The White House Is Being Warned: North Korea Is Planning A "Devastating EMP Attack" On America

Tyler Durden's picture

Marine Corps veteran Tommy Waller, director of special projects at the Center for Security Policy, has warned President Trump about the EMP threat facing the United States.

"Winston Churchill once said, 'History will be kind to me for I intend to write it'...


The surest way for history to be kind to President Trump is for him to write it, by being the first leader to truly address the existential threat of EMP.


The first and foremost thing he must write is an Executive Order establishing his own EMP Commission in the White House - a task force that draws from the experience of the previous EMP Commission."

The grim warning is directed at North Korea and their ambitions to unleash a devastating atmospheric nuclear explosion above the United States that would collapse the nation’s power grid.

Most are aware by now that North Korea has successfully tested ICBM missiles and detonated nuclear devices throughout 2017. Put two and two together, and this is a dangerous cocktail fueling the regime in North Korea. It’s also a perfect recipe for Waller to further his agenda and urge President Trump to create a special commission to prepare for an EMP attack, such as the Manhattan Project in the 1940s in developing the nuclear bomb.

Here is what he had to say:

For those able to execute an unconstrained analysis of today’s threat environment, the single most urgent concern for America is what threatens her electric grid. Without electricity, the America we know today ceases to exist – and our enemies know this.


Elites in the U.S. government know this too, but most have chosen to ignore these threats and to ridicule, silence, and stymie anyone willing to speak the truth about them.

Waller also warns the whole system of 16 critical infrastructure components are dependent upon electricity and the idea an EMP could wipe out critical systems would be devastating for the survival of the empire.

America’s 16 Critical Infrastructures range from Water & Wastewater Systems to Food & Agriculture to Nuclear Reactors, Materials & Waste – and all of them depend upon electricity.


America’s need for electricity creates the ideal conditions by which an adversary can take advantage of Sun Tzu’s “Supreme art of war,” which is “to subdue your enemy without fighting.”


In 1999, with full recognition of this reality and enraged with American policy in the Balkans, Vladimir Lukin (the head of the Russian State Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee) threatened a U.S. Congressional delegation by stating: “If we really wanted to hurt you with no fear of retaliation, we would launch a Submarine-launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM), [and] we would detonate a nuclear weapon high above your country and shut down your power grid.”  

With fear in place, Waller is pushing for the first Executive order, establishing his own EMP Commission in the White House.

What’s very interesting is that the Obama administration already did this by passing an Executive Order on October 2016 preparing the nation for ‘Space Weather Events’, which would contribute to a total power grid collapse.

Here is snippet of section 1 of the executive order:   

Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

What’s even more peculiar are that high ranking officials are speculating a total power grid collapse across the United States is nearing,  but as mentioned above the Obama administration’s Executive Order is emphasizing ‘Space Weather Events’. On the other-hand, Waller is stressing that a total grid collapse will be due to a ‘North Korean EMP’.

The question: Who will be right? 

At this moment, the source of the total power grid collapse is unclear and conflicting —all depending on who you talk to, but there is one clear message. A total grid collapse in the United States is coming and it’s evident in the information above. 

In a blog post on Ripon Forum, the magazine of the moderate GOP Ripon Society, Waller wrote:

After massive intelligence failures grossly underestimating North Korea’s long-range missile capabilities, number of nuclear weapons, warhead miniaturization, and proximity to an H-Bomb, the biggest North Korean threat to the U.S. remains unacknowledged — nuclear EMP attack.


North Korea confirmed the EMP Commission’s assessment by testing an H-Bomb that could make a devastating EMP attack, and in its official public statement: “The H-Bomb, the explosive power of which is adjustable from tens of kilotons to hundreds of kilotons, is a multi-functional thermonuclear weapon with great destructive power which can be detonated even at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP attack according to strategic goals.”


The Pentagon and some states have started to take action to protect the electric grid from an EMP attack, but the administration and Congress have largely shrugged off the concerns, according to EMP advocates.


Previous congressional testimony has suggested that 90 percent of humans within the area of an EMP attack would die in a year, either from hunger, lack of water and health care, and violence.

What would the aftermath of an EMP attack look like?

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RafterManFMJ's picture

Luckily I’m so far behind in my bills they’ve already turned my power off. You go Kim, I’m 2 steps ahead of ya.

totenkopf88's picture

That NoKo missile cartoon reminds me of Bibi's infantile "Iran Bomb" he displayed in front of the UN- none of them- including Bibi- are rooted in any kind of reality 

Mr. Universe's picture

How about it's the Deep State's idea of fun and games false flags? With the right people involved taking out the majority of the grid (except those that get the Jew call "Hon. Sen. Al Franken") it should be easy to have Kim and NK take the fall, total collapse and chaos you say? Why do you think all those elites wear phoenix pins?

Manthong's picture


Well what the F….

Let’s have at it ……

My best computers are usually off-line and off


My cell phones are usually disconnected…,,,

Shoot MoFo


HRH of Aquitaine 2.0's picture

Smart. Get some mini-galvanized bins, too. Mini-faraday cage. It is my understanding you don't have to ground it the trashcan is adequate.

The Alarmist's picture

Let's be real about this:

1) 90% die-off seems highly unlikely for much of the country, and in some places where it is likely, it might actually be a blessing;

2) Total grid shutdown is also highly unlikely; the un-hardened stuff, including some of the major switches, hooked up to long transmission lines will be taken out, but small, battery-operated appliances will likely not (but the trash-can will work to protect those, assuming you can still find metal trash cans these days ... put a couple blankets in there to put some isolation between the device and the can, though). And seriously, does anyone think that most of the grid is un-hardened where it matters most?

That's the good news ... here's the bad:

3) It only takes a three kiloton weapon detonated at 450km to produce the desired effect, so NK has had this capability for some time. In fact, I would be surprised if the satellites they already have in orbit don't have this surprise package built-in.

HushHushSweet's picture

Yes. Absolutely. NK is the new bogeyman, but it will be a false flag. Considering that nearly every military and terrorist event of note in the history of Western civilization has been a false flag, this EMP will be no different.


Keyser's picture

The headline of this article is correct, if you replace North Korea with CIA... 

blargg's picture

Come on, if it were a false flag people would be sharing video to prove that it's fa... oh right, no power grid/internet. Brilliant.

BennyBoy's picture


The White House Is Being Warned: North Korea Is Planning A "Devatstaing EMP Attack" On America


And I am planning devastating world domination.

jeff montanye's picture

well on 9-11 it wasn't a jew call it was an israeli call ( but the former does not seem unlikely; possibly some winnowing to get down to the likud mossad zionists "really worth saving".

we might not have to worry so much about other folks doing us harm if we 1) didn't let the l.m.z.'s infiltrate and control our media, banks and government and 2) stopped invading/subverting other countries, doing things like sodomizing their ex-leader with a bayonet, after he has already buckled to our will and signed treaties.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Is the retired Green Beret on holiday this week?

dchang0's picture

 Not more than 140 characters at a time, and sometimes he has trouble with that. Cofeve!

Laowei Gweilo's picture

kinda misleading title


"Trump is being warned"

suggests someone inside Pentagon or armed forces is warning him directly and personally have communication with.


that's NOT quite the same as this

which is a military industrial complex lobbyist group basically blogging "To Trump,"


cuz then guess what:

"To Trump,

Build a higher wall!"

means the ZH headline should be "Trump being warned to build a higher wall or face devasting consequences"

Archibald Buttle's picture

don't forget the obligatory "since lehman."

PT's picture

Brought to you by the same people who gave you Saddam's Weapons of Mass Distrac - I mean, Destruction.  And by the same people who gave you, "Osama bin Laden is no longer a priority."

Oh, no no no no no.  NorKs is building nukes and EMP weapons and once it is built they'll instantly use it to nuke the US ... and no other cuntries in the whole wide world are even thinking of doing anything similar at all.  Well, not at the moment enny way.  Maybe the MIC will kill the NorK threat and then ... oh noes!!!  The Syrians are building a nukeEMP threat.  But the MIC will save us just in time until ... Oh noes!!!  Iran is building a nukeEMP threat!!!  Quick!  Hurry up MIC!!!  We needs to bomb moar countries and install moar central banksters to neutralize - oh noes!!!  The ISISs have infiltraitoured the hole world!  How did that happen!  We must open our border to moar immigration so we can dilute the home-groan terrrrsts!

Someone should start a line of T-shirts and other cheap merchandise using the phrase, "It Was The Russians."  Start off with a picture of a little kid with a slingshot, standing next to a broken window.  I'm sure it will develop quite fast from there.

OverTheHedge's picture

Bart Simpson?
"I didn't do it, no one saw me do it, I can PROVE it was the Russians!"

jeff montanye's picture

it was the russians but the dnc and hillary paid for it, like crowdstrike and michael steele.

Gentle-Giant's picture

Its all about selling weapons to countries who believe this crap.

How many weapon contracts did Trump sign in the past year ???????????

Laowei Gweilo's picture

wth why it post twice... i press edit on the other one lol

auricle's picture

The yellow cake meme? Aren't we past this bullshit as a country. 

Caloot's picture

This power grid fear mongering is bs.  The grid is incredibly fragmented, relying on many many power sources, and even the largest Soviet weapon would be incapable of even affecting a small fraction of the  grid.The idea of a single attack downing the grid is just stupid.  Playing off of dum Americans and their misunderstanding of their own complex systems.   A nuclear attack is a nuclear attack and would be met with the full force of the us arsenal. This isn't mutual destroyed destruction, but wiping NK off the map.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Single failure points like a fried squirrel or bad relay have taken down huge swaths of the grid.   Cascading Failures are a feature of the "grid" we have today.    Now what do you suppose happens with thousands of simultaneous failures of large custom built transformers that interconnect the grid?   It's offline until thousands of custom made brand new transformers are China.  90% of the population would perish before the suppliers could collect their bills.  The dollar would be worthless within a few days.   Bartertown

SoDamnMad's picture


After massive intelligence failures grossly underestimating North Korea’s long-range missile capabilities, number of nuclear weapons, warhead miniaturization, and proximity to an H-Bomb, the biggest North Korean threat to the U.S. remains unacknowledged — nuclear EMP attack.

This is the same intelligence that was positive Russia hacked the election with a pittance in funds spent on Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. To wit in 10 months Mueller has found NOTHING.

Kina's picture

yeh, but, believe us this time, we are telling the truth.

Ask Meuller, he is the most honest person in the USA after Comey and Hillary.

Refuse-Resist's picture

Modern News Cycle:

1.Trump tweets facts

2. Media and Pedowood celebs begin attacking him and screeching about how terribly wrong he is and how he's not fit to be President.

3. Trump tweet proven correct some time later

4. MSM issues retraction on page 6 million and nobody notices, so original lie is remembered as fact by MSM consumers

Trump derangement sydrome is real, and the biggest part of the problem with shitlibs is that most of them are incapable of recognizing competence when they see it.

They're so conditioned to supporting incompetent people who've accomplished nothing, such as career politicians and academics, that their perception of competence differs 180 degrees from reality.

IE: Trump = Buffoon, racist, sexist, bigot, criminal, Bernie = hero of the working class, Hillary=hero oppressed woman fighting injustice and helping the underprivileged

When anybody with the slightest bit of curiosity would investigate and learn that one built a business empire and a worldwide brand, one was a government employee his entire life and the third one merely rode a rapist's coat tails into a Senate seat (JFK jr plane crash), accomplishes nothing, then gets named SecState (empowerment) and fails, and then runs a terrible campaign for President while alienating over half the country, simply because she has a vagina.

When half the country cannot recognize what is going on in the swamp and would rather believe the false reality delivered by the MSM, it's going to cause problems with the other half who can see it.  There doesn't seem to be a middle ground with those afflicted with TDS.

It's just getting started and the most persecuted, yet powerful group hasn't even pushed back yet. 

That light you see is not the end of your imaginary tunnel. Rather, it is the headlight on a massive and unstoppable locomotive heading right for you with the throttle wide fucking open.

And the blatant, in your face anti-White hatred coming the left is like a team of John Henrys shoveling coal into the already white-hot boiler. The pressure is building and she's  hitting terminal velocity.

Your side is going down and going down hard.  Trump took on each of these and kicked its ass: fakenews, uranium one, NFL, DNC, Pedowood. 

Every day it's some new story on the depravity and perversion of leftists. It's very exciting for this reporter.

Have a red.

Manthong's picture


I did not mention the 10 kW back up... off line ,but ready.

Cloud9.5's picture

I have two generators, 150 gallons of gas and 500 gallons of propane and enough arms and ammunition to outfit a light infantry company if some of them are willing to shoot black powder. That should hold me and mine for a couple of months.  The problem lies with the other 99,000 people who live in my county that are not prepared.  You are naive if you don’t think some good old boy with a deer rifle won’t shoot you from 700 yards away and take your stuff to feed his starving kids.  None of us are prepared for this.  We can nuke North Korea but we cannot nuke the sun.

redmudhooch's picture

Well I'm glad you're not my neighbor.

Cloud9.5's picture

Well, I happy that you are happy.  I have lived in the same neighborhood for nearly 40 years.  I have helped every one of my neighbors in one way or another.  And, I would help you if the need arises and I am capable.  Have a nice day and if you ever want to look at the weapons of the 19th century I have a few on hand.

Archibald Buttle's picture

you sound like a good neighbor. here's to hoping you live in my 'hood.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

All my semi-automatic weapons will still work. Bring it on Kim....

myne's picture

Lol an emp today would fry every chip not in a Faraday cage powered or not. 

Ie : practically everything will die. Only old diesel cars will run if the starter motor survives. Even many carby cars will pop the ignition coil.

Your gear will be useless. 

DavidFL's picture

You are completely misinformed.

Cloud9.5's picture

Until we have lived it all of this is speculation.  Those of us who have lived without power have an inkling but none of us know how this will play out.  It could be as serious as Y-2k and it could be the end of civilization, or it could be anything in between.

 What I do know is all of us people on hypertension medication will be dead in a week after our meds run out.  Be aware of that before your Dr. puts you on the medication.  Once you are on it, you are on it.


Philanthropocalypse's picture

Not picking on you, MT...

For being very well-informed on many subjects, ZH is showing their butts on this issue.
"EMP's can do this."
"No they can't! Blah Blah."
 Go read a book! On this topic!
By a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering.  It's a dense 110 pages, but helps you realize how the 80/20 rule applies to EMP or Solar Storm issues. (80% of electronics will still work. The 20% that won't work really, really matters, on a regional level.)

Don't get your "facts" from a fiction book, no matter how entertaining it is:

Although control computers are "air gapped" at US grid interconnections, the human operators of those systems are prone to "human error". That's how "the West" got StuxNet into the Iranian centrifuge facilities... human error in an air gapped protocol system.

Cyber-attacks on US infrastructure systems, 'false flag' or otherwise, should be considered a primary threat, as the attack vector (Internet, and electrical connections) already exists, all the way up to that final, miniscule air gap INSIDE the infrastructure facility.
No popular material has addressed this threat from a technologist's perspective, and none likely will. This work is entertainment, unfortunately.
Last link:

Archibald Buttle's picture

not picking on you either, but: ted koppel? ted fucking koppel?

cstu7011's picture

Betcha the "EMP" won't affect The Hampsteins or Asspen

newdoobie's picture

Center for Security Policy - the dominos of policy, get your policy in 30 minutes or your money back

Kassandra's picture

There is something to be said for living a good, long strong life.

None of these fuckers scare me anymore.

There is nothing they can do to cower me.

FullHedge1's picture

I traded my dollars for guns and shelter in the wilderness. I'm three steps ahead of the short fattie. 

Herodotus's picture

Hopefully, you are in the wilderness now, because you won't be able to get there after an attack.

Kassandra's picture

There will not be an attack.

Their launch area is collapsed....their people are starving.

OverTheHedge's picture

I think it was their test area that is collapsing, not their missile launcher area, and the great unwashed bulk of the population don't need food in order to launch missiles, just the ones doing the maintenance and launching.

Other than that, you're bang on. Can't think why people never listen to you.

seataka's picture

METHOD IN USE:  PRE-SEED  expectations

This is analgous to the Magician's stage preset, to a Bank's imposing architecture, to a Scientology auditing room with electric E-Meter with dials and knobs...

Seed an expectation of who dun it. During the SHOCK AND AWE that idea will come to mind and become apparently self evident.

 see John Mulholland's book,  the guy Mulholland drive in LA is named after, who taught the CIA magic show techniques..."MAGICAL MIND"

Excerpt here

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

What if resourceful patriots took the false flag opportunity to really disable large parts of the electrical grid during the "NK attack"- the important parts rather than the pleb parts that the instigators are going to target?

NSA needs a lot of power to cool those servers.

Large parts of the government require computers to even operate.

Laser and microwave based contact for trading is very important for Wall Street.

A lot of rich people are depedent on alarm systems, cameras, and lifts.

And only liberal climate change flunkies drive those pieces of shit Teslas.


Never let a crisis go to waste - false flag the false flaggers!