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North Korea Prepping EMP Catastrophe Aimed At U.S. Homefront

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While the international community and news media focus on North Korean missile tests and the country’s nuclear program, one expert warned on Sunday that North Korea may be secretly assembling the capability to take out significant parts of the U.S. homeland via an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and is the chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission.

Speaking on this reporter’s talk radio program, Pry pointed to two North Korean satellites that are currently orbiting the U.S. at trajectories he says are optimized for a surprised EMP attack. “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” is broadcast on terrestrial radio on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and NewsTalk 990 AM in Philadelphia and online.

Click below to listen to the entire interview:

 

Pry was referring to the KMS 3-2 and KMS-4 earth observation satellites launched by North Korea in April 2012 and February 2016 respectively.

He warned: “They are positioning themselves as sort of a nuclear missile age, cyberage version of the battleship diplomacy in my view. So that they can always have one of them (satellites) very close to being over the United States or over the United States.

“Then if a crisis comes up and if we decide to attack North Korea, Kim Jong Un can threaten our president and say, ‘Well, don’t do that because we are going to burn your whole country down.’ Which is basically what he said. I mean, he has made threats about turning the United States into ashes and he connected the satellite program to this in public statements to deter us from attacking.”

“If you wanted to win a New Korean war,” added Pry, “one of the things you would certainly consider doing is taking out the United States homeland itself.”

Pry surmised the North Koreans may be taking the idea from a Soviet plan during the Cold War to attack the U.S. with an EMP as part of a larger surprise assault aimed at crippling the U.S. military.

“During the Cold War, the Russians had a secret weapon they called a fractional orbital bombardment system,” he explained. “And the idea was to do a surprise EMP attack against the United States by disguising a warhead as a satellite. Because a satellite trajectory is different from an ICBM trajectory that is aiming to go into a city. You know, for accuracy on an ICBM you launch it on a lower energy, 45-degree angle that follows a classic ballistic trajectory. Like a rifle. To land your missile on a city.”

Pry continued of the original Russian plan:

But if you put a satellite in orbit it follows a different trajectory. It doesn’t have accuracy but it puts the satellite up there so that it stays in permanent orbit so it looks different in terms of the trajectory. And guys watching their radar screens tend not to get alarmed when they see a missile being launched on that satellite trajectory. Because they assume it is for peaceful purposes. …

So, the idea was to put a nuclear weapon on a satellite. Launch it on a satellite trajectory toward the south so it is also flying away from the United States. Orbit it over the South Pole and come up on the other side of the earth so that it approaches us from the south.

Because we didn’t during the Cold War and even today we still don’t have ballistic missile early radar warnings looking south. We don’t have any national missile defenses to the south. We are blind and defenseless to the south. We can’t see anything coming from that direction. Then when this gets over the United States you light it off so that it does an EMP attack.

Pry stated that in the Soviet plan, “They were mainly interested in paralyzing our strategic forces, our strategic command and control and communications so that we couldn’t talk to our forces. Maybe take out some of the forces themselves. And that would give them time to then launch their mass attack across the North Pole to blow up our ICBMs. So, kill them once with the EMP. Kill them twice by blasting our bases by using their long-range missiles. That was the Russian plan. But the cutting edge of the plan was this surprise EMP attack.”

North Korea, by contrast, “doesn’t have enough missiles or sophisticated missiles to blow up our missile bases and bomber bases. What they seem to be doing with the satellites is the EMP part of the Soviet plan.”

“I think what they are mainly going for is the unhardened electric grid,” Pry surmised. “Transportation, communications, all of the other civilian critical infrastructure that we depend upon to keep our population alive.”

Pry spotlighted recent North Korean nuclear and missile tests minimized by the news media for reported failures. When viewed through the lens of potential preparations for an EMP attack, Pry warned, the tests were actually successes.

Pry wrote about some of those tests in a Newsmax piece last week:

I am looking at an unclassified U.S. Government chart that shows a 10-kiloton warhead (the power of the Hiroshima A-Bomb) detonated at an altitude of 70 kilometers will generate an EMP field inflicting upset and damage on unprotected electronics. …

On April 30, South Korean officials told The Korea Times and YTN TV that North Korea’s test of a medium-range missile on April 29 was not a failure, as widely reported in the world press, because it was deliberately detonated at 72 kilometers altitude. 72 kilometers is the optimum burst height for a 10-Kt warhead making an EMP attack. …

According to South Korean officials, “It’s believed the explosion was a test to develop a nuclear weapon different from existing ones.” Japan’s Tetsuro Kosaka writes in Nikkei, “Pyongyang could be saying, ‘We could launch an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack if things get really ugly.’”

“The April 29 missile launch looks suspiciously like practice for an EMP attack,” Pry wrote. “The missile was fired on a lofted trajectory, to maximize, not range, but climbing to high-altitude as quickly as possible, where it was successfully fused and detonated — testing everything but an actual nuclear warhead.”

This weekend, an editorial published in the North Korean state-run media agency KNCA threatened the White House would be “reduced to ashes.”

The same news agency warned last week that “any military provocation against the DPRK will precisely mean a total war which will lead to the final doom of the US.” DPRK stands for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea.

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18 Comments on "North Korea Prepping EMP Catastrophe Aimed At U.S. Homefront"

  1. Davy on Tue, 9th May 2017 7:17 am 

    Some of you love the idea of an EMP attack on the US but you fail to connect the dots. The failure of either China and or the US is also your doom. A destroyed US will unleash demons on the rest of the earth. There is too much going on in the US to let it fail catastrophically. An EMP near Korea and its effects on Asia are catastrophic. NK need only threaten to do this which would be hard for anyone to stop. They could easily detonate an EMP devise above their country and ruin Asia as we know it and that would end globalism which would end the rest of us. This NK business is serious beyond what many think. Just a small war in this area and the disruption to commerce is huge and possibly something globalism can’t recover from. This is much more than killing a carrier of destroying Seoul with a corresponding leveling of NK. This is about modern civilization continuity or end. The status quo here cannot change much except in catastrophe.

  2. Revi on Tue, 9th May 2017 7:36 am 

    Well, this doesn’t sound like fun at all….

  3. Dredd on Tue, 9th May 2017 7:51 am 

    Not so bright bart (The Shapeshifters of Bullshitistan – 6).

  4. Sissyfuss on Tue, 9th May 2017 10:25 am 

    This is right out of the weapons of mass destruction Iraq playbook. Normally a Rightbart “article” like this would give Cheney a massive woody but these days he can only raise a splinter.

  5. Anonymouse on Tue, 9th May 2017 12:16 pm 

    lol, who is posting this garbage here? Plantatrad, Boatietard, or did you submit this piece of crapola yourself exceptionalist?

  6. Davy on Tue, 9th May 2017 12:58 pm 

    Why can’t you say anything any mouse. I realize you don’t have much to say besides your copy and paste millennial Canadian anti-American crap. Not much depth to that. Cheap shots don’t impress me. Saying something with depth does. On very rare occasions you utter something that is worthy of a look. Most of the time you talk like a juvenile with hollow unoriginal bluster.

  7. Hubert on Tue, 9th May 2017 3:57 pm 

    These stupid idiots running Amerika are playing with fire. They are going to get burned.

  8. _______________________________________ on Tue, 9th May 2017 4:43 pm 

    Every day i wake up i hope the grid is fried. I would have a blast. Also would be very entertained watching your fellow homo demonicans kill each other.

  9. Hello on Wed, 10th May 2017 7:30 am 

    Wondering if this EMP stuff is actually possible. Or is this tales and fantasy only?

    Either way. It could be fun, if you’r not stuck in an elevator at that time.

  10. george on Wed, 10th May 2017 3:50 pm 

    Put your balls into a Faraday cage .

  11. makati1 on Thu, 11th May 2017 2:34 am 

    The threat is real. Not only from N.Korea, but China and Russia also. And, yes, it is very real, Hello. It is the likely first strike against the U$ in an attack. How better to cripple your over teched opponent than taking out his ability to function? Imagine if ALL electronics including the electric grid went down and never came back on? No radio, TV, internet, cell phones, lights, heat, A/C, water, ATMs, traffic controls, cars, trucks, planes, and most military/security functions. From 2017 to the 1800s instantaneously. Bring it on!

  12. Cloggie on Thu, 11th May 2017 3:35 am 

    Every day i wake up i hope the grid is fried. I would have a blast. Also would be very entertained watching your fellow homo demonicans kill each other.

    You have serious issues, lad.

    Perhaps your nick represents your heart beat on a hospital monitor screen in the foreseeable future?

  13. Davy on Thu, 11th May 2017 5:12 am 

    “The threat is real. Not only from N.Korea, but China and Russia also. And, yes, it is very real, Hello. It is the likely first strike against the U$ in an attack….. Bring it on!”

    Actually, makati, you are very much in danger of a NK war. Asia will shut down if the wrong kind of events unfold. That will shut your Manila down too. You will feel the effects dramatically and before us here in the west. It will take a few weeks for the systematic risks to unfold here. Yet, you are crowing and wagging your tail like it will pass right by you. A sick person says bring it on.

  14. makati1 on Thu, 11th May 2017 5:40 am 

    Davy, the Ps is NOT the target of Russia and China. The deranged, rabid U$ is their target. The nukes are targeted on U$ cities, not Manila. Yes, the whole world will have some radiation fallout, but not as much as the Western target areas. I am still in a much safer place than you are. The Ps is moving towards military arrangements with China and Russia and away from the dying U$. A very good thing. You have NO idea what Asia really is like. None.

  15. Davy on Thu, 11th May 2017 6:03 am 

    Makati, go back to my comment and reread it. You had your glasses off or they were rose colored ones. I was talking about a NK conflict is a direct danger to your Asia. This can shut Asia down commercially. This will stop your 20MIL crowded Manila in its tracks. You do realize cities that big rely on global trade of they die. You will quickly have food and fuel issues. Unemployed will be in the streets pissed off making your drug war look like a carnival. It is even possible NK could unleash an EMP over Asia to disrupt any attack on it. Why would NK care because they are already a primitive culture and Kim a crazy man. You live in a dream world. China, Russia, and the US in a NUK war is possible but more likely we could see a show down with NK. This is what you should be worrying about now not your sick fantasy of global NUK war.

  16. Newfie on Thu, 11th May 2017 6:37 pm 

    The Philippines is a ticking time bomb. Millions of people are living in slums on a few dollars a day. Any economic disruption will push those people into dire straights. If they can’t get enough food they will riot and climb those highrise apartments in Makati and loot them and any white foreign devil who gets in their way will wind up splattered on the concrete sidewalk below.

  17. makati1 on Thu, 11th May 2017 7:27 pm 

    Newfie, look at your own neighborhood. What will happen WHEN (not IF) the food stamps stop in America? 47,000,000 starving Americans, including the millions of children already homeless will be too obvious to ignore. The $70,000,000,000.+ drug problem in America is killing families by the thousands already. Wait until it gets even worse. Those 12,000+ gangs are already taking over the big cities and recruiting into their 3,000,000 plus member organization.

    Americans like to think others are worse off, but they refuse to look in that mirror at their own country. $2 will buy 3 good meals here with change left over. If you can build your house with bamboo and banana leaves and live for free, why not? Necessities do NOT include electric or techie gadgets. Necessities are food, and shelter.

    Brainwashed Americans have NO idea what the rest of the world is really like or how much they are hated by the other 7 billion of us. Payback is coming to Americans for their plundering and killing innocents all over the world. It will be devastating to most Americans in denial. You already live in the 3rd world and will not admit it. LMAO

  18. makati1 on Thu, 11th May 2017 8:12 pm 

    “The Heroin Business Is Booming in America”

    “Cartels have begun lacing heroin with synthetic opioids including fentanyl, making a dose more addictive and cheaper to produce. Overdose reversal shots are helping addicts survive, often to use again, giving dealers a steady supply of repeat customers. With persistent demand and increasingly wide profit margins, 2017 is shaping up as the most profitable year ever for the U.S. heroin trade.”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-05-11/the-heroin-business-is-booming-in-america
    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/baltimore-has-become-a-rotting-decaying-war-zone-as-a-raging-opioid-epidemic-eats-away-at-the-city-like-cancer
    http://stockboardasset.com/insights-and-research/touring-baltimores-dangerous-neighborhoods-city-descends-crisis/
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-09/chicago-gangs-use-armor-piercing-rifles-police-ambush

    America, the leading 3rd world country.

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