Iran MISSILE Threat – Researchers Discover Terrifying Reality
(NewsReady.com) – Experts have warned that Iran could launch a devastating attack on our electric grid and communications networks. The Tehran regime reportedly has a huge arsenal of short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, and has been working on nuclear warheads for them for decades. Now, there’s disturbing evidence they could be planning a crippling sneak attack.
Iran has hundreds of medium- and short-range ballistic missiles, more by far than any other nation in the Middle East, and if armed with a nuclear warhead, any of these could be used to make a High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse attack. https://t.co/Mj52FGJAit
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When we think of nuclear terrorism, we usually imagine a hidden weapon exploding in the heart of a city; there’s another option that could be even more damaging. A nuclear weapon exploding high in the atmosphere can create a massive pulse of electromagnetic energy, and this pulse can destroy electronic equipment, immobilize vehicles, and even overload and melt power lines out to a range of hundreds of miles.
Just one of these High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) attacks could devastate our economy. If it happened in winter, it would leave tens of millions of people freezing in the dark.
Iran’s longest-ranged ballistic missile, the Shahab-3, only has a range of around 1,200 miles. There’s no way it can reach the US from a launch site in Iran. However, if a missile was launched from a merchant ship off our coast, it could reach high altitude over almost anywhere in the country, and then detonate to cause massive power and communications blackouts. Iran has practiced launching ballistic missiles from ships in the Caspian Sea; there’s no reason they couldn’t launch them from the Gulf of Mexico.
Iran has also tested Shahab-3 missiles fused to explode at high altitude, and there’s no reason to do that unless they want HEMP capability. Finally, there’s evidence that by 2003, Iranian engineers were working on designs for a nuclear warhead that, from the outside, would look like a conventional explosive one.
The idea of a sneak HEMP attack clearly isn’t out of the realm of possibility — and the US is a likely target.
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