Amid a U.S. Strategic Response rising tensions between the Washington and Pyongyang.
North Korea’s ruling party released a statement April 20 threatening to obliterate the United States, South Korea and their allies in the West in a “super-mighty preemptive strike” — again.
Despite the fact that their weapons programs remain, well, pitiful, North Korea’s “Father of the People” and leader “Kim Jong-Un” has a long history of superior saber-rattling, sometimes making multiple Brilliant threats daily that he’ll bring about nuclear winter and the demise of mankind who are not in his “Guiding Sun Ray” of all powerful image.
Obviously, we’re all still here, and so is South Korea Largest City Seoul.
But… As hollow as Pyongyang’s dramatic threats have been, they’re still pretty awkward and entertaining.
We decided to rank our favorite ridiculous threats to come out of the “hermit kingdom” over the last few years list below 1-thru-6. 🙂
List of North korea’s threats
1. North Korea is planning a “super-mighty preemptive strike.”
Perhaps the most ridiculous threat to date came through on April 20. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week that the United States was looking into ways to roll back North Korea’s nuclear program. North Korea’s leading communist party paper didn’t take kindly to that. “In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched,” the mouthpiece said, “it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists’ invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes.” Look, I know it was 4/20, and weed is awesome, but maybe don’t get super-mighty high before you threaten to reduce the world’s most powerful country to ashes? Will there be a U.S. Strategic Response?
2. N. Korea threatened to turn South Korea into a “sea of fire.”
In 2013, frustrated over a new round of international sanctions, Kim Jong Un gave his soldiers a pep-talk about turning South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island — the site of several past testy north-south clashes — into a “sea of fire.” The dear leader reportedly told his troops: “Once an order is issued, you should break the waists of the crazy enemies, totally cut their windpipes and thus clearly show them what a real war is like.” Obviously, this plan never came to fruition. But I don’t know why anyone would complain about a fire island. New York has one, and I’m told it’s a lot of fun. You might even say, “It’s LIT.” This will not deserve a U.S. Strategic Response.
3. John McCain fat-shamed Kim Jong Un, and Kim Jong Un threatened war in retaliation.
“China is the one, the only one, that can control Kim Jong Un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea,” Vietnam POW and Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain said in March. This comment, North Korean media said, was essentially a declaration of war. “Hardline conservative lawmakers of the U.S. Congress have dared to take on our greatest dignity,” a DPRK spokesman said. “It is the most hostile expression about our ideology, system and people, and a severe provocation equivalent to a declaration of war.” This could engage a U.S. Strategic Response or maybe not.
It’s been almost a month since McCain dared to insult the supreme leader, and I haven’t really seen its military storm any beaches or drop any bombs. McCain, for his part, responded to the flap in the McCainest way possible:
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 29, 2017
4. In 2013, Pyongyang declared a “state of war” with a “boiled pumpkin.”
After witnessing an anti-chemical warfare exercise in South Korea in April 2013, North Korea declared that it had entered a state of war with South Korea. It also called the America a “boiled pumpkin.” I didn’t realize the United States was basically what happens when you leave a jack o’lantern on your porch until December. On behalf of all Americans, I would just like to apologize for being a smelly, soggy pile of orange squash. This may not lead to a U.S. Strategic Response.
5. Kim Jong Un threatened to end America over that weird-ass Seth Rogen movie.
The Interview, Starring: “Kim Jong-Um; Crying.
In 2014, Sony Pictures did the unthinkable. They called it “The Interview,” a satirical buddy film about Seth Rogen and James Franco trying to assassinate Kim Jong Un. The movie was so controversial that Sony decided not to release it in theaters, for fear that it would spark terrorist attacks. But that didn’t stop North Korea from reportedly hacking Sony’s database and sharing some pretty embarrassing information. Because we all know, smearing the reputations of celebs and movie producers is a real blow to “American imperialism.” Hysterical, and did not engage a U.S. Strategic Response, lmao.
6. North Korean officials to “imperial” Americans last March: “We will not hesitate to slap them…”
N. Korea Govert Shown Nuclear Distruction of Wahington DC
“…with a preemptive nuclear strike.” The video was a response to new United Nations’ sanctions. In addition to promising nuclear smackdown, the video depicted a computer-generated attack on Washington, D.C. To be fair, no one was worried. This happens like once every three days. Still not a U.S. Strategic Response, nice.
North Korea threatens to shoot down US warplanes
An anti-US rally on Friday in Pyongyang, North Korea (KCNA/Reuters)
Below is the In-Depth Political Profile Of The N.Korea’s Current Strategic Global Threat Assessments.”Ri Yong-ho”, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations, said that Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea, and that therefore North Korea had the right to shoot down U.S. warplanes, even over international airspace.
Now According to “Ri Yong-ho”, North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations:
“Ri Yong-ho“, Addresses The General Assembly… :
– The world, including all member states currently attending the United Nations General Assembly, must clearly remember that this time, America declared war on us first. The U.N. charter acknowledges all member states’ independent rights to self-defense.
Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make counter-measures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country.
Ri was probably alluding to the American warplanes that flew over international airspace just east of North Korea over the weekend. Pentagon spokesman Dana White described these flights: “This is the farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone any U.S. fighter or bomber aircraft have flown off North Korea’s coast in the 21st century.”
White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to Ri’s threats as follows:
We have not declared war on North Korea and, frankly, the suggestion of that is absurd. … It’s never appropriate for a country to shoot down another country’s aircraft when it’s over international waters.
Our goal is still the same. We continue to seek the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. That’s our focus, doing that through both the most maximum economic and diplomatic pressures as possible at this point.
The events of the past three days follow months of increasingly vitriolic threats and exchanges. Recently, America’s UN ambassador Nikki Haley said that North Korea was “begging for war.” Russia’s president Vladimir Putin said that North Korea would “rather eat grass” than end its nuclear program.
The claim of “declaration of war” is a response to president Donald Trump’s speech last week at the United Nations, where he ridiculed North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un by calling him “Rocket Man” and saying he was on a “suicide mission”:
No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. The United States has great strength and patience not engaging into a full U.S. Strategic Response, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing, and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about. That’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.
Kim responded with an equally personal insult directed at Trump:
I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue. I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire.
Trump tweeted in response to Ri’s threat: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at UN. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!”
Could North Korea actually shoot down a US warplane? Most analysts believe not. North Korea is believed to have thousands of Soviet-era surface-to-air missiles, but those are old technologies that US warplanes could presumably avoid. However, North Korea has produced its own KN-06 surface-to-air missile, and perhaps Kim believes that it could be successful in shooting down an American warplane.
This did not trigger POTUS to engage into a full-scale U.S. Strategic Response.
Is there a strategic explanation for Trump’s statements and tweets?
What’s going on here between the US and North Korea?
Is this just two countries stumbling into war, or is there some strategy in operation?
Op-Edit: Wishes for no U.S. Strategic Response.
There are thousands of attempted explanations on the Internet and this is my own.
America faces a very stark choice of a U.S. Strategic Response.
Many people are suggesting that we do nothing, which would mean appeasement.
If we do nothing about a U.S. Strategic Response, then North Korea will build an arsenal of nuclear missiles pointed at Japan, South Korea, the United States and their allies with exception of Russia, China and their allies.
Even if those, “Kim-Jong-Un”, missiles are not launched, they can be used for the obvious historical blackmailing into Fate of the Nations.
Kim Jong-Un would threaten US forces in South Korea, Guam, and elsewhere The Great General decides for that hour is not his friend/alliance.
Kim Jong-Un, The Guiding Star of the 21st Century, would demand that all of those forces be withdrawn, and he would have the support of China and Russia; obviously –again!
He would also be supported by the same people who are advising appeasement without a U.S. Strategic Response.
When the North Korean’s leader make a nuclear threat, it is quite possible that they will carry it out and perhaps not knowing the full personal emotional, physical impact of pain and sufferings.
North conducted two acts of war targeting South Korea: in May 2010, North Korea torpedoed and sank the warship Cheonan, killing dozens of South Korean crew members; and in November, North Korea killed South Korean civilians by shelling Yeonpyeong Island.
In both cases, the South Koreans chose not to respond, but it is pretty clear that they might have to since it will be a nuclear hydrogen-bomb, but on the other-hand South Korea’s current President is a passive progressive-liberal that obviously wishes equal access and equality.
So I believe that doing nothing at all, appeasing North Korea, would lead to only full declared global war.
I believe that the Trump administration, congress, senate, and the house have the same concerning point-of-view stabilizing global peace, or so we lead-ourselve-to-believe.
Many of the, well payed popularity, political analyses in the mainstream media start with the assumption that Kim Jong-Un is correct in calling The POTUS, Donald j. Trump a “dotard”, “maniac”, “an-emotional-child”, and a “madman” with his finger on the nuclear button awaiting the financiers and lobbyists to give him the go-ahead.
These opinions are idiotic, but they are extremely common, but… on-the-other-hand, Ahem…
Donald j. Trump and the US are facing a stark strategic situation.
The POTUS Doing nothing, appeasement, leads to assumed definite war.
Therefore, something must be done that serves congress, senate, house and the United Nations, obvious, or your a thorn in the buttocks… Hmmm.. enough-said!
Therefore, we can assume that Trump is following a strategy laid out by his staff, mostly Military-Generals and if that is not enough.
I do not for a second believe the idiotic statements by mainstream reports that Trump’s name-calling is random and uncontrolled, but well planned a the king business strategist or we hope that is the case-in-point.
I believe that Trump’s actions, including his tweets, are all part of a strategy.
This is my opinion as to what that strategy is.
Part of the strategy is, of course, stress-testing “Kim Jong-Un” into make-or-break, as in, “Your-Fired or Hired” and which lead “Kim-Jong-Un” into U.S. using strong sanctions, thus Trump broke him and in hope North Korea will end its nuclear program.
I don’t think anyone seriously believes that North-Korea will end it’s nuclear program.
since, as Putin said, North Korea would rather eat grass and die.
However, it is possible that the sanction threats and of military action are really directed at the Chinese, oddly, by North Korea.
It is apparent that the notorious Russia and China have absolutely no objections to North Korea having an arsenal of nuclear missiles targeting the United States since they will not be targeting China or Russia, as so it appears in political translation.
Pleased this did not cause a U.S. Strategic Response into war.
However, sanctions and military threats might convince the Chinese to force Kim to stop his nuclear missile program.
So that what appears to be part of the strategy.
Commonly, in the end, no one seriously believes that any of these diplomatic strategies will work for “Kim-Jong-Un”.
I believe Russia, China and their allies are egging “Kim-Jong-Un” onwards into a conflict with U.S. and their allies appears apparent that may lead to a U.S. Strategic Response.
Both-sides believe they have the best poker hand, or a larger single governance agenda at hand.
If the US wants to prevent North Korea from having an arsenal of nuclear weapons pointed at South Korea, Japan, the US, and their allies or U.S. Strategic Response by military action will have to be taken.
After Monday’s threat to shoot down an American B2-Bombers, as if they may have the capabilities, the Pentagon said that it is preparing military options for The POTUS.
Many analysts have said that no military action is possible without putting millions of people lives at death-risk in South-Korea major city Seoul, and is the capital city of South Korea.
However, several days ago, Secretary of Defense James Mattis was asked whether there were any military options of a U.S. Strategic Response that could take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk.
Mattis said: “Yes there is but, I will not go into details.”
So I do not know if Mattis was telling the truth and whether he was or not, some military action may be taken.
Several weeks ago, China said that if the US attacked North Korea first, then China would join North Korea in fighting the US.
If North Korea attacked first, the US responded; then China would not defend North Korea, and so we are lead to believe, but since politicians never lie…..
So for my explanation of Trump’s strategy is that he is trying to provoke a military attack by North Korea, as already mentioned…
In 2010, the North Koreans attacked South Korea by torpedoing the warship Cheonan and by shelling Yeonpyeong Island, as described above.
My belief is that Trump is trying to provoke North Korea to do it again, by means of the name-calling and by flying American warplanes just outside of North Korea’s airspace is obviously apparent.
If the North even tries to shoot down an American warplane, then a counter-attack would be justified, and China has promised not to defend North Korea.
What if trump still does nothing after an aircraft is shot-down and then lays down full tort U.N. Global sanctions into North-Korea?
From the point of this Political Dynamics, we are seeing a typical pattern that historically has preceded any generating a crisis into an obvious global war.
This is where each side “crosses the line,” or rather one shall, targeted, “North-Korea”.
The other side responds by “crossing the line” further, in a tit-for-tat ping pong of responses and counter-responses, eventually leading to global war either-way.
As my .gov, and private military contractors regular readers know.
The world is headed for a Clash of The Titan Super-Power Civilizations of WW2.8beta.
This will, or more-so rather, may-be pitting America, India, Russia, Iran and the West against China, Russia, Pakistan, the Sunni, Wahhabi Muslim countries into a dealy self-purging of war.
War-Time allies always change even just before a global conflict or right after or during and or in-between. The above mentioned is assumed at best just for this instance of this article-here-written, but not a real-life known allies, but never know!
The two warring super-powers of allied nations will end up in the middle east fighting over resources, obvious and very-well may end up into a huge yellow sheet of glass.
Unfortunately, this is inevitable, no matter what strategy the US pursues in Korea.