19 Nov '11, 11pm

Electromagnetic pulse attack

Electromagnetic pulse attack

Would it be worth the effort? People prepare to go off the grid for many different reason – the environment, economic collapse, solar flares to name but three. The latest fear to be added to the long list: A massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. The best defence: to be both off the grid and underground. An electromagnetic pulse is a burst of electromagnetic radiation from a nuclear weapon. If the weapon is detonated high in the atmosphere, above a target area, it can produce a radioactive pulse across a huge area. The effect could knock out electricity and fry sensitive computer processors, even a total blackout that could last months. Some fear Iran could get a lone nuclear missile onto a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, and detonate it over the central U.S. The US Government has prepared a detailed report, outlining the risk: “2011 Essential Guide to Electromagnetic Pul...

Full article: http://www.off-grid.net/2011/11/19/electromagnetic-pulse-...

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