End Of Days? North Korea Threatens “Nuclear War” Over US Military Exercises

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Bolitics, End of Days, News

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Things only seem to be getting uglier with U.S./North Korean relations…

North Korea has threatened to use its “nuclear deterrent” in response to planned military exercises by the US and South Korea this weekend.

The regime promised a “retaliatory sacred war” amid increased tensions on the Korean peninsula over the March sinking of a South Korean navy vessel, which Seoul and Washington blame on Pyongyang.

North Korea’s National Defence Commission (NDC), headed by leader Kim Jong-il, issued the threat today for what it called a second “unpardonable” provocation for again being blamed for the incident in which 46 sailors died.

“The army and people of the [North] will legitimately counter with their powerful nuclear deterrence the largest-ever nuclear war exercises,” the commission said in a statement run on the state-run Korean Central News Agency.

Pyongyang routinely threatens war when its southern neighbour and the US hold joint military exercises. South Korea’s defence ministry said no unusual North Korean military movements were detected.

Operation Invincible Spirit, which begins tomorrow, will involve 8,000 US and South Korean troops, 200 aircraft and 20 ships, including the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS George Washington.

“The more desperately the US imperialists brandish their nukes and the more zealously their lackeys follow them, the more rapidly the [North’s] nuclear deterrence will be bolstered up along the orbit of self-defence and the more remote the prospect for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula will be become,” the NDC statement said.

Yesterday, a North Korea spokesman, Ri Tong-il, told reporters at the Asean regional security forum in Hanoi, Vietnam, there would be a “physical response” to the drills in the Sea of Japan, which he branded another sign of US “hostility”.

“It is a threat to the Korean peninsula and the region of Asia as a whole,” he said, adding that the exercises harked back to 19th-century gunboat diplomacy and violated North Korea’s sovereignty.

The meeting of regional powers in Hanoi has quickly become the stage for a war of words between the North and the US, although there has been no direct contact between the countries’ delegates.

The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said “isolated and belligerent” North Korea would have to end its “campaign of provocative, dangerous behaviour” if it wanted better relations with the US and the rest of Asia.

North Korea has pulled out of six-party talks on its nuclear programme and is blamed for the March sinking of South Korean navy vessel the Cheonan. It denies carrying out the attack.

On Wednesday, Clinton unveiled new sanctions designed to deny luxury goods to the North Korean elite and strangle funding for Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. The North says it will not return to nuclear talks unless sanctions are lifted.

Yesterday, Clinton urged Asian nations to pressure North Korea into abandoning its nuclear ambitions by enforcing strict UN sanctions imposed after the regime’s second nuclear test last year.

A South Korean newspaper said the new US sanctions would target 200 North Korean-held foreign bank accounts thought to be connected with illegal activities such as nuclear weapons development, drug trafficking and counterfeiting.

“Even before the Cheonan incident, the US was tracking around 200 North Korean bank accounts in banks in China, Russia and even eastern Europe and Africa that are believed to be involved in the development of weapons of mass destruction and the export of drugs, counterfeit money, fake cigarettes and weapons,” the Chosun Ilbo newspaper quoted a diplomatic source as saying.

The paper said Kim Jong-il is believed to hold a US$4bn slush fund in secret accounts in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

North Korea also rejected Seoul’s demand for an apology over the sinking.

This is definitely kind of scary. This isn’t the first time Kim Jong-il has used this kind of language. He seems like he’s itching to push the button.

Do y’all think Hillary Clinton has this covered?


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  • PraDaMaMa

    CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG….D@M…

  • Allenro

    oh boy…HERE WE GO!

  • aunddoggandauntfail

    let’s pray for the best!!

  • DR.FUNK

    Yeah…KJI is crazy.I still think he’s bluffing.NK does’nt (yet) have a missile that can reach the US.Pretty sure he would’nt nuke SK.Call his bluff now-and he shuts up…probably forever.

  • WHADUP

    The problem isn’t that he have a missile that can reach the Us he already said about that “no problem Japan is just there”. But i agree it’s a bluff this mother****er loves power, he is sick as hell and he stays in power, so an attack means the end for him. I’m sad for his people….

  • Panther

    Can you imagine? if this is true?

  • Somali Ninga

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY USA ATTACKED IRAQ IN 2003, WHERE THERE WAS NO PROOF OF WMDs, BUT HAVENT ATTACK NORTH KOREA EVENTHOUGH USA HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THEM SINCE 2003? WTF?

  • drenk

    @ Somali Ninga

    does north korea have oil or natural gas? then the military-industrial-comple doesnt care

  • the light

    Bluffing or not his territory is threatened by US presence of military practice. Even if he is bluffing he has allies just like America does. His just happen to be China and maybe Russia. Two countries that would be happy to see us destroyed at some point.

  • NEEKYUK

    what is this “Release the warheads” doctor evil bs!!?? what is this man on? anyway, i don’t know the full story so i’m keeping out of it.. good luck to you americans!!

  • http://mcclure.danielle@yahoo.com Chester Tha Kat!!!!!! :-)

    The man is about to destroy the world. Thanks Neekyuk for the luck!!! That’s very cold of you. lol😀

  • BBBEE25

    I don’t think he will do it…..he made too many threats too many times. It’s hard for me to take him seriously.

  • http://deleted tessa

    It is probably a bluff but you never know. I am sure that pretty soon someone will get sick of American bullying other nations, and they will eventually strike.

  • Country 1st

    I’m in California and if young kim, whateva his name want beef, he is threatning the pacific. I for 1 don’t take any threat from asian soil. The same people the U.S. Gives business to over blacks, turns around and threaten the U.S. I don’t know about yall, but the U.S. Is home many generations of African Americans and I will defend her until the end. A threat from North Korea, is a threat towards our way of life. I WILL DEFEND HER. Now if Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman + The tea party wants to grab guns, here is where they should be aiming them.

  • drenk

    THEY SUNK A SK NAVY VESSEL, HE DREW FIRST BLOOD!!!

  • Country 1st

    @ Drenk Trust & Belive the Navy Vessel that was sunk, was a Vessel of South Korea.

  • drenk

    @ country

    what…?

  • Berthine3465

    I don’t think new sanction against North Korea will deter the country from having missels. The sanctions only hurt ordinary North Korean, not the regime.

  • keri baby

    I’m going to be stationed in south korea next month, I hope they don’t start this bs while I’m there. Real talk North Korea got the weapons and all the technology, and if they join forces with China we are done. I’m in the military and trust the US aint ready for Nk, China, and Russia

  • karmila

    I think that’s the biggest problem with our country, the false sense of security. Threats like these should not be taken lightly, and for many of you to act like we are untouchable is very naive to me. This the same thing that happened with pearl harbor and 911, we thought we were untouchable and they proved us wrong. I don’t no if this is a bluff or not (and hopefully it is), but in this day and age I don’t take none of this lightly. Nobody is promised “forever” on this earth.

  • http://deleted white male

    North Korea probably were the ones that blew up the BP oil rig in the Gulf.

  • oduroyal

    They know not to check us, we’ll put a boot in that azz…we ain’t neva scared. Their President needs to chill and go back to putting those pink rollers in his hair.

  • Zone 4 Representatives

    @Somali….we won’t attack them because of the fact they do have nukes. When nuclear warfare pops off it will be on the U.S governments terms. You know we have to wait until all the luxury shelters and bunkers are ready for the elite.

  • Kenyetta

    You’re ill Kim Jong!!!

  • Wowzers?

    He sick wit, but he know if he check the history of America his sick cant compare ever. Its a bluff.

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