Protecting America from the Iranian EMP Attack
Republished: August 29, 2012
Iranian EMP Nuclear Quest
Iran and the EMP Threat
The first thing they will notice is there is no power. Another damn power outage, they will grumble — but then again, there has been no storm. Confused, some will try to call for information, but the phones will be down. The TV, the radio — nothing, no reception.
The panic will come when cars won’t start.
The traffic lights will be out, too. It will get much worse. Most will not survive to see life get back to normal in America.
Thousands will be stranded on subways, and over a million passengers who fly daily across the continent will be stuck at airports with flights canceled. Those already in the air will meet a deadly fate as planes plunge from the sky, their electronics fried.
Within the next few days, water supplies will run out: water-pumping stations will grind to a halt and electric pumps for water purification will also stop. Remaining water supplies will soon become contaminated.
Next is the food supply. Without power, food plants can no longer operate, and without transportation, food inventories in warehouses rot. Many cities will run out of food in just three days, others in just a bit longer.
This will be the result of an electromagnetic pulse attack over the atmosphere of the United States. In less than a billionth of a second, the electrical intensity on Earth becomes so hot that microchips fry, power lines overload, and the electrical grid collapses. Everything with microelectronics in it fails.
Within days, tens of millions of Americans will need to leave their homes looking for water and food. Within five to 10 days, due to water pollution and sanitation issues, many will fall ill — people across America will face starvation, disease, and death. In just one year after the attack, up to two-thirds of the American population will cease to exist.
Our enemies know this. The radicals ruling Iran have openly talked about it as they have called for the destruction of America and a new world order that excludes America. While pursuing their nuclear bomb project, the Revolutionary Guards of Iran have successfully test-launched a ballistic missile from a ship in the Caspian Sea. Recently, they also announced that all their vessels now have been armed with long-range ballistic missiles, and that soon they will start a mission in the Atlantic Ocean that extends into the Gulf of Mexico.
The Guards have also progressed with their missile program under the guise of a space project. Soon they will launch another rocket into space, this time carrying a 330-kilogram payload, a sign that they can now deliver a nuclear warhead to any point on Earth. The Guards have openly stated that the rocket used to launch the satellite can be shot parallel to the Earth’s orbit, which would transform it into an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The Islamic leaders of Iran see it as their duty to create the environment called for in a centuries-old hadith for the reappearance of the last Islamic messiah for the glorification of Allah:
In the last days chaos, famine and havoc will engulf the Earth. Major wars with dark clouds (atomic wars) will burn the Earth. One-third of the Earth’s population will be killed and the rest will suffer hunger and lawlessness.
Though an EMP attack on America by the jihadists in Tehran must not be ruled out, our modern society in America could also be endangered by a natural phenomenon. Solar explosions from the sun have hit the Earth before and will do so again. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted that a major solar storm could hit in May of 2013. A similar storm in 1859, known as the “Carrington event,” hit telegraph offices worldwide, causing failure in the telegraph system. Today such an event could be catastrophic due to the role microchips play in our infrastructure.
We can avoid such catastrophes if we, as responsible citizens of the United States, take action. The SHIELD Act (H.R. 668), currently before the U.S. House, needs to be passed this year. If it isn’t, it could very well be too late to protect the national electric grid.
The SHIELD Act would empower the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to work with industry and other government departments and agencies to protect the national electric grid from EMP threats. The act would ensure that the United States has enough extra-high-voltage transformers to survive and recover from an EMP event.
The act also would provide a financial mechanism to pay for the protection of the grid. The FERC estimates that the cost for protecting the electric grid would add only 20 cents to the annual bill of the average rate-payer for a period of three years.
It is critical that we call on our political leaders to take action and protect America. If we fail, we have only ourselves to blame.
The next attack on America could very well be the end of America.
Protecting America from EMP Attack
I push the bill to fortify electrical grid in face of the Iranian threat
Terrorists, rogue states, China or Russia could launch an electro-magnetic pulse attack that would collapse critical civilian infrastructures in the United States, warn two congressional commissions, the EMP Commission and the Strategic Posture Commission.
A single crude nuclear weapon delivered by an unsophisticated missile could destroy electric power, telecommunications, transportation, banking and finance, food and water across the continental United States.
Without these systems, our modern society would be thrown back into the 18th century.
Think of it. No cell phones, iPads, computers, iPods – virtually every device that powers life as we know it – would be destroyed. Planes, trains, vehicles of all stripes – all would cease to function, their electrical systems fried.
Your help is needed to prevent such a catastrophe.
President Reagan’s science adviser and EMP Commission chairman, Dr. William R. Graham, has warned that a natural or nuclear EMP event could cause Fukushima-type meltdowns at all 108 nuclear reactors and widespread radioactive contamination across the United States.
The SHIELD Act (H.R. 668), currently before the House, needs to be passed this year. If it isn’t, it may well be too late to protect the national electric grid, upon which the U.S. economy and the lives of 310 million Americans depend.
The SHEILD Act would empower the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to work with industry and other government departments and agencies to protect the national electric grid from EMP threats, said Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, president of EMPact America, who served on the congressional EMP Commission. The act would ensure that the United States has enough Extra High Voltage transformers to survive and recover from an EMP event. The act also would provide a financial mechanism to pay for the protection of the grid. The FERC estimates that the cost for protecting the electric grid would add only 60 cents to the annual bill of the average rate-payer for a period of three years.
“Other credible estimates are that the 300 most important EHV transformers that service the major cities could be protected for as little as $100 million to $200 million, or about one dollar for each of the 200 million American lives that could be saved by protecting the electrical grid,” said Pry.
Passage of the SHIELD Act this year would give government and industry just enough time to undertake aggressive measures to protect the most vital grid components, especially the transformers servicing major cities, before the advent of the solar maximum or a nuclear-armed Iran, which is fast becoming the biggest threat to U.S. security.
The solar maximum commences in December 2012 and lasts through 2013, during which time solar flares and coronal mass ejections will increase. NASA and the scientific community predict that a great geomagnetic storm, like the once-in-a-century Carrington Event of 1859, may occur, with catastrophic consequences for the grid.
In the other threat, the radicals ruling Iran truly believe that the time is near for the destruction of Israel and the demise of America. They see it as their duty to create the circumstances for such outcomes, believing it will trigger the coming of the last Islamic Messiah who would conquer the world under the flag of Islam in the final glorification of Allah.
As I have reported recently, the Revolutionary Guards have now armed all their naval vessels with surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and have announced that soon these vessels will start missions in the Atlantic Ocean. The Guards have also announced the ability to transfer technology under their space project to solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach any target on the planet.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, has also ordered the Guards to start the process of arming these ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads within the current Iranian calendar, which ends March 2012.
President Obama’s approach of negotiations and sanctions has failed to stop the jihadists in Tehran from pursuing their nuclear bomb project. Furthermore, the Mutual Assured Destruction policy will not deter people who believe that martyrdom is the ultimate prize to glorify Allah.
We can no longer vacillate. The existence of this great nation – and the world – is threatened.
Every American must call their representatives and senators to demand immediate passage of the SHIELD Act and to focus their attention on the Iranian nuclear program.
EMPact America, a bipartisan organization for citizens concerned about protecting the American people from a nuclear or natural EMP catastrophe, has been at the forefront of raising awareness and educating our public officials of the need to pass the SHIELD Act. However, more is needed to alert our political leaders to take immediate action.
We must act before it is too late. We can make a difference if we, as the people of this great land, raise our voices and insist on action.
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