This is coolbert:
From the DEBKAfile some items as extracted dated a week ago now but still germane:
1. "Kerry: US will not accept a nuclear-armed North Korea
"April 12, 2013. The US Secretary of State John Kerry made this statement on arrival in Seoul Friday as intelligence from Japan, US and South Korea indicated Friday that a North Korean missile test may be imminent. DEBKAfile reported earlier that the US had raised its nuclear alert status to DEFCON 3, Condition Yellow (out of 5 levels)"
When you tell the North Korean they will not be allowed to possess nuclear weapons you ONLY MAKE THEM MORE DESIROUS HAVE IN THE INVENTORY AND STOCKPILE ATOMIC MUNITIONS?
Also, ANYONE HEAR OF THIS BEFORE? THE U.S. MILITARY HAS GONE TO A HEIGHTENED STATE OF READINESS, DEFCON 3? Not any mention of that on the evening nightly news.
2. "Tokyo said warned as first NKorean nuclear target"
"12 April. North Korea has reportedly warned Japan that Tokyo would be the first target of a nuclear attack, in response to Japan’s orders to its armed forces to shoot down any North Korean missile that heads toward its territory"
North Korea attempting to split the allies apart, threatening one and offering negotiations to another? Cagey and clever Pyongyang. Kim is not crazy but perhaps his approach is too crude to be seen as anything else?
3. "US raises nuclear alert. China mobilizes army"
"12 April. US nuclear alert status was raised Friday, April 12, to DEFCON 3, stating “There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States. However the situation is fluid and can change rapidly.”
AGAIN, THE U.S. MILITARY ON A STATE OF HEIGHTENED READINESS. NOWHERE OTHER THAN DEBKA HAVE I SEEN THIS MENTIONED AND THIS HAS BEEN FOR A WEEK NOW!!
4. "Israel passes antidote to Syrian rebels as chemical war looms"
"13 April. The Syrian army has distributed protective suits to units in southern Syria and the Golan, amid evidence that chemical weapons have already been used in the Damascus region. As signs abound of both sides’ readiness for chemical warfare, Israeli troops have started handing out atropine antidotes against sarin and VX nerve agents to Syrian rebels on the Golan and along the Israel-Syrian border,"
More indications of either chemical munition use by the Syrian or potential use of chemical munitions by the Syrian. AND THE ISRAELI HANDING OUT THE ANTIDOTE TO NERVE GAS POISONING TO THE SYRIAN REBEL FORCES. ABSOLUTELY UNPRECEDENTED!
AND in response to the Israeli action [passing out the nerve gas antidote to the Syrian rebels] the Syrian engaging Israeli targets for the first time IN THIRTY-FOUR years. "Syrian shell fire for the first time in 34 years at an IDF Golani patrol on duty Friday night, April 12, in the northern Golani area of Kibbutz El-Rom."
Say what you will about DEBKA but at least from my perspective.they seem to be right on the ball willing to report in a way others are not.