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The Threat Is Real And Imminent: The Next World War Will Be Initiated By A First Strike Utilizing An EMP Weapon

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There has been a tremendous amount of technological interchange between North Korea, the Russians, and the Chinese.  North Korea has also been working for years in the refinement (development) of its nuclear arsenal, especially in partnership with Pakistan and Iran.  In a press conference at the Pentagon on October 24, 2014 reporters were briefed by General Curtis Scaparrotti, the U.S. Military Commander in Korea.  This is what the general had to say:

“I believe they [the North Koreans] have the capability to have miniaturized the [nuclear] device at this point, and they have the technology to potentially, actually deliver what they say they have.”

On March 9, 2016, Kim Jong-Un for the first time stated that North Korea had accomplished the miniaturization of nuclear warheads that are compatible with ICBM’s.  Admiral William Gortney, Commander of US NORTHCOM was in front of a Senate Committee on March 10, 2016 briefing them on the potential North Korean nuclear threat.  The Admiral stated it was “prudent to assume Pyongyang had the ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead” and deliver it via ICBM that could actually strike the continental U.S.

Finally, (and the most compelling proponent of the danger posed by North Korea), Dr. Peter V. Pry, the foremost expert on EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) threats by established and rogue nations has long upheld that Iran and North Korea hold an EMP first strike as central to their current military doctrines.  Pry has spent countless hours briefing Senate Investigating Committees on the dangers of an EMP strike by these two nations.

This year the North Koreans have ramped up their missile tests exponentially, building off of their R&D for the past five years.  Kwangmyongsong-3, Unit 2 satellite was placed into orbit December 12, 2012.  Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite was successfully launched February 7, 2016.  In April 2016 they tested an ICBM engine.  May 2015 saw their claim of a successful SLBM (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile) test, their first. Then this year, March 23, 2016, (as reported by CNN’s Don Melvin, Jim Sciutto, and Wil Ripley on April 24), their success became a reality.  Here is an excerpt from that report by CNN:

After previous launch attempts by Pyongyang failed, this one seems to have gone much better, one U.S. official noted.

“North Korea’s sub launch capability has gone from a joke to something very serious,” this official said. “The U.S. is watching this very closely.”

Asked whether the test was successful, another U.S. official told CNN, “essentially yes.”

The missile traveled 30 km as opposed to the 300 km intended by North Korea, but this is the point: North Korea successfully launched the missile from the submarine.  As can be seen, a U.S. official categorized the test as being successful, as well as another one noting the seriousness of North Korea’s newfound capability.  They have recently been launching short and medium-range missiles in tests, and these tests have been conducted regularly over the past 6 months and almost nonstop.

On July 22, Jane’s Defence Weekly reported that North Korea has constructed a fortified structure (docks) that can potentially shelter ballistic missile-carrying submarines.  Although the report was just made, it was satellite photo imagery that indicated these submarine pens had neared project completion and they were being covered with earth.  The satellite photos indicated that the two enclosures measure 490 feet in length by 32 feet in width, with there being about 50 feet in between the two of them.  The project had actually been started back in October of 2013.

These are pretty serious reports, and as much as they are laughed at and disparaged, the North Koreans are in deadly earnest about doggedly attaining advances in their nuclear forces’ capabilities.  In March of 2016, North Korea threatened that it would conduct a “preemptive and offensive nuclear strike.” The “balance” that has been made is simple, effected by simpletons, as such:

The North Koreans threaten to strike and bluster their nuclear capability.  The United States responds with, “Oh, they can’t do that,” or “they don’t have the technology,” or some other such scoffing characterization.

The frightening thing about this teteatete is that neither side’s leaders or elites will face any kind of danger or peril that would result from a nuclear conflagration, but the populations of both countries would suffer immeasurably.  A general and an admiral have stated their belief in the miniaturization capabilities of North Korea regarding nuclear warheads.  The foremost expert on the EMP has provided prima facie evidence before the Senate and numerous commissions attesting to those capabilities.  Each day North Korea ramps up its tests and its threats.  Russia and China publicly whisper their disapproval of such actions and words while taking no steps to actually stop them.

The next world war will be initiated by a first strike utilizing an EMP weapon.

There is no timetable.  The threat is real, and it is imminent.  It is a matter of time before it is carried out.  Do you want something more tangible?  Here it is.  Now would be a good time to construct the necessary Faraday cages for your sensitive electronic equipment you wish to have after a war commences.  You’ll also need emergency food, water, medicine, and a stockpile of materials to defend it, hopefully in a remote location.

Naysayers and politicians have one thing in common: denial of the reality of a situation.  The difference is that the first group is usually unprepared when it happens and they are ignorant of the situation (in terms of information, and this partially due to denial).  The politicians and leaders are the exact opposite: they deny the reality to obfuscate their complete knowledge of the reality, and they are completely prepared for what will unfold…and those politicians and leaders are prepped and defended on your dime, in every way.


Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne).  Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape).  He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.

This article may be republished or excerpted with proper attribution to the author and a link to www.SHTFplan.com.


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Where Are The Handcuffs? This Video Blows The Doors Open On Hillary’s Corruption, Obfuscations and Outright Lies

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In a recent article Jeremiah Johnson noted that FBI Director James Comey actually did a really great job in his handling of the Clinton private server email scandal. By “great” we mean that Comey did exactly what he was appointed to do, which is to protect the oligarchs at any cost, no matter the detriment to American law and order.

We see that they vote where their money or their personal enrichment of power is.  Some people said that Comey “didn’t do his job.” Yes, he did: his job in the hire of the Clintons, and that “job” was on, not for the American people.

As you’ll see in the video below, absolutely no one other than Hillary Clinton would have been allowed to go free without charges had they engaged in the same activity, which includes everything from sharing and receiving classified information, to obstructing investigators.

As noted by Silence Is Consent:

It’s also time she pays for her criminal activity, she should be locked up. Wake up America, you have been conned for far too long, it’s time to put it to an end.

At the conclusion of this compilation you will be left with only one question: Where are the handcuffs?


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Miami Police Station Evacuated, Bomb Squad Detonates Suspicious Package

Update:

Miami PD Bomd Squad has been called to Miami’s downtown police department as The Sun Sentinel reports the headquarters – which employs 1600 officers and civilians – has been evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious package.

Department officials said Tuesday on Twitter that the package was spotted outside the building around 10 a.m. The agency later tweeted out a photo of a bomb squad truck near the building and urged people to stay away from the area.

No further details were immediately available.

One Analyst’s Surprising Indicator Why Recession Is Coming In Early 2017

Stifel analyst Paul Westra downgraded the restaurant industry in a note released today, slashing estimates and ratings on 11 stocks in the sector, while warning that a slowdown in the restaurant industry is a harbinger for an overall economic recession.

The report warns that the restaurant industry is facing a perfect storm of slowing demand, rising minimum wage mandates across the country and minimal opportunity for commodity cost declines. This fits with the thesis laid out by KeyBanc analysts last week, suggested last week when upgrading Papa John’s Pizza on the expectations that the recent surge in political unrest and terrorism fears would prompt more Americans to stay at home and order food instead of eating out.

As Westra says, “Today, we adopt a bearish outlook for restaurants as we confidently believe that, at a minimum, the simultaneous -150 basis points to -200bps deceleration of restaurant industry comps across all categories during the second quarter within our most recent Stifel Sales Survey reflects the start of a U.S. Restaurant Recession”

However, it won’t be just a “restaurant recession” – according to the analyst, the weakness would promptly spillover to the broader economy: “restaurants have historically led the market lower during the three to six-month periods prior to the start of the prior three U.S. recessions.”

To wit, Stifel highlights prior recessionary periods in the US have been preceded by 200-300bps declines in restaurant industry comps during the 3-9 month periods leading up to the recession.  To that end, the report points out that 2Q16 comps averaged 70bps down from 250bps in 3Q15, reflecting a 180bps decline over the period, which Stifel warns reflects the start of the restaurant recession and likely is a harbinger for a US recession in early 2017.

The charts below illustrate that the 2001 and 2007 recessions were preceded by a substantial deceleration of restaurant comps over the 24 months leading up to the recession.  In tracking the current cycle, the deceleration in comps since January 2015 appears to be even more pronounced than the 2001 and 2007 slowdowns.

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2013 -2016 YTD Industry Comp Trends

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August Gold Option Expiration

Much of what you’re seeing today is directly related to Comex August gold option expiration, which comes at the close today. However, do not dismay. Underlying trends in both bonds and the USDJPY are beginning to re-assert themselves, thus, prices are still set to recover and rally nicely in August.

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“What The F**k Was That?”

While USDJPY notched down and Oil had been slipping, stocks suddenly lurched lower, gapping to yesterday’s lows on heavy volume. As one veteran trader exclaimed “what the f**k was that?” as no obvious catalyst sprung up, unless of course this morning’s series of economic “beats” was sufficiently good to be bad for stocks and raise the dreaded rate hike specter.

Stocks suddenly plunged…

 

And VIX spiked…

 

Catching down to crude…

 

Sending stocks to 2-week lows… back to Japan “helicopter money” levels…

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Hollande Vows “All Out War” Against ISIS After Priest Killing

Shortly after the latest terror attack on French soil by two ISIS “soldiers”, President Francois Hollande, who was roundly disparaged 12 days ago for the country’s lack of preparedness to the Nice truck terror attack which killed 84, vowed to wage war against the Islamic State “by every means“.

“We are confronted with a group, Daesh, which has declared war on us,” Hollande said, using an alternative name for Isis. “We have to wage war, by every means, (but through) upholding the law, which is because we are a democracy.”

Hollande was speaking in a lightning visit to the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, just hours after the attack took place. Shortly after he spoke terror group Isis claimed responsibility saying that its “soldiers” had carried out the attack.

“The perpetrators of the Normandy church attack are soldiers of the Islamic State who carried out the attack in response to calls to target countries of the Crusader coalition,” the Amaq news agency said, citing a “security source”.

The two assailants entered a local church, slitting the throat of an 84-year-old priest and leaving another hostage with life-threatening injuries, before being killed by police as they left the building, police said.

Hollande said the assailants “claimed to be from Daesh” and branded the assault as a “vile terrorist attack”. “The Catholic community has been hit, but it is all of the French public which is concerned,” Hollande said.

He called for national unity in the face of terrorism, urging the French people to “create a solid bloc that no-one can split”. (more…)

Marc Faber : When Rates are low People Save More & Do Not Spend

Marc Faber in Chicago Tribune :

“Young adults will earn less than their parents and die with less than their parents,” Faber said, noting parents — when young — bought U.S. Treasury bonds paying 7…

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“Hope” Fades As Consumer Confidence Ignores Stock Market Exuberance

Janet, you have a problem…

If soaring home prices and record high stocks won’t spike consumer confidence, what will?

 

While the ‘Present Situation’ index rose modestly to 118.3 (from 116.6), the ‘Expectations’ index dropped to 83.3 from 84.6 (inching the overall Conference Board Consumer Confidence index lower to 97.3).

Jobs plentiful dropped, income growth expectations dropped, plans to buy a car dropped, and inflation expectations dropped.

New England saw the biggest spike in confidence (from 82.0 to 95.8!!) but East South Central collapsed from 97.8 to 73. (more…)

New Home Sales Rebound To Highest Since 2008 As Median Home Price Rises Back Over $300,000

Following last month’s surprising drop in new home sales, which tumbled the most in 8 months alongside sharp downward revisions to the historical data, coupled with a plunge in the median price many expressed concern that the housing recovery was finally saturated, at least when it comes to new housing even as demand for existing homes remained robust. However, moments ago the latest data from the Census Bureau may have shelved such concerns, when it reported that in June new home sales surged 25.4% from a year ago and up 3.5% from the upward revised May print of 572K to 592K, above the 560K expected, and the highest number reported since 2008, even if still well below half of the peak hit before the recession struck.

That said, on an unadjusted basis, the actual number of homes sold in June was 54K, the same as last month, and below the 56K seen in April.

The regional breakdown showed steady activity across most regions, with the Northeast, Midwest and South all unchanged at 3K, 8K and 29K respectively, while the West saw a 1K rise to 14K new homes.

Since the number of homes for sale rose from 237K to 245K, the months supply increased from 4.4K to 4.5K.

Finally, the median new home sale price rose once again, jumping back above $300K, or from $288.8K to $306.7K to be specific, 14K shy of the all time highs record in April of this year.

 

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