Skip to comments.Frank Gaffney: North Korea Could Take Out Entire U.S. Electrical Power Grid
Posted on 07/05/2017 11:22:00 AM PDT by Rockitz
On Wednesdays Breitbart News Daily, Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow to discuss dictator Kim Jong-uns unwelcome contribution to this years Fourth of July fireworks: the test launch of what may be North Koreas first true intercontinental ballistic missile.
Its unprecedented in the sense that its performed the feat of demonstrating the capacity to deliver a payload over longer range than ever before, Gaffney said. This missile flew for about 40 minutes. In this particular case, they chose to fly it almost directly straight up, and then pretty much straight back down.
It went to about 2100 kilometers, were told, perhaps somewhat longer. The length of time and the amount of distance covered suggest that if the trajectory were flatter, it would reach intercontinental ranges, at least to Alaska and perhaps beyond in the continental United States.
In any event, what it really indicates is that this is a regime that intends to continue to refine, and perfect, and expand the capacity to threaten the United States, which is bad enough even without this long-range missile, he continued.
As weve discussed before, one of the things that worries me the most about the North Koreans is they have been beavering away at, it appears, a technique called electromagnetic pulse attacks.
Gaffney explained that such attacks do not require precision targeting, miniaturized nuclear warheads, or reentry shielding, which seem to be areas where North Korean technology remains lacking. Instead, an EMP attack could be carried out with a single nuclear weapon, perhaps not even a very sophisticated one detonated in orbit somewhere over North America.
They could conceivably take down the electric grid of the United States, and with it our country, he warned. Thats the worrying threat to me ..."
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The trouble here is if we hit North Korea, then they unleash their 2 million man army on the border to invade Soul which is 35 miles for the border.
The only way we stop the invasion is with nukes or a neutron bombs (High radiation small explosion bomb). China does not want us dropping nukes or neutron bombs that close to them. Thus, it could lead to a bigger war with China.
Waiting will not make anything better unless it is intelligence gathering.
And I have no doubt we’d win such a war provided the Chinese don’t wade in with troops. But the cost in American and South Korean lives would be huge. Just my opinion.
So what, once the missile is on the screen, a couple of US subs burp, and NK is the new Gulf of Korea, Kim and his gang drown in their underground tunnels.
What utter bullshit.
Unfortunately that's probably "Order them from China"
My impression is that taking out the entire US power grid with EMP attacks is not as easy as some doom-and-gloomers make it out to be.
Oh Noes, this is hugh and series.
My impression, too; but I don’t think that we’ve paid enough attention to a possible repeat ‘Carrington Event’. I’ve read repeatedly that it wouldn’t be terribly expensive to prepare for, but that it just hasn’t seemed to be much of a priority to the TPTB.
They’d have to send more than one. The Texas grid is totally separate.
Un has made it so we have to take a preemptive kill shot at him and the rest of NorKo leadership.
The U.S. isn't going to just sit by and let this simply happen.
No, rest assured that within minutes, our counter attack would knock out NOKO's coal oil grid.
“So what, once the missile is on the screen, a couple of US subs burp, and NK is the new Gulf of Korea, Kim and his gang drown in their underground tunnels.”
And Seoul glows like Chernobyl from the fallout.
>> The Texas grid is totally separate <<
Not necessarily a factor. The Texas transformers can be burned out by an EMP simultaneously with the non-Texas transformers.
Agreed...A CME from the sun would take out some transformers, a EMP would take out circuits, but not transformers.....fear porn.
Ah, but the union slush funds took priority, those 'shovel-ready jobs weren't so shovel-ready after all', and there was nothing left in the till to do so. Isn't it great how deep and stinky the so-called Swamp is?
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