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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The Great Hambino's picture

We're gonna knock the hell out of North Korea

Fat Boy is all bark, no bite. 

ne-tiger's picture

preemptive: prevent a war by starting a war!

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Popping off a nuke would be beyond full retard.

jcaz's picture

Blah- if any of this was serious,  Special Forces would have had Dennis Rodman spike his Fresca......

UndergroundPost's picture

Fat Li'l baby Kim loves to rattle his sabers. But watch out for massive uptick in cyber attacks & Internet outages

knukles's picture

Oh goody goody goody.
Persistent electric transient light on the western horizon for days on end. 

A light dusting of Nork ashes and radiation to augment Fukushima and viola!  Fricassee a la Neo Con

MillionDollarButter's picture

I would not be surprised to see Kim use smallpox, ebola, or plague.

El Vaquero's picture

Dear 'Lil Kim, if the maps that I have seen showing the range of your ICBMs are accurate, and you have to nuke us, might I suggest targeting Berkeley? 

Whoa Dammit's picture

Oh well, Guam was about to tip over anyway. 

onewayticket2's picture


Hank Johnson Lives. The democrat who worried out military presence would capsize Guam is required viewing. Hit YouTube for a good laugh (or cry)

tmosley's picture

>President of the United States threatens nuclear strike on a nuclear power

>Leader of said nuclear power threatens nuclear strike in retaliation

>Gold up $1.10

Funny shit.

Occident Mortal's picture


Trump says any more threats from North Korea will be met with fire and fury...

NoKo immediately threatens a preemptive strike on Guam.

Fire and fury?... Yeah, didn't think so.

Trump is all mouth.

Automatic Choke's picture

why don't Don and Kim just meet someplace neutral and compare hand size?

NiggaPleeze's picture


Sigh, another click-bait headline.  Nothing about nuclear in the threat.

Thom Paine's picture

You are joking right?

What to you isn't click bait?

Alien space ships surrounding the earth blowing up cities?

Or you would call that click bait too?

Manthong's picture


Oh, F me…

He could not yet hit Goo-am with a modestly accurate nuke any moar than he could hit the noo pa noo pa in Havi ee.

But his hundreds of conventional are threats to my favorite Samsung factory.

If the Russians and Chinese allow… they will all go away.


Manthong's picture



“modestly accurate nuke” there’s  a concept to digest.

Manthong's picture



The media blather has me feeling so diminished…

…er…… “miniaturized"   now.

Manthong's picture

BTW..  which one of the Clinton Criminals gave the W88 and the missile tech to China?

..anything for a buck


all three of them need serious prison time


.. or worse


I favor worse.


Manthong's picture


The good news is that when the SHTF.

I will be up on the roof to get a great tan a few moments before being toasted.

oncemore's picture

And his mistake was not having chemical biological and nuclear weapons.

NK does not repeat that mistake.

Han Cholo's picture

I actually miss that guy...Allah love him, he gave it his all..

tmosley's picture

OR, the greatest negotiator that has ever set foot in the WH has opened negotiations with NoKo with a Big First Offer (tm Donald J Trump 1987).

Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

Fuck your Golden Urine Faced Messiah Trump voters! You deserve what you voted in! Idiots! Fucking degenerate, hell bound manifest destiny scum!

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"Fuck your Golden Urine Faced Messiah Trump voters! You deserve what you voted in! Idiots! Fucking degenerate, hell bound manifest destiny scum!"~

Oh, come on now Simply Fried! Methinks you're blocking a bit here. Tell us how you really feel. /s

Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

Feels mighty righteous to call it how I see it. And I see a bunch of brainwashed evil scum who are very, very good lemmings. 

P-51 Stiletto's picture

What's it like to know that your parent's were related?

Misplacedcowboy's picture

As opposed to you idiot fucking Democrats......... 

oDumbo's picture

Simple fry, take the obama bobblehead out of your ass now, it's dinner time, get it while it's hot!

Lore's picture

@ Simplifiedfrisbee: Is that supposed to be a joke, or is your understanding so scrambled?

Han Cholo's picture

The troll is weak with this one.

PT's picture

"I'd rather deal with a psychopath.  He'll rant and rave.  I'll rant and rave.  But we'll end up making a deal." (as opposed to someone who is too logical and unemotional) - I can not remember for sure but I think the book was "You Can Negotiate Anything" by Herb Cohen.

I don't like making this comment but it is possible.

Occident Mortal's picture


Trump says any more threats from North Korea will be met with fire and fury...

NoKo immediately threatens a preemptive strike on Guam.

Fire and fury?... Yeah, didn't think so.

Trump is all mouth and is out of his depth. He isn't gonna touch Kim Jong Un. He doesn't want all that blood on his hands (on his brand).

Every previous POTUS balked at confronting the Kim dynasty, Trump will too.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

One scenario:

America starts a "preventive" nuclear war/or conventional war with North Korea before the "debt ceiling" is extended sometime in mid or late September.

The Congress now has no chance but to extend the debt ceiling - massively or in an open-ended manner - to "support the troops" and allow the president all the resources he needs to wage this war of freedom.

Everyone knows: A crisis should never be wasted. 

Once the debt-limit is extended to "infinity" then the PTB can enact all their final plans.

caconhma's picture

I lived under a communist dictatorship. I can assure you that Kim really means what he says. He cannot backdown. He is REAL communist dictator. Examples are: Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh,  just to name few.

Just remember that Kim is not Milosivitch, Gorbachev, Putin, Qaddafi or Saddam.

Trump is paying a poker well over his head. He forgot what happened with JFK after the Cuban crisis.

Lore's picture

Your life experience may not bring you any closer to understanding real reasons for this bellicosity. In fact, it can cloud a person's perspective in some ways, just as the understanding of mainstream Americans is frequently handicapped by a lifetime of propaganda. 

Wars are never started for just one reason; everybody has a variety of agendas.  It's worth noting that all the nations targeted for "regime change" in recent history did NOT have a working nuclear program.  North Korea has much to defend: natural resources, including rich deposits of much-wanted Rare Earth Metals that would go a way toward breaking the Chinese monopoly, and North Korea is a major producer of opium poppies, much to be desired by the CIA.  I submit that Kim Jong Un's primary motivation is DETERRENCE.  Essentially, he is telling those who might attempt to remove him and take over to GO AWAY. 

War rhetoric at this juncture serves the intended United States Government purpose of DISTRACTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE from some of the deepest possible scandals that seem on the verge of breaking. 

OverTheHedge's picture

I realize that it is very late to add a comment here, but I was watching the BBC wittering about Guam and how the evil Americans treat the islanders as chattels, and it struck me that both the  US and China have an interest in north Korea nuking the island. The US get to have a nice big war, rampage around and replace lots of kit, up to and including an aircraft carrier or two, and China get the US' s "tip of the spear" withdrawn from the Pacific, so they can have the south China sea all to themselves. About the only people It doesn't benefit would be the north Koreans.Oh, and the Guam islanders, but who gives a shit about a bunch of grass-skirt wearing cannibals, anyway?

the artist's picture

You are comparing Kim to Stalin?  Mao? Give me a break already. He is no stalin. 


yogibear's picture

Surpressed by William Dudley and his banksters.

SheHunter's picture

Anything to rein this damn market in a little bit.

The Cooler King's picture

>President of the United States threatens nuclear strike on a nuclear power

>Leader of said nuclear power threatens nuclear strike in retaliation

>Gold up $1.10

Funny shit.


U think that's funny, wait until u hear this one.


> POTUS conducts mililatary operations in the backyard of psychopathic dictator

> Greedy daytraders go balls deep on bitcoin chasing a Goldman Sach call on BTC (basaed solely on Elliott waves) trying to squeeze an extra $400 bucks profit for themselves.

> Psychopathic dictator, a day later launches an EMP strike

> Internet goes down

Bob Beachcomber's picture

Here is a database of the known priests that have diddled children.  Lots of them!