Consequences of an EMP Attack on the USA

Consequences of an EMP Attack on the USA

In the name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Compassionate

A few days ago, I came across a bit of news about an Iranian plan to conduct an EMP strike against the USA. The news was not, in fact, recent, as I had seen it in prior months. According to James Woolsey, former CIA Director, there are signs that Iran may be working toward an Electromagnetic Pulse strike on the United States.

That’s what TheBlaze quoted from Mr. Woolsey:

“Once Iran has a nuclear weapon, they are ready to launch an EMP attack against us,”
“I think they have conducted launches of satellites of the type that you and in the direction you would want for an EMP attack.”

Moreover, he claims that the Iranian military has laid the groundwork for a religious justification for an EMP strike. In 2010, a military textbook called “Passive Defense” was published, which included a section that outlined how an EMP strike would be compliant with Islamic law.

“The deaths from electromagnetic pulse are all indirect,” said Woolsey. “They come from destroying the electricity grid, and thereby not being able to operate the other 17 infrastructures in the United States — food, water, finance. Everything else operates off electricity. And by not being able to operate those, you will have lots of people die of thirst, die of starvations, die of social disruption.”

“The idea, as I understand it, was that since one is not directly attacking or killing humans,” Woolsey said, “it doesn’t come under the stricture of some other ruling, or idea that one should not use nuclear weapons against people.”

The Congressional EMP Commission spent nearly a decade studying the issue and concluded that as many as 90 percent of all Americans could die in the first year after an EMP strike.

This is obviously cheap propaganda to promote Iran fear-mongering; presumably an alibi to raise the defence budget and pour more of the taxpayers’ money onto the throat of the arms industry. Nevertheless, it shed light on a stark reality:

Americans are as vulnerable as any other nation in the world.

Americans really need to face this reality. Superheroes in Hollywood movies give them a false sense of invincibility. Many people in the states really think they are Captain America, and whoever dares to fight with them is destined to vanish. US war machine propaganda is produced for other nations’ consumption, but it seems the American populace are the ones who believe it the most.

If United States is so vulnerable that a mundane EMP attack can eradicate 90% of its population in one year, why do they bully the whole world?

In polls conducted in the US regarding engaging in another conflict somewhere in the world, usually 30% to 70% of respondents agree to the idea. I think if people realise that they are not as invincible as they think they are, they would think twice before nodding in agreement.

In truth, Americans are much more vulnerable than any other nation in the world, to any form of disruption in their fundamental infrastructures. Their life-style is not as sustainable as others; and they are not prepared for any change in it.

The United States government is acting like a teenager who bullies everybody on the block, begging someone to teach him a lesson. Sooner or later he would find that someone, and so find that he cannot handle the lesson.

 

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