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N Korea: US Mainland Is ‘Within Missile Range’

From an unfazed Associated Press:

NKorea says South, US are within its missile range

By HYUNG-JIN KIM | Tues October 9, 2012

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday warned that the U.S. mainland is within range of its missiles, and said Washington’s recent agreement to let Seoul possess missiles capable of hitting all of the North shows the allies are plotting to invade the country.

The "U.S. mainland."

Seoul announced Sunday it reached a deal with Washington that would allow it to nearly triple the range of its missiles to better cope with North Korean missile and nuclear threats. On Tuesday, North Korea called the deal a "product of another conspiracy of the master and the stooge" to "ignite a war" against the North.

Don’t worry, Mr. Obama will rescind this permission just as soon as he is re-elected and he can be more ‘flexible.’

In a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, an unidentified spokesman at the powerful National Defense Commission said the North will bolster its military preparedness.

"We do not hide … the strategic rocket forces are keeping within the scope of strike not only the bases of the puppet forces and the U.S. imperialist aggression forces’ bases in the inviolable land of Korea but also Japan, Guam and the U.S. mainland," the spokesman said

North Korean long-range rockets are believed to have a range of up to about 6,700 kilometers (4,160 miles), putting parts of Alaska within reach, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry

Alaska is not the US mainland.

But the North’s spotty record in test launches raises doubts about whether it is truly capable of an attack…

That’s our strategy. To hope their aim is off.

And although North Korea is believed to have a small nuclear arsenal, experts do not believe it has mastered the miniaturization technology required to mount a nuclear weapon on a long-range rocket.

Are these the same experts who didn’t even know Pakistan had nuclear weapons until they set them off?

It’s unusual for the North to say its missiles are capable of striking the U.S., but Pyongyang has often threatened to attack South Korea and the U.S. in times of tension. It often does not follow through…

Again, let’s hope they don’t. Because it turns out ‘hope is a strategy,’ after all.

Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korean studies professor based in Seoul, said that in the latest case, the North had no choice but to respond to South Korea’s extended missile range but is unlikely to launch a provocation, as it is waiting for the results of U.S. and South Korean presidential elections…

Which probably proves that the North Koreans expect Obama to force the South Koreans to stop their missile improvements if he is re-elected.

Meanwhile, lest we forget, Mr. Obama wants to cut the number of US nuclear weapons to 300, which would be 1/5th the size of Russia’s arsenal. Which he hopes will inspire North Korea and Iran to give up their nuclear programs.

Because, once again, hope is his strategy. Hope and appeasement.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “N Korea: US Mainland Is ‘Within Missile Range’”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    Jimmy Carter (with $100 million in aid) told us that Kim Jung ill wouldn’t have a nuclear program.

    With all that money, and rock-solid guarantees, I question how they could possible have a nuclear program to worry about?!

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Isn’t this sort of like a roach warning a home owner not to mess with him?

    I mean, we have land based, sea vased, air based ways to hit North Korea from anywhere in the world.

    Don’t tell them about our Space Based platforms for science fiction weapons. They might get all wee wee …

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