Could an EMP attack take down Canada?
BY ANTHONY FUREY, POSTMEDIA NETWORK, FIRST POSTED:
Canada is vulnerable to a crippling attack and is doing nothing to prepare for it.
That’s what I learned while researching my new book on electromagnetic pulse.
After speaking with top level national security sources in the United States the other year, I began studying this little known phenomenon that was classified until not long ago.
An EMP — whether naturally occurring via a solar flare or detonated above North America from a missile — sends extremely high voltage energy through the atmosphere and into electronics and our electricity grid. It’s so powerful that it has the ability to fry electronics and shut down the grid for days, weeks or even months.