New Report Says North Korea Nears Nuclear Warhead Capability
War with North Korea is seeming more and more imminent with each passing news blurb. And I sometimes find myself wondering if the United States is simply looking for the ultimate false flag to start a war and infuse the economy. Before you go running away from my page, know that I despise North Korean leadership, I think we should have handled them in the 90’s rather than gave them money (thanks, President Clinton) and I think they grow more and more dangerous by the day.
A new Washington-Post article is now revving up the war machine louder than that first 5 minutes of the Mad Max: Fury Road (damn fine movie if you haven’t seen it). The Post is now claiming that North Korea has “taken a major step in realizing its goal in becoming a super power.” The Washington Post report claims access to a confidential US intelligence assessment has given them information that North Korea can now squeeze a nuclear warhead into a missile. Is this for real, or just the Gossip and manipulation rag at work? How does WP so often get access to confidential information? Knowing that North Korea can now attack the world with a nuclear warhead sounds like some serious confidential information that wouldn’t benefit us to have spread about.
Unless the government wanted it to be spread about. There is hardly any way I will believe that the Washington Post isn’t a mouthpiece for the United States government. Accepting this as fact is the initial part of the healing process.
“The IC [intelligence community] assesses North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles,” the assessment states, in an excerpt read to The Washington Post.
CNN is reporting the story, but they admit they haven’t verified it. But, they still reported it in an unverified spoonful. CNN kindly points out the invalidity of the report in paragraph four, which is three paragraphs short of essentially telling people via an overly dramatic headline (North Korea has miniaturized a nuclear warhead) and initial paragraphs stating “North Korea has taken a major step forward in realizing its goal of becoming a nuclear power.”
But hey, we aren’t sure if the report is real. We just wanted to let the American people know that it is real but CNN takes no responsibility for it not being real in the event that the sourceless journalistic endeavor falls fruitlessly.
The Post claims they aren’t sure if the North Koreans have tested it, but who really cares since we’ve went ahead and unconfirmed a confirmed story that might be the burning ember that launches the first strike just 15 miles short of Seoul.
This all comes following North Korea threatening “physical action” towards the United States. I’ve long said that a North Korean EMP attack is the most reasonable strategy, but I’m a prepper, my head buried in the sands of reason and logic.
Trump sounds ready:
“After many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea. We must be tough & decisive!” Trump wrote in a tweet on Tuesday morning.
Nikki Haley is ready, calling the new sanctions on North Korea “a gut punch” and stated that military options were at the ready.
White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said “preventative war” was part of the military options being examined for use against North Korea. What does that even mean? “Preventative war” is just, well, war.
The general public feels ready.
But what if, just what if, North Korea has as many nuclear warheads as Irag had chemical weapons? I know, it doesn’t seem likely right now, but think back to when then President Bush was preaching the dangers of the “Axis of Evil” and those terrifying chemical weapons.
What if North Korea has something in the oven, but nothing that’s a real threat to us?
In both those scenarios, the beating sounds of war drums become noise pollution to the masses. As it stands, almost everyone is in fear of that tiny little abjectly impoverished nation that in the 90’s, we gave money to.
So what gives? Does it make me a conspiracy theorist living in a prepper bunker to question the idea that none of this no longer feels on the up and up? War isn’t exactly terrible for the economy.
Boeing, with all its electronics, planes and missiles, is always in a prime spot for war profiteering. They did well during WW2. According to USA Today, “Arm sales: $31.8 billion, total sales: $68.7 billion
Gross profit: $4 billion, total workforce: 171,700”
Raytheon and Lockheed Martin can’t be fighting the “patriotic” feeling to take down those North Koreans.
The military already paid around $410 billion to companies to produce military supplies. That was in 2015, when we were not at war. Imagine the scenario where that equipment gets used, abused and needs replenishment?
The line between conspiracy and reality seems to be greyed out. It may well be that there is no longer a real difference, anyways.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.