Originally Posted by Bruce Malone
The order to launch a nuclear strike was still beyond ridiculous. Not only would new york be destroyed but so much of the surrounding regions as well from nuclear fall out. It was the ultimate over-reaction, they'd be doing loki a favour by speeding up the destruction 10 fold.
However this being aliens and a wormhole..no one could truly know what a nuke would do...having not tested conventional weapons on the aliens how would they have known that a nuke would kill the aliens....or what a nuclear explosion would do to the wormhole...it could have ripped open the wormhole and cast our planet on the far side of the universe...