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  • Vallely: Iran Goal EMPs on US Coastal Cities in Reach

    09/05/2011 5:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 5, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    Note from Bob Beauprez: The Telescope feature editorial in the August issue of A Line of Sight, "Iran at our Doorstep," documented increased uranium enrichment and the announced plans for an Iranian missile base being constructed on the extreme northern borders of Venezuela stocked with Russian weapons.  A Line of Sight contributing editor, Major General Paul Vallely, an acclaimed national security expert, and his sources at Stand Up America have just released the following analysis that also confirms increased uranium enrichment by Iran.  Vallely also states that SUA believes Iran "now possesses low yield nuclear war heads that can be...
  • Pentagon report: China closer to matching modern militaries

    08/24/2011 2:37:49 PM PDT · by Alistair Stratford IV · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2011 | By Bill Gertz
    Pentagon report: China closer to matching modern militaries By Bill Gertz - The Washington Times Wednesday, August 24, 2011 China's military buildup has made impressive gains that pushed the Communist Party-controlled People's Liberation Army closer to matching modern militaries, according to the Pentagon's annual report to Congress made public Wednesday. "Militarily, China's sustained modernization program is paying visible dividends," the report said. "During 2010, China made strides toward fielding an operational anti-ship ballistic missile, continued work on its aircraft carrier program, and finalized the prototype of its first stealth aircraft." While the report cautioned that the Chinese military continues to...
  • Severe Solar Storm to Create Global Chaos and Complete Darkness

    08/08/2011 5:37:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 99 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8-7-11 | staff reporter
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific agency that monitors atmospheric and ocean conditions, has predicted a state of maximum solar activity that may strike Earth, causing total darkness this decade. Forecasters and operators at the agency are keeping a close eye as the sun enters a phase of activity that may cause severe disruption of global power grids, airline communication, military satellites and even GPS applications on mobile phones and cars. Besides this, US Federal Government studies revealed that this extreme solar activity and emissions may result in complete blackouts for years, in several areas of the...
  • Iran Plans AWorld Without America

    08/04/2011 6:23:12 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 51 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 4, 2011 | IBD staff
    Defense: Tehran's navy deploys ships to the Atlantic capable of launching long-range missiles. This is not a joke. This is a dress rehearsal for the day an EMP attack ends our way of life. 'Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism?" Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked at "The World Without Zionism" Tehran conference in 2005. "But you had best know that this slogan and this goal are attainable, and surely can be achieved." He added that Iran had a "war preparation plan" for, as he put it, "the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization." Electromagnetic pulse, or...
  • Report: China Was Testing for EMP Attack on Taiwan

    07/25/2011 5:52:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7/25/11 | Seth Mandel
    According to a declassified 2005 report released last week, China had been testing the effects of an electromagnetic pulse attack–the detonation of a nuclear device at high altitude to maximize the area affected by the EMP–possibly meant for Taiwan. According to the report, China was actually testing two kinds of nuclear blasts and the effects the resulting radiation would have on humans. (China was testing them on animals, which experienced “high mortality rates.”) The point of an EMP attack (all nuclear explosions result in an EMP), however, is to disrupt the electronics devices within range of the blast.
  • A few thousand neutral grounding resistors could protect the United States from EMP

    06/20/2011 2:01:25 PM PDT · by decimon · 79 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | June 20, 2011 | Brian Wang
    H.R. 668, the Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage (or SHIELD) Act is a bill before congress which would require that the most critical components of America’s electrical infrastructure be secured against the threat posed by a potentially catastrophic electromagnetic pulse. It has been proposed to add some fairly small and inexpensive resistors in the transformers’ ground connections. The addition of that little bit of resistance would significantly reduce the amount of the geomagnetically induced currents that flow into the grid. In its simplest form, it’s something that might be made out of cast iron or stainless steel,...
  • North Korea Tests 'Super-EMP' Nuke

    06/20/2011 10:09:45 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 103 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 09:05 AM | Ken Timmerman
    North Korea’s last round of tests, conducted in May 2009, appear to have included a “super-EMP” weapon, capable of emitting enough gamma rays to disable the electric power grid across most of the lower 48 states, says Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst and president of EMPact America, a citizens lobbying group. Samore, who handles arms control and non-proliferation issues, warned that “additional strong sanctions will be imposed on the North with the support of Russia and China." North Korea’s nuclear tests have been dismissed as failures by some analysts because of their low explosive yield....
  • North Korea Nears Completion of Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb

    03/09/2011 5:36:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/09/11 | JOOHEE CHO
    North Korea Nears Completion of Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb N. Korea Disrupts Current Military Maneuvers With Russian Device To Jam GPS By JOOHEE CHO SEOUL, South Korea, March 9, 2011 North Korea appears to be protesting the joint U.S. and South Korean military maneuvers by jamming Global Positioning Devices in the south, which is a nuisance for cell phone and computers users -- but is a hint of the looming menace for the military. /snip The North is believed to be nearing completion of an electromagnetic pulse bomb that, if exploded 25 miles above ground would cause irreversible damage to electrical...
  • South Korea, Russia in arms technology transfer talks

    01/19/2011 4:49:42 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    AFP via Defense Talk ^ | 1/19/2010 | AFP via Defense Talk
    South Korea has been negotiating with Russia to receive advanced defence technology as part of debt repayments, officials said Tuesday. Russia has so far provided South Korea with weapons worth $740 million as a way of repaying some $1.3 billion in debts dating back to the days of the Soviet Union. Seoul is now in talks on the transfer of cutting-edge technology from Moscow, the South's Defence Acquisition Programme Administration said. "We have yet to complete negotiations with Russia," a spokesman for the state agency controlled by the defence ministry told AFP, without giving details. Yonhap news agency quoted a...
  • A Dangerous Gap in Our Defenses? An EMP attack is a terrible threat, but countering it is...

    12/14/2010 11:16:55 AM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 14, 2010 | Henry F. Cooper & Robert L. Pfaltzgraff Jr.
    A Dangerous Gap in Our Defenses?An EMP attack is a terrible threat, but countering it is affordable. For several days in early November, a series of U.S. government agencies were either unable or unwilling to explain what had produced a vapor trail that had illuminated the Southern California skies. Public speculation abounded, first that it was a missile, then that it was in fact the condensation trail (contrail) of a plane. Controversy continues in the blogosphere and elsewhere. The absence of a cogent official explanation reveals a dangerous gap in our defenses, specifically in our warning systems. Our surveillance systems...
  • EMP: Death of America in the Blink of an Eye

    12/02/2010 5:57:26 AM PST · by scottfactor · 50 replies ^ | 12/02/2010 | Gina Miller
    Perhaps the most serious and terrifying threat against our nation and the world is a danger about which most Americans likely know little or nothing. That threat is of an electromagnetic pulse—or EMP—attack. The Heritage Foundation has released a bone-chilling report which analyzes in detail what an EMP attack is and the horrific effects it would have on our country, and it gives important recommendations for guarding our nation from such an attack. This report is one you should read, and it ought to be required reading for our government and military leaders and all those who run our critical...
  • An excellent read but scary in light of recent events.

    11/23/2010 9:16:39 PM PST · by albionin · 23 replies
    In light of the recent events in Korea and the "missile launch" off of the California coast I'd like to reccomend the book One Second After, by William R. Forstchen. It is about the aftermath of an EMP attack on America. Set in a smal North Carolina mountain town, the book depicts the very real consequences of our modern society instantly thrown 150 years back in time. The author has done his research well and gives a very accurate account of what would happen. It's gut wrenching but good. In the postscript the author describes testing by the Iranian government...
  • The EMP Threat

    11/23/2010 12:30:33 PM PST · by Jack L. Lee · 57 replies · 1+ views
    NorCal Blogs ^ | 11/23/2010 | Jack Lee
    Do you know what an EMP is, as in an EMP bomb? Great, then you're one of the few that does, but for the rest of us let me explain. It's an "electro-magnetic pulse" and EMP's come from a highly specialized bomb that delivers magnetic radiation that can fry electrical circuits, but does little else to humans, animals or buildings. An EMP is a common occurence in nature. When it happens we call it a CME event or a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME's come from our sun - see photo on left). Just think of it as a solar storm...
  • Mystery Missiles - Why Are We Stuck on Stupid?

    11/13/2010 1:42:55 PM PST · by FARS · 314 replies · 1+ views
    AntiMullah ^ | 11/13/10 | Alan Peters
    The video below suggests the mystery missile launch was the USA showing Asia/China and Russia our ability to launch Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) from a submarine while OBAMBI is in Asia! Since when has there been ANY doubt we have the capability to do this? That the USA has submarine launch ability to hit China or to hit Russia! The first, a Pacific launch was 35 miles off Southern California and headed on a North-East - across America trajectory. The second, shortly after that, was a first ever Atlantic launch and reportedly went up above New York.
  • Could Solar Storms in 2012 Cause a Solar EMP?

    10/05/2010 8:01:23 AM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 31 replies · 2+ views
    TheSurvivalMom blog ^ | October 4, 2010 | TheSurvivalMom
    Guest post by mama4x who blogs at Farming Salt & Light. Set aside all the 2012 and Mayan calendar hysteria and consider this. According to NASA, 2012 will usher in a period of massive solar activity. It's possible these coming solar storms will produce the same effects as an EMP caused by a nuclear blast. I type this post on my laptop in an air-conditioned room. I hear the hum of the refrigerator and the low drone of the TV in the other room. As night falls, I'll turn on the lamp and later, I'll take a shower, water pulled...
  • Gauging the Threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack

    09/09/2010 4:28:56 AM PDT · by BCW · 27 replies
    STRATFOR ^ | 09 SEPT 2010 | Scott Stewart and Nate Hughes
    Over the past decade there has been an ongoing debate over the threat posed by electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to modern civilization. This debate has been the most heated perhaps in the United States, where the commission appointed by Congress to assess the threat to the United States warned of the dangers posed by EMP in reports released in 2004 and 2008. The commission also called for a national commitment to address the EMP threat by hardening the national infrastructure.
  • Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage

    08/09/2010 11:06:19 AM PDT · by The Comedian · 77 replies
    WND ^ | August 07, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Senate has dropped a House-approved plan that would prepare the United States to defend itself from an attack from any electromagnetic pulse source – whether it would be from a natural solar flare or the detonation of a space-located nuclear weapon by enemies intent on destroying America's infrastructure, according to a representative who has raised alarms over EMP. U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., said it is "unfortunate." "While one part of the federal government was warning us of possible solar electromagnetic-pulse damage to our electric grid, a key Senate commission approved a bill to ignore this threat," he...
  • Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damageHouse planned defense against 'malicious acts'...

    08/07/2010 5:45:44 AM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 8/07/10 | Bob Unruh
    Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage House planned defense against 'malicious acts' using shock wave The U.S. Senate has dropped a House-approved plan that would prepare the United States to defend itself from an attack from any electromagnetic pulse source – whether it would be from a natural solar flare or the detonation of a space-located nuclear weapon by enemies intent on destroying America's infrastructure, according to a representative who has raised alarms over EMP. U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, a Maryland Republican, said it is "unfortunate." "While one part of the federal government was warning us of possible solar...
  • Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage

    08/06/2010 10:32:01 PM PDT · by Errant · 34 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 7, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Senate has dropped a House-approved plan that would prepare the United States to defend itself from an attack from any electromagnetic pulse source – whether it would be from a natural solar flare or the detonation of a space-located nuclear weapon by enemies intent on destroying America's infrastructure, according to a representative who has raised alarms over EMP.
  • NASA says large CME on Sun headed for Earth: Expected Arrival August 3rd.

    On Sunday, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory detected a complex magnetic eruption on the sun. The NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) also spotted a large coronal mass ejection (CME) The eruption happened around (3:50 am EST), the SDO detected a C3 class solar flare originating from a group of sunspots (called sunspot 1092). The flare itself was not that large, but the filament located about 70,000 miles away erupted at the same time. A filament is a large, bright feature extending outward from the Sun's surface, often in a loop shape. Filament is anchored to the Sun's surface in the...