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Apr 14 08:50

Air China to suspend Beijing-Pyongyang flights - Chinese state TV

China's national airline, Air China, suspended flights from Beijing to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, from late on Friday, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said.

It did not say why the flights, which operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, were being suspended.

Apr 14 08:43

Why North Korea Needs Nukes - And How To End Them

Media say,
the United States may
or may not
kill a number of North Koreans
for this or that
or no good reason
but call North Korea
'the volatile and unpredictable regime'

Apr 14 08:19

Mike Pence heading to Seoul amid tensions with North Korea ...

(*Maybe this is the reason behind The Trump Armada . How else is he going to get anybody to listen to Pence ? )

Apr 13 19:58

Before attacking North Korea, please try everything else

By Grant Newsham April 12, 2017 12:07 PM (UTC+8)

The US has spent the past 25 years trying to concoct a formula that will get North Korea to relinquish its nuclear weapons program, while hoping China would help bring Pyongyang to heel.

With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent statement that years of negotiations with North Korea have failed, it seems an American military response is no longer unthinkable — and in some quarters is seen as inevitable.

But the US still hasn’t played all its cards, and ought to before rolling the dice with a military strike. First, some stark reminders are in order.

Apr 13 17:09

Kim Jong Un Orders Immediate Evacuation Of Pyongyang

Reports in Russian newspaper Pravda Report claim more than 600,000 people – around 25 per cent of the city’s population – are being urgently evacuated, as tensions escalate between North Korea and the United States.

Apr 13 08:05

North Korea could conduct its sixth nuclear test as early as Saturday

North Korea may undertake more nuclear activity as early as Saturday in response to Washington's talk of pre-emptive strikes on the rogue nation and the strategic deployment of a U.S. aircraft carrier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

North Korea isn't the rogue nation. The United States is!

And I notice that the corporate media is no longer allowing commenting on these obvious propaganda pieces!

Apr 13 07:32

WHY IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IRAN OR NORTH KOREA (OR ANYONE ELSE) HAS A NUCLEAR BOMB

Those that insist that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction were a threat that justified invasion, or that Iran's or North Korea's weapons of mass destruction are a threat that justifies new invasions, are in essence admitting that the US Government took $5 trillion of your money (over $17,000 from each of you alive today) in a gigantic swindle, because the $5 trillion nuclear deterrent isn't a deterrent after all, that it doesn't work, that nobody is really afraid of it, because they all know it was just a hoax to soak the American taxpayer for another several thousand dollars.

Was it all a hoax, Mr. Trump? Did the American people foot a $5 trillion bill in 1950s dollars for a deterrent system that isn't really a deterrent?

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Apr 13 04:14

Donald Trump Is NOT Bluffing – So What Happens If Kim Jong-Un Is Not Bluffing Either?

Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to “solve” the North Korean problem, and the North Koreans have repeatedly promised to use nuclear weapons in response to any attack by the U.S. military.

Apr 12 18:52

Report: Seal Team 6 is training to take out North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

The U.S. Navy Seal team that reportedly killed Osama bin Laden is now training to take out North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un, according to a report that quotes South Korean media claims.

Apr 12 18:50

Report: Two N. Korean satellites are capable of delivering a surprise nuclear-EMP attack on U.S.

Two top-level intelligence experts conclude that although North Korea may not be capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the Continental United States on an intercontinental ballistic missile, the communist country could possibly deliver a small satellite launched gravity well reentry warhead that would detonate at a specific altitude above the U.S. triggering a massive electromagnetic pulse designed to knock out critical life safety and support systems needed to sustain and control the general populace.

Apr 12 18:22

Mattis: Navy Strike Group Not Headed to North Korea for Any Reason

A Picard and Rivero palm to forehead moment!

With a US carrier strike group steaming toward North Korea, and top administration officials talking up the need for the US to “solve” North Korea, Russian officials today echoed a concern shared by a lot of people, that the US is about to unilaterally attack North Korea.

Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to downplay those concerns, however, insisting the carrier strike group is just in the western Pacific in general, and isn’t speeding rapidly toward the Korean Peninsula for any particular reason, and has nothing in mind when it gets there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNsrK6P9QvI

Apr 12 17:41

USA Sends the Korean Peninsula a Submarine with 154 MISILES Tomahawk


The US Navy Group Deployed near the Korean coast could include at least one Ohio-type submarine with 154 Tomahawk missiles.

The Ohio nuclear submarine joined the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group on April 9 in the waters off the Korean Peninsula, Russian source Lenta told a Russian security source familiar with the situation.

"We have our own data on the movements of US forces and submarine forces between them. At least one submersible is located in the western part of the Pacific Ocean in an area that allows the launching of missiles against targets in the territory of Korea Of the North, "said the portal's interlocutor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All that is needed is for the US to set off a nuclear weapon in the area, claim it was North Korea, and WW3 is ready to rock!

Apr 12 17:37

North Korea readies for war? Kim Jong-un orders evacuation of Pyongyang

Reportedly, Pyongyang's bomb shelters will not be able to accommodate the entire population of the North Korean capital. Therefore, 600,000 people - mostly individuals with criminal records - will have to leave Pyongyang to let others use bomb shelters.

It was also said that one modified Ohio type rocket carrier carrying 154 Tomahawk type missiles on board joined the US Navy deployed near the coast of the Korean Peninsula. The missile carrier is expected to arrive at the port of registration on April 18.

Apr 12 17:28

Kim Jong-Un ‘orders IMMEDIATE EVACUATION of Pyongyang’ as tensions with US escalate

NORTH Korea leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered residents of the country’s capital Pyongyang to leave the city immediately, sparking fears he may be preparing for war.

Apr 12 17:27

North Korea Evacuates Capital Anticapation of US Strike

Apr 12 17:21

Xi advises Trump to be Peaceful

This guy sounds like a Statesman and he is to the point.

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump Wednesday and emphasized that conflict on the Korean Peninsula has to be resolved through peaceful means, after Trump reiterated that he was ready to solve the North Korean nuclear issue on his own.

China's state-run broadcaster CCTV reported that Xi and Trump held a phone conversation Wednesday morning Asia time to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula and other matters of bilateral concern, five days after their summit last week. The CCTV report was issued shortly after the conversation.

Xi was reported to have told Trump, China adheres to the goal of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and calls for peaceful means to resolve the problem in order to safeguard the peace and stability of the region.

Apr 12 16:07

Did Trump Just Get Woke?

Today he seemingly changed his mind on half a dozen of his most stridently held views, all at once. It’s almost as if the Gary Cohn-Steve Mnuchin-Wilbur Ross contingent within Mar-a-Lago North finally strapped him down and jacked him into a basic economic program, Matrix-style. He is now saying smart things about these topics and taking positions that are conducive to the continuity of America as the world’s lone super power and most critical reserve currency.

Apr 12 15:16

Kim Jong-Un ‘orders IMMEDIATE EVACUATION of Pyongyang’ as tensions with US escalate

NORTH Korea leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered residents of the country’s capital Pyongyang to leave the city immediately, sparking fears he may be preparing for war.

Apr 12 15:13

China Warns North Korea Situation Has Hit "Tipping Point", Threatens "Never Before Seen" Measures

After warnings yesterday, and on the heels of a "very good call" with President Trump, China has escalated its threats to North Korea over its nuclear tests. In another Global Times op-ed, China warns "if the North makes another provocative move this month, the Chinese society will be willing to adopt severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before..."

Apr 12 14:31

New Jersey Air National Guard Deployment Augments Osan Capabilities

Airmen and aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Squadron from the New Jersey Air National Guard began a deployment here on Feb. 5.

The guardsmen, who are deployed from the 177th Fighter Wing at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, are filling a theater security package at the request of U.S. Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces, providing an opportunity to work with and train alongside active duty forces.

“In addition to the assigned PACAF objectives, we expect to successfully integrate into the mission employment exercise and validate our ability to conduct combat operations off station commensurate with our active duty counterparts,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Crill, 119th FS commander.

Apr 12 13:53

US WC-135 ‘Nuke Sniffer’ Arrives in Japan as World Watches Pyongyang

As tensions continue to simmer on the Korean Peninsula, due in part to North Korea’s continuous nuclear weapons development, a “nuke sniffing” US aircraft arrived at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan on Friday.

Apr 12 12:27

Before attacking North Korea, please try everything else

The US has spent the past 25 years trying to concoct a formula that will get North Korea to relinquish its nuclear weapons program, while hoping China would help bring Pyongyang to heel.

With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent statement that years of negotiations with North Korea have failed, it seems an American military response is no longer unthinkable — and in some quarters is seen as inevitable.

Apr 12 12:27

Navy SEAL team responsible for killing [someone who looked sort of like] Osama bin Laden 'is training alongside troops in South Korea preparing to "incapacitate" Kim Jong-un

A US Navy unit which killed Osama Bin Laden will be taking part in drills simulating removing North Korean despot Kim Jong-un from power.

Apr 12 12:05

Foreign journalists in North Korea told to prepare for 'big' event

Foreign journalists visiting North Korea have been told to prepare for a "big and important event" on Thursday, although there were no indications it was directly linked to tensions in the region over the isolated state's nuclear weapons program.

Around 200 foreign journalists are in Pyongyang as the country marks the 105th birth anniversary of its founding president Kim Il Sung on April 15, North Korea's biggest national day called "Day of the Sun".

Apr 12 12:02

Scott Adams: The North Korea Reframe

Prior U.S. presidents framed the North Korean nuclear program as a problem between the United States and North Korea, with China as an unhelpful third party with its own interests. That framing was weak and useless. North Korea did whatever it wanted to do.

President Trump recently changed the frame. Now it’s not so much a problem between the United States and North Korea as it is a branding battle between China and the U.S., with North Korea being the less-important part of the equation. President Trump has said clearly and repeatedly that if China doesn’t fix the problem in its own backyard, the USA will step in to do what China couldn’t get done.

See the power in that framing? China doesn’t want a weak “brand.”

Apr 12 11:19

Hardball Diplomacy: Why Trump's Show of Force Leaves Beijing Unimpressed

The Chinese have deployed upwards of 150,000 troops to the Yalu under the pretext they are all medical personnel,or at least that is what the idiots in dc want to believe.

The timing of Donald Trump's strike on Syria was aimed at sending a strong signal to Beijing, Malaysian geopolitical analyst Mathew Maavak told Sputnik. The geopolitical analyst explained why Trump's "hardball diplomacy" left the Chinese leadership unimpressed.
Surprisingly, Xi remained silent in response to the show of force.

"If the intention was to intimidate China over North Korea's nuclear sabre-rattling, then Beijing will likely raise the stakes by providing an additional economic lifeline to Pyongyang," the Malaysian analyst suggested."

Apr 12 09:53

Mattis: Navy Strike Group Not Headed to North Korea for Any Reason

With a US carrier strike group steaming toward North Korea, and top administration officials talking up the need for the US to “solve” North Korea, Russian officials today echoed a concern shared by a lot of people, that the US is about to unilaterally attack North Korea.

Defense Secretary James Mattis sought to downplay those concerns, however, insisting the carrier strike group is just in the western Pacific in general, and isn’t speeding rapidly toward the Korean Peninsula for any particular reason, and has nothing in mind when it gets there.

It’s hard to imagine that this highly publicized move is just a whim, and even harder to believe that it is just coincidental with President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both talking up the idea of unilateral US action against North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

General Mattis, a word please.

Everything you are saying, regarding the trajectory of those ships apparently headed toward North Korea, makes utterly no sense, relative to Secretary of State Tillerson's and President Trump's recent statements regarding North Korea.

Apr 12 09:53

Candid photographs reveal care-free North Korean soldiers as country edges towards war with US (25 Pics)

They are the pride of their dictatorial ruler, and the men and women Kim Jong-un will rely upon to lay down their lives if Donald Trump chooses to strike.

But the threat of war doesn't stop the soldiers of North Korea's army from letting their hair down once in a while, as these pictures from the reclusive state show.

Apr 12 09:49

Russia Worried US Will Attack North Korea

With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visiting Russia, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement confirming that they have a lot of problems with US foreign policy that they intend to bring up, and while Syria had long been expected to dominate that list, the statement insisted North Korea was Russia primary concern right now.

The statement said Russia was “extremely worried” that the United States might follow through on recent talk of imposing a unilateral military solution on the Korean Peninsula, saying they want to understand US intentions and how they are reconciled with the UN Security Council’s own statements on denuclearization in Korea.

With US warships heading to the Korean Peninsula, the Trump Administration has been treating North Korea as a bilateral issue between the US and China, insisting that either China will agree to “solve” North Korea for them, or that the US will do so itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia has every right to be worried, not only about a decap strike against Kim Jung On and his nuclear facilities, but what happens with North Korea in the aftermath of such a strike.

And I would suggest, politely to President Trump, that old, but true dictum holds here; those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

And living on a hunk of rock with North Korea could potentially target and successfully hit, with one of their missiles, I am worried as well.

Apr 12 09:19

China Warns North Korea Situation Has Hit "Tipping Point", Threatens "Never Before Seen" Measures

After warnings yesterday, and on the heels of a "very good call" with President Trump, China has escalated its threats to North Korea over its nuclear tests. In another Global Times op-ed, China warns "if the North makes another provocative move this month, the Chinese society will be willing to adopt severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before..."

Apr 12 08:44

Report: China Considers Bombing North Korean Nuclear Sites

In a dramatic shift in policy that could seriously change future events, China has suggested it would bomb North Korea if it crosses their so-called “bottom line.” They even threatened North Korea’s nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China is afraid of "Mission creep" in a US invasion of North Korea. The precedent is Vietnam, which eventually included sending US forces illegally into Laos and Cambodia. So China is fortifying their border with North Korea and has issued this warning to make sure that what happens in North Korea STAYS in North Korea!

Apr 12 07:53

Trump Administration Preparing Options to Confront North Korea

Trump administration hostility toward Syria and North Korea risks potentially catastrophic war on two fronts, including possible use of nuclear weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apr 12 07:37

Source: Military Strike on North Korea Coming Soon

Apr 12 07:24

North Korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked; Trump 'armada' steams on

North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression, as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific - a force U.S. President Donald Trump described as an "armada".

Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished ally and neighbor, said in a Tweet that North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without Beijing's help.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

North Korea looking for trouble? Excuse me, but who is steaming their "Armada" into whose territorial waters?!?

Apr 12 06:26

CHINA Refuses To Accept North Korean Coal Shipments – Opts To Take US Coal Instead.

When President Trump said he made a deal with China, it seems he did. It is a good deal for US coal miners! President Trump said he wanted to help the coal miners get back to work, and he has made just a deal that will do that. North Korean coal shipments have been turned away at Chinese ports, and some are sitting abandoned.

Apr 11 23:32

Iran the Destabilizer: A world in turmoil, thank you Mr. Trump!

Philip Giraldi • April 11, 2017

The real Donald Trump has been exposed. The man who promised a sensible and non-interventionist Middle Eastern policy and a reset with Moscow has now reneged on both pledges. His nitwit United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has directly linked Russia and Syria for punishment by the omnipotent Leader of the Free World lest anyone be confused.

The unconscionable attack on Syria based on the usual unsubstantiated allegations has shifted the playing field dramatically, with the “new sheriff in town” apparently intent on proving he is a real man who can play hardball with the rest of them. Last week Syria was blamed by all and sundry in the Establishment for an alleged chemical weapons attack just two days after the White House backed away from the Obama Administration demand that President Bashar al-Assad be removed.

Apr 11 17:31

US will solve North Korea issue without China if it doesn't help: Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump has said that it would be great if Chinadecided to help in solving the impending threat of a nuclear North Korea, but if it did not, then the United States would solve the problem without them.
"North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A," Trump tweeted.

Apr 11 11:23

Jackson Browne - Lives in The Balance

Apr 11 10:44

NORTH KOREA STATE MEDIA WARNS OF NUCLEAR STRIKE IF PROVOKED AS U.S. WARSHIPS APPROACH

North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished neighbor, said in a Tweet that North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without China's help.

Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula, with talk of military action by the United States gaining traction following its strikes last week against Syria and amid concerns the reclusive North may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test.

North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the country was prepared to respond to any aggression by the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To China's President Xi Jingping and America's President Trump; gentlemen, a word, please.

What you both need to do, rather than rattling sabres at North Korea, is to get that country's leadership back to the negotiation table, and offer then a true peace treaty, with guarantees on trade, to replace the existing Armistice, with the quid pro quo that North Korea drops its nuclear weapons program to sign on to such a peace treaty.

Of course, such an invitation for peace, rather than the potential for nuclear war, would be ...logical, which means that the White House, State Department, and Pentagon will instantly dismiss it.

And right now, gentlemen, living on a spot that potentially could get hit by a North Korean missile (lobbed from an North Korean submarine), color me more than a little nervous at current American foreign policy toward North Korea at the moment. (Yes, I know; more calcium/magnesium!)

But given the current, and rapid, uptick in tensions, this standoff between North Korea and the US government is about as serious as a heart attack.

Apr 11 10:06

North Korea vows response to 'reckless' US Navy move

North Korea denounced the US deployment of a naval strike group to the region Tuesday, warning it is ready for "war" as Washington tightens the screws on the nuclear-armed state.

The strike group -- which includes the Nimitz-class aircraft supercarrier USS Carl Vinson -- cancelled a planned trip to Australia this weekend, heading to the Korean peninsula instead in a show of force.

"This goes to prove that the US reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase," a spokesman for the North's foreign ministry said according to state news agency KCNA.

Apr 11 09:33

Global Tensions Nudge Gold Higher

Gold is bumping up against the 200-day moving average this morning, as geopolitical tensions remain supportive. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his way to Russia, where the Syrian situation is likely to be high on the agenda. Tillerson has been aggressive in his comments on Russian compliance in the Syrian chemical attack. The U.S. battle group sailing towards the Koran peninsula has created warnings from North Korea of catastrophic consequences. Capital has flowed into the yen as the perceived safe haven carry trade and the weakening of the dollar has also lent some support to the metals complex.

Apr 11 09:25

President Trump Tweets To The American People, Letting Us Know He Is Two Steps Ahead Of North Korea

President Trump is tweeting again, showing he is two steps ahead of North Korea. He knows exactly what he is doing, and he has his strategy neatly in place. You have to connect China to North Korea, as China has the power to make or break North Korea. During this fragile time China needs an incentive to reign in the out of control Lil’ Kim. He is not only out of control now, he has never been in control of his senses. He is a nuclear war waiting to happen.

President Donald Trump said in a note on Twitter on Tuesday that he told China's President Xi Jinping that Beijing would get a better trade deal with Washington if it helped solve the U.S. problem with North Korea. That is definitely the winning strategy in dealing with China: trade deals!

Apr 11 09:07

Leon Panetta talks Russia, Syria, and the "red line" in North Korea

Panetta also weighed in on North Korea, and what would be a “red line” in that deteriorating situation. After noting that April 15 is the birthday of the nation’s founder and that they tend to do something “provocative” on that day, he went on discuss the one thing he thinks the U.S. couldn’t tolerate.

“[The real concern here would be that as they continue to develop their ICBM capacity that they try to test an ICBM,” Panetta said. “And that they’re crazy enough to put a miniaturized nuclear weapon at the top of that ICBM in order to test it. Not necessarily to attack but to test it. I think if we see that, if intelligence presents that kind of scenario, that would be very dangerous in terms of the United States in that region and I think would indeed cross the line in dealing with North Korea.”

Apr 11 08:41

Syria and North Korea: Two Steps in Trump's War on China?

According to American media, the Donald Trump Administration has sent an aircraft carrier battle group to the Korean coast. Reuters has cited a source in the White House asserting that, in so doing, the US is responding to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s nuclear program’s ballistic missile testing. Naturally, the question arises: does the White House not want to repeat what has been done in Syria in the case with North Korea? Let’s discuss this.

I originally argued that one of the key objectives of the attack on Syria was a show of force for Trump’s negotiations with Xi Jinping, who was in the US at the time. Of course, the domestic political situation as well as the desire to reverse the situation in the Syrian conflict and demonstrate a show of force to Russia also played a role, but let us once and for all abandon the idea that the world revolves around us. There’s no need to turn into Ukrainians.

Apr 11 05:38

North Korea Threatens U.S. With Nuclear Attack At Any Sign Of Pre-Emptive Strike

With the USS Carl Vinson carrier group steaming toward the Korean peninsula for what some speculate may be to launch a "decapitation" strike on the Kim Jong-Un regime, on Tuesday North Korean state media threatened the US with a nuclear attack at any sign of a U.S. pre-emptive strike, and warned it is ready for "war" as Washington tightened the screws on the nuclear-armed state.

Apr 10 15:45

Trump orders his generals 'give me options for taking out Kim's nukes' and tells military to prepare to 'remove North Korean threat'

President Trump has asked advisers to be ready with a list of 'options' to put an end to North Korea's nuclear threat.

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster said on Sunday that the Commander in Chief has put his security team on notice as a U.S. carrier strike group heads for the region.

He did not say what options Trump will be presented with, though many believe pre-emptive strikes will be among them.

Apr 10 14:07

150,000 Chinese troops deployed to N. Korean border: Paper

While the catalyst is unclear, it appears the market dropped as headlines of further sanctions against Russia appeared and reports of China deploying 150,000 troops to its North Korea border.

Apr 10 14:04

North Korean video targets, D.C., Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, and Hawaii for nuclear strike

A video that has been in circulation for at least 3-years has resurfaced and is making its rounds on the Intertubes after it was reposted by the SuperSation95 FM Radio’s YouTube channel Monday.

Apr 10 12:44

Trump orders his generals 'give me options for taking out Kim's nukes' and tells military to prepare to 'remove North Korean threat'

President Trump has asked advisers to be ready with a list of 'options' to put an end to North Korea's nuclear threat.

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster said on Sunday that the Commander in Chief has put his security team on notice as a U.S. carrier strike group heads for the region.

He did not say what options Trump will be presented with, though many believe pre-emptive strikes will be among them.

Apr 10 12:05

Scott Adams: Trusting Your Government in a Time of War

President Trump’s critics and supporters agree on one thing: Our new president has a history of “stretching” the truth whenever there is some advantage in doing so, and sometimes even when there is not. You might say he is famous for playing loose with the facts. We all expect a high degree of “hyperbole” from President Trump, to put it kindly. He gets away with it because barely-enough Americans believe his intentions are in line with America’s best interests.

The odd exception to our universal understanding of President Trump’s mode of operation is his claim that he is totally certain Assad was responsible for the chemical attack on his own people last week. The President’s critics and most of his supporters believe President Trump when he suggests that our military can track any plane in Syria and know what that plane did to whom.

Do you believe that?

Apr 10 12:03

South Korean Paper Reports China Has Deployed 150,000 Troops To North Korea Border

While the catalyst is unclear, it appears the market dropped as headlines of further sanctions against Russia appeared and reports of China deploiying 150,000 troops to its North Korea border.

According to Korean news agency Chosun, the "Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops to the North Korean border in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances." The reason: the prospect of "military options", such as preemptive attacks on North Korea, like the one the United States launched on Syria.

More Google translated:

As the United States announced its independent North Korean behavior and moved the United States Navy's nuclear-powered Calvinus (CVN-70) carrier class to Singapore, the Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these reports from the Korean agency Chosun, are true, the "message" he gave Chinese President Xi Jinping, by coordinating the strike against Syria right at the very moment President Jinping was his guest at Mar A Lago, was utterly the wrong one.

I don't know what the Vegas odds are for a US-driven war with China over North Korea right now, but I would say, they are probably no looking to shabby right now.

Apr 10 10:22

US and North Korea ‘closer to brink’ of accidental conflict

A US Navy strike group headed by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson steamed towards the western Pacific on Sunday for what is expected to be another American show of force off the Korean ­peninsula.

The US Pacific Command ordered the group – which includes several missile destroyers and cruisers – to sail north from Singapore on Saturday, according to the US Navy.

The orders come as observers warn of a growing risk of accidental conflict on the peninsula. While the US and North Korea would avoid unilateral action, rising tensions in the region mean either one might, in haste, misread moves by the other.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wouldn't be quite so certain, from the American perspective, that there will be no "overt move" against North Korea.

I would suggest that such a move might come in the form of a "false flag"operation, to be blamed on North Korea, as the "excuse" for a decap strike/invasion.

Otherwise, there is absolutely no logical justification for the strike group to even be where it is.

Apr 10 10:14

Trump administration warns North Korea against provocation

Pivoting off what the White House considers a successful U.S. missile strike in Syria, the Trump administration sent a not-so-subtle message Sunday to North Korea: Don’t risk being next.

With growing signs that Pyongyang may be preparing a sixth nuclear test, a U.S. aircraft carrier strike force near Singapore was diverted north toward the Korean peninsula, President Trump spoke to leaders in Tokyo and Seoul, and senior administration officials made pointed note of the “full range of options” available to counter threats to the United States or its allies.

The sudden flurry of action centering on North Korea comes on the heels of Trump’s summit in Florida on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two leaders publicly played down their economic and political disputes and addressed their common interest in reining in North Korea’s mercurial leader, Kim Jong Un.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

the headline says it all: "Trump administration warns North Korea against provocation".

But who's sending a carrier group into North Korea's back yard?!?

If that kind of a deployment isn't "confrontation", I don't know what is!!

And folks, I don't know for certain what kind of "misdirection" the Trump White House is going to take soon; whether it will be military confrontation with North Korea, or a decap strike against Al-Assad in Syria, but there is one thing of which I am absolutely certain; something wicked this way comes.

As Mike and I have stated, innumerable times; don't panic - be prepared.

There is a website toward which I am pointing you today. I am on this lady's email list, and I have found that what she has to say about prepping is very valuable.

Her name is Daisy Luther, and here is her website.

The Organic Prepper

And yes, there will be some resources offered for sale here, but that doesn't bother me. The information is intelligently put together, and concise.

Apr 10 10:06

US Intel Chiefs Urge Trump to Assassinate Kim, Other North Korea Leaders

On Friday, reports were emerging that one of the big “options” being advanced was for the United States to start deploying nuclear weapons into South Korea, a move which would both confront North Korea, and doubtless be seen as a massive provocation by nearby China.

But there’s always an escalation beyond every escalation, and US intelligence chiefs appear to have settled heavily on one, pushing the idea that the United States should just outright assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and also kill a number of other senior leaders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kim will no doubt set up a "dead man" switch for himself, in which his assassination automatically launches whatever working weapons he actually has in all directions.

Apr 10 07:43

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified

North Korea has vowed to bolster its defenses to protect itself against airstrikes like the ones President Donald Trump ordered against an air base in Syria.

The North called the airstrikes "absolutely unpardonable" and said they prove its nuclear weapons are justified to protect the country against Washington's "evermore reckless moves for a war."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I did warn that attacking Syria on the basis of an obvious lie was not going to send the message intended by DC.

Donald, you are getting BAD advice from your advisers, who are risking WW3 to fatten their defense stocks!

Apr 09 16:44

Top US Senator calls on Donald Trump to ’engage in DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS’ with Kim Jong-un

A TOP Democratic Senator in the US has called on Donald Trump to negotiate directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Edward Markey, a Senator from Massachusetts, compelled the President to make the unprecedented diplomatic step as part of a proposed joint effort with China to reduce North Korea’s nuclear threat.

Mr Markey outlined his plan in a letter sent to Trump the night before his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, which suggested the US should commit to direct talks with the despotic nation in exchange for a pledge from China to greatly increase sanctions agains Pyongyang if they fail to cooperate.

Apr 09 08:39

US deploys warships to Korean peninsular

The United States has deployed warships to the Korean peninsular as concerns grow over North Korea's nuclear programme and recent ballistic missile tests.

The US Navy strike group includes the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, with support from several missile destroyers and missile cruisers.

It comes just days after North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the waters off the east coast of South Korea, according to officials in Seoul.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Over on the island of Kauai, the US (the only nation to ever actually use nuclear weapons against the civilians of another country) test-fires missiles into the ocean all the time, and nobody is talking about bombing the US for it!

Apr 09 08:09

Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails

As the US navy deployed a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean, to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said China agrees with the Trump administration that “action has to be taken” regarding North Korea.

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Apr 09 07:57

Kim Jong-un says North Korea is on ‘the brink of war’ with the USA

Kim Jong-un has said North Korea is on the ‘brink of war’ with America in response to growing tensions between the two countries.

The hermit nation’s ambassador to Moscow has said it was prepared to ‘the most ruthless blow’ in a war with the USA for even the ‘smallest provocation’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trump's stunt in Syria has only made Korea more paranoid about US intentions.

Apr 08 20:19

US Navy strike group moves towards North Korea as war fears grow

After North Korea launched another nuclear test earlier this month, US forces will now head for the western Pacific Ocean in a bid to maintain peace in the region.

The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes an aircraft carrier, is now set to travel from Singapore toward the Korean peninsula.

The official said: "We feel the increased presence is necessary."

Apr 08 12:15

Kim Jong-un continues missile testing amid world tensions

U.S. military exercises are currently underway in the region as tensions flare worldwide but that’s not stopping North Korea’s, Kim Jong-un from commencing missile testing as early as next week, reports say.

Apr 08 09:52

North Korea Condemns America's "Unforgivable Acts Of Aggression"

In an ironic twist given that many consider Trump's actions a symbolic show of strength to China's Xi, Reuters reports that North Korea said on Saturday U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Friday were "an unforgivable act of aggression" that showed its decision to develop nuclear weapons was "the right choice a million times over."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For all those who said that the US strike in Syria would send the "right message" to North Korea: WRONG!!!!

Apr 08 08:27

Trump’s Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea

The National Security Council has presented President Donald Trump with options to respond to North Korea's nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News.

Both scenarios are part of an accelerated review of North Korea policy prepared in advance of Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week.

The White House hopes the Chinese will do more to influence Pyongyang through diplomacy and enhanced sanctions. But if that fails, and North Korea continues its development of nuclear weapons, there are other options on the table that would significantly alter U.S. policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PLEASE, someone out there, tell me that this is a belated, and very bad, April Fool's joke; this is the bloody best the NSC can come up with, American nukes in South Korea, or a decap strike against Kim Jung Un?!?

Would someone please remind these people that China and North Korea have a mutual defense pact

The Sino-North Korean Mutual and and Cooperation Friendship Treaty

and any attack against North Korea will be construed by China as an attack against it?!?

What should be going on here, is a massive attempt to get China, North and South Korea and the US back to the negotiating table, and creating a legitimate peace treaty with which to replace the existing armistice, with the quid pro quo being North Korea's stopping of all of its nuclear weapons programs, and submitting their sites to international inspections, as Iran does with the IAEA.

Of course, such a suggestion is .....completely logical, and therefore has most probably already been thrown out of the pile of possibilities the NSC is presenting President Trump on North Korea.

Apr 08 07:50

Airstrikes on Syria might also send message to North Korea

With all eyes on the Syria airstrikes, however, the expected showdown over North Korea policy ended with no significant breakthroughs to announce.

The two leaders instead broadly vowed to work more closely to get the North to abandon its nuclear weapons, a vow that Pyongyang has heard many times before.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, Trump's strike into Syria sent a message, but probably the wrong one.

First, the strike was botched, with only 23 cruise missiles actually hitting the target. The other cruise missiles are known to have hit the villages of Shayrut, Al-Hamrat, and Al-Manzul, miles away from the intended target, killing civilians, including children.

Second, the US Government has a long and dark track record of using lies to justify invasions. We all remember that whopper about Saddam's nuclear weapons. Less remembered is that the US Government tried to claim Assad gassed his own people in 2013 and 2014, with subsequent investigations revealing that it was the US-backed rebels carrying out the attacks to frame Assad. That explains why this last attack was rushed through before any investigation could be carried out.

But if you think about it, the claim that Assad gassed his own people is absurd on the face of it. He has almost won his war against the US-backed rebels who have been trying to steal his nation for almost 6 years. Peace talks were just starting in Brussels to bring the way to an end. And only last Monday, the White House had indicated a willingness to allow Assad to remain as President if he won the next election.

So where is Assad's motive to do something as stupid as gas his own people? It provides no military advantage at all, especially since the attack was against civilians and not the rebels. Indeed it is obvious that the choice of civilians and children was intentional, to manufacture the greatest possible horror at what "Assad" had done. Civilians and children were the targets in the 2013 and 2014 false-flag attacks, including Assad's supporters, the Alawites! From a propaganda perspective, the goal of creating shock and horror is to trick people into not thinking about what is being claimed, because once they start thinking about it, the lie quickly falls apart!

The attack aids the US-backed rebels who have started to regain ground in Syria now that Syria's defenses have been weakened by Trump's cruise missile attack.

The attack allows the Neo-Con war-hawks to promote their agenda of regime change.

The gas attack benefits Assad's enemies, not Assad.

We have been down this road before. Fool me once...

So, what is the message that was sent? That the US Government makes up fairy tales and then invades innocent nations on the basis of those fairy tales, to capture their resources (mostly oil and oil revenue). Leaders of every nation, not just North Korea, are going to hang onto their nuclear weapons as a deterrent to being invaded all that much harder. Those nations without nuclear weapons to deter invasion are probably deciding to acquire them, possibly on the black market, such as when Israel tried to sell nuclear weapons to the former government of South Africa.

The message sent is not the one intended, and the world just became a more dangerous place because of it!

Apr 07 15:33

AMERICA’S TOP GENERAL JUST GAVE TRUMP SOMETHING THAT WILL SCARE NORTH KOREA TO DEATH!

Anyone who has been watching the news recently is sure to have heard all about North Korea and their nukes. They also know President Donald Trump is NOT happy about it and he and Mattis are ready to STRIKE BACK!

Apr 07 07:40

Syria strikes seen as both warning and incentive for North Korea

Analysts say US action may encourage Pyongyang to accelerate nuclear programme

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No kidding. After this hair-brained (not to mention ineffectual) attack on Syria, every world leader will be rushing to acquire nuclear weapons out of a fully justified fear that the US Government will attack them under some flimsy pretext.

Apr 06 13:58

Trump Official Warns “The Clock Has Run Out” On North Korea

In another warning that the Trump administration is preparing to launch war on North Korea, a senior White House official ominously told the press yesterday that “the clock has now run out and all options are on the table.”

Apr 06 10:28

US General: Preemptive Strike May Be 'Only Option Left' With North Korea

US President Donald Trump's first choice for secretary of defense, Jack Keane, has warned that North Korea's nuclear missile program may require the US to use what he called the “only option left” to Washington — a large-scale military strike.

Apr 06 08:41

North Korean missile launch likely a failure, US officials say

The Pentagon now assesses the North Korean missile launch Wednesday likely was a failure, Fox News has learned.

The missile did not go as far as intended, officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence reports said. It did not reach Japanese waters and may have “pinwheeled in flight,” according to one official.

Apr 05 11:31

CHINA VOWS TO DEFEND ITSELF “AT ALL COSTS” IF U.S. ATTACKS NORTH KOREA

An editorial in the Global Times, which is widely regarded as the voice of the Chinese government, warns the Trump administration that North Korea “trusts nothing but nuclear weapons” and that the regime in Pyongyang is “unlikely to surrender”.

“China has a bottom line. It will safeguard the security and stability of its Northeast area at all costs,” states the editorial.

Apr 05 09:36

White House: 'The clock has now run out' on North Korean nuclear program

A senior White House official issued a dire warning to reporters Tuesday on the state of North Korea's nuclear program, declaring "the clock has now run out and all options are on the table."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hate this process of choosing the lesser of two evils every election ... because you still wind up with evil.

It's a damned stupid way to run a country.

Apr 04 18:04

Update: North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile into Sea of Japan

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired off another projectile presumed to be a missile as Japanese, Korean and US forces hold military drills in the region.

Apr 04 11:08

More Serious Than Problem of THAAD': US, Allies Eye Island, Upset China

"The ongoing naval drills between South Korea, the United States and Japan may add to a possible security crisis which may be even more serious than the problem of THAAD," Ko Gwonil, Chairman of the All-Korean Committee to Counter the Creation of a Naval Base on Jeju, told Sputnik Korea.

In an interview with Sputnik Korea, Ko Gwonil, Chairman of the All-Korean Committee to Counter the Creation of a Naval Base on Jeju, warned of "a much more serious security crisis than the problem of THAAD," which he said may stem from the ongoing naval drills between South Korea, the United States and Japan.
On Monday, the three countries started a combined naval exercise against North Korea's growing submarine threat, Yonhap News Agency quoted the South Korean Defense Ministry as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The establishment of the US naval base on Jeju was completed, and the port was opened, in February of last year.

But it is a point of US military power projection in Asia, which, logically, has to have China concerned.

And Gwonil is entirely correct when he states, that should there be a joint US Navy/Japanese/South Korean effort to restrict the movement of Chinese military vessels, particularly from the port in Jeju, South Korea, all hell could break loose in the region.

Apr 04 10:52

New Cold War Lines Are Being Fortified: There Are Interests Behind The Throne That Are Not Controlled By The Trump Administration

For those of you who have completely fallen in line with the thought that President Trump is the panacea to all our problems, it’s advisable that you rethink that stance. Firstly, there are interests behind the throne that are neither controlled by nor parallel to the interests of the administration. Secondly, the “transition period” is not over. It is far from over, and the lines that are developing…both of intra and inter-party dissension domestically…and the “Second Cold War” lines throughout the world…have materialized. They are beginning to solidify, and they are becoming fortified.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What I am seeing, looking at the world situation, is very much like that archetypal dream of witnessing a slow-motion train wreck which one is incapable of stopping, despite one's best efforts.

So the best advice I can give our readers and radio listeners is, please don't panic: plan.

This means having long-term, storable food and water with you; extra medications for yourselves and your pets; and having a bug-out kit, and plans about how to get yourself away from mass areas of panic or hurt, should it come to that.

You also need to find a way of protecting yourself and your family with which you are comfortable, because if people even suspect that you are prepping, they will want to tear down your door, and loot your supplies from you in a heartbeat.

Find like-minded friends in your community with whom you can work, and barter.

A really excellent prepper newsletter comes from a very sage lady by the name of Daisy Luther, and you will get tips for prepping, and yes, a little advertising as well. But if you are new to the concept, what she has to say can be invaluable.

Mike sees only two possible, ultimate outcomes from all that is going on; either a world war, or a complete collapse of the US economy, and a collapse of the Federal government, none of which would be pleasant scenarios through which to have to survive.

But looking at the magnitude of what is going on, survival will be the name of the game, and most probably in relatively short order.

Apr 04 10:33

Why Trump’s First War Is Probably Going to Be a Conflict With North Korea

The first definite sign that the current administration was going to take a different approach to North Korea, was when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated emphatically last month that “all options are on the table.”

“Let me be very clear. The policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures. All options are on the table,” Tillerson told reporters during a joint news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Friday.

“Certainly we do not want to, for things to get to military conflict,” Tillerson said.

However, he went on to say that “if they (North Korea) elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, then, that option’s on the table.”

He added that a “comprehensive set of capabilities” is being developed to deal with the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a third outcome this writer does not mention, and that is, to work with China to get North Korea; South Korea; China; and the US into negotiations about replacing the armistice with a true peace treaty, with the quid pro quo that North Korea would stop its nuclear weapons program.

IF major nations of the world can take away the "fear factor", which is driving Kim Jung Un's relentless moves toward guideable, nuclear missiles as a deterrent, then perhaps peace does have a chance here.

Much is riding on the meetings this weekend between President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping: I hope these meetings are dedicated to positive outcomes to the mutual issues the US and China wish to resolve, and peace on the North Korean peninsula has to be darned near the top of both of their lists.

Apr 04 09:04

Tillerson to chair U.N. meeting on North Korea nuclear program

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will chair a United Nations Security Council meeting on North Korea on April 28 to discuss how the body can combat Pyongyang's banned nuclear and missile programs, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Monday.

North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions aimed at impeding the development of its nuclear and missile programs since 2006. The 15-member council has strengthened sanctions following each of North Korea's five nuclear tests.

"We do need to talk about it in terms of what are we as a council are going to do to deal with North Korea and how do we push that forward. So we hope that we get as many foreign ministers to come as possible," Haley told a news conference to mark Washington's presidency of the Security Council for April.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the UN has been doing to date, has not worked, and appears to be backfiring as I type this.

So Secretary of State Tillerson, a word, please.

First, you have to understand that Kim Jung Un comprehends, very clearly, what the results of a North Korean pre-emptive first nuclear strike would be; a total, devastating destruction of his country.

And please understand that Americans are smart enough to realise that if there is an alleged pre-emptive first strike somewhere the North Korean guidance systems can actually deliver their weapons, it is most likely a false flag, to be blamed on North Korea, as the excuse to attack it.

Just as was Iran, North Korea is developing these weapons as a deterrent to an attack or attempted invasion of its territory.

But what can be done, positively, is to get North Korea back to the negotiating table, with South Korea, Japan, China, and the US, replacing the armistice with a true peace treaty, with the quid pro quo being the North Korean government stopping their nuclear weapons program entirely, and allowing inspections of its nuclear energy facilities.

This should be your focus at this UN meeting; making this work would deescalate a lot of tension in the region, and give the US government, and the Trump administration, some "street cred" in terms of reducing the threat.

You are welcome, sir!! :-)

Apr 04 07:35

MEGA BEX ALERT - North Korea ready to nuke America … “world should be ready” warns high-level defector who confirms nuke launch plans with NBC News

A high-level North Korean defector has just dropped a bombshell in an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News, explaining that his former country’s crazed dictator Kim Jong Un not only has highly capable nuclear weapons, but that he’s ready to use them to nuke America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is another "Saddam has nukes" lie to justify invasion.

North Korea, or for that matter any nation, has nuclear weapons to DETER an invasion. Many nations have nuclear weapons, but do not use them; the sole exception being the United States. Why would North Korea throw away its best defense against a US invasion, inviting a US attack in the process?

It is more likely the US will set off a bomb someplace and claim North Korea "missed" their target.

Think about all the wars started with lies. Saddam's nukes, Assad's Sarin, torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, Spanish mine in Havana Harbor, Lusitania NOT smuggling weapons to Britain, Pearl Harbor being a surprise, 9-11, and so forth. This is just more of the same.

Apr 03 14:02

North Korea ready to nuke America … “world should be ready” warns high-level defector who confirms nuke launch plans with NBC News

A high-level North Korean defector has just dropped a bombshell in an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News, explaining that his former country’s crazed dictator Kim Jong Un not only has highly capable nuclear weapons, but that he’s ready to use them to nuke America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

BULL BISCUITS! North Korea is not going to attack the US. The value of nuclear weapons is to discourage foreign invaders from attacking North Korea. North Korea will not throw away that deterrent, knowing that in doing so they would invite immediate retaliation.

Apr 03 08:40

If China won't solve North Korea, we will: Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has said that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea's nuclear programme.
Trump's comments in an interview with the Financial Times come just days before he is set to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida. The two are expected to discuss a number of issues, including North Korea, trade and territorial disputes in the South China Sea during their meeting on Thursday and Friday.

Apr 03 07:31

Trump says U.S. ready to act alone if China won't help with North Korea

President Donald Trump said Sunday that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea’s nuclear program.

Apr 01 11:16

North Korea Implores South Koreans to Join ‘Anti-War’ Campaign Against US

On Friday, North Korea appealed to the people, organizations and political parties of South Korea to join them in their “anti-war” effort against the US.

In a letter of plea, the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party wrote, "All the parties and people from all walks of life in South Korea should rise up in the anti-US, anti-war struggle for peace, clearly seeing through the nature of the US, the chieftain of aggression and disturber of peace."

Apr 01 08:25

WHY IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IRAN OR NORTH KOREA (OR ANYONE ELSE) HAS A NUCLEAR BOMB

Simply having a nuclear weapon does not mean the nation that owns it will use it. Many nations possess nuclear weapons, and contrary to all the dire warnings about nuclear weapons held by other countries, the historical truth is that one and only one nation has ever actually used nuclear weapons against the citizens of another country, and that nation is the United States of America. For all the talk about the threat from Iraq and now the threat from Iran and North Korea, it is the United States of America which remains the only nation to have actually used a nuclear weapon against the citizens of another country. It is the United States of America which is the proven nuclear threat to the world.

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Mar 31 12:39

Defense Sec. James Mattis: North Korea ‘Has Got to Be Stopped

After years of North Korea thumbing its nose at the international community, on Friday Defense Secretary James Mattis appeared to signal enough was enough.

"Right now, [North Korea] appears to be going in a very reckless manner … and that has got to be stopped," Mattis said at a press conference in London.

He didn't give any details about how the administration of President Donald Trump plans to deal with the reclusive nation, which, under Kim Jong Un, has drastically increased its missile and nuclear-testing program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And aye, as Shakespeare says, there's the rub.

There's also a question of timing, with South Koreans go to the polls in May, to elect a new President, after President Park was impeached, and thrown out of office in utter disgrace.

But going in with a preemptive decap strike (something the Japanese government is mulling as I type this), in order to achieve regime change, could well mean war with China. I certainly hope that this is an issue President Trump will be discussing options in depth with Chinese President Xi Jinping, when he meets with Trump in Florida next week.

So, Sec Def Mattis, a word please. You need to talk with your Chinese counterpart about getting North Korea back to the negotiating table, along with South Korea, and Japan, to hammer out a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with the proviso that in order for that to happen, North Korea has to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

Anything other than that could well precipitate World War 3 with China; and as I hope and pray you understand, the US military doesn't have the weaponry; the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war with China.

And yes, sir: you're entirely welcome!! :-)

Mar 31 10:44

US Deploys F-35s to South Korea For Joint Drills in Show of Force Against North

Officials at the US Defense Department are sending F-35Bs, the country’s newest strike fighter, to participate in this year’s joint military drills with South Korea. The annual exercises are taking place as tensions with North Korea continue to rise.

On Monday, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters,"This is the first time we have operated the F-35B in the Republic of Korea."

Mar 31 10:18

US warns China it is losing patience over North Korea

The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday said China can and must do more to force North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programs.

Ambassador Nikki Haley said President Donald Trump would raise the issue next week at his first summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Mar 31 08:13

North Korea accuses US of using its nukes as excuse

North Korea accused the United States on Thursday of using the North’s nuclear program as an excuse to mask its own opposition to banning nuclear weapons.

Mar 30 08:23

FLASHBACK 2014 - Some experts question evidence North Korea is behind the Sony hack

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The media kept pushing "North Korea Hackers" on us, remember? Then it turned out it was an internal leak!

Mar 28 13:43

We can't just wait until we're destroyed': Japan calls for the right to carry out pre-emptive strikes for the first time since World War II as it seeks to defend itself from North Korea 

Japan has called for the right to carry out pre-emptive strikes for the first time since World War Two in the wake of North Korean aggression.
Politicians in Japan have argued for the technically pacifist country to have the ability to strike North Korea rather than relying on the US for its defence.

The reclusive state has conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches in defiance of U.N. resolutions.

He added: 'Our country is protected by other countries, but we can't do anything to protect them. This is not acceptable in the international community anymore.'

Gen Nakatani, defense minister until last year and a member of the committee, told the newspaper: 'I believe that we should consider having the capacity to strike.'

Last week Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared to give weight to the idea, saying he wanted to 'keep an eye' on developments.

Abe oversaw the acquisition of F-35A stealth fighter jets last year, boosting the country's air defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Should this legislation come to pass in Japan, and it decides to do a first strike against North Korea, the potential geopolitical fallout is going to be devastating.

What is needed here is for cooler heads to prevail, and for there to be summits, including Japan; South Korea; North Korea; and China to hammer out a true peace deal with which to replace the existing armistice, with the proviso that for this treaty, North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons development program.

Mar 28 08:39

California’s Congresswoman Maxine Waters Calls for Trump Impeachment Because Putin Invaded Korea?

The long list of reasons Maxine Waters says Trump should be impeached simply reflect why she is totally incapable of being anyone’s representative in Congress.

Mar 28 07:32

North Korea Has Carried Out Another Rocket Engine Test, U.S. Officials Say

North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that U.S. officials believe could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, officials told Reuters on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, the US is just pissed because we can't build our own rocket engines any more and have to buy them from Russia!

Mar 26 09:04

US Will Keep Ground Troops in Libya

In a press briefing at the Pentagon today, African Command leader Gen. Thomas Waldhauser announced that the US intends to keep ground troops in Libya for the foreseeable future to support “friendly forces,” and to “degrade” the ISIS forces that remain in the country.

Waldhauser did not specify how many US troops are in Libya now, or how many will stay, but did estimate that there were less than 200 ISIS fighters left in Libya. The US had announced the end of the anti-ISIS campaign in Libya back in December, but never fully withdrew from the country.

The US forces were in Libya trying to help the “unity” government defeat ISIS in the city of Sirte. US officials repeatedly claimed the city was totally surrounded, and that no ISIS fighters would get away, though when the fighting finally ended, a substantial number of ISIS fighters did in fact get away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this is "military-speak" for the reality that the US government is never leaving Libya because of the oil and the oil pipelines.

Mar 24 10:39

UN: Sanctions on North Korea Hindering Food Aid

A new report from the top UN official in Pyongyang is warning that the growing array of international sanctions against North Korea is having a serious deleterious impact on humanitarian aid shipments, saying they are facing a “radical decline” in donations because of sanctions fear.

In addition to the fear of accidentally violating sanctions with such donations of food, there is considerable diplomatic pressure not to feed the North Koreans, with South Korea’s government arguing that the North Korean government is using money not used on food for missile tests.

While that is true, North Korea’s government doesn’t appear to be interested in spending the money on food either way, and the UN is warning that about 41% of the population is undernourished at this point, with young children suffering from the most chronic malnutrition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The starvation of children, allegedly to "soften a country up" for invasion and/or occupation, is not a new tool of the West; the US and Saudi Arabia have been very effectively causing Yemeni kids to die of malnutrition over these last two years, courtesy of shutting down all Yemeni ports, so food cannot get in. Here's what THAT looks like:

Images: Yemeni children dying of malnutrition

Mar 24 08:11

If we're going to rule out negotiations with North Korea, we have to be ready for war

“Twenty years of talking has brought us to the point we are today,” Tillerson said at a news conference. “Talk is not going to change the situation.” If North Korea threatens South Korean or American forces or elevates the level of its weapons program, Tillerson warned, preemptive military action is “on the table.”

Tillerson’s comments did not come entirely out of left field. For months, Washington has been abuzz over the possibility that North Korea may successfully test an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to an American city. In a New Year’s address, North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un indicated such a test could come sooner than we think.

But Tillerson’s warning did signal that the Trump administration is taking U.S. policy toward North Korea in a new direction — that we may be serious about abandoning engagement and willing to pursue containment through military action.

Mar 23 00:06

Nuclear War: Hopefully Just A Bad Dream

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From the conclusion:

Notably, there were two types of nuclear scenarios with which The Powers That Be in my dreamworld had not seen fit to torture me, and with which I therefore had not had the misfortune to have had any familiarity. One of them is the aftereffects, environmental and political, of a modern-day First Strike by the United States....

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Dreamt, last night, that WW3 started.

And we may have started it.

Mar 22 10:30

BEX ALERT - Report: Pyongyang Military Exports Directly Threaten Israel; Latest Arms Convoy to Hezbollah Struck by IDF in Syria Contained North Korean Missiles

North Korean exporting of missile and other military systems to countries and terrorist organizations around the world directly threatens the Jewish state, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Monday.

According to Channel 2, Arab media outlets reported over the weekend that an arms shipment on its way to Hezbollah was attacked by the IDF in Syria late Thursday night/early Friday morning. The shipment, according to these sources, included advanced North Korean missiles. Channel 2 added that the nuclear reactor in Syria, which Israel destroyed in September 2007, was built for President Bashar Assad with the aid of the regime in Pyongyang.

Mar 22 09:53

OFFICIALS: US EXPECTS NEXT NORTH KOREAN MISSILE LAUNCH SOON

The U.S. military expects another North Korean missile launch in the next several days, American defense officials said Tuesday.

The officials said the U.S. has increased its surveillance over the isolated, communist country and has seen a North Korean missile launcher moving around, as well as construction of VIP seating in the eastern coastal city Wonsan.

The officials, who weren't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the new surveillance includes satellites, drones and other aircraft.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin, Spanish mine in Havana Harbor, Saddam's nukes...

I smell a false-flag on the way!

Mar 22 08:04

A peek into North Korea's Internet

For most North Koreans, it's nonexistent. There are only 1,024 known IP addresses in the entire country. The Internet is typically reserved for government officials, a few foreign ambassadors and outside assistance groups, according to a North Korean defector-turned-journalist.

By comparison, the United States has 1.5 billion IP addresses.

It's important to note that it's not one IP address per device, so there could be thousands of devices hooked up to the Internet in North Korea. Still, it has one of the smallest Internet presences in the world.

Mar 22 07:46

NSA Official Suggests North Korea Was Culprit in Bangladesh Bank Heist

A senior National Security Agency official appeared to confirm that North Korean computer hackers were behind a multi-million dollar heist targeting Bangladesh’s central bank last year.

Computer hackers attempted to steal $951 million, but only got away with $81 million, some of which was later recovered. After the theft, security firms quickly pointed the finger at North Korea. Other experts disputed that finding. But on Tuesday, NSA Deputy Director Rick Ledgett appeared to say North Korea was the culprit during a cryptic exchange at a Washington forum.

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So, "North Korean Hacker" has joined "Russian Hacker" on the list of boogeymen we are supposed to automatically be afraid of!

Mar 21 13:58

Exclusive: North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms - envoy

North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programs, a Pyongyang envoy told Reuters on Tuesday.

Mar 21 11:37

The Korean Crisis, the US' Next Phase of Pan-Eurasian Containment

The security situation has markedly deteriorated on the Korean Peninsula in recent days following the North’s latest missile test, which Pyongyang antagonistically said was a drill for striking US bases in Japan in response to the latest US-South Korean military exercises that it rightly views as a sign of hostility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish the two "adults in the geopolitical room", and I am talking about Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov, would get involved here; they are about the only two human beings in the world who could, potentially, de-escalate this mess, and come up with a face-saving plan which all the major actors could get behind, and help forge a peace treaty with North Korea, in return for its abandoning its nuclear weapons program.

Unfortunately, I am very concerned that the American Deep State will not allow this to happen, and continue to push, and provoke North Korea into a place where it feels it has no choice but to lash out militarily, which will be the "excuse" for a huge, US-sponsored military decap strike against it.

At least, that is the way I'm reading the "tea leaves" on the issue at the moment.

The large scale US/South Korean military exercises will continue until the end of April of this year, right before the South Korean elections in May;

US, South Korea launch large-scale military exercises

After the impeachment and removal of President Park from office this month, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn took over as acting President. Moon Jae In, a progressive who advocates the "Sunshine Policy", and is doing very well in the polls,is encouraging more rapprochement with North Korea, and may, if elected, want direct negotiations with Kim Jong-Un at a summit, as reported at pressreader.com on 11 March, 2017:

South Korea likely to reset its relationship with the North after Presidential election

It is a very certain bet that, should he get elected, the US government will do everything in their power to crush such an outreach, and insure that his ability to negotiate with North Korea becomes limited in the extreme.

Mar 21 09:23

U.N. Nuclear Inspector: North Korea’s Capability Has Entered A ‘New Phase’

North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has entered a “new phase,” with the country having doubled the size of its uranium-enrichment facility in recent years, Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told The Wall Street Journal.

“The situation is very bad …. It has gone into a new phase,” Amano told the publication Monday. “All of the indications point to the fact that North Korea is making progress, as they declared.”

And while Amano believes a diplomatic solution, like the one he helped broker between world powers and Iran in 2015, is “essential,” he’s skeptical such an agreement can be reached with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his government.

“We don’t have the reason to be optimistic,” he told the Journal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, because "“We don’t have the reason to be optimistic”, is Amano "grooming" the US and the West for a war against Korea, and most probably China?!?

That would be a pure, utter catastrophe for the United States government right now, due to its military's lack of cost-effective, and militarily effective weaponry, compared to that of China and Russia; its lack of funds to pursue such a war; the lack of troop strength, compared to that of Russia and China; and a lack of domestic manufacturing.

To avoid such a war, negotiations present the only possible solution, with North Korea given full trade privileges, in exchange for abandoning its nuclear weapons program.

Mar 21 09:03

White House Considering Sweeping Sanctions On North Korea

The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile threat, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

The sanctions would be part of a multi-pronged approach of increased economic and diplomatic pressure – especially on Chinese banks and firms that do the most business with North Korea – plus beefed-up defenses by the United States and its South Korean and Japanese allies, according to the administration official familiar with the deliberations.

While the long-standing option of pre-emptive military strikes against North Korea is not off the table – as reflected by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s warning to Pyongyang during his Asia tour last week - the new administration is giving priority for now to less-risky options.

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I am very relieved that Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump are meeting in early April; I hope that the two leaders can come up with a plan which includes getting North Korea back to the negotiating table to create a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with full guarantees for trade, etc., in exchange for North Korea stopping its nuclear weapons program.

But these potentially upcoming, draconian sanctions make me nervous, because very frequently, such sanctions are a prelude to war. Let us remember what Security Council sanctions did to the children of Iraq, pre-invasion:

As many as 576,000 Iraqi children may have died since the end of the Persian Gulf war because of economic sanctions imposed by the Security Council, according to two scientists who surveyed the country for the Food and Agriculture Organization. The study also found steeply rising malnutrition among the young, suggesting that more children will be at risk in the coming years. The results of the survey will appear on Friday in The Lancet, the journal of the British Medical Association.

I am hoping that the US and China can find the right balance of "carrot and stick" in these negotiations.

Mar 20 10:18

Farm Credit Implodes, Korean Food Prices Up

Korean government has lost control of food prices in the country as massive bird flu culls of birds raising the prices of chicken and eggs by minimum of 30%, seafood 25% and vegetables up to 75%. The farm credit crunch will result in less acreage planted in 2017 and now department store sales are at record low, is this an indication people are spending more of food in the US and buying less non-essential items?

Mar 19 21:38

How to Survive a Nuclear Strike

Learning what to do in the event of a nuclear strike just took on a whole new urgency now that Kim Jong Un just threatened to nuke the US.

We don’t know if Kim Jong Un actually has the capability to nuke the United States, but we do know that little dictator in North Korea is batcrap crazy. So if he actually does have the ability to hit the United States with a nuclear weapon, do you have any doubt whatsoever that he’d do it?

Regardless, it's important to know what to do in a variety of emergencies, right?

Mar 18 10:42

China Pushes Back on U.S. Talk of ‘All Options’ Over North Korea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pushed back against the tougher U.S. line on North Korea, reiterating his country’s view that the only way to rein in its reclusive neighbor is through talks.

Wang spoke at a briefing in Beijing with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who in Seoul on Friday refused to rule out a preemptive strike against Pyongyang if the threat from its weapons program was deemed severe enough. While that’s largely in line with prior U.S. positions, Tillerson’s comments -- and Twitter posts from President Donald Trump -- signal the level of concern over North Korea is rising.

“The most important principle we have identified is that no matter what happens, we have to stay committed to diplomatic means as a way to seek a peaceful settlement,” Wang said on Saturday. “We hope all parties, including our friends from the United States, could size up the situation in a cool-headed and comprehensive fashion and arrive at a wise decision.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Foreign Minister Wang has it entirely correctly.

The only thing that will de-escalate the situation is for North Korea, the US, China, and South Korea to go to the negotiating table and hammer out a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with very clear language that in exchange for the peace treaty, North Korea ends its nuclear weapons program.

Unfortunately, it appears that the US government wants war against North Korea, soon, and by any means necessary. Tillerson's position that Kim Jung Un has to give up his nuclear weapons program before negotiations can even begin, betrays an absolute cynicism toward any peaceful means of resolving this issue.

And Secretary Tillerson a word, please; if the US military attacks North Korea, China is treaty-bound to defend it militarily.

Have you, sir, wargamed this scenario with Sec Def Mattis?!? If not, I think it would be reasonable to do so. And the reason I am mentioning this is that, right now, the US military does not have the money, the weaponry, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China.

Mar 18 08:55

Tillerson Urges China to Refrain From Retaliation Against THAAD in S Korea

It isn't economic retaliation Tillerson is bleating about. China moved some heavy EW jammers up to where they can jam THAAD making it useless against an NK riposte!
The Chinese say checkmate.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China on Friday to refrain from creating economic policies which could hinder South Korea’s deployment of a US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system.

"While we acknowledge China's opposition, its economic retaliation against South Korea is inappropriate and troubling. We ask China to refrain from such actions," Tillerson said during a press conference following his talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.

Mar 18 08:29

POSSIBLE FALSE FLAG? Kim Jong-un threatens ‘MERCILESS’ attack on America in retaliation for South Korea drills

He said he would attack his Western enemies from “ground, air, sea and underwater” in a sabre-rattling statement released through state media.

The propaganda press agency KCNA indicated the blood-thirsty despot was becoming increasingly agitated by the joint military drills south of the border.

A statement attributed to Kim said: “If they infringe on the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Everything we think we know about what is going on in North Korea comes to us via the same corporate propaganda outlets that told us Saddam had nuclear weapons.

We know the US wants a war with North Korea, possibly as a means to limit China's sea lanes of communications while the South Chine Sea islands are invaded.

But the US needs to make it look like North Korea struck first and is the unreasonable party here.

But ...

Remember the Cheosan; sunk by a torpedo blamed on North Korea, until it was realized that the actual torpedo used was not one available to North Korea!

Mar 17 10:35

Rex Tillerson Rejects Talks With North Korea on Nuclear Program

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson ruled out on Friday opening any negotiation with North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs and said for the first time that the Trump administration might be forced to take pre-emptive action “if they elevate the threat of their weapons program” to an unacceptable level.

Mr. Tillerson’s comments in Seoul, a day before he travels to Beijing to meet Chinese leaders, explicitly rejected any return to the bargaining table in an effort to buy time by halting North Korea’s accelerating testing program. The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said on New Year’s Day that North Korea was in the “final stage” of preparation for the first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ruling out any negotiations before the DPRK stopped their nuclear weapons development program was a non-starter, because Kim Jung Un sees these weapons as a deterrent against Western aggression; Tillerson had to know that.

I also noticed that there were no real public statements from Tillerson after he met with South Korean dignitaries; I have to wonder if Tillerson actually got what he came for, which I believe, would have been the proverbial "blank check" for permission for an overt attack against North Korea.

I will be very interested to see what Tillerson's and Chinese officials' comments will be after the meeting in Beijing.

Mar 17 09:50

Russian senator warns US withdrawal from talks on North Korea could be disastrous

Washington’s refusal to take part in the six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear program could be disastrous, Konstantin Kosachev, head of Russia’s Federation Council International Affairs Committee, said on Friday. Earlier, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview with CNN that the US does not "want to get back into the six-party talks" involving South Korea, North Korea, the US, China, Japan and Russia. "We're not willing to do that. Been there, done that." In comments to this statement, Kosachev voiced concerns over the attempts of the new US administration to solve the most important international issues, like on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, with the use of "Cowboys’ outbursts." "The consequences could be a disaster, especially when you deal with nuclear powers," the Russian senator stressed...

Mar 17 09:46

Tillerson not ruling out US deployment of nuclear weapons to Korean Peninsula

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has not ruled out that nuclear weapons may be deployed to contain North Korea’s nuclear threat. "Nothing has been taken off the table," Tillerson said in the interview with Fox News, in comments if Washington admits the possibility of increasing weapons supplies to Seoul and deploying nuclear weapons to South Korea. "We’re exchanging views," Tillerson said during his visit to the demilitarized zone on the border between two Koreas. "The policy of strategic patience has ended," he stressed at a press conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.

Mar 17 09:24

Sirens blare as Japan, fearing North Korea, holds first missile drill

Sirens blared and loudspeakers broadcast warnings in Japan's first civilian missile evacuation drill on Friday, conducted in a fishing town by officials wary about the threat of North Korean missiles.

The exercise comes more than a week after North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest coast, with one rocket landing about 200 km (124 miles)from the town of Oga.

Friday's drill played out a scenario in which North Korea had fired a ballistic missile on the Japanese islands.

"The missile is seen to have landed within a 20-km (12-mile) boundary west of the Oga peninsula," a speaker blared during the evacuation. "The government is currently examining the damage." (For a graphic on missile evacuation drill in Oga, Japan, click tmsnrt.rs/2ngq11y)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My heart just wants to reach out and hug the kids in that top photo.

There are ways other than war with which to resolve this conflict, but the American Deep State will have none of it.

Mar 17 09:15

Trump says North Korea is 'behaving very badly' – after secretary of state draws new red line threatening pre-emptive strike if Kim's regime doesn't end its nuclear weapons program

President Donald Trump blasted the North Korean regime on Friday, supporting his secretary of state for drawing a new red line and hinting at a pre-emptive military strike against Pyongyang's nuclear threat.

'North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!' Trump wrote on Twitter.

The message came while his secretary of state Rex Tillerson was still in the Far East. Tillerson bluntly warned North Korea's dictator hours earlier that he faces pre-emptive military action if he continues developing nuclear missiles.

Mar 17 08:05

US Expects More Missile, Nuclear Testing by North Korea

With tensions between the US and North Korea always rising in the first quarter of every year, only to fall off when North Korean forces are redeployed to help plant crops, there is still time for North Korea to launch another provocative round of tests for either missiles or their nuclear weapons program, and US officials believe such tests are likely imminent.

Officials quoted by CNN say that the US has deployed a growing number of surveillance satellites over North Korea to track equipment movements that might signal such tests, and that North Korea is moving equipment to unusual, previously unused locations, which they think might be a sign they’re going to try to test from places less covered by the satellites.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No sourced quotes whatsoever, and look at the mealymouth wording; " US officials believe such test are likely imminent" "which they think might be a sign..."

Could the US government be broadcasting more loudly for the world to expect a false flag to be blamed on North Korea?!?

Most probably, not!!

Mar 17 08:00

Trump's aggressive North Korea stance may face backlash in Seoul, Beijing

President Donald Trump, known to elude conventional foreign policy, is expected to seek out new solutions to reign in a belligerent Pyongyang, instead of continuing former President Barack Obama's strategy of economic sanctions. Speaking in Tokyo on Thursday, Tillerson highlighted the need for a fresh approach, acknowledging that two decades of American efforts to denuclearize North Korea have failed.

But while Tokyo may be open to a more forceful stance, the same isn't true for Beijing and Seoul.

South Korea's new president and Chinese sovereignty concerns could emerge as key obstacles to Washington's goal of a unified, confrontational stance against North Korea.

Mar 17 07:59

Swift severs remaining North Korean links to global banking

North Korea’s remaining links to global banking networks via Swift have been severed, according to the Brussels-based international system that supports most of the world’s financial transactions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

North Korea just broke free of the private central bankers!

Mar 17 07:58

US Sends Attack Drones to South Korea Ahead of Simulated Invasion of North

The United States has announced it will send a wing of Grey Eagle attack drones to be permanently stationed in South Korea. Is this a part of a larger strategy?

Brian Becker invited Will Griffin, a member of the US-based task force Stop THAAD in Korea and US Militarism in Asia and & Pacific, to discuss the issue.
The Korean Peninsula has captured the world's attention of late. While North Korea launched a ballistic missile that is in theory capable of delivering a nuclear device, the president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, was impeached over corruption allegations, leaving the nation in the state of disarray. So why would the US send a wing of attack drones to be permanently stationed in South Korea?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And that political message is, from the US government perspective, "My way, or the highway!!"

Mar 17 07:36

Rex Tillerson: When It Comes To North Korea, All Options Are On The Table

A U.S. policy of strategic patience with North Korea has ended, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in South Korea on Friday, adding that military action would be “on the table” if North Korea elevated the threat level.

Tillerson began his first Asian visit as secretary of state in Japan on Wednesday and will travel to China on Saturday with a main focus on finding a “new approach” on North Korea after what he described as two decades of failed efforts to denuclearize the insular nation.

“Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of security and diplomatic measures. All options are on the table,” Tillerson told a news conference in Seoul.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tillerson is telegraphing a coming false flag, to be blamed on North Korea, to "kick this up a notch"

Mar 17 07:11

Busted! US Soldiers Caught with $12M Worth of Crystal Meth in South Korea

South Korean prosecutors allege that two American troops stationed in the country smuggled nine pounds worth of methamphetamine from California using the Army’s postal service.

Mar 17 06:58

North Korea accuses United States of deploying supersonic bomber -- are "deepening the threat of nuclear weapons."

claim - For about an hour, the United States conducted atomic bombing exercises

Mar 17 05:19

Tillerson not ruling out US deployment of nuclear weapons to Korean Peninsula

"Nothing has been taken off the table," Tillerson said in the interview with Fox News, in comments if Washington admits the possibility of increasing weapons supplies to Seoul and deploying nuclear weapons to South Korea. "We’re exchanging views," Tillerson said during his visit to the demilitarized zone on the border between two Koreas. "The policy of strategic patience has ended," he stressed at a press conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.

General Eisenhower wanted to deploy nukes to Korea during the Korean war, but Truman opposed the idea, instead sending bomb assemblies minus the fission cores as a warning.

Mar 16 15:11

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Reaches Out to North Korea, Telling Them They “Need Not Fear” The United States.

There are many in Washington who fear the silence of our new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. I just read an article about those in Washington who fear Tillerson will alienate us from the United Nations or the Human Rights Council.

Mar 16 14:59

Forecast Calls for ‘Sunshine’ on the Korean Peninsula

The bombshell disclosures, mass protests, and obstinacy from the president to the very end – the epic downfall of Park Geun-hye will reverberate in South Korea for years to come. Yet the consequences won’t be limited to the domestic sphere. The president’s removal comes at a delicate time for the alliances and interests that underpin East Asian security. If President Trump’s rhetoric doused the US alliance system in gasoline; Park’s downfall could just be the spark that ignites it.

Mar 16 11:41

N. Korea blasts U.S. bombing drills in S. Korea

North Korea on Thursday condemned South Korea and the United States for "escalating nuclear attack threats," citing the participation of U.S. strategic bombers and the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson in joint military drills in South Korea.

North Korea's official news agency, KCNA, said a fleet of B-1B Lancer bombers from the Andersen air base on Guam made a stealth flight over the Sangdong firing range of South Korea on Monday for about an hour on a nuclear bomb-dropping drill aimed at making preemptive strikes at major targets of the DPRK. DPRK is an acronym for Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the North's official name.

The defense ministry didn't confirm the deployment of the U.S. strategic assets to the region, where tensions have increased in recent weeks with North Korea's missile launches and the killing of Kim Jong-un's half-brother in Malaysia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We'll have to read the tea leaves on this, When Rex Tillerson finishes his meetings with South Korea's Interim President tomorrow, but I would almost be willing to bet real money that we see military conflict with North Korea, and sooner rather that later.

But the big question I have to ask is, in light of the reality that China and North Korea have a mutual defense pact, what will the Chinese government do, if the US, Japan, and South Korea, attack North Korea?!?

Mar 16 11:20

Diplomatic Remedies for THAAD Missile Madness: The US, China and the Two Koreas

The US decision, supported by the South Korean government, to deploy an antimissile system known as THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) may be one of the most thoughtless strategic moves in a generation. The official US justification is that close-in defense against North Korean missiles is necessary to protect South Korea. But the deployment is having more than a few negative repercussions: an argument in China for increasing its nuclear weapons stockpile; an incentive in North Korea for continuing to develop its long-range missile capability; a deep fissure in China-South Korea relations; a roiling of South Korean politics at a time when its corrupt president has been impeached; and a new source of tension in already fraught Sino-US relations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rex Tillerson meets with South Korean Interim President Dae-Jung tomorrow, and that Interim President will definitely be placed in a vice by Tillerson, to accept the continued build of the THAAD system, which, if completed on time should be operational by the end of next month.

The actual direction the US government is going to be taken by reading of the "tea leaves" of Tillerson's statements after the meeting.

If South Korean Interim President Dae-Jung says NO to the THAAD system, unfortunately, South Korea can most likely expect some horrific "false flag" to be directed against it, blamed on North Korea, and the war is truly on for real, and much earlier than if he allows the THAAD project to continue.

The American Deep State will actually give this guy no real choice whatsoever, if, in fact, it has been decided that war is "the only way forward." with North Korea.

Unfortunately, as stated in the UK's Daily Mail yesterday, such an attack appears just about as real as a potential heart attack:

The US prepares to 'incapacitate' Kim: USS Carl Vinson carrying huge fleet of fighter jets arrives in South Korea as military sources reveal plan to 'remove' Jong-un's war chiefs

Mar 16 07:49

Tillerson promises new policy on North Korea after '20 years of a failed approach'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a new approach toward North Korea Thursday, saying all the efforts of the past 20 years have failed.

Tillerson was speaking in Tokyo, ahead of stops in Seoul and Beijing, where Chinese leaders are expected to present their own plan to defuse escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.

"The diplomatic and other efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of denuclearization have failed. So we have 20 years of a failed approach," Tillerson said at a news conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that North Korea, which is suffering huge economic hardships since China quit buying their coal, would gladly get rid of their nuclear weapons ... the instant the United States (the only nation to actually use nuclear weapons on the people of another country) gets rid of theirs.

But twenty years of demanding to control North Korea remotely from Washington DC, plus the parking of an armada off of the coast, is not going to defuse tensions, and only a fool would think otherwise!

Mar 15 18:42

Tillerson’s Asia Visit: Could US Change Stance on N. Korea Even If It Wanted To?

As US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels across Japan, China and South Korea, amid the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye and a recent missile launch by North Korea, Radio Sputnik’s Brian Becker invited columnist and author Patrick Lawrence to discuss what’s at the heart of the new diplomat’s trip.

Will a New South Korean Leader Improve Relations With Pyongyang?

The impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye has plunged South Korea into a time of uncertainty. Between America's undecided foreign policy and the massive unpopularity of its THAAD system deployment in South Korea, Park's successor may take an unexpected stance. This seems likely, given that the most probable candidate to win the elections is Moon Jae-in, a supporter of the Sunshine Policy, the idea of close cooperation with North Korea without military intervention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would love to think diplomacy had a chance here; unfortunately, for both citizens of both North and South Korea, China, Japan, and the world, it appears that the American Deep State has already made up its mind. As reported today at the dailymail.co.uk:

The US prepares to 'incapacitate' Kim: USS Carl Vinson carrying huge fleet of fighter jets arrives in South Korea as military sources reveal plan to 'remove' Jong-un's war chiefs

These troops, coupled with the 300,000 Korean and 17,000 American troops in exercises, called Foal Eagle, off the coast of North Korea, constitute a formidable force. The US has installed Gray Eagle attack drones near North Korea's borders. And, at the end of next month, presuming the South Korean government actually approves it, post-Park Geun-hye's conviction, and removal from office. the US will have its THAAD anti-missile system installed in South Korea, and operational.

You do not deploy a huge number of troops, weapons, and materials, unless you are pretty certain you are going to use them, and quickly; it is very hard to keep up morale and readiness for a long period of time without using those resources.

Therefore, I think that the US war with North Korea is pretty much a near certainty, and that the timing is eminent. Watch for the "false flag", to be blamed on North Korea, and we will be off and running.

I will be interested to see what Tillerson's statements are upon returning from South Korea; those will provide the clues about in which way the US government is going to act here.

Mar 15 15:22

The US prepares to 'incapacitate' Kim: USS Carl Vinson carrying huge fleet of fighter jets arrives in South Korea as military sources reveal plan to 'remove' Jong-un's war chiefs 

A growing US presence off the Korean Peninsula is reportedly part of a plan aimed at 'incapacitating' Kim Jong-Un's despotic regime in Pyongyang should conflict break out.

A nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for joint military exercises in the latest show of force against the North.

The USS Carl Vinson arrived at the southern port of Busan as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson began a tour of the region, where tensions have escalated in recent weeks with missile launches from the nuclear-armed North and the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's estranged half-brother in Malaysia.

More than 80 aircraft, including the fighter aircraft F/A-18F Super Hornet, the E-2C Hawkeye and the carrier-based EA-18G Growler are on board the supercarrier.

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency claims the heightened military presence is part of a plan to decapitate North Korean leadership.

Mar 15 14:24

Will Pyongyang Respond to USS Carl Vinson Visit to South Korea?

The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier made a port call in South Korea on Wednesday amid warnings from military leaders that their upcoming joint war games may be disrupted by a strike from North Korea.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They just telegraphed the false flag

Mar 15 11:39

KNOW THE FACTS: North Korea lost close to 30% of its population as a result of US bombings in the 1950s

From the Truman Doctrine to Obama. The history of the 1950s Korean war confirms that extensive war crimes were committed against the Korean people. As confirmed by the statement of General Curtis Lemay:

“Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population.”1

North Korea lost close to thirty percent of its population as a result of US led bombings in the 1950s. US military sources confirm that 20 percent of North Korea’s population was killed off over a three period of intensive bombings:

Mar 15 09:25

North Korea Puts Army Into "Combat Mode"

A source in South Pyongan Province told Daily NK that following the order from Kim Jong Un, every last soldier-- even if away on business, on leave, off-base for training, or even those with a recent death in the family--were ordered back to their units. The authorities have ordered the military police in each region to summon all soldiers back to their bases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From North Korea's perspective, what the US claims is only a massive drill looks very much like preparations for an actual invasion.

The big question is, what sort of false-flag will the US use to make it look like North Korea started things!

Mar 14 15:21

FLASHBACK - THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA

In short, the torpedo recovered from the ocean where Cheosan was attacked is NOT the same torpedo shown in the North Korean plans. As I stated above, there are additional differences as well between the blueprints and the actual torpedo, but the actuators are the clincher.

The torpedo recovered fronm the ocean where the Cheosan was sunk is not the North Korean torpedo shown in the blueprints.

Read more: THE BIG LIE SELLING YOU WAR WITH NORTH KOREA | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/warwithkorea.php#ixzz4bL...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The LAST time a false-flag to start war with North Korea was tried (and failed).

Mar 14 10:12

Kim Jong-un threatens ‘MERCILESS’ attack on America in retaliation for South Korea drills

He said he would attack his Western enemies from “ground, air, sea and underwater” in a sabre-rattling statement released through state media.

The propaganda press agency KCNA indicated the blood-thirsty despot was becoming increasingly agitated by the joint military drills south of the border.

A statement attributed to Kim said: “If they infringe on the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity even a bit, its army will launch merciless ultra-precision strikes from ground, air, sea and underwater.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is where these threats break down; in the use of the words "ultra-precision strikes."

Unless the DPRK has been able to buy, or develop, some advanced guidance systems from rogue countries which are comfortable about ducking UN sanctions against such things, their guidance has generally been their proverbial Achilles' heel.

And threats like these are truly, geopolitically counter-productive, unless a country can actually back them up, but it is imminently possible that North Korea's guidance and nuclear capabilities have evolved to the point where they can do what they threaten. As reported today in http://www.theaustralian.com.au:

Imagine that instead of friendly, congenial New Zealand across the Tasman we had Kim’s North Korea firing nuclear capable missiles into the sea less than 200km from Sydney or Brisbane, and you get a sense of why Japan and South Korea consider North Korea an existential threat. Seoul has long been in range of North Korean’s short-range missiles and about 8000 artillery ­pieces that could devastate the South Korean capital within hours — not to mention the hundreds of thousands of North Korean troops likely to pour out of massive hidden tunnel systems along the demilitarised zone if hostilities, never formally ended following the 1953 Korean War, were to resume. But the recently acquired ability to arm these missiles with nuclear warheads means that Kim can destroy South Korea as a functioning society, since the south has no effective means of defending against them. Lacking a workable defensive missile shield of its own, it’s hardly surprising Seoul has turned to Washington for assistance by agreeing to host a THAAD battery on its soil, despite domestic resistance and the likely election of the dovish Moon Jae-in to replace the disgraced Park Geun-hye, whose impeachment was last week upheld by the constitutional court. Moon has already conceded it will be difficult to reverse the decision of the interim government to speed up the THAAD deployment. THAAD has been fiercely resisted by Beijing because the powerful X-band radar, which forms the heart of the system, can see thousands of kilometres into China from the outskirts of Seoul, allowing the US to potentially shoot down Chinese missiles, putting at risk China’s missile-centric military strategy in which it has invested billions of dollars. However, China’s threats of retribution are unlikely to delay or derail the planned THAAD deployment to South Korea, which is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of April. Japan and the US have an even bigger problem as the likeliest targets for Kim’s nukes. By launching four missiles simultaneously, Kim has demonstrated a previously unseen capacity to overwhelm Japan’s limited ballistic missile defence system with saturation attacks, threatening Tokyo and other major Japanese cities as well as the 54,000 US military personnel based in Japan and their 40,000 dependents.

I am absolutely not advocating for war with North Korea; that being said, at this moment, the US, China, and South Korea might have an opportunity to get North Korea back to the bargaining table, and replace the existing Armistice with a true peace deal, with the proviso that upon signing this treaty, North Korea would abandon its nuclear weapons program entirely.

In the Chinese language, the ideogram for "crisis" and "opportunity" is one and the same; I would like to hope that the US government understands that, but will not hold out a lot of hope right now.

Unfortunately, as things stand, with the THAAD units in South Korea being completed and operational at the end of April, I see a potential start to a military conflict happening at the beginning of May, unless some intelligent, moral, and hard-won negotiations are put into place to prevent this from happening.

Mar 14 09:42

Is the US Preparing for War Against North Korea?

The Chinese government is acutely concerned at the prospect of war on its doorstep involving its ally, North Korea. In unusually blunt language, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, warned that the United States and North Korea were like “accelerating trains coming toward each other with neither side willing to give way.” The Trump administration flatly rejected China’s proposal for a “dual suspension”—of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs and massive US war games underway in South Korea—as the basis for renewed negotiations.

By ruling out talks, the White House is setting course for confrontation, not only with North Korea, but also with China. By preparing for military action against North Korea, the US is also menacing China, which it has identified as the most immediate challenge to American global hegemony.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do is, unfortunately, no guarantee that it will not do it.

I would like to hope that when President Trump meets Chinese President Xi Jinping in April, that the two discuss setting up meetings between China, North Korea, South Korea, and the US to develop a peace treaty to replace the existing armistice, with the provision that such a peace treaty will mean that the North Koreans will not continue developing their nuclear weapons.

Of course, that...would be logical.

Mar 14 09:32

US deploying attack drones to South Korea

The United States has begun deploying attack drones to South Korea as tensions with North Korea remain high over Pyongyang’s persistence in its missile and nuclear program.

U.S. Forces Korea said Monday that the company of Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) will be permanently stationed at Kunsan Air Base, about 150 miles south of Seoul.

“The stationing of this company, which will be assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division, directly supports the U.S. Army’s strategic plan to add one Gray Eagle company to each division in the Army,” U.S. Forces Korea said in a press release.

“The UAS adds significant intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability to U.S. Forces Korea and our [Republic of Korea] partners.”

The timeline for the full deployment of the drone company is unclear.
The deployment comes as tensions on the peninsula remain fraught after North Korea’s latest missile test.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would suggest that this deployment will come sooner rather than later; it appears that all the pieces are being put into place for a war against North Korea.

North Korea and China do have a mutual defense pact:

Sino-North Korean Mutual Aid and Cooperation Friendship Treaty

So the question I hope keeps our senior lawmakers and military managers up at night is, how will China respond to a US/Japanese/South Korean attack on North Korea?!?

Living here on Oahu, such a question is very disturbing to contemplate.

Mar 14 08:26

U.S. Navy SEALs to take part in joint drills in S. Korea

U.S. special operations forces, including the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden, will take part in joint military drills in South Korea to practice incapacitating North Korean leadership in the case of conflict, a military official said Monday.

The U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six will join the annual Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises between the two allies for the first time, along with the Army's Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets.

"A bigger number of and more diverse U.S. special operation forces will take part in this year's Foal Eagle and Key Resolve exercises to practice missions to infiltrate into the North, remove the North's war command and demolition of its key military facilities," the official told Yonhap News Agency

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Osama bin Ladin was NOT killed by Seal Team 6; they killed a guy who looked possibly a little like Bin Ladin (if you squint very hard), but the differences between this guy's appearance and that of Bin Ladin were so huge, that they caused the Seal Team to dump his body unceremoniously into the ocean, because they, and Obama's White House, wanted to stick with the false narrative of them actually having killed Bin Laden. Bin Laden died in December of 2001:

Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government

Read more: Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/osama_dead.php#ixzz4bJWZ1LSP

But what concerns me is, if these are the kinds of exercises in which the US and South Korean military will be participating, like practicing for a decap strike against the North Korean government why advertise it, and have this reverberating around the world in news outlets, to give Kim Jung-Un and his government a chance to prepare, in depth, for such a possibility?!?

It appears that the US and South Korean government are attempting to "groom" both the American and South Korean government for a pre-emptive war against North Korea.

Mar 14 06:50

North Korea: The Grand Deception Revealed

In 2003 I had, along with some American lawyers, members of the National Lawyers Guild, the good fortune to be able to travel to North Korea, that is the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, in order to experience first hand that nation, its socialist system and its people. The joint report issued on our return was titled “The Grand Deception Revealed.” That title was chosen because we discovered that the negative western propaganda myth about North Korea is a grand deception designed to blind the peoples of the world to the accomplishments of the Korean people in the north who have successfully created their own circumstances, their own independent socio-economic system, based on socialist principles, free of the domination of the western powers.

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