Skip to comments.U.S. essentially defenseless from stunning new weapon
Posted on 09/16/2011 1:13:22 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
As the nation remembers the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, experts are warning that the U.S. effectively is defenseless against an electro-magnetic pulse attack or a far less expensive radio frequency attack on the nation's critical military and civilian electric and electronic infrastructure, according to Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.
Two experts one a communications systems engineer involved in classified programs who works on EMP vulnerabilities and the other a U.S. Defense Department analyst knowledgeable of their impact said that the nation's sensitive telecommunications and the electronic systems embedded in its financial and banking institutions can be "fried" by a "turn of the switch."
The result could be a chaos that could allow terrorists to attack virtually at will.
They both pointed out that relatively cheap over-the-counter technology embedded not only in sensitive U.S. military equipment but also civilian electronic systems has not been protected from such attacks, a development that could create complete panic throughout the U.S. if they were subject either to an EMP or RF attack.
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Was that before of after he said it was ok to divorce one’s spouse if s/he forgot where s/he put the car keys?
The Deep Blue Democrat Cesspool Cities are defenseless. The rest of us will do ok.
“One Second After”
Youve been around here since 98 and you havent seen a beeber set on stune yet? Thats series.
Youve been around here since 01 and you don’t know al baby knows better than anyone what that is and that he was sarcastic? Thats series.
Unless you were sarcastic too.
(I cant decide which sarc tag to use. I’m sarconfused!)
All your bandwidths are belong to uth.
“An EMP attack would be suicidal to whomever launched it. I would nuke the living sh*t out of the country that initiated it.”
Presuming the EMP didn’t knock out our retaliatory capability. Under Reagan, I was confident of that. After eight years of Beelzebubba and three hundred years of Barry Sowetoro, not so much.
It does not take a nuke to create an EMP weapon.
Nuke all the likely suspects! At that stage of things it won't matter what anyone else thinks.
The problem with an EMP attack against the United States is the domino effect it would have for the world economy. As the U.S. economy flushed down the drain, there would be an economic void that would take everyone with it. Mass nations would die off from starvation and disease as the U.S. food products failed to make it to market. The living would not know how to deal with all the dead.
As I understand it, the proposed “smart-grid” would essentially weaken our power-transmission and make us more susceptible to EMP-weapons.
Great. America becomes Afghanistan overnight.
Bullshit. We were nothing like Afghanistan before we had near universal electricity. And ate only locally produced food.
The rise of the factory farm and the like is a recent development.
Are you forgetting that that is exactly how the mooslimes like it?
It’s a beeber, al baby can tell you all about it. He was stuned the first time he encountered one...
EMP’s have been known about since the early 50’s the problem is back in the 50’s electronics were vacuum tubes NOT computer microprocessors/ IC chips that are damaged by static electricity. However we are not defending against this form of attack at this time.
None of our everyday consumer products are hardened against EMPs. So yeah, we are screwed if that kind of attack happens. I’m not sure if even the military is totally protected against it.
Just think Obama wants to basically disarm us by cutting the military, abandoning space and reducing our nuclear defense.
WTF people, he needs to go....sooner than later
I doubt that it would. Because an EMP would not effect anything under the sea, and remember we have a lots of nasty stuff lurking in the briny deep.
Take your old electronics, computers, etc. and wrap them in several layers of aluminum foil alternating with a non-conductor (cardboard).
Best place to store them is in a metal trash can with a metal lid.
They will be quite valuable if there is an EMP or CME problem.
I recommend that you read the 208 page, 7 MB download report from Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack. The report was done during the Bush years, so I doubt that any of the very reasonable and prudent recommendations were put into effect. Maybe I am wrong. I hope so.
Read the whole report. It is fascinating, and you will learn a lot about EMP and its effects.
As a side note, I have visited the facility where they tested items for vulnerability to EMP. One of my colleagues collects data there.
Assuming our missiles could launch and our bombers get off the ground.
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