The Archduke of Iran and WWIII


Hide the Children! The Iranians are coming, the Iranians are coming!

By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges.

The commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, announced that “Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders and this move has a message.”

Is this a case of the “Mouse That Roared”, or is it WWIII? Should the citizens of the United States be concerned with an Iranian naval presence a few miles off of our coast?

Iran’s Provocative Move Contains Three Possibilities

Should we be concerned with the Iranian Navy and their presence off of our coastline? It depends on their objective. There are three possibilities connected to the “Iranian invasion off of our coastline”.

1. The is merely a case of “boys being boys” and the Walmart equipped Iranian navy, armed with little more than pop tarts, will flex their muscles and then go home.

2. Iran will suddenly and without warning launch two short-range ICBM’s armed with a pair of nuclear weapons above the US resulting in an EMP burst in which a significant portion of the US power grid is destroyed along with significant US military assets.

3. There will be a Gulf of Tonkin incident in which a false flag is unleashed by this administration resulting a fake attack upon a military or civilian target. Of course, the target could be military, or it could be civilian. This could prove to be our Archduke moment.

The following paragraphs will analyze the Iranian naval threat in more detail.

Saber Rattling

The first scenario has the Iranian navy prancing up and down our coastline with impunity in which they are careful to stay within UN protected international waters. After a few months of pointless sailing, the Iranian navy will return home and subsequently claim some kind of Jihadust victory over the imperialist pigs in the United States. Subsequently, the Iranian government will hold a parade in Tehran and proclaim they have intimidated the great Satan! However, at the end of the day, it will be a case of “no harm, no foul”.

The Devastation of An EMP Attack

iranian navy emp_map_graphicChina, Russia and India are challenging the dominance of the Petrodollar by purchasing Iranian oil in gold. This practice will eventually send the dollar into a tailspin. Before the Federal Reserve will allow this happen, there will be war. This is what the Syrian conflict was about last fall as invading Syria is the key to invading Iran.

Both Russia and China have threatened to nuke the United States if we choose to invade Iran or Syria. It would be logical to assume that China and Russia may attempt to launch a pre-emptive strike upon the United States if they felt that such a confrontation was unavoidable. Along these lines, could the Iranian navy be the vanguard of a devastating EMP attack upon the United States?

Delivery Method

Most experts agree that the most effective delivery method for a nation-wide EMP, or HEMP attack would be the Club-K Container Missile System. In its advertised versions, it is designed for launching four or six cruise missiles; It could obviously be converted for a long-range ballistic missile. A Scud-D ballistic missile would fit quite easily into this container as well. These delivery devices would be readily available on the open market and a cargo ship could be rigged to launch such missiles.

Is the Iranian navy equipped with such weapons? It is not likely. However, the Russians are considered to be the leaders in EMP weaponry and could easily supply Iran with the capability.

What would be the consequences of such an attack?

Catastrophic Business Failures

Nearly all of the commercial sector is not protected. Most data backups of commercial systems are protected from just about every other threat, but not protected against EMP; and most data backups are located within the area likely to be affected by the EMP attack. Computer systems and the information they contain are especially vulnerable.  In the old Dark Angel television series used to say, in the first episode of the old Dark Angel television series, “ . . . the electromagnetic pulse turned all the one and zeros into plain old zeros . . .”

An EMP attack would literally send thousands of small and mid-sized businesses in the United States into bankruptcy in less than a millisecond. Other than your printed statements, the banks would have no records of your ledger sheet.

The Hospital Holocaust

America would see catastrophic conditions immediately take place in our hospitals and convalescent centers. Within a few days, old age homes would lack the resources and services of the staff to help preserve the lives of those who are virtually helpless. Patients on the operating table would stand a good chance of not surviving. Hospital backup generating systems would be rendered unusable. Food and water would become a scarce resource. Many hospital personnel would walk off the job by the beginning of the third day. The only medical personnel that would stay would be those that live too far away from home to walk. People would not be able to get their life-sustaining medications and services, most of which are electrically powered. Our worst fears would be realized.

In one of the most dramatic effects, airplanes would fall from the skies. Untold thousands of people would immediately be plunged to their deaths. And their deaths might be considered merciful compared to the fate that the majority of the rest of us would face over the next two years. Most automobiles will not work unless they have all pre-electrical parts. Even then how long would gasoline be available? Many people on the various subways, would be hopelessly trapped depending on the time that an electromagnetic pulse would be released. And we can all be sure, that the release of an EMP, through false flag planning, would occur at the optimal time to ensure the maximum loss of life.

Families Would Be Separated

One of the most tragic developments arising from an EMP attack with the fate of schoolchildren geographically isolated from their parents who have already commuted to work. Reuniting parents and their children would be next to impossible for the majority of Americans who have a 30 minute commute or more to work (20 miles). In an earlier article last year, I identified and detailed the questionnaire which went out to all school personnel which was inventorying staff school individual skill sets such as  law enforcement experience, construction as well electrical and engineering talents. Sounds like a strange set of skills to be surveying at our public schools. What do the originators of this document know that the rest of us should?

If you were a teacher, how long would you stay on the job and ignore the welfare of your family? Getting home and reuniting with family will be problematic.

Your cell phones, your land lines, text, twitter, emails and faxes will not work. Nearly all broadcast stations, especially television stations, would go off the air.  Due to the high level of computerized automation, the equipment in most radio and television studios would be so completely destroyed that most commercial stations would be damaged beyond repair. Radio studios are actually more vulnerable to permanent damage than many portable radio receivers. When America emerges from the event, the NSA police state surveillance grid would be permanently in place for the extreme martial law dictatorship that will follow.

According to a statement of Damon Penn, a DHS official, made to a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on July 8, 2011, a limited number of critical radio stations are being retrofitted with some EMP protection.  However, most of us will be without the benefit of mass communication.

Somewhere between 250,000 to 500,000 people will die in the first few minutes. Perhaps as many as 1-2 million would be dead within three days.

Obtaining Clean Water Is the Greatest Threat

The greatest threat to human survival, in the aftermath of HEMP, is the public’s availability to obtain clean drinking water. This access would be greatly imperiled.

In 2010, when Haiti was hit by a major earthquake which killed over 200,000 people, the misery did not stop with the survivors. Six weeks following the earthquake, Haiti announced its first cholera outbreak in over a century. The cholera outbreak went on to claim 8000 more lives. The disease thrives in places where there is insufficient water treatment, poor sanitation and inadequate hygiene. This is what precisely would happen in most areas following an EMP attack.

Keeping drinking water clean and separate from human sewage and other contaminates would prove to be humanity’s biggest challenge. Cholera would also prove to be the biggest threat to long term survival. It is likely that in the 24 months following the event, that most people would succumb to cholera and other water-borne diseases.

Cholera is a horrible disease which grants its victims a very painful and agonizing death. In the 20th century, human lifespan in United States increased by 35 years. Thirty of those 35 years was due to improvements in sanitation. Following an EMP attack, effective sanitation would all but disappear.

Human beings require approximately 2 Liters of water per day in order to survive. If we do not get that water, we will die in approximately 5 days. With regard to a HEMP attack, our water supplies are especially vulnerable. The power to distribute water is highly concentrated within the United States. Only eight municipalities provide 82% of the drinking water in the United States.

There are multiple technologies which are used to pump water from the source to its final destination. Some require no electricity, however, most do. And even if your water system was powered by non-electrical means, how would the personnel and staff, who monitors and maintains your water supply, get to work without proper transportation?

In all of Southern California, the water must make its way over mountains. What will happen when all electricity is gone? The resulting casualty rates stemming from civil disorder and death due to lack of water would be unimaginable. In a time of a HEMP attack, the availability of water, as well as the safety of water would come into question for the vast majority of Americans. The availability of clean water supplies would be the most critical threat and would claim the most victims.

Survivors would undoubtedly form collectives to forcefully procure food and water. The levels of violence would be horrific. Yet, I was unable to locate any government or academic documents which attempted to project how bad it will get. It is safe to say that it will be a waste of time to call 911 and that every person would be under threat of attack 24/7/365.

All in all, the naval war college and other experts clearly state that 90% of Americans would be dead within two years. Many experts in our military will quietly state that they fear an EMP attack more than any other because it is so difficult to defend against.

One would think that the US Military would be watching the Iranian navy like a hawk and would be able to destroy an Iranian ship before it could launch this devastating attack. One would have also thought that four off course airliners could have been intercepted before three of the planes found their targets on 9/11. In other words, what if this administration is complicity in this plot as a means to establish martial law? Given what we already know, this possibility cannot be discounted.

Our Archduke Moment

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 set off WWI through a series of a mindless set of events.

At first glance, the assassination of Ferdinand should not have set off WWI. However, the presence of entangling alliances, an ongoing arms race and escalating tensions set into motion a series of events which culminated in WWI as a result of the Archduke’s death.

Any number of factors could set off an Archduke moment with regard to the Iranian navy parked off of our coast. The most likely event would be the claim by the Obama administration that the Iranians were preparing to launch a confined high altitude nuclear explosion resulting in an EMP attack upon the United States. At this point, the Iranian navy would be obliterated. The Russians and the Chinese would view this event as an act of war and just like WWI, the entangling alliances, the present arms buildup and the escalating tensions would result in WWIII.

At the end of the day, the Iranian navy may go down in history as the “Archduke of Iran” and its devastation in a Gulf of Tonkin scenario could plunge the world into WWIII.

And what if the Iranians had no such intention? What if this administration used this opportunity to launch a false flag event upon itself in order to get the war they wanted so desperately last fall by simply blaming the Iranians?


I believe that the United States is not giving the presence of the Iranian navy the consideration for the full threat that the situation entails. When the Iranian navy sailed across the Atlantic, they could have brought WWIII along with them.


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