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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Mementoil's picture

In this case the US will theaten with a "Super-Duper Mighty preemtive strike",
which will promptly be followed by a "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious preemptive strike" by N. Korea.

Dg4884's picture

Not just a strike, but a super mighty strike!?  Oh boy.  lol

silverer's picture

Didn't you see the NK Day of the Sun celebration? That was a mighty parade. Then of course we have other mighty things out there, like Mighty Mouse.

zimboe's picture

Why do I keep hearing the theme song of "Mighty Mouse" When I read this post?

"HERE I COME TO SAVE THE DAYYYYY!"

Just like I hear the theme song of "Green Acres" When Melania Trump speaks.

Just kidding- I think her accent is as cute as hell.

As well as Ariana Huffington. She sounds just like Eva Gabor, I thinx.

Dutch1206's picture

"Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang"

If I learned anything from Mortal Kombat as a kid, it was not to fuck with Lu (Liu) Kang.

Fake Trump's picture

To be fair don't blame Trump for all the mess he has created. Blame his father for not wearing a condom.

silverer's picture

Nobody blames Trump. We blame you, for not taking action years ago to organize citizens of the US to help bring qualified people to office. You sitting there launching digital torpedoes at Trump from your chair changes nothing. And certainly electing Hillary would have been just as bad if not worse.

Vageling's picture

So that's what all that litter is that's everywhere. His digital torpedos that failed to launch. Meh... 

Still believe he's just a troll littering all over the place.

Fake Trump's picture

I didn't vote for Trump or Hillary. 

Mighty 30's picture

As if the last 7 presidents did anything but put nuclear weapons in that little fat dictators hands. Trump gets the left overs from that Black pirate president that just went back under his homo rock pile. I wish most of his supporters were there. There being about a mile from Pyongyang in a week or so. It's just a dream but what a great dream.

silverer's picture

It's too bad this NK thing has to escalate to an actual conflict. Kim doesn't seem to know when to stop. He has now given all the excuses the US needs to do something that's going to cost the US and NK (and who knows who else in that area that will be drawn in) lives and taxpayer money. It really is too bad. Kim's smart move would have been to build his military under the radar to defend his country as he has the right to do, and just shut the fuck up.

Han Cholo's picture

Someone posted here previously, it would be much easier and beneficial to try and bribe the kid out.

i.e., We'll give you 1Billion and you vacate; go where ever you like, otherwise (and this would require China's help) you get a bullet behind the ear..

 

edit -- I guess we could just offer 1B to anyone that offs the little fucker..That seems like money well spent to me

zimboe's picture

I agree with you. A billion quatloos is pocket change compared to the cost of an invasion. Cost effective.

Put him in a Witness Protection Program, buy him a nice house with a dog in the yard in Colorado, and give him all the government cheese he can choke down (so he doesn't eat the dog). Then wait for the cardiac arrest as he packs the cholesterol into his heart with a mason's trowel.

...

Long ago when I was broke, I ate the government cheese and was damn glad to have it.

 

Random off topic joak:

Did you hear the one about the dyslexic agnostic?

He sat up all night wondering- "Is there a Dog?"

...

I'm so dreadfully sorry.

nachochan's picture

How many more millions of dollars is the US intel community going to just flat waste while Kim Jong trolls us into debt serfdom?

marcusfenix's picture

I don't know what exactly people think Trump can do about North Korea, or what he thinks he is going to do, or what he thinks China ia able or willing to do.

As has been exhaustively pointed out over and over Kim is not going to give up NK's nuclear weapons program. So if that is the only outcome acceptable to the Trump administration that avoids war, if the area of"strategic patience has ended" then guess what? Trump will quickly be put to the choice, either back off this new policy or launch a military intervention and start a war on in the region.

Those are his only two options, cause half measures, limited strikes and punitive measures either aren't going to work at all or will instigate a full scale retaliation from the North which will trigger a war anyways. 

North Korea, like it or not is a sovereign nation and it's leadership, as  repressive and unhinged as it might be has committed to this path and has made it very clear that nothing will change that.

Trump is. In a corner now and he only has himself to blame. Cause when China does not hammer the regime into giving up thier nukes, which they won't, Trump is going to wind up with nothing but bad options. Either attack Nk or return to that strategic patience he said was over, which if he does will confirm what many of us suspect that Trump really is not so much of a genius after all. That he is out of his depth here and does not know how to engage his brain before opening his mouth.

dlfield's picture

I think Trump intends to wipe NK out, not any of the half-measures you think you are pondering.  My only question is if China's deal with us is for a reunified Korean peninsula, or a new government in the north, or Chinese annexation of the north?

marcusfenix's picture

That's the other part about this that makes any real cooperation between China and DC suspect at best. China clealy does not want a unified Korea if that means having a US friendly client state right on thier border. But they also don't want the added expenses of absorbing the North, so it would be to China's benifit if things stayed the way they are now, nuclear weapons and all. 

China has no real reason to help resolve this beyond what actions they are already taking.

Mineshaft Gap's picture

He and his Strangeloves might choose more surgical means over the "wipe out" option. The Pudge King is 300 lbs. of target-rich environment. Take out the command structure and offer the second-tier officers clemency, sausages and lots of concubines.

Given Trump-Jong Orange's own fickleness/sociopathy, though, it's certainly possible he's cut a deal with his new Chinese BFFs. He might believe he can get his rallies to overlook their declining fortunes if he exhibits the boy dictator's head.

ProsperD9's picture

Hey Marcus your reply is EXCELLENT! Sorry I think that I may have hit the negative button a few times on my tablet by mistake!!!

madashellron's picture

How about Trump negotiates an end to the Korean war?  And stop any war games the US and South Korea have every year  off the coast of North Korea. 

Argenta's picture

Not just Mighty, mind you.  But SUPER MIGHTY!  Good lord these people are completely ate up with worn platitudes.

-Argenta

Rich Monk's picture

The American Military has cross-dressing men in it! We have gotten so soft, and ignorant of History. Our arrogance will spell doom on the battle field. Add to that the Zionist Jews control our government and have no problem sacrificing millions for their own goal, which is WWIII, and the "Greater Israel" project. Trump is a mere puppet, con-man and stooge. 

PitBullsRule's picture

So what?  A few cross dressers don't make any difference, the Nazi's had a bunch of fags in their ranks and they were kicking everybody's ass, until they bogged down in Russia.  They probably would have won if it weren't for the atom bomb.  Trump is no stooge, he didn't get his 4 Billion by being a stooge.  Just because he pulled the wool over the deplorables eyes, doesn't make him a bad guy, my respect for the man has gone up tremendously since he took office, and I voted for Hillary!

Chet Ricco's picture

I'm sure you enjoy it when a mascara wearing freak says he's got your back, especially when it whispers to you over your shoulder.

Deep Snorkeler's picture

"Most Americans have not read a book

since high school unless you count pornography

and comic books. And they never will."

-Kim Jong-un, 2015

cherry picker's picture

The really great thing about all of this, now we know who our true enemy is, .gov, we can do what history has shown works wonders.  Shadow economies, black markets, bribery and justice for the common people.  We will just work around these bastards till they are broke.

Megaton Jim's picture

The REAL enemies of the USA are in Mexico City and Tel Aviv!

jmack's picture

Just fyi, in case Trumps foreign policy team reads this deep into the comments,  It is obvious this is a chinese ploy to leverage position with Trump.

 

     NK is bad cop, China is good cop.  China is playing Trump, bigly.

Iconoclast421's picture

Maybe NK can help Trump drain the swamp. Maybe this is Trump's plan all along? Cant fix washington DC, so provoke NK into wiping it off the map?

RiverRoad's picture

Pinpoint "deactivate" their missle silos just as we are doing with their launches now.

The longer this goes on the more moola the MIC makes.  Shut 'em all up.

south40_dreams's picture

Super Mighty is not going to do it. Super Mega, at least, is needed

BarkingCat's picture

It will be a super mighty beautiful weapon..A weapon of mighty beauty and super, really super, and mighty and beautiful too.

cheech_wizard's picture

Please take at least 5 minutes out of your day today to read the DPRK News Service twitter feed. This stuff is priceless.

I'm still laughing.

US vice warlord-in-chief Steve Bannon unveils plan to save US economy, through production of fortified wines and crystal metho-amphetamines.

Standard Disclaimer: The replies aren't bad either... hours of entertainment guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most heavily medicated sufferers of depression.

 

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Dear President Kim:

Here you go:  Washington DC 38°54'N 77°00'W

You're welcome - happy "hunting" ;)


 

Are We Cross's picture

The misjudgement of Trump on this site is strong. He never flip flopped on being a pocket-jew, bank-lover. His populist veneer is yellowing.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

re His populist veneer is yellowing.

His populist veneer is like his hair - Fixed

az_patriot's picture

"Super Mighty!"  That is, until the rubber band breaks and it can't get three feet off the launch pad.  And then there's that phalaynx of heavily armed ships we have off their coast.  "Super Kim"  must be "Super Dumb".

Bryan's picture

Whew, at least it wasn't the "Super duper double whammy strike!"

JoeTurner's picture

From now on Kim Jong is on double, secret probation !

_SILENCER's picture

That's fine. Here's a list of targets

 

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

NYC

DC

 

Thanks, bud

aloha_snakbar's picture

You forgot San Francisco...

roadhazard's picture

Meanwhile, back in Syria... *cricketts*

PleasedToMeatYou's picture

Yeah, well Kimmy Dung Oon is on "Double Secret Probation", so he can't launch anything! 

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Again:  Putin should nuke Tel Aviv and blame North Korea. 

I mean, IF we want ALL the saber rattling to end. 

Oh and Jews, no one would ACTUALLY care.  Downvote away but don't kid yourselves.

TheLastTrump's picture

Wow. Nazi much, asshole?

 

The overwhelming majority of Americans think you and your kind are ridiculous losers.

PleasedToMeatYou's picture

Not a friend of the single issue jooooo bashers.  But, I wouldn't mind if Tel Aviv got a much-overdue radioactive spanking. 

Bryan's picture

Seriously.  What is up with the joofest going on in America?  Who cares what nationality or religion evil comes from?  Why target one particular country or religion when evil is a human trait that permeates every person on the planet?  Nothing like stereotyping to distract from one's own faults, eh?

 

Jesus said it best in Matthew 7:3