Glenn Beck’s news site The Blaze explores the possibility of an EMP attack over the Untied States. The results? Too horrible to imagine:
Multiple senior U.S. officials, lawmakers, military personnel and intelligence analysts say the Obama administration needs to take this threat seriously and prepare in the event an attack that would set the U.S. back to pre-industrial times and leave us vulnerable to enemy states.
James Woolsey, who served as CIA director from 1993 to 1995, told “For The Record” that 9/11 was a wake-up call that enemies of the United States were looking to launch massive attacks.
He said senior government officials began thinking outside the box and questioned what “if the government in North Korea or in Iran really thought that the world would be so much a better place and that they themselves would be so much more likely to go to heaven if they could just kill as many Americans as possible?”
“These guys lusted after massive destruction,” Woolsey told “For the Record.”
North Korea presents that very real threat. In 2011, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would shift the focus of its military might from the Middle East to Asia.
North Korea is a nation with political and military leaders insane enough to try something like that, should they believe it could damage the United States beyond repair. Indeed, a full-scale EMP attack in the atmosphere over the continental United States would send us back to the Stone Age. Electronics, computer technology, everything would be completely destroyed. The possibility that every single nuclear reactor in the United States could go into a meltdown would make most of this region of the world completely uninhabitable. Truly, we are talking about an end of civilization moment if ever there was one.
But is there the chance something this deadly could happen? What’s the likelihood?
“A rogue state would not need a long-range ballistic missile to deliver a nuclear warhead,” their report stated. “Even short-range ballistic missiles carrying an EMP device or a nuclear warhead launched from a ship off the U.S. coast could impact millions. Today, over 30 countries, including Iran and North Korea, possess ballistic missile capabilities.”
Michael Del Rosso, an engineer and Pentagon consultant who has worked with the EMP commission, described the findings in the unclassified 2004 and 2008 and noted that the commission published five reports, three were classified and two were unclassified.
Del Rosso, who also participated in confidential briefings on nuclear threats to America, said “this is what national states like Iran and North Korea have spent billions of dollars developing this capability and they’re doing it for a reason. And they say the reason is the fact that they see the United States as their primary adversary.”
The capability is there. The hatred is there. But the United States has plenty of nuclear submarines all over the world ready to rain down hell on a nation or group of nations foolish enough to EMP the United States. It would spell the total end of their nations should they launch an assault of that magnitude against us. This isn’t to say it’s out of the realm of possibility, only that there are many people in those countries who like them intact and don’t to start the apocalypse. Of course, I believe there’s more forces at work in the world than mere human beings and their flawed, vain, and evil plans.