Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich: A Single Nuke Could Destroy America
Posted on 03/30/2009 10:21:04 AM PDT by Pellegrino
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Thank you for your post.
I had not thought of the site being infiltrated by Obamalites. I saw red when I saw the complete trashing of any one on our side and the do nothing smart mouth attitude presented.
But, I agree - think they are mere liberal leftists trying to ruin a conservative site. We need a term for them.
>>This sounds a bit hyperbolic.
>>Two nukes didnt destroy Japan.
Those weren’t detonated at high altitude.
1- Japan wasn’t as dependent on electronics as we are now
2- the bomb wasn’t detonated at a high enough level to cause emp
Well, you come across as an Obama supporter.
I am not going to waste my time defending those daring to speak out against Obama to you. If you don’t like Newt - so what. I don’t care who you like.
the only candidate who came out against global warming this year was Tancredo. :/
We are not willing to have Americans killed to remove all doubt.
Only Obama is willing to have Americans killed, Americans attacked because he is not defending America, he is destroying America.
A nuclear devastated America that Obama could freely revise in his own image is Obama’s dream.
“we face a serious nuclear threat from North korea. Obama is fundamentally wrong.”
“naa don’t listen to him! He ate breakfast with Hillary one day!”
“So, how expensive are these cages to build?”
A tin shed, properly grounded, would work as a Faraday Cage.
Don’t worry, FR will destroy any newcomers for us. We are meant to live in Obamaland for life.
“If they hit Hawaii that takes care of a big ol’ problem that Obambi has.”
Or Obama might be hoping NK hits Alaska and takes care of that ‘pesky problem’ named Sarah for 2012.
The man already could be brought up on impeachment charges as far as I am concerned. He has negleted his first duty to defend our constitution and country!
I come across as a supporter of zer0?
Apparently you didn't bother to read some of my posts regarding our chosen marxist leader.
Further more, I NEVER said I didn't like Newt, I said I don't trust him. I don't know about you but I was taught those are two very different things.
He has gotten weak in the knees too many times and has been a let down, just like most of the RINO's in Congress, sheesh
newcomers that push global warming etc. we can do better.
Why is it that we feel forced to post any negative about those on our side? Is it a badge of honor when we can tout the imperfectness of our team?
As long as we destroy our side if they do not do all as we expect, we will be doing the work for the democrats.
Do you ever run across negative comments on democrats by democrats? I don’t.
Not saying we wear blinders, but gee, we spend so much time criticising and supporting our own from that criticism that we do nothing that advances our agenda.
We will never ever all agree all the time with those leading our effort. But are we to use the website to express each and every action not meeting our standards?
Seems we could do more working against the dems with whatever tool we have - perfect or not. At least we would have a more stronger defense against the dems if we stood together.
And I am really looking for efforts against this administration to save our country. I don’t intend to waste time trying to defend our tools from those supposedly on our side.
I did that for 8 years.
Let the critics discuss among themselves, we need fighters to correct this mess.
I think Newt is a brilliant, but he is a human afflicted with some flaws, like every one else on this board.
I don't know. I have a tin shed out back and I think all I have to do is ground it well and things inside are protected.
1- Japan wasnt as dependent on electronics as we are now
2- the bomb wasnt detonated at a high enough level to cause emp
3 - today’s bombs are as much as 100 times the magnitude of the WWII ones.
4 - today’s chip circuits are 1,000s of times more susceptible then the vacuum tubes of the 1940s and 1950s.
“We are not willing to have Americans killed to remove all doubt.”
The immediate result of an EMP detonation as described would be 0 fatalities. Since no deaths directly caused the UN would not authorize any deadly retaliation. Don’t forget Obama will take his orders from the UN. And any EMP over the backward civilization that the North Koreans have wouldn’t do any harm.
1- Japan wasnt as dependent on electronics as we are now
2- the bomb wasnt detonated at a high enough level to cause emp
3 - todays bombs are as much as 100 times the magnitude of the WWII ones.
4 - todays chip circuits are 1,000s of times more susceptible then the vacuum tubes of the 1940s and 1950s.
I think a bigger issue would be that after the bomb dropped we did help the Japs back on their feet....I think that if we are seriously bombed, there will be a focus on extermination of US peoples by our enemies.
As I said, he’s a politician.
Show me a policy that he’s not conservative on.
Hows that kissy face with Hillary going Newt?
That about sums it up. Nothing else to add...
I couldn't agree with you more...problem is too many that are supposed to be on our side end up reaching across the isle and letting us down
Newt was an awesome leader in the 90's and I respect him very much for what he did but that was then and this is now.
The GOP is nothing more the the dem party of the nineties. If we're going to take back this Country, it isn't going to be with the current crop.
Where are they, do you see them or anyone out there explaining a Conservative vision? Hell, conservative women like Bachmann, Coulter, Malkin do a better job than our current leadership.
No one with the exception of a few will even call zer0 what he is, a socialist, marxist ENEMY of America and I'm f'n fed up with the whole lot of them
The SOB just took over the auto industry and the GOP says NOTHING.
Meanwhile my busines, along with many others, is tanking, I'm down 60% so far this year, damn right I'm pissed. I am sorry, but just because Newt comes out and says something, which I agreed with BTW, I am not going to get down on my knees and start worshipping him.
Tomorrow he'll be back on the couch with Nancy, no thanks.
Excellent article on EMP here.......
IMHO Newt thinks only of Newt!
So do I. He’s got some great ideas and solutions. Very interesting to listen to as well.
Oh, and also unsaid is Newt's greatest achievement. Newt brought down a 40 year rat Congress.
According to the clowns here, this 90% conservative is a rino.
The rats did to Newt as they did to Bork, Thomas, Armey, GWB, Libby, Palin and others.
I have a hard time using the words "nuke" and "don't worry about it" in the same sentence.
Newt's numerous abject failures as Speaker were one of the main reasons why Bill Clinton got re-elected in 1996.
Bob Dole is why Bill got his 2nd term.
Whenever I see Newt’s name my stomach churns. He’s a RINO through and through.
"One" or even a few wouldn't wipe us out, but it could quite well wipe out some other nation.
Since this is more the reality, then the big "it" boom-in-the-sky won't be launched from some other nations actual lands.
That leaves several other possible scenarios, none of which are pretty.
I'd prefer it if it came by ICBM (as Newt is rather ridiculously postulating is the present threat) for it would make nailing the sending party into the ground FUBAR'ed for nearly forvever, simple, simple, simple.
Newt is "close", and for some aspects, close does count -- in regards to nuclear weapons, but he's not quite precise. He might be ok as political historian, or even a politician himself, again, buy I'm glad he's not a ranking General in the Pentagon. He's no military tactician/strategist.
He went idiot. [Rant]
What he said in this article has been said by numerous other people already.
Newt was on some show on Fox the other day, I think maybe Gretta's show.
He praised Clinton and the way she was working hard on the Border problems. (Clinton then says US guns are arming the cartels) GRRRRRR.
Newt blamed the US people for the drug wars in Mexico, because we are an addicted society. He blamed the people of this country ... Not the politicians who have created these stupid laws ...
STF Newt. The War on Drugs caused the Mexican cartel wars, not actual American drug users - People in every country, since the beginning of time have used drugs.
Outlawing anything makes it go criminal. The government forgot that lesson from prohibition. Newt surely is part of the stupid drug policies gang of politicans.
Constitutionalists my foot. Just another typical washed out politician trying to remain relevant. Go have another affair or something, stay off my TV. [/RANT]
Newt wasn't the only one.
I just have two words for you:
Political survival over principle. If anything, it's gotten worse.
Read the second sentence in your post #51.
Hard to puzzle out his motivation.
It wouldn't have mattered.
That was around 10 years before the transistor (and solid state devices and controls) were even invented.
Electronic equipment using vacuum tubes is pretty much immune.
Its not the fallout or blast radius, or even the EMP that concerns me that much, rather it is the resulting civil unrest and unraveling of society that would really put this nation into a tailspin. I can’t help but imagine several large cities looking like post Katrina New Orleans. Some of the unrest and rioting would be caused by true fear and worry, but most would be causes by sheer criminal opportunists.
I think the closer we get to the end, we’ll find the threads that bind society together are much more fragile than we think.
Nope. Newt Gingrich had Clinton’s boot prints on his underwear and up his back. Clinton was in very deep trouble until Newt’s incompetence bailed him out.
"Even as the new administration plans to spend trillions on economic bailouts, it has announced plans to reduce funding and downgrade efforts for missile defense."
"The world is different today. Intercontinental range missiles tipped with nuclear weapons in the hands of leaders driven by fanaticism, leaders that support global terrorism, leaders that have made repeated threats that they will seek our annihilation . . . can now at last achieve that dream in a matter of minutes."
"Funding for EMP defense must be a top national priority. To downgrade or halt our missile defense program, which at last is becoming viable after 25 years of research, would be an action of criminal negligence."
A simple, appropriate and important warning...to say the least.
I got news for Newt, the Obamabomb has already struck the US and it has destroyed us for more that any nuclear bomb ever could. Its a sad time for the Good ol’ USA! :(
What in this Op-Ed do you find BS?
Newt a RINO? If you're a conservative, why wouldn't you support Newt? On a spectrum of Conservative vs. Liberal, Newt is clearly on the conservative side. You can disagree on "a" issue, but don't throw the baby out with the bath water. That is a losing political strategy. The left would love to marginalize "every" effective conservative leader.
Win the reins of power first, and then argue policy among yourselves. Anything else is a losing strategy. The left will sew dissent and confusion wherever thay can.
Remember, the enemy is the liberal left, and they must be defeated. Do not attack each other!
A single nuke would wreck anybody’s day.
At least it would clean out my basement.
You missed the juxtaposition with the fourth sentence in my post #51.
That which is absurd is easily dismissed - until it happens.
A tinpot-dictator third-world banana-republic terrorist country is both going nuclear and going orbital. They may very well have nukes, and they have a potentially spacegoing rocket on the launch pad right now.
The motivation of a talking head nee past politician is irrelevant in this context.
The motivation of a man telling you someone is about to shoot you is insignificant in the face of evidence someone is, in fact, rather likely to shoot you.
He doesn't have the nuts to be a leader in tough times.