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ken-timmerman.gifKen Timmerman apparently was at a session of the Claremont Institute, last weekend, when Dr. William Graham and others spoke about what Iran’s recent missile tests using Scuds in the Caspian Sea was all about. It was about a sneak nuclear attack on the US via launch of a nuclear warhead ship borne Scud missile. The detonation at an altitude between 40 to 400 kilometers in lower space would create an Electronic Magnetic Pulse (EMP). The EMP would fry all of our military and industrial communications nets and virtually bring our advanced economy to a halt and back to the 18th Century. The effects would be devastating and deaths would pile up from lack of adequate medical treatment. The estimated economic costs as we have posted could range close to $800 billion.

Note what Dr. Graham said at the Claremont meetings an d warned Congress about in a report this April:

    One group of tests that troubled Graham, the former White House science adviser under President Ronald Reagan, were successful efforts to launch a Scud missile from a platform in the Caspian Sea.

    “They’ve got [test] ranges in Iran which are more than long enough to handle Scud launches and even Shahab-3 launches,” Dr. Graham said. “Why would they be launching from the surface of the Caspian Sea? They obviously have not explained that to us.”

    Another troubling group of tests involved Shahab-3 launches where the Iranians “detonated the warhead near apogee, not over the target area where the thing would eventually land, but at altitude,” Graham said. “Why would they do that?”

    Graham chairs the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, a blue-ribbon panel established by Congress in 2001.

    The commission examined the Iranian tests “and without too much effort connected the dots,” even though the U.S. intelligence community previously had failed to do so, Graham said.

    “The only plausible explanation we can find is that the Iranians are figuring out how to launch a missile from a ship and get it up to altitude and then detonate it,” he said. “And that’s exactly what you would do if you had a nuclear weapon on a Scud or a Shahab-3 or other missile, and you wanted to explode it over the United States.”

    The commission warned in a report issued in April that the United States was at risk of a sneak nuclear attack by a rogue nation or a terrorist group designed to take out our nation’s critical infrastructure.

    “If even a crude nuclear weapon were detonated anywhere between 40 kilometers to 400 kilometers above the earth, in a split-second it would generate an electro-magnetic pulse [EMP] that would cripple military and civilian communications, power, transportation, water, food, and other infrastructure,” the report warned.

 

Graham’s forecast of what would happen to the US from a rogue EMP attack by Iran are devastating:

    Asked just how many Americans would die if Iran were to launch the EMP attack it appears to be preparing, Graham gave a chilling reply.

    “You have to go back into the 1800s to look at the size of population” that could survive in a nation deprived of mechanized agriculture, transportation, power, water, and communication.

    “I’d have to say that 70 to 90 percent of the population would not be sustainable after this kind of attack,” he said.

    America would be reduced to a core of around 30 million people — about the number that existed in the decades after America’s independence from Great Britain.

    The modern electronic economy would shut down, and America would most likely revert to “an earlier economy based on barter,” the EMP commission’s report on Critical National Infrastructure concluded earlier this year.

    In his recent congressional testimony, Graham revealed that Iranian military journals, translated by the CIA at his commission’s request, “explicitly discuss a nuclear EMP attack that would gravely harm the United States.”

    Furthermore, if Iran launched its attack from a cargo ship plying the commercial sea lanes off the East coast — a scenario that appears to have been tested during the Caspian Sea tests — U.S. investigators might never determine who was behind the attack. Because of the limits of nuclear forensic technology, it could take months. And to disguise their traces, the Iranians could simply decide to sink the ship that had been used to launch it, Graham said.

What are Members of Congress doing about this all too plausible scenario outlined by Dr. Graham? Timmerman cites this:

    Rep. Trent Franks, R, Ariz., plans to introduce legislation next week that would require the Pentagon to lay the groundwork for an eventual military strike against Iran, to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and EMP capability.

    “An EMP attack on America would send us back to the horse and buggy era — without the horse and buggy,” he told the Claremont Institute conference on Saturday. “If you’re a terrorist, this is your ultimate goal, your ultimate asymmetric weapon.”

    Noting Iran’s recent sea-launched and mid-flight warhead detonation tests, Rep. Franks concluded, “They could do it — either directly or anonymously by putting some freighter out there on the ocean.”

    The only possible deterrent against Iran is the prospect of failure, Dr. Graham and other experts agreed. And the only way the United States could credibly threaten an Iranian missile strike would be to deploy effective national missile defenses.

    “It’s well known that people don’t go on a diet until they’ve had a heart attack,” said Claremont Institute president Brian T. Kennedy. “And we as a nation are having a heart attack” when it comes to the threat of an EMP attack from Iran.

    “As of today, we have no defense against such an attack. We need space-based missile defenses to protect against an EMP attack,” he told Newsmax.


by Kenneth R. Timmerman, NewsMax.com, July 29, 2008

Iran has carried out missile tests for what could be a plan for a nuclear strike on the United States, the head of a national security panel has warned.

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee and in remarks to a private conference on missile defense over the weekend hosted by the Claremont Institute, Dr. William Graham warned that the U.S. intelligence community “doesn’t have a story” to explain the recent Iranian tests.

One group of tests that troubled Graham, the former White House science adviser under President Ronald Reagan, were successful efforts to launch a Scud missile from a platform in the Caspian Sea.

“They’ve got [test] ranges in Iran which are more than long enough to handle Scud launches and even Shahab-3 launches,” Dr. Graham said. “Why would they be launching from the surface of the Caspian Sea? They obviously have not explained that to us.”

Another troubling group of tests involved Shahab-3 launches where the Iranians “detonated the warhead near apogee, not over the target area where the thing would eventually land, but at altitude,” Graham said. “Why would they do that?”

Graham chairs the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, a blue-ribbon panel established by Congress in 2001.

The commission examined the Iranian tests “and without too much effort connected the dots,” even though the U.S. intelligence community previously had failed to do so, Graham said.

“The only plausible explanation we can find is that the Iranians are figuring out how to launch a missile from a ship and get it up to altitude and then detonate it,” he said. “And that’s exactly what you would do if you had a nuclear weapon on a Scud or a Shahab-3 or other missile, and you wanted to explode it over the United States.”

The commission warned in a report issued in April that the United States was at risk of a sneak nuclear attack by a rogue nation or a terrorist group designed to take out our nation’s critical infrastructure.

“If even a crude nuclear weapon were detonated anywhere between 40 kilometers to 400 kilometers above the earth, in a split-second it would generate an electro-magnetic pulse [EMP] that would cripple military and civilian communications, power, transportation, water, food, and other infrastructure,” the report warned. (Continue Reading this Article)

 

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“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.

But it cannot survive treason from within.

An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly.

But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.

For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he seeks to infect the foundation so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and statesman, circa 45 B.C.

SMS divorces spur call for family law

Islam uses 21st century technology but still manages to stay in the stone age.

Al-Qaida-linked group targets Olympics

“This is our last warning to China and the rest of the world. The viewers and athletes, especially those who are Muslim, who plan to go to the Olympics should change their plans and not go to China. The Turkistan Islamic Party plans military attacks on people, offices, arenas, and other activities that are connected to the Chinese Olympic Games.”
Remember, there is no fun in Islam.

Muslim faith schools cause segregation, say teachers

Hell will freeze over before Muslim schools give children a liberal education, teachers were told today.

Female guards to fill a ‘void’ at checkpoints

“But in Iraqi culture, it is very difficult to search women. We had to find a way to fill this gap.”

An Iraqi policeman counts women in the first class of Daughters of Iraq on their first day of training as security volunteers in al Abara, north of Baghdad in Iraq’s volatile Diyala province. Unlike their male counterparts, the women will not carry weapons. (Associated Press)

Local police commanders who once laughed off the idea of women working in security have slowly warmed to the program, which is also seen as a source of intelligence.

“The danger is normal for me,” she said. “If I don’t help my country, who will?”

Girlfriend, I hear ya’.

US: Iraqi fighters extort, kidnap to raise funds

Ninety percent of the foreign fighters enter through Syria, according to U.S. intelligence. Foreigners are some of the most deadly fighters in Iraq, trained in bomb-making and with small-arms expertise and more likely to be willing suicide bombers than Iraqis.

Love, blackmail and rape – how al-Qaeda grooms women as ‘perfect weapons’

Another method is for a member of al-Qaeda to marry a woman and then dishonour her in some way, such as letting someone else rape her. “This would leave her with no choice but to end her life,” Captain Shown, 34, said.

“Isn’t it romantic…”

 

by Jerry Gordon

d0f94dd1-6928-4355-b789-5457346f0200_mn.jpgThe RAND Research Corporation released a report on how the US might change its strategy to defeat Al Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups: better policing and intelligence is their answer. RAND study leader Seth Jones, a political scientist, said in an ABC News Report:

    Its report said that the use of military force by the United States or other countries should be reserved for quelling large, well-armed and well-organized insurgencies, and that American officials should stop using the term “war on terror” and replace it with “counterterrorism.”

    “Terrorists should be perceived and described as criminals, not holy warriors, and our analysis suggests there is no battlefield solution to terrorism,” said Seth Jones, the lead author of the study and a RAND political scientist.

    “The United States has the necessary instruments to defeat al-Qaida, it just needs to shift its strategy,” Jones said.

I thought this was just more ‘drivel’ to downplay the dynamic of Political Islam that propelled al Qaeda to undertake 9/11 in New York, 11/8 in Bali, 3/11 in Madird, 7/7 in London and virtually tens of thousands of attacks around the world.

I turned to my straight thinking counterterrorism expert and ex-CIA covert ops officer, “Beowulf” for his views. Here is what he wrote me:

    Where is the recognition of the fact that al-Qaeda is the military arm of ISLAM; which has been contained occasionally, or set back but not defeated in its 1376 year war of conquest for the world?

    In fact, where is ISLAM, as the root of the problem addressed at all?

    What evidence, anywhere, does RAND offer that police or civilians are better equipped, or equipped at all, to fight a terrorist military force?

    Al-Qaeda’s training manual and materials captured from al-Qaeda training camp clearly indicate that al-Qaeda and affiliates world-wide are trained as military…not criminals.

    Responding to al-Qaeda soldiers as criminals will greatly put our police at risk and a disadvantage; and treating their pre-attack (note the word ‘attack’ - criminals do not attack or conduct military operations) preparations as criminal acts (some indeed are) only treats the symptoms of the problem, not the root cause: ISLAM and its doctrine of world conquest.

    Interesting they note that co-opting al-Qaeda/Islam into the political process, is not likely to work, barring the non-Muslim world’s submission to Islam or its ultimate victory.

    Intelligence - which is credited with some success against Islam is more usually (and conventionally or unconventionally) linked to military force not police work.

    There is no addressing the fact that most of the world’s criminal justice systems are ill-equipped and incapable of dealing with a terrorist…terrorists are recidivists…so when they’ve served their time and are released (or deported) what do they do? Re-commence their terrorism.

    Criminals do not have an ideology…soldiers do…an al-Qaeda definitely does: ISLAM.

 

Comment by Jerry Gordon

aggriprocessor-sign.jpg28immig1901.jpgAnn Corcoran has an interesting post on Refugee Resettlement Watch about who is replacing the more than 389 illegal alien Hispanic meatpackers at the nation’s largest Kosher meatpacker, Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa. Somali Muslim men, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune are busing to Postville to seek employment at Agriprocessors.

The locals according to the Des Moines Register are upset with that prospect as, well they should. Look what happened in Emporia, Kansas and in Shelbyville, Tennessee, when Tyson Foods, was caught with a problem similar to that of Agriprocessors.

I wonder how the Hasidic Orthodox Jewish principals in Agriprocessors will deal with requests from Somali Muslim men seeking time off for prayer time and installation of wudus for ritual foot washing? Of course, the Somalis might welcome the fact that Kosher meat is also Halal under Sharia, wouldn’t they? Here’s the ironic part. The fundamentalist Somali Muslims consider Jews as enemies of Islam. Will they extract jizya from their Jewish employers for not slaughtering them? And will the Hasidic Jewish owners of Agriprocessors simply turn a blind eye to the hateful scorn of their new found legal emigrant employees and become de facto dhimmis? After all the owners of Agriprocessiors allegedly hired illegal alien kids as young as 13. Will the Postville, Iowa community confront the same severe culture shock that we that hit Emporia, Kansas and Shelbyville, Tennessee that award-winning journalist Brian Moseley has chronicled? For the answers to these questions and more. Stay tuned.

Somalis on the march to Postville, Iowa

Ann Corcoran, Refugee Resettlement Watch, July 29, 2008

Update: I only posted this a few minutes ago and already the story is changing. See the Des Moines Register and note that the bloom is already off the rose at Agriprocessors. Teach me to read all my e-mail from Blulitespecial before I write!

I have a pair of Somali stories for you this morning, both thanks to Blulitespecial, this is the first one.
Do you all recognize the town of Postville? It is where the Kosher meat packing plant is, Agriprocessors, the one raided by the feds in May where 389 Hispanic illegal immigrants were found working.

Word of the raid reached Minneapolis, home of the largest Somali population in the US, and Somali men are now flocking to Postville to fill the jobs vacated by the illegal workers, some of whom were apparently underaged according to a story in the
New York Times two days ago. (Continue Reading this Article)

 

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