Micheal Hayden: “Possibility of North Korean Nuclear Attack Somewhere Between Remote and Zero” – David Cameron: “North Korean Nukes Can Hit the UK”

Jong Eun is shown “signing off” on a nuclear pre-emptive first strike on US mainland in propaganda photos published mostly for the benefit of his own people and to bolster his standing as a leader.

South Korea reported late last night that North Korea has begun moving missiles toward their east coast. Our US base in Guam is on it’s highest alert, and the world is watching, wondering just how far Kim Jong Eun will step toward the edge of all reason to peer over the edge into the abyss which would spell the end of his life, and the end of his nation.

I would bet that every American [ like me ] who lives on the west coast is also glued to news developments about North Korea 24-7. Even though we are all re-assured daily that Jon Eun will not and actually cannot technically make good on his threats, this situation feels awful and I really am furious about it.

Cited: Former CIA Director Michael Hayden told LIGNET this week that the possibility of North Korea launching a nuclear attack is “somewhere between extremely remote and zero,” but that he believes the current situation with the North is extremely dangerous and is becoming more so by the year. The cycle of threats by North Korea followed by promises of aid must be broken, he said.

See http://www.lignet.com/ArticleAnalysis/Hayden–Policy-of-Tremendous-Restraint-Has-North–?promo_code=125BD-1&utm_source=125BDTelegraph_Media_Group&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1

Adding to all this conflicting information, Great Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has come out with a statement claiming it’s a “known fact” that North Korea has the technology to strike the UK with a nuclear missile.

So if this is a “known fact” then why are US military analysts telling the American public that North Korea does not have the technological ability to actually make good on their [ now daily] threats?  Which statements are true? I happen to think that is a question of urgent concern at this moment.

Forgive my French, but WTF?

Cited from the Telegraph.co.uk news website on 04.04.2013:

“The Prime Minister said he was “very concerned” about the threat from North Korea and warned that Pyongyang now has capabilities to strike the United States and Britain.

Speaking to workers in Scotland, the Prime Minister said the threat from North Korea showed that Britain needs to keep the Trident nuclear deterrent.

Asked if he was concerned about North Korea the Prime Minister said: “How concerned am I about North Korea? Very concerned, it has extremely dangerous technologies in terms of nuclear and its weapons.”

Hayden: Situation With North Korea ‘On the Edge’

Cameron: ‘fact’ that North Korea has ‘technology’ for nuclear strike against the UK

US base on standby as North Korea moves missile to the coast

North Korea’s missile launchers on the move, indicating possible new provocation

North Korea’s Twitter and Flickr accounts hacked by Anonymous

Anonymous Hackers Acquire 15,000 User Records from North Korean Site ‘Uriminzokkiri’ in Recent Hack

UN chief says North Korea crisis ‘really alarming’

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North Korea Escalates Tensions By Declaring Intent to Restart Nuclear Weapons Production

“Nuclear threats are not a game,” Mr. Ban said at a news conference in Andorra. “The current crisis has already gone too far.” – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Kim Jong Eun is apparently now ‘giving the finger’ to the US and the rest of the world. While the US and South Korea continue to hold a stern line [ the US sent a nuclear warship into international waters to watch for any attempted missile launch by the north over the past few days ] Jong Eun continues to do and say ALL THE WRONG THINGS TO KEEP THE PEACE, escalating tensions most recently by announcing on 04.02.2013 that North Korea will soon revive all of it’s shuttered nuclear reactors and begin processing plutonium again for the purposes of expanding it’s nuclear arsenal.

Cited:  “The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said Tuesday that North Korea appeared to be “on a collision course with the international community,” The Associated Press reported. Speaking in Andorra, where he is on an official visit, Mr. Ban said the crisis had gone too far and international negotiations were urgently needed.”

Upping the Ante with the International Community: Photo of one of North Korea’s dilapidated nuclear reactors.

Complicating any efforts to monitor this latest development is the fact that a small scale plutonium enrichment plant [ about 600 square meters in size ] could actually be built and operated literally underground in one of North Korea’s more than 8,000 tunnels which criss-cross the nation. Should North Korea choose this route any aerial surveillance of the plant would be impossible, of course. North Korea’s underground tunnel system is elaborate. Much of it is decades old and is believed to be for both military use and for civil defense purposes. I have included some photos of the North Korean tunnel systems. In 1974 it was discovered the North Korea was tunneling under the DMZ into South Korea.

Cited: North Korea is rich in uranium ores. Unlike the plutonium program, which included a large and easily spotted nuclear reactor, an enrichment plant composed of 1,000 centrifuges occupies a 600-square-meter space, small enough to be hidden in one of the estimated 8,000 tunnels North Korea has dug for military purposes across its mountainous terrain, South Korean military officials said.”

Cited:

“On November 15, 1974 while in operation in the western DMZ near Korangpo, allied reconnaissance troops found steam rising from the earth’s surface indicating that a tunnel was present underneath the DMZ. The tunnels depth is believed to be some 45 meters, has a total length of 3,500 meters of which 1,000 meters invaded into the DMZ. The tunnel is along a course that would have exiting soldiers heading towards Korango, Uijongbu and is some 65 km from Seoul, 8 km northeast of Korangpo. It has a prefabricated wall of concrete and slate. When discovered, there were 220-volt and 60-watt lamps, electric lines, railways, and track vehicles. The ground is inclined by 5 degrees to the north to prevent water from gathering. There are turning points on the railroad. The tunnel is large enough to allow the transit of a regiment of troops and heavy artillery every hour.

On March 19, 1975 a second tunnel was discovered following the testimony of Kim Bu-sung, former official of the Liaison Bureau of the Workers’ Party of North Korea, who participated in the construction of underground tunnels and defected to the South in 1974. The South Korean Army analyzed the sound of underground explosions which started to be heard in Cholwon in 1972, and examined suspected sites. The arch-shaped tunnel is double the size of the 1st Underground Tunnel. There is a plaza where troops gather, and three exits which were to be used for both conventional and unconventional warfare. The tunnel is located some 13 km north of Cholwon and is 101 km from Seoul. It has a total length of 3,500 meters and is 50-160 meter below the surface. About 3,000 armed troops and their vehicles, artillery and tanks can pass per hour.”

See http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/dprk/kpa-tunnels.htm

North Korean Infiltration Tunnels Under the DMZ

https://i1.wp.com/www.f-106deltadart.com/Korea-DMZ/photos/tunnels/oct03_dmz_tunnel3-2.jpg

See also North Korea Constructs “Underground Runway”

Illustration of a Third 1978 Underground Tunnel Built by North Korea into South Korea

Cited:

The 3rd infiltration Tunnel

“A North Korean defector told the South Koreans that tunnels were being constructed to allow N. Korean troops to invade S. Korea. After four years of searching, this large tunnel – the 3rd – was discovered. To find the tunnel the S. Koreans sunk many water pipes into the ground, filled them with water and waited. When dynamite exploded near a water pipe, the vibrations caused the water to spill from the nearest pipe alerting the S. Koreans to underground activity. North Korea claimed the tunnel was a coal mine and even painted the walls with coal dust but the tunnel was closed. We were able to take a long underground walk to visit the end of the tunnel but no cameras were allowed.

From Wikipedia: “The third tunnel was discovered on October 17, 1978. Unlike the previous two, the third tunnel was discovered following a tip from a North Korean defector. This tunnel is about 1,600 m (1,700 yd) long and about 350 m (1,150 ft) below ground. Foreign visitors touring the South Korean DMZ may view inside this tunnel using a sloped access shaft.”

North Korea Nuclear Test Information from 2010

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30554196@N06/7486393686/

How the West Sees Kim Jong Eun… Or … Just Because I Can [ and They’re Really Funny. ]

Humor has universal appeal for disarming misunderstanding between friends. How often have you seen someone crack a joke during a tense or uncomfortable moment and quickly clear the air, offering relief for everyone and lowering blood pressures all around? It works!

Let’s all crack some ‘North Korea’ jokes today. Can we lighten things up a bit? I live on the west coast and all the missile talk is getting old.

I am looking at hundreds of political cartoons and satirical images of Kim Jong Eun, JUST FOR FUN and to bring levity to the increasingly ridiculous situation that Eun finds himself in. If he will STOP making bellicose threats, then he won’t have to look cowardly or silly when he obviously knows he is NOT going to act on them.

One doesn’t shoot the only cook in the building when one is in prison and starving to death, right?

The prison that the Kim family dynasty built over 40 years, which Kim Jong Eun now finds himself inhabiting 24-7 is the domain of DIRE misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the greater world around North Korea. A lie of such magnitude that it’s almost hard to behold has been perpetrated in North Korea for decades now. The BIG LIE is the ongoing tall tale that America is the “sworn enemy” of the North Korean people. We Americans well know that nothing could be further from the truth. Our tax dollars have helped to feed the North Korean people for at least twenty years now. Fact check it if you don’t believe me.

So why does North Korean leadership want to bite the hand that feeds it?

There is one singular answer. As long as Kim Jong Eun can keep the “big lie” going and continue to cow his people with the tall tale that America is their “sworn enemy” who intends to harm or erase the North Korean people off the earth, the sickening military machine of North Korean fascism can continue to grind on, like the ever-present gnawing in the bellies of 24 million people, 3 million of whom have already starved to death due to the policies of the Kim family dynasty.

3 million people: that’s the entire population of the greater Seattle or Portland region. It’s a stomach turning fact. And it’s only an estimate. No one really knows exactly how many North Koreans have already died from starvation, or have been killed in the despised secret prison gulags since the rise of the Kim family dynasty of death and despair.

Where is the personal breaking point of the North Korean people?

I have to wonder: how many North Koreans long for freedom and “3 squares a day?” How many North Koreans would be delighted with even “one square meal” today?

How many North Koreans feel they have the literal strength and inner resolve to rise up and call for a change? Is there a boiling point brewing anywhere inside the secretive nation? Is there a real hunger for freedom, more than just REAL and ONGOING hunger?  I wonder about these things, and today I am posting a little good humor to bring levity to the moment and comic relief to an insane and truly tragic situation.

See also https://21stcenturyscreenshots.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/north-korea-new-threats-usa/

See also http://www.nknews.org/2013/03/what-its-like-to-run-a-north-korea-news-website/

See also http://www.nknews.org/2013/03/combat-ready-north-korea-threatens-to-attack-u-s-bases/

North Korea Issues Highest Military Alert, Makes New Threats Against USA

North Korean ruler Kim Jong Eun seems to live in his own ‘private military Idaho’. It’s well known all around the world that the US military has no interest or intention of initiating any sort of military “first strike” against the miniscule fascist state, but by the way Eun is frantically beating his chest and bellowing one would think the man feels threatened.

The fact is Kim Jon Eun DOES feel threatened. US joint military exercises now underway with South Korea have rattled the little fat man’s nerves enough that he continues to issue loud bellicose and irrational threats, making statements like the following:

“From this moment the… supreme command will put on the highest alert all the field artillery units including strategic rocket units and long-range artillery units which are assigned to strike bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressor troops in the U.S. mainland and on Hawaii and Guam and other operational zone in the Pacific as well as all the enemy targets in south Korea and its vicinity.” – Kim Jong Eun

This commentary kind of reminds me of the wild crazy unstable neighbor who threatens passersby on the shared sidewalk with an ax every time their dogs pee on his lawn. Everyone knows the crazy ax man neighbor has a screw loose, and probably needs MEDS at least. Most make an effort to avoid letting their dogs step on his grass, but once in a while a stray pooch does the unthinkable and pees on the man’s grass, which unleashes a pathological rage riot by the guy, brandishing his

“Infant Terrible” Kim Jong Eun: At only 28 years of age, Kim Jong Eun had little life experience or knowledge of the actual outside world when he inherited the Kim family dynasty’s highest postiion of power. His behavior since he took the helm of North Korea has only confirmed suspicions that he is remarkably unprepared to lead the Korean people, behaving in many ways as a permanently developmentally frozen man-child himself. Western cartoonists have not hesitated to play upon this fact in their portrayals of the youthful and apparently clueless Kim Jong Eun.

weapon on his front lawn and roaring at the passerby who scuttles away with the guilty looking dog. Kim Jong Eun  is  “the crazy guy in the neighborhood” which everyone tries to avoid – he definitely has the syndrome. What the US and South Korea can’t avoid is also being on joint military high alert in case “the crazy guy in the neighborhood” actually does lose it and come running at them with his ax.

The joint military exercises we are conducting with South Korea equates to our dogs peeing on Kim Jong Eun’s lawn. We have to use that shared sidewalk to conduct the exercises. And Eun is bellowing about it, waving his ax in the air.

A propaganda poster displayed in North Korea crushing the
American military under the weight of a nuclear missile.
The majority of North Koreans have little or no idea that
Westerners bear no malice toward them personally. Rather,
we are moved with compassion due to their ongoing plight.
Our government and the UN have issued the sternest sanctions
yet regarding North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons,
as of March 2013.

I suppose any signs that could be interpreted as a DE-escalation would just be the sounds of silence, huh? They would be the sounds of Eun NOT making a fresh new bellicose threat against South Korea and the US.

Is there anyone in Kim Jong Eun’s inner circle who knows how to give this man a chill pill?  It’s time.  I’m all for the sound of silence from Kim Jong Eun.

If the big hint about the “sound of silence” doesn’t work – maybe we can all send flowers?  Here is my gift of beauty, peace and serenity to Kim Jong Eun, courtesy of the Miracle Corporation blog on WP:

See also http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/26/17467525-north-korea-puts-rocket-units-on-highest-alert-issues-new-threats-against-us?lite&google_editors_picks=true

See also:

‘Combat Ready’ North Korea Threatens To Attack U.S. Bases

Flickr Photo Gallery of North Korean Travel Photos