North Korea Issues "Emergency Standby Orders" To Civil Defense Units: Report

Tyler Durden's picture

With markets about to close for the next 2 days, the question on every trader's mind is: "should i carry risk over the weekend, or should I dump it all in case North Korea fires another test, or non-test, ICBM launch which may be just the provocation Trump needs to give the green light to a squadron of B-1 bombers to begin a bombing campaign." After all, Trump himself tweeted this morning that "military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!" 

While we don't know if Kim will "find another path", late on Friday KBS World Radio, the official international broadcasting station of South Korea (which is owned by the Korean Broadcasting System), reports that according to Radio Free Asia (RFA), in a potential warning that Pyongyang may be preparing yet another imminent escalation, "North Korean authorities have dispatched emergency standby orders to the leaders of the ruling Workers’ Party committees and civil defense units."

More details:

Friday's RFA report quotes a source in Yanggang Province as saying that the Central Military Commission of the party delivered the orders via e-mail.


The e-mail apparently arrived even before the North publicly threatened to retaliate against the U.S. “hundreds of thousands of times” over newly approved U.N. sanctions.

A separate source in the North has reportedly told RFA that the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper carrying the North’s statement was distributed by military helicopters in Jagang Province on Tuesday. The source said it was the first time military helicopters have been used to deliver the newspaper except when the paper carried new year's messages by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

And while the report has yet to be confirmed by other news outlets, traders are furiously hitting refresh on the website of for the daily satellite image update of North Korea's missile launch preparedness, which has yet to hit and which could mean the difference between another sleepy, boring open on Monday and a VIX surging above 20, 30 or more depending on what "path" Kim Jong-Un picks over the next 48 hours.

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gilhgvc's picture

not time yet and just the PRESENCE of all that hardware is enough to stop alot of evil from ever starting

redmudhooch's picture

You're free to run your dicklicker here on ZH aren't u?

You're welcome fag.

Cloud9.5's picture

Most people’s line in the sand begins at their front door.  People are skittish.   Something bad this way comes, we feel it in our bones.  What it is and who it is still remains an enigma. Sixty five thousand Swat raids a year have turned up the heat but the body politic has not reached the boiling point yet.  The raids are too random and tend to target people most consider to be bad actors.  When the raids start to target specific elements of the population then things will start to get interesting.  As for your point that gun owners won’t go to war over their political beliefs, you over look James T. Hodgkinson.  Those in the fringe on the left are forming up militias.  The pot simmers before it boils.



redmudhooch's picture

You have no idea what fascism is, or you are not from America and know nothing about America.

America has been a fascist country as long as I been alive.

Honey-Badger's picture

Exactly ever since the Federal Reserve Act.

JimBobJenkins's picture

"Collapse of the system which keeps you alive"? Human beings have been surviving on this planet without a "system" for a long time. Just fear mongering. Societies rise and fall, that's what they do. Why it's best to live as close to the land as possible. You going to run away to where? Someplace where it's illegal to own weapon? This place is just as fertile as the rest. Lay low, make intelligent friends that you can work with to survive.

BullyBearish's picture

sure am glad the trumpster is now a christian so he can do an "old testament" treatment to those dirty asian philistines...wait, isn't he supposed to follow the NEW TESTAMENT?

On the surface it appears to be incongruous that the Christian right would rally behind a slick New York real estate developer who is a very public serial philanderer and adulterer, has no regard for the truth, is consumed by greed, does not appear to read or know the Bible, routinely defrauds and cheats his investors and contractors, expresses a crude misogyny and an even cruder narcissism and appears to yearn for despotism. In fact, these are the very characteristics that define most of the leaders of the Christian right. Trump has preyed on desperate people through the thousands of slot machines in his casinos, his sham university and his real estate deals. Megachurch pastors prey on their followers by extracting “seed offerings,” “love gifts,” tithes and donations and by selling miracle healings along with “prayer clothes,” self-help books, audio and video recordings and even protein shakes. Pastors have established within their megachurches, as Trump did in his businesses, despotic fiefdoms. They cannot be challenged or questioned any more than an omnipotent Trump could be challenged on the reality television show “The Apprentice.” And they seek to replicate their little tyrannies on a national scale, with white men in charge.



--Chris Hedges, July 2017

MillionDollarButter's picture

Let's be honest about actual Jesus for president: Unilaterally disband the military.  Disarm the police.  Universal healthcare.  Food stamps for all.  100% open borders.

MillionDollarButter's picture

I am beginning to think that the violent invading hordes would inherit the earth in that scenario.

redmudhooch's picture

Chris Hedges, theres a winner.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Where is Gen. Curtis aka "Old Iron Pants", "The Demon" and "Bombs Away" LeMay when you need him?

Fuck me....what a Gong Show.

Fake Trump's picture

Fire and Fury bull. A roost bull.

yogibear's picture

Gartman says he's all short now, time to  go big short!

MFL5591's picture

War is always the first, not last solution in the Military Industrial Complex.  I perosnaly do not believe any of this theater.  

goober's picture

Oh, you must mean the cooler heads like Bill, and Barrack Hussein that got us into this fucking nightmare with their utter fucking ignorance and failings. The deals both made on numerous issues truly were ignorant or worse.

Trump will not do anything unless attacked you fool. And this will all end far better than BHO's redline that also caused numerous people to die. I would agree both DEMs and REPs have had serious whacked policies !


awarebulldog's picture

It does make me wonder if they are doing this to intentually cause stock market anxieties.  

Chupacabra-322's picture

Here's the suspect / circumstantial at best report created by the Criminal DIA headed by a known perjured Criminal Clapper.

Conceivable - Adjective. Capable of being imagined or grasp mentally.

The DIA white paper stresses Pyongyang’s “significant headway” in the nuclear race and its “possible” (italics mine) ability to develop miniaturized nuclear warheads able to fit on the tips of its missiles.

This “possible” ability is drowned in outright speculation. As the report states, “It is conceivable that North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has already considerably advanced and it is possible that North Korea has already achieved the miniaturization of nuclear bombs into warheads and has acquired nuclear warheads.”

NK doesn't have, never had & for the foreseeable future never possess the ability to produce a Nuclear Weapon even with the Nuclear Tech Rumsfeld sold NK back in 2000.

There's that pesky word again "Could" in the article. To my point. NK doesn't currently possess a NK weapon.

The entire NK conflict is nothing more than another badly written Deep State Scripted False Narrative PsyOp.

Suffice it to say, it's plausible the Criminal Pentagram/ Deep State have been Scriptng the PsyOp since 2000.

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld served on the board of a Swiss company that in 2000 sold light water nuclear reactors to the government of North Korea, which critics including Pentagon hardliners say could be used to produce nuclear weapons.

UselessEater's picture

The saber rattling and hyped propoganda about Russia and NK tying in China predicts a (((certain))) desire for another world war

Its' not like we haven't seen this before, even before the horrors of Vietnams, Laos...before Korea... there was (((their))) favourite WW2. The lies to prove Japan wanted to go to war with the USA and world are staggering, just as we see today...cue false flag.

Provoking Japan into an overt act of war was the principal policy that guided Franklin Roosevelt’s actions toward Japan throughout 1941. Lt. Cmdr. Arthur H. McCollum, head of the Far East desk of the Office of Naval Intelligence, wrote an eight-action memo dated October 7, 1940, outlining how to provoke a Japanese attack on the United States. McCollum was an expert in Japanese activities, culture, and intentions, and he had access to intercepted and decoded Japanese military and diplomatic messages.


Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Use,

90% of all warefare is based on PsyOps.

PsyOp's lead to manufactured Fake Bankster. Pentagram, Deep State Wars.

UselessEater's picture

The concern is the decimation of whites. The quickness jews say they are not white should be an indicator.

The psyops are leading to the loss of white western civilization... a psyOps is one thing, this is a totalitarian plan and it is working.


goober's picture

So you still believe there is an actual real market ?

That died some years ago.

The Cooler King's picture

LOL ~ I guess the NORKS are 'daytraders' with bad haircuts.

charlewar's picture

just like our Federal Preserve Bunk...late Friday afternoon...

HardAssets's picture

Maybe the Nork guy is front running the market

BaBaBouy's picture

Ivanka, calling Ivanka, check on Dad...

Fake Trump's picture

NoI answer. Giving blow jobs. Do not disturb.

ReadyforLiftoff's picture

No problem FakerT. We have no intention of bothering you while you suck off that bag of dicks.

The Cooler King's picture

Trump to SUGARTITS...


"have I ever let you down?"


Oh wait, it's FRIDAY & you're probably doing the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF thing...


Tweet me when you get back to reality & I'll try and drag you back into the swamp

goober's picture

That made me laugh ! I have often said I wonder when the last time Bill and Hillary had sex and all the mind fuck images that brings up. Now I suppose we can ask the same question of the Donald and lady ? It is a legitimate question for both and a bit entertaining to consider, Hey ?

Truther's picture

All a distraction from the coming economic mayhem. Just don't look at the S&P fireball, you'll be blinded.

HomeBrewPrepper's picture

How the hell do you deliver newspapers from helicopters

They barely land in my driveway from the freaking piece of shit minivan throwing them out the passenger window

black calx's picture

Bernanke delivered pallets of money from helicopters!

williambanzai7's picture

They better learn n to drop fiats not newspapers

docmac324's picture

New moon for Korea is 8/22.  That would be the date.  Until then, it's a soap opera.

Truther's picture

Fucking false flags.. Flying off the shelves.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Pull the trigger on Raytheon ...

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Let's hope it's just a drill like what America does all the time with Russia and China when it knows what will happen to it IF IT'S NOT!

BustainMovealota's picture

Wake me up when shit starts flying

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Won't need to because you'll still be asleep only permanently so!

God and I was so looking forward to my last season of football before my Country started the last World War it will ever fight!

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

( Kwon Do or "Chris Kyle" take your pick!

Might as well fucking laugh your ass off on the way out!!!

RU4Au's picture

"God and I was so looking forward to my last season of football before my Country started the last World War it will ever fight!"


You mean  ....'the next last World war it will ever fight."

goober's picture

By admitting watching football you also admit you willingly support PRAVDA/MSM, I suppose you realize that fact ?

Besides, fuck football. it sucks donkey dick these days like every other PC event in this country. If you didn't know that, you do now. 

1stepcloser's picture

Who cares its football season...

FreeShitter's picture

Gotta love the NFL, such a perfect distraction.

Fake Trump's picture

Who cares. It is fucking time with my woman.