[ RadSafe ] News Items

Sergio Faermann sergio at bgu.ac.il
Thu Jan 31 08:21:41 CST 2013

Yes Joseph, it seems that somebody did the job in the Iran  underground enrichment facilities, but it's also important to focus on chemical and biological weapons and advanced missiles from Siria and the air strike of the Israel air force to avoid the leakage of this destructive weapons to Lebanon.


----- Original Message -----
From: JPreisig at aol.com
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 20:58
Subject: [ RadSafe ] News Items
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu

> Dear Radsafe:
>      Hope you all are well.  The 
> following few  items are from Google News, 
> the Evening TV News
> (USA). etc. over the past few weeks.
>     Within the last few weeks, the US government 
> tested a  missile defense 
> system, with a missile 
> launched via Vandenberg Air Force Base.  Apparently the 
> intercept test  was 
> a success.
>     The North Koreans are threatening a Nuclear 
> Weapons  test.  A while 
> ago, they also tested an ICBM
> type of rocket, apparently to launch a satellite into 
> orbit.   According to 
> US News etc. sources, the
> launch was fairly successful, but I heard the satellite 
> deployment was not  
> quite successful.  They right
> now are probably working to improve their launch vehicle, 
> guidance systems, 
>  Kalman Filters etc.
> Count on it.
>     What's next??? Hopefully peaceful 
> negotiations are going  on with all 
> Nations involved.  I suspect, on the 
> low estimate end, that North Korea has one to five nuclear 
> warheads  
> available for launching via an
> ICBM-type rocket.  I suspect they have multiple such 
> Missiles  available.  
> If I lived in Alaska,
> Hawaii, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San 
> Diego, Salt Lake 
>  City, etc. or on a west
> coast military base, I'd be a bit worried right now.  I 
> have no idea  what 
> the North Korean's Missile launch
> range is.  1000 miles???, 2000 miles??? and so on.  I 
> hope the  USA defense 
> missiles are ready to
> intercept an incoming ICBM.  I believe a pre-emptive air-
> strike on the  
> Korean launch facility would be a
> distinct possibility.
>     Of course, the USA would be able to counter-
> fire with  ICBM's, and 
> Cruise Missiles and Guided
> Rockets from Submarines and various floating Navy Ships.  
> 10 to 100  such 
> missiles/rockets
> (with nuclear weapons aboard) could well level most North 
> Korean  cities.  
> The North Korean 
> leadership should take note of this.  This is not a kinder 
> and gentler  
> scenario.
>     I wonder what time it is right now on the 
> Clock of the  Bulletin of 
> Atomic Scientists???
>     On a related note, there are rumors on Google 
> News of an  attempt by 
> somebody to destroy one of
> Iran's Underground Nuclear Enrichment facilities.  I don't 
> know what  the 
> truth is.
>     Hope your work week is going well.
>     Regards,   Joe Preisig
>    .   .  
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