Kim Jong-un has been on the war path for the past several months. Literally. This man is looking and asking for war.
The United Nations, the United States, and countries around the world have attempted to compromise, admonish, and discourage the Pyongyang regime but without success.
Kim Jong-un continues to test missiles, parade his weapons of destruction, and flex North Korea’s military capacity to the rest of the world.
As South Korea, China, and Japan become increasingly concerned with their belligerent neighbor, Kim Jong-un is focused on the United States.
The latest, according to The Conservative Tribune, is that Jong-un has a new threat for the democratic republic he despises:
The Pyongyang regime’s most recent threat is one of its most disturbing to date. North Korea’s state-run media claimed the country could kill millions of Americans by detonating an electro-magnetic pulse in the upper atmosphere over the United States, Fox News reported this week
In its most basic terms, an EMP is a burst of energy that wipes out almost all electronic devices. Cell phones, car batteries, power stations, pretty much anything that runs on electricity, would be permanently fried, or at the very least severely damaged.
North Korea could achieve this by detonating a hydrogen bomb in the atmosphere. Nuclear explosions result in EMPs, and the EMP from a high-altitude burst of a nuclear weapon would be devastating to the United States.
“The biggest danger would be shorting out of the power grid, especially on the East Coast. Imagine a situation where large sections of the U.S. had no power. Imagine New York or Washington, D.C., with no power for just a week. The implications would be hard to fathom,” Harry Kazianis, director of defense studies at the Center for the National Interest.
Think about the implications of this attack. There would be no electricity.
Hundreds of thousands of individuals would be without running water, hospitals, air conditioning or transportation.
It is a horribly realistic Ray Bradbury novel.
And who knows how long it would take to get this power back. Months? Years?
No power. Radioactivity. Nightmare.
Now, of course, this is a report, a claim from North Korea.
From North Korea’s state-run media.
The same media who claimed that Kim Jong-un played 18 holes of golf and broke a world record at golf…bagging 11 holes-in-one.
There are other hilarious reports from North Korea.
According to The Shortlist, North Korea has claimed that:
Kim Jong-Un has now scaled North Korea’s biggest mountain on his own, making even fellow despot Putin look like a sissy. The maverick leader climbed the 2,744m active volcano Mt. Paektu to meet with 100 soldiers at the summit for a photoshoot…
…The world’s foremost scientists must have obviously been looking the other way when North Korea’s state-ran news website KCNA heralded the invention of a generation, waterproof liquid…
…archaeologists had unearthed a mythical unicorn lair just 220 yards from a Pyongyang temple, with the words ‘unicorn lair’ carved into stone, handily…
So while this is terrifying news, there is question to the validity of said news.
We should certainly be concerned and take precaution, but also know that the same media who claimed this capacity also reported on waterless liquid, unicorn lairs, and a round of golf Tiger Woods couldn’t even imagine.