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:

  • NKOREA STARTS MOVING ICBM FOR POSSIBLE LAUNCH BEFORE SAT.:DAILY

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.

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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.

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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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EnragedUSMCExpat's picture

Someone is cutting your smack with Draino, blithering douchebag. 1st rule of unbridled dope consumption: Know your dealer.

North Korea Invades:

http://www.koreanwaronline.com/arms/NKAssault.htm

In addition to world history, take some basic English classes if you wish to be taken seriously.

ReadyforLiftoff's picture

need that little UFO that blew up Space X right about now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arIc1NlHvV0

 

Horse Pizzle's picture

The US Navy is moving into position for a launch.

VWAndy's picture

Just doing their jobs pretending its not all made up BS.

sinbad2's picture

More likely

The US Navy is moving into position for  lunch.

onmail1's picture

I urge North Korea to deploy 500 ICBMs against america

if u have 100 warheads keep a ratio of 5:1

5 decoys & 1 real so that anti-missile systems r confused

(remember their success rate is less than 50%)

America is the mother of evil and

AMERICA IS BEGGING FOR RETRIBUTION

for all its evils all over the world

 

onmail1's picture

I urge North Korea to deploy 500 ICBMs against america

if u have 100 warheads keep a ratio of 5:1

5 decoys & 1 real so that anti-missile systems r confused

(remember their success rate is less than 50%)

America is the mother of evil and

AMERICA IS BEGGING FOR RETRIBUTION

for all its evils all over the world

 

onmail1's picture

I urge North Korea to deploy 500 ICBMs against america

if u have 100 warheads keep a ratio of 5:1

5 decoys & 1 real so that anti-missile systems r confused

(remember their success rate is less than 50%)

America is the mother of evil and

AMERICA IS BEGGING FOR RETRIBUTION

for all its evils all over the world

 

onmail1's picture

oops , slow connection , many clicks ;-)

guru69's picture

quite a stutter you've got there, young man

turbojarhead's picture

Tell Mohammed, after he is done screwing your wife and pet goat, to peddle faster then dumbfuck.

sinbad2's picture

They don't have to worry about American missile shields, they are as fake as everything else.

RafterManFMJ's picture

Well, ^ this guys days of flying anywhere have abruptly come to an end.

F0nestar's picture

Its the KIKES that have hijacked this Republic... just like they did to Tsarist Russia.

The kikes are the evil inside. Kill them all!

Cockoo's picture

The controllers seem to have duped those that fear (State Nations) or at least going along to get along. Kim Jong Un is playing right into MIC hands the arrow is pointed at N. Korea as planned. The pivot to take out the commander in chief of North Korea is supremely materializing.

adamas's picture

Look, I've been waiting for 6 years to see my gold recover from its slump, if it needs global thermonuclear war and the extinction of the human race to nudge the price up,  so be it 

desertboy's picture

The fear has to be really pumped up, big time, on this one -- everyone already sees the fraud perpetrated in the Libya bombing.

Sugarcandy Mountain's picture

everyone already sees the fraud

Er, no mate. Not everyone... not even close.

Sizzurp's picture

Kim seems hell bent on finding out if there is life after death.

Dude-dude's picture

He seems to believe the US will not respond militarily to his tests.  However, he has demonstrated potential ICBM capability, or at least IRBM and seems to have demonstrated that he has an accompanying thermonuclear warhead.  If Kim launches another ICBM - Trump will be told by his general buddies he must assume the worst, advised to shoot it down and potentially authorize a counterstrike. 

Hillarys Server's picture

I think the problem is that Kim thinks the US is rational and the US thinks Kim is crazy. A double misunderstanding.

In other words, the US mistakenly thinks Kim is crazy and might take the suicidal move of attacking the US, and Kim in turn mistakenly thinks the US is rational and won't attack North Korea for its missile launches since that would require North Korea returning the attack.

What investment shows healthy returns on war, bloodshed, tears and hell on earth?

Silver maybe?

One of We's picture

Does Dennis Rodman have to file SEC reports?

guru69's picture

Wow, even Shepwave is silent  (yay)

Sky flyer's picture

Green by opening bell in NYC. Watch and see. PPT can handle this shit with no problem. It will take actual nuclear mushroom clouds to have any effect on markets.

Dun_Dulind's picture

Algorithms don't fear war. 

Dude-dude's picture

they should be able to sense fear though, leading to moving positions out of growth and into safety.

F0nestar's picture

Neither does the reaper.

Horse Pizzle's picture

Trump is quiet tonight.

Archive_file's picture

Imagine being in your 70's like Trump and considering pushing "the button."

He's probably asking himself how the fuck he got himself into this mess.

Jee.Zus Christ...

asstrix's picture

And the world hate 'murikans because of their 'freedom'.

F0nestar's picture

They hate us because of what the kikes are using this Republic for.

sinbad2's picture

Not just the bombing of civilians, but bombs containing Bubonic plague and Anthrax.

hoist the bs flag's picture

and monkey shit...and razor blades and roaches and...

lakecity55's picture

Good article, but, the US strategy changed "...After China entered the war in late 1950."

Had they stayed out, NK would have been defeated. This type of destruction would not have happened.

The Norks were caught between the UN wanting a stop to the fighting and China wanting a buffer zone.
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That site has some good insider stuff.

Leotardo's picture

I see..."Had they stayed out, NK would have been defeated".Yet pardon me for thinking, that had the US stayed out, NONE of anything would have happened.

turbojarhead's picture

Thinking? If the US stayed out, the Korean peninsula would have been Communist within 5 days of NK invading the South, with Chinese and Russian assistance of course. Truman was honoring his treaty obligations. Agree or disagree with me, I doubt he wanted to lose almost 50,000 American lives in Korea.

turbojarhead's picture

That site is shit, their articles are the worst form of garbage. Their numbers of deaths attributed to the US are historically inaccurate, their conclusions are complete tripe. If you read that site regularly, you need to wash your brain out with soap.

turbojarhead's picture

That is ..probably the worst piece of propaganda I have seen in a long time. Factually inaccurate, blatantly false..want a job at CNN?

Horse Pizzle's picture

Good news is the war should be over before Friday.

south40_dreams's picture

Please don't mess up my weekend

sinbad2's picture

And you can thank Victoria Nuland for the missiles that carry them.

 

soyungato's picture

Nothing is going to happen. Both sides know the consequence.

As much as I hope, my long TVIX position will not rise overnight. 

However, the shit will hit the fan soon enough when it become clear the gold-backed-Yuan oil trade is for real. I take advantage of the present moment to load up on gold ,after all these years of resisting.

sinbad2's picture

It seems that NK got rocket engines from Ukraine.

So it's the US that created this mess, if the US hadn't staged a coup in Ukraine, the Nazis the US installed would not have been able to supply rocket motors to NK.

So when Victoria Nuland said fuck the EU, she also meant fuck the USA.

lakecity55's picture

That's why there is no military fix; we made conditions possible.

But, Kim is out on a limb. And he needs to be on a diet.

 

F0nestar's picture

If you look deep enough, kikes and their influence is behind ALL of this.

Aristofani's picture

how's the weather today in tel aviv?

Cracker Pipes's picture

Face it, wars happen, people fucking die in the millions, I can't hear them screaming now...why are we better...