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NBC Shows U.S. Life After EMP Blast

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Network reveals warring tribes, militias, private armies

A new network television drama is presenting the cataclysmic consequences of an EMP attack, but the United States government is still ignoring the threat.

The new NBC television show “Revolution” portrays life in the former United States 15 years after an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) disables all electronics. Society collapses almost instantly and the country devolves into a collection of mutually hostile self-styled militias, private armies, and warring tribes. 

Former members of the Marine Corps become warlords. Google executives become rifle-toting soldiers. Insurance salesmen transform into militia members.

Basic necessities that Americans take for granted such as widely available food and clean water become inaccessible as millions die from starvation, disease, or widespread violence.

The premise of the show sounds fantastic. However, as national security expert F. Michael Maloof points out in his upcoming book “A Nation Forsaken,” the show may actually downplay the threat.

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is caused by an explosion of charged particles, such as the detonation of a nuclear weapon in high altitude. The resulting wave wipes out electronics throughout the affected area.

Because of American society’s reliance on computers and electronic equipment, this would mean that financial, medical, security, and logistical systems would fail simultaneously. The result could be a wholesale breakdown of civil society.

Prominent political leaders such as former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Congressman Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., have warned for years about the danger posed an EMP.

But media outlets such as the New York Times have disparaged these views and downplayed the EMP threat, characterizing it as improbable science fiction. As Maloof writes in “A Nation Forsaken,” media attention to the threat is downplayed only when preparation efforts are advocated by conservatives.

In contrast, the producers of “Revolution” seem to take the threat seriously, noting, “We did our homework and came up with something that’s actually plausible.”

An EMP attack does not require an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in order to be effective. A short-range rocket launched from a ship would be sufficient to knock out the electric grid of most of the United States.

Maloof points out that North Korea already has this capability and Iran is developing it. Countries such as Russia and China already could make such an event happen.

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    • Vicki

      the Sun is also capable of a massive EMP !!! It has happened in the past and it can happen again possibly soon. . .

    • Anonymous

      This would be the most effective, inexpensive and calamitous attack that could be imagined. I can only assume that hostile nations with hate for our country will soon be able to carry out this attack.

      Buy food, store water and be able to protect yourself in every way.

      Dave

    • Liberty Forge

      Coulda woulda shoulda if buts and nuts.

    • Anonymous

      And yet the threat from the government go unabated, the blame goes to those who are actually read the Constitution, and who recognized what the present “elected rulers” have done with the country. Romney is no different from Obama and the goal is the same.
      The 47% who pay nothing towards the country will riot first when the financial house of cards fails, because they have no skills other than how to be a parasite. The children will suffer first, then the truly destitute (those who really need assistance) will be next, the parasites will feed off the infirm.
      Martial law will be declared after a false flag attack and that will set in motion the great culling.
      The first news report when they come for the guns will trigger a response that will show the patriots from the traitors.

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