Recent EMPact America Event

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"Standing Up to Ahmadinejad: Military and National Security Policy Experts Call on President Obama to Confront the Iranian Threat"

September 23, 2011: EMPact America held a press conference in New York City as Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Director of the US Nuclear Strategy Forum and President of EMPact America

"We are so vulnerable with this threat because we are unprepared."  

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Shown in the photo above (left to right):
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, General Thomas McInerney, General Ken Chrosniak, Reza Kahlili, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, Clare Lopez, Ken Timmerman, Chet Nagle, Peter Huessy
General Thomas McInerneyLt. General (ret.) Thomas McInerney, Air Force; member of the Iran Policy Committee

"The Iranian regime likes to keep their 'fingerprints off' while spreading propaganda, money and weapons to others ready to do the killing and dying for them."

General Ken ChrosniakBrigadier General (ret.) Ken Chrosniak, U.S. Army War College, Bronze Star recipient

"We must plan for the worst-case situation, and we are not being told about the worst threat in the forefront of America."

photo of press conference participantReza Kahlili, Ex-CIA spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards; author of the award-winning book A Time To Betray; Instructor at the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy of the Dept. of Defense

"Americans do not understand the ideology of the radicals in Iran who want to conquer the world.  They are an existential threat to Israel, America, and the world."
"We must support the Iranian people fighting for freedom through regime change ... this will halt the Iranian threat to Western civilization."

Tony ShafferLt. Col. (ret.) Tony Shaffer, U.S. Army, Bronze Star recipient and Senior Intelligence Officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency
Clare LopezClare Lopez, strategic policy and intelligence expert on national defense, Islam, Iran, and counterterrorism issues
Ken TimmermanKen Timmerman, CEO of Foundation for Democracy in Iran; author of Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Iranian Nuclear Showdown
Chet NagelChet Nagle, former CIA; author
Tim BrownTim Brown, retired, decorated 20-year FDNY firefighter; a 9/11 survivor, and a first responder to the 1993 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the 1995 terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City

"There is no excuse for us to be so vulnerable.  The cost of transformers to protect the grid is inconsequential and would give us a fighting chance."

Peter HuessyPeter Huessy, President of GeoStrategic Analysis of Potomac, Maryland, a defense and national security consulting firm; has written extensively on Iran and nuclear issues

"... About $60 million to protect the three hundred largest transformers immediately, and $400-$600 million to additionally protect three thousand others.  These are one-time costs for equipment that bolts down, plugs in, and immediately works to protect against all forms of electromagnetic storms and nuclear EMP effects as well."

Cindy AyersCynthia Ayers, former NSA visiting professor to the Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College; EMPact America Vice President

Brief biographical information about the participants listed above is posted here: Speaker Biographies.

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