Skip to comments.A North Korean Nuclear Pearl Harbor?
Posted on 04/05/2013 8:52:26 PM PDT by Dave346
At this dangerous juncture, it may be useful to remember Pearl Harbor and some other lessons from history.
After all, there is some compelling evidence that North Korea just might be able to deliver on its threat to make a catastrophic nuclear attack on the United States: North Korea has conducted three successful nuclear tests, and has weaponized its nuclear devices into warheads that are deployed on its Nodong medium-range missiles. In December, North Korea successfully orbited a satellite weighing 220 pounds--so they could deliver against the United States, or against any nation on Earth, a small nuclear warhead. A nuclear weapon designed specially to generate a powerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP)--a single such "Super-EMP" warhead would be able to collapse the U.S. electric grid and other critical infrastructures, inflicting catastrophic consequences on the entire nation--would probably be deliverable by North Korea's so-called "Space Launch Vehicle" over the United States. North Korea orbited its satellite on a trajectory and at an altitude ideal for making an EMP attack on the U.S.. The Congressional EMP Commission warned in 2008 that North Korea was developing Super-EMP warheads. South Korean military intelligence has reportedly warned their government repeatedly that North Korea is developing Super-EMP warheads with Russian help. In 2011, a military commentator with the People's Republic of China stated that North Korea has Super-EMP warheads. Data from North Korea's nuclear tests are consistent with a Super-EMP warhead.
Moreover, North Korea claims it can destroy the U.S. with a missile strike. Recent TV footage of North Korea's military headquarters showed a map in the background allegedly depicting their plans for nuclear missile strikes against the United States. South Korean military intelligence reportedly observed that North Korea's so-called Space Launch Vehicle is included among the general mobilization of the North's nuclear missile forces.
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Damn..... I was hoping for San Francisco and Berkley
I don't think that it would have to re-enter the atmosphere. EMP devices can be detonated at an altiude of 40 - 400 km. Low Earth Orbit range is 200 - 2,000 km with the lower range set by the rate of orbital decay. So you could have an on-station EMP device orbiting in the range of 200 to 400 km that would not require de-orbit or re-entry.
What, the North Koreans are going to attack Germany?
We probably won't unless they don't make a generous donation to the DNC or Hillary's Presidential Campaign Fund.
Disregard “don’t.” Should read “unless they make.”
It’s still a little low for what they’ve got orbiting, they’d have to alter the orbit to make it work. There were reports that what they sent up is tumbling, so they probably don’t have the control over it to execute any maneuver like that.
South Korea is an ally, we have troops there and technically still at war with the North.
Let me ask you something.
If you were Obama and trying everything within the limits of your presidential powers to destroy America and ran into a wall who would you call on to complete the job? One of your collectivist buddies like Li’l Kim and instigate him a bit.
He’s enough of a wildcard that the blame on the collapse of America could easily be laid upon him if he nuked us either with a direct blast on a city or an EMP detonation 100 miles above the CONUS.
Spinning or tumbling a satellite is one way to ensure its antennas have 360-degree coverage. And it also indicates it is only meant to receive transmissions.
Perhaps, but I don’t see any reason that this satellite would need 360 degree coverage, and it was specifically announced it was going to be broadcasting, while it was over the DPRK. So, I think it’s much more likely a sign that the thing isn’t stable, especially since this is their first successful orbit.
“warheads that are deployed on its Nodong medium-range missiles”
With a name like that no wonder Norkie missiles go kablooie on liftoff.
“It will leave traces of prutonium.
I trust you mean “Plutonium”.
U.S. Moves Towards War With North Korea - WW3 Watch
We’ll take what we can get.
If the sat is tumbling, it sounds like kimmie has No Dong.
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