North Korea Threatens To Sink "Doomed" US Nuclear Submarine

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North Korea threatened to sink a US nuclear sub currently deployed in South Korean waters if the US take provocative action, responding to a statement from Donald Trump that the president won’t be “happy” if Pyongyang conducts another nuclear test.

After the US deployed a nuclear-powered submarine and an aircraft carrier to South Korean waters amid high Korean tensions, Yonhap reported that North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink the submarine, accusing America of stepping up military intimidation.

"The moment the USS Michigan tries to budge even a little, it will be doomed to face the miserable fate of becoming a underwater ghost without being able to come to the surface," the North's propaganda website Uriminzokkiri wrote in a vivid article. North Korea’s nuclear deterrent will assure that American aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and other military hardware will be “shattered into pieces of molten metal” if they threaten Pyongyang, the article read.

The North warned - once again using its dramatically vivid jingoist language - that "whether it's a nuclear aircraft carrier or a nuclear submarine, they will be turned into a mass of scrap metal in front of our invincible military power centered on the self-defense nuclear deterrence."

"The urgent fielding of the nuclear submarine in the waters off the Korean Peninsula, timed to coincide with the deployment of the super aircraft carrier strike group, is intended to further intensify military threats toward our republic," the website further claimed. According to the article, recent statements from the Trump administration indicate that Washington is close to implementing a strategic scenario in which an actual military confrontation is a real possibility.

Earlier on Sunday, Donald Trump told CBS that he “will not be happy” if North Korea conducts another nuclear test. When asked to clarify, the US president said: “I would not be happy. If he (North Korean supreme leader, Kim Jong-un) does a nuclear test, I will not be happy.”

“And I can tell you also, I don’t believe that the president of China, who is a very respected man, will be happy either,” Trump said, adding that he believes Xi Jinping was also “putting pressure” on North Korea to bring a halt to its nuclear tests.

CBS host John Dickerson then directly asked Trump whether US military action was possible, the US president replied: “I don’t know. I mean, we’ll see.”

The guided-missile submarine USS Michigan sailed into the South Korean port of Busan on April 25 before heading out to sea four days later. The Ohio-class submarine is reportedly conducting various drills. At the same time, the U.S. has also directed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the waters near South Korea. The supercarrier is currently engaged in a joint exercise with South Korean naval forces of the Korean peninsula.

The threat followed North Korea's failed missile launch. On early Saturday, North Korea fired off a ballistic missile which the South Korean military said exploded after flying only 71 kilometers. The launch marks the third missile test in April.

Trump told CBS that the failed test wasn’t significant enough to warrant action against North Korea. “This was a small missile. This was not a big missile. This was not a nuclear test, which he was expected to do three days ago. We’ll see what happens,” the president said.

Joint US-South Korean naval wargames, Foal Eagle, involving 20,000 Korean and nearly 10,000 American troops kicked off in the region on Sunday.

Washington has said that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and USS Michigan nuclear sub will remain in the area due to the spike in tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

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jcaz's picture

Kimmy is so butch.....

Manthong's picture


Well, the good news is that Kim young-un …

.. he can bitch all he wants but with the three major military powers on the planet breathing down his fat-ass throat… he is F’d  beyond all recognition…


How do you say Fubar in Korean ?


Manthong's picture

so.. termmie

you have nothing better to do with your time?

TruxtonSpangler's picture

Technically isnt it already sunk?

Manthong's picture




Like Terminus

macholatte's picture


Kimmy wins if he can kill tens of thousands, maybe millions, in South Korea before he is stopped. The media will forever blame Trump & Republicans and it will never end. It will be way worse than the bombing of Hiroshima.

After the war it’s a free-for-all to see which organization installs a puppet to run the North, USA or China?


Manthong's picture have a point....

the mountains in N Korea house only God knows how many artillary and missiles....

special ops are the only solution.


and termmie.. F you again


When you are in fight club, a slide swipe will eventually be met with a ball buster.

Kotzbomber747's picture

I've said this before, and I'll say it again: the Carl Vinson will do a few exercises and then fuck off again.

The 'Orange ADHD Twitter Addict' in the White House will find a new toy and this will fade out of the news.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Bellicose cry for war and aggression… is bring smile to Bankster, Politician, and MIC.

BaBaBouy's picture

Nuke powered SUB, probably loaded with a mess of Nuke missiles...

That would be an ecological disaster...Among Other things...
Plutonium vaporized into the air...

This is Fucked-Up...Get KIM'ster to the Neg Table...

Vageling's picture

Sorry. No carrots available. Maybe after being repeatedly beaten with a stick? Oh wait... No love. 

Well just fucking BOMB THEM! Ask McShame! 

beemasters's picture

Interesting...It's always North Korea that is doing the threatening. The US navy ships sailing to their territory is only an R&R holiday cruising???

jeff montanye's picture

beemasters your instincts are unerring.  i don't know how old you are but it is hilarious to watch the peace party democrats do a mccarthy on putin as stalin.  just as a reality check, about a year and a half ago i asked my american legion trivia team what chief executive of a nation state they most admired (obviously included obama).  american legion.  i got five putins and a netanyahu.

X- x3's picture

....excuse the *Interjection* ZH-readers, but BeeMaster's on the right track,

and, alot of the "hoggin' comments below" are for most critical thinkers, a waste of space.


Let me help with some food for thought:

01.11.2016 Author: F. William Engdahl

"If it weren’t for the fact that he is absolute dictator of a country with a formidable army and nuclear missile technology, North Korean President Kim Jong Un, the 290 pound, 32 year-old ruler would be a clown figure. Unfortunately for world peace, Kim Jong Un, while he is playing games with his rockets and threats of war, is serving the long-term interests of the USA, especially the military industrial complex, the Pentagon and State Department, whose priority increasingly is to make an Asia Pivot of military power projection to contain and isolate the Peoples’ Republic of China as well as Russia.

In the end of the 1990’s I had the chance occasion to have a chat with the late James R. Lilley. Lilley was at the Davos World Economic Forum and by chance had sat at my dinner table together with a delegation from the China Peoples’ Liberation Army. As I was the only westerner at the table he struck up a conversation, and as he saw I was more than conversant in global politics, he began talking, perhaps more than he should have with one he did not know.

James R. Lilley was no outsider. A member, together with his close friend, George H.W. Bush, of the infamous Yale University Skull & Bones secret society, Lilley served some three decades at the CIA along with Bush. Both Lilley and Bush were US Ambassadors to China.......


Big Twinkie's picture

Clearly a pivot -- at the exact time the flames were being stomped out in Syria, North Korea caught on fire.

Loanman26's picture

Yeah, by the way, where has that hamster McCain been ? awfully quiet the last couple of weeks.


PrintemDano's picture

SSBN's have the nuclear missiles...this is an SSGN which used to be an SSBN....Sorry,  No Nukes  for You..One Year!

Manthong's picture


..the quality of intellect on this page is no longer worth my interest or time .

jeff montanye's picture


i'll make a deal.  no more talking in two personas.  watch fucking persona until it stops.  that's art.  you are starting to border on boring.

johngaltfla's picture

So let's see, the Norks claim they can sink a SSGN.

Yet they can't find their Great Leader's dick with a magnifying glass and 20 hookers to excite him.

The Nork Navy is not what I would call "intimidating" to our submariners.

jeff montanye's picture

i'm going to have to have a link for that second paragraph.

at a minimum.

dogismycopilot's picture

Kim Jong Un is the ULTIMATE SJW. Havent you figured it out? His dad gave him everything, he was never spanked, he never worked a day in his life, no one has ever told him 'no', and he is a fat guy who has gout from too much booze and meat.

NK is famous for negotating from a position of "my way or no way". Trump and President Kushner at least no how to make a deal.

What you are seeing is the world's largest SJW/Millenial temper tantrum in the world. You really want to wait 20 years to see if Fat Boy 'mellows out'. 

Fuck that. Let's wipe him out and liberate those hawt North Korean chicks. The world can always use more half-starved super models to replace those idiots who promoted the Fyre Festival.

jeff montanye's picture

who would have thought that zh would have drawn jong un's nanny?  

for a guy who was never spanked he certainly learned how to do some spanking.

SoDamnMad's picture

Sure , get him to the table like all the other times.  "I be good, whelly. You go home and we have piece in Korea. You pay me gold and currency like chocolate boy gave Iran. You give me much food. Take your military out, even Japanese Okinawa. All will be OK"

And all the while he builds and tests more missiles. Builds and tests more nucear weapons.  And maybe, just maybe, like the Easter bunny and Santa Claus you will all get your wish and he will be very, very good.   OR NOT

HardAssets's picture

Yes, we know that so much is a Lie today.

Maybe lil' Kim is an imminent threat, - and maybe not.
Who knows.

Suspicions are raised when the U.S. and Israel actually launched their airstrikes against Syria, however.

Is N. Korea just another diversion ?

jeff montanye's picture


is north korea just another diversion?

no.  no, it's not.  it is a state independent of the united states of america and, as such, subject to extinction.

land_of_the_few's picture

They should negotiate one-off R&R stopoff including supervised shore leave in Pyongyang without any nastiness, and enforced 1920s levels of politeness.

Willing to bet those ladies are not starved or eating Rat Teriyaki and are actually pretty cultured.

Smiles all round, diplomatic act of the century.


jeff montanye's picture

you are far closer to the truth than the words fail me that direct u.s policy today.  israel fears north korea because israel doesn't want any suitcase bombs, which they will be very subject to until they embrace the one state solution advocated by their president (a largely ceremonial title but still we paid attention to biden).


Avatar Of Failure's picture

I expect more effective solution.

Tactical nukes.

Secret Weapon's picture

Just ignore him and let China deal with it.  His type thrives on the attention.  Seriously, he is only a threat to his own people, kind of like our own government. 

FX223's picture

Came to say something like ^^^ this.  I couldn't do better so tip of the hat and up vote. 

jeff montanye's picture


you people are disarming in your naivety.  euphemistic for ignorant.

don't look.  how many people has the u.s killed since 9-11?

how about kim un?  and he should get a reduction for lack of degree of difficulty when using anti-aircraft ordinance.

major major major major's picture

The U.S. only kills people for peace though, Jeff.

Citxmech's picture

The US government is a threat to more than just Americans.

dogismycopilot's picture

Fat Boy the SJW is a role model for ANTIFA.

You don't ignore these types of people.

You beat their ass down and then you piss on their unconcious body.

El Crusty's picture

Ignoring them worked great for decades. Now the problem is they have nuclear weapons and before long they will be able to put one on a missile that is capable of hitting a target. Every one of these missle test, even if the missile fails they learn something from it and apply that to the next one they test. Eventually they will get it right, or at least right enough. Then we have a pretty serious problem on our hands. NK can't obliterate us with a dozens of ICBMs like Russia or China can, but they can completely cripple us and cause millions of deaths and leave us almost totally defenseless to everyone else with only one if they use it right. One nuke detonated at around 300 miles above the center or the US would cause a massive EMP burst that would instantly send the majority of the country to the 1800's. it would take years just to even get the power grid back online, at least a decade to get back to where we were before.


You know how we all bitch about millenials who were special snowflakes, told they were special totally coddled and told how and what to think from day one, now they've grown up to be complete morons who believe any bullshit they hear that makes them feel like they are right, totally entitled, cant ever be told they are wrong etc etc? This kim jung un grew up in exactly the same kind of enviroment and he now runs a country, and has his military putting every resource the country has into building nukes and icbms. think about that for a bit.

Manthong's picture guess is that even the most aggressive war mongers will figure out that a stealth mission is the best solution.

jeff montanye's picture

no.  no they won't.

because they don't want to.  they want to be seen as the ones who did it.

stealth could be his second cousin thrice removed and her lesbian lover/blackout tai quan do expert.

JLee2027's picture

Clinton gave them nukes. Why would Trump be blamed for wanting to take them away?

jeff montanye's picture

well, you could say that lafayette gave the u.s. artillery pieces.  still we blamed britain for wanting to take them away.

see how that works?

as for clinton, you are on your own.  they both need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  

book 'em dano..

commishbob's picture

Everything south of the DMZ will be known as "Korea."

Everything north of the DMZ will be the newest Province of China. 

jeff montanye's picture


but why not give it an additional test?  bust up north korea into the most communist and least communist parts (by vote) and let each by administered by china and south korea respectively.  

then let's see what happens.

Syruplicker's picture

>After the war it’s a free-for-all to see which organization installs a puppet to run the North, USA or China?

It's already been decided. IF anything happens at all.

What's really going on that they're distracting us from with this?

techpriest's picture


- California descending into chaos
- Bubbles bursting
- Congress being unwilling and unable to do anything about the regulatory agencies
- Clintons getting the rest of their cash offshore
- And the fact that our "leaders" are largely unnecessary and in the way of progress, and that we would be better off cleaning up our own country for the next 20 years instead of screwing with everyone else

jeff montanye's picture

how could anyone downvote you??  

i mean the list goes on for miles but what you say (i take it you live in ca.) is unobjectionable.

let's focus on the clintons as they are the most slippery.

and, apropos of hillary's recent beatdown (and slippery):

DieselChadron's picture

anyone get the feeling cia or mossad might be sending out all these ultra-provocative nkorea messages?