Analysts paint a picture of potential catastrophe – chemical weapons launched across borders, an artillery bombardment on Seoul, nuclear strikes on major global cities and the most pressing real-world test for America's missile defence system.
North Korea claims it already has the ability to shrink a nuclear bomb onto a device small enough to fit on a missile – but it doesn’t yet have a functioning long-range projectile.
The US is determined to stop the rogue state from developing such capabilities, with the Trump administration ratcheting up diplomatic and military pressure on the country.
America is also continuing a cyber-campaign aimed at sabotaging North Korea’s capabilities, and has begun deploying a missile defence system in South Korea.
President Trump has said a potential war with North Korea could kill millions, and is counting on China to exert its influence over North Korea.
North Korea should have never been allowed to get to this point. But the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations just kept kicking the can down the road year after year, and now we are facing a crisis with no good solution. Because it is absolutely unthinkable for us to allow North Korea to have an entire fleet of nuclear missiles capable of hitting targets in the United States, but it is also absolutely unthinkable to start a war in which potentially tens of millions of people could die.
North Korea is honeycombed with very deep underground tunnels. Even if we knew exactly how many nukes North Korea has, and even if we knew where they all were, there is still no possible way that we could get them all with a first strike.
Should their efforts fail, the United States has refused to rule out a military strike on North Korea, with the Pyongyang administration also threatening potential pre-emptive strikes.
Military action from either side could trigger a potentially catastrophic conflict.
After North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb , U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned that the United States is more than capable of “the total annihilation of a country”. Unfortunately, the North Koreans may have already gotten to the point where they are capable of the same thing. Just a handful of North Korean nukes could kill millions of people and render the largest cities in South Korea or Japan completely uninhabitable, and so a nuclear war with the North Koreans should be avoided at all costs. Sadly, global events seem to be relentlessly pulling us in that direction.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude-6.3 earthquake was registered in North Korea at the same time that the North Koreans claim that they conducted a “perfect” test of a hydrogen bomb. This test was reportedly 10 times more powerful than North Korea’s last nuclear test, and the North Koreans are also claiming that this bomb was small enough to be fitted on an inter-continental ballistic missile.
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There has been a dramatic escalation in the North Korea situation as of Sunday afternoon indicating Hot WAR with North Korea is very near. On Saturday, Secretary of State Tillerson remarked publicly, "I think we know where this is all going" and later Saturday, the State Department publicly said "There is no indication that North Korea is interested or willing to negotiate." Today, things got very, VERY much worse.
Early Sunday, President Trump publicly told the Secretary of State "Don't waste your time trying to negotiate . . . we will take care of North Korea" and on Sunday evening, the official Twitter account of the US State Department issued what is actually an ULTIMATUM: "North Korea will not be allowed nuclear capability. Whether by negotiation or force, is up to that regime."
Only a complete fool would not see this for what it actually is: WAR. It is coming as sure as night follows day.
If you are not prepared, you have precious few DAYS to do so. DAYS not weeks or months. Many of you will DIE because you ignored the facts and CHOSE to take no action to prepare. No pity for you. . .
Here are the public communications from President Trump as of today, Sunday, October 1, 2017:
Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man…
Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
…Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done!
Hours later, on Sunday afternoon, no less than the Official US State Department Twitter account publicly stated:
Heather Nauert ✔@statedeptspox
#DPRK will not obtain a nuclear capability. Whether through diplomacy or force is up to the regime @StateDept
As of 3:16 PM EDT, even the official spokesman at the US State Department publicly confirmed ""No indication" North Korean officials "interested in or are ready for talks regarding denuclearization."
BREAKING: US in contact with North Korea, probing willingness to talk.
State Dept. spokesperson: "No indication" North Korean officials "interested in or are ready for talks regarding denuclearization."
Here is the State department confirmation:
Just like Iraq War 1
Those of you old enough to remember the run-up to the first Iraq war, will recall that then-U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, made numerous personal visits with then- Iraq Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz, in a final push to settle the issues of that time in a peaceful way. Those efforts failed, and the US was forced to destroy Iraq.
Today, we are literally watching a repeat of those same steps: A final and urgent effort by the U.S. to resolve issues at the highest levels, through direct talks, AND;
An utter refusal by a foreign country to even talk about resolving the issues.
Hence, Secretary of State Tillerson's comment today wherein he said "I think we know where this is all going."
I am also taking it upon myself to reveal to all of you exactly what the US offer to North Korea was, so you can judge for yourself if we are being reasonable, which I believe we are. Here's is what we offered:
"Normalization of relations and Diplomatic relations/recognition of North Korea if they agree to have the UN monitor the disposal of all of their nuclear assets and production plants. Completely winding back to conventional arms only in return for dropping sanctions and providing cash to them to get started in a new relationship with the US and the world."
Their reply: "No."
COMMENTARY: I have a son of Draft Age. I do not want to see war. Yet I recognize the absolute and intolerable threat posed to our nation by North Korea. When I call that threat "intolerable" I mean it.
We in the United States simply cannot allow ANYONE in the world who would even THINK of launching nuclear weapons simply because he is "insulted" or "the dignity of his nation is offended" which are two reasons THIS YEAR ALONE that caused North Korea to threaten nuclear attack upon us!
It just cannot be tolerated. Period.
We are going to HAVE to fight this out. It's going to be brutal. A LOT of us – and far more of them – will die.
PRECIOUS LITTLE TIME TO PREPARE
I earnestly hope my fellow Americans have heeded my long-offered advice to prepare themselves. We WILL be attacked here; IN AMERICA by North Korean "Sleeper Cells."
These Sleeper Cells are here to:
- Attack our infrastructure by blowing-up key electrical grid connection points, key highway bridges, tunnels, railroad bridges, oil and gas pipelines
- Poison our public water supplies
- Release Biological Weapons in the event North Korea deems it is losing a war.
You and your family absolutely MUST prepare. You MUST have:
Filter Masks to protect from inhaling radiation particles or Chemical/Biological Weapons
Swimmer masks or waterproof goggles to protect our eyes from Nuclear/Chemical/Biological Weapons
A source of Emergency Electrical power: A generator, or an INVERTER to convert DC car batteries to AC electric, or Solar panels with batteries and an INVERTER.
Spare Fuel: For your car(s), Trucks, Emergency Generator fuel supply etc.
CASH MONEY ON HAND — Puerto Rico got hit by a hurricane and here we are ten days later, the banks and ATM's are all still closed and offline. Credit cards don't work. Debit Cards don't work. What few stores are open won't accept checks. CASH IS KING. Such will be the case nationwide in the USA if we get hit here by North Korean attacks. No cash? No nothing for you. Have some cash on-hand. Not to pay bills, but to rely upon in an emergency so you can survive.
Emergency HEAT. We are rapidly approaching the onset of Winter. You should have at least ONE source of Emergency heat. Perhaps a Kerosene Heater with spare fuel? SOMETHING is better than nothing. If war hits here . . . and attacks here in the USA are ___ LIKELY ____ you'd better have a way to keep warm if all the electric is out and if gas lines are sabotaged stalling your furnace.
Emergency Communications: Again I refer to Puerto Rico because it is an actual, ONGOING, situation and a prime example of how screwed-up things get when disaster strikes. People on that island can't get cellular or wi-fi, have no phones and no electric; thus cannot communicate with their loved ones. Don't be like them.
- Get yourself a CB radio ($29) and antenna for each car, and a CB radio and antenna for your house. CB does not require a license, is good for several miles and can keep you in touch with your loved ones during a disaster.
- Better yet, get yourself Family-Radio-Service (FRS) walkie talkies. ($15 ea.) They're only two watts, and the range is very limited (1/2 mile at most) but it will keep you in touch with family members nearby.
Make certain you have spare medicine to live on. Some folks take specific medicines without which they cannot live. For instance, one member of my family had a Thyroid removed due to cancer. That person MUST take a Thyroid replacement drug once a day. Without that medicine, my family member will die by day five of no medicine. Have a month or longer supply of such vital medicines on-hand.
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Here's the worst part:
YOU MUST KEEP YOUR PREPS SECRET
The worst part of this situation is that you cannot tell ANYONE that you have made preparations. The overwhelming majority of people simply will not take _any_ steps to prepare. And when disaster strikes, they will come knocking on YOUR door, begging for help.
Many of you will find yourselves in a situation where people you've known for years, come begging you for food and you'll face a stark choice: Feed THEM, or feed YOURSELF. They had a chance to prep but didn't. They made that choice, they have to live (or die) from it. Only the strong survive. The weak and weak-minded do not.
If you make the mistake of bragging or telling anyone that you're making preparations, they'll stick that in the back of their minds and do nothing, figuring they can come to YOU when the SHTF. ANd if you make yet another mistake of actually giving any of them food, THEY WILL TELL OTHERS! You'll quickly find yourself totally swamped by desperate, hungry people.
HAVE FIREARMS and AMMUNITION You should have a firearm to protect yourself and your family. When the ignorant masses start getting hungry, first they'll _ask_ for food; then they'll come to TAKE IT. You had better be ready to fend-off these predators.
Prepping Options just make sure you have these preps!
Time is of the essence. Once hostilities commence, things will get incredibly bad, incredibly fast. There won't be any time to cover your ass once everyone in the country is trying to cover theirs. Store shelves will be emptied in hours. Gas stations will be empty too (just like we all saw last month when Hurricane Irma hit Florida, and "the masses" waited until one day before to even THINK of getting fuel. Thousands of them found empty gas stations. Don't be like them.
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