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ALERT The Winds of War Blow in Korea and The Far East
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  1. #41
    Noon in Korea‏ @NoonInKorea · 10h10 hours ago

    Replying to @NoonInKorea

    Also, for preemptive strike capability, Japan plans to arm F-35 fighters w Norweigian JSMs: "Japan undoubtedly acquiring war capability."

  2. #42
    Noon in Korea‏ @NoonInKorea · 10h10 hours ago

    Replying to @NoonInKorea

    Noon in Korea Retweeted Noon in Korea

    These JSM missiles designed to target NK missile & nuke sites, though Japan says they protect island territories

  3. #43
    Noon in Koreaþ @NoonInKorea · 10h10 hours ago


    Japan to deploy its own version of carrier killer XASM-3 missiles to deal with China's Liaoning aircraft carrier

  4. #44
    Noon in Korea‏ @NoonInKorea · 10h10 hours ago

    Replying to @NoonInKorea

    Mitsubishi making XASM-3 which "sea skims" 15' above water at Mach 3 & avoid radar detection. Fitted to F-2 jets, the range will be 150~200㎞

  5. #45
    NorthKoreaRealTime Retweeted


    Adam Cathcartþ @adamcathcart · 4h4 hours ago

    North Korea opens new embassy in Tehran

  6. #46
    NorthKoreaRealTime‏ @BuckTurgidson79 · 47m47 minutes ago

    North Korea's 'No. 2' official on a 10-day visit to Iran that may signal wider military ties

  7. #47
    NorthKoreaRealTimeþ @BuckTurgidson79 · 54m54 minutes ago

    ASEAN foreign ministers voice 'grave concerns' over North Korea's tension escalation

  8. #48
    NorthKoreaRealTime Retweeted

    RedZero‏ @Crimson_Rei · 58m58 minutes ago

    McMaster's ROK counterpart says he was in contact with McMaster and told everyone "No war coming". McMaster clowned him so hard.


  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by northern watch View Post
    NorthKoreaRealTime Retweeted


    Adam Cathcartþ @adamcathcart · 4h4 hours ago

    North Korea opens new embassy in Tehran
    Quote Originally Posted by northern watch View Post
    NorthKoreaRealTime‏ @BuckTurgidson79 · 47m47 minutes ago

    North Korea's 'No. 2' official on a 10-day visit to Iran that may signal wider military ties
    Worthy of note ^^^

  10. #50
    U.S. preparing for 'preventive war' with N. Korea: McMaster
    2017/08/06 01:09
    Yonhap News

    WASHINGTON, August 5 2017 (Yonhap) -- The United States is preparing for a "preventive war" with North Korea among many options to deal with its missile and nuclear threats, President Trump's top security adviser has said.

    In an interview aired Saturday on MSNBC, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the president has been clear he will not tolerate North Korea's threats to attack the U.S. with nuclear weapons.

    A preventive war is initiated to prevent an enemy from carrying out an attack.

    "What you're asking is are we preparing plans for a preventive war, right?" McMaster said. "If they have nuclear weapons that can threaten the United States. It's intolerable from the president's perspective. So of course, we have to provide all options to do that. And that includes a military option."

    North Korea carried out two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles last month, claiming the entire U.S. mainland is within its striking range.

    Trump's willingness to go to war with North Korea was mentioned by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) earlier this week. He said the president told him there would be a war with North Korea if the regime continues to try to hit America with an ICBM.

    Many experts doubt the North has mastered the technology to mount a nuclear weapon on a missile capable of reaching the U.S. But they also recognize the faster than expected pace of development of its nuclear and missile programs.

    hague@yna.co.kr

    (END)

    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news...000200315.html

  11. #51
    NorthKoreaRealTimeþ @BuckTurgidson79 · 2h2 hours ago

    South Korean, US and Japanese top security officials hold first video conference on North Korea

  12. #52
    NorthKoreaRealTime‏ @BuckTurgidson79 · 2h2 hours ago

    NorthKoreaRealTime Retweeted Numbers-Stations.com

    New encrypted numbers message broadcast via Radio Pyongyang ...

  13. #53
    NorthKoreaRealTimeþ @BuckTurgidson79 · 38m38 minutes ago

    North Korea's foreign minister arrives in Manila for ARF

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    For links see article source.....
    Posted for fair use.....
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40837858

    South Korea open to talks with North amid nuclear crisis

    5 hours ago
    From the section Asia

    South Korea says it may hold direct talks with the North during a regional meeting this weekend.

    Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said she was willing to talk to her counterpart from Pyongyang, if the chance "naturally occurs".

    North Korea's repeated missile and nuclear weapon tests have been condemned by neighbours in the region.

    The United Nations security council is set to vote on fresh sanctions against the isolated state later on Saturday.

    Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are meeting in Manila in the Philippines.

    South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports "cautious expectations" that Kang Kyung-wha would meet North Korea's Ri Yong-ho on the sidelines of the forum.

    "If there is an opportunity that naturally occurs, we should talk," Ms Kang told the agency.

    "I would like to deliver our desire for the North to stop its provocations and positively respond to our recent special offers (for talks) aimed at establishing a peace regime."

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will also be attending the weekend's talks, where North Korea's nuclear programme is expected to be a main topic.

    As the meeting began, Asean members issued a joint statement saying they had "grave concerns" over North Korea's actions, which "seriously threaten peace".

    Is Tillerson getting ready for a Rexit?
    N Korea: 'All US within missile range'
    North Korea's missile programme

    Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, claiming it now had the ability to launch a strike against the entire US. However, experts doubt the capability of the missiles to hit their targets.

    The tests were condemned by South Korea, Japan, and the US, and prompted the drafting of new UN sanctions.

    China, North Korea's only international ally, has also criticised the tests. As a veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council, it has often protected Pyongyang from harmful resolutions.

    Reports say, however, that it is likely to support Saturday's resolution banning North Korean exports and limiting investments.

    The export of coal, ore and other raw materials to China is one of North Korea's few sources of cash. Estimates say that North Korea exports about $3bn worth of good each year - and the proposed sanctions could eliminate $1bn of that trade.

    Earlier this year, China suspended imports of coal to increase pressure on Pyongyang.

    Repeated sanctions have so far failed to deter North Korea from continuing with its missile development.

  15. #55
    Noon in Korea‏ @NoonInKorea · 1m1 minute ago

    Replying to @NoonInKorea

    Russia clearly trying to undermine NK sanctions. But it views the issue of "NK forced labor" different from US-West

  16. #56
    Noon in Korea‏ @NoonInKorea · 36s36 seconds ago

    Replying to @NoonInKorea

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov: "Russia never supported imposing sanctions in the hope they could eventually lead to dialogue with NK."

  17. #57
    Noon in Korea‏ @NoonInKorea · 10m10 minutes ago

    Replying to @NoonInKorea

    US Senators just urged FIFA to look into Russian use of NK laborers & recommended rescinding World Cup host status

  18. #58
    Noon in Korea‏ @NoonInKorea · 2m2 minutes ago

    Replying to @NoonInKorea

    Both Wu Dawei & Yang Jiechi turned down Japan's suggestions & refused to consider anything beyond temporarily banning NK coal exports.

  19. #59
    Nikki Haleyþ
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    We will be holding a very important vote on North Korea today at 3:00PM. To watch please visit: http://webtv.un.org/* #NewDayAtUN

    http://webtv.un.org/

    UN Security Council meeting livestream.

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    The Intel Crab‏ @IntelCrab 2m
    UNSC has voted overwhelmingly
    to adapt new sanctions against North Korea.
    shōu xìnyòngkă ma?

  21. #61
    Conflict News‏*@Conflicts 30s
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    BREAKING: UN Security Council unanimously adopts tougher sanctions on North Korea - AFP

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    Steve Herman‏Verified account @W7VOA 4m
    No China or Russia veto:
    New UN Security Council sanctions against DPRK approved.
    shōu xìnyòngkă ma?

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    The Intel Crab‏ @IntelCrab 1m
    New resolution WILL ban
    all North Korean exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood.
    shōu xìnyòngkă ma?

  24. #64
    Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Staged a Massive Missile Drill Against a THAAD Mockup Target
    The exercise came one day before the People’s Liberation Army celebrated its 90th anniversary with a major parade

    By Ankit Panda
    August 03, 2017
    The Diplomat

    China’s People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) held a combined massive ballistic and cruise missile exercise over the weekend, one day before a major parade to celebrate the People’s Liberation Army’s 90th anniversary.

    The drill, which took place in Inner Mongolia, near the PLA’s Zhurihe military base, involved at least three types of missile systems and the launch of at least 20 missiles.
    According to U.S. government sources with knowledge of the exercise who spoke to The Diplomat, the PLARF employed four DF-26C intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM), ten DF-16A medium-range ballistic missiles, and six CJ-10 land attack cruise missiles in the live fire portion of the exercise.

    At least three surface-to-air missile systems were involved in the exercise as well, including the HQ-6, HQ-16, and HQ-22. The HQ-22 was seen publicly for the first time at the PLA’s 90th anniversary parade.

    The ballistic and cruise missiles simulated a long-range strike on a mock up of a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) site and also struck ground-based models of U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, one source added.

    The exercise is one of the largest recent PLARF exercises of its kind and one of the first publicly reported uses of the DF-26C IRBM in an exercise. Little public information exists on the DF-26C, which is a secretive PLARF IRBM capable of precision strikes with both conventional and nuclear payloads and is thought to have been first deployed in 2014 or earlier.

    The DF-16 MRBM is also a secretive program, with the missiles having first been displayed publicly at China’s September 2015 parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

    Earlier this year, new images of the DF-16, including never-before-seen configurations, appeared on several Chinese websites. The MRBM serves a conventional payload precision-strike role with a range in excess of 1,000 kilometers and at least three known variants exist.

    The CJ-10, meanwhile, is a standoff cruise missile, capable of striking targets at a range in excess of 1,500 kilometers, according to U.S. Department of Defense’s 2017 report on China’s military capabilities.

    Combined, the exercise likely tested the PLARF’s ability to stage a coordinated precision-strike salvo attack against defensive installations like a THAAD battery across multiple missile crews.

    A single THAAD battery, while effective against short-, medium-, and intermediate-range incoming targets, can be easily overwhelmed by a saturation strike.

    The PLARF’s combined exercise came one day after North Korea’s second-ever test of an intercontinental-range ballistic missile, the Hwasong-14. The PLARF’s choice of a simulated THAAD installation for the exercise was likely intended to convey a message to the United States.

    Beijing has long opposed the deployment of a THAAD system in South Korea, where it will be deployed in the southern part of the country, in Gyeongsanbuk-do.

    China fears that the system’s associated AN/TPY-2 X-band radar will be able to diminish the effectiveness of its strategic nuclear deterrent by improving the United States’ ability to discriminate real intercontinental-range ballistic missile warheads from decoys and other penetration aids.


    http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/chine...mockup-target/

  25. #65
    In my opinion this vote at the UN is a gamechanger. The "unanimous" approval of sanctions could easily be seen as an act of war, from the view of the DPRK, unless they were given assurances behind the scenes by China and Russia. Dangerous times are approaching.

  26. #66
    Quote Originally Posted by Possible Impact View Post
    The Intel Crab‏ @IntelCrab 1m
    New resolution WILL ban
    all North Korean exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood.
    This has an echo to what FDR did to Japan in the early 1940's

    NW

  27. #67
    The Intel Crab Retweeted

    Steve Herman‏Verified account @W7VOA · 2m2 minutes ago

    #DPRK “threat rapidly growing more dangerous,” @nikkihaley tells #UN Security Council. "Further action is required."

  28. #68
    Quote Originally Posted by Possible Impact View Post
    The Intel Crab‏ @IntelCrab 1m
    New resolution WILL ban
    all North Korean exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood.
    NorthKoreaRealTime‏ @BuckTurgidson79 · 24m24 minutes ago

    NorthKoreaRealTime Retweeted Yonhap News Agency

    Should see a North Korea provocation shortly ...

  29. #69
    The Intel Crabþ @IntelCrab · 59s59 seconds ago

    Replying to @IntelCrab

    #Russia now echoing #China's call; saying that the #US must cease strategic deployments such as #THAAD and long range bombers.

  30. #70
    The Intel Crab‏ @IntelCrab · 4m4 minutes ago

    #China calls for the #US to cease military exercises on the #KoreanPeninsula in exchange for the end of #NorthKorea's nuclear program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vestige View Post
    Worthy of note ^^^


    VERY worthy of note, in fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northern watch View Post
    Noon in Korea‏ @NoonInKorea · 21h21 hours ago

    Replying to @NoonInKorea

    In fact back in Feb 2016, China said it can destroy THAAD in 1 hr by targeting its radar w Xian H-6 strategic bomber


    In a major, no holds barred, war time, situation, those skies around China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula will be HIGHLY contested by numerous fighter aircraft from numerous nations (not to mention ground and sea based air defense systems, as well) so it won't be like Red China will be able to simply send in their Air Force without them expecting to meet any sort of resistance. In other words, destroying our THAAD system will be easier said than done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northern watch View Post
    The Intel Crab‏ @IntelCrab · 4m4 minutes ago

    #China calls for the #US to cease military exercises on the #KoreanPeninsula in exchange for the end of #NorthKorea's nuclear program.




    Suuuuuuure.....yeeeeaeeeahhh.....riiiiiiight. I'm sure kim jong fatboy will just hand over all of those missiles and nukes and technology all quick like, just as soon as we end our naval exercises and bring our ships and planes back home. Yeah, mmhmmm, you bet.


    Ummm, china, try again because we Americans may be hard headed but we're not stupid.

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    A cautionary tale for "Korea will be a walk in the park" folks

    Note the writer here has all the needed chops....

    How modern is the North Korean army? Does it have a chance against the US?
    William Payton
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    During simulation exercises in South Korea where I was “Red Team” utilizing all known NK Artillery forces, I destroyed every major city and military base in South Korea in exactly 22 minutes. We did several resets and I varied my initial target listings. Same result each time. Officers came into the cell and watched the final battle that “I” was part of. Needless to say I was sent to the blue force coordinating counter battery fires.

    NK has a ton of artillery forces that don’t need to be modern. As a matter of fact, rockets and missiles are easy prey to counter battery fires. Whereas traditional guns with max propellant are the most effective when fired in quantity at the initial onset. The 2ID is a brigade short but should hold enough for AF and Navy CAS and Fighters to begin their strike packages.

    There is no such thing as an easy win in any theater, but I have no doubt that if we can neutralize the long range artillery and suppress their ADA, we should be able to hold SK. Their armor is no match against the M1A2, Bradley w/TOWIIB and javelin dismounts, or the SK K1.

    Our biggest problem would be infiltrators and blown bridges that prevent our maneuvering to setup Support by fire and blocking positions.
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  35. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by northern watch View Post
    U.S. preparing for 'preventive war' with N. Korea: McMaster
    2017/08/06 01:09
    Yonhap News

    WASHINGTON, August 5 2017 (Yonhap) -- The United States is preparing for a "preventive war" with North Korea among many options to deal with its missile and nuclear threats, President Trump's top security adviser has said.

    In an interview aired Saturday on MSNBC, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the president has been clear he will not tolerate North Korea's threats to attack the U.S. with nuclear weapons.

    A preventive war is initiated to prevent an enemy from carrying out an attack.

    "What you're asking is are we preparing plans for a preventive war, right?" McMaster said. "If they have nuclear weapons that can threaten the United States. It's intolerable from the president's perspective. So of course, we have to provide all options to do that. And that includes a military option."

    [snip]

    http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news...000200315.html
    This comment is about the reporter who wrote this article.

    Once again, a reporter takes quotes taken out of context. I highlighted the part of the quote that was lost in the middle of the article. It was AN OPTION. Not THE option.

    Part of fake news and using news as propaganda is that everyone gets misquoted, has quotes truncated, has quotes misinterpreted. Today, more than ever before, it's best to listen for yourself if you want to know what is actually said, with inflections, etc, and in what context. So I've attached the actual video below.


    08/05/17 - H.R. McMaster on MSNBC w/Hugh Hewitt - 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEsclrGcF9k


    Quote Originally Posted by northern watch View Post
    The Intel Crab‏ @IntelCrab · 4m4 minutes ago

    #China calls for the #US to cease military exercises on the #KoreanPeninsula in exchange for the end of #NorthKorea's nuclear program.
    For example, this is not what McMaster said. Actually the opposite of what he said. Maybe China is saying this to their press, but according to McMaster, they realize this won't work now. It can't be - both sides have to give something - anymore. It's too late for that. Listen specifically around 2 min 20 s in the above video.

    https://youtu.be/EEsclrGcF9k?t=2m20s

  36. #76
    The Intel Crab Retweeted


    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump · 1h1 hour ago


    The United Nations Security Council just voted 15-0 to sanction North Korea. China and Russia voted with us. Very big financial impact!

  37. #77
    The Intel Crab Retweeted

    Russia in USA ����‏Verified account @RusEmbUSA · 5m5 minutes ago

    #Lavrov: escalation of tensions resulting from #US military buildup in t/area of t/ #KoreanPeninsula unacceptable

  38. #78
    Already Happened‏ @M3t4_tr0n · 16h16 hours ago

    US military hardware heading toward LA probably to be loaded onto Expeditionary Transfer Dock ship 'USNS J. Glenn' ��

    There is a video which goes with this showing US military vehicles on flat bed rail cars

  39. #79
    Hi, everyone. I have been off taking care of some health issues. I have spent the last couple of days trying to catch up.
    In case I've missed something, is this more of the some ol' crap or is this a bit more worrying?
    Truth is treason in the empire of lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordinary Girl View Post
    Hi, everyone. I have been off taking care of some health issues. I have spent the last couple of days trying to catch up.
    In case I've missed something, is this more of the some ol' crap or is this a bit more worrying?
    That would be just everyone's opinion. And this IS a doomer website.
    Personally I think it is same old same old.

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