The most recent launch of a medium-range ballistic missile on April 4 spurred U.S. Navy strike group Carl Vinson – a military supercarrier warship and its accompanying fleet – to shift toward the Western Pacific Ocean yesterday near the Korean Peninsula as “a show of force.”
“If America says it is going to attack, both Japan and South Korea will probably put a stop to it,” an unidentified Japanese defense minister told Reuters this morning (April 10).
But according to the global nonpartisan economic website EconoTimes today, there is a rumor that the United States is actually considering “bombarding North Korea’s nuclear facilities.”
Here’s the one big reason why Japan and South Korea want to stop the United States from getting involved…
Japan Warns U.S. to Protect Itself
Should the rumors of a U.S. attack on North Korea materialize, Japan and South Korea would be the first victims of Pyongyang’s counterattack.
That’s simply because both countries are U.S. allies as well as North Korea’s direct geographical neighbors.
And the counterattack from Pyongyang could include nuclear weapons.
North Korea Celebrates Holidays by Blowing Things Up
North Korea traditionally tests items from its own weapons arsenal in celebration of various holidays.
And this Saturday (April 15) marks the 105th birthday of North Korea’s founding president, Kim Il-sung, which is celebrated annually as the “Day of the Sun.”
The United States is worried that North Korea is preparing to carry out its sixth nuclear threat during this upcoming weekend, reported ABC News this morning.
Full article: Japan Warns It Will Stop the U.S. from Attacking North Korea (MoneyMorning)