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1 posted on 04/10/2014 4:00:17 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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NORK EMP Ping.


2 posted on 04/10/2014 4:08:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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Abny savvy Freepers know what, precisely, this would knock out or where we could find a comprehensive list?

Computers, yes; telephones, too, I’m guessing. Televisions and portable radios?

ATM machines, eh?

Cash registers?

How about microwave ovens?

The thermostat on the wall?

The whole electrical grid?

What about water pumps out in the yard?

City/suburban water pumps that bring us our suburban water...?

Anything else?

Satellites in space?

What’s the range of an EMP blast?


3 posted on 04/10/2014 4:09:54 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Former Proud Canadian

It seems these studies always have an agenda, whether it is true or not, makes no matter.

What is the agenda?


4 posted on 04/10/2014 4:10:11 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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I doubt they are much of a threat to the continental US, EMP or otherwise. They seem incapable of many things.


5 posted on 04/10/2014 4:22:20 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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6 posted on 04/10/2014 4:28:25 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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My preference is that they hit a relatively remote island in Hawaii. Unless an EMP is DEMONSTRATED nobody will believe it’s real. They simply won’t...and our systems will not get hardened.

We’ve already made the decision to let Iran and the Norks go nuclear - we might as well start defending ourselves against the results of that policy.


7 posted on 04/10/2014 4:31:48 AM PDT by BobL
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The last i heard their rocket could only put about 65kg into orbit. Their bomb is thought to be significantly heavier.


9 posted on 04/10/2014 4:33:34 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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if we were to reply in kind, nothing would happen to North Korea...they have nothing for an EMP to effect.


10 posted on 04/10/2014 4:37:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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if we were to reply in kind, nothing would happen to North Korea...they have nothing for an EMP to effect.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 4:40:57 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Why would they want to attack the US with an EMP?

I doubt that any other country will bother to keep sending them food.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 4:47:50 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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He said, however, that the U.S. does not have its missile defense system oriented toward an attack from a southern polar missile launch attack on the U.S. Instead, all missile defenses are positioned for an attack from the north.

Jeez.

Pry said that an EMP attack on the U.S. would not have to originate from North Korea but could be a missile, such as the SA-2, launched from a freighter off the U.S. East or Gulf Coasts. At that point, there would be no missile defense capable of halting such an event.

Double Jeez.

17 posted on 04/10/2014 4:54:40 AM PDT by McGruff (Want to hurt Mozilla? Don't use Firefox's search bar. That is their money maker.)
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In order to do this, North Korea is going to need access to a pretty powerful warhead--probably in the 250-300 kT range detonated about 100 miles off the ground, similar to the Soviet-era 184 K3 test done in October 1962.
21 posted on 04/10/2014 5:00:10 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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They could do it...with help. Chinese/Russian/ Iranian...techs “advising”. How would we know after they take out the grid? Then the Chinese/ Russians step in to “punish” NK and help us out with rebuilding...


24 posted on 04/10/2014 5:05:02 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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In theory if everything works as t should, it is theoretically possible

I’ve seen no evidence of the actual ability for everything to work perfectly


25 posted on 04/10/2014 5:05:30 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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I believe they could create a high-atmospheric EMP, but I don't know how strong it would be without examining their nuclear technology. If they've had help from China or Russia, yeah, they probably could do it.

But why go over the south pole? Too far, and in the wrong direction. Why not launch from the far north Atlantic, and follow a great-circle route to a point roughly 250 miles above Kansas, and let the nuke off? Or, just pop it off 150 miles above Washington, DC, which would probably darken the whole East Coast?

26 posted on 04/10/2014 5:08:14 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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The crazies are gaining in power each and every day. “World Destabilization” any one?


29 posted on 04/10/2014 5:13:32 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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They are just as likely to nuke themselves with their own bomb as we are likely to nuke ourselves with Hillary.

38 posted on 04/10/2014 5:27:39 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Does this mean Joe Sixpack will have his house and his person searched more often by DHS?


39 posted on 04/10/2014 5:31:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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I’m not too worried.

Their leader doesn’t seem bright enough to have the ability to operate an electric can opener.


42 posted on 04/10/2014 5:56:09 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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Scary stuff! If it were from a source more reliable than WND, I’d be extremely worried.


45 posted on 04/10/2014 6:02:49 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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