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Bristling in Mad Kimís crosshairs: Inside Trumpís air force and naval bases on Guam...
The London Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2017 | Caroline Graham

Posted on 08/12/2017 7:00:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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 vowed to fire four ballistic missiles at the island.

As President Trump ratcheted up his bellicose rhetoric, promising ‘fire and fury like the world has never seen’, the 7,000 US military personnel on the island calmly prepared for battle.

‘We are constantly in a high state of readiness,’ said military spokesman Greg Kuntz. ‘The systems are here, we are in place and we are ready to go.’

The Mail on Sunday visited Naval Base Guam and Andersen Air Force Base on the US territory and vital strategic outpost, population 162,000, just 2,000 miles from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, from where Jong Un has threatened to launch his weapons, possibly as early as next week, to create a ‘historic enveloping fire’ around the tropical isle.....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: guam; korea; navy; nknukes; trump; trumpasia
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FULL TITLE: Bristling in Mad Kim’s crosshairs: Inside Trump’s air force and naval bases on Guam where an awesome arsenal is locked, loaded and ready to launch fire and fury on North Korea
1 posted on 08/12/2017 7:00:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They mis-spelled “America’s” bases


2 posted on 08/12/2017 7:01:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin ((The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, Mad Kim does not know what he’s in for. Sad, since Pyongyang is a beautiful city.


3 posted on 08/12/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is very taxing to be on full military alert for extended time periods with no end in sight, mistakes are made and decisions are not thought through. A siege like this will favor the most disciplined military.
4 posted on 08/12/2017 7:14:41 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: SkyDancer

And that’s just one of our thousands of bases all over the world. My late father helped take Okinawa and the Marine Corps sent him back there again and again.


5 posted on 08/12/2017 7:15:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not thermonuclear war. Only the US has H-Bombs.


6 posted on 08/12/2017 7:17:18 PM PDT by Captain Compassion (I'm just sayin')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never knew Trump owned air and naval bases in Guam.


7 posted on 08/12/2017 7:43:16 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With their degree of sophistication and past history of accuracy with missiles, we should be concerned they might miss the Pacific Ocean with one


8 posted on 08/12/2017 7:48:05 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Captain Compassion

May want to research that a bit. Likely any country that has mature nuke technology has fusion and fusion boosted bombs in the inventory.


9 posted on 08/12/2017 8:01:10 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anderson AFB was a SAC base at one time I believe. They may still have a nuke storage area there. The navy did at the other end of the island.


10 posted on 08/12/2017 8:02:59 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: 2001convSVT
It is very taxing to be on full military alert for extended time periods with no end in sight, mistakes are made and decisions are not thought through. A siege like this will favor the most disciplined military.

Trump is going to have to act very soon
11 posted on 08/12/2017 8:08:45 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: doorgunner69

If the Norks have an H-Bomb they haven’t tested it yet.

ww.cnn.com/2015/12/15/opinions/bennett-north-korea-hydrogen-bomb-claim/index.html


12 posted on 08/12/2017 8:12:46 PM PDT by Captain Compassion (I'm just sayin')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once again... These aircraft have a purpose, they have a design, they are located there for a tactical reason. We know and are indeed on top of when Kim starts fueling these missiles and have plenty of time to scramble and hit them before they even leave the ground. If even one gets clear I will be very very surprised.


13 posted on 08/12/2017 8:12:47 PM PDT by Openurmind
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To: Captain Compassion

www.cnn.com/2015/12/15/opinions/bennett-north-korea-hydrogen-bomb-claim/index.html


14 posted on 08/12/2017 8:13:43 PM PDT by Captain Compassion (I'm just sayin')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If all the planes take off at once, the island could become unbalanced, and capsize.


15 posted on 08/12/2017 8:15:30 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (GO TRUMP!)
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To: Openurmind

DPRK is performing some operations upon submarine fleet dockside, similar to the previous activity prior to testing of an SLBM.


16 posted on 08/12/2017 8:48:29 PM PDT by Ozark Tom
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To: Captain Compassion
"Only the US has H-Bombs."

Really? The Rooskies have none?

17 posted on 08/12/2017 8:52:25 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: ealgeone
Never knew Trump owned air and naval bases in Guam.

The commander in chief and I (retired USNR) own them all!

18 posted on 08/12/2017 8:54:23 PM PDT by Ace's Dad (BTW, "Ace" is now Captain Ace. But only when I'm bragging about my airline pilot son!)
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To: Paladin2

I did write, “mature” nuke technology, did I not?


19 posted on 08/12/2017 9:16:45 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Paladin2

Not worried about the Ruskies or the Chicoms. It’s the Norks that are the problem and it is doubtful they have an H-Bomb. The Brits, French, Isrialies and perhaps the Pakies and Indians all have H-bombs they aren’t in this fight either.


20 posted on 08/12/2017 9:26:36 PM PDT by Captain Compassion (I'm just sayin')
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