Thursday, December 23, 2010

North Korea Threatens "Sacred" Nuclear War If Provoked

Who cares? This is all this country knows how to do is talk the talk, but they can't walk the walk...yet. Every time the North cries about something, they threaten war but never do anything about it. Just shut the f*$k up already. Quit trying to impress your son who you are grooming to take over for you. Hopefully when he takes over, he's got a half of brain more than you to actually change the perspective of the North and try and make things better. I do like how the South beefed up their exercises and military just to show North Korea they are not intimidated one bit.

Yahoo!/AP: South Korea – One month after a deadly exchange of artillery fire, the two Koreas ramped up their rhetoric Thursday, with South Korea's president pledging unsparing retaliation if attacked again and a top North Korean official threatening a "sacred" nuclear war if provoked.

South Korean troops, tanks and fighter jets put on a thundering display of force as President Lee Myung-bak visited with soldiers at a base near the border, while North Korea's elite marked a key military anniversary by lashing out at the South for encouraging war.

For both countries, the rallying cries and military maneuvers mainly seemed designed to build support at home. But they raised fears anew of all-out war on a peninsula that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called a "tinderbox" after returning from a visit to the North Korean capital this week.

The two Koreas and their allies called a truce in 1953 to end three years of devastating war, but violence has flared up from time to time, most recently in the disputed waters off their west coast. North Korea does not recognize the maritime line drawn by U.N. forces, and the territorial dispute in the Yellow Sea has erupted into deadly naval skirmishes.


After days of showing restraint, North Korea condemned the drills as a "grave military provocation." Defense chief Kim Yong Chun said North Korea was prepared to launch a "sacred war" and poised to use its nuclear capabilities to defend itself.

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