EMPact America and The Need to Pass The SHIELD Act (H.R. 668)

Written by Reza Kahlili on August 9th, 2011

It is an honor to announce my collaboration as a Senior Fellow with EMPact  America.

EMPact America is a bipartisan organization of citizens concerned about protecting the American people from a nuclear or natural electromagnetic pulse (EMP) catastrophe.

Two congressional commissions, the EMP Commission and the Strategic Posture Commission, have warned that terrorists, rogue states, China and Russia could, using a single crude nuclear weapon delivered by a primitive missile, inflict an EMP attack that would cause the collapse of critical civilian infrastructures — such as electric power, telecommunications, transportation, banking and finance, food and water — across the entire continental United States. These are vital for the sustenance of our modern society and the survival of its citizens.

EMPact America has been at the forefront of raising awareness and educating our public officials of the need to pass the SHIELD Act, to amend the Federal Power Act to protect the bulk-power system and electric infrastructure critical to the defense and well-being of the United States against natural and manmade electromagnetic pulse (“EMP”) threats and vulnerabilities.

I will soon put out a new column that urges all Americans to pressure our politicians into protecting America’s infrastructures before it will be too late for all of us.

It is interesting that the Iranian website Gerdab.ir, which is run by the Revolutionary Guards, yesterday ran an editorial titled “With an Attack by Iran, The Life Will End in America,” analyzing my recent article in the Washington Times (“KAHLILI: Iranian missiles could soon reach U.S. shores”). Without denying its facts, the Iranian editorial states that the Western media is worried about Iran’s progress in developing the capability to launch an attack on America from international waters. The editorial mentions EMPact America and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry’s statement, reflected in my Times article, about the nightmare scenario of an EMP attack by Iran that, without leaving a fingerprint, could destroy America’s infrastructure and American lives.

The Jihadists ruling Iran are preparing for the demise of America. The time for action is now. We can no longer vacillate.

Get informed. Contact your representative and senator and ask for the passage of the SHIELD Act (HR 668), currently before the House, so that America’s vital grid components will be protected.

For more information on EMPact America and its mission, please visit its website:



3 Comments so far ↓

  1. A. K. Graham says:

    How can our politicians sleep at night knowing that an EMP attack could (by our own Government EMP Commission estimates) result in the death of 60% to 90% of the U.S. population by the end of the 1st twelve months following an attack. Rounding the most recent census numbers back to 300 million, using that number as a basis … we are talking about 180 million to 270 million americans dead within 12 months of an attack? Compare that to 3,000 dead on 9-11. There is no comparison. Are these people in Washington totally brain dead themselves? What am I missing here???

  2. Winford Nettles says:

    Yes, our bureaucrats in Washington, DC are totally brain dead. About 60% to 90% of their constituents could literally be dead in the near future if action is not taken immediately to mitigate this threat.

    Should an EMP attack succeed against the United States, a full nuclear response would be inevitable against the culprit, once it is determined the origin of the attack.

    This would probably permanently stop any nuclear program in Iran, however, it will not bring back the millions of civilians killed as a result.

    • A. K. Graham says:

      If the EMP Commission estimates are correct, if hardened against an attack the down time would be 1 to 4 years; if not protected, 4 to 10 years. Either way, after an attack there will be no more debate of the issue … the Government, the Constitution, the Country will be no more than a fading “good old days” memory and an inviting invasion target. Fortunately, the remaining population will be the tough armed survivors who will have the means and the will to fight back. Too bad if our country does come to that because of the failure of our own ‘grid-locked’ Government to provide for the common defense per their Constitutional mandate.

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