Family Security Matters
by AMBASSADOR HENRY F. COOPER
“There is now an increasing likelihood that rogue nations such as North Korea (and before long, most likely, Iran) will soon match Russia and China in that they will have the primary ingredients for an EMP attack: simple ballistic missiles such as SCUDs that could be launched from a freighter near our shores; space launch vehicles able to launch low- earth-orbit satellites; and simple low-yield nuclear weapons that can generate gamma rays and fireballs. In 2004, the Russians told us that their “brain drain” had been helping the North Koreans develop EMP weapons . . .” ~Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey
The U.S. media is focused on the riots and tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri and the continuing Middle East disaster fostered by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS = ISIL = Islamic State = IS = Caliphate).
At least the administration has acknowledged the error of the President’s mistaken assessment a few months ago that ISIS was like a “JV” – or is it “jayvee?” – (Junior Varsity) wearing Lakers uniforms, as compared to a professional basketball team. Senior administration spokesman understand this problem can no longer be ignored and are speaking out. None too soon because the combination of ISIS and its fellow travelers, like a deadly cancer, is metastasizing and threatens events far worse than that caused by 19 hijackers with box-cutters on September 11, 2001.
Would that this is our only problem, but there are other “dogs not barking” among the cacophony of discordant howling media hounds serenading the President’s golf game and holiday festivities-and those whimpering hounds should be howling about North Korea’s-and soon, Iran’s-capability to send the United States back to the 19th century without the modern world’s luxuries-and necessities–to which Americans are accustomed. At least there are hopeful signs of some stirring among the pack.
Consider these two problems . . . and their possible linkage with each other. (For the moment, ignore all other consequences of the President’s past policy of leading from behind-e.g., coupling to Russia via the implications of possible U.S. air strikes into Syria, Russia’s intrusion into Ukraine, threats to others including via its oil exports, etc.)
Importing ISIS . . . An Emerging Threat!