Monday, April 25

"EMP" ATTACK ON U.S. WOULD KILL ELECTRONS, NOT PEOPLE

In a chilling report that Americans need to take note of, "WorldNetDaily" points to an ominous, emerging threat posed by Iran in which a nuclear warhead could be detonated at a high altitude over the continental United States, resulting in what scientists call an "Electronic Pulse Weapon" -- a nuclear weapon designed to kill electrons, not people.

Such a weapon could "knock out America's critical electrical and technological infrastructure, effectively sending the continental U.S. back to the 19th century with a recovery time of months or years."

The use of a nuclear warhead in this manner eliminates the necessity of sophisticated missile guidance systems to pinpoint American targets or, for that matter, clearing the security hurdles in smuggling a nuclear device into the United States (so-called "dirty bombs"). All that is needed is to get a warhead up over the United States at a high altitude and even a "scud missle" will do the job and they're a mere $100,000 a copy on the open weapons' market.

According to Joseph Farah, Congress is already aware of this burgeoning threat from rogue nations, a threat that could "effectively neutralize the world's lone superpower."

"The radical Shiite regime has conducted successful tests to determine if its Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, can be detonated by a remote-control device while still in high-altitude flight."

"Scientists, including President Reagan's top science adviser, William R. Graham, say there is no other explanation for such tests than preparation for the deployment of Electromagnetic Pulse weapons – even one of which could knock out America's critical electrical and technological infrastructure, effectively sending the continental U.S. back to the 19th century with a recovery time of months or years."

The report continues:

"Jerome Corsi, author of "Atomic Iran," told WorldNetDaily the new findings about Iran's Electromagnetic Pulse experiments significantly raise the stakes of the mullah regime's bid to become a nuclear power."

Corsi concludes: "Up until now, I believed the nuclear threat to the U.S. from Iran was limited to the ability of terrorists to penetrate the borders or port security to deliver a device to a major city," he said. "While that threat should continue to be a grave concern for every American, these tests by Iran demonstrate just how devious the fanatical mullahs in Tehran are. We are facing a clever and unscrupulous adversary in Iran that could bring America to its knees."

One of the key reasons John Kerry and the Democratic Party lost the 2004 presidential race is because they didn't convince the American people that they had a viable foreign policy platform, nor the will to carry the fight to the terrorists. If President Bush comes to see the necessity of a knock-out punch against Iran to eliminate this looming threat, I wonder what side of the ledger the Democratic Party leadership will fall on? We know intuitively, as well as from his previous vascillations, that John Kerry will prefer entrusting our security to the United Nations, rather than supporting our president. But Kerry is a Senate eunuch. The question becomes, which way would Hillary Clinton go and, if she were to show steel, could she rally pusillanimous Democrats in both chambers to the cause of national defense. I suspect she'd do just that with 2008 on the not too distant horizon.