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    Exclamation N K & Iran Nukes Built For EMP

    Remember when NK launched thier test missles & it always blew up in mid-flight?

    We all thought it funny, right?

    What if it worked as intended?

    An EMP would be like that, the warhead sent up & exploded high up, not low to the ground.

    If they wanted to do such an attack on us, it would likely kill most of us as within as little as a year.

    Government estimates give as much as a 90% population death rate if an EMP attack is done in the right location.

    It wouldn't have to get the entire grid, it would have to hit it in the right place to cause a cascading effect.

    The reason such an attcack would be so deadly is we are so very dependent on modern refridgeration & transportation.

    We would simply starve.

    Though it seems unlikely they could pull it off, we didn't see Pearl Harbor or 911 coming either.

    A fairly small nuke mounted on a rocket NK already has could be launched from a ship near our coast & we would be toast.

    Also the sun can do the same damage, it HAS happened before.

    We can place protections on the grid that would prevent it for under 1 1/2 billion dollars.

    We should get this done, now.

    http://www.empcommission.org/docs/GR...10JULY2008.pdf

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-now/?page=all
    Last edited by Ceasar; November 30th, 2013 at 3:54 pm.
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    Although possible, I am highly skeptical of how effective it could be.

    Yes, in a worse case scenario, but remember if you know about it, then the government does and I would bet money there are a lot safeguards already in place.

    Our power system (the one i work for) has so many checks and balances that I would think things could be put back in service quite quickly.

    Nothing in our system is completely computer controlled; there are many manual back ups that are very robust.
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    Why would NK launch a nuclear based attack on the U.S? What would they gain from it other than complete destruction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jezcoe View Post
    Why would NK launch a nuclear based attack on the U.S? What would they gain from it other than complete destruction?
    Good point. Iran might not be so concerned about their own personal safety. Suicide bomber anyone?

    However, you never know about a kooky leadership who may believe their own press.

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    Last edited by Ceasar; November 30th, 2013 at 11:33 am.
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    NK and Iran aren't as crazy as people think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khigh View Post
    NK and Iran aren't as crazy as people think.
    Not gonna hedge that bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camarozz View Post
    Not gonna hedge that bet.
    They would have nothing to gain from such and attack and NK is trying to get sanctions lifted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khigh View Post
    NK and Iran aren't as crazy as people think.
    Maybe not, but concidering the low cost compared to the damage it can do, why not just make sure it cannot.

    The other side of the coin is an EMP from the sun. We get one every so often, & are due one now. It would be as bad, maybe worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khigh View Post
    They would have nothing to gain from such and attack and NK is trying to get sanctions lifted.
    They always lie. EVERY time they want sanctions lifted. Funny how our polititions keep believing them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceasar View Post
    Maybe not, but concidering the low cost compared to the damage it can do, why not just make sure it cannot.

    The other side of the coin is an EMP from the sun. We get one every so often, & are due one now. It would be as bad, maybe worse.
    um, we are bombarded often with the sun and emp... we still loose some equipment, like satellites some telecom etc, but honestly its not that big of a deal. None of our systems were affected during the last significant sun storm activity.
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    90% death rate due to an EMP? What the hell? EMPs aren't lethal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khigh View Post
    They would have nothing to gain from such and attack and NK is trying to get sanctions lifted.
    In our way of thinking it would be crazy, but so is one of the poorest, smallest militaries on earth, Afganistan, to attack the richest & most powerful nation on earth.

    BUT THEY DID!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceasar View Post
    In our way of thinking it would be crazy, but so is one of the poorest, smallest militaries on earth, Afganistan, to attack the richest & most powerful nation on earth.

    BUT THEY DID!
    When did they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camarozz View Post
    um, we are bombarded often with the sun and emp... we still loose some equipment, like satellites some telecom etc, but honestly its not that big of a deal. None of our systems were affected during the last significant sun storm activity.
    Ok....
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    Quote Originally Posted by camarozz View Post
    Not gonna hedge that bet.
    I think she means that they have the drive of self-preservation. The Soviet Union had it despite Nikita Khrushchev's theatrics.

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