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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mtndds's picture

The Federal Reserve has got everything under control.  Transitory, right Janet Yellen?

blue51's picture

This is comic book material .

FreeShitter's picture

Worse than facebook material. They are even spreading fear in Shitcago, warning people not to look at the light. LOL.

wmbz's picture

Just let the little fat boy do what he wants. Looks like he is throwing another tantrum.

"We" should just sit on our hands and watch it, if anything unfold.

A. Boaty's picture

Keep fear alive!

Winston Churchill's picture

DEFENCE units.

I'm scared.

Nobodys Home's picture

Dammit!! I-don't-know-how-to-trade vix!

If I buy more bullion via e-check today, after the e-check clearing and a couple nukes will I still get my metal delivered? ....besides the radioactive metal that will be delivered?

How many days after fallout will the postal service be back working?

HRClinton's picture

When I go to I see a lot of Bongs and Dongs.

But where is Go-Long, or Shala, Mala, Ding Dong?

And Hau Long is a Nork?

c2nnib2l's picture

Gold / Silver loaded it up and have a nice weekend ;D I dont care 

FreeShitter's picture

Looking good for sure, will the hammer come down next week? Im staying positive here.

Praetorian Guard's picture

We are all being played as fools. The real issue is the demise of the markets with no tangible solution other than the red herring of war. Trump, et al, know damn well what is going on. They are going to keep pushing until their ultimate plan comes to fruition.



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Alananda's picture

Destructive distraction, delusionary diversion -- what else appears going on, one asks.

BitchesBetterRecognize's picture

"pull it" 



So the Deep State/MIC/Zionists/Neocon/TPTB have their wet dream come true....

Fake Trump's picture

Have a wonderful weekend. The next 48 hours will be exciting. Trump won't enjoy it for sure. On the other hand Kim will. He is now in bed with some women. Nothing will happen at this point in time. Sunday will be crucial as by then Kim has had enough of fun in the bed. He will just hit the button to send off his missiles to Guan as promised. 

east of eden's picture

Their 'attack' plan (according to the media, if you can trust it) has indicated that the earliest the plan would be ready would be August 15'th.

aloha_snakbar's picture

Holding a position over the weekend is always a risky move, even in peace time (whatever that is)...

Salsa Verde's picture

Got some ammo and optics on "emergency standby orders."

farflungstar's picture

Radio Free Asia - does that mean it's just propaganda?

dirty fingernails's picture

Yep. The SK media makes up outrageous BS aboit NK all the time

aloha_snakbar's picture

Isnt Kim from that homosexual Gangbang Province in NK? It would explain his infatuation with Dennis Rodman...

chosen's picture

He isn't called Kim Long Dong for nothing.  Ask Rodman, he should know.

Fake Trump's picture

Rodman is a porn star. Kim loves to watch him fucking his wife.

RafterManFMJ's picture

I just threw up in my mouth a little

SgtShaftoe's picture

Make sure your rifle is clean, mags loaded, batteries charged, communities prepped and contingency plans dialed-in. I can't remember a more ridiculous and hysterical distraction than what is going on right now. Don't look in the direction of north fucking korea. Scan your sector... local, local.

I smell shenanigans.

Hell, if you want something else to do, go to Nevada and support the protesters of the kangaroo court in session right now against the Bundy people. Though that is a great insult to kangaroos. We are here now:

Prepare to defend yourselves.

Fake Trump's picture

Go to Mexico before Trump builds the wall. 

east of eden's picture

If I were an American, Mexico is the last place I would go, considering everything.

adr's picture

The question is, do Russia and China want to turn themselves into parking lots over North Korea?

I sure wouldn't.

If North Korea is stupid enough to launch a missile at Guam, they deserve to be turned into a parking lot.

I really don't care about Guam, but you can't let the fat fuck get away with an attack.

China should have done its job and taken care of North Korea 20 years ago.

east of eden's picture

China has already indicated their position. They will not allow a pre-emptive strike on the North by US and SK forces, nor will they come to Kim's aid in the event that he fires first.

I think you ought to be the ones concerned about becoming a parking lot. You are not just up against the strategic nuclear forces of China, but Russia as well - and they are well armed.

Fake Trump's picture

Never on Sunday but Kim is a contrarian. 

Bryan's picture

Tyler, stop spreading the MSM's doom porn. 

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Sorry, the daily Mac Slavo and Michael Snyder doom porn drivel appears to be here for the duration.

Storm-Clouds's picture

Hold the phone....
We are sending our crack negotiators to quell this clustersuck.
Including Kerry, Obamy, Hilldy, Crazy Uncle Joe, Cranky McCain & for cultural entertainment Meryl Steep as well as Rosie O'Donduesowel.
Just think of the boatloads of cash the Iranians raked in.
And if that isn't enough we are throwing in Baltimore!

If this doesn't work it's back to the nukes.
Obviously you can entertain the negotiators while we exchange radiation clouds.

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

what happened, Rodman foul out again?

Fake Trump's picture

Kim is selling short in the markets through his proxies. 

Kevin Trader's picture

Does this mean they will bring back MASH?  Sweet

Byrond's picture

Does China want a war? Maybe they're ready to conquer the world. Everybody likes Chinese food, right? It won't be too bad.

Dominus Ludificatio's picture

I am sure you will also like the Korean favorite Bosintang.

FreeEarCandy's picture

Someone ought to do a comic strip satire of Kim pointing his fat little finger at Trump, Xi, Putin, all of them together in an elevator, with the caption- "pull my finger"- above Kim's head.

williambanzai7's picture

Latest report says he has activated all of his Kim Chee Class credit default swaps...

joego1's picture

I just made a big batch of Kim Chee just for the fireworks. I think I'll have some now.

robertocarlos's picture

Here's what's good about TV. The day they make an emergency braodcast I will shit my pants and I'll have a 5 minute head start on you.


So. Whats the big deal. I mean, didnt they do that here on 9-11? Just sayin.

homiegot's picture

Time to grease some chinks.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Imma going to WalMart - anyone want more popcorn?

lakecity55's picture

Time to pour gasoline down the bunkers' airshafts!


pocomotion's picture

Is there any movement of key Washington people to their underground bunkers? 


Who will volunteer for watch the watchers?

homiegot's picture

I'll wait for them outside of their bunkers.