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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SmallerGovNow2's picture

Is it up to us?  Not in my mind...

gcjohns1971's picture

The problem with North Korea's attempt at Nuclear Diplomacy is that they forgot the "mutual" part of mutually assured destruction.

The US can spare Guam.  What can NK do without?

The irony is that there are a dozen or more insecure regimes in the world who look at Libya and say, "That wouldn't have happened if we had nukes".

If there is no NK or Guam tomorrow, the world might be a safer place.  

The only thing nukes MIGHT be said to have proven deterrence against is...other nukes.  There is no precedent showing nukes stopped their owners from being confronted conventionally.

Kim might be intelligent.

But he is absolutely naive.


edotabin's picture

He has made life-altering decisions.

learnofjesuits's picture

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NWO is Vatican agenda, get a clue already

The Gladiator's picture

For fuck's sake! Will you tin foil warriors please stop using the adult platform for your bullshit posts?

learnofjesuits's picture

man you angry, truth hurts, New World Order conspiracy of luciferians from vatican coming to public view

The Gladiator's picture

You have been here less than a year,yet you are telling us what the truth is? Go to bed. Kindergarten starts early tomorrow.

learnofjesuits's picture

just admire beautiful christian basilica in washington, why so scared, so many bs on this forum a little more won't hurt, would it ?

you CIA trolls are so funny, people are learning truth 3.5 milion views no stopping, soon everyone will know about jesuit Illuminati

Ricki13th's picture

Alright! Point blank these two are assholes. Christ it's like having two man-childs as leaders. Can't defend Trump on this bullshit.

order66's picture

Anyone who reads that gibberish and thinks there's a threat there needs to have some more Kim Chee

Duc888's picture



Thank you for your well informed reply.  +100000000000 uparrows.

chindit13's picture

Fuckhead Trump, fed a script by small dick assholes Miller and Bannon, ratcheted up the vitriol with his 'fire and fury' bullshit. Trump shits his Depends and some adult is going to have to clean up after him.

We have two batshit fucking crazy clowns running nuke powers, Kim Jong-un(chi)and Trump. Tillerson tried to take an adult and more measured approach the other day, and Haley tried to build international support at the UN, then Donny fucked up, shot off his mouth in the hope of taking attention off Russiagate and his all-time record low poll numbers, and now things could get ugly. South Koreans would take the brunt of any Trump idiocy, as 40,000 cannons are aimed at Seoul.

Trump, Bannon and Miller should be locked away. They are in way over their heads, incompetent, and complete fucking clowns.

Vageling's picture

What the fuck are you ranting about? What kinda double-speak world you live in? Haley tried to build support? Well, that's one way to put it. Not how I saw it. But keep crying me a river!

And neglect the fact previous presidents didn't do shit either. I mean... Why let facts get in the way, right? And 40K... You talk like it's a fact. Those are estimates... Those "40K" where there also under your beloved crying chimp as the dudes before him. But he was too busy droning sand fleas. Arming Islamic state. 

But hey... That doesn't fit your bias. Why won't you just get a clue. You're really biased and really pro Illery. How does one take you seriously? Muppet! 

Duc888's picture



You are misinformed. Hence your diatribe is pointless.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Again your magical nonsense is not the topic.

Dark star's picture

One presumes that the statement was released in the Korean language and the comic translation is a childish CIA mind game.

We are not impressed. Grow up.

Vageling's picture

Stay tuned for another episode of the Game of the Empire where the "evil villein" in the form of dear supreme chubby leader defies the Empire. Will he back down or retaliate? Stay tuned... And watch your twitta feed. Will Kim be fired? Watch this all unfold! 

bshirley1968's picture

Sure.  Makes a lot of sense to hit Guam.

About as much sense as Pearl did for the Japanese imperial navy.  Call down to Tokyo and see how that worked for them.  If Kim were that stupid, some general or group of generals would have already chopped his head off or given him that special cocktail. 

The propaganda shills that are writing this stuff really believe we are some stupid sob's.

jughead's picture

gotta plump up the next bogey man for slaughter. 

dirty fingernails's picture

Yep. At this point, if Kim kicked a dog the US would try to use it as justification for an attack. Pre-emptive nuking anywhere by NK would be suicide.


I keep harkening back to the reports that Trump questioned why he couldn't use nukes when being briefed.

Storm-Clouds's picture

You can now stop worrying about toe fungus.
Full Moon Batshit Crazy Pissing Contest!
Two Guys with Bad Hair who no one has ever stood up to.
Not a recipe for negotiation.

Pray! War Sucks! Many of us know first hand!

Nuclear war?

All bets off the table....

Fundies's picture

Hair Wars.....revenge of the bouffant.

Wilcox1's picture

Don't this nork dude fit some kind of straightforward psycho profile? His pattern seems kinda established, even to a layman. This would be a good application for that Artificial Intelligence elon tesla talks about.

Robert A. Heinlein's picture

What's amazing is this guy has no concept of what would happen to NK if they did, and he's fully willing and capable of it, send a nuke over to Guam.  The guys blaming Trump: he inherited this mess and you are not taking seriouly the fact he will use them. So what cha gunna do?  Lose/Lose.  They sent ICBM's into Japan's territorial water.  This is not going to end well.  End of August beginning of Sept, look out.  Got fallout shelter?  sucks. 

Wahooo's picture

The US would not nuke him In response. This is how two blowhards negotiate.

south40_dreams's picture

Better than one blowhard and a surrender monkey

Duc888's picture



".....................and he's fully willing and capable of it, send a nuke over to Guam."


No he is not.  Sorry.

James TraffiCan't's picture

The VIX is below 12. What could go wrong?

Beam me up!

indio007's picture

ALl you idiot armchair generals have no idea about NK's conventional capability.

The have 1000+  preranged artillery pieces aimed at Seoul and it's 9 million people.

Duc888's picture



I don't care.  The article is about lobbing one over here.  Not gonna happen....mmmmmkkkkaaaayyyyyyyy?


LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

We, all, DO know North Korea's capabilities, and what President Trump has basically said that he is going to do, is drop those MASSIVE fuel-air-bombs on The DMZ, and all of those artillery-cannons, simultaneously, upon attacking the North Korean military-leadership.


I still up-voted you, because your heart-is-in-the-right-place with your comment.



NB:  The actual population of greater-Seoul is closer to something like 20+ million souls, for-the-record.

indio007's picture

Fuel air bombs won't do anything to an artillery piece on rails inside a tunnel that can ingress and egress at will.

Fuel air bombs destructive power is from negative pressure.

It won't do anything is your inside a cavity.

Jack Oliver's picture

Bullshit - According to who ??? US 'intelligence' !!!

xrxs's picture

It's coming...

Duc888's picture



No it's not.  Sorry to dissapoint you. It will be over about 25 seconds after it starts.

kudocast's picture

I hope Trump and Jared Kushner show up at the battlefield.

Duc888's picture



I think I just pissed my shorts laughing.  Does fat fucking Elvis realize his bottle rocket will not get out of his own air space before we "really" light it up?

Apparently not.

Any person living in North America who is sweating this stupid shit show deserves 1 1/4 mile of Kimchi tube steak rammed up their ass.

homiegot's picture

I knew we decided to keep that island for a reason. 

are we there yet's picture

My father died in the last Korean war in 1951. We are technically still at war with NK. Kim Jung Un wants a war and is perhaps not a sane person, or at least is immersed in a world view of his importance that no one else understands. I think diplomacy is not a feasible option now. Sadly, there is only one outcome. The skill of our military leaders will be measured as to how they minimize casualties. What haunts me is that China may be the supplier of nuclear and missile technology as a proxy for unknown ends and using NK as a straw man while keeping themselves safe. If so they are manipulating us entirely.

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

Firstly, I am sorry for your long-time loss, and secondly, your comment is really a gem, because it is all true.


Thank you for contributing something-of-substance, to the conversation.



Snaffew's picture

any nuclear exchange with n korea will most certainly and severely impact s korea and japan---which is directly east of n korea.  If we attack n korea with nuclear weapons, then we are also attacking our closest allies and trade partners.

Snaffew's picture

i guess the thumbs down has no knowledge of atmospheric winds or radioactive fallout.  

Snaffew's picture

sadly, a nuclear war with n korea will then cause massive casualties and international conflict.  it most likely will be the end of days.  Nuclear is not an option.

Duc888's picture



Well, our leeeeeetle "friend" in the mid east.... you know... the tribe, has sold them many, many nukes.  Tsssk, Tssssk, Tsssk, but no one is willing to "go there"

johnnycanuck's picture

The US rejected multiple attempts by the Norks to make peace long before the current Un came to power and there is a huge issue separating the parties regarding things like carpet bombing that killed many tens of thousands of North Koreans.  It's not as simple as your dad fought there and Kim Jung Un wants war, which I very much doubt.  It's about geopolitics, territorial supremecy and business first and foremost

ThrowAwayYourTV's picture

You can thank the Clintons for supplying NK with missle technology. Ole white house bj president.

It was at the Geneva talks that the Clinton Administration bent over and grabbed the ankles, despite the death of Kim Il Sung on July 8, 1994 (at which time his wacko son Kim Jong Il inherited “supreme power”). The “Agreed Framework” was signed by the United States and North Korea on Oct. 21, 1994 in Geneva. The Framework promised, as Becker put it, “to reward Pyongyang’s breaches of inter- national nuclear safeguards by giving it more nuclear power sta- tions.” Yes, the Clinton Administration gave in to the demands of a deceiving, nefarious, nuclear-hungry, gulag-building, people- starving, Communist regime. Not only were the nuclear reactors pledged; Clinton also agreed to supply the North with 500,000 metric tons of fuel oil annually, as

well as tons of grain

He, the bj president also allowed missle technology to be sold to NK saying that it would help the NKians catch up with the rest of the world technology.


bass ackwards's picture

China and the Russisa have nurtured this thorn in our side for decades. To not take care of this now would be folly of the greatest magnitude. This threat to America, and its allies in the region must be eleiminated NOW before it gets worse. It should have been taken care of in the 90's, but our spinless leaders have allowed this problem to grow to a point where we now must risk a nuclear weapon getting thru our defenses. The democrats always let us get hit hard before they do anything, but with nuclear weapons this isnt an option. 

Jack Oliver's picture

NK is the 'go to' fictitious enemy !!