Last month we noted that Mike Huckabee was scheduled to be one of the speakers at the “Protecting America Against Permanent Continental Shutdown From Electromagnetic Pulse” conference.
The conference was held earlier this week and Huckabee used his address to declare an EPM attack one of the greatest threats we face as a nation and lash out at the “cynics” who make “snarky” comments about the threat:
“This is a clear and present danger to our way of life in our country,” Huckabee said. “We are so dependent on electricity, its loss is a catastrophe, not an inconvenience.”
Huckabee was the keynote speaker on the second day of an EMPACT America conference exploring the threat of an EMP incident and what can be done to protect against it.
Huckabee said while some people would sneer at and make “snarky comments” about those predictions, it did not make them less likely.
“We should not minimize the threat of EMP,” he said. “There’s always going to be cynics. There were cynics who didn’t believe the Japanese were a threat (to attack Pearl Harbor) and there were cynics who didn’t believe radical Islam was a threat” … Recalling the unpredicted terrorist attacks of 9/11, Huckabee said, “The greatest threat we face today is the naiveté about the threat of our enemies. Any country who has the capacity to explode a nuclear device is a threat.”
On a related note, TNR’s Michael Crowley wrote an article on this whole EMP issue earlier this summer called “The Newt Bomb: How a pulp-fiction fantasy became a GOP weapons craze.”