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Congress Warned: North Korean EMP Attack Could Kill 90% Of U.S.

Thanks, President Obama. Your cool, rational, visionary leadership has left us susceptible to destruction by a madman.

At the end of your presidency, which I knew would end up a catastrophe for the nation –  because you were totally unqualified, didn’t understand economics or foreign policy, and had lots of bad left-wing ideas – I thought, Well, at least it wasn’t the end of things. Now, I’m not so sure.

According to Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner:

Congress was warned Thursday that North Korea is capable of attacking the U.S. today with a nuclear EMP bomb that could indefinitely shut down the electric power grid and kill 90 percent of “all Americans” within a year.

At a House hearing, experts said that North Korea could easily employ the “doomsday scenario” to turn parts of the U.S. to ashes.

William R. Graham, chairman of the former EMP commission and its former chief of staff, Peter Vincent Pry, said that the U.S. has ignored the warning signs for years and that North Korea’s military moves this year must be seen as a wake-up call.

After massive intelligence failures grossly underestimating North Korea’s long-range missile capabilities, number of nuclear weapons, warhead miniaturization, and proximity to an H-Bomb, the biggest North Korean threat to the U.S. remains unacknowledged—nuclear EMP attack.

Oh well, stock up on canned ravioli, buy thousands of extra rounds, and chop some firewood. That’s the best I can do for you.

Trump Gets North Korea War Options From National Security Aides

President Trump Tuesday received a briefing on options for attacking North Korea.

From the White House:

This morning President Donald J. Trump met with members of his national security team to receive a briefing from Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford. The briefing and discussion focused on a range of options to respond to any form of North Korean aggression or, if necessary, to prevent North Korea from threatening the United States and its allies with nuclear weapons.

Note the final line, which suggests the possibility of preemptive action.

Video || Trump Meets Military Leaders, Says It’s “Calm Before the Storm”

I don’t think he meant to say this. Look how he tries to change the subject. I think he said it because he is considering hitting North Korea, and is likely to do so.

Not that it hurts to put some fear into Kim Jong-Un, who has been noticeably quiet lately.

As I’ve written, Trump has not done enough to go after China, which can rein in North Korea. China won’t take action against North Korea, it has to be coerced, but we’re either unwilling – because of the economic cost – or afraid to do it. It’s not clear that this would work, but it is not fully being tried.

And so we are left with war, since we cannot last in a world where Kim Jong-Un can blow up our cities.

Is the U.S. Doing All It Can Peacefully Before Attacking North Korea?

That is the question asked by Gordon Chang in an excellent piece in the Daily Beast titled, “War With North Korea Starts to Look Inevitable.” I am someone who believes a nuclear North Korea, particularly one with missiles that can reach the United States, is an intolerable situation. Meaning, it must be stopped one way… Continue Reading

Graham Warns that Trump is Serious About Attacking North Korea

Sen. Lindsey Graham Tuesday warned that President Trump is seriously mulling an attack on North Korea and that he will not allow Kin Jong Un to be able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile. The Chinese are miscalculating Trump, and so are the North Koreans,” Graham said. “They’re wrong,” Graham said when… Continue Reading

Trump Threatens North Korea

President Trump Friday said that “patience is over” with North Korea, suggesting he is going to take tougher measures with Pyongyang without saying what those measures are. Trump spoke during an appearance in the Rose Garden with South Korean President Moon: The nuclear and ballistic missile programs of that regime require a determined response. The… Continue Reading