Skip to comments.Former CIA Chief Warns of N. Korea’s Other Nuclear Weapon (orbiting EMP device)
Posted on 10/01/2017 6:57:53 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Former CIA Chief Warns of N. Koreas Other Nuclear Weapon
September 16, 2017 9:19 PM Jenny Lee
A: Probably not fully yet. But it doesnt matter because they dont need an intercontinental ballistic missile in order to attack directly the United States. They can do so with a satellite launch and [they] have nuclear weapons contained in the satellite that continues to circle the Earth a couple of times a day. ... So it does not take an intercontinental ballistic missile to reach the United States. You can do it fine with a weapon on a satellite.
Q: You seem to be describing a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Could you describe how it works, and do you think the North Koreans currently have the capacity to carry out such an attack?
A: I think its likely that they do. The destructive mechanism would be, it would not go directly against people, but would destroy the electric grid. It uses a detonation up above the Earth. It would not be targeted at a specific location, a specific building or an ICBM silo or something. It would knock out the grid generally. That means there would be no food, no water, no telecommunications and no hospitals. It would be a hideous situation. So that could be even more devastating than a nuclear attack that was targeted on individual locations.
But having an ICBM that can be targeted on individual locations would give them more flexibility, and so I am sure they would like to have it. They are working on it, but in the meantime, in their hip pocket, I would say its hard to avoid the conclusion that they could use a nuclear detonation on a satellite in orbit to create the electromagnetic pulse.
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Our Strategic nuclear weapons are EMP hardened. They will be toast if they do anything like this.
It’s time go get rid of Rocket Man.
FReeper txhurl warns NORKS about Rods from the Gods about to take those sats AND fatboi out.
They so want Trump to make the first move so that they can remove him from office.
Could be this is one of the matters the X-37 was looking into..?
If a preemptive attack turns out to be successful, they will do their best to give credits to McMaster rather than Trump, but if the ensuing aftermath gets messy, somehow they will change their mind and pin the blame on Trump again.
Why yes it was :)
Plus our upgraded lasers. Hard to fire missiles when you’re ... well, on FIRE. Cuz you inFURYiated some superpower.
Just a wild guess, but they probably already eliminated the threat and why fat boy has been throwing a fit.
Woolsey isn’t very bright, is he. In his mind ‘knocking out the grid = no hospitals? There’s a difference between no grid and no electricity.
We have threads on the X-37 landing. It wasn’t up there sampling pollen.
No, but they didn’t broadcast missions details so speculation is left. I would guess if a threat existed from orbit it has likely been compromised.
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