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

Tyler Durden's picture

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.”

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
weburke's picture

No such thing as EMP threat exists. Period

Sam Clemons's picture

Nuclear weapons don't exist and neither does North Korea

83_vf_1100_c's picture

You forgot to add the world is flat.

land_of_the_few's picture

And Buzz Aldrin is just an theater actor and gentle-natured former hot-dog stand operator and definitely won't punch your lights out for querying his reported lunar exploits.

He'll just say, "ah, you got me, it was all faked"

Trust me.

Mr Hankey's picture

Great 'Murican War Hero? Retired Green Beret? There's no way  he could  possibly be  wrong.Not only is he infallible to the point of omniscience, we need to divest of all our assets to Him.And the rest of our Brave and Heroic Safety  Friends. 'Murrica!!!!Fuck Yeah!!!!$$$!!!$$$USA!!!!USA!!!!USA!!!!!!!!$$$

Mr Hankey's picture

Great 'Murican War Hero? Retired Green Beret? There's no way  he could  possibly be  wrong.Not only is he infallible to the point of omniscience, we need to divest of all our assets to Him.And the rest of our Brave and Heroic Safety  Friends. 'Murrica!!!!Fuck Yeah!!!!$$$!!!$$$USA!!!!USA!!!!USA!!!!!!!!$$$

Mr Hankey's picture

Great 'Murican War Hero? Retired Green Beret? There's no way  he could  possibly be  wrong.Not only is he infallible to the point of omniscience, we need to divest of all our assets to Him.And the rest of our Brave and Heroic Safety  Friends. 'Murrica!!!!Fuck Yeah!!!!$$$!!!$$$USA!!!!USA!!!!USA!!!!!!!!$$$

Eyes Opened's picture

"Even a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day" ....




clock type must be analogue

Regular winding is required

A "day" is 24 hours

The management reserves the right to modify the clock at ANY time

trgfunds's picture

Retired Green Beret... Turned banker?

shining one's picture

Ahhh the old "retired green beret" end of the world story. If I had a dollar! Those green berets have some incredible training it seems.

drendebe10's picture

As long as it hits washingturd dc w the useless corrupt elected politician turds in session

Manipulism's picture
Retarded Green Beret Warns
The Ram's picture

This is stupid.  ZH is getting very lax in their standards.  If this guy is/was a Green Beret, that has nothing to do with predicting anything.  

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"One day he will make a good prediction "

Did he make a prediction?

Frito's picture

When you have to say "it's not fear porn" ... it's fear porn.

BeepBeepRichie's picture

This guy again... good grief 

SubjectivObject's picture

How many retired green berets are there anyway?

And what do they all think?

Why do we limit ourselves to just one?

Jimmy Jimmereeno's picture

Too many.  Most of them don't think beyond their next meal and the end of today.  Unfortunately, blogs like ZH give some exposure that results in implied, but unsubstantiaated, street creds.

Hold My Beer's picture

 This is my very first ZH post. Now that my life is complete, bring on the nukes.


LetThemEatRand's picture

Fuck you with this first post shit you fucker.

Just kidding.  I thought it would be appropriate for your first ZH post to met with a typical ZH response.  Welcome aboard.

idahobandito's picture

Now that was funny...and consider how most events end in catastrophy when someone says : Oh! watch this, Hold my Beer.

vato poco's picture

"if it's your first time at Fight Club ... you have to fight"

MANvsMACHINE's picture

A word of advice to the newbie HMB. Stay away from a guy named Looney.

He's nuts.

cbxer55's picture

I suspect that is his reasoning for choosing that name.  LOL

cbxer55's picture

I suspect that is his reasoning for choosing that name.  LOL

Mr Hankey's picture

First thought that entered my head. Creative  handle.

MsCreant's picture

“I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.” 

 It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to read ZeroHedge.


LetThemEatRand's picture

This seems like one of those times when you should listen to Elton John:


Dougs Decks's picture

If you can't do it with a beer in your hand,,, Is it really worth doing???

    Welcome to the club,,,

Graph's picture

Also, in your future posts call Bezoz a commie, use as often as you can "...other peoples' money...", call youself a "Galt", just to name the few.

Ed Jobb's picture

Damn... Makes my Bucket-list look lame.

serotonindumptruck's picture

A "Super EMP weapon" you say?

Boy, now I'm really scared.

The only thing scarier than a Super EMP weapon would be a Super Duper Oompa Loompa EMP weapon.

TBT or not TBT's picture

It's a simpler thing to make than a nuke designed for local heat and blast.    Could thus do without the hyberbole.   

flapdoodle's picture

I disagree. The hyperbole is a critical part of the delivery mechanism, perhaps even more important than the meme denier apparatus.

Cluster_Frak's picture

9\11 was a nuke strike against da USA. What will another nuke strike by deep state do? Perhaps remove Trump. That's all ma shitter can think of.

loveyajimbo's picture

This guy needs to be put into a VA mental institution... AKA Nut House.  He has been predicting this crappola for years now... soon, he will run out in traffic wearing nothing but a garter belt and a top hat...

mkkby's picture

As if "retired green beret" lends some sort of credibility to these batshit articles.  It's a shame vets already have a bad reputation for loose screws -- this guy needs to shut the fuck up and lie down for a while.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Bullshit.  NK can no more turn the lights out than we can figure out what Rodman does over there.

An EMP attack that would do more than shut down a small city would require hundreds of nuclear explosions at the right altitude.  Yes, NK could theoretically attack a small city if it perfected its missile technology.  The result would be turning NK to glass.  The attack would in no way impair the ability of the US to respond with a devastating counter-attack.

NK is not a threat to the United States.  Let me say it again.  North Korea is not a threat to the United States.  This is fear mongering and an excuse for war.  This author obviously is a neo-con.

montag's picture

Hear, hear!  This guy is a sheep-dipped Monach re-tread trained to do disinfo for folks who don't understand basic physics, um, sort of like Hollywood.

freedogger's picture

It's a fair bet that the X37b space planes have thoroughly investigated NK'a two satellites. Ig they were any threat they would have been dealt with long ago. 

Otherwise what's the fucking point of having those crazy giving space planes?

Sofa King Confused's picture

The same for Iran and Syria.  They are NOT a threat to any other country especially the U.S.  The only thing they might be a threat to is,  profits from oil sales. 

Implied Violins's picture

You are right on all counts. And I can tell you what Rodman does over there: he gets beyond shitfaced drunk, stoned, and fried; then passes out in elevator foyers, pissing and shitting himself while amused passers-by step over his prone body on the way to their apartments.

A perfect ambassador for the US. I wish they would ALL do what he did, because then the world would be a far safer place.

mkkby's picture

Let's list all the stupid shit to be skeered of.  Yellow stone earthquakes, the CA drought, global warming, global cooling, EMP, nuclear war with russia, zika, hyper inflation, zombie riots, every military drill, fukushima, chemicals in the water, fracking -- and of course, every jewish holiday every year.

Did I forget anything, batshits?


Harbourcity's picture

I don't read SHTF anymore due to lame crap like this Rawles wannabe.

Sorry_about_Dresden's picture

Already lived through a decade of hysteria during Reagan years, I don't give a fuck anymore, bring it on!

Lost in translation's picture

Stopped reading at Jeremiah Johnson.

It's pretty obvious ZH is no longer owned or operated by its original founders.

Puerile, 7th grade-level, doom-mongering essays such as this, similar, gangrenous tripe by muttonhead Mac Slavo, and grade school blathering by religious imbecile Michael Snyder have degraded this site, immeasurably. No doubt "Soldier of Fortune" and the National Enquirer will grace the ZH headlines, soon.

The only reason to read this nascent garbage dump of useless fill is for the comments.

Burltron's picture

Don't forget the Canada housing bubble crash articles and the reason why the stock market will crash, soon, articles. Comments are definitely the best part. I usually just click the Bubble with the "58" next to it on my mobile phone and am ensured of 58 beauties.  A lot more retards on here in the last year though, I used to gain perspective from some really smart fellas.