Pentagon sends missile defences to Guam as North Korea ‘approves nuclear attack on US’
The Pentagon has announced that it is sending an advanced ballistic missile defence system to Guam, as North Korea ramped up its bellicose rhetoric with the announcement that it has given final approval for a nuclear attack on the US.
North Korea Says It Has Final Approval For Nuclear Attack On US
This is merely the latest headline in what may well culminate with the wettest dream Paul Krugman has ever had.
#BREAKING: N. Korea army says it has final approval for nuclear attack on US
AFP: North Korean Army has approval to launch “mercilesss” nuclear strike on U.S. involving possible use of “cutting edge” nuclear weapons
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) April 3, 2013
ANALYST: Expect North Korean Missile Launch Soon
From the Lowy Institute for International Policy:
“The United States, Australia and other allies appear to be taking important policy decisions on the basis of the imminent deployment of the KN-08. If this is the case, they should say so directly and provide the basis for asserting the imminent deployment of the KN-08,” said Jeffrey Lewis, founding editor of Arms Control Wonk.
The impending launch comes on the heels of intelligence about missile movements on the western side of the peninsula. Pentagon Press Secretary told reporters yesterday that “test flights” of certain missile systems were possible.
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OMG. #CNBC says stocks are falling because of North Korean threat!?! Pisani….!!!!!!
Raymond Pritchett @Galrahn 53m RT @jensteeley: USS Nimitz leaves San Diego on Wed morning.
Raymond Pritchett @Galrahn 44m RT @USPacificFleet: USS Charlotte Departs #PearlHarbor for Western Pacific Deployment @PacificSubs
Raymond Pritchett @Galrahn 7m PACOM must believe ballistic missile launch probable from North Korea. More assets being moved to build comprehensive shield in the Pacific.
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RT @WSJbreakingnews: The U.S. is preparing to deploy an advanced missile defense system to Asia wsj.com
* NK tests a missile
* USA or SK intercepts it
* All hell breaks loose.
“….In terms of military intelligence, it appears the country is almost ready to deploy an intercontinental ballistic missile with a capacity of reaching the United States.”
There have been a number of vague official statements and inscrutable leaks that seem to suggest North Korea is taking steps to deploy the KN-08 ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) without a flight test. This is a very unusual step, but not an inconceivable one.
Still, the US has yet to say so directly. This is unacceptable. The United States, Australia and other allies appear to be taking important policy decisions on the basis of the imminent deployment of the KN-08. If this is the case, they should say so directly and provide the basis for asserting the imminent deployment of the KN-08.
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RT @barbarastarrcnn: BREAKING FIRST ON CNN: Pentagon sending missile defense weapons to Guam..for defense against North Korea
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… involving cutting-edge nuclear weapons have been finally approved.
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It added it is formally notifying the White House and the Pentagon that “reckless operations”….
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… as the Supreme Command solemnly declared at home and abroad.”
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In a statement, the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army said it would “take a series of strong, actual military countermeasures …
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North Korea’s military announced Thursday that it would take a series of military actions against the United States.
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North Korea informs White House of ‘actual military action involving cutting-edge nuclear weapons’ — Yonhap http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2013/04/04/0200000000AEN20130404000100315.HTML
Kerry: ‘Provocative act’
General: NKorea ‘Volatile,’ ‘Dangerous’
Obama administration ‘cut off all negotiations over North Korea’
The US leader follows a policy, which strangles N. Korea “through sanctions and economic measures in the hope that it’ll collapse at some point,” a member of think tank for the advisory board at the Korea Policy Institute, Gregory Elich, told RT.
Elich believes the United States is interested in the collapse of the North, as the US “can establish their military bases right on the border with China, meaning an encirclement of that nation.” He also added that America never “never tolerated a country that won’t put its economy at the service of foreign corporations.”
RT: Whose fault is it here do you think? Or, perhaps, Pyongyang and Washington are both just at fault here?
GE: Well anyone who knows anything about North Korea knows, that if you approach diplomatically, they will negotiate, but if threat they’re threatened or bullied, they’ll respond with firmness. So, we kind of have a feedback loop, where the Obama administration come in and cut off all negotiations over North Korea. There was nothing in the last few years. Obama’s following a policy of what it calls strategic patience, which is in effect a slow strangulation of North Korea through sanctions and economic measures in the hope that it’ll collapse at some point of time…