Skip to comments.North Korea Says It Is Entering 'State Of War' With South
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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The North Korean leadership has been quite literally insane for decades; perhaps they’ve finally decided to destroy themselves.
(62 years too late!)
They are really asking for it now
Not as long as the Marxist is in the White House.
I would say that starvation is driving them to insanity, but obviously the fat boy that is in charge hasn’t missed any meals.
perhaps theyve 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 Souths military is set up for a cold-war scenario more involving China and Russian than North Korea. Theyve had about 10 years to change that, but I havent noticed the types of weapons purchases that would take out all the Norths 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.
We all know it’s crap until something expensive goes BOOM.
Who cares...? They’re ALWAYS spewing this stuff.
Sea of fire, smite the Imperialist splittists, bathe the foreign monsters in Seas of Fire, blah, blah, blah.
NO CAUSE FOR ALARM (in fact).
Must be hungry and think Americans must feed his people.
I don’t think that family tree has any branches. Coo-coo...
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
There will be no winners and a lot of losers if the “cold war” turns into a shooting way.
On Monday he’ll proclaim “Aplil Foor! Me raffing now!”
Skin that smokewagon and see what happens.
Maybe that POS Psy can smooth things like Rodman did. They should ship him over there and see.
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.
I predict a coup.
BE PLEASED TO BRING IT ON
KIM JONG FUBAR
Don’t forget to add in Sean Penn and Michael Moore.
Did Jimmy Carter retire or something? He or Jesse should go over and fix this.
food shortages and economic disaster correlate with violent, mass insane behavior.
What has China done?
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.
I cannot help but wonder if this is not an indication that Iran has nuclear weapon capability right now.
If we are lucky they won’t be allowed to leave NK and will be put to work in a camp.