lol, its blocking my view of Saturn! I don't actually want to blow Jupiter up, it was just a thought experiment. Although if such a thing were possible, it just might come in handy for any future interstellar wars we might get into with ET civilizations.
Thats a great point about the comet that impacted Jupiter. That certainly would have done something if Jupiter were indeed a giant H-bomb waiting to be set off. I guess I forgot that the H-bombs humans build use (what is it, deuterium and tritium?) hydrogen isotopes, and that regular hydrogen is much too stable to easily fuse.
I was thinking if you dropped nuclear weapons deep enough into Jupiter's atmosphere to where there is already intense pressure and then arranged them geometrically in a group of at least 4 warheads so that when detonated simultaeneously, the shockwaves would converge and trap a pocket atmospheric hydrogen, compressing it intensely while bathing it in gamma rays. But I suppose even in an ideal scenario, very little hydrogen would fuse, since it is not the heavy type.