North Korea has decided to talk tough in response to the US Navy’s relocation of a carrier group to the Korean peninsula. The vessels had been headed for Australia after being stationed in Singapore.
The US Navy Third Fleet super-carrier armada is already raising the goosebumps in Pyongyang!
This report updates our continued coverage of the increasing tension in the Asian Pacific. Most recently, we discussed the potential troop movements along the DMZ:
The Chinese army has deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border to prepare for pre-emptive attacks after the United States dropped airstrikes on Syria.
President Donald Trump‘s missile strike on Syria on Friday was widely interpreted as a warning to North Korea.
And now China, left shocked by the air strikes, has deployed medical and backup units from the People’s Liberation Army forces to the Yalu River, Korea’s Chosun.com reported.
The North Koreans have now issued an official statement: they are ready for war.
Well, they’re up against superior equipment if that is the case:
“The US is for instance setting up the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti-missile system in South Korea aimed at neutralizing missiles launched from the North. During war exercises last month off the Korean coast, F-35s took off from the flight deck of the Vinson. Also present, reportedly, were the same kind of special forces that took out Osama bin Laden.”
If the North Koreans are serious, the second Korean war would be short, nasty, and hard to resolve. We certainly are living in very interesting times.
The United States has far more allies than North Korea, our allies are world superpowers, we have million more people than North Korea has, our economy is much larger than theirs, AND our military budget and technology absolutely DWARFS theirs in comparison.
And yet, this arrogant Kim Jong Un thinks it’s a good idea to poke at the United States…well, here’s a taste of what he’ll have to deal with:
The United States Navy literally has the most powerful Navy on the face of the earth. We’ve got over 20,000 submariners, and 72 submarines actively patrolling the world’s oceans as we speak.
We have fast attack submarines, designed to seek and destroy enemy submarines and surface ships. We have ballistic missile submarines, which serve as undetectable launch platforms for intercontinental and nuclear missiles.
We have guided missile submarines, which provide the Navy with unprecedented strike and special operation capabilities from a stealthy, clandestine platform…and on top of this, we have literally trillions of dollars worth of fighter jets all ready to take action if we need to.
Just this set of fighter jets alone numbers over 2,000—they have a top speed of 1,200 mph, a maximum altitude of 50,000 feet, and they can travel over 1,350 miles just on internal tanks alone.
The U.S.A. spends nearly $600 billion dollars a year on our military, with China coming in second at $215 billion. What about North Korea? They’re not even ranked, coming in at $1.2 billion dollars annually.
America is back. If Kim Jon Un keeps it up, he will regret it.