Congratulations to Maine State Representative Andrea Boland (D-Sanford) and all who supported her initiative: Act LD-131, now the law in Maine. Hopefully, representatives in other states will follow with similar initiatives—and Washington’s “powers that be” will implement recommendations of the 2004 and 2008 reports from the congressionally mandated EMP Commission with initiatives to end America’s vulnerability to the existential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat!
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Congratulations to Maine State Representative Andrea Boland (D-Sanford) and all who supported her initiative—Act LD-131 became law on the 69th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy invasion that was the beginning of the end for Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime in World War II. May June 6, 2013 be remembered as the beginning of the end of America’s vulnerability to the existential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat!
The U.S. Navy’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system is getting well deserved credits for being the first line of missile defense, especially against ballistic missiles that Iran or North Korea might launch to attack the United States. The “powers that be” should make Aegis BMD all it can be as soon as possible—including to defend against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
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.
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.
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?
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.
America’s rude Tax Day wakeup call in Boston shows we need informed and engaged leadership to deal effectively with the Global Jihad that poses an existential threat to America—and all of Western Civilization. We again need leaders who not only understand, but who will speak the uncomfortable truths we don’t wish to hear and mobilize free peoples to stand firm during this perilous time. In short, we need a modern Winston Churchill.
The aftermath of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack suggests that we should heed Sun Tsu’s sage advice and re-evaluate our strategy for dealing with Global Jihadists, our enemy in the new world disorder. We seem not to know either our enemy or ourselves.
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