One single Iranian nuclear explosion 400 kilometers above Lexington in Kentucky will be able to lock down the American nation.
Not many people remember Operation Starfish, that was triggered on July 9th, 1962.
What was this military operation all about?
The USA sent a rocket into space with a nuclear warhead 80 times more powerful that the Hiroshima bomb. The doomsday tool was detonated 400 kilometers above Earth, 1445 kilometers west of Hawaii.
The electromagnetic lights of this nuclear explosion west of Hawaii could be seen even in New Zealand. This picture is taken in Honolulu.
The effect of the detonation deep into space shocked the American generals. The effects could be measured as fare as New Zealand.
In Hawaii street lights went off, and electronic devises stopped functioning.
What the US had done, was to put the electro magnetic field over the Pacific Ocean on fire.
The long term effects of the electromagnetic fireball in space, became more devastating than the total destruction such a bomb could have created on a relatively small area of the ground.
In the split of a second, three US Satellites in low obit were disabled. TV sets on Hawaii and the Pacific ocean went into black, and telecommunication went dead.
This picture is taken from an American Military aircraft 3 minutes after the detonation.
Seven satellites failed over the months following the test as radiation damaged their solar arrays or electronics.
These man-made radiation belts eventually crippled one-third of all satellites in low Earth orbit.
The very Van Allan belt was disrupted, and took time to come back into balance.
Since 1962, cancer on Earth has developed into the greatest pandemic ever. You can read more about this from multiple sources on the net.
Where does this leave the Islamic Republic of Iran, who is hell bent on destroying both Israel and America for the sake of “Allah”.
They just have to try to copy this explosion in deep space over central America.
Today, America would be completely blinded if a powerful electromagnetic pules had knocked out electronic devises. Because unlike 1962, today’s society in completely interconnected. America as we know today would not only stop functioning. It will most likely never be able to recover. The perfect place for an all out onslaught of the Global Jihad.
The Iranian Ayatollah do not have to fire a Ballistic Missile on the US. He just have to send up a claimed to be commercial Satellite, and put it into high altitude orbit over the Western hemisphere. The Nuclear program in Iran, is of course only for “peaceful purposes”. And there will surely be no nuclear device inside a peaceful Satellite.
Starfish Prime was a high-altitude nuclear test conducted by the United States, a joint effort of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the Defense Atomic Support Agency. It was launched from Johnston Atoll on July 9, 1962 and was the largest nuclear test conducted in outer space and one of five conducted by the US in space.
A Thor rocket carrying a W49 thermonuclear warhead (designed by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory) and a Mk. 2 reentry vehicle was launched from Johnston Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, about 900 miles (1,450 km) west-southwest of Hawaii. The explosion took place at an altitude of 250 miles (400 km), above a point 19 miles (31 km) southwest of Johnston Atoll. It had a yield of 1.4 Mt (5.9 PJ). The explosion was about 10° above the horizon as seen from Hawaii, at 11 PM Hawaii time.(p3)
Main article: Operation Fishbowl
The Starfish test was one of five high-altitude tests grouped together as Operation Fishbowl within the larger Operation Dominic, a series of tests in 1962 begun in response to the Soviet announcement on August 30, 1961, that they would end a three-year moratorium on testing.
In 1958 the United States had completed six high-altitude nuclear tests, but the high-altitude tests of that year produced many unexpected results and raised many new questions. According to the U.S. Government Project Officer's Interim Report on the Starfish Prime project:
Previous high-altitude nuclear tests: YUCCA, TEAK, and ORANGE, plus the three ARGUS shots were poorly instrumented and hastily executed. Despite thorough studies of the meager data, present models of these bursts are sketchy and tentative. These models are too uncertain to permit extrapolation to other altitudes and yields with any confidence. Thus there is a strong need, not only for better instrumentation, but for further tests covering a range of altitudes and yields.
The Starfish test was originally planned as the second in the Fishbowl series, but the first launch (Bluegill) was lost by the radar tracking equipment and had to be destroyed in flight.
The initial Starfish launch attempt on June 20 was aborted in flight due to failure of the Thor launch vehicle. The Thor missile flew a normal trajectory for 59 seconds; then the rocket engine stopped, and the missile began to break apart. The range safety officer ordered the destruction of the missile and warhead. The missile was between 30,000 and 35,000 feet (9,100 and 10,700 m) in altitude when it was destroyed. Parts of the missile and some radioactive contamination fell upon Johnston Atoll and nearby Sand Island and the surrounding ocean.