Thursday, April 16, 2015

Former CIA Director Warns Florida of EMP Danger

Well, here's something you don't see every day. This week, former CIA director R. James Woolsey Jr. spoke to Florida legislators and urged them to make preparations for an Electromagnetic Pulse attack.

"People can get through a few days when power lines or transformers are knocked out by storms, Woolsey said. But the loss of power for weeks or months would be difficult for most people and society to withstand, leading to a massive loss of life and return to 19th Century technologies and living standards."

Of course, I've always felt that a dose of 19th century living standards is just what this nation needs to make its spoiled citizens cowboy up a little. But since Florida has nuclear power plants that would likely go the way of Fukushima if the power grid got zapped into the dark ages, well, I suppose that would spoil the fun.

Whether or not the risk of an EMP attack on Florida is real (and I think Woolsey may be just a hair on the kook side on this issue), the fact remains that it's hard enough getting people to be diligent about hurricane safety, let alone an electromagnetic pulse.

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