Japan Shows Footage Of US Aircraft Carrier Just Hours Away From Korea

Tyler Durden's picture

After a mangled deployment of Trump's aircraft carrier "armada" during which miscommunication between the White House and the Pentagon meant the USS Carl Vinson would arrive off the North Korea coast weeks after what Trump had initially suggested, on Saturday Japan's public broadcaster NHK aired footage of the U.S. aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of Nagasaki prefecture in southern Japan, hours after the latest failed ballistic missile test by North Korea..

NHK said it shot the footage Saturday morning from a helicopter. Nagasaki is in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands. On Friday, the Vinson conducted joint training with two Japanese destroyers and two Japanese F-15 fighter jets in waters further south off the Japanese island of Okinawa.

The USS Carl Vinson is heading north toward the Korean peninsula over rising concerns the Kim regime may conduct another nuclear test, one day after Pyongyang provoked not only the US but also China and Russia with its latest failed missile test.

Since Nagasaki is just a few hundred kilometers away from the Korean coast, and less 800 km from Pyongyang (by air), it will likely reach its destination off the Korean coast during the next few hours.

Meanwhile, according to AP, shortly after receiving notice that North Korea had conducted another missile launch, one of Tokyo's major subways systems said it had shut down all lines for 10 minutes early Saturday. Tokyo Metro official Hiroshi Takizawa said service was halted on all nine lines at 6:07 a.m. It resumed at 6:17 a.m. after it was clear there was no threat to Japan; the temporary suspension affected 13,000 passengers.  Takizawa says it was the first time service had been stopped in response to a missile launch. Train service is generally suspended in Japan immediately after large earthquakes. Tokyo Metro decided earlier this month to stop for missile launch warnings as well.

Earlier on Satirday, Japan protested the latest missile launch by North Korea: Abe spokesman Yoshihide Suga said that a ballistic missile firing would be a flagrant "violation of U.N. security council resolutions." He added that Japan "cannot accept repeated provocation by North Korea" and had "lodged a strong protest against North Korea." Japan has become increasingly concerned in recent weeks about the possibility of a North Korean missile attack targeting Japan or U.S. forces stationed in Japan.

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Mango327's picture

Here we go...



Consuelo's picture



 If one is going to try and come off as a wise old sage - talking about the 'path they have walked' (at probably not a hair over 30 years of age...), perhaps something a bit more becoming than a tank top and an awkward camera angle, might be a bit more appropriate...? 

IridiumRebel's picture

Dude traveled with Phish, man....HE KNOWS, MAN!!!!

Dickweed Wang's picture

. . . the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group sailing off the coast of Nagasaki prefecture in southern Japan, . .


Are they sending a subliminal message here or what??

HowdyDoody's picture

The Japs should have asked them to sail offshore close to Fukoshima. That would have been a subliminal message.

Giant Meteor's picture

Yes, it is always subliminal messages, some of them not so subliminal ..

ExpendableOne's picture

The area between Korea, Japan and Russia is like a big bathtub.  Not a whole lot of manuevering room.  Exits are narrow too.  Paging Admiral Ackbar, paging Admiral Ackbar...


cherry picker's picture

I am really concerned about the USA dropping MOABs, testing missiles, having ICBMs just a few miles from our borders.as well as its fleet of drones, use of psycho mercenaries and overall insistence of waging war on this planet.

I would like China and Russia to put their best defense systems on our soil as I don't trust Forrest Trump, McCain, Graham, General Mad Fog and the CIA murderers and "We tortured some folks" idiots.

Canada doesn't buy into all the bullshit coming from Washington DC and we need to prepare ourselves against the Axis of Evil, USA, UK and whoever else they can get to participate in their atrocities.


Gravatomic's picture

Also what is very disconcerting is Trump putting words and ideas in Xi's mouth. They are mocking him, bigly. And western media projects, China is there to help with refugees. Yes and Russia is sending armored units, tanks and S-300 air defenses along with the Chinese army mobilization on the border to 'help' with refugees.

land_of_the_few's picture

This would be a great time to light them up, I mean illuminate them with radar just to let them know that the neighbors are not at all happy about the Pirate Fleet.

restelle's picture

What shitty video.  Focus, focus prease.

Gravatomic's picture

Aircraft carriers are so last century. For force projection on smaller less defended nations. With the appearance very soon of hypersonic nuke tipped cruise missiles any object that large is going to be toast. The US Navy understood and capitulated to this fact a long time ago. Many of the sailors 'rescued' went on to contaminate their rescue ships.

tmosley's picture

Very true. They would be worse than useless in a war against China or Russia.

It's a good thing they are our ally and neutral respectively on this mission.

silverer's picture

China is mass producing iPhones, oops...I mean anti-ship missiles to counter the threat.

Consuelo's picture



They may indeed be 'last century', but the Taxpayer-funded $$$ which MIC contractors shovel in to keep building these hulks aren't...

Deep Snorkeler's picture

It is taking heavier and heavier doses of propaganda

to maintain my feverish hysteria.

silverer's picture

"Japan TV Shows Footage"
Did they really get that clip from a Russian Flanker fly by? lol

Jam's picture

Maybe someone you clue me in here, it would appear to me a Carrier like this is a sitting duck.

tmosley's picture

Sure would be, if the Norks could launch a missile without it exploding within seconds.

Electronic warfare is a hell of a force multiplier.

There's picture

There were no trees to hide behind.

elephant's picture

Going the way of the tank.  Slow and vulnerable.

homiegot's picture

Hey, you're sharp! The whole point of this is to dare those slant fucks into aggression so we can, once and for all, take out their capabilities to build nukes. 

Hillarys Server's picture


Didn't the US send the Lusitania to where the u boats were to purposely get it sunk so they could get into WW1?

Crush the cube's picture

No, because the Lusitania wasn't a US ship, it was a British Auxiliary Navy ship, built ti military specs as all commercial British ships were back than with fixed gun mounts.  The problem with it was while in New York it picked up the new guns to be installed when it arrived back in Britain, and the Germans knew it.  That's why they published a warning in the NY papers, and why it's cargo manifest remains classified to this day.

The British still pull the same crap to this day, they had a British Airways jumbo impounded for a while in China when it was discovered it had a chemical warfare dispersal package built in a few years back.

land_of_the_few's picture

What's the standoff range of a Tu-160 Tu-22M3 or Tu-95MS with antiship cruise missile? Those would be called Bear-H by the illiterate in the West, except there is no "H" in Russian. Good luck landing those carrier planes on the water.

Thom Paine's picture

An attack on a carrier group would need to cooridanted and multi-focal in order to overwhelm its defenses/counter measures and strike response.  Mines, radar jamming, long range missile attack, drones, submarine attack, robot-subs, air launched missiles, patrol boar launched, EMP and so on. If you were really that keen to knock out a carrier group.  Then again the US has land bases just about everywhere in the world as well.

land_of_the_few's picture

You don't think they have thought about that already?

HRClinton's picture

I recall the boys in Pentagon calling it Bandwidth Overload.

Boomberg's picture

What a crappy video. Please hire ISIS (CIA) for propaganda productions.

HowdyDoody's picture

Rita Katz Productions must be looking for a new gig by now.

orangegeek's picture

Operation, "kill that fucking NK fat kid" is about to commence.


Lot's of footage of that NK fat kid's head getting exploded please.

land_of_the_few's picture

It's never too late to ship some fresh rope to the Hague.

silverer's picture

I thought they were going to call it "Operation Only Haircut".

Mazzy's picture

Brace for false-flag attack.

Lostinfortwalton's picture

How about "US Carrier to arrive in friendly South Korean waters in a few hours".

wmbz's picture

I'm sure just the thought of a new "conflict" has 'Ol McShitstain wacking off like drunk monkey.

With Lindy Graham there with him, to lend a hand!

There's picture

A Hundred days and more than a hundred Gaffs, Screw ups, Lies, Distortions, Provocations, Reversals, Confusions and Grafts.

A Hundred more Promises and Wonderful Platitudes and thousands of Americans still drunk on Hope..

And a Hundred more corrupt deals for the Trump Organization. 

Bananas anyone?


I Write Code's picture

Show some footage of the SHIELD heli-carrier.  And where is Tony Stark?

natronic's picture


God is The Son's picture

I though NAGASAKI was NUKED.

homiegot's picture

We're just now getting around to our victory lap on that.

silverer's picture

The Nagasaki bomb was way off target, whereas the Hiroshima bomb hit within 100 feet of target. Believe it or not, some mountains saved the nearby Mazda factory from serious damage, and they continued on to go hmmmmmmm.

ThanksIwillHaveAnother's picture

Notice how no one is talking about China and South Sea anymore?   NK is a smoke screen and China may call bullshit.

There's picture

Notice no one is talking about the Russia collusion question

cherry picker's picture

You don't have to believe in a God

But for the USA, their God is $.  That is it.

Where the $ is, that is where the USA be.

That is why Forrest Trump is walking around with a QuickBooks laptop printing out invoices to S.Korea for $1 Billion, Germany for $ for NATO and more.

All those so called patriots wearing uniforms, without the $, would they do it?


There's picture

Forrest Trump.... good one.

silverer's picture

Makes me want to mow the lawn.

God is The Son's picture

What is LYING TRUMP going to do? Fire his Defective Tomahawk Missles?