09 April 2013

The Latest on the Korea Crisis

30 Nisan 5773
15 Days of the Omer
Rosh Chodesh

UPDATE: North Korea to 'launch missile TOMORROW' after warning foreigners to evacuate South

29 Nisan 5773
14 Days of the Omer

Last week, North Korea advised foreign embassies in its capital to have an evacuation plan in place and said that it could not guarantee their safety after 10 April.  That's tomorrow.  Today, they have issued a new warning that all foreign nationals should begin evacuating South Korea:

...The warning to foreigners, reported by the KCNA news agency said once war broke out "it will be an all-out war, a merciless, sacred, retaliatory war to be waged by (North Korea).

"The committee informs all foreign institutions and enterprises and foreigners, including tourists...that they are requested to take measures for shelter and evacuation in advance for their safety."

According to reports, the warnings are being ignored by all.

A government source in Seoul said a North Korean medium-range missile, reported to have been shunted to the east coast, had been tracked and was believed to be ready for launch.

"Technically, they can launch it as early as tomorrow," the source said.

But a U.S. embassy official in Seoul said a directive issued last week saying there was no imminent threat to Americans in South Korea remained valid. "Our workers are in all our offices today," he said. "We have not evacuated anyone."

A Philippine foreign ministry spokesman quoted diplomats at its Seoul embassy as saying the situation "remains normal and calm".

However, while it might appear to be business as usual in South Korea, according to some accounts, the same cannot be said of some levels of government inside the Unites States. From a contract worker at Barksdale Air Force Base:

“They are gearing up for something big.”

“They are bringing in serious junk.”

“Moving in warheads…I was working in an area where cruise missles are brought in, put together, armed, and shipped out.”

Those who suspect an EMP attack is on the way have pointed out that the satellite in question will be passing over "the geographic heart" of the continental United States tomorrow.  (And again on April 15th.)

The window of  greatest danger appears to open tomorrow - Rosh Chodesh Iyyar. Hashem yerachem!

1 comment:

  1. "Much of the noise surrounding the military drama appears to be surrounding preparations for April 15, the 101st anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea and the grandfather of Kim Jong Un."

    This nuclear scare might just be a PR stunt for the Anniversary Celebration, including the missile launch in his grandfather's honor! He has succeeded in getting the world's attention toward April 15.