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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on March 21st, 2013 at 8:27 am

North Korea Threatens US Bases On Japan and Guam

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The North Koreans are once again making threats against the US:

SEOUL — North Korea warned Thursday that U.S. military bases in Japan and Guam are within range of a “precision strike.”

The latest threat from the cloistered country was issued the same week that B-52 bombers and a nuclear attack submarine were dispatched to the Korean peninsula from those bases to participate in ongoing joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises.

“The U.S. should not forget that the Andersen Air Force Base on Guam where the B-52s take off, and naval bases in Japan proper and Okinawa where nuclear-powered submarines are launched, are within the striking range of (North Korea’s) precision strike means,” the North’s “supreme command” said in a statement on the state-run Korean Central News Agency. [Stars & Stripes]

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  • Conway Eastwood
    7:00 am on March 21st, 2013 1

    Pfft. Good luck; they’re going to need it. Lots of it. :cool:

  • Smokes
    7:07 am on March 21st, 2013 2

    By precision I’m guessing they upgraded their catapults to trebuchets. :o

  • Onezime
    8:00 am on March 21st, 2013 3

    That kind of propaganda is for domestic consumption. The North Korean government know they can kiss their asses good bye if they even try.

  • Liz
    9:48 am on March 21st, 2013 4

    Their biggest weapon is to just give up and unleash their unwashed masses on the rest of the world.

    That would be the economic equivalent of a burst appendix on the body for those closest in proximity.

  • Glans
    9:55 am on March 21st, 2013 5

    Liz, that’s a nasty thing to say about helpless, innocent people.

  • Liz
    10:09 am on March 21st, 2013 6

    The East Germans were similarly “helpless innocent people”. They still did a number on the German economy when the wall fell. Seriously? This has very little to do with nastiness and everything to do with reality. I guess stating the obvious is inflammatory these days.

    The primary intervention for the past couple of decades for both China and South Korea has been “don’t palpate” (the diseased inflammed appendix). That’s the underlying reason for appeasement policies.

  • Liz
    10:21 am on March 21st, 2013 7

    Just to add, I do hope, Glans, in the spirit of being “un-nasty” you’ve invited every homeless urchin you can possible afford to live with you in your home.

  • Bobby Ray
    10:38 am on March 21st, 2013 8

    Oh good lord Liz is right. Old Castro let all them criminals and crazies out of Cuba and sent them right up to Florida where they caused more expense and mischief for years and years than if he had loaded up his whole airforce and sent in on a bombing run.

    If north Korea unleashed their weapons on Seoul it would be rebuilt better than new two years later. If they released their people on Seoul it would take a generation or two to recover.

  • Glans
    10:47 am on March 21st, 2013 9

    No, Liz, you are not welcome in my home. Bobby Ray, maybe.

  • Liz
    11:16 am on March 21st, 2013 10

    #9: You’re just afraid of a BBW who needs a scooter and an oxygen tank. Too much Whoa Man 4 U. ;-)

    #8: So right. Consider that the boatloads of Cubans that have come to our shores is a tiny fragment by comparison to the population overall, and it still not only impacted us economically but influences elections in a big way to this day. That was tens of thousands. With the DPRK the number is in tens of millions.

  • Leon LaPorte
    10:37 pm on March 21st, 2013 11

    Liz, et al – As we all know the East Germans were exponentially better off then the North Koreans and it still almost broke West Germany. The burst appendix is a very apt description.

    What you are describing would be more like unleashing the entire population of Somalia on Hong Kong.

  • Leon LaPorte
    10:38 pm on March 21st, 2013 12

    …and yes, that is probably the single biggest reason for China and the south to appease them. A government collapse in North Korea would be catastrophic for the two countries.

  • david wester
    8:20 am on March 22nd, 2013 13

    Well, unless we have any bases in an underground cave in north korea, i am not much worried about nuclear attack.

  • setnaffa
    9:07 am on March 22nd, 2013 14

    Sort of like this famous scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eMkth8FWno

    But I have family that might be hurt by either scenario (injured in war or economically disadvantaged by the sudden peace)…

  • Denny
    4:08 pm on March 23rd, 2013 15

    Why China won’t act against a nuclear North Korea

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-china-wont-act-against-a-nuclear-north-korea/2013/03/22/ac65d3e8-8cd9-11e2-b63f-f53fb9f2fcb4_story.html

  • JWho
    8:07 pm on April 9th, 2014 16

    To quote one of my All time American movie heroes..Feeling lucky punk?..Go ahead make my day!

 

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