North Korea leader orders rocket units on standby to hit U.S. bases: KCNA

SEOUL Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:00pm EDT

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) talks with generals as soldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) take part in the landing and anti-landing drills of KPA Large Combined Units 324 and 287 and KPA Navy Combined Unit 597, in the eastern sector of the front and the east coastal area on March 25, 2013 in this picture released by the North's KCNA news agency in Pyongyang March 26, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) talks with generals as soldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) take part in the landing and anti-landing drills of KPA Large Combined Units 324 and 287 and KPA Navy Combined Unit 597, in the eastern sector of the front and the east coastal area on March 25, 2013 in this picture released by the North's KCNA news agency in Pyongyang March 26, 2013.

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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un orders the country's rocket units to be on standby to attack U.S. military bases in South Korea and the Pacific in an emergency meeting on Friday after the United States flew Stealth bombers in a show of force to Pyongyang.

The North's official KCNA news agency said Kim signed off on the orders at a midnight meeting of top generals and "judged the time has come to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists in view of the prevailing situation."

"He finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets of the KPA, ordering them to be standby for fire so that they may strike any time the U.S. mainland, its military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea."

(Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by David Chance)

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Bring it…

Mar 28, 2013 7:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:
He is young enough and dumb enough. The only question left is whose side is obama on? To be honest, after over 4 years, I really do not know. And that REALLY bothers me. In a normal world there should be no doubt….but there is.

Mar 28, 2013 7:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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