Wednesday, April 03, 2013
North Korea: Nuke Attack On U.S. "Today Or Tomorrow"
In a statement released by the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army, a nuclear attack on the U.S. has been approved and could be launched "today or tomorrow":
“The moment of explosion is approaching fast,” the North Korean military said, warning that war could break out “today or tomorrow”.
Pyongyang’s latest pronouncement came as Washington scrambled to reinforce its Pacific missile defences, preparing to send ground-based interceptors to Guam and dispatching two Aegis class destroyers to the region.
Tension was also high on the North’s heavily-fortified border with South Korea, after Kim Jong-Un’s isolated regime barred South Koreans from entering a Seoul-funded joint industrial park on its side of the frontier.
In a statement published by the state KCNA news agency, the Korean People’s Army general staff warned Washington that US threats would be “smashed by… cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means”.
“The merciless operation of our revolutionary armed forces in this regard has been finally examined and ratified,” the statement said.
'cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means”...could the Norks be thinks of launching an EMP attack?
Meanwhile, there is an ominous military buildup on Korea's border by China's People's Liberation Army(PLA):
The buildup appears linked to North Korea’s March 30 announcement that it is in a “state of war” with South Korea after the United Nations imposed a new round of sanctions following the North’s Feb. 12 nuclear test and because of ongoing large-scale joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troop and tank movements were reported in Daqing, located in northeastern Heilongjiang Province, and in the border city of Shenyang, in Liaoning Province.
Officials said one key military unit involved in the mobilization is the 190th Mechanized Infantry Brigade based in Benxi, Liaoning Province. The brigade is believed to be the PLA’s frontline combat unit that would respond to any regional conflict or refugee flows. Troops and tank movements also were reported in Dandong, in Liaoning Province.
Fighter jets were reported flying in larger numbers in Fucheng, Hebei Province, and in Zhangwu, in Liaoning Province, and Changchun, in Jilin Province.
This can be read in a number of ways.
It could be that the Obama Administration and the Chinese have come to a meeting of the minds and have decided to work together to put the cork in the Kim regime's bottle.Possible, especially if the Obama Administration did what I suggested earlier and offered to allow China to dictate who takes over once the Kims are gone.
Or it could simply be China's way of ensuring that any conflict doesn't stray over it's own borders.
Or, finally, it could be China's way of telling the world that they have Kim's back..particularly if a North Korean strike involves U.S. allies like South Korea and Japan, with Japan the most likely target.
We'll find out shortly.