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The Most Important Thing Trump Has Done That No One Is Talking About

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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 05:42 AM
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The full title is: "PROMISE KEPT: Here’s The Most Important Thing Trump Has Done That No One Is Talking About".
This is something I have been wondering about for several years.. At least now there is supposedly going to be an attempt to protect some of the nations infrastructure.




President Donald Trump on Monday (December 18, 2017) in what may well be remembered as an historic speech describing his new "America First" National Security Strategy, broke new ground by promising to protect U.S. critical infrastructures from "cyber, physical, and electromagnetic attacks."

After 8 years of the Obama Administration ignoring the existential threat posed by electromagnetic pulse (EMP), President Trump deserves the gratitude of his nation for being the first president to include EMP in his National Security Strategy.


Since Trump did it there will be those who think this is bad (tough, at least someone has started the ball rolling)) or just some MIC scheme to suck more money out of the treasury etc etc..

I hope they actually go as far as thinking and hardening against a solar mass ejection that hits earth head on. Which IMO has a better chance of happening than a missile from north Korea.


U.S. ballistic missile defense (BMD) interceptors are designed to intercept a few North Korean ICBMs that approach the United States over the North Polar region. But current U.S. BMD systems are not arranged to defend against even a single ICBM that approaches the United States from over the South Polar region, which is the direction toward which North Korea launches its satellites. … So, North Korea doesn’t need an ICBM to create this existential threat. It could use its demonstrated satellite launcher to carry a nuclear weapon over the South Polar region and detonate it … over the United States to create a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP). … The result could be to shut down the U.S. electric power grid for an indefinite period, leading to the death within a year of up to 90 percent of all Americans — as the EMP Commission testified over eight years ago.

www.dailywire.com...




posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 05:49 AM
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I saw this on Facebook, I agree with this policy, North Korea could feasibly EMP is within a few years I bet. I wonder if anyone will follow through with building this infrastructure.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 05:54 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Breathing new life into the EMP Commission is certainly a step in the right direction.
In this case IMO it would have been unwise to allow the shut down to remain in place.


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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 05:55 AM
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I don't mean to be rude, but military planners have been talking about and preparing for EMP attacks since they were first hypothesized.

Obama didn't 'ignore them'.

Why do you think NORAD was located inside a mountain? Why do you think military comms facilities are hardened against EMP attack?


The problem is the cost of protecting the civilian power transmission system over the whole country would be... astronomical. You'd have to bury every cable. And that... would be an expensive undertaking.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 05:57 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

That alone literally saved the country of a foreign enemy. All while he fights domestic enemies like the twisted left and media.

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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 06:03 AM
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originally posted by: Painterz
I don't mean to be rude, but military planners have been talking about and preparing for EMP attacks since they were first hypothesized.

Obama didn't 'ignore them'.

Why do you think NORAD was located inside a mountain? Why do you think military comms facilities are hardened against EMP attack?


The problem is the cost of protecting the civilian power transmission system over the whole country would be... astronomical. You'd have to bury every cable. And that... would be an expensive undertaking.


It's right to say "Obama ignored them". He has nothing to do with NORAD. It was created in the 50's.


he North American Air Defense Command was recommended by the Joint Canadian-U.S. Military Group in late 1956, approved by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff in February 1957, and announced on 1 August 1957.[9] NORAD's command headquarters was established on 12 September 1957 at Ent Air Force Base's 1954 blockhouse.[10] In 1958,


en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 06:14 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

This article is total BS. Who ever wrote it knows nothing of missile trajectories there is no way they can attack over the south poll. They have no where near the range to accomplish this. There launch track is over the sea of Japan and over California. This is a fake article. There is a reason most launches don't attempt to go over the polls the only two countries its even practical for is the EU's and Russia and even then only a few as American launches would be over Greenland and Russia over Alaska.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 06:33 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Trump probably doesn't even know what electromagnetism is. The strategy was written by the NSC, which included input from career officers in the Pentagon. The specific mention of EMPs reflects long term thinking by what Trump supporters would call "the deep state." The most significant thing about the statement is the lack of a mention of climate change. This politically created blind spot puts us at a disadvantage in defending our arctic waters, to the benefit of...?



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 06:45 AM
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a reply to: dragonridr
It really does not matter which way a missile comes from because what limited defenses we have are all located north. Think/remember the DEW Line. If one comes in over California at an altitude of 250 miles you might as well spit at it for all the good it will do...unless we have something that no one knows about for defense.

The consensus was hardly reassuring. How damaging would an EMP attack be? Well, nobody can say for sure. But according to a report from the Electric Power Research Institute, an EMP could easily trigger a “mass casualty event” – even if its impact was limited to a specific region, as one of their simulations suggested...

Still, the EPRI report paints a picture that’s hard to ignore. Simulations showed that detonating a nuclear weapon about 250 miles above the Earth using a 1.4 megaton bomb, almost 100 times more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima, would likely collapse voltage regionally, affecting several states but not the entire eastern or western networks. “None of the scenarios that were evaluated resulted in a nationwide grid collapse,” the report stated. Recovery time from a high-altitude EMP would depend on equipment damage, something the EPRI said it plans to study next year and “develop cost-effective options for mitigating."

Fortunately, the operators of America’s power grids have some experience developing emergency response scenarios for an EMP. As it turns out, an EMP would essentially mimic the effects of an extremely powerful solar flare. Power grid operators are constantly on the lookout for flares, and have theorized what improvements might be needed to make power grids totally resistant.

www.zerohedge.com...


As we pointed out back in October, one expert told Congress that an EMP could kill off 90% of the US population. People who lived through the New York City blackout in 1977 will remember how lootings and crime exploded while the lights were out. A similar phenomenon would likely play out following an EMP, as law enforcement would be hobbled and powerless to contain criminal behavior.

On 7 February 2016 North Korea launched their Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite which is still in orbit.
This from a simple Google search and From Wikipedia

The executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, who also sits on a Congressional committee regarding the issue, warns that North Korea could already be planning a satellite borne EMP attack which could kill millions in North America.[24] "The EMP Commission has officially been warning about those satellites especially now that the (intelligence) community admits that North Korea can miniaturize warheads," Pry stated. "Our argument all along has been that they could make weapons small enough to put on those satellites that pass over the United States on the optimum trajectory for an EMP attack on North America."



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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 06:48 AM
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As a 22+ year USAF Vet...Obama DID more than ignore this threat. He killed many defense programs that protected against this threat. Namely the Airborne Laser Program. It became operational and he shut it down.
a reply to: Painterz



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: SecretsoftheBlueApples

How would an airborne laser protect electrical infrastructure from a Coronal Mass Ejection/



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: 727Sky

Trump probably doesn't even know what electromagnetism is. The strategy was written by the NSC, which included input from career officers in the Pentagon. The specific mention of EMPs reflects long term thinking by what Trump supporters would call "the deep state." The most significant thing about the statement is the lack of a mention of climate change. This politically created blind spot puts us at a disadvantage in defending our arctic waters, to the benefit of...?

Isn't that what a leader does ? Lead ?
And assemble teams to get it done ?
Think Obama knew a "hill o' beans" about healthcare ?
Go seek information and become informed



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

If poverty continues to rise, the purchasing power of wages continues to decline, raises don't keep up with inflation, wealth inequality continues to widen, what is the point of any military spending.

Guns or butter. We have been going 100% guns for long time. The endless war with no end in sight. We have 800+ foreign military bases in the Empire. We are spending a trillion dollars per year on military spending more than every other country in the world combined.

And whats the point of it? All this military spending did absolutely NOTHING to prevent or protect us on 9/11. WORTHLESS.


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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 08:41 AM
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originally posted by: darkbake
I saw this on Facebook, I agree with this policy, North Korea could feasibly EMP is within a few years I bet. I wonder if anyone will follow through with building this infrastructure.



North Korea is on target to launch a live nuke in 2018, supposedly to test it. So a few years is not the case, a few months at best. For whatever reason I cant import the text to this thread, but here is a link. It says North Korea might show us "Once and for all what they are capable of"



www.newsweek.com...








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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 08:53 AM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: 727Sky

Trump probably doesn't even know what electromagnetism is. The strategy was written by the NSC, which included input from career officers in the Pentagon. The specific mention of EMPs reflects long term thinking by what Trump supporters would call "the deep state." The most significant thing about the statement is the lack of a mention of climate change. This politically created blind spot puts us at a disadvantage in defending our arctic waters, to the benefit of...?


rookyish post dood



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: kurthall

List of countries with nuclear weapons:

Russia (the Tsar Bomba is the biggest with 100 mile blast zone)
Total nuclear weapons: 4300
Most recent test: October 1990

United States
Total nuclear weapons: 6800
Most recent test: September 1992

China
Total nuclear weapons: 260
Most recent test: May 1998

India
Total nuclear weapons: 110 to 120
Most recent test: May 1998

Israel
Total nuclear weapons: 80
Most recent test: January 1996

North Korea
Total nuclear weapons: Unknown.
Most recent test: January 2016

France
Total nuclear weapons: About 300
Most recent test: January 1996

Pakistan
Total nuclear weapons: 110 to 130
Most recent test: November 1991

United Kingdom
Total nuclear weapons: 215
Most recent test: November 1991

Iran has 23 factories capable of making weapons grade aluminum tubes usable in centrifuges. You can't stop progress. There are 7 billion people in the World. There are 9 nations with nuclear weapons including North Korea. What you are going to do, mass genocide ? We need other solutions so people don't want to use EMP weapons on the United States. Or we can continue bombing Arabs for Israel and hope for the best.


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posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

If Trump had any brains we would be spending money on preventing a dirty bomb from going off in Port Elizabeth or Port Long Beach. We should be following European protocols for examining all shipping containers at ports of origin. But this has been shot down by the powers that be because the implementing the protocols cost too much.

This is a repeat of the Gore commission report about following the same security protocols as Et Al on airplanes before 9/11. One of the recommendations was to put locks on cockpit doors. But the airlines said it would cost too much to implement the improved security. So history repeats itself again.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Thank you for bringing the solar aspect into the conversation. The Carrington Event fascinates me and I spend a lot of time daydreaming about how such an event would affect our modern infrastructure.

I know that a number of collectives have found correlations in large earth directed CME's and weak solar cycles. Some of these groups say that we are overdue for another round.

As we all slip into the Eddy Minimum, and as the world seemingly slips further into geopolitical dissarray, it's funny to think that the cosmos is holding a Royal Flush when world leaders think they have winning hands.

Only time will tell how the game plays out, but when it comes to sheer destructive force, we got nothing on that huge flaming orb in the sky.



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: Painterz
I don't mean to be rude, but military planners have been talking about and preparing for EMP attacks since they were first hypothesized.

Obama didn't 'ignore them'.



That's right...he just cut the budget and downsized the military. Of course he didn't ignore the idea of EMP attacks



posted on Dec, 23 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

You do know Vandenberg is in California don't you? This is where the people are stationed that run the missile defense. There is currently 4 batteries stationed there to intercept ICBMs. And Alaska has over 20 because of these things called trajectories and the earth being a globe. We see them as arches on a map they are actually straight lines to intercept the rockets. Alaska has so many because any launch in Asia is going to bring it near Alaska.







 
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