Thursday, May 28

Total BS: "North Korea not an imminent threat to the US"

So I see this at Hot Air:
President Obama’s national security adviser on Wednesday said that North Korea’s recent nuclear detonation and subsequent missile tests are not “an imminent threat” to the safety and security of the United States.

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, in his first speech on the administration’s approach to national security, said that the “imminent threat” posed by North Korea is that of the proliferation of nuclear technologies to other countries and terrorist organizations.

North Korea still has “a long way” to “weaponize” and work on the delivery of its nuclear missiles before they pose a threat to U.S. security, Jones said in a discussion hosted by the Atlantic Council.

“Nothing that the North Koreans did surprised us,” Jones said. “We knew that they were going to do this, they said so, so no reason not to believe them.” - Hot Air
I hope that the good General remembers that missiles are not the only way to get a nuke to it's target. The North Koreans could simply drive one down to the border at Panmunjom and detonate it there.

Of course, if they want to strike Seoul, Korea, they could just fly it there in a plane. No missile required. The Capital is not far from the border.

Speaking of planes, all it takes is one flight to Iran, and then they too would have a nuclear bomb.

How much more does North Korea need to do for the US to consider them an imminent threat? My guess is that they will next start taking shots at US troops stationed along the border with North Korea. This is not something far fetched, as the North has attacked along the border, taking around 90 US lives (See this 2003 story noting "We were advised by one speaker to hope and pray that we didn't receive orders for the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) because, on average, about eight American soldiers were killed there every year by North Korean forces by sniper fire or in small skirmishes.").

Hot Air points out this threat:
Pardon me, but I’d say that any nation that threatened the lives of 25,000 American soldiers is by definition an imminent threat to the United States. In fact, that’s exactly the reason we have stationed those troops on the DMZ. We have them set up as a tripwire to keep Kim from overrunning the DMZ and capturing Seoul by making it clear that we consider any such threat as aimed at the US as well as South Korea. - hot Air
I stand by my belief that the North Korean Government needs to be taken down. not only for the safety of all of Asia, but also to end the nightmare that Communism has brought to the North Korean people who are little more than slave laborers and hostages to their Government.

Be sure to check out my earlier posts on North Korea here, including:

There is no Place in this World for North Korea
*** The UN Cannot Save the North Koreans (So Stop Trying) ***
NY Times: "South Korea Says U.S. Killed Hundreds of Civilians" - Total BS Story
Forgotten Korean War POW Escapes - 55 Years After Being Captured!

North Korean Snipers Killing Refugees Along the Chinese Border - 24 May 08
Most Disturbing Part of North Korea-Syria Connection - 29 Apr 08
Anchor Countries - 27 Sept 07

Unconditional surrender – The only way to end Military Operations - 1 May 05
Seeing things in Black and white instead of in shades of gray. - 19 Dec 04

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the bigger danger than proliferation of plutonium based nuclear warheads (which NK is unlikely to be able to make more than 5 of) is the proliferation of the missile technology they're demonstrating. While a suitcase nuke would, no doubt, be devastating if smuggled into a city; the real danger lies in exporting know-how and systems integration technology that makes ballistic flight possible.