From THE TELEGRAPH:
Thousands of Russian emergency workers sent out to clear up the damage from a meteor seen breaking up over Ural mountains have failed to find fragments of the rock, sparking conspiracy theories about secret weapons and acts of God.
Nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky told reporters in Moscow it could have been “war-mongers” in the United States. “It’s not meteors falling. It’s a new weapon being tested by the Americans,” he said.
A priest from near the explosion site called it an act of God.
My guess? It’s both. It’s that bloody American God again. And, to be honest, the Russians have got off pretty lightly. Nobody was actually killed and the damage can be easily repaired. The American God has been known to get people to fly planes into skyscrapers and drown thousands under tidal waves just because two men touch each others cocks or white people vote for a black president. Yes, although he’s obviously annoyed that the pope has resigned he’s not in too much of a bad mood. I mean, that thunderbolt he flung at Rome the other night was small fry compared to the one he flung at York Minster when Bishop David Jenkins went all liberal on that UK TV programme.