Maybe not random... but still kind of unstable, yes? (And even with the revision above, I still think "nuking Oklahoma" would be a better analogy than "flooding Oklahoma". In the movie, Nero didn't really make any attempt to have Vulcan suffer the same type of destruction as Romulus did. He basically just dropped a WMD onto (well, into) it.) But if the red matter came from the Federation, and he destroyed the Federation, then this timeline's Romulus will still suffer the same fate. More evidence of Nero's instability. I'm asking because I honestly don't remember... is there anything in the movie itself that indicated that Spock and Nero even knew each other personally? I thought all the "Spock and Nero are friends" stuff came from Countdown.