RC-135’s, Air Force E-8C’s, Navy P-8’s and Navy P-3C’s have been spotted by nervous Koreans, looking deep into the land of the Norks.

Boeing RC-135 Rivet Joint

The Yonhap News Agency has speculated that the U.S. military has allowed more of its surveillance flights to be seen flying near North Korea in recent months, in response to North Korean military buildups. The military buildups have emerged since denuclearization talks with the U.S. stalled.

US Navy P-8A Poseidon

Sources for Yonhap suggested the flights are likely part of regular surveillance operations, but that the U.S. may have allowed some of its spy planes to be seen to send a warning to North Korea.

The U.S. allowing increased sightings of its surveillance flight may come as a response to recent North Korean missile tests, though flights in more recent days also come after reports emerged that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in failing health (the Fat Little Dictator) following a recent heart procedure.

South Korean officials initially dismissed the claims regarding Kim’s health, though White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien did appear on a Tuesday interview with Fox News and did say the U.S. is closely monitoring reports about Kim’s health. Other U.S. officials and President Donald Trump have since moved away from the claims.

“Well, these are reports that came out, and we don’t know.”  President Trump said when asked about Kim’s health during a White House press briefing.

On Wednesday Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten appeared to dismiss the claims surrounding Kim’s health, by stating the U.S. has received no intelligence to suggest Kim is in a compromised state.

I assume Kim Jong Un is still in full control of the Korean nuclear force and the Korean military forces,” General Hyten told reporters.

On April 14, North Korea tested several different missile systems, including what are presumed to be cruise missiles and several more aircraft fired air-to-surface missiles, all of which splashed down into waters off the Korean coast.

9 COMMENTS

  1. I find it absolutely appalling that our intel apparatus is so busy trying to get rid of Trump that they don’t know the whereabouts or condition of a major enemy leader. they should know his fracking blood pressure, what he had for lunch and if he had a bowel movement this morning. trillions of taxpayer dollars wasted. heck, a small city pd has a drone that checks AMERICAN CITIZEN’S temperature looking for corona.

    • I agree.

      I presume that the Fat Little Dictator is in a bunker somewhere with a lot of tubes in him. Should he go to his reward, I’m sure we won’t know for months until the power struggle internally has concluded.

  2. I just wonder who will take over if Kim assumes room temperature. I doubt it’ll be anyone any better and maybe worse.

    • A member of the Kim family would likely be a figurehead with the generals and ruling cadre pulling the strings.

        • I doubt it. The leadership have a lot of perques. I don’t know that I’d call them perques, but if you live in a nation where the peasants eat tree bark in the winter because they’re starving, you’d call it a perque. Power has a perfume all its own, and the elite cadre have servants, western automobiles, vacation dachas, special Party seaside resorts – cold, polluted water, but it’s at the seaside. They have booze, willing female companionship and can execute people for their entertainment through the use of private gladitorial games.

  3. watch the airports. if a lot of the present senior staff and their families start taking “vacations” out of country…with suitcases full of $$$… Kim is at or near room temp.

    • A lot of them have foreign accounts held in aliases and by nominees, but you’re right. When the exodus begins, you’ll know that those who flee with diamonds or cash were not the “anointed successor”.

  4. Wow. Thanks for this post, LL. Interesting read and interesting comments.
    You all be safe and God bless.

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