When is the fat boy in North Korea, Kim Jong-Un going to learn that President Trump is NOT Obama. Trump will not draw a line in the sand and sit back and twiddle his thumbs like Obama. Just ask Syria. Or better yet ask Afghanistan who received the ‘Mother of All Bombs’. Does North Korea REALLY want to deal with the repercussions from President Trump and the U.S. military?
H/T Conservative Tribune:
Tensions between the United States and North Korea have been dramatically increasing for the past few weeks, with North Korea routinely threatening a nuclear attack on the United States.
The Pyongyang regime’s most recent threat is one of its most disturbing to date. North Korea’s state-run media claimed the country could kill millions of Americans by detonating an electro-magnetic pulse in the upper atmosphere over the United States, Fox News reported this week
In its most basic terms, an EMP is a burst of energy that wipes out almost all electronic devices. Cell phones, car batteries, power stations, pretty much anything that runs on electricity, would be permanently fried, or at the very least severely damaged.
North Korea could achieve this by detonating a hydrogen bomb in the atmosphere. Nuclear explosions result in EMPs, and the EMP from a high-atitltude burst of a nuclear weapon would be devastating to the United States.
“The biggest danger would be shorting out of the power grid, especially on the East Coast. Imagine a situation where large sections of the U.S. had no power. Imagine New York or Washington, D.C., with no power for just a week. The implications would be hard to fathom,” Harry Kazianis, Director of Defense Studies at the Center for the National Interest.
“The casualty rates would be off the charts,” he added.
While it sounds like something from science fiction, the threat is very real. After an EMP burst, there would be no electricity on the power grid, which would mean no running water, no hospitals, no heat (or air conditioning depending on where you are) and no transportation.
Essentially we would be back in the 19th century age for months, maybe even years.
“That in it of itself is going to kill thousands if not millions depending on the size of it and where it is dropped. Also, nuclear weapons carry radioactive fallout that would be spread thousands of miles through the atmosphere and oceans,” Kazianis explained.
The government has long known about this threat, but very little has apparently been done about it. While it is unlikely that North Korea could actually pull something like this off, we should never discount the possibility of what the little fat boy has in mind.
North Korea for the first time this week revealed plans for using its nuclear arms for space-based electronics-disrupting EMP attacks, in addition to direct warhead ground blasts.
The official communist party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, published a report Monday on “the EMP might of nuclear weapons,” outlining an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack produced by detonating a nuclear warhead in space.
“In general, the strong electromagnetic pulse generated from nuclear bomb explosions between 30 kilometers and 100 kilometers [18.6 miles and 62 miles] above the ground can severely impair electronic devices, electric machines, and electromagnetic grids, or destroy electric cables and safety devices,” said the article authored by Kim Songwon, dean of Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang.
Disclosure of North Korea’s intention to use its nuclear force for EMP attacks comes as U.S. intelligence agencies are continuing to analyze the latest underground nuclear test by North Korea on Sept. 3 that the regime said was its first hydrogen bomb explosion.
Peter Pry, a former CIA analyst who has been active in urging greater defenses against EMP attack, said a congressional commission on EMP has been warning for years about the North Korean EMP threat.
“EMP attack, by blacking-out the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures, could kill far more people than nuclear blasting a city,” Pry said.
According to Pry, the Congressional EMP Commission warned that nationwide blackout and subsequent disruption from an EMP strike could kill 90 percent of the U.S. population through starvation, disease, and societal chaos.
You can bet President Trump and his team are working on dealing with the fat boy in North Korea. Unlike Obama, President Trump is not going to just draw a line in the sand for North Korea.
US Seal Team 6 has already been training support in South Korea. It could be quick an in-and-out operation that allows North Korea the option to choose freedom and possibly include Kim Jong-Un to be assassinated. This is the same Seal Team 6 that took out Osama bin Laden.
You can bet things are going to get interesting very quickly.