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No. 0     Original Topic:  North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 4:44 AM   Viewed 2462 times     
Does this remind you of anything?

Kind of like the Germans who would gave the Fuehrer Nazi Salute.

These are plain old North Koreans, not Soldiers.

They are brainwashed via government propaganda.

"People wave banners and shout slogans as they attend a rally in support of North Korea's stance against the US, on Kim Il-Sung square in Pyongyang on Aug. 9, 2017."

No. 1     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 6:24 AM     
Hmmmnn... interesting.

Maybe the US lobbed a big MOAB via Cruise Missile on his Nuke site?

Or maybe North Korea playing with a small nuke or a MOAB of there own.

Or maybe the underground plates were weakened as a result of several of the 6 underground nuke tests by NK and it caused the plates to shift.

Since seismologists are saying it had a ground depth of "0" that means it was likely man made.

Earthquake detected in North Korea, reports conflict on scale and nature

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/23/north-korea-earthquake-not-from-weapons-test-report.html
No. 2     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 7:22 AM     
Looks like Trump wasn't the only one who condemned North Korea at the UN. The Australian Foreign Minister did too. Well we know we have one Ally there.

"North Korea, a threat to millions". says Julie Bishop at UN

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/north-korea,-a-threat-to-millions-says-julie-bishop-at-un/8977582
No. 3     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 7:28 AM     
Here are some written parts of her speech at the UN. She also mentioned global terrorism and extreme islamic ideologies. She called for the world to act collectively and stamp them out.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-23/north-korea-threatening-security-of-millions,-bishop-says/8977484

Unfortunately she was "for" the Paris climate accord though (aka fake global warming).

No. 4     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 7:38 AM     
Why North Korea wants to target Guam:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-12/guams-problems-with-the-us-dont-end-with-north-korea/8799228
No. 5     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 1:01 PM     
Neither Trump nor the top US Military Brass are intimidated by the North Korean Dictator. Lookee what the USA did today!

The message is, "Just try us, we DARE YOU!"

U.S. bombers fly off North Korea's coast in show of force

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday in a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to President Donald Trump.

“This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea’s coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness with which we take (North Korea‘s) reckless behavior,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White.

Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali; Editing by James Dalgleish
Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-pentagon/u-s-bombers-fly-off-north-koreas-coast-in-show-of-force-idUSKCN1BY0UY
No. 6     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 1:09 PM     
The looney liberal communist loving traitors are across the street from the Library here again today holding up poster signs at the traffic going by on the street.

Maybe I should go say hi to them and offer to buy them a one way ticket to North Korea? :unsure:

Generally, they are protesting the possibility that we may "b*mb" North Korea.

Many of these are older folks. I bet these were the same type of folks who were busy protesting the Vietnam War and spitting on Soldiers.

I wear a hat with an American Flag on it. Maybe I should offer it to one of them asking them which Country they are backing, the USA or Communist North Korea?
No. 7     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 2:23 PM     
Yeah good luck with that idea, lol. It would seal his fate and that of his Country.

North Korea currently has an estimated 12 or so possible nukes. All of them relatively low yield compared to many of ours.

The USA has an estimated 7,200 Nuclear B*mbs of various types in it's arsenal. I guarantee you the US has Nuclear Subs over in that area right now ready to strike if necessary.

If North Korea does launch any Missiles at us, South Korea, Guam, or Japan it would soon be over for him as a Dictator. His evil empire would come quickly crumbling down.

The USA would quickly destroy most of his Missiles which haven't been launched, the US Military knows where most of them are at.

His Artillery would take a bit longer to destroy, he has a lot of it.

South Korea would be in big trouble, North Korea has an estimated 1 million man Army and they could do a lot of damage to South Korea if they wanted to.

In the end we would win though, with little to no threat to the USA mainland at present anyway.

North Korea says rockets to U.S. 'inevitable' after Trump dubs Kim 'rocket man'

"UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday that firing its rockets at the U.S. mainland was “inevitable” after U.S. President Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket man”, in a further escalation of rhetoric between the two leaders.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s remarks before the United Nations General Assembly came hours after U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea, in a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to Trump.

“Through such a prolonged and arduous struggle, now we are finally only a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force,” Ri told the annual gathering of world leaders.

“It is only a forlorn hope to consider any chance that the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) would be shaken an inch or change its stance due to the harsher sanctions by the hostile forces,” he said.

Trump announced new U.S. sanctions on Thursday that he said allow targeting of companies and institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea. Earlier this month the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted its ninth round of sanctions on Pyongyang to counter its nuclear and ballistic missiles programs.

Ri, who said Pyongyang’s ultimate goal was to establish a “balance of power with the U.S.”, retorted that Trump himself was on a “suicide mission” after the U.S. president said Kim was on such a mission.

The U.S. bombers’ flight was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea that any U.S. fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century, the Pentagon said.

“This mission is a demonstration of U.S. resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White, calling North Korea’s weapons program “a grave threat.”

“We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the U.S. homeland and our allies.”

Ri warned Pyongyang was ready to defend itself if the U.S. showed any sign of conducting a “decapitating operation on our headquarters or military attack against our country”.

North Korea has launched dozens of missiles this year, several flying over Japan, as it accelerates its program aimed at enabling it to target the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile.

The flight follows a week of heightened rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang, with Trump and Kim Jong Un trading insults. Trump called the North Korean leader a “madman” on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.”

Pyongyang conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on Sept. 3 and has launched dozens of missiles this year as it accelerates a program aimed at enabling it to target the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile. The North has threatened to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific.

The Pentagon said the B-1B Lancer bombers came from Guam and the U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts came from Okinawa, Japan. It said the operation showed the seriousness with which it took North Korea’s “reckless behavior.”

The patrols came after officials and experts said a small earthquake near North Korea’s nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not man-made, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one.

China’s Earthquake Administration said the quake was not a nuclear explosion and had the characteristics of a natural tremor.

The CTBTO, or Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Organization, which monitors nuclear tests, and officials of the South Korean meteorological agency also said they believed it was a natural quake.

An official of South Korea’s Meteorological Agency said acoustic waves should be detected in the event of a man-made earthquake.

“In this case we saw none. So as of now, we are categorizing this as a natural earthquake.”

The earthquake, which South Korea’s Meteorological Agency put at magnitude 3.0, was detected 49 km from Kilju in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea’s known Punggye-ri nuclear site is located, the official said.

All of North Korea’s six nuclear tests registered as earthquakes of magnitude 4.3 or above. The last test registered as a 6.3 magnitude quake.

Tensions have continued to rise around the Korean Peninsula since Pyongyang carried out its sixth nuclear test, prompting a new round of U.N. sanctions.

Trump told the U.N. on Tuesday the United States would “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatened the United States or its allies.

North Korea’s nuclear tests to date have all been underground, and experts say an atmospheric test, which would be the first since one by China in 1980, would be proof of the success of its weapons program."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-northkorea/north-korea-says-rockets-to-u-s-inevitable-after-trump-dubs-kim-rocket-man-idUSKCN1BY0WR
No. 8     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 3:27 PM     
US sends nuke warship to North Korea after Kim threatens to drop H-Bomb in WW3 threat

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/647042/north-korea-ww3-kim-jong-un-donald-trump-hydrogen-bomb-nuke-uss-ronald-reagan
No. 9     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 3:45 PM     
‘Death to Trump’ North Korea stages mass rally hailing Kim Jong-un’s threat to nuke US

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/647142/north-korea-mass-rally-kim-il-sung-square-pyongyang-kim-jong-un
No. 10     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 5:53 PM     
The North Korean Dictator is rapidly finding out that Trump is not like Obama.

Trump doesn't kowtow to North Korea's hissie fits and threats of violence.
No. 11     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 6:42 PM     
If North Korea decides to attack us or any of our territories or allies I think the US will come down hard and heavy on them pronto.

It won't be anything like when Obama was at the helm.

And I think we will do it to send a strong message to other rogue regimes intent on seeking our destruction like Iran for example.
No. 12     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 6:51 PM     
Michael Waltz: If N. Korea Tests Hydrogen Bomb, It Could Be the 'Final Straw'

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/09/23/michael-waltz-north-korea-threat-hydrogen-bomb-test-could-be-final-straw
No. 13     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 6:58 PM     
This defector was brainwashed by North Korea all his life. He has no idea that American's resolve and determination can be just as iron clad.

North Korean Defector Warns US to Take Kim Jong Un's Threats Seriously

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/09/22/north-korean-defector-warns-us-take-kim-jong-un-nuclear-missile-threats-seriously
No. 14     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 7:45 PM     
The North Korean regime is deceived and delusional if they think they can wage war against the USA. They cannot, they will lose.

The only thing they could succeed in doing for a time anyway is making South Korea suffer. They can cause numerous casualties there.

Decades of brainwashing in their culture is similar in some ways as to the way the Japanese thought before the USA put them in their place and gave them a reality check.

It isn't just Kim Jong Un who has that thought process, all their Military does, even the common people.

There are some who suspect they may be biting off more than they can chew though in trying to take on the USA.

If China is really serious about cutting ties with doing financial business with South Korea then there is a chance it can break them down in many ways. Without trade, $ flow, an Army's supply lines break down and it would be that much easier to deal with their military machine.
No. 15     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 7:56 PM     
Did you know the mere "possession" of a Bible or "practicing Christianity" are grounds for Execution?

That's right death, for believing in Jesus.

Death for owning or reading a Bible!

Watching South Korean Movies, the death penalty.

Even using a cellphone can be grounds for receiving the death penalty.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/11/12/north-korea-publicly-executes-80-for-crimes-like-watching-films-owning-bible.html
No. 16     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 8:03 PM     
North Korea Is The World's Worst Persecutor Of Christians

https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliviaenos/2017/01/25/north-korea-is-the-worlds-worst-persecutor-of-christians/#69256990318e
No. 17     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 23, 2017 at 9:19 PM     
I stumbled on this article which explains the "Spiritual/Political" belief that drives the North Korean Regime. It is something called, "Juche". Basically they believe that "Man is God". And that the Nation of North Korea is God's gift from heaven to earth.

Basically, they are brainwashed by a psuedo-spiritual/political ideology.

The whole Nation is basically involved in a, "cult" of sorts.

I found it to be a very interesting read which helps you understand the North Korean mindset and where it comes from.

I do not agree with the author's assessment that the Trump Administration misreads him/them though. Even if the trump Admin doesn't know all this it is not at their "peril", lol. I think the Author, like many Foreigners, underestimate the USA's capabilities.

It doesn't matter, the point is he and his regime threatens us, and wants us destroyed.

Just like Iran does.

We will in the end win any War with them.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/sep/23/trump-misreads-north-korea-sacred-dynasty-at-his-peril
No. 18     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 2:53 AM     
North Korea and Iran are in cahoots with each other.

As Iran Test-Launches New Ballistic Missile, US Navy Vet Reveals Iranian Regime Is Paying North Korea $3 Billion For Nuclear Weapons Technology

https://www.westernjournalism.com/as-iran-test-launches-new-ballistic-missile-us-navy-vet-reveals-iranian-regime-is-paying-north-korea-3-billion-for-nuclear-weapons-technology/
No. 19     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 3:24 AM     
The USA is currently flying a number of B1 Bombers in International Air Space North of the DMZ line near the North Korean border.

There is a reason for that. These supersonic bombers can fly faster than the speed of sound, and can carry an enormous array and amount of precision guided munitions aka bombs. It is also capable of carrying and deploying Nukes. Even though that function was allegedly dismantled years ago. They could easily be re-fitted to do so though. And some probably already are, even though that fact may not be known to the Public.

I suspect THAT is the reason they are currently there. Should North Korea try anything we could launch Nukes wiping him out in very short order. There would be absolutely nothing he could do to stop them either. His anti-aircraft missiles are not capable of reaching these superspeed bombers in time, they can easily evade any potential attacks. Plus they are loaded with all kinds of anti-aircraft and radar devices.

North Korea should fear them, and with good reason.

The B-1 Bomber: The Supersonic Killer North Korea Should Fear

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-b-1-bomber-the-supersonic-killer-north-korea-should-fear-21243



No. 20     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 6:26 AM     
Trump continues to force North Korea's hand and calls their bluff.

He made this comment a little while ago...

Trump is telling them, "Either put up or shut up", lol.

He is no Obama! And Trump is not bluffing there with his comment either. He means what he says and says what he means.

Trump: North Korean leaders 'won't be around much longer' if they strike US

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/24/trump-north-korean-leaders-wont-be-around-much-longer-if-strike-us.html
No. 21     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 7:03 AM     
Both are childish. They will do nothing but run off at the mouth like little immature kids for your entertainment and you do seem quite entertained by them. If they want to do it, they would have already done it.
No. 22     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 7:18 AM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

Both are childish. They will do nothing but run off at the mouth like little immature kids for your entertainment. If they want to do it, they would have already done it.


You have bought the media lies.

The ONLY reason Trump HAS to be so bold and verbal with North Korea is BECAUSE of what North Korea has been saying and doing for the last several years.

In the last year North Korea has fired off 2 dozen missiles.

They have recently sent a few of them directly over Japan.

They fired on and sank a South Korean Navy Ship during the Obama Presidency! And South Korea did nothing because Obama would not help them or cover their back.

They ARE doing it, RIGHT NOW! Where have you been sleeping???

They have threatened to strike Guam where we have a large Military installation.

They have been selling nuclear technology to Iran, our sworn enemy.

They have threatened South Korea.

They have threatened to lob missiles at the USA.

North Korea has been a problem for DECADES now.

Left unchecked, they would eventually make good on their threats.

They HAVE to be dealt with! The US has NO CHOICE! Countless former Presidents have tried all kinds of peaceful means and ways, trade embargoes, paying them off, bribing, begging, nothing has worked.

They have one goal in mind and that is to go nuclear and carry out their threats.

Remember COMMUNISM has murdered more people on the face of the earth than any other entity. Check your history books!

And communist is what they are!

They are one of the biggest human rights violators on planet earth.

They have got to go! If they don't, left unchecked ultimately they will destroy the known free world.

Communists do that, or didn't you know???
No. 23     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 8:20 AM     
I know all that already. Peace will never be got through back and forth threats. So lets get on with it already and end it.
No. 24     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 9:13 AM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

I know all that already. Peace will never be got through back and forth threats. So lets get on with it already and end it.


The fear and threat of what the other may do is about the only way "peace" has been maintained for many for a thousand years or more.
No. 25     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 9:34 AM     
and that equals pointless, empty threats for our entertainment and I'm not entertained. If there was peace, threats would not continue so I don't see threats or fear either one as making peace. It just stops them from making good on their threats but that doesn't mean they made peace, they still hate and are just too scared to do anythng about it. So their fear causes them to back down but it does not make peace.
No. 26     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 12:06 PM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

and that equals pointless, empty threats for our entertainment and I'm not entertained. If there was peace, threats would not continue so I don't see threats or fear either one as making peace. It just stops them from making good on their threats but that doesn't mean they made peace, they still hate and are just too scared to do anythng about it. So their fear causes them to back down but it does not make peace.


Still much better than annihilating each other and the citizenry they are responsible to.
No. 27     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 51   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 12:08 PM     
Yes but God is in control of the situation. God's will will be done..whatever that may be.
No. 28     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 24, 2017 at 12:33 PM     
North Korea 'attacks US aircraft carrier and bomber' in inflammatory propaganda

"...We are waiting for the right time to have a final battle with the US, the evil empire, and to remove the US from the world,” said Ri Il-bae, a commanding officer of the Red Guards, reported KCNA. “Once respected Supreme commander Kim Jong-un gives an order, we will annihilate the group of aggressors..."

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/north-korea-apos-attacks-us-101347829.html
No. 29     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 25, 2017 at 4:56 PM     
I don't think so. If the USA declared War against North Korea they would certainly know it through Military action not words. Trump is not intimidated by the midget wannabee Hitler.

'Declaration of war': North Korea claims Trump speech brought 'all options' to the table

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/25/north-korea-blows-up-us-aircraft-carrier-bombers-jets-in-new-propaganda-video.html
No. 30     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 25, 2017 at 4:59 PM     
White House rebuffs North Korea claim: 'We have not declared war'

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/25/white-house-rebuffs-north-korea-claim-have-not-declared-war.html
No. 31     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 25, 2017 at 9:46 PM     
North Korea said today...

”...Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country.

“The question of who won’t be around much longer will be answered then,” Ri added..."


The portion I hi-lighted in red would in itself be an act of War.

If North Korea does choose to fire upon a B1 Bomber, any F15 Fighter, or any of our Naval Ships which are all in International Waters it's over for North Korea Militarily.

They will be toast.

Their major military installations will be destroyed within a few days. The USA knows where all his Missile installations are.

He does have mobile launchers which are harder to keep track of but the second they launch anything they reveal their positions and they too will be destroyed.

Countering his million man army will be a lot more challenging however, and South Korea will likely suffer some serious losses in both the Military and Civilian population.

One thing is certain though, in the end the USA and South Korea will win.

This is no longer the 1950's and American weaponry has advanced considerably since then, especially it's ability to deliver weapons exactly on their intended targets with razor pinpoint accuracy.

The days of inaccurate carpet bombing are over. Nowadays a bomb will hit it's intended target with 99+ percent accuracy.

All those many Tanks and Artillery NK has would be disposed of in no time at all.
No. 32     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 25, 2017 at 9:59 PM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

I know all that already. Peace will never be got through back and forth threats. So lets get on with it already and end it.


That is exactly where Trump is at right now.

He is attempting NK to force their hand and lay their cards down on the table. Either put up or shut up.

NK wants us off the Map and will continue to have aspirations of doing just that unless someone stops them. They have had this desire since the 1950's.

Their desire is to assimilate South Korea and become a unified country.

The USA has been standing in the way of letting that happen all these years.

We either have to deal with NK now or later on when he has more advanced nukes, more of them, and able to deliver them on intercontinental ballistic missiles.

It is much easier to deal with him now.

This actually should have been done decades ago.

Technically the US and North Korea are still at War and have been since the 1950's. No formal peace treaty was ever signed by either side.

Our 2 countries as well as South Korea merely came to a temporary, "Truce".

Technically we are still at War.

And neither China nor Russia wants to see North Korea become an armed Nuclear power.

IF the USA and North Korea go to War I think both Russia and China will simply sit by and watch the fireworks.

They may even become our Allies in this matter.

They both see the North Korean Regime as a thorn in their sides.
No. 33     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 26, 2017 at 2:06 AM     
Military tacticians the North Koreans are not. They think scenes like this intimidate our Military.

Our military looks at this and says "PAYDIRT! By George we just struck GOLD!".

Placing all their mounted guns and tanks in one place like that is about the stupidest thing they can do.

All of them could easily be taken out with a few passes from some A-10 Warthogs or some precision guided Bombs or even a MOAB or two.

All of them could easily be taken out in one fell swoop!

"North Korea has discharged stunning pictures of huge military bores that demonstrate the West that they are more than prepared for war.The horrible show of constrain uncovers Kim Jong-un’s warrior planes, assault submarines, and various mounted guns units. The stunning photograph demonstrates a whole shoreline on the east bank of the recluse state covered with blasts as officers complete pre-war drills.Submarines rise up out of the water off port town of Wonsan as planes take off and land and it’s presently assessed that 300 – 400 mounted guns units have been utilized as a part of the drills, as affirmed by South Korea."



"The express reports: They said they were observing the circumstance, which they portrayed as an “extensive scale discharging drill” and said they were “solidly keeping up readiness”.A North Korea purposeful publicity daily paper situated in Pyongyang stated: “There is no restriction to the strike energy of the People’s Army outfitted with our style of front line military hardware including different exactness and scaled down atomic weapons and submarine-propelled ballistic missiles.”Photographer Eric Lafforgue dared to North Korea six times. On account of advanced memory cards, he could spare photographs that was illegal to take inside the isolated state"



This 11-day practice drills has started in a correspondingly amazing way, with many work force associated with the touchy war games.A immense number of North Korean warriors partook in Kim Jong-un’s penetrate These joint activities are known to irritate Kim, who trusts they are arrangement for an intrusion of his rebel state.The drills have been held as pressure keeps on heightening on the Korean landmass – and additionally in Japan.

Warrior planes participated in Kim Jong-un’s dangerous military penetrate Tokyo has requested neighborhood government to do regular citizen departure hones, in planning for a conceivable assault or invasion.As well as this, Japanese organizations have detailed a surge in offers of reinforced hideouts and air filtration gadgets, items which cost a huge number of pounds.Kim had guaranteed to decrease Japan to “flotsam and jetsam” as of late, sending alerts ringing over the West.


http://deplorablespolitics.blogspot.com/2017/09/nrth-kr-rlas-shking-imgs-f-nks-lind-up.html
No. 34     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 26, 2017 at 3:13 AM     
North Korea has shot down a US plane in the past - could it do it again?

Julian Ryall

26 September 2017 • 5:27am

"North Korea has warned it has the right to shoot down US jets in response to Donald Trump's bellicose threats - yet it would not be the first time Pyongyang has carried out such an act.

Ri Yong-ho, the North Korean foreign minister, announced Pyongyang's aggressive new stance in New York, saying the US president had "declared war" by tweeting that Kim Jong-un and his regime "won't be around much longer".

Two US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew off the coast of North Korea in a show of force at the weekend and Mr Ri said the country reserved the right to defend itself even against US aircraft that do not enter its airspace.

The threat, which followed a North Korean propaganda video that showed US aircraft being blown up, recalled an incident in 1969 when North Korean fighters shot down a US surveillance aircraft in international airspace in 1969, killing the 31 crew aboard.

Two North Korean Air Force Mig-21s attacked an unarmed and unescorted US Navy Lockheed EC-121M reconnaissance aircraft around 90 nautical miles off the coast of North Korea. The US military staged a show of force in the Sea of Japan, including resuming reconnaissance flights, but the administration of President Richard Nixon took no offensive action against North Korea.

Fifteen months earlier, North Korean patrol ships also attacked and boarded the USS Pueblo as it operated 1 nautical mile outside the 12-nautical-mile boundary for territorial waters. One of the 83 crew was killed and the others spent more than a year in captivity before being released.

Should North Korea attempt to destroy US aircraft today, it would almost certainly do so with a surface-to-air missile, analysts believe.

"North Korea has one of the densest air defence systems in the world, ranging from short-range missiles and anti-aircraft guns to long-range missiles", said Lance Gatling, a defence analyst and president of Tokyo-based Nexial Research Inc.

The most advanced anti-aircraft missile that the North has in its armoury is the KN-06, a domestically developed version of the "extremely capable" Russian S-300 SAM, Mr Gatling told The Telegraph.

Details of the capabilities of the system are unclear as only two test launches have been detected, although North Korean state media announced in May this year that "glitches" with the weapon had been solved and that it was being deployed across the country.

"Clearly these missiles can fly out into international airspace off the east coast of the peninsula, although it must be pointed out that patrolling in international airspace is not a breach of any laws; firing a missile at a target in international airspace is an act of war, and would be treated as such", Mr Gatling added.

The countermeasures that are available to the B-1B bomber are classified, but the aircraft and its escorting fighters are equipped with a variety of systems designed to jam incoming missiles.

Any offensive launch would have been instantly detected, Mr Gatling added, and the fighters would have been carrying ordinance designed to eliminate ground-based radar units that would be guiding the inbound missiles.
No. 35     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 26, 2017 at 7:41 AM     
The Parents of the kid North Korea tortured and held for a year then sent him back brain dead were interviewed on Fox & Friends this morning.

Trump watched it as well and responded on Twitter.

Otto Warmbier's parents open up about son's torture by North Korea: 'They are terrorists'

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/26/otto-warmbiers-parents-open-up-about-sons-torture-by-north-korea-are-terrorists.html
No. 36     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 26, 2017 at 12:44 PM     
Sound familiar?

North Korean prisoners look like 'walking skeletons' in Kim Jong Un's labor camps, officials say

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/30/north-korean-prisoners-look-like-walking-skeletons-in-kim-jong-uns-labor-camps-officials-say.html
No. 37     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 27, 2017 at 2:06 AM     
Trump is not backing down and is keeping the pressure up on North Korea...

Trump: Military option would be devastating for North Korea

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles/trump-military-option-for-north-korea-not-preferred-but-would-be-devastating-idUSKCN1C026A

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5589307635001/?#sp=show-clips
No. 38     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 29, 2017 at 8:19 AM     
The USA is sending, "strategic resources" to South Korea.

They are not saying just what those resources are. And they shouldn't just yet anyway, if at all.

Unlike Obama who opened his mouth announcing every move we made militarily Trump is taking the advice of his Military leaders. Obama always fought them tooth and nail.

I think something's gonna happen with North Korea. I think things have come to a head with them.
No. 39     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 29, 2017 at 8:04 PM     
Did you know North Korea has, "Declared War" 200 times on the USA during the last 20 years?.

North Korea's history of declaring war on US

"North Korea has declared war about 200 times in the past 20 years.

So Monday's chest-puffing announcement that the rogue regime was ready to shoot down American planes since it believed the United States had issued "a declaration of war," was really just par for the course, rather than the ratcheting up of tensions.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RC1ADFC31F80

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho said Pyongyang had the right to shoot down U.S. bombers in its airspace. (Reuters)

"[T]his is clearly a declaration of war on all members states," North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters on Monday. "The whole world should remember U.S. declared war on our people. The U.N. charter stipulates right of defense in charter."

Under the U.N. Charter, Ri said, North Korea has the right to self-defense and "every right" to take countermeasures, "including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers even when they're not yet inside the airspace border of our country."

AS NORTH KOREA THREATENS ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE ATTACK, QUESTIONS OVER LAPSES IN US GRID SECURITY RISE

The White House pushed back on Ri’s claim saying: “We have not declared war on North Korea.”

Ri's statement was met with instant alarm by many, and seemed to be yet another escalation in the war of words -- that threatens to explode into something more -- between the U.S. and North Korea.

But Wall Street Journal Japan Editor Alastair Gale tweeted Tuesday the phrase "declaration of war" has appeared in North Korean state media more than 200 times since 1997.

The most recent time before Monday came in July, when the U.S. placed sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and 10 other officials for “human rights abuses,” according to The Atlantic. North Korea’s news agency described the sanctions as “a declaration of war.”

Before the release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco film “The Interview” in June 2014, North Korea threatened military action against the U.S. due to the film’s plot, which revolved around a mock assassination of Kim Jong Un.

In November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia’s parent company, was hacked by the “Guardians of Peace,” an organization the FBI said was linked to North Korea, USA Today reported. The group also warned it would attack any movie theater that showed the film. North Korea denied any involvement in the hacking.

North Korea has lethally targeted the U.S. before and succeeded.

In 1969, North Korean fighter jets shot down a U.S. Military aircraft, killing all 31 people aboard. President Richard Nixon reportedly contemplated responding with nuclear weapons, but ultimately reconsidered, The Atlantic reported.

The last time North Korea fired on a U.S. aircraft was in 1994, when it shot down a U.S. Army helicopter around the heavily armed inter-Korean border, killing one of the pilots and capturing the other. The surviving pilot said after his release he was pressured by North Korean officials to "confess" the helicopter had crossed into North Korea.

OTTO WARMBIER’S PARENTS OPEN UP ABOUT SON’S TORTURE BY NORTH KOREA: ‘THEY ARE TERRORISTS’

Experts told The Associated Press it was highly unlikely North Korea would attempt a similar attack today -- mainly because the country probably can't.

Amid tensions created by the North's nuclear weapons tests and threats to detonate a thermonuclear missile over the Pacific Ocean, such an attack would pretty much guarantee retaliation from the U.S. that could lead to war -- and ultimately to the ouster or death of Kim Jong Un, Du Hyeogn Cha, a scholar at Seoul’s Asan Institute for Policy Studies told The Associated Press.

"The most obvious reason Ri made those comments was because North Korea simply can't tolerate such high profile insults to its supreme leadership," Cha said. It's also possible that the North is trying to fan concerns about a potential military clash in the region now so that it can win room to save face later when it tries to de-escalate, he said.

North Korea currently has about 1,300 aircraft, most of them from the Soviet Union era, The U.S. Defense Department said in 2015. The planes could face obstacles due to age and the incapacity to refuel while in the air, Park Dae-kwang, a researcher, told Bloomberg.

“It’s not easy to go beyond its airspace and shoot down the enemy’s plane without having such an in-air fuel provision system, and I don’t think the North has that yet,” Park told Bloomberg.

A meeting of DPRK of the central committee is held as they vow a sacred war against the U.S. during an anti-U.S. rally, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 22, 2017.

North Korea's central committee vows a “sacred war” against the U.S. during a rally. (Reuters)

But even on Tuesday morning, North Korea continued blasting out threats.

“Literally, the whole country [of North Korea] is permeated with the spirit to annihilate war maniac and old lunatic Trump on the earth," North Korea’s Central News Agency said."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/26/north-koreas-history-declaring-war-on-us.html
No. 40     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 29, 2017 at 8:33 PM     
True. North Korea has experienced for decades our "non response" whenever they attack our Military. Just look at all the times in the article below they have attacked out Military over several decades and what each President's response was...NOTHING! Just more sanctions.

Is it any wonder they call Trump a barking dog? Because history has shown them that is what US Presidents dom bark but don't bite.

I think they have nmet their end game with Trump though. I think this time if they attack us it's over for North Korea. This action has been a long time in coming.

American Presidents have trained North Korea to ignore our threats

"North Korea calls threats by President Trump “the sound of a dog barking.” Here’s why.

For decades Pyongyang has threatened, captured and killed Americans (and our South Korean allies) without ever suffering a significant U.S. military strike in return. At every crisis, America’s foreign policy Mandarins have insisted the danger of a massive North Korean response was too great, that while America is capable of military self-control, Pyongyang somehow is not.

So America’s reply to bullets and shrapnel has been words, military exercises and, in recent years, cyber-attacks and economic sanctions. The last two caused pain, and President Trump has finally ramped sanctions enough to get Beijing’s attention. But none of this seems to be convincing the homicidal Kim Jong Un that his prized nuclear assets, or his life, are finally in danger.

Take Kim’s response to recent U.S. threats. President-elect Trump tweeted: “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!” It did.

Despite having the unquestioned military capability to eradicate the threat all along the way, America’s leaders have allowed a fratricidal, America-hating dictator the power to threaten massive destruction not just beyond the DMZ, but in our very homeland.

In August, the president warned: “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” Kim remained on path to threaten American cities with nuclear destruction.

Days ago, the President promised to “totally destroy” North Korea. Kim’s foreign secretary calmly countered: "Our rocket's visit to the entire US mainland [is] inevitable…" and later threatened to shoot down American military aircraft in international airspace.

That threat to a U.S. plane has special significance. Unlike most Americans, Pyongyang’s leaders remember -- and trumpet in their propaganda to this day -- how they once downed a U.S. military aircraft in international airspace and got away with it, along with other outrages.

Let’s hope President Trump and his advisors know this history, starting with the “Second Korean War,” waged by Pyongyang against the U.S. and South Korea from 1966-9. Fought on orders of Kim Il Sung, grandfather and doughy doppelganger of the current despot, the conflict killed or wounded some 150 Americans and an estimated 800 of our South Korean comrades-in-arms.

It started with increased attacks against American patrols and installations along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the Koreas. In early 1968 Pyongyang launched a suicide squad into South Korea with orders to chop off the head of the South’s president, then seized the reconnaissance ship USS Pueblo in international waters. One American crewmen was killed and the other 82 imprisoned and tortured for almost a year. President Johnson called the capture an “aggressive act” that “cannot be accepted.” South Korea’s leader, who’d come uncomfortably close to losing his head, urged the U.S. to launch a punitive strike against the North. Instead, Washington issued a groveling apology to Pyongyang in return for the Pueblo crewmen. The North kept the blood-stained ship itself as a propaganda trophy; it’s now a tourist attraction.

“There isn’t going to be another Pueblo,” promised President Nixon during the 1968 presidential campaign. “We are not going to let that happen.” Not long after Nixon’s election, North Korean fighters blasted a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane out of international airspace, killing 31 aviators. The new president asked the Pentagon to draw up plans for a military response. After dithering over the risk of a broader conflict, Nixon opted to respond with a symbolic show of force.

Pyongyang was not impressed. “The Americans don’t want to continue this fight,” Kim Il Sung boasted to a fellow communist leader in 1971 about the responses to the Pueblo and EC-121. (More new insights on North Korean history can be found at the indispensable Wilson Center North Korea International Document Project https://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/north-korea-international-documentation-project)

If American presidents had no appetite for a fight, Kim and his poisonous progeny still did. North Korean soldiers bludgeoned two Americans to death and wounded other GIs and South Koreans during a 1976 ax attack (the U.S. response: yet another show of force). They shot and beat others during DMZ skirmishes and downed U.S. helicopters, claiming more lives. Attacks against South Korea resulted in greater casualties, from the bombing of a South Korean airliner to a massive blast that missed the South Korean president but killed 21 others. During the 1990s, North Korean commandos infiltrated America with orders to attack nuclear power plants in the case of war, according to a declassified U.S. intelligence report. In 2010, North Korea sank a South Korean Navy vessel, slaughtering dozens, and shelled a South Korean island, taking several lives. Two years ago, a North Korean land mine ripped through the legs of two South Korean soldiers.

Meanwhile, North Korea steadily moved to obtain nuclear weapons for its struggle against the hated “Yankees.” Our presidents declared this was “unacceptable” and would never happen. Once again, military action was ruled out on the advice of foreign policy mavens, who claimed the risk of a massive North Korean response against the South was too high. They often relied on overblown casualty estimates for a conventional North Korean artillery attack against the South Korean capital of Seoul, arguing in effect that the risk to South Korea’s capital now outweighed preventing North Korea from being able to attack America’s capital in the future.

Presidents Clinton and Bush tried negotiations, bribery, threats and sanctions, all to no avail. By 2006 North was testing nuclear weapons and accelerating its missile program. It even rented out experts to build a nuclear plant in Syria (which Israel destroyed after the U.S. refused to act.)

Pyongyang grew bold enough to strike America itself in 2014 with a major hack against Sony Pictures, plus threaten an “11th of September”-type attack against U.S. movie theaters. “They caused a lot of damage, and we will respond,” pledged President Obama in 2014. “We will respond proportionally, and we’ll respond in a place and time and manner that we choose.” What was that place, time and manner? Aside from limited financial sanctions, all that’s known for sure is that North Korea marched on. Before leaving office last year, Obama promised once last time "to demonstrate to North Korea that there are consequences to its unlawful and dangerous actions." Kept classified by Obama: Just how close the Koreans were to a nuclear strike capability against America.

Now President Trump has inherited a situation once unthinkable, perhaps especially to U.S. troops who’ve faced and sometimes fought North Korea these long years with the mission of stopping them at the DMZ. Despite having the unquestioned military capability to eradicate the threat all along the way, America’s leaders have allowed a fratricidal, America-hating dictator the power to threaten massive destruction not just beyond the DMZ, but in our very homeland.

President Trump must now make tough decisions his predecessors ducked. Maybe more sanctions, negotiations, bribes and cyber-attacks will finally work this time, perhaps in combination with previously unacceptable pressure on China and efforts to undermine Kim, such as providing his citizens with phones, radios and flash drives carrying the truth about his regime. He can listen to the chorus of foreign policy experts, who now that North Korea has nukes argue the regime can be controlled through traditional nuclear deterrence.

But in the end, our new president may have to decide: Does the danger military action poses to South Korea today outweigh a potential nuclear attack against America tomorrow?

In whatever actions he chooses, Trump might take counsel from the regrets of President Nixon, who years afterward described North Korea’s strategy this way: “Probe with bayonets. If you encounter mush, proceed; if you encounter steel, withdraw. I had feared in our handling of the EC-121 incident in 1969 the Communists may have thought they encountered mush.”

As the Korean proverb goes: “A barking dog never bites.”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/09/27/american-presidents-have-trained-north-korea-to-ignore-our-threats.html
No. 41     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 30, 2017 at 5:46 AM     
South Korea's deadly 3,000lb "Taurus" Bunker Buster Cruise Missile is launched from advanced F15K Slam Eagle Fighter/Bomber Jets.

The Taurus is produced by Germany and Sweden.

It can penetrate underground concrete bunkers up to 20 FEET thick! They would use it for targeting underground North Korean Missile Silos as well as hardened underground rat holes the North Korean Military Brass might hide in.

The highly advanced F15K Slam Eagle Jets which deliver it can fly at 2.5 times the speed of sound. The jets are produced with 40% parts made in South Korea and the planes being assembled here in the USA.

Pretty cool read which describes some of South Korea's advanced armament and how they would use it in the event of a War with North Korea.

How South Korea Would Strike North Korea in a War

https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/The-F-15K-Slam-Eagle-How-South-Korea-Would-Strike-North-Korea-in-108183267
No. 42     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 30, 2017 at 6:15 AM     
I read a few articles that said North Korea is, "Spooked" by the USA's B2 Stealth Bomber and F22 Stealth Fighter Aircraft. They are afraid of those aircraft.

Main reason being the North Koreans cannot pick them up via their extensive ground radar systems.

Recently the North Koreans were totally unaware the US was flying it's B1 Bombers near their coast, but in International waters.

The US actually had to tell them, "Hello! We're here breathing fire down your neck!" LOL. And that aircraft isn't even stealth.

The B2 Stealth Bomber incidentally can carry up to 16 Nuclear Warheads, as well as Massive Ordinance Bunker Busters, MOAB's etc.

The US may send B-2 bombers and F-22 stealth jets to South Korea — a potential nightmare for Pyongyang

http://www.businessinsider.com/us-b-2-f-22-stealth-strategic-assets-north-korea-2017-9

No. 43     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 30, 2017 at 6:58 AM     
North Korea owns about 80 Submarines, some of them capable of launching Ballistic Missiles.

And they are building those continuously.

North Korea repeatedly invades South Korean Waters with their submarines.

North Korea has about 10 Submarine Bases.

Analyst: North Korea owns dozens more submarines than South

http://gephardtdaily.com/national-international/analyst-north-korea-owns-dozens-more-submarines-than-south/
No. 44     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 30, 2017 at 7:10 AM     
North Korea has a proven history of testing weapons on famous dates.

Watch October 10th, the Anniversary of their founding of the North Korean communist party.

This date is also coincidentally the same day that campaigns will begin in Japan for parliament’s lower house election 12 days later after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the chamber on Thursday.

North Korea considers Japan an enemy.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-japan/japans-defense-chief-warns-of-possible-north-korea-provocation-on-october-10-idUSKCN1C40QA

No. 45     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 30, 2017 at 7:18 AM     
Trump has North Korea befuddled, they simply don't know what to make of him.

He is not acting like most former US Presidents did whenever North Korea did something wrong. Most former US Presidents shook in their boots whenever North Korea shot down a US Plane, attacked US Servicemen, sunk a South Korean Naval Ship, and on and on.

They are finding out Trump is different, and doesn't shake in his boots like former US Presidents have.

Instead Trump calls their bluff, and invites them into the ring so to speak. He confuses them. They have been used to getting their way all these many years with the world and the USA and former US Presidents just like a spoiled brat or bully.

Instead of cowering in fear Trump goes on the offensive threatening to annihilate them!

Confused by Trump, North Korea Contacts Former U.S. Officials to Explain President’s Behavior

http://ktla.com/2017/09/29/confused-by-trump-north-korea-contacts-former-u-s-officials-to-explain-presidents-behavior/
No. 46     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 30, 2017 at 10:07 AM     
Here's what would likely happen if North Korea detonated a Nuke over the Ocean. (Concerning the Radioactivity, etc):

What a North Korea hydrogen bomb would do to the Pacific Ocean and space stations

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/north-korea-hydrogen-bomb-pacific-ocean-space-stations/
No. 47     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 64   on  Sep 30, 2017 at 11:09 AM     
China just blinked. This is huge.

"Good news on North Korea and the tensions with the U.S. over its nuclear ambitions. China is ordering North Korean businesses to close because of the latest U.N. sanctions pushed by the U.S. This is way above and beyond what was required and is a positive sign that China is ramping up the pressure to get North Korea to back down. This will hurt the flow of currency going into North Korea from China."

https://usawatchdog.com/china-squeezes-north-korea-nfl-kneel-will-cost-money-fed-was-wrong/
No. 48     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 30, 2017 at 5:47 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

China just blinked. This is huge.

"Good news on North Korea and the tensions with the U.S. over its nuclear ambitions. China is ordering North Korean businesses to close because of the latest U.N. sanctions pushed by the U.S. This is way above and beyond what was required and is a positive sign that China is ramping up the pressure to get North Korea to back down. This will hurt the flow of currency going into North Korea from China."

https://usawatchdog.com/china-squeezes-north-korea-nfl-kneel-will-cost-money-fed-was-wrong/


That was in the news days ago, I just hadn't posted anything about it. Yes Chin is finally starting to put pressure on.

Many articles I read stated NK Restaurants for example have about 120 days to close up shop, so it won't be happening right away.

NK Restaurants operating in China send $ back to the Motherland Gov.
No. 49     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Sep 30, 2017 at 9:45 PM     
Sen. Daines: 'Bully' Kim Jong Un only understands force

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5589063954001/?#sp=news-clips/world
No. 50     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 4, 2017 at 5:06 PM     
Listen to this guy who posted yesterday. Forward to the 39 minute mark to 52 minute mark. (The rest has to do with finance, gold, and dollars).

James Rickards - North Korea Thinks USA Bluffing – Its Not

Is there a danger in October as many believe there could be? Four time best-selling author James Rickards says “yes,” and it comes from increased tensions with North Korea. Rickards says, “We have a window from October 10th to October 21st. What is the significance of that window? October 10th is the anniversary of the communist party of North Korea. Kim Jong Un is getting ready to test more missiles. . . . We have two catalysts: the anniversary on October 10th and war games (with South Korea) on October 21st. In that window is when I expect one or more missile tests. That’s going to be another wake up call to the markets. The markets are sleepwalking . . . they don’t understand this war is coming, and it is coming. A shooting war, a pre-emptive war, a kinetic war with the United States against North Korea..."

https://youtu.be/arJyIOM1cs4
No. 51     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 5, 2017 at 8:54 PM     
Everything out there says a conventional war with North Korea would likely result in the death of millions of South Koreans.

If the USA, Japan, and other coalition forces does go to War with North Korea it's primary goal will be to destroy their nuclear and missile capabilities.

Once that starts though all their conventional military will have to be destroyed too.

When Trump talked of using, "Fire & Fury like the world has never seen before" he is likely talking about secret weapons that have never been used before.

I was amazed to discover watching a documentary about Nuclear b*mbs that Harry Truman used that same phrase when talking about Nukes:

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-north-korea-threat-truman-hiroshima-648304

Truman then Trump's warning in one video:

https://youtu.be/0qG8gwsnZM0

Until that time the world at large had never experienced them.

There were 2 Communist Russian spies working at Oak Ridge feeding info back to the USSR the whole time which is how they acquired nuclear technology in the first place.

I'm sure the US has them. There is talk we have Tactical Nukes which yield little radiation.

We might use localized EMP's to knock out their military electronics, radar, missile guidance and launch systems, etc.

Or we just might have to wipe out all of their military capability using small tactical nukes as well as conventional munitions.

No. 52     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 7, 2017 at 9:59 PM     
The USA, South Korea, Japan, are preparing for War.

This coalition as well as other countries which will join in once the fireworks will start are going to crush the evil North Korean Regime.

They are going to decimate their ability to wage war with thermonuclear weapons, and weaken their military machine.

And they are going to do it because they have no other alternative.

"Diplomacy" has been tried for over 25 years with numerous Presidents and all North Korea has done with that is laugh at the sucker countries and Presidents who have been kissing their butt all these years while they have continued to develop their missiles, chemical and biological stockpiles of weapons.

The party is just about over.

The last crisis the USA has had of this magnitude was during the Cuban Missile crisis of 1961.

North Korea cannot be allowed to acquire and develop nuclear weapons.

They are far too dangerous to have them. They will either use them, or sell, smuggle, or give them away to rogue states such as Iran who would then go on to use them against us in a major terrorist act.
No. 53     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 7, 2017 at 11:15 PM     
"Thursday evening, Trump told reporters as he posed for photos with senior military leaders and their spouses that "this might be the calm before the storm." On Friday, the president refused to elaborate on what he meant by that, saying simply, "You'll find out."

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also declined to elaborate, saying Friday, "We're never going to say in advance what the president will do....(more)"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/07/trump-tweets-only-one-thing-will-work-on-north-korea.html
No. 54     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 8, 2017 at 3:10 PM     
I think he knows what is soon coming. He appointed her in the event he is killed with some slim hope the Family Monarchy/Dictatorship might somehow continue on...

And she is just as much a monster as he is...a communist is a communist, whether male or female they do not believe in God, they believe THEY are God!

Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister to center of power

"...In January, the U.S. Treasury blacklisted Kim Yo Jong along with other North Korean officials over “severe human rights abuses”..."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-kim/kim-jong-un-praises-nuclear-program-promotes-sister-to-center-of-power-idUSKBN1CD03V
No. 55     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 8, 2017 at 3:27 PM     
"The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name." ~ Exodus 15:3
No. 56     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 8, 2017 at 4:19 PM     
Kim Jung Un is worth an estimated $5 Billion dollars. He got that $ through oppressing his people, and from his Grandfather and Farther oppressing the people.

But the Party is almost over.

18 Expensive Things Owned By North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

https://youtu.be/KWXxPIU2ZbU

"Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten.

Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!

Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.

You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you."
~ James 5:1-6
No. 57     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 8, 2017 at 6:27 PM     
16 bizarre, oppressive, sick, and sad laws that exist in North Korea.

This is what life is like under communism....read it and weep.

http://www.theclever.com/16-ridiculous-laws-that-only-exist-in-north-korea/
No. 58     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 9, 2017 at 12:14 AM     
In addition to the USA, South Korea, and Japan it appears now the UK will be likely entering the coalition against North Korea.

They may be sending their Aircraft Carrier ahead of it's launch date schedule.

As well as Destroyers and or Frigates, etc.

Britain 'prepares for war with North Korea' while 'new carrier could be rushed into service'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/09/britain-prepares-war-north-korea-new-carrier-could-rushed-service/
No. 59     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 9, 2017 at 1:00 AM     
North Korea might be taken out with devastating, "Graphite Blackout Bomb" which paralyzes an electrical grid system.

1st used in Iraq and later on in Serbia. It is quite effective in short circuiting an electrical grid.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/650793/North-Korea-War-Nuclear-Missiles-Weapons-Kim-Jong-un-EMP-Blackout-Bomb-South-Korea-Trump

No. 60     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 9, 2017 at 2:00 AM     
More about Blackout Bombs:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/09/south-korea-developing-graphite-blackout-bombs-paralyse-norths/
No. 61     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 9, 2017 at 9:58 AM     

There currently is a build up like I've never seen in the 27 years I've worked for the gov. My brother just received a $6.00/hour raise! (unheard of except at times of war usually as far as civilian ranks).

WWIII?

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No. 62     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 9, 2017 at 3:06 PM     
CAsandie wrote:


There currently is a build up like I've never seen in the 27 years I've worked for the gov. My brother just received a $6.00/hour raise! (unheard of except at times of war usually as far as civilian ranks).

WWIII?

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No, it will not be, WWIII.

Do not believe the fearmongering going on out there.

This will be a war of the world against North Korea.

North Korea has in effect declared war on the world by his and their threatening to nuke countries such as the US, Japan, South Korea.

You just don't say things like that.

They have lobbed 2 Missiles directly over Japan.

That in itself is basically an act of war.

The world is finally saying, enough is enough and is now about to respond.

Russia and China will not be backing up North Korea either. Neither China nor Russia wants North Korea having nukes, especially by that madman.

While china and russia would much rather see some sort of diplomatic solution that simply isn't going to happen.

The North Korean regime is a cancer on the world and it must be operated on and taken out.

The tine for talk is long over.

North Korea's nuclear capability and ambitions are about to be destroyed....
No. 63     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 9, 2017 at 4:42 PM     
CAsandie wrote:


There currently is a build up like I've never seen in the 27 years I've worked for the gov. My brother just received a $6.00/hour raise! (unheard of except at times of war usually as far as civilian ranks).

WWIII?

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There have been 2 and sometimes 3 Carrier Strike groups in that region, all under the guise of conducting exercises.

When you see 3 Carrier Strike groups in an area, along with another coming from the UK, and Destroyers and other warships from Japan, you can rest assured there is about to be a war.

Notice how North Korea has been strangely silent recently?

I think the realization of what is about to transpire is starting to set in.
No. 64     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 10, 2017 at 5:34 AM     
Operation Bible Smuggling: How Christian texts infiltrate North Korea

Hollie McKay
By Hollie McKay, Fox News

"Open Doors USA's Dr. David Curry on where violence against Christians has increased worldwide
North Korea worst for Christian persecution

Open Doors USA's Dr. David Curry on where violence against Christians has increased worldwide

On the nights when the winds are light and the skies are dark, hundreds of helium-filled balloons are sent up and away from multiple points in South Korea, destined a few miles away and into North Korea. Only these are no ordinary balloons — they are considered “Bible Balloons,” adorned with the Words of God printed in Korean or flash drives featuring the entire texts of the Testament.

It is one of the few creative — and inherently dangerous — ways bibles are smuggled into the oppressive dictatorship in the hopes that impoverished North Koreans will know that they aren’t forgotten. Other activists, such as American pastor Eric Foley, have opted for a much larger hydrogen-fueled 40-foot balloon brimming with bibles and testimonials. These are then dropped into rural areas with the help of GPS technology, in the hopes that even just one will be picked up.

“Growth in Christianity does not happen in waves but always one at a time,” Foley — CEO of Voice of the Martyrs Korea — told Fox News.

Nonetheless, the regime is well aware of the biblical balloons — which have been at the center point of bible smuggling since the 90’s — and if the endeavor to shoot them down fails, anyone spotted collecting the contents is immediately arrested. These days, flash drives, SD cards, leaflets and photos featuring the strictly outlawed religious texts are also disseminated not only from balloons but also through the use of large drones — and more and more, bibles are being disseminated in electronic rather than print form.

Such smuggling programs generate little funding or support from outside governments, and are generally left up to missionaries, nongovernmental organizations and activists.

“It is becoming too dangerous and bulky to bring in hard copy bibles,” one Korean source familiar with the operations said. “Over the past 10 years, there has been a growing demand for ‘outside’ information — whether religious or secular.”

But still, there are on the on-foot actors.

“The bibles are printed in another country, and then secretly taken and distributed in North Korea, usually a few at a time,” Vernon Brewer, founder and president of Christian humanitarian organization World Help, told Fox News. “The people who smuggle bibles have to be extremely careful, changing their route and taking other precautions to avoid getting caught.”
"reaching for a bible in hotel drawer from the bed, Gideons Bible"

Bible smuggling into North Korea is a dangerous but growing business (Arthur Carlo Franco )

According to Brewer, once those bibles are inside, they are passed along through trusted believers, and he and his organization send a couple of different sizes — but the most popular versions are the small New Testaments.

“This is because they fit in the palm of your hand and can easily be exchanged during a handshake or left in strategic locations for people to find,” he continued.

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Another smuggling method in is via the occasional — and lawbreaking — tourist. Although any visitors to the hermit kingdom are rigorously warned by external tour companies to take in absolutely no religious texts or symbols and refrain from any type of discussion on it that could be interpreted as proselytizing, some still take the risk. And pay the price.

Just ask Ohio native, Jeffrey Fowle. A devout Christian and father of three, the perpetually curious 58-year-old journeyed to North Korea on an organized tour in 2014, and was detained after deliberately concealing a Bible under a trash can in the men’s room of a Pyongyang nightclub. He had hoped the bootlegged bible — which contained his name and family photographs — would make its way to someone in the underground Christian community.

Three years later, in May of this year, his release was finally secured by U.S officials.

Fowle is one of the lucky ones. Religious freedom is written into the country’s constitution, but the reality on the ground paints a much different picture. For the vast majority of trapped Christians inside the brutal dictatorship, the consequence is life in a labor camp or a public execution by firing squad. Their relatives too are often subject to callous retribution.
North Koreans read mass at a Catholic church in Pyongyang August 17, 2003. [Civic representatives of North and South Korea have concluded a four-day joint festival in Pyongyang to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the National Liberation Day from Japan's colonial rule (1919-1945) as the Korean Peninsula's security has been an international concern since North Korea disclosed its nuclear weapons programme.] - RTXM5BP

North Koreans read mass at one the "official" Catholic churches in Pyongyang. While religious freedom is part of the North Korean constitution, Christians must conceal their faith or risk death by the regime. (REUTERS)

“The North Korean regime’s legitimacy and claim to power flow out of the idea that Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and now Kim Jong Un are divine beings. North Korean children are taught to pray before a meal, ‘Thank you Father Kim Il Sung for our food,’” Todd Nettleton of Voice of Martyrs Radio pointed out. “They sing praise choruses to the Kims. It is very much a religion. So what makes the regime and the government so upset about a North Korean being a Christian is not just that they are following a different religion, or even that they are following a ‘Western’ religion. What those Christians are doing literally undermines the very veracity of the North Korean regime. If Jesus is Lord, then Kim Jong Un can’t be.”

Furthermore, Christian North Korean defectors in the border areas of South Korea broadcast gospels on an almost daily basis. Roughly 20 percent of the 25 million North Korean population own a radio — an illicit item — and many will risk their own lives to tune in.

“Radio, just as in the days of the Cold War, remains an incredibly useful tool to inject truth and the Gospel into North Korea,” said Jeff King, president of advocacy group International Christian Concern. “And we remain an ardent supporter of pushing Christian content into North Korea through radio and other means.”

But despite the harsh penalties that come with praising anyone of any belief system outside the Kims, there is a sense that an ascending number of North Koreans are turning to Christianity.

“The church is growing at a faster rate in North Korea than in South Korea, where the church has declined in membership every year since 1991,” Foley observed.

According to the prominent pastor, the uptick in the North is mainly due to the covert network of North Korean Christians, rather than religious advocates from the outside.

“The reason why is that the work of missionaries on the North Korea/China border is easily infiltrated and neutralized by North Korean state security agents, but the work of underground North Korean Christians has continued faithfully for more than three generations,” he explained. “They don’t smuggle large numbers of bibles into North Korea, but instead, certain members of the underground church carry Bibles across the border one at a time, often in the form of MP3 players.”

These Christians are native North Koreans who are given permission to travel to China on relative visas or work visas. Some have established relationships with border guards who accept bribe money — and are under close and careful surveillance themselves — who turn a blind-eye to the illegal material being brought back in, while others have it carefully concealed from all.
Dec. 24, 2011: Kim Jong Un, center, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's youngest known son and successor, with military officials, stand in front of his father's body displayed in a glass coffin, not in photo, at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Dec. 24, 2011: Kim Jong Un, center, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's youngest known son and successor, with military officials, stand in front of his father's body displayed in a glass coffin, not in photo, at Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP)

Ben Gabriel, Initiative Director for the missionary Alpha Relief, noted that the regime likely knows exactly when and how the bible smuggling is happening, but also knows there is only so much that can be done to stop it.

“North Korea no longer has an iron grip on the spread of information in the country,” he added. “The Christian message has a strong appeal to people trapped in that kind of system. If you’ve given your life over to Christ, no one can take it from you. That is true freedom. It is freedom from fear.”

Hollie McKay has been a FoxNews.com staff reporter since 2007. She has reported extensively from the Middle East on the rise and fall of terrorist groups such as ISIS in Iraq. Follow her on twitter at @holliesmckay

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/09/operation-bible-smuggling-how-christian-texts-infiltrate-north-korea.html
No. 65     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 10, 2017 at 5:45 AM     
North Korea: How Christians survive in the world's most anti-Christian nation

Hollie McKay
By Hollie McKay, Fox News

North Koreans read mass at a Catholic church in Pyongyang (Reuters)

"For 16 years, North Korea has been ranked the “most oppressive place in the world for Christians,” and this week the U.S. State Department re-asserted it as one of the world’s worst religious persecutors – torturing and executing those even suspected of worshipping God. But that still hasn’t stopped an estimated 36 percent of the population – around 9 million – from practicing Christianity.

“Life is extremely difficult for all North Koreans, but Christians face an even tougher road,” Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern told Fox News.
Catholics read a memorial mass as they mourn for the late former President Kim Dae-jung at the Myongdong Cathedral in Seoul

Catholics read a memorial mass as they mourn for the late former President Kim Dae-jung at the Myongdong Cathedral in Seoul

“Christians are accused of being imperialists seeking to overthrow the government and those who are caught practicing their faith are arrested, horrendously tortured, imprisoned and [sometimes] immediately put to death.”

So how do these brave devotees do it in the most closed country on earth?

On the surface, Christianity does exist in North Korea. Its constitution on paper vows to protect religious freedom and forbids discrimination based on one’s faith. Thus, the capital, Pyongyang, is currently host to five state-controlled churches – the Protestant Bongsu, Chilgol and Jeil Churches, the Catholic Jangchung Cathedral and the most recent being the Orthodox Holy Trinity Russian Church. Yet all are deemed to be little more than fraudulent showpieces for visiting officials and tourists.
North Koreans wave to South Koreans after they read joint mass with South Koreans at a Catholic church in Pyongyang.

North Koreans wave to South Koreans after they read joint mass with South Koreans at a Catholic church in Pyongyang.

Foreign visitors are routinely paraded around these sites, in which aptly dressed church officials clutch Bibles and bow at the altar. But Chad O’Carroll, managing director of the Seoul-based news and analysis firm Korea Risk Group, told Fox News that these are generally just hand-picked state workers whose vocation is to feign religion. The collection plates are passed through congregations and locals appear to donate as foreigners look on, but the plate ends up empty at the end.

“Guides often complain about having to go to church and put on the show because some diplomatic figure is in town,” he continued. “There’s a mosque in Pyongyang to keep the Iranian officials happy, and the Russians have their church.”

Indeed, the Russian Embassy to North Korea boasts that the decision to build the first Orthodox Church was made in 2002 after former leader Kim Jong il visited a church on an official trip to the Russian Far East. The Russians state that their Orthodox Church donated bells, icons and church utensils to the project, and that services are held every Saturday and Sunday and that the Russian Embassy “traditionally invites heads and personnel of the diplomatic missions and international organizations to participate in services on the biggest Christian holidays, such as Christmas and Easter Holiday.”

North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, is currently host to five state-controlled churches – the Protestant Bongsu, Chilgol and Jeil Churches, the Catholic Jangchung Cathedral and the most recent being the Orthodox Holy Trinity Russian Church. Yet all are deemed to be little more than fraudulent showpieces for visiting officials and tourists.

But below the surface, there is an authentic Christian movement – with extreme risk. It is estimated that there up to 70,000 Christian prisoners in concentration camps in North Korea, and the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights conjectures that more than 75 percent of Christians who are dealt this fate do not survive. Defectors have spoken of Christians being crushed by steamrollers and used to test biological weapons, or hung on a cross over a fire.

NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR ACCELERATION PROMPTS CHURCH INTERVENTION

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DEFECTORS FROM NORTH KOREA DESCRIBE CONCENTRATION CAMP, DAILY LIFE

One of the biggest obstacles Christians face is paranoia and snitching from even close confidantes, as the Kim Jong Un regime encourages tattling for rewards.

“A famous saying in North Korean culture is: 'The walls have eyes and the fields have ears.’ Christians must be extremely careful to hide their faith as much as possible, they must practice in the dark and be very wary of neighbors, friends and family members turning them in as all citizens must spy on each other,” King said. “Most parents refrain from introducing their children to the Christian faith until they are older in order to protect the family.”

Case in point: Vernon Brewer, founder and president of humanitarian organization World Help told Fox News that he often thinks about a case involving a girl named Eun, whose third-grade teacher gave the class a “special assignment” to go home and “look for a book” and if it’s the right book, the student will be honored. Eun ended up finding a Bible.

Defectors have spoken of Christians being crushed by steamrollers and used to test biological weapons, or hung on a cross over a fire.

“The next day she received a prize at her school. But when Eun returned home, her parents weren’t there,” he recalled. “It’s hard to imagine such cruelty that would unknowingly turn children on their own parents.”

Not only does the regime jail suspected culprits without trial, but they will often snatch up relatives – irrespective of whether they share the Christian belief – and are known to punish families up to three generations, Brewer said.

Parents brave enough to share their faith with their children, or extended families, are known to gather in lightless back rooms of their homes where they can only whisper their prayers and hymns. Often their Bibles are scattered pages to disguise “the book.”

North Koreans are sometimes granted permission to visit China, where some are believed to access Bibles and other Christian literature and smuggle them back in -- at their utmost peril. O’Carroll also pointed out that Christian missionaries sometimes operate orphanages and other services in border areas, but they do this without any religious symbolism.

“They preach and practice through their actions rather than traditional ways,” he explained.

From the late 19th century until the Korean War, North Korea was a Christian stronghold – and Pyongyang was considered the “Jerusalem of the East.” While it is now anything but friendly to the faithful, activists claim Christianity is still burgeoning in the deeply tyrannical country.

“Despite efforts to eradicate Christians, we have found the church is North Korea is actually growing,” Brewer added. “They know only God is powerful enough to break through the darkness of the most oppressive regime on earth.”

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/18/north-korea-how-christians-survive-in-worlds-most-anti-christian-nation.html
No. 66     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 11, 2017 at 8:34 PM     
North Korea's threat for today was this one... And no, Trump didn't light the wick, but he will put it out. NK has been threatening the USA, South Korea, and Japan for years now.

Party's almost over!

North Korea says Trump 'lit the wick of war,' vows 'a hail of fire'

"North Korea swore on Wednesday to bring “a hail of fire” after President Trump “lit the wick of war” with the Hermit Kingdom, the latest dramatic pronouncement promising conflict between the rogue regime and the United States.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told Russia’s state-run TASS news agency the U.S. and North Korea have a “final score” to settle that can’t be done with words, Reuters reported.

“With his bellicose and insane statement at the United Nations, Trump, you can say, has lit the wick of a war against us,” Ri told TASS news agency, according to Reuters. “We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words.”

Ri said North Korea is nearing its goal to achieve full nuclear capability to counter any U.S. threat, calling it the “real balance of power with the United States" and describing the weapons as a “sword of justice.”

“Our principal position is that we will never agree to any talks in which our nuclear weapons will be the subject of negotiations,” Ri said.
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho speaks outside the U.N. Plaza Hotel, in New York. Russian state news agency Tass says North Korea’s foreign minister has described his nation’s nuclear weapons as a “sword of justice.” Tass quoted North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho accusing U.S. President Donald Trump of “setting a fuse of war” with his September speech at the United Nations, it was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Wednesday accused President Trump of "lighting the wick of war." (AP)

KIM JONG UN’S NORTH KOREA: BRINGING THE WORLD TO THE BRINK

Officials feared the rogue nation would test another missile or nuclear bomb on Monday or Tuesday as North Korean citizens celebrated the 11th anniversary of the country’s first nuclear test and the foundation of the ruling Worker’s Party of Korea. North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test, reportedly detonating a hydrogen bomb, on Sept. 3, calling it a “perfect success.” Its latest missile launch, later that same month, flew over Japan before splashing into the Pacific Ocean.
Trump UN speech FBN

In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it didn't end its nuclear weapons program. (AP)

On Wednesday, the U.S. and South Korea flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a joint military exercise — another show of force against Pyongyang amid the mounting tensions. The bombers also conducted firing exercises over the East Sea and Yellow Sea, according to the BBC. Japan’s air force also joined the drill.

This is the second time since Trump’s fiery U.N. General Assembly speech that North Korea vocally accused the U.S. of declaring war on its country. Trump lambasted “little rocket man” Kim Jong Un for going on a “suicide mission for himself and his regime” in the speech last month. He vowed to “totally destroy” the country if it did not halt its nuclear program. Days later, Ri claimed the threats amounted to a “declaration of war” against Kim’s regime.

NORTH KOREA HACKERS REPORTEDLY STOLE US, SOUTH KOREA WAR PLANS
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang October 8, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. - RC196B059A00

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. (Reuters)

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders later clarified the president was not declaring war on North Korea.

Trump slammed more than two decades of U.S. policy toward North Korea on Twitter on Monday, saying past action to quell the crisis “didn’t work.”

“Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing. Policy didn’t work!” Trump tweeted.

Kim has stood by his goal to obtain full nuclear capability despite mounting economic sanctions by the U.N. Security Council to cripples its program. Over the weekend, Kim said having nuclear weapons was a “powerful deterrent firmly safeguarding the peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia” against “protracted nuclear threats of the U.S. imperialists."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/11/north-korea-says-trump-lit-wick-war-vows-hail-fire.html
No. 67     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 11, 2017 at 8:54 PM     
North Korea should not be "poking Japan with a stick" like they have been doing.

They lobbed 2 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles directly over Japanese Airspace and over their Country.

That is basically considered an act of War.

NK has threatened to Nuke Japan and sink them into the sea.

Nk is foolish and stupid, and full of themselves.

Japan has a formidable Navy and Air Force. They will be participating as part of the coalition in any Military action against North Korea.

Japan fully backs Trump on North Korea, Abe says

"President Donald Trump’s “all options on the table” stance regarding North Korea has the full support Japan’s government, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday.

Abe’s remarks came during a televised debate among leaders of Japan’s major political parties. The nation’s voters will head to the polls Oct. 22 for parliamentary elections.

The Japanese leader said North Korea had failed to deliver on past promises to end its pursuit of nuclear technology made during "six-party" talks with Japan, China, the U.S., Russia and South Korea.

“They used the framework of the dialogue to earn time so that they could develop their nuclear technology," Abe said. "As the result, their nuclear capability has reached to this level and we cannot afford being deceived by them again.”

Abe did not specifically comment on a message about North Korea that President Trump tweeted during the weekend.

Trump wrote that 25 years of negotiations with North Korea had not worked, with "agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!"
In this Aug. 29, 2016 photo, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike speaks during an interview in Tokyo. A newly elected leader of Tokyo has postponed a plan to relocate the world's biggest fish market. Gov. Yuriko Koike announced Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, that she would decide on a new date only after an environmental assessment of the new site is completed in January. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike's party is considered the top challenger to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party in Japan's upcoming elections. (Associated Press)

Abe said his government supports the U.S. view that more pressure is needed and all options are on the table.

Meanwhile, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike – whose party is regarded as Abe’s party’s strongest opposition in the upcoming election – positioned her party as a “middle of the fairway” choice for Japan’s voters, Reuters reported.

Koike’s Party of Hope is challenging Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as well as other smaller parties.

Concerns over North Korea currently rank as a top issue in the Japanese election."

The Associated Press contributed to this story.
No. 68     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 11, 2017 at 8:56 PM     
Japan's Military capabilities are listed in the first 1/3 of this music video.

South Korea's 2nd.

And the USA's last.

https://youtu.be/mlKYdrFbi70
No. 69     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 11, 2017 at 9:14 PM     
I have been watching various videos to see how any Military action might play out.

First off Trump, unlike Oblama, is not going to announce if and when they strike.

They will simply do it.

I think any initial strike will be on their major Ballistic Missiles, their Nuclear labs/research facilities, etc.

They they will "pause" to see what NK says or does.

If NK decides to retaliate by lobbing any Ballistic Missiles left towards Guam or Japan, or even the USA, or launching an attack on Seoul, South Korea, it's game over for them.

The coalition will then hit them with their full fury and start taking out their smaller rocket launchers, heavy artillery, every Military installation they have, etc.

They might even take out the regime's buildings in Pyongyang and other areas for example.

It could result in many thousands of casualties on both sides though.

There is no easy solution to the problem.

North Korea will never give up their nuclear pursuits.

They are not the same as the former Soviet Union was. They can and likely will sell their nukes to Iran, and other rogue regimes intent on destroying America.

I think any Military action will likely happen soon, once enough Military assets are in place.

The UK has stated they will be joining the coalition as well. So they still have to get their ships down there.
No. 70     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 12, 2017 at 2:57 PM     
Mysterious absence of North Korea's 'rocket men' raises new nuke, missile fears


Ri Man-gon (left) and Kim Rak-gyom (right) were reportedly missing from recent public events, fueling speculation there could be another missile launch soon. (Reuters)

Two key officials involved in North Korea’s nuclear and missile program were reportedly nowhere to be seen during public events this week, fueling speculation that another missile launch or nuke test could be imminent.

Ri Man-gon, supervisor of the department for the nuclear and missile development, and Kim Rak-gyom, the head of the strategic rocket forces, were noticeably missing at a Saturday mass rally in Pyongyang and a Tuesday celebration for the anniversary of the Worker’s Party of Korea, according to South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.

NORTH KOREA SAYS TRUMP 'LIT THE WICK OF WAR,' VOWS 'A HAIL OF FIRE'

A government-funded organization staff member told the publication there was “little chance” the top officials were removed from their positions because they were “praised for [recent] major achievements.”

"It's highly likely that they were absent because they'd been given an important assignment,” the individual said.




Kim Rak-gyom (circled) is pictured with Kim Jong Un in March 2017. South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo said the commander joined Kim in the visit to the military base. (Reuters)

The discovery were based on recently released photos of celebrations and rallies on Saturday and Tuesday. Ri and Kim have been present at previous public events.

On Thursday, a 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected in Sungjibaegam, near the site were previous nuclear tests were conducted, U.S. Geological Survey reported. It's not thought to be caused by a nuclear bomb test. The Sept. 3 nuclear test yielded a 6.3 magnitude quake




Ri Man-gon (circled) is pictured with Kim Jong Un in September 2015 at Sinuiji Measuring Instrument Factory. (Reuters)

NORTH KOREA COULD USE HOLIDAY AS EXCUSE TO PROVOKE US, EXPERTS SAY

Officials have warned that North Korea could use special holidays to launch a new missile. Monday marked the anniversary of the country’s first nuclear bomb test carried out 11 years ago. North Korean citizens also continued to celebrate the Worker’s Party anniversary throughout the week.

The Hermit Kingdom has carried out its previous nuclear tests during Memorial Day Weekend, Lunar New Year celebrations in China and Kim Jong Un’s birthday.
Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.), Fox News military analyst, on President Trump's handling of tensions with North Korea. Video
Military options strengthening Trump's diplomatic hand with North Korea?

Pyongyang carried out its last missile launch in September. That missile flew over Japan before splashing into the Pacific Ocean. The missile reached a height of 480 miles and flew 2,300 miles out, putting Guam in range for a possible strike that Kim Jong Un has threatened in recent months.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho continued his scathing attack on Wednesday after President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, saying the U.S. president “lit the wick of war” with his words.

“We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words,” Ri said to Russia’s state-run TASS news agency."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/12/top-north-korean-officials-in-missile-program-missing-from-recent-celebrations-report-says.html
No. 71     Reply: Re: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 13, 2017 at 2:40 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

CAsandie wrote:


There currently is a build up like I've never seen in the 27 years I've worked for the gov. My brother just received a $6.00/hour raise! (unheard of except at times of war usually as far as civilian ranks).

WWIII?

mod shortened post


There have been 2 and sometimes 3 Carrier Strike groups in that region, all under the guise of conducting exercises.

When you see 3 Carrier Strike groups in an area, along with another coming from the UK, and Destroyers and other warships from Japan, you can rest assured there is about to be a war.

Notice how North Korea has been strangely silent recently?

I think the realization of what is about to transpire is starting to set in.


I agree BF. Thanks for all the info (you are helping to keep me informed as I am not having a great deal of time lately).



No. 72     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 10:05 AM     
Well it appears NK is preparing to launch yet another Ballistic Missile. That explains why his 2 top Missile experts have been absent from Public events lately.

I think it's time we just start shooting them down once they are over International Waters.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/14/north-korea-preparing-launch-another-ballistic-missilein-retaliation/
No. 73     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 3:43 PM     
A short term fix. But that certainly won't stop North Korea from developing their Nuclear Weapons which they could easily smuggle out of the country to rogue states or to send on a ship to Nuke LA, San Diego, Hawaii, or cities along the east coast.

A terrorist regime possessing nukes is a nightmare scenario we will be unable to defend against.

North Korea and Iran are the 2 biggest threats to our country and that threat will only worsen as time goes by.

It’s time to deploy US ships off North Korea to knock out missiles when they’re launched

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/14/it-s-time-to-deploy-us-ships-off-north-korea-to-knock-out-missiles-when-re-launched.html
No. 74     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM     
USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group due to arrive off Korean Peninsula October Sunday 15th.

They are considering sailing North of the NLL line. That ought to get on their nerves lol.

If they fire 1 shot towards those ships or planes it's game on.

NK is finding out Trump is not Oblama, or other former administrations.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/651873/North-Korea-War-Nuclear-US-Donald-Trump-Kim-Jong-un-USS-Ronald-Reagan-Missile-Warship-ICBM
No. 75     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 6:55 PM     
North Korea threatens Australia...AGAIN!

Australia will 'not be cowed' by North Korea threats, minister says

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/15/australia-will-not-be-cowed-by-north-korea-threats-minister-says
No. 76     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 7:12 PM     
Given enough years, as they refine their nuclear weapons program, they could reduce some major cities to ashes.

But if/when that happens, assuming they live that long, it would be the end of North Korea.

The USA would respond with such force North Korea would not be inhabitable for 50 years.

Unless they are stopped.

North Korea today said, "the US mainland will be reduced to ashes”.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/866536/North-Korea-news-world-war-3-latest-update-kim-jong-un-donald-trump
No. 77     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 7:19 PM     
The US is sending the Guided Missile Destroyer, USS Monterey to the Korean Peninsula since 2 other Destroyers were knocked out of commission by accidental collisions this Summer.

It is scheduled to deploy to the area on Oct. 16th.

U.S. Military Sends Warship to North Korea Region Amid Missile Threats

http://www.newsweek.com/us-war-ship-north-korea-region-amid-missile-threats-684740
No. 78     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 7:27 PM     
In the 1970's-80's as many as 100 Japanese Citizens were kidnapped from Japan and brought to NK to teach NK Spies the Japanese language, etc.

Trump is meeting with some of the Japanese Parents of children who were kidnapped decades ago.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/13/trump-meet-parents-japanese-teenager-seized-north-korea-abductions-megumi-yokota
No. 79     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM     
North Korean Defectors Describe Living in South Korean Freedom
By Colin Fredericson
October 14, 2017 2:27 pm Last Updated: October 14, 2017 3:29 pm


Park Sang-Hak, who heads a group of North Korean defectors, tears a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korea rally outside South Korean government complex in Seoul on Sept. 22, 2017. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
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North Korean defectors don’t have an easy time when they try to get away from North Korea, both on a physical and mental level.

But North Korean defectors are speaking up, describing the huge adjustments they have to make to fit in with a normal functioning modern society. The roads that North and South Korea have taken after seven decades of separation make them look like two separate world’s that are set right next to each other.

Many North Koreans try to escape through China, but are often sent back to North Korea where they face harsh consequences. People can be shot for just trying to escape North Korea, like in the back on the way out. Getting sent back after escaping is no less perilous. One man’s family who were staying in China, had to leave when China started deporting North Korean refugees before the 2008 Olympics, according to an Asian Boss interview.

“When the authorities started searching houses, my mom and I were cornered like rats. We could feel them getting closer and we were running out of places to hide,” said an unnamed defector via Asian Boss. “If we were going to die either way, we thought we might as well die searching for freedom.”

Another defector has met with success after leaving the North, but has also had to deal with difficulties as he navigated South Korea’s educational system. He described some of the vast differences he experienced.

“My classmates in South Korea didn’t want to include me in teamwork projects because they thought I really lacked understanding of technology, how to write, and the knowledge of classics and history,” Kim Seong Ryeol told NBC News. “North Korea’s education is not modernized and many things are based on propaganda to make sure people worship the Kim family.”

The Kim family refers to three generations of communist dictators who have ruled North Korea ever since Korea was split into two territories after World War II. In the North, the Soviet Union aided in bringing a communist dictatorship to power. The South became democratic. Communism has kept the country backward, and North Koreans are educated with lies about South Korean poverty from a young age.

“It really confused everything to find out that South Korea is actually a highly developed society,” said Kim Seong Ryeol.

A 37-year-old cartoonist from North Korea, now draws cartoons that laugh at the challenges North Koreans face when defecting to South Korea, as he did. His comics shed light on the difficulties that defectors face due to cultural differences despite being from the same culture. He was surprised that even just the nature of his profession took on a vastly different tone.

“When I first saw South Korean cartoons, I just didn’t get them,” said Choi Seong-guk to PRI. “There were no stories about patriotism or catching spies or war. They just seemed useless to me.”

His views point to the constant political indoctrination that North Koreans face and how it pervades all professions and areas of society. The propaganda cartoons he was praised for drawing in North Korea started to no longer make sense to him. Now his cartoons depict North Koreans eating grass to survive or defectors risking their lives to escape North Korea by water.

These North Korean defectors describe how in professional or academic settings things are difficult for them in South Korea, but by escaping they can experience the truth instead of having to ingest the official stance of the communist regime that they are no better off if they leave.

Not just South Korea, but of course the United States is the other major target of societal brainwashing in North Korea. Choi Seong-guk portrayed American soldiers “as ugly and as violent as possible” in his propaganda cartoons. North Koreans are taught to blame America for the poverty and other problems they face, while the regime hides the fact that their former countrymen in South Korea are modern and thriving.

“When I was little, every book, every curriculum, they always mentioned that America is the enemy,” said Kim Seong Ryeol. “When I was little I dreamed about fighting Americans.”

“It broadened my perspective, when I met my American friends, and made me think differently, to see that the world is global,” he said."

https://www.theepochtimes.com/north-korean-defectors-describe-living-in-south-korean-freedom_2333608.html
No. 80     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 8:10 PM     
US Sends 2nd Submarine to South Korea as North Renews Threats Against Guam
By Joshua Philipp, The Epoch Times
October 13, 2017 2:19 pm Last Updated: October 13, 2017 5:11 pm



The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) pulls into the pier of Republic of Korea's Busan Naval Base as part of a routine port visit on Oct. 13. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William Carlisle)

"The USS Michigan, a nuclear-powered submarine armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles, pulled into the Busan Naval Base in South Korea on Oct. 13, just three days ahead of planned military exercises, and amid North Korea’s renewed threats of attacks near Guam.

It’s not uncommon for the U.S. military to dock its submarines at ports of its allies, but the visits are often not publicized without good reason. The Ohio-class submarine’s arrival in South Korea was publicized, however. It also comes just days after the U.S. Navy publicized the arrival of the USS Tucson, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, in South Korea on Oct. 7.

The United States and South Korea, also known as the Republic of Korea (ROK), are preparing for joint military exercises in the East and West Sea. According to the Navy, the Maritime Counter Special Operations exercise will run from Oct. 16 to Oct. 26. The U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet noted in a statement, “The exercise will provide a visible and coordinated engagement for the U.S. – ROK alliance.”

The North Korean regime renewed its threats against the United States ahead of the drills, and is threatening missile attacks into waters near the U.S. territory of Guam.

“We have already warned several times that we will take counteractions for self-defense, including a salvo of missiles into waters near the US territory of Guam,” states North Korean state media, KCNA, adding, “The US military action hardens our determination that the US should be tamed with fire.”

It does not appear that the USS Michigan’s arrival in South Korea is related to the military exercises. The U.S. Navy said in a release that it’s part of a “routine visit during a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific.”

Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Korea, said in a release that the United States and ROK navies “have always enjoyed a strong relationship,” and that the arrival of the USS Michigan further reinforces their partnership.

“Michigan Sailors were warmly welcomed by the ROK Navy today and I know they’ll receive the same wonderful welcome from the local community during their visit to Busan,” Cooper said.
Republic of Korea Navy Sailors welcome the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) as it arrives at Busan Naval Base for a routine port visit on Oct. 13. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William Carlisle)

When the USS Tucson docked in South Korea only days before, Naval Today noted that U.S. Navy submarines regularly operate in the region and visit ports in Japan and South Korea, but “their movements and port visits are rarely disclosed.”

It adds, “A recent series of publicly announced port visits was interpreted by many as a US message to North Korea which has performed a number of missile tests recently.”

While the recent threat from North Korea was hostile, it was scaled back from its previous threats. The North Korean regime was previously threatening to use nuclear weapons on Guam.

North Korea backed down on its threats to attack Guam on Aug. 15, after the Trump administration refused to back down.

President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Aug. 9, stating “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening, beyond a normal statement. And as I said, they will be met with fire, fury—and frankly, power—the likes of which this world has never seen before.”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-sends-second-submarine-to-south-korea-as-north-renews-threats-against-guam_2333030.html
No. 81     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 14, 2017 at 8:21 PM     
NKorea Vows 'Salvo of Missiles' on Guam as US Gears Up for Drills With Seoul


News brodcast of a statement by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

By Todd Beamon | Saturday, 14 Oct 2017 05:13 PM

"North Korea has vowed that a "salvo of missiles" will be unleashed on Guam and that it would keep its hands "closer to trigger" as U.S. drills begin with South Korea.

Reports also indicate that Pyongyang might soon test more missiles.

Kim Kwang Hak, a researcher at the Institute for American Studies of North Korea’s Foreign Ministry, issued the new threat Friday in an op-ed piece for the regime’s official KCNA news agency.

"We have already warned several times that we will take counteractions for self-defense including a salvo of missiles into waters near the U.S. territory of Guam, an advance base for invading the DPRK, where key U.S. bases are located, as the U.S. has resorted to military actions in sensitive regions, making the waters off the Korean peninsula and in the Pacific restless," Kim said.

Pyongyang’s threat came after the U.S. Navy announced Friday that the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier would lead drills with South Korea next week in the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea, RT News reports.

The Navy said that the drills were for honing "communications, interoperability, and partnership."

In addition, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew from Guam over the Korean Peninsula Tuesday night — staging an aerial exercise in a show of force with Japanese and South Korean combat aircraft, according to reports.

North Korea first threatened Guam in August after Trump warned that the regime would "face fire and fury like the world has never seen" and that the U.S. was "locked and loaded" for Pyongyang.

Dictator Kim Jong Un briefly backed down, with officials saying that he would watch for provocation by the United States.

Tensions have only escalated since, with Trump slamming the dictator on Twitter as "Little Rocket Man" and Kim ripping the president as a "dotard."

"The U.S. military action hardens our determination that the U.S. should be tamed with fire and lets us take our hand closer to 'trigger' for taking the toughest countermeasure," researcher Kim said in Friday’s commentary.

"In case any shocking case occurs on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. will be made to hold responsibility as it is pushing the situation on the peninsula to the point of explosion while going reckless, being carried away by ill-advised bravery."

Kim also bashed Trump's social media use.

"What should not be overlooked is that such military moves have been conducted at a time when the Trump group posted on Twitter such letters reading that the US failed to handle North Korea for the past 25 years and only one thing will prove effective, while frequently hinting at 'military option' backed by such rubbish as 'a calm before a storm' and 'total destruction,'" he said.

"It's senseless military provocations make us keenly realize once again that we were quite right when we decided to bolster the nuclear deterrence for self-defense in every way, and harden our conviction that we have to keep to this path forever," Kim said.

In addition, South Korean media reported Saturday that satellite images showed North Korea transporting ballistic missiles mounted on launchers out of hangars near Pyongyang, according to The Telegraph.

The South Korean reports cited a government source.

U.S. military officials, according to the Seoul source, believe the activity could indicate that Pyongyang is preparing to test an inter-continental ballistic missile or an intermediate-range ballistic missile, the Telegraph reports.

Further, The Associated Press reported Friday that the South Korean weather agency detected a fourth small earthquake near Pyongyang’s nuclear test site.

However, unlike quakes associated with nuclear tests, they said the tremor did not appear to be man-made.

The quake was the fourth to be observed since Pyongyang's Sept. 3 nuclear test, which caused a 6.3-magnitude earthquake.

The tremors and landslides near the test site likely mean that North Korea’s sixth and largest blast — the regime claimed it had tested a hydrogen bomb — has destabilized the region, experts said.

They added that the Punggye-ri nuclear test site might not be used much longer for testing nuclear weapons."

http://www.newsmax.com/International/North-Korea-Missiles-Guam-Seoul/2017/10/14/id/819719/
No. 82     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 15, 2017 at 8:47 AM     
Did you know in North Korea they will shoot you in the back for trying to LEAVE the country? That's right if you try and cross the Border by leaving the country North Korean Military will shoot you in the back. It is common to see dead bodies along the river where North Koreans have attempted to leave into South Korea onoly to be shot in the back by North Korean Guards.

Did you know you are not allowed to own a car or drive in North Korea? (Unless you are part of the Elite class).

Did you know you are not allowed to live anywhere you like, the Government decides where you will live for you.

Calling outside of the country is illegal, and punishable by death. As is watching South Korean TV, Movies, or listening or watching Western Music or Videos, all punishable by death.

If you commit a crime, 3 generations of your Family are also rounded up and either put to death or sent to Prison Camps. Most end up starving and dying in Prison Camps. Once in a prison camp you are beaten and often tortured.

Drinking alcohol is prohibited except during Government specified Holidays. Yet Marijuana is totally legal and not considered a drug.
No. 83     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 16, 2017 at 7:22 PM     
North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

By Edith M. Lederer | AP October 16 at 7:26 PM

UNITED NATIONS — "North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.”

Kim In Ryong told the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has been subjected to “such an extreme and direct nuclear threat” from the United States since the 1970s — and said the country has the right to possess nuclear weapons in self-defense.

He pointed to large-scale military exercises every year using “nuclear assets” and said what is more dangerous is what he called a U.S. plan to stage a “secret operation aimed at the removal of our supreme leadership.”

This year, Kim said, North Korea completed its “state nuclear force and thus became the full-fledged nuclear power which possesses the delivery means of various ranges, including the atomic bomb, H-bomb and intercontinental ballistic rockets.”

“The entire U.S. mainland is within our firing range and if the U.S. dares to invade our sacred territory even an inch it will not escape our severe punishment in any part of the globe,” he warned.

Kim’s speech follows escalating threats between North Korea and the United States, and increasingly tough U.N. sanctions.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that his country is curtailing economic, scientific and other ties with North Korea in line with U.N. sanctions, and the European Union announced new sanctions on Pyongyang for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the North Korean crisis “will continue until the first bomb drops.” His commitment to diplomacy came despite President Donald Trump’s tweets several weeks ago that his chief envoy was “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he derisively referred to as “Little Rocket Man.”

North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador called his country’s nuclear and missile arsenal “a precious strategic asset that cannot be reversed or bartered for anything.”

“Unless the hostile policy and the nuclear threat of the U.S. is thoroughly eradicated, we will never put our nuclear weapons and ballistic rockets on the negotiating table under any circumstances,” Kim said.

He told the disarmament committee that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — North Korea’s official name — had hoped for a nuclear-free world.

Instead, Kim said, all nuclear states are accelerating the modernization of their weapons and “reviving a nuclear arms race reminiscent of (the) Cold War era.” He noted that the nuclear weapon states, including the United States, boycotted negotiations for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that was approved in July by 122 countries at the United Nations

“The DPRK consistently supports the total elimination of nuclear weapons and the efforts for denuclearization of the entire world,” he said. But as long as the United States rejects the treaty and “constantly threatens and blackmails the DPRK with nuclear weapons ... the DPRK is not in position to accede to the treaty.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/north-korea-says-a-nuclear-war-may-break-out-any-moment/2017/10/16/1b4e879e-b2c5-11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_story.html
No. 84     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 17, 2017 at 1:27 PM     
Kim's Nukes Are A Recipe For Disaster Admiral Says.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-17/kim-s-nukes-are-a-recipe-for-disaster-u-s-admiral-says
No. 85     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 17, 2017 at 1:41 PM     
Ballistic Missile successfully shot down over Scotland during NATO exercise. 14 NATO ships participate, numerous countries involved.


http://www.newsweek.com/us-warship-shoots-down-ballistic-missile-over-scotland-nato-live-fire-drills-685533
No. 86     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 1:24 PM     
I do hope they have refined the antimissile technology (and they have greatly). San Diego is a target of NK, due to our military facilities and the ability to reach inward from the shores.



No. 87     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 3:12 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

I do hope they have refined the antimissile technology (and they have greatly). San Diego is a target of NK, due to our military facilities and the ability to reach inward from the shores.





Supposedly our anti missiles have about a 97% success rate.

What concerns me the most though is how easy it would be for NK or Iran to just smuggle a Nuke in a ship then detonate it in some coastal harbor city like Sam Diego, Seattle, Houston, Miami, New York, etc.

Worse yet is if they detonated them in those cities at the same time.

I would not want to be living in any of the large coastal cities in the years ahead.

They are sitting ducks!



Their last Nuke test was estimated to be 120kt which is 8 times as strong as the one dropped on Hiroshima which was only 15kt.

Also concerning is NK's drive to send up more satellites.

Just what is in those satellites??? They could be sending Nukes up into space for all we know for detonating at a future time via remote radio.

All they have to do is position one over the USA or Japan and detonate it far up in space and it could send America back to the stone age due to the EMP.

They would likely need a stronger one though to do that.

But even if they detonated a smaller one that Could take out nearby satellites.

They need to start shooting down every one of his missiles.
No. 88     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 3:26 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

I do hope they have refined the antimissile technology (and they have greatly). San Diego is a target of NK, due to our military facilities and the ability to reach inward from the shores.





NK's last missile launch which they opted to launch vertically into space was found to be able to hit Chicago or even New York had they lowered the trajectory to it's normal path.

And they are proving they have gotten better with accuracy successfully lobbing 2 missiles over Japan.

No. 89     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 3:41 PM     
Mainstream media and deluded politicians have been demonizing Trump lately over North Korea.

While they conveniently ignore the FACT that other countries are just as concerned with North Korea as we are.

Like South Korea, Japan, Australia, UK, and even China and Russia now sees NK as a threat.

This isn't about Trump at all.

This is about a wild out of control 32 year old spoiled brat who is a communist in possession of nukes who is threatening to nuke the USA, South Korea, Japan, Guam, the UK, and Australia.

And he and his regime has to be stopped.

I think he will be stopped by the coalition.

I think first the coalition is going to allow the sanctions to strangle them financially. And IF countries like Russia and China abide by them it could even cause the collapse of his regime.

Or one of his own party may see what he is doing to his country and bump him off.
No. 90     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 6:07 PM     
Bullfighter wrote: They need to start shooting down every one of his missiles.


I agree (not even allowing testing capabilities that way).

I would not want to be living in any of the large coastal cities in the years ahead.

They are sitting ducks!


Call me Daphne (or Daisy).

NK's last missile launch which they opted to launch vertically into space was found to be able to hit Chicago or even New York had they lowered the trajectory to it's normal path.


I was unaware of this (frightening).

Thanks again for keeping us up on the latest on the pending problem/war. <3

No. 91     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 8:35 PM     
Watch this video of a North Korean Woman who escaped the Gulag there.

She wants and hopes the US Government does something to topple the NK Regime.

Great short video!

From terrors of North Korea to US college student: One woman's amazing journey

VIDEO

"When Grace Jo walks along the leafy paths of Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, she is indistinguishable from any other American college student.

But the 26-year-old's astounding journey took her from the gulags of North Korea's brutal dictatorship - and the very edge of starving to death - to a new, unimaginable life in the United States.

"America is the greatest country in the world," Grace told Fox News in advance of a New York City forum being held by the George W. Bush Institute called "The Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In the World."

The Thursday event focuses on freedom, free markets and security and will also feature, along with former President George W. Bush, panels attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Madeline Albright, and current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

In Grace, they will encounter a young woman of strong resolve who is bluntly clear about what she hopes will be the fate of Kim Jong Un's regime.

"The North Korean regime should not exist in this world any more, any longer. The U.S. government military force, or any independent force should stop the North Korean regime, because the regime is killing the innocent people in the country. Child, babies and moms are dying without any hope."

She says from firsthand experience that tough talk is the only thing that the Kim Jong Un regime understands.

"I believe North Korean regime will not listen if we speak nicely. So I think it is time to take action to the North Korean government, because if we don't have any action and only speak words and try to give something to them, like give a candy to a little crying kid, it can solve for the moment but it will not solve for the long run," she adds.

She does not think a military strike, with its predictions of a possible catastrophic loss of life in South Korea and the region, is feasible. "I don't want to drop a bomb," she says. Grace hopes the U.S. and its allies can conduct covert actions that will lead to the toppling of the regime. She does not think sanctions have or will work to deter Pyongyang's nuclear programs and military aggression, saying "they are very smart people, that's why they can keep their regime that long."

Grace is a recipient of the North Korean Freedom Scholarship program run by the President George W. Bush Institute. The former president and the institute established a $25,000 fund to help the first eight North Korean escapees to "pursue higher education and build productive, prosperous lives as new Americans." Their studies range from theology and medicine, to engineering.

Grace hopes to eventually attend law school. Her American dream is coming true, in contrast to the never ending nightmare she endured in North Korea.

She says she and her family escaped three times to China, only to be caught and sent back. Her two younger brothers died of starvation and her father died from being tortured while in police custody for sneaking a bag of rice back from China. She says starvation was rampant while she was growing up, and that the family was occasionally given a bag of potatoes by the government.

She recalled her family living for ten days without any food, surviving only on water. That's when her mother found six baby mice in a field and her grandmother made soup out of them in order to feed the family.

"We almost gave up our life, but it is kind of a miracle, a miracle happened to my family to survive."

She says that as a child, she was taught to always bow before the portrait of then- North Korean leader Kim Il Sung and later his successor, his son Kim Jong Il. They are the grandfather and father of current dictator Kim Jong Un.

"During New Year's time, New Year's day, the government will give us little kids a gift bag, which is cookies and candies bag and we would hold the bag in front of us and bowed to the portrait for three times, so that was the lecture I got from my grandmother. I had to bow to the leader's portrait and I have to thank to him whenever or whatever food I can eat."

Grace says after one escape, she was captured and sent to a North Korean intelligence center prison.

"I saw the North Korean agents torturing adults there and yelling them, it was kind of a scary place. It was dark and had no lights, small room with many people at the night so many insects walking on the wall and a dark hole with a fence around, so it was really scary."

Grace eventually arrived in the United States in 2008 with her mother and sister, as refugees under the UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency. She became a U.S. citizen in 2013 and is thankful that the Bush Institute is making the North Korean issue a major cause.

"It is an issue that is very close to President Bush's heart," says Lindsay Lloyd, the Deputy Director of the Bush Institute's Human Freedom Initiative. "When he was in office he met with several North Korean dissidents. He was the first president to do that. They don't typically make a lot of noise about it, but they regularly meet with escapees, refugees, and activists."

The Bush Institute started focusing on the North Korean issue in 2014, and seeks ways to help the North Korean community in the United States, which is very small. Lloyd says that there are about 250 refugees and 300 to 400 other North Koreans who have settled here. Many need assistance to not only acclimate to a new culture, but to assimilate into American life.

"One of the things that came across very clearly was the importance of education. All of them recognize the benefits of education. We worked with the Korean American community to raise the money and launched the scholarship program in January."

The second round of the North Korean Freedom Scholarship program will be announced next year.

While Grace is grateful for her path, she does not want those left behind to be forgotten, and the issue of human rights to be lost amid the focus on Kim Jong Un's nuclear threat.

"All those people are dying there. They are suffering in North Korea. Please think about the children who are dying there without any hope."

She says despite all of the international efforts to strangle Kim's regime, the situation in North Korea is "getting worse, but it never gets better.”

Beside her studies, Grace has organized a non-profit aimed at helping rescue North Koreans and resettle them in a safe country. The effort, NKinUSA or North Koreans Refugees in the United States, is hoping to raise $10,000 to fund two rescues.

Fox News producers Ben Evansky and Jennifer Bowman contributed to this report."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/18/from-terrors-north-korea-to-us-college-student-one-womans-amazing-journey.html
No. 92     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 8:45 PM     
I wouldn't trust their so called, "satellites" at all.

I think they are just using that as an excuse to test more missiles.

The UN has banned their launching missiles so they are trying to use the satellite as an excuse to circumvent the sanctions.

And it's them violating the UN sanctions not the USA.

North Korea plans more satellites, says US violating UN sanctions

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/18/north-korea-plans-more-satellites-says-us-violating-un-sanctions.html
No. 93     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM     
I never even had that many Merit Badges and Skill Awards in Boy Scouts.

If those NK generals are awarded any more they may all drop dead of heart attacks for carrying so much excess weight around.

What a joke! They haven't even been in any Wars since 1950!

"North Korea has not been involved in any major conflicts since the 1950s but they do seem to have some very decorated generals. If they haven’t been active, where do these awards come from? In a regime where death is the punishment for even minor infringements, a lot of the awards are for just surviving. Take the North Korean Competence Award, for instance. This medal is awarded for demonstrating your capability to perform your duties, whatever those may be. Another award called the Partners in Peace Award was awarded to any who had contact with NBA star Dennis Rodman during his visits to North Korea."



http://www.historyinorbit.com/24-north-korean-military-photos-that-are-scaring-the-entire-planet/26/?v=p&src=outbrain&utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=CRAIG_HistoryInOrbit.com-Desktop-US-NK-F1b&utm_campaign=North_Koreas_Supreme_Military_Compared_To_The_US&utm_term=Express+-+News+%2F+World

No. 94     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 18, 2017 at 9:37 PM     
North Korea plans to fire THOUSANDS of ROCKETS on Seoul amid World War 3 threat

NORTH KOREA would unleash “thousands” of strikes on its neighbours on South Korea as the rogue state makes a devastating start to any potential conflict, warns a security expert.
By Joe Barnes
PUBLISHED: 10:24, Tue, Oct 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 10:48, Tue, Oct 10, 2017

North Korea will go to war when it feels threatened, according to a stark warning from security expert David Maxwell.

The associate director of the centre for security studies at Georgetown University has previously patrolled the Korean Demilitarised Zone and helped create plans for the outbreak of World War 3.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme, Col. Maxwell warned the war could be started by a simple “miscalculation” from North Korea’s despot leader Kim Jong-un.

Kim Jong-un has threatened to strike US territory with nuclear weapons as he ramps up his testing and production of an intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal.

US President Donald Trump promised to “totally destroy” North Korea if the hermit nation does launch a deadly strike on the USA or one of its allies.

Col. Maxwell described how he foresees the outbreak of war on the Korean Peninsula, predicting 64,000 fatalities in the first day alone.

He said: “If I am a North Korea commander I would unleash the firepower of my artillery and inflict as much death and destruction on the South as I can.

“In the first hours, there will be hundreds of thousands of artillery rounds and rockets fired to the South, and many of them into Seoul.”

Shells would start raining on South Korea within minutes, according to Col. Maxwell, who also said no matter what safety preparations Seoul have made they will struggle to deal with a North Korean strike.

He said: “Of course, many people won’t get the word, won’t believe it. Many people will be caught out in the open or caught in buildings that will end up being rubbled.

“Projections of initial casualties, there would be 64,000 people killed on the first day.”

The expert also revealed the weapons could have chemical elements as North Korea looks to eliminate any South Korean defenders.

North Korea would then send troops across the border for a “man to man fight”.

“It will be a man to man fight in those hills as North Korea tries to destroy the South Korea infantry.

“North Korean soldiers have to destroy the South Korean military in those hills to allow their tanks and mechanised vehicles to pass.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/864491/North-Korea-news-World-War-3-South-Korea-Seoul-latest-news
No. 95     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 19, 2017 at 11:01 AM     
BF -- I'd say that NK is over doing the badges (the Korean soldiers have badges on their legs)! It's a technique of governance to make 'subjects' of the government feel 'honored' so they will serve greater.

So I guess that Kim does this with those of government ranks (which ravaging the general public and ordering assassinations of those he feels threatened by). Hitler did the same.

I will never understand dictatorships, although understanding the human ego and propensity for abuse of power if allowing it to go to one's head. The evil of so many dictators reach so far (how and why ... I think they are likely guided by satan in their deeds and the world is blind to this).

I am unsure how many have read Wiki's info on the 33 year old Kim (but there is some interesting info here)...

Under Kim Jong-un, North Korea has continued to develop nuclear weapons. At a plenary meeting of the WPK Central Committee held on 31 March 2013, Kim Jong-un announced that North Korea will adopt "a new strategic line on carrying out economic construction and building nuclear armed forces simultaneously".[93] According to several analysts, North Korea sees the nuclear arsenal as vital to deter an attack, and it is unlikely that North Korea would launch a nuclear war.[94] According to a RAND Corporation senior researcher, Kim Jong-un believes that nuclear weapons are his guarantee of regime survival.[95] During the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea in 2016, Kim Jong-un stated that North Korea would "not use nuclear weapons first unless aggressive hostile forces use nuclear weapons to invade on our sovereignty".[96] However, on other occasions, North Korea has threatened "pre-emptive" nuclear attacks against a US-led attack.[97]


Some do not realize that tensions and threats by NK and US sanctions was put against NK prior to Trump taking office:

In July 2016, the United States Department of the Treasury imposed personal sanctions on Kim. Although his involvement in human rights abuses was cited as the reason,[121] officials said the sanctions target the country's nuclear and missile programs.[122]


No. 96     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 19, 2017 at 11:35 AM     
Kim Jong Un's latest threat against the USA...

North Korea mocks Trump as 'rabid man,' threatens 'volley of nuclear fire'

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/19/north-korea-mocks-trump-as-rabid-man-threatens-volley-nuclear-fire.html
No. 97     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 19, 2017 at 11:51 AM     
Sorry Putin but you have it backwards. Jim Jung In has backed the USA and South Korea, Japan, the UK, and Australia into a corner by threatening to nuke them.

And those countries as well as others are soon going to come out swinging.

The, "rabid dog" is not Trump? but is in fact North Korea.

Has Trump been the one lobbing missiles over Japan?

Is trump the one shooting and sinking South Korean Navy ships killing those on board?

Was the USA the one shooting down an unarmed spy plane killing all on board?

Was the USA the one shooting at and capturing American Navy ship and holding them hostage for a year?

Is Trump the one shelling a South Korean Island?

Is Trump the one threatening to nuke Guam?

Is Trump the one threatening to nuke South Korea, Japan, the USA, Australia, and the UK?

No Mr Putin, it is North Korea who has done and is doing all these things.

NK has backed the USA into a corner.

And frankly, the World has had about enough of it...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/putin-north-korea-crisis-don-t-back-kim-jong-un-n812176
No. 98     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 19, 2017 at 9:16 PM     
North Korea suspected source of 'mad dog' Trump leaflets

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/16/north-korea-suspected-source-mad-dog-trump-leaflets.html

"First, there was “little rocket man.” Now, Kim Jong Un has returned fire in the nickname game with “mad dog Trump."

Pro-North Korean propaganda posters likening the U.S. president to a raging dog have begun popping up across the South Korean capital, Reuters reported Monday, citing social media posts and people that found them.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang October 8, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. - RC196B059A00

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been engaged in linguistic duels with President Trump. (Reuters)

“Let’s behead mad dog Trump for the future of a peaceful and warless world and mankind!” one bizarre poster pleads, showing the body of a dog with Trump's head, being decapitated by an axe.

“Death to old lunatic Trump!” read another, which showed a North Korean soldier stomping on a head that appears to be Trump’s.

"Death to old lunatic Trump!"
- North Korea propaganda poster

Trump last month excoriated the North Korean regime during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, saying of dictator Kim Jong Un, “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime."

UN SPEECH: TRUMP SAYS 'ROCKET MAN' ON A 'SUICIDE MISSION'

Trump added North Korea’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.” North Korea continues to defy the U.N. with prohibited nuclear and missile tests.
The president discusses foreign policy challenges and his immigration agenda on 'Hannity.' Video
Trump on North Korean nuclear threat, Iran nuclear deal

North Korean military images and propaganda are common in the South, Reuters reported. The Hermit Kingdom has repeatedly demanded the U.S. cease preparations for an invasion it believes is coming and also has the ultimate goal of reunifying the Korean peninsula under one government -- Kim Jong Un's.

“I am pretty sure it came from North Korea by balloon, since the prevailing winds during October have been from north to south and we’ve been getting reports of others finding them throughout Seoul,” said managing director of Seoul-based news service NK News Chad O‘Carroll, who found some of the posters while jogging."





No. 99     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 19, 2017 at 9:32 PM     
The danger for North Korea is that they really think they can defeat the USA in a Nuclear War, or a conventional war.

They are very deluded in their thinking.

They are grossly underestimating the USA's capabilities.

That line of thinking is the same the Japanese had when they bombed Pear Harbor.

Experts are saying NK only has about 3 days to 3 weeks of Military food supplies.

Once that's over their Military will begin rapidly collapsing.

Nicholas Kristof says North Korea has "galvanized for war"

When New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof traveled North Korea recently, the five-day trip turned out to be "very different" from his prior two visits.

"North Korea is always a bizarre place and there's always a certain amount of over-the-top rhetoric. But this time the country has really galvanized for war," Kristof said Thursday on "CBS This Morning." "There's constant talk about missile attacks on the U.S. There are billboards around the country showing missiles destroying the U.S. Capitol, destroying the U.S. flag. There is discussion about how a nuclear war with the U.S. is inevitable, and maybe most striking, about how North Korea will defeat the U.S. in this nuclear war. And it's not only survivable but actually winnable."
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Nicholas Kristof
CBS News

Two days after a North Korean official said "a nuclear war may break out any moment," the regime warned Thursday the U.S. could face an "unimaginable" strike at an unexpected time.

"Astonishingly, they are convinced that they would win and the U.S. would then retreat ignominiously from the Korean peninsula, from Japan, from Asia, and [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Un would unite the Korean peninsula," Kristof said.

He added North Koreans spread the narrative that they've "repeatedly defeated the U.S. in the Korean War, in series of incidents across the DMZ."

"There's always a danger, of course, that dictators kind of believe their own propaganda. And I'm nervous that that is what is happening right now," Kristof said.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist said he believes President Trump's hardline rhetoric against the regime is "counterproductive."

"It was striking that the North Koreans are leveraging it for their own propaganda. So your average North Korean knows nothing about Otto Warmbier, for example," Kristof said, speaking of the American student detained in North Korea who died in June after returning to the U.S. in a coma. "That doesn't penetrate. They know all about President Trump's threat to totally destroy North Korea because it fits into their narrative."

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell in June that he would like to have "dialogue" with Kim Jong Un, but Kristof said it appears the regime isn't interested.

"One of the sad things is that the doves, if you will, the people trying to find an exit ramp in North Korea, just like those in Washington, seem to be marginalized," Kristof said. "And so the hardliners seemed to be ascendant both in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, and in Washington, so I was struck that the North Koreans were not very interested in talks."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/north-korea-nicholas-kristof-galvanized-for-war/
No. 100     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 20, 2017 at 8:22 PM     
Certainly not a, "magic missile" but South Korea needs all the advanced weaponry it can get.

South Korea's New 'Frankenmissile' Would Take Out North Korea's Kim Jong Un and His Nuclear Weapons

http://www.newsweek.com/south-korea-new-frankenmissile-take-out-north-korea-kim-nuclear-weapons-689607
No. 101     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 20, 2017 at 8:57 PM     
Some of the North Korean elites are beginning to, "feel the squeeze" as the sanctions take effect.

They are now being deprived of some food rations, to the delight of the rural population who have been experiencing a lack of food for decades.

Report: North Korea elites being deprived of rations

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/10/20/Report-North-Korea-elites-being-deprived-of-rations/3301508504505/
No. 102     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 20, 2017 at 9:00 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Kim Jong Un's latest threat against the USA...

North Korea mocks Trump as 'rabid man,' threatens 'volley of nuclear fire'

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/19/north-korea-mocks-trump-as-rabid-man-threatens-volley-nuclear-fire.html




No. 103     Reply: Re: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 20, 2017 at 9:16 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Bullfighter279 wrote:

Kim Jong Un's latest threat against the USA...

North Korea mocks Trump as 'rabid man,' threatens 'volley of nuclear fire'

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/19/north-korea-mocks-trump-as-rabid-man-threatens-volley-nuclear-fire.html






No need to worry, NK doesn't even have the capability yet of planting a nuke on an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.

They 1st have to successfully minaturize one.

Then they have to perfect the re-entry vehicle so that it doesn't burn up upon re-entering earth's atmosphere.

Then they have to hone their guidance systems also.

Once they have achieved all that then they have to clone everything and manufacture a number of ICBM's with nuclear warheads.

They are still a ways off from being able to do all that. Their nukes are still likely crude, and large.

Kim Jong Un is merely fearmongering with propaganda and rhetoric right now to attempt to scare the world and buy him time until he is able to achieve all that.

Plus he is trying to look all powerful in the eyes of his own people.
No. 104     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 20, 2017 at 9:20 PM     
A retired Russian General says North Korea doesn't stand a chance against the USA in a War.

https://youtu.be/7AFm_dNmfyw
No. 105     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 20, 2017 at 9:28 PM     
WHY NORTH KOREAN MISSILES MAY NEVER REACH THEIR TARGETS?

https://youtu.be/nfCyAU3_zvg
No. 106     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 20, 2017 at 9:31 PM     
This Is How US will Intercept & Destroy Incoming North Korea Missile

https://youtu.be/MfnVXS-hs_w
No. 107     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 20, 2017 at 9:37 PM     
THIS IS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF NORTH KOREA FIRED ON AMERICAN TERRITORY || WARTHOG 2017

https://youtu.be/2b3DwU0J9Ac
No. 108     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM     
There is so many victims of war even if overseas again (innocent young soldiers just starting out their lives and civilian causalities).

Technology today does have a lot of the ocean ways blocked (as far as movement of missiles reaching the US).

I just hope this can fizzle out, but the quarreling actually can be traced back all the way to the Clinton administration with the NK chairman (again which many do not realize).

No. 109     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 21, 2017 at 4:16 PM     
Air Force could recall up to 1,000 retired pilots after Trump order

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/21/air-force-could-recall-up-to-1000-retired-pilots-after-trump-order.html
No. 110     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 21, 2017 at 4:48 PM     
10 Reasons North Koreans Believe Kim Jong-un Is A GOD

https://youtu.be/ipvDERM8cDo
No. 111     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Oct 21, 2017 at 10:01 PM     
Although North Korea is maybe lacking in military superiority, I caught a program today interviewing a senior military research fellow of The Heritage Foundation sharing if such as China or Russia opted to assist North Korea in some manner, we got another picture about to be revealed of US military superiority compared to how it is currently perceived. We may still have an edge in the air, but supposedly lacking in most all other areas, especially on the ground.

Much of our equipment in use is based on 30+ year old designs and technology. Our military has not been provided the funds to stay up with the same technology such as China and Russia supposedly currently have accumulated and put in place.

If the US were to need to reinstate the draft, it is estimated that something like a minimum of 72% of typical draft age men in this country do not meet minimum military requirements and/or standards to be accepted into the military.

The research fellow provided an estimate that the US has maybe one third to half the equipment and men required to rank as a leading global military power when it comes to the facts and reality that make up the standards to qualify as such today.

That research fellow did not paint an encouraging picture for the US if found in a major global war.
No. 112     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 22, 2017 at 12:40 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Although North Korea is maybe lacking in military superiority, I caught a program today interviewing a senior military research fellow of The Heritage Foundation sharing if such as China or Russia opted to assist North Korea in some manner, we got another picture about to be revealed of US military superiority compared to how it is currently perceived. We may still have an edge in the air, but supposedly lacking in most all other areas, especially on the ground.

Much of our equipment in use is based on 30+ year old designs and technology. Our military has not been provided the funds to stay up with the same technology such as China and Russia supposedly currently have accumulated and put in place.

If the US were to need to reinstate the draft, it is estimated that something like a minimum of 72% of typical draft age men in this country do not meet minimum military requirements and/or standards to be accepted into the military.

The research fellow provided an estimate that the US has maybe one third to half the equipment and men required to rank as a leading global military power when it comes to the facts and reality that make up the standards to qualify as such today.

That research fellow did not paint an encouraging picture for the US if found in a major global war.


That was all thanks to Obama's last 8 years of bleeding the Military dry.

That is and has been changing though.

Since Trump has been in 0ffice Congress has approved spending $ Billions on our Military in order to replenish our stocks.

I do not think the US Military has any plans on getting into a large scale ground war with North Korea. They already know the folly of doing that having experienced it back in the 1950's once China got involved.

Neither Russia nor China wants any long term, "occupation" of the US right on their Borders and if they think or see that happening I think they will start propping up North Korea.

But if the USA limits it's operation and focus on crushing NK's Nukes, Missiles, heavy artillery, possibly the upper regime, they won't come to NK's aid since neither of them want NK to have Nukes.

I think any action by the USA will be swift, hard, and fast.

They may even use small tactical nukes, especially if NK does anything stupid like trying to lob missiles at Guam, the USA, Seoul, or even Japan.

If they use a nuke it's game over for them and we''l hit them with everything we've got.

The only area I have seen where the USA is behind in technology Militarily is in it's Nukes, especially the Minuteman III program.

The Minuteman Missile program is over 40 years old but has gone through several refinements and upgrades over the decades.

It is estimated Russia has 2-3 times the number of nukes we have but we still have over 7,000 of them.

They are still adequate though, and will get the job done one Ohio class Sub for example carrying 200 Nuclear Warheads on board via 24 Trident Missiles which is enough to take out an entire Country if need be.

There is room for improvement overall with the nukes thus Trump's recent comment about making sure they are upgraded with and using the latest technology.

And that is coming.

I have been watching numerous documentaries about what the US's latest Military weapons are in comparison to Russia and China's.

The USA is still the world leader when it comes to Air and Sea power. Not as much with ground troops.

The US has some pretty high tech weaponry out there that is not yet known to the public in general or at large.

It is coming, and now that Trump is in office sooner than we think.
No. 113     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM     
Advanced US Military equipment and weapons currently under development:

https://youtu.be/u_vXWL9c0FI
No. 114     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 22, 2017 at 9:39 PM     
They are dusting the B52 Bombers off and getting them ready, just in case...

These can carry Nuclear Warheads.

Last time they were on, "24 hour alert status" was in 1991 during the end of the cold war.

That ought to make Kim Jong Un happy!

Air Force preparing B-52 bombers for 24-hour alert status, official says

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/22/air-force-preparing-b-52-bombers-for-24-hour-alert-status-official-says.html
No. 115     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 25, 2017 at 8:22 PM     
Well a 3rd Aircraft Carrier Strike Group has now entered the region.

The USS Nimitiz, USS Roosevelt, and USS Reagan.

Retired general Jack Keane says that is very, very unusual and we normally don't do something like that.

He doesn't think it is because we are going to go to war but he thinks it is part of the overall strategy to place maximum pressure on North Korea.

VIDEO:

3 US carriers enter western Pacific ahead of Trump visit

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5624613870001/?#sp=show-clips
No. 116     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 25, 2017 at 8:34 PM     
3 aircraft carrier strike groups in western Pacific ahead of Trump visit

"A third U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group entered the western Pacific, the Navy announced Wednesday, just days ahead of President Donald Trump’s first trip to Asia next month.

The USS Nimitz joined the Roosevelt and Reagan in the region. The Nimitz announcement came a day after the Roosevelt entered the western Pacific.

The deployments came as U.S., Japanese and South Korean maritime forces were conducting a trilateral exercise aimed at improving ballistic missile defenses.

On Monday, Japan's defense minister asserted that North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities had grown to an "unprecedented, critical and imminent" level, requiring "different responses."

The minister, Itsunori Onodera, said the rising threat compels his country to endorse the U.S. view that "all options" must be considered, which Trump has said includes possible military action. Japan was alarmed by North Korea twice launching ballistic missiles over Japanese territory, in August and in September.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis slammed Pyongyang for defying U.N. Security Council resolutions against its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

"North Korea's provocations threaten regional and global security," he said.

Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/25/3-aircraft-carrier-strike-groups-in-western-pacific-ahead-trump-visit.html
No. 117     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 25, 2017 at 8:39 PM     
North Korea is sweating due to the recent US, South Korea, and Japanese exercises in the region.

They are a little nervous, lol.

And that's exactly what the coalition wants!

Now they are begging, "big daddy UN" for help, lol.

North Korea urges UN to discuss US naval exercise as threat

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/25/north-korea-urges-un-to-discuss-us-naval-exercise-as-threat.html
No. 118     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 25, 2017 at 8:50 PM     
I agree. I think Trump would like nothing more than to topple the brutally oppressive North Korean Regime, and wipe that evil cancer off the face of the earth. For that reason alone, because they are holding all their people hostage.

Their nuke program is just one reason the US and other countries want to see the regime go.

Trump's problem with North Korea is not nuclear weapons

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/25/trumps-problem-with-north-korea-is-not-nuclear-weapons.html

No. 119     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 25, 2017 at 9:07 PM     
THIS is the REAL North Korea, horrible!

And some commie/socialist wannabee here in the USA complain about how bad they have it here here in the US...

North Korean defector describes 'life of hell' for Christians

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/25/north-korean-defector-describes-life-hell-for-christians.html
No. 120     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 27, 2017 at 1:08 AM     
In depth article about how South Korea plans on using it's Missiles to defend itself against North Korea.

South Korea Reveals Plan to Hit The North With a Huge Missile Barrage If War Erupts

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15490/south-korea-reveals-plan-to-hit-the-north-with-a-huge-missile-barrage-if-war-erupts

No. 121     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 27, 2017 at 6:58 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

THIS is the REAL North Korea, horrible!

And some commie/socialist wannabee here in the USA complain about how bad they have it here here in the US...

North Korean defector describes 'life of hell' for Christians

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/25/north-korean-defector-describes-life-hell-for-christians.html


Sad.



No. 122     Reply: Re: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 28, 2017 at 12:15 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

Bullfighter279 wrote:

THIS is the REAL North Korea, horrible!

And some commie/socialist wannabee here in the USA complain about how bad they have it here here in the US...

North Korean defector describes 'life of hell' for Christians

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/25/north-korean-defector-describes-life-hell-for-christians.html


Sad.



We are quite blessed to have been born in a predominantly Christian Nation.
No. 123     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 28, 2017 at 12:18 AM     
Mattis warns North Korea again while visiting the DMZ today.

Mattis, in Seoul, says U.S. can't accept nuclear North Korea

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-mattis-northkorea/mattis-in-seoul-says-u-s-cant-accept-nuclear-north-korea-idUSKBN1CX02J

No. 124     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 28, 2017 at 12:33 AM     
CAsandie wrote:

There is so many victims of war even if overseas again (innocent young soldiers just starting out their lives and civilian causalities).

Technology today does have a lot of the ocean ways blocked (as far as movement of missiles reaching the US).

I just hope this can fizzle out, but the quarreling actually can be traced back all the way to the Clinton administration with the NK chairman (again which many do not realize).



I don't think our greatest threat from NK is or will be from their ICBM's once they perfect that technology.

The real and more serious threat is if they are able to smuggle one to our shores at some coastal city or even a number of them at once and set them off. That is a more serious threat since there is little that can be done to prevent it from happening.

It would likely come in on a container ship. it would be easy to do. It does not even need to arrive in our ports, just near one.

It won't fizzle out, but I think it will ultimately come to a head.

I seriously doubt Kim Jong Un OR the North Korean Regime will give up their nuke & Missile program any time soon or voluntarily. he has already made it clear he and NK will never stop their pursuit of them.

Decades of brainwashing have convinced them America is, "out to get them".

What they don't understand is they are self-fullfilling those very beliefs!

China was pretty disappointed when they learned Kim Jong Un was placed into power to continue the dynasty.

They feel he is too aggressive and is a threat to instability both on their border and to the region in general.

They were hoping for a "softer" form of communism in North Korea like China practices, not some satanic 4rd world barbaric regime like is currently in power in NK.
No. 125     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 28, 2017 at 12:45 AM     
Sorry Charlie Naval Ships patrolling in Inernational Waters is completely legal.

NK on the otherhand is violating numerous UN sanctions.

North Korea accuses US of 'criminal moves' as three Navy carriers operate in Asian waters

North Korea accused the U.S. of making "criminal moves for igniting a war of aggression," according to a state-run outlet.
The hermit state chided calls for denuclearization talks and slammed President Donald Trump as seeking the "extinction" of North Korea.
Three carrier strike groups are in Asian waters in a show of force against nuclear-armed North Korea.



KNS | AFP | Getty Images
This undated photo released by North Korea's state news agency on December 11, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a combat drill.

North Korea stepped up its defiant rhetoric against the U.S. on Friday and said the U.S. is making "criminal moves for igniting a war of aggression," according to a state-run outlet.

The communist state also chided calls for negotiations for denuclearization and again slammed President Donald Trump as seeking "extinction" of North Korea through "pressures and sanctioning," said the propaganda site DPRK Today.

On Friday, Defense Secretary James Mattis, in remarks at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone border, said, "Our goal is not war, but rather the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." He also reiterated America's "ironclad commitment to the South Korean people."

The Navy has three carrier strike groups currently operating in the 7th Fleet region but they are not currently all in the western Pacific. The 7th Fleet region includes both the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

The current show of force in Asia waters comes just before an upcoming state visit to South Korea by Trump.

"Everybody is concerned we're posturing to go to war, but I don't see that," said David Maxwell, associate director of Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies. "I think it's important that we continue to demonstrate that we have the will and capability should North Korea conduct any kind of attack against our ally in the South."

Defense experts say the carrier-based aircraft has the ability to perform a pre-emptive strike against North Korea and fleet escort ships could fire cruise missiles. The North's new air-defense system, though, might be capable of intercepting the military aircraft and missiles.

"This gives us the ability to actually do something as opposed to other kinds of military-symbolic gestures," said Denny Roy, an Asia Pacific security expert and senior fellow at the East-West Center, a think tank in Honolulu. In the past, he said, the U.S. has tended to use symbolic flights of aircraft along the border or send a single ship near North Korea.

However, even the carriers would not be enough firepower to defeat Pyongyang if there is a full-scale war in Korea.

Maxwell, a retired Army Special Forces colonel, said the carrier strike groups "bring tremendous capability but not enough to win the war. To win the war, it's going to take the deployment of ground forces, and of course the complete mobilization of the [Republic of Korea] military."

The carrier battle groups in Asian waters comes as the Pentagon's top general — Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — is in South Korea to meet with leaders of South Korea's military "to examine strategies, plans and means needed to deter any North Korean aggression," according to the Department of Defense.


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In this handout photo from the U.S. Navy, a strike force of Republic of Korea and U.S. warships patrol May 3, 2017 in the western Pacific Ocean, led by the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

Asked by reporters traveling with him about the three nuclear-powered carriers in Asian waters — the USS Nimitz, the USS Reagan, the USS Theodore Roosevelt — Dunford said it was coincidental.

Regardless, experts see a risk still of a catastrophic misunderstanding given the tensions. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is also a wild card because he might pull the trigger first if he believes the U.S. is about to strike his regime.

"Miscalculation could come from how does North Korea interpret three carrier strike groups in the region," said Anthony Ruggiero, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank.

Even so, Ruggiero said he was encouraged by recent comments from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that there are several avenues for diplomatic talks. "One of those channels could be used to de-escalate something that could escalate into a conflict," he said.

Data from the Center for Strategic and International Studies on North Korean missile launches and provocations shows the months of November, December and early January "tend to be more quiet," said Lisa Collins, fellow with the Korea Chair at CSIS, a Washington think tank. She explained that the country's cold weather can create technical problems during missile launches.

Collins said that pattern of decreased provocations could create an opportunity for "more exchanges of dialogue or reaches out to North Korea through back channels." (She added that she doesn't have firsthand information on whether it's happening now.)

Still, Reuters reported Wednesday a North Korean diplomat repeated the dynastic regime's threat to conduct an atmospheric hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific.

"Are they serious about it? In my personal opinion, yes," said Dean Cheng, a defense expert and senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based conservative think tank. He said the last few underground nuclear tests by Pyongyang have been greeted by Washington and international officials with "open skepticism about whether or not it's a hydrogen bomb."

To prove he has the superbomb, the North Korean leader will "do an open-air test, and then there won't be any questions," Cheng said.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/27/north-korea-accuses-us-of-criminal-moves-as-carriers-operate-nearby.html
No. 126     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 28, 2017 at 12:58 AM     
VP Pence at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, home to 150 Nuclear ICBM Missile Silo sites and 26 B52 Bombers admonishes US Troops to, "Be ready".

He also issues a stern warning to North Korea...

Pence to U.S. troops on North Korea: 'Be ready'

"North Korea’s nuclear threat has become the central foreign policy concern of the Trump administration.

By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM

10/27/2017 03:36 PM EDT

Vice President Mike Pence visited an Air Force base critical to American nuclear capabilities on Friday to deliver a stark warning to North Korea in the face of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

“Our enemies should never doubt the capabilities of the Armed Forces of the United States of America,” Pence told servicemen and women at North Dakota’s Minot Air Force Base, home to 26 B-52 bombers and 150 intercontinental ballistic missile sites.

“Anyone who would threaten our nation should know that America always seeks peace, but if we are forced to defend ourselves or our allies, we will do so with military power that is effective and overwhelming,” Pence went on — though he also described the arsenal at Minot as “that credible deterrent that has assured the security of the American people for generations.”

“Now, more than ever, your commander in chief is depending on you to be ready,” Pence said.

The remarks come just days before President Donald Trump is set to take a trip to Asia that will include a visit to South Korea, where Defense Secretary James Mattis traveled Friday to visit the DMZ. While there, he reaffirmed American support for diplomatic efforts to resolve tensions with North Korea over its efforts to expand its nuclear capabilities.

North Korea’s nuclear threat has become the central foreign policy concern of the Trump administration. North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test in September, and rhetoric has been heated on both sides. Trump has frequently taken to Twitter to mock North Korea’s leader, calling him “little rocket man.”

The administration successfully pushed for a new round of sanctions on the regime of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, and top administration officials including Pence have traveled to the region to show solidarity with allies. Mattis will be joined on Saturday in South Korea by Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for consultations with South Korean counterparts.

Pence delivered his remarks after participating in a combined mission briefing with Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and other military leaders about aspects of military preparedness, including nuclear preparedness, according to an administration official.

The trip to Minot comes on the heels of a series of highly classified briefings Pence has participated in in the last two months with the National Geospatial Intelligence, the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office and the DNI, according to an official familiar with the briefings who spoke on condition of anonymity. Those briefings also focused on the North Korean threat."

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/27/pence-north-korea-troops-be-ready-244250
No. 127     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 28, 2017 at 4:32 AM     
Another horrific story of a North Korean child who was sent to a labor camp.

This one has a happy ending.

'I was so hungry I ate rice out of vomit': North Korean defector shares harrowing story of childhood under Kim Jong-un regime

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/north-korea-defector-kim-jong-11408687
No. 128     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 29, 2017 at 8:51 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

CAsandie wrote:

Bullfighter279 wrote:

THIS is the REAL North Korea, horrible!

And some commie/socialist wannabee here in the USA complain about how bad they have it here here in the US...

North Korean defector describes 'life of hell' for Christians

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/25/north-korean-defector-describes-life-hell-for-christians.html


Sad.



We are quite blessed to have been born in a predominantly Christian Nation.


This is so true, BF ... in so many ways as well. <3

No. 129     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 30, 2017 at 8:45 PM     
Kim Jong Un still at it trying to bump off his own Family in order to consolidate power...

North Korea's plot to kill Kim Jong Un's nephew foiled by Chinese officials

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/30/north-koreas-plot-to-kill-kim-jong-uns-nephew-foiled-by-chinese-officials-report-says.html

His Nephew....

No. 130     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 61   on  Oct 30, 2017 at 9:28 PM     
You and Rodman along with a faux fox news crew
should go over there and check into fat boys
Hotel.
No. 131     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 31, 2017 at 3:14 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

Kim Jong Un still at it trying to bump off his own Family in order to consolidate power...

North Korea's plot to kill Kim Jong Un's nephew foiled by Chinese officials

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/30/north-koreas-plot-to-kill-kim-jong-uns-nephew-foiled-by-chinese-officials-report-says.html


This Nephew is seen by Kim Jong Un as a major threat to his "throne".

His Nephew would be a good choice as ruler of the country.

He has all the right goals and aspirations, including ones the North Korean people, South Korea, China, can live with.
No. 132     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 31, 2017 at 11:19 AM     
God's Justice sometimes works in mysterious ways.

Now we know why they want to do an atmospheric test over the open ocean.

They can no longer safely use their test mountain site.


200 Dead as North Korean Nuke Test Mountain Tunnels Collapse


http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/31/200-feared-dead-after-tunnel-collapses-at-north-korean-nuclear-test-site-japanese-tv-claims.html
No. 133     Reply: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 31, 2017 at 11:40 AM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

God's Justice sometimes works in mysterious ways.

Now we know why they want to do an atmospheric test over the open ocean.

They can no longer safely use their test mountain site.


200 Dead as North Korean Nuke Test Mountain Tunnels Collapse


http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/31/200-feared-dead-after-tunnel-collapses-at-north-korean-nuclear-test-site-japanese-tv-claims.html


Wow ... !!

They did testing of missiles when I lived in Utah and our own gov buried nuclear waste there (it's seeping from the ground). My Dad and I hiked every where, but some remote locations we avoided for this reason (we were not sure all areas were safe with all the government testing in Utah [at least when we lived there a long time ago ... it's much more populated and things have likely changed now]).

No. 134     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 31, 2017 at 1:56 PM     
The report isn't confirmed yet.

It came from a Japanese TV station who cited it from a source in NK.

Since NK is a closed society the outside world doesn't know what is going on there until weeks or months later, sometimes not at all.

The October 10th date coincides with an earthquake picked up by sensors in the region which detected it at ground level, so this is quite feasible.

The NK government will never admit to it though, and neither would it inform it's own people either.
No. 135     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Oct 31, 2017 at 6:01 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

We are quite blessed to have been born in a predominantly Christian Nation.



Yes ... it is a blessing.
No. 136     Reply: Re: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Oct 31, 2017 at 7:08 PM     
CAsandie wrote:

Wow ... !!

They did testing of missiles when I lived in Utah and our own gov buried nuclear waste there (it's seeping from the ground). My Dad and I hiked every where, but some remote locations we avoided for this reason (we were not sure all areas were safe with all the government testing in Utah [at least when we lived there a long time ago ... it's much more populated and things have likely changed now]).



You must be talking about the Green River Missile Test site, officially defunct in 1983. It operated from 1964 to 1979 in Eastern Utah and was a test firing range for both Athena and Pershing Missiles. It is basically a ghost town now.

Here is a site with a ton of photos of the abandoned Missile site:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River_Launch_Complex

More about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River_Launch_Complex
No. 137     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: North Korea   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Oct 31, 2017 at 9:45 PM     
Bullfighter279 wrote:

CAsandie wrote:

Wow ... !!

They did testing of missiles when I lived in Utah and our own gov buried nuclear waste there (it's seeping from the ground). My Dad and I hiked every where, but some remote locations we avoided for this reason (we were not sure all areas were safe with all the government testing in Utah [at least when we lived there a long time ago ... it's much more populated and things have likely changed now]).



You must be talking about the Green River Missile Test site, officially defunct in 1983. It operated from 1964 to 1979 in Eastern Utah and was a test firing range for both Athena and Pershing Missiles. It is basically a ghost town now.

Here is a site with a ton of photos of the abandoned Missile site:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River_Launch_Complex

More about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River_Launch_Complex


Interesting. I know I moved to CA in the 80's (so lived in Utah before this)...it's a possibility this could have been it. There is a lot of things we saw though (quite an experience living in Utah when it was more deserted than it is now). Thanks! I'd love to see that ghost town (as you know -- I love vacated/deserted towns that are rich in history. Back in the day, we used to be able to explore abandoned buildings and we'd find such treasures. I'd always imagine who lived in the homes and families raised there[never saw any ghosts in my life time though]).

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No. 138     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 1, 2017 at 4:40 PM     
U.S. Military's Most Advanced Stealth Fighters Arrive in Japan amid North Korea Nuclear Tensions

http://www.newsweek.com/us-militarys-most-advanced-stealth-fighters-arrive-japan-amid-north-korea-697781
No. 139     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 1, 2017 at 4:54 PM     
I think he does too. I think NK has brainwashed themselves into thinking the USA is nothing more than a paper tiger based on our actions over several decades on how we have historically responded to North Korean acts of aggression.

North Korean defector: Kim Jong-un underestimates U.S. military

https://www.axios.com/us-military-strength-against-north-korea-2504922039.html
No. 140     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 2, 2017 at 8:18 PM     
Russia has been doing this kind of thing for years, especially off the coast of Alaska.

One of the worst incident was a few years ago when a Russian Fighter jet buzzed right over and very close to a US Destroyer and used an electronic warfare device on it which disabled all of the Destroyer's electronics for a period of time. They would not have been able to even launch any self-defense missiles. I watched the video on that incident and the jet flew so close over the ship you could throw a rock at it.

Such actions by the Russians are like toying with fire and could result in their jets getting shot down.

This latest incident below though was nowhere near that bad.

US fighter jets intercept Russian nuclear bombers near North Korea

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/02/us-fighter-jets-intercept-russian-nuclear-bombers-near-north-korea.html
No. 141     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 2, 2017 at 11:50 PM     
Winds from North Korea nuclear test site may send radiation toward Japan, AccuWeather says

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/01/winds-from-north-korea-nuclear-test-site-may-send-radiation-toward-japan-accuweather-says.html
No. 142     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 4, 2017 at 3:06 PM     
Trump warned about North Korea 18 years ago in 1999 as this video shows:

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/657318/North-Korea-news-Donald-Trump-US-Kim-Jong-un-WW3-nuclear-missile-war
No. 143     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 4, 2017 at 7:04 PM     
I'm sure there are more yet undiscovered. Being they are hundreds of feet underground they would be difficult to detect using most sonar equipment.

Built For Invasion, North Korean Tunnels Now Flow With Tourists

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/04/world/asia/north-korea-south-korea-demilitarized-zone-tunnel-tourism.html

No. 144     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 7, 2017 at 9:24 PM     
Billions. This is good for our economy.

Trump: South Korea Agrees to ‘Tremendous’ U.S. Weapons Purchases

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/11/07/trump-south-korea-agrees-tremendous-u-s-weapons-purchases/
No. 145     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 7, 2017 at 9:53 PM     
Trump warns NK:

“Do not underestimate us. Do not try us.”

The U.S. did nothing after North Korea shot down a Navy spy plane in 1969. Trump vows that won’t happen again.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/11/07/north-korea-shot-down-a-u-s-spy-plane-in-1969-trump-might-be-appalled-by-the-response/?utm_term=.63aedd9c0e5a
No. 146     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 8, 2017 at 10:01 AM     
Looks like Trump's speech in South Korea yesterday struck a nerve with NK,
lol.


North Korea
2 hours ago

North Korea warns of 'abyss of doom' if 'lunatic' Trump remains president
By Katherine Lam | Fox News

Trump to North Korea: Don't underestimate US

"The United States will continue to stare into the “abyss of doom” until “lunatic old” President Trump is removed from office, according to a North Korean missive Wednesday, released just hours after Trump warned the rogue regime not to "try" America.

The Hermit Kingdom demanded the U.S. “withdraw the hostile policy toward” Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship and said a “decisive choice” needed to be made, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday.

"The U.S. must oust the lunatic old man from power and withdraw the hostile policy towards [North Korea] at once in order to get rid of the abyss of doom."

- KCNA statement

"The U.S. must oust the lunatic old man from power and withdraw the hostile policy towards [North Korea] at once in order to get rid of the abyss of doom,” the statement read. “The U.S. had better make a decisive choice…if it does not want a horrible nuclear disaster and tragic doom.”


Kim’s warning about the impending “abyss of doom” heading toward the U.S. — and every country joining in America's aim to dismantle Pyongyang's nuclear program — comes after Trump issued a stark warning to Kim Jong Un during a speech in South Korea during Trump's five-country Asia tour.


North Korean leader Kim Jung-un inspects Galido outpost and Jangjedo defending force located in the far south of Southwest sea in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang November 13, 2016.

The official North Korean media outlet warned of an "abyss of doom" if President Trump remained in office. (AP)

"Do not underestimate us. And do not try us,” Trump said, directly addressing North Korea as Trump stood in a room full of South Korean lawmakers. "The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.”

He added: "The world cannot tolerate the menace of a rogue regime that threatens with nuclear devastation.”

Trump painted North Korea as a bleak country where citizens bribe government officials in order to leave the country, and poverty and desperation thrive instead of prosperity.


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps with military officers at the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in an unknown location in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2017. KCNA/via

Kim Jong Un has made developing a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile his top priority. (AP)

"North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned. It is a hell that no person deserves," Trump said.

The message came hours after Trump attempted to make a surprise visit to the Demilitarized Zone, the border separating North and South Korea, with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. But heavy fog prevented Trump’s helicopter from safely landing in the area.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was disappointed he couldn't make the trip. "I think he's pretty frustrated," she told reporters. "It was obviously something he wanted to do."

Trump headed to China on Wednesday for a two-day visit — most likely to be, again, dominated by talks about the growing nuclear crisis in the Korean peninsula. A day before he arrived in Beijing, Chinese officials ordered tour operators to halt trips to North Korean capital Pyongyang, sources told Reuters.

“It was very unexpected, we had no idea this was going to happen until we received the notification [Tuesday],” a Chinese tour operator told Reuters. “This is devastating news for us.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

No. 147     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 9, 2017 at 1:19 AM     
Being they announced the dates it will run I don't think it will be any kind of Military action against NK but it sure will irritate them, lol.

Kim Jong Un hates these exercises and this will be a big one.

US Navy to run rare 3-carrier military exercise in Pacific

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/08/us-navy-to-run-rare-3-carrier-military-exercise-in-pacific.html
No. 148     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 9, 2017 at 3:33 AM     
Wow Trump really laid into North Korea in his speech in South Korea.

He really told it like it was, it must be humiliating to Kim Jong Un for Trump telling the absolute truth.

This was a very powerful and sobering speech! One of his best yet.

Trump received a standing ovation at the end with numerous applauses throughout the entire speech.

MUST SEE President Trump's Unforgettable Speech to South Korean National Assembly 11/7/17

https://youtu.be/9hofQ3iwZ1E
No. 149     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 9, 2017 at 3:05 PM     
Sounds good. Now lets see if China backs it up with action.

The mere fact that he publicly made such a comment is a direct slam in the face against NK.

Without China's help' NK will collapse. Their only trading partner left will be Russia. And Iran whom they sell missile technology to. As well as illegal covert sale of arms to other countries and terrorist groups.

Trump, Xi say they will blunt 'menace' North Korea 'together'

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/09/trump-xi-say-will-solve-menace-north-korea-together.html

No. 150     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 9, 2017 at 11:04 PM     
Hey hey!

The internet sec urity fir m I used to work at has been spying on North Korea! :icon_eek:

There are 2 companies mentioned in the article that have been doing research on the NK elite's Internet usage habits. I know these guys.

I worked at one of them!

Small world.

What life on the Internet is like in NK...

North Korea going online with heavy surveillance

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/09/north-korea-going-online-with-heavy-surveillance.html
No. 151     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 12, 2017 at 10:06 AM     
ROTFL!!! Trump just gave Kim Jong Un a dose of his own medicine, lol.

That ought to give the NK Dictator a Stroke, lol.



"Trump mocks North Korea's Kim, says he would never call him 'short and fat'

President Trump said Saturday that he would never call North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “short and fat,” after Kim’s government slammed Trump as an “old lunatic” following a recent speech in neighboring South Korea.

“Why would Kim Jong Un insult me by calling me ‘old’, when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’ Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend -- and maybe someday that will happen!,” Trump tweeted Saturday evening while in Vietnam, as part of his five-nation Asian trip.

Trump was responding to North Korea calling his South Korea speech days earlier: “reckless remarks by an old lunatic."

The president is visiting China, South Korea and other countries in the region in an effort to get them to help put pressure on North Korea to curtail its pursuit of a nuclear weapons arsenal. Trump said he also spoke while in Vietnam earlier this weekend with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the North Korea issue.

“Do not underestimate us,” Trump said Tuesday in a speech delivered to South Korea's National Assembly. “And do not try us. ... The weapons you're acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark path increases the peril you face."

On Saturday, Kim's government responded by accusing Trump of trying to demonize North Korea, keep it apart from the international community and undermine its government.

"Reckless remarks by an old lunatic like Trump will never scare us or stop our advance," the North's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"On the contrary, all this makes us more sure that our choice to promote economic construction at the same time as building up our nuclear force is all the more righteous, and it pushes us to speed up the effort to complete our nuclear force."

North Korea is not known to have tested any of its missiles or nuclear devices since Sept. 15, after a brisk series of tests earlier this year."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/12/trump-mocks-north-koreas-kim-says-would-never-call-him-short-and-fat.html
No. 152     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 12, 2017 at 4:16 PM     
Defensive Missiles that is..

With an eye toward the North Korean threat, a 'missile renaissance' blooms in the US

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/11/north-korea-threat-leads-to-a-us-missile-renaissance.html
No. 153     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 16, 2017 at 1:27 AM     
I figured Trump's comment about the NK Dictator being fat and short would get under his skin, lol.

Bet Kim almost had a stroke hearing that one! He deserves it though. Trump is no0t about to be bullied by that punk.

http://thehill.com/policy/international/360452-north-korea-trump-is-sentenced-to-death-for-insulting-kim-jong-un

North Korea: Trump is ‘sentenced to death’ for insulting Kim Jong Un

"North Korean state media said Wednesday that President Trump has been "sentenced to death by the Korean people" as Trump returns from an Asia-Pacific tour in which he made a point of repeatedly slamming Pyongyang and leader Kim Jong Un.

"He should know that he is just a hideous criminal sentenced to death by the Korean people," an editorial from the North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun read.

"He will be forced to pay dearly for his blasphemy any moment," the op-ed continued.

The "blasphemy" in question could be Trump's most recent Twitter insult of Kim, which came on Saturday:

"The Korean people will regard the face of Trump as a symbol of wolf-like U.S. imperialism and as a target of merciless retaliation and send him to the hell he likes so much to tout," the North Korean editorial responded.

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The editorial comes a week after the president vowed the U.S. will defend itself and its allies against Pyongyang's nuclear aggression in a speech to South Korea's legislative body.
“All responsible nations must join forces to isolate the brutal regime,” Trump said. “You cannot support, you cannot supply, you cannot accept.”

"We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction,” he said. “We will not be intimidated. And we will not let the worst atrocities in history be repeated here, on this ground we fought and died so hard to secure."

Rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang has intensified during Trump's first year in office.

Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea during his debut speech at the United Nations in September in response to Pyongyang's repeated intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

He mocked Kim's nuclear ambitions, giving him the nickname "Little Rocket Man."

Kim hit back, calling Trump a "mentally deranged dotard."
No. 154     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 16, 2017 at 2:03 AM     
I'm surprised Kim Jong Un allowed this photo to get out.

It does make him look fat!

Trump's Diplomacy Probably Pushed China To Start Talks With North Korea, Experts Say

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-china-north-korea-diplomat-visit-deal-712559

No. 155     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 16, 2017 at 2:20 AM     
Interesting.

If Kim Jong Un is starving his Missiliers, some of his most prized troops, just think of how the grunts out in the field must be doing!

If they have nothing to eat they will be defecting and surrendering by the droves if there is a war.

This might mean the sanctions could be working.

Kim will starve his own people in the poorer rural areas though and let them die off before he lets his Military starve I think.

I have seen a few other reports of food rations being cut even to the "Elite" in PyongYang.

Unfortunately those in the rural areas are the very ones who tend the Nation's crops for the Government.

Without them, the elite too will starve.

Loyalty to the regime will go out the window!

Like we recently saw with the NK Soldier who made a dash for freedom to South Korea and has somehow survived despite having received 5 bullets afrter his, "Comrades" fired 40 rounds at him for attempting to leave NK.

The Strange Reason North Korea's Mighty Missile Forces are Angry (At Kim Jong-un)
Ryan Pickrell

November 15, 2017



"North Korean soldiers are reportedly a little disappointed with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in the wake of a field inspection of the rogue regime’s missile forces.

When Kim visited the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Strategic Forces in August, enlisted soldiers — the men and women who risk their lives launching experimental ballistic missile technology to advance the regime’s hostile ambitions — received a carton of Taedok Mountain Cigarettes, reports the Daily NK.

These are decent cigarettes for foot soldiers, however, the severely malnourished troops were a little disappointed as they were hoping for food. When Kim inspected the KPA’s Strategic Rocket Forces five years ago, he came bearing many gifts. “At that time, the soldiers received Taedok Mountain Cigarettes, candy, snacks, chicken, seasoning, and more,” a source inside the country revealed.

The military has reportedly been stealing food from local farms in raids. These incidents are becoming more frequent as the country struggles to provide adequate supplies for the armed forces.

Other soldiers were bummed because they spent a month preparing for the visit and didn’t even get to see the young dictator, as only some of the strategic rocket forces were allowed to attend the event. “To ensure the success of the event, the soldiers worked as diligently as possible,” a source inside South Pyongan Province told the Daily NK. “Therefore, for those that couldn’t attend the event in the end, the cheering and clapping for Kim Jong Un only made them feel let down.”

When Kim visited in August, he congratulated the team responsible for launching the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile, a weapon tested twicesuccessfully in July that experts assess can strike parts, if not most, of the continental U.S. The ICBM is one of many achievements of the KPA’s Strategic Rocket Forces, that also have launched new short-, medium-, and intermediate-range rockets this year.

It is unclear whether or not there is dissension in the ranks, as military-level defections have spiked this year. A suspected North Korean soldier made a mad dash into the South at the Joint Security Area at the Demilitarized Zone. His North Korean comrades fired 40 bullets, hitting the man with five. He is currently receiving treatment at a medical facility in South Korea, where he remains in critical condition."

No. 156     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 16, 2017 at 2:27 AM     
And that's exactly what NK does, threaten Nations with force then blackmail them in return for $$$.

That's the same exact thing the Mafia was well known for, "protection $$$".

World will not tolerate North Korea's 'nuclear blackmail', says Trump

http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/world-will-not-tolerate-north-korea-s-nuclear-blackmail-says-trump-117111600235_1.html
No. 157     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 16, 2017 at 2:39 AM     
Hawaii has been preparing in case of a Missile attack now Alaska.

Alaska urged to prepare for North Korean nuclear attack as residents told to have emergency stash of food and water

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/alaska-urged-prepare-north-korean-11526461
No. 158     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 16, 2017 at 11:29 PM     
Most of NK's Subs are only capable of operating near their coastal waters due to fuel reasons.

However 2 of them were found in Japanese waters in July.

In my opinion, Japan should have just sunk them then.

North Korea Is Rapidly Building Its First Operational Ballistic Missile Submarine, Satellite Imagery Shows

http://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-rapidly-building-its-first-operational-ballistic-missile-submarine-714481
No. 159     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 16, 2017 at 11:35 PM     
That's good to know, but eventually they will develop those rentry vehicles.

North Korean Missiles Still Lack Re-Entry Capability, Seoul Says

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-17/north-korean-missiles-still-lack-re-entry-capability-seoul-says
No. 160     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 16, 2017 at 11:45 PM     
Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/politics/north-korea-missile-defense-cyber-drones.html
No. 161     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 16, 2017 at 11:52 PM     
Japan READY for World War 3 as they 'prepare detention centres' for North Korea refugees

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/880619/North-Korea-World-War-3-Japan-Donald-Trump-Kim-Jong-un-USA-Tokyo-Pyongyang
No. 162     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 17, 2017 at 12:05 AM     
I think if the USA/Allies do attack NK it will likely be in Winter when conditions are brutal. The NK Military would have a far worse time of it than the well equipped South Koreans and US Military.

The NK Military is ill equipped as far as supplies like rations go.

They are saying they only have about a 3 day to 1 week supply of both food and ammo.

If true, any war would be fairly short lived unless China or Russia steps in with supplies which could happen.

North Korea be warned! South Korea's winter soldiers ready to do battle with Kim Jong-un

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/880330/North-Korea-news-World-War-3-South-Korea-winter-army-video
No. 163     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 17, 2017 at 12:22 AM     
I see the NK troops are well fed.

He was full of Roundworms likely due to the human feces NK uses for fertilizer on their crops.

Doctors found a 10" long one in his stomach.

He was full of them, including in his intestines.

No wonder he defected, probably wants some of that abundant and healthy South Korean food!

Doctors Found Parasites They’d Never Seen Before Inside The North Korean Soldier Who Bolted At The DMZ

http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/16/doctors-found-parasites-theyd-never-seen-before-inside-the-north-korean-soldier-that-bolted-at-the-dmz/
No. 164     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 17, 2017 at 3:12 AM     
Kim Jong-un works hard to light up a 'death star' above Earth

"North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un may order his military to blow up a hydrogen bomb in near-earth orbit in the worst extremity.

According to Contra Magazin, the USA worries a lot about such a development. A large-scale electromagnetic impact may not only deactivate most of US satellites, and also leave 90% of the US territory without electricity and vital systems.

Such an explosion in outer space over the territory of the United States may result in "ten Chernobyls and Fukushimas" simultaneously. In case of such a scenario, the US energy system, industry and the country on the whole will not be able to recover. Other countries in the region - Canada and Mexico, will be affected as well."

http://www.pravdareport.com/news/world/asia/16-11-2017/139202-0/
No. 165     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 18, 2017 at 4:36 AM     
North Korea is running out of communist allies.

Now they are looking to kiss up to Cuba, lol.

It's be a cold day in hell before we ever let NK install Nukes in Cuba.

And if Cuba decides to help NK in anyway it will not go well for them in many ways.

New Cold War? North Korea Strengthens Ties with Cuba After Threatening Nuclear Attack on U.S.

http://www.newsweek.com/new-cold-war-north-korea-strengthens-ties-cuba-after-threatening-nuclear-715888

Pyongyang hopes to rekindle a Cold War-era friendship.

Korean Central News Agency announced Friday that North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and his delegation will be traveling to Cuba, in hopes of revamping international support amid sanctions and widespread condemnation of Pyongyang’s nuclear missile tests.

The Washington Post reported that North Korea’s visit to Cuba occurs as Pyongyang’s largest trading partners announced they would halt trade with the isolated nation. Singapore—North Korea’s seventh largest trading partner–indicated it would sever its trade with the country Thursday, while the Philippines—Pyongyang’s fifth largest trading partner—is following suit.

Indeed, North Korea has witnessed mounting isolation from the international community, following its ongoing nuclear threats against the U.S. Last month, North Korea has issued a warning to Washington and the rest of the world about the possibility of testing a powerful hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean, CNN reported. The country has pledged to turn the U.S. into a “sea of fire” if attacked, as the Kim Jong Un regime tested an intercontinental missile capable of reaching the continental U.S.

Other countries, such as Sudan, announced Friday that it will cut trade and military ties with North Korea, in what appears to be a “significant victory” for the Trump administration’s efforts to isolate the totalitarian nation, The Times of Israel reported. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson encouraged other African nations to sever ties with North Korea, during a meeting with African foreign ministers at the State Department on Friday.

In September, Egypt, Uganda, Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Kuwait and Spain expelled North Korean diplomats following the country’s sixth nuclear test at the time, Reuters reported.

North Korea’s reach to Havana may not stem from economic reasons—Cuba is not part of Pyongyang’s top 10 trading partners, the Post reported. Instead, the connection might as well have to do with the diplomatic tensions both nations have with the United States and how they can advance bilateral cooperation amid sanctions and isolation. On November 8, the Trump administration announced a crackdown on U.S. travel and business with Cuba, rolling back a landmark Obama-era policy, USA Today reported.

Raul Castro Cuba's President Raul Castro (L, front) gestures while standing next to First Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel (R) during an extraordinary session of the National Assembly, in Havana in June 2017. Castro set a timeline for elections that will lead to his stepping down from the presidency by February 2018. Marcelino Vazquez/ACN/Reuters

Meanwhile, Trump signed an executive order that widened U.S. sanctions on North Korea last September. The move suggested that the White House was intent on saddling Pyongyang with more economic sanctions that would kick the regime out of the international banking system while targeting the country’s major industries and shipping, The New York Times reported.

It is not the first time Cuba and North Korea have joined forces. During the Cold War years, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, a key figure in the Cuban Revolution, visited North Korea in 1960 and “praised” Kim Il Sung’s regime “as a model for Cuba to follow,” the Post reported. As the two nations have faced economic sanctions, they were willing to work together at all costs: In 2013, a North Korea-flagged ship was seized by Panamanian authorities, after undeclared Cuban weapons and fighter jets were found under sacks of brown sugar from the island—a potential violation of U.N. sanctions related to North Korea’s nuclear program, Reuters reported at the time.

It remains to be seen how the Trump administration will monitor the new bilateral approach between Havana and Pyongyang—especially if both countries are seeking any military agreement, as Cold War sentiments might reverberate. Havana was a major player in the so-called Cuban Missile Crisis, a 13-day political and military standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1963 over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuban soil. Even though many people thought the world was on the brink of nuclear war, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev reached an agreement with President John F. Kennedy to remove the Cuban missiles under the condition that Washington would not invade the island."
No. 166     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 23, 2017 at 6:00 AM     
Secretly, in Trump's heart he is hoping to break up and dissolve one of the last hardcore stands of communism left in the world today, namely, the North Korean communist regime.

Whether he is able to do this through sanctions, diplomacy, or even war makes no difference.

His end goal is to destroy it by any means possible.

If he is successful, he will go down as one of the greatest Presidents in US history for doing so.
No. 167     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 23, 2017 at 9:06 AM     
That's a plus. Either they are doing it to help out with sanctions or to protect their own citizens because they know war might soon be coming.

Air China Indefinitely Suspends All Flights Between Beijing & Pyongyang

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-air-china-indefinitely-suspends-flights-between-beijing-and-pyongyang-2017-11
No. 168     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 23, 2017 at 9:10 AM     
Children in North Korea Ate Lice And Corn Extracted From Cow Dung

http://www.newsweek.com/children-north-korea-ate-lice-and-corn-extracted-cow-dung-720844
No. 169     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 23, 2017 at 11:34 AM     
The NK Border Guards have been replaced and will likely receive punishment, even possible death for failing to stop the defector.

The 3 South Korean & 3 US Servicemen have been given Medals for rescuing the defector.

North Korea Removes All Border Guards after Failing to Prevent Soldier's Defection

http://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-removes-all-border-guards-after-failing-prevent-soldiers-defection-720976
No. 170     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 23, 2017 at 11:43 AM     
Yep i'll bet that was REAL embarrassing and humiliating for Kim Jong Un, lol.

He's probably had a stroke by now.

I can't believe one of his own Military hasn't bumped him off by now.

North Korea chaos: Furious Kim punishes ALL border guards after humiliating defection

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/883437/north-korea-defector-kim-jong-un-border-guards-defection
No. 171     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 25, 2017 at 2:53 PM     
North Korea Nuclear Bomb Test May Have Killed Children in School Collapse

http://www.newsweek.com/north-korea-nuclear-bomb-test-may-have-killed-children-school-collapse-721759
No. 172     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 26, 2017 at 6:12 PM     
South Korea taunts North Korea over defecting soldier by broadcasting news through loudspeakers, report says

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/26/south-korea-taunts-north-korea-over-defecting-soldier-by-broadcasting-news-through-loudspeakers-report-says.html

North Koreans up to 12.4 miles away are able to hear it!

No. 173     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 28, 2017 at 7:34 PM     
I'm sure most of you have already heard about North Korea's latest missile test. But i'm posting it here anyway for reference.

https://youtu.be/qqPpHX_tmUg
No. 174     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 28, 2017 at 7:36 PM     
Trump's response concerning NK's latest missile launch:

https://youtu.be/1k8aal_cWs8
No. 175     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 28, 2017 at 7:40 PM     
WHY THE DEFECTING SOLDIER INDICATES THAT NORTH KOREA IS NOT READY FOR WAR WITH U.S.?

https://youtu.be/TxWQZGwFxG4
No. 176     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 28, 2017 at 7:43 PM     
The North Korean Soldier's escape and subsequent rescue on video:

https://youtu.be/bYKNJ--GHGU
No. 177     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Nov 28, 2017 at 8:04 PM     
North Korean Defector Says She Believed Kim Il-Sung Was a God and Never Went to the Bathroom

https://youtu.be/5pCu1Ml-K70
No. 178     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 85   on  Dec 1, 2017 at 8:01 PM     
I agree, I think NK's missiles should now be shot down once they are launched. Prememtive strikes to knock them out even before they leave the launch pad are an option as well, but might lead to an attack on South Korea.

Judging from the Health condition of NK's Military Troops, I doubt they would be able to do much as far as Infantry goes.

One thing is certain, "ignoring" the problem like numerous past Presidents have done will not make the problem or threat go away.

Time for limited US military action against North Korea

http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/362722-time-for-limited-us-military-action-against-north-korea
No. 179     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 61   on  Dec 1, 2017 at 9:08 PM     
I dont trust the UN or the flipped shill Niki Haley

And when people like gaytard lindsey gramnesty or
crazy john mccain and the rest of the blackmailed RINO
warmongers speak it throws a monkey wrench into
all peaceful negotiations. These people never
saw a war they didn't like...they are bought
and payed for, compromised and dangerous to
the american people.

I think many know that the Global Control Matrix (GCM)
Deep state sodomites are not going to stop their
Purple Revolution & will never give up and go away until they have
conquered the U.S. destroyed what we have built with
a contrived civil war and wrecked our economy.

Also keep in mind there are 7 million people
that are directly controlled by intel agencies
the MIC and various other agencies like big pharma.

they'll do whatever they are told to do.
the swamp runs deep.
No. 180     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 7, 2017 at 2:12 PM     
A US Military General being interviewed on Fox News the night before last stated if North Korea does launch a nuclear warhead in our direction, US missile defense systems have a 50/50 chance of knocking her down. He followed with stating those are not good odds per any military standards.
No. 181     Reply: Re: North Korea   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Dec 27, 2017 at 8:57 PM     
Of course the US knew they would be doing this, one commie nation helping another.

China spotted illegally selling oil to North Korea, report says

U.S. spy satellites reportedly captured photos of Chinese ships illegally selling oil to North Korean boats some 30 times since October.

Satellite images released by the U.S. Department of Treasury appeared to show vessels from both countries illegally trading oil in the West Sea, The Chosun Ilbo reported Tuesday, citing South Korean government sources.



North Korea was barred in September by the United Nations Security Council from importing natural gas and had its crude oil imports capped in response to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear missile program.


The U.S. Treasury in November also sanctioned North Korea’s Maritime Administration and its transport ministry, in addition to six North Korean shipping and trading companies and 20 of their vessels, in an effort to block the rogue regime’s transportation networks.

The Treasury Department announced the U.S. is sanctioning two officials it describes as key leaders of North Korea's unlawful weapons programs; correspondent Rich Edson reports from Mar-a-Lago, Florida.Video
Trump administration puts more pressure on North Korea
The satellite images appear to identify the ships. One of them — Rye Song Gang 1, seen “connected to a Chinese vessel” — was included in the Nov. 21 sanctions as a vessel of Korea Kumbyol Trading Company possibly transferring oil to evade sanctions.

While Russia exports some oil to North Korea, China is the main source of oil for the rogue nation, according to Reuters. However, the country exported no oil products to the North during the month of November. It was reportedly the second consecutive month China didn't export diesel or gasoline to North Korea.

NORTH KOREA CALLS UN SANCTIONS 'AN ACT OF WAR,' 'RIGGED UP BY THE US'

“This is a natural outcome of the tightening of the various sanctions against North Korea,” Cai Jian, an expert on North Korea at Fudan University in Shanghai, told the news organization. Cai added the "tightening ... reflects China's stance."

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It's unknown if China supplies crude oil to the North, but it's believed by industry insiders that China provides the cutoff nation 3.8 million barrels of crude oil each year through an "aging pipeline," Reuters reported.

A government source told the South Korean newspaper that, "We need to focus on the fact that the illicit trade started after a UN Security Council resolution in September drastically capped North Korea's imports of refined petroleum products."

Robert Kelly, a professor at Pusan National University in South Korea, told The Telegraph that China trading oil to North Korea could be possible.

NORTH KOREA'S OTHER WEAPONS: EXPERT WARNS NUKES AREN'T BIGGEST CONCERN

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Expert on NKorea threat: China needs to get head out of sand
“There is a lot of under-the-radar on the Chinese side," Kelly said. "Beijing does not police the border strictly or enforce the sanctions toughly. This could be that."

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she had no information following Chosun’s report, but said “the Chinese government has been completely and strictly enforcing Security Council resolutions” aimed at discouraging North Korea from developing nuclear and missile technology.

Hua questioned whether any country could make sure "not a single breach will happen,” but noted: “We are taking a sincere and serious attitude and forceful and effective actions."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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North Korea's other weapons: Expert warns nukes aren't biggest concern

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North Korea’s nuclear program has long triggered condemnation – including the U.N. Security Council’s recent decision to apply some of the toughest sanctions in history – but is something far more lethal lurking in the Hermit Kingdom’s arsenal?

"They have a large stockpile of chemical weapons, but the one that gets the least attention, and that I worry most about, is their biological weapons program," said Andrew Weber, the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Chemical and Biological Defense Programs from 2009-2014.

When it comes to biological weapons, Weber said, just a tiny amount can bring incredibly lethal results. "Ounces or pounds would be enough. You can have millions of lethal doses of anthrax in a several-pound quantity... With smallpox, maybe just a few grams."

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to chemical or biological warfare - a concern that Weber and the White House seem to share - is the fact that these incredibly lethal attacks can easily be "cloaked in deniability," and difficult to trace back to the perpetrator. Weber pointed out that “it takes just one or two people to covertly deliver a strategic biological weapons attack.”

North Korea has been accused of using chemical weapons in an apparent assassination earlier this year, one that unfolded beyond its borders. Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed with the use of the nerve agent VX in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport last February 13.

Adding to the difficulty in tracking the use of weapons like these, Weber said, is the fact that it's usually too late when people realize they've been exposed. Weber added that "to release anthrax into the atmosphere, you'd likely go undetected and it would be a week or so before people start displaying symptoms.”

During the 2001 anthrax attacks in the U.S., Weber noted that people were mailed envelopes filled with the deadly substance - along with a letter telling them that they had been infected, and should seek medical attention. Weber said those warning letters are what allowed the government to quickly distribute antibiotics to thousands of Americans, likely saving lives in the process. Without them, the outcome could have been very different.

"If you don't know about an attack until people start showing up sick, it’s very difficult to treat the inhalation of anthrax," Weber said. He added, "if they can launch a VX attack in Kuala Lumpur, they can launch an anthrax attack in Los Angeles.”

The White House seemed to confirm the North's chemical and biological capabilities, writing in its newly released National Security Strategy that "North Korea — a country that starves its own people — has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that could threaten our homeland.

For his part, Kim Jong Un, said the United Nations committed "an act of war" with its new round of nuclear-related sanctions.

North Korea's most recent test-launch of a long-range missile, one that they claimed could reach anywhere on the U.S. mainland, inspired the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of what are considered some of the toughest sanctions in history on December 22.

President Trump suggested on Twitter that the vote indicates “The World wants Peace, not Death!”

The text of the new UN resolution suggests that the "proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security."

In a statement, the North Korean government said it would “categorically reject the ‘resolution,’” which it described “as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our Republic, [and] an act of war violating peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region."

A spokesperson for the foreign ministry of China, one of the rogue regime's few allies, seemed to call for "restraint" from both the international community and North Korea. In a statement, China called on nations to "make positive and constructive efforts to de-escalate tensions on the (Korean) Peninsula," while adding that the resolution was designed with the intention of "not inflicting adverse humanitarian impact" on North Koreans.