We also look back on a warning from the Big Wobble that North Korea is 'preparing for the end of the world' and a new video below featuring 'Amerigeddon' producer Gary Heavin with the Jim Bakker Show in which we're warned perilous times are now here and what we need to do to prepare ourselves for what may be inevitable. Whether economic collapse, cyber attack, WW3, EMP or election chaos leading to rioting in the streets of America, Heavin and Bakker tell us we need to be prepared for perilous times. We also hear directly from Dr. Pry in the 2nd video below discussing the threat America is now facing and what we should be doing as a nation to alleviate the threat.
-- For the first time in 8 years, the United States will be undergoing transition to a new Commander-in-Chief and new presidential administration, while for 74 days the outgoing president and administration remain in office as "lame ducks."
-- Disruption of national leadership, a top military goal, will be occurring naturally because of the transition to a new president and new administration.
-- A surprise attack on the U.S. or its allies will very likely cause a leadership crisis, perhaps even throw into chaos the National Command Authority, because the incoming president and new administration (even if from the same party) will not want "lame ducks" making profound decisions about war, peace, and national security that they will have to live with.
-- Because American politics has become a zero-sum game of winners and losers, after one of the most divisive elections in U.S. history, Americans will probably be even more deeply divided, and may not rally behind the new Commander-in-Chief to defend a U.S. ally or even the U.S. homeland. Indeed, half the country is likely to blame the "lame duck" president or the new president for an attack on the United States, regardless of who is elected.
-- Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day holidays and typically 5 days of inaugural celebrations leading up to Inauguration Day occur within "the long Sunday." Official Washington from top to bottom, including in Congress, the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community, is mostly on holiday and many are physically absent. Among those who remain many or most are psychologically absent and at their least vigilant.
-- President Obama and his administration are a known quantity, infamous for irresolution and passivity in the face of aggression, as in Russia's annexation of Crimea and war on Ukraine, China's undeclared annexation of the South China sea, North Korea's nuclear threats against the U.S. and its allies, Iran's illegal missile tests, and Syria's illegal use of chemical weapons. The temptation to strike a "lame duck" President Obama, when he and his administration are weakest, before they leave office, may be irresistible.
-- Plans to strengthen U.S. conventional forces, modernize nuclear forces, and protect national critical infrastructures from EMP and cyber threats have been proposed, but not yet implemented. Better to strike when U.S. strength and preparedness are at their nadir.
Might America's enemies soon use America's weakness under the current regime and the lack of preparedness for an EMP strike to 'take down America', especially if Donald Trump is victorious in November? While we pray that such possibilities never come true, many recent stories prove to us we're living in perilous times.
The fact that Dr. Pry was unable to publish his new book in Foreign Affairs or Foreign Policy or a shorter version in either the Washington Post or the New York Times as he explains below should send up a dire alarm to those still paying attention in America. A brief excerpt from the introduction of "The Long Sunday" is below.
"May you live in interesting times" is allegedly an ancient Chinese curse that certainly describes our own troubled era, when the world is on the brink of all manner of catastrophes, including possibly another world war.
The "think piece" that follows does not predict that a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack is likely to occur between the national elections on November 8 and the next presidential inauguration on January 20. Butit is a sign of just how deeply troubled and unpredictable are the times in which we now live, when almost every day brings another unpleasant surprise, that any or all of the scenarios this report shall describe are entirely plausible.
This treatise is intended to serve several purposes:
1) To introduce EMP to those who may not be familiar with this threat and its role in the military doctrines of Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran as the "ultimate cyber weapon." EMP and cyber warfare are a Revolution in Military Affairs, perhaps the most decisive and consequential in history, that casts a larger and darker shadow over Western Civilization than did Nazi Germany's Blitzkrieg strategy on the eve of World War II.
2) To warn that the weak foreign and defense policies of the United States have so eroded U.S. military capabilities and the credibility of U.S. security guarantees that a nuclear EMP attack against U.S. allies--or against the United States itself--could be the next unpleasant surprise, and perhaps soon.
3) To administer a kind of shock therapy to my fellow Americans who still have it in their power to change the course of U.S. foreign and defense policies toward safety, and away from catastrophe. Few if any readers of the Center for Security Policy require shock therapy. Alas, it is also symptomatic of our troubles, the source of which is in part a tendency toward unrealistic wishful thinking, that I could not publish this in Foreign Affairs or Foreign Policy, or a short version in the New York Times or Washington Post, and reach a more needful audience.