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    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/w...cy-world-order WASHINGTON SECRETS

    Military warns EMP attack could wipe out America, 'democracy, world order'

    by Paul Bedard
    | November 30, 2018

    In an extraordinary and sobering report meant to wake the nation up to a growing threat, a new military white paper warns that an electromagnetic pulse weapon attack such as those developed by North Korea, Russia, and Iran could essentially wipe out the United States, kill or displace millions, and even force jets to drop from the sky.

    “Based on the totality of available data,” said the report from the Air Force’s Air University and provided to Secrets, “an electromagnetic spectrum attack may be a threat to the United States, democracy, and the world order.”

    The report, titled, “Electromagnetic Defense Task Force,” and the product of a mostly classified summit of 40 agencies just outside of Washington earlier this year, is the most forceful call by any government agency yet for a new focus on preparing for either an enemy EMP attack or a natural hit such as a solar storm.

    While it is focused on the devastating impact an EMP hit would have on the military, it backs up a congressional warning that up to 90 percent of the population on the East Coast would die in a year of an attack that would dismantle or interfere with electricity, transportation, food processing, and healthcare.
    Consider just some of the warnings in the report from the United States Air Force Air University and the Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education. In an attack, said the report:
    • 99 nuclear reactors would likely melt down without electricity to cool them.
    • 4.1 million would be displaced from areas around the nuclear plants as the radioactive cloud spread.
    The report highlighted electronic systems on an Airbus A-380 vulnerable to an EMS attack. (Screenshot/LeMay Center for Doctrine)
    • Military and commercial jets, such as those built by Airbus, would fall from the sky. "Alarmingly, aircraft designed to carry large numbers of people and sizable cargo are allowed to operate without certainty about their level of resilience."
    • Bases would be cut off, making defense and counter-attacks impossible.
    • Civil unrest would start in “hours.”
    • Power and GPS would go dark. “An EMP would cause instantaneous and simultaneous loss of many technologies reliant on electrical power and computer circuit boards, such as cell phones and GPS devices.”
    • Technology would be dismantled. “Failures may include long-term loss of electrical power (due to loss of emergency generators), sewage, fresh water, banking, landlines, cellular service, vehicles.”
    • 18 months are required to replace key elements of the electric grid that would be damaged or knocked out.

    Figuring out just which country launched an attack would be difficult since the weapon could be delivered in a satellite.

    It also noted the development of the 5G mobile network and how it will run communications and why it must be protected, especially since China is the biggest competitor to its development.

    “Because control of 5G is roughly equivalent to control of the Internet, open 5G is critical to freedom and free-market economics. Meanwhile, access to the 5G-millimeter wave bandwidth will be critical to operations in all war-fighting domains, in particular, space command & control,” said the white paper.

    Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, the commander of Air Education and Training Command who oversaw the EMP summit, told Secrets, “As electromagnetic technologies fuse in new and often dangerous ways, it’s critical that the military and industry make honest evaluations of present and future conflict states to ensure we’re proactive rather than reactive.”

    He also advised for predicting how U.S. foes will try to outsmart any fixes to the electric grid and other targets of an EMP attack.

    “French actions before WWII demonstrate that even bold action, such as building the Maginot Line, can be rapidly overcome through imagination. The imagination that defeated the Maginot Line was the German Blitzkrieg which unexpectedly exploited the only gap in the wall. Groundbreaking research like this can help the wider defense community understand not only how take bold action, but how to take the right bold action to prevent catastrophic outcomes,” said the general.

    The report said that the president should focus on the issue and declare it a critical issue. What’s more, it called for a central office to push for EMP prevention and reaction should an attack come.

    The report, written by experts Air Force Maj. David Stuckenberg, former CIA Director James Woolsey, and Col. Douglas DeMaio, also called for a national and congressional publicity campaign to alert the nation and governmental leaders to the threat.

    “The potential for an adversary to inflict damage on states through EMS attack has grown significantly,” said the 69-page report, which warned, “An EMP attack affects all devices with solid-state electronics and could render inoperative the main grid and backup power systems, such as on-site generators.”

    It highlighted the lack of a reaction plan or major focus on an EMP attack, even if just from a solar flare. “In some areas, there is a complete absence of strategy,” said the report. It added, “EMP is a tragedy of the commons as ‘no one’s job jar.’”

    #2
    Which means....the ARMED law abiding citizens will be more important than ever before.

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      #3
      Originally posted by bigbore44 View Post
      Which means....the ARMED law abiding citizens will be more important than ever before.
      Especially because guns don't need electricity, which is one of their coolest features.

      (Well, until smart guns replace them.)

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        #4
        Originally posted by Whitefoot View Post
        • up to 90 percent of the population on the East Coast would die in a year
        • 99 nuclear reactors would likely melt down without electricity to cool them.
        • 18 months are required to replace key elements of the electric grid that would be damaged or knocked out.

        Sobering statistics for sure and the new "zombie apocalypse" disaster waiting to occur. This would likely lead to a total collapse of world order depending on the aggressor. All those nuclear reactors melting down is a particularly troublesome thought, an aggressor could literally cause a nuclear attack on US soil without fear of Mutually Assured Destruction.

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          #5
          Originally posted by SirMixAlot View Post

          Sobering statistics for sure and the new "zombie apocalypse" disaster waiting to occur. This would likely lead to a total collapse of world order depending on the aggressor. All those nuclear reactors melting down is a particularly troublesome thought, an aggressor could literally cause a nuclear attack on US soil without fear of Mutually Assured Destruction.
          I am sure the nuke capability IS protected against an EMP. Don't think this is the first time this has been discussed.

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            #6
            After witnessing 9/11 like all of us and seeing the horrific attacks on humanity through out the world almost on a daily basis, to me , " Nothing is out of the realm of possibilities, nothing " !

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              #7
              Let’s not kid ourselves. In an EMP attack nobody living in the NYC/Long Island area has a decent chance of surviving a year, no matter how well prepped or armed. Only bugging out will give you a chance.
              Know your rights/Refuse peacefully to consent to a search /Ask if you are free to go or are being detained/Even if you are not doing anything wrong the 4th Amendment protects you against unreasonable searches/Never say anything to law enforcement even if you think it will help you/If questioned clearly and unequivocally request that you would like to have an attorney present and defer any questions until then/Never go to prison because you are afraid to go to jail.

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                #8
                This has been on the table and known about for decades and as we become more reliant on technology the implications get even worse.
                Basically anything with electronic circuits and not hardened to EMP would be fried. So, make sure you keep some analog dinosaurs around. Non led flashlights, gas grills, 66 Mustang. I even bought a points kit for my Sporty 20 years ago, JIC. Oh, a faraday cage may save some things too. 😀

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                  #9
                  My two cents...unless you have a place to bug out to, most likely by foot mind you, staying put on Long Island is your only option...and let's be real, you're really just buying yourself some time by being prepared. Long Island is a death trap for a ton of different reasons, 90% survivability rate here seems optimistic. And with 10 million desperate NYC snowflakes fanning out like locusts with no food or water, not to mention your neighbors...you think Trump got them unhinged, wait til you see how they'll go full psycho for half a cracker when they haven't eaten for a few days. And then the ones most likely to survive are the ones you most wish were dead because they're total sociopaths, and will start organizing into mobs like Viking raiders. This Island will turn into a scene so grizzly it'll make the Road Warrior look like the height of civilized society. Anything short of a well stocked castle with enough people to defend it and it's just a matter of time before you're overrun.

                  For a real eye opener, read One Second After, by (EDIT to correct author's name, thanks McFly) William Forstchen. Scary read, and that didn't even touch on potential nuclear meltdowns. I think I'd rather just drop dead than go through radiation sickness and *then* drop dead.
                  Last edited by Banzai; 11-30-2018, 05:08 PM.

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                    #10
                    Our biggest vulnerability is our satellite system.

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                      #11
                      latte withdrawal will kill tens of thousands

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Banzai View Post
                        My two cents...unless you have a place to bug out to, most likely by foot mind you, staying put on Long Island is your only option...and let's be real, you're really just buying yourself some time by being prepared. Long Island is a death trap for a ton of different reasons, 90% survivability rate here seems optimistic. And with 10 million desperate NYC snowflakes fanning out like locusts with no food or water, not to mention your neighbors...you think Trump got them unhinged, wait til you see how they'll go full psycho for half a cracker when they haven't eaten for a few days. And then the ones most likely to survive are the ones you most wish were dead because they're total sociopaths, and will start organizing into mobs like Viking raiders. This Island will turn into a scene so grizzly it'll make the Road Warrior look like the height of civilized society. Anything short of a well stocked castle with enough people to defend it and it's just a matter of time before you're overrun.

                        For a real eye opener, read One Second After, by John Matherson. Scary read, and that didn't even touch on potential nuclear meltdowns. I think I'd rather just drop dead than go through radiation sickness and *then* drop dead.
                        William Forstchen is the author. John matterson is the main character. Read one year after as well

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                          #13
                          Going to have to get used to killing and eating sheep. I might have to buy some no-lead hunting ammo so I don't have to worry about getting too much lead in my bloodstream.. Glad my neighbors are anti-gun.
                          The real question: if you are living on vegetarians, do you need to worry about fiber in your diet?

                          LI Ammo, 2 Larkfield Rd. East Northport, open seven days

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                            #14
                            I’m fortunate enough to live where I do so if that means taking a 1/8 mile walk to the beach/marina and hopping on a row boat to CT, so be it

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                              #15
                              SSDD. These reports have been popping up or leaking out for decades, nothing new here. What is different is the ability of people to survive shit when someone else isn’t wiping their ass for them. Cupcakes and snowflakes are going to have a tough go of it, at least they’ll have plenty of weed to smoke while they starve to death.

                              Facilities where locks/systems and mechanisms default to locked will be a problem but most of the places to be concerned about have backup generation and fuel stores.

                              I’m flashing to Irwin Allen’s Earthquake with those NG guys who went off the rails.

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