Tuesday, August 29, 2017

WWIII Fear: Japan To Make 'Utmost Efforts' To Stop 'Grave' N Korea Threat, Israel Threatens To Bomb Assad's Presidential Palace

World War 3 fear: Japan to make 'utmost efforts' to stop ‘grave’ North Korea threat

JAPAN will do everything in their power to protect the country after North Korea fired a missile that passed over the island nation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned.

The tyrannical hermit nation fired yet another missile from Pyongyang towards the Sea of  on Monday evening, crossing Japanese territory in the boldest show of force under Kim Jong-un's authoritarian rule.
Now the Japanese Prime Minister has warned enough is enough amid rising fears of .
As he entered his office for an emergency meeting, Mr Abe said: "We will make utmost efforts to firmly protect the lives of the people."
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga also described the missile test as an "unprecedented, grave threat".

It comes after  vowed to protect Japan from the menace of the brutal  nation.
Last month, Mr Abe spoke with US President Donald Trump and agreed on the need for more action on North Korea.
After the meeting, he said that Mr Trump would take “all necessary measures” to protect US allies against the increasing threat from the hermit state.
The Japanese Prime Minister added: ”International society, including Russia and China, need to take this seriously and increase pressure.”
The Japanese military did not attempt to shoot down the missile which may have broken into three pieces, said Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera.
Experts say defences in Japan and South Korea that are designed to hit incoming missiles would struggle to bring down a missile flying high overhead.

More information has emerged from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's meeting with President Putin last week. The two met in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi on August 23rd to discuss recent developments in Syria. According to new shocking reports in both Arab and Israeli media, a senior Israeli official accompanying Netanyahu on the trip threatened to assassinate Syrian President Assad by bombing his palace in Damascus, while further adding that Israel will seek to derail the US-Russia brokered de-escalation deal reached in Astana, Kazakhstan earlier this summer.
According to the Jerusalem Post:

A senior Israeli official warned the Russian government that if Iran continues to extend its reach in Syria, Israel will bomb Syrian President Bashar Assad's palace in Damascus, according to reports in Arab media.

Israel also warned that if serious changes do not happen in the region, Israel will make sure the ceasefire deal, reached by the United States and Russia in Astana, Kazakhstan, will be nullified. 

A senior Israeli source told the Al-Jadida newspaper that no understanding was reached between the Israelis and the Russians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did, however, make it clear to Putin that its concerns must be met or Israel will be forced to act.

The warnings occurred in a meeting between Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin last week.

As we noted at the time, Netanyahu's brazen words to Putin that 'preventative' escalation in Syria to destroy what Israeli defense officials commonly call the "Iranian land bridge" (or the so-called 'Shia crescent') reveals increased desperation as even the West is now seeming to ignore Netanyahu's repeatedly declared "red lines". 

While Netanyahu's public statements in Sochi were provocative enough - openly threatening direct military escalation in Syria should his demand for Iranian forces withdrawal not be met - the newly revealed threat of assassinating the sitting head of a sovereign U.N. member state takes the war of words to a whole new level.

The Israeli Prime Minister also shared intelligence with Putin which purports to reveal Iranian plans for long-term presence in Syria. It appears Netanyahu is now making his case before world media, with new BBC and other international headlines reading, "Iran building missile factories in Syria and Lebanon: Netanyahu".

We further explained that Israel has long been at open war with Syria, in spite of the fact that both Israeli officials and international media rarely acknowledge it. In 2013 Israel launched a massive missile attack against a Syrian defense technology facility in Jamraya outside of Damascus. And yet more brazen was the 2016 attack targeting Damascus International Airport, which killed a well-known Hezbollah commander. In a significant admission earlier this month, the head of Israel's air force acknowledged nearly one hundred IDF attacks on convoys inside Syria over the course of the past 5 years.

Deliberately firing a missile on a trajectory over Northern Japan sends clear messages from the Kim Jong Un regime: 1) we are able to do it, and 2) but, we didn’t fire it in the direction of US Guam. Although the ballistics would have been well understood (ie it wasn’t going to hit Japan), it ratcheted up the fear by triggering alerts. It demands a US response – which will keep markets on tenterhooks. Firing the rocket from a site near downtown Pyongyang’s airport also sends the US a clear challenge about limits on what a “measured” response might mean.
So much for the Northerners wanting to negotiate – as the Americans were telling us just last week. You’d almost think the N Koreans were trying to wind up Trump?

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