For those of you that are not familiar with the term “EMP” let me explain. It stands for “Electro Magnetic Pulse”. This means that a nuclear blast that is non-life threatening would cause ALL electronic devices to cease to operate,
Just think what that means. No car, no TV, no Xbox, no microwave, no computers, no cell phone, no emergency care if it depended on electronics, no insulin (because insulin must be kept at a certain temperature to be effective, no refrigeration, no electronics at all.
We are a society that depends on electronics to get through our daily lives. An EMP would rid us of all that is dependent on electronics.
We’ve all experienced a power loss at some time in our lives. Generators work on gas or diesel fuel to run, what happens when the gas / diesel is gone?
An EMP attack against the United States would be devastating. It would take us back to the mid 1800’s. A simple thing like turning on the coffee pot in the morning would be a thing of the past.
Turning trees into firewood to heat the most basic items would be the norm, until the trees run out. Those that live in the city would be the worst hit, dying off by the thousands. Nursing homes would be next, along with hospice care. Anyone depending on insulin or critical medications would follow.
Each small community would be on its own, to survive or succumb to the needs of the many, rather than the few that can survive with the meager amount of available resources.
Politics as we know it would be gone, except for the few that are lucky enough to be in a “hardened sites”. By that I mean special areas that are immune to an EMP attack. Only the government has the ability to “protect” itself. The rest of the American people will just have to fend for themselves.
The answer: Prevent NK and Iran, or others, to place into orbit an EMP device. If this means war, then so be it. Never underestimate the enemies of America. We did so on Sept. 11, 2001, Never let it happen again.
I urge all who read this to buy and read “ONE SECOND AFTER” (which was referenced by Newt Gingrich on the floor of Congress), and the follow up book “ONE YEAR AFTER”, both by William Forstchen.
Personally, I haven’t done diddly squat to protect myself and my family, except by being armed. I expect, and demand that my government take the needed steps to thwart this issue. A simple nuclear bomb, while devastating to the local population is bad enough, but an EMP attack against the entire United States is intolerable, and must be met with the force needed to negate the threat.
Again, I urge all who read this to read “ONE SECOND AFTER” and its follow up “ONE YEAR AFTER” by William R. Forstchen.