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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Will they target Hollywood?
Two lumps please
The nukes the Iranians are capable of building in the short term won't do the trick for widespread EMP. To really nail large chunks of the US you need multi-hundred KT warheads. All this is not to say we shouldn't worry longer term!
Here's a good link regarding Soviet EMP testing over the mainland USSR(!).
I don’t see such a wish. I see someone pointing out the irony of the fact that those most responsible for electing the person that made it possible for this to occur would be the first victims.
“In a federal program, that’ll be bad news. It will end up being like an enhanced Social Security, an annuity type situation where when a person dies the money is gone. It’s all about not passing wealth to the next generation.”
Good point. I hadn’t thought of that, but it only makes the proposal less appealing. If they don’t get your stuff through medicaid, they’ll just do it via the new government retirement plans, I guess.
NYC or LA?
Can we at least have a vote on it first?
Maybe add a few cities.. ? Please. :-}
I know .
How about another ‘Outreach to Islam’ campaign?
uhhh.. forgot this.
Maybe they could aim for San Francisco instead? During a congressional recess?
Cruz is correct about this.
Think about it: If Iran only gets one bite at the nuclear apple before it gets destroyed, would they attack “The Little Satan” or “The Great Satan?”
Israel = “Little Satan”
US = “Great Satan”
Iran is not building a bomb to use on Tel Aviv, they’re building it for New York City.
Don’t think so...a nuke would only be effective if launched from a ship and detonated in the air...just like the missile that took out that passenger jet over long island some years ago.
“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 ...