North Korean EMP Attack Could Destroy U.S.A.

North Korean EMP attack could destroy U.S.A.


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WORLD NEWS TOMORROW– USA- North Korea now has an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the United States, as demonstrated by their successful launch and orbiting of a satellite on Dec. 12. Certain poorly informed pundits among the chattering classes reassure us that North Korea is still years away from being able to miniaturize warheads for missile delivery, and from developing sufficiently accurate missiles to pose a serious nuclear threat to the United States. Philip Yun, director of San Francisco’s Ploughshares Fund, a nuclear disarmament group, reportedly said, “The real threat from the launch was an overreaction that would lead to more defense spending on unnecessary systems. The sky is not falling. We shouldn’t be panicked.”

In fact, North Korea is a mortal nuclear threat to the United States right now.

North Korea has already successfully tested and developed nuclear weapons. It has also already miniaturized nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery and has armed missiles with nuclear warheads. In 2011, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. General Ronald Burgess, testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee that North Korea has weaponized its nuclear devices into warheads for ballistic missiles.

North Korea has labored for years and starved its people so it could develop an intercontinental missile capable of reaching the United States. Why? Because they have a special kind of nuclear weapon that could destroy the United States with a single blow. In summer 2004, a delegation of Russian generals warned the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Commission that secrets had leaked to North Korea for a decisive new nuclear weapon — a Super-EMP warhead.

Any nuclear weapon detonated above an altitude of 30 kilometers will generate an electromagnetic pulse that will destroy electronics and could collapse the electric power grid and other critical infrastructures — communications, transportation, banking and finance, food and water — that sustain modern civilization and the lives of 300 million Americans. All could be destroyed by a single nuclear weapon making an EMP attack.

A Super-EMP attack on the United States would cause much more and much deeper damage than a primitive nuclear weapon, and so would increase confidence that the catastrophic consequences will be irreversible. Such an attack would inflict maximum damage and be optimum for realizing a world without America.

Both North Korean nuclear tests look suspiciously like a Super-EMP weapon. A Super-EMP warhead would have a low yield, like the North Korean device, because it is not designed to create a big explosion, but to convert its energy into gamma rays, that generate the EMP effect. Reportedly South Korean military intelligence concluded, independent of the EMP Commission, that Russian scientists are in North Korea helping develop a Super-EMP warhead. In 2012, a military commentator for the People’s Republic of China stated that North Korea has Super-EMP nuclear warheads.

A Super-EMP warhead would not weigh much, and could probably be delivered by North Korea’s ICBM. The missile does not have to be accurate, as the EMP field is so large that detonating anywhere over the United States would have catastrophic consequences. The warhead does not even need a re-entry vehicle, as an EMP attack entails detonating the warhead at high-altitude, above the atmosphere.

So, as of Dec. 12, North Korea’s successful orbit of a satellite demonstrates its ability to make an EMP attack against the United States — right now.

The Congressional EMP Commission estimates that, given the nation’s current unpreparedness, within one year of an EMP attack, two-thirds of the U.S. population — 200 million Americans — would probably perish from starvation, disease and societal collapse.

Thus, North Korea now has an Assured Destruction capability against the United States. The consequences of this development are so extremely grave that U.S. and global security have, in effect, gone over the “strategic cliff” into free-fall. Where we will land, into what kind of future, is as yet unknown.

Nevertheless, some very bad developments are foreseeable. Iran will certainly be inspired by North Korea’s example to persist in the development of its own nuclear weapon and ICBM programs to pose a mortal threat to the United States. Indeed, North Korea and Iran have been collaborating all along.

If North Korea and Iran both acquire the capability to threaten America with EMP genocide, this will destroy the foundations of the existing world order, which has since 1945 halted the cycle of world wars and sustained the global advancement of freedom. North Korea and Iran being armed with Assured Destruction capability changes the whole strategic calculus of risk for the United States in upholding its superpower role, and will erode the confidence of U.S. allies — perhaps to the point where they will need to develop their own nuclear weapons.

Most alarming, we are fast moving to a place where, for the first time in history, failed little states like North Korea and Iran, that cannot even feed their own people, will have power in their hands to blackmail or destroy the largest and most successful societies on Earth. North Korea and Iran perceive themselves to be at war with the United States, and are desperate, highly unpredictable characters. When the mob is at the gates of their dictators, will they want to take America with them down into darkness?

What is to be done?

The president should immediately issue an Executive Order, drafted for the White House earlier by the Congressional EMP Commission, to protect the national electric grid and other critical infrastructures from an EMP attack. The Congress should pass the SHIELD Act (HR 668) now to provide the legal authorities and financial mechanisms for protecting the electric grid from EMP. The Congress should enhance Defense Department programs for National Missile Defense and Department of Homeland Security programs for protecting critical infrastructures.

The administration and the Congress owe the American people security from an EMP Apocalypse. Peter Vincent Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, and served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA.

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19 Responses to "North Korean EMP Attack Could Destroy U.S.A."

  1. judgment  January 13, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    It would appear life on earth will be hell struggling from one treat to the next. It would be easier to stop this non sense, blow such group to hell. Stop nation from issuing threats and consider those like war threats demanding action. We need Sen. Hagel to weed out stupid claims for war and inform that we will take such behaviour seriously and prepare answer. We should also tell the President time for hi/her to stop pampering people who cannot live peacefully with other and constantly complain and demand . We have no more time for trivia.

  2. draximus  January 13, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Iran is ‘threatening’ America? Bullshit. Iran hasn’t instigated a war against anybody in over 200 years. This article stinks to high heaven of Zionism….

  3. Ken Rechtstein  January 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Defense Contractors PR at work again for the benefit of Wall Street and the Federal Reserve Banksters…

    The MONEY should be put to better use, i.e.:

    1) Social programs for the Homeless (Veterans and Civilians),

    2) Public Education to all, and Health Care for ALL,

    3) Rebuilding-modernizing the US Infrastructure (Bridges-Highways-Railways-Ports-Airports-Protecting Exposed Shores from Hurricanes and Tsunamis-Renewable Energy, etc.). Some of the bridges are more than 50 years old, have outlived their SAFE-USEFUL life span.



    North Korea will be more bent on REUNIFICATION with South Korea than ATTACKING the USA, which N-Korea knows will be committing suicide…

    • peter  January 12, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      I agree Ken. It’s becoming obvious to all. I hope its sooner than later….

  4. peter  January 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Hahaha.. well said. Glad to see you in the comments ra.

  5. The Rahnameh  January 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    This is less credible than Alex Jones.

    I suspect it might have to do something with VT ads running on World News Tomorrow 😉

  6. Zadok  January 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    If a EMP did go off and take out America the ones behind it would be the PTB of American and Israeli Zionists. Those absolute disgusting, evil, human trash would let it happen or be the ones to do it and then blame the ROK or Iran. They have so many gigantic DUMBS all over the place and could care less about what happens to the people on the surface. The sick freaks would love all the starving, dying, murdering, disease just like they do now. They couldn’t help but be giddy during 9/11 so imagine something on a wide scale from coast to coast. The satanist and Kenites would be licking their chops is absolute evil delight.

  7. txwheels  January 12, 2013 at 6:39 am

    As good ‘ole Col. Potter of MASH used to say, “Horse Hockey!”

  8. Cold Wind  January 12, 2013 at 4:20 am

    The North Koreans could simply wait. There is a better chance the US electric grid will soon collapse of its own accord due to decades of deliberate Corporate neglect and scrimping, than be taken out by an EMP attack. Besides, given a choice between improving civilian Infrastructure and the re-hireing of thousands of layed off linemen or investing in some new weapons systems or bailing out corrupt banks the decision this Administration will make is obvious.

  9. etominusipi  January 12, 2013 at 12:16 am

    yep. genuine snake oil

  10. OrdinarySerf  January 11, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Quote (Source IISS website ‘North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Program’):

    “North Korea does not have operational missiles capable of striking the US with nuclear weapons, and will likely not be able to develop them as long as it continues its current moratorium on flight-testing. However, the history of Pyongyang’s missile development programme suggests that given the time and resources, it will be able to develop missiles with increasing range if it decides to do so. How long successfully demonstrating such missiles might take is unclear, especially since the level and quality of foreign assistance, and the status of current missile development is not known. As a result, widely divergent scenarios for the status of Taepo-dong-2 development can be constructed, and assessments of the TD-2 became intertwined with the politically charged debate over US missile defences. In one view, North Korea is seen as working hard to field a missile that can threaten the United States, which Pyongyang views as essential to undermine the US security relationship with South Korea and Japan and to deter US attacks on North Korea. In an opposing view, the TD-2 is designed more for bargaining leverage and trading for political and economic benefits than for military use. In a sense, both are probably true – by developing greater missile capabilities, North Korea can drive up the price for agreeing to restrain or abandon parts of its missile programme and at the same time be in a stronger position to test and deploy such systems if negotiations fail.”

    If you want to really get into it, you can read Cordesman’s 170 plus page report from 2011 (Center for Strategic & International Studies) here:

    Mind you, I always put a caveat up when referencing any Institute that has “Heinz 57 Varieties” on the Board of Trustees.

    But before you do that, just dip into Gordon’s artcle from November 25th, 2010, either on VT here or google – gordon-duff-iran-korea-nuclear-lies-orders-from-tel-aviv

    Save you a lot of time and probably point the finger towards Israel as the source of this leveraging disinfo bull…..

  11. Allesandro  January 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Sorry, but my reading of VT on a regular basis, has indicated that whatever nuclear weapon they (N. Korea) detonated several years ago was stolen and shipped to them from Nuclear Weapons that Israel helped S. Africa develop way back when. As usual Israel was involved in the dirty details. The crux of the story was that 10 weapons were made and went missing thereafter. Britain and Israel were involved. One of the missing NUKES went (was sold to ) N. Korea, which they demonstrated in their first Nuclear test a couple of years back.

    Don’t you read VT. If so,you know N. Korea did not have the capability to make their own, or if they did, chose for whatever reason to use the one they bought, an ex-S. African Nuke, for demo purposes.

    Are we are suppose to believe they have mastered them (NUKES), miniaturized them, and made EMP weapons from them. On top of that, they have the Inter-Continental ability to deliver them, and destroy the U.S.?

    What a pant-load of crap.

    They made all this progress, all in a matter of few years?

    Give me a break. Something does NOT add-up here. Who is fear-mongering, and for what purposes? Or who is helping them and why? Either way it’s inconsistent with what else I read from here.

  12. peter  January 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I thought gamma rays were a by product of any nuclear explosion? Secondly you mention people starving in Iran and north Korea. How many people are on food stamps in the US? Thirdly from what I’m aware of Iran can’t build a nuclear device period despite what what some “experts” say. I can say that some of those experts have beautiful beach front property in Israel. I wouldn’t trust some of the iaea as far as I could throw them.

  13. Martin Maloney  January 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    The only difference that I see between World News Tomorrow and the old World Weekly news is the lack of “batboy” stories. In short, pure disinfo.

    Take this line, for example:

    “North Korea has already successfully tested and developed nuclear weapons…”

    Never mind that anyone with a brain would have worded it “…developed and tested…” That’s not just hack writing; it’s incompetent hack writing.

    More to the point is that North Korea has conducted two nuclear tests. The first was of a home-grown “device,” not a bomb, and it fizzled. The second was one of the South African bombs that went “missing” in transit, furnished to North Korea by Israel.

    If anyone has evidence of home-grown North Korean nuclear weapons, then let’s see it.

    The Korean War never officially ended. There was only an armistice, not a peace treaty. North Korea has been all but begging for a peace treaty for nearly 60 years. It’s about time for somebody to get on the ball and work it out.

  14. NavyBrat  January 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Ah yes …. it’s “Booga Booga” time again as the spring Military estimates are tabled in Congress. Expect this kind of thing to escalate for the next few months.
    Gordon – this is another one of your “disinfo” pieces, right?

  15. JBiZ  January 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    What is so great about our infrastructure anyway?!

    If you ask me, less money on defense and more on updated infrastructure seems the route to take. This country needs some great unifying endeavor, no?

    The current reigns of power are held tightly by the hands of obsolete industry (big oil/gas, military industrial complex, etc.)

    The odds are stacked, but our needs weigh heavier than those odds. Swords to Plowshares, Gordon. Is this a possibility?

  16. PhilipShahak  January 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    If genuine then should make US take disarmament more seriously but it won’t.

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