Wednesday, July 6, 2016

How America Could be Crippled for a Decade

We have blogged frequently about America's Achilles heel....our power grid.  We have become so dependent on electricity for everything from water to cell phones that if terrorists or an act of God were to turn off our electricity for a few weeks or a few months that most Americans would die.

"Oh Dennis.....that could never happen here!  This is America!  Someone smart will certainly step forward and find the switch to turn it all back on!"

 We are not ready for either the hand of God or the hand of man when it comes to protecting our sensitive electrical power grid. A bad solar flare or an electro-magnetic pulse attack by America’s enemies would result in the death of most of our citizens within five years.

Powerful solar flares can damage integrated circuits and our electrical transmission systems.  The chance of a devastating event is much higher than most people assume. In fact, NASA estimates a 12 percent chance of a really bad solar flare within the next decade. The scariest part of this scenario is that we already came within a week of this nightmare happening in 2012. A train of “coronal mass ejections” created a stream of high energy particles strong enough to melt our electrical grid. The storm only missed Earth by an astronomical whisker. 

As it stand right now, when this eventually happens (and it will) high energy particles will penetrate our “planetary shield”—the magnetosphere—literally melting hundreds of massive transformers. It would take years to manufacture, transport and replace these essential transformers. In the meantime, water treatment pumping stations, as well as every other modern convenience, would cease to function.

If a trip back to 1800’s sounds romantic, think again. Without clean water, millions would die within weeks. Without working transportation or refrigeration our food supply and distribution system would collapse and antibiotics would begin degrading. Those without refrigerated insulin would die first, followed by the deaths of millions more from cholera and dysentery (from drinking unclean water) and from starvation.

Forget the zombie apocalypse. This is a real world disaster. Good neighbors would soon become desperate and social order would break down as parents did anything they had to do to feed their children. Bad people would be free to pillage because experts predict law enforcement would be crippled as any kind of electrical communications would die and officers would rush home to protect their own families. 

When we were last hit with a super energetic solar storm in 1859 the “high-tech” infrastructure of the day consisted only of telegraph lines and stations. The lines melted and papers caught on fire on telegrapher’s desks.  But 1859 gravity-fed water systems and local farms meant that life continued without interruption. Our complete dependence on the technology we take for granted means we would not be so lucky today.

Unlike the “Carrington Event” in 1859, we now also face the wrath of man when it comes to damage to the electrical system modern civilization so depends upon.

The effects of an EMP attack on our technology are nearly identical to those caused by a severe coronal mass ejection. An EMP could be triggered by a high altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon over America. From the ground it would likely not be seen, heard or felt but even without blast damage the consequences for our electrical system would be nothing short of devastating.

Our government has recently awoken to the warnings of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA and various other government studies and even a dire assessment by Lloyd’s of London. Recent announcements have been issued that promise our government officials will gather together scientists and agency officials to examine the clear and present danger that could turn America into a third-world nation in a blink of an eye.

This is good news, even if almost criminally late and even though it comes without any appropriations, but citizens should be concerned that being so late, the focus of government will be to save government.

“Continuity of Government” is the term for sheltering favored officials and their families from nuclear attacks in well-fortified and provisioned facilities while citizens are left to wait for coordinated relief. In the case of either an EMP attack or a severe coronal mass ejection, that help could come according to some studies, only after as many as 80-90 percent of us had died. 

“Hardening” the grid is possible to protect our systems from a meltdown. This is an infrastructure project that should have started years ago. Pre-placement of emergency food and medicine and distribution plans aimed at average citizens should be developed right now in case hardening comes too late.

Here:  http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/06/27/real-zombie-apocalypse-how-sun-or-terrorists-could-cripple-america-for-decade.html

Here's the deal people....God is no respecter of people or nations.  As Pastor Jeffress just said, "God doesn't get all misty eyed when he hears the Star Spangled Banner and sees the American flag go by in a parade."

Nope.  When God says, "Enough!" America will disappear from planet earth never to be heard from again.

Do I think that is going to happen before the rapture of the church?

I actually don't.  I don't believe that the collapse of America would fit into Jesus' prophetic words about the "days of Noah"....so I personally believe that America will be here until the rapture of the church at which point I believe the removal of millions of it's most moral and honest citizens will lead to America's demise.

But as followers of Christ should we be less in love with the things of this world and more reliant on the mercy of God?

Yes, I believe that is true.

Understanding that America COULD collapse any day is a big step towards understanding that God is in control of all things.....not Obama, not Clinton, not Trump, not Congress, not the Pentagon, not the Bilderbergers, not the Illumnati....only God will allow nations to be torn down or built up.

But the fact the people are openly talking about America's destruction may be a foreshadowing for what's around the corner during the Great Tribulation.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Here's the deal people....God is no respecter of people or nations." Correct, and this includes modern day Israel, which is not the Israel of God (Gal. 6:16).

July 7, 2016 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger dennis said...

And God will set up Israel in the Last Days and Israel and Jews will have some very serious Tribulation during the Last Days...exactly as the Bible says. And ALL THE NATIONS will be in turmoil during the Great Tribulation. The Bible prophesies and the newspapers testify that Israel (the reborn nation) will be in extreme focus during the time leading up to Christ's return. Anyone who refuses to see the miracle of Israel's prophetic rebirth would almost have to be classified as being willfully ignorant. "I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,"

July 11, 2016 at 12:58 PM  

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