Monday, March 30, 2009

North Korea's Missile Launch Could Be Plans for an EMP

On NewsMax, there is an incredible story, Newt Gingrich: A Single Nuke Could Destroy America, that discusses the seriousness of North Korea’s plan missile launch. The same launch that Gates stated on Fox News Sunday that they would not do anything about.

North Korea’s missile launch is serious, because if they can develop technology to put a satellite in orbit, then they can launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). This would give the ability to hit the U.S. mainland. North Korea seems quite unstable compared to the U.S.S.R. and less likely to negotiate as well. I really cannot see Kim Jong-il sitting with Obama at Reykjavik, Iceland and chatting by the fire.

The story from NewsMax discusses another terrifying possibility. It is not a coincidence that Iran supposedly launched a satellite recently and that North Korea is now. They did get their nuclear technology from the same network.

Remember the Khan network from Pakistan that was giving nuclear technology to Iran, Syria, North Korea, Libya, and Iraq. The same network that would not have been revealed, if not for the invasion of Iraq and the uncovering the documents linking them all together.

It is not a coincidence that Venezuela, Russia, Iran, and North Korea have been posturing together or doing so many similar things. This missile launch by North Korea is just a link in a long string of events that shows our enemies are gathering and positioning themselves.

Consider Russia using air bases in Cuba and Venezuela. Look at Iran launching a satellite and working with Russia on nuclear weapons. Then, there is Russia trying to become part of OPEC. Venezuela marching toward Fascism and supporting Socialist regimes is South America. This goes on and on.

Gingrich mentions that North Korea’s missile launch reminds us about threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) pulse. Iran has the ability to long range-nuclear-tipped from their ships. Iran could use ICBMs. Soon, North Korea will have the same ability with their ICBMs.

An EMP would fry anything that would have electronics, such as cars, computers, electrical grids, phone systems, etc…It would make all of the inoperable. Our ability to do anything would be impossible. The government claims that governmental and military facilities are prepared, but civilian facilities and equipment are not. In an instant, we would be plunged into the Dark Ages without an immediate solution.

The real threat is not nuclear fallout in a major city. This is not to downplay a direct hit on New York or Los Angeles, but an EMP over the Midwest would wipe out the entire regions ability to do anything. The real threat is an EMP pulse. By destroying our electronic technology, an EMP impacts an entire region and not just one city and has a longer affect than a direct hit by a nuclear weapon.

The one main way we can defend ourselves is with a missile defense system. The same one that Obama wants to cut funding to and not deploy to Europe. Gingrich makes valid points on why are we spending trillions in stimulus but not defending our nation.

I remember after 911 everyone screamed that no one connected the dots before the attacks. Well…here we go again. The dots are blinking red and our naive President is cutting defense spending and military projects. Obama is willing to sit and talk with our enemies while they scheme and put their plans in place.

All you have to do is look back to Pearl Harbor and see how our enemies use diplomacy as a weapon against the U.S. The Japanese were in talks with the U.S. just prior to the attacks. They used the talks to stall the U.S. and try to get diplomatic concessions prior to their planned attack.

Our enemies want to destroy us to create their new world order, as in the 1940s. An EMP is just one way they can attempt to accomplish their goals and North Korea and Iran are on the doorstep to have that capability.

Here is the story from NewsMax:

There is a sword of Damocles over our heads. It is a threat that is real but has been all but ignored.

On February 3rd, Iran launched a “communications satellite” into orbit. At this very moment, North Korea is threatening to do the same. The ability to launch an alleged communications satellite belies a far more frightening truth. A rocket that can carry a satellite into orbit can also drop a nuclear warhead over any location on the planet in less than forty-five minutes.

Far too many timid or uninformed sources maintain that a single launch of a missile poses no true threat to the United States given our retaliatory power. A reality check is in order and must be discussed in response to such an absurd claim:

One small nuclear weapon, delivered by an ICBM can, in fact, destroy the United States by maximizing the effect of the resultant electromagnetic pulse upon detonation.

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a by-product of detonating an atomic bomb above the Earth’s atmosphere. When a nuclear weapon is detonated in space, the gamma rays emitted trigger a massive electrical disturbance in the upper atmosphere. Moving at the speed of light, this overload will short out all electrical equipment, power grids and delicate electronics on the earth’s surface. In fact, it would take only one to three weapons exploding above the continental United States to wipe out our entire grid and transportation network. It might take years to recover from, if ever.

This is not science fiction. If you doubt this, spend a short amount of time skimming the Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack from April 2008. You will come away sobered.
Even as the new Administration plans to spend trillions on economic bail outs, it has announced plans to reduce funding and downgrade efforts for missile defense.

Furthermore, the reluctance by the United States to invest in a modern and credible traditional nuclear deterrent is a serious concern. What good will a bailout be if there is no longer a nation to bail out?

Fifty years ago it was not Sputnik itself that sent a dire chill of warning around the world; it was the capability of the rocket that launched Sputnik. The rocket that lofted Sputnik into orbit could also serve as an ICBM.

Yet for all its rhetoric, the Soviet Union was essentially a rational power that recognized the threat of mutual destruction and thus never stepped to the edge.

The world is different today. Intercontinental range missiles tipped with nuclear weapons in the hands of leaders driven by fanaticism, leaders that support global terrorism, leaders that have made repeated threats that they will seek our annihilation. . .can now at last achieve their dream of our annihilation in a matter of minutes.

Those who claim that there is little to fear from Iran or North Korea because “at best” they will only have one or two nuclear weapons, ignore the catastrophic level of threat we now face from just “a couple” of nuclear weapons.

Again: One to three missiles tipped with nuclear weapons and armed to detonate at a high altitude—to achieve the strongest EMP over the greatest area of the United States—would create an EMP “overlay” that triggers a continental-wide collapse of our entire electrical, transportation and communications infrastructure.

Within weeks after such an attack, tens of millions of Americans would perish. The impact has been likened to a nationwide Hurricane Katrina. Some studies estimate that 90% of all Americans might very well die in the year after such an attack as our transportation, food distribution, communications, public safety, law enforcement and medical infrastructures collapse.

It is a blow we most likely would never recover from.

Two things need to be done now and without delay.

Make clear in the strongest of terms that if a rocket is launched by either Iran or North Korea on a trajectory headed towards the territory of the United States, we will shoot it down. The risk of not doing so is beyond acceptable. And if they construe this as an act of war, so be it, for they fired the first shot. The risk of sitting back for thirty minutes and praying it is not an EMP strike is beyond acceptable, beyond rational on our part.

Funding for EMP defense must be a top national priority. To downgrade or halt our missile defense program, which after twenty five years of research is at last becoming viable, would be an action of criminal negligence.

Surely, with such a threat confronting us, a fair and open debate, with full public access and the setting aside of partisan politics, is in order. In the meantime, a policy must be stated today that we will indeed shoot down any missile aimed towards the United States that is fired by Iran or North Korea. America’s survival, your survival, and your family’s survival might very well depend on it.


  1. The threat of an EMP attack is THE BIGGEST threat we face. But Obama is more concerned about AIG bonuses. Criminal negligence? Yes.

  2. The folks at AIG are the real danger according to the Obamanation.

  3. Being a former 54B(chemical biological and nuclear weapons specialist) in the US Army,I am aware of how dangerous EMP is. Imagine,going from 2009 to 1809 in a bling of any eye. Some estimates I've seen,this was back in 1992, stated it could take up to 10 years to rebuild our grid if taken out by EMP.