posted on Jun, 21 2006 @ 05:34 PM
For almost a week I've been reading reports on North Korea's preparations to launch a missile. Nobody seems sure if they're launching a satellite,
testing a new ICBM, or planning a pre-emptive strike against Japan or even the US. There are probably a half dozen threads discussing it here
already, so forgive me for starting another but I think we may be missing the big picture.
Is there something more to North Korea's actions than we're being told? Could it be that the US govt. knows more than they're telling us? DOH!
The timeline of the following press releases gives the impression that there's no relationship between the current evacuation of government workers
and the NK missile launch. But take a closer look... it's clear that they were aware of this and making top level negotiations and plans during the
first few days of June - prior to announcing the "evacuation drill".
BACK TO THE BUNKER
By William M. Arkin
Sunday, June 4, 2006
On Monday, June 19, about 4,000 government workers representing more than 50 federal agencies from the State Department to the Commodity Futures
Trading Commission will say goodbye to their families and set off for dozens of classified emergency facilities stretching from the Maryland and
Virginia suburbs to the foothills of the Alleghenies. They will take to the bunkers in an "evacuation" that my sources describe as the largest
"continuity of government" exercise ever conducted, a drill intended to prepare the U.S. government for an event even more catastrophic than the
Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
New York Times
North Korea May Test Long-Range Missile
By HELENE COOPER and MICHAEL R. GORDON
Published: June 17, 2006
WASHINGTON, June 16 — North Korea appears to have stepped up preparations to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, perhaps as early as this
weekend, American officials said Friday.
The move, if carried out, would put the North's military efforts back into the spotlight and could demonstrate that it has a missile with the range
to reach the United States.
In a sign of how seriously the United States is treating the prospect of a test, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned her Chinese
counterpart on Tuesday and asked Beijing to use its influence to stop the test, a senior Bush administration official said.
President Bush made a similar appeal two weeks ago in a telephone call to China's president, Hu Jintao, the official said.
Report: U.S. activates missile defense system
North Korea seems headed 'towards a launch'
Tuesday, June 20, 2006; Posted: 2:50 p.m. EDT (18:50 GMT)
SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) -- The United States has moved its ground-based interceptor missile defense system from test mode to operational amid
concerns over an expected North Korean missile launch, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday.
So... is there a real connection between these events and could we really be on the verge of an attack or all out war? Our government has gone to
the bunkers, called foreign heads of state, and activated the missile defense shield. Is it happening right under our noses and we didn't see the
forest for the trees?