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If North Korea fired a nuke at south Korea or the USA

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posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:04 AM
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Originally posted by craig732

Originally posted by thecinic
reply to post by JohhnyBGood
 


It would NOT be the end maybe for you if your to dumb to live without electricity...

I'm sure we will think of something COME ON WE ARE AMERICA STILL YOU KNOW....


No electricity... not so hard to live without.

No communications... getting harder to live without.

No transportations... how is all the food going to get from the farms to the people?

You are probably looking at 75%+ of the US population dead within the first month, mostly from starvation.

You should read "Without Warning" by John Birmingham. It is fiction that addresses just this scenario.


It's true. The number one consumer of oil in the West is food production. Fuel and electricity go hand in hand.

And really, hardening everything against EMPs is totally impractical. Maybe the US has shielding around strategic military and political command structures and some equipment, but an entire overhaul of infrastructure and civilian technology is impossible.




posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 03:31 PM
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The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser Testbed, (formerly Airborne Laser) weapons system is a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. It is primarily designed as a missile defense system to destroy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), while in boost phase. The aircraft was designated YAL-1A in 2004 by the U.S. Department of Defense.

The YAL-1 with a low-power laser was test-fired in flight, at an airborne target in 2007.A high-energy laser was used to intercept a test target in January 2010,[3] and the following month, successfully destroyed two test missiles.

The Air Force has not requested any further funds for the Airborne Laser and Air Force Chief Schwartz has said that the system "does not reflect something that is operationally viable.”


The US can launch these before the missle has even left the enemy country and keep many in the skies for days as a protective barrier.



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 08:43 PM
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The US has one working prototype.

And modern ICBMs, especially those made by Russia, have specific shielding to counter laser attacks by ABL systems. And really, the US is going to have these deployed at the exact location at the right time in perfect conditions to counter enemy ICBMs and their MIRVs?

If North Korea was ever going to nuke the mainland US, which would never happen, they would obviously not use an ICBM (especially since they officially don't even have the range or intent). It would be a ground detonation, probably in a truck or backpack.



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
Pfft. I remember when New York suffered from a city-wide power outage years ago because of a glitch in the power grid. Millions of New Yorkers swarmed the streets, looting was rampant, martial law was pretty much in effect... and it only last a day.


You forgot all the kids that were born nine months later!



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
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The US has one working prototype.

And modern ICBMs, especially those made by Russia, have specific shielding to counter laser attacks by ABL systems. And really, the US is going to have these deployed at the exact location at the right time in perfect conditions to counter enemy ICBMs and their MIRVs?

If North Korea was ever going to nuke the mainland US, which would never happen, they would obviously not use an ICBM (especially since they officially don't even have the range or intent). It would be a ground detonation, probably in a truck or backpack.


Most probably from an annonymous coastal freighter by a scud type missile with a super EMP warhead - maybe even blow themselves up afterward - who you going to retaliate against? - China? Russia? NK? Iran? AQ?


This is just like 911 - an obvious easily pulled off scenario, just waiting to happen - personally I suspect Mr Soeteiro is fully on board with it.



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