Iran EMP

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by rockinr, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. rockinr

    rockinr Member

    This morning on Quinn and Rose show they had a segment on how Iran was working with medium range missiles. Something that they could launch from International waters and make it to the heartland, and set off an EMP. Has anyone else here about this?
  2. Possumfam

    Possumfam Well-Known Member

    I should know better than to post these articles, as I have not read any of them yet, but yeah, I've heard. Don't know if it's rumor or if there are substantial facts behind it, but articles might give some insight.

    Got these from a sight on youtube - not my work, but this guy usually follows world events pretty closely.

    * Iran to U.S., Israel: Bring On the Cyber War
    KGO Newstalk 810 San Francisco

    * 'Iran firm to thwart Israel cyber war' d

    * Former CIA Counter-Terror Chief: Al Qaeda Will Go Cyber

    * On guard for cyberspace: Because of its haphazard development over the years, the Internet is still not as secure as it really ought to be
    On guard for cyberspace

    * Confronting the Cyber Threat
    Confronting the Cyber Threat - Council on Foreign Relations

    * Pentagon says cybersecurity plan defensive
    Latest news, Latest News Headlines, news articles, news video, news photos -

    * DOD: Cyber Threat Grows More Destructive
    DoD: Cyber threat grows more destructive | Article | The United States Army

    * Cyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat
    Cyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat -- InformationWeekCyber Threat Resembles Pre-9/11 Terror Threat: Black Hat - government Blog

    Israel launches cyber command - Israel Culture, Ynetnews

    U.S. Strategic Command - U.S. Cyber Command

  3. Idaholady

    Idaholady Member

    Someone by the name of Reza Kahiili had an article ion WND that I saw on the Internet...someplace...maybe WND, duh...the headline said: "Iran says U.S. will be taught the mother of all lessons." An editorical warns of pending cyber attack on electrical grid.....though, if the issue about O's birth certificate becomes a real issue...I'd assume our govt would pull the plug on our power; leaving all in the dark......just my two cents.
  4. StrayDog

    StrayDog ExCommunicated

    Well if Iran in fact made this statement then lets show them how to create glass from the desert. IMO, threats should be met with immediate response. Iraq did have weapons of mass destruction; they had more than enough time to ship them out and hide them. Attack us and you shall reap the rewards of your actions immediately... Total annihilation.
  5. Jezcruzen

    Jezcruzen Well-Known Member

    An EMP event would certainly be one means of crippling the US by a much weaker country that could never prevail against us in an all out war. They would also have the advantage of a first strike at the time of their choosing unbeknownst to us. Just explode a nuclear device or three in the upper atmosphere over the US and we are back to the 1800's.

    Theoretically, the EMP would destroy the circuitry in any unprotected electronic device... everything from washing machines to commercial aircraft to electric transformers to TVs to medical equipment. Computers? Gone! Electricity? Gone! Only older non-electronic equipment would remain useful and working, like pre-1974 automobiles devoid of any of the electronics stuffed into newer models. It could take years to recover if left alone and unmolested by other nations, which definitely wouldn't happen.

    But, nature could achieve the same result. Sun flares are actually an EMP event. Severe sun flares could imperil our lives as readily as a man-made event could. Maybe even more.
  6. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

    I say BRING IT ON, Iran. Our military is still #1 in the world, and our government, for better and worser, is still the best.

    It won't be pretty, so be ready. Be prepared.
  7. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple Active Member

    No in the 1800's we had the tools and knowledge of the time. We have forgotten how to use simple tools and know nothing about surviving without electricity. We would be thrown into a state that is unprecedented.
  8. RevWC

    RevWC The Future?


    Cuba would probably fair well due to their antiquated equipment! If this happens hopefully we can return same…..

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  9. Fn/Form

    Fn/Form Function over Form

    I'd bet money such EMP devices are already in orbit and disguised as "satellites".

    Foolish to bet on it, I guess. That prize money won't be worth anything if one goes off. :p
  10. Bigdog57

    Bigdog57 Adventurer at large

    The day that Iran pops a nuke to subject us to EMP.... is the day that Tehran ceases to exsist. A tramp Steamer lugging a glorified SCUD is no match for the US Navy's Boomers........ :cool:
  11. dahur

    dahur Well-Known Member

    I agree. Unless Iran has a way to neutralize our subs, they will guarantee their destruction by launching on us. With 70 virgin maidens waiting in martyrdom, maybe they don't care.
    I believe the US still has a tit for tat policy, or MAD. Launch on us and you WILL get one back.


    "I spent most of my money on women and beer. The rest I wasted"
    -Evel Knievel
  12. horseman09

    horseman09 Well-Known Member

  13. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

    Be that as it may, all we can do is prepare and be ready. I have high regard for our military, despite the obstacles politicians and presidents throw in their way. Like all organizations there are good and bad among the ranks, but I believe most will give (and have given) their all to protect our country.

    We're educating and preparing ourselves and those others we're able to, so we can do the same, to protect our families, our neighborhoods, maybe our communities and our country.

    Yes, the things you wrote may happen. What is it we are to do? Most of us do what we can to be informed, inform others, and ...and... then what? Who's going to stop these things from happening, and how? What hope are you offering us? Lead us, make a plan.

    The sheeple, and us too, have just grumbled and talked about it (well, not counting the oblivious ones). Terrible abuses have been inflicted on our freedoms and rights. We get on here and make indignant posts about it. Then what? Go on with our lives and our prepping and keep grumbling.

    There will be a straw that breaks the camel's back someday, but will that happen before or after something like an EMP strike by Iran or anyone else? Will it stop Iran?

    It's not fun to helplessly watch these things unfold. But we have to do the best we can to have hope. Isn't that why we're prepping? Without hope, why prep?
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2011
  14. BlueShoe

    BlueShoe ExCommunicated

    What people don't understand is that Iran doesn't invade other countries. They have a long history of not invading. Iran won't pose any threat for a long, long time. They will not be capable of developing any medium range missile tech in the near future. Israel will take care of that. Iran doesn't want any part of Israel.

    BUT, Iran has enemies that have the capability to do things and point at Iran.

    China WILL attack our electrical grid, IMO. They already poison us (Iran doesn't) in our food and with toxic waste in new products they sell us. China is popping subs up in the middle of our war maneuvers every so often. China is attempting to hack our security, diplomatic and military networks daily. Israel does too. Iran tries. They aren't dumb people as many teach in our universities.