by Michael Snyder
October 31, 2013
It is only a matter of time before a
massive EMP burst fries the U.S. electrical grid. What that
happens, how are you going to survive?
In the United States today, we are
completely and totally dependent on electrical power. Unless you
are Amish (or are a part of a similar community), you probably have
absolutely no idea how to survive in a world without electricity.
Unfortunately, our electrical grid is extremely vulnerable at this
As you will see below, intelligence
officials believe that China and Russia already have "super-EMP
weapons", and a whole host of smaller nations and terrorist groups
are believed to be working on developing similar weapons.
But even if the U.S. is
attacked by an EMP weapon, scientists tell us that it is
inevitable that a massive solar storm will fry our
electrical grid someday.
If an event similar to
the solar storm of 1859 happened today, it would be absolutely
catastrophic. Known as "the Carrington Event", that massive solar
storm fried telegraph machines all over Europe and North America.
At some point we will experience another such solar storm, and some
scientists believe that we are already
50 years overdue for another one. In fact, the earth had a "near
miss" just a few months ago.
So what will happen if we are hit by a
massive EMP blast? Well, according to a government commission that
investigated this issue, approximately two-thirds
of the U.S. population could potentially die from starvation,
disease and societal chaos within one year. It would be a disaster
unlike anything that we have ever seen before in U.S. history.
Frank Gaffney, the president of the
Center for Security Policy, is even more pessimistic. He believes
that a single EMP blast could potentially end up killing
almost the entire population of the United States…
"Within a year of that attack, nine
out of 10 Americans would be dead, because we can’t support a
population of the present size in urban centers and the like
As a society, we are simply not equipped
to function without electricity.
Dr. William Graham was the
chairman of the government commission that I mentioned above, and he
says that a giant EMP blast could knock the United States back into
"the late 1800s"
in just a single moment…
Life after an EMP attack "would
probably be something that you might imagine life to be like
around the late 1800s but with several times the population we
had in those days, and without the ability of the country to
support and sustain all those people," Graham says.
"They wouldn’t have power. Food
supplies would be greatly taken out by the lack of
transportation, telecommunication, power for refrigeration and
And remember, this does not require an
attack by a foreign power. A gigantic solar storm could cause an
event like this at literally any time.
According to a recent
WND article, it is estimated that it would take four to ten
years to recover from a direct hit from a massive solar storm…
If the earth is hit by a direct
solar flare, some of which can be 14 times the size of the
earth, scientists from NASA and the National Academy of Sciences
say it would cost the nation alone up to $2 trillion in the
It could take four to 10 years to recover and affect
90 percent of the U.S. population, meaning widespread starvation
So what would life look like for you and
your family if this happened?
Consider the following…
There would be no heat for your home.
Water would no longer be pumped into
Your computer would not work.
There would be no Internet.
Your phones would not work.
There would be no television.
There would be no radio.
ATM machines would be shut down.
There would be no banking.
Your debit cards and credit cards would
Without electricity, gas stations would
not be functioning.
Most people would be unable to do their
jobs without electricity and employment would collapse.
Commerce would be brought to a
Hospitals would not be able to
You would quickly start running out of
All refrigeration would shut down and
frozen foods in our homes and supermarkets would start to go bad.
Some vehicles would no longer be able
to start at all.
Traffic lights would no longer be
Airplanes would not be able to go
Wall Street would not be able to
function at all.
Government services would collapse.
A lot of these effects would start to be
by Mac Slavo detailed some of the things that we could expect to
see in the immediate aftermath of a massive EMP blast…
The first 24-48 hours after such
an occurrence will lead to confusion among the general
population as traditional news acquisition sources like
television, radio and cell phone networks will be
Within a matter of days, once people
realize the power might not be coming back on and grocery store
shelves start emptying, the entire system will begin to delve
Within 30 days a mass die off will
have begun as food supplies dwindle, looters and gangs turn to
violent extremes, medicine can’t be restocked and water pump
So what is the federal government doing
to protect us against such a horrific disaster?
In fact, according to a recent WND
article, ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden says that the Obama
administration has no plans to defend us against an EMP blast…
Contrary to the findings of a 2008
commission mandated by Congress to consider a defense against an
electromagnetic pulse attack and its effects on the national
grid, a retired Air Force general who also headed the National
Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency says that
there isn’t a solution to an EMP attack.
Speaking before the Bipartisan
Policy Center at a conference on the threats to the U.S.
electrical grid, Michael Hayden also said the Obama
administration has no plan to defend against an EMP.
In fact, Hayden says that "there really
aren’t any solutions" to this problem…
"I don’t mean to be so flippant, but
there really aren’t any solutions to this, so I would just leave
it at that," Hayden said.
Of course that is a complete and total
lie. It would take
less than a billion dollars to protect the largest transformers
in our electrical grid. But the Obama administration refuses to do
Since the Obama administration is doing
state government officials are now considering taking action…
At the National Council of State
Legislatures last week in Atlanta, a number of lawmakers said
they’re preparing legislation similar to a bill introduced in
Maine recently did under the leadership of Rep. Andrea Boland.
Efforts are under way to press the
membership of the NCSL to address the EMP issue, since the
federal government has failed to take action to mitigate the
potential for a catastrophic event, whether natural or man-made.
An EMP event could knock out the U.S. electrical grid system and
the critical infrastructures that rely on it.
Along with the national electrical
grid, other critical infrastructures include telecommunications,
banking and financial transactions, oil and natural gas
pipelines, transportation, food and water delivery, emergency
services and space systems.
In short, an EMP event could cause
the collapse of society.
And without a doubt, our electrical grid
represents the "soft underbelly" of U.S. infrastructure. Attacks on
the electrical grid happen all the time, but most of them are not
reported by the mainstream media.
The following report of an attack
is from a recent
More than 10,000 people in Arkansas
were dumped into a blackout Sunday following an attack on that
state’s electric grid, the FBI said today, the third such
attack in recent weeks.
In August, a major transmission line
in the region, around Cabot, Ark., was deliberately cut.
The FBI said that two power poles
had been intentionally cut in Lonoke County on Sunday, resulting
in the outage.
The following is how the FBI
described the attack…
In the early morning hours of
September 29, 2013, officials with Entergy Arkansas reported a
fire at its Keo substation located on Arkansas Highway 165
between Scott and England in Lonoke County.
were no injuries and no reported power outages. Investigation
has determined that the fire, which consumed the control house
at the substation, was intentionally set.
The person or persons
responsible for this incident inscribed a message on a metal
control panel outside the substation which reads, ‘YOU SHOULD
HAVE EXPECTED U.S.’
But minor attacks like that are nothing
compared to what an EMP weapon could potentially do to our
And our strategic enemies have been
working on developing such weapons.
The following is a short
excerpt from a statement by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry to the United
States Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland
Security on March 8th, 2005…
Russian and Chinese military
scientists in open source writings describe the basic principles
of nuclear weapons designed specifically to generate an
enhanced-EMP effect, that they term "Super-EMP" weapons.
"Super-EMP" weapons, according to these foreign open source
writings, can destroy even the best protected U.S. military and
civilian electronic systems.
But it is not just Russia and China that
we need to be worried about.
According to Pry, North Korea
also has such weapons…
Pry pointed out that South Korean
military intelligence has warned not only their government but
also the U.S. that North Korea is developing super-EMP warheads
with Russian help.
In 2011, Pry pointed out, a military
commentator with the People’s Republic of China stated that
North Korea has super-EMP warheads. Data from North Korea’s
nuclear tests, he said, are consistent with a super-EMP warhead.
And it should be noted that it is very
possible to create a devastating EMP burst without exploding a nuke
high up in the atmosphere.
In fact, the U.S. and other nations have
been very busy working on such weapons. For example, the U.S.
military has reportedly developed "a directed electromagnetic pulse
gun" that can take out all electronics within a limited area.
kind of EMP weapon can be fired from a plane, a cruise missile or
even a drone.
The following is how this class of weapon was
described in a
A pre-programmed cruise missile not
too different from a drone has been proven to be capable of
blasting out an EMP-type microwave that was able to destroy
personal computers and electrical systems inside a building over
which it was flying.
The U.S. Air Force and its
contractor Boeing have created the High-powered Microwave
Advanced Missile Project, or CHAMP, which was just tested over a
In addition, "radio frequency weapons"
are so simple that terror groups or even "lone wolf crazies" could
easily build them and use them.
The following is from an article by
F. Michael Maloof…
Such an individual with a penchant
for electronics can pull together components from a Radio Shack
or electronic store – even order the components off of selected
Internet websites – and fashion a radio frequency, or RF,
As microprocessors become smaller
but more sophisticated, they are even more susceptible to an RF
pulse. The high power microwave from an RF weapon produces a
short, very high power pulse, said to be billions of watts in a
nanosecond, or billionths of a second.
This so-called burst of
electromagnetic waves in the gigahertz microwave frequency band
can melt electrical circuitry and damage integrated circuits,
causing them to fail.
Constructing a radio frequency weapon is
not difficult at all. In fact, you can find instructions for how to
on the Internet.
In the future, electromagnetic weapons
are going to become even more powerful and even easier to use.
Meanwhile, we are going to continue to
become even more dependent on electricity and technology.
And of course even if there is never a
major EMP attack against the United States, scientists tell us that
it is only a matter of time before a massive solar storm fries the
I hope that you are getting ready while
you still can.