Skip to comments.Rockets? What Hamas Rockets?
Posted on 11/17/2012 7:21:29 AM PST by CaptainKrunch
Violence between Israeli Defense Forces and Palestinian terrorist organizations in Gaza this week is prompting the usual outcry from Islamist groups in America and abroad.
Rallies are planned in major cities throughout the United States Friday. Twitter feeds teemed with righteous outrage at what Islamists describe as Israeli aggression.
Tunisia's ruling Ennahda Party issued a statement praising "the heroic Palestinian people and their steadfast struggle for their legitimate rights and continuous readiness to sacrifice all for that end." It also "strongly condemns the continuous Zionist savage crimes committed against our brothers and sisters in Gaza and throughout Palestine."
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood described Israeli strikes as "criminal aggression" done under the cover of American protection.
Nowhere do any of the organizations or activists mention the thousands of rockets Palestinian terrorists have fired from Hamas-controlled Gaza toward Israeli civilians. The pattern holds true among American Islamists.
Israel can handle amateurish Hamas rockets. This rocket barrage is a faint arranged by the Iranians. Those rockets are not America’s main problem. The rockets that ought to concern us are the Chinese designed, state of the art, shore to ship missiles that are aimed at our big blue water carriers operating in the narrow confines of the Persian Gulf.
Israel is going to take those out too. If anything, Israel will EMP the middle east.
Question, what is the range of an EMP blast.
I suspect that much military equipment is protected form EMP. The civilian sector would not be. The range of an EMP would depend on the strength of the blast and height.
I agree with you and it should be "...feint by the Iranians."
Another possibility: smart leaders will use mis-direction. Israel is going to deal a defeat to Hamas now, at a time and place of Israel's choosing. Take that piece off the chess-board before the major confrontation with Iran. If Gaza is neutralized as a base, then you can probably eliminate Egypt as an immediate threat.
If this is correct then we have moved a step closer to an Israeli strike against Iran. A strike that is long overdue.
Who is supplying hamas with the rockets?
Russia supplies Iran, Iran supplies Hamas. Russia is a friend of the Islamic nations and hates Israel as much as any communist indoctrinated leftist fool. And that includes the leftist red diaper babies of America in public institutional educational indoctrinating systems.
How high was it when detonated and how big was the blast.
Don't ask how to calculate any given scenario as it will also depend on how "hardened' the target is.
Guess my point is, if one was detonated over say Tehran, Tel Aviv wouldn’t in the radius of the damage.
Tel Aviv to Tehran is about 988 miles (1589Km) as the crow flies, that should be safe if the Israelis do the math right. There are claims that surface now and then that a single bomb at 230-250 miles altitude, detonated over Kansas City would bring down the US power grid from coast to coast. I'm not convinced that that is a valid concern as the further you are from the source of the EM wave front, the inverse power effect spreads the wave over greater and greater area, diminishing the power density at ground level. I should think there is an "optimum" detonation altitude for any given size bomb. Too close to the ground and you waste power, too high and you don't have enough to cause the desired effect.
On the other hand, if the Sun ever has a bad day and produces a "coronal mass ejection" of sufficient size it could put the whole earth back into the 19th century with very little that we could about it. It all depends on which direction the mass is ejected, if it's aimed at us we're screwed!
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