Korean Peninsula “Ready For War” – North Koreans
North Korea has decided to talk tough in response to the US Navy’s relocation of a carrier group to the Korean peninsula. The vessels had been headed for Australia after being stationed in Singapore. The US Navy Third Fleet super-carrier armada is already raising the goosebumps in Pyongyang!
This report updates our continued coverage of the increasing tension in the Asian Pacific. Most recently, we discussed the potential troop movements along the DMZ:
The Chinese army has deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border to prepare for pre-emptive attacks after the United States dropped airstrikes on Syria.
President Donald Trump‘s missile strike on Syria on Friday was widely interpreted as a warning to North Korea.
The North Koreans have now issued an official statement: they are ready for war.
Well, they’re up against superior equipment if that is the case:
The US is for instance setting up the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti-missile system in South Korea aimed at neutralizing missiles launched from the North. During war exercises last month off the Korean coast, F-35s took off from the flight deck of the Vinson. Also present, reportedly, were the same kind of special forces that took out Osama bin Laden.
If the North Koreans are serious, the second Korean war would be short, nasty, and hard to resolve. We certainly are living in very interesting times.