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Originally posted by Chonx
reply to post by InnerPeace2012
Thanks for the link and extra information, I was wandering in what capacity any attack would come and it seems that it would take the form of a missile attack. Al Jazeera is based in Quatar and is state owned, not Israeli.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by Chonx
I think you have the wrong island. The island off Korea isn't disputed, it's South Korean territory. The islands China wants are disputed with Japan, and are the Senkaku Islands. Those have a lot of resources under them.
Originally posted by Monger
What a mess. The Korean war was a terrible situation, and one that's largely been forgotten. As it increasingly seems that we're on the verge of starting the thing up again, I wonder why anybody would want to revisit it. I've met several veterans of that conflict, and it did terrible things to their psyche. Any war does, but these vets were damaged in ways that I'd never seen before.
Originally posted by ed1320
A very small precision EMP cloaked as a small meteor needs to go off over this jackasses capitol or wherever he is. That way we dont have to hear anymore of his rambling, maybe a 50 mile radius would be good then he would have to walk to get back on the airwaves. That would take his fat ass about a month complete peace since the locals probably dont have electric anyways.
North Korea issued air raid alerts and ordered its military to take immediate action, the country's state media outlet said Thursday.
Korean Central Television, a TV and radio broadcaster, said the alert was issued at 9:32 a.m. with military units and civilians told to take cover. It added that authorities called on the armed forces to take countermeasures to reduce damage.
The broadcaster did not say if an attack is under way or expected, indicating it may be a drill. The North has carried out similar air raid drills in the past, and ordered blackouts during nighttime exercises.
Originally posted by superman2012
reply to post by Hijinx
An EMP would fry all circuitry whether grid connected or not (unless shielded) and it works by line of sight. So you have one high up, it will affect everything it can "see". The lower it is, the less it will harm...unless it takes out a power station causing blackouts everywhere, but, from a map I have seen of NK at night, they already are blacked out.
Few problems here. The best man made EMP's are created from high altitude nuclear detonations. Using a nuke as a weapon anywhere, even as a tool for an EMP is going to cause serious global turmoil. Too many nuclear parties in the world to risk using a nuclear device to produce a significant EMP. This type of EMP is at a specific altitude based on yield. Too high, no effects will reach the ground, too low, you may not get an EMP and you will irradiate the # out of your target area.
You also seem to be comparing Solar based EMP's with, the emp military tech can produce.
There seems to be a lot of this on ATS. If you could really set off an EMP and throw a nation into the stone age it would be done with NK, it would be done with Iran, it would be done with pretty much anyone that gets out of line. 0 loss of life, and an absolute win for those who use it.
It just doesn't work that way. I hear this with the threat of ballistic missiles " Oh we will just set off an EMP and they will be useless." No, even that rudimentary metal hull on the missile is enough to shield it from minor to moderate emp's. That's basically the concept behind a farraday cage. A closed metal hull surrounding the object you want to protect. The current runs along the outside of the object, and the inside is fine. Yes, in some cases if there is contact between the case and the sensitive electronics the current could cause problems, but you have to insulate that area anyways so you don't short out the electronics while they operate.
The order of Solar flare based emp's and man made emp's are so far apart it's apples and oranges.
You could take the Tsar bomba up a few miles and still not produce the power of a solar(from the sun) emp, and there are ways to shield our tech from even those mighty blasts.
Again, EMP's have the most effect on long lines, antennas, and sensitive instruments that are operating at the time of the EMP.