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.”

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antidisestablishmentarianismishness's picture

all true except the commenters are even more full of shit than the authors.  this dump is populated by the laughingstock of humanity

EOTS2's picture

And yet you took the time to talk to us.

Sorry about your loneliness and desperate need for attention.

brooklynlou's picture

What happened to the super volcano? That still on or did they delay it a couple weeks? What about Cascadian subduction zone or Ebola? Or maybe Planet X jars loose a few thousand comets. Or maybe they all happen at once? Wouldn't that be cool?

therover's picture

It would be cool if planet X jars loose a comet that heads right towards the super volcano and as the volcano is about to erupt, the comet sticks right into the hole and plugs it up....and the force of each object is neutralized and we have a new monument in Yellowstone Park. 


freedogger's picture

Just don't fucking film it in portrait mode with your phone if you happen to time the meteor volcano rendezvous perfectly. That would be so annoying.

Number 156's picture

If even just an EMP attack conducted was against the United States, the world will see an arms race and military buildup by the USA they have never seen in their lifetimes.
And likely, they will either trace the source of the attack, or simply lay the blame with whatever evidence they can come up with.
If it reaches that point, expect the USA to erase that country like they erased the iraqi goverment under saddam.

whatsupdoc's picture

An EMP strike only affects devices that are on at the time.  It makes semiconductor materials super-conductive.

Just take the batteries out or switch off the power supply.

It also has a limited range of effect.  You need to be close to the blast to be affected.  If you are close enough to be affected by the EMP pulse you'll have other concerns to deal with ...

A little knowledge goes a long way.  Don't get concerned about media reports about such things nor threatening posts by people who have a vested interest in stirring up shit.


Friedrich not Salma's picture

Wow. You are so right!

No, wait, Doc. You are wrong on almost every point you made. You must have upvoted yourself cuz everyone here is better informed about EMP.

whatsupdoc's picture


I could've picked a better way to say it but the burst of radiation makes the semiconductors become a very low resistance effectively creating lots of short circuits across your device.  The way to protect the device is to remove all energy from the device - hence remove battteries and isolate the power supply.  Charged capacitors need to be discharged.

I did design the EMP proofing circuitry for a certain frontline strike aircraft to keep it flying in the vicinity of a nuclear strike ... Does that count?


bluez's picture

If what you say is true, it's a bit strange. First of all, most of the energy immediately produced (near) a nuclear blast is typically gamma rays (or some say X-rays), and these will do just what you describe (turn semiconductors into outright conductors). However, ordinary air is astonishingly good at soaking these up, so they don't get too far (because this just heats up the air -- a lot).

An electromagnetic pulse (an EMP) is a radio wave (of vastly lower frequency). And the idea is that it causes surges of current in any conductor. But analagous to ocean waves, they come in different frequencies, and durations, etc. I have no idea of how much they could do in real life.

TheEndIsNear's picture

Not to mention the inverse square law that says intensity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source.

whatsupdoc's picture

I haven't written anything intentionally wrong as far as I'm aware.

A nuclear blast emits all sorts of radiation over various timeframes.  My job was to use a special component that detected some of the very first waves of radiation and shutdown the aircraft within 100ms.  As it was a fly-by-wire aircraft it was a good idea to restore power ... about a second later.

All of this was simulated but not tested !!!  :-)

I always thought the arrangement rather callous when reading the documents requiring the mission to be completed etc.  The pilot might return but he'd be a bit glowy and no-one would want to share a beer at the bar!!

The EMP event would be destructive to some extent for sure.  I'm pretty doubtful as to how widespread the damage would be.  The work I did was possibly a best guess at a solution.  In the end, I'll just remove my important storage devices and computers from power sources and hope for the best.

Our power grid has explosive knife-type switches on the power poles to blow and disconnect the lines in the event of a surge.  I can't see a massive build-up in voltage over long distances with this technology.  It is in place to protect us from lightning strikes.

Friedrich not Salma's picture

It's not the x and gamma waves, it is the electrons cascading down from the Compton Effect. Unless hardened, the electrons accumulate and up to millions of volts destroy the semiconductor's thin metal traces that connect the millions of individual logic gates on thw chip. yes, unplugging your devices from unshielded power and removing antennaes will greatly help but as semiconductor densities increase, lines get thinner and less voltage is necessary to fry your electronic related environment.

THe plane you worked on was already compton hardened so you just had to bother with direct x and gamma rays. Us civvies have to worry about our fridges, ATMs, auto ignitions, smart phones, grocery store registers and freezers, etc.


bluez's picture

"An EMP strike only affects devices that are on at the time.  It makes semiconductor materials super-conductive. Just take the batteries out or switch off the power supply."

This is completely nuts. This is not even wrong. It makes almost no difference at all if a device is on or if the batteries are in. It's really absurd to say that "It makes semiconductor materials super-conductive". You would at least need liquid nitrogen and exotic materials to make  a superconductor.

You might just put your small stuff in a closed-up steel box. (Please none of this "Faraday cage" crap; they usually work -- but only if you put it together just right -- and it's a general pain in the ass.) A few layers of overlapping aluminum foil (hopefully counting on "capacitative coupling") would probably work just fine.*

How does this retired Green Beret get info about the Russians helping the North Koreans? China certainly doesn't want the crazy fat kid to have such weapons, and neither does Russia, and Russia and China are certainly in cahoots. And how does this person know how much damage such a weapon could do? I bet even nuclear physisists don't know that. That kind of info is just not available. Also, neither Russia nor China will go to war just for the little fat kid.

On the other hand, Japan sits nearby with 50 "reserve" Fukushimas all loaded up with hot fuel pools.

This article is totally stupid.

*(Aluminum gradually builds up a nonconductive layer of aluminum oxide, or "alumina", which is basically saphire.)

Lyman54's picture

They, the DOT and the FAA, did a lot of testing regarding the effects of EMP from a nuke.  If a car is running it might stall but most of the time they will restart and drive normally.  Few aircraft have any problem with the EMP from a nuke.  The blast zone is far more lethal.  This nuke EMP hype is right out of control.  You can go online and read actual reports.  When they did above ground testing in Nevada did the power grid go


A Carrington type event from a CME is what would really cause damage but there is nothig you can do about that.

Bill of Rights's picture

Oh stop your scaring the snowflakes...

San Pedro's picture

The "credible threat" or actual nuclear detonation was predicted by Bill Clinton when he was president. He also suggested that the US should prob.not respond as a measure to limit nuke war. Takes two to tango theory.  Small 10K Ton devices have been made in great number by Pakistan and India. Once they are out in the's game over. Which major metro center is most likely to experience a 10K Ton detonation on top of a tall building??

Sanity Bear's picture



Panic, goddammit you motherfuckers! WOLF! FUCKING WOLF WOLF!!!!

HeadintheGame's picture

WTF does a "former" Green Beret know about the heart felt desires of the North Koreans?  ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!  KJU may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he is smart enough to know that one nuke presentented with love by him would ensure the annialation of his entire county. 

He may be a Yard Dog.  Truth is the USSA should stop kicking his cage.  But of course that would mean we had some politicians and Generals with enough sense to come in outa the rain.  Case Closed!


are we there yet's picture

For a low earth orbit, EMP detonation to black out the west coast, targeting accuracy is not important. Korea could be off many hundreds of miles, and line of sight of an EMP waves would still devastate west coast electronics.

williambanzai7's picture

Retired Green Beret Warns Maxine Waters Could Explode in a Giant Cloud of Weaponised Fart Gas Ignied By A Power Drill Malfunction

red1chief's picture

Sorry Mr. Johnson, I don't think your scare tactics will work. I see the neocons will try everything, even saying the MSM is on the side of North Korea. Since when has the MSM seriously opposed a war?

Armed Resistance's picture

This guy writes bullshit that would make a Billy goat puke! Was he in the original "Rambo"? Or was it a raspberry beret? I can't remember.

G-R-U-N-T's picture

"There Could Be"???

And 'there could be' an alien invasion harvesting humans for nourishment:

Albertarocks's picture

Red herring if I ever heard one.

There probably will be some sort of attack but the only thing I know with 99.998% certainty is that it won't come from Korea.  It will be coming courtesy of the same demons who choreographed the downing of the World Trade Centre.  Korea has been set up as the boogey man for just this purpose.  Korea couldn't deliver a nuke or an EMP any more than Jamaica could.  The elites need an excuse for the financial crash that's coming and that crash will be attached to a shutting down of Wall Street and blamed on "an attack from the Korean boogey man".  Absolute nonsense.  It will be coming from demons alright, but it won't be coming from the boogey man they want you to think it is.

You've been lied to for decades.  Lift yourself above falling for this kind of shit.  Or do you 'still' believe in CNN and in news coming from the MIC?  If so, there is no hope for you.

ironmace's picture

utter horseshit.

"super EMP weapon" hahaaha

how about "great, big, fat,huge EMP weapon?"


Akzed's picture

Yes let's give it a scary name to keep people from thinking about it! Why didn't all the atmospheric nuke tests cause an emp disaster? Not all were over the remotest oceans. They were filmed and the data recorded etc, presumably with electronic instruments in proximity to the detonations - that were none the worse for wear. Not my field of expertise, just a humble seeker after truth.

flyonmywall's picture

North Korea is the patsy that will be used as an excuse to start WW3.

The only question is, will the Russians and the Chinese take the bait that the Banksters are offering, or are they too smart to do so?

Either way, millions will die. It is the way the Banksters make money. Count on it.


bluez's picture

But, uh, why on earth would anyone need an "excuse" to start WWIII? Who would be left to blame them?

Basia's picture

Right on cue.  Weekend is here and these articles about annilation resume. The pattern is a little too obvious.   

jughead's picture

it's like 9/11 turned most of the country into fucking pussies.

blargg's picture

But it's not fear porn, no siree!!!

Wahooo's picture

Almost like the PPT at market close.

Stolypin's picture

EMP capability is probably where the Norks are going. Here's a recent video

that portrays a direct attack on North America, presumably with an EMP.

MsCreant's picture

One thing an EMP would do, would be to make Disco and performances like that one impossible. So its got that going for it. 

Doppelganger71's picture

Glory be to the bomb...................

Catullus's picture

I hear they're coming for our bodily fluids

MsCreant's picture

So they are into scatophilia? Emetophilia? 

navy62802's picture

Isn't this the Democrats' wet dream? Why should they give a fuck?

Oh yeah, and I wish you all the best when the government finally crumbles.

zen0's picture

"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.?"

Yah. Me. I would not be surprised if China did a pre-emptive strike on the little twerp.

Chris88's picture

Oh a guy who couldn't finish high school and followed orders his entire life and never was paid to think says this - gee, I really value his opinion.

jughead's picture

psst...dummy...the thing that separates the US military from most whichever one you avoided serving that we ARE paid to think.  Dummies like you are cannon-fodder.  

Doesn't mean JJ is any more right or wrong with his negative vibes...just means you verified with your own words that you are dumber than a stone.  

Chris88's picture

Any retard can be in the US military, it's for people too stupid to get a real (private sector) job.  You don't think, you blindly follow orders.  You're right, I didn't serve in the IDF to go risk dying for nothing.  I went to Ivy undergrad and grad and as a result you could never enjoy the life I have.  Cannon fodder - that's you, for Israel, you simpleton.  

Chris88's picture

Downvotes from Israel's soldiers all pissy because they're too stupid to have a real job.  Fags.

whatsupdoc's picture

I totally agree with you about the general makeup of the military.  The problem is the free money and military might.  Its all good fun to be in the military when you have weapons and machines no-one can counter because they dont print the money.  When there is a very real chance of copping it up the ass when you be a shit things will change.  Not too many dickheads actually want to go and die.

The military is a good place to send your Democratic voters though.  Straighten them out somewhat.  It is good for something!