"We're Getting Close To Military Conflict": Sen. Graham Urges Evacuation Of Americans From South Korea

Neocon Senator Lindsay Graham was stoking the flame of what is looking like increasingly probable war with North Korea today, when he warned on national TV that rising tensions between the the US and Pyongyang means preparations for war need to be taken, and that dependents of U.S. military personnel in South Korea should be relocated after the latest North Korean missile test.

Speaking on CBS News' "Face the Nation", Sen. Graham said that "we're getting close to a military conflict because North Korea's marching toward marrying up the technology of an ICBM with a nuclear weapon on top that cannot only get to America but deliver the weapon. We're running out of time."

Graham then urged American dependants should no longer be sent to South Korea, and added that it's time to start evacuating dependents out of North Korea's southern neighbor: "South Korea should be an unaccompanied tour. It's crazy to send spouses and children to South Korea, given the provocation of North Korea. So I want them to stop sending dependents. And I think it's now time to start moving American dependents out of South Korea."

On Saturday, North Korea said the U.S. is “begging” for a nuclear war by planning the “largest-ever” joint aerial drill with South Korea just weeks after concluding an exercise with three nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. “Should the Korean peninsula and the world be embroiled in the crucible of nuclear war because of the reckless nuclear war mania of the U.S., the U.S. will have to accept full responsibility for it,” North Korea’s state-run KCNA said Saturday, citing a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As reported earlier on Sunday, Pyongyang's statement came after Yonhap News reported that six U.S. Raptor stealth fighters planes arrived in South Korea on Saturday for a joint air drill named "Vigilant Ace 18" scheduled for Dec. 4 to 8. The F-22s flew into South Korea together in a show of force. The stealth fighters, however, were just a small part of the upcoming show of force: according to local media, some 230 aircraft and up to 16,000 soldiers and airmen are taking part in the drill, which is one of the biggest ever of its kind. As part of "Vigilant Ace", US and South Korean forces will be rehearsing for a full-scale war with North Korea, with Yonhap noting that "allies plan to stage simulated attacks on mock North Korean nuclear and missile targets."

The massive drill, and the latest verbal escalation, takes place after North Korea carried out its latest missile test last week, in which the reclusive country launched its third ICBM test, and the first of what North Korea is calling its Hwasong-15 missile. According to expets, the new missile may be able to travel a distance of more than 8,000 miles - enough to strike anywhere in United States.

Prior to Graham's warning, national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Saturday that the chances of war with North Korea are "increasing every day." Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California, McMsater said: “I think it's increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really, we are in a race to be able to solve this problem.”

Comments

shamus001 Code Duello Mon, 12/04/2017 - 01:10 Permalink

Perhaps we should attack India... it has ICBM's and "COULD" hit U.S.A...... same with Pakistan... as a matter of fact, "WHY IS RUSSIA ALLOWED TO LIVE!" After all, they have ICBM's and "could" hit U.S.A. (this arguement gets tired and worn out .... also a bit desperate sounding I think for pick-a-fight quality)Wouldn't it seem COMPLETELY APPROPRIATE OF THE CIA if NK made this "leap of tech", which coincidently is fuel for the war-hawk fire to attack (because now they're an actual "threat") if WE BACK-DOOR SUPPLIED THEM THE TECH FOR NUKE DELIVERY, SO THEN WE HAVE AN EXCUSE TO ATTACK THEM? (one that the neo-cons could sell to the Americana Public?)  Because,  call me silly, but they went from NOTHING (reach Japs is all) to TOTAL ICBM in 1 year. (while clearly screwing up the designs provided in black and white, resulting in exploding rockets) What do you think?*  Norks are geniuses and perfected ICBM technology themselves in a complete vacuum*  CIA provided blueprints through China back door as an excuse to attack NorksVOTE NOW

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Slack Jack shamus001 Mon, 12/04/2017 - 01:27 Permalink

Engdahl says Kim Jong Un is false opposition.

Engdahl says that Kim Jong Un lived in Switzerland from 1991 until 2000. He attended the Liebefeld Steinhölzli school in Köniz near Bern. The strongest hint that Kim Jong Un is a "Pentagon" puppet and not a communist (Chinese) puppet is that he had China's best friend in Pyongyang, Jang Sung-taek, executed. He also ordered the systematic execution of all other members of Jang's family including children and grandchildren (and others that were considered too close to China).

Other hints are that he is usefully (to the US) provocative and doesn't seem to listen to China.

Engdahl also thinks North Korea is an Pentagon Vassal State, but it seems more likely that Kim Jong Un is indeed a "Pentagon" man but that North Korea is (i.e., will be treated as) an enemy state.

https://journal-neo.org/2016/11/01/north-korea-is-an-pentagon-vassal-st…

Remember: The first rule for fighting a (real) war is to place your own puppet as the leader of the enemy.

Also, one should not forget that Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton are all Jews.

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=630

http://mileswmathis.com/trump.pdf

And as an example of how real wars are fought,....

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1174

It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

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Perimetr Slack Jack Mon, 12/04/2017 - 02:20 Permalink

Eric Schlosser in Harper's: https://harpers.org/archive/2017/12/destroyer-of-worlds/6/long-range bombers and missiles are no longer required to obliterate a city. A nuclear weapon can be placed in a shipping container or on a small cabin cruiser, transported by sea, and set off remotely by cellular phone.A 2006 study by the Rand Corporation calculated the effects of such a nuclear detonation at the Port of Long Beach, California. The weapon was presumed to be two thirds as powerful as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. According to the study, about 60,000 people in Long Beach would be killed, either by the blast or by the effects of radiation. An additional 150,000 would be exposed. And 8,000 would suffer serious burns. At the moment, there are about 200 burn beds at hospitals in California — and about 2,000 nationwide. Approximately 6 million people would try to flee Los Angeles County, with varying degrees of success. Gasoline supplies would run out. The direct cost of that single detonation was estimated to be about $1 trillion. In September, North Korea detonated a nuclear device about thirty times more powerful than the one in the Rand study. 

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philipat InsaneBane Sun, 12/03/2017 - 22:31 Permalink

So let me see if I get this straight. The US understands that if it attacks NK, the South will be destroyed and/or invaded. So time to get Americans out now.Proving yet again what a valuable "ally" the US is, in this case it doesn't matter how many South Kopreans die in pursuit of profits for the MIC (NK poses no threat to the US, it just wants to be left alone and doesn't want to become another Libya or Iraq or Syria. With friends like this, US allies don't really need any enemies?

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Hans-Zandvliet TahoeBilly2012 Sun, 12/03/2017 - 22:17 Permalink

Nicely put: "smells too Hollywood to me"War with NK? Rambo is just going to do no good in this case: they can now vaporize NYC or WDC before you can finish your cup of tea.The US will just have to learn how to live with the reallity of being under the threat of NK nuclear missiles.Just like it has already become used to living under the threat of Russian and Chinese nuclear missiles.It's not such a big deal, you know.And by stopping to harass NK continuously you can make the deal a lot smaller yet.

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Hans-Zandvliet Bay of Pigs Sun, 12/03/2017 - 22:33 Permalink

Very true: with their bombing campaigns of the Korean War, the US murdered ONE THIRD of the NK population.They prefer to eat grass, before giving up their nuclear missiles and if the US attacks them again and they realize their time has come to vannish from the face of our planet, they will be dead-set on taking as many gringos with them as they possibly can, lauching all the missiles they have and vaporize NYC, WDC, SF and LA.Go on you US Rambos with more muscles than brains: be humanity's champion to prove that intelligence is an evolutionary dead end! What better destiny for the land of the free and home of the brave, than to liberate all other species of our planet from Homo sapiens?

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