So what are they going to do about it?

Congress was warned Thursday that North Korea is capable of attacking the U.S. today with a nuclear EMP bomb that could indefinitely shut down the electric power grid and kill 90 percent of “all Americans” within a year.

At a House hearing, experts said that North Korea could easily employ the “doomsday scenario” to turn parts of the U.S. to ashes.

In calling on the Pentagon and President Trump to move quickly to protect the grid, the experts testified that an explosion of a high-altitude nuclear bomb delivered by a missile or satellite “could be to shut down the U.S. electric power grid for an indefinite period, leading to the death within a year of up to 90 percent of all Americans.”
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Oh wait….. never mind. That ninety percent all live on the coasts – democrats and shit.

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15 Responses to So what are they going to do about it?

  1. majmike says:

    Remember, kids, the DemCong have fought missile defense programs tooth and nail for thirty years. Would be nice to have an effective ballistic missile shield now, wouldn’t it?

  2. Bud says:

    They will send Fearless Leader a sternly worded letter, verbally shaking their finger at him, saying “Don’t you do that, or there’ll be a mark on your permanent record that will follow you forever.” yup,iberals live in the most heavily populated,most ‘diverse’ (blacks,hispanic,muslim) areas of the country. at least when the lights go out, the third worlders won’t go hungry. i wonder how many will venture into the rural areas where there;s rednecks, wasps, spiders & possums?

  3. Kid says:

    I’d be very surprised if the X37B space plane hasn’t already neutralized such a threat. And if it hasn’t then this is the biggest case of criminal incompetence in world history.

  4. Chris Mallory says:

    The EMP threat from nukes is overblown. The Sun is more likely to cause that kind of damage.

  5. Terry says:

    See this on the Starfish Prime test in 1962:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_Prime
    Did damage in Hawaii, 900 miles from the blast over Johnson Island. I am not so sure the threat is overblown.

    • Burgess says:

      That was a fusion bomb which is not what North Korea is using. And damage can be repaired just ask the people in Texas and Florida who now have power again after the hurricanes.

      • Wirecutter says:

        Where are they going to get the parts from if there’s no electrical grid? Everything from mining the materials to factories to produce the parts to transportation to get them to where they’re needed depends on the electrical grid.

        • lineman says:

          Oh Wirecutter they don’t understand and it’s pointless to try and convince them…They need their delusions so they can sleep soundly at night…If people really understood how fragile the grid is it would raise the hair on the back of their neck…

  6. Matt says:

    Warned yesterday? The EMP Commission issued it’s report to Congress in 2008 and the idiots have done nothing.

    https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Baker-Statement-5-13-EMP.pdf

  7. James says:

    Using “Congress” and “idiots” in the same sentence is redundant.

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.” ~~attributed to Marcus Tullius Cicero (42 B.C.)

  8. Okie says:

    Shit….. I’m good…..

  9. warhorse says:

    Art Bell had people talking about the EMP threat 20 years ago. and if kim jong fatboy was going to “starfish prime” the US, he’d do it over st.louis or in the midwest somewhere during planting season for the maximum effect. remember where most of your food comes from…and if the tractors aren’t running..who will plant all that corn and everything else?

  10. Brother Antony says:

    Amish?

  11. Robert says:

    As I understand it, an EMP would take out part/all of the grid primarily by frying the big-ass tranformers, but vehicles wouldn’t be affected directly. Of course, a tractor has limited usefulness without fuel or seed to plant or chemicals to apply.

    The Silicon Graybeard has some thoughts on EMP:

    http://thesilicongraybeard.blogspot.com/p/old-graybeard-looks-at-emp-series.html

    Luckily, Waunakee, WI has a plant that is manufacturing those big-ass transformers. Dunno at what rate. There is hope. I need to lose 70 pounds anyway…

  12. Steve says:

    90% of Americans would die off in the 1st year? I’m sure 90% of the congresscritters chuckled and said something along the lines of, “Why is this a problem?” Hell, they have their own hardened sites to retreat to, why would they care about us?

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