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Korea's Boy Who Cried Wolf Is Now Screaming "Thermonuclear War"

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The boy who cried wolf is now openly screaming "thermonuclear war." No, really. AFP reports that North Korea said Tuesday the Korean peninsula was headed for "thermo-nuclear" war and advised foreigners to consider leaving South Korea, as the UN chief warned of a potentially "uncontrollable" situation. "Tuesday's advisory -- greeted largely with indifference -- followed a similar one last week to foreign embassies in Pyongyang, to consider evacuating by April 10 on the grounds war may break out. "The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermo-nuclear war," the Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency." The result - a big yawn, which sadly for Kim Junior is the worst reaction. After all what is a dictator with an inferiority complex and a laughable military to do to get some respect around here and score some "nuisance value" cash from the superpowers (which has been his entire plan all along).

The problem is he has done all the possible jawboning he could, and the next option is i) to follow through on one or more of his endless and increasingly idiotic threats, or ii) step back from the "thermonuclear" brink and be on the lookout for a military coup as he has pushed so far he can't possible retrace without losing all credibility, and fear a violent overthrow. Naturally, both options are hardly appetizing but the time to chose is rapidly approaching. And if he can't make up his mind, the increasingly ample US military presence in the region will be happy to make it for him.

From AFP:

Saying it did not want to see foreigners in South Korea "fall victim", the statement requested all foreign institutions, enterprises and tourists "to take measures for shelter and evacuation".

 

The committee blamed the heightened war risk on the "warmongering US" and its South Korean "puppets" who were intent on invasion.

 

The US dismissed the warning as "unhelpful" on Tuesday. White House spokesman Jay Carney criticised Pyongyang for more "unhelpful rhetoric that serves only to escalate tensions".

 

The "thermo-nuclear war" threat has been wielded several times in recent months -- most recently on March 7 -- despite expert opinion that North Korea is nowhere near developing such an advanced nuclear device.

 

"It is our current assessment that there is no immediate risk to British nationals in South Korea," a British embassy spokesman said, echoing similar statements from the US, French and other missions.

 

Last week's warning to embassies in Pyongyang was also largely dismissed as empty rhetoric, with most governments making it clear they had no plans to withdraw personnel.

Hollow warnings galore:

Yonhap news agency Tuesday cited South Korean intelligence as saying the North had completed preparations for an expected missile test-launch -- possibly to coincide with April 15 celebrations for the birthday of late founder Kim Il-Sung.

 

Japan, where the armed forces have been authorised to shoot down any North Korean missile headed towards its territory, said Tuesday it had deployed Patriot missiles in its capital as a pre-emptive defence measure.

 

A top US military commander said Tuesday that he favoured shooting down a North Korean missile only if it threatened the United States or Washington's allies in the region.

 

When asked by lawmakers if he supported knocking out any missile fired by North Korea, Admiral Samuel Locklear, head of US Pacific Command, said: "I would not recommend that".

 

But he told the Senate Armed Services Committee he would "certainly recommend" intercepting an incoming North Korean missile "if it was in defence of our allies" or the United States.

And from an "interception" to very rapid escalation, it is only a drone throw away. Escalation, that is, which is completely under the control of the US military, and which is presented to the world in such flashing red headlines that the GETCO algos translate each incremental development into yet another ES liftathon frenzy. Because what better way to go out at the all time S&P top than in a mushroom cloud blaze of glory.

 

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Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:42 | 3428003 ACP
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Thermonucular War? You know what that means...

SHORT SQUEEZE, BITCHEZ!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:43 | 3428009 camaro68ss
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awwww, me so asian, cant see out of eyes.awwww

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:53 | 3428036 knukles
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LOL
An egomaniac with an inferiority complex

Off to Dictators Anonymous with you
And get a decent haircut

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:54 | 3428097 DoChenRollingBearing
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What are you talkin' about?!  That's a pretty damn good $6.00 haircut!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:01 | 3428150 Manthong
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Piglet might want to rethink his approach..

The banking racket is going to need to be destroying a lot stuff to justify their next twist.


Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:08 | 3428178 Pure Evil
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Jeez.....just in time to take our minds off the Cyprus fiatsco.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:22 | 3428242 Divided States ...
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Lets see if this Gook Asian Piglet Jr has the balls to back up to what he says....coz its hard to find a any World Leader who keeps their words nowadays.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:26 | 3428264 redpill
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Look, lil' fatty isn't calling any shots here, this is all his military handlers.  They don't let this kid do anything except look at shit and fire the occasional handgun.  

They are pretty thoroughly fucked though, even China isn't buying their shit anymore.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:32 | 3428301 SMG
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China could stop all this, NK is entirely dependent on them.   I wonder why the haven't yet.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:44 | 3428357 Say What Again
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Seal Team 6 should have a talk with this little POS

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:50 | 3428382 Dingleberry
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Somone call in "Team America"

America--fuck yeah!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:04 | 3428443 MagicHandPuppet
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So Ronery :(

Why do these N. Korea dictators need so much dog gone attention?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:48 | 3428583 akak
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The Korean Boy Who Cried "Worf!"

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:02 | 3428612 malikai
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Little Kim doesn't want to lose his lifestyle. Regardless of what he says.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:15 | 3428657 tmosley
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I'm pretty sure that the Nokos don't have thermonuclear (ie fusion) warheads.  Maybe they are talking about what they will get nuked with after they go full retard and nuke someone.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:25 | 3428693 Ahmeexnal
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Makes you wonder if Tim Cook knew beforehand how this would develop and accelerated the transfer of iOS processor manufacturing from Samsung to TSMC in Taiwan.
"If you can't beat them, thermo-nuke them"?
Time to short android (GOOG) and go long AAPL?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:49 | 3428768 Spirit Of Truth
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Why would NK eliminate the element of surprise if something was truly planned?  That is, unless they know they have China's backing or even marching orders...

http://www.secondkoreanwar.com

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 19:13 | 3428868 Fredo Corleone
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"Fail-Safe," by Burdick and Wheeler ( 1962 ). A novel which I highly recommend.

The 1964 Sidney Lumet film of the same title, starring Henry Fonda, is also extremely well done, and a faithful representation of the novel.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:55 | 3429673 BLOTTO
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I'm starting to wonder if our 'friend' Dennis Rodman was nothing more...

then a messenger for his visit to DPRK?

.

You know the news that you just cant send via hotmail so every fuckin eaves dropper is waiting to pickup...some real juicy news...

.

Like, who would ever believe Dennis Rodman is nothing more then a cross dressing ex-NBA star and joke? Hardly a serious person to do anything of importance while visiting one of the hardest countries on this earth?

Thats why it might be brilliant.

.

He comes back and now all hell breaks lose? Some serious war talk and bulshit...interesting

.

Howard Stern on his radio show (apparently) asked him when he came back, "if he was debriefed." And Dennis just laughed it off and said nah he wasnt 'debriefed'...guilty?

.

Just a big ole smoke and mirror occult shit show.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:32 | 3429703 The Big Ching-aso
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Too bad Fukushima isn't in NOKO.   Then he could've gone thermonuclear on SOKO without starting a war.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:04 | 3428618 imapopulistnow
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Not to worry.  Here's why:

 

http://pinterest.com/pin/477592735454110611/

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:27 | 3429698 The Big Ching-aso
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"Remember Hiroshima, Round Eye!   Orrrrh wait, that not come out right."

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 05:31 | 3430009 CompassionateFascist
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NK military intelligence informed Kim that D. Rodman and B.H. Obama are actually 2 different people. So he's hopping mad. Can you blame him? I think not. 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:49 | 3428760 Carl Spackler
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I had to down arrow you, SWA, because you just don't drop a Special Forces team into the middle of a military state to assasinate a sovereign leader, while we are not at war with that military state. 

Extensive danger to the Special Forces team, and an American President will not accept this risk at this point in time.  Any faux pas, and you start a war to which that American President does not want their name associated.

 It's ridiculous.

 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 20:07 | 3429048 A Nanny Moose
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You mean what's left of Seal Team 6.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 22:42 | 3429440 post turtle saver
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Seal Team Six was disbanded in 1987. We roll with DEVGRU and JSOC now.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:31 | 3429714 The Big Ching-aso
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How do you get green glass throughout N. Korea?

 

Drug the population's water supply so it causes massive kimchi farts.

 

 

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 04:46 | 3429977 mt paul
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potassium dichromate

mixed with sand, soda ash and limestone

will give you a nice green glass...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:02 | 3428437 LuckoftheIrish
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China wasn't going to stop him until someone made the $6.00 hair cut remark. Game over.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:06 | 3428626 Boondocker
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Because syria and iran are more important to china....and they dont want anyone paying attention

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:51 | 3428782 Carl Spackler
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This is my theory, as well.

The North Korean shenanigans are an effort to get the world spotlight off of Syria and Iran for awhile.

The Iranians, with the agreement of the Chinese, pay North Korea and Kim to act the fool. 

Kim gets energy (oil) and/or western currency, and Iran gets breathing room.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:36 | 3429721 The Big Ching-aso
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This guy has abolutely gone Middle-East bat shit crazy without any oil.     I think they'll probably leave him alone then.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:35 | 3428318 Political_Savage
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My thought exactly - Mr. Piggy ain't calling any shots.

Just like the submarine thing and the shelling - it was generals making the calls.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 20:41 | 3429131 jimmytorpedo
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Wasn't Un raised by MI6 babysitters at a private school in Switzerland?

Or was that Rothschils baysitters, hmm,...

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:32 | 3429723 The Big Ching-aso
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I bet this guy is a great chess player but only without pawns, bishops, knights, castles, queens or kings on the board. 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:21 | 3428247 New England Patriot
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This is an exercise in extortion until it isn't. 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:21 | 3428677 johngaltfla
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Bingo New England Patriot....they can hit us and most Americans wish to think that American Idol and Ben Bernanke protect their little households made of straw from evil....

 

North Korea Crisis: The US West Coast IS Vulnerable to WMD Attack

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 19:18 | 3428893 johngaltfla
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NORTH KOREA ALERT – BREAKING 4/9 19:10 ET: US Forces in S Korea moved to WATCHON 2

 

The fan is about to get hit with some crap. Buckle up.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 21:27 | 3429265 NewThor
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So.......

 

that's why the Sun looked elongated at Sunset.

an hour ago or so.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 21:34 | 3429279 johngaltfla
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2m

Multiple reports of PRC border crossing with now being closed to tourists.

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 00:15 | 3429701 Sizzurp
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Whats the latest ham intel?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:09 | 3428189 Abraxas
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Hey, give a boy some break. He's under lots of stress. He's really between a hammer (USA) and a rock (China).

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:30 | 3428294 Matt
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Between a ROK and a hard place.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:37 | 3428325 Jambo Mambo Bill
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Let's give him a breaker, get him some Polonium, North Koreans will appreciate it.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:06 | 3428446 Gringo Viejo
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I originally thought when his father died, one of those old generals with the oversized hats would off him within 6 weeks. Viewing the situation today, I think it was simply a matter of bad timing on my part. Another 6 weeks ought to do it.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:12 | 3428646 NotApplicable
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Generals should be smart enough to know a good fall guy when they see one.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:13 | 3428208 natronic
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A $6.00 haircut there is a $6,000 haircut here.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:28 | 3428249 Dr Benway
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I thought he was the only North Korean allowed that specific haircut?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let's_trim_our_hair_in_accordance_with_the_socialist_lifestyle

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:30 | 3428291 knukles
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Partially choking on sugar cookie

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:54 | 3428099 Stackers
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Greetings Professor, would you like to play a game ?

Yes, lets play global thermonuclear war.

Wouldnt you rather play a nice game of chess ?

Later.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:08 | 3428191 augustusgloop
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:43 | 3428354 Citxmech
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I wonder what the "game" would've looked like if, instead, they played "regional thermo-nuclear war" w/North Korea as the adversary?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 19:10 | 3428855 The Alarmist
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How about a nice game of Theater-wide Biotoxic and Chemical Warfare?

Oops ... just set off the alarms in Utah.  Shit!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:06 | 3428452 DutchR
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1983 betamax is the shit!!!!

 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 19:10 | 3428862 The Alarmist
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BetaMax, like Khan, was superior, but that isn't always enough.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:55 | 3428109 Taint Boil
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The missile will probably take a nose dive into the ocean and explode in a half assed boom and a splash – should be easy picking up of some fish though. 

I sure hope this doesn’t hinder North Korea’s efforts on global warming.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:32 | 3428532 Ag1761
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They may not even need a missile. It may already be up there and approaching soon.

On12-12-12 N. Korea launched a satellite called Kwang Myong Song 3 or KMS 3-2. For the next week or so this satellite goes over most of the eastern U.S. at around 330 miles altitude from north to south.

Does it have EMP potential.

Is the Death Star approaching.

Track it real time...

http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/?s=39026

 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:03 | 3428155 Kirk2NCC1701
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Rahm Emmanuel: "Never let a real crisis go to waste.". comes to mind. I'm betting this presents a real Opportunity to TPTB.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:38 | 3428747 akak
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Wag the Dog, part LXVII

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:51 | 3428058 Temporis
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Humm... If South Korea is nuked, what are the exports to the United States that would be effected?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:55 | 3428092 BaBaBouy
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Only General Tao Chicken ...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:54 | 3428094 knukles
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Kimchi?
Gingham?

Maybe have to trade in Snookis to keep things going

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:56 | 3428104 Ancona
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If the Norks toss a nuke on SK, I quite suspect that a lot of other nations would join in to dog-pile the little fucker in to the bottom of what would become the largest crater in the universe. Besides probably cross contaminating his entire country, he would end up with zero allies.

Someone needs to remind this little bitch who runs Bartertown.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:56 | 3428111 DCFusor
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Good one.  ROFL; go ancona.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:58 | 3428115 dick cheneys ghost
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Do you really think he is 'acting' on his own?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:31 | 3428290 zuuma
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Kim -III is actually a puppet for his 4-star general auntie.

 

1st dick tater = Kim iLL sun, dad

2nd dick tater = Kim jong iLL, his son

3rd dick taster = Kim Kyong-Hui , his daughter -->BUTT...  can't have no girl dick tater in Norkville

so we have chubby, nutless kim jong un (as in, unattractive) for the cameras & agitprops.

So it's really simple.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:35 | 3428315 dick cheneys ghost
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He is either acting on behalf of the CIA or China/Russia

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:14 | 3428651 NotApplicable
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From where I sit, you've just identified three fingers of the same hand.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:35 | 3428537 Strider52
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Kim (KardasJong) Un? There's gotta be a joke in there somewhere.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:03 | 3428156 JoBob
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Ancona:  +5 for the "crater" concept.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:08 | 3428181 de3de8
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I liked the "dog pile" piece.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:54 | 3428596 akak
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When I was in grade school we called those "nigger piles" (for no good reason which I was ever aware).

I'm guessing that that would be considered politically incorrect nowadays.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:16 | 3428223 knukles
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The French would be there lickety split
All safe to pile on!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:08 | 3428179 toady
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Don't they make Kia Sorentos there?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:27 | 3428276 catacl1sm
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And tires.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:26 | 3428272 yogibear
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A shortage of parts for your samsung and LG appliances. Televisons jump in price. China is the only sourcer.

China gets to see how the US fights and deploys nukes to see weaknesses.

 

 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:42 | 3428011 McMolotov
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This fat dude is the cat's pajamas as far as potential distractions go. The powers-that-be must love him.

This is the dawning of the Age of Hilarious...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:44 | 3428025 Mae Kadoodie
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:46 | 3428035 McMolotov
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Moar Woar.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:59 | 3428136 ParkAveFlasher
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It'll be epic.  Blow the buildings up, then rebuild them. 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:05 | 3428171 Joe Davola
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Time to channel my inner Krugman again:  Double Plus Good!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:04 | 3428444 ParkAveFlasher
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And the bridges too, don't forget to blow up the bridges.  Especially the steel ones.  Bridges, dams, highways, blow them all up.  Defoliate.  I want napalm.  Give me napalm. 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 22:49 | 3429464 akak
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God I love the smell of broken windows in the morning!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:47 | 3428046 azzhatter
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Wonder how he feels about gay marriage?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:50 | 3428070 McMolotov
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"Regarize it. I rove Erren DeGeneres."

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:45 | 3428368 Goldilocks
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Finding nemo( Just keep swiming scene)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxB_TemN1pc (2:01)

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:50 | 3428075 Dr. Engali
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That was funny.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:30 | 3428283 YHC-FTSE
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Meh. This fat turd, his father before him, right back to grandpa Kim have all been singing the same old tune every time they needed a few bucks to pay the top goons and the expensive trips to Switzerland to boogie with the other megalomaniacs in downtown Zurich.

It's no different to the rhetoric they announce every bloody year, except the msm is broadcasting it loud and clear with ominous mood music to get the hysterics out of your average amnesiac. 

The good news is, nobody is paying attention, and the other good news is his own uncles and cousins in the top brass might arrange a little accident for him when they see how useless he is at intimidation.  The guy has already shown all his cards and now the only option he faces is total annihilation either by us or by his own top brass. I like the way it is playing out.  Risk of thermonuclear war? Zero. 

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:16 | 3430128 fajensen
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The "Good News" might be bad news. Maybe Kim Jung Un have already crossed a line when cleansing the army leadership with torture and execution? They dont trust him anymore and perhaps he realises that important people needs to be handled and kept busy (before they can be disposed of) is becoming absolutely necessary to ensure personal survival?

Getting a good portion of the rapidly aging army killed honorably on the battle field, as has been promised the last 50++ years, might solve a lot of internal problems (disciplinary and economic) for the Great Leader - there might even be a Nobel Peace Price on the end of it as a bonus for having "a change of heart", "showing leadership" and whatnot when signing a peace agreement that ends the Korean War, which was so unfortunately started by "rogue generals".

There is no need to go nuclear. North Korea have amassed insane amounts of regular artillery - enough to make a lasting impression on Seol - even if every gun and mortar only manage to get one round off!

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 09:19 | 3430629 YHC-FTSE
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Artillery on Seoul is indeed a real and horrific scenario.  I won't discount your possible theory just because I didn't think of it. The consensus is that he's a puppet controlled by his older relatives,  according to defectors, who in turn may be influenced by outside forces that benefit the "family business" the most. Of course you may be right, but my experiences with the region tell me that I've seen this too many times to lose sleep over an old play. 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:44 | 3428031 azzhatter
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Good for +100 on the Dow

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:01 | 3428146 WTF_247
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Yep - nothing is so bullish for GDP as global thermonuclear war.

Think of all the infrastructure that will have to be rebuilt!

Think about the percentage of the workforce having jobs skyrocketing as 30% of the people are gone instantly!

Obamacare?  Medicare?  Old people are more susceptible to radiation poisoning.  Medicare expenses gone!

I am not sure why Bernanke did not think of this solution earlier.  This would have saved him big time.  He is just not as smart as NK is.  They see the obvious solution to jump start their economy and are taking action to make it happen.

Good news! Good news!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:06 | 3428175 augustusgloop
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Someone should have slipped something other than "War Games" in his DVD player (well probably VCR in Korea norte) at last month's Pyonyang movie night: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecPeSmF_ikc

 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:31 | 3428292 the not so migh...
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he uses betamax

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:23 | 3428254 RafterManFMJ
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What is it with these Asians and their insatiable love of radiation?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:36 | 3428322 zorba THE GREEK
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Just another potential black swan.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:18 | 3428494 Groundhog Day
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Think of the gdp growth!  I mean the re building of the countries will make their stock markets soar.  Construction spending and healthcare is i will be placing my funds alongside the smart money.

Dr Paul Krugman

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:23 | 3428506 walcott
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short fat douche bitchez!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 19:18 | 3428891 MedTechEntrepreneur
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Come on Un-Kim! Do it....teach these appeasers a lesson!  This has been BS for way to long...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 23:33 | 3429612 miro1a
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Here's a scenario, an EMP goes off.  We blame the financial collapse on it.  We respond with nukes on Korea.  The radiation from Fukushima is blamed on those nukes.  Everyone just accepts that we had to kill the madman and now we're all in this together.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:41 | 3428004 kushmere
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Almost as explosive as Bitcoin's rise today. Including the 295/BTC exchange earlier. Thankfully has settled a bit more. A crash would be better than this continued growth.

http://bestbitcoinsites.wordpress.com

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:52 | 3428083 The Heart
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"A crash would be better than this continued growth."

Coming to a theatre near you soon.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:18 | 3428666 NotApplicable
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I'm having a hard time believing that this continued growth isn't a setup for a crash.

Kind of like when silver went from $40 to $50 then... woosh!

Hegelism at its finest.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:42 | 3428005 Dr. Engali
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Will somebody please fly a plane load of Benny bucks over there and shut the little boy up?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:44 | 3428017 duo
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how about a plane load of 500 Euro notes?

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:03 | 3428441 BooMushroom
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Finally a use for that trillion dollar coin!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:44 | 3428021 Major Major Major
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:44 | 3428026 ekm
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LOL

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:26 | 3428263 chdwlch1
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Correction: ROR

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:44 | 3428027 Bearwagon
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Time is up! His father was the last korean dictator who offered such a buyout. This one not so much.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:46 | 3428030 camaro68ss
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We just need a few nukes to go off, that should carry us to DOW 20,000 Bitchez

 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:42 | 3428010 caShOnlY
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Boom! bitchez!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:45 | 3428024 azzhatter
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I heard John Fucking Kerry is on the way over with cash. Stay calm Kimmy, it's on the way

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:44 | 3428028 Sudden Debt
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welll... BOMBS AWAY!!!

I don't care what the game is but I rather cheer at the thought that America kills that guy.

I only hope that the poor and weak don't suffer much more.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:45 | 3428044 darteaus
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Neocon.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:53 | 3428084 McMolotov
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Neo (Domo)-kun.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:21 | 3428240 waterhorse
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Me too - don't want war, but wouldn't mind a bit if that rotund little despot and his advisors were given a permanent haircut.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:21 | 3428683 NotApplicable
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Which is why he is being set up to fail so spectacularly. He's likely been programmed to go supernova since the day he was born.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:46 | 3428032 GrinandBearit
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MSM distraction and diversionary propaganda.

Pay attention to the left hand while the right hand continues to picks your pocket.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:00 | 3428140 knukles
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Bingo!

Anybody else notice the US PTB and press started happy horse shit all over this guy and the troubles well before he became seriously downright maniacally bellicose?
I mean leave well enough alone and lotta times it just goes the fuck away
Just seems like a bit of the olde "We're gonna take them insured deposits." crap lifting things to an unnecessary next level.

Not that he isn't a raving lunatic, a crime against humanity ....

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:24 | 3428694 NotApplicable
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Remember, every war monger needs a casus belli.

Every

Last

One.

Either they find someone to start their wars, or the banksters might end up getting the blame for the collapse of society.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 19:43 | 3428968 The Heart
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Very applicable!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 22:40 | 3429438 tenpanhandle
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too true!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:45 | 3428038 Gene Parmesan
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Krugman's pants are getting tight.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:58 | 3428114 CrimsonAvenger
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Great. Good luck getting THAT image out.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:10 | 3428144 Gene Parmesan
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I'm picturing him with that dopey wide-eyed expression on his face, mouth partially agape and nestled in the middle of that weak beard of his, holding his cat against his fat belly while he strokes it just a little too quickly, and a little too forcefully as the CNN ticker rolls by.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:18 | 3428235 knukles
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As the cat cums in his hand

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:24 | 3428258 Gene Parmesan
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I was going to add "as his feline companion climaxed all over his wool sweater," but if you insist on debasing zerohedge with crude language then so be it.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:33 | 3428309 knukles
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LOL

Thats the best laugh I've had in weeks THX

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:04 | 3428616 akak
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Catspunk soiling sweaters is good for the economy --- more dry cleaning services, more resources used, more economic activity generated!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:05 | 3428163 azzhatter
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I would have guessed the japanese money printers have Paul all out of woodies

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:46 | 3428039 darteaus
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Time to buy NK high yields!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:47 | 3428045 Poor Grogman
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The dong family needs a new hobby.

Canoeing can be great fun...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:47 | 3428047 kito
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the elder statesmen are wayyyyy too comfortable with their lifestyle to let this ranting child ruin it for them.......................war is not happening.............

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:02 | 3428143 ParkAveFlasher
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Someone needs to sit him down with some Jack Daniels, and tell him how things are.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:21 | 3428672 Ms. Erable
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Mr. Daniels don't cotton to them political types.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 19:51 | 3428994 The Heart
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Naw, not the JD. They will just fight over the last swig.

Roll em all big fatty's instead, and then let them smoke until they can't see straight. Yup!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 18:29 | 3428709 NotApplicable
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Maybe not today... but you can bet, in due time, this is all part of WWIII.

Besides, statesmen (elder or not) are two-bit players compared to those really calling the shots.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:46 | 3428048 thismarketisrigged
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dont worry, this will be interpreted as positive for the market.

 

dow 16,000 in 2 weeks.

 

this fucking market is ticking me off, i hope every bastard who is invested in this ponzi scheme loses there shirt, mainly all hedge fund douchebags

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:48 | 3428051 Hulk
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Time to put on your Thermo underwear  Bitchez !!!

This shits for real....

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:52 | 3428086 Bearwagon
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Than off to the vault, for the next roughly 30 years ...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:48 | 3428052 Inthemix96
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Any chance one of your dual-weilding politicians can talk the Mossad into shuting him up?

I'll talk to mine if you lot cant sort it, you have bigger guns like.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:47 | 3428053 jbvtme
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the guy who frightens me is his barber.

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:02 | 3428152 knukles
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Imagine that poor fucker living in fear every moment of every day worrying about whats gonna happen to him if he screws up his haircut.

I mean for the love of humanity, man!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:44 | 3428351 wee-weed up
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The sides of his fat head have got to be smoother than a baby's behind!

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 15:48 | 3428057 Bearwagon
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Hm, I wonder if they could not develop some rather primitive thermo-nuclear device that at least fits into a TEU container, and ship it over to the south on some lousy truck or boat ...

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 17:44 | 3428573 toady
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Now THAT is one hellofa suicide bomber!

Seoul is so close to the border. They could just sneek up....

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