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North Korea warns U.S. of preemptive nuclear strike
reuters ^ | 3/7/2013 | Jack Kim

Posted on 03/07/2013 3:39:02 AM PST by tobyhill

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.

North Korea has accused the United States of using military drills in South Korea as a launch pad for a nuclear war and has scrapped the armistice with Washington that ended hostilities in the 1950-53 Korean War.

North Korea, which has one major ally, neighboring China, threatens the United States and its "puppet", South Korea, on an almost daily basis.

"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.

North Korea conducted a third nuclear test on February 12, in defiance of U.N. resolutions, and declared it had achieved progress in securing a functioning atomic arsenal. It is widely believed the North does not have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the mainland United States.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: korea; northkorea; nuclear; nuclearattack
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1 posted on 03/07/2013 3:39:12 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I am afraid this is going to end badly. I am glad I live on the east coast.


2 posted on 03/07/2013 3:41:43 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: beef
I'm having trouble with this one myself. Hopefully, whatever happens here, will wake up the US electorate.

This is what happens when a crime family (or religious fanatics) who happens to run a sovereign nation gets the ultimate weapon.

3 posted on 03/07/2013 3:54:08 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: beef

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/12944#.US-iqbSt_sE.blogger


4 posted on 03/07/2013 3:56:08 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: tobyhill

Zero wouldn’t do anything about it, even if they did more than “threaten”.


5 posted on 03/07/2013 3:59:00 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: tobyhill
Four things we know:

1 - They test nukes
2 - They test missiles
3 - They are trying to develop a nuclear warhead for those missile.
4 - Their rockets require prep time for liquid fueling and provide advanced warning.

Any further test launches should be intercepted by our radar sites in Japan and Aegis cruisers in the Pacific.

6 posted on 03/07/2013 4:03:09 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: tobyhill

Well I have this consolation, if I am killed so will any nearby “superior” socialistic Obama followers, they won’t have any magic shielding to protect them.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 4:03:57 AM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: tobyhill

I thought Dennis Rodman made everything hunky-dory with basketball talk.


8 posted on 03/07/2013 4:03:57 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: edpc

If ordered to. I’m not so sure that order would come from Bronco...


9 posted on 03/07/2013 4:07:04 AM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

And we’re kidding ourselves if we don’t think they’re in China’s pocket.


10 posted on 03/07/2013 4:10:23 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: beef

“I am glad I live on the east coast.”

I hope you don’t live near the ocean or a river deeper than about 6 feet. Who needs an ICBM when a nice 35’ Bertram yacht will do?

Or a semi-trailer or box van hauled up from from Mexico?


11 posted on 03/07/2013 4:14:21 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: tobyhill

Perfect, just in time for sequester to cut the DoD.............Nice.


12 posted on 03/07/2013 4:14:45 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: tobyhill

And we have John F’in. Kerry and Zero to handle this. Oh! Heavenly Father protect us.


13 posted on 03/07/2013 4:16:05 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: beef

> I am glad I live on the east coast.

Not good to live on any coast. Short-range nuclear missiles can be launched from barges from 200 miles out. There would be no warning, and detonation would occur about 5 minutes after launch.


14 posted on 03/07/2013 4:32:45 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: edpc

An American president would do that.
obama will not.


15 posted on 03/07/2013 4:44:40 AM PST by Texas resident (I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on FR)
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Is Rodman the homing beacon?


16 posted on 03/07/2013 4:47:36 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: beef

He doesn’t have a weaponized nuke yet. It is a pretty big step to go from test nuke to a nuke that fits on the end of a missile, is properly fuzed, etc. It should be a bit longer before he can launch a nuclear armed missile.

A nuclear truck bomb or container bomb is a possibility, though.


17 posted on 03/07/2013 4:49:45 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Westbrook

Missiles are 20th century thinking. We have little HumInt in NKorea. Best for Kim to smuggle a bomb onto a yacht and cruise up to the coast.


18 posted on 03/07/2013 4:55:47 AM PST by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Little Ray

Sounds like he declared DC to be the target.

If so, that means unconventional delivery (not missile). A yacht or a fishing boat would be easy to get close enough.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 4:59:40 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: tobyhill

The Great Zero hisself said if we got hit we could absorb it and keep going. NK would only hit one or two cities at a time ... so not to worry, the Great Zero will protect us and send condolances for any losses ... He will greatfully accept any donations towards his next reelection campaign.

All those who want more free stuff will learn that nuclear strikes are also free.


20 posted on 03/07/2013 5:02:03 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: tobyhill

For some reason, the phrase, “Cruisin’ for a bruisin’” comes to mind.

On the other hand, with the president we have now, the North Koreans could nuke California, Oregon, and Washington State, and he’d just set out for another round of golf and blame it all on Bush.


21 posted on 03/07/2013 5:02:13 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: tobyhill

NY, DC, or LA first, please.


22 posted on 03/07/2013 5:04:10 AM PST by EricT. (The Second Amendment is Tyrant Control.)
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To: F15Eagle

Rodman insulted them by being so tall.


23 posted on 03/07/2013 5:05:23 AM PST by EricT. (The Second Amendment is Tyrant Control.)
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To: Jack Hammer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myknrlmt1Y4


24 posted on 03/07/2013 5:07:12 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: tobyhill

Wolverines!!!!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 03/07/2013 5:08:34 AM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Bogey78O

> Best for Kim to smuggle a bomb onto a yacht and cruise up
> to the coast.

Nukes are more effective when detonated in the air, but a ground burst would still have the potential to kill millions in cities like New York or Boston, when blast and fallout effects are considered.


26 posted on 03/07/2013 5:12:59 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: tobyhill

We are still sending food aid to North Korea. Presumably with tax money we just saved by cutting off food and medicine to our own starving babies. And the food we send to North Korea doesn’t go to their starving babies, it goes to feed the workers and scientists who are developing the nuclear weapons they promise to launch at us.


27 posted on 03/07/2013 5:13:22 AM PST by Reddon
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To: tobyhill
we will be exercising our right to preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest,

On the one hand it sounds like a declaration of war and we should immediately drop a fat one on Pyongyang. On the other hand maybe we should wait until they eliminate DC first just to make sure.

28 posted on 03/07/2013 5:19:49 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

“On the one hand it sounds like a declaration of war and we should immediately drop a fat one on Pyongyang. On the other hand maybe we should wait until they eliminate DC first just to make sure.”

It would be a tough call on the net economic effect of such an attack...but I suppose that we would have to respond...

Seriously, with declarations such as these, I would say that the court of world opinion is probably leaning towards a preemptive strike. From us.


29 posted on 03/07/2013 5:29:09 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: edpc

“Their rockets require prep time for liquid fueling and provide advanced warning. “

What good is advanced warning, when we have a president who won’t do anything about it either before or after...


30 posted on 03/07/2013 5:32:06 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: 9YearLurker

“And we’re kidding ourselves if we don’t think they’re in China’s pocket.”

They always have been and always will be.

A ‘real’ President would send a letter to the Chinese and tell them to put their fat little inbred monkey back in his cage.

Any attack on the U.S. from NK and we immediately unleash our wrath on every major city in China.

Blow up all inbound cargo ships coming from China.

Expell or arrest every Chinese diplomat (spy) from our soil.

End of story.


31 posted on 03/07/2013 5:41:36 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: V_TWIN

A nuke delivered by boat or truck would most likely be ground burst with only localized affect. A missile launched nuke detonated at 300,00 (whatever the altitude required is)feet in the form of an EMP would do much more damage to our country. More bang for the buck.


32 posted on 03/07/2013 5:46:26 AM PST by Captain PJ (Are we there yet?)
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To: Triple

Darn. I’m conflicted here.

On the one hand, I don’t think we’d miss Congress, the Supreme Court, the President or his cabinet. In fact, I think it would be a net improvement if they got vaporized along with K street and a substantial portion of DC’s inhabitants.

But I don’t suppose we could get lucky enough for Norks to take them out.

On the other hand, I don’t want any damage to befall the Smithsonian or the Library of Congress!

All things considered, li’l Kim would be an idiot to do it. His best allies are in DC.


33 posted on 03/07/2013 6:19:41 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: tobyhill

Life follows art. See “The Mouse that Roared’”


34 posted on 03/07/2013 6:46:16 AM PST by Richard Brandon Abroad (Hey people, it's different over here. Different people, money ... and news.)
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To: tobyhill
Dennis!...You North Korean Failure!
35 posted on 03/07/2013 7:25:38 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: tobyhill

If they could just hit DC I might be OK with that.


36 posted on 03/07/2013 7:44:25 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: MarineBrat

Since one of my sons lives and works there, I have a vested interest in keeping D.C. unbombed. But since NK has orbited a payload about the size of an EMP device, at an effective EMP altitude, that is a major concern. The result for most of us would be starving in the dark.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 8:20:16 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: tobyhill

If NK was actually able to pull this off....Bush would be blamed for having spent 8 years using resources in Iraq and Afghanistan instead of focusing on North Korea.


38 posted on 03/07/2013 8:30:57 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Triple
If so, that means unconventional delivery

Just label the packing crate with the bomb in it as BOOB BELTS or KFC and Michelle will have it flown in on AF1.

39 posted on 03/07/2013 8:54:25 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I always wondered what the hookers in NK looked like.


40 posted on 03/07/2013 8:59:01 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: tobyhill

Add to the the fact that Obozo has most/all of our carriers docked in Norfolk, waiting for Pearl Harbor II. Scary.


41 posted on 03/07/2013 9:43:35 AM PST by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: NCjim
The World's Largest Naval Station Is Packed Tight For Christmas
42 posted on 03/07/2013 9:49:26 AM PST by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: tobyhill

Don’t worry, folks. Obama has just warned North Korea of “costly consequences” if they don’t behave, saying that new sanctions will “bite”.

I’m sure they’re terrified over there.

/sarc


43 posted on 03/07/2013 9:54:49 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: edpc

Modify number four a little. The Nork FM , by the quote, said they would attack the “headquarters of the aggressor—”. That would be somewhere up the Potomac and they don’t need a missile to get there. Any dumbass looking cruise boat, or a fake fuel barge, with their version of Fat Man could get there without trying real hard. Hope the Coasties are on their toes.


44 posted on 03/07/2013 10:28:28 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: tobyhill

We have enough nukes to vaporise NK many times over. Surely even the Norks aren’t that stupid. They know and we know that if we had a real President, we would destroy them in minutes with no more remorse than swatting a fly, and then sent out for pizza.


45 posted on 03/07/2013 11:15:12 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: cherokee1

I tend to think they mean the headquarters in Yongsan.


46 posted on 03/07/2013 11:40:33 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Not without a certain degree of legitimacy.
48 posted on 03/07/2013 8:13:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: tobyhill

North Korea has scrapped the armistice with Washington that ended hostilities in the 1950-53 Korean War.

This has ramifications.
Serious business.


49 posted on 03/07/2013 10:33:56 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tobyhill

Their long history of behavior works strongly against them, here; “Sea of fire, banish u 2 the flames of nuclear hell, blah, blah, blah...”

Sorry, but for the DPRK this rhetoric is EXACTLY as casual as one stroller bidding another Good Morning on the street.

I swear they could have the missile crackling the Greiger and rumbling on the launch pad, and I’d be filing my nails, yawning.


50 posted on 03/09/2013 3:33:58 PM PST by gaijin
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