“”criminal negligence” of Obama’s dismantling and defunding of our missile defense systems.”
True, since Obama knows absolutely NOTHING about the military, much less how to command it.
DON’T WORRY IT’S JUST ONE OF THOSE ‘TINY NATIONS’...
Hows that global warming bull$h!t going Newt?
Hows that kissy face with Hillary going Newt?
global warming NEWT???? Why don’t you get off that bandwagon!
That POS sitting ib the WH doesn’t care. If it happens he will just take off and move offshore where he has all of the money he stole from us stashed. Soros will make sure that’s all taken care of.
Given Newt's earlier description of the threat, I don't understand this. It would appear that those countries could just put a satellite bomb in orbit, then position and explode it later.
If Newt can't make his blitherings consistent with reality, is it too much to ask that he at least make them internally consistent with themselves?
Unless it hit Hollywood or DC. Then things would improve greatly.;^}
All 57 states?
“I think if we has an aberrant missile, one that was headed for Hawaii, that looked like it was headed for Hawaii or something like that, we might consider it,” Gates said. “But I don't think we have any plans to do anything like that at this point.”
“GATES: U.S. NOT PREPARED TO RESPOND TO NORTH KOREA MISSILE LAUNCH”
astounded even me that it was said that we basically could not do anything before they have even done it.
What happened to we’re keeping all options on the table even if we knew we were not to do anything.
Anyone noticed that the old enemies are now acting up since this idiot got in, Russia is building up conventional and nuclear as well,
North Korea is too late if they wanted to destroy America. We already elected Obama.
Regardless if it were Newt or anyone else that would make the statement, the threat is there, the concern is real, and the criticism is valid.
Don’t shoot the messenger.
N Koreans..."they get bitter, they cling to guns or manifesto or quar'an or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."I did not know he was talking about them!!! ;)
He claims that a “small nuke” could cause all that damage.
He does not know much about EMP or what type of weapon causes it, or how that weapon is deployed.
If what he says is true, then Starfish Prime or Argus would have seriously impacted Hawai’i or the American East coast, respectively. Starfish was about 170 kt. There is still some controversy about the hundred or so streetlights that went out on the Big Island, but aside from pretty lights in the sky, there was no effect that the civilians were aware of.
Without getting into too much detail, it takes a pretty big thermonuclear device, popping off with the right characteristics, to get an ideal EMP effect. Not every old nuke will do. Placement is important, too, both X-Y and altitude.
Considering that he believes in AGW, I think he’s just repeating some inflammatory stuff he heard.
If you think about it, if the EMP device is coming in from orbit, there’s not a lot you can do about it. You’d need to know what it was in advance, and get it as it descends from 500 miles down to 60 miles at orbital speeds.
Sputnik was scary because we had nothing to counter. Eisenhower went on the air a year later with a nose cone for a ballistic missile, and baldly said we caould drop one anywhere, anytime, so the puny orbital Sputnik was not a threat considering our ability to retaliate.
Military systems are hardened, and submarines are protected from most EMP by being immersed in a conductive liquid. Our ability to retaliate with nukes will not depend on commercial telephone systems or car ignition systems. Just like in Ike’s day, we can drop lots of big nukes pretty much where and when we want.
Newt is correct. McCain’s campaign bombed and look what happened to the country!!!
Physics for Future Presidents, by Richard A. Muller
Also, the full report referenced at the above link is quite educational, for those with the time and technical background to understand it. I suspect that Newt is not among those...