BATTLEFORWORLD – October 16, 2017: The invasion of North Korea by the United States using Kim Jong-un missile-launching behavior as pretext. And China and Russia won’t sit idly by as this happens. When the US invades North Korea, it is going to try and take as much land area as possible using all sorts of tricks. Another geopolitical war that will end up badly and prolonged like that of Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, etc.
Provocation: South Korea fires 20 warning shots at North Korean border guards searching for defector – report
RT – December 21, 2017: South Korea’s military has unleashed around 20 warning shots in the direction of North Korean border guards in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) who were pursuing a defector, Yonhap reports. Earlier Thursday, a “low-ranking” North Korean soldier fled across the border, appearing in front of a guard post on the “mid-western front” at around 8:04am local time, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. This is the fourth such defection this year. Link: Read Article
Russia puts S-400 Triumph missile defense systems at North Korean border
RT – December 22, 2017: The Russian S-400 Triumph missile anti-aircraft system was activated in the Primorsky region of Russia on Friday, at the border with North Korea. The system is aimed at destroying aircraft, ground targets and ballistic and cruise missiles.
ENCIRCLEMENT FOR WAR: North Korea crisis on THREE fronts as US ‘Decapitation Invasion Squad’ targets Kim Jong-un, Australia ratchets up tensions; and China prepares for war event
THESUN – October 16, 2017: An elite assassination squad with a mission to take out Kim and his henchmen has reportedly arrived on the Korean peninsula to await orders to strike.
The highly-trained Navy Seals “Decapitaton Team” has teamed up with the US and South Korean navies to take part in drills close to Kim’s kingdom, according to the Daily Star.
The Maritime Counter Special Operations Exercise will simulate an attack on North Korea in a move which is bound to fire up Kim, who called earlier exercises on the peninsula a “blatant act of war”.
(BATTLEFORWORLD: And China is keeping a watchful eye to make sure that if and when the US invades North Korea, it does not go too far like what happened in Iraq, Libya and Syria. We all know how those invasions turned out – messy, but maybe that was the plan.) Link: Read Complete Article
October Omen: Sun Turns Red Over London
THESUN – October 17, 2017: DESERT STORM; Why Hurricane Ophelia has turned the sun red and sky yellow as storm lashes the UK and Ireland?
THE sky above Britain turned yellow today after a red sun was created by fatal Hurricane Ophelia.
The gales pulled Saharan dust north to the UK to create a blanket of orange cloud, with the deadly storms also bringing powerful 80-mph winds – killing three people.
The layer of thick dust brought an eerie glow across the sky and turned the sun red as Hurricane Ophelia killer winds picked up dust and debris southern Europe and Africa.
As well as sparking fears of an apocalypse, there were health concerns this afternoon as the thick blanket of dust swirling in the sky posed a risk to people with breathing difficulties and the elderly. Link: Read Complete Article
Putin on North Korea Crisis: Don’t Back Kim Jong-Un Into a Corner
NBCNEWS – October 19, 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday that North Korea must not be “backed into a corner” and urged dialogue to end its nuclear standoff with the U.S.
Tensions have increased between Pyongyang and Washington in recent weeks, with President Donald Trump promising in August that North Korea would be met with “fire and fury” if it threatens the U.S. and calling Kim Jong Un, the North’s leader, “rocket man” in a speech at the U.N. last month. Link: Read Complete Article
Lavrov Says the Main Priority in Korea Must Be Talks and not Conflict
SPUTNIKNEWS – October 20, 2017: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the implementation of the Russian-Chinese plan on North Korea may considerably reduce tensions in the region.
Russia’s top diplomat called on the international community to prevent escalation in the peninsula. According to Sergei Lavrov, such a conflict will lead to disaster.
“The solution [to the situation on the Korean Peninsula] needs vigorous diplomatic efforts. The main thing at the current stage is to prevent a military conflict which will lead to a large-scale humanitarian, economic and environmental catastrophe,” Sergei Lavrov said, speaking at the Nonproliferation Conference in Moscow.
“We call on the accountable members of the international community to support the ideas expressed in the Russian-Chinese road map for settlement,” Sergei Lavrov said. Link: Read Complete Article
Securing North Korean nuclear sites would require a ground invasion, Pentagon says
WASHINGTONPOST – November 5, 2017: The only way to locate and secure all of North Korea’s nuclear weapons sites “with complete certainty” is through an invasion of ground forces, and in the event of conflict, Pyongyang could use biological and chemical weapons, the Pentagon told lawmakers in a new, blunt assessment of what war on the Korean Peninsula might look like.
The Pentagon, in a letter to lawmakers, said that a full discussion of U.S. capabilities to “counter North Korea’s ability to respond with a nuclear weapon and to eliminate North Korea’s nuclear weapons located in deeply buried, underground facilities” is best suited for a classified briefing.
The letter also said that Pentagon leaders “assess that North Korea may consider the use of biological weapons” and that the country “has a long-standing chemical weapons program with the capability to produce nerve, blister, blood and choking agents.”
The Pentagon repeated that a detailed discussion of how the United States would respond to the threat could not be discussed in public. Link: Read Complete Article