North Korea Seen Moving ICBM Into Position For Possible Launch: Report

Tyler Durden's picture

The USDJPY and 10Y yields snapped lower and gold kneejerked higher following the latest North Korea-related headline out of Bloomberg, according to which:


Bloomberg references a just released article in the Asia Business Daily, according to which North Korea started moving the ICBM-class missile, produced at a new Pyongyang research center, on Monday following Sunday's thermonuclear test.

The report confirms overnight intelligence from South Korea: recall first thing this morning, Yonhap reported that South Korea's spy agency said it had detected that North Korea is making preparations for a possible intercontinental ballistic missile launch, a move that would further raise tensions a day after it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear detonation.

Chang Kyung-soo, acting chief of the defense ministry’s policy planning office, told lawmakers on Monday that North Korea was making preparations for a missile firing, according to Bloomberg while Yonhap adds that South Korea's spy agency said there was a chance the North could fire an ICBM into the Pacific Ocean, saying that the isolated state was able to conduct a nuclear test at any time.

According to the just released Business Daily report, there is high chance N. Korea will fire ICBM missile before Sept. 9 national founding day. More details from the original report, Google translated:

According to the authorities, one ballistic missile produced by a weapons research institute dedicated to the production of North Korea's ICBM was found to be moving to the west of Hwanghae Island after being mounted on the 4th Mobile Launch Base (TEL) on the day after the 6th nuclear test.


Earlier this year, North Korea built a 1980-square-meter weapons lab, which could manufacture ICBMs, in Pyongyang. It was last February that the weapon laboratory was released to the outside world. Although it was a wilderness until 2009, it has now been transformed into a strategic hub for North Korea's major missiles.


According to a joint US-ROK report, North Korea has a maximum of 900 ballistic missiles, and it has been confirmed that there are 108 aircraft capable of launching surprise attacks. According to ballistic missiles, the number of Scud missiles and TEL that can mount Scud missiles are the most common. The number of Scud missiles is 430 (TEL 36).

The report concludes by noting that according to S. Korean intel, "if North Korea conducts further ICBM provocations there is a high possibility that it will choose an unpredictable time and place. To this end, Pyongyang may launch missiles directly from the mobile launch base, or launch multiple missiles at multiple locations simultaneously."

The report also notes that the ICBM mobile launcher is moving "at low speed mainly during the night time" to avoid detection by foreign intelligence authorities. In other words, the US now has a conveniently moving target and a due date by which North Korea will likely launch its next rocket, effectively giving Trump a greenlight for a "preemptive" strike over the next five days.

The market's reaction to the news, while not as dramatic as to Sunday's nuclear test, confirms just how much on edge traders remain for every headline out of North Korea.

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khnum's picture

Well the respective leaders here have big balls unfortunately they are located on their foreheads,

Ineverslice's picture
Gotta give ya a plus one for that tough guy...Babylon, FOR SURE....Btw, I haven't commented in over three years...I wonder why, now? 
bluez's picture

"They" is our owners.

earleflorida's picture


it's always 'them'!

lolmao500's picture

Trump has ordered that the next missile be shot down and launcher struck if it aims for any US or ally territory. We'll see what happens and is Kim crazy enough to do a nuclear test over the pacific??

We could be days away from ww3.

back to basics's picture

Somehow it will be assessed as not aiming the US or allied territory. 


JamesBond's picture

What would Reagan have done if NK shot a missile over Japan? In the old days, THAT was an act of WAR.

divingengineer's picture

He would have fucked their shit up.
Prediction: Trump will fuck their shit up also.

JamesBond's picture


but I agree completely.

general ambivalent's picture

The Eternal Burger is too stupid to think about anything but War and Work. How sad...

Farqued Up's picture

What would Reagan have done?

Over coffee before work he would get Nancy to call her trusty astrologer in San Fran for clearance to act.

He would have immediately snatched out the country's credit card and increased the debt for more MIC for Ollie's drug operations to expand and protect the poppy crops.

He would then stroll up to the woods of the Bohemian Grove for some Lucifer seances with his buds Cap and Schultz. They would all have grins and giggles as they burnt a big owl, or goat, or cockroach, or something as they frolicked in their fat nudity.

He would have then just said fuck it and let his speechwriter on loan from Hollywonk segue the real decisions to the grand poo bah pedo, Herbert Walker, and drive the shaft deeper into the American peoples' hearts.

In short, he would have done what he always did, talk big to the Ayatollah while his assistant held billions in Khomeini bribes for his cover for the James Cagney tough guy act.

Credit card Ronnie started the big deficits rolling and fucked the Constitution and the laws by drug running to carry on with Nicaragua, plausible deniability I believe the scam is called. Meanwhile, CNN, grab your camera and lets go do our Paul Bunyan wood chopping scam while the little lady Nancy dons her apron and whips us up some biscuits and red eye gravy back at the ranch house.

I was sucked in and voted for him twice, I never missed his drive time radio broadcasts in the Houston traffic, he sounded great. We never got a choice in any election so now I hope Trump isn't another charlatan banker pawn, he's certainly hard to figure, and Sessions seems like a ghost, a wispy figure. I suppose we shouldn't stop prepping since we are at the mercy of New Yorker Neocons he appointed and rationalization isn't a good thing.

buttmint's picture

...drop a non nuclear MOAB...mother of all bombs.

How about 20-30 MOABS in all the caves where their missles are stuffed.

Let concussions blow their brains out.....

yogibear's picture

It would be cool if the missile was taken over and flown to crash into the Chinese capital, Beijing.

That would be the end of fat boy Un's missile shooting.


SheHunter's picture

Chill.  kimmy boy is part of the MIC/GS/swamp.  He is acting as instructed.  Another false flag. The MIC just landed a gorgeous hefty arsenal deal with S K over the weekend thnx to the fear mongering.

earleflorida's picture

so america nows owns the entire 'pacific'...


sinbad2's picture

The problem with the US shooting down the missile, is it will most likely fail. Then the US will be seen as a paper tiger.

Notice how nobody really knows how good the Russian or Chinese weapons are, because they don't go to war.

Everybody knows the capabilities of most US weapons, because the US is continuously at war.

turbojarhead's picture

That means we are very very good at know, kind of like you Norks continuous bowing and scraping to your little fat leader..

lolmao500's picture

Kim could wait for US market to open, launch several missiles to cause billions in stock market loses, that would be a win in his book

aPocketofResistance's picture

I'm long VIX, bring it haircut boy.

SheHunter's picture

hah hah.  VXX has some great gap fills.  Dare I dream....

ET's picture

Kim Jong Un will find out soon what it is like to be attacked by 800 land-attack cruise missiles unless his launchers stand down.

Meyer Bauer's picture

You're an idiot - us powerfull USSA couldn't scare anything with our corrupt evil empire army or even fire one cruise missile straight and/or on target. Go to McCain's loin's where you belong - Lindsay will be there for his share so watch out.

massbytes's picture

Ask the Syrians how that worked out for them.  Seems like the cruise missles were right on target.  

land_of_the_few's picture

Do keep up granpa. Your headchopper boys have lost everything. Being vaporised right now as we speak.

thestarl's picture

Based on recent history how many of those will actually hit their target?

Kim hits a couple of nuclear power stations game over.

earleflorida's picture

try to keep up,...ET,

or phone home?

east of eden's picture

Not 1 in 100K AMericans knows the truth, or cares. 

TheEndIsNear's picture

99,999 insouciant Americans.

jack stephan's picture

I bought some cheap Tula for shooter practice, the weather improved . It's enough to tinker around, with, practice wise, and looked at some college crush Chloe Jones pics wondering why the hottest girl on earth couldn't put the pills away.  I'm getting ahead of myself.  

Let's get this over with, shit or get off the pot fella.  My dippy exes cause more drama, I felt no earthquakes, I fell zero on the ground meet your maker disasters.

Shut off my power forever, do it.  I'm too old and I hate sleep waiting for your shit 

This is no rehearsal

We are professionals

This is the bigtime

44_shooter's picture

Tula kills people the same as black bear, red army and mil-surp plus it's cheap.

glacialhills's picture

Golden tiger is my huckleberry.

NoWayJose's picture

USDJPY snapped lower...

I don't always trade currencies, but when I do I like to buy the currency of countries that have just had their airspace penetrated by insane nuclear madmen!

Fartsnifferbuffet's picture

Is it possible  that the norks and chinks are also goys in the  Jews grand chess game i think  the Jews control both China and nk didn't fat boy  go to some rich college  in Switzerland  he's  controlled by cia got no bomb years away from bomb then next day got bomb lol connect the dots sheep

Twee Surgeon's picture

The story above tells you the script. The Norks launch a rocket and the US blows up the launch pad, then they blow up the 1980 square foot building where the rest of the good stuff is. The Norks shell a few villages in the South for a few weeks. Then we are on the verge of war for another Decade and the Markets are just flabbergasted.

earleflorida's picture

 the end game, is that the "Deep State" is in deep`doodah

sinbad2's picture

The end game is America is defeated and the world cuts America up into little bits and gives them to warlords to oppress you, like the US has been doing to the world.

Anteater's picture

Can you believe the Purple Party Deep State Mil.Gov.Fed

gave us two doddering near-senile serial bunko artists as

our 'choice'? Instead of virile, intelligent candidates, we get

Lying Liar ZioPig A versus Lying Liar ZioPig B, both who'd be

in prison already for their serial crimes and misdemeanors?!


I was just out watering the garden, crappy this year with a 

late spring, dry summer and early fall, and realized that we

are totally controlled, Aleph to Zion. Fake News. Fake Trump.

WTF am I doing here, paying my taxes to support New Israel,

so they can deport 850,000 landed American children back

to Mexico and Central America to die, then import 250,000

blue monkey-god H1-B Hindus to steal our best high-tech!!


This is zombie land Final Solution for American Christians!

We'll all be marginalized in ghettoes, with blue monkey-god

landlords running slums owned by Chinese Triads, paying

10% tithe to the ZioBanksters who provide DHS protection.

Czar Jared will ride by in a White Limo at 666 Fifth Ave, NYC,

his Czarina will cast her dead doll-eyes smile at all the goys,

and Grampa McCoy will keep tweeting from his baby stroller,

pushed by Nurse Muleania, and Baboon boy with a balloon.


Christ, my eyes! What have you done to my eyes!?

VWAndy's picture

Its all just a big ol never ending chain yank.

2017 the year of the drama Llama. Every day drama. Not one drama free day this year. Its no wonder we got so many people in full on spaz mode. Team fiat is the only ones in need of spazoids. The rest of us would rather see some justice.

Left ,right and center all would like to see banksters behind bars!

east of eden's picture

Oh, I think that at the end of the day, there will be a lot of used rope for sale.

VWAndy's picture

The stall and barter. Then some real justice. Other than that the gravytrain rolls on.

Rabidcephalopod's picture

I too prefer the guillotine, but they still use rope to hoist the blades. Hang or decapitate - I'm good with either!

east of eden's picture

You're in deep shit now America. I think they have the real thing. And I also think they intend to use it, all of it and mostly all at once.

When half you country is destroyed, the Chinese won't have to answer to you anymore.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

The Chinese won't be answering because they will be blackened cinders.

The return address for the nukes won't be limited to N korea.  The Chinese know this.