The United States is facing a number of unprecedented threats in 2017, not the least of which are terrestrial in nature.
North Korea comes to mind, first and foremost, due to their unkempt rage and hope of one day turning the United States to “ash and darkness” through the use of their newfound thermonuclear devices and recently unveiled intercontinental ballistic missiles. Not only does it seem like Kim Jong Un and his military are getting closer by the day to achieving their goal of smacking the mainland U.S. with a nuclear warhead, but there is another threat coming from the tiny Asian nation.
Even if North Korea failed to penetrate U.S. missile defense systems, the rogue regime could likely detonate a nuclear device in the atmosphere, creating what is known as an “electro magnetic pulse”, or EMP, attack. An attack of such nature would wipe out an enormous swath of America’s energy infrastructure, effectively shutting down power to nearly the entire nation. Cell phones, televisions, radios, and household electricity would all be wiped out, as well as similar systems in hospitals, prisons, and defense installations.
In other words; Bad, bad, news.
A North Korean nuke isn’t the only thing that could cause am EMP-like destruction of the nation’s electrical grid, either. Our sun, the star with which we can credit all life on earth for, is also capable of showering our planet with similar destruction…and that is something that the Pentagon is quietly preparing for.
“According to The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL), elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will simulate a ‘communications interoperability’ training exercise across the United States on November 04-06. The announcement released on October 24 has not been widely distributed to the media, because the drill is simulating a total grid collapse and could spark public fear.
“Explained by Army MARS Program Manager Paul English,“’This exercise will begin with a national massive coronal mass ejection event which will impact the national power grid as well as all forms of traditional communication, including landline telephone, cellphone, satellite, and Internet connectivity,’
“In July, we warned about the US government quietly preparing for a massive coronal mass ejection with the passage of an Executive Order – ‘Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events’.”
The Pentagon’s drill, while certainly a necessary step to prepare the United States for the widespread destruction of the scope of such an event, may be secretly preparing us for several different events.
In either case – a coronal mass ejection or North Korean EMP – the United States will be thrown into a state of disarray so intense that many could believe that the world itself is ending. The secrecy of the Pentagon’s drill remains a disturbing mystery given these massive implications.