North Korea runt attempts missile launch April 16, 2017 - North Korea attempted to launch a missile Easter Sunday but failed. N. Korean missile fails, blows up almost immediately after launch. It was NOT an ICBM. President Trump had good intelligence before the launch and after the launch. The launch came shortly before US Vice-President Mike Pence arrived in South Korea. ( I am not so sure Trump ever has good intel, being he opposes Assad in Syria)
China works with USA on NKorea April 17, 2017 debka - President Donald Trump tweeted USA is working with China. Donald Trump tweet - Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!
Russia moves weapons toward North Korean border April 17, 2017 debka - Russia moved tanks and weapons towards Vladivostok, near the border with North Korea. The military convoy included 8 surface-to-air missiles. Vladimir Putin has a major navy base in Vladivostok.
3 ? US Aircraft Carriers head for Korea April 17, 2017 Its doubtful there are 3 - The Pentagon has directed three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, USS Carl Vinson, USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz. They will enter the Sea of Japan by April 25 and other ships joining it. 22.214.171.124/focus/f-news/3544745/posts
President Trump made Rudy G his cyber security. Did Rudy fiddle with NK missile? Or perhaps the North Korean army doesnt want to die
North Korea Military Options April 20, 2017 - They're ALL bad. The sword stands ready. US VP Mike Pence warned North Korea that the U.S. would defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response.
The problem is that while a military response may be inevitable, pending the actions of the crazy, fat runt running North Korea, none of the U.S. options under consideration are particularly good, specially for our allies in the region.
North Korea stages drill April 25, 2017 debka - US nuclear sub docks in South Korea. North Korea began a large-scale, long-range artillery fire drill in Wonsan on the east coast, and the USS Michigan nuclear submarine docked in South Korea. The submarine will join the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group heading for Korean waters. USA, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, the entire US Senate met at the White House for briefings by top security officials on the North Korean crisis.
Entire Senate being called to White House for North Korea briefing
The entire U.S. Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea situation, amid escalating tensions over the country’s missile tests and bellicose rhetoric.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming briefing, for all 100 senators, on Monday.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers.
It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing.
Spicer clarified that while the event will take place on the White House campus, it is technically a Senate briefing and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is the one who convened it.
The briefing, first reported by Reuters, was confirmed after President Trump earlier spoke to the leaders of both China and Japan.
Trump spoke by phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Xi told Trump that China strongly opposed North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and hoped “all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation,” according to Chinese broadcaster CCTV. Trump hopes China could increase pressure on its isolated ally instead of using military options or trying to overthrow Kim Jong Un’s regime.
North Korea has conducted one of its largest ever military exercises, including live-fire artillery drills and firing weapons at mock enemy warships.
From The Daily Mail:
Kim Jong-Un's army readied for war as they fired rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during North Korea's 'largest ever' live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday.
Hundreds of tanks were lined up along the eastern coastal town of Wonsan in a show of military strength to celebrate 85 years since the North Korean army was created.
Kim saluted the military as he watched the exercises on Tuesday, which involved the firing of more than 300 large-calibre artillery pieces and included submarine torpedo-attacks.
Just one day later, South Korea conducted joint military live-fire drills with the US at Seungjin fire training field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea.
And in a defiant bit of timing, South Korea have announced that key parts of a contentious US missile defense system have been installed.
The South's trumpeting of progress in setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, comes as high-powered US military assets converge on the Korean Peninsula and as a combative North Korea signals possible nuclear and missile testing.
On the same day, a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea.
And the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier is also headed toward the peninsula for a joint exercise with South Korea.
The exercise took place as a US guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea and envoys from the US, Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo to discuss the growing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons and missiles program.
Speculation had mounted that the North could carry out a sixth nuclear test or another missile launch to mark 85 years since the founding of its army.
High alert over N. Korea April 28, 2017 - The United States, Japan and other countries surrounding North Korea are on high alert. The USS Michigan nuclear submarine arrived in Busan, South Korea. The USS Carl Vinson nuclear aircraft carrier is cruising waters off the Korean Peninsula.
NKorea seeks help April 28, 2017 - North Korea is seeking support from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to prevent a nuclear holocaust. The Asean Summit in Manila is April 26-28. North Korea urged ASEAN to inform the ministers and to develop a proper proposal on how to preserve peace on the Peninsula. www.rt.com/news/386406-pyongyang-asean-letter-nuclear-holocaust/
North Korea fires missile April 29, 2017 - Pyongyang fired a KN-17 medium range missile that exploded within minutes after launch and never actually left North Korean airspace. ballistic missile. The main part of it landed 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Pukchang airfield. Tillerson said that China has threatened Pyongyang with sanctions if they continue to conduct nuclear tests. www.rt.com/news/386523-pyongyang-korea-ballistic-missile
North Korea launches missile, US sabotages North Korea launched a missile, it failed, detonating in North air space seconds after launch, just like the first one that was sabotaged by the US on April 16. This was intended to support LimpKim’s threat to sink one of the US warships.
This missile was fired as a deliberate act of defiance by Kim Jong-un in the face of Trump’s warning. Friday, American, Chinese and Russian foreign ministers all stood up at the UN Security Council meeting in New York to demand that he give up his nuclear and missile programs. debka.com/article/26032/North-Korea-launches-new-missile-US-sabotages
Multiple reports indicate the missile exploded shortly after launching sptnkne.ws/eph3
North Korea disrespected the wishes of China when it launched, though unsuccessfully. - DJTrump tweet
Show of Force April 29, 2017 - US Warship in striking distance of North Korea. A HUGE US Navy super-carrier is gearing up for war off the coast of North Korea after Kim Jong-un's missileflop. USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan, a guided missile submarine docked in South Korea. 126.96.36.199/focus/f-news/3548484/posts
Carter - Clinton gave NK nukes April 29, 2017 - Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton gave North Korea Nukes. North Korea couldnt have done it without their gullibility. Back in 1994, President Clinton prepared to confront North Korea over CIA reports it had built nuclear warheads and its subsequent threats to engulf Japan and South Korea in a sea of fire.
Donald Trump praised Douglas MacArthur. Harry Truman fired MacArthur for wanting to win the Korean War. In war there is no substitute for victory
Japan has released TV footage showing the USS Carl Vinson just several hours away from the North Korean Coast.
After a mangled deployment of Trump's aircraft carrier "armada" during which miscommunication between the White House and the Pentagon meant the USS Carl Vinson would arrive off the North Korea coast weeks after what Trump had initially suggested, on Saturday Japan's public broadcaster NHK aired footage of the U.S. aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of Nagasaki prefecture in southern Japan, hours after the latest failed ballistic missile test by North Korea..
NHK said it shot the footage Saturday morning from a helicopter. Nagasaki is in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands. On Friday, the Vinson conducted joint training with two Japanese destroyers and two Japanese F-15 fighter jets in waters further south off the Japanese island of Okinawa.
The USS Carl Vinson is heading north toward the Korean peninsula over rising concerns the Kim regime may conduct another nuclear test, one day after Pyongyang provoked not only the US but also China and Russia with its latest failed missile test.
Since Nagasaki is just a few hundred kilometers away from the Korean coast, and less 800 km from Pyongyang (by air), it will likely reach its destination off the Korean coast during the next few hours.
Meanwhile, according to AP, shortly after receiving notice that North Korea had conducted another missile launch, one of Tokyo's major subways systems said it had shut down all lines for 10 minutes early Saturday. Tokyo Metro official Hiroshi Takizawa said service was halted on all nine lines at 6:07 a.m. It resumed at 6:17 a.m. after it was clear there was no threat to Japan; the temporary suspension affected 13,000 passengers. Takizawa says it was the first time service had been stopped in response to a missile launch. Train service is generally suspended in Japan immediately after large earthquakes. Tokyo Metro decided earlier this month to stop for missile launch warnings as well.
Is This Stalwart Of Radical Left Wing Bias Setting Up America For An 'EMP Holocaust'? For Misleading The American People, The National Public Radio Deserves To Be Defunded
Submitted to All News Pipeline by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
National Public Radio (NPR) has for years been known for its radical leftwing bias, and uninformed commentaries on foreign and defense policy by kooks from academia. But the NPR propaganda mill recently reached a potentially dangerous new low, misinforming Americans on the threat from North Korea amidst the worsening crisis with that nuclear-armed dictatorship.
On April 26, NPR interviewed Ambassador R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence, who correctly warned listeners that the biggest and most immediate threat from North Korea is its capability to perform an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack by satellite, which could plunge the entire U.S. into a protracted blackout. North Korea currently has two satellites orbiting over the U.S. on trajectories consistent with making a surprise EMP attack.
The Congressional EMP Commission, on which Ambassador Woolsey serves as senior adviser, estimates that a nationwide blackout lasting one year could kill up to 90 percent of the American people from starvation and societal collapse.
(ANP: In the only video below, Dr. Pry recently joined John B. Wells on Ark Midnight to discuss the EMP threat to America.)
NPR was not really interested in Woolsey’s warning about the North Korean EMP threat, the interviewer only commenting, "I never heard of that." Instead, NPR was interviewing Woolsey about President Trump’s first 100 days, fishing for some negative comment from the former Trump adviser, which they did not get.
The next day, on April 27, NPR science editor Geoff Brunfield (who, according to his NPR bio, has a Master’s in science writing from Johns Hopkins University) interviewed EMP non-expert Jeffrey Lewis in a segment titled "The North Korean Electromagnetic Pulse Threat, Or Lack Thereof."
Why Brunfield would interview Jeffrey Lewis about EMP, and not the vastly more knowledgeable former Director of Central Intelligence Jim Woolsey, is explicable only as a combination of incompetence and possible NPR bias against the "politically incorrect" EMP threat.
Lewis opened the interview by laughing hysterically for nearly a minute at the warning by former CIA Director Woolsey and the Congressional EMP Commission that a North Korean EMP attack would have catastrophic consequences. According to Lewis, the 1962 Starfish Prime high-altitude nuclear test proves that EMP is relatively harmless because the Hawaiian Islands were not destroyed, merely damaged a little. And Lewis reassured listeners that, contrary to popular belief, cars would be little effected by EMP.