North Korea issues fresh threat to U.S., South probes hacking

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leungsite wrote:

All threats coming from N.Korea are suicidal, as DPRK has not developed any missile defense system to fend off such retributive attacks.

Mar 20, 2013 11:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
YouGoYo wrote:

“North Korea earlier made a threat to stage a nuclear attack on the United States, something that is well outside of its current military capacity” I hope the US has been able to blow up that remote controlled satellite Lil’ Kim has circling the globe! I don’t trust the fat boy! Could it have a nuclear bomb on board?

Mar 20, 2013 11:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
purfus wrote:

And we have their entire country completely within range.

Mar 20, 2013 11:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bachcole wrote:

Go ahead, make my day.

Mar 20, 2013 11:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UTownFreedom wrote:

YouGoYo wrote:
“North Korea earlier made a threat to stage a nuclear attack on the United States, something that is well outside of its current military capacity” I hope the US has been able to blow up that remote controlled satellite Lil’ Kim has circling the globe! I don’t trust the fat boy! Could it have a nuclear bomb on board?

Spin your garbage elsewhere, govt troll

Mar 20, 2013 11:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WarpFactor9 wrote:

Dear Leader
You wake up the sleeping bear that is Japan, then you`d better pack your bags real quick because they will dice you up so bad you`d wish America had bombed you!

Mar 20, 2013 12:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dwerbil wrote:

Time to send in the “Guy on a Buffalo” to straighten thing out.

Mar 20, 2013 12:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
cowpie006 wrote:

So….Dennis Rodman’s visit didn’t smooth things out?

Mar 20, 2013 12:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
thingfish2 wrote:

Does the north have any golfers, maybe they can penetrate that.

Mar 21, 2013 1:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnEurope1 wrote:

China’s unruly child having temper tantrums again Hmmmmm// Time Mother China punished little Kimmie before we have too. That! Momma China would not like, so she needs to discipline her child.

Mar 21, 2013 1:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
elocutionist wrote:

We want peace, but we’ll crush any aggressor if other options are exhausted. Kim understands this– that his regime won’t survive an offensive aftermath, thus his talk is gleaned off a bad pro wrestling match, an empty spittle-imbued attempt to scare gullible countries into believing he is psychologically unravelling and will descend to suicidal tactics. As we collectively yawn and roll our eyes, we need also take proper precautions, which will ensure his complete neutralization should he indeed be nuts enough to provoke and endanger 95% of the world.

Mar 21, 2013 1:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

Didn’t Dear Fatboy get enough cuddles from his megalomaniac dwarf daddy or was he deprived of teddy bears when he was an even smaller brat?

Has he developed a complex over that dreadful barnet of his – I mean, the Big Hat Generals must be rolling up with laughter at Dear Fatboy’s haircut which closely resembles a chicken’s butt!

Mar 21, 2013 1:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
daple56 wrote:

Kim and his “handlers” must be idiots. They must not have taken the time to compare their strength with any surrounding country’s. I’m sure that even South Korea could wipe them off the face of the earth. Not to mention Japan and a few ships and planes we have nearby. He is really a minor nuisance compared with the problems we have with Iran. But, compared with just eight or so years ago we have so much power near Iran that they would be fools to push Obama. We have two carriers, 15,000 ground troops, new bases on British islands in the area, etc. President Obama is just being polite. He doesn’t want any American troops put in harm’s way. He is the best President we have had in decades! We are very fortunate.

Mar 21, 2013 1:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JustSayin33 wrote:

haha sounds familiar to the stuff saddam talked “the mother of all battles” haha these guys are a joke and we need to take them out.

Mar 21, 2013 1:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
baaljibal wrote:

Junk bang yunk un is a 28 year child. How can someone like that little think even thinks of threatening high POWERS. Does he know the consequences at all ??? will someone please warn him and tell him to be very very careful what he wishes for.

Mar 21, 2013 1:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ralphos wrote:

As a network engineer. I cant tell you if it is the North, the test was a success. Our networks would be more vulnerable. We are not in any way ready for security from a determined state. Never underestimate your adversary we did this once before I home we learned our lesson.

You do not need a missile to deliver a nuke.
These people could have been digging in sense the 50′s suicide, perhaps not.

They fought the best we had to a stand still once.

You can be sure of one thing that supply of purple hearts from Japan is going to take a hit.

Mar 21, 2013 1:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SpiderMarlowe wrote:

How about if Kim Jon-il shows the world his deadly North Korean arsonal? I propose a harmless demonstration of his “precision weapons,” perhaps hitting Guam with a “blue” test warhead to prove his point. Put your money where you mouth is, Mr. Dictator.

Mar 21, 2013 2:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Didimous wrote:

KJ wants to rule NK with an ‘iron grip’, keep the citizens of NK living in fear they’ll be attacked.
Kim Jong knows he isn’t going to be attacked just for his rhetoric. He’s using the UN sanctions and the joint-forces drills to serve his propaganda machine.
In the past the US gave money to NK to stop their nuclear development program but it’s obvious that didn’t work; there’s no chance anyone will give money now.
Of course, it could be he’s making the same mistake Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gadaffi made. Wonder if he’s considered what happened to those blowhards.

Mar 21, 2013 2:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BiteRight wrote:

@SpiderMarlowe
How could the dead Kim jong-il show off his deadly arsenal ?But he now owns a deadly grave though. DPRK is currently led by his 30-year old youngest son Kim jong-un.

Mar 21, 2013 2:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
stikko wrote:

all i can say is how prepared the north korea is for US’s counter attack if at some point it happens.

Mar 21, 2013 4:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sylvan wrote:

I wish Gangum would try to bomb one of our bases. We have lots of drones, oh most whacked out short little man. Maybe your bud Denis can block all those incoming shots?

Mar 21, 2013 5:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
iamhe wrote:

No nation wants or needs nuclear weapons except to deter belligerent sociopathic governments from attacking.

The US provokes and pushes NK to arm and defend themselves, then vilifies them for doing so.

VietNam, Iraq, Iran, North Korea… and why? To keep money flowing to the highly profitable defense industry, GOP campaign contributions, and to keep an ongoing development of military weapons -to be the most superior military force on earth… way beyond America’s defensive needs…

This US international policy and persona, including it’s international nuclear policy is pathological driven by anti-social personality disorders, tactics and agenda.

Mar 21, 2013 6:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tbro wrote:

Cheesh-and I thought dad was out to lunch. This kid’s been playing way to many video games!

Mar 21, 2013 6:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Invictuss wrote:

about time someone to nuke these hamerican terrorists

Mar 21, 2013 7:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

The US should respond that we will not obey any UN rules regarding NK and we have the right to destroy NK since NK has declared there is now no treaty and we are once again “at war” with NK.
But for some reason, the US is afraid of NK and has been for 60 years and lets NK shove us around and threaten to destroy us.
Teddy Roosevelt would have already wiped NK off the map.
Our mascot should be a chicken, not an eagle.

Mar 21, 2013 7:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jaeleth wrote:

Come on guys, we don’t need nukes, they’re expensive to use and more expensive to clean the mess after… All we have to do to win a war with North Korea is, prior to battle, cook some real nice food and let the scent float to the enemy camp. 99% of their army and population would defect immediatly and we could just send the police, after, to handcuff the criminals.

Mar 21, 2013 8:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bob9999 wrote:

So is it North Korea’s game to make these threats throughout the joint South Korea-U.S. military exercises and then to claim, when the exercises are over, that North Korea forced South Korea and the U.S. to back down from an invasion (an invasion which, in reality, was never on the horizon)?

Mar 21, 2013 8:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

To all the dolts saying things like, “bring it”, or “lets hit ‘em”, or , “send ‘em back to the stone age”, why are you sitting here at Reuters when you should be in the recruitment office?

Mar 21, 2013 8:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ARJTurgot2 wrote:

This guy doesn’t blow his nose without clearing it with China first. That it is associated with a computer network attack says that China is p.o. about the U.S. DOD claims about their activity. Plus sanctions make it harder to steal outside aid and they have to ante up some of their own. Finally, the references to Japan and Okinawa are about the offshore islands Japan and China are arguing over.

N. Korea does what it’s told.

Mar 21, 2013 8:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ARJTurgot2 wrote:

@sj
My DD214-N says Honorable on it. Say 9 Months 5 days Vietnam duty too. Where’s yours.

Mar 21, 2013 8:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MICHAELNOC wrote:

Time for the Chicoms to get their “dog back on the porch”

OR…there won’t be any more computers, cell phones, flat screen tv’s or anything else MADE IN CHINA offloaded in San Pedro…

In fact, we just might forget about paying back that 2 trillion we owe them…

Of course, we’d have to have someone else besides the Gelding Marxist Moron who presently occupies the Oval Office to deliver that message…

The USA, founded by geniuses, run by idiots!

Mar 21, 2013 9:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rmkey wrote:

We should not even publish anything Pan Face says let alone take it seriously. North Korea is nothing.

Mar 21, 2013 9:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
herbsnout wrote:

Perhaps the “Fat Boy” is hoping and praying that somehow he can get some respect other than Rodman. China should put a choker chain on him and pull the plug on his gateway to the Internet.

Mar 21, 2013 9:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ocean15 wrote:

The rhetoric from the DPRK reminds me of kids in a playground dispute. It would not surprise me if they slowly cooled off, and gave some lame concession on their nuke pursuits to get more food aid or some sanctions lifted. The UN will hop on the merry-go-round like always until the next provocation. This show is getting old.

Mar 21, 2013 9:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DaveHubbard wrote:

North Korea does have the ability to hurt us but they cannot wipe us out.
North Korea has everything lose by starting a war with nothing to gain. I hope war does not break out for both of our sake but it would be nice to see their evil rulers lose their grip on their people. North Korea’s rulers are truly a festering boil on the ass of humanity!

Mar 21, 2013 10:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pavoter1946 wrote:

Bluster primarily meant for an internal audience; that is, North Korean citizens. It will make then feel proud about their country.

But it has the intended effect. The US will spend over a billion dollars sending missile defenses to Alaska.

North Korean bluster is a cheap way to get the US to throw away money. They must be laughing hard in North Korea. They get to push around the United States.

And when the exercises are over, and the B-52 bombers are back in their bases, North Korea will declare victory.

Mar 21, 2013 10:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
GregoTX wrote:

North Korea is a sad, pathetic joke. The scary thing is that Kim believes everything he says. He is like the little kid on the playground that talks nonstop smack to the bigger kids, thinking his big brother (China) has his back no matter what. Well, China seems to be distancing itself from Kim and his antics. Should be interesting to see how this plays out.

Mar 21, 2013 10:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bytemyass wrote:

The only “target” NK can hit with their little bottle rockets is the Sea of Japan.

Mar 21, 2013 10:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mikemm wrote:

Evaluating North Korea in today’s mindset sound like an imminent threat, but considering them as still in th eold cold-war, pre-internet, and locked down propaganda controlled society comes off more as sabre rattling.
North Korea is on of the few places left on Earth where they still have enough of a real lockdown on information and contact with the outside world to where propaganda that we see as crude still works. With those thousands of engineers hacking, though, more of them will start seeing that forbidden outside world and information will start creeping in. Within maybe a few years, secret internet access and satellite phones will be impossible to squash as fast as they are smuggled in and becoming available and the propaganda edge the DPRK haswill stop being as effective.
Kim Jong Un and his advisors can’t be that stupid to think that any real attack will fail, but they do know that the combination of propaganda they are using within NK and the idle threats they are making will in the short term divert their peoples’ attention from their individual suffering and unite them in patriotism and unity against a perceived outside threat. It’s a short term act of desperation, but it may be Kim Jung Un’s only way to appease the miltary hawks still in place from his father’s reign to prevent a coup totally removing him from power.

I think his plan may be right out of the old cold war playbook:
-They threaten us.
-We made credible counter-threats and shows of power to them.
-They wisely chose to back down in fear of NK’s obvious military superiority.
-We have to all sacrifice to continue to maintain the world’s strongest military at all costs to defend us against future threats by the enemy.
-Meanwhile, your leader and government are all that is keeping you safe.

Where they go after that when they do tip their toes into the 21st century is anybody’s guess.

Mar 21, 2013 10:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pbgd wrote:

Americans should remind Sultan Kim III that his palace will be history if he drops one bomb.

Mar 21, 2013 10:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dallasdog972 wrote:

NK likes to bluster and bloviate. They will not take agressive action

Mar 21, 2013 10:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

@ARJ,
I wouldn’t thump my chest about being in Vietnam. If that gigantic cluster f— didn’t teach you all our politicians and corporations care about is their profits then nothing will. It’s disgraceful how they send brave soldiers to their deaths by the thousands just to satisfy their own personal interests. Absolutely disgraceful. More’s the pity if you haven’t learned that lesson by now.

Mar 21, 2013 11:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse

This kind of article is not presenting accurate situation, because US and South Korea government are always attacking North Korean sites.
I saw in my own eye myself where North Korean site, uriminzokkiri on youtube was hacked with totally ridicule with all these curses.
They also made domain name of just one letter difference, uriminzokiri with one letter ‘k’, and directed the name to totally gross porno site and picture where male symbole is penetrating male ass hole.
To be exact, we dont know who did it. It could be anyone. But its not fare that medias are saying only US/South Korea sites are attacked, because attacks are continously done from US/South Korea side and it can be from US/South Korea government where they for sure are not putting any restriction on it.
If US/South Korea government is not persecuting those who attack North Korean sites, then they are indirectly attacking North Korean sites.

Mar 21, 2013 1:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bachcole wrote:

I used fewer words and made a better point than any of you guys: “Go ahead, make my day.” And it was very funny. But did I get any responders/respect? Noooooo.

Mar 21, 2013 2:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bachcole wrote:

nkthebestkorea, your navigation direction is what you think would be a good idea. You don’t have any real contact with the real world, do you. You have failed to notice that Communism does not work, that North Korea is a mafia, fascist, racist, military oligarch where people starve regularly. You have no clue; isn’t that right?

Mar 21, 2013 6:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Vegasgirl wrote:

I don’t think any threat should be taken lightly. I do find it interesting that North Korea is stating where they are going to attack.

Mar 24, 2013 10:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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