SLIP SLIDING TOWARDS WORLD WAR THREE 12-3-2017

I can’t say a lack of material to write about is going to be a problem for this blog any time in the near future. We have the ongoing situation with North Korea. The link is here to a story about the US possibly pulling out all military dependents from South Korea. If this is true, and the neo con warmonger Lindsay Graham thinks it is a good idea, it should correctly be viewed as an imminent war warning for the Korean Peninsula.

The link is here.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n…-idUSKBN1DX0OU

Pentagon should move U.S. dependents out of South Korea due to North Korean threat: senator

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Pentagon should move U.S. dependents out of South Korea due to North Korean threat: senator

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n…-idUSKBN1DX0OU

December 3, 2017 / 11:10 AM / Updated 2 hours ago
Pentagon should move U.S. dependents out of South Korea due to North Korean threat: senator

Reuters Staff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday urged the Pentagon to start moving U.S. military dependents, such as spouses and children, out of South Korea, saying conflict with North Korea is getting close.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks with reporters as he arrives for meeting about the Republican Tax Reform package on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

“It’s crazy to send spouses and children to South Korea given the provocation of North Korea,” Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“So I want them (the Pentagon) to stop sending dependents and I think it’s now time to start moving American dependents out of South Korea,” Graham said. The United States has 28,500 troops in South Korea as a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War.

On Wednesday, North Korea tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can fly over 13,000 km (8,080 miles), placing Washington within target range, South Korea said on Friday.

Graham said this development showed conflict is approaching.

“We’re getting close to military conflict because North Korea is marching toward marrying up the technology of an ICBM with a nuclear weapon on top that can not only get to America, but deliver the weapon. We’re running out of time,” Graham told CBS.

The Pentagon referred questions to the Pacific command, which was not immediately available for comment.

White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster told “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump is prepared to take action against North Korea but is working to convince China, Russia and other nations to use more economic pressure to help curb its nuclear ambitions.

“The president’s going to take care of it by, if we have to, doing more ourselves. But what we want to do is convince others, it is in their interest to do more,” McMaster said.

The Trump administration has repeatedly said all options are on the table in dealing with North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear weapons programs, including military ones, but that it still prefers a diplomatic option.

Next, we have this story from the Iranian News Agency FARS saying that Active Duty Russian troops/advisors fired on the Israeli Missiles targeting Damascus, Syria.

The link is here.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960912000504

 

Russian Air Defense Units Deployed in Syria Intercept Israeli Missile

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news network quoted a well-informed Russian source as disclosing that the Pantsir-S1 combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile system that is supervised by the Russian military experts in Syrian intercepted one of the Israeli missiles in al-Kaswa regin in the Southern countryside of Damascus on Friday mid-night.

Al-Mayadeen further added that Israel hit Syria’s under-construction military installation and the Syrian Army’s ammunition deports by two Ariha-1 missiles.

Local sources confirmed on Saturday that the Syrian army’s air defense units fired at least four missiles at an Israeli fighter jet after the Tel Aviv forces’ missiles hit a region in Western Damascus, adding that the Damascus air defense could intercept some of the incoming missiles.

The sources said that the Syrian military’s anti-aircraft missiles were fired from the Mezzeh Airbase in rural Damascus in the early hours of Saturday.

The sources added that an Israeli fighter jet was flying at a low altitude over Lebanon’s Baalbek region near Syria’s border when the Syrian missiles were launched.

They added that a number of Israeli missiles were fired toward the 1st Division ammo depot in the Western countryside of Damascus, adding that the Syrian Air Defense managed to intercept some of the missiles before hitting their designated targets.

However, some of the missiles hit their intended target, causing loud explosions near the towns of Kesweh and Sahnaya, the sources further added.

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