Commentary & Analysis by L. A. Marzulli
Experts on Capitol Hill Thursday warned that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack aimed at the nation’s electrical grid could leave the majority of Americans dead.
The hearing, “Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Threat to Critical Infrastructure,” before the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies explored the effects an EMP would have devasting effect…
“It strikes at my very core when I think of the men, women, and children in cities and rural towns across America with a possibility of no access to food, water, or transportation,” he said. “In a matter of weeks or months at most, a worst-case scenario could bring devastation beyond imagination.”
I’ve blogged about this several times but bring it up again because the situation has not changed. Bottom line is this, we are still very vulnerable to an EMP.
If one of these devices were exploded above the heartland of America our lives as we know it, would change instantly and we would not go back to the way we lived prior to the attack. As the article above states, millions of people would die for lack of the basic necessities. If the attack happened in the dead of winter, millions of people would very likely freeze to death. Think about it, nothing that runs on electricity would work. Phones, cars, refrigerators, toasters, micro-waves, and everything else that runs on electric current would be useless.
This is a real threat and the fact that Washington has not made plans to avert such a situation is deplorable.
Think about it. This congressman is warning us. He takes the threat of an EMP seriously, so this scenario is not some fringe-conspiracy delusion, but is real and perhaps those who wish to destroy us will use an EMP to do so.
In closing todays post: Peggy and I have stock-piles about 6 months worth of food. Because we live in Southern California our garden which has quadrupled in size, now provides most of our vegetables. We also have two wells and have over 100 gallons of propane. We also have 20 cords of oak firewood, and a wood burning stove which will heat the entire house in the winter. I think folks should prepare the best way they can for an event like this. I think moderation is the key, but I believe we should prepare. Some folks will say this isn’t biblical and cite verses about faith. However, I would point out that when Joseph interpreted Pharaohs dream the Egyptians stock piled food for the seven years of famine that was coming. While we don’t know the future like Joseph did, but we can at least take precautionary steps to insure the safety of our loved ones.