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:

  • N. KOREA WARNS OF OPERATION ON SIGNS OF U.S. PROVOCATION: KCNA
  • N. KOREA SAYS U.S. WAR HYSTERIA TO BRING MISERABLE END: KCNA
  • N. KOREA CAN STRIKE BEFORE ANY U.S. PRE-EMPTIVE ATTACK: KCNA
  • N.KOREA SAYS IT COULD CARRY OUT PRE-EMPTIVE OPERATION ONCE U.S. SHOWS SIGNS OF PROVOCATION -KCNA CITING MILITARY SPOKESMAN
  • N.KOREA SAYS IT IS SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING STRATEGY TO STRIKE GUAM WITH MID-TO-LONG RANGE MISSILES -KCNA
  • N.KOREA SAYS STRIKE ON GUAM WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN A CONSECUTIVE, SUCCESSIVE WAY ONCE LEADER KIM JONG UN GIVES ORDER

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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Silversides's picture

Must be the brink of war, gold is up up 0.06%!

MsCreant's picture

I know right? I keep looking at that in dismay (I really shouldn't I have been around here too long).

There is no market, anywhere. 

Until there is...

Yen Cross's picture

   Can you guys please wait until after the 21st before you blow the shit out of eachother?   I really want to watch the solar eclipse.

silverer's picture

Yes, the solar eclipse is a better choice than nuclear winter.

attila404's picture

Why? After this is set and done, you will have a permanent solar eclipse :)

indygo55's picture

As part of the welfars received by the imagrants in europe and the US there should be a requirement for them to enlist in the ARMY for 2 years. Send them to South Korea and you kill two birds with one stone. No pun intended. 

silverer's picture

Nothing Kim has said is technically flawed. They still have not attacked anyone, and they are still inside their borders. Wasn't that the case with Lebanon, Syria, and soon to be bombed and invaded Iran? Iran has never invaded another country in their entire history, from what I've read.

NDXTrader's picture

The Persian Empire invaded a few

American Snipper's picture

Maybe they will show it in IMAX!

wisebastard's picture

well California did want to separate from the USA so you know....

hooligan2009's picture

fake news.

my anonymouse (sic) sources tell me that the CIA used one of its tools to "release" the story on Reuters.

NK does not have a weapon with the accuracy to get within 100 miles of Guam which is 2,000 miles away without being intercepted.

http://dateandtime.info/distance.php?id1=4044012&id2=1871859

Anteater's picture

Exactly true, and I used to be a technical magazine editor in Asia,

and re-reading this 'communique' again, after the laughter at

Trump finally blowing his cover and exposing himself to America

as someone willing to throw SIX MILLION PEOPLE TO SATAN in

order to hide Donald Jr and Little Jared's treasonous perfidy with

the Soviet mafiya, after the laughter, I re-read that communique

and am fairly certain the 'real portion is at the top, where DPRK

is complaining through ordinary diplomatic channels that USA

is back in the air over Korea today, but THE REST OF THE 

COMMUNIQUE appears to me to be written by an AI bot.

 

Then if DPRK is merely complaining, and USA is merely

staging a JP-SK-US war games, then the Shock and Awe

Fire and Brimstone missives from Dear Leader are just to

point the news cycle away from Mueller about to arrest him!

 

TRUMP IS GOING DOWN IN THE FED INVESTIGATION!!

THIS IS ALL BRUTAL AND EVIL SPOOF ON AMERICANS!!

HE'S TRYING TO CIRCE THE BROWN-SHIRT WAGONS!

smallbedbug's picture

September, September...23, 2017

oak's picture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQxW_ipxEEo this is nk military parade (2017). looking at kim's eyes, which were cold, he had determined to do something unknown.

ZeroLounger's picture

At 32:22, they are all lined up in the street in front of skyscrapers. Surreal.  What the video shows, is that NK never accepted the ass-whoopin' the U.S. gave them.  All these years, they've had a chip on their shoulder and the only thing on their minds was REVENGE.

edotabin's picture

It would be very interesting to know what they are taught in military school. Does the top brass know what happened? For public consumption, they have the "we repelled the American dogs" theme going full force.

Sizzurp's picture

At some point you have to take Fat boy at his word and accept the fact that he plans on using nukes against us.  If that is the case it really only leaves the US one option.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Mutually Assured Destruction is a bizarre "game." You have to convince your adversary that you WILL use nuclear weapons against him if provoked or threatened. If you are convincing, the other side will believe this ... and not attack you. 

I get what's he doing. He probably feels it's the only way he can prevent America from invading his nation. He might very well be right. 

This is the type thinking that develops after one nation HAS invaded and attacked so many other (non-nuclear) nations. 

 

pine_marten's picture

America is never going to invade NK.  China however might.

GoingBig's picture

Trump is such an idiot he doesn't know when to shut the fuck up. Kim is equally stupid and may actually try to do something. How are you Trump voters feeling? Good? Even Hillary wouldn't be so stupid and that is saying something

FreeShitter's picture

Nigga please, trump or hillary would both report to their banker bosses as ordered.

dogismycopilot's picture

hey fuckstick, we are at this point because Bill and Hillary gave Fat Fuck's dad all the help he needed to make nuclear weapons.

cherry picker's picture

Typical gang behavior.

Mouthpieces all and nowhere to be found when blood starts flowing,  leaving it up to gang members to finish the work.

In this case the gang members are military.

As usual the victims in either country want no part of any of this.

WorkingClassMan's picture

Get your marshmallows and ginger bread ready, it's warmin' up fast.

Last of the Middle Class's picture

My money's on Kim will launch if he gets the chance. Nothing says "batshit crazy" like a fucked up hair do. I'm just hoping he'll crystallize the east coast as I don't want to deal with prevailing winds from west coast damage. Oh, and could you wait a couple more days I've still got 6 more episodes of Ozark to work through. Other than that got canned goods, tp. .223 and shit ton of water, I'm good to go.

joeyusa's picture

OUR SUBS PARKED OFF NK WITH PRESELECTED TARGETS ONE ORDER FROM PRESIDENT LITTLE PIGGY FRIED BACON WITHIN 10 MINUTES -- AND ANOTHER OBSERVATION “They will be met with the fire and fury like the world has never seen'' I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP MIGHT OF LET A CAT OUT OF THE BAG ''THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN'' I HAVE A FEELING OUR MILITARY JUST MIGHT HAVE SOME KIND OF ''NEW'' WEAPON SYSTEM THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN- LETS HOPE SO-US MILITARY HAS BEEN FLYING SMALL SPACE SHUTTLE IN SPACE FOR YEARS NOW -''NO'' ONE KNOWS WHAT THEY HAVE OR BEEN BUILDING - LOOK UP TO THE HEAVENS FAT BOY

Secret Weapon's picture

North Korean sleeper cells parked in our ten largest metro areas awaiting the order or lack of order from Lil Kim. Next thing you know they take out our mega transformers with 50 cal AP rounds or release one nasty ass bio weapon in a couple of shopping malls.  Heave you ever heard of assymetrical warfare?  Look it up - then grow up.  

Duc888's picture

 

 

Airborne LASER, Navy Rail gun (kinetic)....or the big boys... TR3-B's.  Not to mention the old skool Satellite weapons.  Lotsa toys the mullets have never seen yet.

ClownBaby's picture

Nothing says "batshit crazy" like a fucked up hair do.

 

For you young men out there, this applies to women also. You've been warned.

apike3137's picture

so who was the "war hawk" again?

 

 

johnnycanuck's picture

Kim Wee Dong is China's pitbull and they give it more chain now and then to embarrass the likes of Herr Beakendeeoffalot, the consumate Yankee bullshitter.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

therealestg9's picture

Who else loves the dramatic style of writing the North Koreans use? I read it in a heavy Asian accent and think it's hilarious.

chosen's picture

Read it like Fu Manchu.

Wexx's picture

Read Trump's lines like Slim Pickens. Funny as hell.

Karmageddon's picture

The Norks cannot hope to defeat the US in a shooting war, but I do believe they can fuck our shit up on their way down to hell. We shoulld all tread carefully on this one. North Korea ain't Iraq... these mofos have been prepping for an engagement for the better part of a century.

Fundies's picture

Kim having a bad hair day ? Battle of the bad hair do's.

FRLEPU's picture

I don't know what to think about the fact that Shep Wave called the high today knowing exactly when to sell. I think they are still in contact with Goldman.

chosen's picture

As I said a few months ago, carpet bomb Kim Long Dung's little shit country.

johnnycanuck's picture

Murika did that once already. Ever read any history?  Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing and expecting a different result

Trump can't bet the farm on the hand he's showing.  Better to focus on trade imbalance with China and push the South Korea self defense angle with full backing of US resources.

The Chinese quasi communists think they are really quite powerful what with their dictatorship domestic powers and financial backing from so many Western Corporations and bankers whose sole interest is themselves.  Souless, Nationless, International grifters have no morals nor allegiance to any Country.

Duc888's picture

 

 

Isn't your poofter over there now sucking Nork dick?

HorseRancher's picture

 "pre-emptive operation once the US shows signs of provocation"

 

as in Jerry Brown tosses hat in to presidential ring.  We will show you who

exceeds at socialism....take that Kim Jock Strap!

Apocalypse Wow's picture

Now if Kimmy does a Preemptive, everyone will ask why Trump were you babbling all this time and not pulling the trigger first?

Nice guys finish last they say.

aloha_snakbar's picture

Feels like a major distraction to me. Lets face it...all of the intel we have on NK comes from Uncle Scam; anyone else see the problem here?

So we can NOT focus on stuff like the fact that there have been SEVEN volcanos pop off in the ring of fire in the last TWENTY FOUR HOURS. Or that earthquake intensity in said are is inching ever upward. Of about that rumor I heard that top level scientists at the USGS have been colluding to under-report/not report recent deep earthquakes. Yeah, lets all obsess about the fat guy who dresses like Hillary Clinton, who Uncle Scam claims is a BAD MAN....

cherry picker's picture

Are they natural quakes or is USA underground testing again?

aloha_snakbar's picture

I dont know...going to have to assume they are natural...

hooligan2009's picture

drain the shale oil, shift the plates?

cherry picker's picture

What can nukes do to USA?

If it hits a city all you gold bugs will discover the gold is splattered all over the place with no one left to horde or spend it.

Crypto?  That will vanish with the collapse of the internet.

Cash?  That burns and melts too.

Stock market?  History.

POTUS and Congress with families?  Hiding in bunkers, feeling important.

Rest of us that may survive?  Looking for non nuked food and water and shelter.  I heard caves are a good bet.  Forget about modern plumbing, sewage and electricity or the grocery store.

Is all of this bullshit worth it?

Not in my mind.

Duc888's picture

 

 

If anyone on this thread actually wants to spend time worrying about nukes, please ignore ICBM.s and worry about what comes into out ports in shipping containers,  That is a valid "worry" ok?

 

Second would be subs offshore.  ICBM's are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fucking Depeche Mode 1980's