North Korea, EMPs, and Canada’s National Security

“I believe that “hardening” Canada’s military and civilian electrical and communications infrastructure against an EMP attack should be addressed immediately as a vital matter of national security”.

EMP CRISIS

“Re “North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game” (Anthony Furey, Sept 3): Complicating matters is the fact that North Korea has two satellites in orbit which both pass over the U.S. If they have nuclear weapons on board, that means an EMP attack could be made instantaneously, without any warning whatsoever. As American Thinker puts it, ‘The nightmare scenario of an America sent back centuries in time before electricity, refrigeration, and smart phones has grown unnervingly closer with the presence of two North Korean satellites with orbits over a blissfully unaware American populace’. It is thus possible that, regardless of the consequences to him and his country, Kim Jong-un can throw the U.S. back into the Stone Age on a whim, and we can be sure Russia and China would dearly love to see that. North Korea is, interestingly enough, pretty-much invulnerable to an EMP attack as it has very little electrical infrastructure. I believe that “hardening” Canada’s military and civilian electrical and communications infrastructure against an EMP attack should be addressed immediately as a vital matter of national security” (1).
Jeff Goodall
Oshawa
(Agreed. EMP is a serious concern for all nations, as Furey has documented)

The above letter appears in the Toronto Sun today, and is exactly as submitted with the exception that I referred to “he and his country” which was changed to “him and his country”.  For the sake of brevity, I left out my concern that China and Russia might gladly contrive to “sacrifice” North Korea for such a desirable outcome…

I pay a great deal of attention to world affairs, particularly including those that somehow avoid MSM attention, but find it impossible to get this information across to the greater public unless some MSM personality such as Anthony Furey broaches the subject in a column, thus providing an “anchor” to which I can attach a letter.

Also linked to below is another letter of mine published by the Sun on Sept. 3rd regarding the death of Princess Diana (2), so I seem to be out of “purgatory” at least for now…

The editorial comment beneath my Diana letter seems arrogant and presumptious, particularly bearing in mind that I merely speculate based upon well-grounded suspicions regarding motivation. Then again, life is never perfect! At least the letter is in there.

Jeff Goodall.

(1) You can read “EMP Crisis” here.

You can read the American Thinker article here, and see an interesting satellite photo of North Korea taken at night here.

(2) – See “Intolerable Behaviour” here.

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