Experts agree: Americans are not prepared for an EMP attack

Last October, TheBlaze’s investigative news magazine For The Record asked the following question: What weapon could wipe out food and medicine distribution, force America into a slumber for decades, make planes fall from the sky, permanently shut down the U.S. electrical grid, sever communications systems and lead to the deaths of millions? The answer, as For The Record: Blackout exposed, is an electromagnetic pulse weapon – or EMP. On radio this morning, Glenn discussed a new report from Josh Peterson of Watchdog.org in which experts agree the American citizenry is not prepared for an EMP attack.

“This is from the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum. He is an expert on electromagnetic pulse and updating the electric grid,” Glenn said. “It's going to blow you away. He says Americans are not prepared for an EMP.”

Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum (both congressional advisory boards), told Watchdog.org the technology to avoid disaster from an EMP exists and upgrading the nation’s power grid is financially viable.

So what is the problem?

“The problem is not the technology,” Pry said. “We know how to protect against it. It’s not the money, it doesn’t cost that much. The problem is the politics. It always seems to be the politics that gets in the way.”

According to Pry, the Congressional EMP Commission estimated you could protect the entire United States for about $2 billion. To put that figure into perspective – it is equal to the foreign aid the U.S. gives to Pakistan each year.

Watchdog.org reports:

In the first few minutes of an EMP, nearly half a million people would die. That’s the worst-case scenario that author William R. Forstchen estimated in 2011 would be the result of an EMP on the electric grid — whether by an act of God, or a nuclear missile detonating in Earth’s upper atmosphere.

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The scenario sounds like something in a Hollywood film, but the U.S. military has been preparing its electronic systems for such an event since the Cold War. The protective measures taken to harden facilities against a nuclear attack also help in some cases to protect against EMPs.

The civilian world is another story.

“Think about it. Everything we depend on depends on power,” Pat said. “If you don't have power, you are not going to have medicine. You won't have food for very long. You are not going to have transportation.”

“How are you going to pump the gasoline, pump the water,” Glenn added.

When you hear someone like Pry say the only thing preventing the implementation of technology that would potentially save millions of lives is politics, you can’t help but wonder what the role of the federal government is anymore.

"The government’s one stated duty is to protect us and to make sure that our system of life goes on. But… they marginalize anybody who says an EMP [is a threat]. Our Pentagon is more afraid of an EMP or electric grid going down on us through terrorism than anything else. They believe that this is a real possibility,” Glenn said. “You launch two EMPs – one from the east, one from the west – you knock out every electrical device in the United States of America.”

“People don't understand: If you have a pacemaker, your pacemaker stops. If you have insulin, you have no refrigeration. There's no banking, no ATMs, no gas stations,” he continued. “There's nothing. You are back to 1850, which means we would all have to learn how to survive like they did in 1850, [and] we have no idea how to do that.”

Read the full report from Watchdog.org HERE.

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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