North Korea Threatens US With "Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike"

Tyler Durden's picture

Whether China is right about North Korea conducting a nuclear test on April 25 remains to be seen, but for now Kim Jong-Un is content with merely escalating the verbal warfare and overnight North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" following the latest round of comments by Rex Tillerson who said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme.

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words: "In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes" it said according to Reuters.

The threat will hardly come as a surprise: the reclusive communist nation regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States "and has shown no let-up in its belligerence after a failed missile test on Sunday, a day after putting on a huge display of missiles at a parade in Pyongyang."

The comments come in response to Tillerson statement in Washington on Wednesday when he told reporters that "we're reviewing all the status of North Korea, both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as the other ways in which we can bring pressure on the regime in Pyongyang to re-engage with us, but re-engage with us on a different footing than past talks have been held,"

Furthermore, Paul Ryan said during a visit to London the military option must be part of the pressure brought to bear. "Allowing this dictator to have that kind of power is not something that civilised nations can allow to happen," he said in reference to Kim. Ryan said he was encouraged by the results of efforts to work with China to reduce tension, but that it was unacceptable North Korea might be able to strike allies with nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, the US and Russia clashed at the United Nations on Wednesday over a U.S.-drafted Security Council statement -  which has to be agreed by all participants in the 15-member council - to condemn North Korea's latest failed ballistic missile test. Curiously, diplomats said China had agreed to the statement.

Previous statements denouncing missile launches "welcomed efforts by council members, as well as other states, to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue". The latest draft statement dropped "through dialogue" and Russia requested it be included again.


"When we requested to restore the agreed language that was of political importance and expressed commitment to continue to work on the draft ... the U.S. delegation without providing any explanations cancelled the work on the draft," the Russian U.N. mission said in a statement.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China believed in the Security Council maintaining unity. "Speaking with one voice is extremely important to the Security Council appropriately responding to the relevant issue on the peninsula," he told reporters.

With North Korean tensions lingering, there remains some confusion over the whereabouts of a U.S. aircraft carrier group after Trump said last week he had sent an "armada" as a warning to North Korea, even as the ships were still far from Korean waters. The U.S. military's Pacific Command explained that the USS Carl Vinson strike group first had to complete a shorter-than-planned period of training with Australia. It was now heading for the Western Pacific as ordered, it said.

The incident has also become a source of mockery for China, whose influential Global Times newspaper, which is published by the People's Daily, wondered whether the misdirection was deliberate.

"The truth seems to be that the U.S. military and president jointly created fake news and it is without doubt a rare scandal in U.S. history, which will be bound to cripple Trump's and U.S. dignity," it said.

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Looney's picture


Slightly OT…

Yesterday afternoon, I bought 5 pairs of flip-flops ($3.69 a pair) and mailed them (separately) to President Trump.

Each pair fit rather nicely in a standard USPS Large Envelope, weighing 8 oz. Postage - $6.65

I encourage all Trump supporters who are pissed at his Flip-Flopping to mail him at least one pair of flip-flops.

I’d also advise not to include any other objects or angry letters, which could be misconstrued and get you in trouble – a single pair of flip-flops WILL send the message.

Hopefully, when the WH mail room is swamped with flip-flops, Trump will “get it”.

Here’s the address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

Looney   ;-)

Fake Trump's picture

Must be   MADE IN CHINA to impress Trump.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

I wish /pol/ could somehow troll DPRK into using "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" in some sort of veiled threat.  

Would be hilarious. 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

A sppon full of sugar nuke makes the medicine despot go down.

Kotzbomber747's picture

Much drama about nothing, and the usual hot air from Orange Jesus Trump.

Wasn't ZH touting that the Carl Vinson would reach Korea by Easter and that WW III was imminent? So where is it?

Max Hunter's picture

Prease accept US apology.. We now super scardy cat and no want to fight.. 

Kotzbomber747's picture

"They lost it."

Yeah, it seems like the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing in Trump-la-la-land.

They probably lost it the way they lost Gorgeous George in Snatch:

Took Red Pill's picture

new 10 minute video from Storm Clouds Gathering on current situation is worth a watch;

BaBaBouy's picture

Twump Promised The Carlo Vincent Over a week ago ???

Kannot Believe nuttin anymore...

froze25's picture

The fat man child in N Korea really must be mental, I don't want us to enter into war but I don't find this threat to be the least bit credible. He must be really worried and rightfully so with China looking like they will not back them up.

AVmaster's picture

It's alright, Trump will respond with a Super DUPER Mighty Nuclear strike...


Because he's SUPER SERIOUS...



PrayingMantis's picture


... picture this:

... Kim and Donald standing in a plastic children's pool filled with

gasoline and plenty of dynamite piled up around the plastic pool enough to

destroy the whole neighborhood ...

... the citrus-haired old bully bragged, "I have a yuuuge bigly match,

and I can light it up quick without you knowing when! ...

... the funny-haired fat bully replied, "Oh yeah?, I have a super-mighty

bigger match, better than yours and I will strike it up before you can

even say Ivanka Kushner" ...


... ah, kid bullies ... can't live with them, can't live with them ...


winged's picture

Can you blame Kim for wanting to protect his country from the Imperial Bullying and Warmongering?

sincerely_yours's picture

"confusion over the whereabouts of a U.S. aircraft carrier group"


Maybe they were sent to Syria instead, because Trump WILL NOT bomb North Korea. Only countries that are bad for Israel.

PrayingMantis's picture


... here's yet another reason why the fat bully with the bad haircut from the north doesn't trust the citrus-haired old man for some peaceful dialogue to end the conflict ...


... and while we debate more things we have no control over with, the globalists running the empire are currently planning yet another "weaponized" virus attack (published today) ...  this time, "weaponized smallpox" ...

... "Bill Gates warns terrorists could weaponize smallpox" >>>

... I wonder who these "terrorists" are ... lol ...

... much like the "west-created" and "terrorist- weaponized" bio-weapons ... "ebola", "swine flu", "spanish flu", "rabies", "anthrax" "Marburg", Dengue", "Hantavirus" and more that's still on their chemistry planning stage ...


... when the world's richest man warns the world about "weaponized virus", you could simply equate that and deduce they're up to a "no-good something" yet again ...


... here's some review ... from past "planning" ... "The US military accidentally sent live anthrax samples to as many as nine labs across the country and to a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon says."


... and here too ... >>> "Carter Apologizes for Secret Anthrax Shipments to South Korea" >>>


... if you're the fat bully with a bad haircut from the north who's fighting with the empire and the empire's-puppet (or whoever is running the country) in the south , would you trust the citrus-haired old bully?  Could you blame the fat bully for simply trying to protect his impoverished country?



AVmaster's picture

"Imperialism" is a concept that marx invented....



PT's picture

Relax, it is all okay.  The US set the precedent of the pre-emptive strike so it is perfectly okay if other countries do it too.  He's only protecting himself and North Korea.  He's allowed to do that, isn't he?  We should congratulate him on following the US's good example.

Multi's picture

Some people just don't know when to keep their mouth shut.

Blankone's picture

And that is the problem, and maybe reality. The US people do not believe the threat credible and their reaction is they want Trump to slap NK down and put NK in their place.

This type of talk may be good internal politics but it works in reverse with the US people. See Iraq and Libya for examples of talk of retaliation and destruction in the US. Russia and China too have at times made itself sound and appear to be hot air and this only increases the tendency for the US public to be dismissive. I find more people wanting the US to move into the disputed sea off of China because they growingly view China is a loud mouth who needs to be shoved.

HopefulCynical's picture

SCG is a good site, been keeping up with them for a while. However, it's entirely possible that Trump is deliberately trying to "keep 'em guessing," as opposed to Obama, who emailed military travel itineraries to our adversaries.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

I am pretty sure the "Trump plays 12 dimensional chess" theory was laid to rest a long time ago.

PT's picture

Took Red Pill:  Who is narrating that video?  Batman?

Winston Churchill's picture

The prevailing winds were dead on the bow, or not enough sail on..

Tacking, and  "man the braces" takes some time.

BennyBoy's picture


Why doesn't the US leave the high heel wearing, plump, little bitch alone?

NK is #211 in GDP PER CAPITA at $1,800, according to the CIA.


ZH is ranked #550 in the US.

And my ad blockers are blocking 42 ad items that ZH wants to track me.

Ghost of Porky's picture


zuuma's picture

Well, sure. 

The chubby, little nork dicktaster is pretty disgusting. As are all those goofy looking, tiny, beardless men in giant army visors constantly worshipping him.
But, I'm not gonna lie, those army chicks in skirts goosestepping on parade are HOT!

If chubby Lil' Kim actually likes girls, he's in an enviable situation --for now.

rccalhoun's picture

@benny boy


i rarely read ZH anymore---the ads/sensationalism/agenda/fake news---ZH is now a main stream media outlet.  they tell you what you

want to hear. Very little creative thinking here, anymore.


de3de8's picture

Where else to go pray tell?

kellys_eye's picture

In light of this threat the US forces upped their readiness status from 'sigh....' to 'meh....'.


JuliaS's picture

The US Armada is getting ready to bomb... just as soon as the Korean-made "Mission Accomplished" banner arrives in the mail.

Fake Trump's picture

Broke down somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

DarthRevan's picture

No, this is a real carrier, not the Kuz

TheLastTrump's picture

Hey, isn't the Vinson scheduled to reach the waters off NK next week?

Jim in MN's picture

It's rhetorically scheduled to be in range of NK, Venezuela AND the Falklands (just in case).

Pretty mighty!

edotabin's picture

This is starting to sound like Baghdad Bob. We are everywhere and we are nowhere

Anteater's picture

That's why a Czar of All Tings and the Orange Jesuit should never draw a 'red line' in the sand for every tin-pot dictator with 'Divine Strake' ANFO bombs assembled by their coal mining engineers, and Sputnik-era fizzles and duds misslery. All it does is burn fuel (the Pentagon burns as much oil as the entire US daily commute) and flame-on the gay blades in Congress, who just have to give the Pentagon yet another budget increase, which, considering the CoAT-OJ are running a -$1.2 Trillion deficit, means that Pentagon budget increase is being looted directly from our H&HS funding for SS and MC, burning up our pensions to increase their salaries and pensions-for-life, the 1,000 Admirals and 1,000 Generals who rule US all. Not a good outcome, this is.

post turtle saver's picture

"Wasn't ZH touting that the Carl Vinson would reach Korea by Easter and that WW III was imminent? So where is it?"

oh it was better than that... the Russian and Chinese navies had ships in the vicinity of the fleet as well, shadowing them like wolves according to the Tylers... what a bunch of baloney

land_of_the_few's picture

It got sent the wrong direction, towards Indonesia. Inter-departmental communications screwup. They're prob still up for erasing themselves once they find Nork.

nmewn's picture

I think "super mighty" translates as very bigly from Korean  ;-)

bigkahuna's picture

he wants the pork fist

Giant Meteor's picture

Why can't some some patriotic sort simple sit him down with some chronic, and flip on a dvd of "Blazing Saddles." I'm sure this could change his perspective on things ..


Cognitive Dissonance's picture

No can do. All dear leader has is an old Betamax and Blazing Saddles was never put on that format.

Giant Meteor's picture

On further reflection, I was thinking we could send in G Dubya on that mission ..

There has got to be a way ..

Big Corked Boots's picture

Mongo just pawn in game of nuclear brinksmanship.

Jim in MN's picture

Some good weed would really help BOTH of these Mad Dogs.

1033eruth's picture

Down vote for a fruitcake that actually condone that sort of behavior/precedent since we haven't dropped one since Nagasaki.  I don't think you're being sarcastic or funny whatsoever.  

The tail is wagging the dog via media.  You're just another simple sucker giving in to the media hype.  A threat from a child or growl from a puppy is NOT a threat despite what the media is LEADING you to believe.  

If this yoyo was a genuine concern, then South Korea would do something about it.  We aren't the worlds Big Brother as much as you would like your fellow taxpayers to think so.