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Only hours after North Korea launched a rocket, Newt Gingrich was on television saying the United States should have preemptively attacked the nuclear-armed country – with an electromagnetic pulse. - “We do not appreciate the scale of threat that is evolving on the planet,” the former House Speaker said on Fox News Sunday. “And North Korea is a totally irresponsible dictatorship run by a person who is clearly out of touch with reality.”
The North Korean government says it launched an experimental communications satellite that is now orbiting in space; U.S. officials claim it was a missile that quickly fell into the Pacific ocean.
President Barack Obama, in Prague on his first tour of Europe, blasted the rocket launch as “provocative,” saying it violated a U.N. resolution, and pledged to take action at a U.N. Security Council meeting. Obama had joined other world leaders in urging the hard-line communist state to drop plans to test a missile.
Originally posted by jam321
Personally, I think the US and people like Gingrich should be more worried about the damage the UN policies can do to the US than what NK can do to the US with its missiles.
I see NK as a political distraction from the economic chaos. Anything to get people's mind off the economy. Seems to be working.
“You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste,” he said then. “It’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.’’
Originally posted by cyberpilot
reply to post by detachedindividual
I think once he blurted it out its known. How would it be useless in a few years? Its not like they can replace electronics with mechanical guidance and control.
Originally posted by jsobecky
I'm puzzled here.
It seems that people think EMP weapons are theoretical only. That stage was passed years ago, around the time the transistor was invented. By accident, most likely.
Gingrich (brilliant man, btw) didn't reveal any secrets.
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