By Jim Simpson | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 at 12:01 am
As a nation, we have become complacent in the years since the terrorist attacks of 9-11-01. We should never lose sight of the continuing threat from electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) weapons. We should also remember that the Iranian government has expressed intentions to develop this type of weaponry.
We are extremely vulnerable. Meditate for a while on how zero electricity over an extended period would impact your daily life. Food spoilage, water unavailable, no car, no communication. The society would fall apart. You can’t negotiate with people who intend to use such a weapon, as Democratic candidate Barack Obama suggests.
Every literate person living in this country should inform themselves about this threat. You can read the report here — Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack (PDF format).
Also, you can read an excellent summary of the entire issue in The Washington Times:
Invisible nuclear threat
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Our nation and the Department of Homeland Security are rightly concerned about the threat from nuclear terrorism. Extraordinary efforts are under way to detect and prevent a terrorist operation from smuggling a nuclear weapon into a U.S. city or seaport. New technologies, such as muon tomography, are being developed to scan the interior of containers and other objects for nuclear weapon materials.
Yet there is another nuclear threat to the U.S. homeland that could be posed by terrorists that is much less well-known – to our collective peril. This other nuclear threat is just as plausible and equally credible when compared to the threat of a weapon smuggled into the United States. Compared to a smuggled nuclear weapon detonated in New York, D.C. or Los Angeles, this other nuclear threat is potentially far more catastrophic: instead of a single city, it could threaten the entire nation’s survival.
But the DHS and their institutional advisers are so fixated on the “conventional wisdom” of the threat from a nuclear bomb smuggled in that they are doing far too little to detect and prevent nuclear terrorists and their state sponsors from executing an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the United States….
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