Σάββατο, 30 Μαρτίου 2013

North Korea Missile Plan Targets Washington, Los Angeles, Austin and Hawaii


austin may be weird but this guy's crazyThe United States sent two
nuclear-capable B-2 bombers to the Korean Peninsula
yesterday
in response to North Korea shutting down the military
hotline with South Korea on
Wednesday
. Today, North Korea responded
by announcing it was preparing a missile strike plan against the
United States. A photo (at right)
released
by the North Korean newspaper Rodang
 appears to identify Washington, DC, California, Austin, Texas
and Hawaii as targets. Leon Panetta, then the U.S. Secretary of
Defense, said
last April
that America was “within an inch of war” with North
Korea and had to be careful about what it says and does that might
escalate the situation. Tensions have been rising since North
Korea’s latest round of missile tests began
last December
. Earlier this month the totalitarian regime
declared the Korean War armistice signed nearly sixty years ago

null and void
, something it had most recently done in 2009, and
six times since 1994.


The White House, for its part, responded today by saying the
U.S.
would not be intimidated and can defend itself and its allies
.
However, as Ron Paul noted
earlier this week
, some U.S. actions, like the public military
exercises and the push at the UN for new sanctions are helping
exacerbate the situation. North Korea has just one real ally on the
planet, China, and even that is barely so. Its reactions to tension
over the last few months have been to tell North Korea, or North
Korea and South Korea, as the case may be, to
simmer down
. Russia’s foreign minister, meanwhile, warned today
of a “vicious circle” that could
spiral out of control
. That’s highly unlikely. Instead, North
Korea’s saber-rattling, and the Western response to it, fulfills
the need Kim Jong Un has for attention and for an external enemy to
use as a scapegoat for the self-inflicted decades-long tragedy that
is North Korean society.

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