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Sep 19 14:03

US Is Sending Another Aircraft Carrier To Korea: Yonhap

After carrying out bombing drills over the Korean peninsula on Monday following North Korea’s firing of an intermediate-range missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido, US and South Korean forces are planning to continue their displays of military might early next month, according to a report from Yonhap, the South Korean news agency. However, in a move that is sure to provoke a barrage of threats from North Korea, the US is reportedly sending a nuclear-armed aircraft carrier to the waters off the Korean peninsula, where it will take part in an upcoming round of military drills.

Earlier this year, the US sent three aircraft carriers to waters near North Korea in an unprecedented show of force. However, it's unclear if any of those carriers are still positioned so closely to the peninsula. Here's the latest map of US naval strike groups, which was compiled by Stratfor using publicly-available information. Deployments considered "sensitive" would not be included on this map.

Sep 19 13:59

War With North Korea Starts to Look Inevitable

We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do at the Security Council at this point,” said Nikki Haley on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, referring to North Korea. “We wanted to be responsible and go through all diplomatic means to get their attention first,” the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said. “If that doesn’t work, General Mattis [Defense Secretary James Mattis] will take care of it.”
The comments, no off-the-cuff remarks, mirrored her words at a White House press briefing Friday, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, standing next to Haley at that briefing, was even more explicit. “I think we ought to make clear what’s different about this approach is, is that we’re out of time,” he noted, referring to sanctions. “As Ambassador Haley said before, we’ve been kicking the can down the road, and we’re out of road.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was amazingly, horrifically stunned by President Trump's address at the UN today.

He has come as near to publicly declaring war against North Korea as one can without actually declaring war against it.

Kim Jung Un saw what happened when Iraq and Libya denuclearized; there was regime change, coupled with grisly assassinations of their heads of state; he knows, because of what the US has done before (sometimes backed by the UN and/or NATO) that if he denuclearizes before sitting down for negotiations, the precise, same fate awaits him.

And if the US fires first, China has publicly stated that they will stand with North Korea, militarily. This means we are most probably likely to see a false flag blamed on North Korea, as the "justification" for a war against it.

Mike and I live on a first strike target here on Oahu, which the Chinese military can actually accurately hit, which makes us more than a little nervous.

The only thing I can tell our readers right now is, please make sure your prep plans are fulfilled; make sure that you have food, potable water, and medications on hand for you, your family, and your pets. Make sure you have a plan to regroup, if you are separated. Have a bug-out kit close to hand.

And if you are of a mind to do so, please pray, that somehow, the catastrophe such a war will bring to the world can be averted.

Sep 19 10:44

BEX? Is North Korea Building Their First Nuclear Submarine?

Japanese newspaper Sekai Nippo claims that the "informed" source "familiar with the North Korea situation" told them that the DPRK has been clandestinely building the nuclear submarine, which would be a massive leap forward from the current DPRK Navy, which may maintain a fleet of 50 to 60 diesel-electric submarines.

The source went on to claim that Chinese and Russian engineers have been lending their expertise to the DPRK at North Korea's Nampo Naval Shipyard, in North Korea's manufacturing capital.

Sep 19 10:44

Kim Jong-Un – A Danger By Himself Or Just Somebody’s Puppet?

This is the second article just today claiming that North Korea is working with China and Russia.

Sep 19 10:39

US Is Sending Another Aircraft Carrier To Korea: Yonhap

After carrying out bombing drills over the Korean peninsula on Monday following North Korea’s firing of an intermediate-range missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido, US and South Korean forces are planning to continue their displays of military might early next month, according to a report from Yonhap, the South Korean news agency. However, in a move that is sure to provoke a barrage of threats from North Korea, the US is reportedly sending a nuclear-armed aircraft carrier to the waters off the Korean peninsula, where it will take part in an upcoming round of military drills.

Sep 19 10:22

This Is What It's Like Inside North Korea's Luxury Ski Resort

Sep 19 10:21

Never before seen real life footage inside of North Korea (Documentary)

Sep 19 08:45

Trump Warns World At UN: "No Choice But To Destroy Rocket Man's North Korea"

While President Trump fell just short of "fire and fury," his first address to The United Nations was very clear in its perspective on North Korea (Iran and Syria).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Says the President of the only nation to ever actually use nuclear weapons against the civilians of another country.

Sep 19 08:34

U.S. jets drop live bombs in a new show of force aimed at North Korea

The Pentagon deployed a formation of 14 bombers and fighters over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday that also included South Korean and Japanese aircraft, the latest show of force in response to North Korea’s missile launches and nuclear tests.

The warplanes were dispatched after North Korea launched a ballistic missile over northern Japan on Thursday, triggering a widespread emergency alert for those who call the region home. Two Air Force B-1B bombers from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and four Marine Corps F-35B fighters from Iwakuni, Japan, combined with four South Korean F-15K fighters and four F-2 Japanese fighters, U.S. defense officials said.

The aircraft carried out a simulated attack on the Pilsung training range in South Korea, a few dozen miles from the demilitarized zone separating the North and South, while using live bombs.

Sep 18 17:14

North Korean Leader Has To Give Up His Nuclear Weapons: White House

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has to give up his nuclear weapons, the White House has said, days after US President Donald Trump hinted at launching a possible military strike against the North.

Sep 18 11:59

In "Warning To Pyongyang", B-1B Bombers, F-35s Hold Mock Bombing Drills

Both Haley and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared on the Sunday talk shows to stress – using language that’s ringing increasingly hollow - that the administration wouldn’t hesitate to authorize a military response to the North should diplomacy fail.

And to demonstrate that, four US F-35 stealth fighters and two B-1B bombers conducted another round of "mock bombing exercises" over the Korean peninsula on Monday, according to Reuters. The US aircraft, which were joined by four South Korea F-15K fighter jets, returned to their bases in Japan and Guam after the exercise, but the latest demonstration of western capabilities likely assures that Kim Jong Un, who views such exercises in the same way the international community views his missile launches, will seek to retaliate with his own show of force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless President Trump is willing to kill millions of South Koreans, courtesy of North Korea's conventional arms poised against it, there is precious little he can do, militarily, against the country.

Sep 18 11:54

North Korea Warns More Sanctions Will Only Accelerate Its Completion Of A Nuclear Force

In the ongoing game of escalating verbal ping-pong, North Korea responded on Monday to the latest condemnation by the UN Security Council which responded to Pyongyang Friday missile launch with a harsly worded verbal rebuke, and warned that the more sanctions pursued by the US and its allies, "will only increase our pace towards the ultimate completion of the state nuclear force,” KCNA reported, citing ministry of foreign affairs.

The latest sanctions represent “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility to physically exterminate the people of the DPRK, let alone its system and government,” a foreign ministry spokesman said, as cited by Reuters.

The North Korean statement also said that “it is a foolish dream to hope that the sanctions could work with the DPRK while the sanctions have failed to stop it from becoming a full-fledged nuclear weapons state and making rapid progress in the building of an economic power for more than half a century.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not a question of what Kim Jung Un says he is going to do; it is a question of what he is willing to do.

And understanding that Mike and I live on a first-strike target the Chinese can actually hit, that makes us....more than a little nervous.

Sep 18 09:50

Nikki Haley Meltdown: Assad Must Go… and War With North Korea!

There must be something about being named US Ambassador to the UN that brings out the inner mass murderer in people. Madeline Albright famously admitted that she thought 500,000 dead Iraqi children due to US sanctions was “worth it.” John Bolton never met a disagreement he didn’t want to turn into a war. Samantha Power barked about human rights while her Administration’s drones snuffed out human life in unprecedented numbers. The real “butcher of the Balkans” Richard Holbrooke sold the Yugoslavia war on lies. John “Death Squad” Negroponte sold the lie that Saddam Hussein needed to be killed and his country destroyed for democracy to flourish, and so on.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, Ambassador Haley behaves like the alleged adult (yet emotionally infantile) "poster child", representing every single Deep State Member in the Occupied, Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika, who never saw a potential war into which they wouldn't love to see the US get dragged in.

The purpose of the UN is that of promoting peace, and creating ways of ratcheting down international tensions; what Ambassador Haley is attempting to do is quite the opposite, and that President trump hasn't had her sacked, for being an absolute embarrassment to the US's world credibility (if, in fact, we have any left) concerns me greatly.

Sep 18 09:28

Haley: UN Out of Options on North Korea: Says She Is 'Perfectly Happy' With Having Pentagon Attack North Korea

US Ambassador Nikki Haley declared the UN Security Council to have “run out of options” for dealing with the “North Korea problem,” in comments made during an interview on CNN’s State of the Union show. She talked up a shift to unilateral US military options.

Haley insisted that the US has “a whole lot of military options on the table,” and that President Trump’s threat to give North Korea “fire and fury” was not an empty threat. She went on to say that if the US uses any military options “North Korea will be destroyed. And we all know that. And none of us want that.”

Despite saying she didn’t want that in this segment of her comments, the ambassador also said in the course of her comments she is “perfectly happy” to see the North Korea issued referred to the Pentagon to be solved by Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ambassador Haley, a word, please: what the UN has run out of are intelligent options with the North Korean nuclear issue.

The refusal of Tillerson to negotiate with North Korea, prior to its thinking about denuclearization, was a deliberate effort to prevent any kind of dialogue which could have ratched down the tensions across the North Korean peninsula; Tillerson understood that when he did it.

U.S. Opens Door to Talks With North Korea, While Flexing Military Muscle

By making this statement, asking North Korea to do what he knew North Korea was entirely unwilling to do, seeing what happened to two world leaders when they did denuclearise: and those guys were Saddam Hussein, And Moamar Ghadaffi; both countries were regime changed, and both leaders were assassinated.

So what you, Madame Embassador, believe the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled States of Amerika is left with is the pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid US unilateral option of a decap strike on North Korean.

As reported at quora.com:

Nuclear Deterrence - While North Korean nuclear weapons and missiles are relatively rudimentary, they nonetheless pose a threat. For example, what would happen if an invasion force gets completely obliterated by nuclear weapons? Or even worse, if North Korea decides to launch nuclear missiles at South Korea or Japan. Given the extremely high population densities, hundreds of thousands could die and leave East Asia devastated by the fallout.

Oh, and Madame Secretary did you happen to overlook the memo from the Chinese government regarding what it would do if the US strikes first against North Korea?!?

China pledges neutrality unless the US strikes North Korea First

Frankly, Madam Ambassador, I would strongly suggest that you take the Chinese government at their word on this threat/promise.

Sep 18 09:25

General Confirms "US Policy Is Not To Defend Canada" In The Event Of A Missile Attack

Conservative MP James Bezan asked St-Amand whether he agreed with the common Canadian perception that the Americans would shoot down an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile heading for a Canadian city, even though Canada is not a participant in the U.S.’s ballistic missile defence program. His response jolted the committee members from their late-summer stupor.

“I’m being told in Colorado Springs that U.S. policy is not to defend Canada. That’s fact I can bring to the table,” he said.
St-Amand conceded that in the “heat of the moment,” American commanders might act contrary to their stated policy, “but that would be entirely a U.S. decision.”

The news was greeted with stunned silence.

Sep 18 09:04

Get Out and Stay Out: US Tells Kuwait to Kick Out North Korea Ambassador

Kuwait has decreed that the ambassador from North Korea must depart the Middle Eastern nation’s borders within the month, following a request from Washington.

Sep 18 09:00

Ships, subs & helicopters: Russia & China kick off massive naval drills near Korean Peninsula

A joint Russian-Chinese naval force of more than a dozen military vessels, including submarines, will participate in the upcoming second stage of the Joint Sea-2017 naval drills in the Sea of Japan and Okhotsk.
The drills will kick off Monday and continue for a week, according to the spokesman for Russia’s Pacific Fleet, Vladimir Matveev.

Sep 18 08:58

Haley: ‘North Korea Will Be Destroyed’ if the U.S. Has to Defend Itself

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Sunday "North Korea will be destroyed" if the U.S. is forced to defend itself against the belligerent country.

CNN host Dana Bash asked Haley on "State Of The Union" if President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" remarks last month against dictator Kim Jong Un was an empty threat.

Haley said the threats were not empty and if the diplomatic process with North Korea doesn't work she "would be perfectly happy to send this over to [Defense] Secretary Mattis" since he has "plenty of military options."

"It was not an empty threat. What we were doing is being responsible. Where North Korea is being irresponsible and reckless, we were being responsible by trying to use every diplomatic possibility that we could possibly do. We've pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do at the security council at this point," Haley said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

North Korea has made no statements indicating a desire to invade the United States. They have repeatedly stated that the reason for their nuclear arsenal is to deter the United States from invading North Korea.

Sep 18 08:41

Haley calls for marking Trump’s fire and fury comment ‘not empty’

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has defended US President Donald Trump’s threats against North Korea.

The US envoy appeared on CNN Sunday, asserting that the president’s "fire and fury" comment about North Korea's nuclear program last month is serious.

Sep 18 07:55

Trump: Military Options Against North Korea ‘Overwhelming’

Speaking at Andrews Air Force Base, President Trump reiterated that he is “confident” that the US military options for attacking North Korea are both “effective and overwhelming,” saying the US is prepared to “defend our civilization” from them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

North Korea is not a threat to "our civilization" unless our civilization is based on world conquest!

Sep 18 07:36

N. Korea says the more sanctions imposed, the faster it will move towards completing nukes

North Korea has warned that the more sanctions pursued by the US and its allies, the more quickly it will complete its nuclear force, official state news agency KCNA reports.

The latest sanctions represent “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility to physically exterminate the people of the DPRK, let alone its system and government,” a foreign ministry spokesman said, as cited by Reuters.

Sep 18 07:30

Russia cannot allow military conflict with N. Korea near its borders

Moscow can’t allow the US or other countries to provoke North Korea into a military conflict as that could mean the use of weapons of mass destruction near Russian borders, the head of the upper house Committee for International Relations says.

Sep 18 07:29

NK slams UNSC statement condemning its latest missile launch

North Korea on Monday blasted the United Nations Security Council's statement that condemned yet another firing of a mid-range missile late last week, warning that beefing up international pressure will only accelerate its move toward the "completion of nuclear force."

Sep 18 07:28

North Korean Missile Test Raises Questions About Why Allies Didn’t Try To Shoot It Down

The United States and its allies knew the North Koreans had fired a missile and tracked its path over Japan last week. Sirens blared in Hokkaido, and the Japanese government urged people to take cover.

The advance warnings — with one report saying Vice President Mike Pence saw pictures of the missile a day before it was launched on Friday — raise questions about why the U.S. and Japan didn’t try to shoot it down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because of the potential embarrassment if they tried and missed!

Sep 18 07:27

North Korea fuel prices soar after U.N. sanctions capping supply

Gasoline and diesel prices rose sharply in North Korea after its sixth nuclear test and as the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions capping fuel supply, market data analyzed by Reuters on Monday showed.

Sep 18 07:27

Kuwait downgrades relations, expels N.Korea ambassador

Kuwait has ordered North Korea's ambassador to leave within a month as the Gulf country downgraded diplomatic relations with Pyongyang, a North Korean diplomat in the Gulf region said on Sunday.

The measures follow a visit to Washington less than two weeks ago by Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

The source said Kuwait will not renew permits given to North Korean workers to re-enter the country after projects they are currently working on are completed "within one or two years".

Sep 17 08:37

North Korea's Nuclear Tests Could Trigger "Supervolcano" Eruption

China has limited access to a nature reserve on its border with North Korea after a mysterious series of seismic shakes at the rogue nation's nuclear test site were detected less than 10 minutes after it conducted its latest test, which also triggered a sizable tremor. The severity of the tremors prompted Beijing to close the site over fears that underground detonations by the North Koreans at a facility near Punggye-ri could lead to rockslides, or worse, trigger an eruption of the active "super volcano" Mount Paektu, according to Disclose.tv.

Sep 17 08:07

New Poll Shows US Majority Backs Military Action Against North Korea

A majority of Americans support military action against North Korea if economic and diplomatic efforts fail, according to a Gallup poll released on Friday, amid rising tension over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program and recent missile launches.

Sep 17 08:07

Do you back US military action against North Korea?

YES
6% (73 votes)
NO
94% (1151 votes)
Total votes: 1224
Sep 16 09:13

UN Security Council Resolution 2375 on North Korea: Preparation for War?

This formula begins with sanctions under Chapter VII of the UN Charter: approximately eleven sanctions have been inflicted upon North Korea, and four presidential statements. The sanctions are, in themselves aggressive action, intended to weaken and demoralize the intended nation-targeted victim, and ultimately destroy the will, the spirit and unity of the nation. The now twelve sanctions on the DPRK are reminiscent of the words Richard Nixon used for the CIA engineered destruction of the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile:

“Make the economy scream!!”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US position, over decades, has forced Kim Jung Un and his predecessors into the only posture he believes will save his country; creating a creadible nuclear threat, in order to prevent regime change in Pongyang.

I cannot tell you precisely when this war will start; but China has already announced that if the US fires first, they will stand with North Korea.

That means that we are most likely looking at either a US/ South Korean decap strike against Kim Jung Un, or a false flag, to be blamed on North Korea, to get a military strike against it justified.

But either way, my sense of this is that it will come relatively quickly; within the next couple of months, perhaps.

What the US government dares not wait for, is for Kim to actually acquire or develop the nuclear weapon he wants to use as a threat against US intervention, so my sense is that the action will come sooner rather than later.

Sep 16 08:44

North Korea's Nuke Program Won't End Until 'Equilibrium of Real Force' Achieved

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un promised the Korea's People Army will continue refining its ballistic missile and nuclear deterrent capabilities until Pyongyang can fully match the power of the US military, KNCA reports.

Sep 16 08:44

North Korea seeks to establish ‘equilibrium of force’ with US – Kim Jong-un

Pyongyang must strive for parity of “real force” with Washington on the Korean peninsula so that US leaders “dare not talk about military options,” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told defense officials during the latest test of IRBM.

Sep 16 08:43

Russia urges US to take diplomatic steps if it seeks ‘strict implementation’ of N. Korea sanctions

Russia’s UN envoy has reminded Washington that while Moscow and Beijing are implementing the sanctions part of the UNSC resolution, the US must deliver on its obligation to pursue diplomacy to defuse the crisis.

The UN Security Council has “condemned the highly provocative launch of a ballistic missile” by North Korea, the 15-member body said in a statement following an emergency closed door session that was called in wake of the 19th missile test by North Korea this year.

Sep 16 08:40

Trump stands in front of nuclear bomber to warn Kim Jong-Un that when America's Air Force is overhead enemies 'know the day of reckoning has arrived'

'Our aviators have given America total dominance of the air and space no matter where we fly. Now when our enemies hear the F-35's engines, when they're roaring overhead, their souls will tremble and they will know the day of reckoning has arrived.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Interesting. When Kim Jung-Un says "We can destroy you" the media says he is being provocative but when Trump says "We can destroy you" the media says he is being Presidential!

Sep 16 08:37

Gallup Poll: US Majority Backs Attacking North Korea

A new poll from Gallup shows that a majority of Americans, 58%, are in favor of attacking North Korea militarily if the US “cannot accomplish its goals by more peaceful means first.” Americans were split more or less evenly on whether sanctions and diplomacy could work.

This is the first time Gallup has asked about attacking North Korea since 2003. At the time, only 47% favored an attack. The shift in the last 14 years appears to have been greatly along political lines, with an overwhelming 82% of Republicans now backing war, compared to just 37% of Democrats.

The possibility of such an attack has been discussed a lot more this year than any time in decades. Repeated North Korean tests have been presented as a growing threat to the US mainland, with the Trump Administration declaring diplomacy a failure from the start.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looking at this response, I can only conclude that Gallup was either push polling, working in zip codes where a positive outcome to such a question is assured, or polling the criminally insane, or both.

Don't these nincompoops comprehend that if the US shoots first, China will protect North Korea, and a war against China right now is a war we most probably cannot win?!?

These must be the graduates of Common Core, with lots... of participation trophies, but absolutely zero critical thinking capabilites!

Sep 16 07:31

The awkward history of ‘decapitation’ plots against North Korea

Confronted by North Korea’s increasing belligerence, Seoul has recently begun showing off its “decapitation unit.” The implication is that, if worse comes to worst, South Korea could preemptively take out Kim Jong Un.

Sep 16 07:16

Syria's President Exposed A Flaw In US Foreign Policy That No One Wants To Talk About

Would the death of one man rid every single North Korean of the hostility and hatred they harbor toward the United States when many know full well that in the early 1950s the U.S. bombed North Korea so relentlessly they eventually ran out of targets to hit — that the U.S. military killed off at least 20 percent of the civilian population?

If Kim Jong-un is removed, will North Koreans suddenly forget that nearly every North Korean alive today has a family relative that was killed by the United States in the 1950s?

Sep 15 12:17

Nikki Haley at the UN: Agree With Us or We Go It Alone

Haley’s actions and attitudes in the UN begin to seem more and more like efforts to undermine the organization rather than reform it.

Sep 15 11:55

How NBA star Dennis Rodman came to stand between the world and nuclear war

Earlier this year Rodman’s agent said that his client helped convince North Korea to release American college student Otto Warmbier before his death. Now, nearly everyone else involved with Warmbier’s release has denied that Rodman had much to do with it, but the mere fact that he was in position to take credit is proof enough that he has become the unlikely face of US-North Korean relations. As North Korea expert Ken Gause said to Time that “he’s not the best ambassador we could have but it’s who we have.”

In just about any other situation, Gause would be correct in describing Rodman as an utterly inappropriate ambassador – as the man himself admits “[Kim and I] ride horses, we hang out, we go skiing, we hardly ever talk politics and that’s the good thing.” Rodman also fundamentally lacks the tact and restraint required in most diplomatic situations, and has a tendency to make events all about himself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, we are past the point where Rodman could possibly do any real good, and as of 1 September, Americans are forbidden from going there; it appears that the Deep State of the Occupied Unhinged Surveilled State of Amerika is utterly ready to declare war on both North Korea...and the world.

Sep 15 09:39

Lindsey Graham says U.S. should threaten military option against North Korea

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday that the U.S. should threaten a "credible military option" against North Korea because he suggested that the United Nations sanctions aren't effectively deterring the regime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Lindsey...

Sep 15 09:26

A South Korean delegation asks Washington for nuclear weapons

The heated debate in South Korea over redeploying U.S. nuclear weapons on its territory has now reached Washington. A senior delegation of South Korean lawmakers is in town making the case to the Trump administration and Congress that such a move is needed to confront North Korea’s growing nuclear capability and place more pressure on China.

Sep 15 08:52

Pentagon Chief Warns ‘Don’t Try It’ as North Korea Readies for Next Nuke Test

America’s top defense official has a simple message for North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, whose forces are preparing yet another underground nuclear test, according to recent imagery intelligence reports: “Don’t try it. It won’t work. You can’t take us out.”

Sep 15 07:46

South Korea Fires Ballistic Missiles in Response to North's Latest Test-Launch

Two Hyunmoo-2 missiles were launched from a site near the inter-Korean border six minutes after the North fired a missile from the Sunan district of Pyongyang, Yonhap reported Friday citing the South Korean military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't hear anyone screaming that the South Korean missile launches are a "provocation."

Sep 15 07:45

South Korean President Threatens to Destroy North Korea

Pyongyang overtly disregards the appeals of the international community to halt ballistic missile tests which makes it practically impossible to engage in any diplomatic procedures. Its South neighbor has lost patience and threatens with destruction.

Sep 15 07:34

North Korea fires second missile over Japan as US tells China and Russia to take 'direct action' 

North Korea has fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean.

It was the second aggressive test-flight over the territory of the close US ally in less than a month and it followed the sixth and most powerful nuclear test by North Korea to date on September 3.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile travelled about 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles) while reaching a maximum height of 770 kilometers (478 miles).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's illegal for NK to launch missiles but legal for the USA.
The USA can illegally invade countries but the whole world will (and must) keep silent. See Syria.
The USA refuses to sign a peace treaty with NK because it wants to take over a nation bordering China and Russia.
You see again that the USA's Thad missiles didn't shoot down the missile, maybe they don't work !
I think the USA's call for Russia and China to "do more" is hysterical, it shoes the USA can't do shit.

Sep 14 15:32

North Korea 'fires missile from Pyongyang'

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile eastwards from its capital, Pyongyang, media reports say.

Japan said that the missile likely passed over its territory and has warned residents to take shelter, local media report.

South Korea and the US are analysing the details of the reported launch, Yonhap news agency reports.

Sep 14 11:31

North Korea Preparing For ICBM Launch: Japan Press

Gold spiked and USDJPY tumbled as headlines from Japan's Nikkei newspaper confirmed US military officials' observations last night that North Korea is said to show signs of missile launch preparation.

According to the Nikkei, citing an unidentified Japanese government official, the missile is being prepared for launch has engine for liquid fuel, suggesting missile is an ICBM. It adds that the missile is said to be fueled already, ready for launch. As Japan's Asahi further notes, the North Korean missile prep may be for a Hwason 14 ICBM and adds that missile prep is said to have started on Wednesday.

The immediate reaction was a risk-off spike in the Yen and dollar.

Sep 14 11:04

 Sanction America, Not North Korea

Ideally, sanctions should be abolished, prohibited for any reasons.

They’re counterproductive, achieving pain and suffering alone for ordinary people in targeted countries, nothing else.

As long as they’re permitted, legally by Security Council members alone, illegal unilaterally, sanction America for its high crimes of war and against humanity, not North Korea, threatening no other countries - even though a US veto would block adoption.

A symbolic 14 - 1 statement would send a powerful message, especially if enough world community nations no longer are willing to put up with endless US wars on humanity.

The leadership of any country threatened by Washington would be foolhardy not to seek powerful weapons and munitions for self-defense.

Abandonment of powerful weapons programs by Iraq and Libya led to their rape and destruction by US-led aggression - a lesson well understood in Pyongyang.

Sep 14 10:55

US Military Observes North Korean Missile Launchers Being Prepared

On the heels of the release of satellite imagery showing notable instability around the site of North Korea's nuclear bomb testing facility, NBC reports that three US military officials have observed North korea moving mobile missile launchers and preapreing hard sites in the last 48 hours.

Sep 14 09:10

North Korea Threatens To "Sink" Japan With Nuclear Weapons, "Reduce The US To Ashes"

Less than a day after US officials observed North Korea moving mobile missile launchers and engaging in preparations for what appears to be another missile test, a North Korean state committee has stepped up its belligerent rhetoric, threatening to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the US to “ashes and darkness” after the UN Security Council passed new sanctions against the isolated country earlier this week, Reuters reported. The North also accused the US of “cooking up” the latest restrictive measures against it and demanded that the US be beaten “to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The rhetoric, we're used to by now; the question is, what will Kim Jung Un actually do, and when will he do it?!?

38north.org had the following article in its blog yesterday:

North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Satellite Imagery Shows Post-Test Effects and New Activity in Alternate Tunnel Portal Areas

China is limited in what it can actually do to calm Kim Jung Un down, but the statement has been made that should the US attack first, China will defend North Korea.

So I have to wonder; what "sacrificial lamb" spot in the US has been chosen by those in the Bowels of Power in the Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika to make it appear that North Korea hit the US first, to give cover for a multi-pronged attack against it?!?

If Hawaii has been chosen, it would not be the first time that has happened, because of its remote location relative to the continental US.

Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not

Sep 14 07:32

North Korea threatens to sink Japan and turn US to 'ashes and darkness'

Tokyo condemns ‘absolutely unacceptable’ provocation, as Pyongyang reacts to imposition of new UN sanctions following missile tests

Sep 13 13:41

Trump Calls North Korea Sanctions ‘A Very Small Step’

US President Donald Trump has described as “a very small step,” the latest round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea, calling for tougher measures to rein in Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Trump made the remarks on Tuesday, a day after the UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose additional economic sanctions against North Korea following its underground hydrogen bomb test on September 3.

Sep 13 12:39

North Korea’s low-tech military another cause for concern

hile North Korea’s launches of longer range missiles and it’s sixth and largest nuclear weapon test this month have generated concern, Pyongyang also has low-tech weaponry for use in any conflict with the US and its allies.

One example that doesn’t get headlines is the 300 An-2 biplanes in the North Korean airforce.

Designed in 1946, the aircraft is made largely from wood with a small engine and is difficult to detect by radar. The planes can carry as many as ten paratroops for low-level incursions, but their most unnerving application would be in dispersing biological or chemical weapons.

Sep 13 11:51

S. Korea rehearses use of bunker-buster missile that can reach entire North

The South Korean Air Force has performed a live-fire military drill for the long-range Taurus missile, according to media citing Seoul’s military. The 500-km-range air-to-surface missiles can hit precise targets in Pyongyang and all of North Korea.
The exercise was conducted in the air over Taean County, South Chungcheong Province in the country’s west on Tuesday, Yonhap news agency reported, citing the country’s military.

Sep 13 09:48

Trump Says North Korea Sanctions Are Nothing Compared to What Must Be Done

President Trump appeared very dismissive today of having successfully gotten new sanctions against North Korea through the UN Security Council. Trump referred to the resolution, which was watered down from initial US demands to get China to sign off, as “not a big deal,” saying he wasn’t sure if it would have any impact at all.

Given the instability of the situation and US threats of war, anything that’s not a big deal might be good news. That would be the case, if President Trump weren’t saying that he intends to follow it up with much bigger moves against North Korea.

Speaking during a meeting with the Malaysian Prime Minister, Trump says much tougher measures are needed, and that the Monday sanctions pale in comparison with what’s likely to “have to happen” to North Korea in the future.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "Unilateral Moves" the US may make, could possibly borrow a page from those items not included in the UN Sanctions, such as tasking US Naval and Coast Guard ships with interdicting North Korean and other ships bound for North Korea, and demanding that the cargo be inspected.

Such a move, in international Naval Law, is considered an act of piracy, if not an outright act of war.

Sep 13 09:31

North Korea Slams ‘Evil’ Sanctions, Vows Faster Nuclear Push

North Korea rejected the latest round of United Nations sanctions on the isolated state, and vowed to accelerate its plans to acquire a nuclear weapon that can strike the U.S. homeland.

In its first official response to the new resolution, North Korea’s foreign ministry released a statement on state-run media saying the sanctions justified its nuclear push and strengthened its will to “follow this road at a faster pace without the slightest diversion until this fight to the finish is over.”

“The adoption of another illegal and evil ‘resolution on sanctions’ piloted by the U.S. served as an occasion for the DPRK to verify that the road it chose to go down was absolutely right,” the ministry said, according to the Korean Central News Agency. “The DPRK will redouble the efforts to increase its strength to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and right to existence,” KCNA said, using the country’s formal name.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is not the rhetoric coming out of North Korea, but precisely what Kim Jung Un is really prepared to do, coupled with a potential confrontation by the US, and approached by China and Russia as an issue which must be resolved diplomatically, avoiding all military confrontation.

The question of possible scenarios dealing with North Korea's nuclear push become more complicated, in light of President Trump's having vowed on the campaign trail that he would never allow North Korea to develop a working nuclear missile.

So one has to ask: how does he honor that in a way that China and Russia can sign off on?!? China has already warned the US that should the US strike first, they will take North Korea's side, militarily.

China warns Trump: we will back North Korea of the US strikes first

It appears, with the promises he made regarding North Korea's nuclear program, that President Trump has painted himself into a corner, and one has to wonder just what his "way out" is going to be, if in fact it is NOT a military confrontation with North Korea.

Sep 13 08:50

US threatens to ‘cut China off’ from dollar if it does not uphold sanctions against N. Korea

The US could impose economic sanctions on China if it does not implement the new sanctions regime against North Korea, the US Treasury Secretary has warned. Steven Mnuchin said the restrictions could involve cutting off Beijing’s access to the US financial system.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, China is trying to delink from the US system.

Sep 13 07:59

North Korea sanctions: US drops oil embargo and naval blockade proposals

In effort to avoid veto from China, US nixes proposal to freeze Kim Jong-un’s assets in revised draft proposal circulated to UN

Sep 13 07:54

BEX ALERT - North Korea’s hackers are reportedly targeting bitcoin exchanges

North Korea’s hackers have been linked with many attacks, including the 2014 Sony hack, but it looks like the totalitarian state is now targeting bitcoin, and crypto coin exchanges in particular, with its hacking teams.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The SONY "hack" turned out to be an internal leak which North Korea had nothing to do with. But any lie will suffice on the path to war!

Sep 13 07:28

Senator Warns Of Imminent Nuke Attack On Seattle…But A Law Forbids Them From Preparing

A United States senator has just warned that a nuclear attack by North Korea is imminent. He wants Washinton state to prepare for the strike, but right now, a little law is getting in his way.

According to Senator Mark Miloscia, the danger to Washington state, which is the closest part of the contiguous US to North Korea, is “starting to become imminent.” Miloscia has warned that the threat of a nuclear attack is growing with each weapons test done by the North and their defiant leader, Kim Jong-Un. He is urging lawmakers to back the bid for an emergency response plan when they meet tomorrow. But he’ll be fighting against a law that says the state of Washington cannot prepare for a nuclear war.

It’s a throwback to the Cold War when it was feared that planning for a nuclear strike might suggest the US was preparing to launch one itself and expected a response.

Sep 13 07:26

North Korea "categorically" rejects new U.N. sanctions

North Korea will be feeling the pain of new United Nations sanctions targeting some of its biggest remaining foreign revenue streams. But the Security Council eased off the biggest target of all: the oil the North needs to stay alive, and to fuel its million-man military.

Though the United States had proposed a complete ban, the sanctions by the U.N. Security Council to punish North Korea for its sixth nuclear test cap Pyongyang's annual imports of crude oil at the same level they have been for the past 12 months: an estimated 4 million barrels. Exports of North Korean textiles are prohibited, and other nations are barred from authorizing new work permits for North Korean workers, putting a squeeze on two key sources of hard currency.

Sep 12 11:56

USDJPY Slumps On North Korea Threat About "Next Measures"

NORTH KOREA AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA SAYS NORTH KOREA HAS ONLY ONE PATH - DEVELOPMENT OF NUCLEAR FORCES: IFX

NORTH KOREA DEVELOPING, IMPROVING NUCLEAR WEAPONS AS MEANS TO DETER U.S. HOSTILE POLICY - NORTH KOREAN AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA: IFX

NORTH KOREA ABSOLUTELY DISMISSES U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS, THEY ARE UNLAWFUL - NORTH KOREAN AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA: IFX

NORTH KOREA AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA SAYS OUR NEXT MEASURES WILL THRUST U.S. INTO WORST PREDICAMENT IT HAS EVER KNOWN: IFX

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Verbal belligerence against the US and UN is Kim's stock in trade; the questions Washington's leadership have to ask, realistically, are, what is he actually prepared to do, against the US, and when does he intend to do it?!?

Sep 12 10:03

Threat to China: Nuclear Radiation Leak 'Inevitable' in Northern DPRK Province

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is risking a major radioactive disaster by continuing to test increasingly powerful nuclear weapons at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site located in the DPRK’s North Hamgyong province.

Sep 12 08:56

After U.S. Compromise, Security Council Strengthens North Korea Sanctions

The United Nations Security Council on Monday ratcheted up sanctions yet again against North Korea, but they fell significantly short of the far-reaching penalties that the Trump administration had demanded just days ago.

While the sanctions were described in Washington and other capitals as the most extensive yet, in the end they amounted to another incremental increase of pressure on the country, even after it detonated its sixth and most powerful nuclear device.

It was far from clear that the additional penalties would accomplish what the Trump administration said was its goal: To force North Korea to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and reopen some kind of negotiation toward eventual nuclear disarmament.

Sep 11 15:22

UN Security Council unanimously approves resolution on North Korea

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thus is the "watered down" version.

Sep 11 15:06

UN to vote on watered-down new sanctions against North Korea

The U.N. Security Council was scheduled to vote late Monday on a new, watered-down sanctions resolution against North Korea that eliminates initial U.S. demands to ban all oil imports to the country and freeze international assets of the government and its leader Kim Jong Un.

The draft resolution, agreed to late Sunday after final negotiations between the U.S. and China, the North's ally and main trading partner, also eliminates a U.S. proposal to authorize the use of force to board and inspect nine named ships, which it said violated previous U.N. sanctions resolutions.

The resolution to be voted on represents a swift response to North Korea's recent nuclear test, which it says was a hydrogen bomb, and to its escalating launches of increasingly sophisticated ballistic missiles it says can reach the United States.

Sep 11 08:08

North Korea official blasts France over nuclear criticism

Ri Tok-Son, deputy director of the foreign ministry's European department, said France's claim that a nuclear missile launched from the North could strike Europe was "preposterous".

He stressed that the North's atomic arsenal was a deterrent against US nuclear threats which Paris does not face.

Sep 11 07:43

John McCain: North Korea must know price for aggression is 'extinction'

Sen. John McCain on Sunday called for the United States to step up its presence around North Korea and make clear to its leader, Kim Jong Un, that aggressive acts would lead to the annihilation of his country.

Washington needs to "make sure that Kim Jong Un knows that if he acts in an aggressive fashion, the price will be extinction," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does that also hold true for an aggressive United States, John?

Sep 11 07:41

US Comes to Russia With 'Absurd' Request for More Sanctions Against North Korea

Given the US approach to its relations with Russia, it is "absurd" for Washington to expect Moscow's support for its sanctions plan for North Korea, Georgiy Toloraya of the Russian Academy of Sciences told Sputnik.

Sep 11 07:40

No nuclear ties between Iran, North Korea: FM spokesman

Foreign media reports on Iran-North Korea nuclear cooperation is not thought-out, and far from reality, a senior Iranian official said on Monday.

Sep 10 09:15

North Korea's Capital City Clears Out After Latest Nuclear Tests

A Singaporean pilot was shooting aerial footage over North Korea when he noticed something peculiar: Pyongyang, the capital city which is normally home to 2.58 million, was absolutely deserted.

According to the New York Post, the eerie footage was shot by 41-year-old Aram Pan and was originally supposed to be part of his larger project, DPRK360, which aimed to show the totalitarian regime from a “different perspective.”

Sep 10 08:56

Trump will urge UN to impose North Korean naval blockade and oil embargo

The US will embark on an aggressive effort to tighten North Korea’s isolation on Monday with a call for an oil embargo and a partial naval blockade.

A draft United Nations resolution seen by the Observer would also block textile exports and the hiring of North Korean labour by foreign countries. The American delegation has called for the UN security council to debate the draft, in an attempt to force decisive action following last Sunday’s massive nuclear test of a bomb, Pyongyang’s sixth.

The most striking language in the resolution authorises naval vessels of any UN member state to inspect North Korean ships suspected of carrying banned cargo and to use “all necessary measures to carry out such inspections”. The implications of such a resolution would be far-reaching. Any attempt to board or divert a North Korean vessel could trigger an exchange of fire.

Sep 10 08:55

Pyongyang Will 'Inevitably Respond' to South Korea's New 'Frankenmissile'

Seoul plans to create a powerful new 'Frankenmissile' bunker-busting weapon capable of destroying North Korea's underground military facilities, South Korean media has reported. Speaking to Sputnik, military analyst Vladimir Kozin said such a missile would affect the balance of forces in the region, and inevitably prompt a North Korean response.

Sep 10 08:54

BEX ALERT - Report: British Suspect Iran Or Russia May Have Helped North Korea Nuclear Program

Britain's Telegraph newspaper is reporting that U.K. officials fear that Iran or Russia may have helped North Korea’s "sudden advancement" in the development of nuclear weapons.

Sep 10 08:34

Report: Trump to Call for UN Naval Blockade of NKorea

The United States' effort to further isolate North Korea with tough measures including an oil embargo will also call for a partial naval blockade, the Guardian reported.

In striking language, the draft United Nations resolution authorizes naval vessels of any U.N. member state to inspect North Korean ships suspected of carrying banned cargo and to use "all necessary measures to carry out such inspections," the Guardian reported.

The Guardian noted the implications of such a resolution would be far-reaching, since any attempt to board or divert a North Korean vessel could trigger an exchange of fire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any interception of a vessel in international waters is technically an act of piracy. And a naval blockade is an act of war.

Sep 10 08:04

BEX ALERT - Exclusive: North Korea 'secretly helped by Iran to gain nuclear weapons', British officials fear

North Korea’s sudden advancement in developing nuclear weapons may be due to secret support from Iran, British officials fear.

The Foreign Office is investigating whether “current and former nuclear states” helped Kim Jong-Un in his drive to mount nuclear warheads on missiles.

Sep 10 07:55

Your daily dose of BOOGA BOOGA! - Risk of war with nuclear-armed North Korea is 'extremely great' and London could end up within range of regime's missiles, warns defence secretary

Sir Michael Fallon raised concerns about the danger of a 'miscalculation' causing a military confrontation, saying it must be avoided 'at all costs'.

He also pointed out that our capital is closer to Pyongyang than Los Angeles and the range of its weapons is getting 'longer and long'.

Sep 10 07:54

Instead of Launching a Missile, North Korea Throws a Party

North Korea marked its government’s 69th anniversary not with another missile test, as many had feared, but with a gala party for the scientists involved in carrying out the country’s most powerful nuclear test yet last week, the state-run news media reported on Sunday.

The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, celebrated the national holiday on Saturday by bringing his nuclear scientists and engineers to Pyongyang, the capital, and holding a banquet.

On their way from the country’s underground nuclear test site in northeast North Korea to Pyongyang, the technicians had been cheered by people who poured out to see them passing by, the country’s official Korean Central News Agency reported. And upon their arrival in the city, on Wednesday, they were met with a hero’s welcome, including a huge outdoor rally and firecrackers.

Sep 09 10:08

US Assault Ship Loaded with Joint Strike Fighters Heads to North Korea

The USS Wasp is sailing from its homeport in Virginia to Sasebo, Japan, to join the US Navy’s 7th Fleet and bring Washington’s most advanced fighter jets to North Korea’s backyard.

The Wasp, an Amphibious Assault Ship and lead ship of her class, doesn’t have quite as much surface area for jets to take off and land as the larger Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, but the ship will still bring a new squadron of carrier-compatible F-35B aircraft to the 7th Fleet’s area of operations.

The F-35 B jets have the AV-8 B Harrier’s capability of taking off vertically, as a helicopter does, while also being able to operate in the air like fighter jets.

Placing the Amphibious Assault Ship in proximity to the Korean Peninsula “ensured that our most technologically-advanced air warfare platforms are forward deployed,” USS Wasp Cmdr. Andrew Smith said in an August 30 release.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This does not auger well for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Sep 09 08:24

US formally requests UN vote on North Korea sanctions

Proposed sanctions over nuclear arms buildup would include oil embargo,assets freeze and punishment of guest workers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I predict China or Russia will veto.

Sep 09 08:20

Pyongyang diplomat says North Korea-U.S. tensions are not Mexico’s business

North Korea’s ambassador to Mexico on Friday said its tensions with the United States were not Mexico City’s business after President Enrique Pena Nieto ordered that he leave the country in protest over Pyongyang’s nuclear tests.

Mexico on Thursday said it had given the ambassador, Kim Hyong Gil, 72 hours to leave Mexico in order to express its “absolute rejection” of North Korea’s recent nuclear activity, describing it as a grave threat to the region and the world.

The North Korean ambassador branded the move as “ignorant” and said disagreement over the country’s nuclear program is an issue for the United States and “has nothing to do with Mexico.”

Sep 09 08:12

Another North Korean holiday? It’s probably time for another missile launch.

Saturday is the 69th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and neighboring countries are bracing for the rogue country to celebrate in a classic North Korean way: by conducting a test of its nuclear and missile program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the Washington Compost struck out again. It's midnight in North Korea and nothing has been launched.

Sep 09 05:48

Serious about peace? 'US should withdraw 50,000 troops from Japan, 30,000 from S.Korea'

The US wants more war because it means more profit and distracts from the social problems. The US tries to paint Pyongyang as the world’s enemy, however, we know who the true aggressor is, says international affairs commentator Daniel Shaw.

The US president has offered to help Middle East countries resolve the blockade of Qatar, a country which he branded a sponsor of terrorism just a few months ago when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE cut diplomatic and transport links with the Gulf nation.

The US maintains a significant military presence in Qatar with the biggest air base in the region; around 11,000 American troops are stationed there. Just weeks after welcoming the blockade, President Trump approved a fighter jet deal with Qatar worth $12 billion.

Sep 09 05:07

Nato chief: world is at its most dangerous point in a generation

The world is more dangerous today than it has been in a generation, the head of Nato has said, days before the mobilisation of an estimated 100,000 Russian troops on the EU’s eastern borders, and as a nuclear crisis grows on the Korean peninsula.

Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the military alliance, said the sheer number of converging threats was making the world increasingly perilous.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the problem lies more with NATO, which has been pouring arms and soldiers on the Russian border for months now, along with the US, which can;t seem to go 2 months without invading or drone striking some other country!

Sep 09 05:05

North Korea Slams "Political Prostitute" Nikki Haley, Whose "Tongue Lashing" Will Cost US Dearly

With North Korea expected to launch another ballistic missile as soon as September 9, a local holiday, a statement carried on North Korea’s state-run KCNA news service warned that Washington's UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s remarks that Pyongyang was “begging for war” would not be left unanswered and that the US will “pay dearly” for this provocation..

On Friday, a news broadcast from the official state-run Korean Central News Agency described Haley as a “political prostitute” whose “hysteric fit” would have dire consequences for the United States.

“Nikki should be careful with her tongue though she might be a blind fool,” said the statement on KCNA. “The US administration will have to pay a dear price for her tongue-lashing.”

Sep 09 05:03

US Assault Ship Loaded with Joint Strike Fighters Heads to North Korea

The USS Wasp is sailing from its homeport in Virginia to Sasebo, Japan, to join the US Navy’s 7th Fleet and bring Washington’s most advanced fighter jets to North Korea’s backyard.

The Wasp, an Amphibious Assault Ship and lead ship of her class, doesn’t have quite as much surface area for jets to take off and land as the larger Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, but the ship will still bring a new squadron of carrier-compatible F-35B aircraft to the 7th Fleet’s area of operations.

The F-35B jets have the AV-8B Harrier’s capability of taking off vertically, as a helicopter does, while also being able to operate in the air like fighter jets.

Sep 09 04:57

Trump orders US military to shoot down North Korean missiles

US President Donald Trump has ordered military to shoot down any missile launched from North Korea and heading toward Guam or the United States.

Sources close to the White House national security team told Newsmax on Thursday the order was issued to the US military in the wake of last month's threat by North Korea to fire a ballistic missile toward Guam, a US territory.

"The threat provoked the president," one source told the news agency.

Another national security source told Newsmax that Trump also is considering a new "shoot down" order for any North Korean missile fired toward Japan or South Korea.

Sep 09 04:55

What would happen if North Korea fires a missile at the US

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said recently it would be "game on" if North Korea were to fire a missile at the United States or its allies, but how fast things would happen is not so clear.

A leading expert in missile defense told Fox News there would not be much time to decide to shoot down a North Korean missile.

“This is a game of minutes, but the initial detection of a launch would be really in terms of seconds,” said Thomas Karako, senior fellow and director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

“Keep in mind the entire flight time from North Korea to the United States is well under any hour [and] the authority is given in advance. It's predesignated,” he added.

Sep 09 04:36

South Korea braces for another possible missile test by North Korea

NORTH Korea has called for more and better nuclear weapons to deter the US ‘and its puppets’ as NATO’s chief warns the world.

Sep 08 21:37

China detects rising radiation levels in areas close to North Korean nuclear blast site

Chinese scientists are considering whether a small but gradual increase in environmental radiation picked up by monitoring stations close to the border with North Korea is related to the nuclear test carried out over the weekend.

The changes could be down to environmental factors and unrelated to the nuclear test, but the trend was “worthy of attention”, said a scientist who sits on a panel that advises the Chinese government on emergency responses to radioactive hazards.

The radiation level in Changbai Korean autonomous county – the closest Chinese urban area to the Punggye-ri test facility – climbed gradually from an average of 104.9 nanograys per hour immediately after the test on Sunday to 108.5 on Tuesday, according to figures released by China’s environment ministry.

Sep 08 13:09

China Tips its Hand: How it Would Prevent a US Attack on North Korea

The unanswered question of the past several weeks is “What would China do to prevent a US attack on North Korea?” Well, the Chinese began to answer that question with military exercises and deployment of air defense forces designed to expand the roles of anti-missile units in size and scope of territory defended. RT News released an article on September 6 entitled China carries out live-fire exercise fending off ‘surprise’ overseas attack, and here is an excerpt:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American military is singularly unprepared to fight a war against China over North Korea, because it doesn't have the weaponry; the money; the troop strength; or the manufacturing to insure a positive result in a war against China.

Sep 08 12:53

Washington’s Draft UN Security Council Resolution on North Korea

n its current form, a draft US sponsored SC resolution on the DPRK is unacceptable to Russia and China, calling for:

an asset freeze and travel ban on Kim Jong-un and other designated DPRK officials;
designating additional “WMD-related items,” including specified materials, equipment, goods and technology;
designating “conventional arms dual-use and munitions” and related items, including specified materials, equipment, goods, and technology;
designating vessels used to transport coal, its purchase by other countries prohibited;
authorizing UN member states to interdict and inspect North Korean vessels at sea in international waters;
banning exports of crude oil, condensate, refined petroleum products and natural gas to the DPRK;
prohibiting textile exports to the country;
preventing illicit (sic) DPRK coal exports through Rajin;
banning the hiring and use of North Korean workers by other countries; and

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sergei Lavrov is someone I consider "an adult in the room" in the vicious playpen which is international politics.

But I have to tell you, very frankly, that the way the language has been structured, insuring that China and Russia cannot possibly approve this resolution, will be the "trigger" which will enforce the Treasury's threat to
impose a ban on all US trade with dozens of nations that trade with North Korea."

Such sanctions cannot possibly be construed as anything but a prelude to a war against North Korea.

Sep 08 11:26

US Seeks UN Permission to Board North Korean Ships

Despite Russian opposition already having effectively killed the chances of a total oil ban on North Korea being enforced, the US is still pushing the plan at the UN Security Council. It’s not just a ban, however. The US wants permission to militarily enforce it.

The resolution includes broad language allowing the US Navy and Air Force to capture and board North Korean ships at sea, and to use “all necessary measures” to force them to reveal if they are complying with the ban.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley is looking for a vote by Monday, though it seems like any language within the bill about interdiction of North Korean ships is likely to be removed at the behest of both China and Russia if the resolution is to survive at all.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should such a completely reckless and irresponsible act move forward, either on the part of the UN (which is doubtful) or the US Department of Treasury (which is more likely), it will be interpreted as an act of war by both North Korea and China, and will be responded to accordingly.

Sep 08 11:15

Iran Condemns Pyongyang’s Nuke Tests, Says War 'Imminent’ Without Talks

According to Iranian parliamentarian Morteza Saffari Natanzi, who is a member of the country’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Iran is against nuclear weapons tests by any country and strongly condemns Pyongyang’s latest test of an alleged hydrogen bomb, the Iran Front Page reported.

"Based on a religious decree by Iran's leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei], Tehran is totally against any production of weapons of mass destruction," he said in an interview.

Iran has a nuclear program that included a research reactor, uranium mines, uranium processing facilities and uranium enrichment plants. It maintained for decades that its nuclear program was purely peaceful and civil, but was slammed repeatedly with sanctions by the US and the UN, alleging that Iran was secretly trying to develop a nuclear weapons program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, THIS... is a statement you will NEVER be allowed to hear from the US corporate presstitutes and whorespondents!!

Well spoken, Majlis Member Natanzi: WELL SPOKEN!! :-)

Sep 08 11:06

China’s Xi Jinping tells Donald Trump that North Korea nuclear issue must be solved via talks

China is focused on solving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue through talks and peaceful means, Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Wednesday (Sept 6).

The United States and South Korea have asked the United Nations to consider tough new sanctions on North Korea after its nuclear test on Sunday that Pyongyang said was a advanced hydrogen bomb.

Washington and its allies have said there is a growing urgency for China, North Korea’s top trading partner, to apply more pressure on its already isolated neighbour to get it to back down on its nuclear weapons and missiles programmes.

China “unswervingly” works to realise denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula and to safeguard the international nuclear non-proliferation system, Xi told Trump, according to a statement from China’s Foreign Ministry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am glad that there is dialogue on North Korea between President Trump, and his counterpart, Xi Jingping.

But that being said, if Kim Jong Un orders that a missile be fired tomorrow, which is the anniversary of the founding of the Country of North Korea, as many North Korea watchers are anticipating, all bets may well be off.

President Trump may well believe that he has "got to do something" to demonstrate American resolve; and that "something" may well be a full-blown military response, coupled with a decap strike against Kim, and the whole of Pyongyang.

IF China comes in on the side of North Korea, we may well be looking at World War III.

Sep 08 08:10

How Kim Jong-un would escape in caves if a nuclear war occurs

This is a really cheesy story focusing on how Kim Jong-un and his favorite stash of Swiss Cheese will be very difficult for the US to take out.

NORTH Korean dictator Kim Jong-un will escape to a vast complex of underground tunnels if a nuclear war breaks out — with a huge supply of his favourite cheese.

Aiden Foster-Carter, an expert on North Korea and honorary senior research fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea at Leeds University, said that Kim Jong un is unlikely to go without his favourite treats in the event of war.

He added that the dictator had to retreat from public life after eating too much Emmental cheese after receiving a huge shipment of it from Switzerland.

When asked about whether Kim will stockpile his favourite cheese, he added: “I’m sure that wherever he goes he’ll be provided for.”

Sep 08 08:00

US begging for war, not North Korea: Analyst

Swanson said that North Korea has clearly been open to negotiation in order to solve differences on militarization of the Korean Peninsula, but the United States has propped up its warmongering policy.

“It is US politicians and US major media outlets that are begging for war not North Korea,” because “North Korea has repeatedly and endlessly been open to negotiations,” the activist said on Thursday night.

The White House has threatened North Korea with a nuclear war, which is a clear violation of the UN charter; thus, President Trump needs to be impeached immediately and removed from office, Swanson noted.

Sep 08 07:28

Dennis Rodman offers to ‘straighten things out’ between Trump & N. Korea’s Kim

Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, Rodman was asked about his relationship with Kim Jong-un, whom he has met on numerous occasions during his many visits to North Korea.

“I think if the president even tries to reach out for Kim, I think it would be a great possibility things can happen,” he said, adding that if the two engaged in dialogue, “I think that'll open up maybe the door just a little bit."

Sep 07 13:33

US Army prepares forces in South Korea for WMD attack

The US Army wants its forces deployed in South Korea to train for a potential attack with the use of hazardous materials, which could be radioactive or chemical.

The Army’s 718th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company (EOD) in South Korea should be taught to be able to identify hazardous materials, “know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations,” as well as to be able implement decontamination procedures, according to the contract proposal which the Army posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
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It is expected to be a two-week training course, taught on-site at the US Camp Humphreys base in South Korea.

The US has around 25,000 troops deployed in the country, at some 80 sites across the country.

In late August, the Pentagon posted another proposal for contractors to build walls around four US bases in South Korea to protect them from a potential attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Could the US Military be telegraphing any more loudly that the "false flag event" du jure, to be blamed on North Korea as a justification as war against it, will be a faked chemical or radiological attack?!?

I rather think not!!

Sep 07 09:59

Weapons of mass destruction will not be used on Korean peninsula - Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin is confident that there will be no conflict with the use of weapons of mass destruction in North-East Asia, he said at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.

“We hope it will not come to a conflict with the use of weapons of mass destruction in North-East Asia”, Russian president Vladimir Putin stated at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.

“There are possibilities to achieve the settlement of Pyongyang’s problem by diplomatic means. This is possible and must be done,” he stated.

Sep 07 09:24

Weapons of mass destruction will not be used on Korean peninsula - Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin is confident that there will be no conflict with the use of weapons of mass destruction in North-East Asia, he said at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.

“We hope it will not come to a conflict with the use of weapons of mass destruction in North-East Asia”, Russian president Vladimir Putin stated at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.

“There are possibilities to achieve the settlement of Pyongyang’s problem by diplomatic means. This is possible and must be done,” he stated.

Sep 07 09:13

North Korea is expected to launch an ICBM at full range on Saturday -- Here's how it could go down

On Saturday, North Koreans will celebrate the anniversary of their country’s founding, and experts believe they may mark the holiday with a full-range test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

South Korean media reports that a North Korean ICBM has been spotted on the move, and South Korea’s Prime Minister said that “some believe North Korea may launch another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on the 9th; this time at an ordinary angle,” according to CNN.

Meanwhile, North Korea said that the US can expect more “gift packages” in the form of further missile testing. With only two successful tests on record, North Korea’s current ICBM is in need of further testing.

But North Korea firing a ballistic missile thousands of miles across the globe could have disastrous consequences if not executed properly.

Sep 07 09:12

North Korean Kim Jong Un likely to launch ICBM on Sept. 9: Seoul PM

Seoul [South Korea], September 7 (ANI): South Korea Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to "launch another Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) on September 9."

"The situation is very grave. It doesn't seem much time is left before North Korea achieves its complete nuclear armament," the prime minister told a meeting of defence ministers in Seoul on Thursday.

"A special measure is urgently needed to stop their recklessness," he added.

Sep 06 12:30

US Demands North Korean Oil Embargo, Kim Asset Freeze In Draft UN Resolution

Details are emerging of what President Trump's administration is hoping the UN will agree to with regard sanctions pressure on North Korea. AFP reports the US seeks an asset freeze (and travel ban) on leader Kim Jong-Un as well as an oil embargo, and blockade of textile exports.

Sep 06 09:24

Satellite Images Reveal Numerous Landslides Around North Korea Test Site After Nuclear Test

Commercial satellite images taken one day after North Korea conducted its largest nuclear test to date (currently estimated to have been around 120 kilotons, or 8 times the yield of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima), show numerous landslides throughout the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site and beyond, 38 North reveals.

The area of these surface disturbances, which include numerous areas of pre-existing gravel and scree fields that have apparently been lofted in place from the tremors, is centered about Mt. Mantap at an elevation of 2205 meters.

Sep 06 09:12

North Korea: Dennis Rodman talks good friend Kim Jong-un 'we laugh, we sing karaoke'

US BASKETBALL legend Dennis Rodman has spoken of how he enjoys singing karaoke and riding horses with his friend Kim Jong-un when he visits North Korea.

The sportsman, 56, told Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan he would like to “straighten things out” between enemy nations North Korea and the US.

The 56-year-old has paid several visits to secretive dictator Kim in the hermit republic - however the pair have never discussed politics.

Instead they simply hang out as friends, he said.

Sep 06 08:45

U.S. poised to sell military weapons to Pacific allies in response to North Korean nuclear tests

The Trump administration is poised to pull the trigger on billions of dollars in military sales to U.S. allies in the Pacific in response to the growing nuclear standoff with North Korea — including possibly offering offensive weaponry to long-pacifist Japan.

Even before President Trump tweeted Tuesday about plans to allow “a substantially increased amount of highly sophisticated” equipment for Japan and South Korea, the White House sent a request to the State Department for an assessment of how best to expedite the authorization of such sales as a way to combat Pyongyang’s recent missile and nuclear tests, sources say.

Sep 06 08:45

U.S. Pacific Fleet Chief Vows to Defend S.Korea

Sep 06 08:39

Kim Jong-Un Accuses Seoul’s ‘Scabby Sheep’ Army Of Being ‘Puppets’ For Donald Trump

Kim Jong-un has accused Seoul’s ‘scabby sheep’ army of being ‘puppets’ for the US – and warned South Korea’s military can be wiped out by his ‘nuclear striking power’.

In a chilling editorial, the dictator’s state-run media warned: ‘If we fire, they will die. This is the inescapable fate of the puppet warmongers.’

Sep 06 08:39

Putin Rejects More Korea Sactions, Warns US Risks “Global Catastrophe, Huge Loss Of Human Life”

After UN Ambassador Nikki Haley asked the security council to pass the “strongest possible” sanctions against North Korea which was “begging for war” following the isolated nation’s sixth nuclear test which took place over the weekend, Russia President Vladimir Putin has hinted that Russia may – and most likely will – use its Security Council veto power to stop any further sanctions from being implemented.

Sep 06 08:35

Korean vice FM rules out war on Korean Peninsula

South Korea cannot accept war as an option to deal with the North Korean nuclear threat, a senior Seoul diplomat said Tuesday in the wake of Pyongyang's sixth and most powerful atomic test.

Second Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun reminded a forum here that Washington has repeatedly put "all options" on the table over North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

But war cannot be an option, he said.

Sep 06 08:26

Putin: North Korea Would 'Eat Grass' Before Giving Up Nukes

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un would have his people "eat grass" before giving up his nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

Putin was attending a meeting in Xiamen, China, of leaders of five emerging economic powers known as BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Speaking at a news conference touching on a wide range of issues, the Russian leader echoed a phrase attributed to former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the father of Benazir Bhutto, who said in 1965 that Pakistanis "will eat grass, even go hungry" to acquire an atomic bomb. The South Asian country detonated its first nuclear device in 1998.

"They would rather eat grass but will not give up the [nuclear] program if they do not feel safe," Putin was quoted by The Associated Press as saying.

Sep 06 08:10

UK Column News - 5th September 2017

Report on North Korea, from well-known journalist Eva Bartlett (who exposed many of lies about Syria). She has just returned from there.

Are we being lied into another war? The same pattern of demonization we have seen of other leaders might be a clue.

Sep 06 07:39

Putin Rejects Cutting Off Oil to North Korea

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said his country opposed cutting off oil supplies to North Korea as part of new sanctions being considered in the wake of the country’s latest nuclear test, according to official accounts of his meeting Wednesday with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea.

Sep 06 04:26

Trump to Sell South Korea Billions of Dollars in Weapons

TRUMPS intention to loosen restrictions on South Korea's maximum payload for missiles , appears to be written around the idea that it would lead to more US arms sales .
TRUMP is already bragging it's worth many billions of dollars >>> http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/south-korea/trump-says-us-will-sell-bill...

Sep 05 18:35

The Haircut (2017) - A North Korean Adventure

Sep 05 14:34

Scott Adams: Why North Korea and the United States are Near War

You might have heard that North Korea and the United States are not getting along. We mock their lack of electricity, they threaten to annihilate us with thermonuclear weapons, that sort of thing.

But why are we enemies?

I’ll sort it all out for you here.

Sep 05 13:59

What The Media Isn’t Telling You About North Korea’s Missile Tests

Here’s what the media isn’t telling you about North Korea’s recent missile tests.

Last Monday, the DPRK fired a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan’s Hokkaido Island. The missile landed in the waters beyond the island harming neither people nor property.

Sep 05 13:53

Furious North Korea Slams US As "Heinous Aggressor Who Is Begging For War", Vows To "Respond In Our Own Way"

North Korea said Tuesday it will "respond in our own ways" to any new sanctions that may be put in place following Pyongyang's latest nuclear test.

According to Yonhap, In a Q&A session with the state-run Korean Central News Agency, the North Korean foreign ministry spokesman blasted the United States for leading the international efforts to adopt a fresh sanctions resolution. Flipping the table on Nikki Haley's Monday Statement that North Korea is begging for war, North Korea said that it was the US that a “heinous aggressor who is begging for war."

"Testing an H-bomb for an intercontinental ballistic rocket is a normal process that we must carry out to accomplish our policy of byongjin," the spokesman said, referring to the North's signature policy of seeking nuclear armament and economic development.

Sep 05 11:12

China Is Main Target of ‘Pressure’ Against North Korea

As tensions with North Korea have risen, the US has been eager to impose new sanctions on them. Since the US doesn’t trade with North Korea in the first place, that has mostly boiled down to sanctions against Chinese companies that do.

The ease with which the Trump Administration has made sanctioning North Korea mean sanctioning China is coupled with a lot of angry blaming of China from US officials, who still expect them to solve North Korea unilaterally. China is unsurprisingly viewing itself as a target.

President Trump campaigned on trade with China being unfair, and many see that driving their actions against China as part of North Korea policy. Trump has presented North Korea’s continued tests as an “embarrassment” to China, and suggests the US could cut all trade with every nation that trades with North Korea, which covers a lot of nations, but especially China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such an act would be largely symbolic, as the only practical deterrent would be for President Trump to order the US Navy to board and physically inspect any and all cargo bound for North Korea; and this would be a logistical nightmare, not to mention the possibility of getting into a shooting war with either China or any other nation with the capabilities of defending itself with sophisticated weaponry.

Sep 05 10:40

South Korea’s defense minister suggests bringing back tactical U.S. nuclear weapons

South Korea’s defense minister on Monday said it was worth reviewing the redeployment of American tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula to guard against the North, a step that analysts warn would sharply increase the risk of an accidental conflict.

As concern over Korea deepened following North Korea’s huge nuclear test Sunday, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “begging for war.”

Here in Seoul, the Defense Ministry warned that Pyongyang might be preparing to launch another missile into the Pacific Ocean, perhaps an intercontinental ballistic missile theoretically capable of reaching the mainland United States.

President Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, spoke on the phone for 40 minutes Monday night, Korean time — some 34 hours after the nuclear test and more than 24 hours after Trump took to Twitter to criticize Moon’s “talk of appeasement.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Such a move will only escalate tensions in the region, and make it more possible that one stupid mistake, or one mis-communication, could set off the second Korean war.

And President Trump, a word, please: you do NOT criticise the behaviour of a foreign head of state in public, then naively, and stupidly, believe that they will conduct their country's foreign policy according to your dictates, sir.

If you have something negative to say about the policy of foreign leaders, please have the horse-sense to say it privately.

But your very public excoriation of President Moon on Twitter, is absolutely NOT "The Art of the Deal" behaviour; it is the behaviour one might logically ascribe to a megalomaniac, publicly yelling at a head of state, because he has not gotten his way.

Sep 05 10:28

China lodges representations to DPRK embassy over nuclear test

China confirmed on Monday its Foreign Ministry has lodged solemn representations to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) embassy in Beijing over its sixth nuclear test.

"The representations were lodged to the person in charge of the embassy," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a regular news briefing.
The DPRK Sunday detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), DPRK's Central Television announced. This was the sixth nuclear test the DPRK has undertaken.

"China's adherence to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and opposition to nuclear tests and missile development by the DPRK is well-known," Geng said.
China has proposed realizing denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula while establishing a peace mechanism. China has also expected the DPRK to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the suspension of large-scale U.S.-ROK military exercises.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What China is proposing is an absolutely, completely reasonable mechanism for ratcheting down the tensions here.

Unfortunately, neither those in the bowels of power in DC, or Kim Jung Un appear to be listening; and this is leading the region to the very cusp of a regional war, which may result in a world war.

Sep 05 10:24

Trump agrees to lift limits on South Korean missile payloads

The U.S. and South Korea have agreed to lift limits on South Korea's missile payload capabilities following North Korea's hydrogen bomb test over the weekend, the White House announced Monday.

During a call between President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In, Trump "gave his in-principle approval to South Korea’s initiative to lift restrictions on their missile payload capabilities,” the White House said in a readout of the call.

“President Trump also provided his conceptual approval for the purchase of many billions of dollars’ worth of military weapons and equipment from the United States by South Korea," the statement added.

A spokesman for South Korea’s presidential office confirmed the call Monday, describing the move to lift the limit on the payload of South Korean missiles under U.S.-South Korean guidelines as an "effective" countermeasure, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another move, demonstrating just how close the Unhinged, Surveilled, States of Amerika is moving toward war on the Korean Peninsula.

Sep 05 09:20

North Korea WARNING: Repeated tests could BLOW TOP OFF mountain nuclear site

A team of scientists from the University of Science and Technology of China said their research had suggested all the tests were carried out under the same mountain, with further tests risking a major environmental disaster.

Wang Naiyan, the former chairman of the China Nuclear Society and senior researcher on China’s nuclear weapons programme, said another test could cause the whole mountain to cave in on itself, leaving a hole that would cause radiation to leak out across the region.

He told the South China Morning Post: “We call it ‘taking the roof off’. If the mountain collapses and the hole is exposed, it will let out many bad things.”

Sep 05 09:18

Ex-UK diplomat describes ‘funny family man Kim Jong-un' in shocking Newsnight clip

THE UK’s former Ambassador to North Korea has faced social media outcry after describing Kim Jong-un as an “affable man” with a “nice sense of humour”.

John Everard, who worked for the British Government in Pyongyang from 2006-08 claimed those who had met him found the tyrannical leader to be friendly, and saw him as a “family man”.

Sep 05 08:52

LISTEN TO THOSE ‘OR ELSES’

Old Chinese saying: ‘when elephants battle, ants get crushed.’ Think of the current crisis on the Korean Peninsula in which the government in Seoul has been all but ignored.

South Korea’s newly elected president, Moon Jae-in, keeps insisting that the US must not launch war against North Korea without South Korea’s agreement.

President Donald Trump and the US media appear not to have heard Moon’s pleas, or are simply disregarding them.

Amazingly, six decades after the end of the 1950 Korean War, South Korea’s 650,000-man active armed forces and 4.2 million-man reserves remain under the command of a US four-star general. This neo-colonial arrangement was supposed to have ended years ago, but successive conservative South Korean governments maintained their nation’s acceptance of Washington’s Asian Raj. So does Japan.

Sep 05 07:20

A War With North Korea Could Send Oil Prices Skyrocketing

An open military conflict in Northern Asia would disrupt more than a third of global seaborne crude oil trade, Wood Mackenzie warned last week amid yet another escalation between North Korea, its neighbors, and the U.S.

Such a conflict would cripple North Asia’s production and refining capacity, the consultancy said. Some 65 percent of Asia’s crude oil refining capacity is located in China, Japan, and South Korea, so the effects of an open war would be far-reaching and potentially long-lasting. The most pressing question, then, is how likely such an open conflict is.

Sep 05 07:16

PM calls for sincere explanations to China about decision to host THAAD

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said Monday that South Korea should offer sincere explanations to China about its decision to host the US THAAD missile defense system that Beijing sees as a threat to its national security.

Lee issued the instruction during a meeting with senior aides, saying China has pent-up disappointment with Seoul as the previous administration of former President Park Geun-hye decided to host THAAD, just 10 days after it said it wouldn't do so.

Beijing sees the decision as a violation of trust and faith from the context of human relations and morality, he said.

Sep 05 07:16

Russia says will react to new U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday Moscow would need to react to the expansion of a U.S. anti-missile defence system in South Korea.

“It inevitably will raise the question about our reaction, about our military balances,” Ryabkov told reporters at a BRICS summit in China.

Sep 05 07:10

North Korea Seen Moving ICBM Into Position For Possible Launch: Report

Bloomberg references a just released article in the Asia Business Daily, according to which North Korea started moving the ICBM-class missile, produced at a new Pyongyang research center, on Monday following Sunday's thermonuclear test.

The report confirms overnight intelligence from South Korea: recall first thing this morning, Yonhap reported that South Korea's spy agency said it had detected that North Korea is making preparations for a possible intercontinental ballistic missile launch, a move that would further raise tensions a day after it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation.

Sep 05 07:08

Japan Prepares For Mass Evacuation Of 60,000 Citizens From South Korea

It won't be the first time that a near-panicked Japan has came close to the edge when it comes to North Korea, and in preparation for an "emergency" was planning to evacuate its citizens located in South Korea. The last such notable spike in escalations took place in April, when as the Yomiuri Shimbun reported at the time, the Japanese government had asked the U.S. to provide advance consultation if it is about to launch military action against North Korea, and "ramped up preparations for emergency situations", including the potential evacuation of some 57,000 Japanese citizens currently in South Korea.

Fast forward to today, when moments ago Japan's Nikkei reported that as tensions on the Korean Peninsula reach new heights following Pyongyang's first (allegedly) hydrogen bomb test, Japan is planning a possible mass evacuation of the nearly 60,000 Japanese citizens currently living in or visiting South Korea.

Sep 05 07:04

North Korea and the impending global catastrophe

First off, sanctions do not translate as diplomacy any more than diplomacy translated as sanctions. Vladimir Putin today reiterated Russia's position, mirrored by the People's Republic of China, that the only way forward in the current impasse is through diplomacy to air views on what Pyongyang wants and to create an environment in which that part of the world can live with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, so-called "North Korea". California is thousands of miles away.

Sep 05 07:02

Putin: Military hysteria over N. Korea may lead to planetary catastrophe, heavy loss of life

The examples of Iraq and Libya have convinced the North Korean leadership that only nuclear deterrence can protect them, so no sanctions can dissuade them, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Pyongyang will not relinquish its military program under pressure of sanctions and military threats, because the examples of Iraq and Libya have convinced it that nuclear deterrence is the only credible way to ensure its security, President Putin told journalists on Tuesday.

Sep 05 06:47

Imposing sanctions on North Korea is useless, says Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said imposing sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear missile programme was “useless and ineffective”, BBC reported. Putin said the “military hysteria” will only lead to a “global catastrophe”.

The Russian president’s comments came a day after the United States urged the United Nations Security Council to impose stricter sanctions on Pyongyang. Putin was speaking after the Brics summit in China on Tuesday.

“Sanctions of any kind would now be useless and ineffective,” Putin said, according to BBC. “They’d rather eat grass than abandon their programme unless they feel secure...We should promote dialogue among all interested parties.”

Sep 05 06:37

South Korea Proposes Full Oil, Currency Blockade Of North; China Says No

Unable to make de-escalation progress using conventional diplomatic means at the United Nations, on Monday South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed that the U.N. Security Council hold serious discussions about imposing an energy and capital blockade on North Korea, by cutting off oil supplies to Kim's regime coupled with a block of North Korean sources of foreign currency, the South Korean president's office said. Moon discussed the idea with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, during a phone call, according to South Korea's Blue House.

Sep 05 06:36

NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR TEST SITE AT RISK OF IMPLODING, CHINESE SCIENTIST SAYS

The single mountain under which North Korea most likely conducted its five most recent nuclear bomb tests, including the latest and most powerful on Sunday, could be at risk of collapsing, a Chinese scientist said.

By measuring and analysing the shock waves caused by the blasts, and picked up by quake stations in China and neighbouring countries, researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, Anhui province, said they were confident that they were all carried out from under the same mountain at the Punggye-ri test site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

8 minutes after the shock wave from the H-bomb test there was a secondary event which has still not been explained.

Sep 05 06:35

North Korean Crisis Reveals America’s Dangerous Economic Dependence on China

When President Trump said on Sunday that America would consider stopping all trading with countries doing business with North Korea, critics responded by saying this would mean economic ruin for the United States.

Sep 05 06:34

Ferry Service Between Russia's Primorsky Territory, North Korea Suspended

Director General of the carrier Vladimir Baranov said that the ferry service between the Russian city of Vladivostok and the North Korean Rason city has been suspended.

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