Again, interesting topic.
I agree, most civilians would be "toast" in such a scenario. No wonder the Bible tells us 2/3's will perish....
I don't think we will be around to experience it but who knows if we get to see it as a testament of what was laid out against the world.
This weapon would make a perfect "trap" wouldn't it ?
If it happens and we are still here, we are told that such weapons will not harm 'us" and other afflicted people we turn to God as a result.
This would be a time when God will activate the combination of Spiritual and metaphysical laws in place as Divine protection.