Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Written by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
We have not only enemies throughout the Middle East, Asia and a whole host of communist countries… Taking down the grid and our defenses would open up a world of unpleasant opportunities for our enemies – financial and otherwise. The EMP threat from within and from without is here and is real. The clock is ticking.
It’s not a matter of if we get hit by terrorists again, it’s a matter of when and how. I believe that the ‘how’ could involve the use of an EMP – an Electromagnetic Pulse weapon. Israel has been war gaming scenarios such as this for a long, long time. They recognize they have enemies all over the globe. For some reason, Americans can’t seem to face the fact that we have enemies within and without that want to take us down. In fact, I believe that the radical Islamists and the communists have formed a devil’s pact to do just that. They’ll sort out King of the Hill later.
With the lack of security in the US (and I mean serious, real security — Israeli style security), America is just teaming with soft targets. Ripe for terrorists to exploit. For instance, what is to stop an Islamic terrorist from somehow getting an EMP or nuke on a train, or from hijacking a train that already carries one? If our Intelligence agencies are hollowed out and have nothing but bureaucrats staffing them, well… terrorists will be terrorists. Or, an EMP could be deployed off a watercraft right outside of US territorial waters. In fact, multiple ones could be launched and it is probable that they would be successful.
From Frank Gaffney, Jr.:
The prospect of relatively short-range missiles being used to mount an EMP strike compounds the challenge to our modest anti-missile systems. They may or may not be able to contend with missiles launched from the sea close in to our shores. The determining factor would primarily be the location and readiness of the Navy’s missile-defense-equipped Aegis ships. Our west-coast–deployed, ground-based interceptors will be unable to do the job against short-range missiles fired off our east or Gulf coasts. (On this, see a recent article on NRO, co-authored by a former director of Pres. George H. W. Bush’s missile-defense program, Amb. Henry Cooper, and Dr. Robert Pfaltzgraff.)