Guaranteeing to nullify the most ominous threat today to any free nation is a necessity. An Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack is that unthinkable reality. And with a second Obama term, and cozy relations with all Islamic regimes, one must be prepared for the inevitable. “An EMP attack on the American homeland, is one of only a few ways that the US could be defeated by its enemies – terrorist or otherwise,” wrote Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., in the Washington Post on 4/05. This has been known for 7 years.
The easiest is using a Scud missile, with only one nuclear bomb. Detonated at the right altitude (40-60 km) would produce an EMP at the speed of light. If detonated high enough over the North American Continent, the effect would knock out power grids and electrical systems across the US for months, or even years, resulting in a rapid breakdown of social order.
Iran now has that ability-as soon as it manufactures a ‘nuke’ for Scud arming. North Korea, an Iran ally, already claims this ability. By now, it’s a given at least all 28 nuclear-capable nations have the same ability.
Per Kyle, “Just launch a cheap missile from a freighter in international waters-al-Qaeda is believed to own about 80 such vessels-and make sure to get it a few miles in the air.” Electrical power, and electronics and communications would cease to exist. Anarchy and blackouts are a certainty. Almost all vehicular activity would be gone.
Iran admittedly says enrichment produces fuel for nuclear reactors. But, it can also be used in nuclear bombs. Intelligence realizes nuclear-armed nations are quickly developing EMP weapons. Iran will likely demonstrate its ability to get the bomb at almost a moment’s notice.
Dr. William Graham, Reagan’s science adviser (chairman Commission Assessing Threat to US from EMP Attack), believes a large EMP above American territory would mean most Americans would either freeze, starve or die from disease.
Graham states Iran’s latest mid-air detonation of missiles are possible plans for an EMP attack. A rogue, or terrorist nation, can achieve EMP attack capability without having a high level of sophistication.
Very highly reliable sources, Reza Kahlili (ex-CIA agent), and Hamidreza Zakeri (Iran Intelligence defector) has irrefutable evidence from sources inside Iran on its nuclear weapons timetable. Iran has almost completed building a nuclear warhead, and successfully tested an implosion system at a secret site, while enriching uranium.
Kahlili and Zakeri confirmed Iranian intelligence (WND:”Watch Iranians, They Believe That War is Near, Expert Says”). Kahlili says Iran doesn’t believe US would attack (Obama actions), but they’re not so sure about Israel. Zakeri testified in a Manhattan federal court, giving proof Iran had materially aided and supported al-Qaeda, before and after 9/11.
Given reports from Kahlili, Zakeri, ISIS and IAEA, Netanyahu has much to worry about.
Likelihood of Attack
From someone who would know about such a calamity, General Habiger (former head US Strategic Command) has said the following about an EMP attack: “It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when.” He relates how society would collapse into a collection of hostile self-styled militias, private armies and warring tribes. Shockingly, a $20M upgrade of hardening all electronics could eliminate any EMP destruction.
Taking the American will out of the equation, Obama bypassed Americans when he clandestinely said to Russian President Medvedev: “after he [Obama] is re-elected and need never face the voters again, he can be more “flexible” with the Russians about missile defense.”
The only sure savior to an EMP attack, would be Missile Defense. No one would be killed, but encroaching missiles towards the US would be blown out of the sky. The Department of Defense has missiles that can target rogue missiles (going 15,000 mph) on its way to a city.
Unfortunately, Obama was in the distinct position within the last year to shoot down a North Korean missile in test flight splashing close to a friendly location. Doing so, would have realized 3 things:
One: a rogue missile would be proven destroyed by Missile Defense
Two: North Korea would realize their missiles would likely be useless against the US , and US-protected states
Three: terrorist entities (e.g., al-Qaeda, etc…) would also realize missiles would be useless for delivering, or threatening ‘terror’
In time, one could think any nuclear missile attack could be a thing of the past. Eliminating Nuclear Armaggedon seems within our grasp, but there are entities within our country preventing that.
It seems, as of late, Obama’s defense cuts continue to thrash whatever may be left of Missile Defense. His vanishing budgets have likely eliminated even the possibility of Tactical High Energy Lasers.