Skip to comments.How North Korea Could Destroy The United States
Posted on 04/05/2013 7:10:05 AM PDT by raptor22
National Security: The administration moves an advanced missile defense system to Guam because it knows a single low-yield nuke detonated at high altitude could send America back in time a hundred years.
The announcement Wednesday by the Defense Department that it would soon deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD), a missile defense system inherited from the Bush administration, to Guam underscores the seriousness of the threat from North Korea, whose actions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel rightly said, "present a real and clear danger."
This move comes after the Obama administration reversed its previous scuttling of Bush administration plans to increase our ground-based interceptor force in Alaska and the deployment of two destroyers equipped with Aegis missile defense systems, the Decatur and the John McCain, to the region.
Some observers dismissed it as familiar bluster when North Korea's 28-year-old raging runt, Kim Jong-un, signed an order for North Korea's strategic rocket forces to be on standby to fire at U.S. targets in front of a map that included Austin, Texas, as a target.
But other observers are concerned that a specific target may not be what the possibly imploding North Korean regime may have in mind.
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 de-orbited on command anywhere over the U.S. and exploded at a high altitude, releasing an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). That would fry electronic circuitry and the nation's power grid.
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Clinton let them develop missiles and Obama fumbled on Nulear weapons develupment.
This is a very interesting analyses compete with maps:
“BTW, what do you do with the deer, pig, fish, frozen veggies from your garden, and frozen leftovers in your freezer if you dont have any kind of notice the power is going to be off for a month because its not hurricane season?”
I have a “Max Cold” Igloo unit the frozen food would go in and eat it as it defrosted. I don’t have deer or pig in the freezer, have very little meat in there and would eat it first.
Are you sure? But there was millions.
Who would we launch against? The norks?
Would they notice?
If we EMPd the norks wed also cause the South Koreans a lot of pain.
If we nuked them South Korea and Japan would get fallout as well. Are we willing to do that?
Meanwhile, every big city burns to the ground. And with them go a lot of the tech talent necessary to stage any sort of recovery. And thats assuming the Chinese sell us the equipment wed need to begin with.
Exactly. Can you imagine - EVERYONE caught off-guard, panic-stricken, disoriented. I think I’ll stay home for a few weeks. :-6
“How many of the technical people and engineers needed for a recovery do you think live in the outskirts of those cities?”
How many city technical people would it require in, let’s say Idaho, to get the utilities running? None?
I hope it has a LARGE fuel tank!
How would they get the large step down transformer they’d need to do that?
Those are made in china. Need several months lead time for delivery and need to come through either a major port (hey, those big cities that burned to the ground within a month of the blackout) or an airport (hey, another city, what’s the odds their control tower still works?).
And that electrical power plant? It was connected to those long ‘antenna’ wires that were the biggest problem. It probably burned to the ground as well. Hope it wasn’t a nuke plant too.
You get into the south where temps reach over 100 you’re not going to eat everything in your frig and freezer before it spoils unless both are almost empty.
Been there done that too many times.
Even assuming you did, how does that keep other people from throwing their spoiled food out by the curb where it stinks and draws flies?
I’m reminded to plant luffa sponge seeds this spring.
Not all “smart” people live in a city, that is not a valid argument.
We are smart. We look for things.
What would hurt bigtime, for a long time, is loss of the teaching hospitals. If the star heart surgeon in your area is mugged and left for dead for his shoes while trying to walk out of the urban area his hospital was in...he teaches no one. Ever.
And not just the teachers. The equipment too. The MRI facility that diagnosed the cyst on my kids pituatary was exactly one block from the hood. One block. And all those types of equipment are pretty much all Made in China. And those facilities are located in urbania.
It will be, even with doctors and a few specialists that make it, like medicine in 1950. A few X ray machines and surgical suites in small rural hospitals. MRI’s? CATs? Very few and far between. Laser knife equipment? Forget it. Burned to the ground with the hospital in the big city.
How long do you think Saint Judes would last if the lights went out in Memphis? The druggies would sack it within 3 days when their high wore off and their dealers were out.
Welllll, I wasn't going to get into that since there is much misinformation here about that. I did a study about the difference between a solar flare and a NEMP, which I posted on another website. There was a federal commission (pre-Obama I think) that investigated what would happen in a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (NEMP) attack. Scientists tested regular cars, police cars, and ambulances to see what would happen. Very little did - a few turned off but worked again when started. On the ambulance, a computer used to input data turned off but started again when rebooted.
The result was, all cars and trucks will work but some may turn off but start again.
That report is 180 pages long. The car/truck testing material starts on page 114. You can read the report here:
Which is why my husband packs heat and has a bugout bag in the trunk of his car including a spare set of walking shoes. If you could afford one of those portable folding bikes to stash in the trunk of your car or toolbox of your truck you’d be in like flynn. Assuming you used it and got the heck out of dodge before the other people decided you were riding on the mobile equivalent of gold bullion.
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