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#1 The DPRK repor has also released a new video depicting POTUS Bammer "in flames".
Pragmatically, 'tis likely safe to say that the DPRK still has it in agz the Japan-based USS "GEORGE WASHINGTON", the USDOD-Navy ACKNOWLEDGED ONE-N-"O-N-L-Y" US NUCLEAR CARRIER CAPABLE OF BEING DEPLOYED OVERSEAS IN TIME OF CRISIS DUE TO LOOMING "SEQUESTRATION" CUTS.
"Sink the Geogie, Sink the Georgie".
Speaking of "sequestration" ...
* 1ST HEADLINES > [WKTR] NAVY SAYS [USS] "BATAAN"
WON'T DEPLOY, AIR WINGS [4 of 9] WILL SHUT DOWN IFF BUDGET CUTS HAPPEN.
ARTIC = In addition, the US Navy may not be able to deploy any Amphib CV's + USMC EBGS come Fall 2013 all the way into sometime 2014.
China + Iran must be happy as larks - that leaves only the "Mighty George" + BG as the only US CVN in the entire Asia-Pacific to worry about, + bulk of the US Navy per se will be forcibly ECONOMICALLY tied up in homeports all over CONUS, TEMPTING TARGETS FOR THE PLA SECOND ARTY LRBMS = MIRV ICBMS IFF CHINA DECIDES TO PREEMPTIVELY NUKE THE US MAINLAND IN A "NUCLEAR" PEARL HARBOR.
RELATED? TOPIX > CHINA FINDS A TARGET-RICH ENVIRONMENT.
* FYI DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > CHINA FIRMLY REJECTS UN ARBITRATION IN WEST PHILIPPINE SEA [South China Sea] ISSUE.
Its back to armed CMS + PLAN versus the PHIL's two Coast Guard cutters + angry Fil fishermen.
* SAME > [FrontPage Magazine] BANGLADESH GOVT. FOCUSES ON [proposed]DEEP-SEA PORT, at Sonadin in Cox's Basar in coordination wid UAE, China, + Other.
* TOPIX > [DiploNews] NORTHERN TERRITORIES [South Kurils] REMAINS THE LARGEST PENDING MATTER BETWEEN JAPAN AND RUSSIA, RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ADD TO REGIONAL TENSIONS.
* OTOH TOPIX > [Business Insider] NORTH KOREA'S GERIATRIC AIR FORCE IS A HARMLESS JOKE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE 1960'S.
Dire need of modernization.
Truth be told, IMO the only reason for overlord China to keep the DPRK AF in such a state is that China requires the DPRK Armed Forces to be bloodily sacrificed to the ROK, US, + UNCOM at the begining of any mil conflict, to the advantage of China + PLAAF. THE JOB OF THE DPRK IS TO DIE KILLING OR DESTROYING AS MANY OF THE ROK + US + UNCOM FORCES AMAP ALAP BEFORE CHINA + PLA INTERVENE FRESH-AS-A-DAISY TO "SAVE" NORTH KOREA SSSSHHHH....CCCCCCC FOR CHINA.
* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > INDONESIAN MULLAH DECLARES CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION "HARAM".
"Forbidden" to Indonesian Muslims, as due to alleged historical links to anti-Islamic ancient Buddhist temple practices.
* DEFENCE/PK/FORUMS > SULTAN OF SULU REVIVES CLAIM ON SABAH AS "PATRIMONY OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE".
* SAME > SULTAN OF SULU: LEAVE SABAH? ITS OUR [ancestral] HOME - MALAYSIANS ARE MERELY PAYING RENT.
Not sure iff China will see it that way - what they will "see" is a SCS-losing PHIL = Filipino Muslims attempting to circumvent the ongoing Sino-PHIL SCS dispute by asserting sovereign ties to a Sabah that is now part of a Malaysia-Indonesia which has large Chinese communities + is also part of China's "core" interests in SE Asia + SOPAC. CHINA WILL WORRY THAT THIS INCIDENT WILL HELP ATTRACT NEW FOREIGN = NON-ASIAN OR NON-SE ASIAN ISLAMIC MILITANT-TERROR GROUPS + FIGHTERS TO THE SCS REGION.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-20 01:04||
#2 If you go to Google Maps and enter North Korea, select Satelite view, pan over to the DMZ near the coast, then zoom in to 50 feet per inch, you see a lot of what appears to be housing with green roofs as if that camouflages them, even though they are clearly visible.
Pan down south of the DMZ to South Korea, the buildings are bright and colorfull. What a contrast.
Posted by Dino Shomomp7692 2013-02-20 02:44||
#3 threatened South Korea with "final destruction"
I think that this kind of crap should be considered a declaration of war and all that entails. Just because you declare war, or accept the declaration of an enemy, does not mean that you immediately start shooting. It does open up a whole nother level of response though.
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-20 08:00||
#4 BTW, what's the reason that there are so many ex-countries (Spain, France, Germany, etc.) in the UN instead of just the one sovereign state, the EU, that exists over there now?
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-20 08:03||
#5 ...or France and Britain on two of the permanent Security Council seats?
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-20 08:52||
#6 Then again, during the Soviet era, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia had separate memberships. Maybe we can get Puerto Rico and Guam memberships? /sarc off
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-20 08:54||
#7 ...Gawd, just freaking ONCE I'd like to hear this:
"...The North Korean 'government' is comprised of a family of power-mad maniacs who are bent on watching the world burn. They know full well that no one has any intention of attacking them and they know full well that their policies are inflicting genocide upon their own people. With that in mind, not a single grain of rice will be shipped, not a single word of negotiation will be spoken, and not a single sign of acknowledgement will be given until Kim Jong Un PERSONALLY says that his nation is renouncing their nuclear weapons program - no weasel words, no vague promises of future actions, no diplomatic platitudes, but plain direct language stating that the Government of North Korea is abandoning their nuclear program.
You know how to contact us."
And as long as I'm dreaming, I'd like a pony.
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2013-02-20 09:12||
#8 Hell Mike K., with that size dream you deserve the Budweiser Clydesdales and the reincarnation of Secretariat and a unicorn that farts rainbows.
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-20 12:06||
#9 We already have a Unicorn in POTUS. And Joe Biden IS a Rainbow.
Honestly, he is a rainbow. He told me himself.
Posted by Charles 2013-02-20 12:31||
#10 Sorry Charles but Biden is the fart.
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-20 13:39||
#11 If you have any information at all about the reincarnation of Secretariat, please forward immediately. With enough advance warning I could be a one-man national stimulus program.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-20 15:33||
#12 Maybe we can get Puerto Rico and Guam memberships?
Texas alone deserves one.
Posted by lotp 2013-02-20 15:51||
#13 South Korea ought begin discussing plans for a blockade of the North. They have the naval forces, to blockade the coasts, they have the DMZ locked down. All that remains is to destroy all the bridges over the Yalu and Tumen by air and missile strikes.
Just having that conversation will drive the Chinese to change the Nork leadership.
Posted by rammer 2013-02-20 19:38||