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    Quote Originally Posted by Endangered Species View Post
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    People talk about sophisticated missiles to deliver an A-bomb? I bet Iran has a delivery system to reach Israel now.
    Don't have to be too complicated to come inland by water,even.

    How big a ship would be needed to use this same system from the Ocean, straight West to DC?


    The problem with that scenario, Iran would be rapidly cooling glass, an hour later, all of it.

    Can any Country have that many mental leaders to do that?
    Be Safe.

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    According to the following link:

    http://www.survivalblog.com/2007/04/...ange_of_n.html

    The effective range of an EMP blast would be less than 300 miles. It would be longer if the EMP can travel along power lines. (still undetermined at this point)

    Anything outside the blast radius that is not on the grid would probably be spared. Since I'm about 900 miles from DC, I'm not gonna worry much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeland Man View Post
    According to the following link:

    http://www.survivalblog.com/2007/04/...ange_of_n.html

    The effective range of an EMP blast would be less than 300 miles. It would be longer if the EMP can travel along power lines. (still undetermined at this point)

    Anything outside the blast radius that is not on the grid would probably be spared. Since I'm about 900 miles from DC, I'm not gonna worry much.
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    Iran is crazy, not stupid. Our ICBMs are protected from EMPs. Retaliation would be swift and devastating. Not even the crazy Ayatollahs are that stupid.

    Well, maybe they are.... These are the same type of guys that don't let women drive because it damages their ovaries...

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    What makes anyone think this administration would launch a nuke at a Muslim country?
    "In routine encounters with law enforcement, a citizen should not have to weigh the likelihood that the officer will decide to shoot him dead. That's about as basic a standard for civilized society as one can muster."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZBoater View Post
    Iran is crazy, not stupid. Our ICBMs are protected from EMPs. Retaliation would be swift and devastating. Not even the crazy Ayatollahs are that stupid.

    Well, maybe they are.... These are the same type of guys that don't let women drive because it damages their ovaries...
    You missing the most important point, the world ending is a blaze of Muslim induced glory is a good thing. It means the second coming of their prophet or whatever. Last Iranian President stated it was going to happen she he was president. These people want to die for their cause.
    Up to a point a man's life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him; then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. ... Everyone has it within his power to say, this I am today, that I shall be tomorrow
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    These people want to die for their cause.
    And I'm willing to help them,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeland Man View Post
    According to the following link:

    http://www.survivalblog.com/2007/04/...ange_of_n.html

    The effective range of an EMP blast would be less than 300 miles. It would be longer if the EMP can travel along power lines. (still undetermined at this point)

    Anything outside the blast radius that is not on the grid would probably be spared. Since I'm about 900 miles from DC, I'm not gonna worry much.
    I say with all due respect to a fellow Lakelander, we know the above statement is wrong.

    Starfish Prime/Operation Fishbowl

    TL;DR: High altitude nuke tests by US govt in 1960s knocked out electrical systems in Hawaii, nearly 1,500 miles **EDIT: meant kilometers, actually about 900 miles** away from the detonation site.


    Read One Second After for a fictional account based on the science of the Starfish Prime event.
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    Thanks for those link Webster, I'd not seen this before. Interesting read
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