Skip to comments.Confrontation with US inevitable: North Korea (Bring it on commies!)
Posted on 12/29/2002 5:59:54 AM PST by knighthawk
SEOUL: North Korea warned on Sunday that confrontation with the United States was inevitable as tensions escalated over its decision to expel United Nations monitors from a controversial nuclear site.
"Inevitable is the confrontation with the imperialists as long as they do not abandon the aggressive and predatory nature," said a commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the mouthpiece of the ruling communist party.
"The imperialist reactionaries are seriously mistaken if they think they would bring the Korean people, who regard independence as their life and soul, to their knees with pressure," it added.
The latest salvo in the war of rhetoric came after the North Korean government organisation in charge of Korean affairs said in a statement that the United States was "desperate to bar the Korean nation from achieving reconciliation and cooperation by itself."
"Timed to coincide with its futile 'nuclear racket', the US is deepening the crisis on the Korean peninsula by shamelessly meddling in the issues related to the inter-Korean relations and hamstringing the process to warm them," said the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland in a statement on Saturday.
The accusation coincided with an anti-US rally in Pyongyang by some 10,000 people who called for "sacred anti-US resistance".
North Korea has come under widespread international condemnation for taking a series of steps to restart a nuclear power plant that could be used to produce weapons-grade plutonium.
The MLRS M270 Launcher, a derivative of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV), is the standard U.S. Army platform for firing surface to surface artillery rockets and missiles. The Armored Vehicle Mounted Rocket Launcher (M270) is a full-tracked, self-propelled launcher/loader designed to launch 12 tactical rockets and re-deploy before enemy determination of launch position (shoot and scoot). The launch platform is also used to launch the Army Tactical Missile System (Army TACMS) and is capable of launching all M270 Family of Munitions (MFOM) tactical rocket/missile variants. The launcher consists of six rockets, each of which are mounted and controlled in both azimuth and elevation. It has an automated control system for aiming that automatically corrects for launcher cant and ambient temperature, a directional reference system to obtain azimuth elevation and cant angles, and a FCS which is operated from a man-rated vehicle cab. The launcher platform structure provides a "self-loading" capability.
Which I suppose is good, since they are eating tree bark and occasionally each other to sustain their bodies.
Still, nobody in their right mind wants to get into a war with Russia where the outcome depends on being tougher than the Russians. Our still Clintonized military is focused on Iraq and has few wonder weapons left over to point at North Korea. North Korea has spent the last 49 years digging their troops and tanks into rock mountains, not spreading them out on a flat vegetation free desert like Saddam. North Korea -- if their people fight -- will be a far tougher nut to crack than Iraq.
So let's (a) not fight them until we can give them our undivided attention, and (b) not fight them at all unless they give us no choice. The U.S. has outlasted brutal regimes far larger and more powerful than North Korea's, and we can do it again, and contain them until they collapse
In other words, we still won't let them overrun the South.
Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland