Little Kim Is Threatening An EMP Attack on the U.S.

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Caveat: There is some fear mongering going on, especially from CNN.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “begging for war” as she urged the UN Security Council to adopt the strongest sanctions measures possible to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

Speaking at a Security Council emergency meeting, Haley said North Korea’s sixth nuclear test was a clear sign that “the time for half measures” from the UN had to end.
China is condemning both the U.S. and North Korea for their threats though it is Kim who has nuclear ambitions and is threatening his neighbors and the U.S.

North Korea claimed they tested a Hydrogen bomb

The problem with an H-bomb is it can set off an EMP attack.

North Korea also said its hydrogen bomb was capable of devastating attacks on electrical grids.

“The H-bomb, the explosive power of which is adjustable from tens kiloton to hundreds kiloton, is a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals,” KCNA reported in English.

Electromagnetic pulse is an intense wave of electrical energy generated by the detonation of a nuclear weapon.

For years, Congress has been warned about the EMP threat and though it’s relatively inexpensive fix, they haven’t done anything about it.

Last September North Korea issued this threat: “A preemptive nuclear strike is not something the U.S. has a monopoly on,” a top NK official said. “If we see that the U.S. would do it to us, we would do it first. … We have the technology,” top North Korean official, Lee Yong Pil, said in an exclusive interview with NBC News.

Samantha Powers, then-UN Ambassador, said on NBC News of the fighting words: ‘We need to ramp up the pressure. Because this isn’t just a threat to the United States or the Republic of Korea, this is a threat to mankind.’

We are very susceptible to EMP attacks which North Korea appears to be capable of launching. It would only cost about $7 billion to protect us from the threat but no one will do it. The Shield Act that would strengthen our resources is discussed each year but, remarkably, that’s as far as it goes.

Enhanced Radiation Weapons such as Super-EMP weapons are essentially very low-yield H-Bombs that typically have yields of 1-10 kilotons, just like the North Korean device recently detonated, according to Dr. Peter Pry.  Dr. Pry says the weapon described as an H-bomb looks like a Super EMP warhead.A Super-EMP warhead would be a greater threat to the United States than the most powerful H-Bomb ever built.

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack could blackout the North American electric grid and all the life sustaining critical infrastructures for months or years, according to the Congressional EMP Commission, killing up to 90 percent of the American people through starvation and societal collapse.

Russia has said they have a Super EMP and the design elements were accidentally leaked to North Korea. However, South Korean military intelligence has repeatedly warned the press that Russian scientists are in North Korea helping develop a Super-EMP nuclear weapon.

In July, Dr. Pry warned again of the ‘dark possibility’. Iran is also suspected of preparing for an eventual EMP attack.

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  1. Be very careful, and suspicious of anyone who proposes doomsday scenarios, especially those who have a vested interest in the selling of it.

    This is too similar to a previous nationwide scare, namely Y2K. There were many on the stage that were noted “experts” in the field, wrote books with highly detailed analysis on how this would be a disaster. At the time I warned a few national outlets these people were a scam.

    It is foolhardy to think a country can “effectively” harden any electric grid to counteract the effects the doomsayers project could happen. Some of the suggestions are about as worthless as those by the global warming community. Too often those who make these decisions are incapable of foreseeing any detriment to that decision. One needs to analyze whether or not such an action will do as anticipated but also whether that decision will cause something unintended. When the need arises to contemplate action, and it is fervently studied to determine an action, the same zeal needs to be employed on how it could fail, that is, what circumstances could arise to cause it to fail. Few seem to take this into consideration.

    Oftentimes decisions are suggested by individuals who do not have the operational knowledge to understand how ineffective the implementation would be. As far as I can tell the primary solution is to protect the main Power Pool grid. If so, I would boldly ask, what, are you that damn stupid!. The main “grid”, the Generation and Transmission side, is but a tiny part of a country’s electrical system. The Distribution side is extensive throughout the entire country and even if their entire GDP was spent it couldn’t begin to isolate it from an attack as described.

  2. When Enrico Fermi worked on the Manhattan Project, he not only expected an electromagnetic pulse, but he was so concerned about its effects that he shielded all the equipment during the nuclear test in July of 1945. The science behind the EMP is not new, and it’s not a theory, it is very real.

  3. An EMP event has already occurred in the past. One particular nuclear detonation resulted in some minor damage to Hawaii. It can be an issue and our own military has been working on a method apart from a nuclear detonation.

    Just beware of the Government coming and telling everyone they can spend billions and billions to protect the electric grid. It cannot be done. I spent 25 years in the electric and natural gas industry and am familiar with both the production end and the user end.

    What happens in such a dire event is the drastic surge in electron flow along the wires. This causes fuses to blow and breakers to trip. Depending upon where and how much this occurs it can trip out the Generating plant. We had a case where a fault occurred in a substation that cascaded to the Nuclear Power plant and it tripped out and caused the plant to shut down. This was at a single substation. The premise of isolating the Supervisory Main Control rooms is pointless when events apart from Main Control Center are affected. Furthermore, the Control Centers would be useless if communications between locations are disrupted. Virtually all control systems are via radio frequency. A pulse of the magnitude described would no doubt fry radio receivers and thereby rendering any further communications with that station unusable.

    Another method of ‘hardening’ is the use of grounding and isolating surges. This is not as effective as it would seem because the safety devices cannot be instantaneous but require a split second, and that is all it takes. I learned the hard way with natural gas pipelines. We had a pressure control device that cost around seven thousand dollars. There were a few locations that after every lightning storm the electronics would be fried. Naturally I assumed it was surges from the power lines. For brevity’s sake, the pipelines use methods for cathodic protection that applies a small voltage to the pipe to prevent corrosion. They use “power supplies” as the source and have little lightning protection. So, what I found was power lines would have a surge which went through the power supplies and through the pipelines and into the equipment before it actually found its ground.

    In conclusion, there is much to consider when implementing a policy that may not be effective and have any of these “experts” considered any of this. Even in the industry I worked in there was reluctance to accept what was provable time and again. It took years.

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