North Korea Targeting U.S. Mainland And Bases

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. pspr


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    But don't worry. Obama is keeping an eye on Little Kim. (Take the lens caps off, O.)

    (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to be combat ready, targeting U.S. military bases on Guam, Hawaii and mainland America after U.S. bombers flew sorties threatening the North.

    The order, issued in a statement from the North's military "supreme command", marks the latest fiery rhetoric from Pyongyang since the start of joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean forces early this month.

    South Korea's defense ministry said it saw no sign of imminent military action by North Korea.

    "From this moment, the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army will be putting into combat duty posture No. 1 all field artillery units, including long-range artillery units and strategic rocket units, that will target all enemy objects in U.S. invasionary bases on its mainland, Hawaii and Guam," the North's KCNA news agency said.

    The North previously threatened nuclear attack on the United States and South Korea, although it is not believed to have the capability to hit the continental United States with an atomic weapon. But the U.S. military's bases in the Pacific area are in range of its medium-range missiles.

    South Korea's defense ministry said it had detected no signs of unusual activity by the North's military but will monitor the situation. The South and the U.S. military are conducting drills until the end of April, which they have stressed are strictly defensive in nature.

    The North has previously threatened to strike back at the U.S. military accusing Washington of war preparations by using B-52 bombers which have flown over the Korean peninsula as part of the drills.

    North Korea has said it has abrogated an armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War and threatened a nuclear attack on the United States.

    (Reporting by Jack Kim and Ju-min Park; Editing by Neil Fullick)
  2. Who's the bigger douche? :confused:
  3. Lucrum


    By height or girth?
  4. I think the time for game playing is over. When you actually have nukes and get this serious about using them, it's time to act. We need to level the place.

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Reclusive North Korea is to cut the last channel of communications with the South because war could break out at "any moment", it said on Wednesday, days of after warning the United States and South Korea of nuclear attack.

    The move is the latest in a series of bellicose threats from North Korea in response to new U.N. sanctions imposed after its third nuclear test in February and to "hostile" military drills under way joining the United States and South Korea.

    The North has already stopped responding to calls on the hotline to the U.S. military that supervises the heavily armed Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the Red Cross line that has been used by the governments of both sides.

    "Under the situation where a war may break out at any moment, there is no need to keep north-south military communications which were laid between the militaries of both sides," the North's KCNA news agency quoted a military spokesman as saying.

    "There do not exist any dialogue channel and communications means between the DPRK and the U.S. and between the north and the south."
  5. pspr


    N.K. is like a little kid who keeps saying bolder and bolder things to try to get your attention.

    S.K. says there are no troop movements or buildups to suggest an imminent attack. Of course, N.K. could do something like the previous shelling or the sinking of the S.K. ship. But, in those incidents there wasn't a bunch of rhetoric before hand.
  6. Isn't NK's bluster just a shake-down of the US to get some more money? Will the US ever wise up to this??
  7. pspr


    Yes. No.
  8. Pithy. Poignant.