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I just finished reading a sobering report written by William R. Forstchen Ph.D., author of “One Second After” sent to alert us by Ron the Cop, a retired detective in the Spokane WA area.

Ron wrote:

“FYI — something that all LE and first responders should think about in their critical incident plans.   This also applies to site security personnel in the private sector.  Over 80% of this Country’s critical infrastructure belongs to the private sector.  If the grid is hit and fries transformers and other IC components it may be months before power can be restored.  Do you have onsite resources to maintain your critical infrastructure?  Are your key computer command and control systems insulated so they too are not fried in such a pulse wave.”

Something to think about from the ground up and be self-reliant.  It’s somewhat obvious our government is dragging it’s feet on this.

See this bestseller fictional account of an EMP in the Northeast – One Second After.

The book’s website contains a primer Forstchen wrote, explaining what an EMP is, what it will do, and what will happen when one is exploded above us by an enemy eager to bring on the 12th Imam or some other crazy nutjobs.  And oh my God, it is scary. An EMP will instantly cripple us and bring our nation to its knees.

He also teaches what we should be doing now to increase our chances of survival in a world without any — and I mean any — of the things we are accustomed to, like clean water, electricity, edible food, life-sustaining medicine, transportation, security…

An EMP attack is different since it only requires but one nuclear weapon, detonated 300 miles above the middle of the United States.   One bomb.    The launch could even be done from a container ship somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico and in that instant, the war is already over and won.

Ron the Cop is keying off an article that appeared this past week in the American Thinker, an article that will terrify you, and cause you to hold your children tightly while your mind races to think of ways to stockpile and survive.

EMP: The Greatest Threat to America, and What We Can Do about It
By JanSuzanne Krasner – American Thinker

It’s bewildering.  Pathetic.  Frightening.  And it seems that the mainstream media avoids talking about it for fear that Americans will panic.  Well, Americans ought to be panicking — anything to get them to bang on Congress’s door and force our representatives to immediately act on the pending legislature now in Congress called the SHIELD Act — a bill based on the previous HR 5026 — that unanimously passed in the House of Representatives on June 9, 2010.

The disaster I am referring to is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), which can easily be caused either by Mother Nature as a geomagnetic solar storm or by an enemy with a low-cost, short range, ship-launched missile armed with a nuclear warhead.  The national consequences of an EMP destroying our electrical grid are far-reaching, with long-lasting, continent-wide crippling effects to our electricity-dependant infrastructure. . .

Read them both.  Familiarize yourself about what we’re up against.  And do everything you can to prepare yourself and your family, because when it hits the fan, those of us who survive will be transported in a nanosecond into the stone age. Really. And life as we’ve known it will be over. Left behind will be the struggling survivors, who will envy the dead.