No. Kim Jong Un will calm down or Obama will ignore him.
North Korea will be hit with US air, drone and missle strikes.
A full land invasion of North Korea by US forces is coming soon.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
Yeah, I'm far from panic mode over the latest threats from NK. I am not, however, as blaise about it as I have been in the past. For one thing, NK has already attacked the South militarily since Un took over, a real shooting skirmish with real casualties. What was his "punishment" for this aggression? Nothing. Nada. Nein.
Now he has gone so far as to declare war on the US and SK (yeah, yeah, I know, formally a state of war has existed for 60 years) and threaten to use nukes. I think it's possible that his military leadership, which quite frankly runs the North, having been deprived of substantitive outside news, is arrogant and ignorant enough to think that it's brilliant plan will actually work, that they can nuke Seoul, instantly take out the US presence, then march through the South unopposed.
That isn't true, of course. We'd wipe the peninsula with them... but we'd still have hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dead people in a sea of green glass.
So, do we sit back and wait for the bomb to drop? Do we pre-emptively take out their nuclear capacity (which makes more sense now in NK than it ever did in Iraq)? Or do we just yawn and mumble, "another day, another idle threat"?
I don't know, and I'm glad I don't have to decide. I do know that I'm more uncomfortable about the future of the two Koreas now than I ever have been in my lifetime. Something feels... I dunno... a bit more ominous and real at the moment. Hope I'm wrong.
Formal Declaration of War died with the (Unconstitutional)War Powers Act.
As a dreamer of dreams and a travellin' man, I have chalked up many a mile.
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks and I've learned much from both of their styles!
CNN) -- North Korea on Tuesday demonstrated its commitment to its controversial nuclear program, saying that it plans to restart a reactor at its main atomic complex that it agreed to shut down in 2007.
North Korea says it plans to restart shuttered nuclear reactor - CNN.com
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But the Chinese have been considering for a while already if NK is really worth the trouble, especially because trade relations to the US are much more important (and to SK increasingly too). So it's probably only a matter of time until the Chinese decide Un is really not worth this trouble and drop him.
Hell, it's a wonder this silly country has not collapsed all on its own by now.
Maybe the next American trade delegation to China can simply ask if they get NK as a bonus, in exchange for a really good deal or something.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
North Korean leader dials down hostile rhetoric.....
North Korea's leader appeared to tamp down hostile rhetoric that had threatened impending war with the United States and South Korea in a key speech published on Tuesday that implied the isolated country was shifting its focus to development.
But the speech delivered on Sunday by Kim Jong-un focused on how nuclear capability supported economic development although it accused the United States of seeking to drag North Korea into an arms race in a bid to hinder its economic improvement.
"It is on the basis of a strong nuclear strength that peace and prosperity can exist and so can the happiness of people's lives," Kim said in the speech delivered to the central committee meeting of the ruling Workers Party of Korea and published in full on Tuesday.
Threats from North Korea have prompted the United States to beef up its forces on the peninsula and station a warship off the Korean peninsula overnight.
The North has promised its citizens that it would become a strong and prosperous nation and is moving towards celebrations of the April 15 birthday of its founder Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of the current leader.
"The fact that this was made at the Party central committee meeting, which is the highest policy setting organ, indicates an attempt to highlight economic problems and shift the focus from security to the economy," said Yang Moo-jin of University of North Korean Studies in Seoul.....snip~
North Korean leader dials down hostile rhetoric
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