Electromagnetic Pulse attack...

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Here is another article about the danger an EMP attack on the United States from a rogue state or a not so rogue state like Russia...

http://bigpeace.com/rhowarth/2011/1...threat-ignored-by-new-york-times/#more-185384

Broad also fails to tell his readers that Iran, North Korea, China and Russia write openly about making an EMP attack on the U.S. Broad also fails to mention that Iran has practiced missile launches–including from a vessel at sea–that look suspiciously like training for a ship-launched EMP attack off the U.S. coast, that would enable Iran to deliver an EMP catastrophe upon the United States, anonymously.

The Congressional EMP Commission warned that terrorists or rogue states could make an EMP attack using an unsophisticated short-range missile, launched from a freighter off the U.S. coast. Such an attack would happen so quickly, there would be too little time to intercept the missile. If launched from the Gulf Coast, we would not even see the attack coming, as there are no Ballistic Missile Early Warning radars that face in that direction.Broad also fails to tell his readers that Iran, North Korea, China and Russia write openly about making an EMP attack on the U.S. Broad also fails to mention that Iran has practiced missile launches–including from a vessel at sea–that look suspiciously like training for a ship-launched EMP attack off the U.S. coast, that would enable Iran to deliver an EMP catastrophe upon the United States, anonymously.

It should be noted that Pravda is not just any newspaper. It’s essentially the unofficial voice of the Kremlin. ThePravda article begins “magine one day that suddenly and without warning, every single vehicle in the United States built after the 1970s was totally incapable of running. No going up to the grocery store, in fact no more food deliveries by truck anymore to your local store….” It concludes, “f Americans knew about this very real possibility, they might utterly panic…. Perhaps they ought to close the bases, dismantle NATO and bring the troops home where they belong before they have nothing to come home to and no way to get there.” Click here to read the entire chilling article.
Unfortunately for all of us, the threat of EMP is not widely understood by the American public or its media.


From the Pravda aricle:

Simple to do with a nuclear device, it's almost a given that some power or group might get put out with the behavior of the U.S.A. and decide to go this route. Note that there are also non-nuclear devices capable of producing an EMP.

From the original article:

All of these have concluded independently that nuclear terrorists or a great geomagnetic storm caused by the Sun are clear and present dangers that could imperil the survival of millions of Americans. This is the mainstream, consensus view represented by the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the National Academy of Sciences, the Department of Energy and, most recently (September 2010), by a major U.S. Government interagency study led by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.Not one official U.S. government study dissents from the consensus that EMP is a potentially catastrophic threat that must be addressed by protecting our nation’s power grid and other life-sustaining infrastructures.
 
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Well, we stand in their way. If not for the U.S. China and Russia could run roughshod over the rest of the world. Not to mention all the other petty monsters out there who could and would start moving across their borders for fun and profit. You might also find a reason in our natural resources. Unlike wealthy, guilty feeling Americans, the Russians and Chinese have no problem using oil, coal and natural gas and the United States has oil shale reserves and coal deposits that rival the Arab countries and their oil. Knock off hundreds of millions of Americans, and the infastructure to support the military, and colonizing the United States is less problematic. Those might be a couple of reasons to detonate one nuclear weapon over the U.S.

You know, the world is full of actual bad guys, and I don't include the United States on that list, and killing people for fun and profit is something they do.
 

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Well, we stand in their way. If not for the U.S. China and Russia could run roughshod over the rest of the world. Not to mention all the other petty monsters out there who could and would start moving across their borders for fun and profit. You might also find a reason in our natural resources. Unlike wealthy, guilty feeling Americans, the Russians and Chinese have no problem using oil, coal and natural gas and the United States has oil shale reserves and coal deposits that rival the Arab countries and their oil. Knock off hundreds of millions of Americans, and the infastructure to support the military, and colonizing the United States is less problematic. Those might be a couple of reasons to detonate one nuclear weapon over the U.S.

You know, the world is full of actual bad guys, and I don't include the United States on that list, and killing people for fun and profit is something they do.


LOL, they don't need to run roughshod over anyone, they are buying up the world. China is buying up the world and lending money to most countries, all it needs to do is call it's loans in, and that's it, countries are bankrupt, no need to go to the trouble of making any specialised weapons. America owes trillions of dollars to China. The Russian oligarchs are buying up the rest of the world that the Chinese don't own.
 
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