Skip to comments.S.Korean, U.S. Forces Raise Alert WATCHCON 2 In Effect
Posted on 05/26/2010 11:17:58 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
South Korean and U.S. forces have raised by one notch the level of military alert against possible aggression from North Korea.
A high-ranking South Korean government source on Wednesday said the threat of North Korean provocation has risen as sanctions against North Korea take effect following the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan.
The source added the two militaries have raised the "Watchcon" (watch condition) level from three to two, which denotes "vital indications" of a security threat.
Watchcon is a five-stage surveillance system watching over North Korean military movements. The higher the level, the more spy satellites, reconnaissance planes and intelligence analysts are deployed on more frequent monitoring missions.
If the North Koreans are massing troops at the DMZ then there is trouble ahead. Massing troops at the border is a prelude to invasion.
Amazing that Seoul and the other Asian markets can be up with a backdrop of such news.
Somebody’s gonna light this candle...if NK is going down the crapper, I wouldn’t be surprised if that kook didn’t try to take everyone with him...
I do believe North Korea has that technology today and wouldn't put it past him. Hell, China is probably in kahoots cause they would re-take Tawain while we are stumbling around in the dark. Jeez...
I know NK fired a test missile a bit past Hawaii...but do they have range on the west coast?
Is it for sure EMPs do what they say? Is it just a theory or actually been authenticated? I seriously don’t know—but I’ve heard of EMPs all my adult life.
When we were selling all are debt to China, I said if I were Taiwan, I’d but $$$$ing bricks! China has us over a barrel.
Man, these are some wild times...good thing I know how to ride a horse.
Obama will eventually cave and send an emissary all the way to Pyongyang, on bended knee, to "cool things down" and off the spoiled brat some "carrots", since it is widely known they have no "stick".
DPRK will threat to the point of Obongo getting the Hershey Squirts. This is just beginning.
are=our...holy smoke...I’ve lost it!
Two hot wars and the potential for a third and Congress is busy pushing DADT down our warriors throats without even bothering to study the matter or listen to what they have to say.
Take the time to make the call to your Senators today.
Well, you better get your horse saddled up cause its a comin’
Maybe Ronery went to China to tell them it’s over and he’s gonna hit SK. Maybe the Chinese said ok but warned the SK and the US they could do nothing..
It looks like they have the range to hit anything west of a line that runs from Minneapolis to Phoenix. These long-range missiles, fortunately, have had a very high failure rate (100%). Unfortunately, their medium-range missiles would be able to hit Alaska and Hawaii without too much trouble and are much more reliable.
There are strong reports that the North Koreans have been modifying several of their old Romeo-class submarines to carry the Musudan IRBM, a sub-launched ballistic missile based off the Soviet R-27 which was carried on Golf and Yankee-class ballistic missile submarines. If so, then the North Koreans potentially have the ability to hit targets anywhere in the Continental US. If they sortie all 22 of their subs, then we would have a hard time achieving the 100% kill rate needed in order to ensure that the one or two modified missile carriers don't leak through.
A higher kill rate than that is the scores of Scuds and Nodongs (intermediates) directly aimed right now at thousands of US troops and American civilians here in Japan, from Misawa (AB) in the north to Sasebo (Naval Base) in the south and further south to Okinawa. The names of young Americans, dead, would pour in one after another after another to every little town and village across the USA from whence they hail. It would make September 11, 2001 look like a picnic in the country. I hope Americans never forget all these other Americans that can indeed be hit with some level of accuracy, even if Norkies cannot hit continental USA that easily.
Additionally, there are over 28,000 US military personnel stationed in South Korea. If the stinky stuff ever hits the rotary impeller, it would be a safe bet that the bases where these Americans are stationed would be high on the North Koreans' target list.
If I figure that he doesn't have any thing to loose he is liable make a big move.
Thanks so much for the map! That helps out.
BTW, Thomas J. Jackson was a childhood hero...still a hero in my book! haha
“Well, you better get your horse saddled up cause its a comin”
I was afraid you’d say that...you think our main stream Blight House propaganda media will even give us a warning or will they be too busy reporting the latest American Idol winner?
In addition, they also have +/-200 MLRS launchers within range that can launch @4,400 122mm & 240mm rockets into Seoul in each salvo, with a ten-minute reload time between salvos.
I served in the RoK for one year (2007) and I recall plans to move the headquarters out of Seoul and to the south. Anyone know how this is going?
Well, as they are announcing the latest American Idol results, the screen will go blank. That will be your clue to saddle up horsey....
You think this “balloon” is going up?
I wonder if China has a secret assassination plan ready in order to prevent that situation.
LOL! I said I could ride one, didn’t say I owned one. However, I do come from a long line of horse thieves...
So unless a sub gets thru, they probably don’t have an effective missile to detonate over the heart land...does anyone how deep in the US a nuke would have to go off for an effective EMP? In other words, could they do this over Alaska and effect all of North America?
I don’t know. I don’t trust those ChiComs one bit. I just read over on Drudge that “China may shield North Korea”.
I hope and pray that it doesn’t. I live and work just a few miles from Fort Knox and quite a few of my customers are soldiers stationed there. We have been discussing the Korea Situation for the past week or so and quite a few of them are concerned about the mental stability of ChiaHead.
I’m not far from you...in Louisville. My dad, a Korean War vet told me along time ago...we never finished the job and will be fighting them again. But who knows with Zero in charge.
My grandfather was a Korean War Vet (he was actually in the Korean Military Advisory Group, or KMAG, before the war broke out) and he always was of a similar opinion.
I doubt it.
That would require @2000 guns/launchers of 170mm-240mm. Those are very big guns indeed.
The artillery counts I have seen include ALL artillery, which is everything from mortars to ordinary field howitzers/multiple rocket launchers up to the heavy artillery/long range rockets.
Only the heavy stuff would reach Seoul proper.
1 level below actual war?
Seoul martial artists kicked the crap out of wooden planks written with "North Korea" on it; and also had humorous effigies of Chia Pet. All in all, I would say a HUGE CROWD there today in downtown Seoul.
From Japanese TV.
The number of Koksan guns is not publicly reported, but it is reliably reported that North Korea has about 500 long-range artillery tubes within range of Seoul, double the levels of a the mid-1990s. Large caliber self propelled artillery pieces typically have a sustained rate of fire of between four and eight rounds per minute. This suggests a total rate of fire of artillery alone of between 2,000 and 4,000 rounds per minute. The DPRK's two hundred 240mm MRLs fire either 12 or 22 rounds, providing a maximum single salvo of no more than 4,400 rounds.