Yeonpyeong Island Residents Ordered To Move Into Air Raid Bunkers As North Korea Places Rocket Launchers Along Western Coast

Tyler Durden's picture

The din out of North Korea was a little too quiet recently. Not so much anymore. Yonhap has just reported that the residents of the infamous Yeonpyeong island, which was recently shelled by North Korea in response to a South Korea drill, and other bordering islands. have been ordered to move into air raid bunkers. This is a very rapid escalation following the earlier announcement by The Chosunilbo that North Korea has deployed rocket launchers along its west coast, in response to a live fire artillery drill which South Korea announced earlier would proceed as planned. "The North also reportedly made coastal artillery ready to fire and put some fighter jets on the west coast on standby."

From Chosunilbo:

North Korea has deployed multiple rocket launchers along the shore north of Yeonpyeong, Baeknyeong and Gangwha islands in response to a planned South Korean artillery drill on Yeonpyeong, government sources here say. The North earlier threatened an "unpredicted self-defense counterattack" to the drills.

A South Korean government source said, "After making the threat in a message sent Friday, North Korea raised the alert level at artillery divisions on the west coast and deployed the multiple rocket launchers." The source added the South Korean military is monitoring the situation.

And just to make sure that the world is fully aware which axis is now calling the geopolitical shots, Russia's UN envoy Churkin told South Korea it would be "better" it the country did not hold its military exercises (which had previously received America's blessing) at this time. 


Elsewhere, the USAF 36th Wing,which includes B-52a and B-2s, is being put on speical alert in case things get really out of hand:

All active personnel serving with the Air Force Global Strike Command have been issued a special alert on Dec 18. Air Force Global Strike Command is responsible for deploying Long Range Strategic
Bombers including B-52 and B-2 bombers. There are believed to be 30
B-52 and 11 B-2 bombers stationed at Anderson Air Force base on the
Island of Guam. The USAF 36th Wing would be used as the main bomber
force in advent of a war on the Korean Peninsula. The Amateur radio
operator affiliation known as Sky Watchers has been reporting a substantial increase in Air Traffic at Anderson Air Force base since Dec 15. Strategic
bombers deployed from Guam would rendezvous with Fighters from the 5th
Air Force stationed in Japan before entering a combat area such as North
Korea. The last confirmed deployment of Stealth Aircraft to Guam was in 2009.

And here we were hoping that the coming week would be quiet and peaceful...

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Arius's picture

i wonder where in the world is Wolf Blitzer?

High Plains Drifter's picture

Where is Wolfy? He is on the phone to Tel Aviv.


Max Hunter's picture

No.. He's probably there.. Getting the latest Zionist propaganda for all "educated and sensible" Americans to consume..

Popo's picture

Nevermind the stream of Wikileaks revelations that Israel beats a far smaller war drum than her tight-lipped neighbors...

Oh what would happen to that simple vision of Zionist-fueled aggression if Saudi Arabia, Jordan and others were the true hawks vs. Iran...  Best not consider it.

Damn Zionists!


Turd Ferguson's picture

Maybe this is the real thing. USDX suddenly spiking higher.

High Plains Drifter's picture

Gold and silver approaching 1400 and 30 respectively , again. We must check it again at about 2:00 AM.



Royal Fleming's picture

Asia always buys the USD at open, If you want to watch a pair for a korean fuck frenzy you watch the USD/JPY, yen spike will let you know real quick. Faster than wolfy.

TheGreatPonzi's picture

More drama. I bet $1,000 this will never become a real war.

Don Birnam's picture

No. War on the Korean peninsula would be bad for [ PRC ] business.

Don Birnam's picture

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Worker Bee's picture

I agree. They have nothing to gain from being bombed off the map. The North does this kinda shit every six months or so. But it is intresting that the country that does have nukes and threatens to use them gets a free pass while if Iran said some shit about using nukes it would be on.

Max Hunter's picture

Actually... Even through denial and proof submitted by the IAEA that Iran does not have a nuclear program will get them bombed sometime in the next 6 months.. Mainly because Israel wants us too and Big Oil has no objections.. or is it the other way around.. I can never remember..

Rick64's picture

 Bank on it, they are going down the same path as Iraq.  Already started assassinating, this is another warning.

Popo's picture


1)  Israel (or someone?) has already derailed the Iran nuclear program with Stuxnet. 

2)  Wikileaks has dozens of documents showing the Saudi's together with Jordan are the primary hawks re: Iran.  -- And are pledging massive support for military intervention.

I know it's easy to keep blaming Israel for everything, but the reality is that Israel (or at least we assume it was Israel) used a non-violent solution, and the fact that military preparations are still underway is entirely due to other (non-Israeli) players.


Max Hunter's picture

Yeah.. The ruling FAMILIES of Saudi and Jordan may have concern with Iran.. But the people DO NOT.. Get your head out of your ass..

If you are trying to make like Israel is not the war hawk against Iran than you think everyone on the forum is a fucking retard.. They are not.. But some are.

tahoebumsmith's picture

Yeah and of course we had to go over there and stir it up even more over the past 3 weeks by taunting them into this response.

High Plains Drifter's picture

Hey we exist at the mercy and the good wishes of the military industrial complex.  We are in perpetual war now. We cannot ever stop unless they are made to stop it by whatever means necessary.  Its all about wars and enemies and it has been for a long time now. If we have too much peace then the military industrial complex cannot sell any useless and unneeded toys such as missles etc to countries. There is no profit in taking care of your poor people and helping your country become a better place to live.  Such is life.

Cdad's picture

Zero value added.  Everything you write...nothing.  Why are you here?

High Plains Drifter's picture

Well my my. Are you in my fan club now, slick?  Well get in line and get off of my nutts.

Cdad's picture

I asked you a question moron.  Why are you here?

You have been posting your Marxist rant across every singe article ALL FREAKIN' DAY LONG.  You are cutting and pasting and going post-a-holic while...


Answer my question...and then log out.

cosmictrainwreck's picture

HEY - kiss our collective ass, ya jag-off

Rick Masters's picture

Sic Semper Tyrannis CDad. I didn't realuize you get to tell people what they can and can't post. I didn't read shit that was marxist from him but you're statements are tyrannical. If you don't agree with me, don't and log off. It goes againts the ethos of this board, imo. BTW, you don't have to log off.

Cdad's picture

I see, and my getting all up in your grill because a group of folk are obviously useless...IS NOT within the ethos of this board?  Is that what you are saying?

tmosley's picture

You will get a better response if you go off on people while they are actually saying the things you say he said.

Several people on this board, including myself, have had some success in driving a couple of trolls off of the board in this manner.  Right now, you just look like an asshole.  I don't know the whole story here, just saying as someone walking in on the situation.

Cdad's picture

Understood tmosely.

Rick Masters's picture

I meant part of the ethos of the board is for free discussion of ideas, mainly those related to finance but alos of things that affect it. I think it is against it to tell people to log off especially whne nothing he said was marxist unless any statement that includes poor is marxist? Or was it him using the term military indisttrial complex, coined by the most marxist president ever, Pres. Eisenhower. That commie.

Cdad's picture

Ummmm, I do believe the Ethos of the board would include a shot to the ear...if you know what I mean...but understood [although I don't know much about Eisenhower and whether or not he was a commie.] 



Kali's picture

Cdad, go trank out for awhile.  When you are calmer, I find you make some interesting comments.  However, of late, you seem to be in a growing state of hysteria.  Chill.  Go take a walk, pet your dog.  Have a joint or a drink or get laid or something.  And be nice.

Cdad's picture

Sorry Kali,

Logging out soon.  Sometimes, price discovery is important, if you know what I mean.  Engaged in a little of that...that is all.

I assure you I shall again become my usual avuncular self in due course. 

liberal sodomy's picture

By avuncular, do you mean queer?

Cdad's picture did not mean queer.  But if I have some sort of epiphany that way, I'll be sure to let you know...considering your handle and all...

liberal sodomy's picture

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

ZakuKommander's picture

What is with this "or" business in the sentence penultimate?

ZakuKommander's picture

Gee, Marxist.  And all along I thought it was Eisenhower who used the "military-industrial complex" phraseology.

PeterSchump's picture

Eisenhower using the term does not make him a marxist, and a marxist using the term does not turn them into Eisenhower.

cosmictrainwreck's picture

seems cdad has annointed himself as thread cleanser; not sure of his credentials, exactly, except he's apparently a legend in his own mind

Cdad's picture

Not at all.  I'm just very good at spotting value.  There is none between you.

You post away, most of it someone else's words, hardly connected to what is being discussed, and asking the dumbest of each other.

You are clutter monkeys.  I have been trying to figure what value is in you...and I can discover none.  Meanignless drivel and I am curious...why are you here?

Jeff Lebowski's picture

The angry tone of your post makes it difficult to masturbate to...  *



*Stolen form another fine ZH user.

Ricky Bobby's picture

I guess I will add my 2 cents, Fuck Off CDAD

fuu's picture

You have added what exactly in your 11 weeks here?

Cdad's picture

Well, actually, I think I have been adding a unique perspective on issues discussed here.  I have an unusual way, a certain communication skill that has served me well over the years.

It is a method, combined with some satire, and sprinkled with my market own personal knowledge of our currently broken be specific in answer to your question.

I try to think about the articles...and then engage them the broad concepts within them.

fuu's picture

" then becomes evidence in support of my theory that our problem is that we have far too many criminal syndicate Wall Street bankers in our system."

"But I will digress and watch Hong Kong work on cutting and pasting and "pushing stuff of the page" because when Hong Kong does that, they end up posting some stuff that is SO is very LOLable. "

"None of this will have negative impact on UnicornDew production or PixieDust factories. And nothing matters any more because The Bernank will just print another trillion dollars and jam it into the Blight of America bank. "

"I mean seriously, why wouldn't you go ahead and sign up for a savings account at .1% interest and trust them with your money?  After all, and everything else said, there is like 180,000 of them sitting around trading treasuries with The Bernank using counterfit US's the problem with these guys?  Someone is going to finally make a really good case that I should not bank at the Blight on America.  'Cause I just don't see it yet, I guess."

"If the gathering is in N. America, count me in.  Why not?  None of us here have anything left to lose anyway."

"I'm with Tyler on this one...and I have only one word:  martini"




"Exactly.  Well said.  From the thin facade to the rising stink...I get every bit of that."

"Okay...we now resume normal cdad complete insanity programing.....hooooooooooooooootinany!"


Thanks for posting the sweet charts.  I really like this one because of the pattern it the thing...whatever it is...the spikes like a monkey on crack [like in May..and again in Nov]...and then....whoosh. "

"Listen, I am not exactly feeling patient tonight, but I consider it, you know, common decency to try to be patient with guys in Hong Kong that post stuff that, as far as I can tell, means absolutely nothing.  And if you are not in Hong Kong, I also apologize for that....I do....most sincerely."

"I'm only going to say one thing here.  I don't want a little piece of Cramer any more than I want a big piece of Cramer...but then I don't have any idea about high art or such things."

" Well...I would say you are sophisticated with language, allbeit unconventional with punctuation."

"But it is my duty...not because of any contracts but out of decency tell you that things are probably going to keep on sucking really bad [in the event that you did not already know]...and maybe really even the fiction of our economy is starting to read like a pop up book, if you know what I mean."

"This site is so polluted Iphone 4 zombies everywhere ...barely able to contain even one cogent thought.  But I know...I know...its about the cut and paste and pushing things over the edge and such.

Good grief."


Pot meet kettle.

trav7777's picture

get real bitch, you ain't addin shit