Report: Could North Korea Launch An EMP Attack Against the United States In October?
Most are aware of the tense situation that exists between North Korea, South Korea, and the United States. You all probably know that Kim Jung-Un, the son of and successivedictator of deceased Kim Jung-Il is just as much of a power driven megalomaniac as his departed father. Everyone has heard the repeated threats of North Korea that they will visit the United States with a nuclear attack. Most of the time the big bad wolf is ignored, but there has to come a time with the law of averages and probability that he will not just huff and puff but actually blow the house down.
Let’s reiterate the weaknesses of the United States in this area. For years Congressional Committees (with such people as retired Representative Roscoe Bartlett, (R), Maryland, among others) have outspokenly declared Iranian and North Korean intentions to use an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) nuclear device against the United States. Such assertions were not “darts in the dark at the dartboard,” per se: they were bona fide assessments with plenty of U.S. military intelligence documentation to back them up. These intelligence assessments were augmented with captured documents that clearly state the intention of each nation to use an EMP against the United States.
The current U.S. posture versus such a weapon is lackadaisical, if not entirely nonexistent. Plans to protect and shield infrastructure (such as power transmission generators and substations) and vital, sensitive, American computer and communications networks (such as Wall Street, the Federal Monetary Databases), as well as military facilities and equipment in the U.S. have never been carried out. Our own response times have been decreased (the removal of TARS in March of 2013, and the unwillingness to scramble fighters with an intrusion or threat to U.S. territorial skies or waters) or altogether abandoned.
Pyongyang announced the decision that a rocket launch to deliver a satellite is planned for October 10, 2015 to commemorate the communist Workers’ Party 70 year anniversary. This came on the heels of a revelation by North Korea’s Atomic Energy Institute that a previously suspended (2007) Nyongbyon reactor that produces North Korea’s main supply of plutonium for weapons has now been restarted. This is serious, folks. The proof of the seriousness: defense officials for the U.S. and South Korea met on 9/23/15 to discuss possible allied responses “to the possibility of an imminent North Korean rocket launch and later nuclear test.”
The main allied concern is that North Korea will perfect its development of the Unha-3 rocket, an ICBM capable (if they iron out the glitches with its re-entry problems) of striking the continental United States. Remember, readers, most of the planet’s officials are not “far-seeing statesmen” that can forecast trouble before it happens. Furthermore, if they do realize a problem exists, they also usually make the wrong choice as to the predicted course of action. In this case, we also have the news media that is nothing more than a mouthpiece for these politicos. CBS News gave a statement that shows these “blind visionaries” as clearly being clueless about the true threat:
“It [North Korea] is thought to have a small arsenal of atomic bombs and an impressive array of short and medium-range missiles. But it has yet to demonstrate that it can produce nuclear bombs small enough to place on a missile, or missiles that can reliably deliver their bombs to faraway targets.”
Hello? “It has yet to demonstrate,” right? And what would show that the demonstration is successful…an American city going up in a nuclear fireball? Or the probable course of action:
The North Koreans detonate a nuke-carrying satellite as it orbits directly overhead and central to the U.S. and deliver a crippling EMP to the whole country.