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90 Percent of US Could Die From Chinese EMP Space Balloon Attack | Facts Matter

On Feb. 2, the entire country woke up to the threat of a Chinese communist spy balloon floating above the skies of Montana, where some of America’s nuclear weapons are stored. The reason that it had been identified as a spy balloon from China is because the Pentagon came out and confirmed that fact. And according to Brigadier General Pat Ryder, the balloon not only has some sort of a payload underneath the surveillance component, but at the same time, it has the power to maneuver. According to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), it was a weather balloon that had malfunctioned and veered off its original course.

However, some have questioned this explanation and wondered whether this was a test-run for the CCP to see how far the balloon could go, and to see whether the balloon could get far enough to set off something like an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, one of the biggest threats to our country today. A nuclear weapon would be detonated in the stratosphere, which would cripple the entirety of a country’s electrical grid—setting a country back a hundred years in the blink of an eye.

William Graham, the chairman of the EMP Commission who has done extensive research into EMP attacks, made an assessment of the aftermath of an EMP attack on the United States. He concluded that only one in 10 Americans, mostly located in rural areas far away from cities, would be able to take care of themselves—meaning 90 percent of people would not be able to survive this threat.

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