North Korea Responds To Trump Threat, Says It Is "Seriously Considering" Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike On Guam

Tyler Durden's picture

Challenge accepted.

If Trump thought that his bluff would be sufficient to finally shut up North Korea, and put an end to Kim's provocative behavior, well... bluff called because North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency reported moments ago that not only did N.Korea escalate the tensions up another notch, but explicitly warned that it could carry out a "pre-emptive operation once the US shows signs of provocation", and that it is "seriously considering a strategy to strike Guam with mid-to-long range missiles."

Story highlights from Reuters:


And the full report:

U.S Should be Prudent under Present Acute Situation: Spokesman For KPA Strategic Force


Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) released the following statement on August 8:


Recently, the U.S. test-fired ICBM Minuteman-3 at its Vandenberg Air Force Base in Califrnia State targeting the DPRK, the fourth one this year, openly staged an actual nuclear strike drill targeting the strategic objects of the DPRK by mobilizing its nuclear strategic bombers formation stationed at its Anderson Air Force Base on Guam in the Pacific. It is driving the regional situation to an extreme pitch by bringing various kinds of nuclear strategic hardware before the very eyes of the DPRK. The Strategic Force of the KPA has taken special note of such maneuvers.


Such military maneuvers of the U.S. may provoke a dangerous conflict under the present extremely acute situation prevailing on the Korean peninsula.


Typically, the nuclear strategic bombers from Guam frequent the sky above south Korea to openly stage actual war drills and muscle-flexing in a bid to strike the strategic bases of the DPRK. This grave situation requires the KPA to closely watch Guam, the outpost and beachhead for invading the DPRK, and necessarily take practical actions of significance to neutralize it.


In the morning of August 8 the air pirates of Guam again appeared in the sky above south Korea to stage a mad-cap drill simulating an actual war.


Supreme Commander of the revolutionary forces of the DPRK Kim Jong Un, estimating the nature of the military action taken by the U.S. forces in the Asia-Pacific region, once recommended examination of a powerful and effective action plan for containing the U.S. imperialists' aggression hardware as the U.S. forces are resorting to inappropriate and reckless military actions in the sensitive area, while going on the rampage in the waters off the Korean peninsula and the Pacific waters.


The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the U.S. major military bases on Guam including the Anderson Air Force Base in which the U.S. strategic bombers, which get on the nerves of the DPRK and threaten and blackmail it through their frequent visits to the sky above south Korea, are stationed and to send a serious warning signal to the U.S.


It should immediately stop its reckless military provocation against the state of the DPRK so that the latter would not be forced to make an unavoidable military choice.


The plan is to be soon reported to the Supreme Command soon after going through full examination and completion and will be put into practice in a multi-concurrent and consecutive way any moment once Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the nuclear force of the DPRK, makes a decision.


The execution of this plan will offer an occasion for the Yankees to be the first to experience the might of the strategic weapons of the DPRK closest. 


Explicitly speaking again, the strategic weapons which the DPRK manufactured at the cost of blood and sweat, risking everything, are not a bargaining  thing for getting acknowledgement from others and for bartering for anything, but they serve as substantial military means for resolutely countering the  U.S. political and economic pressure and military threat as what has been observed now.


Will only the U.S. have option called "preventive war" as is claimed by it?


It is a daydream for the U.S. to think that its mainland is an invulnerable Heavenly kingdom.


The U.S. should clearly face up to the fact that the ballistic rockets of the Strategic Force of the KPA are now on constant standby, facing the Pacific Ocean and pay deep attention to their azimuth angle for launch.


It should make a proper option so as not to regret today in the future.

Incidentally, here is a 1999 interview courtesy of @NorthmanTrader, laying out Donald Trump's thoughts on launching a pre-emptive strike on North Korea.

Needless to say, with both leaders determined to keep escalating until the adversary folds, this seemingly inevitable military conflict will not have a happy ending.

The good news for Guam, is that the US has had a THAAD anti-ballistic missile battery on the Pacific island since 2015; in fact it was the first permanent deployment of THAAD outside continental United States.

On the American Territory of Guam in the western Pacific, is Task Force Talon, the world’s only deployed and active THAAD battery site. This is the world’s newest missile defense capability that can intercept missiles in lower space and in the upper atmosphere with its extremely powerful, long range X-Band radar that defends U.S. soil and American citizens in Guam against North Korean ballistic missiles. Equally important, Task Force Talon projects U.S. strategic air power into Asia through B-52 bombers deployed at Anderson Air Force Base and a U.S. submarine navy port as well as the largest American fuel and munitions depot in the Pacific. Last month, the B-52 squadron from Guam was used in power projecting flights over the internationally disputed artificial Chinese islands in the South China Sea. This squadron has also  flown over the DMZ in warning to North Korea in the past. Task Force Talon in Guam remains indispensable not only for American power projection, but also delivering extended deterrence for U.S. allies in the Asia Pacific region.

Finally, here is the statement issued moments ago by Madeline Z. Bordallo, Guam rep.

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Knobbius's picture

You would use Aegis systems with the new block SM3 missiles to do this mission from the sea.  That's an excellent and proven system that can shoot down stuff all the way up to low earth orbit, and early mid-course for some targets.  Since the NORKS launch ranges are all so close to the ocean, we and the Japanese (who also have Aegis-equipped ships) could just park a few of these ships off the coast and impose a missile moratorium.  Any missile fired from NK will still be in boost phase when it gets out over the ocean.  In other words, it will still be a relatively slow-moving giant metal tube with 2,000 degree combustion gases coming out of the ass end.  Easy targets....    

PT's picture

knukles re"... and radiation to augment Fukushima ..." :

Good point.  Perhaps this is all a ploy to hide the Fukushima radiation - "Naaaah, all that radiation is from the US/Nork war, not from Fuku!"

Well, the Deep State is so desperate for a war, they couldn't get Hillary and Syria so perhaps now they'll get Trump and the NorKs instead.  I guess it is better than nothing to them.  That's a hell of a price for the NorKs to pay just to try and make the rest of the world forget PizzaGate, DWS, Clinton Foundation, Arkancide ...

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Huh? Who is treating him like a priority these days?

TheDude1224's picture

Hey man, don't you understand that like, we have you surrounded? Your best threat is to go after Guam? C'mon man, you know you aren't going to be supported by your local governments, you will be left to dust.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

North Korea Responds To Trump Threat, Says It Is "Seriously Considering" Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strike On Guam

My response: Last week it was the USA mainland that was being threatened, now it is GUAM???

Seems to me that someone just SOILED THEIR UNDERWARE and it isn't the USA.

The LITTLE FAT MAN may be eating some HUMBLE PIE while trying to SAVE FACE!!!

My crotch itches's picture

I absolutely don't believe that Kim has a good enough missle guidance system to be accurate enough to hit a target as far away as Guam.  He's have to do it another way.

The Blank Stare's picture

I'd say it's about time for that featureless black monolith sitting around Jupiter to launch a preemptive strike.

barkingbill's picture

it would be incredibly stupid. there would be massive retalliation if they could hit a target there. who is he kidding?

a Smudge by any other name's picture

That's the real hoot. What exactly would he be pre-empting? His retirement?

OccamsCrazor's picture

he can barely get a missile into the ocean. 

keep the bastards honest's picture

Dude, have a look, your cuntry has Guam  filled wiht US planes and such and hot to trot  to attack NK, They have been doing 'practices' ie  threatening.

MsCreant's picture

Full Traumatic Brain Injury. Never go FTBI.

booboo's picture

Speaking of...."Get John McCain in an upright position in bed, you move his mouth and I will say Bomb them"

MsCreant's picture

Do you have to put your hand up his ass to do that? My arm ain't that long, and I don't really wanna go there...

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Do you have to put your hand up his ass to do that? My arm ain't that long, and I don't really wanna go there...

And you'd have to remove Linsey Graham's War Willy from there first. Ugh!

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Re: McCain

Shit, I hadn't thought about him. There's a chance he could live long enough to see the bombs and missiles fly. The last words he might hear are, "Senator, we are at war with North Korea."

The old bastard will die with a smile on his face.

SheHunter's picture

McInsane.  Let's just bungee/duct tape him to the first launched warhead.  He'll die with a grand woody.  Oh wait....he hasn;t see a woody for 30 years.

vaporland's picture

he sees lindsey graham's all the time...

Fiscal.Enema's picture

NorK has the biggest stockpile of nerve agents and Bio weapons. Kim is Jim Jones with NBC at his disposal. He believes in his divinity. There will be a HOT WAR. Energy weapons will be used.

dogismycopilot's picture

NK will use its bio and chemical weapons. They will have no choice. 


land_of_the_few's picture

Then SK should absolutely encourage a war. Real smart.

Stef1304's picture

Make no mistakes.

NK have a very clear understanding about what the US means while talking about "preemptive war".

Recent history is very clear. 

Irak, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Vietnam, etc...

All those countries were martyrised by US military. 

Also, they probably have seriously studied US approach to war in those previous military conflicts.

So you can bet that NK are truly prepared to responds with all they got. 

They also should have found out that they have no other real option against the US (no air force, nor any serious means to protect themselves against a full US agression ), beside the nukes "repellent". 

And, oh divine surprise, Guam is only a small island in the middle of "nowhere",

Check Google maps,143.3647481,8z?hl=fr

So, from NK point of view, nuking it could still be be considered a good option, if not their only chance, to deter US aggression. And therefore a lesser evil.

This all, from the perspective, of a leader maximus, who is afraid of loosing everything, in the Irak or Libyan style.

And by the way, remember that NK, in their official history, already has won a previous war against US. 

BarkingCat's picture

During the run-up to the first Iraq war as the US was building up forces on the Saudi border for months, I questioned Sadam's strategy. 

I would have attacked those forces while they were trying to stage and not wait to be attacked when they finally were at full strength. 

Same goes for the second Iraq war.  Sadam has already been through it before and yet made the same mistake. 

barkingbill's picture

so lets say they blow their wad. manage to hit guam. then they get destroyed (conventional, nuclear, whatever) by our retalliation, which no one could criticize us how is that a good move for them? 

vaporland's picture

EMP satellites and chem / bio weapons used in martyr retaliation

dogismycopilot's picture

I think they go for a release of biological weapons in Seoul as a soft first strike. 

keep the bastards honest's picture

NK is on the List, look how Milovec died, just weeks before found innocent of all trumped up charges, look how Gaddafi died after fixing up m his country to be a socialist paradise and about to offer a gold backed dinar and fix up his neighbours, sodomised in the street while  Clinton cackled... NK knows this, they have no choice but to  be prickly and dangerous. All the agreements with the US in the past have been broken by the uS. Probably thinks it better to die making a stand.

seems to be two sort of writers on the site here, those who  know the  background, and  those who just happen to have not followed stuff so are seeing it as just a crazy provocation by a dangerous madman or they have been following CNN and not up to speed yet.

Ajax-1's picture

I used to live on Guam. Believe me, Lil Kim would be doing the USA a huge favor by nuking that shit hole.

Racer's picture

Unfortunately the US gobments have a long history of doing just that and that their mental capability is that of an amoeba [apologies to all amoebae out there but you aren't too clever!]

MFL5591's picture

This is so ridiculos its hard to take seriously. 

Give Me Some Truth's picture

This is so serious that it has to be ridiculous.

HRClinton's picture

Fat boy was just manipulated into letting the US create a FF, by blasting Guam themselves. A la 9/11 insider job.

After that, they level NK.

floridasandy's picture



no war.

Diatom's picture

Kilometer size level is on...

OccamsCrazor's picture

It would be the LAST DICK wagging by Kim EVER, and very last nuke he launches, if he sends even a paper airplane 3' in the direction of Guam.  Yes, the US is provoking him. Yes, they have no compunction about wiping him and NK off the face of the planet.  

Our folks in the Pentagon are more war mongering than even Trump.  

Itchy trigger fingers don't make Trump a dull boy. 

Winston Churchill's picture

You'd better hope its the US thats all bark, unless you have a wish to glow in the dark.

Remember, they shoot rabid dogs.

The same rule applies in geo-plolitik.

East Indian's picture

"You'd better hope its the US thats all bark,

unless you have a wish to glow in the dark."


nice rhyme

HRClinton's picture

No need to be "Glow in the dark".

When they EMP the US, we'll be "Dancing in the dark" for months. 

That would do FAR greater damage, than dropping a nuke on a city.

Unless it's DC, of course.   ;-)

shimmy's picture

He may be. You know who else seems to be all bark and no bite? President pumpkin. Goes on and on about killary during the campaign about what he'd do to her if he got elected and then what does he do? Says she is a good person and has been through enough and that she will be left alone. 

Also doubtful the U.S would knock the hell out of them given the U.S can't even knock the hell out of third world nations like Iraq and Afghanistan.


Koba the Dread's picture

You're a tough guy, huh? Gonna knock his block off? Why don't you go over there and challenge him to a nude mud wrestling contest? Okay, I know why you don't do that. You know he'll wrestle you ass off and humiiiate you, you of the tough, tough words. You're all bark and no wood.

DJZZ's picture

So, your another keyboard commando?  You sound so tough.

stormsailor's picture

I'll send you home with a just pumped the neighbor's cat look on your face.

takeaction's picture

Well...the writing is on the wall for this one.  We are on our own.  If we are going to better be Non-Nuclear.....And if we are going to do it...hit this fuck with every fucking thing we got.  And Putin and Pres of China...have them on board and let it rip.  It looks like there is no other option at this point.  This game does need to be played correctly with all players on board.  

If you see another solution...??  I am all ears?

This will not end matter what.  Either sit on the sidelines and let him continue?  Or what else?

I am very torn?

Is this all fake propoganda to lead us into a huge distraction?

Is this the real deal??

Or is this all McCain and his Lover Graham trying for one more hail marry before McCain dies?


Bay Area Guy's picture

I agree completely that China and Russia had better be onboard if we start blasting the shit out of a country that just happens to border China along with a little bit of a border with Russia (that just happens to be relatively close to a major Russian naval port), Vladivostock.....429 miles by air from Pyongyang).  We also have to be onboard with South Korea since there's so much massed men and materiele along the DMZ, all pointing at Seoul (about 100 miles from Pyongyang).  And it likely wouldn't hurt to be onboard with Japan since the distance by air from Pyongyang to Nagasaki is 492 miles.

Let's also not forget that North Korea has a population of about 24 million people.  You start blowing the shit out their country and the population of North Korea is going to turn into migrants streaming into China and into South Korea by any means necessary.  So, not only do you have to be sure militarily you can do it without sacrificing Seoul and potentially southern Japan, you need to have a plan in place to handle the humanitarian disaster that's sure to occur.

If the past is predictive of the future, the odds are high that the US will strike without thinking through one damn thing about the reactions of these other countries and definitely without thikning about an end strategy.  It'll be like Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and all the other hell holes we've created, except this will be on the doorsteps of three of the leading economies in the world (South Korea, Japan and China).

To say this won't end well is a bit of an understatement.

Winston Churchill's picture

You misunderstand whats going on here.

Russia and China would love nothing better than the USA getting a very bloody nose right now.

The US simply cannot fight the norks in a conventional war, they've been digging in and preparing

defences since the end of the last war.

Short of nukes, the US is powerless.Use the nukes and the whole world will turn on the US.

Heads Kim wins,tails the USA loses.The trap that the US set for Russia, and Putin evadedin the Ukraine,

has been turned around on the USA.The US in its hubris is rushing right into an elephant trap.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Great points ... Except that Russia didn't invade or attack the Ukraine. 

If they had, I think Russia would once again own the Ukraine.

Winston Churchill's picture

Thats my point.The US/zato and the Ukes goaded Putin, massacreing russian speakers in the Donbass and Odessa, to invade the Ukraine.

Against a lot of pressure on the home front, he didn't fall into that trap, he could have taken Kiev in days if he gave the command.

This is his revenge served cold for Ukraine,with a big assist from China.

BarkingCat's picture

The Ukraine?? 

What about the Germany or the Poland or the Russia??

Is the North Korea going to attack the Japan if war starts?

What will the China do?