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When Madmen Speak - By Matt Ward - http://raptureready.com/soap2/ward49.html
This world increasingly stands on the brink. Western intelligence agencies recently confirmed their concern that North Korea is actively planning an attack against South Korea. South Korea's national intelligence agency strongly suspects that Kim Jong-un ordered the formulation of a plan to initiate an attack against South Korea personally. It would seem to be a plan for a future large scale attack on South Korea.
At this, it is believed that such an attack would target various South Korean government ministries, shopping malls and other areas of South Korean public interest. Potentially many innocent people would die in such a strike. The retaliation from South Korea in the event of such an attack would be huge.
Any such attack would be a declaration of war, and would likely quickly spiral out-of-control. It is a possibility that in the event of this cold war between North and South Korea turning hot, the security guarantors of each nation, China for North Korea and the United States for South Korea, would be drawn into open and direct conflict.
It may even be a confrontation China welcome, as they have a score of their own to settle with America over the disputed South China Sea area. This flashpoint on its own could trigger war.
That South Korea believes this plan to be a serious one is in itself an indication of how insecure Kim Jong-un feels.
It is probable that any move toward an attack against the South would spark an open revolt and a coup d'état in the North. Kim Jong-un is vulnerable and desperate. He is also an wholly unstable man and leader. This new information came in just days after the disclosure that the United States of America has sent an additional force of stealth fighters to the South Korean - North Korean border, an obvious show of force.
These stealth fighters augment the already significant US forces deployed in various sprawling South Korean air bases. It has also been reported in the mainstream media that these same stealth fighters have been flying practice sorties right on the North Korean border. They are clearly trying to teach Kim Jong-un a lesson of some sort.
This heightened tension takes place amongst the wider backdrop of a recent North Korean rocket launch into space. North Korea seems to have acquired the technical sophistication necessary to successfully put a satellite into orbit around the earth.
This has profound implications for the national security of the United States of America in two major ways. Firstly, any nation that can launch a rocket into space has successfully mastered the technological difficulties associated with being able to launch, guide and then deliver an intercontinental ballistic missile successfully to any target on this earth.
This is why countries like North Korea and Iran work so hard on their space programs. The technology needed for a successful space program is the exact same guidance technology required to be able to successfully launch and deliver intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Parallel to this, it is also now accepted that North Korea have mastered the ability of miniaturizing nuclear weapons.
This means that North Korea can now build and miniaturize a nuclear weapon, a weapon small enough to place onto the head of an intercontinental ballistic missile. They have crossed the threshold of being able to deliver a nuclear weapon into an enemy country's territory.
But North Korea's fledgling space program and its recent launch of a satellite has another, more ominous implication attached to it. A space based satellite, 300 miles above the earth, is an ideal platform for delivering a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack against an enemy.
They have mastered the miniaturization of nuclear weapons, they have mastered the ability to guide and deliver an ICBM or space rocket, and they have placed a satellite with an unknown purpose and payload into space.
Kim Jong-un has spoken on numerous occasions since his ascent to power about the need to prepare for a "major war." The main North Korean news agency, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), a puppet of the government, speaks often and at length about the imminence of a war between the North and the South. They have also spoken, almost as often, about an approaching time when North Korea will, "strike back against America...on their own soil..."
Many in the West, particularly in America, have dismissed this as mere hyperbole. But what if it is not hyperbole, but a genuine intention?
We know from the Bible that at the time of the Tribulation period, a time so imminent now that it is dominating all our collective horizons, America does not exist as it does today. America, at that time, is not the first nation of the world, nor is it the leader of the free world. At some point in the near future something is going to happen that will devastate America.
Something terrible is coming. Whether it be a financial collapse that brings America down (and then her military), whether it be destruction from within at the hands of lawless, disingenuous treasonous politicians and presidents. Whether it be at the hands of hostile nation states or transnational actors launching multiple simultaneous mass (nuclear?) attacks within the country.
Or it could be tragedy through huge natural disasters, radiation from crippled Japanese reactors; any other of the plethora of threats America currently faces individually or combined, something is going to happen.
Something is going to happen that fundamentally alters the American landscape. With each passing month and year, the time of the Tribulation period itself becomes more focused and clear. It is approaching rapidly and inexorably. This means that given our clear and obvious proximity to the Tribulation period itself, America's chance of a slow and steady decline becomes a reality with each passing month, because there is not that much time left.
We are approaching a point when there is simply not enough time left for America to experience a slow and steady decline into obscurity. It is looking increasingly likely that something sudden and decisive will happen to bring America down to her knees.
The United States of America now stands vulnerable in a way it never before. An EMP strike is a silent killer. The burst of energy released in a nuclear EMP strike would destroy all electrical circuits within the blast radius, potentially knocking the entire U.S. power grid out of action indefinitely. That would send large, modern, technologically dependent cities back to the Stone Age.
In an instant of time America would hurtle back to pre-industrial levels of society. No cars, no aircraft, no TV's, no internet, no fridge freezers, no microwaves, no iPhones, no ovens, no convenience food, no supermarkets, no food, no water. Pandemonium and chaos.
An EMP strike is the single biggest threat to American national security today. One or even multiple, coordinated nuclear strikes on U.S. soil would be devastating, but America would survive. Just one EMP burst in the skies over America and it would be game over.
It would take years before the infra structure was repaired. In a recent study commissioned for Congress it was estimated that "...90% of Americans would die of hunger or thirst within the first twelve months of the strike alone..."
Following an EMP strike power in America would be out for a minimum of one year, but most likely for up to three years due to the fact that the US national power grid has such massive transformers throughout the entire network that would need to be replaced. None of these transformers are made or produced in America. It would take years to replace them.
Kim Jong-un has repeatedly threatened to wipe-out America. On January 6, 2016 2016, the official state news agency reported,
"A spokesperson said: "North Korean scientists are in high spirits to detonate H-bombs of hundreds of kilotons...capable of wiping out the whole territory of the U.S. at once..."
If that North Korean satellite, 300 miles above the earth, does contain a nuclear device and is then detonated above America, all life sustaining infrastructures in the U.S. that depend upon electricity will be destroyed.
North Korea is planning for war and have taken proactive steps to get ready for it. They also seem to be planning and preparing for an American black out. History teaches us that when madmen speak, we should pay close attention to what they have to say. With hindsight, how much do we now wish we had taken seriously the threats spewed by Hitler in the 1920s and 1930s and perhaps avoided a second world war, saving countless millions in the process?
The Twentieth century is full of examples of leaders who were ignored until it was too late. The same can be said for the threats and promises made by men like Lenin, Stalin, Nicolai Ceausescu in Romania, Vietnams Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, China's Mao Zedong...the list could literally go on and on.
Each man was clear beforehand about what he intended to do; each man went on to cause unparalleled suffering and chaos-just as they each said they would. Kim Jong-un has been doing a lot of talking lately. History tells us that when madmen speak, we should listen. Perhaps we should all be paying closer attention to what he is saying.