North Korea EMP Attack Could Leave Millions Of Americans Without Power
According To Anthony Furey a respected columnist for Canada’s largest newspaper chain and Fox News. There is a real threat that a North Korea EMP attack might be able to knock out electric power to millions of Americans. In recent articles for both Fox News and the Toronto, Sun Anthony talks about why EMP attacks that have previously been downplayed as fear mongering should now be taken seriously.
He discusses why the U.S is failing to prepare for a North Korea EMP attack and why we should take this seriously. Which is why he has written a new book entitled Pulse Attack: The Real Story Behind the Secret Weapon that Can Destroy North America.
What Is An EMP Attack?
An EMP is an electromagnetic pulse which can occur as a result of an atmospheric nuclear detonation. Such a detonation could destroy or cause damage to the electric power grid and to electrical devices that are in the line of sight of the blast.
In his article for Fox, News Anthony states the following about the effects of an EMP.
“The result of an electromagnetic pulse wouldn’t just mean no iPhones for a few hours. If enough electric power transformer stations are affected, it would mean no power to millions of people for weeks or even many months.”
Why Should We Now Take The Threat Of A North Korea EMP ATTACK Seriously?
Until recently the idea that North Korea could launch an electromagnetic pulse attack against the U.S was considered hypothetical. There had been no earlier sign that such a strike was intended or even achievable.
This all changed in September of this year when North Korea carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. In the past few months, North Korea has developed the ability to carry out such a devastating EMP strike. Their recent testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile has demonstrated the increasing chances of such an attack occurring.
In his articles Anthony made the following statements:
“We should focus our attention on the threat of the rogue nation launching an electromagnetic pulse attack that could wipe out the electric power grid serving millions of people in the U.S. and Canada.”
“Most reporters missed a key threat that appeared at the bottom of Kim’s public statement when he bragged that North Korea had harnessed “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.”
Kim Jong Un’s statement does indeed seem to show that the launching of an electromagnetic pulse attack against its enemies is now one of North Korea’s strategic goals.
Why Is America Not Fully Prepared For A North Korea EMP Attack?
As stated above previous discussions surrounding the possibility of a North Korean EMP attack against the United States have been downplayed as hypothetical and fear mongering.
Even after the obvious progression, that North Korea’s nuclear program has made and Kim Jong Un’s recent public statement. The Congressional Commission to Assess the Threat of Electromagnetic Pulse to the United States of America has shut its doors after it failed to secure funding from Congress.
This decision certainly doesn’t seem to be a motion to take the proper steps needed for EMP preparedness.
Whilst this may sound very post-apocalyptic we need to consider the following:
If the power goes down a result of an EMP attack there will be no lights or other electric-powered devices in our homes and businesses. We will no longer have access to many of life’s conveniences that we take for granted.
The Real Story Behind the Secret Weapon that can Destroy North America
Around a year ago Anthony spoke with top-level national security sources in the United States. He then began to study and research the phenomenon of EMP’s for his new book.
Below is an excerpt from his book:
Chapter 1 of Pulse Attack: The Real Story Behind the Secret Weapon that can Destroy North America.
“It was a quiet night at the Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s Metcalf transmission substation. Even though it’s one of the largest electric utility companies in America and its combined operations provide electricity to over 5 million customers, there were no security guards posted at the facility that night. Just like on most nights. There weren’t any other employees on shift either.
The only eyes on the ground were the surveillance cameras and motion detectors and someone clearly knew how to avoid their detection because just before 1 a.m. a person was able to sneak in and cut the telecommunications cables leading into the station. The phones went dead.
Thirty minutes later, a group of people opened fire on the station with military-grade rifles. They continued firing for 19 minutes — targeting the transformers. When they finished firing their weapons they didn’t enter the facility. They didn’t steal anything. They just left as mysteriously as they had arrived.
Officers arrived only one minute after the last bullet was fired. But the attackers were already gone. The officers didn’t see them leave or even hear any of the blasts. All they had to work with was a 911 call about shots fired. So, seeing nothing suspicious, they shrugged it off and left.
A couple hours later — soon after 3 a.m. — an employee finally arrived to check things out. What he found was doubtless a surprise. While there are a number of different types of equipment failures the electricity industry is used to dealing with, this wasn’t one of them.
The employee discovered in those early morning hours that a total of 17 transformers had been riddled with gunfire. Over 50,000 gallons of oil had leaked out around the station. Power had to be rerouted to avoid a blackout in the area. The most troubling evidence was the more than one hundred shell casings found littering the ground.
Who were these unidentified figures, systematically firing their weapons into the dark of the California night, targeting the metallic monoliths that powered nearby homes and businesses? Were they disgruntled former employees giving the finger to an old boss? Petty criminals looking to steal anything they could resell? One of California’s notorious gangs or drug rings? Operatives of a foreign terrorist group, prepared to die for a chance at taking down the Evil Empire?
The attackers left no trail behind them. There was zero evidence aside from the shell casings. Zero hint as to their motivation or goals. And this unsolved mystery has left a small but informed number of academics, politicians, industry experts, and intelligence operatives deeply concerned for the safety of their country.
But why? Just how big of a problem could this attack have caused? Even if they’d blown up the transformer station entirely, and even if they were terrorists, how bad would the effects from this one incident have been?.”
North Korea EMP Attack Conclusion
As North Korea continues to pursue its nuclear program and the test launching of missiles. Whilst at the same time declaring their threat of war on the U.S. We need to make sure we are aware of the risks and effects that such an attack would have.
Whilst we all hope that North Korea’s nuclear war rhetoric will not escalate into a real attack on the U.S or any other country. We still need to take the threat of a North Korea EMP attack seriously and be as prepared as we can.
About Anthony Furey
Anthony Furey is a syndicated columnist for Canada’s largest newspaper chain and the author of a new book Pulse Attack: The Real Story Behind the Secret Weapon that Can Destroy North America. You can find out more about Anthony at www.furey.ca and @anthonyfurey.