Skip to comments.Iran endorses nuclear EMP attack on United States
Posted on 03/19/2015 1:14:07 PM PDT by familyop
Suspected for years of plotting to dismantle the U.S. electric grid, American officials have confirmed that Iranian military brass have endorsed a nuclear electromagnetic pulse explosion that would attack the country's power system.
American defense experts made the discovery while translating a secret Iranian military handbook, raising new concerns about Tehran's recent nuclear talks with the administration.
The issue of a nuclear EMP attack was raised in the final hours of this week's elections in Israel when U.S. authority Peter Vincent Pry penned a column for Arutz Sheva warning of Iran's threat to free nations.
"Iranian military documents describe such a scenario including a recently translated Iranian military textbook that endorses nuclear EMP attack against the United States," he wrote.
A knowledgable source said that the textbook discusses an EMP attack on America in 20 different places.
Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who is leading an effort to protect the U.S. electric grid from an EMP attack, has recently made similar claims based on the document translated by military authorities.
Once sneered at by critics, recent moves by Iran and North Korea have given credibility to the potential EMP threat from an atmospheric nuclear explosion over the U.S.
Pry has suggested ways for Iran to deliver a nuclear attack: by ship launched off the East Coast, a missile or via satellite.
Either way the result could be destruction of all or part of the U.S. electric grid, robbing the public of power, computers, water and communications for potentially a year.
Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, said the threat to the grid can also come from solar activity.
He has been pushing Washington and state governments to take the relatively inexpensive move to protect the electric grid, though his concern is from a nuclear attack by Iran or North Korea.
"It is increasingly frightening," he said. "We have to get started on this."
He noted that Iran's top military leader recently announced that he was ready for war with the U.S.
"We are ready for the decisive battle against the U.S. and the Zionist regime," Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Hassan Firouzabadi told Iran's Fars News Agency in 2014.
Below is from Pry's column that discusses an Iran EMP attack:
Iran armed with nuclear missiles poses an unprecedented threat to global civilization.
One nuclear warhead detonated at high-altitude over the United States would blackout the national electric grid and other life sustaining critical infrastructures for months or years by means of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A nationwide blackout lasting one year, according to the Congressional EMP Commission, could cause chaos and starvation that leaves 90 percent of Americans dead.
Iranian military documents describe such a scenario--including a recently translated Iranian military textbook that endorses nuclear EMP attack against the United States.
Thus, Iran with a small number of nuclear missiles can by EMP attack threaten the existence of modernity and be the death knell for Western principles of international law, humanism and freedom. For the first time in history, a failed state like Iran could destroy the most successful societies on Earth and convert an evolving benign world order into world chaos.
The book “One Second After”, described such a scenario.
Why do you think they are working so hard on missiles with way more range than they need to reach Israel?
Did the Iranians totally forget about our Ohio class subs?
Die Welt: Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela (17 May 2011)
Russia engages in 'gangland' diplomacy as it sends warship to the Caribbean (Exercise with Venezuelan military, 2008)
Russia to build 2 Kalashnikov factories in Venezuela by 2010
Iran readies launch of new satellite
(Iran's second satellite launch, 11/09/2009
Russia, N.Korea, China give Iran missile aid -CIA
Iran military engineers on hand for N. Korea missile launch
10 Iranian Missile Engineers Visited N. Korea:Sankei reports(check on NK’s Chinese equipments)
S. Korea, U.S. verifying reports on test of new N.K. missile in Iran: source
(4,000 kilometer rangewill reach the VaticanMay 16th, 2007)
US confirms Iran launch of first home-built satellite
afp ^ | 2-03-09 | staff
Iran Satellite Launch Heightens Missile Development Concerns
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2009
Iran hails successful launch of satellite rocket
Posted on Wed 03 Feb 2010 02:51:50 AM MST
Iran fires satellite carrier into space
Iran Launches Third Satellite
Lawmaker: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Practicing for An EMP Attack on the United States
Read “One Second After” if you fall asleep too quickly at night.
Iran has test fired a sea-launched ballistic missile, according to classified U.S. intelligence reports, which could be used in a devastating stealth attack against the United States or Israel for which the United States has no known or planned defense.
When will Obama move to provide them the technology to wage such an attack sooner rather than later?
Obama is doing everything that he can do to help- Iran.
Obama will be shipping the EMP weapon to them any day now.
Can't, too busy with CLIMAT CHANGE and Al Gore.
It would be informative if the story had briefly mentioned what that action might be.
“I’m Barack Obama, and I approve this message.”
Did the Iranians totally forget about our Ohio class subs?
They have no threat value if Obama refuses to use them. I seriously doubt he would retaliate to any provocation, no matter how grave. I just don’t see that happening.
They’ve been launching missiles for years in the Caspian Sea from ships. They go up and detonate in the air. They claim it is a malfunction but I believe they will attempt to get a ship or two (armed with missiles) close to our shores and thus the EMP. If they can coordinate three ships (east, west and gulf coasts) they can do major damage!
“Did the Iranians totally forget about our Ohio class subs?”
Boomers only matter to people who care if they die before the Mahdi comes, that’s what makes the Iranians more dangerous than the Ruskies.
Good thing Otrama removed Iran from the terrorist list.
Funny how Obama demands background checks for citizens to buy guns, but no background checks for terrorist that want nukes.
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