Friday, June 19, 2009

US Set To Intercept North Korean Ship Suspected Of Proliferating Nukes

Fox News reporting that Robert Gates is likely about to call Kim Jong Il's bluff about possible retaliation upon ship interception (and is happy to have placed those nuclear missile interceptors in Hawaii). From Fox News:

The U.S. military is planning to intercept a flagged North Korean ship suspected of proliferating weapons material in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution passed last Friday, FOX News has learned.

The USS John McCain, a navy destroyer, will intercept the ship Kang Nam as soon as it leaves the vicinity off the coast of China, according to a senior U.S. defense official. The order to inderdict has not been given yet, but the ship is getting into position.

The ship left a port in North Korea Wednesday and appears to be heading toward Singapore, according to a senior U.S. military source. The vessel, which the military has been tracking since its departure, could be carrying weaponry, missile parts or nuclear materials, a violation of U.N. Resolution 1874, which put sanctions in place against Pyongyang.


The Chinese sub was shadowing the destroyer when it hit the underwater sonar array that the USS McCain was towing behind it.

That same navy destroyer that was being shadowed by the Chinese is now positioning itself for a possible interdiction of the North Korean vessel.

The pounding the dollar has taken as a result is indicative of the investing community's skepticism of CNBC's ability to spin all out nuclear war as a green shoot. Sphere: Related Content
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