The U.S. Senate’s top warmonger, John McCain, is yet again trying to push U.S. troops into another unwanted and unwarranted war. This week, the Senator attempted to anger the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, with a series of grade school attacks meant to stir up trouble in the region.
McCain, who has been openly calling for the U.S. to “preemptively” attack North Korea since 2003, has yet again tried to help his defense contractor buddies out by trying to incite the mentally unstable North Korean leader into some sort of war.
In an interview on MSNBC, McCain called for action against Kim before it is too late.
He said: “China is the only one that can control Kim Jong-un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea. They could stop North Korea’s economy in a week.
“They haven’t, because the Chinese have to understand there’s a penalty… imposed by us if they don’t reign in an individual that can literally start a world war, and more importantly, perhaps in the short term, strike the United States of America.”
North Korea, who has been warning that they are ready to strike the U.S. with nuclear missiles if the U.S. continues to interfere in the region, hit back hard in a statement released by government-controlled news agency KCNA.
The statement said: “What they uttered to dare hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK is just a manifestation of their worst hostility toward the DPRK’s ideology and social system and its people and a grave provocation little short of declaration of war against it.
The service personnel and people of the DPRK are regarding the dignity of their supreme leadership as their life and soul.
The US must know very well about how they react to any offensive acts against it.
John McCain and Ted Cruz made a provocation tantamount to declaration of war against the DPRK. The DPRK will take steps to counter it.”
Can the North Korean’s really hit the U.S. with a Nuclear Missle?
While the news media continues to claim North Korea doesn’t possess the technology to attack the U.S., according to The Hill, “any nation that has built nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as North Korea has done, can easily overcome the relatively much simpler technological challenge of warhead miniaturization and reentry vehicle design.”
The Hill goes on to say:
The notion that North Korea is testing A-Bombs and H-Bomb components, but does not yet have the sophistication to miniaturize warheads and make reentry vehicles for missile delivery is absurd.
Eight years ago, in 2008, the CIA’s top East Asia analyst publicly stated North Korea successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for delivery on its Nodong medium-range missile. The Nodong is able to strike South Korea and Japan or, if launched off a freighter, even the United States.
In 2011, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lt. General Ronald Burgess, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that North Korea has weaponized its nuclear devices into warheads for arming ballistic missiles.
On April 7, 2015, at a Pentagon press conference, Admiral William Gortney, then Commander of North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD), responsible for protecting the U.S. from long-range missiles, warned that the intelligence community assesses North Korea’s KN-08 mobile ICBM could strike the U.S. with a nuclear warhead.
And on October 7, 2015, Gortney again warned the Atlantic Council: “I agree with the intelligence community that we assess that they [North Koreans] have the ability, they have the weapons, and they have the ability to miniaturize those weapons, and they have the ability to put them on a rocket that can range the [U.S.] homeland.”
Back in 2013, we reported:
During a House Armed Services Committee hearing earlier today, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) of Colorado may have leaked classified information that was not mean for public consumption. While questioning Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Lamborn started quoting a classified Defense Intelligence Agency report that had not yet been released to the public.
The report stated that “North Korea now has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles.”
And even if you ignore the experts who say North Korea could launch an attack, there is a growing concern that they may be able to launch an EMP-style attack on our grid with technology we know they have.
According to Peter Fry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, a bipartisan congressional commission, North Korea has been practicing and planning these types of attacks for years.
North Korea has already has demonstrated it can launch the type of satellites needed to conduct an EMP attack. Two already are in orbit, and experts have no idea what’s in the satellites or what they are even doing.
What would happen after an EMP attack?
We live in a world that’s become undeniably dependent on electricity, so much so that an EMP attack has the very real possibility of killing millions of people within the first couple weeks of the grid going down.
Pry warned that North Korea does not need a missile to attack the U.S. mainland. Instead, it could put a nuclear weapon in one of their satellites and then detonate it over the United States. He claims that this would be much worse than an actual nuclear attack, and says it could kill “90 percent of the population.”