Skip to comments.Breaking: North Korean Photo Reveals ‘U.S. Mainland Strike Plan’
Posted on 03/28/2013 11:05:07 PM PDT by CMB_polarizationEdited on 03/28/2013 11:22:28 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
"In a photo published in the Korea Workers Party (KWP) paper the Rodong, plans for a strike on the U.S. mainland are clearly and therefore probably deliberately visible. The newspaper is widely distributed in cities, and often displayed in public places for easy viewing..."
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UPDATE 1449KST: South Korean intelligence agencies have spotted increased activity on North Korean mid-t0-long range missile platforms, an unnamed official told Yonhap in Seoul: “We are closely watching for the possibility of a missile launch,” the anonymous government source said.
SEOUL Kim Jong Un signed off on a plan to ready his forces to target the U.S. mainland and American bases in East Asia following yesterday’s U.S.-led B2 strategic bomber runs, the KCNA reported after the North Korean military conveyed an “emergency meeting” in the early hours of this morning.
In a photo published in the Korea Worker’s Party (KWP) paper the Rodong, plans for a strike on the U.S. mainland are clearly and therefore probably deliberately visible. The newspaper is widely distributed in cities, and often displayed in public places for easy viewing.
“He finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets, ordering them to be on standby to fire so that they may strike any time the U.S. mainland, its military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in south Korea,” a KCNA report in English said.
In the below photos, Kim Jong Un can be seen in what appears to be a military command room, signing the ready order.
In the version enlarged by NK NEWS (below), the text reads “U.S. Mainland Strike Plan” [미본토타격계획], and a larger map towards the back of the command centre appears to show the Western coast of the United States.
A composite overlay appears to show Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Hawaii and possibly Austin as being primary targets in a North Korean attack plan:
In a second picture Korean People’s Air Force (KPAF) squadron numbers are visible, as is what appears to be a flight plans on the left side of the large map on the wall. A 21.5 inch aluminium unibody iMac is on Kim Jong Un’s desk, confirming long-held rumors of the Kim family’s passion for Apple Macs.
Given that the photo will have primarily been intended for a domestic audience, it will most likely have already served its purpose of demonstrating North Korean military capabilities internally. Most analysts agree North Korea would not be able to hit any U.S. mainland targets.
A composite of the two photos gives a better idea of the scene, although the different focal lengths distort the image slightly:
The development appears to be a tit-for-tat response to a U.S. stealth bomber training run Thursday that saw two B-2s fly from Misourri to drop ordinance on an island in the southern half of the Korean peninsula. U.S. officials said the flights were not designed to raise tensions, but reduce them by bolstering deterrence in face of North Koreas recent vitriolic provocations.
However, North Korea sees ongoing U.S. military drills as part of a plot to conduce a full-scale nuclear invasion of their country. This week, North Korea put its military on the highest level of alert possible and cut a second military hotline. A KCNA report published earlier today added to tensions by saying that the North Korean military was preparing to blow up the strongholds of aggression through precision strikes no matter where they are.
Observers worry that, with tensions running high and two new leaders in Pyongyang and Seoul, there is significant potential for escalation in the event of military confrontation. Both Kim Jong Un and Park Geun-hye are under domestic pressure to show strong and decisive leadership in the face of each others threats, and a lack of direct communication between the two sides is worrying for some.
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Good luck with that Chubbster.
I know you think Obama is a puss but that don’t make you da man.
DC?, hmmmmm.... LOL
Shouldn't it say Super Secret US Mainland Strike Plan?
If this is for domestic consumption, I think we're going to have to reexamine the popular wisdom that East Asians are smart.
Austin, as in Texas??Why would they want bomb an ally??
Maybe because, the Kim family, the *hereditary* 'leaders' of poor, backward, benighted North Korea, are crazy as loons, and none too bright, to boot?
Remember, most Norks aren’t well fed, except for Fat Boy. Starvation ain’t good for brain development. Ever seen such an emaciated lot of military personnel ? A burp from their fearless leader could knock them over.
They don’t like the competition from Austin, the Weird City. They want to be the weirdest on the planet.
LOL really? North Korea, EMP 4 targets okay.
you forgot a /s
I hate war but I almost wish he would do something more than blather and make threats. We should have knocked the North out in the 1950s. We are now having to pay for that weakness in character. Well, we need to modernize our cities here in California-—maybe this is the way. One boomer sub could take out all of North Korea. Still, something could happen and a limited war be fought—Obama, being a wuss, would go to the UN as our boys are slaughtered—maybe he would send some drones to help but that is it. South Korea were fools to trust the USA for their nuke shield .
Those guys got more fruit salad than Del Monte.
Yet they are mostly awards of the same few medals.
Snappy uniforms though. Snappy.
If it was reported that North Korea provided a few hundred thousand illegal votes for comrade obama in the November election, then I’d be a lot more convinced that they had gotten serious about destroying America.
That’s a cute mini-electric organ. Think he can play his daddy’s theme song of “I’m so ronery” on it ?
Take a swing.
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