The following letter to the editor appeared in the Jonesboro Sun recently. ACT! Jonesboro chapter leader Robert Norvell is the author – Burkasrugly
Only a minority of people in our society understand the devastating power of Electro-Magnetic Pulse or EMP for short. There are two causes of EMP. The first is a natural solar flare. Solar flares or solar storms are caused by ejecta from our sun that reaches the atmosphere of our earth. In 1859 when about the only electrical device was the telegraph, a high voltage EMP from the sun hit the earth. It wreaked havoc upon the fledgling telegraph grid.
The second cause is the detonation of a nuclear weapon high above the stratosphere. The nuclear weapon unleashes a high voltage EMP which fries everything in which there are unprotected microchips. And today microchips are in almost every electrical device.
Imagine a world where cars, trucks and even motorcycles cease to run. Imagine a world in
which computers, smart phones, radios, and televisions cease to function. Think of a world
in which life saving electrical medical devices are destroyed. There would be no banking system, no communication and no electrical lighting. Our society would find itself back in the 1850’s. It would take two to five years to rebuild the electrical grid. It is estimated that between 30 to 90 per cent of the population of the United States would perish during that time period.
Who would be likely to carry out an EMP attack against the United States? All indications point to the mad Mullahs of Iran. Since 1979 the government of Iran has lied and dealt treacherously with the United States on a consistent basis. They cannot be trusted. Iran has launched three satellites. One satellite they have launched into orbit weighed almost a ton. For all we know they may now have several EMP nukes circling the earth waiting for the order to explode above the United States.
Seventh Century barbarians cannot be trusted with 21st Century nuclear weapons. With every other breath they threaten to destroy us and our only reliable ally in the middle East, Israel. We can soon be facing nuclear madmen who can bring about the Apocalypse with the push of a button. This is why any nuclear deal with Iran must demand a total cessation of their nuclear ambitions.
For a trifling sum we can harden the electrical grid from EMP and protect most of our electrical systems. Experts say we can protect ourselves for the paltry sum of three to six billion dollars. If we take the higher figure that works out to about $20.00 a piece for the 300,000,000 Americans. This is dirt cheap insurance against an EMP catastrophe whether naturally or Iranian jihadi caused.
Movie tickets for two cost almost $20.00 (and that is without popcorn). So the cost of protection against an EMP attack is chump change. With our grid protected the Iranians would not dare to try an EMP attack on our nation. Urge your Senators and Representatives to protect us against an EMP attack by appropriating a mere six billion dollars to harden our grid.