Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, the world’s leading expert on EMPs, says an electromagnetic pulse attack by North Korea could kill power grids, devastating the U.S. and its allies.
By Dave Gahary
Nearly 25 years of minimizing and ignoring the nuclear threat from North Korea has left the United States with few options to deal with the escalating danger emanating from the East Asian dictatorship, most visibly illustrated by President Donald J. Trump’s prepared remarks delivered to the United Nations General Assembly—his first address as president to that body—on Sept. 19.
“The United States has great strength and patience,” Trump stated, “but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.”
Such bellicose language delivered to a global institution, whose stated goal is world peace, might seem entirely out-of-place, but when viewed against the failure of a string of U.S. presidents and their administrations to adequately confront North Korean threats, Trump’s choice of words may be exactly what’s needed to deal with the situation.
On the heels of recent successful satellite launches, North Korea has shocked the world by launching ICBMs and claiming to have detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sept. 2, a thermonuclear weapon with a yield (the amount of energy released) of over 50 kilotons of TNT, over three times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. North Korea claimed its bomb had a yield of 100 kilotons.
Perhaps more alarming than a confrontation with the 2-million-strong Korean People’s Army—the world’s largest military—is the possibility that the North Korean regime may launch a nuclear-armed satellite for use in an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the United States. When detonated at a high enough altitude, the nuclear blast creates an electric shock wave—similar to lightning—that can potentially knock out the entire electric grid of North America, and all electronics. The July 9, 1962 high-altitude nuclear test conducted in outer space by the U.S. called Starfish Prime verified the existence and effects of man-made EMPs.
Significantly, North Korea’s state news agency boldly stated that this weapon “is a multifunctional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP attack.”
In order to gain a fuller understanding of this matter, American Free Press conducted an exclusive interview with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, the world’s leading expert on EMPs, the executive director of the Congressional Advisory Board’s Task Force on National and Homeland Security, and the chief of staff of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack, or the Congressional EMP Commission. Pry is also a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer and the author of numerous books on national security issues.*
Incredibly, even in the face of North Korea’s September threat to launch an EMP attack against the U.S., D.C. has plans to let the EMP Commission’s charter expire.
“Only in Washington,” said Pry, “would it be possible to have something like this happen, where the EMP threat is looming larger than ever, and Pyongyang is actually threatening EMP attacks against us now, and Washington’s response to this is to let the EMP Commission go out of business.”
Pry explained why an EMP attack is so dangerous.
“If you took a Hiroshima-type bomb and detonated it in a city,” he said, “it might kill 200,000 people, but that same weapon, let’s say you used it to black out the Eastern grid, [which] supports most of our population and generates 75% of our electricity. The EMP Commission estimated that we would lose 90% of the population within a year from starvation, disease, and societal collapse. We can’t survive as a civilization without the Eastern grid. There’d be no coming back from that. And North Korea only needs one weapon like this in order to destroy our whole society.”
Pry explained how we arrived at this point.
“We knew in 1994 when [CIA Director] Jim Woolsey went and testified and told the Senate Armed Services Committee that North Korea had the bomb,” Peter explained. “And that created this crisis, so Bill Clinton had to think about abandoning his whole agenda. And so for about six months it was actually contemplated by the Clinton administration about going to war to stop North Korea from getting the bomb.”
Pry was on the professional staff at the time, and instead of war, the Clinton administration negotiated an agreed framework with North Korea.
“I was on the North Korea Advisory Group all through the eight years of the Clinton administration,” he said, “and they were cheating on that agreed framework, and we knew it.”
Pry tried to tell the press, but they weren’t interested.
“It’s almost like there’s a whole cottage industry out there of non-expert people from academia,” he said, “who seem to make their living lowballing the North Korean threat. . . . Clinton wanted to kick the North Korean threat down the road so he wouldn’t get blamed for it, and that’s what he did.”
Pry explained that the North Korean nuclear threat has been kicked from the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations right to Trump, whose administration is doing the same.
“The reason they’re doing it under the Trump administration,” Pry explained, “[is that] Trump has not cleaned house. This is still the Obama administration. Most of these people—both in the Department of Defense and in the intelligence community—are Obama analysts and Obamanites who are now deeply embedded in the federal bureaucracy. These people need to be fired or they need to be moved out. He’s gotta get his own team in there, and this kind of thing is gonna continue until he replaces these people.”
*Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms, by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D. (softcover, 117 pages, $15 plus $4 S&H in the U.S.), is available from the American Free Press bookstore.
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Jeanne D’Arc is 100% right, Peter Vincent sounds like one of these Pentagon (NATO)trolls with their ridiculous war propaganda using the old Cold War crap “DUCK & COVER” if you see the big flash…
Actually EMP would be great to neutralize our war mongers.
Questions for Peter Vincent:
How many countries North Korea invaded for the past 15 Years ? 0
How many countries North Korea Bombed for the past 15 years ? 0
Did North Korea ever use Nukes on another country ?
CAN WE SAY THE SAME ABOUT THE UNITED STATES ?
SO WHO IS A THREAT TO PEACE IN THE WORLD ?
North Korea a country smaller than the State of Mississippi with a population of 25 Millions ?
How many troops do we have in South Korea ? how many submarines equipped with nuclear weapons do we have a few miles from NK ?
How come every time NK shoot a missile over Japan it is BLANK and it crash in the ocean causing NO DAMAGE ? WHY can we intercept these blank missiles BEFORE they enter Japanese air space WE HAVE US BASES ALL OVER JAPAN Duh !
Of course NOT our Military Industrial surveillance intelligence complex (the Real Power That be regardless of WHO is in the White House)want another conflict to justify their BUDGET.
The idea that there is a legit leader of North Korea legitimately threatening the “free world” is a joke. Many of the posters here get that. Anyone who is pushing this man and his threats as bonafide is pushing propaganda. Kim Jong Un is a chimera and as another poster so astutely posted: should something happen, it will be the globalists doing it and hiding behind this obvious actor/agent/clown called Kim Jung Un. The article author, himself ex Navy ( a red flag !) quotes CIA (red flag!). I am not biting or buying any of this. The CIA work for the globalists/controllers/plutocrats, so does our president, and actually so does Kim Jong Un. Truthseekers, keep up the good work and keep protesting articles like this… not worthy to be on AFP.
Gahary, Why did you interview this bozo for? All those years serving in a navy submarine got the nitrogen flowing into your brain which in turn has caused you to go soft in the brain.
Jerry Hood is right about the Brotherhood of Death use of numerology in their attacks on Christianity and by extension on all humanity, because Christ is its only salvation. They also seem to choose their dates well. Something evil to counter the good and take all attention away from it. Halloween is their big holiday, the festival of the witches, zombies and ghouls. It is the day before the feast of All Saints, which all Christians should be observing and desiring to emulate to become saints themselves. Instead the day before they go about emulating monsters and demons – so that they become them.
They chose December 7th for the attack on Pearl Harbor and to take us to war. The day after is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patronal feast day of the USA. “Let’s make America forget their protector and make war to destroy the remnants of Christian Europe.”
September 11th is the eve of the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary. Forget to pray your Rosary and repeat that Holy Name 50 times, while we go to war with the Muslim countries that still protect their Christian minorities.
On the eve of the feast of St. Laurence, one of the most revered of the martyrs, who was roasted alive for his Faith, August 9th, a nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, roasting alive all the inhabitants of the Christian center of Japan.
It’s intentional, folks. Look for the next attack or event to happen on the day before a significant Christian holy day. They do it all the time.
What North Korean threat are we talking about? If we have no intension to invade NK, they will not fire their ICBM at us. The same workable deterence with russia and China. Are we prepared to lose NYC or Seattle in a nuke exchange?
“North Korea has shocked the world by launching ICBMs”.
Only two countries have been shocked: the Z.O.G and Israel.
How stupid can you Americans get? Novus Ordo Seclorum is clearly dated on your great seal,your galactic flag,your 1$ bill and 9/11 database,beside street layouts in DC and Protestant Bible….
Your bold eagle has 32& 33 feathers on its left& right wings…Above its head is Magen David of 13 stars+20 clouds,33….Your galactic flag has 9 rows+11 columns of stars,33…The zionist demolishers of the Twin Towers used the same numbers in the ” 4 hijacked planes”,as 9+11 into the Twin Towers,plus 6+7 into Pentahon and Shanksville.. In 2033,the 33rd degree judeo-masons will celebrate Great Jubilee of killing Christ( the Son and Sun), at the age of 33,in AD 33….Congirmed on Liberty Street 33,nesrby the demolished Twin Towers,as Federal Gold Reserve,since every earthly Mesopotamia has local story of GOLD( Genesis 2:8-14) In 2032-2033,WW3 is here….Ama-ruca us the female shaped,Dragon-Serpent continent,Milky Way in the Sky…Russia has ST.GEORGE-THE DRAGON SLAYER IN ITS TWO HEADED EAGLE….America shall be dead by 2033,in one hour…..
I am so sorry to hear you support the President’s war-mongering for the ever-belligerent War Industry and to talk about total destruction of all those innocent people in North Korea. The North Korean leader has not harmed a single person or property with his testing of his weapons which certainly cannot be said about the U.S.A. which has been warring against other nations since she took over Hawaii and the Philippines in the late 1890’s. And has been waging war on innumerable countries ever since then. It seems to me it is time the U.S. dealt with its own problems and left other countries to deal with their own. The U.S. is NOT the Policeman of the World nor, should she act like she is. China is North Korea’s export market…do you think she will sit idly by if the U.S. attacks North Korea? I fully agree with Roger’s reply above. The War Mongers in Washington in my not so humble 75 year old opinion should all be put to work repairing the damage caused by all the recent hurricanes that have devastated so many areas of the country, or, every one of them who wants to destroy North Korea should be put in army uniforms and sent to fight against the North Korean military. They want war let them fight in the trenches!
EMP also makes for a great false-flag by the US Government to kick off the war!
I was not saying that an EMP attack would not be serious. Such an attack by North Korea would also start WWIII, which would be 10 times more serious than just killing our power grid and electronics. Any attack on North Korea by the US will also be the lead up to WWIII and so Trump’s threats are shear insanity. The other large nuclear powers are getting pretty tired of an America that throws its weight around the world.
I personally think we are all being played. We will soon see another Pearl Harbor, another 9/11, another false flag.
Read David Dionisi’s Atomic Bomb Secrets. In it he shows that North Korea was created in the first place by the world elite in the Brotherhood of Death to assure that the USSR would get the bomb, that there would be a Cold War with hot wars to follow including a Third World War, all to finally establish Global Government on the ashes.
We can’t play their game if anyone anywhere is to survive as free people.
I cannot say it enough – War is Total Insanity. Now I have to say that we have an insane person in the White House. Obama was bad, but not this bad!
Roger, you can’t possibly be serious. Knocking out ALL electricity would, without a doubt, RUIN our country. Only “Doomsday-ers” (who we’ve all been laughing at for YEARS, including myself) will be any where close to prepared for something like this. Look at the recent hurricane aftermaths for example. People began looting within the first day of being without basic resources. I don’t know where you live but I live in Dallas and witnessed numerous fights at the gas stations afterwards, and heard many reports of people having their gas siphoned. We were ONLY without gas, and ONLY for a FEW DAYS. Honestly I think the stat that 90% of people would die within the first year is generous at best.
People very well did live for thousands of years without it and very well could again BUT we have a country FULL of SAFE SPACE MILLENNIALS who truly believe they need social media to live. How do you think they will all react if this was to happen next week? Not to mention all of the recent “National Anthem Kneelers” and their supporters. How do you think they will react when the proverbial crap hits the fan? Or even better yet, how about everyone who hates the police these days? How do you think they will respond when social order can not be upheld?
While the threat may be real of EMP attacks, this idea of completely destroying another nation is totally abhorrent to any moral person. People lived for thousands of years without electricity or electronics. They can do it again if they will learn how to. This scenario of EMP making life impossible on earth is just plain hogwash. Bombing North Korea back into the stone age, every innocent man, woman and child killed or maimed over the threats of a dictator and his regime, is purely immoral, but we as a nation have been used to justifying war crimes and criminal wars for more than a century and a half. War is and has always been the worst threat to humanity and saber-rattling for war is total insanity.
Yes, we should take some threats seriously, but answering threats with stronger threats always only escalates things. And escalating threats make a confrontation inevitable. That should be obvious. “A soft answer turneth away wrath.” Diplomacy. A forgotten word in international affairs these days, with rare exceptions. Putin should be getting the Nobel Peace Prize. Trump should be getting a well-deserved kick in the ass for his UN belligerent posturing. He exposes himself as the War First President!
The fuse has been set in North Korea for WWIII by the Brotherhood of Death that wants this war so it can steal millions of souls from God and send them to Hell.
It pains me that the normally sane American Free Press, or one of its regular contributors, would get behind Trump for war with North Korea!!