If an EMP attack happened or a major solar event knocked out power nationwide, how long would it be until we have hundreds of nuclear facilities
melting down spewing radiation actoss the globe? How long would it be before the US retaliates with nuclear strikes on North Korea? We may be
preparing diplomatic and military options for an attack to take out this NK threat. I suspect we would give it at least a few months. NK has
outdated military equipment and the US will likely decimate North Koreas military within a few days of war.
In the event of war, Kim could decide to launch nukes at South Korea, Japan, Hawaii, etc before he surrenders. Millions could die before we put an
end to his stupid regime. Millions would not be happy. I read cars have a lot of metal and are somewhat EMP resistant but they may stall and might
not start if the EMP fried the starter electronics. Old vehicles would probably work. The equipment to replace the starter electronics are likely
stored in metal warehouses and would likely be ok. The problem would be gas stations would have no power and dead cars would block highways. After a
few days of no power, no water, no food deliveries, mobs would use guns to fight for survival taking water, food, etc however they can from anyone
with it. Even those who prepped might be in trouble if they can't hold off 100 or more armed people. Unfortunately we need an effective plan to
restore power and confidence that most will not die of thirst and starvation. We have yet to get that confidence from elected authorities.
Maybe Trump and congress are working on a plan but when they can't even seem to agree on things like health care that the poor can afford without
threatening to cut off help with payments they can't afford as if that will punish insurance companies, then it doesn't inspire confidence. I hear
elected officials are thinking about cutting payments to insurance companies but these companies will just stop making the subsidy payments for the
poor making the poor lose health insurance and be stuck with huge fines for not having it. In my opinion, our officials are idiots when it cones to
fixing things. EMP preparation? Maybe we have it for the president and congress but not for the people. The market isn't even working on it because
people don't have resources to prep for a mad max world.
Our saving grace might be Kim and other enemies are aware our nuclear submarines and nukes will still work and avenge our deaths in the event we die
from an EMP attack. I consider an EMP attack to be a nuclear attack on the US and that will be countered with a nuclear strike. My hope is that the
US government does effective prepping for it that helps mitigate any lasting loss of life or death. Then Trump presents a plan and we implement
I heard the transformers that take 2 years to replace are made in China. A trade embargo could mean we don't get power back until lifted.
Considering we need a lot of replacement transformers in a worst case scenario, it looks bad. We need a stop gap plan to get temporary power restored
for at least 8 hours a day across the country and keep those nuke facilities from melting down. The best way to stop an attack is to prepare for it
and make such an attack insignificant in my opinion.
Preparing and defending against an EMP attack will be expensive but aren't the lives and US economy as is worth trillions of dollars? Spending a
trillion to prep on a national level is no different than spending a trillion on the Iraq war except we are defending ourselves making war less
likely. New laws could be passed making electronics in cars etc more EMP resistant. If electronics can be made EMP resistant. I'm not sure. Our
cities might burn down if an EMP attack starts fires and fire trucks can't respond.
We have a lot of smart people in this country. We can come up with a plan and start on it if the people demand it. I'm afraid the solution to
prevent an EMP attack is to prepare to take out the threat in 2018. However that will be just one threat. We can't take out the sun and every other
possible source of an EMP catastrophe.
edit on 8/9/17 by orionthehunter because: (no reason given)