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North Korea adds to its threats…

Good morning, Netizens...

North Korea has created world enmity and discontent with its actions the last few days, from launching 5 test missiles and ostensibly exploding an underground nuclear device. As if to add insult to injury, this morning North Korea threatened to launch military strikes against South Korea if any of its ships were stopped or searched as part of an American-led operation to intercept vessels suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction.

Of course, after the successful test of another nuclear weapon, South Korea hustled to join the global interdiction program, despite the fact the North Korean government warned them not to participate.

The United States is apparently choosing to ignore the threats and is proceeding with a plan to begin aerial verification of the atom bomb test and to stop ships suspected of carrying materials and/or WMD to North Korea.

To further quote North Korea, “Any hostile act against our peaceful vessels including search and seizure will be considered an unpardonable infringement on our sovereignty and we will immediately respond with a powerful military strike.”

My opinion is if the United States keeps messing around with North Korea, something bad might happen and sooner than we may have been led to believe. I would not put it beyond them to put an atomic bomb on South Korea.

A North Korean newspaper, Minju Joson, said in a commentary Wednesday that Pyongyang, North Korea does not fear repercussions.

"It is a laughable delusion for the United States to think that it can get us to kneel with sanctions," it said. "We've been living under U.S. sanctions for decades, but have firmly safeguarded our ideology and system while moving our achievements forward. The U.S. sanctions policy toward North Korea is like striking a rock with a rotten egg."

What the North Korean newspaper omits is that striking a rock with a rotten egg always stinks to high heaven.


[portions dedacted from the New York Times and Yahoo! News sources]

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