According to the Yonhap report, the North Korean Unha-3 rocket has an estimated range of about 10,000 km (6,200 miles). The circumference of the Earth is only 25,000 miles.
Also within range of North Korea's new rocket is Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Alaska and Western Canada.
North Korea already possesses nuclear warhead capability
It is well established that North Korea has nuclear weapons. The police state nation of brainwashed cult followers first announced nuclear weapons in 2009. By the year 2015, it will have enough nuclear fuel to build 48 nuclear weapons, reports The Telegraph (UK).
North Korea is led by a delusional cult leader who is literally worshipped by his followers as a God. The "supreme leader" Kim Jong-un demands total obedience from his countrymen and has dissenters arrested and imprisoned in much the same way that is currently outlined in President Obama's NDAA.
Rockets do not need to hit California, they only need to burst in the upper atmosphere to destroy America
What many people do not realize about nuclear weapons is that America's greatest vulnerability is not from nuclear weapons striking cities, but rather from a single nuclear weapon setting off a high-altitude EMP burst somewhere above North America.
Such a burst would ripple down through the magnetosphere, multiplying its effective voltage, then fry nearly all transformers along the power grid, thrusting America into a worst-case "grid down" scenario that could last months or years. It may also cause nuclear power plants to face the very real possibility of fuel rod meltdowns.
As you may recall from the recent Sandy Superstorm that struck the Northeast, when the power grid is down gas stations cannot pump fuel. Looting becomes rampant. Sanitation vanishes. Heating and cooling is no longer available. Before long, the population loses its cool and becomes increasingly desperate.
Essentially, an EMP strike would instantly turn much of America into a third-world nation with no electricity, running water or functioning infrastructure to speak of.
Why high-altitude EMP bursts are so potentially dangerous
While North Korean rockets may not yet be able to reach the central United States, they don't have to: A high-altitude burst above California could destroy the power grid all the way to Missouri.
See this altitude damage chart for reference:
As you can see from the chart, the higher the nuclear detonation, the more widespread the damage to the power grid across North America.
Keep in mind that approximately half of North America could be EMP-blasted back into the 1800's with a single nuclear warhead detonated at altitude. While the body count from the blast itself would be zero, people in American cities would soon proceed to kill each other in the weeks and months that follow. Such an attack would deal a devastating blow to America
This is why North Korea's long-range rocket capability is so concerning: If the rocket really works -- which is always questionable when it comes to North Korea -- it could conceivably be outfitted with a nuclear warhead and launched at North America.
America has no functioning defense against a high-altitude EMP burst.
So why aren't you hearing about this in the lamestream media?
As much as the USA frets about so-called "terrorists" in the Middle East, both the Pentagon and the mainstream media largely ignore North Korea even though it has nuclear weapons and is about to achieve intercontinental missile capability. With this technology, North Korea poses a vastly more real and urgent threat to America than any terrorist organization, yet that threat is almost never talked about.
The reason for this is because wars are never really about peace, justice or security. They always have been, and always will be, about control of resources. It just so happens that Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran are sitting on strategic resources that America wants. North Korea is not, so it gets very little attention even though it poses a far greater threat to the security of America than any number of so-called "terrorists."
So don't hold your breath expecting a genuine discussion of North Korea's tactical missile capabilities. The U.S. focus right now is on Afghanistan, where U.S. troops are busy growing the opium that's refined into heroin and then sold into the global drug trade. (This startling fact is openly admitted and was covered quite extensively by the mainstream media.)
Anti-American tyrants want the nation to be more like North Korea
If there's any government that poses a legitimate threat to the world, it is North Korea's. So why aren't we talking about invading North Korea, overthrowing its government or setting its citizens free from tyranny and oppression? These are the excuses used for invading every other nation, including Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The answer, I think, is because U.S. government operatives want America to become more like North Korea. What's not to like? Total government police state control, total government control over the media, the complete censorship of free speech, the secret "disappearing" of anyone who criticizes the government, secret gulag prisons, no due process, no Bill of Rights... it starts to sound a lot like Obama's America, doesn't it?
A communist dictatorship, after all, is Obama's ultimate goal for America, and North Korea serves as the perfect model for how a charismatic, heavily-worshipped "supreme leader" can seize power over the economy, the military and even the minds of the People.
In North Korea, by the way, it is illegal for citizens to own firearms. As Kim Jung-un knows full well, no tyrannical dictator can maintain effective control over the population if they are allowed to defend themselves against government tyranny. Disarmament of the population is always the prelude to enslaving it.
And that's true whether you're talking about North Korea or Obama's America.
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