Retired Green Beret Warns: "There Could Be A Nuclear Strike Against The US Coming Soon"

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Authored by Jeremiah Johnson (nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces) via,

For approximately the past five years, the Mainstream Media (MSM) and the Obama-administration supported research “think-tanks” for monitoring the North Korean situation have had a field day.  They consistently (along with the brain-dead public’s crowds of naysayers) and intentionally understated the capabilities of North Korea.  The experts in the field (such as Dr. Peter V. Pry, Admiral Bill Gortney, General Curtis Scapparotti) have not been able to be denied; however, they have been marginalized and made to seem to be “in conflict” with the prevailing, majority “view.”  The “tyranny of the majority,” in this case, was needed to accomplish the objectives of the Obama administration: appear to be “strong” on sanctions, and “aloof” with diplomacy, i.e., Barack Hussein Obama II’s not “lowering” himself to deal with North Korea diplomatically.

The true objective of Obama regarding North Korea was to pursue a laissez-faire policy and allow North Korea to progress, becoming a viable threat, as it is today.

All of this was deliberately planned by Obama and his handlers.  As far back as April 7, 2015, Admiral Bill Gortney (the former commander of North American Aerospace Defense, a.k.a. NORAD) gave a press conference in which he warned of North Korea’s capabilities with an ICBM, an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile…warned that North Korea could strike the United States with a nuclear warhead on an ICBM…he stated this in 2015.  Six months prior, in October of 2014 Admiral Gortney stated that North Korea had nuclear weapons, had miniaturization capabilities, and could place them on missiles that could reach the continental United States.

Fast-forward to this year.  There was a joint article that was penned by Dr. Peter V. Pry, America’s foremost expert on EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) threats posed to the United States by foreign nations and the head of every committee to brief Congress on those issues.  A former analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, Dr. Pry is currently the Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security.  The article was co-authored by R. James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence AgencyHere are excerpts from that article, released on March 29, 2017 by The Hill:

“The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons.  False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.S. city.


Yet 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 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.


…North Korea should be regarded as capable of delivering by satellite a small nuclear warhead, specially designed to make a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the United States.


According to the Congressional EMP Commission, a single warhead delivered by North Korean satellite could blackout the national electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for over a year – killing 9 of 10 Americans by starvation and societal collapse.  Two North Korean satellites, the KMS-3 and KMS-4, presently orbit over the U.S. on trajectories consistent with surprise EMP attack.


Why do the press and public officials ignore or under-report these facts?  Perhaps no administration wants to acknowledge that North Korea is an existential threat on their watch.  Whatever the motives for obfuscating the North Korean nuclear threat, the need to protect the American people is immediate and urgent…”

There you have the main points to substantiate what was written earlier: a deliberate obfuscation of the facts by the Obama administration coupled with the complicit MSM to allow North Korea the time to develop the capabilities to strike the continental United States.  Let’s also try not to forget that a “standard” ICBM is not the only focus of North Korea: the SLBM (Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile) is a threat.  Recall that CNN put this report out on April 24, 2016:

“After previous launch attempts by Pyongyang failed, this one seems to have gone much better, one U.S. official noted.  “North Korea’s sub launch capability has gone from a joke to something very serious,” this official said. “The U.S. is watching this very closely.”  Asked whether the test was successful, another U.S. official told CNN, “essentially yes.”

(CNN, from Don Melvin, Jim Sciutto, and Wil Ripley)

For years, now, the paid think-tank naysayers have decried the capabilities of North Korea and downplayed their programs of missile and nuclear warhead developments.  on September 7, 2016, two days prior to the North Korean nuclear test of September 9th, a DoS (Denial of Service) attack crashed the website of the Project on Crowdsourced Satellite Imagery based in California.  Working on this “project” are two analysts, Melissa Hanrahan, and Jeffrey Lewis.  Both have consistently and repeatedly denied North Korea’s nuclear capabilities and as late as this year, both have stated that North Korea “was years away from perfecting an ICBM.”  Not only have they been proven wrong, but Lewis “backpedaled” and declared that this latest launch from last week was indeed a North Korean-launched ICBM.              

Fast-forward to today: The United States just flew a live-fire “exercise” on the border of North Korea, and the United States is now screwing with North Korea’s money.

Two American B-1 B bombers dropped live bombs on simulated missile battery targets while accompanied by South Korean fighter aircraft targeting simulated underground bunkers.  North Korea responded in their state-run media with such:

“The US, with its dangerous military provocation, is pushing the risk of a nuclear war on the peninsula to a tipping point.”

They labeled the maneuver as “…a dangerous military gambit of warmongers who are trying to ignite the fuse of a nuclear war on the peninsula,” and went on to add this, of great importance for you to focus upon, so much so that I’ve underlined the important part:

“A small misjudgment or error can immediately lead to the beginning of a nuclear war, which will inevitably lead to another world war.”

Do you realize the silent significance of the underlined portion?  The MSM has tried to paint a picture of North Korea as a “rogue” state with an insane leader.  In truth, there are other nations, such as China and Russia that conduct commerce with North Korea as well as having pledged military alliances.

Does anyone really think that China and Russia will sit this one out, and that it will all be just an EMP by North Korea followed by a couple of nukes dropped by the U.S.?

In the meantime, it has just been revealed by Jonathan Stempel of Reuters that the U.S. is going after North Korea’s money.  Here is an excerpt of that article:

“U.S. authorities have tried to seize millions of dollars associated with several companies that deal with North Korea, including the country’s military, from eight large international banks, according to court filings made public on Thursday.  The effort was revealed two days after North Korea tested a long-range missile capable of reaching Alaska, ratcheting up tensions with the United States and adding to worries about North Korea leader Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons plans.  Thursday’s filings show that Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the federal court in Washington, D.C. on May 22 granted U.S. prosecutors’ applications for “damming” seizure warrants against Bank of America Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Citigroup Inc, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Standard Chartered Plc and Wells Fargo & Co.  Prosecutors believe the banks have processed more than $700 million of “prohibited” transactions on behalf of entities tied to North Korea since 2009, including the period after Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, the filings show.”

With measures such as military exercises and money seizures, it can be clearly seen that Un and North Korea are being maneuvered into a situation where the only recourses are capitulation to the U.S./IMF hegemony (which we know will not occur) or to conduct a strike against the United States.  North Korea has that capability right now…to launch a nuclear strike against the continental United States.

The next world war will be initiated by an EMP, and North Korea will either launch it or take the blame for it by a country that did launch it…to include the United States.

Do not be in denial of the threat: be the “10th Man,” as in the movie “World War Z.”  Think outside of the confines that society places upon your intellect.  It is not “fear porn” to continuously “sound off” about what is going on around us, especially when people are either unaware of it or denying that it can happen.  The MSM is either silent on the subject, or it skews the information.  There are still those who are unaware of the current threats to the U.S. outlined in this article.  There are still many people who will be reading this information for the first time: those who may have heard bits and pieces of it and are not aware of what is going on or the depth and significance of it.

It is primarily for them that I write this piece, and secondly to those who may wish to review some of the previously-released information and reflect upon it…for them to make the right decisions regarding preparations for themselves and their families.

Bottom line: everyone is pretty much on their own…everyone and their families.  The “sink or swim” tenet does apply.  It is stupid to discount information that may help you when the time comes (or before it does) just because of “going along with the crowd,” or skepticism.  Many people would willingly burn to a crisp and stay in a target area just to emphasize their denial and disagreement with someone else’s view.  Throughout history, these people follow a stubborn refusal to admit there is always more than what appears on the surface. To act upon such information and decisively (at the critical point) is paramount.

I implore everyone to study carefully the buildup by the parties involved and weigh the reasons (who, what, when, where, how, and…most importantly, why) there could be a strike against the U.S. coming soon.  Many people believe that it is, and I am one of them.  I’d rather be wrong a thousand times than be “right” once on it, but the situation changes day to day.  It is better to be prepared for it.  If it comes, I’m not going to take any satisfaction at those who constantly deride or detract.  Instead I’m going to thank God that I’m safe and pray that others took steps to keep themselves and their families safe, too, and make it through the times to come.  Perhaps the whole country will come crashing down, but maybe…just maybe, we can survive and make it better than it was before.

I close with the words of Dr. Pry:

North Korea is a mortal nuclear threat to the United States – right now.  North Korea has already successfully tested and developed nuclear weapons.  It has also already miniaturized nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery and has armed missiles with nuclear warheads.


Any nuclear weapon detonated above an altitude of 30 kilometers will generate an electromagnetic pulse that will destroy electronics and could collapse the electric power grid and other critical infrastructures – communications, transportation, banking and finance, food and water – that sustain modern civilization and the lives of 300 million Americans.  All could be destroyed by a single nuclear weapon making an EMP attack.


A Super-EMP attack on the United States would cause much more and much deeper damage than a primitive nuclear weapon…North Korean nuclear tests look suspiciously like a Super-EMP weapon. A Super-EMP warhead would have a low yield, like the North Korean device, because it is not designed to create a big explosion, but to convert its energy into gamma rays, that generate the EMP effect.


Reportedly South Korean military intelligence concluded, independent of the EMP Commission, that Russian scientists are in North Korea helping develop a Super-EMP warhead. In 2012, a military commentator for the People’s Republic of China stated that North Korea has Super-EMP nuclear warheads.  A Super-EMP warhead would not weigh much, and could probably be delivered by North Korea’s ICBM.  The missile does not have to be accurate, as the EMP field is so large that detonating anywhere over the United States would have catastrophic consequences.


So, as of Dec. 12, North Korea’s successful orbit of a satellite demonstrates its ability to make an EMP attack against the United States – right now.”


Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, December 19, 2012, Washington Times, “PRY: North Korea EMP     attack could destroy U.S. – now.”

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Truther's picture

One day he will make a good prediction 

Shadow1275's picture

"You provide the pictures, I'll provide the war." - William Randolph Hearst


Bankers are pushing hard for WW3, almost as if they are trying to distract us from something...


Couldn't be the fractured economies slowly crumbling to their knees?


The widening wage gap due to inflation caused by Socialism??


The FED's Keyensian Stupid car losing all of it's wheels, engine, brakes, etc. as it drives straight off the cliff???


Europeans slowly being oppressed and replaced in their own lands in the name of Diversmuhcation????


I Certainly wish I could Diversify the bankers into oblivion, or at least drive them off a Cliff.

tmosley's picture

Reminds me of "Crippled physicist predects world will end because of Trump".

The only fucking thing, THE ONLY FUCKING THING I want to hear from a god damn Green Beret is small unit tactics, weapon maintenence, etc. Anything else I hear from them has about as much value as a prediction from a fucking horse.

Shadow1275's picture

You can't even trust the "Experts" these days. Reknowned Scientist Bill Nye recently stated that Science shows that there are more than two Genders bc ......... Flibbityflobbityfloop

Jimmy Jimmereeno's picture

Let's get things correct:  Bill Nye is not a "reknowned scientist".  He is another anti-intellectual who cannot perceive objective reality.  That failure will result in his doom if he lives long enough.

armada's picture

Besides, if there is a nuclear strike on the US, it'll be from IsraHell. They've been preparing for a long time to set the world on fire.

AVmaster's picture

Remember when Bush had the north koreans to the point that they blew up the cooling towers for their own nuclear power plant???


Now all of a sudden they have ICBM's after obama?????????



ebworthen's picture

This means we can get rid of Californica, and Seattle.

Real people from the Midwest can re-populate it and do the farming.

Leave Hollywood as a tourist attraction, place a memorial there for the Actors.

yomutti2's picture

"Retired Green Beret" is a moron.

Praetorian Guard's picture

I bet McShitStain and Lindsey Turtleneck Graham are jerking each other off about this news. Probably sucking each other dry while they dry hump the MICs leg...


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TuPhat's picture

The US deep state is our worst enemy, not north Korea.  Retired Green Beret, might be part of the problem.

imaginalis's picture

You will be too busy sleeping with your sister.

Manthong's picture

OK, so if dear supreme lovable pudgy leader took out Wall Street, that would be a problem how?

cbxer55's picture

Why a memorial for a bunch of worthless actors? What have they done that needs to be remembered? Not a damn thing! That's what. Bunch of holier-than-thou asshats.

Al Gophilia's picture

Now that you have the intel, you can becme CNN's military insider source who in turn will present as a screaming fact, which should provide General Powell an opportunity for a comback and present the UN with indisputable proof of WMDs giving America the moral right to strike first.  Thanks Bush, Clinton, Morgan, Rockerphallus, Windsors, et al, I feel so much safer with you guys around.

curbjob's picture

Call me jaded, but I'm sceptical of predictions made by a  a soldier who's never experienced victory.



edit;  my bad. it is possible that this green beret is a veteran of the Grenada campaign . 

TIMBEEER's picture

What is it with this Retarted Green Baronette anyway? He makes one lousy prediction after another, and none materializes. Is this some 'chump' met at a bar on Friday night, some ex consturction worker that claimes to have been 'there' and to know 'behind the scenes' ? Next time you can interview the Pink Panther or Kim Kardashian how the us will may might be nuked during the next 200 years, maybe.

lenz3099's picture

Wait bush did something other then golf? is this verified? was it an accident? This must be the mandela effect. i dont ever remember bush the younger ever do anything other then play shitty golf and do stupid shit.

doctor10's picture

the Deep state is signaling their next "911" event right here

JamesinNM's picture

What if it is true, would you care?

JamesinNM's picture

Actually, what you say is true, whether ordinary people believe it or not.

Ms No's picture

I am pretty sure he was joking.  In all seriousness though, shouldn't we consult Ben Stein about this?  You know, the smartest guy who had that rigged show?


sessinpo's picture

Nye is an expert on many things such as being a pathetic liberal, a liar, and an all around jackass among other things. Science is not one of them.

BarkingCat's picture

 Bill Nye is by training an engineer not a scientist. Probably a very shity engineer considering that he didn't really work engineering and had to find another line of work. In his case and payment doing parlor tricks for the kids

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"You can't even trust the "Experts" these days. Reknowned Scientist Bill Nye "

Bill Nye, "renowned scientist"? Renouned by whom?

idahobandito's picture

you are correct. He has been writing fear porn "phrophesy" for a few years. I actully checked out one of his bull shit claims as I was in the area, and surprise....nothing there. Maybe his fiction writing is to get people to prep.

Michael Musashi's picture

I love these fear porn headlines. My neighbor is an ex-green baret, maybe I should get his opinion and write a blog.

"My neighbor is an ex-green baret, and he predicts mostly sunny but a chance of rain."

TuPhat's picture

Do you really mean 'beret' or is your neighbor a baret one of those thingies girls put in their hair?

Michael Musashi's picture

Isn't it the same? A bunch of girl scouts, either way.

clymer's picture

He might have gone to college. ..or be an idiot savant. NEVER KNOW - just never damn know

Rusty Shorts's picture

I don't know man, he may have a point - Dr. Samuel Cohen, the inventor of the Neutron Bomb says we're screwed.

land_of_the_few's picture

More of a Leonard Cohen type myself.

Wild tree's picture

I'm with you Rusty, and that was a good link that put it in perspective. IMHO this article was well written, and presented some facts that I was unaware of, however the threat as he described it is real. We have a fat sausage of a man, who kills members of his family with anti-aircraft batteries, demonstrated ICBM prowess, and has threatened many times to nuke us. Yesterday ZH ran an article that China trade with NK GREW 10% over the last six months. So are they trying to reign him in??? Doesn't appear so. Now we are messing with his money. So do we kowtow? No, but ignoring him and hope has not done much for us either slowing him down.

So what do we do, the people in the trenches. Prepare, prepare, prepare and spread the word. When it comes, there will be many bemoaning the fact, after the fact. I would rather be wrong on the timing and prepared, than the alternative.

TuPhat's picture

The US has toppled many regimes around the world but somehow we can't touch North Korea?  There is a lot going on here that we don't know about and this 'Green Beret' doesn't know it either.  I doubt very much that this article is true or even mostly true.  What you see is what they want you to see.

August's picture

Thank you, tmosley.  

Your point is not only completely correct, but I'd add that whatever reputation ZH may still have only suffers when the Tylers publish horse-shit opinion pieces like this one.

EOTS2's picture

Thanks for saving me the trouble of saying exactly what I would have.

Only you said it better than I ever could.

A fucking ignoramus to begin with + too many IEDs from doing stupid shit in Foreign lands = this article.

EOTS2's picture

Thanks for saving me the trouble of saying exactly what I would have.

Only you said it waaay better than I ever could.

A fucking ignoramus to begin with + too many IEDs from doing stupid shit in Foreign lands = this article.

hongdo's picture

Didn't take a genius years ago to predict nK would build a 1940's technology bomb.  I argued with a lot of doctrinaire guys who poo pooed the whole idea.  You do know nK satellites orbit over the US every day and one of the last rocket tests was to about a 75 km altitude optimal for an EMP.  When you honestly evaluate Capability/Motivation/Intent/Gain you should be worried.

BTW, haven't heard much about the Fitzgerald recently.

Jimmy Jimmereeno's picture

nom de plume: Jeremiah Johnson.  Give us a break.  Couldn't you be a bit more creative - maybe you non-creatively could have tried Publius.

And you, Tylers, this stuff is becoming tiresome.

The idea of "a nuclear strike against the US coming soon" is ludicrous.  Who in his right mind would launch a unilateral nuclear attack against the USA?  Surely not Putin; surely not Xi.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Not true. I ate about 20 super hot wings tonight.

I'll be making a nuclear strike in the next couple of hours.

Stand clear all...

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

"They consistently (along with the brain-dead public’s crowds of naysayers) and intentionally understated the capabilities of North Korea."

No, the problem is and always will be the OVERSTATED capabilities of the USA.


Itinerant's picture

The Norks fear attack by the US. Why? Because the US has been at war with them since 1945 (regime change), and landed up wiping the place out and killing 4 million people. The war has not ended, and the US continues to threaten N Korea. So they think they can only be truly safe by threatening Seoul and having nukes, and they are right. The situation has distorted their society, but they have nothing to gain from an attack on the US. They want a nuke to keep the US from threatening and attacking them. If the US stops threatening them, it certainly will not increase the chance that the norks will launch a random attack. Escalation does not seem to have any upside.

Without American involvement, Korea proabably would have gone the way of Vietnam and China: nationalist and socialist rhetoric and a whole lot of enterprising Asians working their ass off.

land_of_the_few's picture

Also the nuke in the picture is more than a little ludicrous. That's, what, 100x bigger than any of the naughty undeclared nuke states have? It does seem to have missed by at least a couple of kilometers, so that's about right ;)

Mustafa Kemal's picture

I dont really get the Green Beret hostility here. As far as I could see, the article was well written and I learned a few new things.  The idea that an EMP strike in the US is rediculous is rediculous. As he stated, it could even be done by.... the US.

Thank you Jeremiah Johnson!

Can you skin Griz?

TheEndIsNear's picture

It is not necessary to press the Enter key twice after every fucking sentence. The text will wrap to fit the users browser automatically..., unless of course your intent is to TAKE UP AS MUCH GODDAM SPACE IN THE COMMENT SECTION AS POSSIBLE TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO SCROLL TO THE NEXT COMMENT.

seataka's picture

The cornered rat syndrome of a psychopath.unmasked...
The only shredder big enough to get rid of the evidence may just be WWIII