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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Wild E Coyote's picture

Simple facts.

Russia cancelled $10 billion debt of North Korea and in return asked them to allow Russia to lay pipeline to South Korea. Thus making peace between North and South too as they will depend on each other.

North Korea declared willingness to talks. US pressure the previous South Korean President to reject the offer.

While US is asking for $1 billion to station THAAD in South Korea.

It is US which repeatedly conduct provocative Military exercises in Korean peninsula. North is only reacting to this provocations. 

Nobody is trying to bomb USA. All previous bombs were organized and executed by Americans. Everybody wanted to be an American and live the American Dream. But the dream has become a nightmare.


c2nnib2l's picture

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me or you's picture

USA has bombed a lot of sovereign countries.... A EMP will be a gift from God. 

djsmps's picture

A retired maintenance worker recently said that it will be cold this winter.

NoWayJose's picture

There are some bashers here - but I do agree with the author that North Korea will have the potential to explode a nuclear weapon over the US and will have a crazy enough leader to do it. And the overall view of many ZHers is that the US keeps poking other countries militarily / way too much.

Within a decade I see Iran having nukes, and a willingness to share them with terrorists.

It does make sense to harden our electrical grid - its old anyway and could use some upgrades.

But it is hard to see a super-EMP that takes out the whole country. Rather, I can see one taking out a city - with an EMP affecting a few hundred square miles.

shutterbug's picture

MAYBE ... put the trillions from defense into improving that grid then?

Would be a bonus for the real people living in USA... as they finally would have a better service also.

An EMP is a localized weapon.... not so smart to use when the other can destroy your whole country with nukes.

So this story is pure BULLSHIT.

JD59's picture

Hussein Obama gave $$BILLIONS $$ to Iran to buy their own Nukes,  just like he gave the Mexican Cartels Hugh powered weapons to slaughter Mexicans, Brian Terry, and 1000s of others.

milo_hoffman's picture

Only problem is this......the whole Hollywood super-EMP thing is total fake science fiction and it does not work like that at all.

Any prepper who believes in the EMP fantasy is ignoring real science and believing fantasy.

Take away that fantasy and this entire article falls to shreds.

Allen_H's picture

100% correct, they will just switch it all off manually or through computer at .gov

Dickweed Wang's picture

You are mostly correct . . . the stories about an EMP weapon taking out electronics all over the USA is total fantasy. The main threat is against the power grid. And although one EMP weapon could cause widespread blackouts over a large part of the US due to a cascading failure of the grid, to actually do widespread damage to the grid would take tens, if not hundreds, of nukes being set off at once over North America.

Ink Pusher's picture

Proximity and intensity are the deciding factors and faraday shielded enclosures are not difficult to construct.

Rich Monk's picture

So what counties has N. Korea invaded in the past 70 years? None!

Glyndwr will return's picture


This is how the Americans run the vassal state formerly known as Germany

hangemhigh77's picture

They're just pissed off because there's no Dunkin Donuts in North Korea.

hangemhigh77's picture

I'm going to stand watch for the bomb. So far I don't see it. I'll let everyone know when I see it.

Uncle Tupelo's picture

Hole E Fuk. Sum Ting Wong!

Bay Area Guy's picture

This seems to be the same general concept that Israel continually screams about regarding Iran.....they're only months away from being able to nuke us.


shutterbug's picture

Green beret  ... they can fight sure... but that also means they aren't the smartest cookies around ...

So everything this person claims ... seems rather fishy. Or was that from the (navy) seals??

holdbuysell's picture

This article's premise is a red herring.

Nuclear weapons are developed by countries for defensive purposes to prevent getting run over by imperial powers seeking regime changes, stealing its resources for the profits of its corporations and adopting the parasitic western central banking model and its debt based currency.

And in case anyone is keeping score, there is only one country in history that has used nuclear weapons for offensive purposes, multiple times, to murder innocent women and children.

Land Snark's picture

Can anyone explain how anyone benifits from this? Bankers? Norks? US? Jews? Who? So assuming ALL of this is true - cui bono?

stecha's picture

I must really be fucking missing the point here. Are green brerets even a thing in the miliotary anymore? I thought they went out with the WWII fuckers. OH well, this story is just another story to help set up the war with N.Korea. they arent gonna stop til something happens then this GOV of ours is gonna find out how big the island really is hte that the world has put us on...

Rough-Trader's picture

Iran will do it. Muslims have been blaming all the worlds problems on Jews 1400 years now.
When the Muslims sink USA with nuclear weapons they will blame it on the Jews as they have done for 1400 years.
Morons on this site also believe this Islamic bedtime story where Jews rule the world and are to blame.
You losers don't realise that this story is 1400 years old, was invented by paedophile Muhammad, has been passed as a Muslim bedtime story ever since, and now dump Americans on this site believe this ancient shit. Its exactly why you will now suffer for your ignorance.
Also American crimes of duplicity will weigh on their fate.

bshirley1968's picture

It's not story.  It's  fact on many levels and only a liar or a stupid fool would deny it.

Your weakass argument starts off real weak and stupid with claiming Iran "will do it"  when they don't even have an a bomb or a way to deliver it.  Stupid or evil?   You decide.

Rough-Trader's picture

Iran will do it. Muslims have been blaming all the worlds problems on Jews 1400 years now.
When the Muslims sink USA with nuclear weapons they will blame it on the Jews as they have done for 1400 years.
Morons on this site also believe this Islamic bedtime story where Jews rule the world and are to blame.
You losers don't realise that this story is 1400 years old, was invented by paedophile Muhammad, has been passed as a Muslim bedtime story ever since, and now dump Americans on this site believe this ancient shit. Its exactly why you will now suffer for your ignorance.
Also American crimes of duplicity will weigh on their fate.

mpcascio's picture

So what the fuck should I do about it ? If it hits I hope I'm at ground zero.

JD59's picture

EMP you won't die from the blast, you will die from the city walking zombies if you live close to them.

Allen_H's picture

More news from Syria, not this Green baret BS!

According to the field reports, the Army took control over the villages of Mushrifat Anbah, Falah Rajab, Khirbet Muhannad, Suh Al Bukhmis, Mansoura Shweihan, Halima and Samihan.

countrysides of Raqqah and Deir Ez Zour provinces on Saturday

Heavy losses were inflicted upon ISIS terrorists, as not only a large number of them, local Saudi and Tunisian leaders including, were annihilated, but also 29 booby-trapped vehicles, 5 tanks, 5 command centers, a training camp and 2 weapon caches, were destroyed.

And another thing, Syrian Air force have been bombing the shit out of everywhere for the last 48hrs, with EVERY plane they have that is operational. While Russia made a large bombing run this morning.

TabakLover's picture

People in USA killed by terrorists since 9/11 = 250?. People in USA who have choked to death on a hotdog Since 9/11 = 25,000.

daveO's picture

So, hot dogs are made in North Korea! I knew it! /sarc

francis scott falseflag's picture



Hot dog is a metaphor for ZH's prized topic.

Dead Indiana Sky's picture

And yet Oscar Meyer is still out here among us......unabated.  Doesn't my government care about me?

Dougs Decks's picture

Sorry,, but do to the "Mandella Effect" ,,, Meyer is no longer with us,,, It is now, and always has been "Meyar",,, I guess we have been singing the song wrong all these years,,,

_SILENCER's picture

"There will never be a nuclear war. There's too much real estate involved"  - Frank Zappa

Totally_Disillusioned's picture

EMP attacks do not in any way damage or cause ground/natural resources to be altered in any way.  It's merely the slow death of starvation and marauding Mad Maxx hostilities.  Wake up!

Totally_Disillusioned's picture

It's clear we have two threats here - one from North Korea itself and the other from the war mongering cabal that will risk nuclear/EMP strike to maintain control/power.  There's a significant reason for Obummer Admin to obfuscate the facts.  The cabal are prepared with underground bunker communities supplied with the finest of freeze dried foods suitable for a 4 star restaurant - I know I buy that military/govt surplus.  And how handy that starvation/civil anarchy would kill off 9 out of 10 Americans...

If you're not prepared to sustain yourself and your family as well as protect it, you may want to get busy.

Allen_H's picture

Nuclear strike!!! That is some funny shit right there.

I want to know how fission works in the middle of an explosion, hahahaha!

PUNCHY's picture

So this retired Green Beret is about the same age as the current Prez, maybe the current Prez could also give the world some of HIS 'Nam stories and how crappy it was being drafted and all that bad stuff.

"Whaddya mean the current Prez didn't go to 'Nam and neither did Dubya, well I'm shocked I tell you, shocked"


monoloco's picture

I'm just thankful the Jesus healed those awful heal spurs that prevented our president from the privilege of defending his country from those godless commie gooks in Vietnam, so that he can protect the free world by playing golf every weekend.

silverer's picture

What's important is what CNN says is important. Apparently, they don't think nuclear war is important at all. Don't forget your CNN radiation-proof T shirts.

Fecund Stench's picture

Irresponsible warmongering.  The NORKs possess neither a reentry vehicle nor a nuclear warhead.


Allen_H's picture

Belive that shit if you want to, yes, they all have high explosive missiles, but none of them go to outer space and back! And none of them are nuclear! Do you know how ridiculous that sounds? Have you ever fucking seen even real video of a friendly satalite? It is just fucking 3D video.

Have you ever seen rocket launch after rocket launch explosion, you live in a fantasy world man.

Fecund Stench's picture

Yes, I believe a group of cited scientists and respected journos more than an illiterate.

Allen_H's picture

Quite funny, show me something real, or do you just have name calling and CGI? I know, because I work in the field.

I am right, it fucks you off.

Fecund Stench's picture

I'll show you something as soon as you construct a proper sentence.

Do you pick cotton or tobacco?  Maybe lettuce?

Allen_H's picture

I pick pixels, or pixols, so I know ALL CGI when I see it. You just concentrate on picking dingle berries.

That stench, it is because of you. Fucking idiot!

I just looked at your profile, you do not even hide you are neo-libral scum!

Fecund Stench's picture

Try reading for comprehension.

BTW, the link I cited contains no video, pixel jockey.

Is English your first language?

Allen_H's picture

I like the attempted subject change to a 'news authority' hahahaha, you know that space shit is as fake as your ICBMs!

I stopped reading Counter Punch a long time ago, it was counter intuitive, dumb fucks like you could not realize that. Just chipping you away a bit at a time, hahaha. Try getting a brain child.

You take long to respond, are you waiting on your handler to give you a go ahead?

Are you okay? I think you type like a mentally deranged person.

Fecund Stench's picture


You may be over-thinking this.

Allen_H's picture

Try say something at least intelligent I could respond to?