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North Korea Says It Is Entering 'State Of War' With South
NBC World News ^ | Marian Smith

Posted on 03/30/2013 3:24:50 PM PDT by drewh

North Korea said on Saturday that it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea, following a call to arms by the country's young leader Kim Jong Un and days of increasingly belligerent rhetoric from the isolated state.

The North's official news agency KCNA published the joint statement issued by the government, political parties and other organizations.

"From this time on, the North-South relations will be entering a state of war and all issues raised between the North and the South will be handled accordingly," it said.

The statement also warned that if the U.S. and South Korea carried out a pre-emptive attack, the conflict "will not be limited to a local war, but develop into an all-out war, a nuclear war." Advertise | AdChoices

Analysts have said the North's threats have followed a similar pattern but that the country's 30-year-old leader is unpredictable and potentially dangerous.

The White House responded on Saturday by reiterating that "North Korea has a long history of bellicose rhetoric and threats," National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. However, she said the U.S. "takes these threats seriously".

"We continue to take additional measures against the North Korean threat, including our plan to increase the U.S. ground-based interceptors and early warning and tracking radar, and the signing of the ROK-U.S. counter-provocation plan," she said.

On Thursday the U.S. sent two nuclear-capable bombers to South Korea, where they dropped inert munitions in a military exercise. The flight sparked an angry response from the North, which declared on Friday that it was preparing rockets aimed at American bases in South Korea and the Pacific

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: loons; nkwar; northkorea; southkorea; war

1 posted on 03/30/2013 3:24:50 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

The North Korean leadership has been quite literally insane for decades; perhaps they’ve finally decided to destroy themselves.


2 posted on 03/30/2013 3:28:59 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: drewh

Bombs away!

(62 years too late!)


3 posted on 03/30/2013 3:30:11 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: drewh

They are really asking for it now


4 posted on 03/30/2013 3:30:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Not as long as the Marxist is in the White House.


5 posted on 03/30/2013 3:35:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: drewh

I would say that starvation is driving them to insanity, but obviously the fat boy that is in charge hasn’t missed any meals.


6 posted on 03/30/2013 3:36:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Jack Hammer

“perhaps they’ve finally decided to destroy themselves.”

If so, South Korea is on their own. There will be deaths in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions. The South’s military is set up for a cold-war scenario more involving China and Russian than North Korea. They’ve had about 10 years to change that, but I haven’t noticed the types of weapons purchases that would take out all the North’s guns on the DMZ; which would be a PDQ necessity. It would require thousands of pin-point accurate shells and cruise missiles. Also, we can only hope that the South has developed and deployed nuclear weapons. The sinking of the Chonan and our lack of response should have told them they needed their own weapons.

BTW, a strong and decisive response to the sinking would probably have stopped the North from any further adventures. But we sent a “strong” diplomatic note “deploring” the sinking. Nixon responded to the killing of two US officers by sniper fire over the DMZ by whistling up two carrier groups and getting himself quoted in the press about “blowing them back to the stone age.” The North apologized and shot the snipers. No more problems while Nixon was in office. But Obama failed the test.


7 posted on 03/30/2013 3:37:19 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: drewh

We all know it’s crap until something expensive goes BOOM.


8 posted on 03/30/2013 3:38:19 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: GeronL

Who cares...? They’re ALWAYS spewing this stuff.

ALWAYS.

Sea of fire, smite the Imperialist splittists, bathe the foreign monsters in Seas of Fire, blah, blah, blah.

Rinse, repeat.

NO CAUSE FOR ALARM (in fact).


9 posted on 03/30/2013 3:38:44 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Must be hungry and think Americans must feed his people.


10 posted on 03/30/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT by edcoil (If the man was accused of leadership, there would not be enough evidence to convict him.)
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To: drewh
Kim Jong Un is a gae- ddong, pok-tahn, babo ddong-ggae.


11 posted on 03/30/2013 3:43:45 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: drewh; All
Per Youtube, are alleged "giant alien humanoids" assisting North Korea? (Youtube reports; you decide)
* Alien Humanoids Attend Kim Jong Ils Funeral
12 posted on 03/30/2013 3:48:42 PM PDT by Colofornian (If BoM is everlasting gospel, why no god as exalted man, 3 glorious degrees, men becoming gods, etc?)
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To: Jack Hammer

I don’t think that family tree has any branches. Coo-coo...


13 posted on 03/30/2013 3:49:02 PM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: drewh

Obama is already practicing his bowing in preparation of kissing some North Korean ass..I say let’s send them Jim Carrey..and throw in Bill Maher for good measure..but maybe even North Korea has their standards


14 posted on 03/30/2013 3:51:34 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh

There will be no winners and a lot of losers if the “cold war” turns into a shooting way.


15 posted on 03/30/2013 3:53:12 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: drewh

On Monday he’ll proclaim “Aplil Foor! Me raffing now!”


16 posted on 03/30/2013 3:53:32 PM PDT by Gman (Anglican Priest)
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To: GeronL

Skin that smokewagon and see what happens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7J6dRkJjOI


17 posted on 03/30/2013 3:53:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: All

Maybe that POS Psy can smooth things like Rodman did. They should ship him over there and see.


18 posted on 03/30/2013 3:56:33 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: drewh

Mr Kim, please do not send any nukes on us! We will send you all the food you want, FREE! Us taxpayers will be happy to send you the food, will just print more money or borrow from China.


19 posted on 03/30/2013 4:04:41 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: drewh

I predict a coup.


20 posted on 03/30/2013 4:07:44 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: drewh



BE PLEASED TO BRING IT ON

KIM JONG FUBAR

21 posted on 03/30/2013 4:21:29 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: drewh
Ronery
22 posted on 03/30/2013 4:26:52 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Don’t forget to add in Sean Penn and Michael Moore.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 4:27:27 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: drewh

Did Jimmy Carter retire or something? He or Jesse should go over and fix this.


24 posted on 03/30/2013 5:02:26 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Jack Hammer

food shortages and economic disaster correlate with violent, mass insane behavior.


25 posted on 03/30/2013 5:11:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: drewh

WHCD!

What has China done?


26 posted on 03/30/2013 5:17:33 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: edcoil
Must be hungry and think Americans must feed his people.

That's exactly it. And why wouldn't he think so? Every administration since Truman's has sent North Korea food and fuel just to shut them up.

The kid's dorky-looking but he's figured that much out.

27 posted on 03/30/2013 5:18:03 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The economy is not a pie, but a bakery.)
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To: newnhdad


28 posted on 03/30/2013 5:22:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: drewh

29 posted on 03/30/2013 5:53:32 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: drewh

I cannot help but wonder if this is not an indication that Iran has nuclear weapon capability right now.


30 posted on 03/30/2013 6:23:15 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

If we are lucky they won’t be allowed to leave NK and will be put to work in a camp.


31 posted on 03/30/2013 6:53:37 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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