North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un believes he has the world backed into a corner.
He has calculated that his rogue nuclear weapons program will prevent any action to remove him from power.
But James “Mad Dog” Mattis revealed a secret super weapon that just changed everything.
For years, experts have said no military action against North Korea is possible because of their ability to destroy Seoul.
Pyongyang has thousands of artillery pieces pointed at South Korea’s capitol city – home to ten million people including thousands of U.S. troops and citizens – that could reduce Seoul to rubble.
Now that the North Koreans possess nuclear weapons that could also target Japan, Alaska and Hawaii, Jong Un believed he held a position of power in any standoff with the United States.
No one believed America had an option to take out the mad dictator without sacrificing Seoul.
But that all just changed.
Defense Secretary Mattis hinted that the U.S. has the means to take out the communist government and preserve Seoul.
“Most experts believe that a military strike on North Korea would invite a devastating response from Pyongyang. The city of Seoul, South Korea, home to 25 million, is well within artillery range of the North, which would likely use conventional artillery munitions and chemical weapons.
But, according to Mattis, the Pentagon has a few tricks up its sleeve that wouldn’t involve the decimation of Seoul.
When asked, “is there any military option the U.S. can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk?” on Monday, Mattis responded, “Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.”
But what is the option?
Some are speculating it could be a super weapon known as the “Rod from God”.
These are rods made from tungsten that would be dropped from satellites orbiting the earth.
Jared Keller described the weapon on taskandpurpose.com:
“The idea of kinetic weaponry — raining down inert projectiles on an enemy with deadly velocity — is far from a novel concept. The trebuchet was the backbone of successful sieges for hundreds of years, from ancient China to Hernan Cortes’ subjugation of the Aztecs; during and after World War II, airmen have occasionally deployed clusters of inert “Lazy Dog” bombs — metal cylinders traveling at terminal velocity — on the battlefields of Korea and Vietnam.
And gravity hasn’t always been necessary. For decades, militaries have used ultra-dense “kinetic energy penetrators,” also known as KEPs, specially designed shells often wrapped in an outer shell (a “sabot”) and fired at high velocity rather than dropped from the sky, to defeat defense armor. That’s the fundamental logic underpinning the U.S. Navy’s highly touted electromagnetic railgun, which can blast a 25-pound “hypervelocity projectile” with 32-megajoule muzzle energy through seven steel plates and obliterate whatever that armor is supposed to protect.
Whether dropped from the sky or fired from a cannon, the principle behind these weapons is the same: hitting the enemy with something very hard and very dense, moving very fast. And the kinetic energy projectile may become a staple of modern warfare sooner than you might think.”
The Air Force successfully tested this weapon system in 2013.
Are the “Rods from God” the secret weapon Mattis claims will allow the United States to take out North Korea while saving Seoul?