mandag 17. april 2017

Three US Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula - Report

Wide scale war in the Korean peninsula in two weeks? "Three US aircraft carriers, USS Carl Vinson, USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz, will enter the Sea of Japan next week", South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported, citing a government source. Report was published also by Sputnik News.


"Washington and Seoul are discussing joint drills, which will include the three aircraft carriers, with USS Carl Vinson expected to enter the Sea of Japan by April 25 and other ships joining it", according to the report.
US and South Korea have risen tensions in the Korean Peninsula since the beginning of March when the largest ever 'Foal Eagle' war games started. About 300,000 US and South Korean soldiers are today still participating in these huge war games which run through April. North Korea has strictly condemned US-South Korean military actions in its borders and accused western powers of obvious invasion preparations.  

On Sunday night, South Korean and US military reported registering what they believed to be a failed missile test by Pyongyang. The US and South Korea have conducted same time massive live firing drills (VIDEO) and aerial bombardment drills called 'Max Thunder'.
"Around 1,000 US airmen and fighter jets have teamed up with the South Korean Air Force in a joint combat training to ensure they are ready to combat the North’s provocations", the Pacific Command (PACOM) announced today.
On Friday, the North Korean general staff threatened to destroy the US vessels near the Korean peninsula in case of US aggression. USS Carl Vinson, surrounded by a fleet of US warships, was sent by Washington toward the Korean Peninsula in the beginning of April.

When checking latest situation with US aircraft carriers deployments (see picture below / South Front), theoretically its possible that all the three mentioned carriers can join their battle groups in about two weeks near the Korean peninsula. That will also coincide with the end of wide scale 'Foal Eagle' war games, when obviously all participating battle troops in South Korea are most ready to carry combat tasks.

What should be reminded now when US-led forces are obviously getting ready for another war, and when US President Donald Trump is sending messages, that "there is no other choice", is that North Korea and China have a defense treaty for the situation where North Korea is attacked by other nation. Under this treaty, China is obligated to provide military assistance to its ally in case of war.

US Vice President Mike Pence is in South Korea where he has repeated the same bellicose rhetoric of National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster, saying that ‘all options are on the table’ in respect of military action against North Korea.

Russia hopes the United States does not take unilateral action toward North Korea, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday after Pyongyang's reported failed missile launch attempt over the weekend.
"We do not accept Pyongyang's reckless nuclear and missile actions in violation of numerous UN Security Council resolutions, but this does not mean that it is possible to violate international law in the same way by using force," Lavrov said at a briefing.
Speaking alongside his Senegalese colleague Mankeur Ndiaye, Lavrov said, "I very much hope that there will be no unilateral actions, like those that we saw recently in Syria."

Janus Putkonen, director, editorial article
DONi News Agency