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North Korea Threatens US With Preemptive Nuclear Strike

timothy posted about a year and a half ago | from the pirate-bay-is-next dept.

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jppiiroinen writes "North Korea threatened the United States on Thursday with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric while the U.N. Security Council considers new sanctions against the reclusive country."

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First strike! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103615)

You dead, yankee scum!

Re:First strike! (0, Flamebait)

cod3r_ (2031620) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103819)

US responds with 300 unmanned DRONES ... lockheed martin is enjoying the news though.. GEAR UP BOYS NOTHER WAR COMMIN! 'murica

Re:First strike! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104049)

US responds with 300 unmanned DRONES ...

Holy Moly, we successfully cloned Dennis Rodman 300 times?!?

How long before.. (5, Insightful)

scsirob (246572) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103627)

How long will it take before an 'unfortunate accident' at one of these nuclear sites makes an end to their aspirations?

Re:How long before.. (5, Insightful)

m.ducharme (1082683) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103773)

Only as long as it takes to convince China that they need our purchasing power more than they need to protect the twerps in Pyongyang.

Re:How long before.. (2)

oh_my_080980980 (773867) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103849)

China knows that....allies is a stretch...China would jettison N Korea in a heart beat if they could.

Re:How long before.. (4, Insightful)

nitehawk214 (222219) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104027)

China knows that....allies is a stretch...China would jettison N Korea in a heart beat if they could.

Right, China needs the USA for economic strength. However, if North Korea was attacked, or some other disaster happened there; China would be inundated with millions of Korean refugees, which would also hurt China's economy.

Re:How long before.. (0, Redundant)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103969)

Only as long as it takes to convince China that they need our purchasing power more than they need to protect the twerps in Pyongyang.

In which meaning do you use the word "need" here?
There are several possibilities, and you apparently have not considered all of them. First, an economic need in the supplier-customer relationship, in both short-term and long-term variants. The purchasing power of a customer speaks only to this one. Second, the political needs of China, also in short-term and long-term variants. It may be more attractive to China to encourage Pyongyang's lunacy as a recurring barb against the USA, with all of the geopolitical benefits accruing therefrom. Third, the need of a customer (USA) to bludgeon an old friend (North Korea). For this, neither economic nor political issues may determine the outcome; the old friend is supported through thick and thin.

Re:How long before.. (2)

LeadSongDog (1120683) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104111)

China knows that keeping NK on a leash is part of its place in the world. If NK did anything really dangerous, China would have to slap them down fast to avoid someone else doing it for them: the risk of escalation would be too great. Clearly, China doesn't think NK is really dangerous yet. No doubt they're in a better position to know their client than we are.

Re:How long before.. (1)

poofmeisterp (650750) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103805)

How long will it take before an 'unfortunate accident' at one of these nuclear sites makes an end to their aspirations?

Perhaps it already has... ;)

The president should do an address (5, Funny)

h4rr4r (612664) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103631)

The president should make an address and announce the following message for Kim jong Un "Come at me bro".

Re:The president should do an address (4, Funny)

dintech (998802) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103787)

Maybe more like "go and boil your bottom you son of a silly person" which is appropriate given that a North Korean nuclear strike against the US has as much chance as a "fart in your general direction".

Re:The president should do an address (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103887)

That would also work, I just meant any sort of silly comical reply. The idea here is just to mock the entire concept.

Re:The president should do an address (1, Funny)

dsvick (987919) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104045)

Unfortunately the president is no longer capable of making such an address. Shortly after being informed of the North Korean threat he was found on the floor of the oval office, unconscious. Apparently he had been laughing so hard, not only did he pull a muscle in his abdomen, but he was so short of breath he passed out.

He woke once briefly, on the way to the hospital, and is believed to have said something about nuclear weapons, and not hitting barns while being inside them, at which point he began laughing again ....

Nope (4, Interesting)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103635)

They said that if the US is about to start a nuclear war they reserve the right to make a pre-emptive strike, just like all nuclear armed countries do. There is no threat of action, merely a warning to the US that NK will defend itself.

Re:Nope (2)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103697)

Well, color me reassured.

Re:Nope (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103721)

Actually, they said that SINCE the US is about to start a nuclear war, they ARE going to make a preemptive strike. That sounds like a threat of action to me, regardless of the fact they make such statements every week or so.

Re:Nope (1, Interesting)

YeeHaW_Jelte (451855) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104121)

According to which translation exactly?

I'm not even sure this kind of stuff can be said unambigiously in the Korean language, or even in English.

There's is a reason French was and still is used a lot for diplomatic traffic: it has lot's of checkbits countering exactly these kind of ambiguities.

Re:Nope (2)

O('_')O_Bush (1162487) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103723)

"Defending" yourself by striking first whenever you fabricate arbitrary threats is not defense, that is offense. If the U.S. and DPRK were currently fighting and at war, then your point would be right, but they aren't. In the DPRK's mind, the cold war style military drills are the escalation justifying preemptive strike (at least, if you take what was said at face value).

Re:Nope (5, Informative)

m.ducharme (1082683) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103795)

Actually, they are at war. There's a cease-fire in place, there's no fighting to speak of, but the Korean war hasn't actually ended.

Re:Nope (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103845)

The US used to give similar warnings to the USSR. Of course, that does not excuse North Korea at all, since it was just as stupid then as it is now.

Re:Nope (1)

SternisheFan (2529412) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103921)

Isn't it consideres s.o.p. for a small country to make a big noise bt dwclaring war on the U.S., then reaping $$$ to not follow through on their threat?

Re:Nope (5, Interesting)

mjr167 (2477430) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104113)

Maybe they want us to invade so we will rebuild their country like we did in Iraq?

Re:Nope (5, Insightful)

hamburger lady (218108) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104065)

"Defending" yourself by striking first whenever you fabricate arbitrary threats is not defense, that is offense.

how ironic that NK has adopted the Bush Doctrine.

Re:Nope (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103749)

Sure, but they also said that they believe the US is about to start a nuclear war, right now.

From TFA:

"Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest," the North's foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.

Re:Nope (1)

sycodon (149926) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103765)

Hmmmm...sounds like Kim isn't so "so roneree" [youtube.com] anymore.

You two best buds eh?

Re:Nope (2)

realityimpaired (1668397) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104009)

That particular Kim is pushing up daisies, actually....

Re:Nope (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103769)

AmiMoJo are you really such and idiot?

Re:Nope (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103957)

You cannot even write proper English and you're calling
the other guy an idiot.

Go back into your trailer and watch Wheel of Fortune,
you stupid redneck lowlife loser.

Re:Nope (1)

poofmeisterp (650750) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103789)

They said that if the US is about to start a nuclear war they reserve the right to make a pre-emptive strike, just like all nuclear armed countries do. There is no threat of action, merely a warning to the US that NK will defend itself.

So what they really said was, "we're going to do what anyone else would do...?"

If that's the case, the news is looking for garbage to release because dramatic effect stories are a bit on the slow side.

Re:Nope (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103799)

Don't expect the media to report the facts.

Nope Nope (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103835)

They said that if the US is about to start a nuclear war they reserve the right to make a pre-emptive strike, just like all nuclear armed countries do. There is no threat of action, merely a warning to the US that NK will defend itself.

Actually no, that's not correct at all. Read eldavojohn's post below with the full quotes on the situation. You'd have to be pretty thick to honestly interpret it the way you are after reading those. It's quite clear what NK is really saying and what they mean, it's the same as always.

Re:Nope (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103931)

They said that if the US is about to start a nuclear war they reserve the right to make a pre-emptive strike, just like all nuclear armed countries do. There is no threat of action, merely a warning to the US that NK will defend itself.

Actually no; what they said was

The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will mount Korean-style precision nuclear strike at any target any moment at its will and thus realize earlier the great cause of national reunification, the cherished desire of the Korean nation.

in a document clearly repudiating the armistice agreement [kcna.co.jp] and claiming that the ongoing exercises are already "an open declaration of a war against the DPRK".

They are insane attention grabbers and that ignoring them (whilst trying to find ways to react to their possibly going even more insane and actually attacking) is the right thing but let's not lie about this please.

Re:Nope (1)

0111 1110 (518466) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103965)

That is not what the linked article says they said. Do you have a link?

Re:Nope (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104029)

Junior can take his NK missiles and shove them up his rear side.

Rodman (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103637)

Whelp, guess obama and Jong Un aren't gonna have that lovely conversation about basketball I was oh-so waiting for. /sarcasm

Well That Escalated Quickly (5, Informative)

eldavojohn (898314) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103639)

I didn't see any quotes from DPRK in the article so ... They're trying to influence a UN vote that happens today on the new set of sanctions (harshest yet) [cbsnews.com] that the US has proposed and will most certainly be ushered in days after they were proposed. North Korea's statement:

The statement said North Korea "strongly warns the U.N. Security Council not to make another big blunder like the one in the past when it earned the inveterate grudge of the Korean nation by acting as a war servant for the U.S. in 1950."

It's their standard MO and I hope it doesn't affect the UN's resolution [hani.co.kr] . Another quote from North Korea:

"Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to a preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest," said the statement carried by the official KCNA news agency.

More details from reuters on what the new sanctions mean [google.com] as well as South Korea's push back [nytimes.com] .

And I'm pretty much done with any Slashdot discussion on this since the apologists and "MAD is good" folks have been mighty thick on these past few news stories. We have entered into the era of "Hey everybody, we have nuclear weapons now do what we say or we will nuke you!" Like a teenage gang member who found his first handgun ...

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (0)

binarylarry (1338699) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103659)

I wonder if they realize all we need to do is attack from the undefended parts of NK (i.e. not on the border with SK) and take out their dismal food supply.

GG

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (5, Funny)

dmbasso (1052166) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103691)

Wow, that's so easy! I hope you become general!

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (5, Insightful)

poofmeisterp (650750) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103767)

Wow, that's so easy! I hope you become general!

Yeah, that's a great idea. Attack them only when they're threatening with words so they have an excuse to say "YOU ATTACKED FIRST".

Snap out of video game world and think about real life logic, please, when it comes to war.

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104031)

The other option is to wait until they lob a nuke across the DMZ, killing potentially thousands of US and SK troops. That's essentially what they're threatening to do, and they've made no attempt to hide the fact that they can do it. There's something to be said for shooting a crazy guy waving a gun in your face, ya know?

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103729)

They are reported to have enough food stores to maintain their army for 500 days and enough fuel for 100 days. Its not the army that is starving.

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (-1, Troll)

Isaac Remuant (1891806) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103751)

I hope you guys realize your government needs to stop attacking countries (and massively bombing people) all around the world and we will all (including you) be safer.

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (5, Insightful)

jbolden (176878) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103843)

I assume by "you guys" you mean the United States.

1) The USA was not the one that invaded in 1950, the North did.
2) The USA ain't the one that is maintaining tensions. We've had lots of problems with countries since 1950 and most of them haven't lasted this long.

I know you think its chic to be critical of the USA for everything. But given that neither South Korea nor China can bring North Korea up to even basic levels of decency like feeding their own population, maybe this isn't the best example case. By and large North Korea has acted provocatively trying to create military conflict in the years since the Korean war, to which the USA has not responded forcibly. North Korea is a good example of what the world would look like when the USA does not "bomb everyone".

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103979)

Shut the fuck up, troll. Personally, I think the world would be a much safer place if the U.S. nuked Iran and North Korea.

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (1)

0111 1110 (518466) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104035)

Ooh. We are so scared. Now we will change our ways. Someone with nuclear weapons says they will attack us just because they can and because they don't like us. If we are going to stop being the world's policeman this would be an idiotic time to start: because North Korea says what they always say, except this time they mean it. You can only call wolf so many times before no one even listens to you let alone believes you.

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104039)

You're 5 years too late with that one.

War is good now. If you disagree, you are racist.

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (1)

Shavano (2541114) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103759)

Like their border with China??? Check a map.

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (2)

Shavano (2541114) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103803)

cause it would be totally justified to starve the people as punishment for big talk by their illustrious Leader. Does the morality of such a measure even cross your mind?

I think treaties prevent us from doing so (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103807)

I think I heard that destroying these is against International treaties because it affects non-combatants. You are not supposed to target them directly.

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (2)

m.ducharme (1082683) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103817)

That would be an atrocity and a war crime. The US doesn't do bad things like that, does it? Does it?

Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103869)

The harshest sanctions yet? Are the UN planning to make a *gasp* sternly worded phone-call?

It is interesting, isn't it? (2)

Weaselmancer (533834) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103889)

If the US decided right now to nuke NK the bombs would be falling within the hour. Everybody knows that. And NK surely knows that if they somehow lobbed one of their weapons at us the response would be, well...excessive.

All this over sanctions. NK would rather try to make bombs and force the world to feed its citizens than figure out agriculture.

Crazy. North Korea is fascinating.

Re:It is interesting, isn't it? (1)

BigSlowTarget (325940) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104021)

>If the US decided right now to nuke NK the bombs would be falling within the hour. Everybody knows that. And NK surely knows that if they somehow lobbed one of their weapons at us the response would be, well...excessive. Yes, millions of NK people the leaders don't give a crap about would undoubtedly be killed. Given the time required to find Osama and Saddam the bunker the leadership was in would probably be missed. China might well suffer extensive fallout issues. The US would suffer a catastrophe thousands or tens of thousands of times greater than the 9-11 attacks. This does not work out well for us. This skips the possibility they will launch at a US carrier group, barren island or other non-continental target to induce terror but not civilian damage. We don't want them to have nukes for lots of reasons.

Ignore them (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103647)

Seroiuslly. Don't respond, don't even acknowledge they are talking. Absolutely ignore anything everything they say.

It's like a child having a fit. If you ignore them long enough, they get tired and shut up.

Re:Ignore them (5, Insightful)

MatrixCubed (583402) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103695)

How many children do you know bear a racial hatred for Western culture that is bred and drilled into them, or are armed with nuclear warheads?

It's exactly that arrogance that they are standing up against, however misplaced their aggressions are.

There's no easy solution here; disarming them is impossible, making peace with them is impossible, talking sense into them is impossible, treading lightly and carrying a big stick seems to be the only safe alternative that doesn't cause us to descend into full military operation against them.

Re:Ignore them (1)

candeoastrum (1262256) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103851)

Wow. When did the West become a race?

Re:Ignore them (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103917)

did you know what he meant? sheesh.

Re:Ignore them (4, Insightful)

Rude Turnip (49495) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104091)

Anything can be a race; it's a purely social construct.

Re:Ignore them (1)

Capt James McCarthy (860294) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103967)

How many children do you know bear a racial hatred for Western culture that is bred and drilled into them, or are armed with nuclear warheads?

Gangnam style!

Re:Ignore them (1)

tgd (2822) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103993)

How many children do you know bear a racial hatred for Western culture that is bred and drilled into them, or are armed with nuclear warheads?

It's exactly that arrogance that they are standing up against, however misplaced their aggressions are.

There's no easy solution here; disarming them is impossible, making peace with them is impossible, talking sense into them is impossible, treading lightly and carrying a big stick seems to be the only safe alternative that doesn't cause us to descend into full military operation against them.

Converting their constituent atoms to a plasma in a few nanoseconds is always an option, though.

The GP is right, though -- while the teeming masses of NK may not understand what is going on, they're also not the ones who can start a war. And the leaders there are plenty westernized, live the high life and know perfectly well that our nuclear arsenal is dramatically more reliable than theirs.

No longer awesome (1)

kannibal_klown (531544) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103651)

In other news, Dennis Rodman is quoted saying "You're no longer awesome, bro"

I would think this was predictable... (1)

rnturn (11092) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103655)

... after somebody allowed Dennis Rodman to go to North Korea.

Why is it always the little guys? (5, Insightful)

Looker_Device (2857489) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103675)

Dear Glorious Whatever,

Look, little fella, I know you have something to prove and all, but really hope you didn't buy into your father's bullshit. Believe it or not the U.S. has absolutely no interest in restarting the Korean War. Frankly, we're kind of warred out right now. So please stick to playing basketball with Dennis Rodman and leave us out of your grandstanding and dick waving. We've already got enough of that at home.

We'll be happy to keep sending you D-list celebrities if you'll just STFU.

Yours truly,
The American People

P.S. I would point out the obvious fact that the U.S. will bomb your country back to the stone age if you try to attack anyone with nukes. But, looking at a satellite photo [newscientist.com] of the Korean peninsula at night, I'm not sure that would amount to much of a threat.

Re:Why is it always the little guys? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103859)

Dear Glorious Whatever,

Look, little fella, I know you have something to prove and all, but really hope you didn't buy into your father's bullshit. Believe it or not the U.S. has absolutely no interest in restarting the Korean War. Frankly, we're kind of warred out right now. So please stick to playing basketball with Dennis Rodman and leave us out of your grandstanding and dick waving. We've already got enough of that at home.

We'll be happy to keep sending you D-list celebrities if you'll just STFU.

Yours truly,
The American People

P.S. I would point out the obvious fact that the U.S. will bomb your country back to the stone age if you try to attack anyone with nukes. But, looking at a satellite photo [newscientist.com] of the Korean peninsula at night, I'm not sure that would amount to much of a threat.

And we wonder why they dont like us /rollseyes

Its always the "AMERIKANS!!!!" that constantly poke jokes at other people, make sarcastic remarks and wont shut up that make us all look like dickheads. And much like a true AMERIKAN!!!!! you have to bring up some idle threat about how we will bomb them.

Just shut up already, you make the real Americans look bad.

Re:Why is it always the little guys? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104003)

Oh he is a real American.. we're an arrogant bunch as you may know. We're also the greatest power in the world.. no other way to say that. We also act on our words and we don't make idle threats - as I think we've proven that over the years.. And we civilians aren't as war-weary as you might think. Iran and North Korea are constantly in our sights and as long as they rattle their sabres, we'll be watching. We know we'll win any conflict.. we just need to be willing to pay the price after we've decimated their countries - as we learned with Iraq. North Korea must have very poor intelligence or they'd realize what position they're in and would keep quiet. All that needs to happen is one slip-up over there (to weaken N. Korean-friendly countries' resolve) and our president to feel hawkish and several swift military operations will demolish their regime.

Re:Why is it always the little guys? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103935)

Time to call him "Glorious Wanker"

Re:Why is it always the little guys? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104013)

You could have just written: "Be thankful you don't have anything we want."

Look what you did, Napoleon! (1)

rmdingler (1955220) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104033)

It's not always the lil guys...Khadafy was six ft tall before he was six ft under and the running joke in the rest of the World during the American's lengthy search for Bin Laden was, "How can they not find a two meter tall Arab in Pakistan?" There are many ways to develop a special needs complex, starting at birth... and continuing, for some damaged souls, right up till the day they miss that hug and take that AK to show and tell.

Re:Why is it always the little guys? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104051)

Screw the stone age, we'll just make NK the extension parking lot for Samsung.

That is what you get (0)

ark1 (873448) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103705)

when you send Dennis Rodman [cnn.com] as your CIA agent/ambassador to NK.

Re:That is what you get (1)

Razgorov Prikazka (1699498) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103873)

Or, for that matter, why not send Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde or Gottfrid Svartholm as a SSS agent/ambassador to the DPRK?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Security_Service
They are good friends with Kim Yuck Ung or whatever right?
Wait... what?
A hoax?
Aha....
http://www.news.com.au/technology/pirate-bay-north-korea-move-a-hoax/story-e6frfro0-1226592461141

Does this not sound like... (1)

poofmeisterp (650750) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103733)

Does this sound like nothing but an attempt to get someone else to "throw the first punch so [North Korea] have an excuse"?

Don't get even, get MAD! (1)

Sponge Bath (413667) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103737)

Let's convince Japan, South Korea and Taiwan to arm themselves with nuclear weapons. Nothing says regional stability like everyone having nuclear weapons.

Re:Don't get even, get MAD! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104095)

At least 2 of those countries already have nuclear weapons.

Rodmannnnnnnnn!!!!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103739)

Rodmannnnnnnnn!!!!!!

[ yelled in my best JT Kirk, "Khan!!!!" impersonation ]

Heres Hoping (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103741)

That the world's two greatest military and propaganda based tyrannies destroy themselves and leave the rest of the world out of it.

Will (5, Funny)

mybeat (1516477) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103777)

"Nuclear launch detected!" be followed by: "Battle-cruiser operational"?

with all the past empty threats (2)

NynexNinja (379583) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103785)

For over 50 years the propaganda war machine has been putting out highly inflamed offensive speech declaring war on various entities, so really at this point until they actually fire that first missile, I wouldn't worry about it. And when they do actually fire that missile, they will be wiped off the map.

Re:with all the past empty threats (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104115)

They are running out of money and or food again for the 'elite' (never mind the thousands of others who starve). They want more. They do this about every 2-3 years. In 2-3 weeks suddenly there will be a UN resolution and food/money/water will be shipped over by the ton. Meanwhile they dig up their fields to grow drugs to sell to the west.

Iraq for less (3, Insightful)

cosm (1072588) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103791)

We went to iraq on a much looser pretext.

Re:Iraq for less (2)

candeoastrum (1262256) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103883)

Oil

Scary... (-1, Flamebait)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103793)

One aggressive country with a huge military and a penchant for preemptive strikes is quite enough to make the world a scary place. And I'm not talking about NK...

LOLOLOL (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103801)

That would be suicide for NK, I'm sure the US would love for them to do that. No more troublesome and annoying diplomatic relations, just a peaceful, smoking, radioactive crater, legitimately created in self-defense.

Re:LOLOLOL (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104043)

That would be suicide for NK, I'm sure the US would love for them to do that. No more troublesome and annoying diplomatic relations, just a peaceful, smoking, radioactive crater, legitimately created in self-defense.

I'm stealing that last sentence as a signature. :)

The only thing to worry about... (5, Interesting)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103823)

...is if they're truly feeling suicidal or not.

If you think that they could get through anything like that alive you're smoking something.

It's not only the US or NATO that would strike either, it would be Russia and their buddies in China as well. There would be nothing left.

Go read Dune. When one family uses "atomics" then everyone else combines and destroys them.

Oh no! (1)

r33per (585447) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103825)

On no - not Hans Brix!!!

Oh: Herro, Hans!

Re:Oh no! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103875)

(To "Tom Slick" theme song tune)

Hans Blix.
Hans Blix!
Let me tell you why,
He's the best of all the guys.

Hans Blix.
Hans Blix!
In the UN boat grease slapper once he's on your tail.
He won't quit because you know there's no such word as fail to
Hans Blix.
Hans Blix!

(Bass outro fades out)

wow.. they are stupid... (1)

zer0vette (2804151) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103833)

I can't fathom the stupidity here.. i'd like to understand the psychology behind North Korea's thoughts/statements.

Pre-empt their preemption (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103857)

A few subs slinking off the Asian coast would give them no warning whatsoever, end the threat of N.K. by ending N.K. it's the only way to be sure.

Then let it be known that any country harboring terrorists will get the same treatment in 30 days unless we see public executions of said terrorists by the country's they are currently hiding in.

Then back up that threat at the end of 30 days and follow through.

Finally, say that anyone that wants to become a terrorist and attack the U.S. or it's citizens abroad will bring the same treatment down on their fellow terrorists/friends/family.

Want to be a terrorist? Prepare for terror to be returned over a thousand fold.

combo breaker! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104047)

You wouldn't spank a babby with an axe.

Re:combo breaker! (1)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | about a year and a half ago | (#43104089)

How is babby formed?

Surely they are jesting? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103867)

The've got to be kidding! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Re:Surely they are jesting? (1)

Chrisq (894406) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103981)

The've got to be kidding! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Perhaps they are feeling left out. After all the Muzzies get to shout "death to America" all the time.

So.... (1)

oh_my_080980980 (773867) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103885)

We'll be seeing that strike in ten years...thanks for the advanced warning...

yuo faoil it?! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43103927)

other mem3ers in [goat.cx]

jeez (1)

buddyglass (925859) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103929)

Thanks for nothing, Rodman.

Has he learned nothing from Saddam Hussain (3, Interesting)

Chrisq (894406) | about a year and a half ago | (#43103971)

I would have thought that even the looniest dictator would think twice before threatening "weapons of mas destruction", "a mother of all battles", and so on.

Re:Has he learned nothing from Saddam Hussain (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43104083)

Jeb Bush is laying groundwork for running for President.

All lil' Kim needs to do is to set in motion a badly organized assignation attempt against Daddy Bush and then Jeb will start the "You tried to kill my daddy" war in four years, just like his brother did.

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