I need to beg your indulgence.  Please read this through (it isn’t long) before you dismiss it as science fiction. 

Last week, I attended a symposium that clarified for me exactly why Iran is the single greatest existential threat to the United States and the free world today.

The symposium panel consisted not of some off-the-wall Cassandras, but rather of some the soberest most serious thinkers in the field of national security.  Among them were:

  •    Lt. General (ret.) Thomas McInerney, Air Force; member of the Iran Policy Committee;
  •    Brigadier General (ret.) Ken Chrosniak, U.S. Army War College, Bronze Star recipient;
  •    Reza Kahlili, Ex-CIA spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards; author of the award-winning book A Time To Betray; Instructor at the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy of the Dept. of Defense;
  •    Lt. Col. (ret.) Tony Shaffer, U.S. Army, Bronze Star recipient and Senior Intelligence Officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency;
  •    Clare Lopez, strategic policy and intelligence expert on national defense, Islam, Iran, and counterterrorism issues.

I put these names up front to demonstrate that this is not just me trying to stir up the pot.

The reason why the danger is so clear and imminent is because of a confluence of two facts that make up the perfect storm:

1.             The nature of the version of Shiite Islam to which the government of Iran adheres; and

2.             a natural phenomenon called EMP (electromagnetic pulse).

I will deal with them one at a time (again – please indulge me, and continue reading).

1.         The nature of the version of Shiite Islam to which the government of Iran adheres

The mullahs in Iran practice a particularly virulent brand of Shiite Islam.  They believe in the return of ‘the 12th Imam,’ known as the Mahdi.  The Mahdi can best be understood as the Shiite messiah. They believe that when the Mahdi returns he will usher in a 1000-year age of justice, and that the Mahdi will come in response to a condition of chaos and destruction.  The added fillip to this is that they believe that they themselves can cause this to happen by creating the necessary chaos and destruction (remember, I am not arguing that this should make sense to you.  The point is that it makes sense to them).

2.         EMP (electromagnetic pulse)

EMP is a natural phenomenon created by the fact that electrons can be “shocked” into spinning out of control, interacting with other electrons.  (Please continue reading.  This is very simply presented and easily followed).  Therefore, a single nuclear weapon exploded at high altitude above the United States will interact with the Earth’s atmosphere, ionosphere, and magnetic field to produce an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) radiating down which will “short-circuit” whatever electric grid it encounters.  In simple terms, if a single nuclear bomb is detonated at the appropriate altitude above the mid west, it will DESTROY the entire electric grid of the US, thus cutting off the lifeblood of the US economy.  Just to be clear, if this happens, the electricity system won’t be capable of being turned back on.  It will be finished.  Think of it, no lights, no manufacturing, no banking system, no…. nothing – all will be DESTROYED!  There is no way that the United States can survive such an attack as a functioning society.

Now, ask yourselves if you think that those who fall under factor #1 above (Mahdist Shiite Muslims), in order to create the conditions for the return of the Mahdi, would hesitate to resort to factor #2 above (creating an EMP by detonating a nuclear weapon)?

Remember, this is not me saying this.  This is General McInerney, General Chrosniak, Reza Khalili, etc. who are saying this.

The US government accepts this as fact, but they don’t make a big deal about it because they don’t want to create a panic.  They are also concerned that the Jon Stewarts and Stephen Colberts of the world will satirize it into oblivion (remember “Star Wars”).

The possibility of weaponizing EMP is a problem that will be with us for a very long time, but at a relatively nominal cost we already have the technology to “harden” the electric grid of the United States. This (national security) IS a function given by the Constitution to the Federal government, as opposed to (among other things) subsidizing public broadcasting or distributing cheese.  We need to act now to put this protection in place.

The immediate, existential situation of Iran can and must be addressed immediately.  Fortunately, the mullahs do not have the support of the people of Iran.  Furthermore, the vast majority of the Iranian people (this according to the panelists at the symposium) are not Mahdists.  If we had supported the revolt in Iran two years ago, we might very well have a friendly Iranian government in power now.  It is not too late.  There is an incipient revolutionary underway in Iran.  We must help that revolution to occur.

There is so much more to say on this subject.  For more information, I encourage you to go to:

EMPactAmerica is comprised of an extraordinary group of people.  They are not asking for anything from you except your attention.

Please consider what you have just read, become aware of the seriousness of the peril in which we find ourselves, and LET OTHERS KNOW.



Stuart Kaufman

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke

5 Responses to A Clear and Present Danger – Very Important. Please Read

  1. JanSuzanne says:

    Stuart: Having gone to the same press conference I share the grave concern of an Iranian EMP over our country within this year. When I review the panel’s information, along with what appears to be a means to a solution to this threat, the Shield Act, I am overwhelmed by the lack of attention this is getting on MSM, not to mention Congress. We the people need to take our heads out of the sand that have been put there by our busy ‘daily lives’ and a lack of media attention that admits how pending a threat this is. You obviously love this country and your hard work is so very much appreciated.

  2. Whit says:

    Newt Gingrich fielded a comment about this Thursday on a TownHall meeting with Rusty Humphries as moderator on Tea I have had great concerns about this for a while but it was the Obamination’s decision to scuttle the Space Shuttle program that alerted me to what was common sense to me and I have yet to hear of anyone else talking about this–how will we service or replace broken or communications satellites without the shuttles?? It is bad enough we have a President that we cannot count on to do the right thing most of the time, the Patriot missile defense system is never mentioned anymore, so what would we do if “the lights and communications , defense system” were no more??? Surrender without a fight?? I believe that is NOT an option in most Americans eyes…but they may have not thought about this tremendous hole in our system, especially since nothing has been said about all the issues and dangers that are so real yet not getting much press since Obama took office. Being totally dependent upon Russia for “hitching a ride” to the ISS is embarrassing enough, the vulnerability factor is beyond comprehension!!

  3. billh says:

    thanks i heard of this emt –john hagee pastor –1 year ago.on his christian show.

  4. Carolyn Martin says:

    You have told us the facts! Now,as ordinary patriots, Americans who cherish our country and our Constitution, how can we help? What can we do?

    P.S. What can we do to stop Islamic immigration into our country? In Texas, more and more Muslims are buying up vacant land and building mansions – strange in an economy where no one wants to buy mansions anymore! There are three new mansions going up in the neighborhood my church is in. It is a mansion-type neighborhood, five garage, huge house etc. The architecture is way different than other Texas mansions – many small windows, tiny garages, unusual design. Also, more and more businesses are owned by Muslims, according to

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