Friday, September 29, 2017
NORTH KOREA CAN KILL 90% OF AMERICANS BY SATELLITE EX-CIA DIRECTOR WARNS
ALMOST 4 YEARS AGO, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE CIA, JAMES WOOLSEY, BEGAN SAYING IN INTERVIEWS THAT NORTH KOREA ALMOST CERTAINLY HAS A NUCLEAR DEVICE ATTACHED TO A SATELLITE THAT ORBITS OVER AMERICA TWICE A DAY.
MAINSTREAM MEDIA DID NOT RUN FAR WITH THAT BALL OF INFORMATION.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, OF ALL MEDIA, GAVE HIS CONCERNS A PIECE OF A PAGE IN 2014.
DO AN ONLINE SEARCH AND YOU WON'T FIND HIS WARNINGS IN OTHER MAJOR MEDIA.
James Woolsey and Peter Vincent Pry: The Growing Threat From an EMP Attack..
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Aug 12, 2014
"...until recently little attention has been paid to the ease of generating EMPs by detonating a nuclear weapon in orbit above the U.S."
WOOLSEY HAS REPEATEDLY STATED QUITE SUCCINCTLY THAT ALMOST CERTAINLY NORTH KOREA HAS THE CURRENT CAPABILITY TO HIT AMERICA WITH AN EMP (ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE) WHICH WOULD PERHAPS TAKE OUT 90% OF OUR POPULATION DUE TO LACK OF WATER, ELECTRIC POWER AND FOOD. AFTER ALL, WE NEED THE GRID TO PUMP WATER AND GAS AND OIL AND WE NEED FUEL TO DELIVER FOOD TO AMERICAN CITIES.
ON SEPTEMBER 16 THIS YEAR, HE REITERATED THESE WARNINGS ON 'VOICE OF AMERICA'.
Q: How likely is it that the Kim regime has developed a functional ICBM and a miniaturized warhead?
A: Probably not fully yet. But it doesn’t matter because they don’t need an intercontinental ballistic missile in order to attack directly the United States. They can do so with a satellite launch and [they] have nuclear weapons contained in the satellite that continues to circle the Earth a couple of times a day. ... So it does not take an intercontinental ballistic missile to reach the United States. You can do it fine with a weapon on a satellite.
Q: You seem to be describing a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Could you describe how it works, and do you think the North Koreans currently have the capacity to carry out such an attack?
A: I think it’s likely that they do. The destructive mechanism would be, it would not go directly against people, but would destroy the electric grid. It uses a detonation up above the Earth. It would not be targeted at a specific location, a specific building or an ICBM silo or something. It would knock out the grid generally. That means there would be no food, no water, no telecommunications and no hospitals. It would be a hideous situation. So that could be even more devastating than a nuclear attack that was targeted on individual locations.
Q: Do you think North Korea is posing a serious threat at this point in time?
A: I think it’s quite serious because it’s relatively easy to do. Orbiting a satellite is the easiest thing ... and a simple nuclear weapon that is about the size of a golf bag ... is not hard to fit on a small satellite like that. With a satellite you don’t have to worry about re-entry, re-entry shields, accuracy and a lot of other things that you have to worry about with ICBMs.
Q: The Trump administration is spearheading the effort to expand sanctions against North Korea and thereby isolate the country diplomatically and economically. Do you think they are sufficient to rein in the regime’s nuclear weapons program?
A: It probably won’t get the job done, but they should do as much as they can....
DOES ANYONE ELSE WONDER WHY WE HAVEN'T BLOWN THAT SATELLITE INTO FAIRY DUST?
WE HAVE THE CAPABILITY, HAVE HAD IT FOR YEARS, JUST AS CHINA AND RUSSIA HAVE HAD IT.
WHY NOT TARGET THE SATELLITE AND OBLITERATE IT?
WOOLSEY ISN'T THE ONLY ONE ISSUING THIS WARNING.
APRIL 5, 2017
"Of course, most Americans may consider North Korea (DPRK) a mouse that roars. But according to former CIA director (1993-’95) R. James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, this is a fatal mistake.
Writing at The Hill last week, they lament the “false assurance” by the media and certain officials that North Korea lacks the capacity to develop two crucial aspects of nuclear-ICBM technology: “[A]ny nation that has built nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as North Korea has done, can easily overcome the relatively much simpler technological challenge of warhead miniaturization and reentry vehicle design,” the two men write.
As to the DPRK’s technological prowess, note also that it’s one of only 12 entities worldwide to have sent satellites into space with their own indigenously developed launch vehicles.
Yet North Korea could do great damage even without nuclear missiles. For instance, write Woolsey and Pry, it “could deliver an atomic bomb hidden on a freighter sailing under a false flag into a U.S. port, or hire their terrorist allies to fly a nuclear 9/11 suicide mission across the unprotected border with Mexico.”
Woolsey and Pry also mention how in 2008, “the CIA’s top East Asia analyst publicly stated North Korea successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for delivery on its Nodong medium-range missile.
The Nodong is able to strike South Korea and Japan or, if launched off a freighter, even the United States.”
Other officials have sounded similar alarms.
Former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. General Ronald Burgess echoed the above in 2011, warning of the DPRK’s ability to arm missiles with nuclear warheads.
Going further, Admiral William Gortney, then commander of North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD), twice warned in 2015 that North Korea could strike the US with a nuclear-armed ICBM.
Yet while an attack with an H-bomb nuclear monster would involve millions of casualties, even it couldn’t wipe out 9 in 10 Americans. Wreaking such carnage with one device, say Woolsey, Pry and many others, would require a less well known approach: a high-altitude electromagnetic-pulse (EMP) attack.
An EMP device is a low-yield H-bomb (one to 10 kilotons) that emits an unusually high amount of gamma rays; the resulting pulse of electromagnetic radiation would, it is said, disrupt the entire electric grid. It would take out not just television, telephones and the Internet, but electronics nationwide—disabling food and water supply chains, banking systems, fuel manufacturing and production, hospitals, 911 call centers, post-1970 vehicles (which rely on electronics) and everything else associated with modern life.
In fact, the only debate among the most pessimistic doomsayers is, apparently, whether an EMP attack would bring us back to the 1800s…or the 1300s.
Regardless, we’d be reduced to medieval-level population, say Woolsey and Pry, with 90 percent of Americans dying due to “starvation and societal collapse.”
A device with the characteristics of a “super-EMP weapon” is precisely what the North Koreans have been testing, Pry stated last year.
In addition, Woolsey and Pry tell us, “Two North Korean satellites, the KMS-3 and KMS-4, presently orbit over the U.S. on trajectories consistent with surprise EMP attack.”
FROM ONE WHO WAS CLOSE TO KIM:
According to a high-level North Korean defector, Thae Yong Ho, Kim would [attack America] if he sensed an imminent threat from the US. Thae told NBC on Sunday that the tyrant is capable of “anything”—he’s a “man who can do anything beyond the normal imagination,” Thae warned.
As for Kim’s motivation, Thae says the leader “is obsessed with obtaining nukes because he saw what happened to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, both of whom abandoned their countries’ weapons of mass destruction programs and then were overthrown by Western-backed forces,” NBC News wrote.
Woolsey and Pry theorize that officials have downplayed Kim’s dangerousness because no administration “wants to acknowledge that North Korea is an existential threat on their watch.” Yet the Trump administration has taken a more aggressive stance vis-à-vis the DPRK, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying military action is “on the table.”
Woolsey and Pry certainly endorse this, recommending the neutralization of North Korea by any means necessary.
WHY HAS MAINSTREAM MEDIA REFUSED TO HEADLINE THESE URGENT WARNINGS FROM SO MANY WHO KNOW THE REAL SCORE?
THEY'VE BEEN ISSUED REPEATEDLY SINCE AT LEAST 2008.
WOOLSEY WROTE AN ARTICLE ON MARCH 29, 2017 WHICH SHOWS HOW LONG WE'VE KNOWN OF THIS NORTH KOREAN CAPABILITY.
"Eight years ago, in 2008, the CIA's top East Asia analyst publicly stated North Korea successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for delivery on its Nodong medium-range missile. The Nodong is able to strike South Korea and Japan or, if launched off a freighter, even the United States.
In 2011, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lt. General Ronald Burgess, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that North Korea has weaponized its nuclear devices into warheads for arming ballistic missiles.
On April 7, 2015, at a Pentagon press conference, Admiral William Gortney, then Commander of North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD), responsible for protecting the U.S. from long-range missiles, warned that the intelligence community assesses North Korea's KN-08 mobile ICBM could strike the U.S. with a nuclear warhead.
And on October 7, 2015, Gortney again warned the Atlantic Council: "I agree with the intelligence community that we assess that they [North Koreans] have the ability, they have the weapons, and they have the ability to miniaturize those weapons, and they have the ability to put them on a rocket that can range the [U.S.] homeland."
In February and March of 2015, former senior national security officials of the Reagan and Clinton administrations warned that North Korea should be regarded as capable of delivering by satellite a small nuclear warhead, specially designed to make a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the United States.
According to the Congressional EMP Commission, a single warhead delivered by North Korean satellite could blackout the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for over a year—killing 9 of 10 Americans by starvation and societal collapse.
Two North Korean satellites, the KMS-3 and KMS-4, presently orbit over the U.S. on trajectories consistent with surprise EMP attack.
WOOLSEY ASKED IN HIS ARTICLE: "Why do the press and public officials ignore or under-report these facts?
Perhaps no administration wants to acknowledge that North Korea is an existential threat on their watch."
WELL, YES, MAYBE, BUT THEN AGAIN, THE ELITE, AMONG WHICH ARE THOSE 'PUBLIC OFFICIALS' HAVE BEEN DIGGING IN AND BUYING UNDERGROUND SHELTERS FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW, AND ALL OF THE BOYS ON CAPITOL HILL WILL HAVE SHELTER DEEP UNDERGROUND, AS WILL THOSE WHO OWN THE MEDIA.
IF WE COUNT ALL THOSE AS 'THE TOP 10% IN AMERICA', WEALTH-WISE, THAT LEAVES THE 90% WHO WOULD BE WIPED OUT, WOULDN'T IT?
"A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."
"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it is just as bad not to say it."
--Jacques Cousteau, 1991
"We must speak more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren't enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage."
"World population needs to be decreased by 50%"
"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels."
BILL GATES IMPLIED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH CNN AND ON A 'TED TALK' THAT GLOBAL POPULATION MUST SOMEHOW BE REDUCED BY THREE AND A HALF BILLION HUMANS FOR EARTH TO SUSTAIN THE POPULATION.
WELL, THAT BEATS TED TURNER WANTING TO ELIMINATE 5 BILLION, OR 95%, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
A FEW WELL-PLACED EMPs COULD SURELY ACCOMPLISH ALL THAT, RIGHT?
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