North Korea Fires Multiple Ballistic Missiles

North Korea Fires Multiple Ballistic Missiles:

The day before “Berserker Thursday” with its UK elections, Comey testimony and the ECB decision, was supposed to be quiet. Instead we had the first domestic Iran terrorism in decades, rising Qatar crisis tensions, the biggest crude crash in months, Germany pulling out of Turkey and stocks of course finishing the day higher. And now, to top it all off, moments ago North Korea fired multiple ballistic missiles.

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In Major Blow To Washington, South Korea Suspends Deployment Of US Antimissile System

In Major Blow To Washington, South Korea Suspends Deployment Of US Antimissile System:

In a stunning blow for US diplomacy in the Pacific rim region, Yonhap reported that South Korea’s newly elected president, Moon Jae-in said he has suspended the deployment of American THAAD anti-missile defense system, a major concession to China and a significant break with the United States on policy toward North Korea.

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James Mattis: War With North Korea Would Be “Catastrophic”

James Mattis: War With North Korea Would Be “Catastrophic”:

“…an armed conflict with North Korea would be catastrophic to US allies in the region… would be probably the worst kind of fighting…”

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US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier Toward North Korea

US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier Toward North Korea:

The United States is sending a third aircraft carrier strike force to the western Pacific region in an apparent warning to North Korea to deter its ballistic missile and nuclear programs. It is extremely rare for the U.S. military to deploy three aircraft carriers in close proximity to each other absent current or imminent military action.

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Trump Reveals Location Of 2 Nuclear Subs To Duterte

Trump Reveals Location Of 2 Nuclear Subs To Duterte:

The NYT is once again bashing Trump for his “loose lips,” alleging that the president revealed to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte the location of two U.S. nuclear submarines lurking in the waters off the Korean peninsula…

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AND NOW: North Korean Hackers Emerge As “Culprits” Behind Global Malware Cyberattack

North Korean Hackers Emerge As “Culprits” Behind Global Malware Cyberattack:

Remember when North Korea “hackers” breached several firewall layers at Sony, exposing gigabytes of confidential data, only for it to eventually emerge that it was all the work of a disgruntled Sony employee?

Apparently not, because the same plot line is being re-run all over again.

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1,746 American Adults Were Asked To Point Out North Korea On A Map: This Was The Result

1,746 American Adults Were Asked To Point Out North Korea On A Map: This Was The Result:

In April 2014, just as the Ukraine conflict (and proxy civil war) was hitting its climax, in the process undermining US-Russian relations for years, some 2,066 Americans were asked to show where the Ukraine was on a map. The result, while leaving something to be desired, was not terrible.

Fast forward to this weekend, when the NYT repeated the same exercise with the latest geopolitical hotspot: North Korea. In an experiment led by Kyle Dropp of Morning Consult, he asked 1,746 American adults to point to where North Korea is on the world map. This was the raw result:

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North Korea Is A Major Opium Producer, Making It A Prime Target For The CIA

North Korea Is A Major Opium Producer, Making It A Prime Target For The CIA

H/t reader squodgy:

“Shurely not!!!!! America can’t be interested in Opium can they?

Could this be a clue as to why the U.S. is so determined to poke sticks at North Korea?”

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What If Everything We’re Being Told About U.S.-North Korea Tensions Is Wrong?

What If Everything We’re Being Told About U.S.-North Korea Tensions Is Wrong?

H/t reader squodgy:

“Looks like it really is just another disinformation CIA psyop.
North Korea is no threat.
China is still loyal to North Koreans.
America, as ever, is the rat in the nest.”

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Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: What the North Korean “Crisis” Is Really About

What the N. Korean “Crisis” Is Really About:

By Paul Craig Roberts

The North Korean “crisis” is a Washington orchestration. North Korea was last at war 1950-53. N. Korea has not attacked or invaded anyone in 64 years. N. Korea lacks the military strength to attack any country, such as South Korea and Japan, that is protected by the US. Moreover, China would not permit N. Korea to start a war.

So what is the demonization of N. Korea by the presstitutes and Trump administration about?

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North Korea Threatens China With “Grave Consequences” Over “Betrayal”

North Korea Threatens China With “Grave Consequences” Over “Betrayal”:

Earlier this morning we reported that according to Korea Times, China had allegedly sent North Korea what amount to a final warning over its military provocations. The rumor cited the May issue of Hong Kong monthly news outlet Dong Xiang. It said a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs junior minister invited Park Myung-ho, an official of North Korea, for a meeting. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the meeting and asked his junior to read aloud the warning to the North over the nuclear test. The memorandum mentioned that China will condemn strongly, pull back on all economic cooperation and even blockade North Korea if it conducted the test.

It didn’t take Korea long to respond…

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China Reportedly Issues Final Warning To North Korea

China Reportedly Issues Final Warning To North Korea:

With President Trump placing his faith in China’s ability to keep its neighbor under control – through threats, promises, or oil embargoes – it appears, according to unconfirmed rumors spreading widely on Chinese social media Tuesday, that North Korea just got its final warning.

As Korea Times reports, Chinese news outlets have previously said Beijing could turn its back on Pyongyang if the latter conducted a sixth nuclear test. But the rumor that China has given North Korea a final warning has drawn particular interest from Weibo users.

China has sent a final warning to North Korea over its military provocations.

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In Latest Warning To North Korea, US Releases Video Of Overnight Minuteman III ICBM Launch

In Latest Warning To North Korea, US Releases Video Of Overnight Minuteman III ICBM Launch:

As previewed last night, this morning the US Air Force confirmed that another unarmed Minuteman III ICBM missile capable of sending a nuclear bomb across the world was launched early on Wednesday from California’s Vanderberg Air Force base, in what was a second clear signal of nuclear deterrence aimed squarely at North Korea and took place one week after the US test fired another ICBM under identical circumstances.

The unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile blasted off from a silo at 12:02 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base and delivered a single re-entry vehicle to a target approximately 4,200 miles away at Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, the Air Force Global Strike Command said. The test, which reprotedly took 10 months to plan, was the latest designed “to check the readiness and accuracy of a weapon system that forms part of the U.S. nuclear force” but in reality was the second strong message sent to Kim Jong-Un in the span of one week.

This is the statement Vanderberg released shortly after the launch:

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Furious North Korea Threatens “Final Doom” After US Deploys Strategic Bombers


A pair of B-1B Lancer bombers

Furious North Korea Threatens “Final Doom” After US Deploys Strategic Bombers:

Another day, another jawboning escalation out of North Korea, which on Tuesday accused the US of pushing the Korean peninsula “to the brink of nuclear war” after two strategic U.S. bombers flew training drills with the South Korean and Japanese air forces in another show of strength. As Reuters reports, the two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers were deployed amid rising tensions over North Korea’s pursuit of its nuclear and missile programs.

North Korea said the bombers conducted “a nuclear bomb dropping drill against major objects” in its territory at a time when Trump and “other U.S. warmongers are crying out for making a preemptive nuclear strike” on the North.

“The reckless military provocation is pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula closer to the brink of nuclear war,” the North’s official KCNA news agency said on Tuesday.

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