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The U.S. military has moved a Navy ship capable of intercepting missiles to waters off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, as threats from North Korea's Kim Jong Un escalate and the White House signals it wants to head off any potential conflict by flexing America's military might.
Originally posted by Bearack
Originally posted by Mr Tranny
Every once in a while you run across someone that seams detached from reality. They just do not grasp the gravity of the situation through their ignorance, to the point that it is dumbfounding. I just seen such a person on Arirang tv.
I was just tuning through the channels on intelsat 9 and came across an interview on Arirang tv. My jaw almost hit the floor. There was some fat American/Canadian/European idiot on there talking out his rear end. He was saying, we need more tolerance and understanding in regard to NK.
Um….I am sorry but…. They are threatening to nuke our asses! The time for tolerance has officially past.
I wish I had a copy of the interview, or a link to it so other people could see it but I don’t. I couldn’t even stand to watch it long enough to figure out who was talking, let alone watch it to the end.edit on 1-4-2013 by Mr Tranny because: (no reason given)
Sadly, I think he believes his own propaganda. He really thinks he could rule the world with his 'elite" army. That's what scares the living bajesus out of me. The lack of reality in this man's mind.
The presence of U.S. forces in places like South Korea and Japan has long worried Beijing, feeding its fears that it is being surrounded and "contained" by Washington and its allies, especially following the U.S. strategic pivot to Asia.
Could China be moving forces to the DPRK border to spank little Un's butt er arse or , to prevent US SK form invading? Also form the above link
(LEAD) Samore: NK leader at crossroads between conflict, peace overture
(ATTN: UPDATES with comments on suspected N. Korea-Iran nuclear ties in last 7 paras)
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, April 1 (Yonhap) -- After weeks of bellicose statements, North Korea's next steps remain uncertain as it has come under heavy pressure from Beijing to stop escalating tensions, a former senior White House official said Monday.
"We will see whether Pyongyang listens to what Beijing says or whether they decide to proceed with additional actions," Gary Samore, who served as President Barack Obama's key aide on arms control and nonproliferation, told Yonhap News Agency after a forum hosted by the Brookings Institution. "We're all waiting to see whether Kim Jong-un now goes into the peace offensive mode or continues with provocation."
Samore warned that the North Koreans are putting themselves in a "very dangerous situation" where the future of their relationship with South Korea's Park Geun-hye administration and their ties with China are at stake.
or Un has not had time to think ,after he messed his pants.
(LEAD) U.S. says no unusual military move in N. Korea, diplomacy still possible
(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with State Department's view; CHANGES headline)
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, April 1 (Yonhap) -- The White House said Monday the deployment of advanced warplanes such as B-2 bombers and F-22 stealth fighters to the Korean Peninsula has helped decrease the possibility of a North Korean miscalculation or provocation.
"We believe this has reduced the chance of miscalculation and provocation," press secretary Jay Carney said at a press briefing.
Originally posted by Just Chris
Originally posted by Bearack
China mobilizing troops, jets near N. Korean border, US officials say
Read more: www.foxnews.com...
China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said. Read more: www.foxnews.com...
This is extremely concerning!
With regards to the news article you posted up. Is this supposed to give the impression that China will be siding with North Korea after-all?
China's navy also conducted live-firing naval drills by warships in the Yellow Sea that were set to end Monday near the Korean peninsula, in apparent support of North Korea, which was angered by ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills that are set to continue throughout April.
South Korea's new president vowed on Monday to strike back quickly if North Korea stages any attack, but the United States said it has seen no worrisome mobilization of armed forces by the North Koreans despite their bellicose rhetoric.uk.reuters.com...
Originally posted by Res Ipsa
What I read from an NBC article it looks to me that North Korea wants to deal.
The Drudge headline is crap.
I have gone from heighten concern to business as usual.
Notice that all sources are reporting word for word the "China mobilizing" story....word for word....it's crap.
edit on 1-4-2013 by Res Ipsa because: (no reason given)
( This is from NBC) Read it carefully......see the part about conditions and "improvement of..blah blah.."
In a later release Monday on KCNA, Pyongyang announced the adoption of a law "consolidating" its position as a nuclear power that would use its weapons only “to repel invasion or attack from a hostile nuclear weapons state and make retaliatory strikes.”
Among the law's pledges were that North Korea would store its weapons responsibly, that it would not use them against non-nuclear nations, and that it would participate in nonproliferation talks -- though the last clause came with the condition that there was “improvement of relations with hostile nuclear weapons states.”edit on 1-4-2013 by Res Ipsa because: (no reason given)