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

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.”


The Gladiator Jul 16, 2017 9:57 AM Permalink

If they already have nukes and re entry vehicles that means they are capapble of hitting the US with an ICBM. If they are capable,that is more reason to stop fucking with them. They haven't used it yet,and we have been real assholes so far. So if we just let them live in peace knowing they have a deterent against US invasion,odds are pretty dam good they won't use it.

Crusader75 Jul 15, 2017 9:26 PM Permalink

North Korea went nuclear in 2006, taking advantage of Bush and Cheney's stupidity in bogging the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq. I'm guessing this "former Green Beret" was gung-ho for that fiasco, so what makes him think his opinions are any more valuable today. Best to enjoy his retirement and concentrate on his lawn.

truthalwayswinsout Jul 15, 2017 6:10 PM Permalink

The fix for this is extremely easy to do and extremely cheap.(1) Just make sure there are a few warehouses around the country with stocks of spare parts for the local power grid and cars.(2) Harden the power grid so you have a chance to avoid most of the damage.(3) Have the means to distrbute the spare parts for free so that at most it is 1-3 weeks of down time.(4) Nuke the fuckers who do it into extinction.

gcjohns1971 Jul 15, 2017 6:00 PM Permalink

I can easily think of a dozen ways NK can strike the US right now.Russia and China might join in all of those ways.But none of those ways have any clear, compelling or reliable means for anyone involved to avoid total extinction.Governments are gangsters.When they can carve a chunk out of one another, they do.Get used to it. Or get rid of your governments.If everyone in the US died peacefully in their sleep tonight,  billions would die in the coming months from the economic fallout alone.The only way to win in the game of thermonuclear war is not to play.

stormsailor Jul 15, 2017 5:59 PM Permalink

why in the hell would anybody shoot off a nuke at the us?   our country is like a stinking dead carcass on the side of the road as it is full of maggots and putrifying flesh and just a little more time will disintegrate into dried dust. if your enemy is destroying himself, why stop him?   i can't stop laughing at the headlines in this country,  if the military doesn't provide sex change operations for its trans-genders it is a matter of national security?-pelosi,  maxine waters with her bi weekly comedy routine.  house of representatives sending out healthcare bill changes, excluding themselves of course.  this place is so corrupt that its just a short time until it burst open and all the fat maggots will be revealed. on a brighter note my .308 hart 34inch fluted button cut barrel just got delivered.

francis scott … stormsailor Jul 15, 2017 8:04 PM Permalink

Why would anybody shoot a nuke at the US? The anybody would be crazed terrorists who managed the impossible and got hold of an armed nuclear weapon and with a trigger. The why would be for an atomic false flag (none of this sarin shit) to precipitate anuclear exchange between the nuclear powerhouses. I hope this is what Russia and America are spending their time working on.Not sanctions and non gratas.  

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joego1 Jul 15, 2017 5:28 PM Permalink

I can think of a dozen ways short of a modern ICBM missile North Korea or any other enemy could attack us. For example, they could mount a system on a freighter and then launch it off shore and not need the range of an ICBM. They could put together a dirty bomb and render any major U.S. city uninhabitable etc. I guess my question is why should we hang our survival on the fate of South Korea or any other country for that matter?

benb Jul 15, 2017 3:26 PM Permalink

The US gov has known about the EMP threat for at least 20 years.The fix is around 5-10- billion.So why hasn't it been fixed? 

ModernMusket Jul 15, 2017 2:31 PM Permalink

North Korea goes through attention deficit syndrome every couple of years and starts to saber rattle until they feel that everyone in the world is afraid of them. Then they are happy for a while.Their latest ICBM went only 600 miles down range with no payload. Not terribly impressive.

RDouglas Jul 15, 2017 11:42 AM Permalink

For a retired Green Beret JeriJo sure seems panicky. Every week it's another pants shitting. Are he and Paul Craig Roberts hiding in a bunker together making sweet ass love?

MrBoompi Jul 15, 2017 11:33 AM Permalink

The US' actions after World War 2 are not very comforting to most of the peoples on this planet.  At some point the regime changes and wars will be met with a significant degree of resistance, especially if it involves Russia or China.  I believe the US knows it has a big target on its' back.  Thus the need for the largest military.  Even though most Americans are peaceful and do not agree with the policies of death and destruction, we are nonetheless the ones who are vulnerable to attacks.

Fake Trump Jul 15, 2017 10:14 AM Permalink

EMP means Erectile Malfunction Pulse. It will make all male American impotent and suffer from erectile dysfunction. Viagra won't help. No cures. America will need to import sperm to pregnant women through artificial insemination. No more sex in America. A sex free country.

Allen_H Fecund Stench Jul 15, 2017 10:33 AM Permalink

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.

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Allen_H Fecund Stench Jul 15, 2017 12:53 PM Permalink

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.

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Allen_H Fecund Stench Jul 15, 2017 1:47 PM Permalink

I have said already, I do NOT read subtle brainwashing in any form. Fuck no. I know what is right.You just carry on believing in space rockets, Mars missions and ICBMs, you are only one person, and a troll or sheep for sure, I think more paid troll though. I got other things to do, the plane does not revolve around you dipshit!Do not get emboldened, I will return you sellout Kunt!You are just a piece of sheite! Like your kike employers.

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Allen_H Fecund Stench Jul 15, 2017 2:26 PM Permalink

'They don't have a reentry vehicle capable of withstanding 7000 degrees and 50 Gs' <----- That is just fucking ridiculous. Show me any real science to back that bullshit up with!You go tell that to them then, they are missiles, not ICBMs, nobody has those. I guess you are stupid enough to believe that they are all on their own. They have everything you all have. And better. Their aircraft are better, what is the average age of a terrorist USSA plane? They have so many subs underwater, and not accounted for, want to guess where they are? Waiting......

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silverer Jul 15, 2017 10:10 AM Permalink

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.

PUNCHY Jul 15, 2017 10:02 AM Permalink

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" 

Totally_Disill… Jul 15, 2017 9:51 AM Permalink

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.