Tuesday, April 11, 2017

North Korea Missile Attack on CONUS is Real (Nuclear Probably Way Off)

This is Known as an “Attention Grabber” — Does It Get Yours

Choson is the name of the
North Koran Taepodong-2 
(Choson is ancient name of last Korean dynasty)
(From 1392-1910)

THIS IS UPDATE (April 11, 2017) of an earlier post which follows update:
Their verbose BS again (my emphasis): North Korea denounced the US deployment of a naval strike group to the region Tuesday, warning in an official statement that “It is ready for war” adding: “The DPRK (their own official name) is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the US. This goes to prove that the U.S. reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase. We will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms.
We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions,” from the official statement from the foreign ministry spokesman to the North’s national news agency: KCNA. That was followed by this from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the political bureau of the North's army: “If they (the U.S. and the South) try to ignite the spark of war, we will wipe out all of the invaders without a trace with our strong pre-emptive nuclear strike.”
The U.S. strike force, led by a Nimitz-class aircraft super-carrier USS Carl Vinson -- cancelled a planned trip to Australia this weekend, heading to the Korean peninsula instead in a show of force.
Trump seemed to be issuing a fresh warning to the North with his ordering of that Tomahawk missile strike on the Syrian airbase that was widely interpreted as a warning has he asked his advisers for a range of options to rein in Pyongyang, a top US official said Sunday.
A 6th nuclear test forthcoming?
Speculation over an imminent nuclear test is brewing as the North marks anniversaries including the 105th birthday of its late founder (Kim, Il-Sung on Saturday (April 15). Usually celebrated with a demonstration of military might.
Meanwhile thousands of troops and top military officials gathered in Pyongyang on to pledge loyalty to current leader Kim Jong-Un ahead of his grandfather's birth anniversary – the state media said. North Korean state-run and controlled TV showed thousands of goose-stepping soldiers marching in unison, carrying giant portraits of the founder (Kim Il-Sung) and his son, Kim Jong-Il (Jong-Un’s father), in front of the Kum-Su-San mausoleum where the two are embalmed and on display.
In the ROK (South Korea), the PM and Acting president warned of a “grave provocation” by the North to coincide with other anniversaries, including the army's founding day on April 25, saying: “There is a possibility that the North launches more grave provocations such as another nuclear test to mark a number of anniversaries,” (Hwang Kyo-Ahn said in a cabinet meeting).
South Korea's top nuclear envoy said Monday after talks with his Chinese counterpart that the two nations had agreed to “strong new measures to punish Pyongyang if it carried out another nuclear test.”
The talks came shortly after Trump hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for a summit at which he pressed Beijing to do more to curb the North's nuclear ambitions.
“We) are prepared to chart our own course if this is something China is just unable to coordinate with us,” said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said after the summit.
While a U.S. unilateral strike on North Korea from a shorter range might be more effective, it would likely endanger many civilians in the South and risk triggering a broader military conflict, experts warn. Seoul with a population of just over 10 million is a mere 30 miles from the DMZ with many smaller communities between the DMZ and Seoul.
BACKGROUND: North Korea missile testing over Japan some 600 miles … if they wanted to attack it would Seoul not the Ocean… they are showing strength NOT intentions vis-à-vis strike directly the CONUS… We may be overreacting just like NK want us to. It comes down to “who blinks first.” We always blink first because we have so much more to lose than North Korea.
Once again North Korea shows what it is known for: An exaggerated and bellicose rhetoric and boasting about “defending itself against “the U.S.” attacks- then they pull off some shitty stunt or attacks of their and cite “defense” against the “invaders” who never invade. 
Tensions are running high in Northeast Asia, with North Korea making observable progress toward its goal of building a missile that could reach the U.S. mainland and China incensed over South Korea’s decision to deploy an American anti-missile battery.
Tillerson’s remarks, ruling out diplomatic talks and leaving the door open to military action, will fuel fears in the region that the Trump administration is seriously considering what Washington euphemistically calls “kinetic” options adding: “Let me be very clear: The policy of strategic patience has ended.” Tillerson said in Seoul with Yun Byung-se, the South Korean foreign minister.
“We’re exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures. All options are on the table and threats would be met with an appropriate response. If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action that option is on the table.”
Sanctions and diplomatic engagement so far have failed to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. U.S. administrations have long considered military action out of the question because North Korea has artillery targeting Seoul, metropolitan area of more than 10 million people just 30 miles south of the DMZ.

Kinetic military action is a euphemism for military action involving lethal force used by Rumsfeld extensively like kinetic or non-kinetic actions.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said earlier this year that North Korea is working on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland.
Reference on that aspect from here (Heritage Foundation).
President Trump responded in a tweet: “It won’t happen!”
It appears that we do not have any more of a coherent strategy to deal with NK than they have to deal with what they perceive as “our invasion” plan.
Nuclear bombs flying around the globe will assure one thing more than actual use of WMD’s – one sure outcome by product that no one will ever live to write about:
The End of Human Life on Planet Earth.

In other words: Finis ~ or that's all she wrote...

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