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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CuttingEdge's picture

Cog is invariably funny - sadly, you need a sense of humour to understand him.

Take a chill pill and read his bio before dissing him as a fruitcake.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

" I don't think you're being sarcastic or funny whatsoever.  "

Well, I did, in a kind of Mary Poppins kind of way. I could almost see Kim Jong Un float away under umbrella power

Whoa Dammit's picture

More likely to hit home, or at least SEC workers is a new push on the federal & state levels to block porn on all new computers and cell phones unless a tax is paid.

http://www.cbs46.com/story/35195078/bill-would-block-porn-on-new-phones-...

nmewn's picture

Federal workers will go on strike if their porn is taxed.

Hey!  Wait a minute! Eureka!!!  ;-)

TheLastTrump's picture

They'll write exceptions into their next union contract.

TheLastTrump's picture

wow holy shit are you kidding me

 

that's right up there with Snake Pelosi saying that when you pay off your mortgage you should pay tax on that amount in perpetuity because it's like getting free money....wtf/over

agstacks's picture

I'd love a link to that pelosi comment..

Kotzbomber747's picture

Much to do about the usual posturing. Trump will do the same as all his predecessors: nothing, apart from blowing some hot air!

cherry picker's picture

When he gave the Navy the order, they did what every other fed agency does, ignored it and did waht they damned well pleased.

USA is a beauracracy that Congress nor the WH has totally lost control over.

About time the people took their country back and really drain the swamp.

new game's picture

is drain the swamp code for bloodshed?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-23/common-sense-part-2-addressed-i...

the pen damn well run dry of ink, but the powder is dry...

Fake Trump's picture

Very often hot air followed cold air. 

TheLastTrump's picture

Yes, that explains the Syrian strike.

 

 

Jim in MN's picture

Couple dozen shells?   Yawn.  Barely an hour or two of normal war over there for the past 5+ years.

Doesn't refute Kotzbomber's point. 

1033eruth's picture

Why is he supposed to do anything?  Because the media is hyping it and sticking your nose in it?  And you've been conditioned to believe that whenever the media prints a "threat", we're supposed to respond to it, at great taxpayers expense?

Mementoil's picture

Oh, you preemptively stole my idea!

AllTimeWhys's picture

Nothing is beyond /pol/. i could totally see one of those glorious bastards coming up with something.

cheech_wizard's picture

DPRK propaganda has returned to it's glory days.

Although their website has undergone a considerable upgrade from the early days.

http://www.korea-dpr.com/

Standard Disclaimer: Ahhh, I see their best writers now staff their twitter account...

1h1 hour ago

Donald Trump statement that Korea is part of China proves him to be a deranged ignoramus suffering from advanced mental decay.

20h20 hours ago

US television reporter Bill O'Reilly in negotiations to produce evening news program for following retirement from Fox network.

Apr 18

Election in US province of Georgio delayed due to computer machine difficulties. DPRK ballots rely on trustworthy paper and similar things.

Apr 18

Quantum encryption enables DPRK to predict all actions of foreign and internal enemies, through prediction of quantums and similar particles

AllTimeWhys's picture

"Quantum encrycptions"

 

o i am laffin...

baghead's picture

"who ordered the extra frothy super delux nuke strike?"

Nexus789's picture

I think you would struggle to find any made in the US

SubjectivObject's picture

It's obvious that Kim Jong the yung-un, is Ill.

He apparently does not see that he could simply target d c, in session, and solve his, and all the world's. problems.

Stoopit.

Mercury's picture

OK, now life is bending over backwards to immitate parody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h59gRe6A6HU

stocker84's picture

Holy shit... Not the

 "Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike"

Anything but the 

 "Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike"

Why can't it be just the regular mighty preemptive strike?

 

NoPension's picture

In the future, will the latest Carrier....the President Trump....have its name in big gold letters? Inquiring minds would like to know.

Our response will be Yuge! Lookout fat boy.

Whoa Dammit's picture

You're not thinking bigly enough. The whole Trump carrier will be gold plated.

TheLastTrump's picture

That would be too expensive, Trump's interested in cutting costs & saving the US money.

Nexus789's picture

Trump's dunny would be gold plated. 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

The statement was intended for domestic consumption.

Jim in MN's picture

Oh I say, stand back, the man is getting his mighty tighty whiteys on. 

This is just nonsense and shaking our general staff down for a real show in....IRAN.

Entire southern tier of Eurasia is lit up like a Christmas tree in US military planning/logistics.

Not for Syria, and not for Afghanistan, and definitely not for North farking Korea.

 

Imagine all God's beautiful babies in Seoul getting 100,000 rounds of incoming artillery....at least.  Wiping that developed, OECD metropolis off the map has always been NK's real deterrent.

Not gonna happen.

NoPension's picture

White House mailroom.

Haha! Anything with " that " address goes to a mailroom alright. At least miles away...to be sorted, xrayed,decontaminated, anylized, opened, listed, logged, categorized, photoed , sniffed, smelled, dropped......

...and then it's dropped on Trump's desk.

Haha!

sheikurbootie's picture

Are you wearing your vagina hat too?

Keep "resisting" it doesn't make you look retarded.

TheLastTrump's picture

Oh, you must have been reading the bullshit ZeroHedge clickbait titles again, without actually reading the articles.

 

It's hard to understand how you were able to navigate to this web site with your head planted so FIRMLY up your ass.

cheech_wizard's picture

SO you've become a DPRK staff writer?

 

N0TME's picture

He's been here way longer than you dumbass! 

ersatz007's picture

"Allowing this dictator to have that kind of power is not something that civilised nations can allow to happen,"

except if it's the US - then we can bomb the shit out of whosoever we want. 

Justin Case's picture

the regime in Pyongyang to re-engage with us, but re-engage with us on a different footing than past talks have been held,"

Well, look who's talkin today. The hypocrits. Russia has been asking the merican empourer for dialogue on Syria for quite a while, but the lunatics in the white hut just thumb their noses up at the idea. Pretending to be open to discussions? No they want to dicktate to N.K what the bankrupt nation wants their country to do, if not merica will show them the neanderthal way, and club them into submission. The dialouge will then conclude.

msamour's picture

That is an excellent idea, although I doubt my flip flops will make it accross the border from Canada. I cannot afford any troubles with CSIS up here either. Canadians do not have God given rights unfortunately...

ZH Snob's picture

fat boy is begging for the barrel room.

iamrefreshed's picture

I'm not sure he's flipped flopped on anything. We voted for a businessman who is three moves ahead of everyone else (ie. wiretapping). I'm giving him those three moves before I judge.

Iconoclast421's picture

Trump will just open a flip flop store, staff it with illegals, and laugh as you are now down another $7. Hahhahahhaa. And then you'll go to that store and buy your flip flops back for $13.

Megaton Jim's picture

And if it conditions warrant it, they may escalate to a bigly-super-mighty preemptive strike!

lil dirtball's picture

Who believes any of this shit?

Giant Meteor's picture

Hello, financing dogs? Subprime pets? Remember ?

Fake Trump's picture

The US itself is sub prime.

TheLastTrump's picture

Meanwhile 10's of millions of Americans kiss & hug their kids as they leave for school & go off to work today. Next.