Monday, April 25, 2005

Here Is A Scary Possibility

It looks like Israel and Europe are not the only ones that could face a direct strike from the mullahs of Iran:

Iran is not only covertly developing nuclear weapons, it is already testing ballistic missiles specifically designed to destroy America's technical infrastructure, effectively neutralizing the world's lone superpower, say U.S. intelligence sources, top scientists and western missile industry experts.

The radical Shiite regime has conducted successful tests to determine if its Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, can be detonated by a remote-control device while still in high-altitude flight.

Scientists, including President Reagan's top science adviser, William R. Graham, say there is no other explanation for such tests than preparation for the deployment of electromagnetic pulse weapons – even one of which could knock out America's critical electrical and technological infrastructure, effectively sending the continental U.S. back to the 19th century with a recovery time of months or years.
I hope that the Department of Homeland Security gets in gear on this. There is nothing new about the idea of using an EMP weapon. Hardening critical infrastructure is a bargain compared to the cost of what could happen if nothing is done.

UPDATE: More evidence that Iran is seriously planning an EMP strike against the U.S. from an Iranian military journal (via WorldNetDaily).