On Sunday Dr. Peter Vincent Pry warned that North Korea may be secretly planning an EMP attack on America
During an interview with Breitbart News’ Aaron Klein the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and the current chief of staff for the Congressional EMP Commission warned that Kim Jong-un’s regime may be secretly assembling the capability to take out significant parts of the U.S. homeland via an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack delivered by either of the two satellites Pyongyang currently has orbiting the planet.
“During the Cold War, the Russians had a secret weapon they called a fractional orbital bombardment system,” Dr. Pry explained. “And the idea was to do a surprise EMP attack against the United States by disguising a warhead as a satellite. Because a satellite trajectory is different from an ICBM trajectory that is aiming to go into a city. You know, for accuracy on an ICBM you launch it on a lower energy, 45-degree angle that follows a classic ballistic trajectory. Like a rifle. To land your missile on a city.”
Dr. Pry also detailed that Russia’s Cold War era plan involved secretly placing a nuclear weapon on a satellite to be a perpetual deterrent in orbit, outside the reach of conventional ground assets.
“So, the idea was to put a nuclear weapon on a satellite. Launch it on a satellite trajectory toward the south so it is also flying away from the United States,” Dr. Pry said. “Orbit it over the South Pole and come up on the other side of the earth so that it approaches us from the south.”
“Because we didn’t during the Cold War and even today we still don’t have ballistic missile early radar warnings looking south. We don’t have any national missile defenses to the south,” Dr. Pry continued. “We are blind and defenseless to the south. We can’t see anything coming from that direction. Then when this gets over the United States you light it off so that it does an EMP attack.”
North Korea, by contrast, “doesn’t have enough missiles or sophisticated missiles to blow up our missile bases and bomber bases. What they seem to be doing with the satellites is the EMP part of the Soviet plan,” Dr. Pry concluded. “I think what they are mainly going for is the unhardened electric grid. Transportation, communications, all of the other civilian critical infrastructure that we depend upon to keep our population alive.”
While the international community and news media focus on North Korean missile tests and the country’s nuclear program, one expert warned on Sunday that North Korea may be secretly assembling the capability to take out significant parts of the U.S. homeland via an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
“Then if a crisis comes up and if we decide to attack North Korea, Kim Jong Un can threaten our president and say, ‘Well, don’t do that because we are going to burn your whole country down.’ Which is basically what he said. I mean, he has made threats about turning the United States into ashes and he connected the satellite program to this in public statements to deter us from attacking.”
“If you wanted to win a New Korean war,” added Pry, “one of the things you would certainly consider doing is taking out the United States homeland itself.”
“I think what they are mainly going for is the unhardened electric grid,” Pry surmised. “Transportation, communications, all of the other civilian critical infrastructure that we depend upon to keep our population alive.”
According to a Saudi Arabian newspaper report on April 25th, Hezbollah had received $600 million worth of Iranian aid. The Al-Youm newspaper reported that the aid was transferred almost completely in hard cash, and is being used for the terror group’s institutions and salaries paid to its terrorists and their families.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan started a new blood libel against Israel on Monday, claiming the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to change the status quo on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
The accusation is one that nearly always guarantees terrorist attacks, Arab riots and worldwide unrest among millions of the faithful in the Islamic world.
Perhaps that was why Erdogan aimed straight at the site, which is the heart and soul of both Judaism and Islam, and where the eyes of the world are locked in place around the clock. Such a claim was also guaranteed to immediately deflect attention from difficulties Erdogan is facing at home.
Speaking at the International Al-Quds Forum in Istanbul, Erdogan called on Muslims to ‘visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque often to protect the Muslim identity’ of the Temple Mount, according to a report by the Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper.
“As a Muslim community, we need to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque often; each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us,” Erdogan was quoted as saying.
Erdogan has long been a warm supporter of the Hamas terrorist rulers of Gaza, and the Muslim Brotherhood organization that gave birth to Hamas.
But Monday’s open attack and clear attempt to ignite a third intifada from the steps of the Temple Mount came as a surprise to many.
Moreover, Erdogan went on to raise fierce objections against an Israeli legislative measure intended to limit the use of outside loudspeakers – the time of day and the volume – employed by mosques for their traditional calls to prayer, which are broadcast five times a day, including in the middle of the night, at about 3 am.
At no time was there ever a motion or ban for “morning prayers to be silenced in Jerusalem” as Erdogan claimed in his fiery speech.