[ RadSafe ] Was "Countdown to Zero" now Nationalist diatribeon Radsafe
gandrews at ntplx.net
Tue Aug 17 07:23:08 CDT 2010
Thanks for the info. I was not aware of this. It just supports what others
have said. The ship (or several) you described would likely not have a
chance of being detected while in international waters. That would mean it
would only be a range of 1500 miles or less for a missile which could carry
a nuclear, biological or chemical warhead. The nuclear warhead could be a
device optimized for EMP effect which does not have to be a nuclear device..
I am not assigning any probability of occurence for such an event. However,
in terms of emergency preparation, one must consider all possibilities. Some
on this list exhibit ostritch like behavior when this subject comes up. To
the distress of some extreme nationalists, the US Coast Guard motto comes to
mind... Semper Paratus".
I also suspect a number of members in this group may not fully understand
the impact of an EMP event. I am certain there are others who have far
greater understanding of such things than I. Effective communication is a
key and essential part of any response to a disaster, man made or naturally
occuring. An EMP event would render almost all solid state electronics
inoperative. Consider the effect on our instrumentation used for the
detection of WMD agents, nuclear or otherwise! What would happen to local
air and maritime navigation systems? What would happen to your counting lab
if in the zone of impact?
These issues should be of concern on an international scale, not only the
USA! Something to think about!
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Was "Countdown to Zero" now Nationalist diatribeon
> A few months ago, there was a Russian company marketing ships designed for
> at-sea missle launching. The were depicted as commercial vessels with the
> missile launcher in a structure that appeared to be a shipping container.
> I don't know if that marketing campaign is ongoing.
> Don Kosloff
> License Renewalist
> Oak Harbor OH
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