Are America’s Schools on a Jihadist ‘Hit’ List?

israeli condolencesSeptember 2014
By Bruce R. Porter, D.Div.
On September 1, 2004, Islamic terrorists infiltrated from Chechnya and attacked a school in Beslan, Russia. Over several days of hell-on-earth, they mercilessly slaughtered hundreds of students, teachers, and parents. Although there have been other attacks on schools in various places around the world—most notoriously the attack at Columbine High School in 1999—this attack stands out, not only for the vicious brutality meted out by the Islamic Jihadists but by the sheer number of children who were murdered there. Estimates of the dead ranged between 300 to over 600. It was, without any doubt, the deadliest attack on a school in modern history.

No decent person could ever comprehend how these Allah-praising Jihadists could justify their wholesale slaughter of children. We are always being lectured by our government officials and leftist pundits in the news media that Islam is a “religion of peace,” yet all around the world we see ample evidence that the exact opposite is true. While it is true that not all Muslims are terrorists, it is just as true that nearly every act of terrorism in recent decades has been carried out by Muslims.

Beslan Middle School #1 had students from the first to the eleventh grades. On the morning of September 1st, the first day of school in Russia, over a thousand students, teachers, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles were gathered in the large courtyard of the school compound. It is a custom in Russia to celebrate the first day of school with students dressing in their best clothes, accompanied by their parents and siblings, and bringing small gifts and flowers to their teachers.

At 8:45 A.M. several vehicles transporting nearly three-dozen Islamists burst into the school parking lot. The terrorists jumped out, armed to the teeth with automatic weapons, grenades, night-vision goggles, gas masks, high-explosives, and silenced weapons. They joined other terrorists who were already mingling with the crowd and began shooting and herding terrified hostages into the school gymnasium. A few security officers, armed only with sidearms, were quickly gunned-down, and anyone who showed the slightest willingness to fight back was mowed down in the first seconds. Mayhem erupted, as several hundred people ran away under gunfire while more than 60% of the others were captured and driven into the school’s gymnasium to endure several days of thirst, hunger, and unspeakable abuse by the Allah-praising terrorists.

Once the hostages were secured in the gym, the Jihadists rigged explosive charges throughout the school. The captive men and older boys, who could potentially fight back, were lined up in front of their terrified wives and children and summarily executed with bullets to the head. Their bodies were shoved out of shattered windows and lay in a heap in full sight of their horrified families. Many of the women and young girls were humiliated and raped in front of the hostages. There are no words in the human language to describe what these evil beasts did to these young women. The prisoners languished in the school’s gymnasium in the sweltering heat of late summer, with no water, food, or sanitation facilities for three days. Some of the hostages were so desperately thirsty; they drank their urine. When the rescue assault by Russian forces finally began, the terrorists began detonating the explosives placed near the hostages and shooting as many of the children as they could. The carnage was indescribable.

My son and I traveled to Beslan with another international relief worker to help minister to the survivors, arriving one week after Russian special forces stormed the school. We walked into the burned and blasted shell of the school buildings a few days after the siege was over. What I witnessed in those ruins was off-scale grisly. The walls were pock-marked with bullet and shrapnel impacts. Walls were blackened by fire and smoke. The worst thing of all, however, were the splattered clumps of human remains from bomb blasts pasted on the walls and ceiling. Large pools of putrefying human blood was everywhere and splattered on the walls. I spotted what looked like a small wig, and when I moved it, I shrank back in horror and revulsion. It was a child’s skull-cap with bits of brain stuck to it. I feel sick just recalling the sights and smells of that terrible place.

When I hear someone speak of Islam as a “religion of peace” I feel like gagging. I have seen with my own eyes what this evil and pathetic excuse for a religion does to innocent people. I have no illusions. For nearly two weeks, my son and I visited the local hospitals where hundreds of victims, mostly children, were recovering from burns, gunshots, and shrapnel wounds. Most of them would eventually heal their physical wounds. However, they all seemed to have a hollow, distant stare that betrayed that their young eyes had seen things no person should ever see. I especially noticed several young girls in the hospital who were, I was told later, sexually abused by the terrorists. Their minds and souls were deeply wounded, and I wonder if they would ever find healing.

Why am I telling all this? Why would I invite you, the reader, into some of the dark horror chambers of my mind and memories, subjecting you even to a small portion of the horrors these people endured? It is simply this;

I believe it is going to happen again… right here in America, and I want with all my heart to awaken as many as possible to the clear and present danger we are facing. Perhaps, if enough of us wake up in time, we can mitigate the damage and save lives.

As I was thinking about this tenth anniversary of the Beslan massacre a few days ago, I suddenly felt a strong impression come over me. I am a man of God, and there have been several times in my life when such impressions came upon me, and I later witnessed the events unfold just as I had seen. For example, exactly three months before the Columbine High School massacre in my community, I had a horrifying dream/vision of a school attack with many vivid details. I awoke in the middle of the night screaming and drenched in sweat. The images were so real, and yet I had no way of putting together what I’d seen with present reality. Three months later, to the very day, I watched the Columbine attack unfold just as I’d seen it in my dream. I wrote in detail of this in my book, The Martyrs’ Torch, The Message of the Columbine Massacre.

This is what I believe was shown to me. Islamic Jihadists, quite likely elements of ISIS, (who have already infiltrated our southern border and in the midst of the 100s of thousands of refugees) are about to launch a coordinated attack on several schools in America. I realize I’m taking a tremendous risk in sharing this, for many men’s reputations and credibility have died upon hills of apocalyptic predictions that never occurred. I fervently hope I’m wrong. However, I cannot remain silent. Lives are at stake. I also don’t think it requires a prophetic vision to see the writing on the wall. The danger is, for anyone paying attention, all too obvious.

Why would they attack our school children? Think about it. Can anyone imagine a more emotionally devastating “soft target” than our children? If you were an Islamic jihadist seeking to maximize the psychological damage to your enemy, where would you strike? The answer is clear.

As horrible as the pictures are of little Iraqi children being beheaded, with their heads displayed upon poles, imagine just for a moment how parents in the United States would react if such atrocities happened during a hostage situation in our nation’s schools and displayed on an internet upload? GOD FORBID! However, we are terribly naïve if we think that our enemies haven’t already thought of this. Remember, Islamic fanatics do not launch such attacks with any expectation they will survive after committing outrageous violence. They want to die in the cause of Islam, for according to the teachings of the Qu’ran, this will ensure their entrance into the Islamic paradise of wanton sexual and gluttonous pleasures.

What can be done? I wish I could be optimistic, but I cannot. As things presently stand, our children are sitting ducks in their schools. The federal government has seemingly abandoned their constitutionally-mandated responsibility to protect the American people and secure our borders. Thousands of unknown persons are flooding daily across our southern border, and latest reports are that a significant percentage of them are Islamic Jihadists. They’re not coming to visit Disneyland or work as farmhands. They’re coming to hurt us in significant ways and manipulate our national will toward their goals of global domination and the establishment of sharia (Islamic) law.

In most of our nation’s schools, the insanity of “political correctness” drives policies related to school security. Tangible and effective measures, such as training and arming teachers to defend their students, are dismissed out of hand by those who naively imagine that putting up “gun free zone” signs on the schoolhouse door will somehow deter a suicidal terrorist or insane person seeking to hurt students. I cannot think of words to describe my feelings about such nonsensical thinking.

“Lock-down” procedures only ensure the formation of target-rich environments with children cloistered and concentrated in places easily breached by well-armed and trained assailants. In other words, we MUST rethink the entire concept of school safety and be done with nonsensical “zero-tolerance” policies that penalize students for bringing a pair of fingernail clippers or a plastic knife in their lunch-pails. The real threat is not a psychotic over-medicated student, but well-trained Jihadists armed with military-grade weaponry and motivated by hate and a desire to die for Allah.

As I’ve said before, the Beslan attack revealed a complete lack of compassion toward children by Islamic Jihadists. I visited scores of kids in the children’s hospital in Vladikavkaz near Beslan, who were deliberately shot by terrorists in their school. Some were as young as six years old. Can anyone imagine that such inhuman monsters would regard American kids with greater compassion? I seriously doubt it, in fact, I think they are going to deliberately attack our schools to maximize the psychological terror impact.

We must face the reality that Islamic Jihadists have no qualms about killing children. This is amply demonstrated repeatedly in Israel by the fact that terrorists will often place weapons and missile launchers in the midst of schools and hospitals (as in the case recently in Gaza) knowing full-well that any military retaliation by the Israelis to destroy these weapons will likely result in civilian casualties, including children. In the aftermath, the Jihadists parade dead or wounded children through the streets in front of cameras to maximize the negative PR against Israel. If they cared about these children, they wouldn’t deliberately place their missile launchers in schoolyards in the first place. More than this, in the case of Israel, they target Israeli schools and kindergartens with their missiles instead of military targets.

In May of 1974, three Islamic terrorists attacked a school in Ma’alot, Israel. They took 115 people hostage, including 105 students, and held them for two days. When Israeli Golani Brigade soldiers stormed the building, the terrorists tossed grenades and shot the hostages, killing 25 (22 children) and wounding 68. In the aftermath, Israel formed a special Counter Terrorism Unit called Yamam. Also, a national policy of arming teachers and posting armed guards at all Israeli schools was implemented. In the 40 years since this policy was in place, nearly all terrorist attacks on schoolchildren have ceased.

What can be done here in the U.S.? How can we reduce the risk to our schools? I make the following suggestions:

1. Parents and grandparents of school children must organize and come up with specific security policies to present to school administrators on the State, District, and Local levels. School officials MUST see that they have the support of parents and the community to confidently move toward real and effective security measures.

2. Such parent groups must DEMAND that armed guards be placed in and around the schools, comprised of well-vetted (background checked) military veterans, retired police, FBI and other officers, who would receive extensive training specific to school environments, taking into consideration “shoot/no-shoot” scenarios, and threat assessment;

3. Schools should immediately implement EVACUATION procedures instead of “hide in place” policies that place students and teachers into indefensible target-rich “lock-downs.”

4. Teachers who are willing to receive training and undergo vetting should be allowed to carry concealed weapons. Their identities (as to who is armed) must be carefully guarded for obvious reasons and known only by Principals and Law Enforcement.

5. “Student Watch” patrols should be instituted with vetted upper-grade students trained to spot persons or activities that seem out of place or pose a potential risk. These could be valuable “eyes and ears” to guards and administrators as a “first-alert” system.

6. Until these policies are implemented, schools officials should DEMAND more police protection with active-duty officers on-site. Sound expensive? Sure, but what price can be put on the life of one student or teacher? We expect armed guards in our banks to protect our money. Why would we not provide at least as much protection for something infinitely more valuable than our money—the lives of our children?

Can we reliably prevent all attacks from ever occurring? This is an impossibility, given the nature of violent Jihadists and the present at-risk environment. However, the primary benefit of these measures would be manifold:

First, such policies would serve as a real deterrent to most school attacks. Second, parents and students would have a greater sense of security, knowing that REAL and PRACTICAL measures have been taken to ensure their safety and not just silly “violence-free”, or “gun-free zone” signs. For those who are philosophically or politically opposed to the presence of weapons on school grounds, I would only point out that when violent incidents or active-shooter scenarios have occurred in the past, the very FIRST persons they call to help are GOOD PEOPLE WITH GUNS. No “gun free” advocate would ever rush over to an active-shooter scene with more “gun free zone” signs. Let’s be done with silly, ineffective, and politically correct banalities.

WE MUST ACT NOW. I pray I’m wrong, and I fear that it will take more tragedies to awaken our people to this real and present danger. I must speak out and remain hopeful. The lives of our schoolchildren are at stake.

Brothers in Grace at Ground Zero

by: Bruce R. Porter, D.Div.

Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me
I wish none of this had ever happened ……
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times,
but that is not for them to decide.
All you have to decide
is how to use the time that is given to you.
J. R. R TOLKEIN The Lord of the Rings

Fighting exhaustion and impending nausea, I stumbled from the examination room of the field morgue next to the rubble of the World Trade Center. It had been a long day and I desperately needed rest.

There in an adjacent tent, two young Catholic priests sat, freshly arrived, and looking very intimidated. Hardly into their twenties, it was an easy assumption that they were newly ordained, and like all of us, extremely uncomfortable with what was happening in that tent of unspeakable horrors. I felt sorry for them. Such places cruelly rip out whatever might remain of youthful innocence. I’d lost mine in Vietnam over thirty years before, and compassion welled up within me for them. We were in the middle of a waking nightmare.

I shuffled over to them. “Hi Fathers. How are you?” (It seemed a bit strange to address such young men as “Fathers”) Looking at each other, one said nervously; “We were sent to administer the Sacrament of Last Rites, and bring what comfort we may.” Searching their eyes, I could see that these young men were overwhelmed, and understandably so. We all were.

Glancing back into the exam room, I shuddered as I thought about what they were about to walk into. They were nearly the same age as my own son, and I wished I could protect them. What was in that room was something no seminary could ever prepare them for. My thoughts drifted…

I had labored several days among the forensic and Medical Examiner teams. The putrid air inside the morgue was sticky with the heat and humidity of a late New York City summer. In spite of my biohazard mask, the stench of death assaulted my senses, and my mind recoiled at the sight of the decomposing body parts of my fellow Americans on the stainless steel tables.

A firefighter standing next to me one day sobbed softly, and I reached over and put a gloved hand on his grimy shoulder. Glancing up and seeing “Chaplain” on my helmet, he nodded his thanks wordlessly through bloodshot, tear-filled eyes. He had just brought in the fragmentary remains of a fellow firefighter from the smoking ruins outside. Bits of turnout gear still clung to what remained of our fallen brother. Our grief was unspeakable. Few words exchanged—few required.

Their examination ended and the remains were tenderly slid into a small bio-hazard bag. The Medical Examiner looked at me and said softly, “Chaplain?” Her eyes, peering over her mask, seemed to say; “We’ve done all we humanly can. Now we look to God.” Glancing around for a Priest to give Last Rites, or a Rabbi to say Kaddish, we would each participate in ministering. Without forensic evidence to determine religion, we tried to cover every possibility for the sake of the family.

In a repeated ritual, a U.S. Flag was unfurled, and gloved hands reached out to help cover the stretcher holding our brother. Tenderly, we tucked the edges of the flag around the stretcher like a mother lovingly tucking a child into bed. I prayed. “Thank you Father, for a life given while saving others. There is no greater love…”

Firefighters and officers carefully lifted the stretcher. Leading the small procession, I exited into the street toward a waiting ambulance. As the flag-draped bier came into view, hundreds of people working outside instantly stopped everything, formed lines, and snapped to attention. Only the sound of electrical generators broke the silence. “Hand salute!” Someone barked. Tearfully, I saluted and stood at attention to one side as they placed the stretcher into the ambulance. Everyone stood silently, holding their salute to their fallen comrade. The doors closed, and the ambulance slowly slipped away into the darkened streets. Finally someone shouted; “Order salute!” and everyone returned to their work.

Emerging from my reverie, I turned back to the two priests before me. My heart broke for them. “Fathers,” I said, “Your service to our Messiah in this terrible place is honorable.” Glancing at each other again, they seemed to relax a bit as I continued. “With your permission, I would like to pray for you.” Their eyes widened a bit at this, for I suspect it is rare that anyone ever offers to pray for a priest. They are, after all, assumed to be the ones who do the heavy-lifting regarding ministry. Tonight, the ministers needed encouragement. “Well, thank you, yes, that would be very kind of you,” they said tentatively.

Kneeling down in front of where they were sitting, I clasped their hands and began to pray for their strength to face the challenges of service there, asking our Father in Heaven to protect and give the assurance of His love for them as they reach out to bring the comfort of Messiah to others. I prayed for their empowerment as instruments of His grace far beyond all they could ask or imagine, and that Yeshua would be seen in their faces as they ministered.

God’s presence seemed to fill the room, and I began to sob with the pent-up pain of the previous days. Looking up, both of the priests were also weeping. Spontaneously we stood and hugged in an embrace of fellowship in the Spirit. In this place of suffering, we stood together. These young priests—willing to walk into the bowels of hell to minister to their flock—became true heroes in my eyes that night. So were they also in the Heavenly Father’s eyes.

Walking out into the deep darkness before dawn, I tried to glimpse the stars, whose twinkling orbs often give me comfort. Finding none in the glare of search lights, I gazed at the mountain of smoking, twisted steel, and the billowing clouds of smoke rising from the “pile.” Steelworkers cut away the rubble with torches, making bright fountains of sparks. I whispered a prayer of thanks that the stars still shone brightly somewhere far above. A new day would soon dawn for us all. Come quickly, Lord Yeshua!

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EMP: A Clear and Present Danger

How Prepared Are We?

By: Bruce R. Porter

Last night I stumbled upon a late-night interview on the Coast to Coast AM Radio Program. Art Bell was interviewing Dr. William Forstchen, author of the new book, One Second After. Dr. Forthchen’s book deals with the almost unknown, yet incredibly important subject of Electro-Magnetic Pulse, or EMP.

I have followed this subject for several years now, and I must say that it is incredible to me that more isn’t known about this threat to the very survival of our nation. Most people look at me like I just stepped out of an alien spacecraft when I bring the subject up, and even more alarming, our government is virtually oblivious to the danger. Yes, I am being alarmist because I love people.

Do I have your attention yet?

You owe it to yourself and your family to listen to the following interview. It may save your life. I have edited all the commercials out of the audio so you can get right into the ‘meat’ of it. As a believer, I think that God wants His people to be aware of the times, and of a ready and fearless mind to allow Him to use them in times of crisis. He also wants us active in our world, warning, encouraging, and being of service wherever He has placed us.

Just click on the audio link below. (Give it a few seconds to buffer before the audio starts) Those wishing to research this subject further may visit Dr. Forstchen’s website,


When you finish the audio interview, you might wish to hear this special message from former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. He is one of a few leaders who understands the threat of a nuclear Iran or N. Korea.

A Final Word:

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

(2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)

Obama Advisor Brzezinski: U.S. Should Shoot Down IAF Jets

By Bruce Porter

Just when you think you’ve finally managed to get your mind around at least a part of the lunacy going on in Washington, someone like Zibniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, a well-established NON-friend to the State of Israel, comes out with another outrageous anti-Israel blast.

Now, ordinarily we might dismiss Mr. Brzezinski’s comments as the ranting of an aging far-left shill for the Globalist Elite, but the sad truth is, it’s an open question how prominently Mr. Brzezinski is working in the Obama administration. If this is the case in any prominent way, we are in deep kemshi.

 According to ABC news, Brzezinski is quoted as saying: “We are not exactly impotent little babies. They (Israel) have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? … We have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them.” (Read: “Shoot Israeli jets down.”) Okay, here’s a nightmare scenario to consider… what if the Israeli pilots decide they aren’t okay with being shot down, and counterattack U.S. warplanes in self-defense? I don’t even want to go there in my mind!! Israel is OUR ONLY REAL FRIEND in the Middle-East! The story is based on an interview Brzezinski gave to the Daily Beast .

I’m amazed on a daily basis how much the Established Media Complex (EMC) manages to ignore such recent blockbuster scandal stories as the Van Jones debacle (Marxist-radical “Green-Czar” Obama appointee recently thrown under the bus because he was ‘outed’ by Glenn Beck) or the revelation of ACORN’s MASSIVE corruption at the hands of two amature 20-somethings with a vid-cam. NOW ABC news is actually sourcing independent blogs to break this outrageous statement by Brzezinski. But, media bias is the subject for another blog.

Who is Zibniew Brzezinski? This is the pivital question. If you understand where someone stands, you can understand where they’re coming from, and where they’re going. If Obama is listening to this man… Check out the video below for more info.  

EMP Attack Could Wipe Out U.S.

A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions;
the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
(Proverbs 22:3 NLT)

Important interview with William Forschen, PhD


From Bruce Porter, D.Div.

For several years I have been telling whoever would listen to me that the greatest threat to our country and our nationial survival is not really politics or moral corruption. These are certainly important, but these pale in comparison to the subject of an EMP attack.

It is a nearly unthinkable scenario, but an entirely possible one. Most folks find it easier to just ignore the issue, retreating into denial, and marginalize anyone as a “wingnut” who dares to bring it up. I won’t go into how incredibly foolish such attitudes are, but I remain convinced that in the Lord’s Providence, it might be an avoidable tragedy. That is, if enough people take the threat seriously, put pressure on political leaders to allocate enough funds to harden our critical infrastructures and particularly the power grid, and make personal preparations for the sake of themselves, their families, and their neighbors. Ignorance and denial is the last retreat of fools, but I still believe that there are enough wise men and women among us to prevent a national tragedy. We need only awaken them.

The other consideration is that this event might be some prophetic fulfillment that cannot be avoided by human effort. If so, then we can be sure God has a plan. In that case, we are being forwarned to prepare us to endure whatever may come. We can be sure that nothing comes as a surprise to Him, and we can trust Him to work all things out toward a greater good we can scarcely fathom.

The video and article below will give you a pretty comprehensive overview. Share with people you care about.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 10:26 AM
By: Ronald Kessler

The federal government is doing “nothing” to protect against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack that could wipe out American civilization, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a leading expert on the subject, tells Newsmax.

For only $200 million to $400 million, the government could protect a key element of the power grid to keep electrical power from being wiped out for years, according to Dr. Pry, a former staff member of the congressional Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack.

Yet neither Republicans nor Democrats have been willing to spend that small sum, says Pry, who is president EMPACT America, which is meeting in Niagara Falls, N.Y. this week to spotlight the scandal.

A single nuclear bomb exploded over the Midwest would generate an electromagnetic pulse that would destroy the chips that are at the heart of every electronic device. While military and intelligence networks may be shielded against EMP, most of the rest of the country’s technological infrastructure is not.

An EMP attack would wipe out personal computers and the internet. Cars would not start, gasoline pumps would not work, and airplanes could not take off.

Heat and air conditioning would shut down, supermarkets would have to close, telephones would go dead, water would go out, and radio and television sets would not turn on.

Banks and ATMs would shut down, credit cards would become useless, and emergency services and hospital operating rooms would close.

In the ensuing chaos, most Americans would die from starvation.

“We have a 60-day food supply in big regional warehouses,” Pry says. “Typically when hurricanes take out the electric power grid locally, that food spoils, because it needs temperature control systems and refrigerators to keep it preserved. And if you lose the electric grid across the whole country, you’re going to lose all that food that is the best hope for feeding the American people.”

The 2008 report of the congressional commission found that the country is shockingly unprepared for an EMP attack. Terrorists or countries like Iran or North Korea could launch an EMP attack and “possibly end us as a civilization, and take us out as an actor on the world stage,” Pry says.

At the least, Pry says, 100 to 200 large transformers used in electrical transmission should be protected against EMP attack.

“The key for our electric power grid are these big transformers,” Pry says. “All together, there are about 300 of them. They are absolutely indispensable to the operation of the power grid. If you fry those things, there are only a couple of countries in the world that sell them for export, and it takes a year, at least, to make one of them,” Pry says.

Equally important are small computers that regulate the power grid.

“This country can’t survive for six months without electricity, let alone a year,” Pry says. “Everything else would go down after losing electric power.”

To harden those transformers against an attack would cost a mere $200 million to $400 million, Pry says. For perhaps $20 billion, the entire power grid could be protected, Pry says. By comparison, the stimulus bill costs nearly $800 billion. Yet without electricity, no one would have a job.

Pry notes that the Iranians have written extensively about the possibility of wiping out America with an EMP attack. North Korea would also likely be in a position to do that, he says.

To be most effective, an EMP device would be detonated by a missile 200 miles above earth. A strong missile defense would knock missiles out of the sky before they reach the U.S. But going back to President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative — dubbed Star Wars — Democrats have consistently ridiculed the idea of an anti-missile defense.

President Obama’s administration already has cut the Pentagon’s missile defense budget by $1.4 billion, or 15 percent.

However, Pry says a missile with a nuclear device launched from a ship would be just as effective at taking out the U.S., and no missile defense would work quickly enough to defend against it. Moreover, he notes, a great geomagnetic storm could unleash destruction almost as devastating as an EMP attack. Therefore, Pry says, the only sure defense is the hardening of targets.

Pry says the Department of Homeland Security has plans for 15 kinds of disasters, but none of the scenarios deals with an EMP attack. Nor, he says, are there any plans to harden the power grid.

“The Department of Defense has contingency plans, and they put a lot of effort into planning to come to the rescue in places like Africa and Indonesia in the event that there are natural catastrophes,” Pry says. “But they don’t plan for such contingencies for the American people.”

Like the government, the press has been asleep on the threat, Pry says. Liberals perceive efforts to prevent an EMP attack as a way to push for funds for anti-missile defense, which the left abhors.

“If they’d trouble themselves to read the EMP commission report, they would find the EMP commission is not saying strengthen missile defense is the answer,” Pry says. “While missile defense can be useful against EMP, it’s not the first solution, or the best solution.”

Instead, Pry says, “The best solution is smart planning to protect and recover the critical infrastructures, especially the electric power grid.”

Ronald Kessler is Chief Washington correspondent of

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