US ready to launch preemptive strike against North Korea if nuclear weapons test is imminent, according to senior US intelligence officials

2017-04-11T223549Z_1_LYNXMPED3A1P0_RTROPTP_4_MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA-PENTAGON-e1492101447683.jpg4-13-17     The bottom line is North Korea has got to change its behavior,” Mattis said Thursday.  Washington is “working with international partners in order to defuse the situation” he said, adding that North Korean action to change its bellicose policies is “an agreed position among the international community nations that are working together on this.”   http://www.westernjournalism.com/secretary-mattis-north-korea-must-change-its-course-with-nuclear-weapon-capabilities/

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USN Vinson carrier group should have arrived in the general area by now–5 p.m. PDT.  It is commanded from Pearl Harbor.  -r

But the Vinson strike group may not have the weapons to take out North Korea’s nuclear assets, which are buried deep underground, analyst Dakota Wood of Heritage Foundation said.  “I believe they would normally be delivered by bomber (B-2, B-1, or perhaps B-52) which could fly from Andersen Air Base on Guam,” he told CNN.  http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/10/politics/us-aircraft-carrier-carl-vinson-north-korea-strike-capabilities/
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Where is the North Korea nuclear test site?

NORTH-KOREA-NUCLEAR-898721.jpg  -Punggye-ri is an underground facility located in mountainous terrain in North Hamgyong Province, 30 miles from Kilju City–in the northeast of North Korea.  So far it has been used to test five nuclear devices with the first test occurring on October 3, 2006.    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/791399/north-korea-nuclear-test-site-pungyye-ri-map-where-location

 

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4-13-17    Reports in Russian newspaper Pravda Report claim more than 600,000 people – around 25 per cent of the city’s population – are being urgently evacuated, as tensions escalate between North Korea and the United States.

According to South Korean media, residents in the kingdom have said goodbye to each other, sparking concerns the tyrannical leader could be about to act after months of nuclear weapon testing.        http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/791251/kim-jong-un-north-korea-imminent-war-pyongyang-immediate-evacuation

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4-14-17   US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls for North Korea to destroy its nuclear arsenal.    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/791792/us-prepared-preemptive-strike-north-korea-nuclear-weapons-launch-donald-trump-kim-jong-un

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[Image]-North Korea technicians watch live images of the rocket Unha-3 at the satellite control room of the space center on the outskirts of Pyongyang on April 11, 2012.

[Image]-This April 6, 2012 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Tongch’ang-ni Launch Facility on North Korea’s northwest coast.  pict23.jpg-North Korean space officials say the rocket built to carry a satellite into space is ready for liftoff from the facility this week, as the nation’s leadership makes a series of appointments before a major political gathering. (DigitalGlobe)   https://cryptome.org/2012-info/dprk-missile/dprk-missile.htm

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Screen Shot 2017-04-13 at 5.17.49 PM.png               -North Korea military

Screen Shot 2017-04-13 at 5.18.54 PM.pngN. Korea missiles on trucks parade

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