Here's the post from April 14/17: US prepares preemptive strike against North Korea before another nuclear test. Link embedded within.
My opening thoughts -This is alarming if even remotely true. Though it feels like fear mongering. Thoughts?
Hattip to Davoh for letting me know, indeed, the news from last week was simply fear mongering. Davoh left me two links which will be posted below Davoh's edited comments
So, what's true?......
You posted this on Friday 14th. Two articles in Australian media today suggest otherwise...... All that drama and fear over the week end regarding imminent danger was bullshit! Distractionary bullshit to up the fear over the holiday.
Trump is fake news! Always has been.
USS Carl Vinson wasn't heading to North Korea as Trump administration originally suggested
A "very powerful" US Navy armada which the Trump administration said was heading towards the Korean Peninsula to deter the North from carrying out a nuclear test was actually carrying out exercises with the Royal Australian Navy thousands of kilometres away in the Indian Ocean, the ABC has confirmed
As tensions soared on the Korean Peninsula earlier this month, the US Government said the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier was being dispatched to the Sea of Japan to send a "powerful signal" to North Korea.
But instead of heading straight towards the Korean peninsula the US strike group instead conducted planned exercises with HMAS Ballarat in the Indian Ocean.
Senior Australian defence sources say the US carrier group is now gradually making its way closer to North Korea.
|Photo: The USS Carl Vinson sails through the Sunda Strait, more than 5,000km away from North Korea (Supplied: United States Navy)|
According to images released by the US Navy on Saturday the carrier group passed north through the Sunda Strait, the passage between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, which is about 5,600 kilometres from Korea.
White House all at sea over claims flotilla was heading to North Korea
A US aircraft carrier-led flotilla that the White House said last week was “steaming” towards North Korea to increase pressure on Pyongyang was actually thousands of miles away heading in the opposite direction.
On 11 April, the defence secretary, Jim Mattis, said the Vinson was “on her way up” to the peninsula. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said “when you a see a carrier group steaming into an area like that [it] is clearly a huge deterrence”.
The following day,(April 12) Donald Trump said: “We are sending an armada. Very powerful.”I put up my post on April 14/17
Yes it did. Though it's obvious the defence secretary would have known exactly where the carrier was! He surely had easy access to that information!The US ratcheted up its rhetoric ahead of North Korea’s military parade and failed missile launch over the weekend.
In Washington, officials are facing questions and criticism over the location and original course of the Vinson flotilla, after it was photographed 3,500 miles away from North Korea, sailing south in the Sunda Strait at a time officials said it was sailing north.Psychological operation via the media...
Can I be any more digusted?
Less then 24 hours ago