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Bill Quick

EMP Threat From North Korea, 2013

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Presentation by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

The Atlantic and Conservation Institute

New York City ~  April 10, 2014 

North Korea’s third illegal nuclear test on February 12, 2013, was followed by increased international sanctions, that prompted escalating threats from North Korea to make nuclear missile strikes against U.S. allies, South Korea and Japan, and the mainland United States.  President Obama denied that North Korea could deliver on these threats, claiming that North Korea does not yet have nuclear armed missiles–despite assessments to the contrary by DIA, CIA, and NATO.

Three months earlier, on December 12, 2012, North Korea successfully orbited a satellite, the KSM-3, thereby demonstrating the capability to deliver a small nuclear warhead to intercontinental ranges–against any nation on Earth.  The Congressional Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack assessed that Russia, China, and North Korea (with help from Russia) have probably developed nuclear weapons of special design that produce a low explosive yield and high gamma ray output in order to generate an extraordinarily powerful EMP field.  The Russians term these “Super-EMP” weapons.  Independently, South Korean military intelligence and a Chinese military commentator in open sources credit North Korea with having Super-EMP warheads.

Some ignorant folks who’ve read my new book Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster, have dissed the entire notion of an EMP attack.  I don’t really mind ignorance, but I do find suicidal ignorance distasteful.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

Comments

Here. Sleep Well. I’m Sure It’s Nothing — 1 Comment

  1. What I find most annoying about that whole thing is: I seem to see this fairly strong correlation between the people who are quite willing to diss the “obviously over-wrought possible EMP threat”, and those who are absolutely insistent that “anthropogenic-origin global climate change destruction” is both scientifically-proven reality AND a clearly-imminent danger demanding immediate and drastic counter-measures.

    Whyizzat, do you think? Junk Science good, Real Science bad?