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Trump Threatens To Totally Destroy North Korea At UN: MSM Reports

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.”

In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world in peril, adopted a more confrontational approach to solving global challenges from Iran to Venezuela, and gave an unabashed defense of U.S. sovereignty.

“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump told the 193-member world body, sticking closely to a script.

As loud, startled murmurs filled the hall, Trump described Kim in an acid tone, saying, “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.”

His remarks rattled the leaders gathered in the green-marbled U.N. General Assembly hall, where minutes earlier U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for statesmanship, saying: “We must not sleepwalk our way into war.”

Trump’s most direct military threat to attack North Korea, in his debut appearance at the General Assembly, was his latest expression of concern about Pyongyang’s repeated launching of ballistic missiles over Japan and underground nuclear tests.

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comment. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom crossed her arms.

“It was the wrong speech, at the wrong time, to the wrong audience,” Wallstrom later told the BBC.

North Korea’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A junior North Korean diplomat sat in the delegation’s front-row seat for Trump’s speech, the North Korean U.N. mission said. His speech recalled the fiery nationalist language of his Jan. 20 inaugural address when he pledged to end what he called an “American carnage” of rusted factories and crime.

‘HOSTILE’ BEHAVIOR

His strongest words were directed at North Korea. He urged the United Nations member states to work together to isolate the Kim government until it ceases its “hostile” behavior.

In what may have been a veiled prod at China, the North’s major trading partner, Trump said: “It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime but would arm, supply and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict.”

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed nine rounds of sanctions on North Korea since 2006 and Guterres appealed for that 15-member body to maintain its unity.

Turning to Iran, Trump called the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, an embarrassment and hinted that he may not recertify the agreement when it comes up for a mid-October deadline.

“I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it,” he said.

He called Iran an “economically depleted rogue state” that exports violence.

There was no immediate comment from either Iran’s U.N. delegation or its foreign ministry in Tehran.

French President Emmanuel Macron, in his U.N. speech, said his country would not close the door to negotiations over the North Korea crisis and staunchly defended the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

“Renouncing it would be a grave error,” Macron said.

Trump said the United States does not seek to impose its will on other nations and will respect other countries’ sovereignty. He said the U.S. military would soon be the strongest it has ever been.

Trump called the collapsing situation in Venezuela “completely unacceptable” and warned the United States was considering what further actions it can take.

“We cannot stand by and watch,” he said.

Venezuela rejected Trump’s threats and said it was prepared to resist any U.S. actions, even a military invasion. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza called Trump a white supremacist who was returning the world to the Cold War of the 1980s.

“He came to the house of peace and promoted war and the destruction of certain countries,” Arreaza told reporters.

Financial markets showed little reaction to Trump’s speech, with most major assets hovering near the unchanged mark on the day.

“He stuck with his script,” said Lennon Sweeting, chief market strategist at XE.com in Toronto. “The dollar/yen jumped around a bit but it’s basically flat. I don’t think we will see any more volatility out of this.”

Source: Reuters/MSN

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/australia/at-un-trump-says-us-may-have-to-totally-destroy-north-korea/ar-AAsdRd1?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=SK2MDHP

FULL SPEACH FROM RT:

US Navy Seals “Who Killed Bin Laden” training Kim ‘assassination’ squad

THE TIMES Reports:

US Navy Seals training Kim ‘assassination’ squad

“South Korean commandos will work with the US Navy Seals who killed Osama bin Laden to create a special unit to assassinate Kim Jong-un in the event of war.
The announcement coincides with a decision by the US to waive restrictions on the size and range of South Korean ballistic missiles, allowing it to develop its own independent capacity to drop bunker-busting bombs on the underground headquarters of the North Korean leadership in Pyongyang.”

Navy

 

I won’t bore you with the rest of the item. Firstly, since they’ve just announced this to the world, it rather takes away the element of surprise, yes?

Secondly, are we going to get some lame story about how they found Kim hiding out in a cardboard box, “and he came out with all guns blazing…no….hang on, he opened the door with a hostage and…no, he just poked his face out the door and we shot him…oh, ya know, the “fog of war” and all that, but anyhow we dumped his body at sea in accordance with North Korean tradition…..”

Putin: North Koreans Will ‘Eat Grass’ for Kim’s Weapons

North Korean Putin

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/putin-north-koreans-will-eat-grass-for-kims-weapons/ar-AArm52W?li=AAaeXZz&ocid=spartanntp

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would allow his people to “eat grass” before he ever gives up his nuclear and missile defense programs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a news conference in China.
Kim and his military claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb Sunday, the sixth overall nuclear test conducted by a regime that believes its threats keep the United States and its Asian allies at bay as they plan a pre-emptive strike to overthrow the authoritarian government.
Kim is willing to go so far as to starve his people in order to keep power, Putin said while also condemning the weapons tests and saying diplomacy was the best route to handle the North.
“They will eat grass but they will not turn away from the path that will provide for their security,” Putin said, according to CNN.

A hydrogen bomb is far more powerful than a nuclear bomb, and reports out of South Korea indicate the North could be preparing another intercontinental ballistic missile test, adding to fears the North has the capability to put a nuclear warhead on a missile that could reach the U.S.
Using the missile and nuclear defense threats as a means to deter, according to Putin, is how the North avoids the fate of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The Russian leader, a former head of his country’s intelligence services, also said that sanctions, like those put in place against the North’s economy last month by the United Nations Security Council, are “useless and ineffective.”
“Saddam Hussein rejected the production of weapons of mass destruction, but even under that pretense, he was destroyed and members of his family were killed,” Putin said at the BRICs summit, which brings together Brazil, India, China and South Africa.
Putin added: “The country was demolished and Saddam Hussein was hanged. Everyone knows that and everyone in North Korea knows that.”
Prior to the new sanctions by the U.N., those already in place were having a drastic effect on the North’s population. A U.N. report released in March showed that more than 10 million North Koreans, or 41 percent of its population, are “undernourished,” and it pointed out that the North ranked 98 th out of 118 countries on last year’s Global Hunger Index.

(Newsweek)

Notice how the game is changing, with all three superpowers now pointing in the same direction, their differences seemingly swept aside, on this issue at least. In actuality, Kim Jong Un and his secular little nation are really no threat to the world at large.

Any one of the superpowers can easily disable North Korea’s rockets the moment they leave the launch pad, so logically they are allowing his firecrackers to go high enough and far enough to present a credible threat to the masses.

It’s the old “perceived threat” game, just the latest step in the march towards the New World Order.

Martin H.

Two large “Artificial” Earthquakes In North Korea

The MSM is reporting these two earthquakes as “artificial” and as the result of nuclear testinThe US Geological Survey said it had recorded a 6.3 magnitude earthquake at noon Sunday local time, near North Korea’s known nuclear test site in the country’s northeast region.
The quake was felt in northern China, with emergency sirens blaring in Yanji, near the North Korean border, according to local media.

North Koreahttps://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11916415

“The US Geological Survey said it had recorded a 6.3 magnitude earthquake at noon Sunday local time, near North Korea’s known nuclear test site in the country’s northeast region.
The quake was felt in northern China, with emergency sirens blaring in Yanji, near the North Korean border, according to local media.”

Guam Earthquake: Artificially Triggered?

Guam Earthquake 5.2

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/guam-hit-with-magnitude-52-earthquake/ar-AAqZvdU?ocid=spartanntp

Guam, the U.S. territory that’s recently come into North Korea’s crosshairs, was thrashed by Mother Earth early Wednesday, with the island reporting a magnitude 5.2 earthquake.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor’s epicenter was 51.7 miles southeast of Inarajan Village, a community of about 2,300 people.
The earthquake had a depth of six miles.
On Tuesday, North Korea fired a midrange ballistic missile over Japan. Kim Jong Un, the leader of the Hermit Kingdom, called the launch a “meaningful prelude” to containing Guam, which is also home to key U.S. military bases.
President Trump said Tuesday “all options are on the table” after the missile launch, an act that instantly renewed tensions in the region just days after the regime appeared to be backing down from threats against the U.S. and its allies.

I have to wonder, given the relatively high magnitude and shallow depth, if this was artificially triggered: What’s generally referred to as a “HAARP job” (although HAARP in Alaska is just one of many Ionospheric heater arrays around the world). Note that both Russia and China have such technology as well as the US. The timing alone is enough to arouse suspicions of “geoterrorism” at work.

Time for talk is OVER: Trump & Japan agree to ramp up pressure on North Korea

North Korea Japan Missile

PRESIDENT Donald Trump and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe have agreed time for dialogue with North Korea is now over following Pyongyang’s latest missile launch on Tuesday morning.

Mr Abe denounced the launch as an “unprecedented and grave threat” to the country’s security after over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido before crashing into the sea.

In a 40-minute phone call with President Trump, the two leaders agreed to call for an emergency meeting of the UN security council as the odds of an all-out conflict continue to drop.

Japanese media claim ”the latest launch makes it clear” the time is not right for dialogue with and increased pressure is instead necessary, quoting a senior Tokyo official.

Meanwhile, President Trump reportedly reaffirmed his commitment to maintaining peace in the region, telling Abe the US is “100 per cent with Japan”.

Mr Trump and Mr Abe also agreed in addressing the North Korea issue.

READ MORE AT SOURCE:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/847009/north-korea-news-latest-japan-missile-trump-abe-dialogue-talk-world-war-3-kim-jong-un

More detail now:
  • Reports are that 3 missiles fired
  • Reports of submarine launched but this appears to be incorrect – missiles launched from eastern part of North Korea
  • Missile fired at 0558 Japan time
  • One (at least) passed through Japanese air space at 6.06am (Japan time)
  • One (at least) landed in the Pacific east of Japan after passing through Japanese airspace
  • One of the missile broke up into 3 parts (this may be why reports of 3 missiles – still unclear)

Hyping North Korea To Relaunch Reagan’s Star Wars?

North Korea Star wars

Source: Moon of Alabama
Since Trump issued “fire and fury” threats against North Korea (the DPRK), sanity has taken over among serious people. The talk of preventive strikes on North Korea within the expert community has largely ended. It was never a seriously possibility. North Korea has many options to retaliate to any strike and all would come with catastrophic damage to South Korea and Japan and thereby to U.S. interests in Asia.
North Korea can be successfully deterred in the same way that all other nuclear weapon states are deterred from using their weapons. Unfortunately the National Security Advisor McMaster has not yet received that message:
STEPHANOPOULOS: But your predecessor Susan Rice wrote this week that the U.S. could tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea the same way we tolerated nuclear weapons in the Soviet Union far more during the Cold War. Is she right?
MCMASTER: No, she’s not right. And I think the reason she’s not right is that the classical deterrence theory, how does that apply to a regime like the regime in North Korea? A regime that engages in unspeakable brutality against its own people? A regime that poses a continuous threat to the its neighbors in the region and now may pose a threat, direct threat, to the United States with weapons of mass destruction? A regime that imprisons and murders anyone who seems to oppose that regime, including members of his own family, using sarin nerve gase (sic) — gas in a public airport?
Classical deterrence worked against the Soviet Union as well as against Mao’s China. (Vice versa it also worked against the United States.) Both were arguably, like North Korea, brutal against internal dissidents, threatening to their neighbors and military opponents of the United States. If they could be deterred than North Korea can also be deterred.
To set the Trump crew straight. China re-issued its guarantee for North Korea’s security. The Global Times, a party owned but unofficial mouthpiece, wrote in an editorial:
“China should also make clear that if North Korea launches missiles that threaten U.S. soil first and the U.S. retaliates, China will stay neutral,” [..].
“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.”
Any unprovoked war against North Korea would thereby escalate into a war with China and no one is seriously interested in that adventure. The only reasonable course is to negotiate some new level of balance between North Korean and U.S. interests.North Korea threat
The U.S. continues to run large scale maneuver together in South Korea and to fly nuclear capable strategic bombers near the North Korean borders. These actions necessitate that North Korea’s military stays in expensive high alert against potential surprises. One aim of North Korea’s nuclear armament is to lessen the necessity for such conventional preparedness.
North Korea has offered several times to stop all missile and nuclear testing if the U.S. stops its large maneuvers near its borders. The Trump administration rejected that offer but North Korea increased the pressure with its recent tests.
Last week North Korea again offered to decrease its own actions if the U.S. stops some of its provocations. It announced a possible test of four missiles targeted into the vicinity of the U.S. base on Guam. The strategic U.S. bombers flying near North Korea usually take off from Guam. Few noticed that the announcement was conditional and came with an offer:
Typically, the nuclear strategic bombers from Guam frequent the sky above south Korea to openly stage actual war drills and muscle-flexing in a bid to strike the strategic bases of the DPRK. This grave situation requires the KPA to closely watch Guam, the outpost and beachhead for invading the DPRK, and necessarily take practical actions of significance to neutralize it.
In the morning of August 8 the air pirates of Guam again appeared in the sky above south Korea to stage a mad-cap drill simulating an actual war.

[The US] should immediately stop its reckless military provocation against the state of the DPRK so that the latter would not be forced to make an unavoidable military choice.
In other words: Stop the overflights from Guam or we will have to test our missiles by targeting areas near to the island. The U.S. has no reliable defense that could guarantee to destroy four missile simultaneously coming towards Guam. If North Korea would indeed test near Guam the U.S. will lose face. If it tries to defend against the incoming missile and fails it will lose even more face. I am confident that the strategic bomber overflights from Guam will soon end.
Several commentators claimed that the U.S. is giving false alarm over North Korean abilities. That the intelligence confirmation of miniaturized North Korean war-heads is a lie, that the North Korean missiles can not reach the continental U.S. or that the reentry vehicle cap North Korea used in recent tests is not strong enough to protect its nuclear payload. But it was North Korea that showed off a miniaturized war-head in March 2016; the reach of a missile is variable and largely dependent on payload size and burn time, and the discussed RV cap failure was caused by the unusual trajectory North Korea chose for the test. The chance of North Korea being correct when it claims to be able to hit the U.S. is higher than 50%. For any practical consideration one thereby has to accept that North Korea is a nuclear weapon state that can successfully target the continental U.S. with multiple nuclear armed missiles.
The claim that the U.S. intelligence agencies are exaggeration North Korean capabilities is likely false. But it is also reasonable. The Trump administration, the Pentagon and weapon salesmen will of course use the occasion to further their aims.
One missile defense marketing pundit claimed today that the North Korean missile engines used in the recent tests were bought from factories in Ukraine or Russia. The usual propagandist at the New York Times picked up on that to further their anti-Russian theme:
Mr. Elleman was unable to rule out the possibility that a large Russian missile enterprise, Energomash, which has strong ties to the Ukrainian complex, had a role in the transfer of the RD-250 engine technology to North Korea. He said leftover RD-250 engines might also be stored in Russian warehouses.
But the engines in question are of different size and thrust than the alleged R-250 engines and the claimed time-frame does not fit at all. The Ukrainian government denied any transfer of missiles or designs. The story was debunked with in hours by two prominent experts. But implicating Russia, however farfetched, is always good if one wants to sell more weapons.
One Pentagon hobby horse is the THAAD medium range missile defense systems that will now be stationed in South Korea. This even as it is incapable to defend South Korea from short range North Korean missiles. It is obviously targeted at China.
The Reagan wannabe currently ruling in the White House may soon revive Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative, aka “Star Wars”, which was first launched in 1984. SDI was the expensive but unrealistic dream of lasers in space and other such gimmicks. Within the SDI the U.S. military threw out hundreds of billions for a Global Ballistic Missile Defense which supposedly would defend the continental U.S. from any incoming intercontinental missile. The program was buried in the early 1990s.  One son of Star Wars survived. It is the National Missile Defense with 40 interceptors in Alaska and California. It has never worked well and likely never will. If NMD would function as promised there would be no reason to fear any North Korean ICBMs. Missile defense is largely a fraud to transfers billions of dollars from U.S. taxpayers to various weapon producing conglomerates.
I expect that the North Korean “threat” will soon be used to launch “SDI – The Sequel”, another attempt to militarize space with billions thrown into futuristic but useless “defense” projects. It will soothe the Pentagon’s grief over the success North Korea had despite decades of U.S. attempts to subjugate that state.
Posted by b on August 14, 2017 at 01:51 PM

https://thecontrail.com/forum/topics/hyping-north-korea-to-relaunch-reagan-s-star-wars

North Korea Says It Won’t Fire Missiles At Guam After All

Bill Chappell,  The Two-Way.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed his military’s plans to rain “an enveloping fire” around the U.S. territory of Guam — but opted not to fire missiles at this time, according to state media. Despite the stand-down, some Guamanians were alarmed after two radio stations aired an erroneous emergency alert Tuesday.
Kim visited the Korean People’s Army as the self-imposed mid-August deadline for a missile demonstration approached, the Korean Central News Agency reports. But after hearing the plan and considering it, Kim opted not to give the order to launch missiles, and instead “would watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees,” the report says.
Kim also warned that the U.S. should not test North Korea’s self-restraint.
On Guam, the territory’s Homeland Security office says two radio stations aired “an unscheduled test of the Emergency Alert Broadcast System” shortly after midnight, which “residents and visitors may have noticed.” The announcement — that the system had issued “a civil danger warning” for Guam — was due to an unauthorized test and was not connected to an emergency, the agency says.

 

Guam and the U.S. air and naval forces that are based there have been under alert since it was named by North Korea as a potential demonstration target, with the regime threatening to fire missiles into the sea near the island that’s home to some 160,000 people.
The passing of the deadline without a missile launch could ease tensions that have been ratcheted up as President Trump and North Korea have traded threats. Last week, Trump said, “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.”
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said his nation will do “all it can” to prevent violence from breaking out on the Korean Peninsula.
In a speech delivered on Tuesday — Liberation Day, commemorating the end of Japanese rule following World War II — Moon was quoted by The Korea Herald as saying, “Without the consent of the Republic of Korea [South Korea], no country can determine to take military action.”
It’s still too early to say the situation has calmed entirely, Guam Lieut. Gov. Ray Tenorio said, “But we are happy that the rhetoric is starting to calm down, perhaps.”
“There is no change in the threat level,” Guam Homeland Security adviser George Charfauros said. He added, “We are very … I’d say almost ecstatic that Kim Jong Un has backed off.”
From Seoul, NPR’s Elise Hu reports:
“[On] Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said if North Korean missiles were considered a threat to Guam, then, ‘It’s game on.’ Others in the Trump administration, like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, continue to try and push a diplomatic solution to the current nuclear issue.”

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/15/543603140/north-korea-says-it-wont-fire-missiles-at-guam-after-all

And since the US, as it has now publicly admitted, could disable North Korea’s missiles the moment they left the launch pad, Kim Jong Un was never much of a threat in the first place. I’m sure most Uncensored readers can figure it out.