Is it Real or is it Fiction? – My novel Raven’s Run meets harsh reality
We live in interesting times. My last three novels have crashed into reality before the ink was dry on the page. And so it is with my tale Raven’s Run.
Chapter One starts with a “rogue” agent called on the carpet at CIA Headquarters. His “crime” was exceeding his orders and doing harm to radical Islam by blowing up an Iranian nuclear weapons facility. They not only want to fire my character, they want him tried for TREASON and executed. The story unfolds from there….
Raven’s Run was published on September 9, 2014. Since then, reality (failed Foreign Policy and an Iran sworn to acquiring nuclear weapons, annihilating Israel, and attacking America) has provided similar conflict and disconnect in dysfunctional Washington.
Bachmann to Obama at White House Christmas Party 2014: Bomb Iran
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) [A respected senior member of the House Intelligence Committee who is fully briefed in on National Security Matters] knew the White House Christmas party this week would be her last chance as a member of Congress to speak directly to President Obama.
She didn’t waste the opportunity. Despite the objections of her family members, who didn’t want to be embarrassed, Bachmann said she wanted to give some “substantive comments” to the president. She waited until pictures were taken and her family walked off the stage.
“I turned to the president and I said, something to the effect of, ‘Mr. President, you need to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities, because if you don’t, Iran will have a nuclear weapon on your watch and the course of world history will change,’” she told the Washington Free Beacon. “And he got his condescending smile on his face and laughed at me and said, ‘Well Michele, it’s just not that easy.’ And I said to him, ‘No, Mr. President, you’re the president, it will happen on your watch, and you’ll have to answer to the world for this.’ And that was it and then I left. Merry Christmas,” she said with a laugh.
Here’s a link if you wish to read more about this casual dismissal of Bachmann’s concerns.
The major threat to America featured in Raven’s Run involves EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) weapons and attacks on our power grid and communications infrastructure. Before my book even came out, I became aware of at least four possible attacks. Two of these, one by a Russian aircraft that disabled a state-of-the-art US Naval warship (the USS Donald Cook) by use of an EMP weapon, and one on a major Silicon Valley substation by gunfire from persons unknown, were definite, documented attacks.
Neither has been much reported in the US media. A link to my blog post about this is here.
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A former CIA officer, Clare Lopez, has a bombshell revelation about the Obama administration that should have every single American TERRIFIED and she is risking her life to call out President Barack Obama in the biggest way possible.
After decades with the CIA and serving as an instructor for special forces and intelligence students, Lopez is now with the Center for Security Policy managing the counter-jihad and Sharia programs, according to Political Insider.
She has confided with WND in private, but declined to say on-the-record that America HAS switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama.
America’s Freedom Fighters have said time and time again that Obama is a Muslim sympathizer and apparently we have been right all along.
GARTH KANT at WND is reporting that Lopez, a well respected operative in the intelligence community who has worked in the Reagan White House has come out and said that the global war on terror had been an effort to “stay free of Sharia,” or repressive Islamic law, that is until the Obama administration began siding with such jihadist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates.
Why the switch?
Lopez explained, when the so-called Arab Spring appeared in late 2010, “It was time to bring down the secular Muslim rulers who did not enforce Islamic law. And America helped.”
And why would Obama want to do that?
As she told WND earlier this month, Lopez believed the Muslim Brotherhood has thoroughly infiltrated the Obama administration and other branches of the federal government.
She also came to the conclusion Obama had essentially the same goals in the Mideast as the late Osama bin Laden: “to remove American power and influence, including military forces, from Islamic lands.”
– See more at: https://blog.johntrudel.com/?p=1523#sthash.t1BBjkv0.dpuf
For more about Obama’s support of radical Islam and the horrors of a nuclear Iran, please see these links.
Link1. “Free Speech must die!”
Link2. “The Senate and Iran’s Bomb.”
Link3. “Obama’s Wars.”
“The stakes are as high as they come. But Obama cannot be candid about the terms of the ongoing discussions, especially now. The inevitable consequences of his dangerous position already are provoking widespread bipartisan disapproval in America. The White House most fears the effect Netanyahu will have on congressional consideration of further Iran sanctions if no deal is reached.
Obama is worried with good reason. Although Iran and the West have been negotiating since 2003, only Obama has made the massive concessions to Tehran that have brought a deal close at hand. And it is not just what Netanyahu will say in Washington but also his timing that set off Obama and his acolytes.”
— John Bolton
*** Yikes ***
During the 2015 elections in Israel (an overwhelming victory by Netanyahu which offended Obama) this came out in their media. It is the exact plot line of Raven’s Run.
The issue of a nuclear EMP attack was raised in the final hours of this week’s elections in Israel when U.S. authority Peter Vincent Pry penned a column for Arutz Sheva warning of Iran’s threat to free nations.
“Iranian military documents describe such a scenario — including a recently translated Iranian military textbook that endorses nuclear EMP attack against the United States,” he wrote.
A knowledgeable source said that the textbook discusses an EMP attack on America in 20 different places.
Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who is leading an effort to protect the U.S. electric grid from an EMP attack, has recently made similar claims based on the document translated by military authorities.
Read More. Link.
“Death To America.” Here is what former CIA Directors Michael Hayden and James Woolsey said about Iran’s being able to destroy America with just one or two nuclear weapons by using EMP bursts (exactly as in Raven’s Run).
In the Fall of 2015, we have the “Obama/Kerry Deal,” an EO to allow Iran to legally have nuclear weapons. Part of the deal is to release massive funding (~ $150 Billion) to Iran for weapons and terrorism. Another part commits America to protecting its nuke sites.
As we approach 9/11/2015 polls indicate that only 21% (Pew poll) to 25% (Quinnipiac poll) of the American public supports this deal. Unfortunately, it seems the deal can’t be stopped. At present, Obama has the votes to support a veto of legislation to prevent it, or perhaps even to filibuster such legislation. Senator Ted Cruz gave a fiery speech opposing this. Here is a link to his full speech.
Senator Cruz’s speech warned that “the deal” would enable an EMP attack (as is depicted in my novel Raven’s Run) that would kill millions of Americans. My media interviews [my part of this one starts at 20:29] on this topic discuss a general consensus that an EMP attack that took down the power grid would have a mortality rate in dense urban areas as high as 70-90%.
Congress failed to block the Iran Deal. It’s not over: “There may be side effects.” Link.
2017: Years after my Raven’s books appeared, I remained puzzled that America was so unaware of the huge EMP threat posed to America. How could this be?
I just learned how. Obama destroyed the watchers immediately after he took office.
Arthur Herman is right on when he describes the threat of North Korea’s missiles and a way to destroy them (“There’s a Way to Stop a North Korean Missile Attack,” op-ed, March 13). In addition to our deployment of the Thaad and Aegis missile defense systems to protect South Korea and Japan (along with our troops), he calls for a boost-phase intercept.
However, If North Korea, Iran or other “bad actors” sent a missile armed with a small nuclear device toward our coast and detonated it many miles up in the atmosphere, it would create an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that would “fry” all the electronics on the ground. As the former head of our Ballistic Missile Defense System told me, “we would have no communications, computers, cell phones, refrigeration, sanitation, transportation . . . it would set us back to the year 1910.”
In addition to deploying additional missile defense systems along our East Coast and Gulf Coast (we currently have interceptors in California), we should reinstate the EMP Commission, which testified to the House Armed Services Committee about this dire threat and recommended ways to protect our electricity grid, among other things. Alas, it was disbanded in 2009.
Karna Small Bodman
Former Senior Director
National Security Council
(Reagan White House)
News Flash — March 31, 2019. AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT FINALLY TAKES ACTION TO PROTECT US FROM AN EMP ATTACK. Trump Rose To EMP Challenge, Now Must Fight DC Swamp
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
Thursday, 28 March 2019 03:19 PM
President Trump proves once again that he keeps his promises.
When candidate Trump began his race for president in the Iowa Republican caucuses, I briefed him that the greatest and least understood threat to our nation and global electronic civilization is electromagnetic pulse (EMP).
Candidate Trump, astonished that the U.S. government had done nothing to protect the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures, said, “Don’t worry. When I’m elected president, we’ll knock some heads together and fix this.”
Now President Donald Trump deserves the gratitude of every American for his new “Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Threats” signed on March 26, 2019.
It may well be the most significant executive order of any presidency.
And it does, in effect, “knock together the heads” of the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD) and all other relevant U.S. government departments and agencies in a well-crafted masterplan to achieve national EMP preparedness.
The president’s executive order recognizes man-made and natural electromagnetic pulse (EMP) (from the high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon or from a solar superstorm) are existential threats to America and the world:
“An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has the potential to disrupt, degrade, and damage technology and critical infrastructure systems. Human-made or naturally occurring EMPs can affect large geographic areas, disrupting elements critical to the Nation’s security and economic prosperity, and could adversely affect global commerce and stability.”
Crucially, after a quarter-century of warnings by scientists and experts, Mr. Trump is the first president to act decisively against the EMP threat: “The federal government must foster sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective approaches to improving the nation’s resilience to the effects of EMPs.”
The Congressional EMP Commission, officially the Commission to Assess the Threat from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, has been warning for years that manmade or natural EMP could destroy our electronic civilization — killing millions — in reports published in 2004, 2008, and 2017. And before that, beginning in 1995, Congress held the first unclassified hearings sounding the alarm about the then little-known threat from EMP.
In 2008, Dr. William R. Graham, Chairman of the Congressional EMP Commission, testified that an EMP event causing a nationwide blackout lasting one year could kill up to 90 percent of Americans through starvation and societal chaos.
According to the July 2017 “EMP Commission Chairman’s Report” (available on Amazon.com):
“While during the Cold War major efforts were undertaken by the Department of Defense (DoD) to assure that the U.S. national command authority and U.S. strategic forces could survive and operate after an EMP attack, no major efforts were then thought necessary by the national leadership to protect critical national infrastructures, provided that nuclear deterrence was successful.
“With the development of small nuclear arsenals and long-range missiles by small, hostile, potentially irrational countries, including North Korea, the threat of a nuclear EMP attack against the U.S. becomes one of the few ways that such a country could inflict devastating damage to the U.S.”
The chairman’s report concludes, “Therefore, it is critical that the U.S. national leadership address the EMP threat as an immediate, existential issue, and give a high priority to assuring the necessary leadership is engaged and the necessary steps are taken to protect the country from EMP.”
President Trump’s EMP Executive Order seeks to realize the recommendations of the Congressional EMP Commission on a fast timeline, quickly.
It’s an excellent first step toward achieving national EMP preparedness.
Wisely, President Trump’s executive order puts the White House in charge of managing national EMP preparedness, as recommended by the EMP Commission and my book “EMP Manhattan Project” (Amazon.com).
DOE and DHS have been asleep at the wheel for years, doing little or nothing to protect the nation from EMP, so White House leadership on EMP preparedness is urgently necessary.
One of the smartest features of the EMP Executive Order requires that vulnerability of critical infrastructure vital equipment be established through empirical testing in EMP simulators.
DOE, the national labs, and their partners in the electric power industry, like the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI, really an industry lobby masquerading as an objective think tank), have done great injury to national security with junk science reports.
They purportedly prove the national electric grid would be little damaged and quickly recovered from natural or nuclear EMP.
These studies rely on garbage-in-garbage-out computer models grossly underestimating EMP threats.
EPRI’s junk science is knowingly dishonest, since the EMP Commission met with their two EMP non-experts to try correcting their faulty analysis — to no avail.
EPRI’s happy face EMP reports are reminiscent of the cigarette industry’s untrustworthy “independent laboratory assessments,” allegedly proving there is no causal linkage between smoking and lung cancer, and the FAKE computer models (which have never predicted reality) used to scare the public about “global warming.”
Computer models are no substitute for EMP equipment testing, as was last done comprehensively by the Congressional EMP Commission.
Now the battle to make America safe from EMP really begins.
President Trump must now penetrate the obfuscations of lobbyists, and the lies of do nothing bureaucrats.
MORE ABOUT WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING TO PROTECT AMERICA FROM EMP WEAPONS. (March 29, 2020)