US Deploys Two More Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula: Yonhap

Tyler Durden's picture

According to a report by South Korea's primary news outlet, Yonhap, the Pentagon has directed a total of three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, citing a South Korean government source.

Yonhap reports that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson, which is expected to arrive off the South Korean coast on April 25, the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan - currently in home port in Yokosuka, Japan - and the CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group - currently undergoing final pre-deployment assessment, Composite Training Unit Exercise off Oregon - will enter the Sea of Japan next week.  According to the senior government official. the US and South Korea are discussing joint drills, which will include the three aircraft carriers and other ships.

CVN-68 Nimitz carrier group

USS Carl Vinson, surrounded by a fleet of US warships, was sent by Washington toward the Korean Peninsula in the beginning of April.

While details are scarce, and we would urge confirmation from US-based sources, Yonhap also reports that according to the government source the operation of three aircraft carriers in the same location is unusual, and demonstrates the US commitment to North Korea.  Other sources said the Trump administration is demonstrating deterrence by acting on its behalf. "We expect it to be completely different from the previous administration."

On Sunday, Pyongyang launched an unidentified projectile, but the test reportedly failed. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) stated that the attempted launch was conducted from the area near North Korea's eastern port city of Sinpo, but likely ended in a failure.

The most recent map showing key US naval deployments around the globe is shown below.

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Erwin643's picture

Ah yes... Lucifer... Beelzebub ... The Desolate One.

BadDog's picture

Important date on satanic sacrifical calendar. April 26-May1, Grand Climax, De Meur. Pizzagate on the Potomac. Keep your women and children safe. 

Collectivism Killz's picture

Economic Collapse and disintegration of the Eurozone is all but inevitable at this point. Naturally, TPTB would preempt a war to cover their tracks. Mattis and Trump seem to want to make that happen in North Korea, having shot some fireworks into Syria to appease the Warhawks and Russian Hacker conspiracy theorists, and then backing off.

Chuckster's picture

Can't these two just moon each other? 

Brazen Heist's picture

These fucking clowns running the USSA are itching for confrontational to prove their manhood. They are provoking North Korea by pushing them into a corner, inflaming tensions, and then once Kim snaps, they'll use that as an excuse to go ahead with their premeditated murder. Then they'll try to sell the story of how they were the victim. The hijacked mainstream media of perverts and CIA agents will try to spin America as some sort of "saviour". This is how Trump intends on making America "great again" - manufactured conflict. Its truly psychopathic behaviour.

The USSA (MIC and Deep State) has become the devil with a thousand masks.

If conflict is the only way you can prove how "great" you are, go and shove it up yo ass, Deep State. You are morally bankrupt.

slyder wood's picture

Sorry, don't ordinarily cut&paste, but: full article is from Mike Whitney over on counterpunch

“In the early 1950s, during the Korean War, the US dropped more bombs on North Korea than it had dropped in the entire Pacific theater during World War II. This carpet bombing, which included 32,000 tons of napalm, often deliberately targeted civilian as well as military targets, devastating the country far beyond what was necessary to fight the war. Whole cities were destroyed, with many thousands of innocent civilians killed and many more left homeless and hungry….

According to US journalist Blaine Harden:  “Over a period of three years or so, we killed off — what — 20 percent of the population,” Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, told the Office of Air Force History in 1984. Dean Rusk, a supporter of the war and later secretary of state, said the United States bombed “everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another.” After running low on urban targets, U.S. bombers destroyed hydroelectric and irrigation dams in the later stages of the war, flooding farmland and destroying crops……

“On January 3 at 10:30 AM an armada of 82 flying fortresses loosed their death-dealing load on the city of Pyongyang …Hundreds of tons of bombs and incendiary compound were simultaneously dropped throughout the city, causing annihilating fires, the transatlantic barbarians bombed the city with delayed-action high-explosive bombs which exploded at intervals for a whole day making it impossible for the people to come out onto the streets. The entire city has now been burning, enveloped in flames, for two days. By the second day, 7,812 civilians houses had been burnt down. The Americans were well aware that there were no military targets left in Pyongyang…

The number of inhabitants of Pyongyang killed by bomb splinters, burnt alive and suffocated by smoke is incalculable…Some 50,000 inhabitants remain in the city which before the war had a population of 500,000.” (“Americans have forgotten what we did to North Korea“,  Vox World)

Volkodav's picture

       Crimes of America in North Korea

kuwa mzuri's picture

Here we have a mouse that roared and a lion that squeaked and squeaked about a mouse that roared.  What the hades is going on?  

Is the Matrix's WWIII scheduled to start so soon?   El-ite baphomet bunkers and underground cauldron cities must have passed final flame inspection, recently.

cui-bono's picture

War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
For controlling the masses it is imperative to keep the fear alive. 
$Trillions for the (((banksters))) and Military Industrial Complex.

FBaggins's picture


Israeli-led US President to demonstrate to Russians it will use nukes

Choosing a convenient target outside of the Middle East, to demonstrate to the Russian government US resolve in the Middle East, President Trump has announced his support of the Pentagon’s strategy is to drop a nuclear device on North Korea. Infowars, working closely with the Trump administration and the Pentagon, revealed in a posting on April 15, 2017, the capacity of the “steerable” B61-12 gravity thermonuclear device, which is designed to penetrate deep underground installations. The Pentagon also announced that some time early in the morning on April 18, the nuclear device will be dropped on a specific underground bunker complex in Pyongyang, North Korea, where it is understood North Korean President, Kim Jong-un, will take refuge during the planned  US bombing raid. Should Jong-un not take refuge in the bunker, it is expected that a cell phone recently given to him by one of his trusted minsters will provide a signal to US logistics to steer the device to its proper target.

A military cargo plane was spotted yesterday transporting the device to South Korea, and it is reported that it has safely landed at the US Airforce base in Osan South Korea where it is presently being transferred to a F-15E fighter bomber.

The US Pentagon, being unprepared for a major land war with Russia, or with North Korea, Mr. Trump must now demonstrate US resolve in its use of its nuclear arsenal wherever it deems necessary to carry out regime changes and to make America great again. When asked if he would use the same tactics in Syria against the Assad regime, he replied that if Israel was further removed from the area of conflict the US would indeed consider that option, but if US intelligence was to pinpoint Assad's exact whereabouts it may consider a non-nuclear device, similar to the one used recently in Afghanistan.

kuwa mzuri's picture

Mass murder of North Koreans will be an object lesson to somebody?

All hail Satan, eh?

Brazen Heist's picture

Not sure if they are going to advertise their intentions, but Trump is a fucking tool. He's got multiple hands up his ass at the moment. He chose to fill his cabinet with military men. These people are psychopaths. They only know one thing, and want one thing only: conflict. Governing a nation for people doesn't mean squat. They seek full spectrum dominance, and don't care about the law.

America is fucked. People need to rise up.

Trump made a huge mistake in allowing the beast to control his government. Now he is all but a sucker, a victim, a tool, at their disposal. Just imagine how much blackmail they have on his sorry ass.

Once you get into the mafia, there is no way out, and ratting against a fellow rat is punishable. That's why none of these criminals prosecute themselves. It's why Hillary got away scot free. It's why Tony Blair won't be prosecuted. These vermin are above the law.

I wish this was some bad dream, but its reality. The Oligarchy are perverts and pedophiles, fraudsters and racketeers. They run the show. It's no wonder why the results are so dismal.

robertocarlos's picture

You can get out of the mafia. You just have to go on vacation*.

* If you are part of a mafia account book and listed as vacation expenses, you are dead.

Count Chancellor Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk's picture

Troll Alert:

Why does this one picture with side profile of Baron Trump-Kushner look like Jared Kushner? And I've never seen 10 year olds look this old either, but then again, if you supply them with naked girls from the time they are 5, who knows what happens to male hormones.

Nevertheless, the picture fro Easter Egg Roll looks like someone's egg was rolling somewhere else than on Donald Trump Sr's bed, carper, kitchen counter and backseat of Cadillac.

I am NOT Kidding. Something here smells like a month old beached whale.

"Whose Child is This?"

nachochan's picture

Driving a wedge between the freedom caucus.  One of the biggest problems with libertarianism is non interventionism and when is it ok to to intervene based on non agression principle.  Case and point N Korea if someone is holding a gun to your head and threatening to use it is it ok to intervene.  I would love to see an analysis of how much of a wedge this Korean conflict is driving within the libertarian community.  I have been a member of the libertarian party for 11 years and haven't supported a single war or bombing campaign or government has got involved in.  I do support removal of Kim Jong or at a minimum removal of his capability to strike the US and its allies whom he has held at gunpoint.  I also respect the views of other members of the freedom party who rightly so no longer trust our government for all of its imperialist globalist war mongering for decades.  Its so much of a quagmire that I wonder if it is purposeful to drive a wedge in the alt right.  Syria was retarded and nearly 100% of us can agree to the stupidity and illegality of that bombing but Kim Jong makes Maduro and Venezuela or Xi and the communist Chinese look like saints in comparison. Unfortunately I can't think of a peaceful solution to the DPRK even should the world cutoff Kim completely and try to starve him out his people are used to famine and he has total control of their lives strategic patience wont work.  

Kat Daddy's picture

I'm afraid that aircraft carriers are obsolete in the age of ballistic antiship missiles, we shall soon find out.

1deadmanwalking's picture

Sink 3 carries and nukes will fly.

Yen Cross's picture

  Team Amerika x3. Fuk Yeahh...

thebigunit's picture

Who is Whopper Goldberg, really?

Maybe the best way to ask the question is: Who do we know that is THAT mentally ill?

  • Hillary Clinton?
  • Al Gore?
  • Al Sharpton?
  • Bernie Sanders?
  • Anthony Weiner?
  • Nancy Pelosi?
  • Chuck Schumer?
  • Barney Frank?
  • Barbara Lee?
  • Bill diBlasio?
  • Andrew Cuomo?
  • Rahm Emanuel?

The universe bursts with possibilities

SHADEWELL's picture

i call bullshit


clicking on link to South Korea's primary news outlet, Yonhap, , it is in korean, yet when selecting english, a search on articles no where referneces aircraft carrier, nimitz or reagan


fake news

Snout the First's picture

I'd still like to think there is someone in the NK army who would dispatch Kim il-whatshisname to hell before this all goes too far.

kuwa mzuri's picture

It's not at all about that person, Snout.  Not in the least.

This is about the matrix-mafia internecine warring over who is going to take over the world for ill and for ill-gotten gains.

Nobodys Home's picture

What's going on with Susan Rice nowadays?

robertocarlos's picture

As long as she is in jail or dead who gives a fuck. See post above yours. 

TePikoElPozo's picture

if i were trump i'd nuke the chinks and worry about more important things... like... who's that hot blonde that plays supergirl on netflix... damm she's smoking

foodstampbarry's picture

Fuck you Trump, where are the jobs we were promised?!

T-NUTZ's picture

Conscription for you and many many more in our beautiful, strong military.

aliens is here's picture

Come on just bomb the NK already. Just get the show over with.

kalboking's picture
Sun Tzu — 'Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.'
lancecordill's picture

They can send the entire damn US fleet there. It is not going to make a difference. Our ships will be just sitting ducks for NK/Chinese land based anti-ship munitions. Besides, I do not think that anything remotely matching a bite with our bark is going to happen. Strategically, that would just be stupid.

dsty's picture

Stay tuned

next week regime change

kuwa mzuri's picture

Here or over there, somewhere?

johnnycanuck's picture

Over there, Over there

and we won't come back til it's Over, Over there.


Nukerella's picture

Hey guys,
Today is the 56th anniversary of the start of the Bay of Pigs invasion. Just sayin' .

bobdobolina's picture

yeegads batman we are really gearing up for something. Who voted for another war?

bobdobolina's picture

yeegads batman we are really gearing up for something. Who voted for another war?

consider me gone's picture

Apparently I did. Sorry about that. I owe you lunch.

0hedgehog's picture

Many innocents/children/babies will die if this goes hot. It may not be in only North Korea. Easy does it here folks!!!!

robertocarlos's picture

Fuck Pepsi, give Kim Jung Un an atomic wedgie.

the French bitch's picture

What has the cherubic dumpling done to deserve all this attention?  The world's bad boy has only his nuclear arsenal to protect him, otherwise NK would have disappeared long ago.  Somebody's got to play the victim for the US' current need to show the world it is still the boss.  It's your turn Kim; I personally would have chosen Duterte who's mouth needs a scrubbing, but Duterte has the goods so he can call anyone a son of a bitch with impunity

consider me gone's picture

Well ain't that just fucking swell. Smoke em if you got em.

T-NUTZ's picture

the true power is beneath the surface.   How many US submarines will be in the Sea of Japan next week?  

Omega_Man's picture

all three??? take them out, subs too

Gallumhrasha's picture

This country's government is too insecure with fixing its own internal problems and looks externally  to fix issues halfway around the globe.

MagicCooler's picture

Just out of curiousity -- was it ever confirmed that there were in fact 150,000 LYC soldiers massing on the Nork border or was that a load of monkey-doodle? 

Deep Snorkeler's picture

The merging of the State with Corporate Power

is almost complete.

Deregulation is what we need to help

those banks pay for greed.

Modern America cannot be made normal.

Falconsixone's picture

Put congress, senate and der prez and family on the carriers and see how fast someone finds a phone.

Art of a cowards lip flips.

Brazen Heist's picture

Cowards indeed. So long as they are sending others to die for their greed and egomania.

Trump is wokring on false flags to "regain" respect. It's phony. Look at Syria. In high liklihood he worked with the Turks, and their terrorist proxies on the ground in Khan Shaykoun to place chemicals there to justify his limp, fake show of "strength".

Is this what it means to be "great" again Mr Trump? Breaking laws, acting deceptive, lying and crocodile tears? All while blackmailing China to "do something" about North Korea, - a problem that didn't really turn into a major problem until he made it so.

It's a bungling shitshow. Uncle Sam needs to play dirty to regain what he never had - credibility in his bombs of dumbocracy and "peace".

Peace my ass. Take a look at the Middle East. Bullshit is spun about saving the world from baddy dictators! And then in the wake of Uncle Sam's bungling fat ass, lots more baddies are born and unleashed. Winning!