It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Fmr WH & Pentagon Off: Blackout IS Coming! EMP will wipeout 90% US pop in 6mo

page: 1
10
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 08:20 PM
link   
www.foxnews.com...

NYC is a warning -- the blackout is coming




In 2003, a tree branch fell on a power line in Ohio and, instantly, over 50 million people in the United States and Canada were hit with cascading blackouts. A tree branch.


Never heard of him before but apparently he used to be a Pentagon official, writer for Reagan & Bush, and Secretary to a Senator.

Nor about a single tree branch in 2003 knowing out power to 50 MILLION people. (How?)

What does he mean its 'coming'? Just that because there was one in NYC there will be others?

Or he has foreknowledge of something greater that is planned pending? Is the grid rigged to fail?

Thought it was 90% in the first year, now its in just 6mo! And some other faction - ie, Russia, China, Iran, etc - could easily be framed & blamed.





posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 08:32 PM
link   
Dont you just love how Fox News touted this guy as a Whitehouse and Pentagon official ?
Yes , he was an official.
An official writer.
Hardly qualfies as an expert on the power grid , huh ?
The yokes on you , though.
You fell for it without researching first.
Bait for the click. Yes , even Fox News is guilty of that from time to time


edit on 7/16/19 by Gothmog because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 08:34 PM
link   
a reply to: Gothmog

Get out of my doom porn!



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 08:39 PM
link   
I think that is sensationalism.

Is true that many would die but no where near 90%. They are over optimistic in thinking we Americans are weak and dependent on them.

How it would play out:

Power would be knocked out for months in many places but not everwhere. Sick and those dependent on continual medical treatment would be relocated to places with power. Able bodied would stay in places where power is knocked out

Food chain disruptions for sure but farmers can farm without constant electrical power. Rural areas would less likely be hit by EMP, so power rerouting keeps food supply working and a subsistence level.

Yeah would be a pain but I would surmise 80%+ survival rate instead of 90% fatality rate



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 08:46 PM
link   
Farmer can’t farm with out fuel. No power to the pumps, no fuel. The refinery’s can’t process with out vast amounts of power so think again.

A bright flash in the sky, two weeks later, your in the early Industrial Age. Five years after that, the Stone Age.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 08:47 PM
link   

originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: Gothmog

Get out of my doom porn!

Sorry , I have been told all my life I do not have the slightest bit of imagination



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 08:47 PM
link   
a reply to: Strate8

Nah, people would go mental, dickheads would start to steal and rob each other acting out their LARP fantasies, and the blokes you're thinking of would shoot them all as soon as they so much as had a gander at their can of beans.

This is 2019 mate.. We are in wonky world...



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 08:52 PM
link   

originally posted by: Strate8
I think that is sensationalism.

Is true that many would die but no where near 90%. They are over optimistic in thinking we Americans are weak and dependent on them.

How it would play out:

Power would be knocked out for months in many places but not everwhere. Sick and those dependent on continual medical treatment would be relocated to places with power. Able bodied would stay in places where power is knocked out

Food chain disruptions for sure but farmers can farm without constant electrical power. Rural areas would less likely be hit by EMP, so power rerouting keeps food supply working and a subsistence level.

Yeah would be a pain but I would surmise 80%+ survival rate instead of 90% fatality rate


If there is a massive blackout, absolutely 90% would die within a year. You under estimate how thin of a veneer holds together society. There would be no transportation. No food deliveries. No medicine delivered. No money.

It might take a few days but then the SHTF once people realize the power ain't coming back on anytime soon. Grocery stores only have about 3 days of food on the shelves. Most people have no supplies to survive for an extended time.

Sure, some people out in rural areas might be ok, but the cities would devolve into complete chaos within a week. Then the horde is going to come from the cities. Then you get the psychos who will be raping, pillaging, and looting.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 09:16 PM
link   
If only they would have let Nikola Tesla implement his free energy for the world idea.
But anyway, I really don’t buy the idea of China or Russia for that matter, wanting anything to do with destroying the USA’s electrical infrastructure.
Take a look around your house.....70% of everything you have is made in China.
If they decided to do it, basically the entire world’s economies would collapse, not just ours.
A United States that is paying the bills, is of far better use to them than having 500 million TV sets sitting on their ports docks with nowhere to go.
If it’s going to happen again, it will be another tree branch.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 09:36 PM
link   
a reply to: letni
Life around here would change for sure, but people won't be dieing unless they're already in bad health. Just visiting Chicago for a couple days takes a bigger lifestyle adjustment than being without power for a couple days. If it was long term you would see a 'call to duty' getting the old EMP proof farm equipment in the fields and putting more help on the farm, getting things up and running.

It might seem that 90% will die in the city but in my town I doubt a single person would die outside of the hospitals. I feel sorry for people in cities that see others as potential adversaries instead as allies.

The huge human enclaves we have built are dependent on a lot of things to keep the fragile ecosystem from collapsing. This inherent dependence is the underlying influence for why urban areas vote democratic.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 09:43 PM
link   
a reply to: Nickn3

Yes they can.

They can't farm as much, mind you. Nor would the transportation be as easy...

But... More difficult does not equate to impossible.

Yeah, some would be in a bad, bad situation. Humans, if they choose to use their gray-matter (brains), can adapt and over come.

But too many would sit down and wait for someone to "come and save us"... Rather than put on your boots and gloves and get down to work...



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 09:48 PM
link   
Still don't buy the overly doomed out scenario.

Look at Kosovo, Argentina, Venezuela, Syria, Yemen etc...

People live through some tough times. Beyond just losing power.

Farmers can truck in fuel. Most do anyway and have pumps on their trucks to gas up their equipment. You see this all the time in disaster areas, water trucks, fuel trucks. National guard has this capability and training, part of the core of what they do.

Could still get produce and food from around the world, just like we do now. Widespread power outage mostly affects final mile services. Trains still run, trucks still run.

Would suck in a way because your job becomes getting what you need to subsist on daily basis, but that is how much of the world's population lives their whole lives.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 10:03 PM
link   
a reply to: letni

So uh you understand people out here have those magic generators that run on gasoline out here right?
LOTS of people have those these days.....

But doom porn away

Ps
You should look into ferc and nerc and the improvements in the grid since that "tree branch"
edit on 16/7/2019 by shooterbrody because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 10:29 PM
link   
The guy who wrote the article is bull of it. Ninety percent of people will not die, only maybe fifty percent will die.



posted on Jul, 16 2019 @ 11:49 PM
link   
a reply to: letni

Day 1 - the power goes out.
Day 2 - -the grocery stores are empty
Day 3 - people start going feral and create little trusted tribes, gas is scarce
Day 7 - there is very little clean water and only canned food
Day 10 - roving gangs start killing people en masse for supplies
Day 14 - the gangs that are left try to hord supplies, food runs low
Day 28 - infighting in gangs, only the strongest most psychopathic are left
Day 30 - the psychopaths start out into rural areas, gas is gone

It is conceivable that within 60 days, there could be a 90% death toll in urban areas and a 40% death toll in rural areas. The tv series Jericho was pretty good, it extended the timeline though to possibly unrealistic levels.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 12:29 AM
link   
isn't Walking Dead a subtle but accurate preview of what TPTB have planned for America?

they seem to need to wipe out at least 300 Million men women and kids and start a modern dystopian utopia (like 'Equilibrium') America over with just a few thousand in each of the 100 'resilient rockefeller cities', no?

and repeat on each continent. no more countries, just states under nwo. already ppl are referring to countries as states, anyway.



posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 01:24 AM
link   

originally posted by: Strate8
I think that is sensationalism.

Is true that many would die but no where near 90%. They are over optimistic in thinking we Americans are weak and dependent on them.

How it would play out:

Power would be knocked out for months in many places but not everwhere. Sick and those dependent on continual medical treatment would be relocated to places with power. Able bodied would stay in places where power is knocked out

Food chain disruptions for sure but farmers can farm without constant electrical power. Rural areas would less likely be hit by EMP, so power rerouting keeps food supply working and a subsistence level.

Yeah would be a pain but I would surmise 80%+ survival rate instead of 90% fatality rate


That's kinda funny, reading that...

Take away power from 20% of America and I personally would give 90% of the population of America about 3 months.

You'd lose 50% in the first month alone.

You wouldn't be able to get food to the cities simply because truckers wouldn't go there after day 4.

You'd lose water and sewage in the affected areas, making them a petri dish of dysentery and disease.

A horde of thirsty starving people who need stuff right now would take whatever weapons they could find and start killing others for whatever they needed.

I'm not quite sure what you think farmers do in 2019, but they don't grow sandwiches and penicillin on a 24 hour cycle and it just magically appears in a Wal-Mart.

Most grow grain and legume crops that are sold outside of the US.

Not that they'd be able to without power, because they would have no fuel without power.

So no... it won't be like that at all.

But hey... whatever lets you sleep at night...




posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 02:54 AM
link   
So, some good news for once.

Keep us updated.



posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 04:32 AM
link   
a reply to: Strate8



Food chain disruptions for sure but farmers can farm without constant electrical power.


Afraid I have to disagree with you. Lets say a farmer has about a hundred head of dairy cows, how are they going to get milked at least twice a day without power? How are you going to keep that milk cool till it can be transported?



posted on Jul, 17 2019 @ 04:40 AM
link   
a reply to: letni

Nearly everything today is computerized.

No power equals no computers.




top topics



 
10
<<   2 >>

log in

join