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  • Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

    04/27/2017 6:46:28 PM PDT · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 27th, 2017 | By Stephen J. Adler, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday. Nonetheless, Trump said he wanted to peacefully resolve a crisis that has bedeviled multiple U.S. presidents, a path that he and his administration are emphasizing by preparing a variety of new...
  • This Is the Koryo Burger, the Only Food Item Served on North Korea’s State Airline

    04/27/2017 4:16:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies ^ | APRIL 27, 2017
    NORTH Korea’s state-run airline serves its passengers only one item of food. The Koryo Burger is always served stone cold — straight from the fridge — on a paper doily with an unidenfitied slice of processed meat in the middle. The bun is stale, there’s a slice of processed cheese, a few wispy slices of shredded cabbage or a single lettuce leaf (but usually not both). Some say the mystery sauce is red, some say it’s brown, but most generally agree it’s too watery to be blood left over from the animal that became the patty. It’s pretty much exactly...
  • Senators: We learned ‘very little’ during North Korea briefing

    04/27/2017 6:45:46 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 89 replies
    NY POST ^ | April 26, 2017 | Chris Perez
    Senators who were briefed at the White House on Wednesday about the situation with North Korea said they learned “very little” during the all-hands meeting — with some claiming it lacked “even straight answers” about President Trump’s ongoing plans. “There was very little, if anything new,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) told The Washington Post. “I remain mystified about why the entire Senate had to be taken over to the White House rather than conducting it here,” he said. One Republican lawmaker, who chose to remain anonymous, claimed they weren’t updated on what the current policy was regarding the Hermit Kingdom...
  • Trump Weighing Military Options Against North Korea: Ted Cruz

    04/27/2017 6:03:53 AM PDT · by Strategy · 13 replies
    Press TV ^ | April 27, 2017
    The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering a range of military actions against North Korea, says Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz made the remarks on Wednesday night, after attending a "long and detailed" private meeting at the White House, where all 100 members of the Senate were invited to discuss tensions with North Korea. "The military is obviously planning for a number of options, as they should - minimal military action to more significant action," said Cruz, who ran a failed presidential campaign against Trump last year.
  • An Open Letter to General Mattis

    04/26/2017 8:23:55 PM PDT · by pboyington · 23 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 26, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Dear General Mattis, I know you’ve been busy sir. Across the globe, our enemies are stacking up against us. The Pentagon is the virtual three alarm fire brigade, attempting to put out every conflagration caused by the Obama administration’s disastrous national security policies. Eight years of worthless, feckless US leadership and budget cuts have severely weakened the US armed forces. While in our history, the US military has been gutted by Congress, then rebuilt, to fight another day, the military has never been a vast social experiment as it is now. This is something that apparently you have not focused...
  • ...[A]dmiral says the U.S. should consider adding ballistic missile interceptors in Hawaii

    04/26/2017 5:08:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2017 | Dan Lamothe
    The top U.S. military officer in the Pacific said Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today” with a ballistic missile attack and that the Pentagon should consider adding new ballistic missile interceptors and defensive radar there to counter that possibility. Navy Adm. Harry Harris, the chief of U.S. Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee there are already “sufficient” ballistic missile interceptors protecting the United States at Fort Greely in Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. But he added there is a possibility that not every missile...
  • Senators Told North Korea Nuclear Threat Is Urgent

    04/26/2017 3:46:40 PM PDT · by rxsid · 54 replies ^ | 04/26/2017 | Bill Gertz
    "Senators Told North Korea Nuclear Threat Is UrgentBY: Bill Gertz - April 26, 2017 5:57 pm The Senate took part in a rare White House briefing on Wednesday to hear what senior leaders described as "an urgent national security threat" posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The hour-long secret session for all senators was held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, and included a brief appearance from President Trump who made short, introductory remarks. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also took part in the session. His...
  • Kim prepares for war: North Korean leader takes the salute as his army fires rockets (short)

    04/26/2017 12:54:57 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 06:23 EDT, 26 April 2017 | Updated: 12:59 EDT, 26 April 2017 | By Ekin Karasin and Reporter
    Kim Jong-Un's army readied for war as they fired rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during North Korea's 'largest ever' live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday. Hundreds of tanks were lined up along the eastern coastal town of Wonsan in a show of military strength to celebrate 85 years since the North Korean army was created. Kim saluted the military as he watched the exercises on Tuesday, which involved the firing of more than 300 large-calibre artillery pieces and included submarine torpedo-attacks. Just one day later, South Korea conducted joint military live-fire drills with the US at Seungjin fire training...
  • John Batchelor: If North Korea Collapses, Chinese Military Will Act Swiftly To Put In New Leader

    04/26/2017 9:37:15 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    RCP ^ | Tim Hains
    Host of 'The John Batchelor Show' on 770-WABC in New York joins NewsMax to talk about China's role in the North Korean crisis. JOHN BATCHELOR: The can has been kicked for so many years, it is difficult to say who started this. Certainly Clinton time, Bush time, Obama time, they did not confront a predator state with nuclear weapons and ambitions to dominate North Asia. China, watch China. President Obama did not watch China very carefully. He turned away from China. He did not confront the Chinese problem with North Korea. President Trump is confronting it. It is not of...
  • The EMP Threat From North Korea Is Real, and Terrifying

    04/26/2017 8:02:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 153 replies ^ | 4/25/2017 | John R. Moore
    While the total wipeout depicted in One Second After is probably exaggerated, the effects could knock out our power grid for months, and destroy critical communications and computer systems. As former CIA chief James Woolsey recently said: If you look at the electric grid and what it's susceptible to, we would be moving into a world with no food delivery, no water purification, no banking, no telecommunications, no medicine. All of these things depend on electricity in one way or another. In such a situation, there simply is no way to rule out the possibility that hundreds of millions could...
  • US Ambassador: North Korea Behind US Blackouts With EMP Attack

    04/26/2017 7:41:16 AM PDT · by Strategy · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2017 | By Jay Greenberg
    United States Ambassador Henry Cooper has warned that North Korea has been working on ways of causing mass blackouts across the US using Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) technology for years and the government has no defense against such an attack. The former advisor to President Ronald Reagan also stated that Kim Jong-un has the capability to shut down the entire North American power grid with devastating consequences. North Korea has been developing ways of triggering an EMP device for "some time", according to Copper, by means of launching one through a missile or triggering it from a satellite.
  • North Korea threat: Experts paint dark picture of what fallout of pre-emptive strike

    04/26/2017 2:52:55 AM PDT · by topher · 24 replies ^ | 26-April-2017 | Ryan Gaydos
    Full Title: North Korea threat: Experts paint dark picture of what fallout of pre-emptive strike may look likeForeign policy experts theorized Tuesday about what a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea may look like in the event that pressure from China and deepening isolation does little to stop Pyongyang's rogue regime. The Trump administration--which is holding an emergency meeting Wednesday at the White House-- has said “all options” are on the table, but the White House appears to be losing patience with Pyongyang. Former CIA analyst Bruce Klingner told Newsweek that Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, would likely...
  • President Trump Appeases Government To Prevent A Shutdown, As Nuclear Power Sub Approaches N. Korea

    04/25/2017 12:35:16 PM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I was worried about a government shutdown at a very critical time in which we could go to war with North Korea. We have to put first things first, and I would say the situation with North Korea has to be a priority right now. Government spending and a wall can wait until we have a stable footing on the war front. A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. The people of North...
  • Apple Wins Free Speech Award After China Censorship | China Uncensored

    04/25/2017 12:16:14 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 5 replies
    China Uncensored via YouTube ^ | April 24, 2017 | Chris Chapel
    Video at link.
  • Why North Korea won't give up its nukes voluntarily

    04/25/2017 12:00:29 PM PDT · by luke1825 · 35 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/24 | peter lucas
    The North Koreans may be crazy, but they are not stupid. They know what happens when you give up your nukes. Your leader gets killed and your country gets wrecked, just like Moammar Gadhafi and Libya in 2011. Sometimes you lose your country and your life even if you don't have weapons of mass destruction, like Saddam Hussein in Iraq
  • Panic Buying Hits Japan Ahead Of - War: “Nuke Shelters, Air Purifiers, Anti-Radiation Supplies…”

    04/25/2017 10:00:56 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-24-2017 | Mac Slavo
    As tensions heat up with North Korea and the potential for a nuclear exchange becomes all the more real, residents of Japan are panic buying everything from nuclear shelters to air purifiers in preparation: Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions. A small company that specializes in building nuclear shelters, generally under people’s houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year. The company, Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western...
  • US To North Korea: 'We Will Attack If You Do Any Of These Five Things'

    04/25/2017 5:02:39 AM PDT · by Fennie · 36 replies
    Daily Star ^ | April 25, 2017 | By David Trayner
    THE US has laid out its red lines to North Korea - and warned it will attack if Kim Jong-un crosses them. America will launch a pre-emptive strike against the Hermit Kingdom if it attacks a military base or gets anywhere near developing a missile capable of reaching the US mainland, Donald Trump's UN ambassador has revealed. The US also warned Crazy Kim's trigger-happy regime against testing any other missiles, any nuclear weapons - or taking any other provocative action.
  • Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

    04/24/2017 11:43:09 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 248 replies
    Ruetors ^ | Apr 24, 2017 | Patricia Zengerle
    All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said.
  • The entire Senate has been asked to the White House for a Wednesday briefing on North Korea

    04/24/2017 10:38:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/17 | Robert Laurie
    Rumblings Last week, Kim Jong Un threatened to annihilate parts of the United States in what Pyongyang termed “a super-mighty pre-emptive strike.” Then we got a slew of reports indicating that a U.S. citizen had been detained by the North Korean government. Then, over the weekend, the Norks released a statement indicating they were preparing to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier conducting maneuvers in the region. Now, as tensions rise, everyone is waiting for the United States response. So far, we’ve heard nothing concrete.
  • EVENTS You Need To Know About Today April 24, 2017 – Times Extremely Important.

    04/24/2017 7:24:12 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Now lets look at the latest out of North Korea: North Korea threatens nuclear war ahead of Trump meeting with U.N. Security Council. North Korea released statements Saturday saying, “U.S. muscle-flexing can never browbeat DPRK,” threatening “a nuclear war” against the U.S. if it is attacked. The statement continues: “The DPRK will react to a total war with an all-out war, a nuclear war with nuclear strikes of its own and surely win a victory in the death-defying struggle against the U.S. imperialists,” a Foreign Ministry spokesman wrote in the message delivered by a top official at a military parade...