I don't mean to scare you guys, but have you been following the news on North Korea?

Just to let you know what's going on:

President Trump has telephoned the Chinese leadership over North Korea. We don't know the contents of the call. Here's what we do know:

There's a US Navy strike force on its way to the Western Pacific. North Korea has promised nuclear retaliation for a show of force.

China stopped importing North Korean coal last week. That represents a major chunk of North Korea's exports.

China now has 150,000 troops on the North Korean border.

North Korea has promised something big on an annual national celebration called Day of the Sun, coming up this month.

And last but Way Not Least:

North Korea has ordered the immediate evacuation of about a quarter of Pyongyang's population. Foreign reporters have been told not to bring cellphones.

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 13, 2017 at 6:17am

Trump and Xi agreed on more then that the cake was good...  he broke his campaign promise, thereby giving China BILLIONS of dollars, in exchange for China's help further isolating North Korea.

Trump backs away from labeling China a currency manipulator

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-currency-idUSKBN17E2L8

Comment by alsoknownas on April 13, 2017 at 6:23am

Somewhere between The Korean Dictator, The Cascadia Subduction Zone and the election of Big Top Don I should have thought harder about moving inland.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 13, 2017 at 6:25am

if Mr Kim can get a missile to fly accurately for more than 1o seconds and 3 miles, Tokyo residents will likely have something to fear, not those on the US West Coast.

Comment by koshersalaami on April 13, 2017 at 6:34am

I'm reasonably sure that if Kim hits Tokyo successfully, the US will get involved. 

Comment by Boanerges on April 13, 2017 at 6:59am

Disturbing reports, Kosh, and I didn't know about most of it.Thank you for the update/info.

Did you hear what the lovely Ann Coulter said the other day when commenting on the possibility of a nuclear strike on Seattle? That she'd worry when it was an important city being targeted. (On a related note, do you think she sees her reflection in a mirror? Just asking.)

Comment by Rosigami on April 13, 2017 at 7:44am

It's ALL disturbing and surreal. Nightmarish, actually. I want to wake up...

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 13, 2017 at 7:48am

of course we'd retaliate were Tokyo hit

Comment by JMac1949 Today on April 13, 2017 at 7:52am

Could be worse, could be Sicily:

Comment by Ron Powell on April 13, 2017 at 8:35am

I am more wary of Trump’s instability than I am of North Korea's potential to do harm to us.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 13, 2017 at 8:40am

I am a longtime member of the PLA Reserve. 

I like rice & dofu rations.

I am ready.

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