Originally posted by GD21D
An EMP could do some serious damage in a single blow. The only question is do they have the means, because they certainly have the motive. The effects
are easily achieved if you were to detonate a warhead at the right height in the atmosphere.
Right... A country that cannot even get a rocket to fire successfully is now capable of this? How exactly do you suppose they have completely missed
thousands upon thousands of technological steps they would need to take to reach this level of capability?
The only way they could do something like this is with the immediate and direct help from another nation. Basically, another nation would have to ship
something to them, and fire it from NK. They would effectively be using NK as a launchpad for their own ends, NK is not capable of doing anything even
remotely close to what you suggest.
And OP, I agree with you that this is just more propaganda intended for their own people. As I understand the NK people think their "satellite" is
now in orbit and broadcasting songs - to who exactly? lol
There was talk about them being honest and saying that it failed, but after that there were statements that suggest it was simply stated to them that
the rocket took off, and left the launchpad. So they didn't lie, they just didn't tell the truth either.
This is intended to convince the military in NK and the people that they are powerful. They're not. As we've seen from other recent statements too,
they're just a delusional as ever.