World War 3: Has WW3 already begun? Why May 13 is an important date about the world’s end – Express.co.uk

The start of joint-military drills between the US and South Korea yesterday, prompted fears that a nuclear conflict could be approaching.

North Korea furiously reacted to the drills, with the regime’s state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun warning that this could lead to an “uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war”.

“The Trump group’s declaration of the reckless nuclear war exercises against the DPRK… is a reckless behaviour driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” the paper claimed.

However one mystic’s bold prophecies suggest that WW3 could already be here, and that it broke out on May 13.

A mystic who accurately foretold the rise of US President Donald Trump, also predicted in April that 2017 would be the year World War 3 finally begun.

Horacio Villegas, who has proclaimed himself the “messenger of God”, believed that May 13 was the day the catastrophic conflict would begin.

Mr Villegas who is a devout Catholic, spectacularly claimed that Donald Trump would trigger the war on the 100th anniversary of the visitation of the Virgin Mary in Fatima in 1917.

The mother of Jesus allegedly made several miraculous appearances to three children in the Portuguese village, and on her last visit on October 13, 1917, she warned: The war is going to end, and the soldiers will soon return to their homes.

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This has led Mr Villegas to believe that Donald Trump would trigger a devastating six-month-long conflict between May and October.

Between May 13th and October 13 2017, this war will occur and be over with much devastation, shock and death

Horacio Villegas, Mystic

Explaining his theory, Mr Villegas said: The main message that people need to know in order be prepared is that between May 13th and October 13 2017, this war will occur and be over with much devastation, shock and death.

The mystic went on to also say that at the world would be tricked by “a false flag” of conflicts in North Korea and Syria between April 13 and May 13.

He said: The reason I feel the coming false flag might be during this Holy Week is because just as Christ suffered on a Good Friday at one time, the world is about to enter its Good Friday moment as well and it would fit in Gods timeline as to the start of this dark period in human period in human history that this war would be sparked near Good Friday 2017.

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North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Hwasong-14 being lauched at an undisclosed place in North Korea

Yet despite these bold claims no global war has broken out on May 13, and the stand-off between the US and North Korea has remained purely verbal.

In fact on that day Choi Son Hui, North Korea’s foreign ministry director, opened up to the idea of direct talks with the United States if the conditions satisfied Kim Jong-un.

Yet Mr Villegas is not the only mystic to have predicted the outbreak of WW3 in 2017.

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Nostradamus, a famous French physician who is believed to have prophesied several global events, wrote of a conflict between the East and the West.

The 16th century prophet wrote: “Twice put up and twice cast down, the East will also weaken the West. Its adversary after several battles chased by sea will fail at time of need.”

However these claims remain purely speculative and are open to interpretation.

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Where to find your nearest nuclear bunker in the event of WW3 – Coventry Telegraph

Donald Trump has issued fresh threats towards North Korea – declaring the US military “locked and loaded”.

The US President also warned that the communist country’s leader “will regret it fast” if he takes any action against American territories or allies.

The warnings came in a cascade of unscripted statements throughout the day, each ratcheting up a rhetorical stand-off between the two nuclear nations.

The US president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger an attack against North Korea and “big, big trouble” for its leader Kim Jong Un.

The comments from Mr Trump have led many to fear the prospect of a Third World War.

Hundreds of thousands of people would be killed if a nuclear blast hit Coventry and Warwickshire.

Imagining the bomb went off at ground level in Broadgate, the city centre would be turned into a 300m wide and 200m deep crater, according to interactive data site Nukemap .

The city would be dependent on outsiders and national agencies for help after the blast.

In the fallout survivors would find dozens of hospitals and medical facilities would have been destroyed.

A dozen fire stations would also have been wiped out.

At the same moment around 200 schools and hundreds of churches, mosques, gurdwaras and temples could have been levelled or badly damaged.

So, where could you find shelter?

Following the end of the Cold War, the nationwide network of bunkers fell into disrepair and were sold off.

Some of the bunkers entered active military service, whilst others were sold off privately.

Local councils also have hardened control rooms which mainly date back to the Cold War and Nuclear era.

However these now act as emergency control rooms, and are not referred to as nuclear bunkers.

Don’t panic, though, because there are still a string of bunkers dotted across the country.

And, handily, you can find your nearest one in the West Midlands by clicking here.

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World War 3: Has WW3 already begun? Why May 13 is an important date about the world’s end – Express.co.uk

The start of joint-military drills between the US and South Korea yesterday, prompted fears that a nuclear conflict could be approaching.

North Korea furiously reacted to the drills, with the regime’s state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun warning that this could lead to an “uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war”.

“The Trump group’s declaration of the reckless nuclear war exercises against the DPRK… is a reckless behaviour driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war,” the paper claimed.

However one mystic’s bold prophecies suggest that WW3 could already be here, and that it broke out on May 13.

A mystic who accurately foretold the rise of US President Donald Trump, also predicted in April that 2017 would be the year World War 3 finally begun.

Horacio Villegas, who has proclaimed himself the “messenger of God”, believed that May 13 was the day the catastrophic conflict would begin.

Mr Villegas who is a devout Catholic, spectacularly claimed that Donald Trump would trigger the war on the 100th anniversary of the visitation of the Virgin Mary in Fatima in 1917.

The mother of Jesus allegedly made several miraculous appearances to three children in the Portuguese village, and on her last visit on October 13, 1917, she warned: The war is going to end, and the soldiers will soon return to their homes.

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This has led Mr Villegas to believe that Donald Trump would trigger a devastating six-month-long conflict between May and October.

Between May 13th and October 13 2017, this war will occur and be over with much devastation, shock and death

Horacio Villegas, Mystic

Explaining his theory, Mr Villegas said: The main message that people need to know in order be prepared is that between May 13th and October 13 2017, this war will occur and be over with much devastation, shock and death.

The mystic went on to also say that at the world would be tricked by “a false flag” of conflicts in North Korea and Syria between April 13 and May 13.

He said: The reason I feel the coming false flag might be during this Holy Week is because just as Christ suffered on a Good Friday at one time, the world is about to enter its Good Friday moment as well and it would fit in Gods timeline as to the start of this dark period in human period in human history that this war would be sparked near Good Friday 2017.

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North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Hwasong-14 being lauched at an undisclosed place in North Korea

Yet despite these bold claims no global war has broken out on May 13, and the stand-off between the US and North Korea has remained purely verbal.

In fact on that day Choi Son Hui, North Korea’s foreign ministry director, opened up to the idea of direct talks with the United States if the conditions satisfied Kim Jong-un.

Yet Mr Villegas is not the only mystic to have predicted the outbreak of WW3 in 2017.

READ MORE:WW3 PREDICTIONS WILL WW3 BREAK OUT THIS YEAR?

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Nostradamus, a famous French physician who is believed to have prophesied several global events, wrote of a conflict between the East and the West.

The 16th century prophet wrote: “Twice put up and twice cast down, the East will also weaken the West. Its adversary after several battles chased by sea will fail at time of need.”

However these claims remain purely speculative and are open to interpretation.

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World War III Has Begun – Truth And Action

The rumors of wars has certainly begun as we have more and more political figures either stating WW3 is just around the corner or is already here.

Has World War III already begun? WWI began with an assassination, WWII began with Hitlers invasion of Poland. But WWIII could certainly start differently.

As conservative talk show host Glenn Beck stated this month, WW3 is on the horizon and nobody will recognize it yet.

Lets look at a few of the prominent figures that warn us of WW3.

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World War III – Wikipedia

World War III (WWIII or WW3) and the Third World War are names given to a hypothetical third worldwide large-scale military conflict subsequent to World War I and World War II. The term has been in use since the end of World War II. Some have applied it loosely to refer to limited or smaller conflicts such as the Cold War or the War on Terror, while others have operated under the assumption that such a conflict would surpass both prior World Wars in both the level of its widespread scope and of its overall destructive impact.[1]

Because of the development and use of nuclear weapons near the end of World War II and their subsequent acquisition and deployment by many countries, the potential risk of a nuclear devastation of Earth’s civilization and life is a common theme in speculations of a Third World War. Another major concern is that biological warfare could cause a very large number of casualties, either intentionally or inadvertently by an accidental release of a biological agent, the unexpected mutation of an agent, or its adaptation to other species after use. High-scale apocalyptic events like these, caused by advanced technology used for destruction, could potentially make Earth’s surface uninhabitable, what prompts many to believe that after the war, humans would live either in underground facilities or in colonies in space (such as on the Moon or Mars or in a space vehicle).

Prior to the advent of the Second World War, the First World War (19141918) was believed to have been the “war to end all wars,” as it was popularly believed that never again could there possibly be a global conflict of such magnitude. During the inter-war period between the two World Wars, WWI was typically referred to simply as “The Great War”. The outbreak of World War II in 1939 disproved the hope that mankind might have already “outgrown” the need for such widespread global wars.

With the advent of the Cold War in 1947 and with the spread of nuclear weapons technology to the Soviet Union, the possibility of a third global conflict became more plausible. During the Cold War years the possibility of a Third World War was anticipated and planned for by military and civil authorities in many countries. Scenarios ranged from conventional warfare to limited or total nuclear warfare. At the height of the Cold War, a scenario referred to as MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction), had been calculated which determined that an all-out nuclear confrontation would most certainly destroy all or nearly all human life on the planet. The spectre of the potential of the absolute destruction of the human race may have contributed to the ability of both American and Soviet leaders to avoid such a scenario.

The Cold War ended in 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed, leaving the United States as the sole global superpower. With the end of the Cold War, it was believed that the likelihood of a fully unrestricted nuclear confrontation between two superpowers was significantly diminished.

Time magazine was an early adopter if not originator of the “World War III.” Perhaps the first usage appears in its November 3, 1941, issue (preceding the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941) under its “National Affairs” section and entitled “World War III?” about Nazi refugee Dr. Hermann Rauschning, who had just arrived in the United States.[2] In its March 22, 1943, issue under its “Foreign News” section, Time reused the same title “World War III?” with regard to statements by then-Vice President Henry A. Wallace: “We shall decide some time in 1943 or 1944… whether to plant the seeds of World War III.”[3][4]Time continued to entitle with or mention in stories the term “World War III” for the rest of the decade (and onwards): 1944,[5][6] 1945,[7][8] 1946 (“bacterial warfare”),[9] 1947,[10] and 1948.[11] (Time persists in using this term, e.g., this 2015 book review, entitled “This Is What World War III Will Look Like.”[12])

Military planners have been war gaming various scenarios, preparing for the worst, since the early days of the Cold War. Some of those plans are now out of date and have been partially or fully declassified.[citation needed]

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was concerned that, with the enormous size of Soviet forces deployed in Europe at the end of WWII and the unreliability of the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, there was a serious threat to Western Europe. In AprilMay 1945, British Armed Forces developed Operation Unthinkable, thought to be the first scenario of the Third World War.[13] Its primary goal was “to impose upon Russia the will of the United States and the British Empire”.[14] The plan was rejected by the British Chiefs of Staff Committee as militarily unfeasible.

“Operation Dropshot” was the 1950s United States contingency plan for a possible nuclear and conventional war with the Soviet Union in the Western European and Asian theaters.

At the time the US nuclear arsenal was limited in size, based mostly in the United States, and depended on bombers for delivery. “Dropshot” included mission profiles that would have used 300 nuclear bombs and 29,000 high-explosive bombs on 200 targets in 100 cities and towns to wipe out 85% of the Soviet Union’s industrial potential at a single stroke. Between 75 and 100 of the 300 nuclear weapons were targeted to destroy Soviet combat aircraft on the ground.

The scenario was devised prior to the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles. It was also devised before President John F. Kennedy and his Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara changed the US Nuclear War plan from the ‘city killing’ countervalue strike plan to a “counterforce” plan (targeted more at military forces). Nuclear weapons at this time were not accurate enough to hit a naval base without destroying the city adjacent to it, so the aim in using them was to destroy the enemy industrial capacity in an effort to cripple their war economy.

In January 1950, the North Atlantic Council approved NATO’s military strategy of containment.[15] NATO military planning took on a renewed urgency following the outbreak of the Korean War in the early 1950s, prompting NATO to establish a “force under a centralised command, adequate to deter aggression and to ensure the defence of Western Europe”. Allied Command Europe was established under General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, US Army, on 2 April 1951.[16][17] The Western Union Defence Organization had previously carried out Exercise Verity, a 1949 multilateral exercise involving naval air strikes and submarine attacks.

Exercise Mainbrace brought together 200 ships and over 50,000 personnel to practice the defence of Denmark and Norway from Russian attack in 1952. It was the first major NATO exercise. The exercise was jointly commanded by Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic Admiral Lynde D. McCormick, USN, and Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Matthew B. Ridgeway, US Army, during the Fall of 1952.

The US, UK, Canada, France, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Netherlands, and Belgium all participated.

Exercises Grand Slam and Longstep were naval exercises held in the Mediterranean Sea during 1952 to practice dislodging an enemy occupying force and amphibious assault. It involved over 170 warships and 700 aircraft under the overall command of Admiral Carney. The overall exercise commander, Admiral Carney summarized the accomplishments of Exercise Grand Slam by stating: “We have demonstrated that the senior commanders of all four powers can successfully take charge of a mixed task force and handle it effectively as a working unit.”[citation needed]

The USSR called the exercises “war-like acts” by NATO, with particular reference to the participation of Norway and Denmark, and prepared for its own military maneuvers in the Soviet Zone.[18][19]

This was a major NATO naval exercise held in 1957, simulating a response to an all-out Soviet attack on NATO. The exercise involved over 200 warships, 650 aircraft, and 75,000 personnel from the United States Navy, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy, the French Navy, the Royal Netherlands Navy, and the Royal Norwegian Navy. As the largest peacetime naval operation up to that time, Operation Strikeback was characterized by military analyst Hanson W. Baldwin of The New York Times as “constituting the strongest striking fleet assembled since World War II”.[20]

Exercise Reforger (from return of forces to Germany) was an annual exercise conducted, during the Cold War, by NATO. The exercise was intended to ensure that NATO had the ability to quickly deploy forces to West Germany in the event of a conflict with the Warsaw Pact. The Warsaw Pact outnumbered NATO throughout the Cold War in conventional forces, especially armor. Therefore, in the event of a Soviet invasion, in order not to resort to tactical nuclear strikes, NATO forces holding the line against a Warsaw Pact armored spearhead would have to be quickly resupplied and replaced. Most of this support would have come across the Atlantic from the US and Canada.

Reforger was not merely a show of forcein the event of a conflict, it would be the actual plan to strengthen the NATO presence in Europe. In that instance, it would have been referred to as Operation Reforger. Important components in Reforger included the Military Airlift Command, the Military Sealift Command, and the Civil Reserve Air Fleet.

Seven Days to the River Rhine was a top secret military simulation exercise developed in 1979 by the Warsaw Pact. It started with the assumption that NATO would launch a nuclear attack on the Vistula river valley in a first-strike scenario, which would result in as many as two million Polish civilian casualties.[21] In response, a Soviet counter-strike would be carried out against West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark, with Warsaw Pact forces invading West Germany and aiming to stop at the River Rhine by the seventh day. Other USSR plans stopped only upon reaching the French border on day nine. Individual Warsaw Pact states were only assigned their own subpart of the strategic picture; in this case, the Polish forces were only expected to go as far as Germany. The Seven Days to the Rhine plan envisioned that Poland and Germany would be largely destroyed by nuclear exchanges, and that large numbers of troops would die of radiation sickness. It was estimated that NATO would fire nuclear weapons behind the advancing Soviet lines to cut off their supply lines and thus blunt their advance. While this plan assumed that NATO would use nuclear weapons to push back any Warsaw Pact invasion, it did not include nuclear strikes on France or the United Kingdom. Newspapers speculated when this plan was declassified, that France and the UK were not to be hit in an effort to get them to withhold use of their own nuclear weapons.

Exercise Able Archer was an annual exercise by the United States military in Europe that practiced command and control procedures, with emphasis on transition from solely conventional operations to chemical, nuclear, and conventional operations during a time of war.

“Able Archer 83” was a five-day North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) command post exercise starting on 7 November 1983, that spanned Western Europe, centered on the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Headquarters in Casteau, north of the city of Mons. Able Archer exercises simulated a period of conflict escalation, culminating in a coordinated nuclear attack.[22]

The realistic nature of the 1983 exercise, coupled with deteriorating relations between the United States and the Soviet Union and the anticipated arrival of strategic Pershing II nuclear missiles in Europe, led some members of the Soviet Politburo and military to believe that Able Archer 83 was a ruse of war, obscuring preparations for a genuine nuclear first strike.[22][23][24][25] In response, the Soviets readied their nuclear forces and placed air units in East Germany and Poland on alert.[26][27] This “1983 war scare” is considered by many historians to be the closest the world has come to nuclear war since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.[28] The threat of nuclear war ended with the conclusion of the exercise on 11 November.[29][30]

The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was proposed by US President Ronald Reagan on 23 March 1983.[31] In the later part of his Presidency, numerous factors (which included watching the 1983 movie The Day After and hearing through a Soviet defector that Able Archer 83 almost triggered a Russian first strike) had turned Ronald Reagan against the concept of winnable nuclear war, and he began to see nuclear weapons as more of a “wild card” than a strategic deterrent. Although he later believed in disarmament treaties slowly blunting the danger of nuclear weaponry by reducing their number and alert status, he also believed a technological solution might allow incoming ICBMs to be shot down, thus making the US invulnerable to a first strike. However the USSR saw the SDI concept as a major threat, since unilateral deployment of the system would allow the US to launch a massive first strike on the Soviet Union without any fear of retaliation.

The SDI concept was to use ground-based and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. The initiative focused on strategic defense rather than the prior strategic offense doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD). The Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) was set up in 1984 within the United States Department of Defense to oversee the Strategic Defense Initiative.

NATO operational plans for a Third World War have involved NATO allies who do not have their own nuclear weapons, using nuclear weapons supplied by the United States as part of a general NATO war plan, under the direction of NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander.

Of the three nuclear powers in NATO (France, the United Kingdom and the United States), only the United States has provided weapons for nuclear sharing. As of November 2009[update], Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey are still hosting US nuclear weapons as part of NATO’s nuclear sharing policy.[32][33]Canada hosted weapons until 1984,[34] and Greece until 2001.[32][35] The United Kingdom also received US tactical nuclear weapons such as nuclear artillery and Lance missiles until 1992, despite the UK being a nuclear weapons state in its own right; these were mainly deployed in Germany.

In peace time, the nuclear weapons stored in non-nuclear countries are guarded by US airmen though previously some artillery and missile systems were guarded by US Army soldiers; the codes required for detonating them are under American control. In case of war, the weapons are to be mounted on the participating countries’ warplanes. The weapons are under custody and control of USAF Munitions Support Squadrons co-located on NATO main operating bases who work together with the host nation forces.[32]

As of 2005[update], 180 tactical B61 nuclear bombs of the 480 US nuclear weapons believed to be deployed in Europe fall under the nuclear sharing arrangement.[36] The weapons are stored within a vault in hardened aircraft shelters, using the USAF WS3 Weapon Storage and Security System. The delivery warplanes used are F-16s and Panavia Tornados.[37]

With the development of the arms race in the 1950s, an apocalyptic war between the United States and the Soviet Union was considered possible, and a number of events have been described as potential triggers for a nuclear conflict.

In 2004 neoconservative commentator Norman Podhoretz proposed that the Cold War might rightly be called World War III.[50] In 2011 on CNBC’s Kudlow and Company, host Lawrence Kudlow, discussing a book by former deputy Under-Secretary of Defense Jed Babbin, agreed with Podhoretz, adding, “World War IV is the terror war, and war with China would be World War V.”[51]

Still the majority of historians would seem to hold that World War III would necessarily have to be a worldwide “war in which large forces from many countries fought” [52] and a war that “involves most of the principal nations of the world.” [53] In his book Secret Weapons of the Cold War, Bill Yenne explains that the military standoff that occurred between the two ‘Superpowers’, namely the United States and the Soviet Union, from the 1940s through to 1991, was only the Cold War, which ultimately helped to enable mankind to avert the possibility of an all out nuclear confrontation, and that it certainly was not World War III itself.[54]

The so-called “War on Terror” that began with the September 11 attacks has been claimed by some to be World War III[55][56] or sometimes as World War IV.[57] Others have disparaged such claims as “distorting American history.” While there is general agreement amongst historians regarding the definitions and extent of the first two World Wars, namely due to the unmistakable global scale of aggression and self-destruction of these two wars, a few have claimed that a “World War” might now no longer require such worldwide and large scale aggression and carnage. Still such claims of a new “lower threshold of aggression,” that might now be sufficient to qualify a war as a “World War” have not gained such widespread acceptance and support as the definitions of the first two World Wars have received amongst historians.[58]

On 1 February 2015, Iraq’s Prime Minister declared that the War on ISIL was effectively “World War III”, due to ISIL’ declaration of a Worldwide Caliphate, its aims to conquer the world, and its success in spreading the conflict to multiple countries outside of the Levant region.[59] In response to the November 2015 Paris attacks, King of Jordan Abdullah II said “We are facing a Third World War [within Islam].[60]

In his State of the Union Address on 12 January 2016, US president Barack Obama warned that news reports granting ISIL the supposed ability to foment WW III might be excessive and irresponsible, stating that, “as we focus on destroying ISIL, over-the-top claims that this is World War III just play into their hands. Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks and twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages pose an enormous danger to civilians and must be stopped. But they do not threaten our national existence.”[61]

In multiple recorded interviews under somewhat casual circumstances, comparing the conflagrations of World Wars I and II to the ongoing lower intensity wars of the 21st century, Pope Francis has said, “The world is at war, because it has lost peace,” and “perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal.”[62][63]

In 1949, after the unleashing of nuclear weaponry at the end of WWII, physicist Albert Einstein suggested that any outcome of a possible WWIII would be so dire as to revert mankind back to the Stone Age. When asked by journalist Alfred Werner, what types of weapons Einstein believed World War III might be fought with, Einstein warned, “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones”. By inference, it must be deduced here that Einstein assumed that World War III would either exterminate, or else nearly exterminate the human race (presumably due to nuclear warfare).[1]

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‘We will reach point of NO RETURN’ Russia pleads for North Korea calm amid WW3 fears – Express.co.uk

Amid soaring tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, the influence of Russia and China could determine whether war breaks out as North Korea continues to develop its nuclear and missile programmes.

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, told reporters in Moscow: “Any attempt to resolve the problem over the Korean Peninsula by force will lead to a massive tragedy and enormous loss of life.

Tensions appear to be gradually winding down after North Korean media reported Kim Jong-un had decided to postpone plans to fire four missile toward the US territory of Guam.

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In response, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise the despot leader.

He wrote: “Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!”

But Mr Trump is continuing to test Kim by staging joint military exercises with Japan.

The drill, which is part of a 19-day exercise, was conducted on the northern island of Hokkaido.

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Troops fired live ammunition from armed vehicles as part of the Northern Viper 2017 exercise, which involves 3,300 US and Japanese troops.

Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision

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A defence ministry spokesman said: “It is the first joint exercise between the GSDF [Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force] and US Marines in Hokkaido.

But he denied any link between the drill and recent tensions with North Korea.

He said: “This is not conducted with a particular country or region in mind.

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Meanwhile, Japanese jets conducted air manoeuvres with US bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday.

The exercise in the East China Sea involved two US B-1B Lancer bombers flying from Andersen Air Force Base on the Pacific island of Guam and two Japanese F-15 jet fighters.

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Soldiers from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force take part in a field drill with US Marines during joint military exercises with in Eniwa, Hokkaido prefecture

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The US Air Force said in a statement: These training flights with Japan demonstrate the solidarity and resolve we share with our allies to preserve peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.

North Korea regards the US exercises with South Korea and Japan as preparations to invade it and has strongly condemned previous drills.

The exercises also frustrates China, which says they do nothing to ease regional tensions.

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Where to find your nearest nuclear bunker in the event of WW3 – Coventry Telegraph

Donald Trump has issued fresh threats towards North Korea – declaring the US military “locked and loaded”.

The US President also warned that the communist country’s leader “will regret it fast” if he takes any action against American territories or allies.

The warnings came in a cascade of unscripted statements throughout the day, each ratcheting up a rhetorical stand-off between the two nuclear nations.

The US president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger an attack against North Korea and “big, big trouble” for its leader Kim Jong Un.

The comments from Mr Trump have led many to fear the prospect of a Third World War.

Hundreds of thousands of people would be killed if a nuclear blast hit Coventry and Warwickshire.

Imagining the bomb went off at ground level in Broadgate, the city centre would be turned into a 300m wide and 200m deep crater, according to interactive data site Nukemap .

The city would be dependent on outsiders and national agencies for help after the blast.

In the fallout survivors would find dozens of hospitals and medical facilities would have been destroyed.

A dozen fire stations would also have been wiped out.

At the same moment around 200 schools and hundreds of churches, mosques, gurdwaras and temples could have been levelled or badly damaged.

So, where could you find shelter?

Following the end of the Cold War, the nationwide network of bunkers fell into disrepair and were sold off.

Some of the bunkers entered active military service, whilst others were sold off privately.

Local councils also have hardened control rooms which mainly date back to the Cold War and Nuclear era.

However these now act as emergency control rooms, and are not referred to as nuclear bunkers.

Don’t panic, though, because there are still a string of bunkers dotted across the country.

And, handily, you can find your nearest one in the West Midlands by clicking here.

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WW3: Forget North Korea – two other Asian giants are gearing up for nuclear battle – Express.co.uk

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With the worlds attention on the deteriorating situation in Pyongyang, trouble brewing among its neighbours has been overshadowed.

But the Asian continent could erupt into full-blown conflict as India and China – both nuclear-armed – have been at loggerheads over their shared border.

Despite the actual dividing line between the emerging economies situated in uninhabited, inhospitable wasteland, it is a flashpoint for conflict.

China, the powerhouse of the region, is battling neighbour India, another of the developing BRICS nations, for dominance as the sub-continent grows in strength.

Since June armed forces from both countries have been locked in a stand-off along the border, known as the Donglang in China and Doklam in India.

Troops had been amassing due to a spat over the Chinese building a road through a territory Indias ally and neighbour Bhutan disputes.

And on Tuesday soldiers from both sides were involved in a skirmish.

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The fall-out came just before Indian prime minister Narenda Modis 70th birthday, and he boldly declared the country was “strong enough to overcome those who try to act against our country.

With both parties locked into the disagreement for several months, there are fears the situation is a tinderbox which could ignite at any moment.

And as both are nuclear-armed, it could escalate very quickly with devastating consequences.

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Eurasia Group Asia analyst, Shailesh Kumar, said: “Both sides stand to lose tremendously, economically speaking, should this boil over into an actual war.

Earlier this month Chinese state news platform Xinhua published an article “India must not flirt with disaster, claiming Indias involvement in the Doklam area was “an offense to China’s sovereignty.”

Provocative headlines could stoke the flames of war, with both sides posturing.

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But Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India at the Council on Foreign Relations, placed the blame on China.

She said the dispute was a “conflict that China has created.

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But she added the the “Chinese military has more to lose.

The bubbling tension comes as Chinese quasi-ally North Korea had the world on edge as it dangled threats of a nuclear strike.

China has been criticised for its sympathetic attitude towards Kim Jong-uns regime, but recent developments which have seen Pyongyang threaten the US territory of Guam have been met with equal force from US president Donald Trump.

He vowed to retaliate with fire and fury.

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Despot Kim Jong-un has sent Donald Trumpa dire warning through the hermit states propaganda network in the wake of weeks of escalating tension.

Amid an ever-tightening spiral of threat and counter-threat, North Korea warned America to prepare for an outright attack in retaliation for joint military drills between the USA and South Korea.

These drills, held annually, are detested in North Korea where they are seen as preparation for an invasion by Kims Western enemies.

The dictator said via a state-run news agency: The Trump group’s declaration of the reckless nuclear war exercises against the DPRK is a reckless behaviour driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.

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The Korean People’s Army is keeping a high alert, fully ready to contain the enemies

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Pyongyang also reiterated its claim the USA was now in direct threat of a military strike, warning Hawaii, Guam and the American mainland cannot dodge the merciless strike.

The rogue state added it was on high alert and ready to lash out at the slightest provocation.

The propaganda report said: The Korean People’s Army is keeping a high alert, fully ready to contain the enemies. It will take resolute steps the moment even a slight sign of the preventive war is spotted.

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This most recent North Korea crisis was sparked by US president Donald Trump, who ignored historic US foreign policy towards North Korea and instead promised fire and fury towards the country if they did not soften their war-hungry rhetoric.

This was immediately undermined by Kim, who promised to attack the US island territory of Guam.

Mr Trumps comments have since been criticised by several Washington heavyweights, including former presidential candidate John McCain.

READ MORE: Does North Korea have nuclear weapons?

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He said the US president should have showed restraint and had instead had his bluff called by Kim.

Mr McCain said: “I take exception to the President’s comments because you’ve got to be sure that you can do what you say you’re going to do.

“The great leaders I’ve seen don’t threaten unless they’re ready to act and I’m not sure President Trump is ready to act.

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The talks are being conducted using a New York channel through the United Nations, it has been reported.

Key players in the talks are reported to be Joseph Yun, a former US ambassador to Malaysia and now the US special representative for North Korea policy, and North Korea’s senior diplomat, Choe Son Hui, who is head of the Foreign Ministry’s North American office.

Previous secret talks between the countries in Norway are understood to have led to the release of American student Otto Warmbier from North Korea.

Robert Einhorn, a former State Department official and now Brookings senior fellow who was involved in the Norway talks, said: “Since that episode, I’m told that the ‘New York channel’ has been resurrected and there are periodic contacts.

The current back-channel talks between the two nations have been going on for several months, it was reported last week.

Mr Einhorn said the New York channel was resurrected after being interrupted about a year ago when the Obama administration imposed sanctions on North Korea for human rights violations, and also designated dictator Kim Jong Un as one of the targeted individuals.

He said: The North Koreans retaliated by cutting off the New York channel, and what that meant was no official contacts between the United States and North Korea.

Mr Einhorn was also sceptical about the prospect of the US engaging in a formal dialogue with Pyongyang to talk about denuclearisation of North Korea.

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He said: The impression that the US has is that the North Koreans are not eager for such a dialogue.

The US has indicated that before talks can begin that the North Koreans would have to take some steps to demonstrate their sincerity.”

James Carafano, vice president of foreign and defence policy studies at the Heritage Institute, said: “Back-channels are useful tools for sending messages back and forth but they won’t be any kind of path forward in terms of setting up negotiations or resolving things.

Meanwhile, the North Korean regime yesterday said that South Korean President Moon Jae-in miserably failed to improve ties between the two nations during his first 100 days in office.

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Rodong Sinmun, the hermit kingdoms propaganda mouthpiece, said: “In particular, he failed in inter-Korean relations.

He spoke of dialogue and an implementation of inter-Korean agreements, but in reality, he acted in the opposite direction.”

Mr Moon marked his 100th day in office on Thursday.

The South Korean Presidents parents were refugees from North Korea.

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South Korea has also been condemned by Pyongyang for its part in the 10-day military exercise, with North Korea labelling it as reckless behaviour driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war”.

Around 17,500 US troops are expected to take part in the exercise, yet most will only be involved in the computer simulation aspect.

State media in the hermit nation said: “The joint exercise is the most explicit expression of hostility against us, and no one can guarantee that the exercise won’t evolve into actual fighting.”

It added: If the United States is lost in a fantasy that war on the peninsula is at somebody else’s doorstep far away from them across the Pacific, it is far more mistaken than ever.”

Russia and China had tried to broker a deal which would see a pause on military exercises in exchange for a freeze on Pyongyangs missile tests, but the US has claimed their drills are defensive in nature.

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, added military drills were “not currently on the table as part of the negotiation at any level.

The upcoming drills are part of two annual war games held every year involving a large number of troops.

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Japan’s Ground Self Defense Force Type 90 tanks (front) and U.S. Marine Corps LAV-25 Light Armoured Vehicles take part in their joint exercise, named Northern Viper 17

South Korea typically deploys 50,000 troops while the US pour in between 25,000 to 30,000 solidiers, with exercises typically involving land, sea and air simulation.

Held in South Korea, the two sets of troops practiced drills for chemical and terror attacks last year.

Although defended by the US and South Korea as defensive drills, North Korea claim they are training for an invasion.

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As the drills went on last year, North Korea carried out ballistic missile testing sparking fears something similar may happen again.

And amid heightened tensions between the two nations, which saw Donald Trump promising to unleash fire and fury on Pyongyang, this years drills come at a particular delicate time.

North Korea had responded with a threat to strike the US territory of Guam in mid-August, further ratcheting up World War 3 tensions.

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Where to find your nearest nuclear bunker in the event of WW3 – Coventry Telegraph

Donald Trump has issued fresh threats towards North Korea – declaring the US military “locked and loaded”.

The US President also warned that the communist country’s leader “will regret it fast” if he takes any action against American territories or allies.

The warnings came in a cascade of unscripted statements throughout the day, each ratcheting up a rhetorical stand-off between the two nuclear nations.

The US president appeared to draw another red line that would trigger an attack against North Korea and “big, big trouble” for its leader Kim Jong Un.

The comments from Mr Trump have led many to fear the prospect of a Third World War.

Hundreds of thousands of people would be killed if a nuclear blast hit Coventry and Warwickshire.

Imagining the bomb went off at ground level in Broadgate, the city centre would be turned into a 300m wide and 200m deep crater, according to interactive data site Nukemap .

The city would be dependent on outsiders and national agencies for help after the blast.

In the fallout survivors would find dozens of hospitals and medical facilities would have been destroyed.

A dozen fire stations would also have been wiped out.

At the same moment around 200 schools and hundreds of churches, mosques, gurdwaras and temples could have been levelled or badly damaged.

So, where could you find shelter?

Following the end of the Cold War, the nationwide network of bunkers fell into disrepair and were sold off.

Some of the bunkers entered active military service, whilst others were sold off privately.

Local councils also have hardened control rooms which mainly date back to the Cold War and Nuclear era.

However these now act as emergency control rooms, and are not referred to as nuclear bunkers.

Don’t panic, though, because there are still a string of bunkers dotted across the country.

And, handily, you can find your nearest one in the West Midlands by clicking here.

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Kim’s WW3 threat: Rare colour pics show brutal reality of LAST Korean War – Daily Star

THESE incredible colour pictures capture the brutal reality of the Korean War for Western troops as tensions escalate between Washington and Pyongyang.

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The shots, sure to worry Kim Jong-un, show UN forces in action during the devastating conflict, which lasted from 1950-1953.

US soldiers are seen firing bazookas, taking cover behind tanks, and training their sights on enemy forces.

The pictures emerge as North Korea and the US ramp up their war of words.

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis last week said continued aggression from Pyongyang could escalate into war very quickly.

Washington and Pyongyang have stoked fears of nuclear conflict since the North Korean tyrant said he was carefully considering an attack on a US military base on Guam earlier this month.

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Donald Trump said the hermit kingdom would be met with fire and fury if it maintained its threats.

The photographs will be a stark reminder of the horrors faced in the last Korean conflict.

They reveal images including three grizzled Royal Marines taking cover in a trench with fixed bayonets and a monster M20 rocket launcher.

One weary US marine is shown huddling against the bitter cold, while another bloodied troop tries to find a moment of solitude.

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Soldiers from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force take part in a field drill with US Marines during joint military exercises with in Eniwa, Hokkaido prefecture

Another shot captures a US Grunman Panther fighter jet gliding above the Pacific Ocean, as Navy ships sail on below.

Two optimistic gunners of the Royal New Zealand Artillerys 16th Field Regiment are pictured peering out of windows in their makeshift hut.

The stunning images were painstakingly rendered by digital colourist and retiree Doug Banks, from Brighton.

He said: I try to create an accurate historical record using layers of colour as if I were painting on a canvas.

The most important thing is to research the image thoroughly before attempting the colouring.

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My aim is to establish the media of colourising black and white images in a way that will earn credibility among the purists who think that black and white photos should remain in that way.

I also want to educate those, particularly youngsters, that otherwise would not be interested in dull black and white images that are gathering dust in museums and private collections.

Earlier this month, Daily Star Online uncovered other pics from the conflict showing wounded American troops on the battlefield.

In June, we also revealed colourised World War Two photos that capture dogfights and RAF heroes with their aircraft.

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USAF pilot Captain Fred Christensen on July 7th 1944 he shot down six enemies in one day

The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea in June 1950.

The UN came to the aid of South Korea with US forces providing the bulwark of resistance.

After three years of fighting, an armistice was signed and the Korean Demilitarised Zone separated North and South Korea.

No peace treaty was agreed and the two Koreas are still technically at war.

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US to stage massive drills on Kim’s doorstep as WW3 fears grow – Daily Star

THE US and South Korea are set to carry out joint military drills next week resisting calls from the North and China to halt their exercises.

WASHINGTON will step up its military actions in Asia as tubby tyrant Kim Jong-un defies calls to surrender Pyongyang’s nukes.

Fears over the Hermit Kingdoms nuclear programme have grown in recent weeks after the Norths supremo announced he was considering firing a barrage of missiles at Guam.

But Pyongyang appears to have cooled talks of an imminent strike on the US-owned Pacific island.

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It dialled back its rhetoric after US President Donald Trump vowed to use fire and fury against North Korea if it continued to develop nuclear missiles that could hit the American mainland.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington did, however, prefer a peaceful solution and offered an olive branch to the rogue regime.

He said: Our effort is to cause them to want to engage in talks but engage in talks with an understanding that these talks will lead to a different conclusion than talks of the past.

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An army officer in frony of Mount Paektu on the Northern Chinese border. This is a sacred place for Koreans, and it is said that General Kim Jong Il was born at the base of the mountain

Our effort is to cause them to want to engage in talks

The Hermit Kingdom was quick to dismiss any suggestion it would give up its nuclear programme and said this week it would never be up for negotiation as long as the US governments hostile policy and nuclear threat continue.

In 2005, Pyongyang agreed to suspend its nuclear in return for much-needed energy assistance before the deal collapsed.

Chubby Kim has repeatedly threatened to use its nuclear weapons and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) to bomb targets in the US, South Korea and Japan.

The rogue communist state became more emboldened in July after it successfully launched two Hwasong-14 missiles that could strike targets in the American heartland, including Los Angeles and Chicago.

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Analysis from the Philadelphia Church of God, claims the danger posed by North Korea is graver than many people realised.

They suggest Pyongyang and despot leader Kim Jong-Un could inflict major damage on the US or other Western nations.

Writing for The Trumpet, the news magazine of the church, Jeremiah Jacques indicates any strike could contribute to the wars and rumors of wars that Jesus Christ warned would occur before the third world war breaks out.

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End times and the apocalypse have long been linked to possible nuclear war.

The Bible describes that some 2,000 years ago, as Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem with his disciples, he was asked what would happen at the end of the world.

He claimed there would be wars and rumors of wars, as well as fierce international tensions and famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes.

And while Mr Jacques admits this is unlikely to refer to North Korea, he suggested the hermit state could in fact play the role of a trigger to cause the devastating scenes of Revelations.

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The analysis said: All of the missiles and nuclear technology the Kim dynasty has been developing over the years will contribute to the unprecedented devastation to occur during that prophesied third world war.

And he claims that although North Korea will not cause WW3 according to the Bible, the world should take its threats and actions seriously.

Trumpet executive editor Stephen Flurry and managing editor Joel Hilliker said: If nothing else, the mere threat of a mentally unstable tyrant in North Korea using nuclear weapons should cause all of us to be asking some very hard questions.

Rising current nuclear tension should provoke us to consider seriously the biblical prophecies of nuclear destruction.

Those prophecies are drawing closer than ever to fulfillment!

It comes after Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California says analysis of the escalating tensions between North Korea and the US suggests a nuclear war between the two superpowers fits into the End Times prophecy.

He said: In the Last Days there is no mention of any nation that would resemble North Korea however the Bible does speak of Iran in the End Times scenario.

You might be surprised to know there is an alignment of sorts between North Korea and Iran.

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In fact, former ambassador the United Nations John Bolton recently said if North Korea developed a delivery system for nuclear weapon Iran would have it the next day simply by writing a cheque.

Tensions between North Korea and the United States have escalated in recent weeks with US President Donald Trump and dictator Kim embroiled in a war of words.

Mr Trump warned the US was “locked and loaded” as Kim threatened to strike US territory Guam in the Pacific Ocean.

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State media also declared that the North Korean army is not afraid to back down from nuclear war should tensions bubble over, stating that Pyongyang is capable of fighting any war the US wants.

The editorial added the US now finds itself in an ever worsening dilemma, being thrown into the grip of extreme security unrest by the DPRK. This is tragicomedy of its own making.

It continues: If the Trump administration does not want the American empire to meet its tragic doom in its tenure, they had better talk and act properly.”

It comes after Trumps most recent comments, with the President claiming the US is locked and loaded and ready to deal with the threat posed by the hermit kingdom.

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He said military solutions were in place to take out the rogue state, as the North Korean crisis continues to escalate.

He urged Kim not to act “unwisely” and to choose “another path”.

Meanwhile North Koreas propaganda mouthpiece has declared it already has more than 3.5 million people had signed up to fight.

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The Pyongyang subway The best place to escape american fire and fury

The propaganda rag claimed these millions were volunteers and included students and former soldiers – although the truth is likely to be far more grim.

The piece said: “All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the US thousands of times. In North Hwanghae Province, 89,000 young men pleaded to enlist or reenlist on August 9 alone.

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In Daedong County of South Pyongan Province, more than 20,000 students, party members and labourers filed enlistment or reenlistment requests.

And Japan has moved missiles and defence systems to its major cities in preparation for a missile attack.

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North Korea sends ‘coded message to Donald Trump’ as WW3 threat looms – Daily Star

NORTH Korea has sent a coded message to Donald Trump as the world braces itself for nuclear war, an expert has claimed.

The regime led by Kim Jong-un seemingly backed down from its threat to nuke the US overseas territory of Guam overnight.

In a statement, Pyongyang said it planned on watching the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees before committing to a strike.

North Korean officials announced: The US Imperialists caught the noose around their necks due to their reckless military confrontation racket… (but) he would watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees spending a hard time of every minute of their miserable lot.

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The unknown factor in this is not Kim, its Trump

But an expert has claimed there may be a hidden message in the statement.

Dr Genevieve Hhnen, of Edith Cowen University, said this should be taken to mean Kim Jong-un is actually offering an olive branch to Trump.

This isnt the kind of statement that would be interpreted as aggressive — despite all the aggressive rhetoric, Edith Cowan Universitys Dr Genevieve Hohnen said. The fact Kim Jong-un says he will respond only if the US does not de-escalate the situation is significant, she told news.com.au.

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Beach-goers dancing at the West Sea Barrage beach outside the coastal city of Nampo, southwest of Pyongyang

She continued: The problem is that Kim Jon-un is largely the same personality type as Trump both are paranoid, narcissistic and have huge egos.

Weve never really had leaders like that on both sides before.

The unknown factor in this is not Kim, its Trump. Kim Jong-un is acting as we expect him to behave.

Weve actually been expecting something like this. Todays quite an important day in North Korea. The North Koreans usually do something in terms of military development to coincide with such events, she added.

It comes after Donald Trump warned he would meet North Korea with fire and fury following the hermit states repeated threats towards the US.

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KIM’S ARMY: WW3 looms as 3.5 MILLION ‘volunteer’ to fight for North Korea against USA – Express.co.uk

With North Korea and America both refusing to blink first in the ongoing crisis, despot Kim Jong-un has now announced a massive army recruitment programme.

An article in a Pyongyang-based propaganda newspaper today declared already more than 3.5 million people had signed up to fight.

The propaganda rag claimed these millions were volunteers and included students and former soldiers – although the truth is likely to be far more grim.

As revealed by Express.co.uk last year, life in the North Korea army is one of pain, hunger and oppression.

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And with absolute obedience to the three-generation Kim dynasty demanded, these military volunteers are more likely to be malnourished and desperate civilians forced into action.

The newspaper claimed 3.47 million people had asked to enlist in the army since the North Korean crisis began.

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All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the US

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The piece said: “All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the US thousands of times. In North Hwanghae Province, 89,000 young men pleaded to enlist or reenlist on August 9 alone.

In Daedong County of South Pyongan Province, more than 20,000 students, party members and labourers filed enlistment or reenlistment requests.

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It comes as the war of words moved another step closer to all-out conflict after US president Donald Trump said America was locked and loaded for battle.

And Japan has moved missiles and defence systems to its major cities in preparation for a missile attack.

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Hiroshima, Shimane and Kochi are particularly at risk as any North Korea missile fired at the US territory of Guam would pass directly overhead.

While Pyongyang said any missile would be aimed to miss the island and merely used to send a warning, any malfunction of the missile over Japan could put hundreds of thousands of people at risk – and given North Korea’s patchy success record in missile launches, this is a major threat.

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North Korea crisis: European Council expands sanctions against Pyongyang amid WW3 threat – Express.co.uk

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The Council of the European Union said it had extended an asset freeze and travel restrictions to nine individuals and four organisations including the government-owned Foreign Trade Bank.

Similar sanctions were already imposed on 62 individuals and 50 organisations.

The latest move brings the EUs punitive measures against North Korea in line with a new United Nations Security Council resolution toughening sanctions against the Kim Jong-uns regime.

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The Council of the EU has also singled out a further 41 individuals and seven organisations for to face extra measures.

A spokesman said: The EU has implemented all UN Security Council resolutions adopted in response to the DPRKs nuclear and nuclear weapons, other weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.

Tensions have been running high since Pyongyang warned it would fire missiles at Guam in response to US President Donald Trumps threat that North Koreas aggression would be met with fire and fury.

North Korea says a plan that could see it fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will be ready in a matter of days.

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State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass over Japan and land in the sea about 17 miles from Guam, if the plan was approved by Kim.

It denounced Donald Trump’s warnings as “a load of nonsense” and said the US leader was “bereft of reason”.

It said: “Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him.

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The US has told the North its actions could mean the “end of its regime”.

US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis warned Pyongyang would be “grossly overmatched” in any war against the US and its allies.

He said: While our state department is making every effort to resolve this global threat through diplomatic means, it must be noted that the combined allied militaries now possess the most precise, rehearsed and robust defensive and offensive capabilities on Earth.

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Bizarre map reveals ‘best place’ in Lancashire to avoid WW3 nuclear missile strike – Lancashire Evening Post

An estate agent has put together a bizarre map which it says highlights the best places to live in Lancashire and the UK if you fear for the nation’s impending doom.

This map apparently highlights the zones which would be wiped out by a nuclear strike on one of 20 major cities – and where you’d be safe.

Turns out Lancashire residents should head to Barrow or Lancaster, where you’ll then be able to watch the end of the world in comfort, safe from background radiation.

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The most affordable option for those worried about the impending end of the world is Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, with an average house price of just 112,279 and a good chance of being out of the radiation zone. Staying in Cumbria and slightly further north, Carlisle is also an affordable option at (131,970). To the South in Lancashire, Lancaster also provides a fairly safe bet at (146,133).

Estate agent eMoov says: “Although were out of range from any threat from North Korea, London would be the obvious choice for a nuclear strike in the UK, but the capital could be the tip of the iceberg, so eMoov used Nukemap to plot the resulting impact zones for an all-out nuclear attack on 20 major UK cities.

“These were Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Hull, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cambridge, Norwich, Oxford, London, Bristol, Swansea, Southampton, Brighton, Plymouth, Liverpool and Sheffield.

“Although the resulting strikes would also see, York, Leicester, Peterborough, Exeter, Cardiff, Bath and much more become uninhabitable due to the thermal radiation radius

“eMoov then looked for radiation free options to get on the property ladder across the UK and at different price bands for those that might be worried about a nuclear threat.”

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