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)
THIS IS UPDATE (April 11, 2017) of an earlier post which follows update:
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.
Kinetic military action is a euphemism for military action involving lethal force used by Rumsfeld extensively like kinetic or non-kinetic actions.
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.
In other words: Finis ~ or that's all she wrote...