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North Korea Boasts of Ability to Destroy US Military in 'Single Blow'

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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 01:41 AM
reply to post by TedHodgson

Underwater satellite, or test of medium to long range missile capability, guised as a satellite launch?

Sure, maybe the N. Koreans shot for the stars, and fizzled.. but what if this really was just a ploy? Plus now, they have something fancy apparently.. To be honest, I think it's probably hogwash, but sometimes, ya never can tell. What if it is an EMP? What if that's someone's real goal?

On a slightly less serious note, did anyone play Homefront..?

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 01:48 AM
reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin

I really wish they would try. Bout time we send those scoundrels back to the stone age... oh wait, they're still there...

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 02:32 AM
Both Iran and NK have the motivation and ability to launch an EMP device from a scud type missile from a annonymous container or coastal freighter off the US coast.

This would wipe out the entire civilian infrastructure and most of the military - 90% would be dead within a yr.

What missile defense do you suppose is in place to stop that?

Who is Barry going to retaliate at? - and would they even care?

NK can house its entire military in nuke proof bunkers for over a yr

The Mullahs are willing to accept national suicide - if it brings back their Mahdi!

Report Independent Working Group onMissile Defense,the Space Relationship,& the Twenty-First Century.

The greatest strategic threat to the United States is an attack by one or more ballistic missiles armed with nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction. Today, the United States remains completely vulnerable to this form of attack. is dedicated to explaining this threat, and the urgent need for robust and layered missile defenses.

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 02:55 AM
ha.. their little bottle rocket or whatever it was needs to stay in the air for more than 60 seconds before they can make this claim

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 03:10 AM
pffft MISSILES, so 20th century, Tractor beams is where it's at, Korea's good at getting things to come down this is where there research should be put,

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 03:29 AM
NK is not a threat to the US. EMP warheads are also not a bona fide threat to the United States. The US Military has contingency plans for just about every possible scenario. We have a broad array of global warfare capabilities unmatched by any other nation on Earth. Our technology is decades ahead of NK, China or even Russia for that matter. Even if, by some miracle, an enemy were to detonate a EMP warhead above the continental US, much of our military infrastructure would remain intact. Many of our most essential/capable assets are already hardened against such threats. We surely would have no deficit of recourse with which to respond with complete annihilation of any enemy responsible for such an attack. Our enemies know this. For this reason the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction remains an effective deterrent.

Speculation is fun. Speculation about NK "destroying" the US w/EMP warheads is a nice distraction from the real threats. What are the real threats to the continuity of USA? A quick review of history measured with current events alludes to a very grim fate for all superpowers who disregard internal atrophy and economic attrition.

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 03:37 AM
A single blow is preposterous. US forces are stationed all around the globe.

Also, if they did, they would be instantly destroyed.

Remember "mutual assured destruction"? That's why we never had a war with Russia. Nobody wins.

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 03:37 AM
reply to post by GD21D

Seems like the video game Homefront becomes more and more correct. Well guys, just make sure you shoot down any missiles that leave NK. If NK says it's a peaceful satellite, don't believe them. They did it in Homefront!

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 03:38 AM
reply to post by alkesh

Perhaps their under water satellite was a decoy to make you think they don't have the capability.

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:46 AM

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posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 04:57 AM
If you really have something you don't boast about it you use it. If you don't have anything you make boasts to boost your ego.

While a pitiful few here begin to theorize what dastardly tactics the NK have, anyone with a brain can work out basic phsycology of the NK rants.... the rest begin their conspiracy theories and prove what we all know.

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 05:29 AM
Can you imagine NK engaging in warfare?? It's a well known fact that armies are a hungry bunch! Unless NK have technology to summon pixie dust, angel thread, manna, and the like, I can't imagine them lasting very long in a war.

Sure NK might be able to feed an idle army (whilst the rest starves and eats tree bark) but I doubt they could do much more damage. I mean, their firework didn't even make it past the Korean sea!

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 06:01 AM

Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin

This is an interesting story yet it is clearly just propaganda form the North Korean’s, I would imagine it’s just a message to appease the people of North Korea rather than a real threat. However it does seem to show that the new regime is beginning to speak out against America with the rhetoric of war although I personally don’t think it’s time for anyone to start worrying about war just yet.

I do wonder however what these weapons are that the North Korean’s are claiming to have.
(visit the link for the full news article)

I think (don't know), they have the stuff. It would be EMP weapons. The North could aim them at South Korea's nuclear plants, which are grouped closely together.

They could aim them at Japan with all those reactors.

Just some thoughts.


posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 06:05 AM

Originally posted by pacifier2012
They're going to drop their 'dear leader' on Washington?

EMP weapons are doomsday weapons if the country attacked has nuclear reactors. Imagine a dozen or so Fukishima events all at the same time.

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 06:21 AM
reply to post by MuonSpin

America probably has plans for any type of attack.
It is just a shame when these attacks happen on American soil, most of the military are on training scenarios somewhere else.

9/11 and 7/7 had training events happening when the real event was happening.

strange that isn't it

BTW, when the 7/7 bombings happend there were training events across London for the exact same scenario.
The emergency services got confused between the real thing happening and the training.

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 07:45 AM
***Takes very large grain of salt***

Yeah, their government has never been known to engage in propaganda campaigns...

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 08:10 AM

Originally posted by studio500
Sounds like the North Koreans do have EMP.

A previously unseen missile was showcased at a parade earlier this month, and Kim Myung-chol, a North Korea apologist who has visited the state's missile units, claims that Pyongyang has munitions that can disable all electronics, potentially paralysing US forces.


Six ominous new North Korean missiles showcased at a lavish military parade were clumsy fakes, analysts say.

The weapons displayed April 15 appear to be a mishmash of liquid-fuel and solid-fuel components that could never fly together.

Undulating casings on the missiles suggest the metal is too thin to withstand flight. Each missile was slightly different from the others, even though all were supposedly the same make. They do not even fit the launchers they were carried on.

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 08:39 AM
Well...anything the Chinese or Russians have, you can bet North Korea has them too. However, while they may have the weapons physically; they completely lack the ability to launch them at all...ever. I honestly think that China and Russia, while being superpowers know that North Korea is the retarded kid in the corner arguing semantics and drooling on they toss him a few broken toys to occupy his child like mind.

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 08:46 AM

NK would be totally destroyed by the US. It has no ability to neutralise a US attack, let alone initiate a US. They have a few ex Soviet missiles, attached 1000 microwaves to them and that is their adaption of a Nuke, set it off and watch it either explode on take off or spiral out of control shortly after.

NK has a massive army, but it has little capability. The vast majority of their modified Chinese/Soviet designs are little more than capable of a modest defensive rather than any real threat. I admit that their short range missile system could well be a threat to South Korea and possibly Japan, but any attack would be met with an extreme US led counter offensive that would cripple NK. What many neglect is that the capability of the US military machine is very much understated, they have weaponry that is very much top secret and never gets a mention. It works the same as the British or more than likely any western power, what you know is simply what they want you to know and the tip of their capability and that is very much the case for the US.

NK greatest asset is its psycological hold over the rest of the world, act irrational, act insane and people will be careful as they won't want to tempt a loony country to go loco! had this been any other country, it would've been invaded by now!

As for China, they don't want millions crossing in to Manchuria, they also don't want US influence to spread that close to the border! However, if it all kicked off, they wouldn't do a thing. China is happy with the US bouncing around the world, as long as it takes US eyes off of China! They haven't got the capability to take on the US!Besides, with India at present flexing muscles and recently testing a new ICBM, they have more to worry about.

NK have nothing but talk but its talk that has kept them from being invaded!

posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 08:54 AM
reply to post by jerryznv

radio-isotopes have a unique signature and I have a feeling that with the monitoring technology out now that we all including China would know who st it off...


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