Visualizing Guam's Strategic Importance To The US

Tyler Durden's picture

In apparent response to Trump's promise of "fire and fury" in the event of any threat to the United States from North Korea, Pyongyang has said it is "carefully examining" a plan to attack the U.S. Territory of Guam, saying they will engulf the island with an "enveloping fire".

As well as being home to over 162 thousand people, Statista's Martin Armstrong notes that Guam is of key strategic importance to the U.S. military.

Infographic: Guam's Strategic Importance to the U.S. | Statista

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With a large proportion of the 544km² occupied by the Andersen Air Force Base in the north, home to rotating deployments of B-1, B-2 and B-52 strategic bombers, and a naval base in the west, it is understandable why the island is sometimes referred to as America's 'permanent aircraft carrier'.

In terms of personnel, as of March 31, Guam was home to 4,290 active duty Army, Navy and Air Force personnel, 1,739 National Guard/Reserves, as well as 2,133 APF civilians.

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Jim in MN's picture

This NK BS is pretty funny.  Trump has yet another chance to break the mold and bust out of fifty years of random insanity, accepted by all as 'normal'.

Fuck their 'normal'.  Straighten shit out.  Let crazy people be crazy, and possibly dead.  Let the powerful be inconvenienced....oh and also possibly dead.

Just stop with the bullshit charades.   We have work to do.

Nukes, interest rates, domestic spying.....all the same.

Just fucking stop it, or stop the people behind it.

Lore's picture

What a refreshing voice of sanity.

MR. PRESIDENT: PROSECUTE THOSE CLINTONS.

directaction's picture

Who cares if Guam gets nuked?

Guam is only a glorified US Navy gas station. 

lolmao500's picture

China and Russia care, they would OH so love for it to be nuked.

False_Profit's picture

....which proves that nk is the puppet of the Chinese,  and therefore by default a vassal of the nwo... and ultimately the Jesuits...

The power structure is in plain sight...

HRClinton's picture

Why take out the "gas station", when they can take out the "refinery"?  The US itself.

To hell with nuking just a city.  Set off an EMP or two over the US, and it's lights out for months or years.

Bye-bye 'Murican lifestyle, forever. And bye-bye BIS's Blockchain - the "One Coin to rule them all."

(p.s. The MIC is using the manufactured NK crisis as a pretext to increase space-based weapons for "defense". Which will be used against the real foes: China and Russia).

Ajax-1's picture

True. Guamanians are some of the nastiest people on earth. I say nuke it and start over. It's for the best.

Rearden-Steel's picture

But it's so top heavy. We really should do something to fix that.

WillyGroper's picture

hellfire folks...Tyler/s why is this not front & center?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG3Ju8AhCKM

SixIsNinE's picture

Swweeet!  FoneStar is over there commenting.

someone linked Zang recently and I've enjoyed listening to some of her recent interviews.

good stuff....

 

iot - internet of things -

 

HRClinton's picture

Tell him all is forgiven and to come back. 

WillyGroper's picture

he's been on SGT for ages trolling every bloody comment with the ugliest ad hom pushing bitcoin like mad.

i saw this coming & never trusted the ether.

what boggles my mind is Clif High's embrace of it, as i really think he's brilliant.   perhaps like everything, it can be a double edged sword used for good or evil.

if the amorikan public stays uninformed & then this is sprung on them, i see a guaranteed civil war 2.0.

 

 

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Damn right hellfire WillyGroper,

ZH friends, blockchain coming to SDR! SDR coming for our assets!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG3Ju8AhCKM

MsCreant's picture

Holy shit that is scary. Number of the beast shit. SDR = Crypto Block chain. All your assets! Fone Star is even arguing with them that it can't happen. 

Edit: Someone calling themselves Zero Hedge is posting there too. 

WillyGroper's picture

i've posted her links several times regarding this.

nobody seemed to notice...nobody seemed to care.

red meat division fear/war porn seems to be more to the liking for most here instead of the hidden hand.

i can't tell you how many times i've tried to tell people this & it's like everything else, they don't believe it.

beliefs...the murder of knowledge.

in other news, looks like pastor helliary is being offered a plea deal.

 

lolmao500's picture

North Korea is a chinese russian trap so the US spends trillions of $ there, weakens the US military and destroy whats left of US reputation when millions die.

North Korea will be sacrificed... but the US will be done as a superpower once this is over.

Yen Cross's picture

 I see flying bats on the weekly gold charts,

samjam7's picture

Guam was never decolonized by the US, captured in an ilegal war with Spain the natives were never really given a choice. Of course the perks one gets with the American passport was enticing to many. Now this may well come back to haunt them. Instead of being a US military hub it could just be another sleepy Pacific backwater attracting tourists from Asia.

Despite everything,  doubt Guam will be nuked, if anything it would be a false flag. We've seen that happen before in the Pacific Rim.

Jim in MN's picture

Oooh is is like the Falklands then?  Where's that britbob weirdo when we finally need him...get him to Guam.

Michael Musashi's picture

Guam is lucky to be a territory and most locals know it. It's the trading hub of Micronesia. Everything passes through Guam. Outside of Guam nothing goes on except some tourist scuba diving in Palau, other than that, domestic abuse and drunkenness. Guam is not only extremely important to the USA, but to Japan, and more importantly Micronesia.

samjam7's picture

Palau does just fine and doesn't need to worry about getting accidentally hit by a nuke to start WW3. As for the raping the US army leaves its biological imprint whereever it lingers for a while, l don't see how that is any better.

The Dogs of Moar's picture

Will everybody who sincerely believes that Guam is actually going to be a target of a preemptive attack by NK,
please empty your desks and leave this website immediately.

oncemore's picture

Nk STATED, that they will shoot 40km encircling Guam

They do not want to kill, they posture.

oncemore's picture

Nk STATED, that they will shoot 40km encircling Guam

They do not want to kill, they posture.

The Dogs of Moar's picture

Will everybody who sincerely believes that Guam is actually going to be a target of a preemptive attack by NK,
please empty your desks and leave this website immediately.

Blue Steel 309's picture

I remember a lot of guy were encountering trannys when we landed there, but I never made it off the beach on account of the booze, before we had to leave in a hurry. Beautiful island of degenerates, because the good ones leave.

Hillarys Server's picture

Forget Guam, Tokyo or Seoul. If Kim kills a tranny, everyone in California will enlist in righteous anger.

Heaven knoweth no rage like a liberal that has witnessed a dolphin, undocumented citizen or tranny being dissed.

ItsAllBollocks's picture

How about you fucking warmongering yankee's go home! Get the fuck out of the Pacific once and for all!

chosen's picture

We own the Pacific.  Eat shit.

ItsAllBollocks's picture

Ha. That's the reason the world is so fucked up. You americans are so insignificant you can only resort to violence. Chihuahua Syndrome we call it, small dogs and small men are afflicted.

malcolmevans's picture

Chihuahuas kick ass, and we're gonna fuck it up some more. lol

ItsAllBollocks's picture

You're proud of it arn't you. The truth comes out, the real reason there will never be a revolution in the US is because deep down, you're all fucking proud of the destruction.

uhland62's picture

That's all they want, my eureka flag flying friend: Destruction. You get the opportunity to obey and hire their mercenaries but if you say "no, we want our freedom" then you will be destroyed. We have known this kind of bully before, Napolean, Hitler, Stalin, Queen Victoria - they all had to leave, some were dispatched. 

We shouldn't be too hung up on the Americans, ignoring bullies is always the best. In the meantime we don't like throwing them bones, i.e. look at the labels and just don't buy American if you have an alternative.  

ItsAllBollocks's picture

Of cause you are right. The biggest obsticle though is our elected leaders inability to break away from the US. Here in Oz they have set the liklihood of a 'terrorist attack' as probable. Not bad for a country with no enemies except for the ones we create. Our politicians should be ashamed for allowing this to happen but we all know they are petrified of what happened to Goff Whitlam happening to them. Perhaps it is time to raise the flag of stars once again.

uhland62's picture

There will be a new flag debate here in OZ. I would vote for Eureka flag, none other. I could agree to insert some of the Aboriginal colours, maybe.

gespiri's picture

That's what you think.

"It's a big club and you ain't in it." - George Carlin (RIP)

malcolmevans's picture

We're heading West, not East.

Spilled too much blood for those islands, and we ain't even giving them up.

IronForge's picture

Guam, HI, West Coast, then NYC/WDC.  See any THAADs and Patriots camping about these locations?

Cthonic's picture

Tu-154M buzzed the Pentagon today, along with Langley and Camp David.  Pinning down those GLONASS PZ-90 differentials.

BeanusCountus's picture

Please translate. Thank you.

cbxer55's picture

A TU-154 is a Russian civilian airliner, made by the Tupolev company. It's kind of similar to a Boeing 727, right down to the engine on each side of the fuselage and one in the extreme tail with a duct in the vertical stabilizer. Doubt the "buzz" job was anything other than a plane departing one of the airports in D.C., namely Dulles. 

Other than that, I think he's been on crystal meth too much.

Krugg's picture

Sigh... nobody buzzed anyone. It was a planned flyover due to the Open Skies Treaty we signed back in 2002.  This year it was Russia's turn.  Nothing more, nothing less.

malcolmevans's picture

"Coordinate system PZ-90 is the earth coordinate system. The definition of this coordinate system meets the criteria outlined in the PZ-90: - it’s geocentric, the center of mass is determined for the entire Earth, including oceans and atmosphere; - size corresponds to the current state of knowledge about the values of the speed of light, geocentric gravitational constant, and the precision of satellite laser ranging; - orientation corresponds to the recommendations of the International Earth Rotation Service (IERS) and the International Bureau of time (BIH); - time evolution in orientation will not create a residual global rotation with respect to the Earth's crust (the zero rate of rotation relative to ITRF2000); - It is fixed on the Earth surface by the points of space geodetic network - PZ-90 is a geodesic basis for GLONASS system and is used to provide satellite orbital flights and navigation solutions. Users receive directly PZ-90 from GLONASS."

 

In plain English, "zeroing in on target".

 

More at http://www.unoosa.org/pdf/icg/2012/template/PZ90-02_v2.pdf

uhland62's picture

Tu for tupolev aircraft. Glonass is Russian type GPS. According to some international treaty, Russians fly over US, US fly over Russia - by appointment and with local chaperons. It's coming from a time when people believed Russia and the US cannot only co-exist but also cooperate. 

Ms No's picture

That 7th fleet probably has about 50 ships coming in and out of Guam.  If anything went down everything would activate.  Pearl Harbor, South Korea, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Indonesia, San Diego, Washington bases.  Specwar out of San Diego and a lot of other high end shit comes in and out of there all the time.  Really expensive and secret hardware comes in and out of Guam.  They have weird little subs go down out there that they don't say much about.  They of course have a submarine squadron out there (USS Chicago, USS Key West, USS Oklahoma, USS Topeka, USS Frank Cable, three big coast guard ships, EOD, Seabees (the Navy keeps wanting to privatize the Seabees probably so somebody can rob some money through contracts.  So they probably wouldn't mind losing them.)

It would be a perfect Pearl Harbor if they wanted, where they could choose not to lose much if everything is out to sea.  The opposite of what they did for the Pearl Harbor attack but enough to get shit going if they wanted to.  The more you look at what we have going on in Asia the more it doesn't look like enough.  Asia will probably be where the empire falls.  All these various Asians have been watching what is going on the ME and it's just a matter of time before they start defecting to one day live with freedom and prosperity.  Guam will go down eventually.  It's a main outpost of a floundering empire.  Maybe they will start some shit and blame the economic collapse on NK and Trump. 

 

uhland62's picture

Thank you for the list of items bought with plastic.