12.13.11

Cult of EMP Crazy, day two

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle at 1:33 pm by George Smith

Not surprisingly, William Broad’s front page cover of the Newt Gingrich and his obsession with electromagnetic pulse attack myth-making ignited many other original stories and echoes throughout the media sphere.

They repeat the script described yesterday.

At the top of the list was DC’s far right newspaper, The Washington Times.

On its opinion page, furnished by Edward Feulner, president of Heritage, part of the bedrock of the small and mostly ignored electromagnetic pulse lobby:

We also could fall victim to the devastating effects of an electromagnetic pulse. With an EMP, almost everything powered by electricity would effectively be wiped out – not physically, but practically. Such things would simply cease to work.

Imagine the havoc this could cause. Your cellphone? Useless. The same goes for your TV, radio and computer. Your car might still run, but good luck driving on roads with no working stoplights, accessing your GPS devices for directions or buying gasoline from pumps that wont pump. Wed be in the dark, literally – plunged into the early 19th century in a matter of seconds.

Back to the time of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Always. No matter who peddles it, from Newt Gingrich to some astroturfing flunky on a conservative blog, robotic in its recitation.

My piece from yesterday, at GlobalSecurity.Org, updated and slightly expanded. However, slightly less in terms of accurate but scathing personal descriptors so a few pantywaists don’t get the vapors.

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