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    Has April Fools Day come a bit early?

    Has the British Government got nothing better to worry itself about? These fuckers are off their heads! I suppose the UK might also be vulnerable from an attack by Zombies or flesh eating martians!

    The Press Association: Warning on space attack devastation

    Unbelievable crap!

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    Actually nothing to do with Martians, an attack on low orbit earth satelittes is a very real threat.

    Warning on space attack devastation
    (UKPA) – 1 hour ago
    Britain's critical national infrastructure could be crippled in a high-altitude space attack by a rogue state or terrorists, MPs have warned.
    A nuclear device detonated up to 500 miles above the earth's surface could generate an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) with a "devastating" effect on power supplies, telecommunications and other vital systems, the Commons Defence Committee said.
    It warned that countries such as Iran - which is resisting international pressure to end its nuclear programme - and even eventually some "non-state actors" could acquire the technology to mount such an attack.
    Terrorists could also build a "crude" non-nuclear EMP weapon, with the power to cause disruption over a more limited area. But despite the vulnerability of the UK to such an attack, the committee accused the Ministry of Defence of appearing "complacent" and "unwilling to take these threats seriously", and added that ministers should start work on "hardening" the infrastructure to protect against an EMP attack as a "matter of urgency"..
    The committee said the Government currently rated the probability of a high-altitude EMP attack as "low", although it acknowledged that the impact would be severe. However, an official EMP commission in the United States found "rogue states" such as Iran and nuclear-armed North Korea were well aware of the potential for such an attack.
    The Iranians in particular were reported to have conducted missile tests which appeared to simulate the effects of an EMP nuclear strike. The Americans concluded that in the event of such an attack, the widespread collapse of the electrical power system was "virtually inevitable".
    It is not only EMP weapons that have the power to wreak havoc. The committee said a naturally occurring "space weather event" caused by changing conditions in the sun's atmosphere could have a similar effect.
    The most severe example - known as the Carrington event after the astronomer who observed it - occurred in 1859 when a massive solar flare sent enormous electrical currents surging through telegraph systems causing shocks to telegraph operators and setting fire to papers.
    The likelihood a severe space weather event occurring over the next five years is currently assessed by the Government as being "moderate to high", the committee said. The National Grid has estimated that if there was another Carrington-sized event, there was a 91% chance that an area of the UK would be left without power for two months or more while essential satellite systems could also be damaged
    It said ministers should also consider the practicability and cost of establishing resilience against a widespread loss of transformers, as could occur in an EMP attack.
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    They couldn't stop a few blokes with bombs strapped to themselves blowing up a bus, what chance have they got against an air burst missile?

    The British government are a bunch of hapless useless fucking clowns that probably have great difficulty in finding their cocks when they need to take a piss!

    As for The Carrington Affair - 1859!!! Yes the world really was at the cutting edge of technology with electricity then - I think people were still flying kites in thunderstorms!

    As for attacks on low orbit satelittes, I wonder really where the majority threat would come from? Those evil wrongdoers that live in caves in Afghanistan, I doubt it -

    Look at the USA, 9/11, fucking NORAD couldn't even get their own military off the ground and prevent a few commercial aircraft from decimating some of the most important cities! I don't follow the reasoning here, the British government would do better to get its head out of its arse and stop the terrorists, benefit scroungers and illegal immigrants from ever getting into the country in the first place instead of worrying about fucking UFO's attacking them in low orbit! You cannot get much lower of an orbit than those on the ground in your own country!

    Iran seems to be getting a bit of bad press these days - Funny eh, first the Russkies, next the Cubans, then Afghans, later Iraq, now Iran - Anywhere that pisses off the Zionists.

    And here is the British Government worrying about "It came from Mars" .... they cannot even provide a fucking passport service in foreign countries where they actually have an embassy or consulate! Pathetic!

    "It said ministers should also consider the practicability and cost of establishing resilience against a widespread loss of transformers, as could occur in an EMP attack."

    Transformers - Robots in disguise!

    Are they expecting Optimus Prime to come and morph out in Westminister, I think these fucking M.P's have had a few too many G'nT's to be honest.

    The fuckwits are sitting wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayers money debating about the fucking Pirate Bay! and copyright shit, the UK must be the laughing stock of Europe, and that says something as Europe is probably the laughing stock of the Western World!

    In their other quote

    "A nuclear device detonated up to 500 miles above the earth's surface could generate an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) with a "devastating" effect on power supplies, telecommunications and other vital systems, the Commons Defence Committee said."

    And just how likely is this going to be from the likes of Al Queda or any other terrorist threat? They have more chance of seeing Santa Claus!

    Maybe that is the threat? Santa claus is going to detonate a nuclear missile from his sleigh next Christmas, 500 miles above the UK before dropping off his presents. The RAF need to make sure they are well prepared with anti reindeer missiles, probably got more chance of being shat on by one than anyone transforming with EMP
    Last edited by arfursixpence; 22-02-2012 at 10:14 AM.

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