North Korea Responds: Vows To "Mercilessly Wipe Out Provocateurs", Blasts "US Will Suffer Final Doom"

The ping pong war of words between Trump and Kim has continued for a third straight day.

Earlier today, Trump said that "if anything" his statement on fire and fury  "was not tough enough", and proceeded to warn North Korea that "things will happen to them like they never thought possible" and concluded that "people of North Korea should be careful, or they’re going to be in trouble like they’ve never been before."

“Frankly, the people questioning that statement, was it too tough, maybe it wasn’t tough enough. They’ve been doing this to our country a long time, for many years. And it’s about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and the people of other countries. So if anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough and we’re backed by 100 percent by our military, we’re backed by everybody. And we’re backed by many other leaders. I noticed that many senators and others came out today very much in favor of what I said. But if anything that statement may not be tough enough.”


“The people of our country are safe. Our allies are safe. And I will tell you this, North Korea better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations ever have been in trouble in this world.”

Shortly after, following a national security meeting Trump hada some more comments: “He has disrespected our country greatly,” Trump said of Kim Jong Un.

“He has said things that are horrific. And with me he’s not getting away with it. He got away with it for a long time, between him and his family. Hes not getting away with it. This is a whole new ballgame. Hes not going to be saying those things and hes certainly not going to be doing those things. I read about were in Guam by Aug. 15. Lets see what he does with Guam. He does something in Guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody’s seen before, what will happen in North Korea.”

At that moment the countdown to the KCNA-carried response by North Korea started, and we didn't have long to wait.

Moments ago, North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency responded to the latest iteration of mutually-assured threats of destruction, blasting that it will "mercilessly wipe out the provocateurs making desperate attempts to stifle socialist country" and adds that "the U.S. will suffer a shameful defeat and final doom if it persists in extreme military adventure, sanctions and pressure."

Developing, although readers can probably figure out where this goes from here.


Looney The_Juggernaut Thu, 08/10/2017 - 18:06 Permalink

  Following Trump’s "fire and fury" threat, Mattis clarified it, and it was all about “Norks will lose”. Here’s a simple question - what would be considered a “Win” if we and the Norks start lobbing shit at each other? Would we “win” if South Korea and/or Japan are nuked? Would we “win” if Guam is turned into a glass-covered parking lot or poisoned with radiation? Would we “win” if a Nork-Nookie explodes over the mainland US and fries the Power Grid or kills countless Americans? Would we “win” if a primitive submarine (one of many) pops up close to our port-city and detonates an on-board nuke? I wouldn’t underestimate the North Koreans willingness to die for their country. So, even if North Korea is wiped off the face of the Earth, would all these casualties and damage be considered a WIN? Looney

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Whoa Dammit EuroPox Thu, 08/10/2017 - 18:34 Permalink

Kim & Trump are both acting like they are about to have a WWE fight with no real consequences.. Can't we do better than this dumb macho crap? People here , in NK, and in the countries surrounding NK just want to have normal decent lives without worrying about getting kiiled, and without being forced to pay for others to get killed.

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swmnguy Whoa Dammit Thu, 08/10/2017 - 18:58 Permalink

No kidding.  This is just two idiots trolling each other.  And considering who has what resources, Li'l Kim is trolling the hell out of President Trump.   From the Nork perspective, they've got the Leader Of The Free World dancing around like a puppet on a string.  No previous US leader since the end of the Korean War has panicked and flipped out like this.Li'l Kim has a keen eye for insecurity and impetuousness, and knows how to play it.  President Trump seems unable to deal with anyone he can't sue with his squadrons of lawyers and smear in the press.

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EuroPox swmnguy Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:14 Permalink

There is also the small problem that NOK is not a bunch of desert dwelling ragheads, with a few goats/camels for company.  Koreans have an average IQ of 105/106 with terrain at least as challenging as Afghanistan.  How are you supposed to 'win' a war without a full scale invasion and what happens next?

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tmosley EuroPox Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:27 Permalink

SOUTH Koreans have an average IQ of 105-6. NORTH Koreans systematically purged the intellectual classes, and has been starving its citizens for generations. Their average IQ has most assuredly suffered, but we won't know how much until after they open up to the west.

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EuroPox tmosley Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:45 Permalink

Firstly, IQ is genetic (you can ask James Watson about that) and the NOKs and SOKs have the same genes.  Secondly, SOK's IQ is reported as 106, whilst NOK's is reported as 105... in any event NOKs will be a lot smarter than the IQ in the mid 80s, of recent 'opponents'.Very few nations have managed to put anything into space but NOK is one of those nations.

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Praetorian Guard thesonandheir Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:46 Permalink

I can tell you what is going to happen. The US and NK are in a pissing match of words, except the US is leading NK by the ear. With the markets knowing they are way past a massive downturn, and the Fed realizing the same thing, the Admin is going to keep playing this game until BOOM... one day you wake up and the markets have been affected by a "cyber attack". This will coincidentally point back to the Norks, and they will be to blame. The fingers will start pointing and the Americans will have no remorse for going balls deep into NK for retribution due to collapsed pensions, and stocks. It is win-win for the US... Come join us for FREE at

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tmosley Whoa Dammit Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:48 Permalink

Same here.He has done only one thing that I objected to, bombing that Syrian airfield. But it was a nothingburger. People really need to pay attention to the things that matter (which tend to be the things Trump gets right), and stop paying so much attention to the things that don't (which tend to be the things that Trump gets wrong).When Trump brags about the power of the US nuclear arsenal, does it really matter that he exagerated?

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SeaMonkeys Fish Gone Bad Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:01 Permalink

Both parties are controlled by neo-cons. Krugman's joy would be shared by his peers on the Republican side as well. Remember Bush's nation building in Iraq?Any country that challenges the hegomony of the U.S. petrodollar is considered a threat by the elites. This is the Orwellian world that all mainstream Americans, Democrat and Republican have bought into. Fox, NPR, and everything in between. Unfortunately Zero Hedge is becoming more and more mainstream everyday. 

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oncemore El Vaquero Fri, 08/11/2017 - 01:38 Permalink

The data we have, comes from MSM.We do not know wether NK fired the engines for 90% or more or less (time to burn the engines, or the power of the engine)..Sure they little bit overpowered, or underpowered. They do not want indicate exact data to everybody.But acclrding to small fat chief, if I correctly interpret, what he said, then they have been probably at 90%, because verbally he said, he can cover whole States.Weapon they build, has to cover the enemy, his territory.....

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therealestg9 Looney Thu, 08/10/2017 - 19:14 Permalink

Of course we're going to win figuratively and literally, because we have tons of missile interceptors set up all aroun N. Korea, as well as the THAADs in Guam, as well as the NORAD missile defense along the West Coast. They're not going to be able to hit any of our shit, but of course the media needs a great exciting summertime talking point so it's drumming up the whole issue. 

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IronForge Looney Thu, 08/10/2017 - 21:06 Permalink

The PRK probably won't take the bait on a Protracted War of Attrition.  That's an obvious Trap that work for the Hegemon and Vassals.Their best bet will be to Go "All In" after being attacked. IMHO we need to see how the PRK can walk away from this w/o Losing Face (and Regime).Shelling Seoul - WinBeating Back an Invasion/Assault and Counterstriking with a Full Scale Invasion of KOR. - WinNuking USA Forces  off the Coast, Guam, HI, CONUS Cities - Win.  As long as they deal the Blows,  they (or their friends in CHN) can survive and possibly take over the Peninsula

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