What You Need to Know About North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb and EMP Capabilities

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By Daisy Luther

This weekend, North Korea conducted their most powerful nuclear test ever, with what was believed to be a hydrogen bomb in the northern part of their country. The explosion was so massive that it triggered a man-made earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. If North Korean sources are to be believed, the bomb tested was a powerful 100 kiloton weapon.

But that’s not all. To take the massive threat to an entirely different level, the North Korean state news also warned that a powerful hydrogen bomb could be detonated at a high altitude to create an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) capable of taking out parts of the American power grid. (PS: They have two satellites orbiting over the United States that could potentially carry out such an attack.)

Knowledge is power, so let’s break down this information with some explanations.

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What is a hydrogen bomb?

A hydrogen bomb has some similarities to an atom bomb, but works using an opposite chemical reaction and is far more powerful. Both hydrogen bombs and atomic bombs are nuclear in nature, so after the initial blast, there would be deadly radioactive fallout and environmental issues.

An atom bomb is what was used by the United States against the Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during World War 2.

Nuclear fission produces the atomic bomb, a weapon of mass destruction that uses power released by the splitting of atomic nuclei.

When a single free neutron strikes the nucleus of an atom of radioactive material like uranium or plutonium, it knocks two or three more neutrons free. Energy is released when those neutrons split off from the nucleus, and the newly released neutrons strike other uranium or plutonium nuclei, splitting them in the same way, releasing more energy and more neutrons. This chain reaction spreads almost instantaneously. (source)

To give you an idea of the power of an atomic bomb, Hiroshima was hit with the power of 15,000 tons of TNT, while Nagasaki was blasted with the destructive power of 21,000 tons of TNT.

A hydrogen bomb works differently.

Nuclear fusion is a reaction that releases atomic energy by the union of light nuclei at high temperatures to form heavier atoms. Hydrogen bombs, which use nuclear fusion, have higher destructive power and greater efficiencies than atomic bombs.

Due to the high temperatures required to initiate a nuclear fusion reaction, the process is often referred to as a thermonuclear explosion. This is typically done with the isotopes of hydrogen (deuterium and tritium) which fuse together to form Helium atoms. This led to the term “hydrogen bomb” to describe the deuterium-tritium fusion bomb. (source)

Hydrogen bombs (H-bombs) have been used before.

The first hydrogen bomb was exploded on November 1, 1952 at the small island Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. Its destructive power was several megatons of TNT. The blast, timed at 19:15 GMT, produced a light brighter than 1,000 suns and a heat wave felt 50 kilometres away. The Soviet Union detonated a hydrogen bomb in the megaton range in August of 1953. The US exploded a 15 megaton hydrogen bomb on March 1, 1954. It had a fireball of 4.8 km in diameter and created a huge mushroom-shaped cloud. (source)

An h-bomb is expected to be 700 times more powerful than the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, during which more than 150,000 people died. But they didn’t die all at once. Many of them suffered terrible, lingering deaths of agony. Here is the breakdown of this from a UCLA report.

  1. Very large numbers of person were crushed in their homes and in the buildings in which they were working. Their skeletons could be seen in the debris and ashes for almost 1,500 meters from the center of the blast, particularly in the downwind directions.
  2. Large numbers of the population walked for considerable distances after the detonation before they collapsed and died.
  3. Large numbers developed vomiting and bloody and watery diarrhea (vomitus and bloody feces were found on the floor in many of the aid stations), associated with extreme weakness. They died in the first and second weeks after the bombs were dropped.
  4. During this same period, deaths from internal injuries and from burns were common. Either the heat from the fires or infrared radiation from the detonations caused many burns, particularly on bare skin or under dark clothing.
  5. After a lull without peak mortality from any special causes, deaths began to occur from purpura, which was often associated with epilation, anemia, and a yellowish coloration of the skin. The so-called bone marrow syndrome, manifested by a low white blood cell count and almost complete absence of the platelets necessary to prevent bleeding, was probably at its maximum between the fourth and sixth weeks after the bombs were dropped. (source)

Now, multiply the above by 700 times and you’ll have a good idea of the horrifying affects of a hydrogen bomb. If it were to strike a major population area in the United States, the death toll would be astounding.

This video shows a comparison of actual atomic and hydrogen bombs.

How large of an area would be affected by a hydrogen bomb?

According to the website National Terror Alert, created by the DHS, these are the distances at which the destruction would occur, using the Hiroshima bomb as a point of reference.

1 Megaton Surface Blast: Pressure Damage

The fission bomb detonated over Hiroshima had an explosive blast equivalent to 12,500 tons of TNT. A 1 megaton hydrogen bomb, hypothetically detonated on the earth’s surface, has about 80 times the blast power of that 1945 explosion.

Radius of destructive circle: 1.7 miles
12 pounds per square inch

At the center lies a crater 200 feet deep and 1000 feet in diameter. The rim of this crater is 1,000 feet wide and is composed of highly radioactive soil and debris. Nothing recognizable remains within about 3,200 feet (0.6 miles) from the center, except, perhaps, the remains of some buildings’ foundations. At 1.7 miles, only some of the strongest buildings — those made of reinforced, poured concrete — are still standing. Ninety-eight percent of the population in this area are dead.

Radius: 2.7 miles
5 psi

Virtually everything is destroyed between the 12 and 5 psi rings. The walls of typical multi-story buildings, including apartment buildings, have been completely blown out. The bare, structural skeletons of more and more buildings rise above the debris as you approach the 5 psi ring. Single-family residences within this this area have been completely blown away — only their foundations remain. Fifty percent of the population between the 12 and 5 psi rings are dead. Forty percent are injured.

Radius: 4.7 miles
2 psi

Any single-family residences that have not been completely destroyed are heavily damaged. The windows of office buildings have been blown away, as have some of their walls. The contents of these buildings’ upper floors, including the people who were working there, are scattered on the street. A substantial amount of debris clutters the entire area. Five percent of the population between the 5 and 2 psi rings are dead. Forty-five percent are injured.

Radius: 7.4 miles
1 psi

Residences are moderately damaged. Commercial buildings have sustained minimal damage. Twenty-five percent of the population between the 2 and 1 psi rings have been injured, mainly by flying glass and debris. Many others have been injured from thermal radiation — the heat generated by the blast. The remaining seventy-five percent are unhurt. (source)

But it isn’t just the initial blast you’d have to be concerned about. The radioactive fallout would affect many more people further away from the blast during the first week.

1 Megaton Surface Blast: Fallout

One of the effects of nuclear weapons detonated on or near the earth’s surface is the resulting radioactive fallout. Immediately after the detonation, a great deal of earth and debris, made radioactive by the blast, is carried high into the atmosphere, forming a mushroom cloud. The material drifts downwind and gradually falls back to earth, contaminating thousands of square miles. This page describes the fallout pattern over a seven-day period.

Wind speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: due east
Time frame: 7 days

3,000 Rem*
Distance: 30 miles
Much more than a lethal dose of radiation. Death can occur within hours of exposure. About 10 years will need to pass before levels of radioactivity in this area drop low enough to be considered safe, by U.S. peacetime standards.

900 Rem
Distance: 90 miles
A lethal dose of radiation. Death occurs from two to fourteen days.

300 Rem
Distance: 160 miles
Causes extensive internal damage, including harm to nerve cells and the cells that line the digestive tract, and results in a loss of white blood cells. Temporary hair loss is another result.

90 Rem
Distance: 250 miles
Causes a temporary decrease in white blood cells, although there are no immediate harmful effects. Two to three years will need to pass before radioactivity levels in this area drop low enough to be considered safe, by U.S. peacetime standards.

*Rem: Stands for “roentgen equivalent man.” This is a measurement used to quantify the amount of radiation that will produce certain biological effects. (source)

So, as you can see, a hydrogen bomb puts the destruction at a whole different level from the nuclear warheads that people expected where Kim Jong Un’s most devastating weapons. And sadly, this isn’t the only risk.

Could an H-bomb detonated at high altitude take down the American power grid?

Something that could potentially be even more deadly during the long-term is a hydrogen bomb that is detonated at high altitude, which would cause an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that could devastate the electrical grid across a wide geographical swath.

And this weekend, Kim Jong Un directly threatened the United States with such an attack.

The news Sunday morning that North Korea had launched what appeared to be its sixth nuclear test and most powerful one to date is troubling enough.

But a statement from the rogue regime took things to a whole new level. The North said it had tested an H-bomb that was “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.” (source)

In such an event, part of the United States could lose power indefinitely. Our infrastructure and devices would not be repairable. Everything would require replacement, which could take several years.

NOTE: For an excellent, non-sensational resource, I recommend anything written by Dr. Arthur T. Bradley, a NASA scientist and recurring speaker over at Preppers University. He has written numerous books and articles about the threat of an EMP. His book, Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms, is a must read for anyone concerned about the possibility of this type of attack. In it, he dispels many rumor and myths about such an event and replaces them with facts based on his research with NASA.

It’s important to note that North Korea does have satellites that would be capable of an atmospheric detonation that would cause an electromagnetic pulse. In fact, two of the were over our country as recently as last month. At the time, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, executive director of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland Security and chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, warned:

“The EMP Commission has officially been warning about those satellites especially now that the (intelligence) community admits that North Korea can miniaturize warheads,” Pry stated. “Our argument all along has been that they could make weapons small enough to put on those satellites that pass over the United States on the optimum trajectory for an EMP attack on North America.”

“And they would obviously be a basis for a surprise EMP attack if North Korea wants to commit aggression against South Korea. Or to blackmail us if we were going to intervene to deliver on our security guarantees for Japan, South Korea or the Pacific.”

Pry said the satellites are orbiting at the “optimum height for putting an EMP field over all 48 contiguous United States.”

Pry warned that deploying satellites for the purpose of an EMP option against the U.S. “is exactly the kind of thing that he (North Korean leader Kim Jong Un) would do.  It would make strategic sense to do it. We do know that Kim Jong Un is a risk-taker.”

Pry surmised that the North Koreans may be utilizing the satellites for an attack plan pioneered by the Soviets during the Cold War to attack the U.S. with an EMP as part of a larger surprise assault aimed at crippling the U.S. military.

Unlike the Soviet plan, Pry opined, the North Koreans may be seeking to use an EMP attack to target “our electrical grid and our civilian critical infrastructure. And they only need one weapon to do that.” (source)

Zero Hedge reported on this worst-case scenario event:

However, it would probably lead to an unknown number of indirect deaths as hospitals and essential infrastructure lose power.

“The idea of an EMP attack is to detonate a nuclear weapon tens or hundreds of miles above the earth with the aim of knocking out power in much of the U.S. Unlike the U.S. atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, such a weapon wouldn’t directly destroy buildings or kill people. Instead, electromagnetic waves from the nuclear explosion would generate pulses to overwhelm the electric grid and electronic devices in the same way a lightning surge can destroy equipment.”

In the worst possible scenario, regional power grids could be offline for months, potentially costing many deaths as people would eventually start running out of necessities like food and medicine. Lawmakers and the US military have been aware of the EMP threat for many years, according to WSJ. IN a 2008 report commissioned by Congress, the authors warned that an EMP attack would lead to “widespread and long-lasting disruption and damage to the critical infrastructures that underpin the fabric of US society.”

In a report published last month, the Hill noted that the North could choose to carry out an EMP attack on Japan or South Korea as a more politically acceptable act of aggression. Such an attack could help the North accomplish its three most-important political goals, the Hill said.

“North Korea has nuclear-armed missiles and satellites potentially capable of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. EMP is considered by many the most politically acceptable use of a nuclear weapon, because the high-altitude detonation (above 30 kilometers) produces no blast, thermal, or radioactive fallout effects harmful to people.

EMP itself is harmless to people, destroying only electronics. But by destroying electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures, the indirect effects of EMP can kill far more people in the long-run than nuclear blasting a city. In this scenario, North Korea makes an EMP attack on Japan and South Korea to achieve its three most important foreign policy goals: reunification with South Korea, revenge upon Japan for World War II, and recognition of North Korea as a world power.” (source)

However, Anthony Furey, the author of Pulse Attack: The Real Story Behind The Secret Weapon That Can Destroy North America, believes that North Korea would not start out an attack like this on Guam, South Korea, or Japan, due to the ferocious response from the US military, but would strike the United States directly.

Conventional wisdom tells us that North Korea would be incredibly reticent to live up to its threats of launching a missile strike, nuclear or otherwise, on South Korea, Guam, Japan or elsewhere because the retaliation from the United States would be immediate and ferocious, effectively destroying the country and killing all of its leadership.

However, if Kim Jong Un’s first strike is a successful EMP attack against North America, this would largely shut down the ability of the U.S. to respond. While some elements of U.S. military infrastructure have been hardened for resilience against an EMP strike, there is no standardization across the board. Plus, civilian infrastructure is hardly protected, if at all. The United States and Canada would be in the dark and sitting ducks.

A handful of national security experts and legislators in the U.S. have attempted to sound the alarm about this troubling vulnerability but have largely been unsuccessful in getting regulations in place. The utilities industry claims it’s not its problem, but that of the military’s, something experts firmly dispute. (source)

Of course, a miscalculation by North Korea could lead to a ground strike instead of an atmospheric one, leading back to the first scenario we discussed. Really, with things so volatile, you should be preparing for all possible scenarios:

Is the United States discussing a military response?

General James Mattis, the Secretary of Defense, has suggested that a military response could be imminent.

“Our commitment among the allies are ironclad,” Mattis said. “Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming.”
Mattis called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to “take heed” of the UN Security Council’s unanimous position against North Korea’s nuclear program and again stressed the US military’s position.
“We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so,” Mattis said. (source)

The problem with military action, though, is that both Russia and China have said that if the United States strikes first, they will retaliate. This, of course, would result in a potential global conflict with the world’s superpowers coming head to head.

Don’t be distracted while the United States digs itself out from under the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and holds its breath watching the uncertain path of Hurricane Irma. As devastating as those storms are and could be, we may have even more dire things to worry about.

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My research comes from a variety of experts cited on the internet, but it’s purely theoretical for me.  Do you have more information?

Please weigh in below in the comments section. Your information is very welcome. Please let us know where your knowledge comes from. (Do you/did you work in this field? Do you have a military background? A scientific background?)  We’d love to hear from you.

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  • Actually a hydrogen (fusion) bomb is also an atom (fission) bomb.

    It uses the heat generated by the atom bomb to initiate the fusion process of the hydrogen isotopes.

    It makes more sense that Kim even though an evil nutcase sees these as a retaliatory weapon if attacked. Sort of a final death throw. To use them first even with an EMP which US submarine launched ICBM’s would be immune to would result in North Korea being turned into a sheet of glass in minutes.

    Kim learned from Kadafi in Libya that if he gives up his weapons of mass destruction it leaves him open to be assassinated and/or destroyed. Kadafi gave his up and that’s what we did to him. Threatened retaliation gives Kim a strong hand.

    We can pin Libya’s lesson for North Korea on Clinton and Obozo. “…We came. We saw. He died…” — Hillary Clinton

    It should also be noted that neither China nor the US (or more precisely the US military industrial complex) wants a united Korea. They make too much money keeping them apart and as a threat.

    It’s all very dangerous, but probably a lot of sabre rattling.

  • So what this really means is……Isreali propaganda machine in high gear for attack by ISREALI ILLEGAL NUKES THAT WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO TALJ ABOUT. Too many people can see WHO is the problem inside the USA and the critters behind the curtain know this. Isreali nukes Charlseton, Savana or Jacksonville and the controlled press and paid for gubermint declare…..”It was Koreastan!!!!! Those bastrads. Lets all remember when the Suadi Arabians, Jordanians and Isreali’s attacked us on 9-11. “Lets go kill dem Iraqi’s!!!!!!!!! (remember?) Same scam, same bottom feeders, deifferent day. Get a protective mask NOW. Buy more ammo. Liberty1775

  • Actually if you want to get a little more technical about it most hydrogen bombs are what they call a fission-fusion-fission bomb.

    The first fission bomb starts the fusion process and then they wrap the whole thing in a heavy case of Uranium U-238 which is easier and much cheaper to refine than the U-235 used in the initial atom bomb. The fusion bomb then ignites the fission of the U-238 effectively doubling the yield of the complete bomb.

    Hence a fission-fusion-fission bomb.

    • All of this hype about North Korea having nuclear weapons and now ICBM’s is mostly just a distraction for the easily distracted. Our crooked and lying politicians together with what passes for a news media in this country bombard us with dire warnings day and night. They are relentless…

      Perhaps we need to just push back from the computer screen for a moment and think about this.

      If North Korea or any other country for that matter decided to launch a pre-emptive ICBM strike against the US, we would have thirty minutes to an hour’s notice and we would be able to see clearly where those missiles originated.

      Our ICBM nuclear submarines would be immune to the attack and could launch a retaliatory attack and turn that country into a wasteland in minutes. Not a good scenario for either party.

      Why would someone launch an ICBM at the US for anything other than revenge for an attack on them?

      Could it be because some people are actively promoting the idea of attacking them first?

      “…Preventive war is like committing suicide out of fear of death…” — Otto von Bismarck (1815 – 1898) – German aristocrat and statesman; Prime Minister of Prussia (1862–1890), First Chancellor of Germany (1871–1890)

      Moreover, we only hear about North Korea. Why not Pakistan or India? Both have nuclear weapons and have had them for decades. When was the last time we read an op-ed about the dangers of those?

      North Korea has no love for the US after the destruction that we unleashed on them in the Korean War, but they seem to mostly want to be left alone. Yet we constantly antagonize them with our war games on their front porch, our troops still stationed there a half century after the end of the Korean War, and now our sanctions against their economy.

      Pakistan would seem a much more serious threat. They have a few million nut jobs that think it’s a great religious honor to murder infidels so they can claim however many virgins they’re supposed to get in the afterlife. I suspect that Satan will have other ideas when they arrive. Methinks they are in for big disappointment.

      In addition, why would an aggressor use an expensive, difficult to produce, possibly unpredictable and easily traceable ICBM against us? It would seem much easier and far more efficient to just send a nuclear bomb over in a crate full of machine parts or something, put it in a truck (some will even fit in the trunk of a car) and drive it to the exact spot they want to detonate it. No advanced warning. No mistakes in targeting or machinery. And POOF, target destroyed and all traces of its origin are vaporized at ground zero.

      It’s all about the money. Scare the bejesus out of people and Lockheed-Martin sells another couple of billion dollars’ worth of their F-35 Turkeys. Northrup-Grumman sells another couple billion dollars of ships that don’t work and have to be towed back to port by commercial tugboats that do. It’s to keep us safe ya know. And if that doesn’t work the old fallback is always, “It’s for the children – waaaaaaaaa!”

      The US military industrial complex makes their money by keeping us scared.

      H.L. Mencken summed it up well:

      “…The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and thus clamorous to be led to safety – by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary…” — H.L. Mencken

      The truth is that keeping both North Korea AND South Korea intact and at each other’s throats is good for business. The people that manipulate these things have no souls (they’ve already sold them) so just follow the money.

      China is no better. They have a vested interest in keeping an intact North Korea as a buffer zone (read that as North Koreans are expendable) between themselves and South Korea/US.

      It always come down to same tired old s**t doesn’t it? Money, power, greed, and the big one – control. The ability to stand as lord and master over other sentient beings – us. ‘Libido Dominandi’ – The lust to dominate. It doesn’t matter if it’s Trump, McCain, Kim Jong-un, Pelosi, or Madam Pantsuit Clinton. They’re all the damned same.

      Don’t listen to them. Sit back. Take a deep breath and think about what they are saying and doing.

      From a very wet and soggy Texas,

      Steve Candidus

      “…Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities…” — Franois-Marie Arouet (November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778) using his pen name ‘Voltaire’, was a French writer, deist, and philosopher

      • Great thoughts Steve C.
        It does always come down to the same crapola. Most folks only know what the mainstream media is feeding them. Good intel is hard to find. So many distractions out there. So many sheeple who just don’t ask questions.
        Your comments were very good and should make anyone reading them think.
        I appreciate your point of view and thank you for sharing.

        • “…If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about their answers…” — Thomas Pynchon – American novelist

      • Very informed analysis. I especially like the part that so many people pretend doesn’t exist, the ability to mask a nuke within some untraceable and quite simle delivery system, thus avoiding accurate retribution while not even requiring those rocket systems the press makes so much about. In the past we’ve always managed to find people to shoot at whether our violent aggressions appeared justified or not. But don’t forget JFK’s warning: “Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident, or miscalculation, or by madness.” Accident, miscalculation, or madness. All very real and unpredictable risks whose consequences, while unintended, could easily undo our entire evolutionary history.
        I like to think of that erroneous but optimistic aphorism: barking dogs don’t bite. The element of surprise is critical in military application. So I consider all the current bombast hopeful, since warning people is in essence foregoing the huge advantage surprise provides. That said, there’s still accident, miscalculation, and madness.

  • The public has recently learned that Obama HID this information and did NOTHING! This allowed North Korea’s Kim Jong Un FOUR MORE YEARS to build, test and practice. You know the old saying, “Practice makes perfect.”

    8/9/17 – Obama administration KNEW about North Korea’s miniaturized nukes in 2013
    “…Washington Post story that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has determined North Korea is capable of constructing miniaturized nuclear weapons that could be used as warheads for missiles – possibly ICBMs – left out a crucial fact:
    DIA actually concluded this in 2013.

    The Post also failed to mention that the Obama administration tried to downplay and discredit this report at the time.”
    “The DIA report represented inconvenient facts that threatened President Obama’s North Korea “strategic patience” policy — a policy to do nothing about North Korea and kick this problem down the road to the next president.

    I believe Kim Jong Un will continue pursuing his GOAL – to set off an EMP over the U.S. and take down our grid. If ONE bomb somehow meets this target, our whole way of life will change. It has been projected that 70% to 90% of our population would die.

    It would also provide the perfect opportunity to deploy U.N. (Chinese, Russian, etc.) forces to keep order in the U.S. The irony, MANY Americans dead, yet acres of good U.S. farmland would be ok.

    Restoring the grid after an EMP would be an ENORMOUS task. A great majority of the large transformers in remote areas of the U.S. were delivered years ago by railroad. The railroad tracks in many areas have since been torn up. The logistics to deliver just ONE of these transformers would be huge. It would also take time to have them manufactured and shipped.

    8/12/13 – The American Society of Civil Engineers recently published a review of our national energy infrastructure, which includes oil and gas production/distribution as well as the electric grids. It received a D rating.
    sustained with our current infrastructure.”

    “infrastructure in poor to fair condition and mostly below standard, with many elements approaching the end of their service life. A large portion of the system exhibits significant deterioration. Condition and capacity are of significant concern with a strong risk of failure.”

    I found this article while searching for recent articles on the U.S. power grid. I includes some history, interesting links, and other information about the U.S. power grid.
    How Secure Is Our Smart Grid? – 2/26/17

  • I wonder how smart it is to detonate a high yield nuclear bomb within any distance of Mount Paektu. It’s bad enough that scientists “think” the volcano is ready to blow …. now they are aggravating it. Good job Kimmy.

  • Honestly, I don’t think that Kim Jung Un will launch a preemptive strike against the US. But there is some good news. This latest test has sent China to finally try to cripple North Korea of their greatest asset – The largest fuel supply line in the hermit kingdom.


    Without fuel, the government will be unable to fuel their rockets and their vehicles, effectively bringing the government to a snail’s pace. The fuel crisis has caused petrol prices to double and the government has had to encourage fuel smuggling to keep functioning.

    Hopefully, this will stop North Korea’s tests and encourage them to focus more on their own problems (of which there are many).

  • Oh good, I was not concerned enough, thanks for diligently keeping the fear at it’s apex with this unsubstantiated “information” about hydrogen bombs and north korea’s unproven involvement.
    Is nk launching missiles, Yes, most likely.
    Are they powerful h-bombs? insufficient data.
    Remember, these guys are getting technical data from terrorists…iran…who are also low on the learning curve.
    so, proof of threat is non existent.
    Prepare for the worst, but bear in mind that may take the form of dirty bombs.
    Also the claim regarding satellite delivery systems is silly at best.
    The more likely delivery method would be small ships.
    These folks are low tech and will remain that way as long as they remain under the kim family thumb.

  • “Atomic Bombs” and Hydrogen Bombs produce their distructive forces by nuclear reactions, not chemical reactions like conventional explosives. One of the comments correctly noted that it is necessary to detonate a fusion bomb by first detonating a fission bomb (atomic bomb) as a trigger to generate the compression wave necessary to initiate the fusion reaction. The claimed yield of the Korean fusion bomb is so low that it could have been caused by the trigger fission detonation alone with no actual fusion detonation. While I agree we are dealing with a very unstable character in charge in NK, my 33 years as and engineer for a defense contractor makes me somewhat less likely to believe his claims knowing the science and development needed to produce a hydrogen bomb.

    His claim IS cause for great concern and the application of either a fission or fusion weapon to produce an EMP event is more likely. It doesn’t require the high degree of flight vehicle guidance system precision to detonate a weapon approx. over the center of the United States.

    Daisy, Please keep up the great work you are doing to inform and spur to prepping action all of your readers. As a prepper even during my college years (mid 70’s), to present your information is critical to new preppers, and believe me, us “old hands at it” have learned a thing or two from you blog.

    Thank you.

  • Look to find out where those 2 sattelites will be on October 13. If they are over the U.S. on that day, it is ochestrated by Russia. Why, Putin believes that our lady of Fatima was saying if Russia was consecrated to her they would be safe and peace would find the world. October 13 is the 100th anniversary of the dancing star, the last day she appeared and performed a miracle. Like hittler if he believes this to be true he maybe the one that put this altogether. Knowing that if we strike first, Russia and China say they will attack us. That is why it is important to know where those satelites will be. He believes in the occult and he has been going to church a lot. Russia and china have positioned themselves to take over 2/3rds of the planet when an emp goes off. Again, check where they are going to be. Then they let us starve as they take over. They don’t even have to fire a shot, un will be the goat to be sacraficed if anything goes wrong. I believe that this is why he is so loud, the plan is in motion. It is not that God has damned us it is that he believes it. This is just a thought of things I have read. It don’t mean crap, but some one should take a look. I pray its bull puckey. If those satelites are going to be over the U.S. on that day, take them out before.

  • The only serious inaccuracy I noticed is your referring to fission and fusion weapons “use different chemical reactions.” These are nuclear reactions, not chemical.

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