The United States has announced that 230 Warplanes are marshaling in South Korea, including a number of F-22 "Raptors" and F-35's.  The US Air Force says these state-of-the-art fighter jets are to take part in a massive show of force next month that will feature at least 230 warplanes.

Ominously, China has CLOSED the main road to/from North Korea "indefinitely."

The drill, code named "Vigilance Ace" is to run from December 4-8 and will incorporate US military assets from the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, the US Air Force said November 24. At least six F-22s and three or four F-35s will take part in aerial drills.

A "drill?"   Just days after we re-designated North Korea as a "state-sponsor of terrorism" which then invokes the Congressional Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF)??????

This comes just two days after a TARGET LIST for North Korea nuclear attacks was determined to include Manhattan (NYC), The Pentagon and the White House follows:

According to North Korean propaganda, anywhere within the US mainland is under threat, but Manhattan, the White House and the Pentagon are specific targets.

Kyoto, Osaka, Yokohoma and Kyoto are among the Japanese targets, while Seoul, Degu and Jongwon in South Korea are also identified. 

Here is a map showing the nuclear "hit-list:"

"Pyongyang repeatedly threatens both US bases in the Asia-Pacific and cities on the US mainland, while the media repeats the threat that North Korean 'strategic forces' are ready at any time to strike the US mainland, their stronghold, their military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea.”

Bear in mind that, in addition to the 230 Warplanes mentioned in today's US Announcement, three Aircraft Carriers - The Nimitz, the Theodore Roosevelt and the Ronald Reagan -- along with their Battle Groups, are also in the region right now.    That's a tremendous amount of firepower.  In fact, it may actually be historically unprecedented!

 

CHINA CLOSES MAIN ROAD TO/FROM NORTH KOREA

As tensions increase, China  closed the main road between them just a few days after the state-owned airline Air China indefinitely suspended flights from Beijing to the reclusive country. 

The China-North Korea Friendship Bridge is closed for "maintenance" and will be reopened once the necessary repairs are made, Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, without offering a timeline.

 

Meanwhile, the decision to suspend flights, announced Tuesday, was reportedly linked to a lack of demand. An official in the company’s Beijing-based press office, who refused to give a full name, simply told Reuters on Wednesday "business was not good" as he explained the decision. 

 

 

COMMENTARY:

Keep a very close watch on developments in that part of the world.  I am told from my former colleagues in the Intelligence Community that "if something happens, it will happen with lightning speed."

I earnestly hope you are prepared . . .  just in case. 

 

   

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