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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Vageling's picture

You're missing the point. As long as everybody in the DPRK believes it , the goal is achieved. You think PRC censorship was bad? DPRK outdoes them.

Just like Trump and his 'armada' stuff. 

lil dirtball's picture

And you know this - absolutely 100% sure ... how?

I think as long as YOU believe it, dear reader, the goal is achieved.

~

"It's propaganda. It softens your brain while you read."

"Mmmm ... sounds sublime."

"You're soaking in it!"

Slumpbusters's picture

are we sure that wasn't an actual tweet by Trump?

Anarchyteez's picture

It's big league, not bigly.

floosy's picture

His "super mighty pre-emptive strike" could be bacterialogical or viral in nature.  Let off an "Ebola bomb" in a couple of strategic locations in the US and watch that baby spread.

Megaton Jim's picture

N. Korea, please take care of LA, Frisco, Chicago and Detroit for us!!!!

RiverRoad's picture

But not Seattle.  The world will end without Amazon.

Uncle_Cuddles's picture

and Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC.

Akzed's picture

Hey the NFL Draft is in Philly next week, layoof.

spiral galaxy's picture

Or it might be shutting down cable TV and cell phone service! The horror! :-)

HRClinton's picture

They EMP'd some folks.

Fortunately, just many are in the dark as before. 

Unfortunately, many will SNAP.

jet20's picture

Fat Kid has been watching too many (American) cartoons ...

Fake Trump's picture

As well as American porns.

A. Boaty's picture

Fearless Leader will bring us a glorious victory over the evil North Korean commies! We can sleep better, Comrades, knowing our children will not grow up speaking North Korean!

Wahooo's picture

We're all orange now.

TheLastTrump's picture

Only your hand & your mouth & your dick Cheeto Boy.

UncleChopChop's picture

little kimmy studied in the u.s., right? so he presumably knows how ridiculous these engrishy headlines sound. "super mighty"?  any korean speakers here to verify if that's being translated properly? or are the yanks just trying to make him look more foolish with engrish transrations

TheLastTrump's picture

Hey, when is that aircraft carrier due to come on station? Next Tuesday?

 

Or is that fake news, like you?

Vageling's picture

It was Switzerland actually where he studied. Apparently they call him 'Brilliant Commerade'. But who knows. The country is so isolated nobody really knows what's going on there. For a former four star general he postures a lot.

Fake Trump's picture

II incline to believe Kim based on his past records unlike Trump who only threatens and bullshits his way through. Trump doesn't realise we are not idiot.

TheLastTrump's picture

hehehehehe

 

check your bank account, the irony, it's rich!

AZLagun's picture

"Super-mighty" is'nt even a word little man.

DontFollowMyAdviceImaDummy's picture

in fairness to the nokons, bigly was already bogarted

south40_dreams's picture

Well, we've got a super duper mighty surprise for him!

Giant Meteor's picture

Well I guess the double secret probation is out ...

lurker since 2012's picture

Well BIGLY M I just happened to watch Animal house last night ,

and the whole universe is contained under my fingernail,

you bring the choof and I'll show.

lurker since 2012's picture

you bring the choof and (and roiach holder ) I'll show.

TheLastTrump's picture

lurker since 2012

 

 

did you name yourself that to avoid the "you've only been here so long" ad hominem attacks?

 

because there's another way out

HRClinton's picture

Is Mattis pleading with him, with tears in his eyes, to back off or else? 

(Remember the Mattis quotes?)

Clashfan's picture

Yawn. Not our circus, not our monkeys. Well, shouldn't be anyway.

I know, I know, treaties n shit. Tell that to the native Americans, ha.

How about we leave Korea alone and worry about the US? Is that such a radical idea?

Okay, sorry. I meant to say, "Moar Woar," and "Support the troooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops."

How'satt?

Giant Meteor's picture

Don't forget the metalic yellow ribbon's ..

Also, it be nice if folks attach new ones every once in awhile, as they're getting a bit "faded."

Joe A's picture

Would that include Rodman?

Salzburg1756's picture

Good. We need to start over.

spanish inquisition's picture

Sounds like they read Trumps book on negotiating.

Fake Trump's picture

Trump's books? He paid someone to write on his behalf. He didn't write nothing. 

Hillarys Server's picture

Probably didn't write them alone.

Stefan Molyneux always used to say "Trump is a genius" based on the scores needed to get into Warton's graduate program in finance and so on.

So I searched for his GMAT scores. Somehow, even though I voted for him, he didn't seem like someone who could sit still long enough to study integral and differential calculus.

He doesn't have any scores. Because he didn't go to the graduate program. He got into Fordham because he was famous and transferred to a special Warton undergraduate program for his last two years probably through connections and probably took Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management or something.

After the false flag bombings and not going after Hillary I'm so disillusioned he doesn't even look that smart anymore.

He reminds me of that guy in that mafia movie who says in a New York accent " What about me? I'm smaat. I can bomb people. I'm smaat."

Still like him more than the she-devil though.

tmosley's picture

>Trump is stupid

>Trump single-handedly co-opted the Republican Party and defeated the Democrats with the entire media, intelligence community, foreign leaders, and pretty much everyone else against him

>AND THEY CHEATED

If you think Trump is stupid, you've been played, hard. If you don't like him, fine. If you think he is evil, or subverted, or whatever, fine. But you'd damn well better understand that he is a lot smarter than you are, and he is playing a game where we can't see an unknown number of peices on a board we can only see part of and have to rely on unreliable narrators for the rest of the information we get.

BlackSoul's picture

If he hadn't bombed he shit out of Syria, I would be more inclined to agree. That was a stupid move however anyone spins it. Ain't no 3D chess nothing, just stoooopad, period!

Former DJT supporter

cherry picker's picture

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

I was wondering if he was referring to the USA?

Bill of Rights's picture

Seriously, and I was just looking for this so called " Civilized Nations " as well I'd consider moving there..

Hillarys Server's picture

That was my favorite sentence too.

We're ruled by the deep state and military industrial media complex.

How can we call other countries dictatorships with a straight face?

Fake Trump's picture

DSA. THE DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA.

sheikurbootie's picture

Put on the vagina hat and resist!

What are you going to do when Trump wins again in 2020?