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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Falcon49's picture

you haven't been in the military lately....the Dems have taken it over with continuous sensitivity training, diversity training, and seeing sexual harassment or discrimination in everything and everywhere.      

Chris88's picture

Disagree on last point, they're still just tax eaters, not a solution.  The military teaches blind obedience, they're already accustomed to that.

Wahooo's picture

Never ever trust a MIC.

order66's picture

Oh yay, our weekly dose of mindless doom gibberish from Jeremiah. Yawn.

Is-Be's picture

The awful dangers of radiation.

shimmy's picture

So am I supposed to give a shit about what this clown says because he is an alleged former green beret? That's funny.


jughead's picture

If so, then us Marines must be fucking GODS!  

Wahooo's picture

Aell, he eats snakes. That mist give him some credibility,

Fred123's picture

This is why China does not want to deal with North Korea. Using N. Korea, China can deliver a huge blow against the US thus leaping ahead to the No. 1 spot. The time for action would be soon as the anti-Trump people will create more chaos. Yes, China will sacrifice N. Korea as they don't give a shit about their people. The last 70 years prove that.

flapdoodle's picture

Exactamundo. Not to mention that to the average North Korean, a thermonuclear war could be considered an improvement in living conditions...

3Wishes's picture

The picture is from South Korea looking North after there was a little problem getting off the ground.

Swamidon's picture

I'm a former Green Beret myself.  My opinion is that the leaders of N. Korea have a good thing going and no reason to rock the boat with more than words.

The Gray Man's picture

I'm a former intelligence collector, and I'd say that I agree with you, but it also is worth noting that they can be quite unpredictable as well. If they think words aren't good enough anymore, we don't know what they might do. And by "they", I don't just mean the NK political leadership. The NK Generals of the divisions can be unpredictable too. There is always an ongoing rift between the political leaders and the military leaders in NK.

Animal Mother's picture

Im more worried that the Chinese or Russians are setting up NK as the fall guy for one of them using an EMP. Its our nations greatest vulnerability. All the money spend on war and we never shielded essential electric grid and transportation elements. 

HRH Feant2's picture

JJ nailed it with this senetence, "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."

I am more concerned about the deep state and the fucking neocons setting off an EMP and blaming North Korea. If people don't think that can't happen they haven't been paying attention and don't understand history, the history of false flags.

That would be the ultimate doom porn for some that are living in the bowels of the Pentagram.

flapdoodle's picture

Russia and China are keeping North Korea for a rainy day. If the Ziocons try something stupid in Syria or Ukraine or the South China Sea, watch North Korea set off a nuke test immediately.

Nothing like a two/three/four front war to sober up a psychopath...

PitBullsRule's picture

Then why do they keep launching ICBM's over Japan and saying they want to blow the shit out of the evil USA devils, asshole?  And why did they kidnap our tourist and send him back dead, asshole?  Was that an attempt to not rock the boat you dumb fuck?

Swamidon's picture

Because they're little dicks like you that need make a lot of noise to keep the big dogs away from the basement.

Falcon49's picture

This has been their modus operandi for decades.  The regime would have collapsed long ago if we did not react/respond with incentives every time they rattle their sabers.  

shinobi-7's picture

Interesting Kabuki theater between the military establishment in the US which desperately need a credible immediate menace to justify spending more money on "gadjets" and the North Koreans who must substain their police state and invest more than they can afford to make the menace credible at a minimum level. If the US could, they would maneuver the North Koreans into a 1940s-like Japan blocus to oblige them to do something rash. But the Chinese and Russians won't let that happen and the North Koreans are anything but stupid. When the South Koreans start paying attention (which is absolutely not the case right now) may be time to worry. In between many commentators on this subject should go visit Korea (South). Just walking around, they would end up better informed. Yoboseyo!

DavidFL's picture

Retired Green Beret - that somehow engenders credibility? What about me, Retired Pig Farmer - I should write an article about setting off a Super Fat Pig (SFP) attack over Tehran. That should scare the jihadists to death and spur them to action!

The Gray Man's picture

Due to the security clearances held by SF soldiers, yeah. There is some credibility there. Maybe not enough that they can predict a nuclear strike, but some credibility, yes.

Dragon HAwk's picture

I guess the real question is, is a Orbital EMP really the sucker punch people think it is, a lot can go wrong,  and how do you really test something like that.  everybody gets degraded in the first hour  it's what is left after that hour that matters

  after the dusts settles, we WILL hang the people who started it.

RafterManFMJ's picture

The iPhone 8 will be EMP proof. No worries here.

HRH Feant2's picture

If we know who started it. What happens if the neocons start it? Are you gonna trash talk and break into the Pentagram and kill those assholes? I doubt it.

Get a fucking grip on yourself.

This is the single sentence that stuck out for me: "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."

And how the fuck would any of us know who started the shit? The answer: the common people won't have a fucking clue who starts it. None. The lights will go out and all hell will break loose. Most idiots in the USSA won't even understand what the fuck happened or how to deal with it.

Be grateful you have heard of an EMP. When that icicle climbs up your spine, that feeling of fear and dread, think of all the assholes out and about and completely clueless as to why their cell phone won't work and why the power went out and why their car won't start. It will take me about 5 minutes or less to diagnose an EMP. That gives me about a 72-hour head start before SHTF. Before people start flipping out and tearing shit up because they have normalcy bias and assumed that tomorrow was going be exactly like yesterday.

I plan on using that time wisely. You should do the same.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

Some of us have enough competence to smell West Point level bull shit a mile away and set our sights accordingly.

tongue.stan's picture

Reminds me of a song...

Jeremiah was a bullfrog, he was good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But I helped him drink his wine
He always had some mighty fine wine, sing it

Joy to the world, all the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishiest in the deep blue sea
And joy to you and me

And if I were the king of the world
I tell you what I would do
I'd throw away the cars and the bars in the world
And I'd make sweet love to you, sing it now

Joy to the world, all the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me

Yah know I love the ladies, love to have my fun
I'm a hard knock flier and a rain bow rider
A straight shootin' son of a gun
I said a straight shootin' son of a gun

PitBullsRule's picture

Flashback?  Yeah, LSD does that..

tongue.stan's picture

“Smell that? You smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn’t find one of ‘em, not one stinkin’ dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like… Victory. Someday this war’s gonna end…”

Lizardking's picture

Another reason to buy more stocks

qwertyFUBAR'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.?"

Yes, that would be the likely outcome. A lot more likely than the hit by NK itself. 

disagreeableness's picture

Norks launch high attitude nuke, prior to it reaching its apex fifteen US ICBM's are airborn. Three years on, fat boy emerges from his hardened bunker and declares "this glowing parking lot is mine!". I know he's roundly regarded as crazy, but if he were that crazy we'd already be engaged in a ground war on the Korean peninsula, at least he'd stand a chance. 

Rebelrebel7's picture

With all due respect J.J., you are constantly saying that we will have civil war, and with other countries. I bieve that you have been brainwashed by the military, and probably have PTSD.

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Stopped reading at "single warhead taking out the entire US grid for a year..."

PitBullsRule's picture

You probably stopped reading when you dropped out of 7th grade.

Falcon49's picture

You are probably would probably take a couple to take out the entire US grid.  Unless you get a some sort of casscade effect across interconnected power grids.

Sonny Brakes's picture

Washington DC is the only city that hasn't already been destroyed by overall general neglect. It being struck would be one way to start getting things done there. I think we'll still be talking about the possibility of imminent nuclear war 30 years from now.

jm's picture

This guy needs to be in a lunatic asylum, not posting schizophrenic screeds.

oldguyonBMXbike's picture

Hell yes. Drop the EMP.  Death to the pedophile elite and their censors and propagandists.  The Purge is coming!  Thank you North Korea!

roddy6667's picture

Shameless fearmongering of the lowest kind. What the fuck does a Green Beret know about anything? He is Cannon Fodder on steroids. He does what he is told (even if it kills him) and he believes what he is told to believe. He is surrounded by more just like him, so there is no motivation to know the truth, just take orders.

Just more Zionist Neocon warmongering.

PitBullsRule's picture

Wrong, its a very real threat.

malcolmevans's picture

But yet we're supposed to believe your dumbass shit?

Feddy-Wop's picture

Agreed +100

Satellites are a hoax, look it up. Ever wonder why your directv goes out on the flight to Hawaii as soon as u leave the continental US?!

XWeatherman's picture

Do you suppose that the author is the same guy who found "proof" that Saddam Hussein bought yellowcake uranium powder from Nigeria?

PitBullsRule's picture

When the digital revolution started there was a gradual shift to field effect transistors, FETs, MOSFETs, and various other types of transistors that rely on extremely thin layers of dielectric oxide to operate.  Its very easy to punch through that thin layer, with a tiny spark of static electricity, which is why people in factories have to wear conductive shoes and wrist bands.  Almost all semiconductors use these now days, and they are extremely vulnerable to a pulse of high E fields, or EMP.  

If Kim J. Un pops one in the sky over your city, your city will lose all its information equipment, instantly.  Now the results of that are debatable, I don't think people will starve, it would just be a very big inconvenience.  In the 70's we lived fine without all this digital crap, and we probably still could.  Except your car probably won't run, and your appliances may not run except maybe a gas stove that you light with a match.  and your phone won't work, because the base stations will be down.  and your computer won't work, so you may lose your job.  and certainly the government won't be able to help you because they will almost certainly be shut down, not that it matters much.  But you probably wouldn't starve, at least not right away.  Unless the Koreans roll in and take over, and put you in a camp, then you would starve.

oldguyonBMXbike's picture

All it takes is 1.  1 EMP delivered at proper altitude would take out the entire Northern Hemisphere.   Of course, you wait a few months, then drop another...  End Game.

desertboy's picture

The boards are mounted in a faraday cage and hardwire connections are filtered, dipshit.  You don't handle your cell phone with grounded wrist straps do you?

King of Ruperts Land's picture

In the early days those chips would fry if you just touched them. They have developed voltage protection circuits on the chips now. EMP is overblown. Some stuff, not very much will break and some other stuff might need to be rebooted.

When was the last time you heard of a device breaking because someone touched it (static), or a car breaking because there was a thunderstorm (lightning) . Static from human touch and nearby lightning strikes generate effects similar to what devices will feel from EMP.

This whole idea that power would not be restored for more than a year and we would all die without power is just plain stupid. People are smarter and more resourceful that you give credit for.