Remember, in “The Walking Dead” it’s not so much the rabid wild packs of zombies that are your biggest worry. It is the opportunistic and savage packs of lawless thugs looking to take anything and everything, and everyone, away from you and yours. We are far closer to that situation with an enemy’s EMP burst(s) over our nation than we are to a zombie apocalypse, especially with North Korea determined to fuck something, anything, up just to make its shit-headed tyrant feel superior…
Daniel John Sobieski @ American Thinker: Could North Korea Destroy the US?
As both Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have stated, the Clinton-Obama era of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over. The usual suspects in the mainstream media have been warning that Trump is provoking Pyongyang into war on the Korean peninsula. The counter is that the administration isn’t willing to wait till North Korea has the operational capability to nuke an American city like Seattle or Honolulu.
What is not being discussed is a much bigger and more imminent threat that makes action imperative, an existential one for the United States.
The nightmare scenario of an America sent back centuries in time before electricity, refrigeration, and smart phones has grown unnervingly closer with the presence of two North Korean satellites with orbits over a blissfully unaware American populace and an Obama administration that was indifferent to the apocalyptic threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
On Feb. 7, 2016, North Korea launched a second satellite, the KMS-4, to join their KMS-3 satellite launched in December of 2012. In an article in the Washington Times on April 24, 2016, R. James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Peter Vincent Fry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security as well as director of the Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards, warned of the dangers of an apocalyptic EMP attack that these and similar satellites pose:
The image of an America gone dark, an America suddenly transported from an era of iPads to an era of horse and buggy travel, recently depicted in the NBC series “Revolution” is not science fiction but a very real possibility. As Investor’s Business Daily described the threat in an aptly titled April 2013 editorial, “How North Korea Could Destroy The United States”:
Read the whole thing.
Then read writer William R. Forstchen’s novel series on a post EMP United States:
Grim and chilling to suddenly be thrust backward over 100 years and unable to recover. Our youngest generations are not prepared even in the slightest. We are not prepared. And our government is not where near prepared to function in order to hold this nation together: