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Coming Soon to Baghdad The Preview of the E-Bomb
newsmax ^ | 2/17/03

Posted on 02/16/2003 9:37:48 PM PST by knak

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1 posted on 02/16/2003 9:37:48 PM PST by knak
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To: knak
Interesting. I never knew we tested Atomic Weapons in space.
2 posted on 02/16/2003 9:40:55 PM PST by Orion78
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3 posted on 02/16/2003 9:46:01 PM PST by The Great Satan (Revenge, Terror and Extortion: A Guide for the Perplexed)
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To: knak
Can't really imagine anything to irritate a population more than blow up all of their television sets and force them to buy new ones after the war.
4 posted on 02/16/2003 9:47:28 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Orion78
http://www.osti.gov/historicalfilms/opentext/data/0800024.html

http://www.osti.gov/historicalfilms/opentext/data/0800063.html

Yes, we blew up many in space..
5 posted on 02/16/2003 9:49:36 PM PST by Monty22
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To: Orion78
http://www.osti.gov/historicalfilms/opentext/data/0800024.html

http://www.osti.gov/historicalfilms/opentext/data/0800063.html

Yes, we blew up many in space..
6 posted on 02/16/2003 9:49:36 PM PST by Monty22
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To: The Great Satan
Er... klata verato nicto? No that's not it, dang!
7 posted on 02/16/2003 9:51:14 PM PST by ffusco (Omni Gaul Delenda Est!)
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To: Monty22
How about a missile defense system based on the e-bomb, maybe a bunch of cheap expendable satellites like mines?
8 posted on 02/16/2003 9:52:32 PM PST by ffusco (Omni Gaul Delenda Est!)
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To: ffusco
I dunno.. Many of those old tests were to see feasibility of actual nuclear blasts against incoming warheads at high altitude.

The Soviets stocked up Moscow with many of them. I believe the USA had a site over Minot AFB or some other place with nuclear tipped ABM's as well.

I think a warhead would be fairly easy to shield from an e-bomb.
9 posted on 02/16/2003 9:55:15 PM PST by Monty22
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To: Monty22
Guess I'll keep my day job.LOL.
10 posted on 02/16/2003 9:56:41 PM PST by ffusco (Omni Gaul Delenda Est!)
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To: Monty22
Maybe we could get lucky and catch saddam in a bunker, with no fresh air because of the e-bomb, he would just suffocate, war over?
12 posted on 02/16/2003 9:59:06 PM PST by momofsixgirls
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To: knak
Is he going to set off a nuclear strike against North Korea, when they have not killed one person in this country, but it would devastate our entire infrastructure?

No, he won't. Because if it just makes it over the west coast and knocks out the computers and TV production studios of the Liberal Left Coast, then what have we to be but thankful????

13 posted on 02/16/2003 10:03:25 PM PST by sam_paine
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To: momofsixgirls
Heheh, if we could be so lucky.

All this talk lately of assymetric nuclear war (as opposed to full nuclear war with the USSR, which was avoided by the MAD policy) is beginning to scare me.

First off.. Lets say Iraq or North Korea nukes a US city. Even *if* we launched back, which is doubtful, it just wouldn't matter.

I don't think it will matter because they can damage us *far* more than we can them. They have very little to lose, we have so much.

Also, I think the most likely thing will be anywhere between 1-20 US cities just vaporized. No incoming ICBM's. Just planted bombs going off.

Nobody will ever know who did it. There is no defense against this. The bombs are probably already there, and if not, can easily be smuggled in through Mexico, Canada, or a boat.

I'm a bit pessimistic about the odds on this.
14 posted on 02/16/2003 10:03:27 PM PST by Monty22
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To: knak
Computers, and every bit of data on them, will be history.

NO!!!!! We don't want the history wiped out!!!

16 posted on 02/16/2003 10:09:18 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: Monty22
We have a lot more to lose than anyone else to this type of weapon.
17 posted on 02/16/2003 10:10:35 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: ekaneti
Thank you for the links. Send any more you have my way if you would.
18 posted on 02/16/2003 10:12:53 PM PST by Orion78
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To: ganeshpuri89
Cars of today are run by computers.If you had an old model with points it would probably not be affected.Same with old radios that used tubes.Radios today that use transistors would be fried.Our way of life would be destroyed if an EMP was detonated over the USA.
19 posted on 02/16/2003 10:13:11 PM PST by eastforker (What goes around,comes around.)
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To: ganeshpuri89
"Why would internal combustion engines be shut never to start again?"

They use semiconductors for the ignition. That's why mil vehicles use carburators and not fuel injection. No wires are going to melt though and surge protectors do work. Although they may themselves be fried.

20 posted on 02/16/2003 10:15:11 PM PST by spunkets
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