What We Should Have Done 10 Years Ago to Prevent World War III

If the US gets hit with strategically placed EMPs, it's lights out permanently for the whole country. Would it be worth $2 billion to protect America's power grid?

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GLENN: Two things -- two things happened over the weekend. Remember, what did Russia say after we put the virus and it came out that we were the ones that put the virus in Iran that stopped all their centrifuges?

PAT: I don't remember.

GLENN: You don't remember?

PAT: Uh-uh.

GLENN: He said, at the time, the next war will be fought with ones and zeros. It will not be -- it's not going to be fought --

PAT: This is what Russia said.

GLENN: This is what Russia said. It's not going to be fought with missiles. The next one is going to be fought with ones and zeros. Shortly after that, he came out and said, World War III is already underway. People just don't realize it yet.

PAT: Hmm.

GLENN: Now, he said that about two years ago. And so what happened about two years ago? He started ramping up all of these -- all of these hackers.

And so we're being fought with ones and zeros. And -- and he said, at the time, that we gave the world permission to now fight this way.

So when we did it -- now, if we did it a second time, we're emboldening the world to fight with ones and zeros. Which is very bad for us. We lose that war.

Russians are used to not having anything in their supermarket. Russians are used to being cold in the winter.

Chinese, you turn off their grid, not that many -- I mean, those in Hong Kong, et cetera, et cetera. But the mass does not die. You shut off our electricity and our grid, and 90 percent of us die in the first year alone.

Remember, because of our medication, you shut down medicine, how many of us are -- how many of us are alive today that shouldn't be alive because of blood pressure medication, because of diabetes medication? They die elsewhere.

PAT: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: Here they don't die. So 90 percent of us will be dead in the first year.

Now, the reason why I bring this up is because the United States did two things on Friday. The Pentagon announced two things. One -- and how long have we been asking for this? We started asking for this under George W. Bush

PAT: A long time, yeah.

GLENN: And nobody would pay attention to it.

PAT: Because we were told -- and it was a ridiculously low number. Relatively speaking.

GLENN: $2 billion. $2 billion.

PAT: Yeah, $2 billion to protect our infrastructure from an EMP.

GLENN: So to protect our infrastructure from an EMP --

PAT: Even if it's 20 billion or 200 billion, you do it, right?

JEFFY: Right!

GLENN: You do it.

So it was like $2 billion. Now, this is when we first started talking about it, so I don't know what it is now. But the number we heard was $2 billion, to protect the power grid from an EMP.

PAT: Because it's not that difficult really.

GLENN: Correct. All you have to do is put Faraday cages around the -- around the important structures that doesn't let an electronic pulse hit. And when you're talking about electronic pulse, just think of Oceans 11, except the power never comes back on. It fries all computer chips.

PAT: Yeah, it's not directed at just one casino. It's the whole country. And it's permanent.

GLENN: It's the whole -- yeah, right. And so it takes about three nuclear missiles. You have to hit them at the right altitude. But you don't worry about the radiation. It's not -- they're not trying to explode a missile on the ground. They're trying to explode it up -- I can't remember what the altitude is. But you would look up one day, and you'll see a giant explosion way above you. And you're not going to be burned up in the fire. You don't have to worry about any of that.

If you ever see that happen, don't go to the television, turn it on, or radio to listen to what happened. Because anything with a -- with a silicon chip in it is gone forever.

So take three of them placed strategically over the United States to knock out all of the United States, parts of Canada, and parts of Mexico.

Kills 90 percent. Friday, the United States announced that we are now going to protect our critical infrastructure and our power grid against an EMP. But also, cyber attack.

STU: Hmm.

GLENN: Those are both things we should have done ten years ago.

JEFFY: Uh-huh.

PAT: Easily.

GLENN: It's good. But it makes me -- it makes me say, we know that we are now engaged in World War III. We understand now. And we're not telling the American people. What Putin said is true.

STU: We should also point out that one of the ways we're preparing for an EMP is by storing fat cells.

GLENN: Not just the fat cells. The fat itself.

STU: Right. And so what you do, while things are fine, if you take in more calories than you burn, those calories will be stored on your body. And that's why we're doing this.

PAT: My doctor said I'm set until 2034.

STU: 2034.

GLENN: My doctor said I might live forever.

JEFFY: 2034, standing --

GLENN: Yeah.

(chuckling)

I can work out every day to 2034 and still just be feasting on myself.

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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