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Originally posted by Taissa
Anyone catch this?
North Korea said on Tuesday its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to be combat ready, targeting U.S. military bases on Guam, Hawaii and mainland America after U.S. bombers flew sorties threatening the North.
Why are we provoking them?
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by talisman
Threats from North Korea are not unusual, but the repetition of threats right now is a little bit different, but recall he has something to prove to his own, some who might think he is too young to lead.
And they'd be right in thinking that... He's going to end up threatening himself into a coup....
After US bombers flew sorties "threatening" the North.
They have nothing to gain and everything to lose
Originally posted by ShaithisFerenczy
will somebody PLEASE drop a nuke on that little chubster git
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by ShaithisFerenczy
Easy to say...but won't happen. Using a nuke is political suicide. Staging a coup, or getting him to attack, then taking out his place with a big, conventional bomb....well, different story.... Even a pre-emptive strike that kills him would be considered political assassination, and political suicide.
First he's not "Old School" where threats were just that and everyone understood that once the key was turned there was no going back.
Second,he's trying to live up to the immaginary reputation of his father who was the one making it up.
Third, JMO, he believes the "West" doesn't have the heart to WIN a prolonged war.
Fourth, He doesn't give a cr@p about his people or world opinion (thats a big one).
Fifth, He really believes his OWN press.
And finally, he's a spoiled little brat with nukes.
Our conclusion is as clear as day. We can no longer overlook the menacing reality in which the nation's sovereignty and supreme dignity are being utterly violated
I thought that was for all Military's US included. referring to this"the highest combat readiness means you put live ammo in your equipment and put yourself in full gear, and put soldiers in their positions"
“No. 1 combat-ready posture” has never before been mentioned in the North’s media reports. Seoul officials said the posture appeared to mean the highest level of combat readiness, noting that no unusual North Korean military movements were detected yet.
“Compared to the South Korean military, the highest combat readiness means you put live ammo in your equipment and put yourself in full gear, and put soldiers in their positions,” a military source said, declining to be named.
there is no way to know if the US response will be a measured one, or the most severe.
Could Un still be thinking if he pushes hard enough will we US make the first strike, keeping China in his favor.
How anyone can justify the use of nuclear weapons against North Korea is beyond me.
I hope and believe that cooler heads would prevail.