With the eyes of the entire world on the Korean peninsula with recent warnings from DOD head James Mattis that"storm clouds are gathering" there, we'd be wise to take a step back and take a quick look at a key event in the history of the region that many are now warning could lead to the next global catastrophe and a devastating apocalypse.
As they report, a North Korean soldier who recently defected from North Korea was immune to anthrax. A disease that can kill in less than 24 hours, anthrax antibodies were found in his blood, raising fears the regime could use the disease as a weapon. And as we see detailed below, this latest development helps show how a war with North Korea could bring America to a standstill in days.
South Korean authorities confirmed the soldier, who has not been identified, was either exposed to or vaccinated against anthrax and had developed immunity to it, UPI reported.
Also warning within their story that Kim's regime was testing bioweapons with the end game of being able to load anthrax on to ICBM missiles to use against their enemies as also heard in the first video below from Pastor Paul Begley, Japan's Asahi newspaper reported that the US was aware of the tests, which were being carried out to determine whether the anthrax bacteria could survive the high temperatures on re-entry from space. From the Sky News story:
North Korea denied the claims and said it would "take revenge" on the US for claiming it was developing biological weapons.
The discovery of anthrax antibodies has raised tensions in Seoul. The South Korean military has not yet issued an anthrax vaccine. Defence ministry spokesman Choi Hyun Soo has said a vaccine "is expected to be developed by the end of 2019".
Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It can be contracted through the skin, lungs, intestines or through an injection.Symptoms include raised spots or blisters on the skin, fever and chills, shortness of breath, chest pains and shock.
Airborne infection of the disease is the most deadly and can kill quickly if not treated immediately. It can be treated with antibiotics. In response to ICBM tests by the North Korea regime, the UN Security Council unanimously passed new sanctions last week.
In the aftermath of a massive U.S. military strike on North Korea’s nuclear facilities, North Korean agents that have been embedded inside the United States for years quickly start going to work. In Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, small containers that had been covertly smuggled into the U.S. are opened and dropped on the ground in the middle of large groups of people.
At first nothing seems to happen, but pretty rapidly those that have been exposed start developing puffy white sores and blisters on their skin. When this hits the news, panic begins to spread as people realize that this appears to be a coordinated attack. Before too long, others that have been exposed to a different bioweapon start bleeding profusely from their eyes, ears, mouths and noses. People drop dead by the thousands, and a national health crisis is declared.
Economic activity comes to a complete halt as everyone becomes deathly afraid of leaving their own homes. Hospitals and other medical facilities are completely overwhelmed because they can only treat a small fraction of those that are dying. Because these weaponized diseases were designed to spread like wildfire, pretty soon nearly every community in America is affected.
The federal government attempts to intervene, but it is powerless to stop the spread of these pandemics. Thousands of dead bodies lie rotting in the streets of our major cities because there aren’t enough people willing to take the risk of burying them. And because virtually everyone is camping out at home, essential public services start to break down very rapidly and our society descends into a state of utter chaos.
If anything, as we've reported time and again on ANP, during Obama's 8 years in office, the US border had become even more porous than it was during the 1990's, allowing even more 'trojan horses' in. From the Daily Mail story:
North Korea sent special forces teams to the US in the 1990s to target nuclear power stations and conduct terror attacks on major cities in the event of war, a declassified intelligence report has revealed.
The rogue state successfully infiltrated five units of highly-trained commandos onto U.S. soil ready to strike at key installations, according to a Defense Intelligence Agency report dated September 13, 2004.
The report states that the North Korean Ministry of People’s Armed Forces 'established five liaison offices in the early 1990s, to train and infiltrate operatives into the United States to attack nuclear power plants and major cities in case of hostilities.'
With the unnamed North Korean defector being immune to anthrax proving some of the worst fears of experts that North Korea may be preparing to use anthrax against Americans while continuing to develop chemical and biological weapons in violation of international law, we should also remember that Kim has already used such weapons against a family member.
North Korea has been accused of using chemical weapons on a smaller scale. Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's older half-brother and a potential rival, was killed in an attack with a deadly nerve agent at Malaysia's international airport in February.
And with weapons such as anthrax, the plague and other bioweapons already in the hands of a madman who has had his own relatives executed, it's easy to understand the horrific predicament that President Trump has been thrust into with 'the can' continuously kicked down the road during the last few administrations' and their 'policies of appeasement'.
Thanks to our ridiculously porous borders, it would be no problem at all to smuggle these types of weapons into the United States. My guess is that if we do go to war with North Korea, it won’t be very long at all before North Korean agents that are already embedded here are given the order to attack.
In addition to biological weapons, it is also important to remember that it is estimated that North Korea has an arsenal of up to 5,000 tons of chemical weapons. The moment that the U.S. begins attacking the North Koreans, they could respond by firing off missiles armed with chemical warheads at Seoul, Tokyo and other major cities in the region. If this were to happen, the death toll would likely be absolutely catastrophic.
Let us certainly hope that the kind of scenario that I have laid out in this article does not happen, but at this point both Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un do not appear to be bluffing, and that means that anything is possible.