Little ‘un threatens America – with total destruction 7

America is under threat from that cruel and pompous gang, led by Kim Jong-un, who rule over the long-suffering North Koreans. And it seems they have the power to obliterate our civilization.

According to this report in the Washington Times, they have developed  a Super-EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) with which to strike the United States:

North Korea is a mortal nuclear threat to the United States— right now.

North Korea has already successfully tested and developed nuclear weapons. It has also already miniaturized nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery and has armed missiles with nuclear warheads. In 2011, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. General Ronald Burgess, testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee that North Korea has weaponized its nuclear devices into warheads for ballistic missiles.

North Korea has labored for years and starved its people so it could develop an intercontinental missile capable of reaching the United States. Why? Because they have a special kind of nuclear weapon that could destroy the United States with a single blow.

Not just incapacitate – which would be extremely bad –  but worse: destroy.

Any nuclear weapon detonated above an altitude of 30 kilometers will generate an electromagnetic pulse that will destroy electronics and could collapse the electric power grid and other critical infrastructures — communications, transportation, banking and finance, food and water — that sustain modern civilization and the lives of 300 million Americans. All could be destroyed by a single nuclear weapon making an EMP attack.

A Super-EMP attack on the United States would cause much more and much deeper damage than a primitive nuclear weapon, and so would increase confidence that the catastrophic consequences will be irreversible. Such an attack would inflict maximum damage and be optimum for realizing a world without America.

Both North Korean nuclear tests look suspiciously like a Super-EMP weapon. A Super-EMP warhead would have a low yield, like the North Korean device, because it is not designed to create a big explosion, but to convert its energy into gamma rays, that generate the EMP effect. Reportedly South Korean military intelligence concluded, independent of the EMP Commission, that Russian scientists are in North Korea helping develop a Super-EMP warhead. In 2012, a military commentator for the People’s Republic of China stated that North Korea has Super-EMP nuclear warheads.

A Super-EMP warhead would not weigh much, and could probably be delivered by North Korea’s ICBM. The missile does not have to be accurate, as the EMP field is so large that detonating anywhere over the United States would have catastrophic consequences. The warhead does not even need a re-entry vehicle, as an EMP attack entails detonating the warhead at high-altitude, above the atmosphere.

So, as of Dec. 12, North Korea’s successful orbit of a satellite demonstrates its ability to make an EMP attack against the United States — right now.

The Congressional EMP Commission estimates that, given the nation’s current unpreparedness, within one year of an EMP attack, two-thirds of the U.S. population — 200 million Americans — would probably perish from starvation, disease and societal collapse.

Thus, North Korea now has an Assured Destruction capability against the United States.

The consequences of this development are so extremely grave that U.S. and global security have, in effect, gone over the “strategic cliff” into free-fall. Where we will land, into what kind of future, is as yet unknown.

Nevertheless, some very bad developments are foreseeable. Iran will certainly be inspired by North Korea’s example to persist in the development of its own nuclear weapon and ICBM programs to pose a mortal threat to the United States. Indeed, North Korea and Iran have been collaborating all along. …

We are fast moving to a place where, for the first time in history, failed little states like North Korea and Iran, that cannot even feed their own people, will have power in their hands to blackmail or destroy the largest and most successful societies on Earth. North Korea and Iran perceive themselves to be at war with the United States, and are desperate, highly unpredictable characters. …

What is to be done?

The president should immediately issue an Executive Order, drafted for the White House earlier by the Congressional EMP Commission, to protect the national electric grid and other critical infrastructures from an EMP attack. The Congress should pass the SHIELD Act (HR 668) now to provide the legal authorities and financial mechanisms for protecting the electric grid from EMP. The Congress should enhance Defense Department programs for National Missile Defense and Department of Homeland Security programs for protecting critical infrastructures.

Better still: how about us doing it to them first? Like now.

Posted under Commentary, Iran, North Korea, United States, War by Jillian Becker on Saturday, February 16, 2013

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This post has 7 comments.

  • liz

    Ironic that no matter how much progress the human race seems to make at civilization, it always cancels itself out by the equal progress of evil and stupidity that accompanies it. History then repeats itself with the same motives and outcomes, with just higher levels of sophistication applied to the weaponry.

  • Frank

    If you see a rabid dog approaching do you wait until it attacks someone before killing it?

  • I don’t see preemptive war improving the position of the United States. But I will grant that, if you are right in your predictions of the worst, in hindsight we all would wish that we had engaged in preemptive war. If you are right about Korean intentions, the only positive scenario for us is that such a launch occur, but fail, preferably due to US defenses.

  • Jack

    Better still: how about us doing it to them first? Like now.

    Yes. That would be the reaction of a sane country. Then again a sane country would have destroyed N. Korea back in the 1950s. Under the rule of modern liberalism there will be NO actions to defend America. The Left does not want to defend America. Further, Leftism is based on a radical philosophic skepticism the effect of which makes Leftists essentially psychotic, i.e. totally detached from reality. They don’t see the threat from Islam and they don’t see the threat from N. Korea. The only threats they see are from religious conservatives and free marketers.

    We are ruled by a combination of deliberate evil and gross stupidity; the most dangerous combination you can have governing the country right now. America is so vulnerable right now it isn’t even funny.

    • Jillian Becker

      I absolutely agree with everything you say here, Jack!

      It couldn’t be put better: ” … a combination of deliberate evil and gross stupidity … ”

      What can we do to wake America up to this reality?

      • Jack

        The great fear is that nothing can be done. That like an alcoholic who must hit rock bottom and be confronted with his own death America must suffer terribly before it will even consider rejecting the current system.

        Think of it this way: you’re a Leftist (modern liberal) living in a big city. You and your wife make a combined 300-400k a year. You have a nice town home and a nice summer rental. You live away from all the black and hispanic crime that you pretend doesn’t exist. You can see all the highbrow art galleries and attend all the parties your liberal friends throw. You can still take your two or three vacations a year to other cultural centers on the earth. You give up half your salaries in taxes but you still have a nice life. For you the welfare/Leftist system works. What are all these Tea Party types and Conservatives complaining about? Crazy Right Wingers. Plus, you know more than a few Muslims that don’t wage Jihad so opposing Islam must be an expression of racist hate.

        You see. They have no need to change or to even question their premises. Why? To them the system works. There is no need to swallow the Red Pill. I would argue that there is something similar but less deluded going on with mainstream Conservatives also.

        But until we can get a tipping point or a critical mass of people who swallow the Red Pill, there will be no significant change. What’s even worse is that the Left controls the educational system and they are spending BILLIONS spreading the propaganda that it is free markets and capitalism that have brought us our problems. And of course they demonize white, heterosexual non-Leftist (mostly men) in the process. They are in the process of starting a class war and a race war. And now they want to take our guns!!

        The Left has the system in their hip pocket. The only thing we can do is argue for the better pro-liberty ideas in whatever forum we can. But do we have enough time? That I don’t know but I don’t think we do.

        • Jillian Becker

          I think your analysis is right. The picture you paint of the happy liberals’ lives is photographically accurate.

          Strong voices raised on our side of the argument would encourage some hope. Do we see a new star on the horizon in the person of Ted Cruz?