North Korea: Aiming for an American City Near You
Pingpyongyingyang, North Korea
Despite an UN resolution condemning North Korea’s missile test back in December (in the strongest possible terms), Revered leader Kim Jong-un is moving forward with his “all out war against America”. They are vowing more tests, each aimed at longer ranging missiles, in the hopes of eventually hitting American shores.
“We do not hide that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets which will be launched by the DPRK one after another and a nuclear test of higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out action, a new phase of the anti-US struggle that has lasted century after century, will target against the US, the sworn enemy of the Korean people,” the [North Korean National Defense C]ommission said.
“Settling accounts with the U.S. needs to be done with force, not with words, as it regards jungle law as the rule of its survival.”
Since the Korean War was ended with a truce, not a peace treaty, the two Korea’s are technically still at war with each other. However, next door neighbor China makes it difficult to deal with either of them. Of course, North Korea is angry with China because China’s state run media claims that Kim Jong-un had plastic surgery to look more like his grandfather, Kim Il-sung.
China wants any responses to be watered down, and no military action taken. They are buying time for North Korea to prepare.
The White House has called the comments “needlessly provocative”. I wonder if that’s watered down enough for China.
In the meantime, both Japan and South Korea are getting nervous, Japan having had some run ins with China in the last 6 moths or so. Northeast Asia is really beginning to destabilize.
Right now, North Korea doesn’t have the capability of hitting Pingpyongyingyang, let alone America with a nuclear missile. They have neither the range, nor the delivery systems. However, if they have highly enriched uranium, it is more efficient and takes up less space than plutonium.
The new Chinese president told a visiting delegation from South Korea that he has no desire to see North Korea develop nuclear weapons. It is not in China’s interest to let the US invade Korea, either, since it is right on their border, and creates a buffer from South Korea. Unfortunately, North Korea is playing a game of chicken between China and the US. I fear the dormant war is going to flare up again.
Obama will probably do nothing, allowing North Korea to get the bomb, betraying our allies Japan and South Korea like he is betraying Israel. Hopefully I’m wrong, and Kim Jong-un isn’t as mad as his father was.