Originally Posted by G29Reload
QUOTE=LongGun1;20363669]Do you understand the HEMP I am discussing is approximately 300 miles up?
Do you understand that things dont stay static?
So? You ever hear of sounding rockets?
An L1011 at 40,000 can launch a Pegasus rocket. Flying out of either Vandenberg or Wallops Island.
Low earth orbit in no time.
Since we are now relegated to hitching rides with the Russians to get into space.
..and our civilian space effort is still in it's infancy...
Orbital Sciences Corp has been around since the 80s. And we re not talking about going to the ISS.
..and our country would in all likelihood be self destructing soon after an HEMP...
..with the world realigning into yet a new world order[/QUOTE]
The foolishness here is presuming again that things will remain static. We dont roll over and die. We will react. It wont be pleasant or pretty but writing us off is a huge mistake.[/QUOTE]
Obviously we will just have to disagree on this issue..
With your viewpoint...
..we should have won the Korean War..
..as we just came out of WWII victorious. .
..had nuclear weapons & the means of delivering them...
..along with a huge military capability left over from WWII..
(and the beginning Cold War buildup)
..vs the non-nuclear (at that point in time) & impoverished Chinese we had just delivered from Japanese oppression...
..still rebuilding from the devastation of WWII.
So...no way they would send up to a million soldiers across the Yalu River to attack us....right??
As to do so would be suicide. ..right?
Well...history indicates differently!
Unlike Pearl Harbor & the attacks of 9/11 that were localized..
..allowing the untouched remainder of the US to respond effectively...
..an HEMP would be very widespread..
..devastating to a society that has a fragile, aging electrical generation & delivery infrastructure..
..a society dependent on very complex high technology driven just-in-time delivery systems..
..a society that so many consumers depend on so few producers hundreds & thousands of miles away..
..and a society that has a sizable amount of blue state thugs who would violently capitalize on the "opportunity" that a catastrophic event like a nationwide HEMP would provide...IMO!
Believe what you please..
..but a HEMP is the perfect use of a single nuclear weapon against the military/industrial capability of the US for many reasons...IMO
..and for example.. the time is fast approaching for Iran to have both a nuclear & delivery capability..if they do not now.
Look at Iran's long range missile tests..
..the ones that were terminated at HEMP altitudes. .
..and simply ask yourself ....why??