WASHINGTON, DC – North Korea has, for the first time, threatened to wage an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack against the United States. Such an attack has the potential to cause catastrophic damage to North America, Canada, the West, and many of its neighbors.North Korea threatens to wipe out the United States on a regular basis through its state media. However, this is the first time North Korea has openly threatened to use an EMP weapon.According to the Associated Press, shortly after North Korea launched its sixth nuclear test using an H-bomb, the “Hermit Kingdom’s” leader Kim Jong-un issued a statement through its state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) claiming the weapon “is a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.”Kim reportedly claimed that “all components of the H-bomb were homemade … thus enabling the country to produce powerful nuclear weapons as many as it wants.”Breitbart News reported in June that “an EMP attack can be caused by the sun, by a nuclear EMP (NEMP), or a non-nuclear electromagnetic pulse (NNEMP).”An NEMP is an abrupt pulse of electromagnetic radiation that occurs as a result of a nuclear explosion. An NNEMP is virtually the same except it does not include the nuclear component. The currents caused by these charges the atmosphere with electromagnetic waves that travel down onto the earth’s surface at super speeds hitting everything within their line of sight, sending high-voltage energy through the electricity grid and frying them, causing massive disarray.from: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/07/exclusive-north-korea-openly-threatens-electromagnetic-pulse-attack-for-first-time/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social
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North Korea threaten to threaten to attack but never attack... But I know war is horrendous... : (Our safety is only in your hand, GOD..
I was thinking about this today and think while it would be devastating to pretty much everything if it happened, I can see a silver lining. I working in a school and most of my students are led and raised off of the internet. They aren't free thinkers and their parents aren't really monitoring or stepping into that role the way they should. Without electronics these students would experience hardship they never even knew existed and perhaps become decent, productive members of society. Outside influences and following the masses would cease but it would quickly foster real, actual community. Anyways I hope this doesn't happen but its not all terrible if it does.
When you have a mentally unstable person like Kim Jong-un, anything could happen, but my guess is the longer you wait, the worse things will get. Just look at where we are now with him, compared to a few years ago, that should send a strong message to the world.
This technology reminds of the the one that was promoted, discussed years ago and being a more humane weapon that is sure to kill with less physical damage to its targets. Then it was called the neutron bomb. Not sure it was ever developed, but it is tragic how there are folks who love to work to see how they can kill people. Reckon it is all about excerting power over another and for financial gain. Shameful. Time people grow up and act like adults, but alas it does not appear as though it will ever happen.Sandra
I don't know if this is exactly right or not but an EMP would only knock out our technology and power. This of course would leave us in a vulnerable state and open to other kinds of attacks but a lose of life probably wouldn't happen with just an EMP explosion.