Have you seen “Red Dawn”?
I don’t mean the old movie starring the late Patrick Swayze.
It was good. But I’m talking about the more recent version.
I hesitated watching it for a long time, mainly because I thought the producers of the movie sold out when they opted to substitute a North Korean invasion of the U.S. for what was originally planned as a more likely Chinese invasion.
Supposedly they did so because the Chinese movie market was too lucrative to pass up.
But, having seen it recently, and having followed the news of recent weeks, I think the producers made the right choice.
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The new "Red Dawn" is worth seeing as it comes to pay-per-view and video rental release.
It's not a bad action movie.
But, more than that, the tactic that facilitates a joint North Korean and Russian invasion of the U.S. is the one I would use if I were trying to take down the U.S. quickly and efficiently and inexpensively.
I won't ruin the movie for you by telling you the invaders use what is described in the script as a "new weapon."
It's actually not new at all. It's relatively old technology called an "electro-magnetic pulse." The power of an EMP attack was first recognized during the Cold War era. It's a power that has the potential to defeat overnight America's strength – technology.
And that's exactly what happens in the new "Red Dawn."
If I were the lunatic Kim Jong-un, it's how I would use at least one of my nine nuclear weapons in taking down the U.S. – something he threatens to do on nearly a daily basis now.
As F. Michael Maloof explains so adeptly in his new book, "A Nation Forsaken: EMP – The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe," one nuclear bomb detonated at a high altitude near the geographic center of the U.S. could wipe out the power grid, fry electrical circuitry and basically send the nation back to a 19th century lifestyle.
That would make the U.S. easy pickings even for an enemy as seemingly hapless and backward as North Korea.
Heck, even if no invasion force followed, an EMP attack would truly be catastrophic beyond anything the moviemakers envisioned. How bad would it be? Imagine a third or more of the country starving to death because of their dependence on technology that would be rendered useless.
That's the story of "A Nation Forsaken." And it's not some fairy tale. It's the smart move for any determined enemy of America – be it a terrorist group or a rogue state like Iran or North Korea. EMP is the great equalizer.
It's reason enough for Americans to become preppers.
This is one looming calamity the American government seems determined not to avert, though it would be relatively cheap and easy to harden our infrastructure against such an attack.
It's almost as if the politicians in Washington have a death wish for the nation.
Because, as the book reveals, America could fall victim to an EMP even without an enemy attack. This year and next the world is expected to face the harshest solar flares in recorded history. Potentially, those could have the same impact on America's technology that a nuclear weapons detonated high in the altitude would have.
Yet most Americans remain oblivious. To them, nothing will ever change. Life as we have known it will continue forever. Nothing's going to change their world.
I urge you to wake up.