This was a good week in getting out the word on the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat—there’s a growing awareness of its seriousness, though not much agreement on how to counter it. A conference in Washington indicates this concern is growing internationally—and at least a couple of nations (not including the U.S.) are organized to deal with it seriously . . . Have a good Memorial Day weekend and thank God for our nation and those who have died to keep us free.
If you live near the Gulf of Mexico, you are the front line to an eminent threat to all Americans. The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a nuclear weapon exploded a hundred miles above the U.S. could kill 60-90 percent of all Americans. The powers that be should urgently address this well known threat that could be launched by Iran or Terrorists from a ship in the Gulf. By Ambassador Cooper.
To follow are the key points from R. James Woolsey and Peter Vincent Pry’s Wall Street Journal (WSJ) editorial on May 21, 2013. Link to article is provided; however the key points are provided here, as you are unable to view article without a subscription to the WSJ.
A mighty space storm may be on the way and the results would be catastrophic!
The U.S. should join Israel to demand that Iran not cross a critical “Red Line” in achieving nuclear weapons—especially those that can be launched on ballistic missiles to threaten America with an existential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Both the U.S. and Iran must be prepared to back up such a declaratory policy.
The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat was understood during the Cold War, and the Commander of Strategic Command (STRATCOM) says it is still a matter of great concern—including to American society as a whole. But the Defense Department is not responsible for many components of our critical infrastructure—nor does any other department seem responsible for an integrated response to EMP, which poses an existential threat. Not good.
In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Silver Blaze, Sherlock Holmes solved a mystery by noticing that the “watch dog did not bark” while the family slept and the crime was being committed. Just so, we may not avert a calamity if we do not in time take note of “the dog not barking” in the current search for counters to existential threats to all we hold dear.
This paraphrase of quotes attributed to Samuel Johnson should capture our attention as we think about two existential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threats—one that may be avoided if we are prepared and one that definitely will happen; both of which could lead to the death of several hundred million Americans. How long will the “powers that be” think before acting?
On Sunday May 5, High Frontier Chairman Hank Cooper was interviewed by Liberty Drive on Blog Talk Radio.
Perhaps these the well-known lines from Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, when Hamlet contemplates life and death—and suicide, also apply when considering today’s existential threat to America and all of Western Civilization posed by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Shall America, like Hamlet, experience an untimely death? Or shall we avert a possible end to all we hold dear?
“It’s déjà vu all over again,” New York Yankee Yogi Berra supposedly explained after watching Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris repeatedly hit back-to-back home runs. As the dots are being connected following the Boston Marathon Terrorist event, there are similar feelings—without any pleasure, except to those who wish to kill us in a Global Jihad.
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