Friday, November 25, 2011

How Can You Be Leadership Material and the Most Poorly Informed At The Same Time?

Sometimes you think these people must be living under a rock without a television or radio.

It reminds me of the time that George Bush Sr. went out with the press to a grocery store for photographs and was shocked to see a laser barcode scanner in operation. Where the hootenanny did these things come from and how long had they been around? His staff had been doing his shopping for twenty years and he had scarcely gone outdoors during this time, apparently.

Obviously, with these guys, you create a world in the mass media and it becomes real for them, since they have no experience with the real world at all.

For those of you just joining us like George Bush Sr., the high altitude EMP burst is the first tactical step in any modern nuclear war. Just like moving your first pawn in a chess game. It's a no-brainer coming out of the gates. Any nation not assuming the first part of the attack will be the high altitude EMP pulse will be unprepared for much of anything that follows.

As my son pointed out the other night when we were watching JERICHO, it is a fantastic early warning device for civilians, assuming they have somewhere to take shelter in. Despite the siren program being long dead, if you see this blast in high-altitude space it is a sure sign that diplomacy has failed. The first attack wave may be a minute or hours away but it still serves the function of alerting you to the fact that hostilities have formally commenced. Your neighbours will probably just consider it an odd celestial spectacle without being aware of its significance.

Short leads or optical fiber only, breakers and magnetic dampers plus lightning absorbers and grounds on all extended lines within the shelter. This will all be in the first Vault-OS book.


Anonymous said...

Grønland [neighbourhood in Oslo] looks like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one. People sell drugs openly just next to the Grønland subway station.

It's not Norway or Europe anymore

Immigrant Fatima Tetouani says that "Grønland is more Muslim than Morocco".

The women are being raped at night in Oslo, and the men are robbed more than ever. In just the past ten years more than 4,000 people have been robbed

Sturla Nøstvik is robbery-victim 351 from Grønland just from this year, the same period in which around fifty assault-rapes have been reported in Oslo.

They told him that everybody should have the right to feel safe, but that they had no way of halting the robberies. “We have lost the city,” they said...

Anonymous said...

First Fluoride, Now Lithium

Remember those lovable folks at Interessen Gesellschaft Farbenindustrie, A.G.? You know, the ones that made “military-industrial complex” a by word of President Eisenhower (after all, he had to fight it), the ones that made breakthroughs in plastics, fly-paper, chemical dyes, explosives, and death camp engineering, the ones that ran a “synthetic rubber” plant at Auschwitz that produced no synthetic rubber in four years, but sure did produce a lot of enriched uranium, the ones that accounted for most of Nazi Germany’s military production, and the ones who gave us all the idea of fluoridated water? Yea, those chummy guys like Hermann Schmitz and Otto Ambros.

Glenn said...

I'm at odds to pick the stupid one out of the line-up.
The CNN reporters for not undestanding what an EMP was/Is or the POTUS hopefull for thinking his brainfart wasn't a well known factor within the circles of TPTB at the moment.
God help them all if he ever realise's they have the same capability.LOL.

Anonymous said...

No it's not. An EMP IS a nuclear attack without the destruction. It would be the dumbest first move of a nuclear attack. It is the surest way to get 2000 nukes up your ass. Every superpower is from 45-90 minutes away by intercontinental missile. If anyone fires an intercontinental missile it is detected in the first five minutes and a response is prepared (or already prepared). Attacking a superpower with an EMP is suicide.

Texas Arcane said...

Anon 4:13

Before you inject your take on this subject, would it hurt you to get familiar with it even a little?

Consult U.S. War College, plenty of declassified documents.

It's the first move. Current planning asserts the first act is high-alt EMP burst, with or without the following volley of nukes. It's a killer first move because it can take out the entire communication system, particularly modern ones.

Anonymous said...

Please do not think that lightning protection is a panacea for EMP.
The voltage rise time of an EMP is much faster than a lightning protection device is designed for.
On the upside an EMP is composed mainly of low frequency RF waves and is likely to be shrugged off by uhf radios etc. The danger, as you say, is long wires: HF and LF antennas, mains power wires, telephone cabling, fencing and things along thse lines. An EMP strike will result in many fires, a dead power system and a dead phone system. You may be able to make a cellphone to cellphone call within the same cell but a lack of power and phone lines means no calls out of the cell and then the backup batterys in the phone tower go dead. So keep some UHF CBs and a shortwave reciever in a Faraday box and you'll be as prepared as a civilian can be. To protect your computer you can use a wireless modem but you'd have to keep it off the mains by running on battery backup all the time. The internet will take a hit but if it ever comes back at least you may not need to buy new hardware to get straight back on line.


Anonymous said...

Tex; Then it sounds like what you meant to say was an EMP attack followed very quiclky by an massive millile attack. This is a quite different thing. The impression you left was that an EMP attack (alone) would somehow be an effective attack and of some strategic value.
Certainly you can understand that to the average citizen it matters little of an EMP is followed minutes later by 2000 nukes or alternatively the attack only consists of 2000 nukes!
But then we come to the question of what effect 2000 nukes has on communication. You don't have to be a nuclear scientists to recognize that 2000 nukes will destroy all communications. So what would be accomplished by using EMP devices? Nothing...

Anonymous said...

The EMP meme is a popular one simply because it is a survivalist wet dream. They believe (erroneously) that it would cripple everything and somehow leave them alive to live out their fantasy that they can survive and rebuild after the dieoff. It is the "perfect" scenario for a survivalist and of course the one they prefer to imagine. But there is no valid reason to use an EMP attack against a super power. (arguably you could make a case for using it against a non-nuclear and small country.) The EMP attack is a fantasy. Even if it is used as a first strike for a larger nuclear exchange it defeats the only advantage any power has in a nuclear exchange, i.e. suprise. There will be no EMP attack. If you are awakened one night by a large glow in the direction of the nearest large city and it is follwed by the sound of a massive explosion it will be a conventional nuke and not an EMP device. When you take out your electronic device from it's Faraday protection it will not be of any value to you. There will be no one to communicate with and if there were there would be no useful information you could exchange and if there were you would still likely be dead within six weeks at the most.

Anonymous said...

Small scale EMPs were used in Iraq, they are not merely a fantasy option. They are a very real tool in the box. Believing that they are not an option to hand for war is simply going against both reality and all the military's own planning and research. The difference between the "armchair generals" here is that Tex is simply repeating what real military brass will be thinking and have published. His detractors suffer from that magical sapien disease where they think everyone's opinion is valid and special, even if they haven't bothered to read up on the subject at all.

It never ceases to amaze me when people post all these claims that Tex is wrong and then go into baseless conjecture about what will and won't happen or is and isn't while failing to back anything up and clearly lacking and background on the subject at hand. Hypocrites seem to love to attack Tex.

Anonymous said...

I'm a layman and I like many others have read of the new strategy in nuke war begins with high altitude EMP pulse. Read a simple article anywhere on the net people. Some of you act like this notion originated with Tex. Get informed before you attack some blogger.

Anonymous said...

Indeed the EMP meme is all over the place but it is wrong. And whoever said that a EMP was used in Iraq is flat out lying, it was not.

The problem with an EMP attack is that it IS A NUCLEAR ATTACK. GOT IT??? So some super power uses an EMP in the hopes of crippling the super power it is attacking and all they have done is tip their hand and get a full scale nuclear attack in response. There is ZERO reason for any super power to attack another super power with an EMP device.
What you are reading about EMP's on the WEB is like most of what we read on the WEB, that is utter BS.

There will be no EMP attack.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 3:20 PM

Marked for mass burial.

Anonymous said...

And that means something???