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North Korea says it’s ready for “sacred war” with south

Country ready for “sacred war of justice” using nuclear deterrent


 

Tensions are escalating between North and South Korea, as the North has accused South Korea of preparing for war by holding live-fire exercises near the border of the two countries, using tanks, helicopters and fighter planes – one of the largest drills in South Korea’s history, the BBC reports. Last month, North Korea shelled a Southern island and killed four people, which prompted South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to promise immediate retaliation to any further attack. Observers worry one side might feel compelled to act on these threats. The North has called Seoul’s military drills “warmongering.” “The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK are getting fully prepared to launch a sacred war of justice of Korean style based on the nuclear deterrent at anytime necessary to cope with the enemies’ actions deliberately pushing the situation to the brink of a war,” North Korean armed forces minister Kim Yong-chun said.

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North Korea says it’s ready for “sacred war” with south

  1. If the drills are warmongering, then what should we make of the shelling?

    • The shelling? Pshaw, that was just peanuts!

  2. What is meant by nuclear detterant?

    • "…detterant?"

      Nothing. It isn't a word.

      • Clap, clap, clap,clap,…….

  3. This is a bit concerning since I had a premonition weeks ago about a nuclear blast going off.

  4. You better stock on food and water now.World "leaders" being the idiots they are,lose all remaining sanity when it comes to
    talk of a War and then anything can happen.

  5. The danger of using Mutually Assured Destruction as a way of keeping world peace is that it assumes world leaders aren't.. well.. MAD.

    Fun thought-experiment: The US still has troops stationed over in South Korea.
    Assume a nuclear weapon from North Korea (or.. somewhat less likely.. some terrorist organization that wasn't comprised of morons (hence why less likely) ) takes out a number of those troops.

    Understand that North Korea is bloody close to China and still enjoys some level of relations with her.

    Predict results.

    • The question is whether thr USA would retaliate if a nuclear bomb went off in the United States. The US may decide that negotiation would be the least costly way to proceed.

      • Consider the domestic political situation in the US.

        Consider the precedence of over-reaction the U.S. has when bad people do bad things (reference: 9/11 and Patriot Act — and that was on their own people)

        Do you really think any political authority in the US would have the cajones to resist against the groundswell of fear, indignation, and desire for vengeance that would erupt?