Skip to comments.North Korea states 'nuclear war is unavoidable' as it declares first target will be Japan
Posted on 04/12/2013 7:36:17 AM PDT by Red Badger
NORTH KOREA has warned Japan that Tokyo would be the first target in the event of a war on the Korean Peninsula, as it increased threats of an attack.
In a commentary carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the communist country lashed out at Tokyo's standing orders to destroy any missile heading toward Japan, threatening such actions will result in a nuclear attack against the island nation.
If Japan executes its threat to shoot down any North Korean missile, such a provocative intervention would see Tokyo an enormous conurbation of 30 million people consumed in nuclear flames, KCNA warned.
Japan is always in the cross-hairs of our revolutionary army and if Japan makes a slightest move, the spark of war will touch Japan first, the report added.
An official at Japans defence ministry said that the country will take every possible measure to respond to any scenario, while the US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that a North Korean missile launch would be a huge mistake.
The rhetoric that we are hearing from North Korea is simply unacceptable by any standards, he told a news conference in Seoul alongside South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se.
The United States, South Korea and the entire international community are all united in the fact that North Korea will not be accepted as a nuclear power, Kerry added.
However, the North has declared it is "confident of final victory" against its enemies.
"The enemies should know that it is the era of the great Marshal Kim Jong Un, leader of the most powerful country and invincible great Paektusan nation," KCNA stated.
"The DPRK has won victories in confrontation with the U.S. in spirit and is waging an all-out action with it, with confidence in final victory."
The torrent of war cries is seen outside Pyongyang as an effort to raise fears and pressure Seoul and Washington into changing their North Korea policies, and to show the North Korean people that their young leader is strong enough to stand up to powerful foes.
South Korea fears Pyongyang could launch now launch multiple missiles after weeks of threats, according to local reports.
Observers believe a launch is most likely in the build-up to Mondays anniversary of the birth of late founder Kim Il-Sung, for which celebrations are already well under way in Pyongyang.
The Korean Peninsula has "been reduced to the biggest nuclear hotspot in the world", the North said in more fiery rhetoric today, "making the outbreak of a nuclear war on this land unavoidable."
The reclusive state is dedicated to "defending the sovereignty and dignity of the country with its own strike mode and means," it said.
"No force on earth can block the just cause of the army and people of the DPRK," the chilling message concluded.
Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers prepare its missile interceptor
As one former Japanese Prime Minister once said, "If Japan decides on Monday that it needs nuclear weapons, on Friday we will have them.".......
Quick, someone put up some “Nuke Free Zone” signs. That will solve everything.
With declarations like this,
and the fact that we know where the missile silos are...
why aren’t they rubble?
It’s 3:00 AM. Is anybody home?
With the Hello Kitty version on the launch pads the following Monday.
Try the golf course or the nearest celebrity party........
One theory I’ve heard on this most recent display of retardation from NK is that they are putting on a show for Iran in an attempt to sell them missiles.
The rhetoric alone shows just how isolated these people are. Time stopped in NK when the Kim Dynasty began. It reads like something a 5th grader would write.
I am sure the Japanese have the ability to ramp up a nuke program rather quickly if they so chose to do so. Frankly, they could just lob pieces of Fukushima at them.
Interesting the NORKS are picking on Japan as the aggressor state here. Their obvious intention is to take over the south. I guess if Ho Chi Minh had had nukes, he would have threatened Tailand while working to take out the south too. Same principle, point one way while moving another.
Once they consider that their protection is ensured by Obama and Kerry, I think that they will discover the need for their own nukes.
I’m thinking the pieces are sitting in an underground warehouse and just have “some assembly required”.
“We have always been at war with Eastasia, Winston.”........
I believe their intention is to take action without China stopping it. They know China has been rattling sabers with Japan for a while over some disputed islands. They probably believe China won't stop them if they go after Japan but will interfere if they go after SK, Taiwan, or the US as China needs stability to fight on the economic front.
These NORKS have got to be the ‘precious Negro’ equivalent of the otherwise industrial world wide Asian population...
...’give us free stuff or we’ll wreck things for you’...
And all the supposed great thinkers in world gubermint want to deal rationally with this cancer.
Where’s Defense Sec. Rodman when ya need him?
Ho Chi Minh was not a stupid 20 something with a big ego........
The result of five years of Obamugabe pussyfooting, bowing to the Chinese, and ignoring real threats.
We are facing the same thing with Iran, folks.
George W. Bush spoke about this with his “Axis of Evil” concept—and the media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) chuckled at the “Cowboy Diplomacy”.
Now we are facing true danger from two of the three, and the best the Assclown can do is send Lurch over to mumble something about the world not accepting such behavior.
We have ignoramuses in charge, folks. Face it.
Batteries are included.......
“Frankly, they could just lob pieces of Fukushima at them.”
Well it would definitely be a good way to get rid of all those pesky spent fuel rod.