Possibly Ballistic Missle test. More details to come.
The North makes overtures to the South. The South is open to them. No rockets or missiles will fly while these talks ensue. These conversations will lead to a renewal of peace and nuclear disarmament talks. The leader falters.
“We formally inform the White House and Pentagon that the ever-escalating US hostile policy towards the DPRK [North Korea] and its reckless nuclear threat will be smashed by the strong will of all the united service personnel and people and cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means of the DPRK and that the merciless operation of its revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified.” – North Korean Military
As we predicted awhile ago, additional provocations have begun. Now the North has declared it’s intentions to restart their former nuclear reactor at Yongbyon in direct violation of international treaty. Their goal is to acquire more enriched uranium to build more nuclear weapons and ultimately fit them to their ballistic missiles. This is what John Kerry meant when he said that we cannot allow North Korea to be a nuclear state anymore than Iran can be one.
Despite rumors to the contrary, China has not mobilized its troops or jets to the highest level.
This situation is only going to get worse.
In an official announcement from North Korea, it announced Saturday that it has entered a state of war against South Korea. It indicated it will deal with every Inter Korean issue in a warlike manner and threatened to “dissolve” the U.S. mainland. Earlier this week it placed its ballistic missile system on high alert. Today the White House has recently stated that it will not be intimated by bellicose threats and reiterated that it is fully capable of defending itself and its allies.
It what was an apparent attempt at intimidation, a North Korean MIG-21 flew within 12-30 miles of the South Korean TAL (Tactical Action Line) and then returned to its base. The TAL is a virtual line designated by the South Korean military 12-30 miles north of the DMZ. If the line is crossed, South Korea will scramble its jets to challenge any intruder. Reports do not indicate whether the MIG-21 was challenged. This comes within 24 hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered his military leadership to put their rockets on standby to be launched against the U.S. mainland and U.S. bases in Guam, Japan and Hawaii. Photos showing Kim Jong-Un planning attacks against U.S. forces indicated Washington D.C. was also a target.