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US Secretly Deploys B-1 Strategic Bombers, E-6 "Doomsday" Planes Near North Korea
Zerohedge.com ^ | April 5, 2013 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 04/05/2013 5:28:06 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian

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To: chessplayer

They must have military targets spread out over their territory.


51 posted on 04/05/2013 6:18:14 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: GeronL
lol....truly a sick society who have no clue how bad off they really are....though they know things were better under his grandfather....which is their only point of reference.
52 posted on 04/05/2013 6:18:29 PM PDT by caww
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Damn, I am so sorry.

I wasn’t supposed to read that article—it’s a secret.


53 posted on 04/05/2013 6:19:29 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Texas Fossil
In a word .. AWESOME .. imho !


             

             photo Zerohedge

54 posted on 04/05/2013 6:20:54 PM PDT by tomkat ( if FReepers start goin' quiet, it's finally ON . . no gulags for me, whatever the cost)
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To: Caipirabob

“B-1’s to Guam. Somebody is getting ready for something.
Well, on the bright side, they weren’t gift wrapped. “

You have the Won pegged, it is surprising, isn’t it. Much of what I’ve read emphasizes the perception that Obama is back peddling as fast as his legs will go. Besides, this weekend is the final four and nothing will be allowed to interfere!!!


55 posted on 04/05/2013 6:24:05 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“E-6 “Doomsday” Planes Near North Korea”


Kinda sounds like they aren’t laughing at the possibility of an EMP attack, like some in here have been doing.


56 posted on 04/05/2013 6:25:00 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SatinDoll

A Trident SSBN could destroy North Korea from its homeport.


57 posted on 04/05/2013 6:26:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Monorprise

The US is ruled by a cult of personality as well. The only difference between the US and NK is we have food in the stores. The US is just as degenerate and immoral as any of the worst fundamentalist or marxist shadow puppet regimes currently available anywhere


58 posted on 04/05/2013 6:27:17 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Not so secret now..... eh?


59 posted on 04/05/2013 6:29:09 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Former Proud Canadian

B1’s can hit the extensive tunnel system in NK. Doomsday “looking glass” 707’s can fly in after an emp, and still function.
If this is true, I believe these chess pieces are being moved in for China and Russia to observe. To keep ‘em honest. That may be why the radio transmissions were in the open.


60 posted on 04/05/2013 6:29:13 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Farmer Dean

“I don’t know why they would deploy the B-1.One of our subs could smoke the whole miserable country before breakfast.”

Agreed. If we’ve deployed B1s it is simply for “show of force” purposes. Personally, I doubt there are any B1s in theater (and I consider Anderson AFB on Guam to be “in theater”).


61 posted on 04/05/2013 6:31:51 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: AppyPappy

Send a couple of squadrons of A-10s to South Korea. Their ground vehicles will only have to drive a couple of miles before they are destroyed.


62 posted on 04/05/2013 6:32:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The founding fathers didn't form this country by compromising.)
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To: atc23
The only difference between the US and NK is we have food in the stores.

There's a reason for that.

63 posted on 04/05/2013 6:32:55 PM PDT by stboz
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To: atc23

“The US is ruled by a cult of personality as well. The only difference between the US and NK is we have food in the stores. The US is just as degenerate and immoral as any of the worst fundamentalist or marxist shadow puppet regimes currently available anywhere”

We haven’t been at it for 50 years, and our madmen are not quite as mad as theirs.


64 posted on 04/05/2013 6:36:22 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: tomkat

65 posted on 04/05/2013 6:37:19 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Monorprise
""Kim is kinda begging to be assassinated by his own.”"

"In a country ruled by a personality cult around the family as much as anything else im not sure they can assassinate him."

Wait, which leader are you guys talking about, ours or theirs? I get confused...

66 posted on 04/05/2013 6:38:03 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Former Proud Canadian

> US Secretly Deploys...

I read the post and have now forgotten about it. It remains a secret.


67 posted on 04/05/2013 6:44:55 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: xzins
...E-6 "Doomsday" Planes Near North Korea...   Not so secret.

If not a secret it'll do until a real secret comes along.  This is from Boeing's website:

E-6 TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) airplanes support the U.S. Navy's ballistic missile submarine force. They provide survivable, reliable, and endurable airborne command, control, and communications between the National Command Authority (NCA) and U.S. strategic and non-strategic forces.

Functions and Capabilities

The E-6 TACAMO consists of the E-6A, a modified Boeing 707-320B with CFM-56 engines, and the E-6B, a modified E-6A equipped with an airborne launch control system (ALCS) capable of launching U.S. land based intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The fleet provides:

 

 

 

Apparently the plane is designed for a very specific mission...

68 posted on 04/05/2013 6:45:06 PM PDT by expat_panama
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To: Strategerist
"A lot of these numbers thrown around for DPRK artillery and its effects are greatly exaggerated."

There are less than 20 bridges in Seoul that will get you to the south side of the Han. You have to assume that at least some of those will be targeted by FA and/or saboteurs right at the onset of hostilities. If you've ever tried to leave Seoul at the start of Chusok, the major arteries are parking lots, and that's a holiday without any mass panic.

If the NORKs drop chem rounds, it would be a slaughter on a scale that would make the firebombings of Tokyo or Dresden pale in comparison.

69 posted on 04/05/2013 6:46:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"In response, North Korea Releases Video Of Kim Jong-un Firing Handgun Oooooou, somebody (or plural) should be quaking in their boots."

I imagine the video of Obiwan's recent basketball prowess was shown to all N Korea with the same results! If it weren't for our national face on the line, it'd be funny.

70 posted on 04/05/2013 6:46:50 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Oh well, now it looks like Israel won’t be getting much support for their attack on Iran. I smell something diversionary here.


71 posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:20 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Texas Fossil

During the time they were stationed at McConnell AFB in Wichita, it was quite common to hear the thunderous rumbling of the B1’s playing with their afterburners on takeoff. You could hear it miles and miles away.


72 posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:56 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Dogbert41

But. What you wrote is funny!


73 posted on 04/05/2013 6:51:50 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: fabian
Nice...really criminal how Truman stopped MacArthur from freeing ALL of Korea.

Well, the Chinese had already pretty much put an end to that before Truman fired him

74 posted on 04/05/2013 6:53:47 PM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Kim is kinda begging to be assassinated by his own.”

Once upon a time we got things like that done.

But we missed the fall of the USSR, missed 9-11-2001, took 9+ years to kill bin Laden.

Topping a tiny menace like NK is probably too hard for us now.


75 posted on 04/05/2013 6:58:00 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Sir Napsalot
I see he's still “pointing”.....and those around him poised with little note books and pens.

They are trying hard to make Kim look like something he isn't. Of course I doubt it takes much to convince the N.Korean people....to scare them I'll add.

Questionable if the armor shot is old film or current....but these aren't for our benefit as much as for the N.Koreans to swallow.

76 posted on 04/05/2013 6:58:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: Sir Napsalot

Ha, I recall another tin-pot dictator did that a few months ago.


77 posted on 04/05/2013 6:59:57 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: tomkat

B-1B’s are like giant fighter jets. They have to make sure to avoid their number 1 nemesis though; Birds!


78 posted on 04/05/2013 7:00:59 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Old Sarge

huh?
Even in the late 70’s, UHF COMM would not be in the open


79 posted on 04/05/2013 7:05:08 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; MCH
The B-2s and all the incredibly fast fighters are pretty incredible too, but the B-1 always struck me as being the very embodiment of >   don't F with US !
80 posted on 04/05/2013 7:05:55 PM PDT by tomkat ( if FReepers start goin' quiet, it's finally ON . . no gulags for me, whatever the cost)
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To: AppyPappy

.....>It is believed that North Korea cannot mobilize their army because of parts shortages and fuel issues.<....

I’ve understood that as well....

Additionally they hope to terrify their people enough to keep them in check,....much of the military personel is undernourished and have defected when possible. I read long while back before thes recent happenings, the soldiers were compalaining because they had to grow their own food.

So the more propaganda out there that makes it look like war and pictures Kim as tough..the better they get their message across to the Military and the Korean people.

Eventually he’ll make it look like he brought a peaceful solution to these events...a triumph for him.


81 posted on 04/05/2013 7:06:53 PM PDT by caww
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incredible, using two incredibles like that .. dope .. lol


82 posted on 04/05/2013 7:07:19 PM PDT by tomkat ( if FReepers start goin' quiet, it's finally ON . . no gulags for me, whatever the cost)
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To: AzSteven; fabian
...Truman stopped MacArthur from freeing ALL of Korea.

Well, the Chinese had already pretty much put an end to that before Truman fired him

Macarthur had said it was impossible for China to invade Korea.  After China did just that, Mac said it would be impossible to retake So. Korea without first nuking China.  Wrong again, but the big problem was that he then disobeyed a direct order to stay clear of the press.  Truman had no choice but to send in Ridgeway to clean up the mess.

83 posted on 04/05/2013 7:09:37 PM PDT by expat_panama
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To: tomkat

Half their mortars are pieces of junk that won’t fire or will malfunction after 1 fire, etc. This “rain of fire upon Seoul” is mostly hyperbole, although there would no doubt be some destruction.


84 posted on 04/05/2013 7:11:29 PM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

85 posted on 04/05/2013 7:16:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: RaceBannon

Basic military air traffic communication is in the clear. If you know the right frequencies, you can monitor a lot of military air traffic. It’s a hobby for one of my friends


86 posted on 04/05/2013 7:16:22 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: tomkat
Another cool B1 feature. High speed, low altitude approach using its Terrain Following (TF) capability, in lieu of using stealth technology...

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiEfFhFV3_M

87 posted on 04/05/2013 7:17:48 PM PDT by MCH
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To: Old Sarge


Hank is worried that all those bombers will cause Guam to tip over.
88 posted on 04/05/2013 7:21:35 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Funny...The same supersonic bomber that John F’n Kerry wanted to de-fund back in the day.


89 posted on 04/05/2013 7:22:23 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Crazieman

I was near the flight line seeing them do night take off throttled up burners in.

Taught night classes there during 2 summers, some time back. Really like the people I had in class. Enjoyed the experience.


90 posted on 04/05/2013 7:23:28 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: MCH

Nice vid. The B-1 Laughs at stealth technology. It will fry the sh!t out of anything that comes near it.


91 posted on 04/05/2013 7:24:40 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Dang, Tyler. Breathe into a paper bag or something. Calm down, boy! [Slap on the back there, to make ya feel better, son.]


92 posted on 04/05/2013 7:28:07 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
China wants a B-1, so as a thank you for all the debt they've loaned him, Barry will cause one to have "technical difficulties" and be forced to land in China, much like Bush lost a spy plane to China before 9/11.
93 posted on 04/05/2013 7:29:50 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

What is the E-6 dooms day Air vehicle??? I worked on the Navy E6!!!


94 posted on 04/05/2013 7:33:27 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: fabian

Truman did more than that, straight up traitor.


95 posted on 04/05/2013 7:38:49 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: expat_panama

MacArthur deliberately ignored warnings and good evidence the Chinese were in North Korea in force. Similar to how he lost his air force on the ground in the Philippines hours after Pearl Harbor.

Most overrated general in US history.

And the North Koreans would have collapsed (and Pusan was already out of danger) without the Inchon landings, that was a lot less important than it is portrayed.


96 posted on 04/05/2013 7:43:46 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Farmer Dean
"...I don’t know why they would deploy the B-1.One of our subs could smoke the whole miserable country before breakfast....."

Intimidation factor, maybe. You can't see a sub...but there's no mistaking a B-1 flying overhead.

97 posted on 04/05/2013 7:44:32 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Victor
Intimidation factor, maybe. You can't see a sub...but there's no mistaking a B-1 flying overhead.

Case in point, check out this B-1B high speed flyby vid from Afghanistan. The concept and image of a supersonic bomber that looks & flies like a huge swept-wing fighter jet is just super cool.

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0-Ate1eohE&list=PLA94448E7710F5983

98 posted on 04/05/2013 7:54:08 PM PDT by MCH
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To: DTogo

Agreed. Just like they got the drone that had similar problems.


99 posted on 04/05/2013 7:56:15 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Texas Fossil

The “Bones” were part of the strike package that hit Tripoli and Misrata on 16APR86 along with our three aircraft carriers and their airwings.


100 posted on 04/05/2013 8:07:54 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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