Skip to comments.Cruz: Iran Might Nuke New York or Los Angeles
Posted on 01/29/2014 6:35:45 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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“Another interesting point to consider (I have been trying to find some info on this) in regards to an EMP; lots and lots of older homes in the U.S. with old school plaster walls and ceiling. Inside that plaster is metal mesh; kind of like a Faraday cage.”
Even if that would work (I doubt it) only disconnected devices would be spared. Your electrical lines will bring in the pulse very nicely, and fry all attached devices.
Devices inside a metal box, such as a safe, should be fine.
Those who are cheerleading for the president's policy on Iran appear to hold two fundamental beliefs: (1) War with Iran is so utterly unthinkable as to make any alternative preferable; and (2) the best way to avoid war is through appeasement.
The first premise, I believe, is mistaken; although reasonable people may debate its merits.
The second premise, however--i.e. that appeasement is the best way to avoid war--is just downright silly. If the experience of Neville Chamberlain's "peace for our time" did not demonstrate that conclusively, one has to wonder just what might do so...
“Maybe add a few cities.. ? Please. :-}”
DC/Baltimore, Gay Frisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, St Louis, Houston and any other big Blue City.
You don’t a ground burst would do any damage? Especially with a dirty bomb. New York City might be uninhabitable.
And this would be a problem because.... why?
This will actually be fairly easy to discern. If it's a city in the midwest, it's an internal action. If it's New York, LA, or Seattle, it's probably enemy action.
If it's Detroit, would anyone even notice?
Movie along that plot...
I wonder what size tonnage would be needed to restart the Yellowstone Caldera? ... I notice fedzilla didn’t do any of the atomic bomb testing in places like Yellowstone ...
Put me on!
Um, no, the irrational Iranians are not our friends, so they wouldn’t do something that would improve America, at least I don’t think they would.
Oh, completely agree, anything “plugged in” is toast. Disconnected devices might be spared in such homes, might. Like I said, I’m still reading about it.
In that movie in Post 58, scroll ahead to 1:20:00 for the explosion in Charleston Harbor.
Not being a nuclear engineer, I’m still thinking that a ground-based explosion would be pretty nasty, too. Either way, I’d want to be 300-400 miles away, upwind, thankyouverymuch.
Sounds like that old Bob Newhart fake phone call when he was the president calling Moscow to apologize/warn that we had accidentally launched a nuke at them. Then he tells Nikita we’d like to make it up to you-—why don’t you take out Chicago? Nikita says that would make us two-up on the Russians.———Chicago still could use some re-development also.
I think the clock is counting down for NYC unless Israel takes out Iran’s capability.
This site has gone mad with fear of Iran when it is China that is our main threat.
Why would China want to wipe out their best customer?
Ted, hang on a minute...
New York or Los Angeles??
Maybe we can compromise on this one issue??
Only lefties are commenting when I went there
Hey. They are not building that big navy and asserting control over Asia to take on France. Customer? Maybe they are thinking how we do it - we bomb and then rebuild. Make even more money.
I don’t see it.
They may well take over via intimidation but not by destruction.
The Chinese aren’t religious fanatics and they got a taste of capitalism. The Iranian government on the other hand has been lying about nuclear weapons from the beginning.
Please add me to the list.
“The Iranians do not have intercontinental missile capability”
But they do have shipping capability and Long Beach and other ports are vulnerable.
“and a nuclear attack on U.S. cities would result in the end of Iran”
I’m not too sure about that. Wish I could be. With the big zero, democRATs, massive retaliation was never an option and they never would respond in kind.
As I see it, the big zero and democRATS would respond by imposing leaky sactions while whining to the UN, eventually getting some sort of strongly worded demarche. . .at best we could hope they would invade Iran followed quickly by pulling-out and then sending billions of dollars in aid to Iran for re-building.
Wash DC Air National Guard was up.
From take-off at Dulles to the Pentagon is mere minutes.
Physically impossible to react in time to stop it.
If we had a president with balls. . . .
Agreed; I too think “something” is going to happen and, if Iran can’t get an ICBM from the NORKs or ChiComms, they’ll sail a ship right into a major US city’s harbor and detonate it.
End of thread hi-jack.
Have a nice day.
This is ridiculous on it’s face. He’s crawling to the neocons and AIPAC with this crapola. We had a decade of this cynical fear mongering and it got us a dead GOP and a police state.
This is very disappointing. But, not surprising (sigh).
>>>No one knows how an EMP explosion would workwould it really take out a whole section of the nation or would it be spottysome with power, some without. Would it be a return to the 19th Century? Also, what about our ships at sea and subs? Would they launch at any attackerwe would know from where it came and blast with H-Bombs any nation that attacked usmaybe take out others as well. We have B-52s, B-1s and all sorts of rockets. I would doubt if any nation would risk the fall out of such an attack. Iran would simply ceast to existmaybe take out Pakistan and North Korea to boot.<<<<
I think you’re spot on in this most basic way - once an attack is launched, the results are unpredictable. My own belief is that any EMP attack would be spotty at best, which is actually worse than a total shutdown, as those areas or individuals with remaining power and facilities would have to deal with a crazed push from those who would be affected.
There’s options that seems improbable, but could happen. Let’s say there’s an EMP attack from Islamic terrorists. Maybe Obama would go on television and announce a deathbed conversion to Islam. Maybe Obama would decide not to retaliate. Maybe the armed forces would attempt - successfully or unsuccessfully - a coup against the executive branch. Maybe the Chinese would be invited to “rebuild.”
All I can say with certainty is once these sorts of events start, the outcome is impossible to predict.
We likely would but life as we know it getting national information if we lost Times Square would change drastically. Would not be hearing Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Mark Levin, national cable for some time unless you live in the city from which they broadcast.
Unfortunately, if signals were repared they'd likely have to go thru Washington DC (which is worse). I can see it now "hate speech no longer allowed on the airwaves".
Kentucky Fried Movie: “Film at 11”
I saw it...it was a intensely bright orange light moving up so fast it appeared to defy gravity. From the angle I saw, it was heading north 80 degrees from the horizon when looking due east from the new jersey shore. BTW, a lot of other people saw it too. It prompted them to take out a full page ad in the NYT. Regardless of whys and wherefors, that plane was downed by a missile. I saw it!
Sure. . .
Miami... Miami... don’t forget Miami.
The attack would make even Obama unable to prevent a counter strike. If he tried, he would be pulled from the White House and the Army would take over. Any nation who supported the Terrorists gould would suffer atomic attack. No nation would stand in our way out of fear we would start WW 3. As for the re-building it would all be Americans—Chinese would be forced to pay for it only -— When done the USA would be a very different land.
“Miami... Miami... dont forget Miami.”
We can add Miami to the list of worthless American Blue cities.
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