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  • US Helicopter Crashes Near North Korea Border

    04/16/2013 2:24:05 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 12 replies
    france24.com ^ | 16/04/2013
    A US Marine helicopter taking part in a joint drill with South Korea crashed Tuesday near the North Korean border, officials said. The helicopter was carrying three crew and 13 other service members, but no casualties were reported.
  • Is April 15th North Korea Launch day?

    04/14/2013 1:03:20 PM PDT · by politisite · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/14/2013 | Reuters
    Since April 15th (Later on today United States Time) is Kim il Sung 101st birthday, we think today would be the day for the DPRK to launch if they intend to. New Secretary of State Kerry is in the region trying to come up with his first victory since taking office. But the DPRK is not backing down. NORTH KOREA UNBENDING Pyongyang, which was preparing to celebrate the birth date of state founder Kim Il-Sung on Monday, reiterated it had no intention of abandoning its atomic arms programs. "We will expand in quantity our nuclear weapons capability, which is the...
  • China Urges Calm While Building Up Military on North Korean Border

    04/12/2013 6:03:36 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 41 replies
    NTDTV.com ^ | April 12, 2013 | staff reporter
    No comment. That’s what China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei said earlier today (April 12) in response to a report by a US spy agency saying North Korea has a nuclear weapon it could mount on a missile. Several US and South Korean officials were also quick to deny the report. This is after promises by North Korea to turn its enemies’ strongholds into a sea of flames. Even with an aggressive, potentially nuclear rogue regime sharing a border with China, Hong Lei maintained dialogue was the way to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula.
  • Bomb North Korea, Before It’s Too Late

    04/13/2013 2:25:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    NYT ^ | April 12, 2013 | JEREMI SURI
    April 12, 2013 Bomb North Korea, Before It’s Too Late By JEREMI SURI AUSTIN, Tex. SINCE February, the North Korean government has followed one threatening move with another. The spiral began with an underground nuclear test. Then the North declared the armistice that ended the Korean War invalid. The young dictator Kim Jong-un followed with a flurry of threats to attack civilian targets in South Korea, Japan and the United States.
  • (LEAD) N. Korea has likely not moved mobile missile launchers: source(tactical deception?)

    04/13/2013 2:17:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2013/04/13
    2013/04/13 14:53 KST (LEAD) N. Korea has likely not moved mobile missile launchers: source SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- North Korea did not appear to move vehicles suspected to be mobile launchers for its medium-range missiles over the past two days, a government source said Saturday, in an indication that Pyongyang's missile launch is not imminent. According to intelligence sources, the North had moved two Musudan intermediate missiles, which had been concealed in a shed in the eastern port city of Wonsan, in and out of the facility earlier this week in an apparent bid to interfere with Seoul's intelligence...
  • North Korea states 'nuclear war is unavoidable' as it declares first target will be Japan

    04/12/2013 7:36:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    http://www.express.co.uk ^ | 04-12-13 | By: Charlotte Meredith
    NORTH KOREA has warned Japan that Tokyo would be the first target in the event of a war on the Korean Peninsula, as it increased threats of an attack. In a commentary carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the communist country lashed out at Tokyo's standing orders to destroy any missile heading toward Japan, threatening such actions will result in a nuclear attack against the island nation. If Japan executes its threat to shoot down any North Korean missile, such a “provocative” intervention would see Tokyo — an enormous conurbation of 30 million people — “consumed in nuclear...
  • N. Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike On Tokyo In Event Of War, Or If Japan Downs Test Missile

    04/12/2013 4:01:54 AM PDT · by Fennie · 53 replies
    RT News ^ | April 12, 2013
    Pyongyang warned that Tokyo would be its primary target if war broke out on the Korean Peninsula, if Japan maintains its "hostile posture." It also threatened a nuclear strike against the island nation if it intercepts any North Korean test missiles. In the comments, carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Friday, Pyongyang lambasted Tokyo's standing orders to shoot down any North Korean missile heading towards Japan, Seoul-based Yonhap news agency reports.
  • Obama: North Korea should end belligerence now [or no birthday cake or something.......]

    04/11/2013 1:54:37 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Obama: North Korea should end belligerence now Associated Press – 46 mins ago WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says now is the time for North Korea to end its belligerence. He says the United States will take, in his words, "all necessary steps" to protect its people. But Obama also says that no one wants to see a conflict on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea ratcheted up its threats against the U.S. after the U.N. Security Council levied new economic sanctions on the isolated nation. The penalties were in response to a February rocket launch.
  • Bill Whittle: NORTH KOREA (Virtual Press Conference)

    04/10/2013 3:04:14 AM PDT · by RonDog · 14 replies
    www.MrVirtualPresident.com ^ | April 8, 2013 | Bill Whittle
    From www.mrvirtualpresident.com/blog/article/north-korea-virtual-press-conference: With tensions rising, the Virtual President discusses options as the Korean Peninsula faces the possibility of a Second Korean War.
  • Secret Transmission Detected from North Korea [Have you heard anything unusual on shortwave bands?]

    04/09/2013 6:18:35 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 63 replies
    intellihub.com ^ | April 8, 2013 | Olav Phillips
    Within hours of South Korean news sources breaking a story that several Sang-Ho class submarines had disappeared from their North Korean bases, a ham radio operator named Tim, picked up a “numbers station” broadcasting on the same frequency as “The Voice of Korea” propaganda station. What makes this even more interesting is that at the tail end of the numbers transmission there was a long duration digital transmission as well. So why is this important and alarming?There are several reasons why this new development is particularly alarming. The first being the existence of the numbers station coming online shortly after...
  • Secret DPRK Surveillance Photo Reveals Conflict About To End

    04/08/2013 7:15:01 PM PDT · by mnehring · 14 replies
    Vanity Humor
  • N. Korea Recalls Workers as 4th Nuke Test Feared

    04/08/2013 9:23:00 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 8, 2013
    North Korea plans to recall 51,000 workers and temporarily shut down its operations at the Kaesong Industrial Park that it runs jointly with South Korean companies just north of the border. Analysts in South Korea see the move as a leap in Pyongyang's determination to make sacrifices amid its increasingly belligerent rhetoric, including indications of a fourth nuclear test. "This is a big deal," said Yoon Sang-Hyun, the ruling Saenuri Party lawmaker and an expert in foreign policy and inter-Korean relations. "No more words, they're really taking a blow economically and demonstrating that they really mean what they've been crying...
  • Pyongyang removes all workers from Kaesong (Last Link of Cooperation Between North and South)

    04/08/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like North Korea wasn’t bluffing about cutting off one of their only channels to hard currency and global trade. This morning, a high-ranking official of the DPRK announced that all 51,000 workers at the Kaesong industrial complex would leave, shutting down the last link of cooperation between North and South: North Korea said Monday it will recall 51,000 North Korean workers and suspend operations at a factory complex it has jointly run with South Korea, moving closer to severing its last economic link with its rival as tensions escalate.The statement from Kim Yang Gon, secretary of a key decision-making...
  • US 'plans tit-for-tat response to North Korea'

    04/08/2013 3:14:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 4/8/13 | Damien McElroy
    The United States and South Korea have reportedly drawn up joint plans for a retaliatory set of tit-for-tat responses to any strikes by North Korean on its neighbour. The scale of the response has been set down in a new war plan to ensure that there is no unintended escalation into broader war. The new "counter-provocation" plan is calling for an immediate but proportional "response in kind" to North Korea if it decides to launch a ground attack or a missile, the New York Times reported last night, citing unnamed US officials. Under the plan, the source of any North...
  • Korean nuke conflict may make Chernobyl look like ‘fairytale’ – Putin

    04/08/2013 6:50:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 2013/04/08
    Korean nuke conflict may make Chernobyl look like ‘fairytale’ – Putin Published time: April 08, 2013 00:41 Edited time: April 08, 2013 12:28 If a nuclear conflict erupts on the Korean Peninsula, Chernobyl would look like a “kids’ fairytale,” Russia’s president said. Tensions have been escalating rapidly, with last week seeing conflicting reports about North Korean nuclear activity. Speaking at the annual industrial fair in Hannover, Vladimir Putin compared the possible nuclear brawl between Seoul and Pyongyang with the worst nuclear disaster in history - the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. According to Putin, the consequences of the...
  • Kerry to seek diplomatic ‘off-ramp’ for North Korea

    04/08/2013 6:54:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2013/04/06
    Kerry to seek diplomatic ‘off-ramp’ for North Korea WASHINGTON (CNN) — When he visits Asia later this week, Secretary of State John Kerry will discuss potential diplomatic incentives for North Korea once it stops its bellicose rhetoric and threatening behavior, senior administration officials tell CNN. Officials warn any resumption of talks with North Korea is premature, and could only come once Pyongyang adheres to its international obligations. But they say Kerry hopes the new emphasis on diplomacy will give the North Koreans a face-saving way to de-escalate the current situation.
  • South Korea Expects Missile Launch by North

    04/07/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    SEOUL, South Korea — The South Korean government warned on Sunday that the North might launch a missile later this week, while a top military leader postponed a scheduled trip to Washington, citing escalating tensions on the peninsula.
  • Japan Defense Minister Officially Authorizes SDF Forces Shoot Down N. Korean Missile (Breaking)

    04/07/2013 6:59:27 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 127 replies
    Yahoo Japan Headline News (original in Japanese) from Japanese news sources ^ | 7 April 2013 | Yahoo! News Japan (original in Japanese)
    Japan's Defense Minister issued the official military order within the hour or so. It has been stated in news commentary that the North's Musudan intermediate ballistic missile which is an extreme threat to Japan and had been suddenly moved to North Korea's east coast just two days ago for possible launch without warning, without any kind of statement to international space or aviation bodies for a "test launch" of a missile, means that North Korea could launch a sneak missile launch without any warning to the world. So Japan's Defense Minister ordered Japan Self Defense Forces (SDF) into readiness with...
  • W.H. 'would not be surprised' if North Korea launches missile

    04/05/2013 12:38:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/5/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday that the administration wouldn't be surprised if North Korea followed through on threats to launch a missle. "We've obviously seen the reports that North Korea may be making preparations to launch a missile. We're monitoring this situation cclosely, and we would not be surprised to see them take such an action," Carney said during a press briefing. "We have seen them launch missiles in the past and the United Nations Security Council has repeatedly condemned them as violations of the North’s obligations under numerous Security Council resolutions, and it would fit their...
  • What if It’s Not About North Korea?

    04/05/2013 10:32:05 AM PDT · by AU72 · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 5, 2013 | Michael Ledeen
    I don’t really follow North Korea (mostly, I try to stay up-to-date on a few countries that begin with the letter “I”), but it seems to me that we are looking at recent events in the wrong context. North Korea is a charter member of the Axis of Evil, and works hand in glove with the other surviving regime of that infamous trinity, Iran. I’ve been writing for years about the intimate relationship between the two, ranging from North Korean assistance in digging tunnels in Iranian mountains and in the Tehran subway system, to Iranian cooperation with North Korean missile...
  • North Korea urges embassy evacuations, diplomats say

    04/05/2013 7:48:32 AM PDT · by oxcart · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/05/2013 | Will Englund
    MOSCOW – North Korea has advised foreign diplomats to consider evacuating their embassies there, in light of increasing tensions in the area, Russian and British diplomats said Friday. Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, told reporters traveling with him in Uzbekistan Friday afternoon that Moscow was seeking more details about the North Korean statement before making a decision about whether to evacuate. Lavrov said Russia was treating the statement from Pyongyang as a suggestion and not an order.
  • North Korea tells Brit diplomats to get out — then sets chilling April 10 deadline

    04/05/2013 9:16:20 AM PDT · by illiac · 37 replies
    The Sun ^ | 4/5/13 | Jack Losh
    ROGUE state North Korea today sparked fears that it could trigger a nuclear strike as early as next WEDNESDAY. Crackpot Kim Jong-un’s regime today issued a chilling threat to British diplomats warning them to get out of Pyongyang. Alarmingly the North Korean government said it would not be able to guarantee the safety of embassies from April 10. Russian diplomats have also been advised to evacuate. Today the Foreign Office added that it is “considering next steps” after the threat. It is still unclear why next Wednesday has been set as a deadline – but it is sure to spark...
  • North Korea Likely To Launch 'A Relatively Small Attack (shorten)

    04/04/2013 7:52:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 104 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/4/13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    The most probable outcome of all these tensions is a low-level "tactical" strike from North Korea. But don't worry, it'll be "a relatively small attack that won’t leave many people dead," Sue Mi Terry, a Columbia University professor who served as a senior analyst on North Korea at the CIA from 2001 to 2008, told Wired's Spencer Ackermann.
  • North Korea Likely To Launch 'A Relatively Small Attack That Won't Leave Many People Dead'

    04/04/2013 10:32:38 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/5/2013 | Yahoo
    The most probable outcome of all these tensions is a low-level "tactical" strike from North Korea. But don't worry, it'll be " a relatively small attack that won’t leave many people dead," Sue Mi Terry, a Columbia University professor who served as a senior analyst on North Korea at the CIA from 2001 to 2008, told Wired's Spencer Ackermann. Analysts in the military, political, and intelligence fields have all pretty much said the same thing: Kim Jong-Un has painted himself into a corner, and the only way out is a gunfight. Luckily they also say it won't be World War...
  • Mark Steyn On The Passing Of Roger Ebert And The Growing Threat In North Korea

    04/05/2013 5:19:43 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 48 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 5 Apr 2013 | Mark Steyn
    HH: We begin every Thursday when we are lucky with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. You can read everything that Mark writes at www.steynonline.com. You can follow him on Twitter @marksteynonline. Mark, one of my favorite Steyn books is The Passing Parade. And I begin today with the sad news, because I liked him, Roger Ebert. He was a left winger, but he was a pretty good movie critic. If you were writing an obit about Roger Ebert, how would it begin? MS: Well, as you say, he was a left winger, but he was a great movie critic...
  • How North Korea Could Destroy The United States

    04/05/2013 7:10:05 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 398 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 5, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: The administration moves an advanced missile defense system to Guam because it knows a single low-yield nuke detonated at high altitude could send America back in time a hundred years. The announcement Wednesday by the Defense Department that it would soon deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD), a missile defense system inherited from the Bush administration, to Guam underscores the seriousness of the threat from North Korea, whose actions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel rightly said, "present a real and clear danger." This move comes after the Obama administration reversed its previous scuttling of Bush administration...
  • China mobilizing troops, jets near N. Korean border, US officials say

    04/01/2013 12:52:16 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 128 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 1, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said. Reports from the region reveal the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently increased its military posture in response to the heightened tensions, specifically North Korea's declaration of a "state of war" and threats to conduct missile attacks against the United States and South Korea.
  • U.S. on alert for nuclear blast overhead

    04/01/2013 10:16:00 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 161 replies
    WND ^ | 4/1/13 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – U.S. officials quietly are expressing concern that North Korea could use its “space launch vehicle” to explode a high-altitude nuclear device over the United States, creating an electromagnetic pulse that would destroy major portions of the U.S. electrical grid system as well as the nation’s critical infrastructures. The concern is so great that U.S. officials who watch North Korea closely are continually monitoring the status of the North Korean “space launch vehicle,” whose status could suggest a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States. They are aware of the three-stage missile North Korea launched last December that also...
  • Officials To Take ‘Whatever Precautions’ Needed After North Korea Threat

    04/03/2013 12:48:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | April 3, 2013 1:28 PM
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBS Houston) – In response to perceived threats against the city from the North Korean government, officials in Austin have said they are willing to do whatever federal officials feel may be necessary to protect civilians. -- Austin city officials are keeping an eye on the situation. “Our regional intelligence center has been staying apprised of the current situation,” City Manager Marc A. Ott told CBS Houston in a statement.
  • N. Korea approves nuclear strike on US

    04/03/2013 1:05:52 PM PDT · by illiac · 186 replies
    AFP ^ | 4/3/13 | AFP
    SEOUL — The North Korean army said Thursday it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, involving the possible use of "cutting-edge" nuclear weapons. In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) said it was formally informing Washington that reckless US threats would be "smashed by... cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means". "The merciless operation of (our) revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified," the statement said.
  • US to move missiles to Guam after North Korea threats

    04/03/2013 1:25:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 April 2013 Last updated at 15:30 ET
    The US is moving an advanced missile system to the Pacific island of Guam as a precaution following threats by North Korea, the Pentagon has said.The Department of Defence said it would deploy the ballistic Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (Thaad) in the coming weeks.Pyongyang has threatened to target South Korea and the US in recent weeks.The state's warlike rhetoric follows new UN sanctions and joint military drills by the US and South Korea.
  • U.S. to Send Missile-Defense Battery to Guam

    04/03/2013 1:39:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    U.S. to Send Missile-Defense Battery to Guam By JULIAN E. BARNES And ADAM ENTOUS WASHINGTON—The U.S. is preparing to deploy an advanced missile-defense system to defend American military bases in the Pacific, a defensive signal indicating the Pentagon doesn't believe the threat of a possible North Korean attack is likely to fade quickly. The U.S. will deploy the system, known as a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery, or THAAD, to Guam to protect against short- and medium-range missiles from North Korea. It will be the first global deployment of the system. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said North Korea has threatened...
  • Rep. Peter King: US could make preemptive strike on North Korea

    04/03/2013 12:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 3, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Tuesday that the United States had the right to take preemptive military action against North Korea if there was "solid evidence" that Kim Jon Un planned to attack the U.S. or South Korea. "If we have good reason to believe there's going to be an attack, I believe we have the right to take preemptive action," King said on CNN's "Erin Burnett Outfront.""I don't think we have to wait until Americans are killed or wounded or injured in any way," he continued. "I'm not saying we should be rushing into war, don't get me wrong,...
  • It's Almost 3 AM and North Korea's Calling

    04/03/2013 9:16:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 3, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama has a situation on his hands where charisma and media support do him no good. He is dealing with a nuclear-armed regime with a history of military attacks, provocations as a means of extortion, and brutality. Now they have announced they are restarting a reactor that produces enough plutonium to make a bomb a year -- a reactor that had been shut down before as part of a previous deal in which the North Koreans got things of value in exchange for shuttering it. Worse yet, the dictatorship is now in the midst of a possible power struggle....
  • Full war declaration statement from DPRK (via KCNA):

    03/29/2013 10:05:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 221 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/28/13
    The moves of the U.S. imperialists to violate the sovereignty of the DPRK and encroach upon its supreme interests have entered an extremely grave phase. Under this situation, the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un, brilliant commander of Mt. Paektu, convened an urgent operation meeting on the performance of duty of the Strategic Rocket Force of the Korean People's Army for firepower strike and finally examined and ratified a plan for firepower strike. The important decision made by him is the declaration of a do-or-die battle to provide an epochal occasion for putting an end to the history of the...
  • Nuclear War to Be Conducted on Korean Peninsula

    03/30/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 105 replies
    Nuclear War to Be Conducted on Korean Peninsula Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- A nuclear war has turned out to be an established one on the Korean Peninsula. Despite the repeated warnings of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the United States, for the first time, made B-2A fly from Whiteman air force base in Missouri State over south Korea on March 28 to launch an exercise of striking ground targets aimed at the DPRK. Earlier, a formation of U.S. B-52 based in Anderson air-force base on Guam flew to the sky above south Korea and staged nuclear war exercises...
  • North Korea Says It Is Entering 'State Of War' With South

    03/30/2013 3:24:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 30 replies
    NBC World News ^ | Marian Smith
    North Korea said on Saturday that it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea, following a call to arms by the country's young leader Kim Jong Un and days of increasingly belligerent rhetoric from the isolated state. The North's official news agency KCNA published the joint statement issued by the government, political parties and other organizations. "From this time on, the North-South relations will be entering a state of war and all issues raised between the North and the South will be handled accordingly," it said. The statement also warned that if the U.S. and South Korea carried...