According to a South Korean military source, the heightened military presence is part of a plan to 'decapitate the North Korean leadership'. The story from Reuters Quayle linked to on Tuesday reports North Korea has warned the United States of 'merciless attacks' if the massive aircraft carrier infringes upon the 'sovereignty or dignity' of North Korea.
Setting the world up for dangerous tensions, every year US military exercises with South Korea provoke the ire and suspicions of North Korea and their leader Kim Jong Un. This years massive exercises may be no different. But while Washington DC says the drills are simply of a defensive nature, Kim and North Korea aren't so sure.
The nuclear powered USS Carl Vinson is carrying more than 80 aircraft including the fighter aircraft F/A-18F Super Hornet , the E-2C Hawkeye and the carrier-based EA-18G Growler and its arrival in South Korea is only part of a huge special forces mission taking part in Operations Foal Eagle and Key Resolve. The Daily Mail story reports the exercises are "practice missions to infiltrate into the North, remove the North's war command and the demolition of its key military facilities."
With that explanation of the drills itself helping to explain why Kim and NKorea are so suspicious, several huge wild cards can be thrown into the mix with China and the two NKorean satellites that pass over America several times daily.
Peter Vincent Pry told G2 Bulletin that the satellites can be commanded either to deorbit and hit a target on the ground or explode at a high altitude to create an EMP effect that would knock out the unprotected U.S. national electrical grid system and all life-sustaining critical infrastructures that depend on it.
“The threat,” Pry said, “continues to race, hare-like, at an alarming rate, compared to the tortoise pace of our preparations.”
And while these exercises with South Korea have been ongoing now for several years, on March 13th American Military News reported Navy SEALS will be participating this year and the exercises will also aim at the 'enhanced ability to shoot down enemy missiles and strike core military facilities in North Korea'. We hope the exercises are designed to take down their deadly satellites as well - satellites allegedly armed with nuclear EMPs.
"The US must pay the price for the THAAD deployment,” the piece goes on to warn that, “If the US further intensifies its anti-missile attempts and strategic containment, China may reconsider its pledge of not being the first to use nuclear weapons.”
And might 'the drills' being run now in North Korea by South Korea and the US suddenly 'go hot'? The fact that the drills are clearly being run with the purpose of decapitating North Korean leadership proves they might.
And while we'll never argue with 'neutralizing the threat' posed by a dictator who presents a very real existential threat to America, as Jeremiah Johnson recently reported over at SHTFPlan, "no one is taking the North Korea nuclear threat seriously" with this warning - "it could easily drag a half dozen nations into the conflict".
While the mainstream media and most of the left have argued that North Korea doesn't pose an 'existential threat' to America, they clearly haven't been paying any attention to KMS 3-2 or KMS-4 nor their flight paths which them over America frequently. As Dr. Pry also recently reported, NKorea may now be the most dangerous threat America faces.
The scenario is apocalyptic: The United States plunges into darkness after its electrical grid goes down— not just for a few hours or even a few days, but a vulnerable power system could take 18 months to recover, so long a period of time that millions would die.
The reason? An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack come from a terrorist group or rogue state using a nuclear weapon detonated in the atmosphere. It sounds like something out of the most dystopian of Hollywood disaster movies.
“I think this is the principal, the most important and dangerous, threat to the United States,”said James Woolsey, former chief of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1993 to 1995. “If you look at the electric grid and what it’s susceptible to, we would be moving into a world with no food delivery, no water purification, no banking, no telecommunications, no medicine. All of these things depend on electricity in one way or another,” Woolsey said in an interview with the Union-Tribune.
“I’m not on knife’s edge,” said Rob Manning, vice president of transmission for the reseach sector of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). “EMP is a real threat, as is any number of of things that we deal with on a daily basis. So all we can do is try to understand those threats greater and create ways to mitigate them or recover from them effectively.”
“One of the myths out there is that you need a high-yield weapon to do an EMP attack,” said Peter Vincent Pry, chief of staff of the congressional EMP Commission who also served in the CIA. “Even a low-yield, primitive weapon like the bomb used in Hiroshima will produce a potentially catastrophic EMP field because it’s simply attacking things that are not hardened.”
Woolsey said he’s most concerned about North Korea because it already has nuclear weapons and “is ruled by a wild man (Kim Jong Un). And I'll be about equally concerned with Iran as soon as they get a nuclear weapon, which I think will not be too long from now.”
Also referencing attacks upon the US electric grid via cyber hackers or snipers, Ambassador Woolsey sees what most do not - that our electric grid is the achilles heal of America. "I think this problem is somewhere between huge and catastrophic. We really need to do something to preserve the resilience of the electric grid" Ambassador Woolsey warns. As this 2015 story from SHTFPlan reports, a "doomsday EMP device could kill off 90% of Americans in very short order, and there will be little to nothing that the government will be able to do to save us".
In the first video below we hear that President Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be visiting South Korea on Friday, seeking to find ways to deal with North Korea and Kim Jong Un. In the 2nd video below our videographer takes a look at the threats made by Kim that he would 'show no mercy' if the US, Japan or South Korea "even let one missile stray into North Korean territory" and as our videographer shares, it seems that an invasion of North Korea may be imminent though we'd hope that such an invasion wouldn't be necessary for the US to 'neutralize the threat'.
In the final video below our videographer takes a long look at the two satellites that fly over the US several times daily and the very real existential threat that they pose to the US whether or not the 'fakestream media' reports upon them.