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11.24.2005

Space War propaganda

The push to scare the American citizenry seems to be shifting a bit, from Islamic terrorism (which has been proven to be manufactured by intelligence agencies) to the countries that support these terrorists (which is any country that doesn't rub bald heads with Dubya). If the American infrastructure is vulnerable, you can bet that is has been planned to be that way. Remember the good quote, Nothing in politics happens by accident...

US Seen Vulnerable to Space Pulse Attack
By Bill Gertz,
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
21 Nov 2005

The United States is highly vulnerable to attack from electronic pulses caused by a nuclear blast in space, according to a new book on threats to U.S. security.

A single nuclear weapon carried by a ballistic missile and detonated a few hundred miles over the United States would cause "catastrophe for the nation" by damaging electricity-based networks and infrastructure, including computers and telecommunications, according to "War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World."

"This is the single most serious national-security challenge and certainly the least known," said Frank J. Gaffney Jr. of the Center for Security Policy, a former Pentagon official and lead author of the book, which includes contributions by 34 security and intelligence specialists.

An electromagnetic-pulse (EMP) attack uses X-rays and gamma rays produced in a nuclear blast in three separate waves of pulses, each with more damaging effects, and would take months or years to repair, the book states. The damage to unshielded electronics would be irreversible.

The EMP danger was highlighted recently by a special congressional commission that has received little public attention and is considered a unique way for rogue states such as North Korea and Iran, or other enemies such as al Qaeda, to use nuclear weapons in the future.

Al Qaeda is known to be seeking nuclear weapons, according to documents uncovered at the terrorist group's facilities in Afghanistan.

[end of article]

The editors over at the alternative news site Signs of the Times had an interesting take on this slimy piece of propaganda:
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Gee, the Neocons seem to be very excited about the effects of an overhead nuke detonation.

It sounds like the "free world" is shrinking more and more. The above report seems to include Russia, North Korea and China, and any country that is in any way connected with "Islamic terrorists" (according to the US) which includes all of the Middle East, Pakistan, India, and Indonesia as the enemies of the "free world". Of course, we would also have to include those countries who opposed the Iraq invasion.

By this reckoning then, the final group of "free worlders" would be: the U.S., Britain, Poland, Australia and Italy. But if we include the opinion on the Iraq invasion of the populations of those countries, (we know, the idea that "Democratic" governments should actually give any credence to public opinion is so passé), then we are left with the US standing alone as the entire "free world".

But if we refine it down a little further, and recognise the fact that most American citizens have no idea who runs their country or what their real plans actually are, we realise that the "free world" is nothing more than a group of American war-mongers known as the Washington Neocons, among whom the abovementioned Frank Gaffney, author of this latest discourse on how to destroy the world in 3 easy steps, is a leading light (or should that be 'point of utter blackness'?)

Yet, this article is interesting for an altogether different reason. The description of this newest threat to the "free world" bears a striking similarity to the likely effects of an overhead meteorite explosion. With all of the space rock activity over the past few years, one has to wonder if the publication of "War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World" is not in fact a plan to capitalise on upcoming meteorite impacts to further the wholly ficticious "war on terror."

Time will tell we suppose. But a good question to ask yourself is: would you be able to recognise the difference between the EM effects of an overhead meteorite explosion and the EM effects of an overhead nuke explosion, and if you wouldn't who would you look to for answers?

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My guess is the majority would be plugged in, waiting for the talking heads to feed us the BS. I would also be, if only to document the whole thing. The best attribute in a time of chaos is serenity. That would be vital in times when clear discernment is required, such as the above scenario.