The left and nukes

While it may be a perfectly human thing to wish to put such substantial threats out of mind from time to time, it is odd that, as Mark Steyn notes, we magnified the threat when nuclear weapons were in the hands of only relatively sane nations and ridiculously minimize it when they are about to be in the control of true lunatics.Brian Kennedy of the Claremont Institute had a grim piece in The Wall Street Journal the other day positing an Iranian-directed freighter somewhere off America's shores capable of firing a nuclear-armed Shahab-3 missile that explodes in space over Chicago: Gamma rays from the explosion, through the Compton Effect, generate three classes of disruptive electromagnetic pulses, which permanently destroy consumer electronics, the electronics in some automobiles and, most importantly, the hundreds of large transformers that distribute power throughout the U.S. All of our lights, refrigerators, water-pumping stations, TVs and radios stop running. We have no...(Read Full Post)