An Electromagnetic Pulse Attack on America Would Be Worse Than You Think
When the lights go out forever…
It would come with almost no warning. Without any immediate signs as to why, the lights go out, cars stop dead, telephones cease to function, everything with a microchip in it fails, and most of it all never works again.
In the wake of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the United States, part or all of the country is thrust back into the 1860s but with 10 times the population. The threat is real, it is pressing, and the United States is doing little to address it.
It strikes many Americans as a fanciful prospect, almost cheesy apocalypse porn, to suggest that something as simple as the destruction of the nation’s power grid could thrust the United States into the dark ages. But those who have investigated this prospect are not rolling their eyes to the threat as are so many of the country’s sophisticates.
Rothman cites this recent report from the Wall Street Journal and goes on to point out the devastating effects of such an attack…
“What would a successful EMP attack look like?” they ask. “The EMP Commission, in 2008, estimated that within 12 months of a nationwide blackout, up to 90% of the U.S. population could possibly perish from starvation, disease and societal breakdown.”
If you’re not already completely disturbed, here’s a creepy reminder from David French of National Review…
The ISIS Threat to the United States, in Six Sentences
Let’s make this simple, shall we?
1. Al-Qaeda carried out the deadliest attack on American soil in American history and the most devastating foreign attack against an American city since the British occupied and burned Washington during the War of 1812.
5. ISIS has seized uranium in sufficient quantities to make a radiological weapon, a dirty bomb.
The next time Harry Reid or some other Democrat tells you our southern border is secure, just remember those words won’t mean jack squat when the power goes out.
You won’t be able to complain on Twitter or Facebook. You won’t be able to call your relatives in the next town or state. You won’t be able to turn on the radio or TV to find out what’s happening.
Neither will your local hospital, grocery store or police station.
Have you ever read Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road?
No worries. You’ll be living it.