North Korea Would Target US Military Bases In Asia-Pacific; South Korean Presidency If U.S. Attacks

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While preparations for North Korea's celebration of the "Day of the Sun" have already started early on Saturday morning local time, appropriately enough under a light rain...

... with North Koreans placing flower baskets and bouquets below portraits of founder president Kim Il Sung on Friday, showing little sign of concern despite fears the reclusive nation may conduct a nuclear test and the United States would retaliate, the state news agency KCNA kept tensions high after it quoted North Korea's General Staff, who warned that the country would strike military bases in Japan and South Korea, as well as the South Korean president’s residence in Seoul, if America engages in aggression - preemptive or otherwise - against Pyongyang.

The following map courtesy of @CT_operative shows the effective strike range of North Korean weapons should it retaliate.

As Reuters reported earlier, North Korea’s military promised to “ruthlessly ravage” the US if the American aircraft carrier group that is currently on its way to the region takes aggressive action.

“Our toughest counteraction against the US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive,” a statement from the military said.

“The Trump administration, which made a surprise guided cruise-missile strike on Syria on April 6, has entered the path of open threat and blackmail,” the statement added.

The General Staff also noted that US military bases in the Pacific, Guam, the island of Okinawa, which hosts the bulk of US troops in Japan, as well as the US mainland, are all within reach of North Korea’s strategic missiles.

Earlier on Friday, South Korea warned North Korea against engaging in any “provocation,” such as a nuclear or missile test, to mark the ‘Day of the Sun’, the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea’s state founder Kim Il Sung, which the country will celebrate on Saturday. The speculations were fueled further when Pyongyang invited 200 foreign journalists from various media outlets, including CNN, AP, and Japan’s NHK, for “a big and important event.”

Also on Friday, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, warned that tensions between the US and North Korea had escalated to such a point that “a military conflict may start at any moment.”

“Lately, tensions have risen,” Wang said, adding “if a war occurs, the result is a situation in which everybody loses and there can be no winner.” The Chinese FM called for the crisis to be solved through diplomacy, adding that if one of the sides provokes a conflict, it “will have to accept historic responsibility and pay the relevant price.”

As discussed here on Thursday night, NBC reported that that two American destroyers armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles are positioned some 480 kilometers from North Korea’s nuclear test site. America is contemplating a preemptive strike if it becomes “convinced” that a nuclear detonation by the North is imminent, multiple senior US intelligence officials told NBC News. It was not clear what signs the US would be looking for.

On Thursday, Trump said North Korea is a problem that “will be taken care of,” while expressing hope that China will “work very hard” to help Washington in solving it. The tensions on the Korean Peninsula were extensively discussed during the US leader’s talks with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping last week.

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So what happens next? At this moment, all eyes are on Pyongyang and whether Kim Jong-Un will unleash the nuclear test many believe is coming, escalating the North Korean crisis to its next stage.

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Laddie's picture

Trump doesn't care he is in GOOD HANDS you see...

North Korea has sold weaponry to the opponents of Zionist land grabs and so forth. Not wise Mr Kim

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knukles's picture

Oweeeeooooh!  Whether it's pre-emptive or not, we're gonna strike American assets and her allies.

Ollie Ollie Oxen Free

This guy wants to be a martyr?

ShortTheUS's picture

Think of the GDP boost for ROK when it comes time to rebuild...!

daily westerner's picture

Everything comes down to SURVIVAL.

North Koreans are hell bent on surviving, and we know they can do with very little...so THEY WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES, even setting up a Lebensraum all around them.. a totally nuked one.

The question is:

Where Will You Go When North Korean Agents Release Biological Weapons in Major U.S. Cities?

http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-04-14/where-will-you-go-when-north-k...

 

Does Trumpo, the jew Fuhrer have a spare room for sheeple in his bunker?


beemasters's picture

Announcing what exactly they will attack tells you they are no great threat. Those that attack, without telling you, are the real danger.

divingengineer's picture

Does the map assume nobody is firing back?
They would be, you know.

Lore's picture

The real danger comes from all those who aspire to manipulate the narrative as to who really attacked and why.

Déjà view's picture

98lb. weakling kicking beach sand at Mr. Muscle...

Lore's picture

Heh!  You just dated yourself.

Point taken, though. It would help me if someone would explain 'Why now.'  Something changed at the end of Q1.

nmewn's picture

I think we should send Jimmah Carter back over there...it worked out great the last time ;-)

serotonindumptruck's picture

Or better yet, Madeline Albright can go back over there and do her sexy little dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd36dtZ0eqs

bigkahuna's picture

send them all........right up front

sinbad2's picture

All the Koreans have to do is bomb Fort Detrick, there are enough bugs there to kill every American a thousand times over. The US also has massive nerve gas stockpiles in the US.

I'm sure the Russians Chinese etc know where they are located, a single conventional cruise missile could kill every living thing in the US.

Leaving loaded weapons laying around is not very smart.

NoDecaf's picture

Pence is going there as bait. Be prepared to be outraged (can see the CNN headlines now) that they would harm our beloved VP when they launch a few bottle rockets towards the south.

 

Then they can pound the shit out of them with MOABs and the kitchen sink.

 

USA USA and all that...

wren's picture

This is like a little poodle nipping at a 12' tall Kodiak brown bear that can crack a steers kneck with one swing of his paw. Good luck with that!

spyware-free's picture

Yes. The Norks would get annihilated without China's help. But don't underestimate their ability to inflict damage to US bases in the region and on Seoul. Also, there is the matter of whether they've pre-positioned EMP weapons on satellites hovering over the continental US and whether they have sleeper cells in the US to create chaos. Imagine the electrical grid taken out and major water supplies poisoned. Not good.

divingengineer's picture

How does it end peacefully?
Describe that scenario.
That regime has no future in a modern world.

Déjà view's picture

Threaten to send a brigade of Mexican Narcos...that should strike fear into their hearts!

researchfix's picture

Might be that the ´West´has no future in a modern world.

nmewn's picture

Yeah, the whole..."Your blood will run in the streets like water!...thingy.

I think you have to write a thesis along those lines before getting your masters at Dictator State University ;-)

goober's picture

Let's review what has taken place in the last 10 days or so, just in reverse. Today is the 16th in N Korea, not the 15th, that was yesterday and no nuke test or missile firings. Just a parade and some razzle dazzle for the mind fucked people in NK. It should be abundantly clear the Syrian strike was not intended to do anything except send a message to the world leaders. Same thing with the MOAB. The old order of things is not acceptable any longer. We will NOT play the game any longer as the NEOCONS dictated previously. What we will do is simply state the situation as it is, deal with it and move on. The false paradigms will no longer set the stage for the prior insanity of governance via the manipualtions of the NWO types or NEOCONS or elites who benefit from such. Same is true of our borders here in USA and many other events. The insanity will stop and that is already in motion for all to see.

For all the naysayers and people jumping ship on DT and crew, I say you will be looking rather weak and wimpy, not unlike the snowflakes. You have proven you are not to be trusted and will cave in even before the first shots are fired ? And the simple truth is there likely will be few if any shots fired . But that is how you must act in this world we live in. Not from weakness and leading from behind, but with a plan and the intent to act, not react. DT is NOT a war monger, quite the opposite. It will sink in and maybe many here will rethink a bunch of shit as they look in the mirror ?

Just make a simple comparison to BHO and Hillary's policies/actions and what exist today from those policies/actions. DT did not create any of those nightmares like arming and enabling ISIS, as well B Clintions fucked up deal with NK that they renigged on almost immediately. So all that we see was created by others to include GWB, not DT and crew. He is simply doing what must be done to unwind the mess and nothing more, by refusing to play the old game under the old rules mandated prior, on many issues. So did many of you think real change could happen by being nice guys to the murderers and insane as BHO did ? DT is redefning the boundaries, the objectives, purpose and the rules to play by going forward ! It's a good thing, so enjoy the sunshine today. Realize many in NK will actually have a chance at a life going forward and the explosions were very limited and all for a reason and very few were harmed in any of it, some necessarily.

Focus on this instead, since it looks like NK has capitulated and Jong Un will soon be gone. Be sure and thank DT when that happens and give your apologies for being a snowflake wimp and a turncoat. Rethink a bunch of stuff as well.   

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/the-nevada-kangaroo-court-of-injustic...

 http://www.downtoearththinking.com/stop-the-joe-arpaio-political-prosecu...

And for all those that did not cave in , Good on Ya !   And by the way we have plenty of mind fucked right here in USA, they are just much fatter and waste a lot more shit than the NKs do. Quite spoiled and lazy actually.

 

Arnold's picture

You better hope the Chinks have your back, Lil Kim.

Takeaction2's picture

I was in High School in 1983 when that fucking TV movie came out...THE DAY AFTER.  We watched it in class!!!  That fucking movie scared the shit out of me.  Now that I am past 50....This nuclear threat...ah...hope it doesn't play out like this... 

Oh look...here it is....about 45 minutes in....yikes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyy9n8r16hs

Déjà view's picture

928...what is ONE more...IF IT EVER HAD ABILITY TO FIND TARGET...

In the 1950s it wasn't uncommon for Los Angeles to have two sunrises.

The United States government conducted 928 atomic bomb tests in the Nevada Test Site, approximately 240 miles away from the City of Angels, from 1951 until 1992.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3783336/A-Bomb-sunrise-Stunning-photos-atomic-bomb-tests-Nevada-desert-seen-Los-Angeles-1950s.html#ixzz4eIJ5TIr4 

goober's picture

I remember seeing many of those flashes of light, usually very early AM. Once we were on a hunting trip on the east slope of the Sierra Nevada, so even closer than 250 miles. About 5:30 AM there was a huge flash and shortly thereafter a rumbling off on the distance and the earth actually shook. We were all just finishing breakfast and ready to head out for the morning hunt. Dad said  that was those bombs down the road in Nevada the gov is setting off. And we thought wow must be some really big bombs ? They were still using above ground at that time, early 50s. I was about 7 or 8 and knew this was some kind of major event. I saw at least 12 or more of those back then. Didn't keep track because it was very common for a long while before they went to undeground only in the 60s. By then RVN was just over the horizon and I saw and heard many B52 runs that seriously shook the earth and bring some serious shit down on your ass in a heart beat. Not many have seen or experienced what I have and lived to tell about it much less be nearly 70 and have the body of a fit 25 year old and super healthy. So I imagine I am doing something quite right ! Any wonder I have zero use or sympathy for the snowflakes and government control freaks  ?

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/fitness-over-60-a-mindset-of-health.html

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/health-a-simple-approach-to-overall-w...

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/the-war-against-donald-trump-.html

FrozenGoodz's picture

We're golfing ... be back soon

flaminratzazz's picture

Throw down fat boy

the US needs to take heavy casualties to come back to reality.

Hurricane Baby's picture

Meh. The boys will be home in time for Christmas.

knukles's picture

Stardate 2716 3.00 Sector 001  No signs of life.

johngaltfla's picture

Whatever is going to happen, we have a lot of big shit on the move and in the air. It's almost like it is 1983 all over again.

FreeShitter's picture

Beam us up Mr. Scott, there are no signs of intelligent life on this planet.....

Winston Churchill's picture

Which particular christmas is irrelevant.

Nothing like the old tried and tested bs.

gatorengineer's picture

Lot of banksters with hard ons for this.......  

Libtard's picture

Lets get this party started already! The suspense is killing me!

rodocostarica's picture

Google shows last 5 tests occured 9:00Am -11:58Am local time. Current local time is 8:19Am. So if the fat boy is going to test it today could be by 11:00PM eastern.

 

Hope he just is happy with his parade.

Winston Churchill's picture

His and Chinas position is front page at moonofalabama, Obozo rejected quite reasonable terms to denuke.

Trump also rejected them in the first few days as president.

Any back room deal with China is going to have that framwork whatever the lying msm says, and

THAAD will have to go as well.

This is all kabuki, but shit happens.Its not over till its over.

goober's picture

Yesterday was the 15th in NK . So no event. No test, no launches of missiles no nothing , just capitulation for the dead leader. He is a walking dead man and I imagine he must know that by now given Chinas actions and words,   DT wins again ! And I doubt I get tired of it any time soon. PRAVDA/MSM is gonna have some serious shit on their face on this one and the naysayers and rollovers as well.

sister tika's picture

I don't remember the US threatening NK to initiate all of this insanity. Was it the little big-mouth Suck-Muc-Duk that started this madness? Would Putin ignore nuclear threats if they were directed at Russia?

The mood in NK appears "festive" from the photos posted so far. Yellow-ribbon "festive". The Tribe must be giddy with excitement. Goddam idiots.

Winston Churchill's picture

The US does provoke him every year, unless you don't count simulating nuke strikes

on NK every year, in the annual military excercises ,as provocation.

I know I would want my own nukes in that situation.

I consider  little kim somewhat saner than the US at this point.There is logic in his position,

ours not so much, the treatment of his population aside because its none of our business., and that

is caused by spending money on defense against an irrational busybody that believes themselves exceptional..

GIVJetMech's picture

That's simply BS. The U.S. participates in military exercises with a foreign partner. One who is constantly threatened by its rouge neighbor. The same neighbor who recently decided to sink a South Korean warship just for the fun of it.

Your opinion of Kim's sanity is way off base and calls your own into question (IMO). The weapons he is intent on developing are far from "defensive". This stance implies that they are needed to prevent some sort of invasion. HA! What nation would want to invade this little pisspot country?

No, your opinions are completely off base. The present leadership of NK is obviously highly unbalanced. Kim is intent on developing a long range nuclear weapon for one reason - to launch as an offensive weapon whenever he has a temper tantrum.

China is right next door and is crazy if it doesn't put a stop to this nut of a "leader" in NK.

Winston Churchill's picture

Every word you posted works sustituting USA.

A lot of mass sociopathy on display on ZH these, if not worse.

Deep Snorkeler's picture

As American boots invade Pyongyang,

We hear them cheer brisk sales,

Of Ivanka handbags,

On the home front.

We will acquire goods and services,

In ever increasing amounts,

In a Hysteria of Lost Identity.

buckstopshere's picture

The ROK soldiers will infiltrate North Korea disguised as DPRK soldiers and take out KJU.

The DPRK soldiers are poorly equipped and fed to put up much of a fight.

sinbad2's picture

The Brawndo is strong in this one.