North Korea Calls Hawaii and U.S. Mainland Targets

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Ahn Young-Joon/Associated Press
    South Korean army soldiers patroled along the border with North Korea at the village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, on Tuesday.

    Published: March 26, 2013SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s military said it put all its missile and artillery units on “the highest alert” on Tuesday, ordering them to be ready to hit South Korea, as well as the United States and its military installations in Hawaii and Guam.

    Reporters and Editors
    The threat from the North’s Korean People’s Army Supreme Command came only hours after President Park Geun-hye of South Korea warned that the North Korean leadership could ensure its survival only when it abandons its nuclear weapons, long-range missiles, provocations and threats.
    North Korea said on Tuesday that all of its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units “are assigned to strike bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressor troops in the U.S. mainland and on Hawaii and Guam and other operational zones in the Pacific as well as all the enemy targets in South Korea and its vicinity.”
    “They should be mindful that everything will be reduced to ashes and flames the moment the first attack is unleashed,” the North Korean command said in a statement carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.
    Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have risen after North Korea’s launching of a three-stage rocket in December and its third nuclear test last month. In response, Washington and Seoul pushed for a United Nations Security Council resolution imposing more sanctions on North Korea and this month began their annual joint military drills intended to warn North Korea against attacking the South.
    North Korea has since issued a torrent of threats to turn Washington and Seoul into a “sea of fire.” Its leader, Kim Jong-un, who has inherited the "military first" policy of his late father, Kim Jong-il, has made a round of visits to military units in the last week. He inspected live-fire artillery and amphibious landing exercises, ordering his soldiers to send the enemies “to the bottom of the sea as they run wild like wolves threatened with fire,” according to North Korean media.
    In South Korea, Ms. Park, the first woman to serve as the country’s president, showed her own resolve on Tuesday, visiting a national cemetery to pay respect to the 46 sailors who were killed in 2010 when a South Korean navy corvette sank in an explosion that the South said was caused by a North Korean torpedo attack.
    “I strongly urge North Korea to change,” Ms. Park said in a nationally televised speech observing the three-year anniversary of the episode. “North Korea must immediately abandon its thought that nuclear weapons will protect its regime.”
    Although North Korea denied responsibility for the sinking and some South Koreans questioned the credibility of their government's investigation, which assigned blame on the North, the episode has become for many South Koreans an emotional symbol of North Korean hostility. On Monday, the South's conservative daily Chosun Ilbo cited unnamed government officials as saying that if North Korea launched a provocation like the Cheonan sinking, the South Korean military would retaliate by launching missiles at gigantic statues of Mr. Kim's grandfather and father, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, which are objects of worship in the North.
    The South Korean Defense Ministry would not comment on the report, but vowed a “thousandfold, ten-thousandfold retaliation” against a Cheonan-like provocation from the North.
    Calling the monuments “symbols of the dignity of the supreme leadership” of North Korea, the North’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea, an agency in charge of relations with Seoul, said on Tuesday that the North would “destroy the den of confrontation, including Chongwadae, hotbed of all evils.” Chongwadae, or “the Blue House,” is the South Korean presidential office.
    North Korea warned that Ms. Park should not repeat the “treacherous acts” of her predecessor, Lee Myung-bak, whose hard-line policy, coupled with North Korean provocations, resulted in a prolonged chill on the peninsula.
    Many South Koreans fear that North Korea might attempt localized military attacks on the South to try to raise tensions and force Washington and Seoul to return to the negotiating table with concessions.
    On Tuesday, three Internet sites run by North Korean defectors and anti-Pyongyang activists reported hacking attacks that disrupted or paralyzed their operations. These Web sites, including Daily NK, often carry articles criticizing the North Korean leadership.
    The attacks came just a week after synchronized virus attacks paralyzed the computer networks of three broadcasters and three banks in South Korea. Officials here were investigating the possibility of North Korean involvement. Separately, they said they were also investigating what caused temporary disruptions in Internet access for seven provincial governments on Tuesday. South Korea and the United States say that North Korea has trained hackers for cyberwarfare.
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Nkorean has pulled the pin and the spoon has flown away................hopefully there will be something left in the area of Japan, Manchuria and Anchorage.

    Obama will declare martial law here..........

    That's all predicated on the fact that Barry would actually let his field commander to go nuke to plug the hole. If Barry decided to take a day or so to think it over ,the damages have been done and its too late.
  3. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Does North Korea have the capabilities to reach the U.S. mainland (Pacific Coast) from it's land based missile sites?

    Always assumed based from sources I've read that this could only happen if missiles were deployed from sea.

    Or have they obtained long range capabilities and don't just have medium range missiles?
  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I wonder what South Korea would pay for a large parking lot, just north of that line...?:(
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  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I have heard recently in several interviews that the NK boys can not deliver a nuke payload by missle at this time but are working on the technology to do just that.
    By the details quoted below they do have the range with their delivery systems capable of conventional weapons (I would suppose bio if they have that technology as well).

    8,300 KM to Seattle Taepodong-2 (possible)
    7,396 KM to Honolulu, HI Taepodong-2 (possible)
    11,177 to Washington DC

    North Korea and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  6. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    N. Korea wouldn't dare make the first move unless it had support. They would need a smokescreen to maneuver, and the U.S. has its fair share of enemies. The question then becomes, who will their allies be? That being said, most of this is all just theatrics, be it dangerous and with serious consequences, but theatrics nonetheless.

    A raised alert and threat of war can be just as effective as an actual conflict, as the cold war taught us.
  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I suppose if Iran blow's into a full scale attack by us or Israel, that NK could hit us similar to how the Japanese did at Pearl Harbor (first strike). We all knew how that one turned out, the Japanese still wear those scars of war.
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  8. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I think they're full of $hit. Here's a map of N. Korea at night. I don't think they have the infrastructure to make what they say they have unless they bought it from Russia.

  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    And the Gov will keep making us look weak to the world with their idiotic statements and actions including; drawing down the military manpower, reduction in procurement of spare parts n ammo and such, to the point we can not fight two wars at once- let alone one theater at a time. They keep telling everybody that will listen about the need for reductions, saving money on defense and so on- and that is yelling into the microphone "my pants are down, hit me". Some idiot just might!!
  10. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    judging from the tight information lockdown that the Norks have on their slaves, they could be giving a good show and then say "Oceana Wins!" and no one would have a fucking clue but the soldiers. Not buying any of little chubby's antics. Pound salt you fat hobbit.
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  12. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    If we follow form we will give them mucho millions to quit rattling their sabres. Has happened a half dozen times in the past.
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  13. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    A couple millions in munitions makes better sense. Can't help thinking that sticking a pin in a map, give the fat boy a week to get every thing out of the way and delete the pin loudly would get some gums to stop flapping.
  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  15. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    If we were smart, about this, we would design and build a very effective Non-Nuke BunkerBuster that could sit on top of a ICBM, and target the Little FatBoy by using one of his Public Appearances. Only the Russians would even have a clue, it was 'In coming" until it hit... Then tell the New Guy, "The next one goes Thermal-Nuke".... ......
  16. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+++

    From what I've seen, it's hard to know what they have, because they lie about it. Best to err on the side of caution, I think.
  17. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+++

    Don't insult hobbits. They're much smarter and much cuter than him.
  18. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+++

    Last I heard, even China wasn't on their side.
  19. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I think if it was a choice between the fat boy and China's stability and continued economic development, I think they'd cut the fat boy loose and have him replaced by someone less likely to start WWIII
  20. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+++

    Then maybe they should have him replaced before [shtf]
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