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He said South Korea has aggravated what has become a grave situation, and he warned that any accidental confrontation between the countries would result in war, according to an article in the state-run Korean Central News Agency. He cited North Korea's "nuclear deterrent" to deal with such situations.
Far East -- "Hair-raising nuclear confrontation that threatens mankind's existence" - Peter Lemesurier, author of The Armageddon Script, p. 223, written in 1981. Includes China invading Taiwan and a nuclear eruption on the Korean Peninsula.
Originally posted by hippomchippo
No way would NK nuke SK, that would be devasting for both of them...
Originally posted by hippomchippo
But I think it's enough of a deterent to stop SK in their tracks if they were hoping for war.
Originally posted by YouAreDreaming
Will North Korea use their new Nuclear arsenal to deal with the threat of attack from South Korea?
North Korean artillery targets a South Korean vessel, the Dangpo, patrolling in the Yellow Sea with 70 sailors on board. The ship sinks, killing 39 of the crew.
A team of 31 North Korean commandos crosses into South Korea and breaks into the presidential palace, the Blue House, in an attempt to assassinate President Park Chung-hee. The attempt is crushed by South Korean security forces, Mr Park survives but seven South Koreans and most of the commandos are killed.
The research ship the USS Pueblo is captured by North Korea while on a surveillance mission. One crew member dies during the capture and the remaining 82 are taken to prison camps in the North.
The prisoners are released 11 months later after the US gave an apology and assurances the vessel had not been spying - both were later retracted. The Pueblo remains in North Korea as a museum - the only US warship in captivity.
A South Korean airliner is hijacked and forced to fly to North Korea. Dozens of passengers are taken hostage. In January, 39 of the hostages were released but the remaining 12 are not known to have been freed.
President Park's wife dies during a second attempt on his life - she is hit by stray bullets after a suspected North Korean agent opens fire at a public function.
North Korea bombs a hotel in Rangoon, Burma, during a visit by President Chun Doo-hwan. He survives but 21 people, including some government ministers, are killed.
A bomb, allegedly planted by North Korean agents, explodes on board a South Korean airliner travelling to Seoul from Baghdad. All 115 passengers and crew are killed.
A North Korean submarine runs aground near Gangneung, off the east coast of South Korea, while allegedly conducting a spy mission. The crew of 26 escape to the shore, sparking a manhunt.
Eleven of the crew are found dead, apparently shot by their compatriots, but the rest go on the run for nearly two months. One alleged spy escapes, one is captured by South Korean security forces and the rest are killed. Several South Koreans also die in the operation.
A 1,200-tonne Corvette, the Cheonan, mysteriously goes down near the disputed maritime border with North Korea - the Northern Limit Line. Many of the crew members escape but 46 are killed. After an extensive investigation, Seoul rules that a torpedo explosion directly beneath the vessel sank it and that the only "plausible explanation" is that North Korea was to blame. BBC
Originally posted by lee anoma
GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS: The Story of the Final War For Korea.
Originally posted by john124
reply to post by Solomons
Kim isn't insane, he has a God complex but he is not literally insane.
Kim thinks he's god to his people, therefore delusional - therefore capable of anything.
Originally posted by Oldnslo
Sabre rattling by NK.
1 Ohio class SSBN nuclear powered submarine (Trident subs) carries 24 Trident II (SLBM), each containing 12 individually targeted warheads @ 300-450 Kts each. (Nagasaki yield was 21Kts.) 1 Ohio can hit 288 North Korean targets in just a matter of minutes, while being completely undetected until the Tridents are launched.
This is what waits for NK if they set off just one of their nukes, anywhere.
What are the odds that more than 1 Ohio class SSBM's subs are in the area? Pretty good I'd say. Actually they don't have to be as the Trident II's have a range of about 6,000 miles. We can hit there from almost anywhere.
We have 14 Trident II submarines in service, lurking somewhere in the unknown depths of the oceans. 50% of our nuclear deterrent rides on these subs.
North Korea has how many of what and they will be delivered, how? And China will allow North Korea to start a nuclear attack? I doubt it.
They would be foolish to start something in which they cannot compete, thereby causing the complete decimation of their country and their people.