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    N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner | Fox News


    With the threats billowing out of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's regime at an unusually rapid clip, concern is mounting that the young leader could be backing himself into a corner -- feeling compelled to do something or lose face.

    Shortly after midnight local time, North Korean state television reported that Kim signed orders to put the nation's rockets on combat-ready status. In a photo released on state-run media, a chart titled "U.S. mainland strike plan" could be seen and a map showed missiles arcing into Hawaii, Washington, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.
    Actually I'm quite amazed that no story has been posted in here. Does anyone else think this is newsworthy or important besides me? I think this punk is deranged.
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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

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    Actually I'm quite amazed that no story has been posted in here. Does anyone else think this is newsworthy or important besides me? I think this punk is deranged.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/asia/1...post1061627126


    But you're right, dude is ****ed in the head. Of course, look at his father...


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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Sorry American I had thrown it up in the B2 thread with the Russian response.....after we made our response. I was trying to keep them all together.

    North Korea readies rockets after U.S. show of force.....

    SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea put its missile units on standby on Friday to attack U.S. military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula in a rare show of force.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed off on the order at a midnight meeting of top generals and "judged the time has come to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists in view of the prevailing situation", the official KCNA news agency said.

    KCNA said North Korea and the United States could only settle their differences by "physical means". The North has an arsenal of Soviet-era short-range Scud missiles that can hit South Korea but its longer-range Nodong and Musudan missiles, which could in theory hit U.S. Pacific bases, are untested.

    China, the North's sole major ally, repeated its calls for restraint on the Korean peninsula at a regular Foreign Ministry briefing and made no criticism of the U.S. flights.

    The news of Kim's response was unusually swift.

    "He finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets of the KPA (Korean People's Army), ordering them to be on standby for fire so that they may strike any time the U.S. mainland, its military bases in the operational theatres in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea," KCNA said.

    South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported there had been additional troop and vehicle movements at the North's mid- and long-range missile sites, indicating they may be ready to fire.

    It was impossible to verify the report which did not specify a time frame. South Korea's Defense Ministry said it was watching shorter-range Scud missile sites closely as well as Nodong and Musudan missile batteries......snip~

    Victor Cha, a North Korea expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the drill fitted within the context of ramped-up efforts by the Pentagon to deter the North from acting upon any of its threats.
    Asked whether he thought the latest moves could further aggravate tension, Cha, a former White House official, said: "I don't think the situation can get any more aggravated than it already is."

    Still, Hagel, who on March 15 announced he was bolstering missile defenses over the growing North Korea threat, said all of the actions by the North had to be taken seriously.
    "Their very provocative actions and belligerent tone, it has ratcheted up the danger and we have to understand that reality," Hagel said, renewing a warning that the U.S. military was ready for "any eventuality" on the peninsula.....snip~

    North Korea readies rockets after U.S. show of force

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Who knows what he will do. Normal reasoning doesn't apply.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Who knows what he will do. Normal reasoning doesn't apply.
    Sort of. Everyone is a rational actor. The A Priori Assumptions are the bitch to figure out.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    It's very hard to take NK seriously and there's not much we can do but wait and see. Obviously, we have forces on the ground and nukes in the water and the air. We won't "lose" the fight.

    But trying to predict crazy people is very hard. Pre-emptive isn't practical. So, nobody talks about ut much because...what can you say?

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    We could always stay out of it and let it be someone elses problem for once. South Korea needs to learn to defend itself.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

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    Actually I'm quite amazed that no story has been posted in here. Does anyone else think this is newsworthy or important besides me? I think this punk is deranged.
    It's not really newsworthy any more as it's their what, 456th threat this month.

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    It's not really newsworthy any more as it's their what, 456th threat this month.
    Makes you wonder what's next... "this time we're really, really, really, really, really, really, REALLY serious!"

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    Re: N. Korea threats raise concern Kim backing regime into corner

    In from an hour ago.


    Analysis: NKorea threat may be more bark than bite.....



    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Across North Korea, soldiers are gearing up for battle and shrouding their jeeps and vans with camouflage netting. Newly painted signboards and posters call for "death to the U.S. imperialists" and urge the people to fight with "arms, not words."

    But even as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is issuing midnight battle cries to his generals to ready their rockets, he and his million-man army know full well that a successful missile strike on U.S. targets would be suicide for the outnumbered, out-powered North Korean regime.

    It's all part of a plan to force Washington to the negotiating table, pressure the new president in Seoul to change policy on North Korea, and build unity at home — without triggering a full-blown war if all goes well.



    However, what North Korea really wants is legitimacy in the eyes of the U.S. — and a peace treaty. Pyongyang wants U.S. troops off Korean soil, and the bombs and rockets are more of an expensive, dangerous safety blanket than real firepower. They are the only real playing card North Korea has left, and the bait they hope will bring the Americans to the negotiating table.

    More than 100,000 soldiers, students and ordinary workers were summoned Friday to Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang to pump their fists in support of North Korea's commander in chief. But elsewhere, it was business as usual at restaurants and shops, and farms and factories, where the workers have heard it all before.

    And in a telling sign that even the North Koreans don't expect war, the national airline, Air Koryo, is adding flights to its spring lineup and preparing to host the scores of tourists they expect to flock to Pyongyang despite the threats issuing forth from the Supreme Command.

    War or no war, it seems Pyongyang remains open for business.

    Analysis: NKorea threat may be more bark than bite

    According to this.....it's all about Jong Un crying wolf after tooting his horn. Sure hope they are Right.

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