Iran nuclear deal opponents are concerned that the highly controversial plan could ultimately pave the way for an EMP on the United States. A history of failures by Iranian leaders to uphold agreements and treaties with other nations has prompted renewed concerns about the Obama administration plan, the Blaze reports.
Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal from both parties have argued against the process used to approve the agreement. Iran’s history of failing to uphold existing treaties and agreements has been put in the spotlight, as has the direct threat to the state of Israel.
Military experts are warning that Iran is a “direct threat” to America and maintain that an EMP attack could happen in a “flash.”
Tehran has been suspected of plotting to take down the United States power grid for many years, a Washington Examiner report revealed. U.S. officials have determined that military leaders in Iran have “endorsed” a nuclear EMP attack designed to destroy the power grid — and life as we know it in America, the same report contends.
U.S. officials reportedly unearthed the Iran EMP plan while translating a military handbook that also allegedly referenced the Obama administration nuclear talks with leaders in Tehran.
An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse attack, can occur when a nuclear weapon (not necessarily of the long-range variety) is launched into the upper atmosphere. Such an attack would most likely take down the antiquated and overly-taxed American power grid. The blackout could last for months — or years — leaving electrical equipment permanently destroyed.
When a congressional committee was tasked with investigating the impact an EMP attack would have on the United States in 2004, the group determined that approximately half of all Americans would be dead just a single year following such a the end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) event. Some military and survival experts feel the estimate is far too generous, and up to 80 percent of the populace would perish after such an apocalyptic event.
“Iranian military documents describe such a scenario — including a recently translated Iranian military textbook that endorses nuclear EMP attack against the United States,” EMP and national security expert Peter Vincent Pry said.
Pry and others who study and work in the national security and survival field believe that Iran could launch an EMP attack off the East Coast of via a missile launched from a satellite.
When the lights go out, the food supply chain will be broken, heating a home will only be possible for those with woodstoves or fireplaces, emergency assistance will not be readily available because calling 911 will no longer be an option, and the 7,000 or so planes that are typically in the sky above America at any given time will likely fall to the ground and spark multiple fires.
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