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  • BILLIONAIRE: Of All The Things That Are Likely, Nothing Is Scarier Than An Electromagnetic Pulse

    09/14/2014 7:15:44 AM PDT · by blam · 113 replies
    BI ^ | 9-14-2014 | Myles Udland
    BILLIONAIRE HEDGE FUND MANAGER: Of All The Things That Are Likely, Nothing Is Scarier Than An Electromagnetic Pulse Myles Udland July 30, 2014 Plasmasphere - Wikimedia Commons Hedge fund managers often like to opine on various topics that are largely unrelated to investing. In his latest lengthy quarterly letter to clients, Paul Singer of Elliott Management spent some time discussing a phenomenon that caught our attention and the attention of many others. It's the danger posed by an electromagnetic pulse. Singer writes that an electromagnetic pulse is the "risk that stands way above the rest in terms of the scope...
  • Scientists: 'Extreme' Solar Storm Heading to Earth

    09/11/2014 12:18:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Associated Press
    Scientists say an extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions. Forecasters at the Space Weather Prediction Center don't yet know when Wednesday's solar storm will arrive here and which part of the planet will be facing the sun and bear the brunt of the effects. It could be as early as Thursday morning to a few days.
  • Solar Flare Geomagnetic Strength Increased by Twice: NASA

    09/11/2014 11:07:27 AM PDT · by dware · 12 replies
    Capital Wired ^ | 09.11.2014 | Jidde Plas
    NASA’s recent reports alerted that Earth’s magnetic field will face a double-blow from a pair of CMEs on Sept. 12th. Previously, the two storm clouds were propelled in our direction by explosions in the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2158, which also fired off another intense solar flare on 9th and 10. These two flare outburst process was captured on camera by NASA. Huge geomagnetic tornados are expected on Sept. 12th and 13th as an outcome of the above repeated impacts.
  • 'Giant magnetic explosion on sun' racing to Earth

    09/11/2014 5:47:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/11/2014 | unknown
    Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say an “extreme” solar flare has been detected and while Earth appears to be in the bull’s-eye, exactly which part of the planet will see the biggest impact isn’t yet known. Such phenomenon can disrupt power grids, radio transmissions and other electronics, and in a worst-case scenario could actually take such systems down, perhaps for extended periods. Officials with the federal agency said the flare is near the center of the sun and happened at 1:45 EDT Wednesday.
  • Will ISIS Strike America's Achilles Heel?

    09/03/2014 3:34:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 9/3/2014 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    According to the indispensable government watchdog group Judicial Watch, the U.S. government has evidence that the jihadist Islamic State (IS) is present in Juarez, Mexico – across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. Worse yet, the Texas Department of Public Safety believes there is evidence that IS plans an imminent attack in this country. In light of the latest murderous attack by this organization against an American journalist, Steven Sotloff, among other atrocities, such threats must be taken with the utmost seriousness. Among the targets national security professionals fear may now be in the jihadis' crosshairs is America’s exceedingly...
  • Expert: 'Imminent' ISIS threat to U.S. power grid

    09/01/2014 10:20:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 53 replies
    WND ^ | August 31, 2014
    <p>ISIS terrorists pose an “imminent” threat to the U.S. electric grid with the capacity to coordinate a devastating assault on our nation’s infrastructure, warned a leading homeland security and terrorism expert in a radio interview Sunday.</p> <p>Dr. Peter Pry, a former CIA officer, is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards. He also served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, and the House Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • “Grid Jihad”: What If You Had a Week to Prep for the End of the World?

    09/04/2014 6:21:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 229 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/4/14 | Daisy Luther
    Pry provided details of recent attacks on electricity systems and said that ISIS could easily team with Mexican drug cartels to ravage America. He told Secrets, for example, that the Knights Templar drug gang blacked out the electric grid of the Mexican state of Michoacan in 2013 to provide cover for killing those fighting the drug trade. “The Knights Templars and other criminal gangs in Mexico will do anything for money, and ISIS, the richest terrorist organization in history, has hundreds of millions of dollars at its disposal,” said Pry. “ISIS could hire one of the Mexican cartels, or one...
  • Weird Dream Concerning EMP Attack ~ Vanity

    08/25/2014 1:09:39 PM PDT · by GraceG · 103 replies
    I had a weird dream last night / this morning. I woke up but not to my alarm clock but to the sun comming into my room. I got out of bed and walked over to what time it was and the clock was dead so I figured there was a power outage. So I went over to my cell phone and it was dead as well. I walked over to the kitchen to get a glass of water and the water wasn't flowing then I remember feeling a real sense of panic realizing what had happened. Then I woke...
  • Tech companies and influencers seek to prevent EMP damage

    08/14/2014 8:38:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | August 13, 2014 | Josh Peterson
    WASHINGTON — A persistent failure by federal lawmakers to protect the nation’s electric grid from attack isn’t stopping private sector efforts to prevent damage from a nuclear blast.An Obama administration initiative to spend $7 billion on the development of the electric grid in six African nations, as Watchdog reported, earned a stern rebuke from a security expert concerned about the administration’s priorities.But state level efforts are under way to protect the grid against solar flares and electromagnetic pulses.As security experts work to raise awareness about surviving the potential destruction — caused by a shockwave after an explosion on the surface...
  • Paul Singer: This threat is 'head-and-shoulders' above all others

    07/29/2014 6:23:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/29/14 | Lawrence Delevingne
    "(A natural EMP event) today would cause a massive disruption to the electric grid, possibly shutting it down entirely for months or longer, with unimaginable consequences," Singer wrote. "Only two years ago, the sun let loose with a Carrington-magnitude burst, but the position of the earth at the time prevented the burst from hitting it. The chances of additional events of such magnitude may be far greater than most people think." Carrington refers to a solar storm in 1859 that caused telegraph systems to fail around the world. Singer warned that a man-made EMP attack would be even worse.
  • Crippling the US Without Firing a Shot: The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War’s Battlefield

    07/18/2014 3:36:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/17/14 | Chris Martenson
    When the power goes out, everything just stops. For residential users, even a few hours begins to intrude heavily as melting freezers, dying cell phones, and the awkward realization that we don’t remember how to play board games nudge us out of our comfort zone. However, those are just small inconveniences. For industrial and other heavy users, the impact of even a relatively short outage can be expensive or even ghastly. Hospitals and people on life-assisting machinery are especially vulnerable. Without power, aluminum smelters face the prospect of the molten ore solidifying in the channels from which it must be...
  • Judge Jeanine: "Lights Out: Danger to U.S. Power Grid"

    06/25/2014 5:37:36 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2014 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro devoted an hour-long special to the many dangerous threats to the US electric grid, including EMP attack, solar flares, and insecure transformers. Video is about 40 minutes. Commercials have been deleted. Watch on YouTube
  • Forget Climate Change: EMP Attack On Power Grid Could Kill 9-In-10

    05/12/2014 9:26:01 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 100 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 12, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Vulnerability: Expert testimony before Congress on Thursday warned that an electromagnetic pulse attack on our power grid and electronic infrastructure could leave most Americans dead and the U.S. in another century. That dire warning came from Peter Vincent Pry, a member of the Congressional EMP Commission and executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He testified in front of the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event could wipe out 90% of America's population. Most people's eyes might glaze over upon mention of the committee...
  • Russian Strategic Bombers On West Coast: Did They Take Down LAX Traffic Control Systems?

    05/08/2014 5:42:52 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 58 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | 5/6/14 | Mac Slavo
    With the situation in the Ukraine escalating and the US continuing to call for sanctions against RussiaÂ’s financial and political elite, Vladimir Putin is now not only mobilizing tens of thousands of troops on his Western front, but sending intercontinental strategic bombers across the Pacific Ocean. According to the US military, itÂ’s the first time since the cold war that RussiaÂ’s incursions have come this close to America. WhatÂ’s even more alarming is that Russia is making it clear that any attack on the Motherland would likely lead to widespread bombardment of western interests. Nuclear capable Russian bombers have been...
  • Was an EMP Attack Just Tested on the United States?

    05/08/2014 6:56:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/08/2014 | Jason Kissner
    An unsettling series of events arguably bearing on national security transpired last week that the MSM hastened to paper over.  On April 30, the FAA, as a consequence of “computer glitches”, halted outgoing flights at LAX as well as other airports including PHX, SFO, SJC, SLC, LAS, and SAN.An NBC  report May 2 remarked: A relic from the Cold War appears to have triggered a software glitch at a major air traffic control center in California Wednesday that led to delays and cancellations of hundreds of flights across the country, sources familiar with the incident told NBC News. On Wednesday...
  • Protect Your Electronics From an EMP

    05/07/2014 6:22:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 137 replies
    survivalnewsonline.com ^ | 5/6/2014 | Unknown
    Electromagnetic pulses occur at various frequencies depending on how they’re caused, and you need various strategies to protect your electronics.
  • Experts: Civilians not ready for EMP-caused blackout

    04/21/2014 7:59:57 AM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 37 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | April 21, 2014 | Josh Peterson
    The catastrophic effects of an electromagnetic pulse-caused blackout could be preventable, but experts warn the civilian world is still not ready. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards, said the technology to avoid disaster from electromagnetic pulses exists, and upgrading the nation’s electrical grid is financially viable. “The problem is not the technology,” Pry said. “We know how to protect against it. It’s not the money, it doesn’t cost that much. The problem is the politics. It always seems to be...
  • --VIDEO--Obama's Failed Nuclear EMP Attack and more On Who He Is!

    04/20/2014 5:27:14 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 8, 2013 | Dr. Jim Garrow
    Obama ordered transfer of nukes from Dyess AFB without proper protocols.
  • North Korea 'is capable of striking U.S. with a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack'

    04/10/2014 1:38:23 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 65 replies
    North Korea has the capability to deliver on its threats to carry out a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States, it has been claimed. Dr Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, has reportedly seen a long-suppressed government report that concludes North Korea is capable of using an Unha-3 rocket to carry out an attack on the U.S.. He says the U.S. would be particularly vulnerable to such an attack, as any rocket from North Korea is likely to travel over the South Pole and approach from the south - something...
  • DHS study: North Korea capable of EMP attack on U.S.

    04/10/2014 4:00:16 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 9, 2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – A long-suppressed report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security for the Defense Department concludes that North Korea could deliver on its threats to destroy the United States with a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack. The report remains blocked from release to the American public. However, a copy obtained by Peter Vincent Pry from sources within DHS finds North Korea could use its Unha-3 space launch vehicle to deliver a nuclear warhead as a satellite over the South Pole to attack the U.S. from the south. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/dhs-study-north-korea-capable-of-emp-attack-on-u-s/#vd4I5JDwebgQHTta.99
  • Report: U.S. Electric Grid ‘Inherently Vulnerable’ to Sabotage

    03/11/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 3/11/14 | Adam Kredo
    Electric grid compounds across the country have faced an uptick in unauthorized intrusions by unknown individuals, causing concern that the U.S. grid is “inherently vulnerable” to widespread sabotage, according to a recent oversight report issued by New Jersey’s Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC), which monitors the threat level. Following at least eight “reports of intrusions at electrical grid facilities in New Jersey” from October 2013 until January 2014, the ROIC’s Intelligence & Analysis Threat Unit issued a report warning that the U.S. electrical grid is “inherently vulnerable” to attacks that could wipe out power across large swaths of the country.
  • E-Bomb: The Electronic Weapon That Can Make a Plane “Disappear”

    03/11/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/11/14 | Mac Slavo
    Weapons designers specializing in high-energy physics can now create electromagnetic pulses without going into outer space. One approach involves harnessing the force of a conventional explosion. Others are simply just modifications of radar, which bounces pulses of energy off aircraft in flight, vehicles on the ground, and other objects. Crank up the power and you have an EMP weapon, ready to point at the computers of your favorite enemy.This knowledge has set off a new arms race. Whether fitted into cruise missiles or parked at the side of the road in a van, non-nuclear EMP weapons have the potential to...
  • BREITBART TO CO-HOST 'THE UNINVITED II: THE NATIONAL SECURITY ACTION SUMMIT' DURING CPAC

    03/05/2014 7:44:38 AM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 5 March 14 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Breitbart News Network will be hosting its second annual national security forum during the Conservative Political Action Conference and will expand the event from a single panel to a full day of events with top conservative leaders. Speakers for the event include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, and Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Jim Bridenstine (R-OK).
  • Expert: Iran ships a dry run for later nuclear/EMP attack; humiliate Obam

    02/14/2014 3:51:56 PM PST · by Kartographer · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/14/14 | PAUL BEDARD
    Iran's surprising decision to move warships off the Atlantic coast poses a potential catastrophic threat to America from a nuclear or electromagnetic pulse attack, according to an expert who foresaw Iran's move. Peter Pry, an expert on EMP attacks, said the ships are likely a dry run for a future attack, a maneuver meant to lull Washington into complacency while also embarrassing President Obama and his effort to convince Tehran to give up production of a nuclear bomb in return for a lifting of some economic sanctions. “Yes, patrols by the Iranian Navy off our coasts could pose threat of...
  • Tehran sending ‘message’ as warships approach US

    02/08/2014 5:17:35 PM PST · by arthurus · 149 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/09/2014 | JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
    Iranian naval fleets were on their way across the Atlantic Ocean and headed toward the US, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday. “Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message,” Adm. Afshin Rezayee Haddad of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet was quoted as saying.
  • Iran to Send Satellite to Space

    12/31/2013 9:24:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/14
    The deputy head of Iran's space agency, Hamid Fazeli, said Tuesday that Iran plans to launch a satellite to space in February. According to Press TV, Fazeli said that several final tests are being carried out...
  • Map – Areas Of Probable Power System Collapse: “130 Million Lacking Power For Several Years”

    12/23/2013 8:58:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 89 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 22, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    In just the last twelve months Congressional members and top level administrators at the Department of Homeland Security have warned of threats to the national power grid so serious that should they occur life in America as we have come to know it would change almost instantly. Former DHS head Janet Napolitano, in a letter to her successor, advised that “a massive and serious cyber attack” on the US Homeland is imminent and that a “natural disaster — the likes of which the nation has never seen — is also likely on its way.” This was followed up by a...
  • AMERICAN BLACKOUT- A Real Life Nightmare Nearer Than You Think

    11/05/2013 2:49:26 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 125 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | by R. JAMES WOOLSEY, DR. PETER VINCENT PRY
    Four days before Halloween, on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, terrorists in Mexico's Michoacan state blacked out the electric grid, leaving some 420,000 powerless and thirteen dead. That same Sunday night, National Geographic aired the docudrama American Blackout. This fictionalized account of a cyber attack on the electric grid depicts some of the horrific consequences of a nationwide blackout lasting 10 days.
  • North Korea developing 'electromagnetic pulse weapons'

    11/04/2013 11:34:03 AM PST · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    South Korea's spy agency said Monday that North Korea was using Russian technology to develop electromagnetic pulse weapons aimed at paralysing military electronic equipment south of the border. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a report to parliament that the North had purchased Russian electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weaponry to develop its own versions.
  • Expert: “What People Have Got to Know is That They’re On Their Own, Literally…”

    10/27/2013 4:18:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 146 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/27/13 | Mac Slavo
    Over coming weeks millions of Americans will be tuning in to NatGeo’s new American Blackout film about surviving in a post-power grid collapse environment that lacks electricity, fresh water and the normal flow of commerce. For most it will be nothing more than standard evening entertainment, but what if such an event turns out to be a future American reality? Such a scenario may seem improbable, but just in the last several years we’ve seen it play out time and again all over the world, albeit in situations limited in time and scope. Hurricane Katrina and over 50,000 people stranded...
  • Congresswoman: “100% Chance of a Severe Geo-Magnetic Event Capable of Crippling Our Electric Grid”

    09/03/2013 4:18:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 141 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/3/13 | Mac Slavo
    The fall-out from a grid-down scenario would be absolutely devastating, as noted by a spokesman for the Center for Security Policy who recently responded to the potential for EMP capable weapons being deployed over the United States: And experts forecast if such an attack were a success, it effectively could throw the U.S. back into an age of agriculture. “Within a year of that attack, nine out of 10 Americans would be dead, because we can’t support a population of the present size in urban centers and the like without electricity,” said Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security...
  • Carrington Class: “The World Escaped an EMP Catastrophe”

    08/01/2013 2:57:40 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 16 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | August 1, 2013 | Marc Slaver
    According to researchers at EMPact America, an organization dedicated to studying and preparing for the possibility of large-scale electro magnetic pulse threats that can destroy our modern day electrical infrastructure, the earth came dangerously close to a serious destabilization event. A couple of weeks ago the sun emitted a massive CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) that, had it been earth-directed, would likely have wiped out critical portions of the world’s power grid and sent developed nations back to the stone age within a matter of seconds. ‘The world escaped an EMP catastrophe,’ Henry Cooper, who now heads High Frontier, a group...
  • Former CIA Director Woolsey Warns of Existential Threat to America

    Former Director of Central Intelligence, R. James Woolsey led a panel discussion on the growing and imminent threat a nuclear or natural electromagnetic pulse, EMP, to America's power grid and devastating loss of life that would follow such an attack. President Bill Clinton’s former Director of Central Intelligence, R. James Woolsey, led a panel discussion on Natural EMPthe growing – and perhaps imminent – threat of a natural or nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to the U.S. electric grid and other critical infrastructures that sustain modern civilization and the lives of millions of Americans. The event was sponsored by the newly...
  • Massive solar flare narrowly misses Earth, EMP disaster barely avoided

    07/31/2013 12:02:01 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 170 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/31/13 | PAUL BEDARD
    Two EMP experts told Secrets that the EMP flashed through earth's typical orbit around the sun about two weeks before the planet got there. "The world escaped an EMP catastrophe," said Henry Cooper, who lead strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union under President Reagan, and who now heads High Frontier, a group pushing for missile defense. "There had been a near-miss about two weeks ago, a Carrington-class coronal mass ejection crossed the orbit of the Earth and basically just missed us," said Peter Vincent Pry, who served on the Congressional EMP Threat Commission from 2001-2008. He was referring to...
  • Lawmaker: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Practicing for An EMP Attack on the United States

    11/13/2011 10:13:55 AM PST · by drewh · 72 replies
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | 12 hours ago | By David Pugliese
    The potential for war with Iran is being hotly debated, in light of the new report about that country’s alleged nuclear arsenal. “The regime in Iran poses a significant threat to regional and global peace,” Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told reporters, responding to the release of the International Atomic Energy Agency report. The report, released Wednesday, laid out the most details yet of Iran’s alleged effort to build a nuclear arsenal. But there has been some questioning the sources of that report. And now, some lawmakers in the U.S. are suggesting that Iran might have some ideas on what...
  • Lights out: House plan would protect nation's electricity from solar flare, nuclear bomb

    06/20/2013 7:49:53 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 120 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 17 June 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Amid growing fears of a massive electromagnetic pulse hit from either a solar flare or a terrorist nuclear bomb, House Republicans on Tuesday will unveil a plan to save the nation's electric grid from an attack that could mean lights out for 300 million Americans. Dubbed the Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act, the legislation would push the federal government to install grid-saving devices such as surge protectors to protect against an attack. "It is critical that we protect our major transformers from cascading destruction. The Shield Act encourages industry to develop standards necessary to protect our...
  • The Ultimate North Korean Missile Threat To America: A Nuke Power Grid Attack

    04/15/2013 5:23:37 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 38 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 4/14/2013 | Larry Bell
    It’s way past time for the Obama administration to take North Korean and Iranian nuclear threats seriously. An urgently critical priority must be to counter North Korea’s rapidly-emerging capability to deliver and detonate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) device in the sky over America which could knock out electronic computer circuits and paralyze virtually all activities over a vast region. Last December they successfully demonstrated its capability to launch a small payload into orbit, meaning that may soon be able to target regions in the U.S. and other distant locations. A devastating nuclear EMP device could be small, and North Korea...
  • MAKING FARADAY CAGES

    04/10/2013 6:45:54 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 96 replies
    United States Action ^ | 4/10/13 | Miles Stair
    The reality of protecting all electronic equipment against EMP from a nuclear explosion over our shores is becoming imminent. We now live in perilous times. The information to follow on building "Faraday cages" is timely indeed. A single atmospheric nuclear detonation releases enough electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to equal 100,000 volts per square centimeter on the ground. A single detonation 200 to 400 miles over the center of the continental United States would fry every unprotected computer chip from coast to coast, and from the middle of Canada to the middle of Mexico. And we are now into Solar Cycle 23,...
  • EMP – the unimaginable reality (Red Dawn?)

    04/06/2013 9:06:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 185 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 5, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Exclusive: Joseph Farah warns of 'Red Dawn' scenario becoming real-life catastrophe Have you seen “Red Dawn”? I don’t mean the old movie starring the late Patrick Swayze. It was good. But I’m talking about the more recent version. I hesitated watching it for a long time, mainly because I thought the producers of the movie sold out when they opted to substitute a North Korean invasion of the U.S. for what was originally planned as a more likely Chinese invasion. Supposedly they did so because the Chinese movie market was too lucrative to pass up. But, having seen it recently,...
  • Is the 1950 Korea Mess Relevant to the New Korean Mess?

    04/06/2013 1:19:10 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 20 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 6, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Probably very little, beyond the differences. Source: American in North Korea[/caption] The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops -- many of them battle-hardened veterans of Mao's fights against Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists -- crossed the thirty-eighth parallel to invade South Korea, initially at the Ongjin Peninsula. They met with little resistance as they took Seoul and proceeded largely unimpeded and quickly south, driving the miserably armed and led South Korean (Republic of Korea or ROK) forces before them. Five hundred or so members of the Korea Military Advisory Group (KMAG) were stationed...
  • How North Korea Could Destroy The United States

    04/05/2013 7:10:05 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 398 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 5, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: The administration moves an advanced missile defense system to Guam because it knows a single low-yield nuke detonated at high altitude could send America back in time a hundred years. The announcement Wednesday by the Defense Department that it would soon deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD), a missile defense system inherited from the Bush administration, to Guam underscores the seriousness of the threat from North Korea, whose actions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel rightly said, "present a real and clear danger." This move comes after the Obama administration reversed its previous scuttling of Bush administration...
  • Underestimating North Korea and Iran

    04/05/2013 6:52:31 AM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 17 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 2/28/13 | Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
    The West consistently and unwittingly cooperates with North Korea and Iran by underestimating the advancement, sophistication, and strategic implications of their nuclear weapon and missile programs. Despite North Korea's successful long-range missile test in December 2012, and now its third successful nuclear test on February 12, 2013, the Obama administration and the press keep reassuring the American people that North Korea is not yet a fully fledged nuclear weapons state - that a North Korean nuclear missile threat to the United States is still years in the future. The facts do not support this judgment. North Korea is already a...
  • Underestimating North Korea and Iran

    04/02/2013 5:12:25 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 32 replies
    israelnationalnews.com ^ | 28/02/13 | Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
    Despite North Korea's successful long-range missile test in December 2012, and now its third successful nuclear test on February 12, 2013, the Obama administration and the press keep reassuring the American people that North Korea is not yet a fully fledged nuclear weapons state - that a North Korean nuclear missile threat to the United States is still years in the future. The facts do not support this judgment. North Korea is already a major nuclear threat to the United States--an existential threat. ... The press appears to have forgotten that the U.S. intelligence community, under then Director of Central...
  • U.S. on alert for nuclear blast overhead

    04/01/2013 10:16:00 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 161 replies
    WND ^ | 4/1/13 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – U.S. officials quietly are expressing concern that North Korea could use its “space launch vehicle” to explode a high-altitude nuclear device over the United States, creating an electromagnetic pulse that would destroy major portions of the U.S. electrical grid system as well as the nation’s critical infrastructures. The concern is so great that U.S. officials who watch North Korea closely are continually monitoring the status of the North Korean “space launch vehicle,” whose status could suggest a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States. They are aware of the three-stage missile North Korea launched last December that also...
  • Understanding North Korea and Iran

    02/28/2013 7:42:15 PM PST · by Bobalu · 14 replies
    familysecuritymatters.org ^ | February 26, 2013 | DR. PETER VINCENT PRY
    The West consistently and unwittingly cooperates with North Korea and Iran by underestimating the advancement, sophistication, and strategic implications of their nuclear weapon and missile programs. North Korea, during the successful test of its ICBM on December 12, 2012, orbited a satellite weighing 100 kilograms (about 200 pounds). One design of a Super-EMP warhead would be a modified neutron bomb, more accurately an Enhanced Radiation Warhead (ERW) because it produces not only many neutrons but also many gamma rays. As noted earlier, gamma rays cause the EMP effect. One U.S. ERW warhead (the W-82) deployed in NATO during the Cold...
  • Sledgehammer of cyber warfare? EMP attack

    02/27/2013 1:05:17 PM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | February 26, 2013 | F. Michael Maloof
    Enemies' doctrines include devastating blow as part of 'strategic operations' WASHINGTON – Warnings from U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that enemy nations are carrying out cyber attacks on the U.S. are on the rise. The target? The U.S. electric infrastructure. Even President Obama has pointed out that “our enemies are also seeking the abilities to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions and our air traffic control systems.” But that may not be the worst of it. Those same adversaries – China, Russia, Iran and North Korea – also incorporate in...
  • White House inactive on attack dangers ('The threat is on nobody's radar screen')

    01/08/2013 10:37:30 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | January 7, 2013 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – The United States now is facing two serious national security challenges, but they aren’t expected to be addressed effectively because of the serious budgetary headaches Congress has created, and a virtually deadlocked legislature on just about every issue pending, according to report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. And the White House apparently isn’t paying attention. The first is the growing concern of the impact that an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, event – either natural or manmade – could have on the national grid system, on which the Department of Defense has a 99 percent dependency. The other concern...
  • PRY: North Korea EMP attack could destroy U.S. — now

    12/27/2012 8:03:46 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2012 | Peter Vincent Pry
    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...
  • Speculation Abounds: Did North Korea Launch a New EMP Capable Star Wars Weapon System?

    12/14/2012 4:08:57 AM PST · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/13/12 | Mac Slavo
    In May of 2009 North Korea’s controversial nuclear weapons tests were dismissed by global intelligence agencies as failures due to their low explosive yield. But EMPact America President Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst, had his own assessment. It appears, according to Pry, that while the yield from the nuclear tests was weak with respect to destructive power in terms of the nuclear blast itself, the tests indicated the weapon was “capable of emitting enough gamma rays to disable the electric power grid across most of the lower 48 states.” It’s been referred to as a...
  • Half of America: I'd kill to protect my own

    12/10/2012 10:46:31 AM PST · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Survey reveals stunning attitudes about surviving in catastrophe Editor’s note: This is another in a series of “WND/WENZEL POLLS” conducted exclusively for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company Wenzel Strategies. Nearly half of Americans would expect serious, sustained life-threatening civil unrest within two weeks of a major catastrophe, such as an EMP attack that would destroy electronics, according to a new poll. Another huge percentage say they would expect further deterioration after two weeks, but for many, that development would be irrelevant, because they expect they would be dead by then. The sobering the new poll by...