Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Former CIA Director Has Deep Concerns

         

I wonder where Iran would like to attack ?




          When I was growing up, I was not in fact blissfully unaware of the geopolitical.  My father had worked in government and I was well aware of the Cold War and its potential implications for my future and for our world. One of the things which allowed me to live as normally as possible is that I knew that many of the people in government were good people and were doing the best that they could to keep our nation safe. In essence, I have it to God and to them, and proceeded to live a normal life for the era and then go to college.

                 One of the reasons I am less comfortable today is that we do not have the same level of competence in many US governmental posts.  Again and again, our leaders appear not to understand not only threats to our US economic survival, but they don't seem to be existential threats to us either.   Mr. Obama and Mrs Clinton seem to see Benghazi as a bad day at the office, whereas the rest of us see an out of touch and incompetent State Department which made actionable errors costing the lives of their own people.  I believe that both of them should have been removed from their posts.

                 Russia continues to fly over Canada, England, Egypt and other nations without permission, and continues to look at expansion into other nations.   Mr. Obama doesn't seem interested.      ISIL and extremist Muslimization is growing like a cancer worldwide, and our president who may well me a not so closet Muslim himself, portrays them as "a religion of peace" and another "flavor of the religious rainbow".
The impression many Americans are getting is that Mr. Obama and his regime are not on the side of the US and that the regime will not protect us, either abroad or here at home.

               For this reason I wanted to make my readers aware of the thoughts of former CIA Director James Woolsey.   Woolsey was director when existential threats to the United States were still of interest to the executive branch..    In an interview on the Blaze Yesterday, this is what Mr. Woolsey said. He warns of a potential attack on US soil from Iran.


The information between the two sets of undulating lines is solely the work product of The Blaze and Glenn Beck. 
At the date of my posting on this matter, the link I am quoting could be located at:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/12/15/former-cia-director-warns-of-potential-catastrophic-attack-from-iran-on-u-s-soil/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Firewire%20Morning%20Edition%20Recurring%20v2%202015-12-16&utm_term=Firewire_Morning_Test

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“Iran has given every indication they would go forward with [an attack] and they have ballistic missiles that could put something into orbit,” Woolsey told Glenn Beck.
The former CIA official went on to say that he believes Iran is very close to having a nuclear weapon, even adding that he could “make the case” that the Arab country already has nuclear capability.
“With a nuclear weapon and something that can orbit it, they can use an electromagnetic pulse burst over the center of the United States to take down our electric grid.”
According to Woolsey, all infrastructure in the United States relies on the electric grid, adding that the U.S. would suffer roughly an 80 percent death rate if the country was attacked through an electromagnetic pulse.
Woolsey, however, was not optimistic in his belief that the White House is doing anything to help prevent the opportunity for such an attack. The former CIA director’s comments come as conversations continue to ramp up over the Department of Homeland Security’s preparedness, should an attack on the U.S. electrical grid occur.
As it currently exists, the American power grid is interconnected through several regional providers, so, should one system have particularly heavy demand, it can pick up power from a neighboring system. However, this leaves the electrical grid very vulnerable to cyberattacks that could leave large swaths of the U.S. and Canada without power, according to journalist Ted Koppel, author of “Lights Out,” a book about the U.S. power grid.
Koppel said in November that, after talking with every former secretary of Homeland Security and current Secretary Jeh Johnson, the U.S. has “no plan” to prevent an attack on the electrical grid — a statement the Department of Homeland Security quickly denied, claiming not only to have a plan but also saying it has performed national exercises to test the plan in place.
However, Woolsey insisted to Beck that the U.S. government is not prioritizing protecting the American power grid.
“There have been members of Congress that are very helpful on this and trying to get it front and center, but in the Executive Branch, it’s just not something they’re dealing with,” Woolsey told Beck.

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             It is therefore very important that we make wise financial decisions, minimize personal debt, and make reasonable plans for relocation should it become necessary.    It is important to stock medical supplies, a means by which we could take care of ourselves at home for a period of time, should our nation's medical resources be otherwise engaged. Our most important task is to make sure our children have training grounded in preparedness, but that they also live as normal a life as possible. It is even more urgent and important to elect thinking and functioning leaders. And, with the possibility of invasion, it becomes very important to hold on to those guns, and most importantly learn to use them safely and competently for defensive purposes alone.