Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gingrich Joins the Terroristas

"Terroristas" are those who use 'terrorism' as an excuse for damn near everything--principally civil liberties, but secondarily, spending a helluvalotta money on "counter-terror" efforts.

They gained an ally in Gingrich, who yammers about EMP bombs.

'Cep'n for a few facts, he might be right.

EMP is real, but several key details about the threat of an EMP attack—including the difficulty in pulling it and the amount of damage it would cause — remain in serious dispute. But you wouldn’t know that by listening to Gingrich, who claims that a band of terrorists with a relatively small nuclear warhead could optimize that warhead to produce EMP (something the U.S. has not mastered), attach that warhead to a Scud missile, launch the Scud from a freighter off the coast of the U.S. to a point halfway across the continent, detonate it several miles up in the atmosphere, and end modern civilization as we know it on North America.

So.  If EMP is do-able (questionable at this point in time), it would come from a very wealthy and extremely sophisticated enemy; perhaps PRChina or Putin's country (whatever that is these days.)

HT:  Fabius

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