September 5, 2017

North Korea: Just a reminder

Sam Smith - Once two opposing nations have nuclear weapon capability, aggressive threats of war become not only useless but potentially catastrophic. This is a lesson we learned dealing with Russia and with China and explains why, although our relationship is not good, we no longer have the sort of fear of those nations we once did. There is, in short, no military solution to the North Korea situation and while successful negotiations may take years, those years would be much safer than is the case at present.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

North Korea has now demonstrated they have the ability to explode a weapon with enough force to be used as an EMP weapon.

What's still unknown is the their capability to fit this on a warhead and launch it at the U.S. or anyone else.

An EMP does not have to be very accurate: All it needs to be effect is to explode it over the U.S. at sufficient altitude.

The effects of two of these weapons could destroy the functioning of the U.S. electric grid. Thousands of transformers would need to be replaced.

It is estimated that 90% of the U.S. population would be dead in 6 months if this took place. The rioting would begin in 72 hours, no electricity, no food, no water, etc.

This has been known for some time. Since the US Govt has refused to surge-protect and upgrade the grid, we are extremely vulnerable.

North Korea can no longer be ignored - their nuke program must be ended one way or another.