Carson Literally Described Plot Of Alien Invasion Movie At GOP Debate

When the retired neurosurgeon wasn’t falling asleep, he was predicting technological apocalypse during the year’s first presidential debate.

Say what you want about Ben Carson, but he is certainly the only presidential candidate who is worried about the safety of the United States — from an alien threat, that is.

The famously laid-back neurosurgeon did not get much talk time during Thursday night’s sixth Republican presidential debate, but in whatever amount of time that he did get, he managed to describe an ominous string of threats faced by the country.

“The fact of the matter is, [Obama] doesn't realize that we now live in the 21st century, and that war is very different than it used to be before,” the presidential hopeful said. “Not armies, massively marching on each other and air forces, but now we have dirty bombs and we have cyberattacks and we have people who will be attacking our electrical grid.”

The usage of dirty bombs, cyberattacks and attack on electrical grids in a same sentence immediately had Internet users drawing parallels between Carson’s version of technological apocalypse and the plot of popular alien invasion movie, Independence Day.

“We have enemies who are obtaining nuclear weapons that they can explode in our exoatmosphere and destroy our electric grid. Just think about a scenario like that,” the neurosurgeon further said. “They explode the bomb, we have an electromagnetic pulse. They hit us with a cyber attack simultaneously and dirty bombs. Can you imagine the chaos that would ensue at that point?”

For those unaware, the movie depicts an alien attack on Earth, which forces U.S. leaders to save the planet by knocking out satellite communication, inserting a shield-disabling virus into the alien mothership and then blasting it to bits with nuclear weapons miles above earth's surface. 

This is how Twitterati responded to Carson’s fanatical fears:







Since the presidential hopeful also believes that pyramids were built to store grain, perhaps it is not entirely surprising that he fears an Independence Day-style attack on the U.S. as well.

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