As some observant watchers noticed during the NKorean state broadcast announcing the nuclear test as seen in the final video below, what slightly resembled a map of the United States was behind the broadcaster, with a massive crater directly in the middle of it as seen in the screenshot of that video above. Another threat to the US?
First, the North started with an unexpectedly sharp provocation - launching a missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido - before following that up with its sixth nuclear test. Also, judging by the size the earthquake detected in the country’s mountainous North on Sunday morning, North Korea may have been telling the truth when it said it conducted what it described as its first hydrogen bomb test.
And while the North bragged about the weapon’s “great destructive power” in a TV broadcast, what caught analysts’ attention was a mention of a different tactic: detonating an H-bomb at high altitude to create an electromagnetic pulse that could knock out parts (or all) of the US electrical grid.
“The idea of an EMP attack is to detonate a nuclear weapon tens or hundreds of miles above the earth with the aim of knocking out power in much of the U.S. Unlike the U.S. atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, such a weapon wouldn’t directly destroy buildings or kill people. Instead, electromagnetic waves from the nuclear explosion would generate pulses to overwhelm the electric grid and electronic devices in the same way a lightning surge can destroy equipment.”
In the worst possible scenario, regional power grids could be offline for months (or up to a year or more), potentially costing many deaths as people would eventually start running out of necessities like food and medicine. (Within days!)
Lawmakers and the US military have been aware of the EMP threat for many years, according to WSJ. In a 2008 report commissioned by Congress, the authors warned that an EMP attack would lead to “widespread and long-lasting disruption and damage to the critical infrastructures that underpin the fabric of US society.”
While previous reports claimed that an EMP attack upon any country would be the 'humane way' to deliver a nuclear strike upon that nation as it would avoid people quite literally melting in the streets and a fiery doom for anyone close to 'ground zero', nothing could be further from the truth. With an electricity-dependent society such as America or Canada, the exact kind of weapon that Kim just tested, detonated over America. would immediately be the end of all life as we know it.
The news Sunday morning that North Korea had launched what appeared to be its sixth nuclear test and most powerful one to date is troubling enough.
But a statement from the rogue regime took things to a whole new level. The North said it had tested an H-bomb that was “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.”
This is the first time it has publicly mentioned its interest and ability in an EMP attack, a devastating weapon that could have catastrophic consequences for North America, the West and their closer neighbours.
An EMP attack, as I detail in my new book Pulse Attack, is a nuclear detonation that occurs in the atmosphere and creates a waveform that can take down the electrical grid below.
In the worst case scenario, this wouldn’t just shut off the power for minutes or hours, but weeks or even months, due to serious damage to transformer stations and other integral elements of our power infrastructure.
This wouldn’t just mean we couldn’t turn on our laptops and televisions; it would shut down our telecommunications, transportation, water systems, our ability to get food to cities and much more.
Conventional wisdom tells us that North Korea would be incredibly reticent to live up to its threats of launching a missile strike, nuclear or otherwise, on South Korea, Guam, Japan or elsewhere because the retaliation from the United States would be immediate and ferocious, effectively destroying the country and killing all of its leadership.
However, if Kim Jong Un’s first strike is a successful EMP attack against North America, this would largely shut down the ability of the U.S. to respond. While some elements of U.S. military infrastructure have been hardened for resilience against an EMP strike, there is no standardization across the board. Plus, civilian infrastructure is hardly protected, if at all. The United States and Canada would be in the dark and sitting ducks.
Immediately recommended to us in any nuclear war survival scenario is to ensure that we and our families have some kind of fallout protection and while we'd be pressed to build an adequate shelter for less than $200 in 2017 like the one illustrated above, there is a ton of information on line at our fingertips with numerous pdf's to build our own fallout shelter's at this link.
1) Get a shortwave radio and plenty of batteries ASAP - plan to spend at least $100 for a good one. 2) Get headlamp flashlight as well as hand held flashlights and lanterns. 3) Get canned soups with meat, peanut butter, canned protein, fish, chicken, etc and stuff you can eat without the need to refrigerate or cook. (Mention SQS code for free freight on survival food at this link!) 4) Get a couple gallons of bleach and rubber gloves for sanitizing areas and cleaning. 5) Immediately go through your stay at home supplies and or bug out bags to check for any holes or missing items. 6) Acquire portable water filter such as Katadyn combi or any metal handled water filter and whatever you have in water storage - now double it! 7) Acquire or purchase camp toilet that has heavy duty bags and powdered disinfectant that breaks down the waste, such as the Phillips environmental toilet and acquire plenty of bags and extra 'pooh powder' that you can use in DIY expedient toilets. Just make sure you have plenty of bags. 8) Make sure you have sleeping bag with correct temperature range for your location - and wool blankets. 9,) Order radiation meter that's portable such as the Soeks Prime like the ones I sell on my site. 10) Reality based first aid kit and assorted meds and finally acquire Holly Deyo's book "Dare To Prepare" which is linked here.
Directly below we see a very important pdf via 'DocDroid', the in depth Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearney. Detailing wide ranging topics such as preparing ourselves and families psychologically for nuclear war to when to shelter vs when to evacuate to building nuclear fallout shelters. This is information we pray we'll never need but could be absolutely crucial life saving wisdom that we'd much rather learn a year or 10 years ahead of time than just a moment too late. And it's free here for your learning purposes.
Below this important nuclear war survival skills pdf in the 1st video we hear from Gary Franchi at the Next News Network that the so-called 'secret weapon' that everybody feared Kim had is now a reality while in the 2nd video, videographer Leak Project breaks down North Korea's latest nuclear test, a test that shook buildings as far away as China and Russia according to this story from Yahoo News.
We also pray that God grant President Trump the strength and wisdom that he will need to guide America (and thus the free world) through this unfolding crisis that could quickly spiral completely out of control with only one 'accident' or 'incident'. We also pray that the American people have the wisdom and strength to make it through what may soon be coming.