What Is North Korea Planning?

A CELEBRATION — April 15 marks the nation’s 105th birthday of founding president Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s biggest national day called “Day of the Sun”– OR A WAKE?

 

RAGING:        Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered the evacuation of Pyongyang Getty Photo

 

Over the last few years or so China had made efforts to calm international problems created by Kim Jong-un often asking for patience and temperance over his escalating attitude to South Korea and the United States in particular. Kim Jong-un’s irrational upset over the South Korean and US training exercises had increased over the last few years even though they were not aimed at nor involved in causing North Korea harm supposedly. Also his escalating angst against and murders of his high-ranking members for little reason had become noticeably grimmer.

Kim Jong-un’s continued missile testing and determined words concerning nuclear bombing have had most of the international communities worried. Sanctions were placed on North Korea through the UN. Even China added a sanction on coal deliveries from North Korea hoping this would dissuade the man but nothing has slowed his descent into madness.

South Korean government called Kim’s assassination a “terrorist act” carried out by the North Korean regime and his death shocked China’s leadership. China considered Kim Jong-nam, the exiled older half-brother of Kim Jong-un, a political asset no matter how blemished his past. Kim Jong-nam had lived in Beijing and Macau under the protection of the Chinese state for many years. His death was therefore considered a stain on their honor after having protecting him.

His death also opened their eyes to just how dangerously out of control Kim Jong-un had become causing many to become nervous over what he could or would be capable of next.

“China’s inner circle of government is highly nervous about this,” said Wang Weimin, a professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University in Shanghai.

“Kim Jong Nam’s assassination makes China more aware of how unpredictable and cruel the current North Korean regime is, as well as Kim Jong Un’s willingness to abandon China and sell it for his own benefit at any second,” Wang said.

 

Then President Xi met with President Trump and had from all counts they had a productive meeting. Until of course, the incident and answering US result from chemical warfare in Syria. At that point, Kim Jong-un pretty much lost it and began a tirade in support of his considered friend Assad. Things have gotten much more tense since then.

Between the two leaders was the request by China again that a peaceful means would be the best solution to the problem. Trump simply noted that if Kim Jong-un weren’t reined in or China could not get him to be willing to listen and work with the international community especially on his threats of nuclear bombing, then the US would have to find a less palatable means of stopping him.

Since the meeting not only has Trump moved assets into the area, but China turned back several coal shipments from North Korea. In addition they beefed up their border troops and patrols while also adding emergency response teams for medical needs.

Apparently, this was too much for Kim Jong-un to take. Now according to the Russian newspaper Pravda and the Daily Star in UK, Kim has suddenly issued warnings across North Korea which strongly suggest he has reached a breaking point.

According to the Daily Star article, “North Korea ‘prepares for WAR’: Kim ‘orders residents to evacuate Pyongyang IMMEDIATELY'”, North Korea has ordered 600,000 residents in Pyongyang to evacuate immediately as war fears escalate, according to staggering reports.

The latest rumours come after North Korean officials announced a “big and important event” tomorrow. Foreign reporters have been told to prepare for the event on North Korea’s biggest national celebration called “Day of the Sun”.

Jeremy Koh CNA tweeted that they had been ordered to move out at 6:20am with no explanation of why and that cell phones were banned.

 

Around 200 foreign journalists are in Pyongyang as the country marks the 105th birth anniversary of its founding president Kim Il Sung on April 15. They have heard that people were being warned that “nuclear war could break out at any minute thanks to the extremely tense situation in North Korea.

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ZeroHedge had this to say today:

“The mystery grew when officials gave no details as to the nature of the event or where it would take place. That said, similar announcements in the past have been linked to relatively low-key set pieces. In 2016, Reuters adds, foreign journalists underwent hours of investigation by North Korean officials ahead of what turned out to be a pop concert to mark the finale of a ruling Workers’ Party congress…

We would not give this particular report [Pravda] much credibility, although with the information blackout out of North Korea it is impossible to confirm either way.

With market liquidity already thin, and desks barely staffed ahead of Friday’s holiday, will the market take the risk of another “irrational” demonstration of technological advancement by Kim over the next 24 hours, especially with Trump – and China – both making it abundantly clear any further provocations by North Korea’s regime would be met with retaliation, and hold stocks overnight? The answer will be revealed shortly.”

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No mainstream media is on this though a lot of offstream odd sites are rumbling. There has also been a “warning” about a NK submarine heading our way.” While I don’t see a lot of credence for anything to happen, I DO believe this man is totally nuts enough to escalate into forbidden UN territory and actually use a nuclear warhead. His last missile test in the last week though failed — so maybe he shoots one off and it falls on his head?????

–Uriel–

Update:

REAL or imagined:  Conservative Tribune is reporting this evening that Canada and the US either took the sub warning seriously or were doing manuvers over Sunday. See their article HERE.

 

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6 Responses to What Is North Korea Planning?

  1. Popular Front says:

    What is North Korea planning, you ask? Easy, self-immolation. For decades they have been protected by the PRC as a buffer state because of their close proximity to China’s heavily industrialised north east. This has allowed them – like a spoiled bullying child – to go nyah nyah nyah to the USA, Japan and of course South Korea. At long last though it seems China’s patience has run out, and the dopey Norks are now on their own.

    What’s the bet President Trump cut a deal with Premier Li at their recent meeting along the lines of “we’ll give you no grief about your island building in the South China Sea if you give us no static when we smack the Norks good and hard. Fair enough?” The Chinese, as ever are playing the ‘long game’ and wish to become much more of a global economic power unit and if part of the price for that is losing the idiot North Korean regime they’ll say “Sure, just make it quick.”

    Let the South Koreans – post-clobbering – move in and fix the reunited peninsula and be friendly with the PRC*. Everybody wins (except Kim Jong-Dickhead) and a notorious troublemaker gets removed from the Game.

    * Don’t forget that the PRC can send one million troops and more swarming onto the Korean peninsula if they want to and this has already been demonstrated in 1950. It was only desperate rearguard actions and the threat of possible US nuclear weapons deployment which stabilised the situation.

    • Uriel says:

      Good comment Popular and I feel it is the same only not so much the prefab islands as better one on one trade partnership

  2. Uriel says:

    I’m also guessing Trump reminded them that if he turns batsheet on us he would do the same to China’s industrial zone

  3. Hardnox says:

    The only reason NK exists at all is because of China. I imagine Trump and Xi came to some accommodation the other day. Just a hunch.

    • Popular Front says:

      I’ll bet a sixpack of the finest ale that your hunch is correct Nox. Times have changed and it no longer makes sense for the PRC to be belligerent to the USA.

      The Chinese, commies or not, first and foremost love to do business, anywhere and anytime. They would rather be pals with the USA than be involved in an economics war because they can’t win it. It will bankrupt their nation, just like the Soviet Union went bust trying to maintain the Arms Race*.

      In a similar vein, open conflict with the USA is out of the question also; the only possible scenario is massed naval/air battles that the PRC also can’t win, leaving only an ICBM exchange in which again they can’t prevail.

      * Helped along by the USSR bankrolling every tinpot commie, pseudo-commie, wannabe commie and ratbag regime across the world while their own people were wearing cardboard shoes and queueing for gruel.