North Korea threats and the possibility of war

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Brunlea

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North Korea has threatened to attack American airbases on the Japanese island of Okinawa and the Pacific island of Guam.

A statement by Kim Yong Chul, the spokesman of the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army warned of "military actions".

"The US should not forget that the Anderson Air Force Base on Guam where B-52 bombers take off and naval bases in Japan and Okinawa where nuclear-powered submarines are launched are within the striking range of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) precision strike means," the statement read.

"Now that the US started open nuclear blackmail and threat, the DPRK, too, will move to take corresponding military actions."

The words mark the latest escalation in a lengthy stand-off as North Korea defies calls from the rest of the world to halt its dual nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

The American government has not yet responded to the threat.
 

Brunlea

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North Korea tensions: Russia's Lavrov fears 'spiral'


Kim Jong-un signed an order putting rockets on stand-by after meeting generals

Russia has warned of tensions in North Korea slipping out of control, after Pyongyang said it was placing its missile units on stand-by.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the situation could slip "toward the spiral of a vicious circle".

Kim Jong-un made the missile order after talks responding to US stealth bomber flights over the Korean peninsula, state news agency KCNA said.

The time had come to "settle accounts" with the US, KCNA quoted him as saying.

Annual military drills and fresh UN sanctions have angered North Korea.

After a late-night meeting with the army's strategic rocket force, Kim Jong-un "judged the time has come to settle accounts with the US imperialists", KCNA reported.

He was said to have condemned US B-2 bomber sorties over South Korea as a "reckless phase" that represented an "ultimatum that they will ignite a nuclear war at any cost on the Korean Peninsula".

US mainland and bases in Hawaii, Guam and South Korea were all named as potential targets.

The US - which flew two stealth bombers over the peninsula on Thursday as part of the ongoing annual US-South Korea military drills - has said it is ready for "any eventuality" on the peninsula.

Thousands of North Korean soldiers and students later took part in a mass rally in the centre of Pyongyang in support of Kim Jong-un's announcement, beneath large portraits of his father Kim Jong-il and grandfather Kim Il-sung.

A South Korean defence ministry spokesman described the North Korean decision as a "continuing measure", after its announcement to adopt "combat posture".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21974381
 

MBK

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Aww is the baby Kim trying to please his generals before they stage a coup? The only thing theyll manage to nuke is themselves anyway.
 

Brunlea

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I think he would have just done something by now if he meant it. I mean how many alerts can he issue to his army when they are already supposed to be at war anyway? He just wants to throw his belly around.

I feel though that if it does kick off then China and Russia may get involved again in not a nice way.
 
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Reason why he CAN'T go to war is because the vast majority of his "army" will never fight anyone, they'll drop their guns and run once they've crossed the minefield separating North and South Korea. Conditions in North Korea are horrible, hell they even chain the border guards that guard the separation between North and South to each other because NK is afraid their soldiers will run to the other side!
 

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North Korea blocks South workers from Kaesong zone

North Korea has stopped South Koreans from crossing the border to work at the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone, for the first time since 2009.

Seoul said about 800 South Koreans who had stayed overnight at the complex were being allowed to return.

Kaesong is a crucial revenue source for the North, which has not indicated how long the entry ban will last.

Pyongyang has threatened the South and the US in recent weeks, and has vowed to restart a mothballed nuclear plant.

The border into Kaesong is the last functioning crossing between the two Koreas, and the complex is the last significant symbol of co-operation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22011207
 
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Lol nice pictures. This whole situation has me worried. We are already spread thin and tired from all of the wars we have been in the past few years and now we have to worry about crazy man in power. I am hoping that all of this gets settled soon and that it involves no fighting.