North Korea Responds: Vows To "Mercilessly Wipe Out Provocateurs", Blasts "US Will Suffer Final Doom"

Tyler Durden's picture

The ping pong war of words between Trump and Kim has continued for a third straight day.

Earlier today, Trump said that "if anything" his statement on fire and fury  "was not tough enough", and proceeded to warn North Korea that "things will happen to them like they never thought possible" and concluded that "people of North Korea should be careful, or they’re going to be in trouble like they’ve never been before."

“Frankly, the people questioning that statement, was it too tough, maybe it wasn’t tough enough. They’ve been doing this to our country a long time, for many years. And it’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and the people of other countries. So if anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough and we’re backed by 100 percent by our military, we’re backed by everybody. And we’re backed by many other leaders. I noticed that many senators and others came out today very much in favor of what I said. But if anything that statement may not be tough enough.”


“The people of our country are safe. Our allies are safe. And I will tell you this, North Korea better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations ever have been in trouble in this world.”

Shortly after, following a national security meeting Trump hada some more comments: “He has disrespected our country greatly,” Trump said of Kim Jong Un.

“He has said things that are horrific. And with me he’s not getting away with it. He got away with it for a long time, between him and his family. Hes not getting away with it. This is a whole new ballgame. Hes not going to be saying those things and hes certainly not going to be doing those things. I read about were in Guam by Aug. 15. Lets see what he does with Guam. He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody’s seen before, what will happen in North Korea.”

At that moment the countdown to the KCNA-carried response by North Korea started, and we didn't have long to wait.

Moments ago, North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency responded to the latest iteration of mutually-assured threats of destruction, blasting that it will "mercilessly wipe out the provocateurs making desperate attempts to stifle socialist country" and adds that "the U.S. will suffer a shameful defeat and final doom if it persists in extreme military adventure, sanctions and pressure."

Developing, although readers can probably figure out where this goes from here.

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The_Juggernaut's picture

Talking hasn't worked.  Next up, action.

Looney's picture


Following Trump’s "fire and fury" threat, Mattis clarified it, and it was all about “Norks will lose”.

Here’s a simple question - what would be considered a “Win” if we and the Norks start lobbing shit at each other?

Would we “win” if South Korea and/or Japan are nuked?

Would we “win” if Guam is turned into a glass-covered parking lot or poisoned with radiation?

Would we “win” if a Nork-Nookie explodes over the mainland US and fries the Power Grid or kills countless Americans?

Would we “win” if a primitive submarine (one of many) pops up close to our port-city and detonates an on-board nuke? I wouldn’t underestimate the North Koreans willingness to die for their country.

So, even if North Korea is wiped off the face of the Earth, would all these casualties and damage be considered a WIN?


Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture


I just want to hear the Fat Boy pronounce mercilessly.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Cool. Somebody is testing out their auto-downvoter.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

All the destruction would make Paul Krugman jizz in his pants.  That would be a Nobel Prize winning plan.  Fix broken windows? Hell, fix the WHOLE country's "windows".  I am still waiting on Syria to be doing "really really well" with all their Paul Krugman "improvements". 

EuroPox's picture

Before anyone starts jizzing or breaking windows, NOK has a land border with Russia and we have not heard what Putin is thinking...

Whoa Dammit's picture

Kim & Trump are both acting like they are about to have a WWE fight with no real consequences.. Can't we do better than this dumb macho crap? People here , in NK, and in the countries surrounding NK just want to have normal decent lives without worrying about getting kiiled, and without being forced to pay for others to get killed.

swmnguy's picture

No kidding.  This is just two idiots trolling each other.  And considering who has what resources, Li'l Kim is trolling the hell out of President Trump.   From the Nork perspective, they've got the Leader Of The Free World dancing around like a puppet on a string.  No previous US leader since the end of the Korean War has panicked and flipped out like this.

Li'l Kim has a keen eye for insecurity and impetuousness, and knows how to play it.  President Trump seems unable to deal with anyone he can't sue with his squadrons of lawyers and smear in the press.

EuroPox's picture

There is also the small problem that NOK is not a bunch of desert dwelling ragheads, with a few goats/camels for company.  Koreans have an average IQ of 105/106 with terrain at least as challenging as Afghanistan.  How are you supposed to 'win' a war without a full scale invasion and what happens next?

tmosley's picture

SOUTH Koreans have an average IQ of 105-6. NORTH Koreans systematically purged the intellectual classes, and has been starving its citizens for generations. Their average IQ has most assuredly suffered, but we won't know how much until after they open up to the west.

EuroPox's picture

Firstly, IQ is genetic (you can ask James Watson about that) and the NOKs and SOKs have the same genes.  Secondly, SOK's IQ is reported as 106, whilst NOK's is reported as 105... in any event NOKs will be a lot smarter than the IQ in the mid 80s, of recent 'opponents'.

Very few nations have managed to put anything into space but NOK is one of those nations.

tmosley's picture

IQ is genetic, of course. But when you select against it by killing all the smart people and their families, what do you think happens?

What do you think happens to the IQ when a child grows up on the verge of starvation?

thesonandheir's picture

It doesn't look good for the Yanks on paper considering they have had their arse handed to them in every major conflict since WW2.


'Indispensable Nation' they said but can't even beat Vietnamese goat farmers, Afghani poppy growers and assorted camel fuckers in Iraq.



Praetorian Guard's picture

I can tell you what is going to happen. The US and NK are in a pissing match of words, except the US is leading NK by the ear. With the markets knowing they are way past a massive downturn, and the Fed realizing the same thing, the Admin is going to keep playing this game until BOOM... one day you wake up and the markets have been affected by a "cyber attack". This will coincidentally point back to the Norks, and they will be to blame. The fingers will start pointing and the Americans will have no remorse for going balls deep into NK for retribution due to collapsed pensions, and stocks. It is win-win for the US...


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Shemp 4 Victory's picture

This latest response has a fake newsish smell to it, for two reasons:

1) source is The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom)

2) no mention of the US or Trump getting on anyone's nerves.

oDumbo's picture

And who can, stupid?  Could Russia?  Give me an example so that your shitty example about the US isn't just perceived as garbage, like you.

tmosley's picture

When you are negotiating with someone pretending to be crazy, it helps to pretend to be crazy yourself.

But peanutz will never understand that, as they never think past the inside of their own skulls, ie one level less than a surface level analysis.

Whoa Dammit's picture

tmosley, I voted for Trump too, but that doesn't mean I won't criticise him when I believe he is wrong.

tmosley's picture

Same here.

He has done only one thing that I objected to, bombing that Syrian airfield. But it was a nothingburger. People really need to pay attention to the things that matter (which tend to be the things Trump gets right), and stop paying so much attention to the things that don't (which tend to be the things that Trump gets wrong).

When Trump brags about the power of the US nuclear arsenal, does it really matter that he exagerated?

oncemore's picture

To contrary.

U have to critisize, because u did not give to him a free pas, with your vote.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Yes, and where is South Korean and Japan weighing in on this? You would think they might want to prevent this from escalating any further.

Akzed's picture

Vassals tend not to give advice to their superiors.

tmosley's picture

Neither nation has real leadership. Japan is still run by globalist stooges who are ready to drop the pacifism edict and go full retard with the war spending, while South Korea just got out from under the thumb of a massive criminal conspiracy that sounds like something out of a bad anime.

tion's picture

Probably has at least a little to do with all that blood they can't quite wash off of their hands. They've almost succeeded in rewriting a certain swathe of history that is a bit inconvenient, so why stir the shitpot and have the bloodstains called out?

Offthebeach's picture

Putiin is thinking I can't wait to be a Hero and save Fat Boys ass, yessum, betting all in, doubling down, Kimmy's getting all I got, youge lines around the block for Fight For Kim!

Or, maybe not.  Maybe not pick up the phone...."Kim...Kim?  You're...breaking...I can't hear" CLICK.

booboo's picture

windows are not allowed in NORK and U.S. Public Schools, something to think about.

SeaMonkeys's picture

Both parties are controlled by neo-cons. Krugman's joy would be shared by his peers on the Republican side as well. Remember Bush's nation building in Iraq?

Any country that challenges the hegomony of the U.S. petrodollar is considered a threat by the elites. This is the Orwellian world that all mainstream Americans, Democrat and Republican have bought into. Fox, NPR, and everything in between. Unfortunately Zero Hedge is becoming more and more mainstream everyday. 

MK13's picture

We are not talking about Russia, so yes, win.

El Vaquero's picture

"Would we “win” if a Nork-Nookie explodes over the mainland US and fries the Power Grid or kills countless Americans?"


If it hits a place like Berkeley or The Swamp?  


Looney's picture


Dude, please stop cracking up my Inner-Orphan.  ;-)


MillionDollarButter's picture

EMP has a far reach, if he can pull it off.  Some people seem to be taking the threat seriously.

Looney's picture


I can't believe it's not... EMB (as in Electro-Magnetic Butter).    :-)


doctor10's picture

why does this all sound like a 1930's cartoon?

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Everyone thinks this is a joke.  I think they have 2 flying over us right now.  Everyone in Manhattan can down arrow me now, but I'm curious what your escape plan is.  Swimming?

OKUSA's picture

Apparently the Iranians have been practice firing missles from container ships and or offshore platforms. Since Iran and NK share tech I wouldn't put it past the NKs to try it in some capacity. Also, what would be the likelihood of one of their antiquated subs reaching one of our ports unabated?

cossack55's picture

You mean like the U-boats sitting off NY and Miami in 1942?

HRH Feant2's picture

If NK can hit those two places lots of people would be jumping up and down!

El Vaquero's picture

I haven't been able to find it again, but the map that I saw claimed that NK's ICBMs couldn't quite reach The Swamp.  

oncemore's picture

The data we have, comes from MSM.

We do not know wether NK fired the engines for 90% or more or less (time to burn the engines, or the power of the engine).


Sure they little bit overpowered, or underpowered. They do not want indicate exact data to everybody.

But acclrding to small fat chief, if I correctly interpret, what he said, then they have been probably at 90%, because verbally he said, he can cover whole States.

Weapon they build, has to cover the enemy, his territory.....

rejected's picture

The only winning move is not to play!

therealestg9's picture

Of course we're going to win figuratively and literally, because we have tons of missile interceptors set up all aroun N. Korea, as well as the THAADs in Guam, as well as the NORAD missile defense along the West Coast. They're not going to be able to hit any of our shit, but of course the media needs a great exciting summertime talking point so it's drumming up the whole issue. 

IronForge's picture

The PRK probably won't take the bait on a Protracted War of Attrition.  That's an obvious Trap that work for the Hegemon and Vassals.

Their best bet will be to Go "All In" after being attacked.


IMHO we need to see how the PRK can walk away from this w/o Losing Face (and Regime).

Shelling Seoul - Win

Beating Back an Invasion/Assault and Counterstriking with a Full Scale Invasion of KOR. - Win

Nuking USA Forces  off the Coast, Guam, HI, CONUS Cities - Win.  

As long as they deal the Blows,  they (or their friends in CHN) can survive and possibly take over the Peninsula

IronForge's picture

TEAM_USA's winnable milestones?

Getting a Coup take out Mr. Kim, replacing their Regime with one full of Rainbows and Unicorns that will roll over to the USA and KOR.

I don't think that will happen anytime soon.  

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Wait, talking has made Chicago safe.

Truther's picture

Deez Nutzz have poached. Fuck this shit.

The Jaguar's picture

Got me worried, they are thretening to put Obummer back in office?