Great news - President Trump and EMPs

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This is just icing on the cake - from Tyler at Zero Hedge:

Trump Plans Executive Order To Study Risks Of EMP Attack
In what would be a major about-face for the federal government, President Trump is reportedly preparing to sign an executive order to study the risks of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the US.

Despite the fact that a growing number of scientists and national security experts see an EMP attack on the US electricity grid as one of the greatest terror threats facing the country, the DoD decided in late 2017 to defund a Congressional committee that had been studying the EMP threat since 2001. The DoD terminated funding for the Commission to Assess the Threat to the US from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack in September 2017, just as the threat from North Korea - considered a rogue state that could pull off an EMP attack with one of its nukes - was reaching a fever pitch.

Experts determined that a successful attack doesn’t even require a Super-EMP weapon. What's worse, the Commission concluded that even a primitive weapon could successfully render our infrastructure obsolete. BBG reported that the fear that a 'rogue nation' could shut down the US electricity grid with a well-placed EMP helped inspire the president's order.

Very good news indeed! And, it does not have to be a nuke. I refer you to the Carrington Event of 1859. If this happened now, we would be shut down for months. I keep some radio equipment in a shielded metal box for just an event like this.

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Regarding EMP attack: Any "EMP weapon" uses a nuclear starter. Looks to me as though we'll have to endure one just to settle the issue. The fuss will come because of the nuke.

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