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Danger of EMP Attack on U.S. by North Korea

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Hey guys something is going to get us that is why we prep. Does it really matter. I have tried to stock what I need for most disasters but I may not have what I need when TSHTF. Better not worry if NK or the sun hits us with an EMP. I just purchased more KI in case the little fat kid hits CA with a nuke it will drift east.

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/10/north-korea-could-reportedly-wreak-havoc-with-high-altitude-nuclear-blast.html

A former U.S. ambassador wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal Friday warning that North Korea’s nuclear threat is not limited to a bomb striking a U.S. city.

A nuclear bomb that detonates 40 miles above a target (and hundreds of miles away) could deliver serious consequences, Henry F. Cooper, who was the director of the Strategic Defense initiative under President George H.W. Bush, wrote.

He pointed to the time the U.S. detonated nuclear warhead 900 miles southwest of Hawaii. It was 1962 and the high-altitude nuclear bomb “destroyed hundreds of street lights in Honolulu, caused electrical surges on airplanes in the area and damaged at least six satellites.”

Russian generals reported back in 2004 that North Korea has in its possession the designs for these so-called “super EMP nuclear weapons,” th op-ed said. At around that time, Congress put together a commission to study such an explosion, and determined that there would be no effects on the ground, but the high-altitude electromagnetic pulse would render “critical electricity-dependent infrastructure” inoperable.

The op-ed raises questions about whether or not North Korea ran a “dry run” recently, when a medium-range missile reportedly exploded midflight in what was seen as a failure. The article questions if the missile was deliberately detonated.

comment: When the microcomputer was born in the late 70s, we had a very hard time getting IBM to take us seriously.  Bill Gates didn't and that is now history. An EMP attack and a power grid failure would put the U.S. or at least the East Coast which would create problems all across the U.S. in chaos. 

Despite a lot of grumbling and military exercises, there is little doubt that at any time, Kim Jong-un could send a signal to a satellite that passes directly over New York and the East Coast and if it was packed with a nuclear warhead there is no need to even fire a missile. No target - just timing and down goes the grid.

It has been said the fear of a Pandemic could do more harm and kill more people than the Pandemic. The Anarchy situation and a heavily armed U.S. population in a blackout for not days - but many months would take down the government and make us vulnerable to more attacks.

This is a lot more than flipping a light switch and replacing the bulb when it flickers and dies. It won't be coming back on for maybe up to a year.

New York has fared badly even in short blackouts and law enforcement and military is not well enough prepared to deal with what would happen. They would withdraw and not send people into the heart of looting and violence.

The overall psychology in Silicon Valley and most places as to a nuclear attack is why prepare? Within minutes the roads would be blocked, few have more than a week or so of food, and probably the best armed and skilled with using their weapons are the outlaws except for a handful of veterans and active duty military.

Who would feel it the most?  The poor. Already struggling to survive in the inner cities in gangland there would be no one to stop gangs who would go house to house looting and regroup.  It is not likely that inner city packs would venture into the "wilderness" or outside the cities because they would be very vulnerable there to rifle packing southerners and other survivalists who did what most of America didn't - prepare.

My advice?   Prepare. Stock food and water and weapons (a per legal - and I must say that).

The reality is that if they nuke North Korea clouds of it is going to drift to China, Japan, and Russia and eventually to us. No winners in this. Just a lot of radioactivity and fallout and it does travel all around the world.

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Beyond the jokes and not taking this seriously this is one of the greatest current threats to America today and in the future. It would threaten the lives of over 90% of the population many of whom would die from the collapse of the infrastructure which relies on the net and the grid.








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