What’s the scariest end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenario? An EMP. The complete and total loss of all our technology and communications systems as the result of an electromagnetic pulse. No food. No medicine. No computers. All of the systems that keep society moving come to a screeching halt. For years, Glenn has been warning that Iran has been preparing to launch an EMP attack against the United States. But is there finally some good news?
The US military command that scans North America's skies for enemy missiles and aircraft plans to move its communications gear to a Cold War-era mountain bunker, officers said.
The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command's sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said.
"Finally. I mean, we should have done something a little bit more than this. But at least they're doing something now about the possibility of an EMP," Pat said.
"Iran is detonating missiles at exactly the altitude for an EMP," Glenn said. "They keep launching these missiles and they keep blowing up at exactly the same altitude. I don't know what it is. But let's just say it's 21,000 feet. So it goes up 21,000 feet, it blows up. And the press would say, a failure of the missile. Next one, goes up. 21,000 feet. Blows up. Next one, 21,000 feet, blows up. They've done this now for several years. And it keeps blowing up at exactly the same altitude."
"Think of this, the Middle East has nothing to lose. They already live like that. They're with the camels and caves and huts and everything else. They have nothing to lose. Somebody hits the United States with an EMP, we're dark. We're done. 90 percent of the population dies within the first year," Glenn said.
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