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US Raises Nuclear Alert To DEFCON 3: China Mobilizes, Masses Troops On North Korean Border (Debka)
Debkafiles ^ | April 12, 2013, 8:59 AM

Posted on 04/12/2013 10:12:57 AM PDT by drewh

Friday, April 12, the US raised its nuclear alert status to DEFCON 3, Condition Yellow (out of 5 levels), stating “There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time, however the situation is considered fluid and can change rapidly.”

Many believe that North Korea will launch their test missile on or about April 15. Japan has instructed its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile that heads toward its territory.

Contrary to comments from the White House Thursday, the Pentagon reported that “North Korea probably has nuclear weapons that can be mounted on ballistic missiles.” This is a very significant admission by the United States and a dangerous change to the Korean situation.

China has mobilized its military and is massing near the border with North Korea.

This step was taken after North Korea placed a mid-range Musudan missile ready to launch on its east coast and its “dedication of more facilities at the Yongbon complex to nuclear weapons work.”

According to some sources in Washington, the Chinese military mobilization is not directed at deterring Pyongyang but as support for North Korea’s steps.

Late Thursday, Representative Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican, made a disquieting disclosure. He quoted an excerpt from a Defense Intelligence Agency report expressing “moderate confidence” in the finding that North Korea has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles whose “reliability will be low.”

This disclosure raised a furor in the United States, bringing forth a White House response.

The director of national intelligence, James Clapper, released a statement saying that the assessment did not represent a consensus of the nation’s intelligence community [16 agencies in all] and that “North Korea has not yet demonstrated the full range of capabilities necessary for a nuclear armed missile.”

Pentagon press secretary George Little backed him up by saying: “It would be inaccurate to suggest that the North Korean regime has fully tested, developed or demonstrated the kinds of nuclear capabilities referenced in the passage.”

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Seoul Friday. After meeting South Korean leaders, he travels next to Beijing and Tokyo.

In his first comment on the Korean crisis, President Barack Obama said Thursday that now is the time for North Korea to end its belligerence.

He said the United States will take ‘‘all necessary steps’’ to protect its people. But Obama also says that no one wants to see a conflict on the Korean Peninsula and would explore all diplomatic options for resolving the crisis.

Obama spoke alongside UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon after the two met in the Oval Office.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bogus; chinank; debka; debkacrap; debkahoax; defcon; defcon3; gullibledebka; nuclearnk; nuclearwarhead; obamank; soskerrynk
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1 posted on 04/12/2013 10:12:57 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
Obama: Oh yeh....We forget to let you know that they have nuclear missile capabilities...

He continued, "I'll fill you in after my golf game".

2 posted on 04/12/2013 10:16:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: drewh

Jimmy. Pack your bags.


3 posted on 04/12/2013 10:17:16 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: drewh
no further responces r need.. its only Debka.
4 posted on 04/12/2013 10:17:39 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: drewh

When was the last time that the DEFCON level was raised?


5 posted on 04/12/2013 10:18:03 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: mbarker12474

China is now SUPPORTING this nutjob??


6 posted on 04/12/2013 10:18:07 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

We have Obama as president,what could go wrong?.

/s


7 posted on 04/12/2013 10:18:38 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: drewh
He's not going to launch a nuclear warhead....but he'll use it to blackmail us...and say he's going to sell his tech to Iran.

So by blurting out that info (accidently), we've helped Kim with his "let's make a deal" bid.

8 posted on 04/12/2013 10:19:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SIRTRIS

For once Debka buries the lede, the Chinese are now apparently encouraging the madman...


9 posted on 04/12/2013 10:19:12 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Debka?....Then it MUST BE TRUE!.......


10 posted on 04/12/2013 10:19:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: drewh

11 posted on 04/12/2013 10:21:01 AM PDT by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: drewh

The Chinese pull Kim’s strings.


12 posted on 04/12/2013 10:21:04 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Wyatt's Torch

US Raises Nuclear Alert to DEFCON 3 For First Time Since 9/11.


13 posted on 04/12/2013 10:21:17 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Thanks. That’s what I figured. Congrats to Obama for blowing the 12 year streak we had going...


14 posted on 04/12/2013 10:23:40 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: drewh

Defcon 3? Over N. Korea???

Couldn’t we just find a large fly-swatter?


15 posted on 04/12/2013 10:23:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Vaduz

Obama nad his brood are too busy skiing on our dime in Sun Valley to care.


16 posted on 04/12/2013 10:24:06 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

China has ALWAYS supported this nutjob family and there’s plenty of reason for them to support them now. The last thing China wants is a unified, free, Korea.


17 posted on 04/12/2013 10:24:09 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Badger

LOL


18 posted on 04/12/2013 10:24:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: drewh
According to some sources in Washington, the Chinese military mobilization is not directed at deterring Pyongyang but as support for North Korea’s steps.

They may be getting ready to jerk this idiot's chain, big time. OR they may be getting ready to help defend NK in case of an invasion or retaliation by SK, Japan, et al. If the former, they might remove the dunce from his throne and install a more pliant puppet with a better disposition. If the latter, then all they have to do is enter the country and dare the west to attack.......

19 posted on 04/12/2013 10:26:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: drewh

20 posted on 04/12/2013 10:27:00 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: drewh

He will have hell to pay in the 2014 elections.Hope he enjuuys being a lame duck president and see all his work go down the tubes.


21 posted on 04/12/2013 10:28:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: drewh
This is exactly what we built the YAL-1 Airborne Laser to deal with. Hopefully it is somewhere in the air and on station.

Oh, wait...I forgot...President Barack Mugabe...uh, uh, uh,..Obama...yeah, yeah, Obama...is calling the shots.

I guess the ABL won't be shooting at anything soon.

22 posted on 04/12/2013 10:28:18 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: drewh

Debka is full of crap.


23 posted on 04/12/2013 10:29:28 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: drewh

Why isn’t anyone calling out Madame Hillary for allowing N. Korea to get to this point?


24 posted on 04/12/2013 10:31:16 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Longbow1969

Obama is on our side? I am rooting for the Norks.


25 posted on 04/12/2013 10:31:35 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: drewh
...the US raised its nuclear alert status to DEFCON 3.

Nope.

26 posted on 04/12/2013 10:32:04 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: drewh

Interesting report; that being said, anything from DEBKA needs to be taken with a grain of salt. They’re far from reliable.

If it was from STRATFOR, I’d pay more heed to it. That’s just me.


27 posted on 04/12/2013 10:35:46 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Tonytitan

—— This is exactly what we built the YAL-1 Airborne Laser to deal with ——

Heard on tv that the program was cancelled two years ago.

Who was the preezy then?


28 posted on 04/12/2013 10:36:49 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Tonytitan
To the best of my knowledge, the ABL project has been canceled
29 posted on 04/12/2013 10:41:39 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Apparently this is stupid DEBKA nonsense- but the title says US as if it is the US government....


30 posted on 04/12/2013 10:49:25 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: what's up

Calling her out? This has been the Clinton’s plan all along. They gave NK the reactors to begin with.
I’ve maintained the view since the 90’s that the Clinton’s want their legacy to be the takedown of the US of A.


31 posted on 04/12/2013 10:52:51 AM PDT by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: what's up
Why isn’t anyone calling out Madame Hillary for allowing N. Korea to get to this point?

Who's gonna call her, or Obama, or any other liberal "progressive" out on anything, the US news media? *snort*

32 posted on 04/12/2013 11:06:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: drewh
"Why are you lookig over here? You're supposed to be looking at North Korea!


33 posted on 04/12/2013 11:24:07 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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34 posted on 04/12/2013 11:24:36 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Mr. K
The problem is that Obama, et. al. seem to have elected to receive whatever NK fires up.

In this case it is much better to kick off the conflict than to go on defense. But, what do I know? I haven't played golf in years.

35 posted on 04/12/2013 11:32:43 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Sacajaweau

He is ALREADY using it for blackmail.


36 posted on 04/12/2013 11:33:40 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: drewh

So James Clapper and George Little said in so much roundabout homosexual language that North Korea has not proven that it has such weapons by using one and getting results. Meanwhile, readers of Rome’s international relations directives repeat that Debka is untrustworthy.

It appears that the Defense Intelligence Agency is quite a bit more credible than the “consensus” of today’s free traitors and other fascist political interests. The whole current situation is interesting and rather funny.


37 posted on 04/12/2013 11:38:01 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: what's up
"Why isn’t anyone calling out Madame Hillary for allowing N. Korea to get to this point?"

Political/regulator class folks don't want their chances for electing a woman president ruined--more important to goddess-worshipers than avoiding nuclear exchanges.


38 posted on 04/12/2013 11:42:59 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: mbarker12474

lol, is that the Gangham Style guy?


39 posted on 04/12/2013 11:44:34 AM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
lol, is that the Gangham Style guy?

I dunno. I only looked at the background.


40 posted on 04/12/2013 11:53:33 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: OldMissileer

I think DUMBKA is confusing the Korea WATCHCON with DEFCON in their usual fumbling way.


41 posted on 04/12/2013 12:06:03 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: mbarker12474
They do look similar...


42 posted on 04/12/2013 12:16:40 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

If we were at Def-3 the whole DOD would know and everyone would be reporting it.

It’s not something that can be kept hush-hush. right?


43 posted on 04/12/2013 12:22:01 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: drewh
Hey Kimmy Un! Thirty minutes out of Minot, and you're a crispy critter.

Come on Kimmy, you know 0bama will give you $10 million, five hookers, and a Lamborghini if you calm down.

Let's see, 300 kilo tons on about 6 targets should do the trick. Only problem is the radiation that will affect the Chicoms, Ivan and Japan.

5.56mm

44 posted on 04/12/2013 12:28:11 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: drewh

DEFCON 3? Is the White House short on Arugula and Kobe beef?


45 posted on 04/12/2013 12:35:37 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: drewh

China massing troops give the nutty statements of North Korea’s leaders a very serious cast. They could clean our clocks. Americans can only think in economic terms saying such gems as “China won’t attack” they would upset their economy.” China does not think in such terms.


46 posted on 04/12/2013 12:51:25 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: drewh
Friday, April 12, the US raised its nuclear alert status to DEFCON 3, Condition Yellow...

In other back page news, one third of USAF fighter squadrons are getting their unit readiness status degraded to save flying hours because of the "sequester"...

Meanwhile, EBT/SNAP and multitudes of welfare programs are loaded to the brim and the federal govenment is advertising in Mexico for new customers...

...

Is it time yet, Claire?

47 posted on 04/12/2013 12:53:08 PM PDT by Gritty (Our masters in Washington are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants-Jeff Cooper)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
China massing troops

There are a variety of false claims in the article besides the one about our DEFCON status.

One problem with DUMBKA, Wing Nut Daily, and to a lesser extent Bill Gertz is that evidence proving them wrong is often classified. They don't have nearly the accurate access to insider or classified information that their fans think; in the case of WND they are pretty much just making stuff up; for Gertz, he's very hit or miss; sometimes he does have accurate info and other times he's hilariously wrong.

For DUMBKA and WND, their modus operandi is to get page hits from excitable and stupid people with interesting, scary information, which is often a combination of false info with info they just grab from other news sources.

48 posted on 04/12/2013 1:34:50 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: gura

Defcon 3 is the absence of fresh powder at Sun Valley.


49 posted on 04/12/2013 1:46:43 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Strategerist

I’ve never actually seen Debka and WorldNetDaily in a comparison with Bill Gertz before now.

Ever.


50 posted on 04/12/2013 1:52:07 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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