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Friday, July 08, 2016

Iran’s Next Target Could Be Our Electrical Grid

It sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie, a bomb with an electromagnetic pulse that can take out all the lights in Los Angeles without collateral damage. It might sound like Hollywood, but this could be our reality if Iran attacks our electrical grid like they have laid out in “Passive Defense,” a secret Iranian military document.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) shared information about Iran’s potential electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attack as it is described in “Passive Defense,” with Circa. And right now Franks thinks an EMP attack is “the most dangerous short-term national security threat that we face.”

According to Franks, an electromagnetic pulse attack happens when a small nuclear warhead detonates hundreds of miles over the U.S. sending out an electromagnetic wave that can instantly take out the country’s power grid without mass casualties.

Franks told Circa that “Passive Defense,” “outlined that the best way to deal with countries like America, a country that was much stronger than them, was an asymmetric strategy of attacking our electric grid.”

Franks said that one strategic strike could create blackouts nationwide. And the consequences of this could be a field day for hackers, cripple our military defense system, and that’s not even mentioning what life would be like for normal Americans if they had no power.



Anonymous said...

If this is a threat, let's see about getting some gov't info on what we commoners should expect and do until things get back to normal.

Anonymous said...

Every neighborhood should invest in a central solar generator.

Anonymous said...

This EMP threat has been ongoing, and MULTIPLE warnings have been issued over the past few years.

This would be THE easiest way for anybody (Iran, N. Korea or even China or Russia) to take us out.

Yet, we have done virtually nothing about it.

What does that tell you?

Anonymous said...

ONLY ONE QUESTION....then how would these creeps stay in contact with each other???? Taking down the grid is not a good plan of action for them because they need the grid to support their sick causes and communicate via internet. Seriously don't think this is a smart plan.

Anonymous said...

Delete the word "Iran"

Insert the word "Intelligence Operation"