EMP attacks, ethical oil and the new Russian bloc: A conversation with Ambassador James Woolsey

Ezra Levant recently talked with former CIA director Ambassador James Woolsey, about various threats to the West, such as rogue nations like Iran and North Korea who might use EMP (electro-magnetic pulses) to knock out our “electrical grid”.

  • FactsWillOut

    Destruction of the grid would only bring a market for organically-fed libtard steaks into existence.

    • Minicapt

      These “libtard stakes”; would they be be of apsen or pine?


  • We should have kept our mechanical and electro-mechanical systems operational as emergency backups precisely for a situation like this. But the West got hypnotized by computer chip-based technology and threw all the old stuff in the garbage.

    Meanwhile, if there is an EMP attack the developing world will survive just fine — they still have all the old systems, plus they enjoy the convenience of the new technology. We won’t have water, electricity, communications, hospital emergency rooms, etc., and the developing world will have all of the above in the event of an attack.

    Hate to say “I told you so”, but I told you so. This old fart has been warning for years about 100% reliance on computer electronics and not keeping the old systems operational as emergency backup. Not because I could foresee anything like an EMP attack, but because it made common sense:

    Working as an automobile mechanic I could see the potential problems that the change to computer electronics posed for automobile safety; for example, there have been people who have drowned inside their cars in mere five feet of water because they had no way of mechanically rolling down their windows or unlocking their doors in order to get out. I’m sure there are examples of people burning to death in their cars for similar reasons. Not to mention the significance of electronic braking, steering, ignition systems, etc.

    We are the supposedly the best educated and most technologically advanced civilization in history, but stupid on so many levels it’s often mind-boggling. “Out with the old” and “in with the new”, does not automatically produce best results.

    • El Martyachi

      IMNSHO it ((un)reliance of chip tech) is incidental and a symptom of a deeper more general malaise. If chips were made here and kids learned how to code instead of 28 genders, well.. YKWIM.