This article’s purpose is not to deal with the political issues behind the potential conflict between North Korea and the United States. For some time, now, the United States has needed a “wake up call” among the citizens. The Obama administration carried on a disinformation campaign of denying North Korean capabilities. The reason: to downplay the threat (increasing over the years) and simultaneously to weaken the United States by eroding her military capabilities and opening us up to an attack.
That being mentioned, the naysayers among “experts” who concluded that “North Korea does not possess the capability to inflict a nuclear strike on the United States” are now in full-180-degree mode: now they are admitting the truth.
There could not be much more of a stark truth than the words spoken after the successful test launch of North Korea’s newest ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) on 11/29/17. The U.S. Secretary of Defense, General Mattis said this:
“[The missile] went higher, frankly, than any previous shots they have taken. It’s a research and development effort on their part to continue building ballistic missile that could threaten everywhere in the world basically.”
So, to add to what he said came the words of Colonel Robert Manning, a spokesman for the Pentagon, who said this:
“Initial assessment indicates that this missile was an intercontinental ballistic missile.”
In this “connect-the-dot” game that has been ongoing, now, for the past year and gathering steam with President Trump’s inauguration, the experts have had to admit (begrudgingly) that North Korea can strike the United States. This launch is different, because not only is re-entry confirmed (the missile traveled 10 times higher than the ISS, the International Space Station), but on a flat trajectory it can easily reach Washington. Estimates placed that range on this one as being 8,100 miles, more than 1,500 miles greater than the distance needed to hit Washington, D.C.
The big “news” is this: The missile reached the height of at least 4,000 km (about 2,400 miles), and at that height, the concern is that with such a height, it cannot be accurately estimated or determined what the destination of the missile is.
Such is perfect for an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) weapon to be used.
In September we saw the “death by defunding” of the Commission to Assess the EMP threat against the United States. Its most vocal and esteemed chair and spokespersons, Dr. Graham and Dr. Pry have pleaded unsuccessfully with Congress and the President to take the decades of research and classified information gathered about North Korea seriously. They have repeatedly warned about an EMP strike against the United States.
What would happen? Except for shielded installations (mostly among military bases and governmental installations), we would lose our power grid. A “cascade effect” would follow, as everything in our society is dependent upon instantaneous communications, transportation, and financial systems only functional with electricity. There is also the unknown factor of the nuclear power facilities: Each has a backup electrical system with generators, however, nobody really knows if these will be working after an EMP strike.
Picture several dozen Fukushimas all over the United States…the problem especially being with the ability to cool the reactors and to cool the piles of spent nuclear material kept in storage. Add to this the demands of 325 million people who all still need food, water, medicine, and a myriad of other requirements…all of a sudden, thrust back into a pre-industrial state of living. As of this writing, Senator (in name only) Lindsay Graham is stating that we may have to go to war, and Tillerson is talking about a naval blockade.
We’ll see what happens, but as I’ve written in previous articles, the loss of millions of lives either potentially or in actuality is a serious matter, and war is one vehicle that can serve to bring the U.S. down completely in the march toward globalism. Better to be wrong about it a thousand times and be as aware and prepared as you can be than to be right about it once without a plan and supplies in place. Let the facts from research by Dr. Graham and Dr. Pry be your guide, as well as the ineptitude, crookedness, possible hidden agendas, and self-interests of our politicians also guide you to making the right decisions for you and your family.
The next world war will be initiated by an EMP attack, followed by a nuclear war and then a war with conventional forces.
NK is the perfect false flag for a cyber bank attack or an EMP. And the current information from the MSM . Is a race war? Is that good or bad?
It is probably the truth and no race war is good but it seems someone is trying to start one.
Well if there is an EMP and it knocks out civilian infrastructure then the military is also SOL with out gasoline. They may be hardened against EMP but that will not help them.
I would **strongly** encourage those of you concerned about this issue to look at the debate between Dr. Pry and Dr. Yousaf Butt at http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1553/1 These two have opposing views of the threat, and the article is VERY informative for those of us without Ph.Ds in physics.
How can you take seriously anybody named Pry and Butt?
I know! If I moved to another country and my name equaled the word for a posterior, I would at least change the spelling a bit! Still, it’s a very important article on the issue. Only thing is, there’s a reply by Pry to Butt (there’s that name again) in a third article, which is a must read.
Need to stop with the American exceptionalism This will create trust between Nations and reduce tensions in the world. Otherwise war is inevitable. It is their country ,their regime ,they do not threaten anyone ,and the example of Libya ,Iraq ,Syria ,Yugoslavia shows what will result if you give up the missiles .
Obviously that would fix everything and we would have world peace
Yep, if only America would just stay in it’s place… like in WWII. Then you would be speaking GERMAN, Kovran. You are correct, we don’t need to butt into other country’s affairs; but to state the US is not exceptional relative to today’s Venezuela, Zimbabwe, even India is absurd. What makes the US exceptional is its founding, and its constitution.
Interestingly, George Friedman of Statfor talks about another naturally wealthy country, Argentina, which has EVERYTHING – waterways for transport, the pampas for agriculture, a wealth or minerals, even oil… yet, where are they?100 years ago, there was a saying in England, “rich as an Argentine,” which was true. But socialism, starting in the 1920s, then escalating under Peron, turned it into the 2nd rate country it is today.
American exceptionalism? NO country is perfect; however, exceptionalism is a *relative* thing to the other countries, and by that measure, I don’t know whom you are saying is even close – Cuba? Zimbabwe? Venezuela? Argentina? Maybe Australia or NZealand (but they simply are too small; the also were NOT exceptional in terms of charting the course of world history, partly due to size, location, etc., but again, it is the CONSTITUTION, the rule of law, the separation of powers that was the creative genius of the founders. It is also true that exceptionalism is on a continuum – thus the UK is closer than, say, Myanmar.
In sum, Kovran, respectfully submitted, you have a portion of this right (e.g., we don’t need to interfere in other countries unless threatened, such as NK), but mostly wrong.
No. I won’t stop believing America is just flat-out better than any other. I admit flaws, faults and mistakes; but, like hell I’ll back down or off my pride, patriotism and love of this country. And I’ll be damned if some little wanna-be god boy like UN will cause me to change that inside me. Nor any other power on earth for that matter. Sorry kovran – but I really don’t give a damn about international trust or reducing tensions. They can fall in line with my feelings or be ready to fight.
Are you really that stupid?
Satellite images obtained exclusively by Fox News show what appears to be another launch pad being constructed at the Panghyon Airbase in North Pyongyang, North Korea, in the past week — at the same site of the July 4 intercontinental ballistic missile launch.
prep your souls preppers
I guess the US does not have the ability to shoot down the missiles.
That is the logical next step. Why aren’t they shooting them down?
Because thats not part of the agenda…
BTW, Pry responds in a third article to Dr. Butt, so make sure to read that too
This is total bullshit.
The height of a rocket launch without a warhead can not be used to estimate a horizontal trajectory with a warhead. Previous NK launches have been described as “hoaxes” by Professor Theodore Postol and two German missile experts precisely for that reason. Johnson has no clue what he’s talking about.
Dr. Pry is the clown who claims 90% of the US population would die after an EMP strike. Leaving out the fact that there is ZERO evidence that NK has EMP capability either in development or in place. Also leaving out the fact that the effects of even a hypothesized precisely constructed EMP strike of six nuclear warheads spaced correctly across the US are unclear according to physics experts, let alone the effects on the actual population of whatever damage is actually done to the US grid.
Pry’s assertions are just that – plain, unverified, unsupported, speculative assertions.
The only reason for this nonsense is that a variety of clowns such as former CIA James Woolsey and Newt Gingrich have wanted a war with North Korea for the last decade and have been hyping the alleged EMP threat since forever.
The REAL reason for the current crisis is that North Korea has six to ten TRILLION dollars in undeveloped mineral resources. In other words, it’s nothing but a LAND GRAB – it’s all about the MONEY, just like the Middle Wast is all about OIL.
And Johnson falls for this nonsense. The NK nuclear and EMP “threat” is on a par with Iraq WMDs. North Korea will never attack the continental US with nukes, probably even if they are attacked. It would be suicidal and even the CIA has stated that the North Korean leadership is NOT irrational.
You are incorrect sir! JJ hit it on the head. The missile had a warhead, or to be precise a simulated warhead. They tested a rentry vehicle. In order to do that it needs to be the approximate weight of the actual payload intended. Whatever that is.
I will lay out the facts and if you like you can see my comments to JJ in the past. One of the things I have maintained is that the weapon would need to approach the megaton range for a high probability of a crippling EMP attack on the US. Let me come back to that.
1. NK has rocket technology that is intercontinental ballistic capable. We can speculate on it exact range with a warhead that they may posses.
2. NK has Thermonuclear capability. At least 100 KT in size.
What is the range of the latest missile with the latest weapon detonated? Conservative estimate is it can reach somewhere in the Continental US. Let’s say for argument it can’t reach D.C. and since they don’t have reentry technology perfected we are safe. Right? Wrong!
Back to weapon size issues. I stated in the past how a weapon would need to be in the megaton range to do considerable EMP damage. Well, I wasn’t fully correct. When NK had a 10-20 KT weapon, I didn’t see it as a threat yet, and to keep it simple, I made the above statement. Now it’s a different ballgame, so I will go into detail. You see about 1/10 of 1% of any given weapon yield is Gamma radiation. Detonated outside of the atmosphere it generates more EMP than when it is detonated in the atmosphere. Typical weapon designs are NOT optimized for EMP. So what if you doubled Gamma output? How about a tenfold improvement? It is probable that NK has gotten this technology from Russia, on accident of course. Super EMP technology is well known to the nuclear powers, and protecting data has been become a larger challenge for us every day. What about those Ukrainian rocket engines they now have? How to you think their rockets have gained so much improvement lately?
Anyhow back to point 1 and 2. Don’t need reentry vehicle because an EMP weapon would be detonated at around 100 kilometers above the earth. Depending on weapon yield and area of desired coverage there would be an optimal height of burst.
So with an EMP optimized weapon detonated at the optimal height of burst of around 100 kilometers above Columbus Ohio, the would be a large enough electron flux to take out enough power distribution sites that cover 70-80% of the Eastern US grid. Car may still start and your cell phone may be undamaged, but without gasoline and cell towers, both wouldn’t be much good for very long.
So take what’s happening seriously. NK may or may not be able to strike us today, but with their surprisingly swift advances, it won’t be long until they CAN.
BTW, I’ve done this crap for the US Army and DOE for years.
There will not be a LAND GRAB, numb nuts. History will prove you wrong.
Maybe the true danger North Korea possesses. Is the perfect patsy. To blame a false flag on?
I am so sick and tired of hearing about the FAT, GAY clown shoe in NK.
awh is big bad zoomurkia the most powerful state on the planet afraid of little ole rocket man