Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Red Dawn - North Korea Approves Nuke Strikes on U.S.

What will the history books write about the only sitting U.S. president to win a Nobel Peace Prize while in office?  Will they tell how he provocatively ordered B2 Stealth Bombers to drop faux bombs in a show of force when tensions with North Korea where already high and verging on boiling over?  Will they tell how he order anti-missile destroyers off the coast of North Korea?

Will there even be any history books to write?  

N. Korea approves nuclear strike on US
SEOUL — The North Korean army said Thursday it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, involving the possible use of "cutting-edge" nuclear weapons.
In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) said it was formally informing Washington that reckless US threats would be "smashed by... cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means".
"The merciless operation of (our) revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified," the statement said.
"The US had better ponder over the prevailing grave situation," it added.
North Korea had threatened a "pre-emptive" nuclear strike against the United States a month ago, and last week the supreme army command ordered its strategic rocket units to combat status for strikes on the US mainland and US bases in Guam and Hawaii.
"The moment of explosion is approaching fast," Thursday's statement said, adding that a war could break out on the Korean peninsula "today or tomorrow".
"In view of this situation, the KPA General Staff in charge of all operations will take powerful practical military counteractions in succession," it said.
Despite a successful long-range rocket launch in December, most experts believe North Korea is years from developing a genuine inter-continental ballistic missile that could strike the mainland United States.
Hawaii and Guam would also be outside the range of its medium-range missiles, which would be capable, however, of striking US bases in South Korea and Japan.
The army statement said responsibility for the current crisis "entirely rests" with the United States, citing the participation of nuclear-capable US B-52s and B-2 stealth bombers in ongoing joint military drills with South Korea.
"Never has the whole Korean peninsula been exposed to such danger of a nuclear war as today," it added.


Anonymous said...

I can't help but think this is all being drummed up to provide an excuse to invade Iran. The neocons will point to North Korea's nuclear threats as the inevitable conclusion of what would happen if Iran were allowed to go nuclear.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, the Obamas live like royalty.