Skip to comments.Israeli EMP Attack Could Throw Iran 'Back to Stone Age'
Posted on 09/09/2012 3:22:11 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Israel might attack Iran by using electromagnetic impulses (EMP) that could cripple the country by shutting down its electronics and sending the Islamic Republic back to the Stone Age, The London Sunday Times reported.
EMP causes non-lethal gamma energy to react with the magnetic field and produces a powerful electromagnetic shock wave that can destroy electronic devices, especially those used in Irans nuclear plants.
The shock wave would knock out Irans power grid and communications systems for transport and financial services, leading to economic collapse.
The back to the Stone Age tactic was proposed in the right-wing publication Israel National News by Joe Tuzara, a US writer who said signs that Iran was speeding up development of nuclear weapons should be met with a pre-emptive EMP strike.
The idea previously was published by Dr. Joe Tuzara in Arutz Sheva. A former clinical research-physician-general surgeon for Saudi Arabian, Philippine and American healthcare systems, he wrote, The wild card is in Israels hand - with Electronic Magnetic Pulse (EMP) inscribed on it. If Israel chooses one of its Jericho III missiles to detonate a single EMP warhead at high altitude over north central Iran, there will be with no blast or radiation effects on the ground.
He explained that one effect of the EMP attack would be that, Irans uranium enrichment centrifuges in Fordo, Natanz and widely scattered elsewhere, would freeze for decades.
The WorldNetDaily reported three weeks ago, Israelis have not ruled out a Jericho III missile launch to detonate a single electromagnetic pulse warhead at high altitude over central Iran."
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These are fanciful wishes that require the Iranians to not be aware of such attack possibility and to have not taken taken measures to provide EMP protection to their nuclear projects.
all the way back...
What good is a nuclear program that’s 50% capable if the country is only 10% capable?
When did they leave the stone age?
A well devised EMP device causes ground current. Even shielded and "grounded" systems can be reached for an event unless they are grounded in a very deep counterpoise design. The ferric nature of the geography dictates the shielding requirements and sometime, possibility or improbability of a defense.
Most EMP knowledge has been acquired through testing in the 1950s and still holds true for the most part today.
If they can’t protect some of the grid, they can’t protect any of it.
>> These are fancifur wishes that require the Iranians to not be aware of such attack possibirity
Ya’ don’t say, Confucius.
It would neutralize every cellphone, every computer, and oh, yes, Gameboy, consumer radios, automobile electronics, mama’s washing machines, and, of course, every microwave oven that exists over there. It could blank every videotape in existence.
So, there would be no communications, in or out!
There would be no power grid, and no remedy, other than to replace and start all over.
Once things have EMP’d, they don’t ‘switch back’ after a while, it’s permanent!
Could throw Iran back to the stoneage............now thats comedy!
If the electronics of modern automobiles are largely immune to EMP, so too can other electronics be protected.
Of course something that would produce an EMP pulse of the needed magnitude is called a “hydrogen bomb”
Forward!..........back to the Stone Age
Will Ringo Starr be in the movie?
I’ll give three guesses as to who the world would expect to provide relief/rebuiding money.
Comic Book Resources
Didn't gamma rays create the Incredible Hulk? Do we really want a squadron of green, super-strong mujahidoon
COMIC URBAN LEGEND: The Hulk is green because of poor color separations.
One of the interesting aspects of the direct market is that the guaranteed sales of the individual comics enables publishers to spend more money on the individual comic books. Before the direct market existed, comic book companies were forced to publish, when sales were GOOD, twice as many copies of any given issue than they actually sold. Therefore, if it cost two cents to make a comic, it effectively cost FOUR cents, as the company had to publish four copies to sell two (with the unsold copies simply being trashed). With this in mind, companies had to be as stingy as they possibly could. We have addressed previous manisfestations of this before, where we saw comic companies keep the same numbering on a comic although the content changed dramatically, simply to avoid having to register a new #1 and pay an additional registration fee with the post office.
A symptom of this cost-cutting is evident in the coloring process. The four-color separations and newsprint-esque pages in Marvel comics did not always bode well for certain color schemes.
One such color was grey.
It was not that comics could not use the color grey they could. It simply wouldnt come out the same way each time.
Therefore, when 1962′s Incredible Hulk #1 rolled around, Marvel had a problem. Dr. Bruce Banner is transformed into a monster called the Hulk by Gamma Radiation. The giant behemoth known as the Hulk is grey but as you can see, the grey-coloring is far from consistent within the issue. Just compare this interior pages with the cover (thanks to H, from the Comic Treadmill, for the scans of the interior pages).
Thus, in a decisive move, as of the second issue of the Hulk, the Hulk was now a color Marvel COULD color consistently green.
The rest, as they say, is history.
rule of thumb; if we are talking about it it won’t happen.
My guess is Israel will target specific areas with conventional weapons. That would probably prevent the most political backlash. EMP would put them back to the stone age killing many innocent civilians. Direct nuke strike....well, you know. Either one of these would bring huge opposition from the “world community”.
Whatever they do, it will be in the next few days and they will be alone.
Things are never over enveloping though when it comes to EMP planning. A lot of devices will still survive, there will be gaps in field strengths ect.
A device strong enough to fry every device would have to be placed high enough to make use of the magnetosphere and the van allen belts on the planet’s dark side(the solar radiation on the light side thins out the belts on the light side making them thicker on the dark side which is why am radio transmission is enhanced at night.) A small kiloton weapon won’t do it, and it would have to be placed just right. Think hundreds of kilotons. The again you have to ensure that the weapon would just do Iran and not 1/2 of Asia, eastern Europe, southern parts of Russia, and all the way east to India.
The best emps for targeting iran will have to be multiple and localized targeting critical infrastructures with the expectation that these won’t be able to fry everything. They will be high speed inductor/capacitor saturation type devices which when they oversaturate and “break or snap”, they give off a very strong burst of low frequecy high amplitude magnetic energy over a localized defined area which declines squarely with distance.
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