Skip to comments.WSJ: Mother of All Blackouts
Posted on 08/12/2004 12:37:18 PM PDT by vajimboEdited on 09/08/2012 5:46:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Saturday marks the anniversary of the blackout that shut down much of the Northeast a year ago. Anyone who lived through that power outage remembers the annoyance of life without lights, air conditioning, TVs, computers and all the other electronic equipment on which a modern society depends. Now, imagine a blackout that lasts for months, or years.
But that wasn't really the point of my question.
IF that other poster was correct and an EMP would break open a dangerous hole in the upper atmosphere, so dangerous that the military and the D.C. Elite plan to be hunkered down safely DEEP UNDERGROUND........ and so many experts are SO worried about an EMP attack on the USA....
Well, then WHY hasn't the populace ever been told about that dangerous hole in the upper atmosphere.
OR is the info about the dangerous solar & cosmic rays inaccurate?
Do you remember where you got this information which you posted in a 2004 messagethread?
“the US would retaliate shortly afterwards”
HA ! Don’t count on it.....
You better have a huge gas supply since the damage done to the grid by EMP would take months and maybe years to repair. If you use natural gas, the production and delivery system is controlled by electrical equipment. From what I've read, the civilian electrical system is totally unprepared for EMP.
Also, any electronic controls in your generator may be at risk. Even then, some of the things you want to run may be rendered useless, too.
It's a whole different ball game than a simple blackout. It's destruction of at least part of the system.
They still need electrical energy and gas to run them. Both of those probably will not be available. If you have a large gasoline supply, you will be OK for a while.
It would take multiple one-megaton H-bombs, detonated in space, to create EMP events that would cover the whole US. Only the Russians, maybe the Chinese, have that sort of capability, and neither would be looking forward to our response. We WOULD respond to a nuclear attack with nukes.
A real American president would let it be known that we would not "retaliate in kind". We would end the attacker's existence as a nation.
So, how big is your fuel supply, since online it says that a 7 gallon tank lasts for 10.8 hours. 168/10.8 (hours in a week) = 15.5 fill ups @$4 a gallon. That's better than $400 a week fuel cost, but storage is the real problem... IF YOUR POCKETS ARE THAT DEEP!
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