UK Faces "A Miserable End" If It Joins "War Maniacs" US And South Korea

Tyler Durden's picture

Ahead of tonight's missile launch across Japan, North Korea warned that The UK “faces a miserable end” should it decide to join the joint military exercises being conducted by the US and South Korea that began last week, according to local media reports cited by Russia Today.

The annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills, which have been conducted every year since the Korean War ended in an uneasy ceasefire, involve nearly 20,000 troops and have long provoked the ire of North Korea’s leaders.

In a statement, North Korea’s official KCNA news agency denounced Washington and Seoul as “warmongers” and said the drills are proof of their intention to invade the North. It also branded its enemies as “war maniacs” and “dull immature infants.”

“The reality vividly shows that the US ambition for stifling the DPRK [North Korea] remains unchanged no matter how much water may flow under the bridge and the puppet group’s ambition for invading the North remains unchanged,” it said.

“We solemnly warn not only the US and puppet group, but also satellites, including the UK and Australia, which are taking advantage of the present war maneuvers against the north, that they would face a miserable end if they join in play with fire by tiger moths of war.”

For its part, the UK hasn’t said anything about taking part in the drills.

KCNA dismissed South Korea’s claim that the annual exercises are meant to be defensive, saying “formations of strategic bombers loaded with nuclear bombs are always ready for sorties.”

Meanwhile, an editorial in North Korea’s Sinmun newspaper said the joint military exercise is “the most explicit expression of hostility against us, and no one can guarantee that the exercise won’t evolve into actual fighting.”

It added that the exercises were tantamount to “pouring gasoline on fire and worsening the state of the [Korean] peninsula.”

The UK could formally refuse a call to help the US fight a war against North Korea as long as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t strike the US, according to RT.

“Although Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty states that an attack on one NATO member is an act of aggression against the entire military alliance, the application of this provision is limited only to attacks on member states’ territories in North America, Europe and the Atlantic.”

If Kim’s warheads were to strike US military bases in the Pacific, the US could ask for Britain’s assistance, but would be unable to compel the UK and other NATO allies to join in the fight against the North.

Responding to the earlier missile launch, UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson said he is "outrgaed" by the "reckless provocation" of North Korea's latest missile launch.

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Haus-Targaryen's picture

This kid sure does run his mouth a lot without the ability to backup what he says with action. 

Akin to the scrawny kid who played school yard bully when his dad was the principal, and then his dad got a new job elsewhere ... 

sinbad2's picture

NK is helping China, China is behind all the NK rhetoric, and it will continue, and increase in intensity, until actual war occurs, unless the US removes its THAAD battery from SK.

China will destroy the SK and US economy if the US does not back down.

The THAAD, which is actually a nuclear first strike weapon is a threat that is more important than money to China.

Putin has openly stated that they are really nukes, but of course not a single western media outlet will print that.

gregga777's picture

The THAAD doesn't carry a warhead at all; not high-explosive, not nuclear. It's a kinetic kill vehicle. It destroys the rocket or re-entry vehicle with its kinetic energy at its maximum velocity of Mach 8.24. The whole rocket only weighs 909 kilograms. It's operational range is a little more than 200 kilometers.

How is THAAD deployed in South Korea any more of a threat to the People's Republic of China than in Japan?

VinceFostersGhost's picture they brought the Queen into it.......LET'S F@CK THESE GUYS UP ALREADY!!!

katagorikal's picture

Looks like it's not a threat to NK missiles either.

Brazen Heist's picture

Not in China's interest to have an unstable mess next door in NK, just like its not in Russia's interest to have an unstable mess next door in Ukraine, just like its not in Iran's interest to have an unstable mess next door in Afghanistan.

So fuck the Anglo Zionists for all these conflagrations.

One day this empire will bite off more than they can chew.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

It already has. I have no doubt in my mind that the world's other powers are sitting on the sidelines ... waiting for "us" to show a bit of weakness and then then they'll clamp down on our financial throats as hard and fast as they can. 

They are not our friends, and are only looking out for themselves. 



Lore's picture

Notice how the situation is always spun as exploitation and aggression from some nasty black hat "over there." 

WHO created the imbalances, again?  WHO has brought this nation to the brink of collapse, and is putting the rest of the world on the defensive? 

Trying to install puppet regimes in every two-bit national backwater around the world does ZILCH to solve your problem.  WISE UP, AMERICA. 

Take a lesson from the foreign policy of Russia and China.  Making friends through constructive trade deals is a good deal more helpful to your own economy and well-being than going around the world systematically bombing and killing milllions of people.  Duhhhh!

It all begins when psychopaths get power. Put a mental defective incapable of conscience in a position of authority, and the outcome is always destruction and heartache. 

They will rationalize their own failure to the end of time, but it's still all LIES, and GOD HAS LIMITED PATIENCE. 

new game's picture

waking up means thinking critically like the majority on zh. it is a minority of the population that has critical thinking skills and has turned off the propaganda equipment. TV is off, cept for select netfix crap when ultra bored, which is seldom.

History says we are not turning back to seeking peace and harmony around the world. we are the enemy that we the idiots of merica have let be created around the world. a nation can not go around the world hyjacking resources and killing people(econ hit men), installing puppets of dc and not have mortal enemies.

the day will arrive when fury and wrath of this resentment comes home to roost.

at least i can say i was not dirrectly involved. although my taxes went towards the MIC, but not by my choice...

not sure how to stop the MM...

MillionDollarButter's picture

I agree about Ukraine and Afghanistan.  I think NK is China moving its pawn.

new game's picture

exactly true. strike back with econ crippling sanctions. make them deal with billions of unemployed plebs looking for food and heads to put on a stick. trump, your move. do what you say you narcissistic histrionic sociopath. go trump go. as in go dog go, by dr suess.

EddieLomax's picture

It is in Israel's interest to have an unstable mess next door rather than a unified and powerful nation.

It is in Russia's interest to grab large tracts of land and curtail the power of Ukraine that might link up with other Eastern European nations.

No idea why you keep thinking that the British (Anglo) and Jews (Zionist) are moving world events.  I mean we gave up our empire 79 years ago, it was mostly a trading empire too, the colonies were always going to be independent nations (they voted to join us in WW2), its power was at sea, not land.

And the Zionist cause was to establish and maintain Israel, how do they benefit from Ukraine, NK and Afghanistan?

This zionist bullshit is sad, so many otherwise intelligent people see a force from 80 years ago still shaping world events yet they cannot see whats really going on.  This sort of shit is keeping nationalism and the true interests of nations from becoming a force for good in the world.

sinbad2's picture

Your not big enough, she wouldn't feel a thing.

BritBob's picture

'Russia today' - Putin TV


Russia tells Britain give back Gibraltar & Falklands before telling US what to do.

RUSSIA has told Britain it should "clean its conscience" and give back Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands before it criticises them over their involvement in Ukraine. Moscow's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin made the shocking remarks when responding to his British counterpart Matthew Rycroft at a UN security council meeting in New York. (Daily Express 4 Feb 2017)

Do the Spanish have a claim to the Rock? Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law:

Perhaps not.

Funny thing to say when Argentina has never legally owned the Falklands. So how can they 'be returned' ?

Falklands- Never Belonged to Argentina:


The bad guys ?

All the lies's picture

Russia is welcome to Crimea.
We'll keep Falklands and Gibraltar thanks.
This is the UN - self determination is king. Except when it isn't.

Sandmann's picture

1936 Constitution of USSR Art 22 lists Crimea as Constituent Republic of Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic


ARTICLE 22. The Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic consists of the Altai, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Ordjonikidze, Maritime and Khabarovsk Territories; the Archangel, Vologda, Voronezh, Gorky, Ivanovo, Irkutsk, Kalinin, Kirov, Kuibyshev, Kursk, Leningrad, Molotov, Moscow, Murmansk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orel, Penza, Rostov, Ryazan, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Smolensk, Stalingrad, Tambov, Tula, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Chkalov and Yaroslavl Regions; The Tatar, Bashkir, Daghestan, Buryat-Mongolian, Kabardino-Balkarian, Kalmyk, Komi, Crimean, Mari, Mordovian, Volga German, North Ossetian, Udmurt, Checheno-Ingush, Chuvash and Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republics; and the Adygei, Jewish, Karachai, Oirot, Khakass and Cherkess Autonomous Regions.

MonsterSchmuck's picture

Take Article 22 and shove it
up a pos communists ass.
Murderous foreign banker backed
scoundrels don't get to determine
their land mass by proclamations.

East Indian's picture

Russia Today is Putin TV. Openly. Did they ever hide it? Did they even pretend to be "neutral" or impartial? They openly say, "This is Russia's viewpoint"

Just like BBC is that of the UK.

And are the TVs of America "free and independent"? 

Sandmann's picture

Al-Jazeera is the old BBC Middle East TV station that was cancelled and the staff joined Al-Jazeera. BBC World Service was set up by British Foreign Office 1938.


France 24 and RT and Sputnik were set up to counter Anglo-Saxon control of News Agenda

Sandmann's picture

Al-Jazeera is the old BBC Middle East TV station that was cancelled and the staff joined Al-Jazeera. BBC World Service was set up by British Foreign Office 1938.


France 24 and RT and Sputnik were set up to counter Anglo-Saxon control of News Agenda

EddieLomax's picture

No, while RT gives Russia's viewpoint, the BBC is nothing like it.

The BBC hates the UK or any other nation, it instead pushes for a globalist socialist agenda.  I can watch and understand RT even if I do not always agree with them, watching RT is like waiting for useful information from the North Korean information ministry.

Koba the Dread's picture

Brit Bob! Still banging the drum, are you?

sinbad2's picture

You should be more worried about keeping Britain than the Falklands.

When the US goes down(very soon now) all the countries Britain has fucked over, using the yanks as muscle, will come for you.

FarCanal's picture

Time for the UK to keep it's nose out , we have enough trouble with bombs and rapists on our own doorsteps at home.And a police farce that says it is under-manned and will prioritise protecting and serving none English speaking Migrants over White Middle Aged men, the ones that pay their wages and inflated pensions, what a joke.

medium giraffe's picture

When have you ever known the UK to turn down the opportunity to get involved in someone else's war?

katagorikal's picture

Vietnam once - walked in after WWII but handed it back to the French.

Vietnam twice - let the US carry on, with help from ROK ,Oz, NZ, ... 

medium giraffe's picture

British Marines in Naval patrols, building US bases in Thailand.  A lot of Brits showed up in ANZAC uniforms, SAS were on 'exchange' with Aussie forces.  They were there alright, but very very quietly.

Can't help themselves.

Byrond's picture

I think we should stop allowing specific leaders to represent their countries. Take them to the noogie shack if they keep doing dumb stuff. 

Trisy's picture

Ok, let's stop Netanyau first.

So after that we can remove all other, but mostly will happen automatically.

Trisy's picture

They missed one...

it is better to make peace, or many will depart from this world.

Harry Lightning's picture

Have you not noticed that having many depart from this world often is the price of peace. Historically the latter has not occurred until after the former has been accomplished. There are a variety of explanations for this phenomenon, and there may be more than one correct answer.

What's important is that you recognise its existence and prepare for it lest your proportionate share of the departed will be higher than had you prepared. 

medium giraffe's picture

'Price of peace'


All wars are banker's wars.  Learn to think.

Harry Lightning's picture

Fear not, no one's help will be needed when the time comes for the Korean Clown Prince and his lap dog military to be liquidated. Keep those eclipse sunglasses, they may come in handy when watching the entirety of North Korea rise in a giant cloud towards the heavens on their way to hell.

And then for the next 100 years the West will celebrate Nuke The Norks Day, and the name of Donald J. Trump will be revered in any locale spared of the maniac Kim's nuclear blackmail. 

I have heard they are naming the nuke they will use to kill Kim the "Fat Boy 2", honoring the original Fat Boy that helped end the Second World War while simultaneously joking about how the obese Kim will lose weight in an extreme way from the newer version of the original Fat Boy bomb. "Fat Boy melted away by Fat Boy 2". 

As he feels the burn of 2000 degree radiation melting the skin off his bones, I wonder if this little spoiled brat maniac will then realize why he should not have played with least he will leave this earth being prepared for what his eternity has in store for him.

Koba the Dread's picture

Harry, you mistake lightning for lighting f*rts.

peterk's picture

OK the US is stupid  along with  the UK those pommy idiots and South Korea is int he bag either way along with Japan.


THe biggest idiot of them all MUST be AUSTRALIA.... An economic Minow, with SQUAT miltary

and absolutley no reason in being involoved in the North Korean  conflict. Yet  our Prime Minister TURDBULL, who is  a complete fraud at everything he does, from  actual policy to inter party political strategy, see's fit to  play the  WAR card to  protect his dismal job.

Stupid Australia... Dumbassed Aussies blind as a bat. No wonder we have the biggest property bubble

with the highest debt to income ratio in the world.

sinbad2's picture

It doesn't matter who the PM is, they are all servants of the US.

Gillard allowed US marines to be stationed in Australia(which we pay for), and they come with tactical nukes.

When Menzies arranged to buy British nukes, the US stopped the deal, America can station nukes in Australia, but they won't let us have our own.

US nuclear submarines are based in WA, SA is a key part of the US drone fleet depoloyment, and B2's fly in and out of Darwin.

We buy American weapons that are of no military value to Australia, and the US Ambassador gets the final say on who is the PM.


Face reality, Australia was Britain's bitch, and they passed us on to the US.

Herodotus's picture

Turnbull is Senator Geary's man in Australia.

Buzz Hacksaw's picture

I think this whole NK news item is fake. I don't think NK fired any missiles anywhere. I think the US might have, in order to whip up all you fucking war mongers into support for your psychopathic gov. No need for a real missile though, Just a fake story or two and a fake picture or two (look at the picture of Kim poking out of the car, totally fake) and you people are duped. It's rinse and repeat.

Wake up. Isn't there a shit load of military just outside of Korea? More likely a missile could come from there as it would fit the psychopaths agenda. A missile from Kim with a swarm a brainwashed psychopaths paddling war canoes off your shore wouldn't be very smart. Kim isn't that stupid or suicidal.

So we are to believe that umpteen missiles have been fire from NK and the psychopaths can't shoot down a single one. Either the psychopaths are lying about their defense capabilities or about the missiles.

I don't buy any of this and I'm really disappointed at how many Zero Hedge readers do.


EddieLomax's picture

If this news of a missile launch was fake then millions of people around the area are all in the conspiracy.

The truth is more likely that fat boy decided to fire another load of his tax payers money into the ocean somewhere in a show of force.

medium giraffe's picture

If it was launched from a sub, it could have been anyone.  I looked, but I couldn't see anything on NK's website about this launch.  They have mentioned the previous ones, praising successful tests, but nothing about this one.  Curious indeed.

gregga777's picture

The British Intellectual Yet Idiot classes ruling MORONS already pissed away the British Empire. Why not go for broke?

dogismycopilot's picture

Now, I would like to see Fat Boy kick the shit out of the Mayor of London. 

Herodotus's picture

That would be a battle of color.

Ink Pusher's picture

The fat little psycho in Pyonyang is sporting for a beef with the full intent of dragging China ,Russia and Japan into a conflict.

The repetitive attempts to get Uncle Sam to throw the first punch are failing miserably , even as the attempts get bolder.

The DIA got a new director



WitchCharmerrr's picture

This fool Kim reminds me of an impotent guy with ED constantly beating off for an unsatisfying and dry orgasm....