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North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike, But Can EMP Attacks Harm The United States?

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike, But Can EMP Attacks Harm The United States?

North Korea is threatening a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States, which they are painting as the “aggressors” due to United Nations sanctions. But while many are doubtful North Korea can successfully pull off a targeted nuclear strike on Washington DC, is it possible that North Korea can still harm us?

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, North Korea threatened a preemptive nuclear attack against the United States. South Korea has warned North Korea of bold and decisive retaliation if North Korea follows through on its recent threats to resume the Korean War. Even Dennis Rodman has gotten in on the peace talks, declaring that North Korea’s 28 year old dictator Kim Jong Un only wants a phone call from President Obama in order to avoid a war.

According to Reuters, the North Korea foreign ministry released a statement, which was carried by the country’s official news agency, KCNA:

“Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest.”

Currently, around 200,000 South Korean soldiers and 10,000 US troops are planned to engage in joint exercises until the end of April. North Korea is currently in a state of martial law ready for war. The rogue nation recently sent a monkey into space and back safely, which indicates their long-rang missiles could reach other continents, and they even tested a working nuclear bomb that shook the Earth.

Despite these facts, some experts believe that North Korea does not have a functional missile-based nuclear weapon. They’re assuming that the size of the current functioning nuclear weapons are too large for a missile. Keep in mind that the world also vastly underestimated the military strength of Saddam Hussein before the Gulf War in 1990, and then grandly overestimated the same capabilities before the more recent Iraq War. These experts were not even expecting North Korea to successfully pull off a three stage rocket launch for many years.

But it’s also possible that North Korea is not planning a conventional nuclear mushroom cloud over the White House. In 2004, 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.

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA nuclear weapons analyst, revealed details of a North Korean nuclear EMP 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.”

Such an EMP weapon does not necessarily need a long range missile for delivery. Even a cargo ship could deliver this attack against the United States.

Considering all this, do you fear that North Korea could successfully launch a preemptive nuclear strike, or an EMP attack?

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6 Responses to “North Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike, But Can EMP Attacks Harm The United States?”

  1. Chris Greenhough

    I suspect a North Korean attack (whether nuclear or EMP) on the United States, or even South Korea, is incredibly unlikely.

    The goal of the Pyongyang regime is nothing more than survival, and an attack on the U.S. (or its allies) would be suicidal. The latest threats to emerge from the North are, as ever, designed to bring the United States back to the negotiating table. But a nuclear attack? That would seal the destruction of North Korea, which goes directly against the primary goal of the Kim regime.

    What we risk now is a threats-sanctions-threats cycle continuing ad infinitum: North Korea issues a threat, the UN – led by the U.S. – pushes through more sanctions, North Korea sticks its chest out again with further threats, new sanctions are introduced, and so forth.

    Hence, we have a deadlock, one that China could settle were it not so motivated to maintain the Kim Jong Eun regime.

  2. Robert Miller

    As an america looking at america, drug use legal and illegal, 120 million cases of STD last year integration, the anti male child support system, Gay marriage, the planned destruction of the white race, I kind of hope they would it would bring in the biblical Revelations and prophecy.

  3. Samuel Renovato

    I agree with you, if an attack were upon us, North Korea would have to answer the world. However, jihadists' would do anything to cripple all of the western civilization, even if they do have to pay the world for it, so North Korea could attack because they think it would destroy their enemies or they are not thinking logically, with their emotions and not their smarts. As I said, I agree with you, but nobody should never underestimate their enemy. Tides can change with the blink of an eye, let's just try to keep them open for as long as we can.

  4. Samuel Renovato

    I may be young, but as I said, never underestimate. It is also good to keep informed on current events.