Wednesday, July 30, 2008

U.S. Intel: Iran Plans Nuclear Strike on U.S.

From Newsmax:

Iran has carried out missile tests for what could be a plan for a nuclear strike on the United States, the head of a national security panel has warned.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee and in remarks to a private conference on missile defense over the weekend hosted by the Claremont Institute, Dr. William Graham warned that the U.S. intelligence community “doesn’t have a story” to explain the recent Iranian tests.

One group of tests that troubled Graham, the former White House science adviser under President Ronald Reagan, were successful efforts to launch a Scud missile from a platform in the Caspian Sea.

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My Comment: An interesting article, but I do not share its apocalyptic view of what an EMP attack would do to the U.S. I strongly believed that any damage caused by an EMP attack would be quickly repaired, and the grid back on line in a few months.

I live in Montreal, Canada, and we had a catastrophic power failure in the month of January, 1998. Because of an ice storm, the entire electrical grid collapsed. I did not have power for over a week, but for others it lasted almost a month. This occurred in the middle of winter and life was very difficult. But we all survived. People helped each other. Crime was at an all time low (almost non-existant). The shelters worked A-OK. Word got around very quickly on what was happening. People were informed. Hospitals, restaurants, supermarkets ... everyone adjusted.

The same will happen if the U.S. experiences an EMP attack. As for the country or group that launches such a strike .... my gut tells me that they will not be so lucky.

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