THIS - fascinating series of tweets preceding this .....but this is the bottom line.
NK strikes common chord of concern for most voters , which heightens chances of a US preemptive military strike.
DPRK army statement says military action by U.S. will be met with "just all-out war" https://buff.ly/2wrOv9U
-Guam is the westernmost US land -The 2 US bases: Naval Base & Andersen Air Force Base -Recent tests showed Guam is within reach of NK
US has THAAD anti-ballistic missile battery in Guam since 2015. First permanent deployment of THAAD outside continental United States
Right on the money with that new that against Guam.
The below was always threatened in the context of nuclear *use* by North Korea. Never for simply making threats.
Fuller context makes this very unusual and dangerous. US does not/should not threaten retaliation for DPRK rhetoric.
Updated--> North Korea is responding with belligerence to the 'fire and fury' comments http://www.forexlive.com/news/!/yen-ticking-a-little-higher-20170808 …
North Korea: Carry Out Pre-Emptive Operation Once US Shows Signs Of Provocation - KCNA
North Korea: It Is Seriously Considering Strategy To Strike Guam With Mid-To-Long Range Missiles - KCNA
Having launched an ICBM w/ capability to hit US-NK present confidence supports concern NK can miniaturize warheads.
Japan perceives growing threat from North Korea missiles: defense white paper http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170808/p2g/00m/0dm/045000c …
China July CPI 1.4% y/y (expected 1.5%) & PPI 5.5% y/y (expected 5.6%)
Australia Home loans (July): 0.5% m/m (vs. expected 1.5%)
PBOC sets USD/CNY mid-point today at 6.7075 (vs. yesterday at 6.7184)
Comments from ex-BOJ Kiuchi crossing - BOJ may change 10-yr yield target to 3-5 yrs
Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.6 Hits Northwestern China's Xinjiang - Xinhua
RBNZ monetary policy announcement due Wednesday - preview, scenarios
China inflation data due today (July) - preview
Australia housing finance data due today - preview
The economic data due from Asia today is of a fire and fury like the world has never seen
U.S. stocks closed out Tuesday trading lower, breaking the Dow's 10-day gain streak http://on.mktw.net/2umDbuo
ForexLive Americas FX news wrap: USD dollar gets a JOLT
Here we go...
Defense Intelligence Agency experts now believe North Korea has mastered miniaturization & may have 60 nukes.
Poll: Trump's approval rating hits lowest number yet http://hill.cm/DOzQZKq
Trump's Justice Dept backs Ohio voter purge Obama Justice Dept opposed http://hill.cm/SAiZ8CR
Frustrated donors pull $2 million from Senate GOP over ObamaCare repeal failure: report http://hill.cm/xNg2enl
Pro-Trump super PACs face slow fundraising totals since Trump's election http://hill.cm/UAZzkiX
CNN reporter: Democrats have "no leader" and are "in complete disrepair and disarray" http://hill.cm/XID4uuu
NEW: Trump faces first major international crisis http://hill.cm/m283bMr
Mitch McConnell grumbles: Trump had “excessive expectations” for how quickly Congress… http://hotair.com/archives/2017/08/08/mitch-mcconnell-grumbles-trump-excessive-expectations-quickly-congress-can-act/ …
It's real-ish but very very very very very unlikely to happen
Opioids are a "tremendous problem in our country and we are going to get it taken care of as well as it can be taken care of," Trump says.
Trump says to prevent opioid overdoses, tell youths "no good, really bad for you." "If they don't start it'll never be a problem."
'The most well-organized campaign in the history of the alt-right' is targeting HR McMaster http://read.bi/2uCR334
Russia Probes , Russia Related...
JUST IN: Trump campaign hands over thousands of documents in Russia investigation http://hill.cm/tK6ns2X
The US & #Russia are talking/negotiating more intensively than ever before; over (1) de-escalation & (2) future political arrangements 2/13
Russia reacts to White House soap opera with a shrug http://reut.rs/2vLNhcP
Russia is desperate to snap out long recession but new US sanctions likely to preserve the foreign investment chill.
Mouzalas claims EU will return few migrants to Greece http://dlvr.it/PchkK4
Certainly easy for some countries to leave EU apparently...
#Libya Migrant rescue ship stranded after Italy + Malta deny port access.
NEW: Theresa May set to firm up Brexit position by publishing key position papers http://bit.ly/2hGoIHW
France and Germany to close tax loopholes for U.S. tech giants http://hill.cm/AJsSPlP
EU nations start process of returning migrants to Greece http://dlvr.it/PcclRs
Odds & Ends ...
Renting Graves....have heard it all now. Nothing sacred these days..
PC member Magbri Deadlines Serraj..this pertains to deal with Italy.
Government Forces captured Numaysah, Al-Jabir and Al-Khumaysiyah Map: http://syriancivilwarmap.com
Northern axis getting closer to Ma'adan....
Good overview of the hot burner issues , on the Syria stove.
One takeaway -watch to see if/ when Maduro's Generals rebel against his rule...
Turkey-Iran-Russia kick off Syria talks in Tehran http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-iran-russia-kick-off-syria-talks-in-tehran-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=116488&NewsCatID=510 …
Note this is a either a different quake or perhaps a large aftershock.