I’m doing some housekeeping today, posting some articles I’ve had on hold.
I’m actually tired of reporting on this. It’s amazing how few care about something this potentially likely and catastrophic — and so incredibly easy to fix. But we’re not… : (
From: Canada Free Press
Do You Feel Lucky? The Danger of EMP
By Frank Gaffney Jr. (Bio and Archives) Monday, May 20, 2013
GMIC engenders intense bursts of electromagnetic energy. No fewer than five studies mandated by the executive or legislative branches have confirmed that such electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is lethal for the electronic devices, computers and transformers that power everything in our 21st Century society. Since these things are generally unprotected against EMP – whether naturally occurring or man-induced, they would almost certainly be damaged or destroyed. The U.S. electrical grid could, as a result, be down for many months, and probably years.
We know that this EMP-precipitated effect could also be achieved by the detonation of a nuclear weapon high over the United States. And actual or potential enemies of thiscountry – notably Russia, China, North Korea and Iran – understand our acute vulnerability in this area, and have taken steps to exploit it.
“Catastrophic” is a term often used to describe the repercussions for our country of the cascading shut-down, first of the key elements of the grid, then inexorably, all of the electricity-dependent infrastructures that make possible life as we know it in thiscountry. That would include those that enable: access to and distribution of food, water, fuel and heat; telecommunications; finance; transportation; sewage treatmentand cooling of nuclear power plants.
President Reagan’s Science Advisor, Dr. William Graham, who chaired a blue-ribbon congressional commission on the EMP threat, has calculated that within a year of the U.S. electrical grid being devastated by such a phenomenon, nine out of ten Americans would be dead.
Matt Stein: 400 Chernobyls, Solar Flares, EMP & Nuclear Armageddon — If we see the most incredible northern lights display of our lives and the grid isn’t protected for just the price of one stealth bomber!
Anchorage Daily News: Biggest solar storm in years strikes Earth without incident — “This time, Earth got dealt a good card” — We’re playing roulette with our power grid thanks to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski
[Anchorage Daily News opinion] Alaska’s Senators LISA MURKOWSKI and MARK BEGICH are TRAITORS: Every U.S. senator must subscribe to an oath that states, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States …” Sens. Begich and Murkowski have BROKEN THIS OATH. I call on them to repudiate their votes on Senate Bill 1867, the Defense Authorization Bill; they have compromised the freedoms our Constitution guarantees.
Joel Skousen reviews EMP attack scenario book, “When the Lights Went Out” by Jack Monnett: A solid wake up call for those who continue to think America is not at risk — It would probably take about 6 nuclear explosions spaced carefully over the nation
EMP Defense Council Inaugurated to Prepare the U.S. for a Nuclear EMP Strike or a Solar Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) “which have a high probability of occurring within the next 2-5 years” and would take out most of the electrical grid, medical devices, computer systems, the internet, all vehicles, consumer electronics, home appliances, satellites, airborne planes, etc.
[2012?] Likelihood of a SOLAR FLARE taking out our entire power grid — NO ELECTRICITY; NO WATER; NO HEAT for MANY MONTHS! ALASKA would be especially vulnerable. “If people in a community JOIN TOGETHER…”