Mike Huckabee to Headline Electromagnetic Pulse Conference

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Monday, August 24, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who was occasionally criticized during the 2008 campaign for lacking foreign policy/national security gravitas, is headlining an upcoming conference on the threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse attack against the United States.

EMPACT America is conducting a national conference bringing in the most knowledgeable minds in the world about EMP. Scheduled speakers include U.S. Congressional leaders, Department of Defense experts, and many other experts on EMP. In addition, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will deliver an exclusive video address on EMP prepared specifically for this conference.

Below the fold, the announcement of Huckabee’s appearance:

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And if you’re going, don’t miss this panel with two foreign policy gurus who moonlight as Obama birth conspiracy theorists, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and Frank Gaffney.

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Hat tip: Page van der Linden.

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space2k
Comment posted August 24, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

If the Republicans can find something to scare the shit out of people, they will use it.


Steve T.
Comment posted August 24, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

The concept of an EMP attack was a favorite of conservative fearmongers during the final stages of the Cold War in the 1980s and often seen in right-leaning World War III-type fiction of the time. The whole thrust of modern conservative national-security policy is awkwardly wedging their old Soviet-era ideas that became irrelevant with the end of the Cold War into today's world, so I'm surprised it took them this long to revive the EMP idea.S


joeinhell
Comment posted August 24, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

Mike Fuckabee, please, this problem was addressed in the US when a defector from the Soviet Union flew a new jet to Korea or Japan and was paid $1 million dollars. The military inspectors had a good laugh about how crude the electronics were.

Then it suddenly dawned on one the more intelligent ones that maybe the Soviets were aware of something the usa had ignored. He screamed about electromagnetic impulses and convinced his superiors that this was no joke. That just like the best field weapon in world at that time, the AK47, that the Soviets were not stupid and did have good weapons.

I build a microwave transmission tower's concrete base under contract to the military procurement board in the 1970s. It took 5 years to get paid and some threats. But this was a crash job and I did it in the middle of the winter and I received 4 times my cost including labor for the job eventually. The specifications were so tight that I bid so I could pour and then, if necessary, blow up the slab and build another one three times.

But Fuckabee is about 40 years behind the times with everything so he's running at the same speed and time as he always has.


24AheadDotCom
Comment posted August 25, 2009 @ 2:42 am

The Huckster has gone cookoo! He's embracing something straight out of science fiction. Everyone knows those “aeroplane” things will never work.

P.S. Is Weigel a parody of a tool, or just a tool?


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