Post by James on Sept 24, 2014 17:42:29 GMT -5
Wiping out the U.S. might be quicker and easier than ever imagined. Even a "non Country" could carry it out with some anonymous backing.
Some excerpts from the article:
The potential destruction of the United States by an EMP attack is more than a theory. Our most lethal enemies — Iran, North Korea, China and Russia — have the means and quite possibly the desire to knock out our entire power grid. They’ve even conducted practice runs to test our vulnerabilities. And we can be sure the new caliphate in the Middle East will be happy to play along.
... warned of the dangers of an EMP from a single nuclear weapon detonated between 25 and 300 miles over the lower 48 states. He said that it would act like ten thousand lightning bolts and permanently knock out the nation’s entire electrical grid —a scenario The Heritage Foundation has been talking about for years. Airplanes would fall from the sky; most cars would be inoperable. Water, sewer and electrical devices would fail simultaneously. Systems of banking, energy, transportation, food production, water, emergency services and even cyberspace would collapse. Nine out of 10 Americans would die due to starvation, disease and societal collapse.
Last July, there was a tramp freighter they sent into the Gulf of Mexico,” said Pry. “On board were two SA-2 nuclear-capable missiles on their launchers. They weren’t equipped with nuclear warheads, but they were the exact kind of missile you would need to do a short-range, high-altitude EMP attack to take out the U.S. grid.
And we wouldn’t know which nation launched it, because it’s coming off an anonymous freighter.
( Those boastful and seemingly whacko threats from Iran, ISIS and the little dictator in North Korea might not be as harmless and impossible as we thought.)