Is This The Most Likely Large-Scale Attack On America?

People in the prepper community are divided about what they think is the most likely disaster scenarios. Some people think that it will be terrorists with nukes. Others think that it will be a weather disaster caused by climate change. Still others think that we’ll be invaded by another country. And other think that our infrastructure system, including water supplies and sewage management, will simply fall apart.

And all of these scenarios are, to some extent, plausible. But what is the most likely disaster scenario to happen? That’s hard to answer, but there may be one scenario that we are the least prepared for: and EMP attack. Offthegridnews notes the following from a recent op-ed piece:

The United States has no defense against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon that can knock out the grid, blackout the country for a year, and kill millions of Americans. Those were the conclusions of the Congressional EMP Commission.

“The federal government has taken no action on several recommendations for responding to an EMP from a nuclear blast or a solar storm,” wrote Peter Pry in an op-ed for The Hill. Even though Pry and the commission made the recommendations in 2016, nothing has been done. An electromagnetic pulse is a burst of radiation generated by a Solar Storm or a nuclear weapon. An EMP can destroy most electronics by frying them. Experts think that a giant EMP burst would knock out the entire North American power grid and send the United States and Canada back to the dark ages.

“The government is doing little to nothing to protect America from an EMP,” Pry concluded.

Think about that. All of your electronics fried. That means no television, no radio, no microwave over, no computer, no smartphone. Nothing electronic. Are you prepared to cope for that? Certainly, most Americans aren’t, and the government doesn’t appear to be helping the situation.

This means that you need to look for other ways that don’t require electronics to take care of your family, to cook your food, to protect your family (yes, your home security system, depending on the central hub of the system, might be affected by an EMP). You need to begin thinking about low tech solutions so that you aren’t dependent on something that won’t be there when you need it.

 
 

  • Bob Hunt

    I believe the most likely scenario for our demise as a Country is already happening! Through the machinations of the super liberal Democrats and their unprecedented attacks on President Trump and his Cabinet and to a lesser extent on anyone that they know of who voted for the President the demise of our once great Country is already underway! And for those of you who may not know I voted for Trump for President!

  • CHUCK ADKINS

    And some people are constantly dwelling on doom and gloom; but may only be half a bubble off kilter. Should we constantly live in fear because their views of life are so dismal? This reminds me of the climate change folks that worry themselves about a natural event that has taken place since the beginning of time; should we be upset because they are? I’ll let them worry in my place while I look at life in a much simpler and kinder point of view. As God told Noah after the flood that He would never flood the earth again, and in (Gen.8:22) “While the earth remains. seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” So, I can only ask, “Why should I believe mere men who know so little?” Chuck

  • dprato

    I believe that the biggest threat we face today are from the left and right extremist groups which will create the climate for civil war in this Country. The radical left has become particularly aggressive and violent over the last two years and you know for sure that the radical right is not going to put up with their nonsense. So when the SHTF and we start living in an anarchistic society with fighting in the streets and riots it will draw all of us into the battle to protect our homes, families and friends and then this Country will be in utter chaos until the dust settles.

    • Boomer

      I don’t see the far right attacking anyone or being a threat. What’s your take on that?

  • dprato

    While this statement may not be directly related to this particular
    commentary it is important for all Trump supporters to consider.

    If most reasonable thinking people would think
    about their observations of the Left, Liberals and Democrats over the
    last two years they would see a group of people among them that are
    totally unhinged, irrational, hypocritical, liars, cheats, and their
    credibility is zero. We have been subjected to violent behavior,
    attacks on the Constitution, Religion, and the laws of the land. When
    people protect individuals who come here illegally and commit heinous
    crimes against other non citizens and citizens you have to know there is
    something wrong with the way they think. How can any American Citizen
    be against employing American Citizens, enforcing the laws of the land,
    and giving priority to American Citizens rather than Illegal’s, who we
    spend 135 billion dollars a year to support, as well as the tax break
    that has enabled business to flourish?

    Everyone needs to think seriously about the
    direction you want this Country to take prior to voting in the 2018
    elections. In 2016 despite all the projections we elected a President
    who has not only kept many of his promises against a stream of constant
    harassment but has actually turned things around in this Country for the
    better.

    It is essential that we give President Trump a
    significant majority in the House and the Senate with people who will
    support him not continually try to undermine him. If you are pleased
    with the direction of the Country and tired of the continual assaults on
    our traditional values by the Left, Liberals and Democrats then it is
    essential that We The People get out and cast our votes for folks who
    will advance the Trump agenda. We will have only ourselves to blame if
    we fail to do this by thinking others will carry the day for us. Vote
    Republican for a better Country and allow the President to do the job he
    wants to do for us, the American People.

    If you agree with my position here feel free to pass this on..

  • Alleged-Comment

    Yes, as soon as I heard about an EMP attack I began to warn others as far back over a decade ago. And STILL nothing has been done by the communist Demoncraps and Retardicans up there.

    I believe they want you all DEAD.

    • Boomer

      There is nothing that can really be done. The costs to slightly harden the grid would bankrupt us. Just enjoy life knowing if someone attacks us, we can still retaliate!

      • dprato

        Far right up until the last few years has been the subject of many FBI
        and Government surveilance programs. However, in the last few years the
        left has become more active in creating civil unrest and challenging
        the Government and fomenting violence. I am not in favor of either
        extreme and prefer to take a midground position on most issues. I do
        think the potential for a civil war is becoming a greater reality daily
        because of the incompetence of the Congress and the push by the left to
        disrupt everything they can.

      • Thomas Armstrong

        I would refer you to the 1 hour show by Mark levin on Fox with EMP expert Peter Pfry aired on April 22, 2018–this was an excellent expose of the lax gov. response to the EMP problem–I believe this show could be purchased??? P.S> only 2 billion dollars to harden the grid from a solar super storm, or nuclear super EMP weapon which both Russia and China possess and could be placed into the hands of any terrorist actor!

  • mike okumura

    hi, since, probably, da gov’t, w/ it’s tendency 2 have a snail’s response, i feel it’s prudent 4, 1’s peace of mind 2 not worry 2 much about catastrophes, & just prep by urself or w groups, etc., 2 over as much bases as can. den, don’t just keep worrying about what da future holds 4 us. lol thanks

  • Frank

    The possibility of an attack against our nuclear plants is an assault on our infrastructure with the added benefit or a nuclear meltdown and thus either an explosion or at least the release of deadly radiation. The use of a bomb or missile that creates an EMP shuts down the entire collective grid meaning power, phones, internet and even water. Even if the U.S. experienced an actual physical invasion of hostile troops, that would not be out of the question considering the feeling that we have traitors among us and enemies abroad.
    The notion of one party trying to assume total political domination goes against the very spirit of a democratic republic and the Constitution and our system of checks and balances. The movement towards socialist and communist ideas indicates mislead, brainwashed self loathing by weak minded people or by people who see this as an opportunity to gain power. Of course those who desire to get into bed with foreign power seekers that want to destroy and conquer us, are foolish to think people like that can be trusted and won’t sell them out.
    The stupidity that is exhibited by people who call themselves Americans is scary. There is no real logic to all this anti-american sentiment from people within our country that were born here, risked their lives to come here or whose families have been here for generations. Yet we see it all the time.