It looks like war is coming. Donald J. Trump knows that North Korea is an outlaw nation led by a lunatic despot who slaughters his own Generals and relatives in order to maintain his grasp on power. Kim Jong-Un, the corpulent dictator of North Korea, is fed by his fantastic ego, fear of betrayal and his wild fantasy of striking the United States with a “death blow” of nuclear holocaust.
His fantasies are one thing, but North Korea’s success in launching two satellites into space are serious cause for concern. In 2012 and 2016, N. Korea successfully placed into orbit the KMS 3-2 and the KMS-4, respectively. I wrote about that event when it happened. Payloads are low, but I do remember reading in 2016 that the payload for KMS-4 was estimated to be 500Kg. 500Kg is 1,100 US pounds, or 1/2 ton.
That weight is enough to support one low-level hydrogen bomb. The payload on KMS 3-2 was less, somewhere around 300Kg, if I remember correctly, which is 661 pounds.
Anomalies of the satellites consisted of KMS 3-2 tumbling in orbit, and KMS-4 not emitting any radio signals. Both satellites were claimed to be for “survey” purposes, although the expense of the launches vastly outweighed the benefits if land surveying is the intent.
The concern among those who are paying attention is that both of the satellites might be carrying low-yield hydrogen bombs, and both are only about 300 miles up in the atmosphere. Low-yield hydrogen bombs are ideal for Electro-magnetic Pulse weapons (EMP), and N. Korea is known to have spent considerable time and money developing gamma-radiation weapons, which are ideal for EMP bursts.
Peter Pry, former CIA analyst and former staff director of the Congressional EMP Foundation, states
But one top specialist says the monitor results and North Korea’s claims align fully with the scenario of a device designed for a low yield, yet emitting an enhanced amount of gamma rays.
Peter Pry, an expert on electromagnetic pulse weapons, told WND the explosion indeed was such a device.
Pry said Pyongyang’s latest test, which followed three others each in the range of 10 kilotons or less, was “another kind of H-Bomb,” a neutron bomb, or enhanced radiation weapon such as a super-EMP weapon.
Such weapons constitute, essentially, a “very low-yield H-Bomb that typically has yields of 1-10 kilotons, just like the North Korean device,” he said.
You can track both North Korean satellites here:
EMP bursts at 300 miles are the ideal weapon to disable the power grid of most of the United States. The 300-mile altitude is perfect, allowing coverage of 90 percent of the continental United States. Gamma radiation is also perfect, as gamma radiation is the most powerful type of strike weapon against the U.S. power grid.
In February, 2017, Jim Oberg, a former NASA space engineer, wrote in Space Review of his experience visiting N. Korea to view their launch facilities as a special correspondent for NBS News.
The charade that Pyongyang’s satellite program was purely for peaceful space exploration and applications was pitifully transparent from the start. The real mystery was what was the true unseen purpose of the enormous expense that the government was pouring into the program. Since our visit, two North Korean satellites have actually made it successfully into orbit. Both of them were duds, never transmitting any signals that anyone outside the country could hear.
Meanwhile, there have been fears expressed that North Korea might use a satellite to carry a small nuclear warhead into orbit and then detonate it over the United States for an EMP strike. These concerns seem extreme and require an astronomical scale of irrationality on the part of the regime. The most frightening aspect, I’ve come to realize, is that exactly such a scale of insanity is now evident in the rest of their “space program.”
That doomsday scenario, it now seems, has become plausible enough to compel the United States to take active measures to insure that no North Korean satellite, unless thoroughly inspected before launch, be allowed to reach orbit and ever overfly the United States.
He further added:
As seen in commercial satellite images of the launch site, verified by propaganda videos of the launch a year ago, there have been significant changes to the pad area, all with concealment in mind. At the longer-than-a-football-field concrete pad itself, where I had paced back and forth to the full extent of the security fences, photographing everything in all directions, the entire eastern edge was excavated to install an underground rail line.
The roof of that tunnel has removable doors, and a massive rail-mounted mobile support structure has been added to receive the rail cargo entirely out of sight of overhead observation. That mobile hangar then moves it northwards to the launch pad, where it can be erected behind walls installed the entire height of the gantry tower. A similar roof was also erected at the unloading spur a mile (1.6 kilometers) away at the booster assembly building, preventing detection of space hardware anywhere along its delivery route.
These certainly don’t convey the appearance of the features of a peaceful, harmless space program, and could possibly indicate something far more ominous.
There’s another feature of the orbit, possibly accidental, possibly not. It’s determined by the immutable laws of orbital motion, my specialty in Mission Control for more than 20 years. On the very first pass around Earth, after crossing near Antarctica, the satellite tracks northwards off the west coast of South America, over the Caribbean, and right up the US East Coast. Sixty-five minutes after launch, it’s passing a few hundred miles west of Washington DC. And with a minor steering adjustment during launch it could pass right overhead.
What might be inside that half-ton package is literally anybody’s guess. That is might be a functioning applications satellite for the betterment of the population is harder and harder to believe. That it might be something harmful—and no heat shield would be needed if it were supposed to be triggered in space—is getting terrifyingly easier to consider.
National Security Expert Mr. Peter Vincent Pry told World Net Daily in April of 2016
At such an altitude, an EMP could impact much of the continental United States, according to EMP experts.
Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both congressional advisory boards. He also served on the congressionally mandated EMP commission and as an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Pry said that while the U.S. is aware of the satellites, it is unable to determine their payloads. The federal government hasn’t commented as much on the satellites as it has on North Korea’s ability to launch a missile capable of reaching the U.S.
The development comes at the same time North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered his rocket forces to prepare for a nuclear attack on the U.S. The communist regime has released videos depicting nuclear attacks on Washington and New York City.
Obviously Donald Trump and the Defense Department are fully informed on this matter. Donald Trump will not sit on his hands and quibble with Kim Jong-Un. Kim Jong-Un has repeatedly stated that he intends to strike the United States with nuclear weapons, and Trump is doing exactly what he should do – take out the flaccid beast before he can do real damage.
Since Trump is fully aware of the risk we face if he waits, he will strike. He has no choice and it is the right thing to do. If necessary, Trump should use radiation weapons that we have in our arsenal, and I specifically mean Neutron weapons. Neutron weapons emit massive bursts of radiation that kill everything within specific radii. The killing effect diminishes as distances from impact increase, but death still comes, albeit more slowly.
The attraction of Neutrron weapoins is this: the radiation diminishes very quickly, and personnel can enter the blast area within two weeks. Also, the burst if radioactive rather than kinetic, meaning there is virtually zero property damage.
Neutron weapons will immediately disable entire divisions of artillery and massed infantry, making the strike on North Korea cost-effective, potentially brief and sparing on the lives of millions of N. Korean civilians, who would otherwise be conscripted into the military in a conventional war and be forced to face the United States military as well as the South Korean military.