Saturday, May 31, 2014

Congress: Save yourselves if grid fails ~ By F. Michael Maloof

Pry pointed out that the federal government, particularly the Department of Defense and the intelligence community, has known about the EMP threat for more than 50 years.

Yet, the EMP threat has only come to the attention of most policymakers and the public relatively recently.

Such a concern only began to come to the public’s attention in unclassified reports in 2004 and 2008 by the congressionally mandated EMP Commission. The panel determined that the secrecy surrounding an EMP event was a greater threat to the nation than revelations of its destructive nature to the U.S. electrical grid system and the life-sustaining critical infrastructures.

Pry said that passage of the CIPA, introduced by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., would “immediately mobilize thousands of emergency planners and first responders at all levels of government and educated millions of others, about EMP and how to prepare for it.

Writing about events in the past, as in historical accounts, is called History. These are nonfictional stories about what previously happened, and if anything, get their value as a teaching tool. For as we all know, repeating mistakes of the past and expecting different results is called insanity.

Writing about current events is called News. It's weird, but I'd swear that the news we get to deal with is about the insanity in this world because of all the people that didn't pay attention to History, or thought that they could repeat history and get different results.

But, try writing about a future event, and it's called everything from speculation to paranoia. People tend to not take it seriously. And that is the problem here. I've said it before:
When you see this column posted here today, please do not conclude that it is is just more fear-mongering paranoia. This is not posted here because of a paranoid threat of World War III starting tomorrow. There is much more to this column than the reporting on a military threat from...
Is it the threat of an EMP that F. Michael Maloof may seem to be a little obsessed with?  It may seem that way, and it may even seem that I am, too.  However, it is the fact that Congress is ignoring the threat, and refusing to take any action on limiting the results of an EMP, whether natural or caused by man, that is the real obsession. Just sayin'...


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Congress: Save yourselves if grid fails
Experts warn EMP event could wipe out 90% of U.S. population
F. Michael Maloof
By F. Michael Maloof

Published: 05/16/2014 at 8:46 PM


WASHINGTON – The lack of congressional action on critical infrastructure legislation is hampering national preparation for a natural or man-made electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, event that could kill 90 percent of the U.S. population due to starvation, disease and societal collapse, charges an expert on the threat.

Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the congressional advisory Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, contends that the failure to pass the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, or CIPA, is preventing action at the federal, state and local levels to protect the nation from a catastrophic EMP event.

Pry has warned that a natural or nuclear EMP event could black out the national electric grid for months or years and collapse all of the other critical infrastructures essential to sustain a modern society and the lives of 310 million Americans.

The critical infrastructures include communications, transportation, banking, finance, food, water and emergency services.

Pry calls passage of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act to create a new National Planning Scenario focused on the EMP threat “urgently necessary.

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