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Trump's Either Telling Us We Have Superweapons More Powerful Than Nukes...
Jalopnik ^ | September 16, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami

Posted on 09/16/2019 8:06:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: Pox

Remember that? It was like an “earthquake”? And suddenly Kim was all smiles. There was a story that 200 of their engineers got taken out.


41 posted on 09/16/2019 8:57:58 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: MrEdd
Rods from God. Is there seriously anyone who hasn’t assumed that we have had those since Reagan?

Exactly. They are probably the cheapest weapon to have. All those secret trips on the space shuttle were there for a reason. That's what happened to the NORK nuclear program.

42 posted on 09/16/2019 8:58:25 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Magnum44

LOL. Of course we do. Tungsten rods the size of telephone polls dropped from orbit with an impact speed of about Mach 10. It’s old tech. We’ve probably had them for about 30 years.


43 posted on 09/16/2019 8:59:03 PM PDT by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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To: Jonty30

God rods - metal telephone poles launched from space at a ground target at extream velocity (mach 6+)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_bombardment


44 posted on 09/16/2019 9:01:03 PM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt - dad's wisdom)
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To: madison10

Delusion is not a movie theater. Not denying things hit the buildings, just telling you that 500,000 tons of gravity yanked mass never made it to the bathtub. The mass arrived at street level mostly as dust, and not from ‘pancaking’.


45 posted on 09/16/2019 9:02:19 PM PDT by MHGinTN (A dispensation perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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To: taxcontrol

There are also weapons that can induce confusions and psychosis in a population from a distance. Imagine the difficulty the Iranian regime could face if the stress factor was upped by several factors in the general population.


46 posted on 09/16/2019 9:02:50 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cultsther)
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To: dila813
what the hell is that drone shuttle doing anyway?

If I had to make a guess I'd say its main purpose is to check LEO satellites for neutron emission. Such a low orbit sat could cripple the US if it had a nuke on board designed to maximize EMP effects.

But you cannot mask the neutron emission from such a device without shielding it with a lot of hydrogen...i.e. water...lots of water.

The design would likely call for ejecting small steerable drones to approach a sat, do the test, leave a happy little package attached to the sat in case it's ever needed.

The whole business would not be that hard to engineer...so I'm guessing since it is doable we are doing it.

47 posted on 09/16/2019 9:03:05 PM PDT by Bobalu (Buy and hold physical silver! Consider this a warning my FRiend.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Manhattan Project, the SOSUS network, the ELF antenna, HAARP, Cold War underground cities, SDI, etc., etc.,

Don't forget Stuxnet..

48 posted on 09/16/2019 9:04:13 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: Jonty30

God rods - metal telephone poles launched from space at a ground target at extream velocity (mach 6+)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_bombardment


49 posted on 09/16/2019 9:05:43 PM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt - dad's wisdom)
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To: IndispensableDestiny

Exactly - it probably references a different TYPE of power. Lasers perhaps. Computer viruses to disrupt weapon systems, the power grid, communications, etc. Perhaps a local EMP weapon to shut down all electrical systems. I’m guessing and hoping that it isn’t a chemical, virus or similar weapon. Plus - Iran already knows about that “power” from their own use of it.


50 posted on 09/16/2019 9:09:59 PM PDT by 21twelve (!)
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To: LukeL

Ca 1978, Shreveport Times, one line: “The US Air Force confirmed today that they had successfully shot down a missile using laser technology”. No other comment. I remember thinking to myself... “this should be front page news”. I was an E8 at Barksdale at the time. What has happened in the 40 years since in R&D?


51 posted on 09/16/2019 9:12:12 PM PDT by CMSMC
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To: Jonty30

Scary, but you may be correct.

Socialism is not compatible with human nature.

When you fight human nature you will lose bigly.

Our nature is to be free, work hard to provide well for our families, and when able, to be charitable to friends and even strangers.

It is not our nature to labor under the hobnailed boot of government oppression just so we can provide for those who will not work.

Alms for the infirm, nothing for bureaucratic thieves or the lazy.


52 posted on 09/16/2019 9:12:32 PM PDT by Bobalu (Buy and hold physical silver! Consider this a warning my FRiend.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s been 74 years since we exploded atom bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki... Of course we have new and better weapons. We didn’t even have TV 74 years ago... and I’m talking the little black and white TV’s...


53 posted on 09/16/2019 9:14:57 PM PDT by GOPJ (I saw a movie about governments and weaponless people - it was called Schindler's List.)
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To: piytar

No we don’t.

1) It was an interesting concept but, like all things space, very expensive.

2) If you know anything about orbit mechanics you would know you can’t be everywhere all the time and orbit revisits could be many hours to a half day.

3) gravity alone doesn’t get you Mach 10, in fact the speed slows down to a few hundred mph due to atmospheric drag

4) with hypersonics we can get there faster with sub orbital systems than waiting for proper orbit geometry and that (hypersonics) is the next tech

5) having systems based on the ground keeps cost down, let’s you upgrade much easier and cheaper, lets you test easier.

You can believe some old copy of popular mechanics if you like, but we dont have them. We may have prototyped the idea during the Cold War under Reagan, but certainly never operationalized.

I’ve explained this in the past. If you could drop anything from orbit and hit the earth at Mach 10, then we would all be dust from the meteor strikes that bombard the earth routinely. The atmosphere slows and oblates all those rocks. But you would have to understand some real atmospheric physics to know this.


54 posted on 09/16/2019 9:15:34 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: xkaydet65

Jump in technology?

It’s a fancy metal phone pole that falls out of the sky when you discount the painstaking construction.

And we ran those shuttles for how many years?
How many could be in orbit? Why do we put so much effort into creating blacker blacks?


55 posted on 09/16/2019 9:15:46 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: DouglasKC

The norms blew up the inside of a mountain multiple times until it collapsed. No rods from god. But go on and believe what makes you happy.


56 posted on 09/16/2019 9:19:12 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: DouglasKC

Norks, not norms


57 posted on 09/16/2019 9:20:47 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: MrEdd

It would need targeting systems and launch systems. There has to be a method for a launch and acceleratiom prior to allowing gravity to take hold. Reagan looked to SDI as the ultimate in defense agaist ICBMs. I do not think he saw space as a location for offensive weapons. Treaties have been signed and ratified outlawing such weapons. The Soviets/ Russians have enough sophistication to locate any launch platforms and would certainly develop ways to target them or at least reveal their existence.


58 posted on 09/16/2019 9:26:33 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MOAB the Republican Guard and vaporize and send the leadership to meet some virgins.


59 posted on 09/16/2019 9:30:37 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: xkaydet65

It’s not high tech, but it is physics. It used to be treaties as well, but I think the treaties may be null and void at this point.


60 posted on 09/16/2019 9:31:02 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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