The significance of NoKo’s “satellite” launch
Yes, yes, I know, I’m making some assumptions. Assumption A) Noko was actually able to launch a “satellite”. Assumption B) they’ve actually built a real nuclear device that works and downsized it enough to be launched. And assumption C) they’d do what I think they would do for no other reason than they can. See the link below:
And what is our military being directed to do? Well they’ve been directed to integrate women into combat jobs and prioritize “climate change” in all of our military operations. Or said another way, its about ideology over national security.
EMP is a real threat, a cheap and easy way for those with low yield nuclear weapons to have a huge and potentially devastating effect on a large and more dangerous enemy. But, instead of concentrating on real threats, we’re involved in potentially capability degrading social engineering and ideological masturbation.
Do I think the potential number of 300 million dead in the US is probable (as outlined in the clip)? No. I don’t. We have neighbors and allies (unless they too are all hit with the same sort of attack, which would be unlikely). But it would likely cost us millions of lives. There’s no question the effect would be pretty devastating on the national infrastructure – something no one in government has addressed adequately. In fact, preparation for EMP attacks is nonexistent. And, in the case of such an attack, as a side effect, you can expect the bad actors in the world to take advantage of the attack to advance their agendas as well.
Will NoKo do it? Under the right circumstances (that means should it ever enter the whack-a-do leader’s head), yes. Do I think it will happen? Well it depends on assumptions A and B. And the “experts” seem to think that they at least haven’t been able to do B. I don’t disagree.
But NoKo isn’t the only rogue nation out there trying to develop this sort of capability. The article above talks about “delivery” of nuclear weapons in a conventional sense, i.e. ground to ground. And it claims NoKo has a long way to go to do that. But, as I’m suggesting, do they really need to do that if they can set up the EMP attack? Same with Iran?
Of course, should NoKo and/or Iran screw up such an attack, I’m sure they’re aware that they’d cease to exist as a functioning state as the retaliation from a real nuclear capable nation would be devastating. And our biggest deterrent (besides the overwhelming ability to strike them) may be the fact that they are unsure of the effect or reliability of their technology.
That doesn’t change the fact that we’ve done nothing to prepare for a threat that a nations like NoKo or Iran (or any other nuclear capable nation) are building. I’ve heard it discussed as a serious problem for decades and we’ve still done nothing about it. If this crew in charge right now want to actually do something to benefit national security, they ought to knock off the social engineering and ideological nonsense and prepare the military and the nation’s infrastructure to resist an EMP attack.
That would actually be useful.