Commentary | Our nation is facing a serious and deadly threat that could lead to the death of 200 million Americans from starvation within one year and we are absolutely unprepared for it. Our government is well aware that North Korea already possesses a deliverable super EMP weapon (Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon), yet the only thing the average American knows about Korea is PSY, K Pop and the awesome billion viewer success of Gangnam Style on YouTube. Well folks, the threat is real, we are totally defenseless, and Gangnam style wont save us.
The idea of an all out, melt their faces and turn their nation to a glass parking lot nuclear war is old fashioned and totally unnecessary. It costs trillions of dollars to build and maintain a nuclear arsenal similar to the ones the USA and the now defunct Soviet Union created and maintained during the Cold War. Instead, one or two warheads launched from a well disguised cargo ship or submarine sitting off the coast of the United States could easily and instantly return America to the dark ages.
Why cover the planet with death dealing radiation that may end up killing your own people and run the risk of an all out nuclear Armageddon, when one electromagnetic pulse weapon could do a much better job. According to the Washington Times, an EMP attack would result in a nation similar to the one our ancestors found when they landed at Plymouth Rock:
“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.”
This is not science fiction nor is it the result of the over active imaginations of war mongering Conservatives hoping to increase defense spending. Our Government has hidden the truth about this threat from the American people for years. The means by which the United States Congress finally found about the extent of the North Korean EMP program should outrage and frighten the hell out of you.
In 2004, during the heyday of detente, a high level delegation of Russian Generals told the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Commission that secrets had leaked to North Korea for a decisive new nuclear weapon — a Super-EMP warhead. Let me repeat that, our former enemies came to us and told us that North Korea possessed the technology to basically destroy the United States with one bomb that we have no way of stopping.
During the last decade, the US government monitored North Korean missile tests that indicated North Korea was testing an EMP delivery system. If you doubt the North Koreans are a threat to America, just remember this: They have starved their own people literally to death for the last 50 years to fund and build a nuclear arsenal and the delivery system. A nuclear weapon that can be delivered anywhere on the planet is the main goal of the government of North Korea. They have enslaved millions to achieve that goal.
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst and president of EMPact America, a citizens lobbying group, revealed details of a North Korean test conducted in 2009:
“North Korea’s last round of tests, conducted in May 2009, appear to have included a “super-EMP” weapon, capable of emitting enough gamma rays to disable the electric power grid across most of the lower 48 states.”
Since then, the North Koreans have successfully tested advanced ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the United States mainland. They launched several high altitude spy satellites a full year ahead of CIA predictions; clearly indicating the government of the United States does not have an up to date understanding of military capabilities of the North Koreans.
North Korea has nothing to lose and everything to gain in this insane venture. The country is a wasteland, it’s government the most tyrannical on earth and the people are treated like animals. All they have is the ability to create serious havoc on the planet earth and the country is run by a third generation man child of 29, who must prove his credentials to the all powerful Generals who control the country. What better way to show the world how tough he is than to destroy America, the Great Satan.
There is also the nuclear threat of Iran and the plethora of terrorist proxies that are funded by the mad Mullahs, who would be all to happy to bomb America into the stone age and kill as many of us as possible. The threat is real and it is high time the Obama Administration tells the truth to the American people.
Before the United States spends one more red cent in Libya or Afghanistan or running guns to the Syrian rebels, the time has come for our government to dedicate itself to hardening the nation’s vital and vulnerable systems against EMP attacks. It will be expensive and it will require sacrifices from all of us, but what good will it do for the United States to continue to spend trillions invading harmless foreign nations or raising entitlements to the sky if we are all dead?
Our leaders know the threat and it is simply unconscionable to delay protecting the American people from EMP attacks for another second. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, spelled the clear steps that must be taken to preserve our nation:
“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.”
“The administration and the Congress owe the American people security from an EMP Apocalypse.”