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Lawmaker: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Practicing for An EMP Attack on the United States
The Ottawa Citizen ^ | 12 hours ago | By David Pugliese

Posted on 11/13/2011 10:13:55 AM PST by drewh

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To: GAB-1955
If the missiles are in a fixed land base in Venezuela, we can find them and hit them. I don’t panic about that.

However, if they are on a ship approaching -- or cruising on the margin of -- the U.S., there's not a damn thing we can do about it.

51 posted on 11/13/2011 3:58:47 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: GAB-1955
All it would take is one to *seriously* screw the electical system of the US.

And without that, short of extraordinary measures which I will NOT go into now, we're complete toast.

But even with those measures, we would be far too disorganized to even attempt any kind of a conventional counterattack.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

52 posted on 11/13/2011 3:59:33 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I don’t think a ship can get close enough, based on what I know, and I don’t think Iran has missiles that can hit the U.S. and a nuke. If an EMP attack were easy, it would have been done by now.


53 posted on 11/13/2011 4:10:42 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: GAB-1955
I don’t think a ship can get close enough, based on what I know, and I don’t think Iran has missiles that can hit the U.S. and a nuke. If an EMP attack were easy, it would have been done by now.

As I posted on another thread, Starfish Prime was at 240 miles. Iran has already orbited a satellite at 160 miles, and is in the works to orbit one at 22,000 miles.

I think that would do nicely.

Cheers!

54 posted on 11/13/2011 4:30:24 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: drewh
Our VKMDS (Viking Kitty Missile Defense System) would stop them in their tracks.


55 posted on 11/13/2011 4:42:15 PM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: TwoSwords

Thanks for the link. I still see an EMP as a significant threat.


56 posted on 11/13/2011 5:22:10 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: drewh

Since we still have nuke subs and they must have retaliatory instructions, and communications would be reduced, I wouldn’t think that the current ‘commander-in-chief’ could do much to stop the trigger from being pulled after an EMP attack.


57 posted on 11/13/2011 5:56:24 PM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: drewh

Iran with a satellite launch capability has no further need for the “Scud in a Bucket” trick. Their military journals have published lengthy discussions about EMP, so they’re fully aware of the effect.

Also, Iran could not risk a test blast to see if its nukes work, since that would give away the fact that they’ve got them.

I suspect our first indication that Iran has built nukes is when one goes off in orbit above Pittsburgh.


58 posted on 11/13/2011 8:48:58 PM PST by DNME (The Eastern World, it is exploding ... Violence flaring, bullets loading ...)
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To: TwoSwords

I bet the Japanese were saying that right before Hiroshima.


59 posted on 11/14/2011 4:26:23 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Chode

Traceable how?


60 posted on 11/14/2011 4:28:06 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: sgtyork

Who would they attack?


61 posted on 11/14/2011 4:29:15 AM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: drewh

The practice is called nuclear deterrence.

It is being accomplished with a newspaper article


62 posted on 11/14/2011 4:32:50 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Durus
anything launched from China or Russia, it's heat bloom will be seen from on high the instant it's launched and will be tracked from source to destination
63 posted on 11/14/2011 7:42:28 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Durus
i'll rephrase, a payload from a Chinese launch is given an ID-# and tracked like everything else in space and if it happens to detonate over ConUS, we'd know where it came from
64 posted on 11/14/2011 7:48:55 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: grey_whiskers

How big were the payloads? An atomic bomb is not light.


65 posted on 11/14/2011 4:39:49 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: GAB-1955
I'll have to look that up.

But I recall reading in the past couple of weeks that Iran had been meeting / consulting with N. Korea or Pakistan or some of the proliferation crowd about warheads small enough to fit in a satellite package; and also (was it the IAEA report?) that they were looking at components whose only obvious application was the non-fissionable components of a spherical compression fission device (i.e. plutonium).

NO cheers, unfortunately.

66 posted on 11/14/2011 9:32:01 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: GAB-1955
According to this site which covered development through May 2010, Iran was working on a booster to take a 330-kg payload into low Earth orbit.

And (ugh!) Huffington-Puffington quotes British Foreign Secretary William Hague speaking to the House of Commons that Iran had been testing missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

No cheers, unfortunately.

67 posted on 11/21/2011 6:33:07 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

Sounds informed, to me.

Thanks thanks.


68 posted on 02/04/2012 4:13:11 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: GAB-1955

NOPE.

Not imho,

The heavy duty actions have to wait for the globalists’ choreography.


69 posted on 02/04/2012 4:14:48 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Texas Fossil
Good evening.

EMP attack by Iran = Glass Parking Lot paved in Tehran.

I pray it doesn't come to this.

Here will I say in my best Farsi, "AZADI!"

5.56mm

70 posted on 02/04/2012 4:19:59 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: TwoSwords
According to the 2004 Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States of EMP Attack (Executive Report), “Several potential adversaries have or can acquire the capability to attack the United States with a high-altitude nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A determined adversary can achieve an EMP attack capability without having a high level of sophistication.”

It goes on to briefly address the effects, “EMP is one of a small number of threats that can hold our society at risk of catastrophic consequences. EMP will cover the wide geographic region within line of sight to the nuclear weapon. It has the capability to produce significant damage to critical infrastructures and thus to the very fabric of US society…” The Commission’s chairman has testified that within one year of such an attack, 70% – 90% of Americans would be dead from such causes as disease and violence. It is also highly plausible that many Americans would die of starvation due to the interruption of the national food supply.

According to the Washington Department of Health, Office of Radiation Protection, “A 1.4 Megaton bomb launched about 250 miles above Kansas would destroy most of the electronics that were not protected in the entire Continental United States.”

71 posted on 02/04/2012 4:23:55 PM PST by jpsb
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To: M Kehoe
Yes.

Āzādī = Persian: آزادی a Persian word, meaning freedom and liberty.

خدا ایرانیان کمک به دست آوردن آزادی است.حذف آخوندها.همه این افراد باید آزاد باشند..

72 posted on 02/04/2012 5:58:56 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Durus

The worlds first atomic bomb was detonated at the Trinity Site, in NM on July 16, 1945.

“Little Boy” (uranium critical mass device) was detonated about 1900 feet over on the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and on August 9, 1945 “Fat Man” (plutonium implosion device) was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.

Few people in the world knew about these weapons before they were dropped on Japan.

The original test at the trinity site woke up people 90 miles away (night time blast). But it was explained as a accident before the bombs were dropped in Japan.


73 posted on 02/04/2012 6:21:36 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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