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Common Defense Richard Falknor on 22 Oct 2017 08:34 pm

EMP Attack Now An Imminent Threat? Gates of Vienna’s Dymphna Tells Of “A Bang Followed by Whimpering… and Silence” And the barriers to protecting our electrical grid lie in a muddled Permanent Government and a short-sighted Utilities Industry!

Read all of Dymphna’s post on the grave EMP danger after her introduction below – –

“Gotta love The Swamp. Now that North Korea (probably) has the capability to fire a missile into our airspace, TPTB [the powers that be] have shut down the one governmental organization with the ability to do anything testicular to deter the Fat Boy driving the looming disaster.
Did you think NoKo is going to do something fissionable with its missiles and is going to simply try to ‘bomb’ us? Well, it would seem that’s the intention, but the real problem is the payload on their missiles. All they need is one EMP detonated in our skies (over the East Coast, where lies most of our outdated electrical infrastructure) to send the continent back to say, 1850…and that will mean ninety percent of our population gone within six months or less. One can envision the follow-up: a leisurely walk-through by China. It would be easy-peasy to sort through the pieces of what remained of Canada and the United States.”

Dymphna points to state action such as Maine has initiated as a way to protect the surrounding grid —

“At least Maine seems to be aware and active about the problem. Whether it’s past the initial stages of deciding what to do is hard to say, but its preliminary actions show the way forward for other states. States don’t have to wait for the Federal behemoth to move toward safety. They could even act regionally in a co-operative. This is especially important for our vulnerable northeastern corridor.”

Just last month Fox News’ Hollie McKay declared “As North Korea threatens electromagnetic pulse attack, questions over lapses in US grid security rise” —

“The U.S. electrical grid, which is deemed one of the most vital pieces of infrastructure in the country and serves more than 300 million, does not have one singular oversight body responsible for its safeguarding — hence authorities have cautioned that the magnitude of threat has fallen between the cracks.”

Perhaps the most immediately promising course comes from long-time defense expert Frank Gaffney–

“This week [September 28], America loses a national treasure. Inexplicably, just when we need the country’s most knowledgeable and influential minds advising about how to protect against a potentially imminent, nation-ending peril, the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse Threat Commission is being shut down.
For seventeen years under the leadership of President Reagan’s Science Advisor, Dr. William Graham, this blue-ribbon panel has warned that we had to protect our electric grid from just the sorts of EMP attacks North Korea is now threatening to unleash upon us. Successive administrations and the electric utilities have shamefully failed to heed those warnings and take corrective action.
President Trump should give Dr. Graham and his team a new mandate as a presidential commission to oversee the immediate implementation of their recommendations.”
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Extra credit October 23: A frighteningly pertinent short story — Matthew Bracken’s Alas, Brave New Babylon

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