US Def Sec Mattis to NK “We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country… but”

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Caveat: North Korea is reporting they put an H-bomb atop a long-range ICBM. Experts don’t know if this is true.

North Korea launched it’s sixth test of a nuclear weapon and the first since Trump took office, the North Korean news service reported. The test was a “perfect success” and the final step in attaining a “state nuclear force,” North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee said in a televised announcement Sunday.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis vowed “a massive military response” to any threat from North Korea against the United States or its allies in a statement outside the White House after a meeting with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and top national security advisers Sunday.

“Our commitment among the allies are ironclad,” Mattis said. “Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming.” Mattis called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to “take heed” of the UN Security Council’s unanimous position against the North Korean nuclear program.

“We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so,” Mattis said.

Missile shot over Japan in late August.

North Korea claimed the weapon could fit atop an ICBM. This is after two successful tests of long-range missiles in July and a short-range in August.

South Korea has just launched several multiple ballistic missiles in a combined live-fire exercise targeting North Korea’s nuclear test site.

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.

EMP

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.

President Trump is tweeting which has Adam Schiff concerned

However, Schiff is very concerned about the North Korean test.

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