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Grid EX II and the Impact of An EMP Attack On America

Dave Hodges

November 12, 2013

The Common Sense Show


The following material is grim, very grim. Let me get the dramatics out of the way in the very beginning. If a nation-wide EMP attack ever takes place in America, given our present level of preparedness, it will prove to be the most cataclysmic event in human history.

This is an article that I did not want to write. However, it is an article which represents completely known information but is normally not available outside academic and government sponsored conferences. I have synthesized and simplified much of the research in the hope of making the material understandable and useful to the general public.

Many authors who would write such an article would be immediately accused of fear-mongering. In this instance, I believe there is much to fear. Short of a 3 mile-wide asteroid landing n the ocean, I cannot think of a more devastating event than an EMP attack. If anything, the scenarios I present are on the very conservative side.

I strongly concur with my Congressman, Trent Franks, that an EMP attack is the most devastating event that our country could ever face. Congressman Franks represents a small group of Congressmen who have desperately been trying to attract attention to the possibility that a nation-wide EMP attack would prove more devastating than if a dozen of our cities were to be hit by a nuclear attack. America could mostly recover from the latter, but there might not be any recovery from a nationwide EMP attack.

This article is not an inventory of all things that could go wrong following an EMP attack, it is a cross-sectional view of events. Suffice it to say that there would be nobody who would be left untouched by an EMP attack.

Our Power Grid Is Very Vulnerable

Our power grid is susceptible to hurricanes, flooding, lightening strikes and Corona Mass Ejections (CME). The grid is also vulnerable to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). Dr. John Casti, author of the book, X Events The Collapse of Everything states that EMP is only something that we have known about since the 1950’s when the United States detonated nuclear weapons in above-ground testing in the South Pacific. When one sets off a nuclear weapon, a pulse is emitted which “short circuits” all electronics and permanently damages them.

In 2010, an executive summary from the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission, warned that an EMP would destroy the power grid, or at minimum, would seriously damage it. The most malicious threat would be a High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP).  A HEMP attack would have a devastating impact on all the normal channels of government coordination and communication, including intelligence and data gathering assets, and nuclear forensics. Indeed, with a  severe societal breakdown, the basic continuity of government agencies would be at risk. Under such circumstances, it is judged unlikely that the source of a  HEMP attack, given even a minimal attempt to disguise it, would ever be known.

Our constitutional freedoms and liberties as well as our 300 million handguns would prove to be an effective deterrent against an occupying force.

If the globalists desire totally to collapse the resistance of America an EMP/HEMP would be an excellent method to eliminate the American civilian threat. The cap and trade extreme environmentalists would jump for joy because all industrial activity would be immediately halted.

In two years following an EMP attack, with the majority of people dead (see below), there would be no opposition to a Chinese/Russian military occupation for the remaining populace.

You say, that you don’t believe that this will happen? Then explain to me why the Russians and the Chinese are being allowed to participate in Grid EX II (see the previous article)? Until this question can be satisfactorily answered, then we must view their presence on our soil as provocative to say the least.

Adding to the likelihood that an EMP would be used to subdue this country is the fact that the United States military system is protected against EMP and the American businesses and the general public are not. Therefore, critical infrastructure controlled by the globalists could survive while the rest of us fight for our survival.

The Most Devastating Delivery Method of a HEMP

Most experts agree that the most effective delivery method for a nation-wide EMP, or HEMP attack would be the Club-K Container Missile System.  In its advertised versions, it is designed for launching four or six cruise missiles; It could obviously be converted for a long-range ballistic missile. A Scud-D ballistic missile would fit quite easily into this container as well. These delivery devices would be readily available on the open market and a cargo ship could be rigged to launch such missiles.

I have publicly heard Congressman Trent Franks speak to the fact that ah EMP attack would likely consist of two high-altitude nuclear explosions over the mid-continental United States. The resulting EMP, or HEMP to be more accurate, would take out the power grid.

Grid EX II

I emphatically stated in my last article that I do not believe that the November 13-14 Grid EX II drill will produce an EMP event. I want to emphasize that it is not likely that a false flag EMP attack will occur this week as part of the Grid EX II drill. However, it is highly likely that such an attack will take place in our future. Remember, outgoing DHS director, Janet Napolitano, stated in her August 2013 farewell address that it is not a matter of if but when such an attack will occur.

Even if the attack did not take the form a false flag attack, Russia, China and North Korea all possess devastating EMP capabilities. Russia is considered the leader in EMP weapons technology.

I want to emphatically reiterate that I am highly concerned about the presence of two nations, who have both threatened to nuke the United States in the past two years, and the fact that they are being allowed to participate in the simulated take-down drill involving our power grid. Treason or insanity? You decide.

The reasons that I do not think that we will see a false flag event, despite the fact that this event is unfolding like so many false flag events of the past (e.g. 9/11, 7/7 London bombings and the Boston Marathon bombing), is due to the fact that the bad guys are not ready. The military’s leadership has not been sufficiently purged and Obama needs more time to complete an absolute takeover of the American military from a leadership standpoint. Secondly, the martial law troops consisting of the Russians and Chinese, both a part of Grid EX II, need to be trained on how to carry their roles on American soil.

I do believe that it is likely that we will see sporadic power outages in isolated portions of the country as a part of a beta test. However, just like the EBT beta test a few weeks ago, the event should not last very long, and if you are unlucky enough to get caught in the in the wrong place at the wrong time, don’t panic.

Just like the Boston Marathon bombing, the Grid EX II is a dress rehearsal for the event and the subsequent martial law enforcement from the Chinese and Russian troops which are participating in the drill.

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A Cross-Section of Effects of A HEMP

Nearly all of the commercial sector is not protected. Most data backups of commercial systems are protected from just about every other threat, but not protected against EMP; and most data backups are located within the area likely to be affected by the EMP attack. Computer systems and the information they contain are especially vulnerable.  In the old Dark Angel television series used to say, in the first episode of the old Dark Angel television series, ” . . . the electromagnetic pulse turned all the one and zeros into plain old zeros . . .”

An EMP attack would literally send thousands of small and mid-sized businesses in the United States into bankruptcy in less than a millisecond. Other than your printed statements, the banks would have no records of your ledger sheet.


Education records would be destroyed and only hard copies of transcripts would serve as the remnants of an extinct system. If there is a silver-lining, at least Common Core would stop wreaking its havoc on American students before the damage was too widespread.


America would see catastrophic conditions immediately take place in our hospitals and convalescent centers. Within a few days, old age homes would lack the resources and services of the staff to help preserve the lives of those who are virtually helpless. Patients on the operating table would stand a good chance of not surviving. Hospital backup generating systems would be rendered unusable. Food and water would become a scarce resource. Many hospital personnel would walk off the job by the beginning of the third day. The only medical personnel that would stay would be those that live too far away from home to walk. People would not be able to get their life-sustaining medications and services, most of which are electrically powered. Our worst fears would be realized.


In one of the most dramatic effects, airplanes would fall from the skies. Untold thousands of people would immediately be plunged to their deaths. And their deaths might be considered merciful compared to the fate that the majority of the rest of us would face over the next two years. Most automobiles will not work unless they have all pre-electrical parts. Even then how long would gasoline be available? Many people on the various subways, would be hopelessly trapped depending on the time that an electromagnetic pulse would be released. And we can all be sure, that the release of an EMP, through false flag planning, would occur at the optimal time to ensure the maximum loss of life.

Schools and Children

One of the most tragic developments arising from an EMP attack with the fate of schoolchildren geographically isolated from their parents who have already commuted to work. Reuniting parents and their children would be next to impossible for the majority of Americans who have a 30 minute commute or more to work (20 miles). In an earlier article this year, I identified and detailed the questionnaire which went out to all school personnel which was inventorying staff school individual skill sets such as  law enforcement experience, construction as well electrical and engineering talents. Sounds like a strange set of skills to be surveying at our public schools. What do the originators of this document know that the rest of us should?

If you were a teacher, how long would you stay on the job and ignore the welfare of your family?

Getting home and reuniting with family will be problematic.


Your cell phones, your land lines, text, twitter, emails and faxes will not work. Nearly all broadcast stations, especially television stations, would go off the air.  Due to the high level of computerized automation, the equipment in most radio and television studios would be so completely destroyed that most commercial stations would be damaged beyond repair. Radio studios are actually more vulnerable to permanent damage than many portable radio receivers. When America emerges from the event, the NSA police state surveillance grid would be permanently in place for the extreme martial law dictatorship that will follow.

According to a statement of Damon Penn, a DHS official, made to a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on July 8, 2011, a limited number of critical radio stations are being retrofitted with some EMP protection.  However, most of us will be without the benefit of mass communication.  Smoke signals anyone?

Somewhere between 250,000 to 500,000 people will die in the first few minutes. Perhaps as many as 1-2 million would be dead within three days.

Water Borne Diseases

The greatest threat to human survival, in the aftermath of HEMP, is the public’s availability to obtain clean drinking water. This access would be greatly imperiled.

In 2010, when Haiti was hit by a major earthquake which killed over 200,000 people, the misery did not stop with the survivors. Six weeks following the earthquake, Haiti announced its first cholera outbreak in over a century. The cholera outbreak went on to claim 8000 more lives. The disease thrives in places where there is insufficient water treatment, poor sanitation and inadequate hygiene. This is what precisely would happen in most areas following an EMP attack.

Keeping drinking water clean and separate from human sewage and other contaminates would prove to be humanity’s biggest challenge. Cholera would also prove to be the biggest threat to long term survival. It is likely that in the 24 months following the event, that most people would succumb to cholera and other water-borne diseases.

Cholera is a horrible disease which grants its victims a very painful and agonizing death. In the 20th century, human lifespan in United States increased by 35 years. Thirty of those 35 years was due to improvements in sanitation. Following an EMP attack, effective sanitation would all but disappear.

Access to Water

Human beings require approximately 2 Liters of water per day in order to survive. If we do not get that water, we will die in approximately 5 days. With regard to a HEMP attack, our water supplies are especially vulnerable. The power to distribute water is highly concentrated within the United States. Only eight municipalities provide 82% of the drinking water in the United States.

There are multiple technologies which are used to pump water from the source to its final destination. Some require no electricity, however, most do. And even if your water system was powered by non-electrical means, how would the personnel and staff, who monitors and maintains your water supply, get to work without proper transportation?

In all of Southern California, the water must make its way over mountains. What will happen when all electricity is gone? The resulting casualty rates stemming from civil disorder and death due to lack of water would be unimaginable.

In a time of a HEMP attack, the availability of water, as well as the safety of water would come into question for the vast majority of Americans. The availability of clean water supplies would be the most critical threat and would claim the most victims.

These grim possibilities makes one wonder why T. Boone Pickens is buying up the Ogallala reservoir. What does he know that the rest of us should know?


The food supply would be imperiled as well. What do crops need to grow? With hydroelectric power gone, where would the water come from for many food-growing regions in the country? Our food supplies would dry up and disappear, thus exacerbating the threat.

Most people will perish within 30 days of famine, thus, making water shortages the greatest threat to survival.

Social Chaos

Survivors would undoubtedly form collectives to forcefully procure food and water. The levels of violence would be horrific. Yet, I was unable to locate any government or academic documents which attempted to project how bad it will get. It is safe to say that it will be a waste of time to call 911 and that every person would be under threat of attack 24/7/365.

How Bad Will It Get?

Sociologists tell us that there are five levels of societal development.

1. Nomadic Hunting and Gathering

2. Horticulture and Pastoral

3. Agriculture

4. Industrial

5. Post-industrial.

Much of America is entering into the Post-Industrial phase. An EMP attack would reduce most Americans to a violent existence in the first stage, Nomadic Hunting and Gathering. Without easy access to water, most would not be able to maintain a Horticulture and Pastoral society for long. And those that did would face dire threats from those seeking resources. This would make the death curve for the elderly and the infirm skyrocket. Child mortality would dramatically rise. I am not predicting a return to 10,000 Years BC. However, a pre-Revolutionary War existence would largely be out of reach because of the lack of obtainable clean water. Water is the organizing foundation for any society. Society, as we know it, would collapse.


I have read the Naval War College projections which tell us that within two years of the event, 90% of all Americans would be dead. In the video below, Congressman Franks predicts a 60% mortality rate. The fact remains that nobody knows for certain how many of us would perish. However, it is safe to say that most of us would perish.

I will prepare a short list of things that I think all of us, even those with limited budgets, can be doing to prepare in a future article.

I will close the most grim article that I have written with the words of Congressman Trent Franks who at the seven minute mark tells us his view of the expected casualty rates following an EMP attack.

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  1. John Rambo November 12, 2013 at 5:42 am

    * Supply up.
    * Build your community.
    * Go on offense once attack begins. Don’t sit home like a dope letting the enemy be strong by not taking any fire.
    Any water ( even salt water, ) can be boiled in a copper kettle with lid and copper pipe leading to a container. Condensation goes through pipe and what comes out is distilled fine water. Get extra shoes now. There won’t be any shoe stores. Watch Red Dawn. You’ll need to attack small groups of enemies to take THEIR food water and weapons. Now’s the time to get : .50 cal and lots of ammo. .22 and lots of ammo. 12 guage and lots of ammo. AR – 15 and lots of ammo. Dragon Skin body armor. M-50 gas masks. Heat signature hiding capes, and night vision. Ham radio scanners and lots of batteries. Lanterns. Medicine. Soap. Pay a visit to : Domesticdronecountermeasures ( dot com, ) then get a years supply of food and water. Best non gmo long storage food is : Preparewise ( dot com. )

  2. Kepano24 November 12, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Thanks for the article Dave, but ! You left out something hollywood does as well…………Why there is no common sense on this topic you need to ask yourself.
    If the power grid goes down, ALL nuclear plants would go down. This means radiation across almost the entire nation….I think the southwest maybe a little safer as there are no plants there if I remember the maps correctly…All radiation would be picked up by jet stream and pushed across the country and around the world…Most of the world would die…So, no after careful consideration, I don’t think anyone will do this, the same as sending nukes over. Mutual destruction…


  3. Dave L November 12, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I’m sorry to say that an EMP event is not the worst thing that could happen and it might not happen at all for years to come – that we just do not know with absolute certainty!

    What we do know, with absolute certainty, is that the Northern Hemisphere is being threatened in a way just as catastrophic and more horrifying then any horror movie. This event has already begun to happen and is the one event that never stops giving in its horrific way. Perhaps the commonality with an EMP event is that both events are type events that continue to get worse as time goes on – one directly and the other indirectly.

    The FUKISHIMA Event – Any day now they will be attempting to remove the spent fuel rods hanging over 100 feet in the air above what is left of reactor 4. The description of how bad this can get is mind boggling beginning with the people that have now been assigned the responsibility to be the man power removing the rods. Untrained and unprofessional personnel! Where do they come from? Just take an educated guess, who could be bribed? Prison inmates. And from there it only gets worse as to what is really going on.

    This is what should be warned above all else on this day – this is a reality in action – not a hypothetical situation.

    Dealing with reality should supersede the hypothetical.


  4. John Rambo November 12, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Want to know how bad it WILL be here if the sports watchers keep watching sports and not paying attention ? Go to Foxnews ( dot com, ) and see what Kim Jong UN did to 80 prisoners for having a bible and watching a movie. Sheeple … it’s over. Secession IS the only answer at this point. Shut the stupid box off and get ready for Civil War II. What THEY want to do to us will make UN look like Mr. Rogers !!!

    Not a peep about The Grid Ex Down II Drill on ANY network … no … not even on Drudge !!! There ARE things about SPORTS AND CELEBRITIES on Drudge though. Drudge has become sort of like the, “Senator Cruz of alternative media.” A more “independent part of,” THE ESTABLISHMENT !!! I recommend erasing Drudgereport from your favorites. It’s gotten down to “The Magnificent 7 !!”

    1. Infowars.
    2. Stevequayle.
    3. Homelandsecurityus.
    4. Thecommonsenseshow.
    5. Abovetopsecret.
    6. WND.
    7. Beforeitsnews. ( But Beforeitsnews is about 50 % right on and 50 % “Tabloid !!” Don’t forget your ‘grain of salt.’


    And the runners up are ….

    8. Vdare.
    9. X22Reportchannel ( Youtube. )
    10. Coasttocoastam. ( 50 % stupid subjects, 50 % good subjects. )

  5. Dan November 12, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I have feared the approaching calamity since pre-Y2K. I have been ridiculed and at times considered myself foolish. Unfortunately we are probably closer now than at any time in history for such an event. What most people do not under stand is that this is truly a spiritual battle. If we are at the end of time, as many Christians believe, we need to encourage as many as possible to get truly prepared, for the Bible clearly speaks of the evil that will engulf the world at that time. I wonder if January will be a time to look up as this is the time frame that Obama has given to force a destructive “peace” agreement on Israel. And we are looking at the debt issue being revisited during that month. Please get ready spiritually as well as well as providing for your family. It will indeed get very difficult.

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  8. Ginger November 12, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Where is Grid II? Please send me a link for all the Grids by number, the USA Google maps shows only alphabets. NPCC, MAAC, FRCC, etc.

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  11. End time servant November 12, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Very precise article your sure are batting 300 percent if not more your articles are true and detailed and tell you spend a lot of time in creating them but most important which very few care or talk about is Gods grace working thru you to warn the sheeple but the majority of the sheeple really do not care lucifer and his minions have been working on that for a long time we call it dumbed down or brain dead on things that they cannot handle or things that can never happen one last note the famous actor seagal is on rt promoting putin and Russia how great they are and you should be sorry for accusing Russia of being a enemy well mr seagal is fine tuning communism as very good but he has no true faith in God another minion of lucifer Our Lady said as spokes person for here son Christ Russia will spread there errors thru out the world as will take us over for the antichrist keep going dave God will continue to bless you

  12. donn wright November 12, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Dave: There is another threat you have not mentioned that I believe NASA and Napolitano are aware of and have actively covered it up. That is the possible electro magnetic discharge from comet ISON or Comet Enke, both of which will be passing earth in the next few weeks. ISON caused a major bright flash of green light on Mars as it passed in Sept. Professor James McCanney, astrophysicist, and other astronomers have voiced their concern about this possibility. Also, it is now clear that ISON is causing severe solar storms that are resulting in large CMEs with X CLASS Flares. When Napolitano said with 100% certainty the grid will go down, she may know that this discharge will happen.

  13. Kevin November 12, 2013 at 7:22 am


  14. Don November 12, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Bill: Hey, did you catch the act going on over at the neighbors? The old man has laid a keel of some sort in his yard!

    Jack: Man…I always knew he was off his rocker!

    Bill: Doesn’t he know that he will never be able to get a large boat down to the sea from here?

    Jack: I know. Crazy, isn’t it. Did you think of asking him over to the party this weekend? Maybe we can talk some sense into him. I hear that he doesn’t have any insurance, and he doesn’t even have a retirement plan! All he talks about is his coming trip to the new world! He’s nuts!

    Bill: Well, I wonder if he knows something that we don’t? I did see the report again last night on the approach of the red planet again. I know it goes by every two years, but the astro-reporter said it would be going by us really close this time.

    Jack: Hey…they’re just being dramatic! Everyone knows that God would NEVER allow anything bad to happen to us! Ya know Bill, most of us go to the meetings and sacrifice to God. I even donated an extra one of my best sheep last week. And we all know that these reporters would tell us if the planet was going to be too close this time, right?

    Bill: Yeah, you’re right Jack. They’d be sure to warn us. Did you hear what the old man said about it?

    Jack: No. What did he say this time!

    Bill: He said that we all need to repent!

    Jack: He’s been saying that for as long as I can remember! Man, what an IDIOT!

    Bill: He also said that the red planet would be coming by SO close that it would fracture the earth’s crust, and would flip the planet and cause the atmosphere to do some really strange things!

    Jack: Yeah, yeah, yeah…what a crock of BS! …. Hey Bill, did you see that babe down the street yesterday when she came out of the house almost naked?

    Bill: No!! I missed that! It must have happened while I was watching the game! Nothing wrong with a little eye candy, right?

    Jack: You betcha!…Well, I’ll talk to ya later Bill. I have to go in and check on my stocks. My broker says that because of the current trends, there may be an uptick coming, and I don’t want to miss out.

    Bill: Well, you know that the old man said that the markets are all manipulated, right?

    Jack: Yeah. RIGHT! Ha! Tell me another one!

  15. Syrin November 12, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Federal martial law is the goal, and the prize is so big, so desired that they HAVE to have a test run first. The first test run was Boston. Now they get to do it on a national scale with foreign troops. Besides, so many people are predicting this drill will go hot, that if it does, there is no way they can hide from it. No, I think the real threat is in the future, perhaps around Christmas time as Obama hates Christians and has done some of his most notorious work around Christmas.

    The reason the next false flag event will be an EMP ties into the same reason we have foreign troops on our soil. Honestly, 386,000 Russians isn’t a big number, BUT when you remove people’s means to communicate with one another, organize and/or prepare, then it becomes a formidable fighting force. So when the power goes away, the Russians go door to door to take away your guns, and you will not know in advance they are coming. So even if you have a local militia, they will have the element of surprise with better numbers. They might not even ask for guns depending upon what color “X” they painted on your curb. They won’t hesitate to kill Americans. By the time the word spreads, the guns will be gone and patriots will be dead.

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  17. Jarheadusmc November 12, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Lt. Col. Tom Beardon, US Army (ret.), one of our top Nuclear Scientists, expert in near all field of physics, missile technology, electromagnetic technology and much more has written the following:

    In the 1950’s the Russian agents gained access to the files and experiments of Tesla that were being kept locked away by the U.S. Government. American scientists had ignored Tesla’s experiments for years paying them no attention, other than to collect dust and buried in patent files with the U.S. Government. On the other hand the Russians once they acquired Tesla’s papers began early in the late 1950’s to work on his experiments which resulted in the Russians developing some future weaponry far in advance of our own in the field of electromagnetic design.

    According to Lt. Col. Beardon, the Russians have finished completing a working weapon in this area so powerful that even they are afraid of its potential. This development, this electromagnetic weaponry, can cause earthquakes, massive storms, knock out electronics, etc, and can be “aimed” at any point on the earth, so terrible and powerful is this weapon that even the Russians are afraid of its potential.

    Furthermore, Lt. Col. Beardon has said Russia has given “part” of this technology to China, but not all of it, enough to build a small working weapon in this field. At the same time two other country’s have independently, with their own scientists managed to stumble on the same science and have developed weapons similar. Mr. Beardon does not mention the other two countries other than to say they are friendly with the United States and both are relatively small countries. One of these has developed this science and weaponry more completely than the Russians and in the past there was one time when Russia, after it had tested its weapon, was threatening to use it against the West, when this country threatened Russia with retaliation and lets say, scared the Russian for a time.

    So, we find that our enemy has developed a “super electronic weapon” with the potential for destruction, massive earthquakes, storms and electronic pulses that can even be aimed at a particular spot on the glob, something America does not have, but however, at least one or two nations that are favorable, who are friendly to the West also have, which keeps Russia, for now, in check.

  18. COlorado Aaron November 12, 2013 at 8:10 am

    What a great summary Dave. Thank you.

    Some suggested fictional books for your reader on the subject of what the effects of an EMP would look like are:
    All of James Wesley Rawles books
    One Second After – William R. Forstchen
    Lights Out – David Crawford
    Going Home – Surviving Home – Escaping Home – series by A. American

    I can’t believe they are allowing the Chinese to engage in boots on the ground drills in Hawaii. But then again I couldn’t believe that Russian troops are here training in Colorado. It also was above and beyond any level of comprehension that Obama gave away key oil reserve islands in Alaska (and reports of Russian boots on the ground there) for nothing in the American people’s interest in return.

    The more sophisticated my understanding of the elite’s plan becomes, the more I realize that much of these traditional military tactics are in the “maybe” category of actually being deployed in the near future. Where as the cell phone towers, smart meters, wifi, fluoride, chemtrails, GMO, vaccines, aspartame, nanotech, ect… are being used currently with devastating effects. Silent weapons for quiet wars.

    The war is being fought right now and casualties are high.

    Tomorrow (Wednesday 11/13/13) I will be guest hosting the Randy Yarbrough show from 4-6pm MST (available in northern Colorado on AM1360 or worldwide at http://www.americanewsnet.com) My guests are Paul Martin of revolutionradio.org and Virginia Farver, who is fighting tooth and nail against the cell phone towers, wifi in schools, and smart meters… her son Rich Farver, a casualty of these silent weapons.

  19. Jon November 12, 2013 at 8:44 am

    After you have been a slave to the system all your life, you look forward to this type of thing.

    I am a divorced male 50yrs old, employed, homeowner..IT Professional.

    Family court has taken away my right to parent and liberated me of 10’s of thousands opf dollars.

    I have done nothing wrong, no crimimal record, “0”, but the court hates fathers.

    Over the course of the last 4-5 years my pay has dropped considerably, yet costs are rising due to inflation.

    I am stressed out nearly 99% of the time, I work and run a small farm because after witnessing 911 first hand, I knew that this was coming, sooner I thought actually.

    SO bring it , I am tired of being a slave, the system has about 1 million little hooks in me all pulling me apart slowing.

    I welcome the end of this system as it’s hopelessly corrupt and broken!

    I will fend off as many as I can until I run out.

    I am a the end of my life cycle here on planet earth, and I am tired of being kicked around, I am one of millions wanting this to stop.

    Good Luck tomorrow.

  20. rich November 12, 2013 at 8:44 am

    It won’t happen in November but it will happen in the future ….so why worry about it ?? The future could be 5 , 10 , 50 years from now ….who cares ….I’m not gonna worry about it .
    We are going to gave an economic collapse in the future , we have been hearing th5 for 5 years now …..who cares anymore !!

  21. Janos November 12, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Revelation 9: 13 – 15 is a very relevant, and sobering Bible verse to consider…..and is related to the loosing of the four winds of Revelation, chapter 7. Daniel 12 is approaching, folks…..
    Zechariah 14 is about to happen!

  22. David in AZ November 12, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I read “One Second After,” a couple times. The first was to satisfy my desire to get a take on what kind of result an author would spin on the effect of an EMP on American soil and the second time was to be sure I had read it correctly… You have laid it out very plainly and by no means have sugar coated it. In fact, it is my hope that everyone who reads this article will spend a few bucks and pick up the book just to educate yourself on what kind of hell and horror awaits this blind and dumbed down generation… After I read it it came over me a pall that hung around me like smoke as I looked around at my preps, my water reserves, my defense mechanisms and my electronic devices needed to communicate and be aware. Have since done my best to “harden” the electronics but who knows. It seems to me that the threat is not only real but imminent and to be frank, the perfect way to dispose of 250,000,000 “useless eaters.” Now I am not saying that I or ours will survive, and quite frankly it will be beyond most folks, even most preppers, ability to survive this kind of attack; however, who so ever does come out the other side will be, by force of nature, of the kind of folks who will be able to make a cleaner start at a world gone wrong. It is my firm belief that while evil will continue to thrive until the Second Coming of Christ, those who survive will, for the most part, have to have an unshakeable belief in God and His divine intervention in their lives. pray, prep and protect. dj

  23. Dave November 12, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Another excellent article.
    Just a reminder to everyone that a Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, was delivered to the Congress on June 22, 2004 – the exact same day the 9/11 Commission report was published.
    Coincidence or was this deliberate to over shadow it?
    It should also be remembered that NWO puppet, Newt Gingrich, wrote a forward and heavily pushed William Forstchen’s book “One Second After” – this novel is based on the impact of a HEMP exploding over the USA.


  24. MongoConfused November 12, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Starfish Prime was the DOE test of a 1.4 megaton device detonated at 240 mi altitude in the Western Pacific. It caused some damage in Hawaii, and also knocked out satellites in orbit. Over a metropolitan area would have far more an effect, but multiple detonations would be required. The Israelis cannot do a false flag attack, unless they use low altitude detonations from their Dolphin-class sub’s cruise missiles (and they do not have enough subs to strike much of the U.S.). Cruise misslies use jet engines. For comparison, the F-15c has a ceiling of 60,000 feet. NNEMP (non-nuclear EMP) weapons could be used on cruise missiles, but it would take many, since they would need be used at a lower altitude than a nuke. We see so much on TV about EMP , that I wonder if we are being conditioned to accept an EMP false flag. If the globalists use nukes to do the job efficiently and totally, will they have ensured our military stands down like on 9-11? Obama has been retiring our nuclear weapons officers for a reason.

  25. One4Truth November 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Another well thought out piece of journalism Dave. Thanks for saying what I have been thinking for a long while now.
    We as individuals must do the best we can with the means we have to insulate ourselves from this “system” and its ways.
    The “Crunch” is coming and if you fail to plan for it you plan to fail when it all comes crashing down.

    Get right with God is the number one item to do.
    Then get as much beans, bullets, and band-aids as you can each payday.
    Invest in a skill building library so that if you have none now you can hopefully learn later.
    Turn off that television and cable and start spending that time wisely. You will wish you had later.
    Invest in yourself and your family because we all know TPTB will not do so.
    They have their lifeboat I highly suggest you get yours in order.

    United We Stand Divided We Fall.

    Peace and blessings to you all on your path and journey.

  26. Greg November 12, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Dave-excellent synopsis of events. However, add in that all the nuclear power plants across America will start melting down after 2-4 weeks with failure of the back up diesel generators. I live 32 miles dues east of a nuclear power plant.

  27. Joe November 12, 2013 at 11:30 am

    If you have a family, now is the time to plan for group suicide once the EMP attack is confirmed. An over dose of pharmaceuticals may be the best cost effective way of making your respective exits both certain and reasonably painless. Jesus will understand. God bless you all.

  28. MarcMaximus November 12, 2013 at 11:36 am

    • CIA experts weigh in. Real American Blackout (30 min.)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwPKeuZN__Q Published on Oct 28, 2013 http://www.stopEMP.org
    On October 27th, 2013, National Geographic aired a docu-drama entitled “American Blackout.” It simulated what would happen to our country, its economy and its people if a cyber attack shut down the nation’s electric power distribution system known as “the grid.” As the movie makes clear, in just 10 days, hundreds of thousands lost their lives, vast destruction of property occurred and societal breakdown was underway. Is such an horrific scenario a real possibility? Could the grid, in fact, be taken down in other ways that would deny the nation electrical power for far longer than 10 days? If so, what would be the consequences?

    • American Blackout (2013) Full Documentary by National Geographic
    American Blackout, a National Geographic program first aired in October 2013, giving a fictional “docudrama” account of a nationwide electrical blackout in the United States, and its severe aftermath. Most of the program is mock “vlogging” by those affected, interspersed with mock “news footage.” 1 hr. 27 min. (Note: The TV show Revolution that’s been airing for a while is about life after the power grid went down. So Hollywood (Social Engineering Inc) has been putting this idea out for some time that it will happen some day, it will just be like a natural event dont u know (it’s bound to happen…).

  29. stu johnson November 12, 2013 at 11:55 am

    The article is good to outline a very possible and grim event, however, consider that after a month or so battery power and then fuel for the cooling of the nuclear power plants would be gone. Then we’ve got a big glowing problem.

  30. Isaac November 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I must strongly disagree with your statement on EMP affects on aircraft. To say that they will “fall from the skies” is very, very misleading. Electricity is not needed to create lift. If it were, birds would all fall from the skies too. Even if all of the electronic components of a modern aircraft, say your typical airliner, were fried by an EMP and the engines quit, they could glide over 100 miles! (Based upon an Airbus A320 at a cruising altitude of 35,000′, a calm-wind glide distance of ~130 statute miles.) So flying itself – generating lift – will not be affected by EMP, therefore no ‘falling from the skies.’

    Furthermore, EMP is an inductive force. That is why the grid is so vulnerable – power lines act as massive antenna for EMP induction, creating high currents which travel through the grid and fry things. An airplane is radically different. It is a small, metal body, isolated from the ground. Airplanes routinely get hit by lightning – a far more concentrated, higher energy strike than a HEMP detonation. Lightning will burn holes through the skin, it may kick some electronic components offline, but the airplane continues to fly. Even digital engine controls (FADEC) are designed and built to be lightning-surge resilient.

    Many aircraft still have manual (physical) controls for flight and engines. The aircraft I fly has a highly advanced glass cockpit with lots of electronics. Yet even if every electron on that aircraft were to forsake me, the engines would still operate as if nothing had happened and the airplane would still fly.

    The threat to aviation from EMP is real – our ground and satellite based navigation. At night, airports won’t have lit runways, navigation systems won’t work to guide pilots in bad weather. Certainly, some airplanes may suffer affects in flight, and all airplanes will suffer the consequences when they must eventually leave the atmosphere and return to earth. But none of this falling from the sky bit, unless you’re using that to describe my last, slightly bumpy landing (everyone walked away and the airplane was still reusable).


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  32. gizmotron November 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    No need to apologize sir. The reality of such an event is probably even worse than what youve illustrated here. I personally believe mankind hasnt faced anything this cataclysmic since the plague. We would literally be thrust into a fuedal state overnight, though the evidence might not be immediately manifest itself. For certain, we are not prepared as a “civil society” to avert collapsing into a not so civil people. We have evolved into our present socioeconomic and technologically dynastic state by feasting on a steady diet of easily accesible electricity. We will be remembered by our descendants, for better or worse as the magical mystical ones who pulled the plug and died a quick death for our dependency on all things wired.

  33. Paul Miracle November 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Watch the movie Jericho, they get hit by an EMP after nuclear strikes and it’s a good depiction of what would happen, in a small town. Just imagine what would happen if that happened in a big town, it would be incredibly devastating. People do not realize the realities of life, it’s very scary.

  34. Lux November 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you Dave for making this an issue again. This should be enough of a reason to get every family to become preppers.

    In case anyone is still on the fence on this issue here is some more information that would be well worth your time to read:

    Solar Storm of 1859:


    U.S government commissioned report on the EMP threat:


  35. Sandra November 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Your clueless in your knowledge of the education system/and the workers of iniquity (no disrespect intended)… I perceive that’s why you don’t understand. People chose to believe a lie (that simple). I understand that those who use deception will themselves be deceived… God is a Just God. For decades brothers and sisters cried out and were met with indifference… (divide and conquer, divide and conquer)…. why are the blessed middle class finally waking up? Their bed has been shaken. I argue they are still not awake, they are merely stumbling out of bed and still have not removed the crustles from their eyes. For Christians only: What part of “be ye not conformed to this world”, did you not understand? Repent and be doers of the Word, else continue to be deceived and perish.
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John14:16
    That’s all I have to share, thank you.


  36. Christian Gains November 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I have read several of the VERY BEST “survivalist” Novels out there: “The Patriot” “Survivors”, and “The Founders”, [all by James weslley Rawles, (www.suvivalblog.com). also, “ALAS BAYLON” The very FIRST of the “Holocaust” ganre’ of fiction. As well as the S.M. Stirling 8 Book Series “A Novel of the Change” — you “die off” % is quite correct.

    So FEW Americans know ANYthing about natural, basic survival, and even fewer have made even basic medical, and food preps for a catastrophic incident.

    Well, tomorrow (Nov.13th) we’ll certainly see just how seriously our grid is vulnerable — at the very least.

    All I (and those who’ve done what they can to PREpare), can say is: “PRAY DESPERATELY, CLING TO HIS PROMISES TIGHTLY, [Psalm 91 is the most pertinent set of promises for what we might soon face], CHOSE your friends PRAYERFULLY, and your enemies even MORE PRAYERFULLY! No matter HOW PREpared you might be, ONLY JESUS & HIS SPIRIT & PROMISES will bring you through, once the REAL SHTF.

  37. Mark Trotter November 12, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I had a HEMP attack back in my college days. It made me pretty paranoid….

  38. Beano November 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Don’t Americans see what is happening? Flood us with 3rd world immigrants, remove our industrial manufacturing base, process our food offshore, then EMP US and we will soon be back to that old adage of being “barefeet and pregnant”, but also “naked and destitute*”. One caveat, though, you can leave off pregnant since this nation practices abortion. Oh, we’re good at that.

    *I read somewhere something like 90% or more of shoes are made in China. Ditto, I think for clothes too. I have also said for YEARS, we are BEING SETUP!!

  39. Nanc November 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    What really gets me, and I haven’t heard the “Lamestream Media” say a WORD about it, is that the “Red Chinese” have BOOTS ON THE GROUND as I type this! Why are the RED CHINESE even in this country? Aren’t they supposed to be the ENEMY? And why are they putting their nose in our business concerning the “GRID EX II” Drills? There are sooooooooo MANY unanswered questions that just make me want to HANG MY HEAD and CRY for this once beautiful, GOD FEARING nation.

  40. Arizona November 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    YOU won’t like it,but I’ll say it again for the benifit of new listeners,THE ENTIRE USA,is under JUDGEMENT for crimes of genocide,of the worlds children,THE entire USA will be destroyed and OBOOZO is in charge of carriying it out,and he will,THE shit storm coming on america will be biblical in nature,AND ITS TO LATE to stop it,WHAT will now come on america will be its total end,OH,but don’t kid your self,LOOK at the middle east,the children are suffering terribly,and the children in the philipines,that was americas doing too,and the japan,tidal wave,more of americas doing,DID ANYONE really believe,the LORD would let this slide,HE begged america to STOP,it just made them worse,starting at the begining of america,EVERYTHING they have done to the children,WILL NOW HAPPEN TO EVERYONE IN AMERICA,and then,and only after all the punishment has been inflicked on america,then NIBIRU,will destroy the planet almost completely,and there won’t be many survivors of it,you guys are worried about life without power,YOU BETTER worry about those CHINESE MILITARY TROOPS,cause they’ll do more then all the EMP’S ever could,you guys forget, the chinese love to eat small children,AND THEIR COMING…………………………..

  41. John Rambo November 12, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    PS : I can’t forget * The Hawk at : Survive2thrive ( dot net ) or The John Moore Show on Youtube.

  42. TimeTraveler November 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Dave- your have given an accurate picture of what is to come whether it is the result of an EMP or Hemp all is lost for society as humans know this reality. I will add that if there is a grid take down, all nuclear power plants will go into meltdown mode as there will be mo one to run them, and no electricity to kelp the reactors cool.

    It will be the end of the human race. No one will survive. But before your scenario plays out, I believe the death knell for humanity has already begun. The Gulf is essentially dead, and now the big hand has struck 12, as Fukushima is killing all life in the Pacific, and as Tepco tries to remove these spent fuel rods, which most are probably fractured, the plant will go into complete meltdown. Japan is toast, as will be the whole planet.

    As Japan goes under, and evacuation is ordered, the world monetary system will implode, as $1.2 quadrillion in derivatives will sink the whole world.

    As the Earth changes will be the icing on humanities cake! Time is growing very short for the human race. We took a most sacred beautiful planet, and essentially destroyed her in less than 200 years.

    If one looks inside, and believe in your HEART that you can change this reality, then it will change, and that is the only way! Humans are destined for a higher level of existence, one of the Light, but one must first follow God’s Light, His Word, and all will be taken care of.

    This planet is now beyond sustaining life any longer. Mother Earth is in the process of rebirthing herself and a new race of humans. The darkness that is about to befall this world will be horrific, but if you believe in your heart and look inside you will find that a new world will be created, one that our creator had intended all along!


  43. TTS November 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Dave, thank you again for another excellent article.

    We are in the midst of the time of a foreseen cataclysmic EMP event. Fourteen years ago a CIA sponsored remote viewing exercise predicted this. However, the viewers believe the source of this killer event will be our own sun. Janet Napolitano, in her resignation speech stated the USA will be hit by a cyber attack, an attack so devastating that life as we know it will cease to exist. Cyber attack definition per techopedia: “A cyberattack is deliberate exploitation of…technology-dependent enterprises…”. Could “cyber attack” be a euphemism for EMT attack? I believe it could be.

    Either way the only solution is Jesus Christ. Seek and find Him before it is too late. He is our ONLY hope.

  44. Liberty Bell November 12, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Although I truly believe an EMP attack is coming, I can’t say I agree from who it will come. while many eyes are on Iran, China or Russia in a round about way, I believe more attention should be paid to North Korea, but not delivered in the conventional sense as we would expect, but using a submarine and a Golf II class ballistic missile. But what I find a more dangerous than any nuke at least currently is ISON. Based on its current path and considering a slight breakup into multiple pieces traveling at 71,500 MPH hitting the ocean causing a major title wave east & west coast based on where the majority of meteors are hitting. We could be in for a real ride

  45. joanie November 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Dave, we create the future.

    It’s all about “belief” in the eye of the beholder.
    We’re creators and with the art of “being” it is our actions of today that create the future. Go back at least a decade in movies etc, where 911 was put into the subconscious…

    Case in point – a sports team goes into the game with confidence they have the ability to win and they do… Any doubtful players, whether feeling they are not their best from an injury, or feeling they don’t do well with that particular opposing team, location, weather etc, all are factors in rising confidence or not.

    Dave, with your confidence for a grim future, I don’t want to be on your winning team… The information you’ve provided is the future “they” want, but as you assume it is set in stone, adjusting for it, you are willing it too.

    Get with it people. Give your power away, follow like a lemming and well, you get what you deserve, because you desired it, it came to fruition. What is that saying about false leaders/prophets… They all are because Dave’s scenario is not the will of our creator nor is war. War would not exist if nobody showed up to play their part they create. Only you can lead where you want to be.

    BTW, if one believes Dave per the troops from various countries, they’ve boxed themselves into only one scenario. There are other ideas as to why the troops are here. I choose the one they are here to help.

    Let’s create a future that is the opposite of the one Dave is promoting. He’s fallen into the trap.

    The best to everyone~! joanie

  46. Widetracker November 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Please read: “The Way home or face The Fire”.

    Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn like an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the “I AM” Lord of hosts, that it shall leave of them neither root nor branch (nothing).

    The man that wrote ” The Way home or face The Fire ” also made the DVD
    ” 7/7 Ripple Effect ” about the London bombings in 2005. This man’s name is
    John Anthony Hill, His Spirit-being ( names ) are: JAH, Muad’Dib and Elijah.

    Friends of Muad’Dib: http://mtrial.org/

    Muad’Dib means ” Teacher of Righteousness ” in Arabic.
    Psalms 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to His name: extol Him that rideth upon the heavens by His name JAH, and rejoice before Him.

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  47. Karen S. Johnson November 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    You are awesome and I followe you on a regular basis. This is a great article and people really need to be aware of the strong possibility of an EMP. I just wanted to express my concern regarding Congressman Trent Franks (who had been a dear friend for years until I called him on his vote for CAFTA and after that on the Perscription Drug bill) in reference to his legislation which allows Congress to preemptively surrender its war powers, by authorizing Obama to launch a war on Iran at a time of his own choosing, without any further consultation with Congress. He is co-sponsoring this bill with a Senator (sounds like it would be Lindsey Graham but I am not sure) and I am at a lost as to WHY Trent would do this. How could he possibly be a Constitutionalist and support any thing like this madness? Since Trent is your Congressman, perhaps you can inquire as to why he is doing this. I wrote to Matt Salmon, asking him to speak with Trent about removing his name from this horrific legislation. I am hoping that some one Trent knows can convince him to stop this unlawful attempt to abrogate our Constitution – which, as you know, is already in shreds. Thanks again Dave for all the great work you are doing, you are truly a “watchman on the tower” for us.
    Best regards,
    Former State Senator, Karen S. Johnson





  48. SARCDOC November 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    All respects, but to the previous post, the America you refer to is the American Government. Not the average everyday AMERICAN that lives in Nebraska, West Virginia, Texas, Montana or Maine. And not to mention the 4+ million veterans and blue collar men and women in this country. Should the above take place will many die……YES, but we also have the heart and sould of this country, not Hollywood. And let them hit the beaches, drop from the sky or activate their cells. We have .223, .308, .338 Lapua and balls plenty of us have lived, fought and died in many of these places you list in your rant of damnation. And for many of us to quote “JOHN RAMBO” “What you call hell some of us call home”. And if our home becomes hell then so be it. Those who can will fight to the last round, those who can’t will die off and we will pick up the pieces and go on. Mankind has survived ignorance, plauges, primitive wars, high tech wars etc. and we are still here. Hate America, but don’t hate the people who made it stand out amongst nations. Hate the coruption, greed, and filth that saturates the world controlled by men who only do battle from board rooms and have never found themselves lying in a pool of their own warm sticky blood, slowly ebbing from their own bodies into the dirt of the countries you list as so abused by AMERICANS.


  49. give me a drink PLEASE November 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Any suggestions for someone who can’t afford to prepare? Guess I’ll pray for a quick death…

  50. Nam Marine November 13, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Don’t forget!….There are over 300 million armed, pissed off Americans ! We WILL NOT” go quietly in to that good night” !


  51. chris November 13, 2013 at 3:42 am

    I suspect that our “leaders” have already made a secrete surrender to China and taking actions to turn this country over to them. What we hear (MSM) and what is true have no relationship. The number of devestating threats are many. This nation has abandened God and is now reaping the results.

  52. chris November 13, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Does anyone know if a gun safe with an electronic lock will be locked shut after an EMP? That would mean all of the guns in a safe would be ina inaccessible after EMP?


  53. tyranny abounds November 13, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Dave what isn’t mentioned , and I think of it every time I read an article to do with a EMP attack, is what would happen to the equipment, Military equipment and aircraft used by the government and military under this scenario? Is their equipment and such already prepared to avoid damage from such an attack and if so how? I have seen where wal-mart and a few other stores are preparing to go off grid, but has the military and government already gotten everything ready? I see no reporting on this at all and am curious. Hopefully in this scenario a large part of their equipment and technical devices would also be fried. They wont be here to help us that is for sure so in my opinion that would work to our advantage. Also if NSA wasnt working and the spy cameras and voice recorders no longer worked that would be a few things we wouldnt have to worry about. I know how much research you put into writing your articles and would be appreciative of your thoughts on this.


  54. […] (Dave Hodges) The following material is grim, very grim. Let me get the dramatics out of the way in the very beginning. If a nation-wide EMP attack ever takes place in America, given our present level of preparedness, it will prove to be the most cataclysmic event in human history. […]

  55. […] (Dave Hodges) The following material is grim, very grim. Let me get the dramatics out of the way in the very beginning. If a nation-wide EMP attack ever takes place in America, given our present level of preparedness, it will prove to be the most cataclysmic event in human history. […]

  56. grimes willard w November 13, 2013 at 5:55 am

    as a retired airline pilot please understand you can rest assured that all, repeat all large aircraft will fall from the sky like homesick bricks if hit with an emp. Its not a matter of electronics it is a matter of not being able to manhandle the controls with human physical strength without the help of hydraulic assist. There are thousands of square feet of flight control surface area on transport size aircraft and even Hercules doesn’t have the strength to free fly the things. Smaller aircraft can be hand flown but at night and without runway lights…well you do the math. Thanks

  57. TexasVet November 13, 2013 at 6:34 am

    This is a decent article, but it fails to look at the strategic picture. If a major EMP attack has the potential to kill 60-90% of all Americans then don’t you think we consider that a WMD? There only a few countries who could attack on this scale. The same ones who have nuclear weapons now. So why would they think that if they used a large scale EMP attack against us, we would not respond in kind? If we were not sure who did it (we may not know immediately during a nuke attack either) then we would of course attack ALL potential EMP threats. The MAD principle applies to all WMD including EMP weapons.
    Now for the crazy stuff in the article and the comments. So exactly who wants 90% of the USA and or world population killed off? The mega wealthy would benefit how in such a period of death and destruction on a scale never imagined? There are not 386,000 Russians troops in the USA.
    The USA would rebuild a new power grid a lot faster than you think we could. Autos and trucks would be rebuilt and on the roads quickly, and water systems and food distribution would occur immediately. There would be lots of chaos no doubt.

    What scares me is things like a CME or this comet heading our way. That may be why the Russians and Chinese are attending our disaster exercise. That being said, having a months worth of food and water is a good idea.

  58. Ajeocci November 13, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Regarding the post about a grid failure/shutdown causing nuclear plants to release radiation, I don’t think that’s likely, at least in the near term. The safety features would cause the fuel rods to drop, thus shutting down the reaction. Back-up generators would keep the cooling pumps running, and the safety features viable. However, this is a best case scenario. Who knows what the evil powers have planned? I can’t see them allowing or causing a blanket of radiation to cover America. They obviously want to get rid of as many of “us” as possible, but would they want to continue to live in underground shelters for an extended period of time? Imagine them being cooped up with others of their kind? They’d be killing each other within a week. If they brought something like that down on the American people, where could they go? Most of the rest of the world knows what kind of cretins they are and would love a chance to exact some kind of revenge. I would imagine they have some kind of plan to get rid of those of us who know what’s going on, yet spare the others to serve them as workers, while not endangering themselves. I would expect some kind of chemical or biological agent that they, and select others, would be protected against, i.e. an antidote. Don’ know, just a thought. Ajeocci

  59. Dewey Oxburger November 13, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Thanks for the links and your patience. Hard not to be angrily reactive. Been studying this stuff for 22 years, and it’s a mental bullet train to hell. I really felt sorry for “give me a drink now”….and all of us, really. Human beings have amazing potential to be god-like in their mercy and love and resiliency, and to be immeasurably cruel, hateful and selfish. I appreciate the work everyone does on this, been reading rense for 10-15 years. Your material is the most sobering and by consequence, frightening. It is heart wrenching to watch the decline of humanity and this decent into animalistic survival. While it is a natural reaction to protect ourselves at all costs, and make up our minds as to who we exclude from our ever dwindling resources and concern, I sadly must admit the first casualty of this is often our humanity……the very things that separate us from rapacious animals. I respectfully withdrawal my criticism and wish you the best. No need to post this, unless you want to, I do not desire an audience or accolades from those who may agree. No hard feelings, Mr. Hodges.

  60. Jimmy November 13, 2013 at 8:01 am

    The NERC Gridex II recruitment briefing document has Booz/ Allen / Hamilton’s name on the front. Interesting Mr. Snowden

  61. Isaac November 13, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Dave, you say you can find no experts that agree with me (that the experts all say airplanes ‘just nose dive into the ground’ after an EMP). Do any of these experts have actual experience flying and working on aircraft? I’ve been studying, repairing, and flying aircraft for 12 years now, and studying EMP for the last several. Saying EMP will cause airplanes to plunge from the sky is like saying EMP will cause the tires on cars to fall off.

    I’m not saying there won’t be effects on aircraft. Most of the effects will be on the aviation infrastructure – on the ground. But EMP is an inductive force creating a large current that wants to quickly go to ground. Airplanes that are flying are not grounded, and they are a small ‘antenna’ to gather that inductive force. And EMP does not affect mechanical things (like the cables and pulleys that steer my aircraft, or the geared pump that moves fuel to the engine, or the engine itself that is all controlled by mechanical linkages). Believe it or not, but there are still many small aircraft that have no electrical systems. I’d like to see one of them ‘plunge’ from the sky when an EMP hits.

    Don’t believe me? Come out to my neck of the woods and I’ll take you up in a small airplane. And then I’ll turn off the entire electrical system and show you how the engine continues to run (piston engines use magnetos to self-energize the sparkplugs, and turbines use a constant combustion system). And then I’ll shut the fuel off to the engine and show you how we continue to fly and glide for a very long time.

    This whole plunge to your death thing is nonsense.


  62. Joe November 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Well,it’s November 13th and NOTHING happened! more Fear Mongering and Cry Wolf! it’s getting REAL OLD NOW!!


  63. Katherine November 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    TexasVet November 13, 2013 at 6:34 am ‘What scares me is things like a CME or this comet heading our way. That may be why the Russians and Chinese are attending our disaster exercise.

    Something for everyone to think about. Eventually, something out there will hit us.

    Sandra November 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm ‘I understand that those who use deception will themselves be deceived… God is a Just God. For decades brothers and sisters cried out and were met with indifference… (divide and conquer, divide and conquer)…. why are the blessed middle class finally waking up? Their bed has been shaken. I argue they are still not awake, they are merely stumbling out of bed and still have not removed the crustles from their eyes. For Christians only: What part of “be ye not conformed to this world”, did you not understand? Repent and be doers of the Word, else continue to be deceived and perish.
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John14:16
    That’s all I have to share, thank you.’


    What’s wrong with her comment? Your answer seems to be out of context with Sandra’s post.

    And Dewey, you were correct the first time.

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  65. Cyrus November 14, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Very well written article. I think predictive programming by various mouth pieces in the media and government are all alerting the public that some type of electrical power outage is soon to occur. I have been listening to astrophysicist Prof. James McCanney for years and he has been alerting his audience over the last several months to the fact that a worldwide or National power outage warning message to the masses has been continually declared for over the past year by the media. Prof. McCanney believes that a solar flare event will possibly be blamed for a wide scale power outage across the US as solar flare activity begins to pick up because of electrical alignments being caused by comet ISON and other various comets. Prof. McCanney does not believe that any of these current comets are large enough to cause any serious solar flaring that could knock out the entire electrical grid, but could cause some minor power outages but very unlikely he stresses. Prof. McCanney believes that a power outage event is being orchestrated as a means to declare marshall law and to over haul the financial banking institutions of the world and to bring in a one world government and banking system. Prof. McCanney is advising to pull out all money from the banks at this time because no one will be able to once the grid goes down. Prof. McCanney believes that a national or world wide power outage at this time would only be the result of a false flag operation, which he believes is very likely to occur any time in the coming days, weeks or next few months as comet ISON makes its way to the interior of the solar system and solar flare activity increases.

  66. Cyrus November 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Prof. McCanney has a weekly radio show on Thursday nights and all shows are archived at; http://www.jmccanneyscience.com

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  68. John November 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    You don’t have to worry about most of these problems resulting from an EMP pulse. As the best part is that all the nuclear reactors and the thousands of tonnes of spent fuel will run out of juice for their cooling pumps in less than a week, then uncontrollable radiation fires will exterminate all life on the planet for thousands of years, if Fukushima doesn’t accomplish this first.

  69. L. F. November 20, 2013 at 4:38 am

    The threat of an EMP event, and it’s consequences, cannot be over-stated. In this, the author did an excellent job laying out the harsh, bone-chilling facts.

    However, as is the sad reality in today’s highly polarized society, the author clearly reveals his intended audience by using the rather cheap shot, “The cap and trade extreme environmentalists would jump for joy because all industrial activity would be immediately halted.”

    To lump all environmentalists into the “extreme” camp at the very beginning of the article has the effect of alienating environmentalists while tickling the ears of those who demonize the same. It is intellectually dishonest.

    This article, while excellent, still plays the political game of pandering to a base. Sadly, there will be no thoughts of “right” and “left” if an EMP event were to occur.

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