Tuesday, September 26, 2017

N Korea Moves Warplanes Into U.S. Bombers Flightpath After Warning Trump They Will Shoot Down American Jets, Israel Fires Missile At Syrian Aircraft Over Golan

North Korea moves warplanes into US bombers’ flight path after warning Trump they’ll shoot down any American jet they see

NORTH Korea has moved jet fighters to the coast to intercept US bombers after accusing Donald Trump of "declaring war".
The dictatorship's foreign minister yesterday claimed Pyongyang could target US jets flying outside North Korean airspace after President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea.

South Korea's National Intelligence Service said that while Pyongyang did not appear to have picked up the presence of the US B-1B
Lancer warplanes over the weekend, it had since bolstered its coastal defences.
Lee Cheol-Woo, the chief of the National Assembly's intelligence committee, said: "North Korea relocated its warplanes and strengthened defences along the east coast."
Meanwhile, the White House has blasted North Korea's "absurd" claims that the US has "declared war" on Kim Jong-un's rogue nation.
US spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "We have not declared war against North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd."
Speaking outside his New York hotel yesterday, North Korea's Ri Yong-ho said: "Trump claimed our leadership would not be around much longer. He declared a war on our country.
"All the member states and the whole world should clearly remember it was the United States that first declared war on our country."

He added: "Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to take counter-measures including the right to shoot down US strategic bombers even when they are not yet inside the airspace border of country."
Ri referred to Trump's recent tweet that said: "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!"
The North Korean diplomat responded: "The question of who will be around much longer will be answered then."
In his first address to the General Assembly, Trump last week threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it challenged America or its allies and derided leader Kim Jong-un as a "Little Rocket Man" who was "on a suicide mission."
In his brief address to reporters before heading to the airport, Ri said the international community had hoped the "war of words between the DPRK and the United States not turn into real actions."

Arab media outlets have reported that a Syrian aircraft flying over the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights near the border with Israel was targeted by an Israeli missile.

According to the report, the incident took place over the town of Kuneitra on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan.

The Syrian aircraft reportedly evaded the missile and was unharmed in the incident.
Subsequent reports in Arab media outlets claim an explosion was heard in the Kuneitra area following the missile launch.

No Israeli sources have confirmed the reports.

As tensions with U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continue to become more volatile, California officials have taken the recent threat very seriously by issuing a nuclear warning to Southern California.

As the North Korean threat heightens, the Los Angeles-area Joint Regional Intelligence Center issued a worrying bulletin last month outlining how “catastrophic” a nuclear attack would be in Southern California. 
The Center also urged officials in the region to shore up their nuclear attack plans as World War III becomes more of a reality. 
The report states that North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile test could theoretically reach the West Coast of the US: “North Korea’s propaganda videos feature ruins of San Francisco and Washington,” the document says.
Yahoo news reports: The report cites North Korea’s late July test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could, in theory, reach the West Coast of the United States. “North Korea’s propaganda videos feature ruins of San Francisco and Washington,” the document says.
The 16-page “Nuclear Attack Response Considerations” bulletin is dated Aug. 16 and marked for “official use only.” It was circulated last month to Los Angeles-area local, state, and federal agency personnel and also throughout the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies across the country.
The idea behind the unclassified report was to share planning and guidance with as wide a distribution as possible, according to two officials involved in responding to a nuclear strike and who received the bulletin. Many agencies are involved in responding to an attack and are often staffed with personnel without access to classified information.
DHS did not respond to requests for comment.
Much of the information in the report is based on well-known facts about the effects of a nuclear blast, including the effects of radiation, the possibly of an electromagnetic pulse disabling communications, and the destructive effects of the initial blast on human life and infrastructure.
Citing figures from the Rand Corp., the report says a nuclear blast at the Long Beach Port could cause more than $1 trillion in damage, including loss of life and destruction of homes and infrastructure.
In a section on “radiation protection basics,” the report offers a primer on what to do during a nuclear attack. “Lie face down and place hands under the body to protect exposed skin,” it recommends. “Remain flat until the heat and shock waves have passed.”
There are also sections explaining the basic mechanisms of a nuclear blast as it occurs and discussion of specific things expected to happen in the event of a nuclear attack that should be considered and prepared for in advance.
It also warns of the difficulties government authorities would likely encounter in dealing with the aftermath of a blast. The public will need to evacuate, the report says, but with “limited understanding of radiation risks, they will experience high anxiety and may be non-compliant.”

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