posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 12:30 AM
This is a pretty breaking article from the BBC, and it would seem the new "Dear Leader" is doing more than just pitching a fit. He's even removing the
hotline between the North and South.
The North Korean announcement, carried on the KCNA state news agency, said the North was cancelling all non-aggression pacts with the South and
closing the main Panmunjom border crossing inside the Demilitarized Zone.
It also said it was notifying the South that it was "immediately" cutting off the North-South hotline.
The hotline, installed in 1971, is intended as a means of direct communication at a time of high tension, but is also used to co-ordinate the passage
of people and goods through the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone.
Any missile launch would by North Korea would be instantly spotted by observation satellites, radars and monitoring vessels. The misslie would have
multiple opportunities to be shot down from various land and sea based platforms.
North Korea could, however, smuggle a dirty bomb or an actual device through one of the many tunnels it has between the border.
In either case, it would be a losing proposition for North Korea. According the the BBC article, South Korea feels:
Seoul's defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said that if the North were to carry out a nuclear attack on South Korea it would become "extinct from
the Earth by the will of mankind".
North Korean TV has been showing images of Kim Jong-un visiting troops at undisclosed locations
He also warned that in response to any provocation from the North, Seoul would "immediately" turn the US-South Korean military drills currently being
conducted "into a punishment mode to respond to it as planned".
Whichever way it goes, it would seem we do indeed live in interesting times.
North Korean leader Kim isn't just talking either:
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is also reported to have visited front-line military units that were involved in the shelling of a South Korean island
KCNA said he had urged the soldiers there to keep themselves ready to "annihilate the enemy" at any time, and reconfirmed so-called "enemy targets" on
five islands in the West Sea.
So it would seem more likely that North Korea might decide to use artillery strikes on these five islands. They got away with it in 2010
edit on 8-3-2013 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)
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