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  • South Korea’s Leader Bluntly Warns U.S. Against Striking North

    08/15/2017 10:56:18 AM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug.15, 2017 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    With his public alarmed by President Trump’s recent threats to North Korea, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea issued an unusually blunt rebuke to the United States on Tuesday, warning that any unilateral military action against the North over its nuclear weapons program would be intolerable. “No one should be allowed to decide on a military action on the Korean Peninsula without South Korean agreement,” Mr. Moon said in a nationally televised speech. As a candidate for the presidency, Mr. Moon, a liberal who took office in May, said he would “say no to the Americans” if necessary. But he...
  • North Korea Backs Off Guam Missile-Attack Threat

    08/14/2017 8:49:31 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/14/2017 | Jonathan Cheng
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has decided not to launch a threatened missile attack on Guam, Pyongyang’s state media reported on Tuesday, but warned that he could change his mind “if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions.” The report, published early Tuesday, could help dial back tensions that had spiraled last week following an exchange of threats between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump warned Pyongyang last week that the U.S. military was “locked and loaded” and could engulf the North in “fire and fury,” while North Korea, through its state media, had...
  • China hands Trump a win on North Korea crisis

    08/14/2017 5:48:45 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 102 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/14/17 | Jake Novac
    In a matter of a days, tensions with North Korea appear to have calmed down considerably. Most of that is thanks to China making a series of positive moves and statements. This is shaping up to be a big win for the Trump administration. -- Less than a week ago, the world seemed to be on the edge of a nuclear confrontation or at least a bloody military conflict in East Asia. What a difference a few days make. After a weekend filled with a series of conciliatory statements from China, some of them downright surprising, the situation with North...
  • Videos and Photos: Real Patriots vs “Resist A Fascist America” Fascist Protesters

    08/13/2017 4:46:17 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 13 August 2017 | Pamela Geller
    August 9, 2017 – 8 AM – NYC – This was the first anti-fascist FASCIST speaker of the “No Nuclear War! The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” protest. He droned on and on – while standing in front of their mock DRONE – about impeaching President Trump. “The Resist a Fascist America” FASCISTS gathered the day before the anniversary of Nagasaki, in front of Fox News, to defend the TOTALITARIAN hellhole called North Korea. The enemy (for them) is the United States (it’s not just the Trump/Pence “REGIME”). They never met a totalitarian government they wouldn’t DEFEND. The counter-protest was...
  • China to stop imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and fish

    08/14/2017 10:56:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 14, 2017 | By Philip Whiteside
    China says it will stop importing North Korean coal, iron ore, fish and other goods in September as it implements UN sanctions. The UN Security Council, including China, backed a new resolution last weekend imposing fresh sanctions on the rogue state in retaliation for its controversial nuclear programme. The sanctions aim to block $1bn worth of North Korean exports - about a third of its total exports. The Chinese government said the imports would stop on 5 September. China is the country's closest ally, but has been angered by its missile tests and repeatedly pressured and berated by President Trump,...
  • Genius: Maxine Waters Thinks US Should Give North Korea 'Things That They’re Asking For'

    08/11/2017 11:04:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies ^ | August 11, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Resistance Hero Maxine Waters has quite the strategy for dealing with escalating tensions with North Korea: figure out if the U.S. can give them the “things that they’re asking for.” That’s right, the California Democrat sees a resolution to the crisis through diplomacy, telling a TMZ reporter that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson needs to fill the State department with those who can engage Pyongyang. "We're on the verge of nuclear war, what are your thoughts on this?" the reporter asked. "I want us to be very careful, very alert to what is happening and to avoid war," Waters said....
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo says nuclear war with North Korea is not ‘imminent’

    08/14/2017 5:50:20 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that nuclear war is not “imminent.” Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Pompeo said it’s clear North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are progressing rapidly, but he downplayed any immediate risk to the United States. “Each time they test another missile, or if they should conduct a nuclear weapons text, they develop expertise, they expend the envelope. It is probably fair to say they are moving toward that at an ever-alarming rate,” he said when asked whether North Korea has nuclear weapons capable of hitting the U.S.
  • North Korea is sitting on trillions of dollars of untapped wealth, and its neighbors want in

    08/13/2017 11:15:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Quartz ^ | June 16, 2017 | Steve Mollman
    Few think of North Korea as being a prosperous nation. But it is rich in one regard: mineral resources. Currently North Korea is alarming neighbors with its frequent missile tests, and the US with its attempts to field long-range nuclear missiles that can hit American cities. A sixth nuclear test could be imminent. An attack on the US or its allies would be suicidal, so Pyongyang probably aims to extract “aid” from the international community in exchange for dismantling some of its weaponry—rewind about 10 years to see the last time it pulled off the old “nuclear blackmail” trick. But...
  • 2017 08 13 John Haller's Prophecy Update "The Emerging Convergence of the Urgent"

    08/13/2017 2:55:03 PM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Aug 13, 2017 | John Haller
    It only takes a momentary scan of the headlines for a discerning person to realize that we are moving toward the event horizon at breakneck speed. In all corners of the globe, tensions are rising, some of which were set into motion years ago either through gross mismanagement of foreign policy, or via a deliberate and sinister process. Regardless of the pathway or the intention, we now face multiple crises on global scale, with all the players picking and choosing sides, and the likely solutions have perilous consequences in nearly every foreseeable scenario. The Korean crisis is a stark and...
  • No One Should Have Sole Authority to Launch a Nuclear Attack

    08/13/2017 12:49:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Scientific American ^ | The August 2017 Issue | The Editors
    In just five minutes an American president could put all of humanity in jeopardy. Most nuclear security experts believe that's how long it would take for as many as 400 land-based nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal to be loosed on enemy targets after an initial “go” order. Ten minutes later a battalion of underwater nukes could join them. That unbridled power is a frightening prospect no matter who is president. Donald Trump, the current occupant of the Oval Office, highlights this point. He said he aspires to be “unpredictable” in how he might use nuclear weapons. There is no...
  • Why Was North Korea’s Head of Intelligence and Cyber-Warfare Recently Welcomed in Cuba?

    08/12/2017 6:31:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 12, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    "Cuba is resolutely opposing the U.S. sanctions and pressure against North Korea and expressing full support for the just steps of North Korea in bolstering up defense capabilities including ICBM test-fires…we express our deep thanks to the Korean people who are sending  solidarity to the Cuban people's just cause."That was Ulises Rosales Del Toro, Stalinist Cuba’s  “Vice President of the Council of Ministers”  (i.e. eunuch  apparatchik) conveying his master’s (Raul Castro’s) support to  Kim Yong Nam, Stalinist North Korea's "President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly," (another eunuch apparatchik.) The shout-out between these Stalinist eunuchs took place this week...
  • Bristling in Mad Kim’s crosshairs: Inside Trump’s air force and naval bases on Guam...

    08/12/2017 7:00:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2017 | Caroline Graham
    The guns are locked and loaded, the F-16 fighter jets line up along the runway ready to scramble at a moment’s notice and the military, as their motto proudly proclaims, are ‘Ready to fight tonight’. Yesterday, The Mail on Sunday became the first newspaper to visit both major military bases on Guam, the tiny Pacific island in the crosshairs of the growing crisis between North Korea and the US that could lead to the terrifying prospect of thermonuclear war. In the latest round of a series of escalating and terrifying threats, North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un’s Stalinist regime has...
  • Boris Johnson backs Trump in war of words between the US and Kim Jong-Un as he blames North Korea

    08/12/2017 4:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2017 | Mark Wood
    Boris Johnson last night backed Donald Trump in the incendiary war of words between the US President and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Blaming the North Koreans for the crisis, the Foreign Secretary called on the communist regime to ‘fix it’. He said Britain was working with the US and other allies in the region to find a diplomatic solution to the stand-off between Pyongyang and Washington. ‘The North Korean regime is the cause of this problem and they must fix it,’ he said. ‘The international community is shoulder to shoulder in ensuring North Korea stops its aggressive acts. 'We...
  • Congresswoman Has Plan to Avert War with North Korea [semi-satire]

    08/12/2017 4:23:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif) has a simple plan for deescalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea: “give them what they want.” She acknowledged that “we may not know specifically what that is, but surely it has to be a better option than going to war.” “Look, Korea is a small, far away country,” Waters observed. “From what I understand it is a very poor place. We could probably feed, house, and clothe everyone in it for less than it would cost to bomb them. If we could ensure Kim that all the material needs of his people could easily...
  • Vicente Fox to State Department: Take away Trump's 'atomic toy'

    08/12/2017 4:20:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox took to Twitter to urge the U.S. State Department to “take away the atomic toy” from President Trump. Fox was responding to Trump's recent comments that he hasn’t ruled out military action in Venezuela and ongoing threats to retaliate against North Korea. “.@realDonaldTrump: before you turn the world to ashes, why don't you worry about your countrymen: health, growth, education. Leader of None!” Fox tweeted. “.@StateDept shut @realDonaldTrump's mouth & take away the atomic toy from his hand or you'll be equally responsible for destroying the world.” (TWEETS-AT-LINK) In remarks to reporters at his New...
  • Path to War

    08/12/2017 4:03:42 PM PDT · by Col Vit · 27 replies
    UNTO THE BREACH ^ | August 2th 2017 | Colonel Steven B. Vitali USMC (Ret)
    The United States is positioned on a trajectory toward a “hot war” with North Korea to end that country’s nuclear intercontinental threat. To avoid a conflict, only two options are available: First, the U.S. must strongly demonstrate to China and North Korea by various military, monetary, and strategic actions that America will end North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, even at the cost of a preemptive strike. The objective is to effectively persuade China to act against North Korea’s nuclear intentions. The second alternative is to abandon the U.S.’s stated-policy of not allowing North Korea (or Iran) the ability to threaten the...
  • Remove Trump From Office Before He Removes Us from Earth (Look at who the author is)

    08/11/2017 11:43:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 12, 2017 | Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC
    Did Donald Trump really just walk us to the brink of war with North Korea on a whim this week, or has this all been a figment of our lurid imagination? It seems crazy to contemplate that the world now stands on the edge of disaster because the American president simply lacks self-control. And yet that’s exactly the discussion on the table. Trump’s bizarre statements about “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” coupled with the follow-up press conference in which he declared a “whole new ballgame” and doubled down on his apparently extemporaneous threats against the North...
  • US military plans B-1 Bomber strike on North Korea missile sites

    08/11/2017 7:13:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Independent | August 10, 2017 | Clark Mindock
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  • Yes, Trump Has The Power To Launch A Nuclear Attack On His Own

    08/11/2017 2:58:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 11, 2017 | Sam Levine
    If President Donald Trump decided to authorize the use of nuclear weapons in a military conflict with North Korea, a possibility he has left open amid escalating tensions, it appears there’s little that could stop him. The prospect of a nuclear flashpoint comes after a war of words between Trump and the North Korean government, with the president warning this week of “fire and fury” against Pyongyang if it continued making threats, and North Korea subsequently threatening an attack on the U.S. territory of Guam. Trump on Thursday suggested that his initial statement may not have been tough enough, and...
  • Trump's approval rating shoots up after week of North Korea escalation

    08/11/2017 2:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 11, 2017 | Christina Gregg
    As tensions rise and explosive language flies between Trump and North Korea, the president has regained standing in his national approval rating. According to the latest Rasmussen survey, 45 percent of Americans approve of President Trump -- the highest his rating has been in the same poll since July 12. His approval rating exactly one week ago stood at a staggeringly low 39 percent. Where 62 percent of Americans say North Korea poses a "very serious threat" to the U.S., President Trump's blunt rhetoric -- including phrases like "locked and loaded" and "fire and fury" -- the commander in chief's...