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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SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

You do the fucking research you're trying to make the argument. Again - no facts, no concrete references, just fucking soft thinking. You add fuck all to the topic

Joiningupthedots's picture

Right up there with your contribution then...mmmmm?

You must be wired direct to the DC Beltway then and they know fuck all too its seems?

Clinton Gate

Comey Gate

Obama Gate

Russia Gate

Seems like any old Gate will do!


Falconsixone's picture

Did Batman get out yet? or was that Wolverine?


Either way wheats 164.70 up from 137.09 in Jan.

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Dilluminati's picture

I think we should get out a calculator and start adding the cost of all this up and make China pay for it.

I blame China.

This is their monkey and their circus.

south40_dreams's picture

"No third shift at the salt mines until further notice"

Horse Pizzle's picture

Mobilize the reserves.  Bring your own lunch.

Catahoula's picture

Kim Dung Un won't lob his SCUDS at Guam. I guarantee it.

El Hosel's picture

Nukes are not much of a deterrant unless you think the guy on the launch decision is crazy enough to "Pull" ..... Trump is blowing the crazy horn, whislt he sits on a very large package of hot deterrant, why wouldn't he.... In this case?

Father ¢hristmas's picture

Again, if a nuclear Nieto was acting belligerently towards China, and China decided to strike Mexico, what do you think the US would do?

Moar importantly, what do you think we would do if we got wind that China was ready to make good on a threat of a preemptive strike?

Moar importantly than that, how do you think China would interpret Nieto's behavior in regards to suspicions we were the ones putting the battery in Mexico's back the entire time?

It was redundant for Donald to mention China's trade relationship with the DPRK.  This is common knowledge among people who count.

The world views America as an increasingly obsolete ally, that our current govt is merely symptomic of this long downward trend.

The rest of the world may view America as ripe for regime change.

How many .mil generals would choose mutually assured nuclear destruction over orchestrating a coup against a draft-dodging reality television star with seven months' job experience in the volcano?

gcjohns1971's picture

I think Mexico has oil, tequila, beaches, and hot chicks.  All four are dear to America and much of the rest of the world.

NK has God-Kings and Kimche.  Who the fuck is going to care?

jughead's picture

just the fucking kimchee is all the justification I need to turn the placed into a crater. 

gcjohns1971's picture

At best they have, maybe 15 or so warheads miniturized in the next year.

All the target cities are leftist dominated shitholes overseen by holier-than-thou elitist pricks whose primary skill is the social set they were born to.

Fuck 'em.

Won't miss them a single day.

Let Kimche yank his wank and toss his missiles.

It will be a good excuse to make South Korea an island.

Won't miss NK either.

Wilcox1's picture

So they use US(A) to keep a fire lit under their drone nork jackets?

El Hosel's picture

"if you are a short seller and you are not short now, why are you a short seller" ?....  Fuck.

ItsAllBollocks's picture

Just like every other 'news' report on NK. Unidendified spokespersons, unconfirmed sources and undisclosed reality...

Moribundus's picture

Civil defense units are  1Os of thousands teams 3-6 people prepared for militia war, with own weapons depository, not connected, targeting destroying infrastrure and so on. The best defense system on the earth for few bucks

Wilcox1's picture

They gonna be standin' there awhile

GoldHermit's picture

They had better issue emergency run for your life orders.

Bricker's picture

Smart money in Vegas is on smart bombs falling over N. Korea this weekend.

Groucho's picture

Why don`t you head over there and get a close up view. Real close.

Omega_Man's picture

Kim's best option, if there is a war, is to invade south - all in give 'er-


that will fuck the mericans - they will be be screwed


I am impressed how how NK have played their hand

Omega_Man's picture

Kim's best option, if there is a war, is to invade south - all in give 'er-


that will fuck the mericans - they will be be screwed


I am impressed how how NK have played their hand

kbohip's picture

Nothing will happen this weekend.  The market will then rally like crazy on Monday.

Davidduke2000's picture

surprise next week, the market this week had nothing to do with NK.

Bricker's picture

N Korea is like the bully down the street who doesnt do much but take lunch soon as he takes my lunch money, I will kick his balls into his throat and throat punch him, followed by a palm into the nose bone

Davidduke2000's picture

the us is the bully, NK is where NK is it did not move and it is not bothering  anybody. however trump moved his fleet 10,000 miles away from home to bully NK. glad that KIM will teach trump a lesson he will never forget.

Bricker's picture

You probably think Japan didnt deserve a NUKE

historian40's picture

They didn't.  They surrendered already.  They simply didn't meet the unreasonable demands of the US when surrendering.  The US regime wanted to show the world their new weapons.  They wanted to "call down fire from heaven in the sight of men" to scare and cause many to bow to the antichrist empire out of fear.

Bricker's picture

You hate dead Hawaiians and the NAVY?

historian40's picture

Your desperation is showing.

msamour's picture

Hey historian. Don't worry about those Americans. They are not all like that. I know many that understand what is going on. And they hate their government just as much as the rest of yhe world hates thr US government. 

I'm Canadian, just because we are allies does not mean i am not allowed to tell them how much of a bunch of idiots they are. Look at all their cities. Cleveland, Pittsburgh,  Baltimore,  and countless others. They have all been gutted. Look on you tubes all the videos of the malls that have closed in the last 20 years. Americans killed their own economy. They can only blame themselves for what is happening. They let the politicians make off with all their resources like bandits. What a bunch of morons. Rah rah USA! Americuh Fuck yeah! You killed your own you fucking idiots...

Bricker's picture

You must really hate America...I think Mexico has real estate for sale

historian40's picture

Yet another wrong conclusion.

lennysrv's picture

"The US is the bully"? What fucking planet do you come from? The United States wasn't shooting off missiles left and right, trying to prove how big its schlong was, and then threatening to annihilate another country. NoKo isn't bothering anyone? again, what the fuck are you talking about? Ask the parents of Otto Warmbier how they feel about the death of their son at the hands of little Mr. FuckStick FatBoy DogEater. Seriously, you have an extremely fucked up view of things.

historian40's picture

The US regularly tests weapons both at home and on other nations they're launching illegal, aggressive wars against.  They test their new armors, tanks, missiles, drones, etc, by occupying and subjugating weaker nations that lack any real threat potential to the US.

To your shameless, hypocritical propaganda pushing of Otto Warmbier.  Is his life more important than those who are directly murdered by the US regime and the law enforcement prison for profit system?

It's  hard to believe anyone with a shred of conscience and humility could claim the US isn't a bully, and the hypocrisy of wagging fingers at other nations' leadership when our own is a charade.   The regime ruling the US is foreign to the government defined in the Constitution.

historian40's picture

Really, for a bully, North Korea is rather isolated.  When was the last time NK left their borders and went abroad to attack a weaker nation?  How many times has the US done so?  Get the point?

Bricker's picture

Hey fuckstick, a 4000 km nuke warhead isnt isolated

historian40's picture

They don't have such a weapon.  You're making an unproven claim.  Thanks for forgetting to mention the rest.  It's pretty obvious who the bully is.

General Stonewall Jackson's picture

It's real simple.  Freedom to sit on your ass is not the default paradigm for mankind.  You like having options for the shit work you gotta do?  Quit bitching cause it was brought to you and remains that way because of Uncle Sam.

historian40's picture

It's real simple.  You're grasping for straws to avoid looking at the glaring elephant in the room.  The fact that the US is clearly the bully.

Thom Paine's picture

The problem with NK becoming a nuclear power is that it sits next to SK and Japan.

Which maybe not too much of a problem if its leaders werent a bunch of spoiled inbreds.

They guy machine gunned his uncle to death for falling asleep? Really?

Nope, just doing a Stalin.

Ultimately you then have the scenario of NK then passing on nuke secrets to Iran.


Likewise, what would be peoples response if Cuba became a nuclear power aka NK??

Had its missles and mini nukes?  Thats how SK and Japan feel about it.


HOWEVER - I do not think the US should attack NK as it is way too late and way too risky.  The only real solution to NK Kim is remove this regime. And that requires China/Russia

msamour's picture

I believe it was an anti aircraft gun...

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Aug. 11, Juche 106 (2017)  Friday

KPA Will Take Practical Action: Commander of Strategic Force


General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army, released the following statement on August 9:

As already clarified, the Strategic Force of the KPA is seriously examining the plan for an enveloping strike at Guam through simultaneous fire of four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range strategic ballistic rockets in order to interdict the enemy forces on major military bases on Guam and to signal a crucial warning to the U.S.

On Tuesday, the KPA Strategic Force through a statement of its spokesman fully warned the U.S. against its all-round sanctions on the DPRK and moves of maximizing military threats to it. But the U.S. president at a golf links again let out a load of nonsense about "fire and fury," failing to grasp the on-going grave situation. This is extremely getting on the nerves of the infuriated Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA.

It seems that he has not yet understood the statement.

Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him. This is the judgment made by the service personnel of the KPA Strategic Force.

The military action the KPA is about to take will be an effective remedy for restraining the frantic moves of the U.S. in the southern part of the Korean peninsula and its vicinity.

The Hwasong artillerymen of the KPA Strategic Force are replete with a strong determination to fully demonstrate once again the invincible might of the force, which has developed into a reliable nuclear force of the Workers' Party of Korea and the world's strongest strike service, through the planned enveloping strike targeting the U.S. imperialist bases of aggression.

The Strategic Force is also considering the plan for opening to public the historic enveloping fire at Guam, a practical action targeting the U.S. bases of aggression.

This unprecedented step is to give stronger confidence in certain victory and courage to the Korean people and help them witness the wretched plight of the U.S. imperialists.

The Hwasong-12 rockets to be launched by the KPA will cross the sky above Shimane, Hiroshima and Kochi Prefectures of Japan. They will fly 3 356.7 km for 1 065 seconds and hit the waters 30 to 40 km away from Guam.

The KPA Strategic Force will finally complete the plan until mid August and report it to the commander-in-chief of the DPRK nuclear force and wait for his order.

We keep closely watching the speech and behavior of the U.S.

Rodong News Team

YourAverageJoe's picture

If the Norks ever come here, I will devour them with fiery bullets from my mighty invincible thundering rifle.