العالم يحبس انفاسه ترامب مهددا كوريا.ش بنار واستعدادات جبارة

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2017.12.12 19:41

 يمكن القول ان تحذيرات ترامب لكوريا الشمالية تشبه أسلوب رؤساء أميركيين سابقين سبَّبوا تلك الكوارث ..قالها قبله الرئيس الأسبق هاري ترومان، قبل أن يضرب هيروشيما بالقنبلة النووية.. هكذا قارن خبراء ومؤرخون أميركيون بين لهجة ومفردات التحذير الناري الذي أطلقه الرئيس دونالد ترامب ضد كوريا الشمالية، وبين عبارات مماثلة أطلقها أسلافه، وانتهت بكوارث ومواجهات عسكرية.

وحذَّر ترامب كوريا الشمالية أمس الثلاثاء، 8 أغسطس/آب 2017، أنها ستشهد "النار والغضب مثلما لم يشهد العالم من قبل"، إذا واصلت تهديدها للولايات المتحدة.
 
وتحاكي عبارات ترامب التهديدية نبرة صوت وأسلوب الرئيس الأميركي السابق هاري ترومان، الذي حثَّ اليابانيين في خطابه عام 1945 على الاستسلام، محذراً إياهم إن لم يفعلوا هذا، "فليتوقَّعوا وابلاً من الدمار يهبط عليهم من السماء مثلما لم تشهد الأرض من قبل قط". ثم ألقت الولايات المتحدة ألقت قنبلةً نووية على مدينة هيروشيما اليابانية.

North Koreas volatile dictator (inset centre) warned he was carefully examining plans to unleash an enveloping fire around the US island of Guam which is home to about 163,000 people and a sprawling American military base. It came after US President Donald Trumps apocalyptic warning that North Korea faces fire and fury like the world has never seen over its nuclear programme. America then released images of supersonic bombers flying over the Korean peninsula (left) while American airmen in Guam have said they are ready to fight tonight. The North responded by saying the training mission proves that the U.S. imperialists are nuclear war maniacs. Kim Jong-un, who boasts that his intercontinental rockets can reach the west coast of America, has warned the US that it would pay dearly for UN sanctions it successfully imposed over the weekend, which were backed by China and Russia. Both of those nations have moved troops to their borders with the secretive state in recent months amid escalating tensions in the region.

ولكن المفارقة أن ترومان قد ألقى خطابَ استعراضِ العضلات هذا في وقتٍ كانت الولايات المتحدة تتمتَّع فيه بأفضليةٍ عسكرية ساحقة على اليابان، التي لم تكن تمتلك سلاحاً نووياً، بينما جاء تهديد ترامب مُوجَّهاً إلى حكومةٍ طوَّرَت أسلحةً نووية وأجرت اختباراتٍ لصواريخ باليستية عابرة للقارات.


الأكثر تطرفاً والأكثر انضباطاً


مايكل بيسكلوس، المؤرخ في الشؤون الرئاسية قال: "يصعُب تخيُّل رئيسٍ استخدم لغةً أكثر تطرفاً من لغة ترامب خلال أي أزمةٍ سابقة. يحاول الرؤساء عادةً استخدام لغةٍ أكثر اعتدالاً مما يشعرون به بشكلٍ شخصي لأنهم يخشون أن تسهم لغتهم في مفاقمة الأزمة"، بحسب صحيفة نيويورك تايمز الأميركية.

ووفقاً لبيسكلوس، اعتاد الرئيس الأميركي دوايت أيزنهاور أن يكون أكثر انضباطاً وهدوءاً في ردود أفعاله، كلما استخدم الرئيس السوفييتي نيكيتا خروتشوف لغةً أكثر حدةً ضد الولايات المتحدة، عندما كان يتوعَّد قائلاً "سندفنكم" و"سنُصنِّع الصواريخ كالنقانق".

أما الرئيس الأسبق جون كينيدي، فقد كان بدوره منضبطاً أيضاً، عندما أدلى بخطابه خلال أزمة الصواريخ الكوبية، التي اندلعت بعد اكتشاف إنشاء الاتحاد السوفييتي مواقع إطلاق صواريخ نووية في كوبا، بحسب بيسكلوس.

وفي خطابه في 22 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول عام 1962، دعا كينيدي خروتشوف "لوقف وإنهاء العمل الاستفزازي، والمتهور، والسري الذي يُهدِّد السلام العالمي واستقرار العلاقات بين دولتينا"، و"يعيد العالم إلى هاوية الدمار". وبالنسبة للولايات المتحدة، قال كينيدي إن "الخطر الأكبر على الإطلاق هو عدم فعل شيءٍ حيال هذا الأمر".

وتجاوز تصريح ترامب، الذي ألقاه في منتجع الغولف الخاص به في بلدة بدمينستر بولاية نيوجيرسي، اللغة التقليدية التي تمزج بين الحدة والغموض، والتي كان يستخدمها الرؤساء السابقون لمواجهة الأعمال الاستفزازية المُتكرِّرة من جانبِ كوريا الشمالية.


يتبنى لغة غريمه "النازي"


كانت لغة الرؤساء السابقين -رغم أنها حملت إدانات قوية وأقرت بجسامة التهديدات- تتجنَّب إلى حدٍّ كبير استخدام النبرة القومية النارية، التي يُفضِّل رئيس كوريا الشمالية كيم جونغ أون استخدامها، مثل أبيه كيم جونغ إيل. وعلى النقيض من أسلوب سابقيه، يبدو أن ترامب يتبنى لغة زعيم كوريا الشمالية.

بيتر فيفر، الذي ساعد في صياغة تصريحات الرئيس الأميركي الأسبق جورج بوش الابن بصفته مستشاراً ضمن موظفي مجلس الأمن القومي قال: "هذه اللهجة أكثر قليلاً في ميلها للتطرف القومي، وتستعين بشيءٍ بسيطٍ من اللهجة التي يستخدمها الكوريون الشماليون".

وقارن فيفر، الذي يعمل حالياً أستاذاً للعلوم السياسية في جامعة ديوك الأميركية بين اختيار ترامب كلماته والتصريحات التي أدلى بها بوش عام 2003 عن المسلحين العراقيين الذين يستهدفون القوات الأميركية في العراق.

وقال بوش آنذاك: "يشعر البعض أنَّ الظروف مواتية للهجوم علينا هناك. أما ردي، فهو: اقضوا عليهم"، وأشار فيما بعد إلى أنَّه لم يكن حكيماً فيما قاله.

وأسفرت التشابهات في لهجة الخطاب الحادة للغاية مع بيونغ يانغ عن صدور توبيخاتٍ من كبار المُشرِّعين التابعين للحزب الديمقراطي الذين قالوا إنَّهم يخشون أن يقود ترامب الولايات المتحدة بلا مبالاة إلى حربٍ مُكلِّفة.

وقال بنيامين كاردين، وهو عضو مجلس الشيوخ عن ولاية ماريلاند، ومن أبرز نواب الحزب الديمقراطي في لجنة العلاقات الخارجية، إنَّ تصريحات ترامب أظهرت أنَّه "يفتقر إلى الحساسية والبصيرة في التعامل مع الأزمة الخطيرة التي تواجهها الولايات المتحدة".

وأضاف كاردين: "ينبغي علينا عدم الانخراط في النوع نفسه من التصريحات المتبجِّحة والاستفزازية التي تُطلقها كوريا الشمالية حول شن حرب نووية".

وقال فيكتور تشا، وهو مسؤولٌ سابق في مجلس الأمن القومي، والمسؤول عن الملف الكوري في مركز الدراسات الاستراتيجية والدولية في واشنطن، إنَّ أقرب لهجة استخدمها رئيس أميركي سابق من لهجة ترامب الهجومية جاءت خلال خطابٍ ألقاه الرئيس الأميركي الأسبق بيل كلينتون عام 1993 في المنطقة منزوعة السلاح بين كوريا الشمالية وكوريا الجنوبية، حين قال إنَّه إذا استخدمت بيونغ يانغ أسلحةً نووية، "ستكون تلك هي نهاية بلادهم".

وأضاف تشا: "إنني أرى تصريح ترامب من المنظور نفسه"، واصفاً تصريح الرئيس الأميركي بأنَّه ليس توعُّداً بهجومٍ أميركي، بل تحذيرٌ من العواقب المُترتِّبة على استخدام كوريا الشمالية أسلحة نووية أو صواريخ باليستية عابرة للقارات. وقال تشا إنَّ التصريح يبدو بمثابة "رسالة ردع، وهو أمرٌ هام لتفادي أي سوء تقدير".


انقلاب بروتوكولي محفوف بالمخاطر


فيفر قال إنَّ تصريح ترامب الناري وضعه في "طريق محفوف بالمخاطر" بسبب إمكانية أن يؤجج غضب كيم، ولكنه كان متماشياً مع ميله إلى إحداثِ انقلابٍ في البروتوكولات الدبلوماسية القائمة في إطار الجهود الرامية إلى تحقيق نتائج أفضل.

وتابع وهو يحاول تصُّور كيفية تفكير الإدارة الأميركية في قضية كوريا الشمالية: "ربما يقولون: انظروا! لدينا سجلٌ مدته 30 عاماً من فشل الحزبين (الجمهوري والديمقراطي) في هذه المسألة، ولذا، دعونا نقلب السيناريو ونُذيق كوريا الشمالية جرعةً صغيرة من الدواء الذي تُعطيه للآخرين، ونرى ما إذا كان بإمكاننا الحصول على نتيجة مختلفة".

ولكن كسر التقاليد قد يُسفر عن عواقب وخيمة حين تشتمل المسألة على قنابل وصواريخ، إذ يقول بيسكلوس: "إذا كان هذا التصريح متهوراً، سيكون بعيداً كل البعد عن تاريخ الرئاسة في التعامل مع مسائل من هذا القبيل. لا يوجد رؤساء يتفوهون بالكلمات دون تفكير حين تكون هناك حيوات مُعرَّضة للخطر، وإذا كانت تلك هي ماهية الأمر بالفعل، سيكون ذلك مخيفاً".

ونقلت صحيفة واشنطن بوست الثلاثاء عن تقرير سري أنجزته وكالة الاستخبارات العسكرية الأميركية، الشهر الماضي، أن النظام الشيوعي نجح في تكييف حجم رؤوسه النووية لتثبيتها على صواريخ عابرة للقارات، ما يمكنه من التهديد بشن هجوم نووي على القوة الأولى في العالم.

وهذا التقدم يسمح لبيونغ يانغ بأن تصبح قوة نووية فعلية قادرة على تحقيق الهدف المعلن لزعيمها كيم جونغ أونغ، وهو ضرب الولايات المتحدة.


حبر على ورق


وشكك البعض في مصداقية تهديدات ترامب، محذرين من عواقب ذلك، حيث انتقد عضو لجنة الشؤون الخارجية في مجلس النواب الديمقراطي إليوت إنغل "الخط الأحمر السخيف"، الذي رسمه ترامب إزاء تهديدات بيونغ يانغ المتواصلة.

وقال "إن أمن أميركا لا يقوم على قوة جيشنا فحسب، بل كذلك على مصداقية القائد الأعلى لقواتنا المسلحة"، مندداً بطباع الرئيس "النزقة".

كما شكَّك السيناتور الجمهوري جون ماكين في رد ترامب، فقال إن "القادة العظماء" لا يهددون أعداءهم إلا إذا كانوا جاهزين للتحرك، مضيفاً: "لست واثقاً بأن الرئيس ترامب جاهز للتحرك".

ورأى الأمين العام السابق للحلف الأطلسي أندرس فوغ راسموسن، أن تصريحات ترامب "تهدف إلى إخافة بكين وبيونغ يانغ على السواء"، محذراً: "لكن الخطوط الحمر الرئاسية التي تبقى حبراً على ورق تولد سوابق خطيرة"

 

أمريكا تهدد ثم تُمهّد للرّضوخ لتهديدات كوريا الشماليّة والتعايش مع برامِجها النوويّة والصاروخيّة.. ما هي الدروس المُستفادة من هذا التحوّل المُتوقّع؟ وكيف انقلب السّحر على السّاحر؟

 

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باتت كوريا الشمالية تُشكّل كابوسًا مُزعجًا للولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، وشَوكةً مُؤلمة في خاصرتها المُتضخّمة، لمُواصلتها التحدّي، والرّد على تهديدات واشنطن عمليًّا بالمزيد من التجارب النووية والصواريخ الباليستية، لدرجة أن مجلة “فورين بوليسي” نشرت مقالاً مُطوّلاً لباحثين كبيرين في أكاديمية عسكرية في الجيش الأمريكي يقولان فيه “أن أفضل طريقة لدفع بيونغ يانغ للتخلّي عن أسلحتها النووية والصاروخية هو السّماح لها بامتلاكها”.

وزير الخارجية الكوري الشمالي (احفظوا هذا الاسم جيّدًا)، ري يونغ هو أصدر بيانًا مساء أمس (الإثنين) أثناء مُشاركته في مؤتمر في مانيلا أعلن فيه استعداد بلاده لتلقين الولايات المتحدة درسًا قاسيًا لن تنساه”، مُؤكّدًا في الوقت نفسه “أن برامج كوريا الشمالية النووية وصواريخها الباليسيتة ليست مَوضِعًا للتفاوض”.

الولايات المتحدة ردّت على هذه التهديدات باللّجوء إلى مجلس الأمن الدّولي واستصدار قرار جديد بفَرض عُقوبات جديدة ضد كوريا الشمالية بسبب مُضيها قُدمًا في برامجها الصاروخية، قد تُكلّف الأخيرة مليار دولار سنويًّا، ولكن هذه العُقوبات لن تُخيف بيونغ يانغ، ولن تَدفعها للتخلّي عن برامجها التسليحيّة هذه التي تُشكّل العمود الفقري لاستراتيجيتها الدفاعية، ومن يُعارض عليه أن يَشرب من ماء المُحيط الهادي، أو أي مُحيط آخر يختاره.

الإدارات الأمريكية المُتعاقبة أنفقت على مدى ثلاثين عامًا الكثير من المال والجُهد لمَنع كوريا الشمالية من امتلاك أسلحة نووية، وفَشِلت فشلاً ذريعًا، وأعطت سياستها هذه التي كانت تُريد استخدام هذه الدّولة المُشاغبة كـ”فزّاعة” لإرهاب اليابان وكوريا الجنوبية لإبقائها تحت مَظلّة حِمايتها، وابتزازها اقتصاديًّا وأمنيًّا، أعطت نتائج عكسيّة تمامًا، حيث قلبت بيونغ يانغ ورئيسها السابق كيم ايل سونغ ونجله كيم جونغ أون، الذي يسير على خُطاه، كل المُعادلات وطوّرت أسلحة نووية، وبعد ذلك صواريخ باليستيّة قادرة على حملها وضرب العُمق الأمريكي ناهيك عن طوكيو وسيول.

حديث مجلة “فورين بوليسي” عبر مقال كاتبيها اللذين يُعتبران من مُخطّطي السياسات الاستراتيجية العسكرية الأمريكية عن ضرورة التعايش مع كوريا الشمالية وصواريخها الباليستيّة، والانخراط في مُفاوضات معها من أجل تطبيع العلاقات يُذكّرنا بحديث مُماثل لمجلة “فورين افيرز″ الرصينة، التي توصّلت إلى النتيجة نفسها قبل خمس سنوات، وطالبت بالتّعايش مع إيران كقوّة نووية، والعَمل على احتوائها، وليس الصّدام معها.

كيم جونغ أون، رئيس كوريا الشمالية قد يستقبل الرئيس الأمريكي دونالد ترامب في عاصمة بلاده في الأشهر أو السنوات القليلة المُقبلة، على غِرار استقبال الرئيس الصيني لنظيره الأمريكي ريتشارد نيكسون عام 1972 في بكين، في زيارةٍ دشّنت تطبيع العلاقات بين البلدين، فالطّريقة المُثلى للتّعاطي مع الغطرسة الأمريكية هي لُغة القوّة، وليس الإذعان، والأيام بيننا.

 The world is holding its breath today amid fears the crisis over North Korea could spiral in to global war after Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made unprecedented threats to trade devastating missile strikes. 

President Trump tweeted that the USs nuclear arsenal is far stronger and more powerful than ever before, adding: There will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!   

His remarks came after Pyongyangs volatile dictator warned he was carefully examining plans to make an enveloping fire around the US island of Guam, which is home to about 163,000 people and a sprawling American military base.

President Trump earlier made an apocalyptic warning that North Korea faces fire and fury like the world has never seen over its nuclear program. 

 

America then released images of supersonic bombers flying over the Korean peninsula while American airmen in Guam have said they are ready to fight tonight. The North said the training mission proves that the U.S. imperialists are nuclear war maniacs.

But U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson played down President Trumps incendiary warning, saying he was just trying to send a strong message in language its leader would understand. 

 

 

 

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The world is holding its breath today amid fears the crisis over North Korea could spiral in to global war after Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made unprecedented threats to trade devastating missile strikes

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers from Guams military base  participated in a strategic bilaterial mission with South Korea and Japan hours before North Korea threatened to strike Guam. Pictured top left and right are the two B-1B Lancer bombers and bottom left and center are Japan Self-Defense Forces F-2 fighter jets near Kyushu, Japan during the mission

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers from Guams military base participated in a strategic bilaterial mission with South Korea and Japan hours before North Korea threatened to strike Guam. Pictured top left and right are the two B-1B Lancer bombers and bottom left and center are Japan Self-Defense Forces F-2 fighter jets near Kyushu, Japan during the mission

Pyongyangs volatile dictator warned he was carefully examining plans to make an enveloping fire around the US island of Guam - hours after Donald Trump (pictured) had told the hermit state it faces fire and fury like the world has never seen over its nuclear programme
Pyongyangs volatile dictator (pictured) warned he was carefully examining plans to make an enveloping fire around the US island of Guam - hours after Donald Trump had told the hermit state it faces fire and fury like the world has never seen over its nuclear programme
 

Pyongyangs volatile dictator (right) warned he was carefully examining plans to make an enveloping fire around the US island of Guam - hours after Donald Trump (left) had told the hermit state it faces fire and fury like the world has never seen over its nuclear programme

The 10-hour mission from Guams Andersen Air Force Base (above) took place on Monday and was the first for the aircraft and crews recently deployed from South Dakotas Ellsworth Air Force Base to support U.S. Pacific Commands Continuous Bomber Presence missions

The 10-hour mission from Guams Andersen Air Force Base (above) took place on Monday and was the first for the aircraft and crews recently deployed from South Dakotas Ellsworth Air Force Base to support U.S. Pacific Commands Continuous Bomber Presence missions

How we train is how we fight and the more we interface with our allies, the better prepared we are to fight tonight, one of the pilots with the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1 said. Pictured above is a B-1B Lancer bombers taking off for the mission

How we train is how we fight and the more we interface with our allies, the better prepared we are to fight tonight, one of the pilots with the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1 said. Pictured above is a B-1B Lancer bombers taking off for the mission

The two bombers (above at take off) flew in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula. The U.S. released photos of the mission late Tuesday seemingly in response to North Koreas threat to strike Guam

The two bombers (above at take off) flew in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula. The U.S. released photos of the mission late Tuesday seemingly in response to North Koreas threat to strike Guam

The crews practiced intercept and formation training, which gave them an opportunity to improve their combined capabilities and tactical skills. Above a B-1B Lancer bomber is pictured during the mission

The crews practiced intercept and formation training, which gave them an opportunity to improve their combined capabilities and tactical skills. Above a B-1B Lancer bomber is pictured during the mission

The fresh war of words comes weeks after Kim Jong-un carried out a test launch of its Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (pictured)

The fresh war of words comes weeks after Kim Jong-un carried out a test launch of its Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic He added: I think what the president was just reaffirming is that the United States has the capability to fully defend itself from any

Russia, meanwhile, moved military equipment including helicopters and combat vehicles to its southern frontier with the hermit state earlier this year. Moscow has displayed its own frightening military strength at a war games event in Siberia this week and during a vast Navy Day parade in Vladivostok - about 100 miles from North Korean territory. 

Kim Jong-un has angered the international community by test firing missiles into the sea between North Korea and Japan in recent weeks. Last year, the 33-year-old tyrant ordered the countrys fifth nuclear test amid fears he has an arsenal of 60 bombs and has produced a miniaturized warhead for his missiles.

The isolated, Stalinist state often speaks of turning the capital of neighbour South Korea into a sea of fire and frequently warns of merciless and unprecedented attacks on its enemies, including nuclear strikes on the United States. 

But Trump has responded with his own threats and told reporters on Tuesday: North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.

His tweets today read: My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before.... 

Guam, which is known as  the “Tip of the Spear, is home to thousands of American service members and their families at both Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam

Guam, which is known as the Tip of the Spear, is home to thousands of American service members and their families at both Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam

North Korea said it is carefully examining a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles. The strike plan will be put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment once leader Kim Jong Un (file above) makes a decision

North Korea said it is carefully examining a plan to strike the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam with missiles. The strike plan will be put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment once leader Kim Jong Un (file above) makes a decision

That announcement came just hours after President Donald Trump (above on Tuesday) delivered his fiercest warning yet to North Korea Tuesday afternoon

That announcement came just hours after President Donald Trump (above on Tuesday) delivered his fiercest warning yet to North Korea Tuesday afternoon

Kim, who boasts that his intercontinental rockets can reach the west coast of America, has warned the US that it would pay dearly for UN sanctions it successfully imposed over the weekend, which were backed by China and Russia. The Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured with fighter Vyacheslav Vasilevsky at the International Sambo Tournament In Sochi today

Kim, who boasts that his intercontinental rockets can reach the west coast of America, has warned the US that it would pay dearly for UN sanctions it successfully imposed over the weekend, which were backed by China and Russia. The Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured with fighter Vyacheslav Vasilevsky at the International Sambo Tournament In Sochi today

...Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!  

In June, Trump sent the giant aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and the USS Ronald Reagan to the Korean peninsula in a dramatic show of force with officials reiterating Americas ironclad commitment to protecting allies in South Korea in Japan. This was followed by a successful test of Americas Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in Alaska two weeks ago. 

Last night pictures emerged showing supersonic B-1B bombers flying out from Guam Air Force base. North Korea said the exercise proves that the U.S. imperialists are nuclear war maniacs. 

 

During a ten-hour mission on Monday, the aircraft flew from Guams Andersen Air Force Base towards Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula.

North Korea said the exercise proves that the U.S. imperialists are nuclear war maniacs while officials in Guam say they have been reassured by the White House that America will be defended.

But US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - who is on a plane to Guam - addressed the escalating tensions this morning, saying I do not believe that there is any imminent threat from North Korea, and Americans should sleep well at night. 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the escalating tensions this morning, saying I do not believe that there is any imminent threat from North Korea, and Americans should sleep well at night

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the escalating tensions this morning, saying I do not believe that there is any imminent threat from North Korea, and Americans should sleep well at night

HOW TENSIONS HAVE GROWN IN 12 MONTHS

July 8, 2016: US and South Korea announce plans to deploy an advanced missile defence system -- THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense)

August 3, 2016: North Korea fires a ballistic missile directly into Japans maritime economic zone for the first time

September 9, 2016: North Korea carries out its fifth nuclear test

March 6, 2017: North fires four ballistic missiles in what it says is an exercise to hit US bases in Japan

March 7, 2017: US begins deploying THAAD missile defence system in South Korea

May 14, 2017: North fires a ballistic missile which flies 700 kilometres before landing in the Sea of Japan. Analysts say it has an imputed range of 4,500 kilometres and brings Guam within reach

June 1, 2017: US aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and the USS Ronald Reagan carry out drills in the Sea of Japan

July 4, 2017: North Korea test-fires a ballistic missile which flies 930 kilometres before landing in the Sea of Japan. Analysts say it has an imputed range of 6,700 km and brings Alaska within reach. Pyongyang later says it was a landmark test of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). 

July 28, 2017: Kim Jong-un carries out a second intercontinental rocket launch test in under a month, sending a missile 1,000km before it splashes down in the waters off the Japanese coast.

August 5, 2017: The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposes tough new sanctions on Pyongyang. North Korea responded, saying: The day the US dares tease our nation with a nuclear rod and sanctions, the mainland US will be catapulted into an unimaginable sea of fire.

 

The bomber mission was the first for the aircraft and crews recently deployed from South Dakotas Ellsworth Air Force Base to support U.S. Pacific Commands Continuous Bomber Presence missions, Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs stated. 

How we train is how we fight and the more we interface with our allies, the better prepared we are to fight tonight, one of the pilots with the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1 said.

The crews practiced intercept and formation training, which gave them an opportunity to improve their combined capabilities and tactical skills. 

These flights with Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between Japan, ROK and the U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater, according to a release from the Air Force.  

 

Germany this morning urged North Korea and the United States to show restraint following their mounting war of words.

We are watching the increasing rhetorical escalation regarding the Korean Peninsula with the greatest concern, foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer told reporters. That is why we call on all sides to use restraint.

Schaefer said Berlin was convinced a military option could not be the answer in the quest for a nuclear weapon-free Southeast Asia.

He urged the international community to thoroughly implement the latest round of sanctions against North Korea approved by the United Nations Security Council.

And he backed a call by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to resume talks with Pyongyang if it halts ballistic missile tests.

We must all continue our diplomatic efforts - it is the only way to ensure that the threat of the illegal North Korean nuclear weapons programme can be contained, he said.

Calling the situation on the Korean Peninsula complicated and sensitive, Chinas foreign ministry issued a statement warning that parties involved in the impasse should avoid words and actions that escalate the situation. 

The European Union said tensions over North Korea can only be resolved by peaceful means with foreign policy chief Federica Mogherinis spokeswoman saying the developments are of great concern to the EU. 

 

The U.S. released photos of its bomber training mission late on Tuesday - seemingly in response to North Koreas threat to strike Guam.

A spokesman for the Korean Peoples Army, in a statement carried by the Norths state-run KCNA news agency, had said that its strike plan will be put into practice in a multi-current and consecutive way any moment once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.

The remote island of Guam - a 210-square-mile dot 2,128 miles from North Korea in the Pacific - is a key US military outpost and home to some 6,000 US troops spread across facilities including the sprawling Anderson Air Force Base, as well as Naval Base Guam.  

Roughly 28 per cent of the island is occupied by the U.S. military. The base houses bomber assurance and deterrence missions, including six B-52s which the air force says provide strategic global strike capability [to] deter potential adversaries and provide reassurance to allies and that they are ready to go.

Tensions: North Korea frequently flexes its military muscle with displays of its rocket launchers and huge army in Pyongyang

Tensions: North Korea frequently flexes its military muscle with displays of its rocket launchers and huge army in Pyongyang

Preparations: Russia carried out its own display of military strength this week during the International Army Games held in Siberia. A solders from Uzbekistan - one of the many countries invited to take part - is pictured in action

Preparations: Russia carried out its own display of military strength this week during the International Army Games held in Siberia. A solders from Uzbekistan - one of the many countries invited to take part - is pictured in action

Russian tank T-72 opens fire during a safe route exercise as a part of Army Games  2017 outside the town of Tyumen, Russia

Russian tank T-72 opens fire during a safe route exercise as a part of Army Games 2017 outside the town of Tyumen, Russia

Escalation: This image released by the US Navy shows the USS Ronald Reagan (front) and USS Carl Vinson (right, at the back) carrying out drills in the Sea of Japan in June

Escalation: This image released by the US Navy shows the USS Ronald Reagan (front) and USS Carl Vinson (right, at the back) carrying out drills in the Sea of Japan in June

War games: Amid heightened tensions, Beijing staged large-scale military exercises with dozens of ships, fighter jets and submarines adjacent to the Korean Peninsula on Monday - just months after moving 150,000 troops to its border with North Korea

War games: Amid heightened tensions, Beijing staged large-scale military exercises with dozens of ships, fighter jets and submarines adjacent to the Korean Peninsula on Monday - just months after moving 150,000 troops to its border with North Korea

The U.S. tested THAAD off the Alaskan coast in July, two days after North Korea successfully fired an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range long enough to hit Americas mainland

The U.S. tested THAAD off the Alaskan coast in July, two days after North Korea successfully fired an intercontinental ballistic missile with a range long enough to hit Americas mainland

Build up: Earlier this year, Putin moved tanks, helicopters and other combat vehicles to Russias border with North Korea

Build up: Earlier this year, Putin moved tanks, helicopters and other combat vehicles to Russias border with North Korea

Residents of the island expressed concern over North Koreas threat. 

The threat is pretty scary, Graceful Fiden, 28, of Tumon, Guam told USA Today. Its going on further, so we should worry about it. I believe in the military on Guam, together with the U.S.

Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense office issued a statement Wednesday morning saying they are working with military officials to continue to monitor the recent events surrounding North Korean and their threatening actions.

As of this morning, we have not changed our stance in confidence that the U.S. Department of Defense is monitoring this situation very closely and is maintaining a condition of readiness, daily, stated George Charfauros, Homeland Security adviser.

North Korea has sparked international outrage by continuing to test its missile capabilities. A comparison of its rockets is shown in this graphic

North Korea has sparked international outrage by continuing to test its missile capabilities. A comparison of its rockets is shown in this graphic

We will continue to keep the public updated on any changes or requests for action. For now, we advise the community to remain calm, remember that there are defenses in place for threats such as North Korea and to continue to remain prepared for all hazards.

The release stated that there is no imminent threat to the safety of Guams 160,000 residents and visitors of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

In addition, Gov. Eddie Calvo said he had spoken to Joint Region Marianas Cmdr. Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, who confirmed there was no immediate threat to Guam.

My Homeland Security Advisor who is in communications with Homeland Security and Department of Defense notes that there is no change in threat level resulting from North Korea events, Calvo said in a statement.

Additionally, I have reached out to the White House this morning, Calvo said. 

An attack or threat to Guam is a threat or attack on the United States. They have said that America will be defended.

Earlier Tuesday, in another statement citing a different military spokesman, North Korea also said it could carry out a pre-emptive operation if the U.S. showed signs of provocation. 

Earlier Pyongyang said it was ready to give Washington a severe lesson with its strategic nuclear force in response to any U.S. military action.

The statement from the North comes after Trump told the countrys leader Tuesday that additional threats of violence against the U.S. will be met with fire and the fury like the world has never seen. 

He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with the fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before, Trump added in remarks at the top of an unrelated meeting.

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Trump told the countrys leader that additional threats of violence against the U.S. will be met with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen
Trump told the countrys leader that additional threats of violence against the U.S. will be met with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen
 

Trump told the countrys leader that additional threats of violence against the U.S. will be met with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen

Comments from Trump came during a briefing on the opioid crisis on Tuesday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster

Comments from Trump came during a briefing on the opioid crisis on Tuesday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster

 

He stopped just short of a firm promise to declare war on Kims government if the dictatorship continues to talk about physical action to the U.S.

North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States, Trump cautioned after a reporter asked him about the nuclear standoff.

Trump told the world Tuesday morning that it must be vigilant against North Korea in the face of new threats from the countrys young dictator.

Kim had warned the United States that it would pay pay dearly for the United Nations sanctions regime it successfully imposed over the weekend and hinted at military action as tensions continued to escalate.

 

THE PARADISE ISLAND HOME TO 6,000 US TROOPS

Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say theyre afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory.

Though local officials downplayed any threat, people who live and work on the island, which serves as a launching pad for the U.S. military, said Wednesday they could no longer shrug off the idea of being a potential target.

Im a little worried, a little panicked. Is this really going to happen? said Cecil Chugrad, a 37-year-old bus driver for a tour bus company in Guam. If its just me, I dont mind, but I have to worry about my son. I feel like moving (out of Guam) now.

Guam is used to the threats from North Korea but advances in the countrys nuclear program paired with fiery rhetoric from President Donald Trump has raised the already high animosity and heightened worries that a miscalculation might spark conflict between the nuclear-armed nations. 

Naval Base Guam (file above) is located on the southwest side of the island. About one-third of the 210-square-mile island is occupied by the military

Naval Base Guam (file above) is located on the southwest side of the island. About one-third of the 210-square-mile island is occupied by the military

 

While it is extremely unlikely that Pyongyang would risk the assured annihilation of its revered leadership with a pre-emptive attack on U.S. citizens, some residents are concerned.

If anything happens, we all got to be ready, be prepared, and pray to God that it doesnt happen, Daisy Mendiola, 56, said after finishing lunch with her family at a restaurant near Hagatna. Everyones afraid, because were dealing with powers thats beyond us.

Other residents are worried about the political atmosphere and the governments ability to find a peaceful solution.

Todd Thompson, a lawyer who lives on Guam, said he laughed off past threats because he figured cooler heads in Washington would prevail, and it was just an idle threat.

But I have to say, Im not laughing now, Thompson said. My concern is that things have changed in Washington, and who knows whats going to happen?

His brother Mitch Thompson, who also lives on Guam, added he believes a lot of people have no confidence that the White House will do the right thing under the circumstances. 

Aircraft from Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 stand on the runway at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam (file picture)

Aircraft from Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 stand on the runway at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam (file picture)

 

Guam is about 2,100 miles southeast of Pyongyang and 3,800 miles west of Honolulu in the Pacific Ocean. For years, North Korea has claimed Guam is within its missiles striking distance, making furious statements each time when the U.S. flew powerful bombers from the islands air base to the Korean Peninsula.

In August last year, the Norths Foreign Ministry warned that all U.S. military bases in the Pacific including Guam would face ruin in the face of all-out and substantial attack by the Norths military. In the spring of 2013, state media cited leader Kim Jong Un as having ordered his military to prepare plans on launching strikes on U.S. military bases in Guam, Hawaii and South Korea as well as the American mainland.

Guam is armed with the U.S. Armys defense system known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, which can intercept missiles.

Similar threats in 2013 led Guams U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo to advocate for the THAAD system, she said in a statement Wednesday.

North Koreas most recent threat to target Guam is dangerous and it further heightens tensions in our region, Bordallo said. While we have heard threats like this in the past, I take them very seriously.

Guams Homeland Security Adviser George Charfauros urged calm and said defenses are in place for such threats.

Of the North Korea threat, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo (above) said he had spoken to Joint Region Marianas Cmdr. Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, who confirmed there was no immediate threat to the island on Wednesday morning

Of the North Korea threat, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo (above) said he had spoken to Joint Region Marianas Cmdr. Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, who confirmed there was no immediate threat to the island on Wednesday morning

An attack or threat to Guam is a threat or attack on the United States, said Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, who said he spoke with White House officials Monday morning. They have said that America will be defended. 

 

Two U.S. military bases on Guam house nuclear bombers and other key assets; they both fall under Joint Region Marianas.

Andersen Air Force Base is located on the north end of Guam, approximately 15 miles from the capital Agana. It is in the village of Yigo.

The base houses bomber assurance and deterrence missions, including six B-52s which the air force says provide strategic global strike capability [to] deter potential adversaries and provide reassurance to allies. 

Naval Base Guam is located on the southwest side of the island and has four fast-attack nuclear submarines and an expeditionary helicopter squadron. 

Roughly 28 percent of the island is occupied by the U.S. military.  At least 6,000 U.S. troops are stationed there.

Physical action will be taken mercilessly with the mobilization of all its national strength, North Koreas state-run news agency said Tuesday.

The 33-year-old Kim was lashing out at a U.S. push to drain him of the hard currency he needs to develop his nuclear program that Russia and China reluctantly signed on to last weekend. 

The sanctions put a hard stop to a third of North Koreas export revenue - a deafening blow to the countrys economy.

Trump celebrated the universal participation of Security Council countries in the sanctions with a tweet this morning that said, After many years of failure,countries are coming together to finally address the dangers posed by North Korea. We must be tough & decisive! 

 

A Washington Post report on Tuesday suggested that North Korea had invented a miniaturized warhead that it has the capability of attaching to the intercontinental ballistic missiles its been testing.

A Washington Post report earlier in the day on Tuesday suggested that North Korea had invented a miniaturized warhead that it has the capability of attaching to the intercontinental ballistic missiles its been testing.

A Washington Post report earlier in the day on Tuesday suggested that North Korea had invented a miniaturized warhead that it has the capability of attaching to the intercontinental ballistic missiles its been testing.

The development brings the country dangerously close to its goal of creating of a nuclear weapon that can hit targets in the U.S. 

Alaska, Hawaii and California would be at an especially high risk if Kims scientists finish the weapons and North Korea decides to use them.

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) said on Tuesday that he is seriously worried about a possible North Korean missile strike on his state as well as the rest of the United States.

Theres concern, but theres also pride, Sullivan said on Fox Newss The Story Tuesday. Alaska is the cornerstone of our nations missile defense.

He added that Alaskas missile defense battalion is literally protecting the country.  

The Alaska guard unit there calls themselves the 300, protecting the 300 million, Sullivan said. So thats what theyre doing now, protecting us.

According to the report, US officials estimate that Kim now has 60 nuclear weapons in his possession. 

By comparison, the US is estimated to have more than 6,800 in its stockpile, and Russia is thought to have 7,000.

Trump stopped just short of a firm promise to declare war on Kims government if the dictatorship continues to talk about physical action to the U.S. during the meeting in New Jersey with Kellyanne Conway (left), HHS Secretary Tom Price, (second left), Melania Trump (second right) and the National Drug Control Policy Centers Richard Baum (right)

Trump stopped just short of a firm promise to declare war on Kims government if the dictatorship continues to talk about physical action to the U.S. during the meeting in New Jersey with Kellyanne Conway (left), HHS Secretary Tom Price, (second left), Melania Trump (second right) and the National Drug Control Policy Centers Richard Baum (right)

Former President Barack Obamas aide Dan Pfeiffer went after Trumps warning to North Korea on Tuesday. Pfeiffer tweeted, Dont gloss over the fact that Trump threatened what can only be interpreted as a nuclear attack on North Korea if Kim Jong Un taunts him.

Former President Barack Obamas aide Dan Pfeiffer went after Trumps warning to North Korea on Tuesday. Pfeiffer tweeted, Dont gloss over the fact that Trump threatened what can only be interpreted as a nuclear attack on North Korea if Kim Jong Un taunts him.

Shortly after Trumps morning message Tuesday, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley appeared on Fox & Friends to deliver tough talk to North Korea and take a victory lap on sanctions.

The United States will respond accordingly, and I think the international community will respond accordingly, she said of the dangerous actions that Kim could take in response to the punishing actions.

 

Its up to North Korean leader to decide whether his response is, OK the international community is telling me to stop or he is going to have, you know, a temper tantrum, shed said.

Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy worried that Kim is rejecting the international mandate. It sounds like, we are getting closer to a shootin war, he told Haley.

But we dont run scared, Haley asserted. This had to happen, we had to go after his hard currency, we had to stop it. 

How he responds? Hes now going to have to think whats the end game? Is he really going to come after the United States knowing what the United States can do back? Hes gotta make that calculation, the high-ranking U.S. diplomat assessed.

 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, 33, first warned that the United States would pay dearly for the United Nations sanctions regime it successfully imposed over the weekend and hinted at physical action as tensions continued to escalate

Former President Barack Obamas aide Dan Pfeiffer went after Trumps warning to North Korea on Tuesday.  

Pfeiffer tweeted, Dont gloss over the fact that Trump threatened what can only be interpreted as a nuclear attack on North Korea if Kim Jong Un taunts him.

On Monday, North Korea promised to teach the US a severe lesson if it puts its military might to the test on the Korean Peninsula. 

We will, under no circumstances, put the nukes and ballistic rockets on the negotiating table, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said, effectively declining to engage in talks about the nuclear program. 

 

State-run KCNA news agency meanwhile claimed that North Korea will make the US pay dearly for all the heinous crimes it commits against the state and people of this country.

KCNA cautioned the U.S. against believing that its land is safe across the ocean in what it described as a stern warning to the US.

Tuesday it slapped the U.S. again, saying in a statement that appeared in the New York Times: Packs of wolves are coming in attack to strangle a nation...They should be mindful that the D.P.R.K.s strategic steps accompanied by physical action will be taken mercilessly with the mobilization of all its national strength.

Kim is fuming over a United Nations Security Council resolution that will cut a billion out of his $3 billion economy annually. The resolution bans North Korea exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood and blocks off other cash-rich avenues, including joint ventures. 

Shortly after the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley appeared on Fox & Friends Tuesday to deliver to more tough talk to North Korea

Shortly after the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley appeared on Fox & Friends Tuesday to deliver to more tough talk to North Korea

The U.S. pushed the resolution through the Security Council on Saturday with the aid of Russia and China, North Koreas largest trading partner. 

Yes, China and Russia were not the easiest, but at the end of the day they came through, and thats all that matters, Haley said this morning on Fox & Friends of the vote to put heavy penalties on North Korea over its continued nuclear tests.

China favors deconfliction with North Korea and denuclearization of the Korean peninsula but not the displacement of Kim. Beijing is concerned that a coup would put the countrys stockpile of weapons in nefarious hands. 

It joined the U.S. and 13 other nations that sit on the Security Council in approving new sanctions on North Korea, a nation with whom it shares a border, after Washington threatened to restrict access to its financial institutions last week.

North Koreas ramped up missile tests since Trump took office has the United States pursuing aggressive measures in the region, including Chinese sanctions.

Military action remains on the table, as well, sparking fears internationally that the conflict will result in war.

The Trump administrations attempts to pressure North Korea into abandoning its nuclear and missile ambitions have so far gained little traction.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has warned of an effective and overwhelming response against North Korea if it chose to use nuclear weapons but has said any military solution would be tragic on an unbelievable scale.

The United States has 28,500 troops in South Korea to guard against the North Korean threat. Japan hosts around 54,000 U.S. military personnel, the U.S. Department of Defense says, and tens of thousands of Americans work in both countries.

Seoul is home to a population of roughly 10 million, within range of massed pre-targeted North Korean rockets and artillery, which would be impossible to destroy in a first U.S. strike.

A rising number of Republicans - 48 percent - want Trump to go that route. Thats a jump from 37 percent in an April CBS News poll.

A majority of Americans are fearful that Trump is not equipped to go to battle with Kim, though. In the CBS survey, 61 percent of voters expressed doubts.

Most do not think North Korea will actually try to strike the U.S. with one of the intercontinental ballistic missiles its been testing, however. 

Nearly seven in 10 Americans think Kim is using the nuclear program to gain power and influence.

STATEMENT FROM GUAM GOV. EDDIE BAZA CALVO

 Good morning my dear people of Guam,

I know we woke up to media reports of North Koreas talk of revenge on the United States and this so-called new-found technology that allows them to target Guam.

I am working with Homeland Security, the Rear Admiral, and the United States to ensure our safety.

I want to reassure the people of Guam that currently there is no threat to our island or the Marianas. I spoke to Joint Region Marianas Commander Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield who confirmed this with me.

My Homeland Security Advisor who is in communications with Homeland Security and Department of Defense notes that there is no change in threat level resulting from North Korea events. HSA George Charfauros reminds us that there are several levels of defense all strategically placed to protect our island and our nation.

Additionally, I have reached out to the White House this morning. An attack or threat to Guam is a threat or attack on the United States. They have said that America will be defended.

I also want to remind national media that Guam is American soil and we have 200,000 Americans in Guam and the Marianas. We are not just a military installation.

With that said, I want to ensure that we are prepared for any eventuality. I will be convening the Unified Coordination Group, which includes myself and the Rear Admiral, to discuss the state of readiness of our military and our local first responders.

My office will continue to provide information to our community. What information we are given, we will pass it on to you.

God Bless the people of Guam and God Bless The United States of America.



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In his tweet earlier, Trump reaffirmed his threat from a day earlier by reposting video of him warning that Pyongyang would be "met with fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it made more threats to the US.

He added: My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before...." 

Kim, who boasts that his intercontinental rockets can reach the west coast of America, has warned the US that it would pay dearly for UN sanctions it successfully imposed over the weekend, which were backed by China and Russia.

Amid heightened tensions in the region, Beijing staged large-scale military exercises with dozens of ships, fighter jets and orthsubmarines adjacent to the Korean Peninsula on Monday - just months after moving 150,000 troops to its border with N

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الفائز بالجائزة صور من   أفريقيا: خبز مصر ، وقطن ساحل العاج ، وسيلفي مع جيش زيمبابوي Holy cow:بقرة صينيه بخمسة ارجل جمعة عادية بالبسة عادية لقادة "ايبك" وسلام حار بين بوتين وترامب ترامب: بعض المعتقلين في السعودية حلبوا بلادهم لسنوات.. وأثق بالملك ونجله ووزير سعودي : إنها الثورة! وقصة الفخ :كيف استدرج بن سلمان أمراء وأثرياء المملكة في ليلة واحدة لاعتقالهم؟.. زعيم كتالونيا المقال يصرح بلجوئه لبروكسل ويعلن قبوله إجراء انتخابات مبكرة.. لست هاربا من العدالة شاهد جورج بوش الأب يتحرش :انها التهمة الثالثة  أجمل جميلات العالم بعدسة مصوِّرة .. نشرت كتاباً من 500 صورة للفاتنات اكتشاف كوكب ياكل الكواكب الاخرى  حقيقة أم شبيهة لها؟ السيدة الأولى تظهر بجانب ترامب لكنها ليست "ميلانيا"