London, UK. Sept 15th: South Korea immediately responded, after DPRK fired another rocket over Japan, by firing two missiles of their own into the sea, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe saying that they will not tolerate such provocative actions.
US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has also strongly condemned the launch.
This morning North Korea fired another ballistic missile over Japan, just two weeks after they reportedly tested a hydrogen bomb. In August, another missile was fired over Japan before landing in the sea. This newest missile is said to have flown higher and further than the previous, travelling 3,700km and reaching an altitude of 770km. The test is the 15th time that North Korea have tested a major weapon this year, and in these worrying times it’s hard not to think of the global consequences.
Should the unthinkable happen and World War 3 were to commence, there is a planned speech that The Queen will read to the citizens of Britain.
The speech was originally written in 1983, during the height of the Cold War, and was made public in 2013 under the 30-year rule by the National Archives.
Certain aspects of the speech are now outdated, such as Prince Andrew being in action for the Royal Navy, but it remains a prescient and sobering text.
Written as if The Queen was broadcasting the message at midday on Friday 4 March 1983, she starts by reflecting on the recent joys of Christmas before personally sharing the sadness she felt when World War II was announced.
She adds that the terror now comes from technology rather than soldiers or airmen. Her Royal Highness goes on to emphasise the importance of family in such troubling times before concluding.
Photo: Queen of England and DPRK leader kim
The speech was devised as part of the war gaming exercise which envisioned how the UK would respond to a potential nuclear attack from the Soviet Union.
We certainly hope that we never have to hear a version of this speech, but if you want to read it you can find it below:
When I spoke to you less than three months ago we were all enjoying the warmth and fellowship of a family Christmas. Our thoughts were concentrated on the strong links that bind each generation to the ones that came before and those that will follow. The horrors of war could not have seemed more remote as my family and I shared our Christmas joy with the growing family of the Commonwealth.
Now this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds.
I have never forgotten the sorrow and the pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father’s inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939. Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me.
We all know that the dangers facing us today are greater by far than at any time in our long history. The enemy is not the soldier with his rifle nor even the airman prowling the skies above our cities and towns but the deadly power of abused technology.
But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength. My husband and I share with families up and down the land the fear we feel for sons and daughters, husbands and brothers who have left our side to serve their country. My beloved son Andrew is at this moment in action with his unit and we pray continually for his safety and for the safety of all servicemen and women at home and overseas.
It is this close bond of family life that must be our greatest defence against the unknown. If families remain united and resolute, giving shelter to those living alone and unprotected, our country’s will to survive cannot be broken.
My message to you therefore is simple. Help those who cannot help themselves, give comfort to the lonely and the homeless and let your family become the focus of hope and life to those who need it.
As we strive together to fight off the new evil let us pray for our country and men of goodwill wherever they may be.
God bless you all.
DPRK Fires Another Missile Over Japan
Tokyo, Japan. Sept 14th: Japanese and South Korean news media are reporting that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK, test-fired another ballistic missile late Thursday causing Japan to issue a temporary shelter-in-place alert. The missile was reportedly launched from around the North Korean capitol, Pyongyang, and flew eastward over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido around 7 a.m. local time, according to NHK.
The missile splashed into the Pacific Ocean, and no damage or injuries in Japan were reported. North Korea previously fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan on Aug. 28. This is the rogue nation’s 13th missile test this year.
Photo: DPRK Fires Another Missile Over Japan
Earlier Thursday, North Korea issued new threats, calling to “reduce the U.S. mainland into ashes” and saying Japan “should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb.”
Abe Asks UN To “Strengthen Pressure” As DPRK Fires Missile Over Japan
Tokyo, Japan. August 28th Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on the United Nations to strengthen pressure on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK even as he called DPRK ballistic missile launch over Japan’s territory an “unprecedented serious and grave” threat to Japan. South Korea’s military was the first to report that The DPRK on Tuesday launched a ballistic missile over Japan’s territory. The United States Department of Defense later confirmed the ballistic missile flew over Japan. “North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea [the DPRK] did not pose a threat to North America,” Pentagon spokesman Rob Manning said in a statemen
“We will immediately collect and analyze details and the government will take full steps to protect Japanese people’s lives,” Shinzo Abe said, saying to urge the UN to strengthen pressure on Pyongyang.
The ballistic missile, flying more than 2,700 kilometers in an easterly direction, was fired from a site in Sunan in Pyongyang at around 5:57 a.m. local time. South Korea’s military said the ballistic missile flew at a maximum altitude of around 550 kilometers and fell into the North Pacific Ocean.
Photo: apanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
South Korea says it strongly condemns the DPRK’s ballistic missile launch and will respond to further nuclear missile provocations by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK, according to a statement released by South Korean government.
So far, there have been no reports of falling objects in its territory or damage to vessels around Hokkaido after the missile launch, according to Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.