North Korea Threatens US With "Merciless Strikes" As US Carrier Arrives

Tyler Durden's picture

One day after South Korea press reported that US special forces, including a Delta Force team and the infamous SEAL Team 6 are participating in local drills, practicing the removal of Kim Jong-un as well as the infiltration and destruction of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction, North Korea threatened the US with "merciless" attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is currently taking part in joint South Korean drills "infringes on its sovereignty or dignity", Reuters reported on Tuesday.

North Korea said the arrival of the U.S. strike group was part of a "reckless scheme" to attack it.

"If they infringe on the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater," the North's state news agency KCNA adding that "on March 11 alone, many enemy carrier-based aircraft flew along a course near territorial air and waters of the DPRK to stage drills of dropping bombs and making surprise attacks on the ground targets of its army."

Meanwhile, a US Navy spokesman told Reuters the Carl Vinson was on a regular, scheduled deployment to the region during which it would take part in exercises with the forces of ally South Korea. Last week, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan in response to annual U.S.-South Korea military drills, which the North sees as preparation for war.

North Korea's warning comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to make his first visit to South Korea on Friday. Last week, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said President Donald Trump's administration was re-evaluating its North Korea strategy and "all options are on the table."

As reported last night, and adding regional tension, China has been vehemently opposed to the deployment in South Korea of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system. According to the SCMP, a retired PLA general, Wang Hongguang, said that China is set to deploy anti-radar countermeasures which will neutralize the South Korean THAAD.

“We will complete our deployment before THAAD begins operations. There is no need to wait for two months [before the election of the next South Korean president],” he said on the sidelines of the political sessions in Beijing. “We already have such equipment in place. We just have to move it to the right spot.”

The United States and South Korea say the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system is for defense against North Korea, but China fears its powerful radar can probe deep into its territory and compromise its security. The United States began to deploy the system a week ago, a day after North Korea launched its latest four missile tests.

As a reminder, South Korean and U.S. troops began the large-scale joint drills, which are billed as defensive in nature, on March 1. The exercise last year involved about 17,000 American troops and more than 300,000 South Koreans. South Korea has said this year's exercise would be of a similar scale.

Additionally, the United States has also started to deploy "Gray Eagle" attack drones to South Korea, a U.S. military spokesman said on Monday. China says the exercises do nothing to ease tension. Last week, it called on North Korea to stop its weapons tests and for South Korea and the United States to stop their drills.

A state-run Chinese newspaper said the USS Carl Vinson was taking part in a simulation of a preemptive strike against North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities. The drills sent the North "an explicit radical threat", to which it could not be expected to remain indifferent, the influential Global Times said. North and South Korea were "equally hysterical", it said. "The U.S. and South Korea often accuse China of being uncooperative, but the reality is they are uncooperative over China's mediation," it said, referring to complaints that China does not do enough to rein in old ally North Korea.

Finally, the latest breakdown of US naval forces around the globe is shown below, courtesy of Stratfor.

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whatisthat's picture

I would observe there appears to be a pissing contest going on here.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Knock knock........who's there?

 

Carrier.......boom bitchez!

Motasaurus's picture

Art of War: If you're weaker than your enemy, speak loudly about attacking them. If you're stronger than your enemy, stay silent and make them think you're weak.

Everyone in the region knows this. 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Walk silently and carry a big stick.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Wasn't that a 70's porno movie?

Not that I would know anything about that.

<For certain maniacs, war is their porno.>

serotonindumptruck's picture

"Wasn't that a 70's porno movie?"

You're thinking of:

"Tight Kitty, Balls Deep"

Boom chicka bow wow.

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robertsgt40's picture

Just curious.  How far away are the "exercises" from the Gulf of Tonkin? 

Notveryamused's picture

US will probably take out their shi*ty submarines first prompting an above ground response that will make North Korea look like the aggressor.

Jim Sampson's picture

I'm more of a fan of "Have Gun, Will Travel"

wildbad's picture

veeeewwwy scaawwwyyy

you're thinking Buford Pusser.

he would definitely make them shake

PT's picture

"Hey NorKs!  Things are getting hairy over here!  Do you mind setting up a convenient distraction for us?  Thanks."

8bitlogic's picture

Yeah I suspect theres alot we don't know about US-NK relation. Psycho's like the Kims make "America First" hard to implement, especially when they act up when say, embarassing leaks about Cia are coming out...

divingengineer's picture

Big talk is chapter 1 in the dictator handbook.
Backing it up is usually a problem.

PT's picture

I'm thinking more along the lines of remote-controlled-US-Navy ping-pong.
"First I provoke the US Navy so they sail into my waters.  Then you provoke them so they move into your waters.  The he provokes them so they sail into his waters... And we organize it so the path they sail spells out, 'You Suck'"...

How many "evil tin-pot dictators" in the world today?*  Does this idea not cross their collective minds?

*Quite a few less than a few years ago.

Allen_H's picture

I disagree, this is the same way the terrorist USSA drags you into war every time, the same playbook with different countries, but the same old rhetoric. A constant 24/7 barrage of propaganda for a while till they think it is brainwashed it into you enough, and then they send your children to go kill innocent foreigners. You all just too fucking dumb to see it for what it is.

Cheka_Mate's picture

W. Averell Harriman was a Soviet Spy despite being an East Coast Blue Blood elite, one of the "Wise Men"

The Bolshevik Revolution was funded by Wall Street through the Red Cross front, Elihu Root as bag man.

I.G . Farben was funded by Wall Street as well via Brown Brothers and Harriman (yes, same Harriman family) to allow Germany to remilatarize in time for WWII.

On a similar vein, Rumsfeld was on the board of Swiss nuclear power company that sold technology to NK.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/rumsfeld-was-on-abb-board-during-deal-with-n...

wildbad's picture

and Bayer is one of the five companies spun off of I.G. Farben , the makers of Zyklon B Auschwitz gas, that is still a chemical and pharma indistry leader today. I.G.Farben was "excused" from the Nürnberg trials simply because of the percieved value to the owners of the world at that time. Nothing substantial has changes except a few "jrs, or IIIs" at the end of the names.

The USA chose the nuclear fuel cycle in use today BECAUSE it had dangerous radioactive isotopes as a fissile byproduct not in lieu of that fact.

they could have gone down any of several non-dangerous or less dangerous paths but the desire to own the tech to destroy worlds was just too great an opportunity to pass up.

we are reaping what the globalist have sown.

we were always meant to pay their bills when they came due

Taffy Lewis's picture

I was expecting more humor this early in the morning. Come on, people!

Chubby should be taken out in order to liberate the North Korean females.

 

PT's picture

Something along the lines of :
Trump :  "We should try and get along with our North Korean neighbours."
KJU :  "That Trump guy ... maybe we could make this work!"

Implied Violins's picture

If I hear anyone laughing this week, I'll fucking KILL THEM.

There is NOTHING funny about what is about to go down. NOTHING.

Solomonpal's picture

Try explaining that to a pussyhat.

roddy6667's picture

The people in America read all the anti NK propaganda that is broadcast on the government-approved media outlets. They think they know something, but they are just retards locked in a small room with one TV that gets one channel.
They are all now wound up with hatred and ready to send somebody else's children to war.
Watch the first few minutes of the movie "Nineteen Eighty-four"
You will see all of them in the "Two Minutes Of Hate".

BandGap's picture

The main issue here is the THAAD anti missile shield being placed in South Korea. Whether intended or not, Kim Jung Nutcase has played right into the the west's desire for an anti ballistic missile shield which covers Korea and Japan.

See this for what it is. If China was smart they would take Kim Jung Nutcase out, be the hero on a world scale and tell the US to shove the THADD system where the sun doesn't shine.

There is far more to this than meets the eye.

wildbad's picture

i heard recently that China was indeed planning to stop imports if NK coal which would apparently be the last twist of the thumbscrew for them.

not much heard after that. even such a move would not be too effective if the big fat psycho Kim is as crazee as he is portrayed to be.

he is hitler in the bunker..

fuck all of the kids and grandpas he will send to the bridges to hold off the hordes.

he will die with a belly full of beluga, champagne and lead while his slaves will whither and hope for a quick end of things.

BarkingCat's picture

He is all that because the people who have lied to you for as long as you can remember told you so.

Lorca&#039;s Novena's picture

Trump needs to show that he is NOT what the media portrays him as. What better way to say fuck you to the MSM than liberating NK? Also, on a humanitarian level freeing the prisoners of society under fat boy kim is good too.

flapdoodle's picture

North Korea will be another Vietnam. The Russians and Chinese will make sure of that providing just enough covert support to insure that the South Koreans and the US are unable to gain much of a foothold in North Korea. Check the geography of North Korea sometime or talk to an old veteran who had to fight there - its pure mountains - think thousands of Monte Casinos or an Afghanistan with nuclear Taliban being supplied with the latest Chinese knockoff of the Kornet.

I hope this is all bravado by Trumps part - he *really* would be well advise to not get into a fight with the Fat Boy - the US can really devastate NK but the cost will be yuuuge.

North Korea is a useful pawn to China, and provides a great way for them to strike against the US at very low risk to themselves using North Korea as the proxy that delivers the blow...

divingengineer's picture

The Kim dynasty has been a blight on humanity since it's inception.
Let it implode, let China maintain their sphere of influence in the region and they will play along.

CheapBastard's picture

McStain wont like this. He is too focused on Russia to get sidetracked with a real enemy, albeit a nut case.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Not to worry......McCain's beloved ISIS.....is no where near NK.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

.......Yet!

The CIA is making travel arrangements as we speak.

BarkingCat's picture

Cog, looks like you're experiencing yourself.

How would ISIS infiltrate North Korea??

They would stand out elephants amongst a herd of cattle.

Arnold's picture

John McCain certainly has a blind spot for his former adversary s.

economicmorphine's picture

McCain never met a war he didn't like.  He doesn't discriminate.  He wants to bomb everybody.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

He's a purist.

To him the world is populated by black and white hats. It's so much easier figuring people out if you can just see the 'color' of their hat.

<And if you can't see the hat, just tell them what color they're wearing. Saves time.>

Nunyadambizness's picture

Mclame needs to go away and STFU.  He's a moron of the first degree, along with those who voted for him in the past two elections.

Nunyadambizness's picture

Mclame needs to go away and STFU.  He's a moron of the first degree, along with those who voted for him in the past two elections.

Hyjinx's picture

I think it is time to put NK out of its misery.  Should have been done with nukes in the 50s now look at the bullshit problem that is only getting worse.  Kim regime cannot be allowed to get ICBMs, that is a bridge too far.  China will not stop them and China will not risk a nuclear war with US over Kim.

Arnold's picture

The Norks now have plenty of coal to power those ICBM s now that they don't have to export it.

Nunyadambizness's picture

I wouldn't make that bet.  Remember, the Chinese think long term--100 years or more, and always have.  The US?  Not so much--more like 2-3 years ahead if that.  To the Chinese, they have a military of ~100 million, last I heard--they could literally throw people at the nukes and still have millions left to fight once the bombs stop falling.  Don't want to go there, thank you.

quasi_verbatim's picture

MacArthur got fired for thinking that

buzzsaw99's picture

and the usa will respond with the alan parsons project. [/dr. evil]

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

They will shoot Mammagamma rays.

buzzsaw99's picture

sharks with laser beams attached to their heads.

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

The fat N. Korean kid is funny.

pc_babe's picture

Running the fleet thru the Spratley's too. Nice.

Maybe Vinson can give Xi a ride to MarLago on the way to sticking a needle in Juche's neck