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
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
It’s been referred to as a
“Super-EMP,” or electro-magnetic pulse weapon, something that foreign
powers and rogue states have been working on developing for years as a low-cost, low-inventory
counter strategy to America’s massive nuclear weapons stockpiles.
Some analysts now believe that North Korea may have
not only built such a weapon, but this week they may have very well tested a
delivery device that would make it possible for them to launch a pre-emptive strike
against the United States. Such an attack could destroy
electronic components in everything from cell phones and cars to water utility plants
and gas stations from coast-to-coast within seconds, throwing the
country’s infrastructure back to the 1800′s.
Analysts in the West aren’t really sure what
exactly North Korea has launched into space. There are mixed
some suggesting the satellite hovering 300 miles above earth is working
properly, while in the US it was widely believed that the satellite was
hurtling out of control.
No sooner had major American television networks
spread the word from their official sources that the satellite was “out
of control” than South Korea’s defense ministry came out with just
the opposite view.
Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok,
briefing South Korean reporters, told them that, “for the time
being,” the satellite is “working normally.”
What we do know, is that we don’t know
anything about what exactly it is that’s hovering up there, leaving
some to speculate it could be a first generation test of a Super-EMP weapon
that could be launched at the U.S. directly from space:
North Korea is not assessed to be able to
miniaturize a nuclear weapon to fit on a long-range rocket – at least
not yet – even though it has an active nuclear weapons development
The concern over North Korea’s potential to
develop the capability to launch an EMP attack is due to the country’s
instability and isolation and the defiance it has shown – even to close
friends China and Russia. Beijing and Moscow have been unable to influence
the behavior of North Korea’s leaders.
While the North Koreans said that the launch was to
put a satellite into orbit, Western experts agree that the same technological
know-how provides the capability to send a warhead as far as the United
With the knowledge of orbiting capability, experts
say, such a power projection could could
give North Korea the ability to reach even beyond California. An orbiting warhead
could be placed anywhere and released on command to de-orbit and hit any
location within the U.S.
Or, North Korea could explode an orbiting warhead in
the atmosphere some 150 miles above a target, creating an electromagnetic
pulse that could knock out the highly vulnerable grid system of the U.S.
Experts agree that such an EMP exploding high above
Kansas, for example, would knock out a majority of America’s national
This scenario, which isn’t too far-fetched
given the latest technical demonstration, recently was depicted in the
popular movie “Red Dawn,” in which the North Koreans use an EMP
to knock out the U.S. electrical grid system in the Northwest.
While it is unlikely that the North Koreans would
deploy such a weapon over the United States, because doing so would mean an
almost immediate nuclear retaliation from EMP-hardened assets within the US
military and the subsequent destruction of pretty much their entire country,
anything is possible.
The North Koreans have just tested a combination of
a three-stage ballistic missile capable of hitting the western United States,
while also likely experimenting with Star Wars weapons systems that are able
to strike from space within minutes once a launch is ordered.
It would only take one unstable dictator to change
the course of the planet forever, and given how little we know about Kim Jong
Un (we’re not even sure how old he is), there is always a possibility
of such an outlier becoming reality.
It has been suggested that a major war in some form
or fashion, be it limited in scope or all out thermo-nuclear warfare, could be a
real possibility in the
next decade. Given the destabilization of the middle east, the fight over
global resources, the inherent disagreements that exist between east and west,
and a globalist agenda that is bent on centralizing power into a single world
government, could it be a plausible scenario that China and Russia nudge
North Korea’s young leader into starting the next World War by
deploying an EMP or nuclear weapon from space?
Of course, Kim Jong Un was just elected by millions
of Time magazine readers as 2012′s
Person of the Year, and such
a man would never consider starting a global war.
Then again, this guy was bestowed a similar honor in