In a departure from my usual High Frontier agenda, I want to share that I joined with a number of others in urging House Speaker John Boehner to form a Select Committee, with sufficient authority to get to the bottom of what led to Benghazi debacle and the subsequent failure of various investigations in providing credible conclusions. We owe the truth to those who died or were wounded in serving our country, their families and all Americans.
Resolve: We will proactively work with grass roots citizens and the local, state and federal “powers that be” to understand and respond effectively to the existential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat, particularly as delivered by ballistic missiles launched from vessels off our coasts, especially from the Gulf of Mexico; we will focus on empowering the National Guard to lead critically important efforts to achieve integrated measures for prevention and response.
As 2013 winds down, we have been considering our next steps for 2014 and decided on priority list of activities—and hope you will continue to follow our activities and join with us in encouraging the powers that be to provide for the common defense against an existential manmade and natural electromagnetic pulse (EMP) events.
If you live near the Gulf of Mexico, you are the front line to an emerging existential 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. Though efforts in 2013 made progress in gaining awareness of this key problem, much remains to be done to get the powers that be to address this well-known threat that could be launched by Iran or Terrorists from a ship in the Gulf.
As we plan for a joyous Christmas with family and friends, it is good to recall the positive and negative things in 2013—and to contemplate a more successful 2014. And though the net assessment may seem more negative than positive, we should remember our recovery from past difficulties and pray for God’s help again. After all, Christmas is the season for remembering the One who gives hope to many in their difficulties, now and forever.
High Frontier Chairman Henry F. Cooper had a guest column in Maine’s The Times Record today.
Major solar storms will one day inject a massive cloud of electric particles into the earth’s geomagnetic field, producing a major electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that causes catastrophic permanent damage to the electric power grid, unless it is hardened. Our “just-in-time” economy would halt indefinitely, and without necessities dependent on electricity, several hundred million Americans would die within a year. Time to pay attention to such “stormy weather,” don’t you think?
The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 72 years ago was a classic “Black Swan” event in that it was unexpected but should have been, as concluded after the fact. A fair question is whether we are courting another “surprise” attack that should be identified now and countered while there is still time to prevent or defend against it?
On this, the final day of Chanukah, as Jews worldwide complete their celebration of the Maccabee victory that liberated their Temple over two millennia ago, all Americans should remember our common love of liberty, the heritage that has set the West apart, and the common enemy that threatens our very existence and freedom today. We need modern Maccabees to preserve that heritage of liberty for our posterity. So may it be . . .
As we pause to give thanks for all our blessings, it is good to remember lessons learned from those who came before us, and to recommit ourselves to keeping this land free and prosperous for those who follow us. Memories give us a context for seeing and meeting our opportunities to leave this land better than we found it—with the help of the Sovereign of the Universe. So may it be . . .
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The Day The Lights Went Out – Video Courtesy of New York Times
Amb. Cooper speaks on EMP at SC Tea Party Patriots Convention
Expert Panel on EMP Threat: New EMP Coalition!
Gingrich endorses SHIELD Act, praises Maine EMP legislation
Jim Woolsey: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is existential threat to America
President Reagan announces SDI on March 23, 1983
President Reagan on 10 Year Anniversary of High Frontier
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