Korea tensions heighten

US scrambling to reinforce Pacific protection

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A North Korean soldier looks across the demilitarized zone through binoculars at the truce village of Panmunjom following the escalation of tensions in the Korean Peninsula. AFP

PAJU, South Korea—North Korea warned on Thursday that it had authorized its military to attack the United States using “smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear weapons, sending the Americans scrambling to reinforce their Pacific protection by deploying a missile defense system to Guam.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said North Korea’s increasingly bellicose threats combined with its military capabilities represented a “real and clear danger” to the United States and to its allies South Korea and Japan.

“They have nuclear capacity now, they have missile delivery capacity now,” Hagel said on Wednesday. “We take those threats seriously, we have to take those threats seriously.”

The Pentagon said it would send ground-based Thaad missile-interceptor batteries to protect military bases on Guam, a US territory some 3,380 kilometers southeast of North Korea and home to 6,000 American military personnel, submarines and bombers.

The missile batteries would complement two Aegis antimissile destroyers already dispatched to the region.

Despite the intense rhetoric, analysts do not expect a nuclear attack by North Korea, which knows the move could trigger a destructive, suicidal war. Experts believe Pyongyang does not yet have the ability to launch nuclear-tipped missiles, but its other nuclear capabilities aren’t fully known.

The strident warning from Pyongyang is the latest in a series of escalating threats from North Korea, which has railed against joint US and South Korean military exercises taking place in South Korea and has expressed anger over tightened sanctions for its February nuclear test.

For a second day on Thursday, North Korean border authorities denied entry to South Koreans who manage jointly-run factories in the North Korean city of Kaesong. A North Korean government-run committee threatened to pull out North Korean workers from Kaesong as well.

On Tuesday, Pyongyang announced it would restart a plutonium reactor it had shut down in 2007. A US research institute said on Wednesday that satellite imagery shows that construction needed for the restart has already begun.

US warned

North Korea’s military statement said its troops had been authorized to counter US “aggression” with “powerful practical military counteractions,” including nuclear weapons.

“We formally inform the White House and Pentagon that the ever-escalating US hostile policy toward the DPRK and its reckless nuclear threat will be smashed by the strong will of all the united service personnel and people and cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means,” an unnamed spokesperson from the General Bureau of the Korean People’s Army said in a statement carried by state media, referring to North Korea by its formal name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “The US had better ponder over the prevailing grave situation.”

While few of the North’s threats have been matched with action, reports on Thursday said it appears to have moved a medium-range missile capable of hitting targets in South Korea and Japan to its east coast.

 

Show of force

“We are closely monitoring whether the North moved it with a view to actual launch or just as a show of force against the US,” Yonhap news agency quoted a South Korean official as saying.

A provocative missile test-fired into the sea over Japan is one scenario that analysts have said the North could opt for as a relatively low-risk way of exiting the crisis with a face-saving show of force.

Yun Duk-min, a professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy in Seoul, said the latest nuclear threat was similar to one issued a month ago, but with the added weight of “approval” presumably by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“The problem is whether Kim, who is still young and inexperienced, knows how to handle this escalation,” Yun said. “Where does it end? That’s the worrying question.”

 

Regional protection

The Pentagon said the deployment of a missile defense system to Guam would strengthen regional protection against a possible attack.

Hagel said Washington is doing all it can to defuse the situation, echoing comments a day earlier by Secretary of State John Kerry.

“Some of the actions they’ve taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger and threat to the interests, certainly of our allies, starting with South Korea and Japan, and also the threats that the North Koreans have leveled directly at the United States regarding our base in Guam, threatened Hawaii, threatened the West Coast of the United States,” Hagel said.

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said its military is ready to deal with any provocation by North Korea. “I can say we have no problem in crisis management,” deputy ministry spokesperson Wee Yong-sub told reporters.

This spring’s annual US-South Korea drills have incorporated fighter jets and nuclear-capable stealth bombers, though the allies insist they are routine exercises. Pyongyang calls them rehearsals for a northward invasion.

The foes fought on opposite sides of the three-year Korean War, which ended in a truce in 1953. The divided Korean Peninsula remains in a technical state of war six decades later, and Washington keeps 28,500 troops in South Korea to protect its ally.

Capabilities unclear

North Korea’s nuclear strike capabilities remain unclear.

Pyongyang is believed to be working toward building an atomic bomb small enough to mount on a long-range missile. Long-range rocket launches designed to send satellites into space in 2009 and 2012 were widely considered covert tests of missile technology, and North Korea has conducted three underground nuclear tests, most recently in February.

“I don’t believe North Korea has the capacity to attack the United States with nuclear weapons mounted on missiles, and won’t for many years. Its ability to target and strike South Korea is also very limited,” nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (Cisac) at Stanford University, said this week.

“And even if Pyongyang had the technical means, why would the regime want to launch a nuclear attack when it fully knows that any use of nuclear weapons would result in a devastating military response and would spell the end of the regime?” he said in answers posted to Cisac’s website.

In Seoul, a senior government official said on Tuesday it wasn’t clear how advanced North Korea’s nuclear weapons capabilities are. But he also noted fallout from any nuclear strike on Seoul or beyond would threaten Pyongyang as well, making a strike unlikely. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly to the media.

Defensive nukes?

North Korea maintains that it needs to build nuclear weapons to defend itself against the United States. On Monday, Kim Jong-un led a high-level meeting of party officials who declared building the economy and “nuclear armed forces” as the nation’s two top priorities.

Hecker has estimated that North Korea has enough plutonium to make several crude nuclear bombs. Its announcement on Tuesday that it would restart a plutonium reactor indicated that it intends to produce more nuclear weapons material.

The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies has analyzed recent commercial satellite imagery of the Nyongbyon nuclear facility, where the reactor was shut down in 2007 under the terms of a disarmament agreement. A cooling tower for the reactor was destroyed in 2008.

The analysis published on Wednesday on the institute’s website, 38 North, says that rebuilding the tower would take six months, but a March 27 photo shows building work may have started for an alternative cooling system that could take just weeks. Experts estimate it could take three months to a year to restart the plant.

 

Inter-Korean symbol

Meanwhile, North Korea threatened to close the Kaesong industrial complex, which houses factories powered by South Korean money and know-how and North Korean labor. It is a symbol of inter-Korean cooperation that has endured years of declining relations.

Trucks carrying cargo and South Korean workers were turned back on Wednesday, and again on Thursday morning, at the border city of Paju.

North Korea was allowing South Korean managers at Kaesong to return home. About 220 South Koreans were to cross the heavily fortified border into the South throughout on Thursday, according to Seoul’s Unification Ministry.

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  • $18209031

    Let these Koreigooks fight amongst each other in the control of who has the best kimchimama. Just like the N Vietgooks vs the South Vietgooks in the 1960s. It ended in one Vietnamgook and the sole exporter of nuoc nam gook.

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Daku, di ba kampi ka sa mga singkit? Tanong ko lang kasi galit ka sa mga kalahi ko na Tagaleglegs.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      your a commie loving idiot

  • speaksoftlylove

    North Korea’s Kim Jung Un and all his military generals are a bunch of nincompoops that is why China and Russia are increasingly critical against North Korea’s moves.

    Without North Korea’s bellicose threats and provocations, the US would not have any reason to beef up its forces in South Korea in particular, and the whole Asia-Pacific region in general, which disturbs the military balance of power and the security of the world. In short, North Korea has just given the US a convenient excuse to do it without any problem. Any such move of the US without the Korean feud would have been met with serious dissents from China and Russia. Now, the two nations can only blame North Korea’s stupidity.

    Be it known that those published news per US deployment constitute only a fraction of what is actually being deployed in the region and ready for war. The US was forced to confirm those reports simply because such deployment were already leaked to the media. In any given situation, no country will ever admit how much or how many are the numbers of it’s military arsenal in the region more so, in times of eminent war, that’s basic. Should North Korea starts the wa,r it will only last a few weeks or one month at most insofar as North Korea is concerned. That is how devastating nuclear war is.

    • Isagani Gatmaitan

      True. The Southeast Asia region obtains benefits from pre-positioned US military assets. A foil to China’s new geopolitics.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Paitoonn Charoenkrung

    With a young and in-experienced North Korean leader, anything can happen. The US should be firmed in its guard and protect the region from any nuclear attack. North Korea might be erased from the map if it attack the US and its allies with nuclear weapons.

  • Lapu Lapu

    Paralyze the fat boy before he could do any nonsense.

    A surgical strike on his command and control centers, nuclear facilities and missile sites are the need of the hour. What is the use of retaliation after we suffer casualties on our side? It doesn’t make sense. It is a crucial decision US and SK have to make….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Paitoonn Charoenkrung

      thats right; time to release cruise missiles to destroy all military targets especially the nuclear facilities before they can use it. Strike first strategy is just needed before their nuclear missiles will be flying

      • Marx Louis Wang

        Wipe them out, end of the story, and a lesson for Iran.

      • http://www.facebook.com/vicente.falculan.1 Vicente Falculan

        I would rather wait and see but have my interceptor missiles ready.

      • gryzyxwoz

        If the Nokors keep on acting irrationally, that may just happen!

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Yes, you are right. Catastrophic casualties then retaliation is like retard idea but you see NoKor dogs keep barking and if you are the first one to hit them with a stone then it will come out that you are the aggressor when in fact these barking dogs led by a fat boy is the one making threats and insults.

      • gryzyxwoz

        Correct!

    • http://www.facebook.com/vicente.falculan.1 Vicente Falculan

      I would rather stay calm and not be provocative myself. When North Korean missiles take off there is time to monitor their flight via satellite and to intercept them before they make a landfall.

    • Sultan Kirat

      I’m not even sure that the fat boy is even running the show: he looks to be just a face and a lineage that the real puppet masters in North Korea present to the world. This saber-rattling has gone on dozens of times under his father’s rule. All they ever wanted was attention and $$$$ from the Americans and their jittery neighbors.

  • jinx

    It’s quite likely some of North Korea’s missiles launched towards Guam may fall short of their target (you know, these are below par missiles), so my goodness, they might get into us….let’s get ready too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Paitoonn Charoenkrung

      thats very possible because their missiles are below standard

    • imongredneck

      PHL has never been ready for any war. We have always been like setting ducks in the Pacific. If a nuclear head comes flying into the country we can only dock then die.

      • Marx Louis Wang

        Our constitution says, bawal ang giyera kaya tayo ang ginegera.

      • divictes

        Tama ka. Puro high kasi yung gumawa ng constitution. Mga dating hippies…he he he. They believe that the meek shall inherit the earth___ six feet below it.

      • gryzyxwoz

        Very true… but we can duck and take some safety precautions….

      • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

        “sitting ducks” siguro, bai..

      • imongredneck

        You rite. Tanks

      • Summerspice

        You are right.

    • iriga1_city1_boy1

      Pareng jinx,
      it can be a possibility.if the missile gets launch,it may get stopped at their own Korean peninsula.If it eludes,Japan and some parts of Ryukyus are in deep Kimche.If it continues in it’s trajectory,and get stopped at the ocean,tagilid ang eastern Catanduanes,Samar and Surigao.The radiation fallout is a concern.Remember,one of their failed test missile landed near the East Philippine Sea corridor.Do you think that was a “dry run ” for a Guam shot? When that missile crashed in the Eastern Philippine Sea,some say that the launch and the objective failed .But you have to remember that the Nokors had all the controls of that flying object.Now,how if the next missile slung is “nuclear tipped and capable?” We are in Deep Ginseng.
      This is just my opinion.

      • gryzyxwoz

        INMHO, Their missiles are not sophisticated enough to take elusive action.

      • iriga1_city1_boy1

        Pare,
        They might not be sophisticated and not elusive,but they might be “nuclear tipped”.That’s why something must be done to change the warpath attitude of this young leader before mankind suffer.People need to remember the horrors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vicente.falculan.1 Vicente Falculan

      Possible, possible. Let’s pray the Korean Tension fizzle out.

    • gryzyxwoz

      Unless they go out of control, missiles coming from Nokor and going to Guam will not fly over the Philippines

      • iriga1_city1_boy1

        Pare gryzyxwoz,
        Missiles going to Guam might not fly above the Philippine skies,but if that missile gets shot down between the Philippines and the Chamorro nation(Marianas Trench area),there can be radioactive clouds swirling on the horizon.That can be the danger.Those Pinatubo sulfuric clouds went halfway round the world.The difference now is——— It’s radioactive(clouds).

    • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

      i’d say, check the map, (if drawn properly) philippines is situated south of the koreas. their target is east (guam, hawaii, etc.), a far 90 deg.

    • Summerspice

      How?

  • patriotic_act

    war is a catalyst for change.. and that change’s recipient could be NoKor themselves.. so let it be, as if we can do something to prevent it anyways.

    • imongredneck

      Except that a post nuclear bombed NoKor is not a welcome change. Imagine the whole of NoKor and its vicinity converted into a Hiroshima by its own nuclear bomb and whatever is delivered by US and SoKor.

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Napasubo na si fat boy kaya para ma-save ang fat face niya baka imbitahin na lang uli niya si Dennis Rodman.

  • patriotic_act

    as long as china and russia dont dip their fingers into the war-jar Korea will become a unified state in 2 years.. under SoKor rule.

    • El_Gran_Capitan

      Russia may not dip their fingers, but for china, it seem that they are the one to blame and behind in all this current turmoil, they want to test the resolve of USA

      • patriotic_act

        indeed..

      • gryzyxwoz

        I agree with you. For all we know, China is behind all this!

  • duhconsul

    fatboy is throwing tantrums. bigyan ng jacket

    • imongredneck

      Dennis Rodman should give Baby Huey another visit. This kid needs to be distracted from playing with those nuclear toys.

  • WoBushi

    Anti-US Filipino and so-called intellectuals must be salivating with this development, and all for bravado. Never learned since to have made the right choices, and only to suffer later. Bright boys daw!

    • http://www.facebook.com/vicente.falculan.1 Vicente Falculan

      Name-calling and fault-finding are the least needed in times like this.

      • gryzyxwoz

        Tell that to the Nokors

    • gryzyxwoz

      Yes… many (but not all) of them are closet China-sympathizers

  • banana na

    i think ang sabi ng MILITARY expert ng US na maybe N. Korea will strike on or before april 15…US is sending US FIGHTHER JET in the philippines in coming days…hope na ang nokor is just lying about war with the US and SOUTH KOREA but nakatuok na daw ang missiles ng nokor sa okinawa, japan nandoon kasi ang us military bases…

  • imongredneck

    North Korea is run by a fat and juvenile kid and a cabal of senile generals, who is in possession of nuclear power. This is a set for a catastrophe.

  • pepito gwaps

    How could someone say that NOKOR is not capable of sending ballistic missiles if she abled to send rockets in the outer space already?? In this news Nokor is really not joking anymore. Look at the Americans how they scramble to protect their lands from the nuclear threats by Nokor. US sent anti- missiles equipments to Japan then stationed a Nuclear powered Aircraft Carrier at Singapore. In the Phillipines, what protection did the US give to us???

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Ask our senators.

    • Philip

      they have bases and soldiers in Korea and Japan to protect. asa lang sa US ikaw?

      • pepito gwaps

        I just listen to NDRCC. If they say crawl..I’ll crawl then if they say run so I need to run. I’ll be believing again to the saying that if its your time..so its your time..what to do?

  • $18209031

    WHo has the best kimchi mama in town?

  • Lapu_lapu

    The best way to deal with the situation is for the US to wait and see if NK really walks the talk or is just bluffing. If NK makes good of its threats, then the US has all the moral suasion to strike decisively as soon as NKs missiles leave ground and obliterate the command post of NK and its nuclear arsenal.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vicente.falculan.1 Vicente Falculan

      Excellent to me!

    • divictes

      Yes. NK’s saber rattling is giving the US a valid excuse to deploy its arsenal in the region catching Russia and China off-balance. Russia being a vehement critic of US ABM program and China of US military build-up.

  • kilawon(the return)

    nuke the imperialist! and those wwannabe american punk nose brown s$$…..a$$ icker,punas pwet ng mga kano baboy!

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Do you know who you are against to?

      • kilawon(the return)

        we are against the devil imperilistic greedy country..! say bye bye to ur kanos! imagines all kanos getting their a$$es burned….ill be watching them on my tv set !

      • Crazy_horse101010

        the chinese made tv set i hope a nuke goes off course and fries your racist azz then good bye and good goodbyre to you the world would be a lot better pliace to live

    • Philip

      (yawn)

  • Noel

    Threats, threats, threats. It’s like a dog that keeps barking.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vicente.falculan.1 Vicente Falculan

      I agree.

    • gryzyxwoz

      Time to put that dog to sleep

  • User Guest

    war freaks having fun at the expense of peoples lives … america looking for new popular war as unpopular wars (iraq, afghan) grind on … so many troubles in us and protest rising, so war is seen as distraction … war economy badly needed for 1% ruling elite survival and profit … peace talks and negos, not more provocations, blockades and bombs

  • farmerpo

    Given the economic state of NoKor and the unstable state of Kim Jong Un’s intellect, the probable motive is national suicide and the kid wants somebody to pull the trigger for him. In such a case, he is hoping that international ‘sympathy’ will be on his side. He must be a mediocre computer gamer and hopes to stand and take a break after a few rounds of missiles. With NoKor’s past performance in rocketry, I doubt if they can launch any significant missile that will go the distance past SoKor. The kid is asking to be taken for a walk oblige him before he starts shooting. Keep the collateral damage to the minimum and let Korea be one.

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Kim’s mental setup is like his father, while the people are hoping for change. Instead of improving the lives of his people he invested on weapons of mass destruction. Why can’t they be like their brothers, South Korea?

  • Andrei Mendoza

    Red Alert Command and Conquer.. let Nokor play for a few minutes.

  • Concur_Dissent

    Thiis isthe THAAD missile defense system…

    http://wwwdotyoutubedotcom/watch?v=69uXXiJan_o

    cool…

  • alberto santiago

    Nanggugulat lang ang DPRK, dont believe on their lies.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    The fat ruler is bluffing. The senior fellow at Stanford is right. I don’t think China would help DPRK. It’s like a fat boy with no wrestling experience would match with three wrestling champs, that is South Korea, Japan, and the US.

  • nel

    what are they gonna use? Nuclear powered kimchi?

  • indiosbravos2002

    Whats the probability of the Nokor’s Nuclear missile exploding in its own turf? They cant even make an effective propulsion system,

  • $18209031

    Mukhang mas maasim ang kimchi ng N K at maaslum ang S K. Wala bang matatamis ?

  • calixto909

    Oh my!! These Americans scrambling to counter the alleged nuclear attack of the North Koreans simply shows that after all they have an achilles heal in war preparation and that is ill preparedness to an imminent danger.

    These Americans should have been taught a lesson by the traitorous bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. And such must not be repeated for if ever the North koreans had fired their nuclear weapons earlier then a repetition of the gruesome scenery had been expected. Forearmed is forewarned as the say.

    • gryzyxwoz

      Yes… and…,if you will notice, so called misplaced “nationalism” (read: “anti-imperialism”) in some Asian countries have successfully made the U.S. squeamish about bolstering their presence in these places. The funny thing is, we rarely hear anyone bashing Chinese or Russian imperialism. Indeed, power abhors a vacuum, so this is precisely why they want the U.S. out of the picture.

  • TheGUM

    Many posters on this thread are sadly very misinformed, some even egging on the USA to destroy North Korea and kill millions of people. It is stupid and extremely evil.

    Before the Korean War in the 50s, the USA was already meddling in Korea, supporting the dictator Sing Man Ree, directing the South Korean military’s massacre of thousands of peasant communards on Jeju island (South Korea), and inhibiting the reunification of the North and South. This USA meddling contributed to the start of hostilities that led to the Korean War.

    During the Korean War, the USA-led UN forces carpetbombed cities, towns, hamlets, etc. in North Korea, indiscriminately killing many civilians. Closed to a third of the North’s population (8-9 million) died during this war. If you don’t believe this, research General Curtis Lemay’s statement: “Over a period of three years or so we killed off – what – twenty percent of the population.” It is a war crime, plain and simple.

    Koreans, both of the North and South, still remember to this day the massacre of fleeing civilians of NoGunRyi in South Korea, shot by US military forces.

    Given the history of Korea as a country invaded by neighboring countries plus the imperialistic wars of US aggression (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria), North Korea’s leaders have many reasons to worry about the role of the US in a possible invasion, destruction and genocidal war.

    Finally, STOP THE BUILDING OF THE NAVAL BASE ON JEJU ISLAND (South Korea).

    Peace and Genuine Reunification, Now!

    • $18209031

      US was using SKorea as a foothold on the Mainland Asia for future invasion of China once Japan surrenders. That was the original plan right after WW 2. THey were hoping that Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek will win the war against Mao Tse Tung and thus it was easy picking for US to use him as puppet.

      But the forces of Mao won the Chinese Civil War in 1949. THe USA then supported Chiang KMT forces to the island of Taiwan. But their main goal was to take China. ANd we are seeing that now as they pivot into the Asia Pacific Rim.

      The first line tandem now will be SK-Japland, Taiwan, RP-VN. The Second line tandem in support of the first will be US-NATO-Australia-NZ as back up forces.

      • Albert Einstien

        they will declare TAIWAN as legimate SOVEREIGN in whole of china…..that maybe good for the RP ….SK is very near to BEIJING the heart & brains of CHINA …from SK seoul EVERYTHING beijing do & say…can be HEARD by US bases & FLOATING warships of US in SK as well as their sophisticated submarines for sure….. ….

    • Crazy_horse101010

      you know as much as the korean war a monkey doing brain surgery quit reading chinese history books it was the ussr and china that gave the north [ermission to attack the south. and they were the ones who stopped the rights of the north to vote on their furture. and north korea killed and tortured millions of south koreans when the attacked. go back and get re brainwashed because the last one didnt work. ps the north attacked the south

      • TheGUM

        Right after WWII, there was already opposition to the presence and meddling of US forces in the south. Consequently, there was already a civil war in Korea from 1948 to 1950. When, the north “invaded” the south, the US defined that as the start of the Korean War. You are following the framing of the US in this conflict. Perhaps, you should read books that have a more accurate account of history. But judging from your namecalling, you seem the type with quite a close mind. BTW, try Howard Zinn’s “People’s History of the United States.” It might help you.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i lived the korean war so dont tell me the history there was also opposition against china and the ussr meddling in the koreas. north korea was supposed to have free elections to decide their furure but thanks to the commies that never happened. they were absorbed into the commie block. i have read probably read 20 or more books on the korean war plus ive studied history all my life. ask the south if they want america to leave since that is where the troops are based. its their country so they have the say so not you are the north but many times more koreans were killed by the north and china than were ever killed by america find some different books to read it should help you

      • TheGUM

        Ask the people of Gangjeon in the beautiful island of Jeju, South Korea if they want that Naval Base currently being built. There are ongoing protests against that base 24/7 being done by priests (mostly Jesuits), nuns, farmers, fisherfolks, young students, professors, etc. They simply do not want their country to be used as a launching pad for deadly wars.

      • $18209031

        SK is going to be the springboard for the US Pacific Forces to go straight up to NK then to CHina . Then the drive towards Beijing doesnt take that much long.

    • Philip

      LOL.. commie eh?

      • TheGUM

        Marxist, more accurately. Know the difference?

  • Albert Einstien

    WHY the noynoying govt is PUTTING the 100 million PEOPLE’s LIVES in
    DANGER……LARO lang yan…balikatan games & exercise can wait ..compared to the IMMINENT, CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER of nuclear attack against US WARSHIPS by NK..& possible LOSS of Filipino lives in millions…

    the BALIKATAN GAMES & EXERCISES should be POSTPONEd next year…nag-DECLARE na ng WAR ang NK..US now is MAIN target of NUCLEAR ATTACK by NK……their nuclear WARSHIPS are MAGNET to NK nuclear attack threat…it is a
    NATIONAL SECURITY RISK…mas mauuna tayo tatamaan ng nuclear missiles ng
    NK kesa sa GUAM, HAWAII & US mainland…postpone lang naman..pag
    wala na NK threat sa USA pwede na sila BUMALIK at maglaro sa SCS…better SAFE than DEAD…anong klaseng GOBYERNO ito….JUST SAY POSTPONE muna bossing …mga INUTIL talaga…..walang AWAY ang NK at RP…hindi dapat tayo makisawsaw sa plano nila laban sa NK…..tayo nga NILAGLAG ng US sa laban natin sa CHINA at MALAYSIA…GRABE..!

    • gryzyxwoz

      NON SEQUITUR.

      • Albert Einstien

        QUID PRO QUO, QUANTUM MERUIT , Pro tanto quid retribuamus…..real independence. deuterium,,spratly, panatag, sabah & veterans….lol

    • Crazy_horse101010

      go to washington and tell them that why are you barking here where they cant hear you be a hero and stop the war oh you might visit north korea also im sure they will listen to you

      • Albert Einstien

        their officials are ALWAYS reading comments here..maybe you dont know….from here they make policies….INTEL agencies evaluate comments & recommend policies…taken from legitimate comments……sometimes their officials themselves make their OWN memos copied from VALID, LEGITIMATE & CORRECTIVE concerns..that is why I’m happy commenting… : > )

      • Ex-Army

        You mean nagbabasa ng PDI ang mga kano? ang alam ko TikTik lang binasa nila..

      • Albert Einstien

        thousands ang agents nila nagbabasa sa net at nagrereport DAILY pati mga policy makers at officials nila..comments ang binabasa kasi sila sumusulat ng NEWS ibinibigay at isinusubo lang sa news orgs…..ina-alam nila public views…lahat ng bansa yan ang ginagawa..lol

      • $18209031

        PDI is the most read internet news regarding the Pino Nation. Comments here are being read by policy makers on all sides of the aisle.

  • dexter ngayan

    The dog is barking and his under his master’s control. (China and Russia). Take a look and be vigilant, russia and china are already positioning their war machines as well. GOD protect those who are in need.

  • miamiboy

    lets get it on mate !

  • gryzyxwoz

    Of course, there will always be those who will be blaming the U.S. for this. the fact of the matter is that this is precisely the kind of thing they were trying to prevent…

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    The U.S. should stop paying attention to the Nokors. Habang pinapansin lalo lang umaabuso. Basta sabihan na lang nila na if they see any missile launched, they will make those stupid bastards wish they weren’t born. Period.

  • joshmale2004

    In a latest move by NK, it was reported that NK has moved a missile battery and launch pad at the East Coast and maybe be planning to launch a Musudan missile with a 2,500 mile reach. This can reach Guam and Japan. Whether it will be a test launch or aimed at Guam or Japan maybe known by April 15 which is the target date predicted by SK to be launched by NK.

  • victor casquejo

    This Korean conflict is really an Asian dilemma,the question alone regarding NK’s sophistication of technology on guiding those missiles to it’s suppose target post an enormous risk to all neighboring countries.

  • Lord_patawad

    “smaller, lighter and diversified” nuclear weapons rocketed to the US?
    perhaps jung un and his uncles are laughing in their chambers, because they know that there’s no such thing that can reach the US considering the distance.

  • http://freemindonline.blogspot.com/ FreemindOnline

    NoKor has a win-win scenario if they attack first or be attacked first. Either way they will create chaos that will send the US economy a step down and will surely drag the world’s economy on the same line. NoKor, the country itself is a garrison. Not to mention China and Russia will not permit the US to launch a nuclear first strike unless the other side launches first. This is not an Iraq that you can just send Special Forces to weaken the enemy or even a precision strikes on military installations.

    If the Philippines want’s to really push a point regarding China’s supposed sea intrusion. This is the right time, all the Philippine government needs to do is to rock the cradle on the contested seas to make China send more ships, and the US will respond to any military movement within and around the Korean peninsula, Japan Sea, and the South China Sea.

    • noypinga

      therefore, lets’ rock n’ roll ! ! !

    • Albert Einstien

      nice one…lol

  • noypinga

    The fat dog must be fed by pedigree or else his intelligence will be limited! LOL! Seriously, I think the US & SK should end up the regime of the fat dog to be able to stop any threats, i.e. barking by the fat dog & co, have peace on the peninsula & a bigger Korea! They must act now, bomb & destroy the regime & show force & let the fat dog run & hide on his house!

  • Jimbox88

    We should not be worried a bit. We have the AVENGERS in our side. I believe they are all Americans.

  • $18209031

    Let the two Koreigooks settle it amongst themselves. There was no point in the war back in 1950-53, the war didnt end after that . Both just repositioned , regrouped and rearmed . The war will still happen as we speak. More deaths on both sides will follow , and it will happen again. Just look at the example of North and south Vietnam, it ended in one Vietnamgook . USA loss 60 000 dead and countless wounded. For the two Koreas, Its a matter of time the they would pull the triggers and burn each other up. Just like the American Civil War in 1863 that ended in bloodbath and the rise of a new order .

    USA shouldnt had come to the rescue of the SK for it wasnt their fight. The partition of the Koreas was something they concocted right before the last days of WW 2 during the Yalta Conference. They were using it as their respective buffer zones, the northern side for the Soviets to control and the south for US forces once Japland surrendered.

    The Koreans were a separate entity before the Japs annexed it in 1910. The best they could had done was let these Koreans decide for themselves once the Japs surrendered. Let hot water flow and cool down in time . If you try to stop it the flow of hot water , you get scald.

    . USA and UN forces suffered enormously right after the war. SO thus the NKs and Chinese. The war deaths should had been all Koreans for it was their civil war. Thats why its called Korean War or The war of Koreigooks.

  • Joaquin Fernandez

    So much rhetoric and bluff. I say the US should call it. There is already enough justification to do it.

  • VeryDisgusted2

    North Korea and Iran are partners in nuclear development and missile delivery system. China might be a silent partner, too.

    This sudden North Korea irrationality might be a diversionary tactic. While all world’s attention is on North Korea, Iran is finalizing and perfecting its first nuclear bomb and the corresponding delivery system.

    Iran is a fatalistic country. The country believes world chaos precede the coming of the Mahdi (per Islamic eschatology, see Wikipedia). This country will create world chaos by nuclear bombing first Israel (Iran’s constant threat) then the US, so that their awaited Mahdi will come.

    So these two terrorist partner countries should be watched closely.

    • $18209031

      Mahdi sounds like the Jedi Master the stuff of hollywood.

      • VeryDisgusted2

        It is a real belief. For more info, look up “Mahdi” at Wikipedia.

  • $18209031

    Latest reports the Chinese PLA are sending in tanks and heavy armor to the Sino NK border . More air assets are being moved as well. China is not saying much but is using it as a precautionary move . Its believed the 30000 US troops and entire SK armed forces are ready to cross the DMZ . China will not support NK but if US SK crosses the DMZ, it will be dejavu mama again.

    http://freebeacon(dot)com/risky-business/

  • Timothy Te-Co

    The US has a new toy, these are stealth boats. They have to make some actual marketing in order to sell it. What better place to use it but in the Pacific. Patriot missiles were new back then when they used it and sent to Israel to protect it against Scud missiles from Iraq. It was so effective that there were countries who acquired it afterwards. Sana lang wag gumawa ng gera ang US (put insiders on both sides to instigate a war) just to sell these new toys.

    • $18209031

      TimkoyTekoy, the war drums are increasing in crescendo. US SK are poised to deliver the biggest barrage the world will ever see. It will be double the scale compared to the one ten years ago in Baghdad. The terrain of NK is very mountainous and ideal for hiding guns and armor in reinforced bunker complexes.

      The US SK will have to pound these sites for days on weeks on end before they can say they neutralize or degrade those guns. I doubt they will go across the DMZ for that will only draw Chinese participation. Either the US SK let the Chinese take the spoils of war and manage NK as part of CHina to keep the peace. Under no circumstance will China allow the US SK tandem to take over NK.

      • Albert Einstien

        agree..china will pick up the spoils….NK is gateway to beijing china & russia…….SHORTCUT….that is my worry others dont see that china & probably russia are supporting modern & advanced armaments to NK…lol

      • $18209031

        NK has the guts to say it because China and Russia will support them to the end. Northern part of NK is bordered much with China and a small portion with Russia’s Vladivostok. When he has two superpowers with nukes , he knows he has their backing .
        His statement of using lighter nukes could mean he has them already for mulitple short range strikes on all of SK. I think if US SK strikes first, then SK will be thrown back to the stone age . Their industrial might will be shattered. Of course , it depends on how SK US can effectively take out by first strikes on those missile sites.

      • D’ Equalizer

        To win a war: there are many factors involved with considerable amount to consider.
        The scenario with NK side is very fragile considering their war arsenal inventory and the logistical support – lacks in many aspect. Yes, it could be they have the nuke capability and loyal soldiers who are more willing to die – for nothing.
        However, no matter how high the moral of its leader and soldiers and coupled with the solid backing of its external allies – and given the present plight of NK with not enough food to fill the stomach of its army and people – I don’t think so they will last that long if SK & USA strikes to the fullest.

        And just in case out of fate they decide to full the – trigger first – this equalize to their doom.

        In any war – if your army and people runs out of food supply – even the best, bravest, and highly trained commando – surrenders!

        It happens during the August 2 – 4, 1990 invasion of Iraq in Kuwait. Iraq claims victory in that invasion but the vicotry days runs – short. It was when the allied forces under codenamed “Operation Desert Storm” January 17 to February 28, 1991, bombarded the Iraqi forces to the full extent – and what happens in between the war operations – the Iraqi forces runs out of food and water supply. The army feel the hunger- turned weak – and eventually looses the strength and moral
        to fight the war. As a result – they surrender.

        What makes the mighty soldiers turns their back in a war? No food!

      • pepito gwaps

        Correct. Watching on the US new weaponry and evaluating if she can help more and fully supports Nokor…. But recently due to the recent visit of US Stealth Nuclear Bomber Plane at S. Korea, China might reconsider her option…because that is undetected nuclear bomber and can wipe out all of them too..lol

      • Timothy Te-Co

        Pwe…uwi ka na mainland China mo…. Timotitiko hindi TimkoyTekoy TANGA!!!

  • kapatad

    Ang tagal naman maggirian ang mga ito. Sawa na kami sa mga patutsadahan ng mga ito. Wag na kayong magsalita. Tumahimik na lang kayo at ng maayos ang buhay ng mundo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonny.solomon.5 Sonny Solomon

    to north Korean president, you are nothing if you don’t attack. walk your talk

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Paitoonn Charoenkrung

      hahaha, u sound like walkie talkie

  • $18209031

    NK and Iran were next on the list for termination by the doctrine of axis of evil said eloquently by Bush Jr ten years ago. So what we re seeing is the next phase of this trifecta. One was done and two to go. We re seeing Syria supported by Iran and Russia . The Syrian rebels now being supported by US money and arms.

    The visit of Obama to Israel was an affirmation and go signal for Israel to launch first strike on Iran. Then the call for sanctions by UN on the NKs. This triggered them to annul the armistice and went from there to this.

  • ben987654321

    INSANE! that’s what I can say about these north Korean fools. what they hope to achieve by exposing their own people to nuclear annihilation in case they launch a preemptive, only a devil-inspired madman knows. goes to show that eating kimchi or bulgogi causes insanity. avoid these foods

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    These Red Chingos want the US to back out and apologize, and that is impossible. War is inevitable now.Goodbye cruel world.

  • brando alejandro

    North Korean people should go out the streets and have people power against their insane Premier Kim who is supposed to busy himself looking for solutions how to feed them – impoverished and starving people.

  • joshmale2004

    No one will pull the trigger here. By April 30 after the US-SK war games, NK will go back to normal life also.

  • joshmale2004

    I would love Michael V impersonating Kim Jong-un in Bubble Gang. I won’t miss that episode.

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    Syet, baka mawala na mga KDrama pag nangyari ito.

  • Garote

    Kim Jong-un, the porky pig of Korea, and his general dwarves are a joke. So too their military arsenal. Their warheads if fired cannot even reach their targets because of obsolescence. But the military industrial complex (Banking Cartels), through the UN and Nato, want a World War III to cover up the bond, stock and currency bubbles they intentional created to impoverish the world, and for them to finally take control of world’s economy. The lucifer-worshipper elite bankers’ agenda is to depopulate from 3 billion up to 6 billion people through wars, deadly vaccines, abortion-induced pills, cancer-causing GMO food, fluoridated and poisoned water, unlabeled aspartame on milks and dairy products, etc. They are few, about 6,000 and we are many, before they kill us let’s get these “psychopaths” first!

    • VeryDisgusted2

      I am not in into conspiracy theory but ” deadly vaccines, abortion-induced pills, cancer-causing GMO food, fluoridated and poisoned water, unlabeled aspartame on milks and dairy products ” sounds true.

      Can you name some of these 6,000 or corporations?

      • Garote

        These elites consist of 20 families, with 6,000 of their murdering minions subservient to them. These are individual persons. Talking about the corporations, one of the sources to go to is the book titled: “The Comity of 300.” You can find there the interlocking and funded corporations, foundations, NGOs, etc.of these elite banking cartels. I assure you nothing is a conspiracy theory in what I’ve said,

      • VeryDisgusted2

        Thanks, Garote.

  • joshmale2004

    Kiram maybe boiling mad at Kim right now for stealing the limelight.

  • Billy Moreno

    Pre-emptive strike now! Disable North Korea’s military quickly and deadly, and most of all kill their leaders! Otherwise it will be worst!

  • Jarred Pulido

    “North Korea warned on Thursday that it had authorized its military to
    attack the United States using “smaller, lighter and diversified”
    nuclear weapons,”

    At the same time postings on sulitDotCom “LF – “smaller, lighter and diversified”
    nuclear weapons,

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    US must now get the consent of UN to strike the center of government of north korea,

  • whyinthisworld

    It remind me when japan invaded U.S. base in Hawaii. If North korea would try to do what Japan did, then am sure with modern technology and weapons, north koreans are committing suicide. Am just hoping statement is just a bluff not for real.

  • joboni96

    nanguna ang imperyalistang u.s.
    na naglagay ng nuclear at malalakas na armas
    sa korean peninsula

    natural dedepensahan ang sarili
    ang nokor

    tayo
    sineagrab ng intsik switik ang ating eez
    pinapasok ng mga collaborators ang imperyalistang u.s.

    imbes na magtayo ng astig na pro pilipino defense

    • joshmale2004

      Check you facts please. South Korea is not included in the 9 Nuclear Weapons States. (USA, Russia, china, UK, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel)

      • Guest

        …well, they are now.

    • Alex Donahue

      Please tell me how you know South Korea has nukes. Or is that a Modern Warfare 4 – Counter Strike dream from the internet cafe?

  • ValencianoEd

    I really do not understand this. The US does not like other countries to have nuclear weapons, but it has a lot of these. Forgive my ignorance…….

    • Albert Einstien

      because NUCLEAR CAPABILITY is FREEDOM & RESPECT….without it there is only SLAVERY & SURRENDER….that’s what they did to RP during marcos time..they STOPPED & prohibited him to create STRONG RP military because there will be REAL & ACTUAL INDEPENDENCE….lol.

  • Junteddy Madria

    What the US are waiting for, where are the preemptive strikes?? lets wipe this crazy country from the face of the earth!!

  • Juan John Capas

    If you want Peace! Prepare for War….
    .
    A nation that is militarily credible is bound to have less enemies and is likely to stop potential enemies from warring with her, hence, to prepare for war does not necessarily mean to engage in war. On the contrary… Of course, there is never 100 per cent guarantee but military power will help dissuade our enemies from bullying us and instead, will encourage them to respect us.
    .
    Give PEACE a chance
    .
    RE POST…

  • magiting78

    Philippines…Get ready our fireworks….let us make lots of kwetis to intercept NoKor missiles…lol

  • kapitanvic1

    After the 2004 death of his mother from cancer, Kim went on a drinking and eating binge, ballooning to almost 200 pounds. He remains plump in a country ravaged by famine and suffers from diabetes and hypertension
    Porky will become ash if he gets twitchy on the trigger.

  • Brax82

    With the track record of our president, nakakatakot kung matututuloy ang gyera at nadamay tayo… Magkano kaya tayo ibebenta ng mga Aquino, makakakita nnman kaya tayo ng mga taong may suot na bayong sa ulo? Tsk tsk.

  • kilabot

    nokor leader kim jong-un and noykapon are alike.
    they love to bark continuously at everyone they do not like;
    wonder if their psycho profile and test results are the same too.

  • kilabot

    if the usa is smart,
    it should send noykapon and drilon to nokor;
    noykapon can easily get along with kim jong-un;
    while drilon is kim’s long lost twin.

  • im_earth

    nakakatawa ang NK. sila naghamon ng gyera kaso nakaposition na ang US malapit sa dagat nila. dapat kung sinu naghamon naka pwesto na dapat kung saan ang gigyerahin nila. NK missle will never reach half way to US allies.

  • wazgoingon

    Enough with the rhetoric and empty threats. Just bring it on and see your nation obliterated from the face of the earth. My guess is you’ll find yourself all alone and not even your benefactor, China, will lift a finger. The world has had enough of you and it’s really time to see you go. Goodbye.

  • vince_bugaboo

    sa’n pupunta ang mga mandurugas na pulitiko pag natuloy ito? pa’nong milyun-milyon nila?

  • rinom

    when a missile is fire, it takes time to land on target, maybe 20 minutes or more, the USA has the ample time to track and intercept the missile, normally it is intercepted in the sky before the missile hit its target. but I am not sure if the distance is very near, like north and south korea.

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