Skip to comments.North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game
Posted on 09/03/2017 8:16:42 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game
BY ANTHONY FUREY, POSTMEDIA NETWORK
The news Sunday morning that North Korea had launched what appeared to be its sixth nuclear test and most powerful one to date is troubling enough.
But a statement from the rogue regime took things to a whole new level. The North said it had tested an H-bomb that was a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.
This is the first time it has publicly mentioned its interest and ability in an EMP attack, a devastating weapon that could have catastrophic consequences for North America, the West and their closer neighbours.
An EMP attack, as I detail in my new book Pulse Attack, is a nuclear detonation that occurs in the atmosphere and creates a waveform that can take down the electrical grid below.
In the worst case scenario, this wouldnt just shut off the power for minutes or hours, but weeks or even months, due to serious damage to transformer stations and other integral elements of our power infrastructure.
This wouldnt just mean we couldnt turn on our laptops and televisions; it would shut down our telecommunications, transportation, water systems, our ability to get food to cities and much more.
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We’re stuck with nuclear NorKs. Thx Clinton, Bush 43 & Obama.
Next up: Iran
Every 24 hours we wait to take this guy out, is 24 hours closer to a devastating attack on the United States or one of our allies.
To hear that threat and not take action, would be very problematic IMO.
In before the “they don’t have an EMP weapon” crowd. Any nuke is a potential EMP weapon.
Both solidly backed by the Russians and ChiComs.
Suicide is what fat boi seems to want.
I don’t think we are.
There’s time to take him and his nuclear program out, his missiles too.
If we wait now, we will be. And if so, Trump will bear part of the burden for allowing Kim to have them.
I agree. I’m starting to see ‘moving Red Lines’.
I hope it’s just an illusion.
We are reaching a point where Kim will do something very much ‘in your American faces’, where his aggression and culpability can no longer be in doubt. If that’s what Trump is waiting for, that makes for a very dangerous waiting game.
In before the they dont have an EMP weapon crowd. Any nuke is a potential EMP weapon.
You are correct.
In an earlier age, this kind of threatening would be dealt with swiftly and very harshly.
We’ve come a long way, I guess.
don’t anybody tell the NORKS about Corbomite.
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I’m not seein it. How?
We have his latest test causing a magnitude 6.3 disturbance.
Then this morning we have him threatening an EMP attack.
IMO, that’s all we need.
We are under no mandate to allow our nation or allies to be seriously attacked before responding.
If China or Russia don’t like it, we’ll have to deal with them sooner or later anyway.
Time to man up.
Kim is moving very fast, on his developments.
(with help, it would seem. From why, don’t exactly know)
But he is very rapidly reaching the “America must act” point.
It seems to this poster.
China is really rattling the sabres with its attack dog (the one it is providing all these warheads and missiles).
They aren’t fooling anyone. “Plausible deniability” may get you over in diplomatic cocktail parties, but not when bodies are getting stacked. Remember how attitudes changed after 9-11? That would be nothing.
What is good for the goose, is good for the gander - many more would die from a similar EMP over the Chinese industrial heartland. Rural villagers would have a higher survival rate, but fewer technical skills for the long term aftermath.
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