Air China Suspends Flights To North Korea As Kim Vows "Merciless Response To Any US Provocation"

Tyler Durden's picture

In the latest escalation over what may be an imminent preemptive airstrike on North Korea by US warships now located just 300 miles away from the North Korean nuclear test site, moments ago China's national airline, Air China, announced it was suspending flights from Beijing to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, from late on Friday, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said. It did not say why the flights, which operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, were being suspended.

In the report published on its website, CCTV did not cite a source while according to Reuters, Air China could not immediately be reached for comment after business hours. The last flight between the two cities took place on Friday, with the return flight to Beijing arriving in the early evening, the broadcaster said. Air China began regular flights between the two countries in 2008 but the flights were frequently cancelled because of unspecified problems, the broadcaster said. China is North Korea's sole major ally but it disapproves of the North's weapons programs, and its confrontations with the United States and its Asian allies, and it has supported U.N. sanctions against it.

Following repeated missile tests that drew international criticism, China banned all imports of North Korean coal on Feb. 26, cutting off the country's most important export product. North Korea's army vowed a 'merciless' response to any US provocation, the official news agency reported Friday, as tensions soar over Pyongyang's rogue nuclear program.

Meanwhile, after warning that it was ready to "go to war", on Friday North Korea's army vowed a "merciless" response to any US provocation, the official news agency reported Friday. A statement of KCNA, which cited Washington's recent missile strike on Syria, said the administration of President Donald Trump had "entered the path of open threat and blackmail against the DPRK".

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hedgeless_horseman's picture


Please remind me.

What, exactly, did North Korea do to the USA that would cause us to attack them?

Just more of Donald Trump being an instigator, like when I stood with him in his backyard in Florida and watched him hit golf balls at his nextdoor neighbor's home.

Plan accordingly.

Looney's picture


Little Kim is losing hair faster than Marco Rubio.   ;-)


BaBaBouy's picture

Lotta Shit's gonna hit the fan...

chunga's picture

Gotta wonder how South Koreans feel about this whole thing.

JRobby's picture

Scared Shitless comes to mind..........

When somone uses the term: "Meciless Response" you know they have not started out the trip with a full deck and probably watched too many Hollywood movies......

BaBaBouy's picture

How Well These WarTard Leaders Choose To Ignore...
"WAR is HELL"...

pods's picture

That's okay, United has lots of seats, you can just fly there via United.


TruthHammer's picture

"What did NK do?"

took the nuclear reactors Bill Clinton gave them and built nuclear bombs, and shared uranium and plutonium weaponzing techniques, expertise, and technologies with Iran.

BaBaBouy's picture

Maybe KIM Is Shorting Samsung...

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

In other news, Pyong Yang is open new gate for United Airlines for prisoner transport service.

eforce's picture

Couldn't they hold off another month? Really want the non-radioactive version of the Galaxy S8.

Ghost of Porky's picture

Crazy fat kid's got a big mouth.

swmnguy's picture

No doubt GS is shorting Samsung.  While advising their clients to BTFD with both hands.

beemasters's picture

So? They can't have them but we can because....?

Déjà view's picture

There was never a peace treaty signed...after 64 years of extra innings Mr. T subs as pinch hitter...

El Vaquero's picture

Because we're the big swinging dick on the global stage and they aren't.  

JRobby's picture

We had them see...

Took Red Pill's picture

so NK is not allowed to test weapons. If they do we will pre-emptively attack them. But it's okay for the US to test nuclear weapons even today;

Help me understand!

gumby1129's picture

Read the article you referenced. The test was of a non nuclear nature. Don't confuse this with what the North Koreans are doing....

Took Red Pill's picture

Well it is called a gravity nuclear bomb but this particular test was intended to evaluate the weapon’s “non-nuclear functions” . It's still  nuclear bomb testing.

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

Because we have the first world right and they don't!


tmosley's picture

"Why isn't our insane rhetoric working anymore!!??"

Max Hunter's picture

If only Trump knew he stood no chance against the deeps state and he would be doing thier bidding on an even accelerated pace he would have never considered running.  I bet he is hating himself right now.  You can be sure, he has a gun to his head.  The US and Trump are not stupid, they are desperate.  

tmosley's picture

I don't think so, or at least not here. The deep state has no interest in a war with North Korea. No rare natural resources, and no riches to steal. Just massive poverty and a very expensive rebuilding project.

If there is a gun to his head, I think it is over the Syria issue, and it is the Arabs with their fingers on the trigger. Seems to me that the Deep State is a puppet of the Arabs as well, which is why they turned their frowns upside down so quickly when Trump at least appeared to give in to their pressure. Scott Adams has a good take on all this that is worth a read. We can't really know what is going on. Too much cloak and dagger. I hope Scott is right and I am wrong, because if I am right, the Arabs might be willing to push us into a limited war with Russia that would have a decent chance of becoming total nuclear war.

chunga's picture

I'd rally around bombing Saudi Arabia and taking their oil.

Archive_file's picture

It'll be hard to rebuild the Korean Peninsula with all the radioactive dust flying around. Basically, one giant dirty bomb.

tmosley's picture

Wasn't that hard for Hiroshima or Nagasaki. The long term threat from radiation is overrated, in my opinion. After a year or two most of the bad stuff is gone, unless you keep creating it, as with a compromised nuclear reactor (which is a danger). Even something like that is more a local threat.

I'd say when China steps in, their soldiers and top brass will see the writing on the wall and just surrender.

alt-center's picture

where did you get the idea Hiroshima was nuked?

El Vaquero's picture

I knew the guy who's signature was on every single explosive lens on Fat Man.  I also know people who got to see the shadows of people burned into the concrete from the flash.  I've been to the Trinity site, and I've had my hand on an LGM-118.  People used to go to NV to watch the tests for fuck's sake.  

divingengineer's picture

The green glass all over the place.
Yes, obviously a government misinformation campaign.

JRobby's picture

Did your mother have a scuba diving accident while she was carrying you?

The Ram's picture

But all radioactivity is not created equally.  Let's us examine uranium vs. plutonium.  Plutonium is much more deadly and much more persistent.  Then, let's consider cobalt 60. VERY long half life and extremely deadly.  So, before you say that rediation is not a big deal, know your isotopes and half lives.  AND, I don't see why the NKs would not know what very little I know and a hell of a lot more.  Also, we must consider the possibility of the NKs targeting S. Korean nuke plants.  All I know, nuclear war is an event that I pray that I never have to experience, whether it be limited or not.  It's a very unknown event and we cannot extrapolate based on two bombs dropped on two Japanese cities over 70 years ago.

divingengineer's picture

What makes you think they can detonate a nuke anywhere they want? A test in a tunnel is a far cry from a tactical nuke.
Hit them before they have a tactical nuke or forget it.

El Vaquero's picture

I've been thinking that we've been Saudi's bitch over the whole Syria thing for a while.  It may have started with a pipeline, but that region is no longer going to be stable enough for one for the forseeable future, unless we go in and just level everything.  

JRobby's picture

You can sort of guess that if Trump wasn't doing some of the things they want, he would not be around long.

So you see what we are dealing with AND THE FACT that there is really only one way to deal with such an adversary: Rapid, surprise attack. Executions.

booboo's picture

You can bet your ass the little tunnel diggers have shoved a million tons of TNT under the DMZ. Should be an epic shit show when the flag drops. Prepare for a massive evac of South Koreans.

Milton Keynes's picture



Unless it's well drained, lined, lots of pumps, it's just waiting for the spring rains to flood that stuff.


It's hard to keep stuff underground unless it's super dry climate.

divingengineer's picture

All facilities above and below ground require constant maintenance.
These crazy ideas are unrealistic.
Remember them saying how formidable Sadams troops would be?

Archive_file's picture

It's standard Stalinist lingo, dig?

general ambivalent's picture

Let's be honest here for a second, you Trumptards elected someone worse than that cartoon NK villain from the moovees.

Cman5000's picture

It's going to go one of two ways shit storm with Nukes or NK folds in 2 weeks. Most of their Military equipment is from the 70s and 80s they have no airforce nor offensive Subs. My guess is we take out their Nuke sites Missile sites and then South Korea takes the brunt of the Artillery barrage and conventional on the border.  China has cut off all links withNK along with our blockade of Ships coming into NK. Personally think NK is living in the 50s mindset the world has changed China won't assit NK. It's over for the Fat Boy.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

My response to article: This my 'KOREAN' SON is NOT a GOOD thing that you do.

North Korea is #1 out of 50 nations when it comes to persecution and torture accordng to OPEN DOORS ministry.The leaders of NK are barbarians against their own citizens. The stories of torture are unbelievable.

Based on the above, would we really expect civil behavior from the NK leaders? NK has managed to aggrevate, CHINA, RUSSIA, USA, South Korea and JAPAN.

The NK Leaders just don't know when to quit digging their own grave?

hedgeless_horseman's picture


What does OPEN DOORS ministry have to say about Israel's shelling and shooting Palestinians, and America invading and occupying Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Syria, and killing hundreds of thousands if not millions of innocent people?

Where, exactly, do the USA and Israel rank on the OPEN DOORS ministry list of killing foreign civilians?  Ahead of North Korea, surely.  No?

"The stories of torture are unbelievable."

Does OPEN DOORS ministry have any stories to tell about the USA's policy of torturing people in Gitmo, and imprisonment without trial?

What about the OPEN DOORS ministry list of nations that have nuked other nations killing thousands of innocent civilians?  USA is #1, correct?

Déjà view's picture
Where does Tejas rank and what does Tejas neoCON electorate have to say? GOP Megadonor Sheldon Adelson's Plane Flew Abbott to Israel

“It was discussed with the prime minister, as well as other leaders in Israel,” Abbott said. “… I made very clear to the prime minister that he has no greater ally on the globe than Texas.”

Abbott added he has great respect for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the incredible potential there is for expanding the Texas-Israel relationship even farther.

“I was so impressed with what was going on in the country,” he said.

As they say in Tejas...Si Señor...Shalom...

GUS100CORRINA's picture


Go read about North Korea at link below.

OPEN DOORS international is a good place to spend some time if one really wants to know what is really going on in North Korea and the world. To get a visual picture, read some of the stories published by OPEN DOORS or VOICE OF THE MARTYRS ministries. 

 Persecution in North Korea - Millions of Christians Harmed.

Bottom Line: ONE DOES NOT NEGOTIATE WITH SATAN AND EXPECT TO WIN! By the way HEDGELESS HORSEMAN, are you saved? i certainly hope so because HELL is HOT, DARK and FOREVER.

Below is a good book for you to read. It discusses the DOCTRINE OF HUMAN DEPRAVITY. GOD knows you need it.

If you want to really know that is going on, understand Human Nature from GOD's perspective, NOT man's perspective. Then and only then will one truly understand. This journey begins with getting knowledgable on the DOCTRINE OF HUMAN DEPRAVITY.

Finally, I want to give you a suggestion.


hedgeless_horseman's picture


Below is a good book for you to read. It discusses the DOCTRINE OF HUMAN DEPRAVITY. GOD knows you need it.

Judging me, and supporting an unprovoked attack on our neighbors in Korea, makes it difficult for a reader to reconcile your purported Christian beliefs and acts with Christ's actual teachings and acts, some of which I have copied below, especially so today, Good Friday, when we remember that The Prince of Peace was tortured and killed by Jewish statists and imperial war mongers.


I have.  This is what I learned...


Jesus said...


Concerning Retaliation

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak as well; and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go also the second mile. Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you.




Love for Enemies

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.



Judging Others

“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.



The Golden Rule

“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.



Concerning Self-Deception

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?’ Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.’



Hearers and Doers

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!”


May The Peace of The Lord be always with you!

silverer's picture

Do you know anyone at all with the fortitude or character to even try to live and abide by that code? I sure wish I know lots of people like that. They're not in the government. They are out there, perhaps, but silent. Maybe too silent. Here is Ann's rendition of a story that quite impressed me. You may already know of it.

Preaching to the Remnant
From Ann Barnhardt:

In the year of Uzziah’s death, the Lord commissioned the prophet [Isaiah] to go out and warn the people of the wrath to come. “Tell them what a worthless lot they are.” He said, “Tell them what is wrong, and why and what is going to happen unless they have a change of heart and straighten up. Don’t mince matters. Make it clear that they are positively down to their last chance. Give it to them good and strong and keep on giving it to them. I suppose perhaps I ought to tell you,” He added, “that it won’t do any good. The official class and their intelligentsia will turn up their noses at you and the masses will not even listen. They will all keep on in their own ways until they carry everything down to destruction, and you will probably be lucky if you get out with your life.” Isaiah had been very willing to take on the job, in fact, he had asked for it, but the prospect put a new face on the situation. It raised the obvious question: Why, if all that were so, if the enterprise were to be a failure from the start, was there any sense in starting it? “Ah,” the Lord said, “you do not get the point. There is a Remnant there that you know nothing about. They are obscure, unorganized, inarticulate, each one rubbing along as best he can. They need to be encouraged and braced up because when everything has gone completely to the dogs, they are the ones who will come back and build up a new society; and meanwhile, your preaching will reassure them and keep them hanging on. Your job is to take care of the Remnant, so be off now and set about it.”

Er, can you see why I’m liking this essay? Oh, but there’s so much more. Emphases mine:
As the word masses is commonly used, it suggests agglomerations of poor and underprivileged people, laboring people, proletarians, and it means nothing like that; it means simply the majority. The mass man is one who has neither the force of intellect to apprehend the principles issuing in what we know as the humane life, nor the force of character to adhere to those principles steadily and strictly as laws of conduct; and because such people make up the great and overwhelming majority of mankind, they are called collectively the masses. The line of differentiation between the masses and the Remnant is set invariably by quality, not by circumstance. The Remnant are those who by force of intellect are able to apprehend these principles, and by force of character are able, at least measurably, to cleave to them. The masses are those who are unable to do either.

Nock neglects to mention grace, the flowing of which is unquestionably reduced in these dark days in which the Church has seen more than 90% of its members apostatize since the Second Vatican Council in ARSH 1965 and the attempted desecration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and as a direct corollary western civilization has embraced sodomy, child sacrifice, and rampant theft and fraud.  But be that as it may, the overall point still holds.  I spoke to this point in my presentation, calling out the intellectually and morally superior people in society to reassert themselves and wrest back control of society from the imbeciles and psychopaths.
Did you just squirm at my use of the phrase “intellectually superior”? I’ll bet you did. We have all been taught and inculcated to believe that any acknowledgement of intellectual superiority of anyone over anyone else is RACIST, and this capitulation to self-loathing and lack of character is why civilization is collapsing. Believe it or not, this is actually a failure in HUMILITY. Humility is NOT self-loathing or false modesty. The root of the word humble means HONEST. Humility is being HONEST about one’s self. The vast majority of the time this means acknowledging one’s faults, but in other areas it means being honest about and acknowledging the POSITIVE aspects of one’s self. Hence I can make the following two statements about myself and BOTH are humble:
I, Ann Barnhardt, am of above-average contemporary human intelligence.?I, Ann Barnhardt, am a horrific, miserable sinner and am intellectually less-than-nothing compared to God.
Both statements are true. The key is to stay on the middle of the road between them and not go off into the ditch on either side of the road. Dishonesty in the form of false modesty or self-loathing will stifle potential and suppress one’s vocation to serve God according to the gifts He has bestowed. On the other hand, a dishonest and inflated sense of self leads to megalomania. But balance is not only possible, it is expected. Our model for this is the Blessed Virgin Mary, who provided the perfect model for humility in her Magnificat in Luke 1: “And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because He hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.” Mary can state boldly “all generations shall call me blessed” precisely because she is perfectly HUMBLE. She didn’t run around and lyingly berate herself to others in a manipulative self-serving effort to prove how morally superior she was. That’s what WE do, and have been trained to do, thus creating an intellectual and moral vacuum that has been filled by the stupid and the morally depraved, and that’s why our society is collapsing.