According to James 'Maddog' Mattis as shared in this new story from the Associated Press, "storm clouds are gathering over the Korean peninsula". Warning that US soldiers must do their part by being ready at any moment for war, Mattis's comments came soon after the UN Security Council voted unanimously to approve tough new sanctions against Kim Jong Un and his 'hermit kingdom' over their continued belligerent threats of violence and ICBM tests.
The AP story was just one of four linked to by the Drudge Report on Saturday morning as seen in the screenshot below and as we enter what we hope is a peaceful and joyous Christmas for everyone, the 'war drums' continue to beat on.
Among those who read independent media and pay attention to the signs that we've long been watching, it's been clear for quite some time that we've been slowly ticking our way towards the next world war. While Survival Dan recently reported that most Americans are living in a vacuum and totally unprepared for SHTF, as we've previously warned on ANP, a 'worst case scenario' could happen before most people even knew what hit us should North Korea successfully deliver an EMP attack upon us.
As Dr Peter Vincent Pry reported on ANP back on October 10th of 2017, should America be taken down via an EMP attack from North Korea, our epitaph should be "Died From Stupidity". As we've also previously reported, Dr. Pry was a long-time member of the US Congressional EMP Commission, a Commission which was disbanded back in October.
In the new story over at Bloomberg titled "Can America’s Power Grid Survive an Electromagnetic Attack?" they report that the threat of nuclear war with North Korea has raised the stakes when it comes to defending against EMPs.
In a new story over at Zero Hedge from Tyler Durden which Drudge linked to titled "Can The US Survive An EMP Attack?", they reference the Bloomberg story while warning there could be much worse things than a traditional nuclear attack upon America. From the Zero Hedge story:
While there’s no question that a nuclear strike on the Continental US would be utterly devastating, it’s not the only way a rogue state like North Korea could kill millions of American civilians in one fell swoop.
Another possibility that is being studied by lawmakers and Pentagon officials is – like North Korea itself – a vestige of the Cold War. We’re of course referring to an electromagnetic pulse. By detonating a hydrogen bomb in just the right spot miles above the Earth’s surface, the North could permanently damage the US power grid – maybe even take it offline completely. By robbing entire swaths of the US of electricity, the North could precipitate thousands – if not millions – of deaths.
The North first threatened an EMP attack over the summer, and North Korean media and its people have mentioned it several times since. As we pointed out back in October, one expert told Congress that an EMP could kill off 90% of the US population.
People who lived through the New York City blackout in 1977 will remember how lootings and crime exploded while the lights were out. A similar phenomenon would likely play out following an EMP, as law enforcement would be hobbled and powerless to contain criminal behavior.
Think about how Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico by knocking out all communication and electricity infrastructure. Three months later, it has yet to be fully restored. Meanwhile, the death toll from the storms is on track to eclipse the thousands who died during Hurricane Katrina.
…Now imagine that scenario playing out across the entire Atlantic seaboard…
And while the drumbeats of war are being beaten on the Korean peninsula, we can never forget that prior to President Trump being voted into office, the administration of Barack Obama was seemingly rushing full speed ahead into what could have been a very quick 'end of America' war with Russia and preparation for such a war is still taking place at the highest levels.
As the Daily Mail reports in this new story, US military planners say next conflict could be against Russia or North Korea and while those who seek out endless wars to enrich themselves at the never-ending expense of the American people might think that Russia will just be another pushover for them like Saddam Hussein or any other number of tinpot dictators installed by the CIA to later be overthrown, we'll once again remind you of thes words of warning below from Russian insiders living here in America.
We now feel that it is our duty, as Russians living in the US, to warn the American people that they are being lied to, and to tell them the truth. And the truth is simply this: If there is going to be a war with Russia, then the United States will most certainly be destroyed, and most of us will end up dead.
If Hitler were to attack Russia today, he would be dead 20 to 30 minutes later, his bunker reduced to glowing rubble by a strike from a Kalibr supersonic cruise missile launched from a small Russian navy ship somewhere in the Baltic Sea. The operational abilities of the new Russian military have been most persuasively demonstrated during the recent action against ISIS, Al Nusra and other foreign-funded terrorist groups operating in Syria. A long time ago Russia had to respond to provocations by fighting land battles on her own territory, then launching a counter-invasion; but this is no longer necessary. Russia’s new weapons make retaliation instant, undetectable, unstoppable and perfectly lethal.
Thus, if tomorrow a war were to break out between the US and Russia, it is guaranteed that the US would be obliterated. At a minimum, there would no longer be an electric grid, no internet, no oil and gas pipelines, no interstate highway system, no air transportation or GPS-based navigation. Financial centers would lie in ruins. Government at every level would cease to function. US armed forces, stationed all around the globe, would no longer be resupplied. At a maximum, the entire landmass of the US would be covered by a layer of radioactive ash. We tell you this not to be alarmist, but because, based on everything we know, we are ourselves alarmed. If attacked, Russia will not back down; she will retaliate, and she will utterly annihilate the United States.
And we pray this Christmas that God grants great strength and wisdom to President Trump and to those who make such life or death decisions, of which one 'mistake' could be the most costly mistake in human history.