title: The government's got your back!
Post by: Dodom on May 20, 2011, 04:40:22 pm
Now in zombie movies the government has to be inept and the army has to fail to contain the invasion, or the story would be very dull. Though some are about very local outbreaks, not apocalypses, and therefore don't have that requirement. But that's not the point. The idea is: for an apocalypse to happen, every organisation and every individual attempt must have failed.
And that's where reality diverges from apocalyptic movies: it doesn't have to end in an apocalypse. The government has controlled epidemics before, and it'll likely do it again. Zombies? Well, that sure is different from what we've known before, so we don't know how it'll go, or exactly what it takes to be ready for it, but we can picture the general idea of what we might do, and the government also has a plan:

http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp (http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp)
 


Ok, it's just general disaster preparedness promotion, but it does talk about what the CDC would do in case of zombies; good to know someone's been giving it a thought ;D


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: GrimKusanagi on May 20, 2011, 06:28:46 pm
Darn beat me to it lol.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Dodom on May 20, 2011, 06:51:05 pm
I know, it was only a matter of time before someone posted it!


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Ricky S on May 21, 2011, 12:02:35 am
I really wouldn't be worried about an outbreak in any western country. The government has plans in place for what to do in every situations and a zombie apocalypse through bites would never happen because it could be shut down so quickly. I think that the place where a zombie outbreak would be most dangerous is Japan or China simply because of the high population density. That being said China does have a ridiculously large army so they might be able to close it down pretty quickly.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sok on May 21, 2011, 06:20:07 am
china doesnt have a very high population density. its about equal to poland, i think.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Gromitooth on May 21, 2011, 11:05:48 am
Japan wouldn't be so bad because there isn't really any way back to the mainland.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sok on May 21, 2011, 11:09:00 am
well, it would be bad for the japanese, i think that's what ricky had on mind:P


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: --Pappa Cricco-- on May 21, 2011, 12:07:40 pm
England would be bad for EU unless France block up the chunnel


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Chipz on May 21, 2011, 03:16:50 pm
I personally think it will be a problem because at first people will not know how to dispatch the infected. and theres no way to set up a perfect quarantine immediately people will flee the city with infected with out knowing it or meaning to. Also from an anime I didn't like (just cause every 10 seconds it was a shot of jiggling ass or boobs just seemed dumb to me) but the main characters were discussing how it (the disease) would be handled. They looked at how long it could take for corpses to decompose. But they also stated that the standard time it could take for a corpse to decompose might very well be thrown out the window becausewell they were taking about reanimated corpses.

But then I liked the part about how long it would take for the disease to stop spreading, and they argued that unlike the black plague that died out mainly due to the fact that enough people had died out to make it to difficult for the disease to spread. But with the zombie disease  the zombies moved to knew areas taking with them the disease.

I just liked that theory also the zombies reacted solely to sound, which I also like so walking quietly with a stick or something you could push them slowly out of the way as you went.

If you want to see the anime its The Highschool of the Undead


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Grey Wolf on May 23, 2011, 12:25:58 pm
On the one hand, the military has the advantage of strength in firepower.

But on the other, the zombies greatest advantage is thier absolute lack of a sense of self preservation.

If you set us a mine field, the zombies will walk right through it setting off mines as they went. The one's behind them would just walk through the cleared path. The one's that reach the skirmish lines will be shot up, but they will take time to fall down, which means that the one's behind them are shielded and getting closer.

Don't think of a zombie mass as a swarm. Think of it like a wave on the beach.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: FullmoonCat on May 25, 2011, 07:23:24 am
The thing is, zombies are only dangerous in large numbers for that very reason.  The thing that doesn't make sense about most zombie scenarios, from a logical standpoint, is how the numbers got so large in the first place.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Cheez on May 25, 2011, 10:40:17 am
Easy- long incubation periods before the infected turn zombie. I wish I'd saved that thing Dodom did, it explains it really well.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Outlander on June 06, 2011, 12:00:12 am
In the case of the incubation, Could be like THZ where it is only when they die so if you think about it an area that has a natural disaster with unknown infected could be a damn hell hole a week later. That would be scary also on the note of high school of the undead, ok anime but the idea of them only using sound was a great one i like it.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Ricky S on June 08, 2011, 01:20:08 am
In the case of the incubation, Could be like THZ where it is only when they die so if you think about it an area that has a natural disaster with unknown infected could be a damn hell hole a week later. That would be scary also on the note of high school of the undead, ok anime but the idea of them only using sound was a great one i like it.

I watched that anime but the thing that didn't make sense to me was that after they discovered that they hunt by sound they proceed to do the noisiest things possible. Driving a humvee, firing guns, riding motorbikes, screaming, etc.

I think that regarding the swarms of zombies if they got that large the military would still be able to put them down faster than they can assault the position. I read somewhere that during the vietnam war it took 250 000 rounds to kill a soldier. Now that is because they are supressing the enemy and also because they usually just fire in the general direction of the enemy. During a zombie apocalypse the enemy isn't hiding it will be walking in the open making it possible to kill them far more easily. Even if it took a full magazine to kill a zombie that is still a far cry from 250 000 rounds.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Outlander on June 09, 2011, 07:39:19 pm
Im fairly sure a small group of 4 could wipe out alot of zeds in an urban area. Barricade an apartment building and just sweep and block the lower floors and work your way up. Very easy and would have not alot of people to kill and a good amount of food to survive.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: DubstepDisciple on June 10, 2011, 09:58:18 pm
As much as I support your zeal Outlander what about the logistics around that? Ammo is heavy and ultimately if your barricade yourself in a building your relatively forced to cut your way back out unless humans can develop the ability to fly. What about blocking those lower floors? That would require to be a long standing barricade at least welded metal which is hardly the quietest activity nor is it easy on the workers. 4 seems to be rather unrealistic here, especially with barricading yourself in the upper floors of the building. How many liters of water do people need every day just to drink? Its these living challenges that we don't have to deal with in everyday that will prove a challenge to anyone who hasn't actually had to live off the land or limited resources in which if they overused they went without. Not saying I have just saying the perspective would be necessary.

As for government competency it all really matters on how quickly the governments are willing to respond to the threat. It becomes obvious in any kind of zombie outbreak that they are not there just to hug people. Zombies will be violent, they will eat you. Cops when they start seeing people biting and ripping flesh off of uninfected they need to be able to pull the trigger even if they think that person is just insane. I could see why military deployment is typically useless as in most media by the time the military can actually mobilise the damage is done and the society is broken. After that infantry and other personnel in the hot zone just become more footsoldiers for the infection. If the military has the intelligence that it should at that point then it should concern itself with evacuation instead of suppression. Zombies need humans to make more zombies, take out the humans and your zombies are capped. From there the infection becomes stagnant and if necessary the perimeter can be maintained until the zombies just die on their own or at that point controlled scientific observations could be conducted to determine everything about them that we only speculate on now.

The main thing is to take out the human factor or the breeding material for the virus. All viruses multiply shamelessly while absorbing all resources in that direction. Humans themselves while not directly sustaining zombies do sustain the zombie infection. Remove the resources(humans) and the virus will die.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Dodom on June 11, 2011, 05:06:35 am
I suggest you create a new thread about global zombie containment/elimination strategies, I think there is too much potential discussion to be had for a simple tangeant in another thread.






Edit: And an update on the original topic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-13713798 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-13713798) The Leicestershire City Counsil has admitted not being ready for zombies.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: RiceGuard on June 11, 2011, 09:08:58 pm
Chinese Crackdown on Tienanmen Square was like a cake walk to the PLA... a Zombie Outbreak would just force the PLA to wipe everyone out.
Then they be like... "Zombie... wah?... Silly Amelikans Zombies don't exist!"


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Grey Wolf on June 11, 2011, 11:07:10 pm
It's going to take too long for government officals to come up with a full list of symptoms one shows before turnning.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: DubstepDisciple on June 12, 2011, 12:05:44 am
I'm sorry but zombies don't ever seem really hard to spot unless they are among other zombies and soldiers have a way of boiling things down to basics real easy. If the person does not react or otherwise move in a direction except to bite you then unload. I never understand why soldiers are always giving commands repeatedly to these zombies, they disobey and he never pops even a single shot off. Wtf?


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sangrebloom on June 12, 2011, 12:51:40 am
that's what makes the movies interesting, at least for me I always end up thinking "NO that's a bad Idea!"

like putting the zombie's head in a cooler, I learned that was a bad idea...


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Grey Wolf on June 12, 2011, 08:35:49 pm
I wonder if you could hold a zombies head in a microwave oven long enough to make it explode?


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sangrebloom on June 12, 2011, 11:16:21 pm
I'm sure something awesome would happen, I know that chicken eggs explode in a spectacular way in the micro, the worst that could happen is if it turns to frozen ground beef turns into when left on high for too long.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Ricky S on June 14, 2011, 12:55:31 am
that's what makes the movies interesting, at least for me I always end up thinking "NO that's a bad Idea!"

like putting the zombie's head in a cooler, I learned that was a bad idea...

When/where did they put a zombie's head in a cooler? Was that the end scenes of Dawn of the dead 2004?

Movies really have to have stupid events otherwise they would be pretty boring. Who wants to watch 2 hours of soldiers efficiently killing zombies?


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Outlander on June 15, 2011, 03:21:00 am
I'm sorry but zombies don't ever seem really hard to spot unless they are among other zombies and soldiers have a way of boiling things down to basics real easy. If the person does not react or otherwise move in a direction except to bite you then unload. I never understand why soldiers are always giving commands repeatedly to these zombies, they disobey and he never pops even a single shot off. Wtf?

Simple answer to silly question, though as a soldier your trained to kill but what if what you have to kill is a little girl? Would in my eyes make it a harder target to put down but thats MHO


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Dodom on June 15, 2011, 04:04:21 am
Simple answer to silly question, though as a soldier your trained to kill but what if what you have to kill is a little girl? Would in my eyes make it a harder target to put down but thats MHO

Soldiers are human indeed, and add to that that they aren't - and shouldn't be - encouraged to skip the chain of command and start shoting civilians without it being absolutely necessary on a gut feeling. If they each decided of their own individual criteria to shoot zombies, it'd be chaos, and all that army discipline stuff exists mostly to avoid it.
If the chain of command becomes disrupted by the zombies eating the commanders, the soldiers will lose a great part of their efficiency, because it's their organisation that makes the army efficient.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sangrebloom on June 15, 2011, 06:14:02 pm
When/where did they put a zombie's head in a cooler? Was that the end scenes of Dawn of the dead 2004?

Movies really have to have stupid events otherwise they would be pretty boring. Who wants to watch 2 hours of soldiers efficiently killing zombies?

LOL yeah, that really stuck in my mind about that movie, If it was me I would of dumped out the head and let it sink. and I probably would of stayed on the boat and not tried to find land.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: DubstepDisciple on June 18, 2011, 10:42:55 pm
Soldiers are human indeed, and add to that that they aren't - and shouldn't be - encouraged to skip the chain of command and start shoting civilians without it being absolutely necessary on a gut feeling. If they each decided of their own individual criteria to shoot zombies, it'd be chaos, and all that army discipline stuff exists mostly to avoid it.
If the chain of command becomes disrupted by the zombies eating the commanders, the soldiers will lose a great part of their efficiency, because it's their organisation that makes the army efficient.

The real commands for any military operation are never done in the combat zone. If your in the combat zone it doesn't matter what rank you are they are deeming you not valuable enough for them to keep away from the situation. Also even if we are using a hypothetical forward operations base theory, if soldiers do anything well its retreating. If zombies reach ground commanders then chances are there are very little soldiers at all left.

This is also ignoring the fact that soldiers are now suddenly the most valuable individuals in the world, armed to the teeth and with plenty of munitions stored on their bases. What is stopping entire detachments from going rogue and merely turning into survivalist strongarms? Humans are fallible in that respect also. When it comes to the continuity of the species I could see people doing things, making decisions and acting in ways they would never have otherwise.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Dodom on June 19, 2011, 05:18:24 am
This is also ignoring the fact that soldiers are now suddenly the most undesirable individuals in the world, [...] What is stopping entire detachments from going rogue and merely turning into survivalist strongarms?

Fixed for internal consistency. Army thugs terrorising civilians for their personal benefit are a threat to the species, not an asset, and if you fantasise on becoming such a little armed bully, know that the bullet that kills you will most likely come from behind - from actual soldiers you thought you represented. They weren't taught hutu good, tutsi bad from their birth, when you find some lone girl, shooting her in the kneecaps, raping her and leaving her to the zombies will NOT make you a hero to them.
Fact is, if the army really does collapses, what most soldiers will do is go home and find their family, not pretend to be several thousands of individual Rambos living out their teenager fantasies. They'll probably grab equipment on the way out, base might not be so plentiful after they leave. As to the ones who do act like little boys' wet dream, in the end... they'll cause immense damage, fight each others as much as the civilian enemy and the zombie annoyance (in that order), and if society comes back on its feet, they'll land in prison and never come out again.
My father was an army thug. It ended in dishonourable discharge. The army does not like army thugs. It tolerates them to a point as cannon fodder can come in handy, but there's a level of unwarranted sense of entitlement that becomes a liability to any organisation.

P.S.: Chain of command and chain of supplies run parallel. You no longer receive orders and think you're now the king of the hill? You no longer receive ammunition or food either! And organisation does mean that in a combat situation, the soldiers know their job well enough not to need ridiculous micromanagement; if you think that means you could dump them in a situation without a common objective and expect the same result, you should watch less TV.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: DubstepDisciple on June 20, 2011, 05:56:13 pm
Soldiers are trained to kill, that training they can pass on, those skills are no different then a carpenter, a farmer or a tracker's. I don't understand how my post was misconstrued in such a perverted way but the point is that a lot of young men in the military aren't so noble and what is stopping noble soldiers from taking their families to those military bases and locking them down. Preventing anyone else from gaining their sanctuary and draining their food supplies. This is survival we are talking about. Morality and ethics will become entirely optional and most of the time a luxury people cannot afford. In a world where everything has a set amount that nobody knows it can lead to drastic measures.

Your also right about the fact that such brigands may self implode and the truth is that they all will eventually as you cannot survive on stealing and strong arming alone. That was why my plan involved reaching my sanctuary as fast as possible and holding it from whoever would take it. Once the only things holding the army together are promises from politicians who haven't seen a day of fighting in their lives I have little doubt as to how loyal our armed forces will remain. Sure, many may help their individual families and protect them behind their chain link fences but I don't see them being too interested with anyone outside.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sangrebloom on June 20, 2011, 10:38:19 pm
i can just picture the piles of unmoving undead under the gaze of a turret gun,they would have to use some method of pushing the bodies away after the piles get out of hand.  That brings to mind bulldozers and some sort of away of getting rid of the bodies, like fire or cremating them in such a way their zombie dust doesn't go up in the air.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Dodom on June 21, 2011, 04:27:13 pm
Dub: While I don't agree with everything you previously said, I didn't respond with the right tone.
There has been several Internet Tough Guys on the forum over time, and trying to impress by pretending to be immune to empathy and attempting to project their own attitude onto the Armed Forces so they can throw a tantrum over "respect and honour" if objected to is the kind of behaviour they show. That wasn't your intention, I understand that, and the simple fact that you found my example perverted (I'm a creepy person in general, if I want to make up an evil situation, expect it to be very evil) means you are already better than those little bully wannabes. I'm sorry I talked to you like I'd talk to them, I don't know you enough yet to tell if you're a cool guy but at least you're not an asshole and that's already something.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: DubstepDisciple on June 21, 2011, 04:56:00 pm
@Dodom

Thank you for your polite words and what I think I am trying to get across is that when/if the zombies do reach any sort of critical amount soldiers being human will be a lot more concerned for their own and their kin's safety. Just as we all would be. Its just that those individuals have skills that would make them better at organizing and assembling together especially in survival scenarios where soldiers are trained to differing degrees but all trained how to survive in the wild and certain strategies of how to deal with extremes of climate. While not just being a master of arms each soldier holds a treasure trove of common sense hand me downs that do make them incredibly valuable.

Anything I fault them with, anyone could be faulted with. I'm just saying that when its down to survival I will be more concerned for me and mine as any soldier would be, just that soldiers have access to far better equipment then I ever could and that kind of leverage/power or whatever term you choose can lead to mistakes being made. Again for the sake of continuity.



Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: correctt on June 22, 2011, 11:28:33 am
lets see, first if you did get yourself barricaded in an apartment building, everyone expects people to use fire arms and other long ranged weapons. i would either bring or get a heavy item, hopefully made of a strong metal, tie a rope or chain around it and let gravity do half of the work.

That being said, another question asked was how could the out break become so big so fast? Well how many of you honestly would look at a person mauling another person in the street and think zombie, most people would think crazy person. a good example of this would be in shaun of the dead. most people would not be observant enough until it is right there facing them.
so linking this idea to the military and the police, the police would be the first responders and they might not recognize the infection for what it is, and so they would probably try and detain the suspect and take them in for treatment... ie to the hospitals (which would no longer be safe when a number of the infected arrive.) then go back to their stations (they might have been bit in the struggle to detain the infected.) that would cause two of the three major emergency service locations to potentially be compromised. if the police station falls, then you would not be able to successfully call for help, and be required to handle it on your own, but how many people do you think would try to handle it on their own vs how many would try to wait till help (never) arrives.
the new stations would probably cover the stories as riots, and probably change from ground coverage to air coverage because anyone on the ground would be in danger or killed. this would confuse the public watching at home. then who's to say when the military arrives they will know what the infection is, and how to incapacitate the infected. If they are unable to kill them fast enough or unable to figure out how to kill them, then the soldiers might react similar to what happened in WWZ's battle of yonkers. the soldiers would be pushed past rational thinking, maybe just for a little bit and then the defense would probably break and the military might be shattered with the soldiers trying to survive as well.

that is how i think it might happen with an outbreak in a major city, heck, you might get a person that was bit get on a plane and then bam, plane crashes in a new city and the infection has spread really quickly. i think the story as the world dies has something like that happen in the beginning.

this is not to say that the government will not be able to figure stuff out, but that is how i can see an infection getting big really quickly.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Ricky S on June 22, 2011, 07:38:37 pm
I can't believe that people wouldn't realise instantly that something is out of the ordinary. The vast majority of people also know about the zombie culture and if they saw someone being eaten alive I am pretty sure they are going to know they are zombies.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Outlander on June 22, 2011, 08:44:38 pm
I can't believe that people wouldn't realise instantly that something is out of the ordinary. The vast majority of people also know about the zombie culture and if they saw someone being eaten alive I am pretty sure they are going to know they are zombies.

I wouldnt be so sure, they might know but ive been in situations where ive seen someone getting assaulted by a much larger agressor and no one was even looking to help. I did what i could but im 1 guy. Most people just are oblivious to the world around them.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sangrebloom on June 22, 2011, 10:02:42 pm
too true, people in past generations were taught that if it doesn't concern you, don't get involved.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Ricky S on June 23, 2011, 12:33:27 am
I wouldnt be so sure, they might know but ive been in situations where ive seen someone getting assaulted by a much larger agressor and no one was even looking to help. I did what i could but im 1 guy. Most people just are oblivious to the world around them.

There is a difference between seeing someone getting assaulted and not helping. And seeing someone bite someone and start eating them and not realising that it is a zombie. Helping is not a part of the equation.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Outlander on June 23, 2011, 12:38:04 am
but if thats the first infected and you kill both then well jails better than apocolypse


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sangrebloom on June 23, 2011, 12:39:25 am
Didn't think about that at all, even if it is a zed, someone is going to look at that poor sod and say "he was a father! you animal!"


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Outlander on June 23, 2011, 12:40:19 am
*just thought of shaun of the dead there* guess so but thats better than them trying to turn me into a human happy meal


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sangrebloom on June 23, 2011, 12:42:32 am
after they get all the facts, you'd only spend a few years in prison! they wouldn't let you stay there long if you killed a zombie, the family might sue you for emotional damage, but you could always blame who ever made the virus in the first place.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Outlander on June 23, 2011, 12:43:27 am
would do that and then retire with the gratitude of all zombie hunters


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sangrebloom on June 23, 2011, 12:45:01 am
Well, if the number of infected is small at that point, you could just stop the whole end of the world! then that would make you a hero.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Outlander on June 23, 2011, 12:46:22 am
i think id like that

Outlander
Zombie Killer and Saviour of Earth
+10000000 EGO


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: sangrebloom on June 23, 2011, 12:53:30 am
you can have a movie made, titled "How to Spot a Zombie and Kill It" it will be a children's delight to see


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Outlander on June 23, 2011, 01:06:40 am
Shot guns corpse 1 role, just got my lay there and groan and scream role all awesome


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Dodom on June 23, 2011, 04:33:51 pm
The whole first zombie/jail discussion reminded me of a soviet propaganda story that had an interesting plot; I wanted to read it but I forgot the title so that makes it harder to find.
The story was about a man who uncovered a conspiracy and realised that he had one and only one way to stop it, but that by doing it, he would make it look like he was behind it. As a good revolutionary, he chose to save the nation while becoming hated by it.
The lesson - because it wouldn't be a propaganda story if it didn't have one - was that while anyone could fantasise on giving their life to become heroes, it takes even more balls to give up on being a hero and still do it.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Outlander on June 23, 2011, 08:09:45 pm
Dodom thats pretty awesome story i can see how it fits, not alot of people will do something for nothing but you know when people do its generally a good dead.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: correctt on June 24, 2011, 12:51:18 am
yeah, most people would not act against a zombie per say, most would not want the jail time. so say you stop the infection by killing the zombie when you notice it, when the police get there the corpse would look like any other corpse and not like the living dead. so you would end up being arrested.
so people tend to be self serving when things happen.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Opus Fluke on June 24, 2011, 05:48:56 am
The problem with this scenario is secondary outbreak: autopsy, clean up crew, disposal of remains etc.
Now there's an interesting twist ending to a story...


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: DubstepDisciple on June 25, 2011, 02:24:47 pm
That is also true. Zombies remains are still very much a hazard for infection. Hell you could even kill the zombie, end up getting some blood in your mouth or on your eyes and continue on the infection.


Title: Re: The government's got your back!
Post by: Opus Fluke on June 25, 2011, 11:29:11 pm
Just recalled an old Judge Dredd episode in 2000 A.D. comic where Megacity 4 had an area infected with a fast acting, human infecting fungus. Highly contagious. The Judges quarantined the area (totally sealed off) and one infected researcher reported in. There was no cure. Last panels were of the infected's mass panic as the announcement came through that their "sacrifice" would never be forgotten just before the entire area and everything in it was vaped.
This was published before the now famous "Nuke the entire site from orbit: it's the only way to be sure" scene in "Aliens" as I recall. Just remembering what a "kid's" comic was like when I was a kid...