North Korea Threatens Preemptive Nuclear Attack on US Mainland

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Because North Korea seems to threaten an attack on the US or its interests on a daily basis, news that the rogue regime Thursday threatened to launch a “preemptive nuclear attack” on the US mainland is largely going unreported.  While intelligence officials are confident that North Korea does not possess an arsenal capable of attacking the US mainland, it is somewhat alarming how far the latest threat was willing to go.  This is more than chest-pounding, folks. (From Reuters)

“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.”

NY TIMES (Via Memeorandum):  The United Nations Security Council approved a new regimen of sanctions on Thursday against North Korea for its underground nuclear test last month in a unanimous vote that came just hours after North Korea threatened for the first time to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States and South Korea.

The North Korean leadership, which had warned the Security Council not to approve the sanctions, said it was responding to threats already made against it, citing the American-South Korean military exercises currently under way as evidence the allies were preparing for “a nuclear war aimed to mount a pre-emptive strike” on North Korea.

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  1. March 8, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Many dictators are trying to maintain an artificial unity in their country by mobilizing public opinion against a common ennemy, and they need to invent such an enemy when there is none… It distracts people from the bad situation prevailing in their own country. North Korea is a perfect example of that.

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