Gift Packages from North Korea?

On Tuesday, Newsmax reported the flowing warning from North Korea:

GENEVA – North Korea said Tuesday it had addressed a recent “gift package” to the United States and that more would follow. Han Tae Song, the ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the U.N. in Geneva, was addressing the U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament two days after his country detonated its sixth and largest nuclear test. “The recent self-defense measures by my country, DPRK, are a gift package addressed to none other than the U.S.,” Han told the Geneva forum.

“The U.S. will receive more gift packages from my country as long as its relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts to put pressure on the DPRK,” he said. Read article

Followed by this article on Wednesday:

North Korea threatened an attack on the U.S. power grid using electromagnetic pulses to knock out electricity throughout America. The warning came directly from the state news agency.

Experts told the Fox News that North Korea could actually pull off the attack by detonating a hydrogen bomb at high altitude, which would create an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, that would knock out key infrastructure in parts of the United States.

“The biggest danger would be shorting out of the power grid, especially on the East Coast,” Harry Kazianis, director of defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, told Fox News. “Imagine a situation where large sections of the U.S. had no power.”

North Korea threatened an attack on the U.S. power grid using electromagnetic pulses to knock out electricity throughout America. The warning came directly from the state news agency.

Experts told the Fox News that North Korea could actually pull off the attack by detonating a hydrogen bomb at high altitude, which would create an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, that would knock out key infrastructure in parts of the United States.

“The biggest danger would be shorting out of the power grid, especially on the East Coast,” Harry Kazianis, director of defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, told Fox News. “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. The casualty rates would be off the charts,”

An EMP, something that appears more like Hollywood fiction like in “The Matrix” movies, can cause more damage at higher elevations, Fox News noted. A detonation at 250 miles, a distance of roughly of the International Space Station, could fry electronics in most of the U.S. along with parts of Canada and Mexico.

James Woolsey, former chief of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1993 to 1995, warned of such an attack during an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune in March.

“I think this is the principal, the most important and dangerous, threat to the United States,” Woolsey said in the interview. “If you look at the electric grid and what it’s susceptible to, we would be moving into a world with no food delivery, no water purification, no banking, no telecommunications, no medicine. All of these things depend on electricity in one way or another.” Read article

While North Korea’s daring leader is putting President Trump to the test to see whether he will back up his promises of devastating firepower from the U.S., could the gift package be delivered from another angle, like space? Previous articles confirm that North Korea has already launched two satellites capable of delivering such an EMP explosion as described above. There is one major problem, the U.S. officials don’t know what cargo is loaded on these satellites, nor have they bothered to find out. To deliver such a payload, the satellites would need to drop from the current 300 mile high orbit down to around 150 miles above earth. Although North Korea’s nuclear program is advancing rapidly there is still some uncertainty of what kind of nuclear attack they could actually pull off, many experts agree that they could deliver an EMP blow to the U.S. with their current capabilities.

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