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Is it Time to Worry about the E-Bomb?

September 11, 2017

Most of us take electricity for granted except during storms or other short term power outages. Usually an hour or so without our TV, lights, electric heat or air is little more than an irritation. On a larger scale, if an outage hits an entire city, emergency resources can only last so long before people die from exposure, food spoils and companies lose millions in lost productivity.

If a power outage strikes on a much larger scale, it could shut down the electronic networks that keep governments and their military running. We are utterly dependent on power, and when it’s gone, things get very bad, very fast.

I am going to discuss an Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb while many people do not understand the Atomic Bomb yet.

The EMP or E-Bomb is a weapon designed to take advantage of the electricity dependency by destroying most machines that use electric power. During a normal power outage generators run hospitals and military essential operations. After an E-Bomb attack, generators would be useless, cars wouldn’t run, and there would be no chance of making a phone call. In a matter of seconds, a big enough e-bomb could thrust an entire city back 200 years or severely cripple a military unit.

The U.S. military has been pursuing the idea of an e-bomb for decades, and many believe it now has such a weapon in its arsenal. On the other end of the scale, terrorist groups likely have low-tech e-bombs to inflict massive damage on the United States. Remember, the number one state supporter of terrorism is Iran, a country recently infused with $140 billion.

The basic idea of an E-Bomb — or more broadly, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon — is pretty simple. These sorts of weapons are designed to overwhelm electrical circuitry with an intense electromagnetic field. The radio signals that transmit AM, FM, television and cell phone calls are all electromagnetic energy, as is ordinary light, microwaves and x-rays.

Electric current generates magnetic fields and changing magnetic fields can induce electric current. This magnetic field, in turn, can induce an electrical current in another conductor, such as a radio receiver antenna. If the fluctuating electrical signal represents particular information, the receiver can decode it.

A low intensity radio transmission only induces sufficient electrical current to pass on a signal to a receiver. But if you greatly increased the intensity of the signal (the magnetic field), it would induce a much larger electrical current. A big enough current would fry the semiconductor components in the radio, disintegrating it beyond repair.

Picking up a new radio would be the least of your concerns, of course. The intense fluctuating magnetic field could induce a massive current in just about any other electrically conductive object including phone lines, power lines and even metal pipes. These unintentional antennas would pass the current spike on to any other electrical components down the line such as a network of computers hooked up to phone lines. A big enough surge could burn out semiconductor devices, melt wiring, fry batteries and even explode transformers.

E-bombs have been in the headlines for a few years, but the concept of EMP weaponry has been around for a long time. From the 1960s through the 1980s, the United States was most concerned with the possibility of a nuclear EMP attack.

This idea dates back to nuclear weapons research from the 1950s. In 1958, American tests of hydrogen bombs yielded some surprising results. A test blast over the Pacific Ocean ended up blowing out streetlights in parts of Hawaii, hundreds of miles away. The blast even disrupted radio equipment as far away as Australia.

Researchers concluded that the electrical disturbance was due to the Compton effect, theorized by physicist Arthur Compton in 1925. Compton’s assertion was that photons of electromagnetic energy could knock loose electrons from atoms with low atomic numbers. In the 1958 test, researchers concluded, the photons from the blast’s intense gamma radiation knocked a large number of electrons free from oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the atmosphere. This flood of electrons interacted with the Earth’s magnetic field to create a fluctuating electric current, which induced a powerful magnetic field. The resulting electromagnetic pulse induced intense electrical currents in conductive materials over a wide area.

During the cold war, U.S. intelligence feared the Soviet Union would launch a nuclear missile and detonate it some 30 miles above the United States, to achieve the same effect on a larger scale. They feared that the resulting electromagnetic burst would knock out electrical equipment across the United States.

Such an attack is still a possibility, but that is no longer the main concern. These days, U.S. intelligence is giving non-nuclear EMP devices, such as E-Bombs, much more attention. These weapons wouldn’t affect as wide an area, because they wouldn’t blast photons so high above the Earth, but they could be used to create total blackouts on a more local level.

The United States most likely has EMP weapons in its arsenal, but it’s not clear in what form. Much of the United States’ EMP research has involved high power microwaves (HPMs). Reporters have widely speculated that they do exist and that such weapons could be used in a war with Iraq.

Most likely, the United States’ HPM e-bombs aren’t really bombs at all. They’re probably more like super powerful microwave ovens that can generate a concentrated beam of microwave energy. One possibility is the HPM device would be mounted to a cruise missile, disrupting ground targets from above.

This technology is advanced and expensive and so would be inaccessible to military forces without considerable resources. But that’s only one piece of the E-Bomb story. Using inexpensive supplies and rudimentary engineering knowledge, a terrorist organization could easily construct a dangerous E-Bomb device.

In late September 2001, Popular Mechanics published an article outlining this possibility. The article focused on flux compression generator bombs (FCGs), which date back to the 1950s. This sort of e-bomb has a fairly simple, potentially inexpensive design. The design concept has been widely available to the public for some time.

A lot of media attention is focused on Iran developing nuclear weapons. Seriously, how could it be possible that Iran does not already have nuclear weapons? If they have not developed them with help from North Korean and Russian Nuclear Scientists, they have likely purchased them with their windfall from the Obama Administration. Where do you think North Korea is getting funding for its nuclear and ICBM frenzy? What does North Korea export? Are people flocking to North Korea for tourism or education?

The United States is drawn to EMP technology because it is potentially non-lethal, but is still highly destructive. An E-bomb attack would leave buildings standing and spare lives, but it could destroy a sizable military.

There is a range of possible attack scenarios. Low-level electromagnetic pulses would temporarily jam electronics systems, more intense pulses would corrupt important computer data and very powerful bursts would completely fry electric and electronic equipment.

In modern warfare, the various levels of attack could accomplish a number of important combat missions without racking up many casualties. For example, an E-Bomb could effectively neutralize vehicle control systems, targeting systems, communications systems, navigation systems and sensor systems.

EMP weapons could be especially useful in an invasion of Middle-East targets because a pulse might effectively neutralize underground bunkers. Most underground bunkers are hard to reach with conventional bombs and missiles. A nuclear blast could effectively demolish many of these bunkers, but this would take a devastating toll on surrounding areas. An electromagnetic pulse could pass through the ground, knocking out the bunker’s lights, ventilation systems, communications — even electric doors. The bunker would be completely uninhabitable.

U.S. forces are also highly vulnerable to EMP attack, however. In recent years, the U.S. military has added sophisticated electronics to the full range of its arsenal. This electronic technology is largely built around consumer-grade semiconductor devices, which are highly sensitive to any power surge. More rudimentary vacuum tube technology would actually stand a better chance of surviving an e-bomb attack.

A widespread EMP attack in any country would compromise a military’s ability to organize itself. Ground troops might have perfectly functioning non-electric weapons like machine guns, but they wouldn’t have the equipment to plan an attack or locate the enemy. Effectively, an EMP attack could reduce any military unit into a guerilla-type army.

While EMP weapons are generally considered non-lethal, they could easily kill people if they were directed towards particular targets. If an EMP knocked out a hospital’s electricity, for example, any patient on life support would die immediately. An EMP weapon could also neutralize vehicles, including aircraft, causing catastrophic accidents.

Concern about limiting civilian casualties is not something terrorists consider, in fact, just the opposite.

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Response to Threats by North Korea since 2013

August 9, 2017

While Schumer & McCain criticize President Trump for talking tough, NATO urges a firm response to North Korea.

Be thankful America does not have a babe in the woods in the White House.

After NK tested a nuclear weapon in 2013, the world was quick to condemn the action.

“The Australian Government condemns in the strongest possible terms nuclear testing by North Korea”

“The North Korean regime’s reckless disregard for the global will is again on display. This test—North Korea’s third—is provocative and marks a serious, misguided threat to regional peace and security.” Canadian PM

“China resolutely opposes the latest nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”

India called upon North Korea to “refrain from such actions which adversely impact on peace and stability in region.”

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman stated that all nuclear weapons should be “destroyed”. However, Iran had a senior representative monitoring the nuclear test.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry stated that “These actions by the DPRK, in violation of its international obligations, must be met with a swift response by the international community.”

The Prime Minister of Japan said the test was a “grave threat” that could not be tolerated.

The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs condemned North Korea’s nuclear test and considered that “It goes against the efforts of the international community to foment dialogue, trust, and cooperation.”

There was similar reaction to a North Korean 2016 missile test.

What will the Schumer ~ McCain caucus have to say after North Korean missiles rain down on Seattle and LA? “Cut it out, strong letter to follow?”

Did objecting to misbehavior in the past have any effect on the madman in NK?

Should our Commander in Chief invite Un to the White House for a Beer Summit? Maybe draw a red line along the Continental Divide?

Clearly, idle threats and crying “wolf” over and over again have only encouraged Little Un to become more reckless. Maybe Un has been radicalized by watching CNN & MSNBC incessantly criticizing President Trump along with every Tweet and every word he utters and every scoop of ice cream he eats?

Do you support the likes of Schumer & McCain or do you stand with President Trump?

As for Gene McVay and my house, we stand with America and our President.

Citizens Should Understand Foreign Policy

March 15, 2015

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I write this FOREIGN POLICY LECTURE assuming that Face the Nation, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, The New York Times and all Democrats do not know this nor can they grasp the shared responsibilities of the President and the Senate:

The Constitution vests the power to make foreign policy in the federal government. It precludes the states from entering into “any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation.

Within the federal government, the Constitution divides foreign-policy making power between the President and the Senate, giving them shared authority over the making of treaties and the extension of diplomatic recognition to other nations.  It is through our President and our Senators that we the people have a voice.  In my case I have full faith in my Senator, Tom Cotton, a veteran of two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard and received his Law Degree from Harvard Law School.  Senator Cotton previously served as a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives.  I have great misgivings about my President who released the leader of ISIS in 2009 and refuses to secure our borders and coastlines.  I view his purge of senior military officers and non commissioned officers with great skepticism and hear from several sources that our military is not being allowed to prosecute the Global War on Terrorism with sincerity.

Specifically, the Constitution gives the Senate the power of “Advice and Consent” on treaties, which the President is responsible for negotiating. The Senate also has the power of “Advice and Consent” in the appointment of ambassadors nominated by the President. Thus, while the Constitution reserves foreign policy for the federal government, it gives the states—as represented by their Senators—an indirect but potent influence over the making of foreign policy.

The Constitution gives the House of Representatives no separate powers in the realm of foreign policy, though in cooperation with the Senate and the President it shares the power of issuing formal declarations of war. But the House can still affect foreign policy. The Founding Fathers understood that U.S. foreign policy would be influenced by what George Washington referred to as “enlightened” public opinion. The House, using its power of the purse and its ability to command the spotlight, plays a role in expressing public sentiments on foreign policy, and thus holding the President to account.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~KK

Good Foreign Policy ended the Cold War while bad Foreign Policy allowed North Korea to develop nuclear weapons. When any radical regime opposed to America gets nuclear weapons, America is weakened.

The Global Terrorism Threat

March 27, 2014

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I know your expectations are low with Secretaries of State like Hillary “Saul Alinsky” Clinton and John “Vietnam Veteran Accuser” Kerry. Therefore, I will take some time out of my day to enlighten you about the threat to your security.

Your State Department lists FOUR Countries as State Sponsors of Terrorism: Iran, Cuba, Syria and Sudan. This may shock you since 15 of the 19 hijackers who hijacked four jet airliners on 911 were Saudi Arabian citizens. In fact, the King who Barack Obama bowed down to rules Saudi Arabia, the country it is said to be the world’s largest source of funds for Salafi jihadist terrorist militant groups, such as al-Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban, and Lashkar-e-Taiba in South Asia, and donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide, according to Hillary Clinton. According to a secret December 2009 paper signed by the US secretary of state, “Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups.”

You also may be alert enough to notice that countries like North Korea, Libya, Russia and China are noticeably absent.

Libya as far back as 1969 supported, with weapon supplies, training camps located within Libya and monetary finances, an array of armed paramilitary groups both including the Provisional Irish Republican Army, the Basque Fatherland and Liberty, the Umkhonto We Sizwe, the Polisario Front, the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Moro National Liberation Front of the Philippines. Libya was removed from the United States list of terrorist supporting nations after it had ended all of its support for armed groups and the development of weapons of mass destruction. A lawyer representing one of the whistleblowers with knowledge of the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi says 400 surface-to-air missiles were “diverted to Libya” during the attack and fell into “the hands of some very ugly people.” In an interview with Washington, D.C. radio station WMAL, Beltway lawyer Joe diGenova said he “does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles,”

Even more disturbing are the Libyan arms that went missing during the fighting to remove Col Muammar Gaddafi including 20,000 surface to air missiles. Those weapons are now spreading ever further afield, being used in conflicts as far apart as Niger, Somalia, Gaza and Syria, a UN report says. The U.S. continues to give Libya about a billion dollars in foreign aid.

Then there is Barack’s buddy Vladimir. Russia has their Edward Snowden, his name is Stanislav Lunev, a former Soviet Military officer born in 1946 in Leningrad. the highest-ranking Main Intelligence Directorate officer to defect from Russia to the United States. He worked as an intelligence officer in Singapore in 1978, in China from 1980, and in the United States from 1988. He defected to U.S. authorities in 1992. Since then he has worked as a consultant to the FBI and CIA. He remains in the FBI’s Witness Protection Program. According to Lunev, a probable scenario in the event of war would be poisoning of the Potomac River with chemical or biological weapons, “targeting the residents of Washington DC.” He also noted that it is “likely” that operatives have placed already “poison supplies near the tributaries to major US reservoirs.” That was confirmed by Alexander Kouzminov who was responsible for transporting dangerous pathogens from around the world for Russian program of biological weapons in the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. He described a variety of biological terrorism acts that would be carried out on the order of the Russian President in the event of hostilities, including poisoning public drinking-water supplies and food processing plants. US Congressman Curt Weldon supported claims by Lunev but noted that Lunev had “exaggerated things” according to the FBI. Our government calls it Biological Warfare, the Holy Bible calls it Pestilence. But wait, Barack Obama says the Cold War has been over for many years. Why would we ever dare to worry about Russia?

I don’t think anybody who is reading this needs to be explained the sordid past of North Korea or that they possess nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. I do not doubt that they would use these weapons on anybody at any time. Since they have nukes, it is safe to assume their scientists have proliferated them to Iran and who knows who else. If the radicalized NSA would do their job instead of spying on Congressmen, Supreme Court Justices, Governors and me, perhaps they would know more about OUR REAL ENEMIES?

So, what about China? China’s nuclear arsenal poses the most serious “mortal threat” to the United States among nation states, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate. In candid testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr. Clapper said he considered China the most significant threat among nation states, with Russia posing the second-greatest threat. He later clarified the comments by saying he did not assess that China or Russia had the intention to launch an attack on the United States. The testimony contrasts with statements by Obama administration officials who have sought to highlight the dangers of Iran and North Korea while paying less attention to China and Russia. Mr. Clapper said he does not assess that North Korea and Iran pose greater strategic threats because they lack the forces that Russia and China have that could deliver a nuclear attack on the United States. Dear Mr. Clapper, THE UNITED STATES IS NOT SECURE!!!! Until our borders and 92,000 miles of coastline are secure, ANY country or terrorist group has the capacity to cross our borders or coastlines with weapons of mass destruction.

Does, “Establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense” ring a bell? The Obama Administration sees Conservatives, Veterans, Christians and Wage Earners as THE ENEMY. Until we have a regime change, we must look out for ourselves and assume that Weapons of Mass Destruction are pre-positioned on United States soil and that our enemies are living among us at this very second. The truth of the matter is that very few people outside of Israel, Canada, Australia and Japan care one iota about us, the American People. It certainly looks like very few people in Washington, DC care about us either. Keep your powder dry and pay attention to what you do and where you go. Just because Yemen, Somalia, Mexico and Egypt are not on the State Department list does not mean they are safe. There are large and small cities in the United States that are not safe. You know Chicago is dangerous but how many of your friends know that North Little Rock, Arkansas is the fifth most dangerous small city in America? All I’m saying is stay alert and if you see something, say something.

ARE THE GOATS SMARTER THAN THE SHEEP?

April 2, 2013

ARE THE GOATS SMARTER THAN THE SHEEP?
The Press has been silent on Venezuela during the Obama Presidency. Chavez, the darling of the Liberals, visited Iran in 2007 and said, “We are willing to confront U.S. imperialism in any territory and to defeat it.”

Diplomacy is not rocket science but the United States has had trouble separating the sheep from the goats under the Clinton and Kerry run Department of State. I will sort it out for you. Here are the goats: Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, China, Russia, Cuba, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and Libya. There are many other willing confederates.

To the mission of confronting U.S. Imperialism, Iran and Venezuela put their money where their mouths are by ponying up two billion dollars in a special alliance fund.

When any of these countries does anything, a real Diplomat would understand that it must be viewed in the context of all the goats. An example is the current sabre rattling in North Korea. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has scientists in Iran helping with their nuclear weapons program even as I write this blog. The DPRK already has nuclear weapons and has had them for a long time. Since they haven’t blown themselves to smithereens it is safe to assume they have a degree of expertise in nukes. Since they have the technology is it possible that Iran does not? Again, not rocket science.

We know there are Iranians already in the U.S. through the Mexico – Arizona Freeway. Iranian books have been found discarded in the Arizona desert. The Federal Government handcuffed Sheriff Arpaio giving them a clear path.

We also know that Russia cannot account for their suitcase nukes and many other scary weapons. Added to this nightmare are the 20,000 missing surface to air missiles in Libya, some of which found their way to Gaza. Are you starting to get the picture or are you too focused on homosexual marriage and the Dream Act?

The goats have a name for us lambs, they call us the Big Satan. They call God’s Chosen People and our best ally, Little Satan. The United States is the only reason the goats have not already tried to destroy Israel. The Dream Act for the goats is the destruction of both the Big and Little Satans. Those of us who pray and read our Bibles know that the goats will come against Israel at a time known only to God. God has not told us the EXACT time but He has given us the signs of the time that it will occur. The 38th Chapter of Ezekiel is a good place to start.

So here we set, while the TSA frisks grandmothers in wheelchairs and little girls, our country is in GRAVE danger. Our 92,000 miles of coastline and thousands of miles of border are NOT SECURE. While we send our Naval and Air Forces to Korea, Venezuela can proliferate nukes and surface to air missiles to the United States. The only delivery method they need is a boat and the Iranians already here to meet the boat.

Are the goats smarter than Obama, Kerry, Hagel and the rest?