Skip to comments.North Korean army: We have final approval to launch nuclear strikes on the U.S.
Posted on 04/03/2013 5:46:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
I blame Dennis Rodman.
Suicide by (global) cop?
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 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.
Under normal circumstances this is gag material for “Team America 2″ but Ed’s right about the significance of the North kicking South Koreans out of the Kaesong industrial complex. That shows greater seriousness of purpose than usual. Question: Is there any way to deter them short of cataclysmic war? The Pentagon’s sending missile defenses to Guam to show Kim that his chance of hitting U.S. territory is even lower than he thinks, but that’s not really deterrence. If Kim fires something off, it’ll be in the course of fully committing to war with South Korea. He’ll have nothing to lose at that point by taking an extra potshot at America. Typically I’d assume that the way to rein in North Korea is to put pressure on China, but Chinese pressure on NK and Kim’s resulting insecurity probably contributed to the recent escalation. China won’t double down for fear of what Kim might do next. And if Japan and South Korea try to make them double down by declaring that they’ll go nuclear, that might spook Kim into an invasion of the South that he otherwise wouldn’t undertake.
At a minimum, you’d think that the saber-rattling of the last few weeks would put an end to negotiations with NK once and for all, but that could have the same “nothing left to lose” effect on the North Korean leadership’s war plans as regional proliferation would. What now except paying the danegeld again once they ask for it? Is there any sort of preemptive attack (short of a comprehensive nuclear one, which would never happen) that might take out North Korean artillery, at least, before it can do major damage to Seoul? I’m guessing no, and even if there was that wouldn’t stop a North Korean invasion of the South. What’s the game plan now, coach?
Update: Another X factor: What if Kim’s lost control of the military?
There have been defections of small units of North Korean soldiers to China soldiers who were subsequently turned around and sent back to North Korea, says retired Brig. Gen. Russell Howard, former commander of the 1st Special Forces Group, which has an Asia Focus.
This may seem like a positive development, but it is a problem because it means that Kim may feel the need to reassert his control over the military, by beating the war drum and trying to get his troops to rally around it. The more he needs their support, the harder he might beat the drum.
That assumes that this is all for show. If Kim himself or his handlers fear that the military’s at risk of falling apart, whether through defections, deterioriating materiel, or for other reasons, then they may conclude that they have to attack South Korea now before they lose the capability altogether. And then there’s this:
The concern is that as a favored, privileged son, perhaps he doesnt realize the seriousness of his actions. This kid who they have as a leader now is perhaps starting to believe his own press, Howard says.
I was fairly certain that his father was rational or at least had people around him that wouldnt let him carry out these threats. His grandfather played it to the hilt successfully, he adds. I just dont know with this young Kim.”
He’s young, quite possibly stupid, and also quite possibly drunk on the compulsory adulation he’s getting. All bets are off.
But...I think we should announce at the UN...Kim is gay and has a crush on Dennis Rodman.
The left certainly wouldn’t think that is demeaning.
Are we talking about Kim or Obama?
Sadam didn’t have China at this back. Nor did Osama bin laden.
You have to think ahead in the chess match. Global economic disaster is ahead for the global elites,(an economic annihilation for the rest of us); they may be fomenting war to take the pressure off the EU economy. Think of WWII—look at all the sacrifices citizens will make to fund a war effort. They’ll be able to keep their control, maybe even complete that global government thingy that they initiated with Communist China using ‘free trade’.
Gun control first, then nuclear war. Global Government is the end game. They want NK to act up but they better hurry and get that UN Arms treaty passed first, so Obama’s executive orders will have teeth!
“U.S. policy for dealing with the North Korean situation is inadequate because it focuses on North Korea in isolation as a rogue state, and naively seeks help from the Russians and Chinese to solve the problem. The North Korea situation and any future nuclear incident, wherever it occurs, must be seen against the background of Sino-Soviet ‘convergence’ strategy: the interaction of Russian and Chinese policy and the moves they make to derive strategic gains from critical situations should be closely studied.”
- Anatoliy Golitsyn, the highest ranking KGB defector to the West, The Perestroika Deception, 1990, p.46
"WHERE THE HECK IS HE?!?"
Meanwhile, they’ve lost track of two North Korean subs.
Not as scary as it sounds, but the Google translation makes this worth reading.
Really not so sure how much “back” China will cover.
Kim is more of an embarrassing retarded cousin, that China kept in a bad divorce. When Kim threatens your BEST customer, and threatens to disrupt the global economy .... that is bad for business.
China is all about business. They may not be a military Superpower, but they are a global economic superpower. If forced into a military confrontation - they have a great deal to lose.
Without going into the details ... we would know. Not all fissionable material is identical.
Ezekiel 39 is coming true right before our eyes. Thanks to our putrid, godless, and cowardly politicians and their fawning acceptance of gay marriage, America is about to be plunged into darkness via the tool that was made in North Korea.
America will be silenced while Isreal is left to defend herself from more godless monsters, until finally humanity's God intervenes on behalf of what is good and just.
I only hope that retribution is levied upon those in our country that have betrayed their fellow citizens. May God have mercy on their souls!
try on Isaiah 18 for size.
As your nick reads ... America and the world shall have to endure tyranny to be once more ... free from tyranny. Appreciation for your post.
Yep. And remember that Cush (Ethiopia) went all the way to the west coast of Africa in those days.
We’ll know it’s serious when Obama stops playing politics...for a few hours at least.
Prices will skyrocket after the smoke & dust settles over Pyongyang!
WE have a lot to lose if THEY force us into a military confrontation.
They see how weak we are right now, their Senator, Diane Feinstein is pushing the gun control agenda at the behest of China.
We are economically weak. China basically owns the goverments of several states— California being one thanks to Jerry Brown and Arnold the RINO.
They could easily throw off their secrecy about their control of the US government and move in to take over, after Obama forces the American people through a final humiliation over North Korea.
Don’t put anything passed these people. They are playing for keeps, and I don’t know what the average American citizen is playing for right now because they apparently have no civic responsibility, cannot run a fair election anymore, and do nothing to defend free government.