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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debtor of last resort's picture

Guam some air out of the 'markets' Kim.

We got toooo much air. Help us, we love you long time

chindit13's picture

Generals Mattis, McMaster and Kelly are against ratcheting up the rhetoric and they are trying to calm things, work diplomatic back channels, etc., but Small Dick Donny thinks it makes him manly by using silly terms like ‘locked and loaded’ and ‘fire and fury’. He thinks that sort of playground bullshit appeals to his loser demographic in Crackerville, which it probably does.

The Bone Spurs Coward is putting the millions of people in Seoul at risk, US soldiers in South Korea at risk, and the same for the people of Tokyo. Because both Donny and Kim are batshit crazy children, the silly rhetoric increases the chance one side calls the other puffery.

Trump may well cause more death than any US President ever, just so he can pretend he's a man. What a goddamn fucking piece of shit.

homiegot's picture

He's only having to respond to a regime that was left to their own devices for the last 20 years by the previous 3 presidents. Go fuck yourself.

The Cooler King's picture

chindit might, FOR ONCE, actually be right that Trump may cause more casualties.


Frankly, I doubt he's that stupid, but who FUCKING CARES?... It'll either happen or it won't


The problem with the 'chindits' of the world is that they think they can 'INTELLECTUALIZE' the behavior of INDIVIDUAL PERSONS who have their hands on the levers of destruction/prosperity, or, more importantly, if their opinion matters.


At least chindit, if he's correct will be able to stand up & FACE THE FLASH without carping as to to who was at fault or not.


Me? I'd rather be fucking a 19 year old when the moment comes.

dirty fingernails's picture

+1 for your last line. I'd not complain to have another straddling my face

gilhgvc's picture

you idiot, this crap is planned and orchestrated to the last details. these assholes in DC are all part of the same group think. the generals are ALL FOR WAR. it is what they have trained for, worked for and thought about THIER ENTIRE CAREERS. You have obviously never served. WAR is the generals ENTIRE world. It has to be so they can sleep at night after sending many young people to thier graves. think again you liberal troll

Arctic Frost's picture

And when that doesn't happen I'm sure you'll be the first in line to admit how wrong you were, right? Fear monger. . .

You don't know what's going on behind the scenes. Neither do any of us. Trump's people are not leaking, unlike the the soulless people you support who would gladly get hundreds of thousands of Syrians killed in a "little" war. But that's just fine with you, isn't it hypocrite?

Infinite QE's picture

More uninformed than usual. Not paying your dues?

Surveyor4Pres's picture

Sure, blame the American President--the first real one that's cared about Americans for over 50 years--and not the Communist POS in North Korea and their idiotic 1950's regime.  And don't blame the past "Presidents" that caused all this, especially the Communist known as Barack Insane Obama who gave over $400 million dollars to another sick regime in Iran to pay for 4 Americans, or who assassinated Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi to hide the fact that they were running guns into an illegal war in Syria to "remove" Assad.  The same Communist, mentored by a member of the CPUSA Frank Marshall Davis, who instructed Hillary to kill Qaddafi thereby creating a failed state in Libya, so as to create (along with Syria) the "refugee" crisis that Soros wants in order to destroy Europe.

Or, how about the coup created by Soros/Obama/Valerie Jarrett/Nuland and the rest of the Commie pig globalists, in Kiev--then turning around and blaming the Russians.

You're a sick, idiotic, twisted globalist pig, if you believe all of the media lies.

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

I would add Justice Scalia to your list as well?

gilhgvc's picture

It's all a big joke....until it isn't. Think about the folks in Nagasaki....." no way they have another one of those...they would NEVER use another one.....imagine the italians who looked at a smoking vesuvius and thought...nothing to see, it has always smoked...

Byrond's picture

We bomb people every day. Lots of the money in our economy is blood money. Life goes on for the rest of us. Not for millions of others. But people are concerned about #1.

TheLastTrump's picture

Pompeii :) great thoughts

sinbad2's picture

Radio Free Asia is the CIA, and the CIA lies and sells drugs for a living.

GunnyG's picture

Kim Un aka Little Fat Fucktard:  "Comrades, hurry and take your bags of grass and tree bark to the nearest ditch and hide. I'll take my surf and turf to a nice bunker. See ya."

Catullus's picture

Wait to you find out this was part of an annual drill both countries do as a dance. And that the US news media is trying to hide the fact that the US treasury is broke

farflungstar's picture

The MSM news whores might as well have the phrase LIVE IN FEAR AMERICANS flashing over and over with a flashing light and droning monotone voice repeating the phrase ad nauseum - but I guess we're too sophisticated to swallow that kind of obvious direct order and require some faked seriousness in tone and demeanor from blow-dried lying idiots for us to eat the Deep State bullshit they dish out.


lakecity55's picture

This is all a distraction while a spec ops team sneaks in and gets all the gold. A second Mossad team will sneak in and set up a Central Bank, all under cover of darkness. The Norks will be distracted watching for bombers and incoming missiles.


Fundies's picture

Sunday is when it happens.

(Trumps 50th round of golf since being erected)

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Washington DC as the epicenter of a 10mile-radius crater might be the best, last hope for mankind.

A few ICBMs going "off course" in the vicinity of Tel Aviv might also help

TheLastTrump's picture

You're a fucking low life cunt.

Arctic Frost's picture

You just wished the deaths of millions of people just so you can get rid of a few hundred you don't like. That says everything about you we need to know.

Amazing how the truth comes out about people who tout themselves as so high yet show themselves to be lower than a cockroach.

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

"...says everything about you we need to know". I don't give a fuck one way or another about your opinion - but who the fuck is this "we" you are supposedly speaking on behalf of?

NuYawkFrankie's picture

THe "few hundred" you speak of are INTENT on getting us ALL

Besides are you NOT aware that the USSA killed/displaced millions and levelled a WHOLE COUNTRY and poisoned it, for years to come, with depleted uranium -just to get ONE man, called Saddam Hussein???

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Oh... almost forgot!

Along with one lobbed in the general direction of Mar a Largo, Flaw'da.... if there are any "spares"

John Humphrey's picture

Typical New Yorker, absolutely no respect for our country or president.

jmack's picture

We should bomb north korea with food, wrapped in truth, so they can see what a shit head kim actually is.

lakecity55's picture

Air drop pallets of MREs with comic books in Nork, making fun of Dear Leader.

"Haha, Wang, look at this issue! Kim take up ass from Rodman!"
"Ha! My issue better! Has 3-way with Kim, Weiner, and Bath House Barry! Hitrary is there too also! Witch is stearing all the booze!"


NoWayJose's picture

Did everyone catch this:

"state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper"

ROD MUN (as in Dennis Rodman)???

SHADEWELL's picture

Tears for Fears said it best in 1985, when they sang "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

Way too slow. May I suggest the Tempting Temps.

Ball of Confusion

The Old Man's picture



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The Count's picture

The markets closed up???
Which idiots would go long into the weekend with this kind of shit floating around?

lakecity55's picture

I'd go long on MIC Missile stawks...

but that's just me.

kehar857's picture

trump is all chump! this is as bogus as the russians fixing the election. 

Fundies's picture

Locked and Loaded.......just like my Schlong.

Stormtrooper's picture

Do the American MIC really believe that lil' Kim wasn't able to purchase some Russian S-400's to take care of those B-1s long before they get anywhere near NK?  Always fighting the last war and getting our asses kicked everytime.

lakecity55's picture

I don't think Russia would sell one to him.

The Norks already possess indigenous, robust anti-aircraft defenses.

lakecity55's picture

It's obvious the Deep State is intentionally mis-translating the Norks' statements to increase fear and obfuscate the facts.

As the man said,

"When all else fails, they take you to war."


wisebastard's picture

oh come on...war should be great for the stock market.....


Obsidian Samctum's picture

All this posturing is getting annoying. Shit or get off the toilet.

YourAverageJoe's picture

no, stay on the toilet and do nothing

Joiningupthedots's picture

Nothing more than war porn from more Vietnam draft doging presidents.

Theres no increased activity in Guam

Theres no increased activity in NK either

America is staring military defeat in the face if it attacks NK "just because it can".




IridiumRebel's picture

The only way that would happen is if China, Russia, Iran all joined together. At that point, the neocons would enter their bunkers and Samson option the whole fuckin planet. 

Joiningupthedots's picture

China has already said through its media......linked on ZH

Attack NK and we go with NK?

IridiumRebel's picture

Nah bruh! They want their choice for leader of NK. If we attack they won't sit by as we place one of our CIA groomed gooks in. If NK attack, they just stand pat.

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

That is the most illogical attempt at deductive reasoning I've ever read. No "increased activity" - facts, references please. How do your supposed facts lead to your conclusion? And what the fuck does "staring military defeat in the face.." mean?

Joiningupthedots's picture

Military defeat means failing to achieve your objectives?

There is other links on other ZH articles on the lack of activity on Guam (do your own research)

The NK link clearly shows theres hee haw going on there as of the 7th 

What more do you want?