The scariest part of today’s news is this: perhaps North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un isn’t the crazy, moronic fat kid we’ve been told. Because there’s a chance he’s a military genius. And he looks ready to destroy much of the US in one single blow.
The background for this story needs little repeating – North Korean scientists have been developing, testing and threatening the US with nuclear weapons for some time. (Thank Obama’s cowardice for that.) But up until this point, we’ve laughed at them. Most of their tests failed. And whatever nukes they have are nothing compared to ours.
But maybe we’ve been looking at the evidence the wrong way. Because, while North Korea’s weapons are pretty pathetic from a nuclear standpoint, there’s one standpoint from which they’re absolutely perfect – delivering a crippling electromagnetic pulse that would shut down most of the country’s electrical grids in seconds.
Also, they have satellites above the US. Did we mention that? That’s important.
While the international community and news media focus on North Korean missile tests and the country’s nuclear program, one expert warned on Sunday that North Korea may be secretly assembling the capability to take out significant parts of the U.S. homeland via an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
The expert here is one Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, and his expertise is in – you guessed it – EMPs.
In fact, he heads a congressional task force on the matter. And right now, he’s really scared of North Korea.
Pry spoke to Breitbart reporter Aaron Klein on his radio show:
“[North Korea is positioning their satellites] so that they can always have one of them very close to being over the United States or over the United States.
“Then if a crisis comes up and if we decide to attack North Korea, Kim Jong Un can threaten our president and say, ‘Well, don’t do that because we are going to burn your whole country down.’ Which is basically what he said. I mean, he has made threats about turning the United States into ashes and he connected the satellite program to this in public statements to deter us from attacking.”
Pry’s first point is well-put – North Korea’s satellites are exactly where they’d need to be to hit us with an EMP.
But is there other evidence? Well…yes. Lots.
And the biggest piece of evidence is this – those ‘failed’ North Korean missile tests? They’re only failures if you think North Korea is testing nukes.
But if they’re testing EMPs, the tests are actually a rousing success.
South Korean officials [said] that North Korea’s test was not a failure, as widely reported in the world press, because it was deliberately detonated at 72 kilometers altitude. 72 kilometers is the optimum burst height for a 10-Kt warhead making an EMP attack.
Pry’s words gets scarier and scarier as they go on.
The full interview is at Breitbart.