In a blatant threat Tuesday North Korea said that it’s artillery units “are assigned to strike bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressor troops in the U.S. mainland and on Hawaii and Guam and other operational zones in the Pacific as well as all the enemy targets in South Korea and its vicinity.”
PANMUNJOM, SOUTH KOREA – South Korean soldiers stand guard at the border village of Panmunjom between South and North Korea at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on February 27, 2013 in South Korea. North Korea confirmed it had successfully carried out an underground nuclear test on February 12, as a shallow earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 was detected by several international monitoring agencies. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
by Shepard Ambellas
March 27, 2013
In an attempt to rattle the sabre, North Korea’s military establishment has now made threats against the US and South Korea setting the stage for a crisis to develop.
The New York Times reports;
“They should be mindful that everything will be reduced to ashes and flames the moment the first attack is unleashed,”
the North Korean command said in a statement carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen after North Korea’s launching of a three-stage rocket in December and its third nuclear test last month. In response, Washington and Seoul pushed for a United Nations Security Council resolution imposing more sanctions on North Korea and this month began their annual joint military drills intended to warn North Korea against attacking the South.
North Korea has since issued a torrent of threats to turn Washington and Seoul into a “sea of fire.” Its leader, Kim Jong-un, who has inherited the “military first” policy of his late father, Kim Jong-il, has made a round of visits to military units in the last week. He inspected live-fire artillery and amphibious landing exercises, ordering his soldiers to send the enemies “to the bottom of the sea as they run wild like wolves threatened with fire,” according to North Korean media.
China has commented saying that the situation is indeed “sensitive” in nature.
Aljazeera.com reports, “The communist state’s foreign ministry said it will inform the UN Security Council of the latest situation, as tensions continue to simmer on Wednesday.
“Upon authorisation of the Foreign Ministry, the DPRK openly informs the UN Security Council that the Korean Peninsula now has the conditions for a simmering nuclear war,” the statement said. “This is because of provocation moves by the US and South Korean puppets”.
A new nuclear war is now on the table.