US Navy Seals tasked with North Korea ‘decapitation’ strike could be part of exercises

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(Worthy News) – A unit of US special forces tasked with carrying out ‘decapitation’ operations may be aboard a nuclear-powered submarine docked in the South Korean port of Busan, the nation’s newswire reported on Monday, citing a defense source.

The USS Michigan, an 18,000-metric ton submarine, arrived in Busan on Friday, ahead of a ten day joint US-South Korean drill led by the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

The US Navy maintains that the Michigan, known for carrying special-ops teams, is docked in a “routine port visit.” The US military also denies training for decapitation missions or regime change, and does not typically comment on Navy SEAL deployments.

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North Korean Foreign Minister: Pyongyang at ‘state of equal power with US’

During an interview to a Russian media outlet, the North Korean Foreign Minister launched an additional threat towards the US stating that Pyongyang’s nuclear program will never be a topic for discussion. “We’re almost at a state of equal power with the US,” the minister said.

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The North Korean Foreign Minister continues exchanging blows with the US launching yet another threat today (Wednesday) towards Washington. The minister provided an interview to a Russian media outlet criticizing and threatening the Trump administration.

“In his aggressive and crazy statement at the UN, Trump lit the war fuse against us,” the minister stated. “We need to compare the result with a hail of fire, not with words.”

During the interview, the North Korean Foreign Minister said that Pyongyang’s nuclear program promises peace and security within the region. “Our nuclear program will never be a topic for discussion, not as long as the US plans on crushing North Korea,” the minister added. “We’re almost at a state of equal power with the US.”

Amid the tensions surrounding the Iran nuclear deal and North Korea’s missile launches, US President Donald Trump said that he wanted a tenfold increase his country’s nuclear arsenal during a meeting with high-ranking national security officials last summer. According to three US officials present in the room, Trump’s remarks were made in response to a briefing he was shown detailing the decrease in nuclear weapons production within the US since the 1960s.

North Korean hackers stole war plans developed by Seoul, Washington

South Korean wartime emergency plans and other military documents were stolen by North Korean hackers, according to a lawmaker in Seoul. Among the documents was a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.

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A South Korean lawmaker stated Tuesday that North Korean hackers stole many intelligence and military documents from the defense ministry’s data center. One of the documents was a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and other senior members of the regime in Pyongyang.

Another file included wartime emergency plans for South Korea, which were prepared by Washington and Seoul and included reports about the readiness of the South’s special forces and information about central power plants and military bases. The South Korean Defense Ministry refused to comment on the reports about the hack.

South Korean lawmaker Rhee Cheol-hee said that about 235 gigabytes of files were stolen and about 80 percent of the information has yet to be identified. The reports claim that the hackers infiltrated the computer system in September 2016. In May 2017, when South Korea asserted that hackers from the North stole a large amount of data, Pyongyang dismissed the claim.

Meanwhile, the Russian news agency Interfax reported this morning that the North Korean leadership informed senior Russian officials that it possesses a ballistic missile with a range of 3,000 kilometers (about 1,864 miles) and after a few adjustments, it will be able to reach the US. The news agency cited Russian lawmaker Anton Morozov, who was in North Korea last week. Morozov added that Pyongyang plans to increase the range of its missiles to 9,000 kilometers (about 5,592 miles).

Did Trump Just Begin War of Gog and Magog With North Korea? – Breaking Israel News | Latest News. Biblical Perspective.

“Thus said Hashem: Lo, I am coming to deal with you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal!” Ezekiel 38:2 (The Israel Bible™)

Trans-Pacific tensions reached a peak last week as the North Korean government claimed that U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war, conforming to recent mystical revelations that hold the ultimate War of Gog and Magog has begun.

After President Donald Trump sent a threatening tweet on Monday, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters in New York that the US had officially declared war on the Asian nation.

“The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country,” Ri Yong-ho said at a press conference outside the UN General Assembly building. “However, last weekend Trump claimed that our leadership won’t be around much longer, and hence at last he declared war on our country. Given the fact that this came from someone who holds the seat of the US presidency, this is clearly a declaration of war.”

The prospects of war between the U.S. and a nuclear-armed rogue Asian nation are terrifying, but current events take on even greater import as many hints surface of this being the final battle of Gog and Magog prophesied in Ezekiel.

O mortal, turn your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Prophesy against him Ezekiel 38:2

A recent article in Actualic, an ultra-Orthodox Hebrew language news site, cited an anonymous group of kabbalists (mystics) who identified North Korea as Gog, explaining that the conflict has already begun. They based their belief on verses in Isaiah.

According to their deserts, So shall He repay fury to His foes; He shall make requital to His enemies, Requital to the distant lands. From the west, they shall revere the name of Hashem, And from the east, His Presence. For He shall come like a hemmed-in stream Which the wind of Hashem drives on. Isaiah 59:18-19

The mystics interpret this verse to mean that the War of Gog and Magog will begin in the east (North Korea) but in the west (Israel), the war will only be seen from afar and Israel will not suffer.

“Troubles will come upon the east like a flooding river that washes away everything in its path,” the mystics told Actualic. “But the Spirit of the Lord will be seen and lifted up by this river to spread the word of his glory around the world.”

The mystics predicted that after the confrontation in North Korea, major messianic changes will take place in Israel that will indicate after the fact that the war was indeed the prophesied battle.

“Directly after that war, the lost Ten Tribes and Jews from the exile will return to Israel because of the difficulties caused by the war,” the mystics said, citing Ezekiel.

And you, O mortal, prophesy against Gog and say: Thus said Hashem: I am going to deal with you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal!I will turn you around and drive you on, and I will take you from the far north and lead you toward the mountains of Yisrael. Ezekiel 39:1-2

The mystics also stated that immediately after the war in North Korea begins, the Sanhedrin Court of 71 Elders will be reestablished in Jerusalem and construction on the Third Temple will begin. These changes are imminent and will begin when the hostilities end.

The political conflict is indeed very close to escalating into an actual shooting war and this was the second time in one week that President Trump threatened North Korea with obliteration. In his first address to the UN last Tuesday, Trump warned that if the US and its allies were attacked, he would “totally destroy” North Korea.

In the press conference on Monday, Ri Yong-ho threatened to shoot down American aircraft even outside of its airspace. “Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make counter-measures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not yet inside the airspace border of our country.”

Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/95599/trump-just-begin-war-gog-magog-north-korea/#LsC1k0dg4S1vybcq.99

Source: Did Trump Just Begin War of Gog and Magog With North Korea? – Breaking Israel News | Latest News. Biblical Perspective.

WWIII Fears Sparked As North Korea Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile From Pyongyang Into Japanese Air Space • Now The End Begins

North Korea carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, worsening already fraught U.S.-North Korea relations. In response, the United Nations Security Council voted to intensify sanctions, including imposing a limit on oil imports, against the hermit state. While the duration and scope of such a conflict would be difficult to measure, North Korea remained an immense risk, Fordham said.
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Japan issued a missile alert to mobile phones and on national television, notifying citizens that a missile may have been launched by North Korea, Bloomberg News reports.

EDITOR’S NOTE: With each passing few weeks, North Korea keeps firing missiles, many of them nuclear capable. President Trump has been showing tremendous restraint, choosing for the time being to use sanctions instead of a military option. But as the missiles continue to fly across Japanese airspace, the military option is growing more and more likely. 

The unidentified missile passed over Japan airspace near Hokkaido on Friday at 7.06 am local time. The missile was fired from North Korea in an eastern direction, according to South Korea military.

The outbreak of military conflict on the Korean Peninsula would be destabilizing and could possibly result in a global war, according to Citi’s top global political analyst.

While it was impossible to put a number on the scale of the North Korea risk, war games carried out through history have simulated what could happen as a result, said Tina Fordham, managing director and chief global analyst at Citi.

“A conflict on the Korean Peninsula would not only be very disruptive in the region, but could potentially lead to World War III because of the U.S. security guarantee, so it would be internationalized overnight,” Fordham told CNBC’s “Street Signs” on the sidelines of the Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore.

North Korea carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, worsening already fraught U.S.-North Korea relations. In response, the United Nations Security Council voted to intensify sanctions, including imposing a limit on oil imports, against the hermit state.

While the duration and scope of such a conflict would be difficult to measure, North Korea remained an immense risk, Fordham said.

“It is the single biggest geopolitical threat and one that would also move markets … When we look at political risk, we look at whether it’s likely to cause an oil price shock or a growth shock. And in the North Korea case, if the worst were to happen, it would be both,” she added. source

Source: WWIII Fears Sparked As North Korea Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile From Pyongyang Into Japanese Air Space • Now The End Begins

Israeli officials warn Pyongyang’s nuclear test could affect Middle East | JerusalemOnline

After North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test, Israeli officials are warning that Iran may decide to go against the international community and develop nuclear weapons, which could lead to a serious nuclear arms race in the region.

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When North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb yesterday, the reclusive state’s leader Kim Jong-un put an end to the arguments about his nuclear capabilities. Kim’s hydrogen bomb, which is 20 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, is a serious threat to the United States, with the potential to cause widespread destruction along America’s west coast.

Officials in Israel are very concerned about Kim’s latest show of force. According to them, the Japanese and South Korean responses to the test have the potential to impact the situation in the Middle East. According to them, if Japan and South Korea enter the nuclear arms race in order to counter Pyongyang’s growing strength, countries in the region will take notice.

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The officials are claiming that if Iran sees that other countries are developing nuclear weapons, Tehran may try to break away from the nuclear agreement and develop nuclear weapons. North Korea’s technology has already been passed along to Iran. In addition, Pyongyang has already tried to set up a nuclear plant in Syria in an attempt to establish a foothold in the Middle East.

If Iran publicly joins the nuclear arms race, the officials warned, other countries in the Middle East- mainly Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey- will also seek to develop nuclear weapons. The Israeli officials are concerned about this possible series of events, which could end up changing the strategic balance of power in the region.

This morning, the South Korean Defense Ministry announced that there is intelligence indicating that Pyongyang is preparing another intercontinental ballistic missile test. In addition, it was announced that four defense missile system batteries were placed south of Seoul Monday.

 

Source: Israeli officials warn Pyongyang’s nuclear test could affect Middle East | JerusalemOnline

BLINK: Kim Jong-Un Cancels Missile Attack On Guam As James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Warns U.S. Will Shoot It Down • Now The End Begins

North Korea’s state-controlled media reported last week on preparations for test firing four missiles, saying they would be aimed in the direction of Guam but splash down before reaching it. President Donald Trump pledged to meet new saber rattling from the communist country with ‘fire and fury.’ ‘If North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about an attack – of anybody that we love or we represent, or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous,’ Trump warned on Thursday. ‘And they should be, because things will happen to them like they never thought possible.’
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Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that if North Korea launches a missile in the direction of Guam, U.S. armed forces ‘will take it out.’ And he warned that ‘if they fire at the United States, it could escalate into war very quickly.’

EDITOR’S NOTE: President Trump is doing exactly what he and his administration need to do in defusing the missile strike threat from North Korea. When things reached a peak last week, we asked who will blink first as the saber-rattling ratcheted up. Kim Jong-Un blinked first, and very wisely so. Appointing ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as the Secretary of Defense was an excellent  choice. 

The Pentagon chief told reporters during a half-hour media availability that the Defense Department can determine where an airborne missile is headed ‘within moments’ of a launch.

And if a missile from dictator Kim Jong-Un is seen as threatening Guam, a tiny U.S. Pacific island 2,100 miles from Pyongyang, ‘then it’s game on,’ Mattis declared, ‘and we will try and do our best to make sure it does not hit the United States.’

‘We will defend the country from any attack at any time from any quarter,’ he said.

Sec. Mattis: If North Korea fires at the US, it’s ‘game on’

North Korea’s state-controlled media reported last week on preparations for test firing four missiles, saying they would be aimed in the direction of Guam but splash down before reaching it.

President Donald Trump pledged to meet new saber rattling from the communist country with ‘fire and fury.’

‘If North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about an attack – of anybody that we love or we represent, or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous,’ Trump warned on Thursday.

‘And they should be, because things will happen to them like they never thought possible.’

‘North Korea better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble,’ the president said.

On Friday he tweeted that ‘military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded.’

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, wouldn’t say on Monday whether the U.S. would respond militarily to a missile launch in Guam’s direction that appeared to intentionally miss the target.

‘If it falls short of Guam, then it becomes an issue that we take up however the president chooses,’ he said.

‘You can’t make all the decisions in advance. There are a host of things going on,’ he added. ‘I need a certain amount of ambiguity on this because I am not going to tell them what I’ll do in each case.’

But Mattis insisted the U.S. military stands ready to fight a belligerent North Korea if the president decides to engage.

‘The bottom line is we will defend the country, and for us that’s war,’ he explained.

‘You don’t shoot at people in this world unless you bear the consequences.’ source

 

Source: BLINK: Kim Jong-Un Cancels Missile Attack On Guam As James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Warns U.S. Will Shoot It Down • Now The End Begins