Recent Near Miss [Bogus]: Huge Solar Flare Almost Knocked Out Power Nationwide

Interesting crop circle in the UK, 2008.

Interesting crop circle in the UK, 2008.

…Which could have caused nuclear meltdowns from coast-to-coast.

Posted by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News

Minutes after posting this, I was notified that the “near miss” was bogus, and the Washington Examiner pulled the story. However, I’m going to keep this story up as it was, just to remind us that such a thing really is something we need to be thinking about.

Just a quick comment before I post a copy of this info.

When I ask myself the question: Okay, we came two weeks away from a direct hit from a large solar flare from the sun that shot straight across the orbit of the earth, which had we been there would have taken down the grid for many months, plumetting us into societal meltdown; so are such things totally random; or is there a cause-effect relationship between the “deserving” state of the inhabitants of the Earth?

The answer that immediately comes back is: Of course there is a relationship, just as there is a relationship between physical maladies that occur in the human body and the person’s emotional state.

That said, this “near miss” should be taken as a shot across the bow.

How will we take this warning? Will we pay attention and try and get our act together, both technology-wise, but more importantly deserving-wise?

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The following is reprinted from

Washington’s Blog
August 4, 2013

Whew … That Was Close

We’ve sounded the alarm for years that a large solar flare – like the one we had in 1859 – could cause worldwide nuclear meltdowns … and numerous other problems.

2 weeks ago, we just barely dodged the bullet.

Washington Examiner reports:

The earth barely missed taking a massive solar punch in the teeth two weeks ago, an “electromagnetic pulse” so big that it could have knocked out power, cars and iPhones throughout the United States.

Two EMP experts told Secrets that the EMP flashed through earth’s typical orbit around the sun about two weeks before the planet got there.

The world escaped an EMP catastrophe,” said Henry Cooper, who lead strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union under President Reagan, and who now heads High Frontier, a group pushing for missile defense.

“There had been a near-miss about two weeks ago, a Carrington-class coronal mass ejection crossed the orbit of the Earth and basically just missed us,” said Peter Vincent Pry, who served on the Congressional EMP Threat Commission from 2001-2008. He was referring to the 1859 EMP named after astronomer Richard Carrington that melted telegraph lines in Europe and North America.

Basically this is a Russian roulette thing,” added Pry. “We narrowly escape from a Carrington-class disaster.”

Pry, Cooper, and former CIA Director James Woolsey have been recently demanding that Washington prepare the nation’s electric grid for an EMP, either from the sun or an enemy’s nuclear bomb. They want the 2,000-3,000 transformers in the grid protected with a high-tech metal box and spares ready to rebuild the system. Woolsey said knocking out just 20 would shut down electricity to parts of the nation “for a long time.”

But Washington is giving them the cold shoulder, especially the administration. Woolsey told Secrets that some in Congress are interested in the issue, but the administration is just in the “beginnings” of paying attention.


The EMP effect is not rare. One occurred in Canada in 1989, knocking out Quebec’s electric transmission system. And North Korea is reportedly testing a device to attack the U.S. with an EMP attack.

The trio appeared at an event in Washington this week, but Pry said getting the nation’s leaders interested in the issue is difficult and educating the public about EMP hard too. “The education curve isn’t going up fast enough,” he said.

It would cost a pittance to protect our nuclear plants from such a flare.

But it’s hard to get politicians’ attention when they’re focused on throwing money at corporate welfare queens, insane military and security boondoggles and pork, harmful quantitative easingunnecessarynuclear subsidies,  the failed war on drugs, and frivolities.

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