Monday, March 18, 2013

Fire and Brimstone

Three years ago North Korea sunk a South Korean warship killing 0vr 40 sailors. Later that year they launched the largest artillery barrage since 1953, killing four.
Last month, the DPRK conducted the third nuclear test.
This month, in response to joint US and South Korean military exercises, a spokesman for Pyongyang's foreign ministry issued this statement:
... now that the U.S. is set to light a fuse for a nuclear war, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will exercise the right to a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy the strongholds of the aggressors and to defend the supreme interests of the country.
The Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Army declared that it would totally nullify the Korean Armistice Agreement (AA) from March 11 when the U.S. nuclear war rehearsal gets into full swing. This meant that from that moment the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will take military actions for self-defence against any target any moment...

During a rally on the same day a North Korean General said,
Intercontinental ballistic missiles and various other missiles which have already set their striking targets, are now armed with lighter, smaller and more diversified nuclear warheads and are placed on standby status.
When we [launch the missiles] Washington, which is the stronghold of evils, will be engulfed in a sea of flames/fire.)
 The DPRK has also vowed to turn Seoul and Japan “into a sea of fire”.

A DPRK newspaper added:
 The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK are waiting for a final order, getting themselves fully ready to deluge the enemies with a shower of bullets so that they can not survive, if they provoke it

The United States has about 30,000 military personnel in South Korea.
The North has been able to acquire nuclear weapons, only because we have been propping them up for at least 20 years. It was the Clinton administration that GAVE the regime tons of food aid, fuel oil, and nuclear capability to generate electricity. In exchange, they were to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons,
The North would have collapsed more than a decade ago if we had not fed them. Instead, every time they have acted with aggression, we have  rewarded them.
The violence committed by the DPRK since 1953 is continuous and so common, it is rarely noted.
Five years after North Korea acknowledged possessing nuclear weapons, our National Security advisor to President Obama said this last week:

For sixty years, the United States has been committed to ensuring peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. This means deterring North Korean aggression and protecting our allies.  And it means the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.  The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state; nor will we stand by while it seeks to develop a nuclear-armed missile that can target the United States. 

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