Heck, I'm not feeling fighty about this.
My foot's coming down this time. Before I've bargained and relented but I'm done with that. Shep said nothing about secret delay-fused nukes when he launched the bombardment initially, he didn't come to me asking me if he could run with this before just posting it...
So... this post or parts of it have essentially the same status as my Pulp Fiction
...and it beggars belief that over six months occupation forces would not invest the time and resources necessary to ensure there were no undetonated nuclear weapons in the area and to safely remove them, especially since this is not 1990-1991 and we're not dealing with conventional explosives; this is a space operatic sci-fi setting with a tech base to match and we're dealing with atomic weapons.
This is, broadly speaking, what I for one have been saying.
Ergo, there are no unexploded nuclear devices to initiate and Shep's post is null and void as a real event. Would make a fun event for a dark holocomedy series, though...
The latter half could easily be canon without the underlying causes being those cited in the first half. Robert Satan McNamara does not need a nuclear attack to have a vendetta against some random fighter pilot.
Hell. Maybe Krace dropped some dud SDBOOMSHROOM conventional bombs or whatever and they blew up the restaurant(s) specifically
, without causing massive collateral damage to the surrounding area like nukes would. That would arguably make more sense; it's easier for McNamara to hold her responsible for the bombs she dropped than for the nuclear bunker busters she didn't.
Heck, if I were policing up UXO in a Sheppo bombardment zone and I knew I'd found the last nuke, I might be sorely tempted to call it a day. Compared to the risk of Sheppo nukes going off, Sheppo conventional munitions are a nonevent!