North Korea orders artillery to be combat ready, targeting U.S. bases

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Cute, but everyone knows that the dog which barks a lot, doesn’t bite.

Mar 26, 2013 3:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Verpoly wrote:

Too many false alarms ! So when is the wolf actually coming ?Kim’s regime will fall sooner than Assad’s. Devoid of Chinese food and oil aids, the only option left for him is to fight to divert social unrest and armed forces’ discontent. Ditching the 60-year old stalemate in peace is prelude to this showdown anyway.

Mar 26, 2013 3:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jocomus wrote:

Maybe a few millions get killed at war, he would be able to feed the rest of population, but not Kim himself coz. definitely this toothless tiger cannot survive U.S. bunker bombs.

When his first missile is shot up, so are global stocks!

Mar 26, 2013 3:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

Just drop a few tons of pork pies on Fatboy…that will shut him up for a couple of weeks…

Mar 26, 2013 4:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

Amd what if Fat Boy isn’t bluffing?

Mar 26, 2013 5:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
five4ty7am wrote:

You only think I guessed wrong! That’s what’s so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha, you fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia,” but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line!”

Mar 26, 2013 5:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
fonkeymonkey wrote:

the statement is nowhere to found on the KCNA site?
So where does this come from?

Mar 26, 2013 6:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
wthcares wrote:

five4ty7am… stop drinking, seriously.

Mar 26, 2013 7:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:

Military reality is: NK assetts are geographically constricted, U.S assets are widely dispersed. N.K. assets will be creamated by cruise missiles in the first hours after the N.K.’s Glorious Leader yields to delusion, if he does.

Mar 26, 2013 7:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
kenradke11 wrote:

Rhetoric is what it is…North Korea would be a fool to start carrying out threats against the US and the South Koreans. They would’nt last a month :)

Mar 26, 2013 7:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
woodysback wrote:

If there are so many sanctions on N. Korea, where are they getting all of the parts needed to build rockets and all of the other weapons they have? Russia perhaps using another country to show their animosity toward us? I thinks all this talk by those wimps are just a lot of hot air.

Mar 26, 2013 7:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Sooner or later the North Koreans just might believe their own lies that they can win with their antiquated weaponry.
All they have to loose is a million people they can not afford to feed now.
The big question is just how crazy is their leader???

Mar 26, 2013 7:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:

Perhaps it makes sense for the North Korean military to do its own mobilization exercises, and for King Kim to practice his speeches, while there are real US and South Korean forces exercising around.
The Chinese and Russians maybe send silent submarines and underwater surveillance drones to spy on the Americans, so the US navy gets to try and detect the real thing.
If anyone gets hurt, it’s not an act of war, “just practicing”.

Mar 26, 2013 7:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
guydaley wrote:

Who cares. The media NEVER, EVER mentions how we are constantly provoking them by invading their airspace, seaspace, etc because its our divine right as global policeman for which US citizens get to pay dearly for the privilege. Withdraw COMPLETELY anywhere near them and let the South Koreans worry about their neighbor. Its NOT OUR JOB, unless of course the propaganda arm of government makes it our job. LOL, if we had union military we wouldn’t be invading every single cesspool in the world and would instead send plumbers that charge $100 an hour.

Mar 26, 2013 7:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dansf wrote:

Nd what about China? You think they’ll simply sit back as their friend is destroyed? Also, how long will people believe the propaganda put out by our own government. Do you think Kim is this dumb?

Mar 26, 2013 7:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
apn44070 wrote:

The best thing to do about FATBOY is ignore him. Media black out would be a good start.
Fatboy just wants some attention. Put him in the corner and make him kneel on rice until he behaves himself.That sure worked in Catholic schools way back when!

Mar 26, 2013 7:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
jncarlos007 wrote:

I’m just glad I don’t live in slingshot range. Then I might actually be worried

Mar 26, 2013 7:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Darwin12 wrote:

North Korea is flat broke and is trying to scare other countries into giving them their lunch money.

Mar 26, 2013 7:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
forgot0246 wrote:

Does anyone of you remember how the 1st world war started? This is not a game and is not funny, once NK got Nuclear weapons the stakes went way up. The fools in Washington at the state department have misjudged this situation. I am old enough to remember the Korean War; they bled us with WW2 weapons. When NK abrogated the cease fire we were technically at war again.

Mar 26, 2013 8:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CMEBARK wrote:

Most of their military leaders look like they’re dead, but no one has told them.

Mar 26, 2013 8:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Adrenolize wrote:

Historically, brinkmanship has never gone well for anyone involved.

Mar 26, 2013 8:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tankette wrote:


Mar 26, 2013 8:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
minipaws wrote:

Don’t just randomly bomb America, as most of us think our government is nuts. If you are going to bomb us, bomb the pentagon, they are the war mongers.

Mar 26, 2013 8:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CleanFun wrote:

You and the land you’re standing on are the only thing that can even remotely approach settling the national debt incurred by your criminal government. Your leadership has to take away your guns first though, that was part of the deal.

NKorea is just a diversion.

Mar 26, 2013 8:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Czechbikr wrote:

Things must be getting real bad up North regarding starvation. The “child king” is desperate to direct his oppressed minions’ attention away from the gnawing hunger in their stomachs due to his failed regime to the “evil” outside forces that he blames for their woes.

Mar 26, 2013 8:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
fyreman235 wrote:

Little Kim is a blowhard, and starting a war would certainly decimate his country. I do not believe he is that stupid. However, I think it was a wrong-headed move for the US to fly bombers around and rattle sabres. Let a sleeping dog lie and continue to work with China to calm down this insane kid.

Mar 26, 2013 8:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
KellyMcDonald wrote:

There will be an enormous crater where N. Korea used to be. This “leader” is out of his mind!!!

Mar 26, 2013 8:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnnybbravo wrote:

“orders artillery to be combat ready, targeting U.S. bases” You will need more then Arty to take out the Americans base.

Mar 26, 2013 8:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse

How do you say “B-2 Bomber” in Korean?

Or maybe the Japanese could send NK some pix of what Hiroshima looked like after 8/6/1945.

Mar 26, 2013 8:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
PKato wrote:

Team America II

Mar 26, 2013 9:05am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Use 1/2 your brain… Even cute fluffy dogs bite occasionally. This is just a distraction. This dope needs a confident show of force and he’ll stand down. But, he’a a suicidal and megalomaniacal ( so lets be a little bit careful ) There are innocent people on each side of this matter.

Mar 26, 2013 9:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AdamSmith wrote:

Why should America have nuclear weapons and ballistic missles, but not North Korea?

Who is the real threat to the world?

For many years the US lived with the Soviet Union in possession of thousands of nuclear tipped intercontinental ballistic missles, aimed right at American cities.

The Soviet press, for example the official newspaper Pravda, routinely published major editorials calling for the destruction of imperialist America, the capitalist exploiter of mankind.

Yet Russia for all its rhetoric, was run by human beings, and as human beings do, even fanatical communists, they considered their own interests, and their families. They never used any of their thousands of nuclear weapons on anybody.

The same with Chinese communists. They have nuclear missles. They, too, have families and children they care for. And so too with Koreans. The Koreans too have families and children they love.

The American military-industrial complex has the world believing that North Korea, who has invaded nobody, would immediately use a nuclear missle if it had one. This is the propaganda of the American military-industrial complex.

Yet it is America who constantly threatens Iran that, “all options are on the table, including our use of nuclear weapons” against Iran. America has detailed military plans for a nuclear strike against Iran.

America has just completed, last week, a major joint-attack exercise with South Korea against North Korea, sending American jets and ships steaming toward North Korea cities in an attack pattern.

Of all the nations that possess nuclear arms (Israel, America, France, England, India, Pakistan, Russia, China) Korea, too, is made of humans, and would be a safer bet than America to be responsible and rational.

It was only America who has used its nuclear weapons on fellow humans, when we dropped two of them on Japan after she was already defeated, at the end of WWII. General Eisenhower was very much against it.

America has attacked Vietnam, a country that never did us any harm, killing over 1 million humans there.

America attacked Iraq, another country who never did us any harm, killing over 200,000 humans there. America is currently killing humans in Afghanistan, using bombs, rockets, and even pistols to the head.

America is THE greatest killer of human beings on Earth this decade. And now we’re told that North Korea is the villain. This is how the American military-industrial complex became so wealthy.

Mar 26, 2013 9:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
snakewalker wrote:

It may be just a lot of sabre rattling, but I think they know we have a paper tiger in charge. Just trying to test the beast to see if it will grow some fangs or just growl some more.

Mar 26, 2013 9:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
reuterssucks1 wrote:

So. The NOKO’s have ” abrogated an armistice”. Guess what. WIth no peace treaty ever signed, and now not evan an armistice, we are in an active state of war with them. Good strategy dictates that if you can strike an enemy first, and destroy his capabilities, your really ought to do it.
Of course, the gutless street hustler in the WHite House would never be so bold.
The pther thing we could do, of course, would be for the NOKO nuke capabilities tohave a sudden, unexpected accident. After all, when a stone age culture tries to handle atomic weapons, something is surely bound to go wrong. Wink WInk, Nudge Nudge

Mar 26, 2013 9:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tiger7708 wrote:

Its pretty Obvious they are “trying” to get us to fire first. (SK or Jpn being the same. Its the only way they can continue to manipulate China.

Mar 26, 2013 9:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Vuenbelvue wrote:

U S Soldiers in South Korea – Go on sick call immediately and get a physical and make copies. This way you will have proof to VA that you were not disabled before the battle started. Send copies to a relative for safe keeping.

Mar 26, 2013 9:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DrNo wrote:

This is all a strategy that is planned to distract us from real issues like the economy and Ben Ghazi, or, now that Iraq and Afghanistan are waning, it’s war propaganda that is designed to get the nationalistic juices flowing in preparation for the next wars with Korea and Syria. Can’t we see that we’re being manipulated?

Mar 26, 2013 9:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DrNo wrote:

It seems to me that the North Korean saber-rattling is in response to our sanctions and provocations. This is looking a lot like what FDR did to the Japanese to goad them into attacking first. If we can provoke NK to fire the first shot, they will be the bad guys, no matter what the reason. The United States has used this ploy at least since the Mexican-American War.

Mar 26, 2013 9:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
birdcage wrote:

Somebody send that boy a box of twinkies…

Mar 26, 2013 9:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
microbob wrote:

Someone put funny stuff in this guys mother’s milk. Usually when someone manifests “mad dog disease”, they just put him down. He needs a case of lead poisoning.

Mar 26, 2013 9:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
robert12zzxc wrote:

Oh well, without control of the airspace, it’ll be like shooting fish in a barrel.

Mar 26, 2013 10:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
guygg wrote:

“after U.S. bombers flew sorties threatening the North”. Who wrot e this?,Little Kim?

Mar 26, 2013 11:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CARETAKER13 wrote:

kinda want to scratch him behind the ear and tell him to lay down

Mar 26, 2013 11:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheHotFinger wrote:

It is insane that there are some who say the US has no real interest in preventing the annihilation of a major SE Asian econmony and trading partner, as though we have no right to project influence in that part of the world. Insane… like Kim Jong Un

Mar 26, 2013 11:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
markgl wrote:

We just need Obama to go to North Korea and backhand this guy in the face! No one has ever disciplined this child who is now in control of an entire country and military.

Mar 26, 2013 11:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
guydaley wrote:

Lots of armchair generals in this thread that can’t wait to spend other peoples money for the benefit of their ego. They think America is great because we spend money on things we can’t afford. Perfect examples of brainwashed, weak minds, too simple to understand what the real cost of being the global police is costing America. Either that or they work for the MDC and the internet cannot ferret out conflicts of interest.

Mar 26, 2013 12:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
EjectDiskNow wrote:

WOLF!!! WOLF!!! Wolf! Wolf? No really guys, wolf.

Mar 26, 2013 12:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ncpg wrote:

North Korea to the world: “Hey we’re still here”!

Mar 26, 2013 12:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FALLOUT wrote:

I think Lil’ Chubbs has lost his mind.

Mar 26, 2013 12:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Same old same old. Goose step, starve, goose step, starve, goose step, starve.

Mar 26, 2013 12:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mackfreddie wrote:

Ronery…I’m so ronery!! This looks like a job for Team America!!

Mar 26, 2013 12:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
truck_36 wrote:

Pretty clear that China is pulling the strings here , little Kim does have the money or braines to do anything on his own , everything this mook does is on orders from China .

Mar 26, 2013 12:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Would someone please make it clear to him that, nepolitano is prepared she has the armored personnel carriers, uniforms ,assault weapons bullets and drones to repel his starving military. And we’d rather she use them on him, then us.

Mar 26, 2013 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Would someone please make it clear to him that, nepolitano is prepared she has the armored personnel carriers, uniforms ,assault weapons bullets and drones to repel his starving military. And we’d rather she use them on him, then us.

Mar 26, 2013 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Would someone please make it clear to him that, nepolitano is prepared she has the armored personnel carriers, uniforms ,assault weapons bullets and drones to repel his starving military. And we’d rather she use them on him, then us.

Mar 26, 2013 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Would someone please make it clear to him that, nepolitano is prepared she has the armored personnel carriers, uniforms ,assault weapons bullets and drones to repel his starving military. And we’d rather she use them on him, then us.

Mar 26, 2013 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Would someone please make it clear to him that, nepolitano is prepared she has the armored personnel carriers, uniforms ,assault weapons bullets and drones to repel his starving military. And we’d rather she use them on him, then us.

Mar 26, 2013 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Would someone please make it clear to him that, nepolitano is prepared she has the armored personnel carriers, uniforms ,assault weapons bullets and drones to repel his starving military. And we’d rather she use them on him, then us.

Mar 26, 2013 12:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JPouss wrote:

This is NO joke. Kim Jung-Un is a certifiable nutcase.

And the statement in the article that North Korea does not have the capability to strike the continental United States? That is only true if the weapon they want is an ICBM. That has NEVER been the North Korean nucelar weapons progrma’s goal. The goal is to send a “satellite” into low earth orbit CLOSE to the continental United States, and detonate a low-yield nuclear weapon They are NOT developing “city busters”, which is the ONLY thing that Obama and his Gang of Usual Idiots are convinced is beyond the NorKs’ reach, they are aiming to wipe out every electronic device in half the continental United States.

And think back to Sandy. Imagine Sandy, KAtrina, and every natural disaster that has ever struck the US, and they ALL pale to our moden society in a large portion of the US suddenly bereft of electronics, including power stations, electric grids, communications, transportation, food distribution, etc.

Kim Jung-Un is just a puppet of his Chinese masters, and the recent underground test was not of a NorK nuclear bomb design, but the first test of the IRANIAN nuclear weapon design. So, the US has a quarter to half the nation blind, in the dark and starving, and even though we WILL win the war in Korea, we will be so distracted by East Asia that Iran and Syria, backed to the HILT by Russia, will move against Israel.

And that drooling congenital idiot in the WhiteHouse has allowed ALL of this to happen.

Elections have consequences. And America voted to slit its own throat. The razor has been supplied by Putin, and the word that starts Armageddon will issue from his own lips, because he knows Obama is a limp-wristed puss.

Mar 26, 2013 12:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
snoop479 wrote:

The first thing that will happen when we go after the NK’S is that China
will call in there trillion dollar loan to the US this will cause a world wide run on our debt loans and create a total market crash.This will pull the great US into another depression. The Chinese will also back the NK’s with all the modern weapons that they will need to fight us with,just like they did when the first Korean war broke out.don’t be fooled by the Chinese saying they are neutral they will not let another commie country fall by the way side.they also have to much invested in North Korea.

Mar 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
aberdeenvet wrote:

Send an inert U.S. missile into a deserted area of North Korea and let them know that the next one will be real.

Mar 26, 2013 1:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bugabo wrote:

Could Andrei Gromyko have been right when he said: ”When a dog has nothing to do, it licks its underbelly. Sometimes this attracts spectators”.

Mar 26, 2013 1:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
recalcitrant wrote:

Maybe they’ll take out Barry’s new hilltop Hawaiian mansion.

Mar 26, 2013 1:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse wrote:

Hard to believe that this young educated leader can be so out of sync with what is happening in the world? Leading his hungry small country to a parking lot status for the South Korean citizens and China too is not such a clever direction. Perhaps his new friend Dennis Rodman could call him and have a chat?

Mar 26, 2013 1:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gurgle wrote:

China has the most to lose from it’s dysfunctional little Frankenstein tearing through the countryside. It will handle this. The NorK threats are it’s way of saying “mommy feed me” – send them some oil, dog food and washed up basketball stars and they’ll be happy till for a while.

Mar 26, 2013 2:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
label1877 wrote:

You guys need to stop under estimating North Korea’s fighting ability.They can’t win but can make us hurt.

Mar 26, 2013 3:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
seanx40 wrote:

All fun and almost scary. Except that North Korea can’t actually do any of that. They have some decent, if old, artillery. And some old fashioned rockets. That is about it. Their air force is old,and barely functional. The North Koreans would have a good hour or so of blasting the northern part of South Korea til the South Korean and US Air Force showed up. And a few hundred cruise missiles. Then North Korea gets bombed back a few centuries. And South Korea has to figure out what to do with the surviving,starving, brainwashed North Koreans.

Mar 26, 2013 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Sk8shan wrote:

So with all of the threats against the US why haven’t we just wiped them off the map? Oh I forgot because we have a COWARD “president” who is assisting them in their attack on America!!!!

Mar 26, 2013 3:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dholanda wrote:

To much bla bla bla. If someone wants to get something done the will just get it done. This is all about the “Domestic Propaganda.”

Mar 26, 2013 3:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Please, God…let North Korea even TRY something. We will pound them into glass.

Mar 26, 2013 4:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

we need to get dennis rodman involved to defuse this before it’s too late

Mar 26, 2013 5:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ctyankee57 wrote:

This is a classic chess move, move a pawn to attack your opponet’s piece, then follow thru with a second attack. China wants to get get out and would stand a fight with China.

Mar 26, 2013 6:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Maybe the thing is that the regime is falling now, and starting “any” war is the way to keep it survivable. For example; sending your guys out to sell dope. To me that doesn’t say “bad boy”, as much as it says that a “bad boy” will do what he must to survive. So, it says that he is “surviving” to me by his actions, and therefor, those actions suggest that nearly all of the Domino’s have fallen. I think if they do not get some Aide over there, even as a temporary “hostility relief Aide package”, than it really will be all out War on the Peninsula.

Mar 26, 2013 7:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DrCarmine wrote:

Well if “Miss Piggy” Il tries any of this nonsense, he is going to die.

Mar 26, 2013 8:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SandieSnyder wrote:

But you see I am from Guam. Dont presently live there, but my 3 daughters, and several grandchildren do! This is quite scarey for me!! I realize he is most likely saber rattling, but if he’s not…? OMG!!! Just to think of my poor sweet Guam…

Mar 26, 2013 8:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

North Korea could win the 1st day of the War and if Obama hesitated long enough they could take half of South Korea and then sue for peace on their terms! Never forget they have a million man Military!
We only have 1 carrier battle group in the area and it is not enough to stop North Korean onslaught! The US only has 32,000 GI’S in all of
South Korea! Simply put we are not prepared and they are?

Mar 26, 2013 8:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

North Korea could win the 1st day of the War and if Obama hesitated long enough they could take half of South Korea and then sue for peace on their terms! Never forget they have a million man Military!
We only have 1 carrier battle group in the area and it is not enough to stop North Korean onslaught! The US only has 32,000 GI’S in all of
South Korea! Simply put we are not prepared and they are?

Mar 26, 2013 8:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
derf8618 wrote:

Do it or shut up North Korea. Didn’t think so…

Mar 26, 2013 9:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WormOFaith wrote:

North Korea won’t be alone you know… How was Korea divided originally? The state of government controls divided them both North and South, Communist and Democracy. And China support the North for one of that main reason. If NK is threatened, you also are threatening the bonds/alliance between NK and China. But China has been progressing for a long time, and to have their long companion, Russia, historically and presently they will aid China if necessary.

Mar 26, 2013 10:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
akeegan wrote:

Nuke ‘em and take their… Wait, they have nothing to take. Ah hell, just nuke ‘em.

Mar 26, 2013 10:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pupdog wrote:

Given the headline versus what the story turned out to be, all the saber rattling is from the hack journalists from Reuters, not porky pie up north.

Mar 26, 2013 11:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
annieoftx wrote:

Maybe Obama will ask them not to do that – that oughta put the fear of God in them.

Mar 26, 2013 11:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jethro56 wrote:

remember that scene in raiders of the lost ark where the guy tried to get all ninja on indy with his badass sword, first indy looked all amazed and then he just pulled his gun out and nailed the guy?

let’s do that one…

Mar 26, 2013 12:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rshimizu12 wrote:

To this I say Kim Jong Un. Attempt such a attack and NKorea will be obliterated. The US has enough conventional power to pulverize NKorea without risking a any men. The Trident SSGN subs carry 150 conventional cruise missiles. Think about that Kim Jong Un.

Mar 26, 2013 12:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RET_SFC wrote:

It is probably not an exaggeration to say that a state of war exists — as it did even during the armistice — between the United States (together with its UN partners) and the DPRK; if Pyongyang wants to mend fences now, they will have to negotiate another armistice.

That could have an effect on insurance rates for vessels sailing in waters off the Korean peninsula — and should have an effect on rates for those vessels sailing to and from North Korea. That might harm Asia’s exporters as shipping costs rise.

Mar 27, 2013 8:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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