US Delta Force, SEAL Team 6 Prepare To Take Out Kim Jong-Un, Practice Tactical North Korea "Infiltration"

Tyler Durden's picture

On March 1, the WSJ reported that the options contemplated by the White House in response to recent North Korean acts, include "the possibility of both military force and regime change to counter the country’s nuclear-weapons threat." The review came es amid recent events have strained regional stability including last month's launch by North Korea of a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, and the assassination of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia.

And, according to a report in Yonhap, said "regime change" may come far sooner than expected: the South Korean website writes that U.S. special operations forces, including the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden, will take part in joint military drills in South Korea "to practice incapacitating North Korean leadership in the case of conflict", a military official said Monday.

The U.S. Navy’s Special Warfare Development Group, better known as the SEAL Team 6, will arrive in South Korea for joint military drills and take part in an exercise simulating a precision North Korean incurion and "the removal of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un", according to the Ministry of National Defense Monday.

The U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six will join the annual Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises between the two allies for the first time, along with the Army's Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets.

The counterterrorism unit is best known for its removal of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May 2011, known as Operation Neptune Spear. It will be the team’s first time participating in the annual Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises, which will run through late April.

The ministry did not say when the SEAL Team 6 will arrive. The Japan Times reported that the American unit boarded the USS Carl Vinson, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, last Friday and are currently training in South Korean waters. The carrier will arrive in Busan Port Wednesday, according to the Japanese newspaper. The ministry did not say when the SEAL Team 6 will arrive, however according to The Japan Times, the American unit will arrive in Busan Port Wednesday, according to the Japanese newspaper.

As Korea JoongAng Daily adds, also set to touch down in South Korea is Delta Force, a special mission unit of the U.S. Army whose main tasks include hostage rescue and counterterrorism, said the Defense Ministry. Together with SEAL Team 6, they will practice removing Kim Jong-un and destruction of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction.

“It will send a very strong message to North Korea, which is constantly carrying out military provocations,” a ministry official said.

"A bigger number of and more diverse U.S. special operation forces will take part in this year's Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises to practice missions to infiltrate into the North, remove the North's war command and demolition of its key military facilities," a ministry official told Yonhap News Agency asking not to be named.

F-35 stealth fighters will also fly from U.S. Navy bases in Japan this month and carry out strike simulations on key North Korean facilities. A joint amphibious landing operation, which will kick off next month, will see the deployment of support ships the USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Green Bay and USS Ashland.

The beefing up of U.S. special operation forces in the drills comes after North Korean leader Kim said in a New Year’s speech that the country was in the “final stage” of test-firing an intercontinental ballistic missile, the first of its kind, and pushed through two separate missile tests earlier this year, the latest on March 6. North Korea claimed through its state-run media that the most recent drill was aimed at striking “the bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in Japan.”

Washington and Seoul stress that the annual military drills are purely defensive, although Pyongyang sees them as a rehearsal for an invasion. South Korea’s military said around 290,000 domestic soldiers and 10,000 U.S. soldiers will participate in this year’s drills, which by scale would be approximately the same as last year, the largest to date.

While the US may have decided to remove the element of surprise from a potential tactical strike inside North Korea in order to spook Kim Jong-Un, it is just as likely that by exposing their intentions, the US may have precipitated a response from the Korean leader which will make such a military operation inevitable, even as the geopolitical fallout for the region from such an action could be dire. As a reminder, last week an analysis by the Predata-Beyond Parallel strategic consultancy predicted that there is a 43% chance of North Korean WMD activity taking place in the next 14 days, rising to 62% in the next 30 days. Beyond Parallel defines WMD activity as nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches.

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nuubee's picture

You can't kill a cult by killing the leader, as much as you might want to think so.

NugginFuts's picture

I'm sure glad they planned on making this attack a surprise!

A. Boaty's picture

Didn't Fearless Leader make a thing out of operational secrecy?

The Juggernaut's picture

USA spreading Liberty via the barrel of a gun again.

froze25's picture

If WW3 will start anywhere it will be North Korea. Although preparing isn't executing so who knows if this is just a pyop

Delving Eye's picture

Who leaked this op? Won't the "Dear One 2.0" know they're coming for him??

AVmaster's picture

Ewwww. Not only is the leak bad(which also proves that the gov wasn't involved in 9/11... THEY CANT KEEP A SECRET! DUH!), but the idea itself is a bad idea.

 

It would be like sending them into a sea of hostiles, all armed with AK47's... That actually work, mind you... The rest of NK's crap is rusted out garbage or doesn't run however...

BennyBoy's picture

 

Just trying to scare the little shit.

Or going to make Kim Jong Un,  Kim Jong UnDictator

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) BennyBoy Mar 13, 2017 2:00 PM

Creepy Joe Biden Pedogater has his hands all over kids, Jeff Sessions swats his hand away.

Because they know, they all know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqOwmBSlrDQ

jcaz's picture

Just send Dennis Rodman over- he'll do it for $50 and a pack of gum.....

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) jcaz Mar 13, 2017 2:33 PM

SEAL TEAM 6???

 

I thot they all got 'deaded' like a Bill Clinton hooker in an accidental helicopter crash, because they were stupid enough to take part in a fake covert op to kill a CIA asset 10 years after he was already dead.

macholatte's picture

 

This story is:
a) advertising
b) espionage
c) fake news

BullyBearish's picture

They better be careful...might give someone else ideas...

Manthong's picture

Awshit…

There is a certain new red brick wall only two blocks from the White House they need to breach and clean out the interior.

beemasters's picture

“'It will send a very strong message to North Korea, which is constantly carrying out military provocations,' a ministry official said."

How much do we really know about North Korea's so-called "provocations" when all we have and hear from are the usual fake-news peddlers??? Yes, the same ones that sold us WMD in Iraq.

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xythras (not verified) beemasters Mar 13, 2017 5:37 PM

PR stunt.

Just as these fancy painted guns.

Guns as Art: Cerakoting Your Pistol

http://dailywesterner.com/news/guns-as-art-cerakoting-your-pistol/

 

 

Anyway the move will benefit California. The Korean Fat Boy will nuke them out of their misery. 

 

Notveryamused's picture

98% sure it's for an actual overthrow. Trump telegraphed that he is planning to overthrow both North Korea and Iran. This 'should' be 'easy' if South Korea & China step into clear the mess. Iran will be messy.

Also the citizens of North Korea are essentially slaves, with the right PR not only will Trump have saved the world from a nuclear threat, won easily but he also will have 'saved' 20 million+ innocent people from a concentration camp type existence.

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xythras (not verified) Notveryamused Mar 13, 2017 5:47 PM

N Korea is not some shithole in the desert, with 4,5 tanks and a camel.

You don't just go overthrow someone with nukes.

This is just a Pentagon wet dream. Maybe if they catch fat boy outside his country they can snuff him, but going for him is hilarious. 

 

Greyhat's picture

If they want to take Russia because of natural resources they need to secure Siberia faster than the Chinese can take it.

Thats why they need to overthrow NK. This is not about Kimmy and his rocket toys...

 

lexxus's picture
lexxus (not verified) Greyhat Mar 13, 2017 8:51 PM

The conflict with Russia is a whole different ball of wax.

http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/the-truth-about-the-c...

techies-r-us's picture
techies-r-us (not verified) lexxus Mar 13, 2017 8:52 PM

Better not to touch Russia.

Plus nothing will happen with North Korea whose patron is China.

techies-r-us's picture
techies-r-us (not verified) techies-r-us Mar 13, 2017 8:53 PM

The same crap with N Korea happens the same way every time there's a new Potus.

jeff montanye's picture

that's how it seems to me.  this seemsd appropriate:

"The world would be better off if people tried to become better,   And people would become better if they stopped trying to be better off.   For when everyone tries to become better off, nobody is better off.   But when everyone tries to become better, everyone is better off. 

Everybody would be rich if nobody tried to become richer.   And nobody would be poor if everybody tried to be the poorest.   And everybody would be what he ought to be if everybody tried to be what he wants the other fellow to be."

Peter Maurin (and maybe jesus, a bit, ed.)

Manthong's picture

 

Heck, at least they will have the element of no surprise.

But hoo boy....

the little pot-belly Jr. has to bouncing off the walls of the 300 feet deep bunker.

 

..time for a rodman intervention?


I never understood ink on black.
Like, you know, they are already tatted by genetics,


Can't they just have fun watching the white idiots trying to be tribal?

 

 

 

Oliver Klozoff's picture

You're not a bad sort when you're not pimping your site.

BarkingCat's picture

If Putin wanted to fuck with US he could sneak in an intercontinental missile into NC and fire it half way around the world.

BarkingCat's picture

If Putin wanted to fuck with US he could sneak in an intercontinental missile into NC and fire it half way around the world.

divingengineer's picture

I bet you could overthrow the NorK regime with no more than..200...dead. Concentrated power.

logicalman's picture

Had to laugh at the 'smile - wait for flash'!

HardAssets's picture

Good point.

All we have to go on is govt & media reports.

They lie about everything

Bollockinell's picture

Exactly! There's absolutely nothing in this story that could be remotely true.

Because we know they lie about everything and we also know that NK has always played its cards very close to its chest, I have to wonder if any of the reports concerning the 4 missiles had any truth to them? In fact, given the identical smoke trails combined with no way of knowing the firing location, nor where they landed, I would say it was ALL bullshit designed to add a further layer of fear to western civilization.

yogibear's picture

This story is garbage.

First it wouldn't be announced, 2nd they wouldn't do it this way.

Escrava Isaura's picture

E) To see if Kim Jog-Un bites the bate

Then, US has a justification to tell the sheeple we’re going to war.

F) To scare Kim Jog-Un into signing US capitalism is coming to North Korea and we, Koreans, are ready to acquire debt to purchase US goods.

 

divingengineer's picture

Carpetbaggers!
Bring out your dead!

Dave Thomas's picture

Can you imagine how many badly needed resources will be wasted in the DPRK keeping Dear Chubby Leader safe due to this "Story"?

Sad that the US has to regime change, sad that so many folks will starve.

Justin Case's picture

They're finished working on Venezuela, why idle resources when there is so much moar termoil you can create on the planet. Destablize everyone before yoar country calls "MAYDAY"

divingengineer's picture

Dude, they already eat tree bark. What have they got to lose?

acetinker's picture

Definitely not b)  Most likely a)

Giant Meteor's picture

Duly noted. However, with recent revelations, I'm not sure that cannot be considered which is why i'm throwing in everything, including the kichen sink ... I mean from a rational perspective ... nothing is rational .

lil dirtball's picture

Who believes any of this shit?

The NDAA of 2013 makes legal the creation and dissemination of propaganda for domestic use.

~

"It's propaganda. It softens your brain while you read."

"Mmmm ... sounds sublime."

"You're soaking in it!"

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Yes, NK is the aggressor with 'intercontinental missiles' that can go from the 'continent' of Korea to the 'continent' of Japan!  Frightening, isn't it?

And America is doing 'purely defensive' exercises that involve dealing with a nation's leader using extreme prejudice. 

Can you imagine selecting a nation's ruler simply because of who their father is?  Whoops, Canada did just that with Trudeau, and so did America, not so long ago with GW Bush!

TwelveOhOne's picture

Seems to me they're practicing assassination of a sovereign country's leader.  This seems extremely efficient, albeit against the military code of ethics or some such crap.

Justin Case's picture

albeit against the military code of ethics or some such crap.

merica just makes the rules for everyone else and attacks them on those premises, they don't need to follow no stinken rules. They are the exceptional people. Exceptionally exactly what at, I don't know, maybe destroying sovergein nations, comes to mind.

gladih8r's picture

This is designed to escalate the situation and rattle the little bastard that's all. 

They wouldn't be advertising things like that if they meant to actually follow through with it.

HardAssets's picture

Of course, the NKs never woulda imagined - through multiple Kim regimes - that something like this might be attempted by the US. And they would never make preparations to defend against it.

And a small group of Supermen will just go in there and knock off their dictator. Just like in an action movie. They will lay waste to a whole army division all by themselves.

What a crock of b.s.

Shroud 7's picture

It'll work. I would know, playing the campaign in Rainbow Six ;)

mc888's picture

"according to a report in Yonhap"

 

Yonhap News in Seoul doesn't give a shit about the NDAA.

And just to clarify, the Smith-Mundt anti-propaganda ban applied to the State Dept (not the CIA).

 

Five8Charlie's picture

Well, now I feel better.