by Giulio Meotti
March 28, 2020 at 5:00 am
|China is waging a double information war: one abroad and one for its own public, both led by the Chinese authorities with President Xi Jinping at its head. They apparently see the West as weak and submissive. We have been. (Photo by Naohiko Hatta – Pool/Getty Images)|
NEWSMAX: US Still Unprepared for Electric Armageddon
By Dr. Peter Vincent Pry Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:52 AM
If you think the coronavirus is frightening, wait until a solar superstorm or electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack blacks-out the national electric grid, collapses the economy and critical infrastructures for food and water, and 9-of-10 Americans die of starvation.
One year ago, President Trump issued his excellent “Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses” (March 26, 2019) responding to 20 years of warnings by the EMP Commission that solar superstorms, or manmade EMP from nuclear or non-nuclear weapons, poses an existential threat to the U.S. and to global electronic civilization.
Mandated by the EMP Executive Order is a progress report to President Trump from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Energy (DOE), and other relevant parts of the U.S. Government due to the White House on March 26, 2020.
My newly published book “The Power and the Light: The Congressional EMP Commission’s War To Save America 2001-2020” (www.amazon.com) is my progress report to the American people on implementation of EMP national preparedness:
—Obama-holdovers and Deep State bureaucrats who are EMP non-experts and have long opposed national EMP preparedness for reasons ideological, political, and personal, not least stupidity, are largely in charge of “implementing” President Trump’s EMP Executive Order.
—The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Standard for natural EMP/GMD is merely 8 volts/kilometer, far too low, and should be at least three times higher (24-30 volts/kilometer).
—The EMP Commission recommended EMP/GMD Standard is over ten times higher: 85 volts/kilometer, so the national grid would survive a worst-case solar storm or the long-wavelength threat (E3 EMP) from nuclear EMP attack.
—There is still no FERC approved Standard for E1 EMP, the short-wavelength electromagnetic “shockwave” from a nuclear EMP attack that would do the most damage to most electronics. Protection against E1 EMP (50-100 kilovolts/meter) would also mitigate lesser threats from non-nuclear EMP weapons and system-generated over-voltages from cyber-attacks, physical sabotage, and severe weather like hurricanes.
—The deeply erroneous Obama-era EMP report by the Joint Atomic Energy Intelligence Committee (JAEIC) and the more recent so-called “Tri-Labs EMP Report”, both written by a small number of non-experts parroting each other, continue to circulate misinforming U.S. officials and damaging national security. Both reports are highly classified, apparently to protect them from scrutiny and criticism from real EMP experts, while being invoked to prevent mid-level officials (who lack the clearances) from protecting their assets from EMP.
The EMP Commission wrote a classified rebuttal and recommended the recall of these reports, including in letters to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coates and DNI Joseph Maguire, which recommendations have been ignored, to the grave harm of our nation.
—The DHS “National EMP Strategy” drafted at the direction of Senator Ron Johnson’s excellent Critical Infrastructure Protection Act underestimates the EMP threat and is deeply flawed.
—Bogus analysis that grossly underestimates natural and nuclear EMP threats by the Electric Power Research Institute, a lobby for the electric power industry masquerading as a think tank, is being funded by DOE and wrongly treated by DHS as analytically sound, even though the EPRI Reports have been critiqued and proven erroneous by the EMP Commission and the USAF Electromagnetic Defense Task Force.
—The rampant incompetence of DHS and DOE is manifest in that they give greater credibility to EPRI non-experts than to the EMP Commission and its Chairman, Dr. William Graham—the foremost EMP expert in the Free World. Chairman Graham also served as President Reagan’s White House Science Advisor, ran NASA, was on the defense science team that discovered the EMP phenomenon, and has been protecting U.S. military systems from EMP since 1963.
—President Trump’s EMP Executive Order responds to the work and recommendations of the EMP Commission, yet U.S. Government implementation of the EMP Executive Order proceeds with almost no involvement or consultation with former EMP Commissioners and staff.
We have seen this movie before, and are living through it now.
20 years ago, in 2001, Operation Dark Winter by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies and Center for Strategic and International Studies simulated a biological attack on the United States, producing an excellent documentary “Dark Winter” about the wargame, that shocked and galvanized Congress to act.
Legislation and resources were invested, recommendations were supposed to have been implemented, to protect U.S. citizens from catastrophic Biological Warfare (BW).
Yet today, the coronavirus, which is chiefly a psychological threat, is having disastrous economic and societal consequences. What happened to BW preparedness?
For the $2 trillion that will be spent on the coronavirus, we could harden all critical infrastructures against EMP; deploy space-based missile defense Brilliant Pebbles before the end of a second term in office by President Trump; modernize the entire U.S. nuclear deterrent from top to bottom (including new missiles, bombers and submarines; new nuclear weapons; and a completely renovated nuclear scientific-industrial base) and have over $1 trillion to spare.
The strategy of pretending to do something, but really doing nothing, and then throwing money at the threat when it happens, will get millions of Americans killed when there is an EMP.
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He served on the Congressional EMP Commission as chief of staff, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA. He is author of “The Power And The Light: The Congressional EMP Commission’s War To Save America 2001-2020”.
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Something Is Not RightRay DiLorenzo
42nd Street, New York City at mid-day – Getty Images“Your mind picks up signals very fast when something is not right…you don’t always have to figure it out completely, you just know.”unknown authorSomething is not right. Too many things do not add up.Both Covid-19 and the influenza virus are contagious viruses that cause respiratory illness. The flu in America, so far this season, according to the CDC, has caused about 46 million illnesses, 550,000 hospitalizations and about 41,000 deaths. And yet, we have almost completely shut down our economy to the point of approaching collapse because of a comparatively small fraction of Covid-19 cases caused by another virus from China. Instead of preaching good nutrition, a healthy immune system, supplementing with extra vitamins A, C, and D, our political establishment is pushing for lock downs, face masks, and pressuring our president into creating fear and panic. Why?Covid-19 is a new virus. Dr. Francis Boyle, who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti Terrorism Act of 1989 which was unanimously approved by Congress, suggests that this is a “brand-new generation of biowarfare weapons we haven’t seen before in the history of biological warfare. It literally travels through air at least 6 or 7 feet, including from human feces [think California’s homeless population].In January of this year, the chemistry department chair of Harvard, Charles Lieber, and two researchers were arrested and charged with being biowarfare agents for China. Mr Lieber accepted over $1m from the Chinese government. One of the researchers, Yanqing Ye, falsely identified herself as a student, when, in reality she was in the Chinese army. The other researcher was arrested at Boston Logan Airport with 21 vials of deadly biological samples, attempting to smuggle the viruses to China.China does have an advanced chemical and biological warfare program. They have the weapons. Two of their biowarfare labs are in Wuhan. The virus did leave the laboratory whether by accident or intent. It infected tens of thousands of Chinese, killing several thousand. As of March 23, about 3,500 people, if you can believe anything coming from China. The first case of Covid-19 was on the 17th of November, and was in Wuhan…they said nothing, allowing the virus to spread globally. We, early on, offered them help, they wanted none.That is their cover. Thousands of Chinese have died. Business and travel is at a standstill. The Chinese Communists wouldn’t possibly kill thousands of their own people and damage their economy just to spread a disease that could kill millions of people around the world, especially in the West, would they? Well, why not? They murdered between 40 – 80 million of fellow Chinese to build their communist utopia. With a little luck they can destroy the nations of the West and their greatest economic and military adversary…and provide cover to get away with it.Communist China wants to be the dominant economic, cultural, and military power in the world. Their goal is to unseat the United States and relegate our country, our culture, and our values to the trash heap of history, They are no longer satisfied with a piece of the pie, they want to own the pie. They are working tirelessly to be a power bloc unprecedented in the history of mankind. To that end, nothing else is sacred.China’s Belt and Road Initiative, announced in 2013 is a massive international infrastructure building program, linking itself to more than 100 countries, that Beijing says is aimed at promoting global trade and economic growth. In reality, it is to expand their political influence and military presence. How better to militarily overwhelm any nation in the program than to utilize the railroad, highway, and airport infrastructure they built.The biggest impediment to their goal is the United States under Donald Trump.President Trump has leaned on them pretty hard these last few years and the Chinese communists don’t like it.To make this story even more strange, Wuhan City is the home of the first 5G network ‘Smart City.’ Over 180 scientists have complained that a 5G network has significant health risks. They contend that this new network generates radio frequency radiation that can damage DNA leading to cancer, premature aging, disruption of cell metabolism, and potentially other diseases through the generation of stress proteins. The launch of 5G, the scientists say, will be akin to building a global microwave oven, opening its doors and leaving it on. To date, there has been very few new cases of the virus in China and South Korea with an unconfirmed report that the 5G network has been shut down in both countries. These scientists have formally requested a global moratorium of the 5G roll out until the health risks can be investigated. To our knowledge, no investigation has occurred before or since.To further add to this tale is either a stroke of luck or a nefarious back-story depending on whose side you’re on. Just at the right moment when Durham is probably about to announce indictments of scores of swamp creatures for treason and corruption, a world-wide pandemic occurs. Not the least of which is Joe Biden who has all but disappeared as of late.When China, Russia, and Iran strongly deny any involvement in biological warfare, and accuse the U.S. of spreading the coronavirus, it tells me they doth protest too much.I have learned after many years of watching politicians that when they brand their adversaries with odious activity, in many cases it is because they themselves are engaged in it and are busy providing cover for themselves.Whether by intent or accident, did the Communist Chinese spread a virus around the globe to manipulate the economies of the United States and its allies? Did they hope to damage these nations and prevent Trump from being reelected, and used Chinese deaths as a cover? Could it be that China was attempting to quell the rioting in Wuhan? This is a story not well told in the West. Wuhan was in the middle of protests rivaling Hong Kong against rising prices, a disintegrating environment, and non-existent medical standards.The Chinese communists could very well have had enough of Trump’s messing with their corporate thievery, their unfair trading practices and their objective of world domination.Racist alert! Most of the world’s biggest epidemics come from China. At the same time, there is so much political correctness going around that we could all die of some [Chinese] virus without ever knowing why, lest we are all called racists, to many worse than death.At the same time, the Left seems to not be allowing this crisis to go to waste. What a wonderful opportunity to terrorize the public, trash the stock market and our economy to the tipping point, predict a second possible Covid-19 wave, shun dissent of vaccines, add $400M to the stimulus for mail-in voting to create a voter fraud heaven, and push hard for more government control of everything and maybe, just maybe, get rid of President Trump.If there is anything you can take away from what is going on, it’s this: I don’t believe we are being told everything. Until we know, we could just as easily die from the cure, as from the disease.Something is not right.