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US Moves To DEFCON 2

kim-jong-il-puppet-team-americaHeightened tensions in the aftermath of North Korea‘s successful underground testing of a nuclear bomb Monday have prompted the US Army to move its alertness level to DEFCON 2, sources report.

The South Korean Defense Ministry has also raised  its Watch Condition, or Watchcon, to the second-highest level from Watchcon 3 to Watchcon 2. 28,000 U.S. soldiers are based in South Korea.

After Monday’s test, South Korea agreed to take part in an American-led operation to search boats traveling in the area for unconventional weapons.

This prompted North Korea to angrily threaten a “powerful military strike” if any North Korean ships were stopped or searched. North Korea also declared it was “no longer bound” by the 1953 Armistice treaty which ended hostilities in The Korean War and officially withdrew from it. North and South Korea have technically been at war since then because no official peace treaty had ever been signed.

North Korean military officers celebrate the second successful nuclear test at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium, on Tuesday.

North Korean military officers celebrate the second successful nuclear test at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium, on Tuesday.

The North Korean government’s official newspaper, Minju Joseon, followed up on this threat Thursday, warning that “even a minor accidental clash could lead to nuclear war.”

“It’s a matter of time when a fuse for war is triggered,” the commentary read.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned North Korea that it will face consequences because of its “provocative and belligerent” action, and underscored American commitment to defend South Korea and Japan. She said that talks at the United Nations “are going on to add to the consequences that North Korea will face.”

Russia announced Wednesday it was taking security measures  along its far eastern regions which border North Korea, in anticipation that the escalating conflict could go nuclear.

South Korean news is reporting that its military has moved or planned to move warships and artillery to islands near the western sea border with North Korea. The South Korean Defense Ministry declined to comment on the reports.

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  1. Kim Jung Il says

    Shibal nom, geseki!

  2. bikerbernie says

    So it begins the dangerous posturing of the cat and mouse game. The alert level of surveillance is raised, then the raised level of readiness, leaves canceled, bases fill with our soldiers, then they fill theirs, troops amassing on both sides of the boarders, who will flinch first? It does not matter, powder meet match. Everyone looses.

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    http://bikerbernie.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/s-korea-us-raise-alert-level/

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  3. Dryden01 says

    We’d all feel better if Curtis Lemay was around. He, more than anyone else in Washington talked the Russians out of nuclear missiles in Cuba!

  4. cryptodemocrat says

    Curtis LeMay wanted to start WW3 in the 1940's. Saner heads prevailed at the time.

  5. francis romano says

    I would take a nuke to North Korea if it were my choice but we have to follow the rules. hopefully it would not be too late. If NK had anykind of real brains it would not test the resolve of the US it could cost them 2million or more people. then what they would put their tail between their leggs and come crawling back for aid. nuke the bastards and dont let them back up. send these bastards back to the stoneage where they belong, but being civilized people we wont, we’ve taken a back seat to these infidals, i say nuke this nation and let god sort them out. Im not afraid of NK’s they are a primal insect on a cows brown hole and deserve to be inilalated so they dont breed any more. like we did with the indians, look at them. what do they have left.

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  7. telix5000 linked to this post on May 29, 2009

    http://bit.ly/fprON
    DEFCON 2!!!

  8. Andy Prior linked to this post on May 29, 2009

    @samishamieh Aren’t you referring to S. Korea’s system? http://bit.ly/fprON

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  10. Sir_Templar linked to this post on May 28, 2010

    @glennbeck – More info on current DEFCON – http://bit.ly/abgtV7 #p2 #tcot #tlot #ocra #912 #teaparty

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