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U.S. on alert for nuclear blast overhead
WND ^ | 4/1/13 | F. Michael Maloof

Posted on 04/01/2013 10:16:00 PM PDT by chemicalman

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials quietly are expressing concern that North Korea could use its “space launch vehicle” to explode a high-altitude nuclear device over the United States, creating an electromagnetic pulse that would destroy major portions of the U.S. electrical grid system as well as the nation’s critical infrastructures.

The concern is so great that U.S. officials who watch North Korea closely are continually monitoring the status of the North Korean “space launch vehicle,” whose status could suggest a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States.

They are aware of the three-stage missile North Korea launched last December that also orbited a “package,” which experts say could be a test to orbit a nuclear weapon that then would be deorbited on command anywhere over the U.S. and exploded at a high altitude, creating an EMP effect.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: emp; empattack; nknuclear; nkwar; northkorea; usa
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1 posted on 04/01/2013 10:16:00 PM PDT by chemicalman
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To: chemicalman

They’d probably hit China by mistake.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 10:18:09 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: chemicalman

SDI: Ronald Reagan was right.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 10:19:36 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: chemicalman

Would it hurt teleprompters?


4 posted on 04/01/2013 10:19:47 PM PDT by funfan
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To: chemicalman

if it were not april fools i’d’say this could be the false’flag obama’wants.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 10:19:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: chemicalman
Here comes Five O'Clock Charlie....


6 posted on 04/01/2013 10:21:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Secret Agent Man

It’s April 2.

He’d love another false flag.

Funny how this crap never happens when a Republican is president.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 10:21:48 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: chemicalman

US Navy shifts destroyer in wake of North Korea missile threats
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/31/17543980-us-navy-shifts-destroyer-in-wake-of-north-korea-missile-threats?lite

China mobilizing troops, jets near Korea
http://freebeacon.com/border-patrol/


8 posted on 04/01/2013 10:24:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: chemicalman

The freeloaders can kiss their ObamaFoams goodbye. EMP-America is finished.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 10:26:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“The freeloaders can kiss their ObamaFoams goodbye. EMP-America is finished.”

Why do you say that? The strong would do fine, and the weak are just a drag anyway.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 10:32:21 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

It’s ok...One of the targets is Washington DC.


11 posted on 04/01/2013 10:34:07 PM PDT by chemicalman (The more support I see,the harder I want to work,and the more determined I am not to let folks down.)
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To: chemicalman

Talk of an EMP has been going on a long time. But it never occurred to me that it could come from North Korea.

But with the USS McCain in the area I doubt they could get a missile very far.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 10:40:48 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: chemicalman

Can you imagine us getting rid of all of our nukes and trusting nutcases to get rid of theirs?


13 posted on 04/01/2013 10:42:03 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: dfwgator

Washing Machine Charlie

14 posted on 04/01/2013 10:43:44 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: chemicalman

NK missile parts in Alaska?

http://able2know.org/topic/4901-1

From 2003

The warhead of a long-range missile test-fired by North Korea was found in the U.S. state of Alaska, a report to the National Assembly revealed yesterday.

``According to a U.S. document, the last piece of a missile warhead fired by North Korea was found in Alaska,’’ former Japanese foreign minister Taro Nakayama was quoted as saying in the report. ``Washington, as well as Tokyo, has so far underrated Pyongyang’s missile capabilities.’’

The report was the culmination of monthlong activities of the Assembly’s overseas delegation to five countries over the North Korean nuclear crisis. The Assembly dispatched groups of lawmakers to the United States, Japan, China, Russia and European Union last month to collect information and opinions on the international issue.

The team sent to Japan, headed by Rep. Kim Hak-won of the United Liberal Democrats, reported, ``Nakayama said Washington has come to put more emphasis on trilateral cooperation between South Korea, Japan and the United States since it recognized that the three countries are within the range of North Korean missiles.’’

According to the group dispatched to the U.S., American politicians had a wide range of opinions over the resolution of the nuclear issue, from ``a peaceful resolution’’ to ``military response.’’

Doves, such as Rep. Edward J. Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat and co-chairman of the Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation, called for a peaceful settlement of the current confrontation, by offering food, energy and other humanitarian aid to the poverty-stricken country, while urging the North to give up its nuclear ambitions.

Rep. Markey also said the North should return to the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and the U.S. should make a nonaggression pact with the communist North.

Hardliners, however, warned that the North’s possession of nuclear weapons will instigate a nuclear race in the region, provoking Japan to also acquire nuclear weapons. Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, an Illinois Republican, said the U.S. might have to bomb the Yongbyon nuclear complex should the North try to export its nuclear material to other countries.

Over the controversy concerning the withdrawal of U.S. forces stationed here, most American legislators that the parliamentary delegation met said U.S. troops should stay on the peninsula as long as the Korean people want, the report said.

URL: http://able2know.org/topic/4901-1


15 posted on 04/01/2013 10:45:26 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: chemicalman
Don't think the Norks have a warhead capable size/weight wise yet.........Unless somebody gave one to them.
16 posted on 04/01/2013 10:48:59 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Terry Mross

Can you imagine us getting rid of all of our nukes and trusting nutcases to get rid of theirs?


That’s what obama wants to do.


17 posted on 04/01/2013 10:50:00 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: chemicalman

Just as long as they don’t screw with FR!


18 posted on 04/01/2013 10:50:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: chemicalman
5 O'Clock Charlie ("Suicide Is Painless")
19 posted on 04/01/2013 10:53:40 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: chemicalman
Op-Ed: Underestimating North Korea and Iran
20 posted on 04/01/2013 11:14:11 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: chemicalman

and what would Obuumer do about it?

send rice?


21 posted on 04/01/2013 11:15:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chemicalman; moder_ator

Dear Moderators and FR Friends,

That does it.

I’m cannot complain about this topic — I know that a pulse is a real danger. And chemicalman, please don’t take what I’m going to say as a criticism of your starting this thread. Thank you for posting this.

I am so tired of the constant, incessant, panic-driven, Search-Engine-Optimized headlines coming out of WND that I am asking for an outright ban of anything coming from that publication.

We need focused discussion on some very serious issues. In my opinion, we do not need to have the shouts of a deranged, market-driven, headline-mongering, irrelevant publication that time and time again tries to sew panic and fear. They are making conservatives look like fringe lunatics. I believe the days when WND was of benefit have passed and now they are only trying to gain web hits.

I would ask the Moderators to consider making this an FR policy, or perhaps to poll the community if this would be a good course of action.

Again, chemicalman, please don’t take this as a criticism of you. I read the headline and immediately jumped. I am weary of having our emotions played on, and I think I have had enough of WorldNetDaily.

Thank you, Moderators, for your consideration. And bless you, regardless of your decision.

PastorBooks


22 posted on 04/01/2013 11:29:32 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: chemicalman

It’s not the first time that I said this, but EMP them first.


23 posted on 04/01/2013 11:45:38 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: chemicalman
< tinfoil> Maybe this was all just an excuse for Obama to put a low-yield nuclear bomb on a domestic drone and detonate it over Austin? Then he can create a crisis to exploit. < /tinfoil>

Besides, does anybody still watch that PBS music show anymore?

-PJ

24 posted on 04/01/2013 11:50:41 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: PastorBooks

I think you’re way out of line in making such demands.. If you don’t like the source of an article don’t click on the link to read it. Or is that too much to ask of you? Stop acting like a whiny little prima donna.


25 posted on 04/01/2013 11:57:51 PM PDT by semaj
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To: chemicalman

Maybe our little X-37B space plane could disable that ‘package’.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 12:09:51 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: funfan

We would loose our internet and FR.


27 posted on 04/02/2013 12:19:31 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Political Junkie Too

Obama would never nuke Austin, to many liberals there.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 12:48:05 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Vince Ferrer

This country underestimated 19 foreign students with box cutters and a few flight lessons.


29 posted on 04/02/2013 1:00:30 AM PDT by pterional
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To: GeronL
Surrender, that is “fundamental change”.
30 posted on 04/02/2013 1:14:11 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: chemicalman
Never happen.

The world elite need American sharecroppers to pad their coffers.
31 posted on 04/02/2013 1:17:35 AM PDT by 867V309
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To: chemicalman

32 posted on 04/02/2013 1:27:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: chemicalman

With the stupid squibs the norks have managed to date, it would be an Insignificant Magnetic Pulse, creating an IMP effect.

That’s irritating.


33 posted on 04/02/2013 1:48:33 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: PastorBooks

Maybe this article serves only as a reminder. The issue may not be this particular instance or source, but the fact that an EMP attack by anyone is moderately plausible (technically and politically) and highly catastrophic (90% mortality rate, the end of Western influence and way of life).

And, although not easy, for a fraction of the multi-year $timulu$e$, by hardening our electrical grid, this extremely high risk would be mitigated.


34 posted on 04/02/2013 2:04:02 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: ReaganGeneration2

“Maybe this article serves only as a reminder.”

Agreed. The consequences of a pulse would be more catastrophic than people imagine. This scenario which needs far more attention than it is getting.

I wonder what percentage of the populace has even heard of an EMP let alone know what could happen because of one.


35 posted on 04/02/2013 2:16:21 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Salamander

I doubt we’ll ever see another Republican president..


36 posted on 04/02/2013 2:17:05 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: GeronL

Obama will probably be on vacation when it happens..


37 posted on 04/02/2013 2:19:21 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: chemicalman

Later bump


38 posted on 04/02/2013 2:24:28 AM PDT by politicianslie (Most Americans can't even recognize massive election fraud. Our first Muslim President laughs at you)
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To: tumblindice

Perhaps we need to buy JR a big pile of wood and learn how to read smoke signals.


39 posted on 04/02/2013 2:41:25 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: semaj

“I think you’re way out of line in making such demands.. If you don’t like the source of an article don’t click on the link to read it. Or is that too much to ask of you? Stop acting like a whiny little prima donna.”

I didn’t mean to sound like I was making a demand. I’m a guest here along with everyone else, and I am grateful to belong to the community.

It is my opinion that WND is publishing articles designed to cause fear — for the purpose of getting web hits. The title of this article is “U.S. on alert for nuclear blast overhead.” This is over-the-top. Yes, there is a threat. A great threat. But that company is capitalizing on fear, and I am not alone in this opinion.

“Stop acting like a whiny little prima donna.”

I apologize if my post soundy whiny. I do hope that is not the case. I have no demand to make. But I do stand by my request. I think that WND has gone too far, and my opinion is that FR should not be sending them traffic. I think WND has become bad for conservatism. Again, this is my opinion. And the Moderators are very free to ignore me.

I ended my post with “Thank you, Moderators, for your consideration. And bless you, regardless of your decision.” I don’t think that sounds like I am a “whiny little prima donna.” At least I hope not.

But thank you for your response. I sometimes need to be pulled back like everyone else, and I went back and re-read my post to see if I had come across as demanding. I don’t think I did, but it can be good to be cautioned. I thank you.

One other thing: I checked out your Freeper page and see that you served in the USMC 1981 - 1996. Awesome! Thank you for your long service to our country.


40 posted on 04/02/2013 2:46:07 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: chemicalman

I heard it’s supposed to happen right after Iran suffers a major nuclear accident in their underground enrichment facilities.


41 posted on 04/02/2013 2:46:29 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Hardraade

A difference measured in fractions of an inch???

Waaaaaait for it...

Aha! ;-)


42 posted on 04/02/2013 2:49:59 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: The Cajun

.........Unless somebody gave one to them.

Iran, Syria, China, ...any terrorist state....with the upheaval in the middle east who knows?


43 posted on 04/02/2013 2:59:40 AM PDT by EBH ( American citizens do not negotiate with political terrorists.)
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To: Salamander

Funny how this crap never happens when a Republican is president.

Only 9/11.


44 posted on 04/02/2013 3:00:09 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: PastorBooks

EMP is a credible threat, and if WND wants to raise awareness of this threat; good for them. Do note that the ‘article’ appears to be a thinly-veiled advertisement for a book, however. Last time I checked, WND is a business, and is welcome to try to get as many ‘hits’ as they possibly can.


45 posted on 04/02/2013 3:00:32 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cardinal4

I fear you are right.


46 posted on 04/02/2013 3:03:57 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: napscoordinator

That was act 2 of the first attempt.

IMO, the won is the big finale.


47 posted on 04/02/2013 3:05:21 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The freeloaders can kiss their ObamaFoams goodbye. EMP-America is finished.

ObamaFoam? Is that a new kind of post-coital prophylactic the administration's handing out?

48 posted on 04/02/2013 3:07:00 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: who knows what evil?
Last time I checked, WND is a business, and is welcome to try to get as many ‘hits’ as they possibly can.

True of any advertising supported website. Some are more prone to hit the hotbutton than others but they'll all do it.

49 posted on 04/02/2013 3:09:04 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: PastorBooks
Dear Pastor Brooks,

I feel your pain, but believe your complaint is reflective of a much, much larger issue.

... the constant, incessant, panic-driven, Search-Engine-Optimized headlines coming out of...

the media. There isn't a day that goes by lately that even Rush Limbaugh gets turned off at times for plying the propaganda of the regime. I believe many Americans are like you and to a degree like me, we are tired of hearing about the latest catastrophic politcal headline daily.

The news overall has become a stuck pig squeelfest.

50 posted on 04/02/2013 3:09:27 AM PDT by EBH ( American citizens do not negotiate with political terrorists.)
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