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North Korea claims it has an invincible army and is just waiting for the right time to wage the “final sacred war”.
We are also eagerly awaiting the cure for Aids, Cancer, and Ebola the country claimed to have almost two years ago…
But enough about that, back to this great war.
The country claims the strike will turn into a sea of fire and destroy “bluffing US imperialists”.
The comments were made in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper. A very reliable source led by the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
The article, translated by KNCA Watch, told its North Korean readers the country’s army was an ‘invincible army equipped with powerful strike means and ever-victorious tactics.
It held a special mention for Donald Trump’s administration, saying, ‘the US imperialists are trying hard to attain its purpose through military threat and blackmail while brandishing all sorts of strategic and tactical weapons of demonstrative and threatening nature’.
‘But it is nothing but a bluffing of the mentally weak and a last-ditch effort of those with miserable end at hand,’ it added.
‘The army of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), full of the spirit of annihilating the enemies, is waiting for an order to wage a final sacred war, with their guns leveled at the detestable targets.
‘Our strike will all at once turn into sea of fire, completely destroying enemies and winning a final victory.’
The article insisted these were not empty threats, and called the DPRK’s stance on defense was an “everlasting treasure”. They claimed the military must develop nuclear weapons (wait, what happened to all their heavy equipment they showed off earlier?) because of the “hostile” policy of the U.S., which retains 28,500 troops in South Korea.
Kim’s Korea has provoked the periodic military clashes that break out with South Korea, and has ramped up its nuclear programme recently with a number of missile tests.
In March 2010, a North Korean torpedo allegedly sank a South Korean naval vessel, killing 46 sailors.
Months later, North Korea fired artillery at a South Korean island, killing two South Korean marines and two civilians.
North Korea is the only country to have carried out nuclear explosions in the 21st century. Between 1994 and 2008, there were 16 ballistic missile tests and one nuclear test carried out.
Since 2009, 72 missile tests and 4 nuclear ones.
Even China is opposed to these tests. Experts say North Korea may have the power to hit South Korea or Japan with a nuclear weapon but it still has years of development to go before it could hit the U.S. mainland.
Given that their most recent tests have been failures, we think North Korea has a long way to go before they even become a semi-decent army.
Posted by Randy DeSoto September 15, 2015
In what has been a pattern for many years, North Korea is making new threats of nuclear retaliation against its neighbors and the United States. The rogue regime is backing up its threats by announcing it restarted production of nuclear material at its top secret Yongbyon complex, which had been shut down since 2007, according to the BBC.
The director of North Korea’s Atomic Energy Institute said his country was ready to counter any U.S. military aggression with “nuclear weapons any time.” He highlighted that his nation’s scientists “made innovations day by day” to “guarantee the reliability of the nuclear deterrent… as required by the prevailing situation.” He added: “In the meantime, the U.S. anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK [North Korea] that forced it to have access to the nuclear weapons has remained utterly unchanged and instead it has become all the more undisguised and vicious with the adoption of means openly seeking the downfall of the latter’s social system.”
It is unclear exactly what U.S. policy to which the North Korean official is referring.
CNN reports that North Korea is also planning a rocket launch next month to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the communist regime. These launches have been banned by the U.N. Security Council, but North Korea remains defiant.
In 2012, the rogue regime reportedly successfully launched a satellite into space after multiple failed attempts. “The UN said [the launch] was a banned test of ballistic missile technology and imposed sanctions. Experts say that [weaponized] ballistic missiles and rockets in satellite launches share similar bodies, engines and other technology,” the Daily Mail reports.
“Space development for peaceful purposes is a sovereign state’s legitimate right … and the people of (North Korea) are fully determined to exercise this right no matter what others may say about it,” the director of its Atomic Energy Institute told the Korean Central News Agency. The world will “clearly see a series of satellites soaring into the sky at times and locations determined” by the Workers’ Party.
North and South Korea have remained in a technical state of war since an armistice, not a peace treaty, was signed in 1953. The United States has maintained a troop presence in South Korea since that time. The current U.S. strength is 28,500 military personnel, down approximately 10,000 in numbers from a decade ago.
The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, told CNN that Washington is working with South Korea “to ensure that other allies in the region as well as the U.S. homeland are protected from threats posed by North Korea.”
“We’ve moved, over time, a good deal of missile defense capability to the region,” Lippert said before North Korea issued the statement about its nuclear program. “Ground-based interceptors to Alaska, surface combatants to the Western Pacific, a THAAD battery [Terminal High Altitude Area Defense] on Guam, another radar in Japan in order to be ready and vigilant for anything the North Koreans may or may not do.”
Intelligence agencies believe North Korea is developing the technology to miniaturize its weapons, so they can be mounted on ballistic missiles.
The Wall Street Journal reports: “There’s no hard evidence to show North Korea can make a nuclear device small enough to mount on a long-range missile, but U.S. military officials believe it probably has the ability. Another major technical challenge would be to deliver the bomb to its target successfully using a long-range missile. Experts are generally skeptical that North Korea has solved this problem.”
Pakistan teetering as Islamic supremacists expand
Michael Maloof, staff writer for WND and G2Bulletin, is a former senior security policy analyst in the office of the secretary of defense.
WASHINGTON – Abdul Maulana Aziz, a follower of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar who led the infamous Red Mosque rebellion in Pakistan, has declared his support for the newly formed Islamic State, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The jihadist army of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, had taken over large swaths of Iraq and declared the establishment of a caliphate, governed by Islamic law, or Shariah, that also includes northeastern Syria.
Aziz’s backing of Baghdadi is seen as ominous by Western intelligence, since he is close to such groups as Sipa-e-Sahaba and the Tehnik-i-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, which seek the overthrow – even by violent means – of the Pakistani government, which possesses nuclear weapons.
Aziz’s support for Baghdadi and ISIS comes as Pakistan, a predominantly Sunni country, faces yet another political crisis that threatens the existence of its democratic secular government. Political opponents of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have demanded his resignation, which he has refused.
His opponents want sweeping constitutional reform to replace parliamentary democracy and confront alleged corruption that has crept into the electoral process.
However, jihadist groups see an opportunity now to assert their influence as Pakistan’s political crisis grows worse.
Aziz was thrown into jail after the 2007 Red Mosque attack but later released. Although there were some 27 charges pending against him at one time, the Pakistani courts dismissed all of them.
The Pakistani government enlisted Aziz in an effort to have a militant interlocutor to negotiate with the TTP, which seeks the overthrow of the Pakistani government.
However, Aziz pulled out as a negotiator with the government, insisting Shariah must replace Pakistan’s constitutional law. His recent move comes despite what sources say are his strong ties to the ISI.
He also is supportive of the training in jihadist Pakistani camps of Chinese Uighurs, who seek to separate the westernmost Xinjiang province from the rest of China and declare an independent Islamic state of Turkestan.
Sources say Pakistan’s ISI has been complicit in such training.
The development has also created problems in Beijing, which sources say Aziz blames for the reported death of his mother and brother in the July 2007 siege of Red Mosque.
According to sources, Red Mosque jihadists had targeted Chinese sex workers as part of a purification effort. The Pakistani government, then led by President Pervez Musharraf, bent to Chinese demands and sent in Pakistani troops to storm the mosque, which resulted in the death of hundreds of Muslims, including Aziz’ mother and brother.
Nevertheless, the Red Mosque encounter showed that Islamic militancy, which has acted as a proxy for the Pakistani policy, especially toward India, was becoming a threat to the government itself.
Aziz’s backing of ISIS puts Baghdadi and his Sunni radical caliphate in direct contact with the TTP, China’s Uighurs and the Afghan Taliban, which was created by the ISI.
With the Afghan Taliban biding its time until U.S. forces completely leave Afghanistan in 2016, ISIS has the opportunity to extend its influence in that country as well.
For years, Aziz was a backer of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and recently named a library after bin Laden, who was killed in May 2012 by U.S. SEALs in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, with the apparent knowledge of the ISI.
“If Pakistan truly has freedom of expression,” Aziz said at the time of the inauguration of the library, “then we should be able to express our love for our heroes. And we love Osama bin Laden.
Aziz recently named a dispensary after Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman who is serving a life term in U.S. prison on charges of attempting to kill an American soldier and an official of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Afghanistan.
Sidiqui is an MIT-educated neuroscientist who also is known as “Lady al-Qaida.”
Her release was one of the demands by ISIS captors of American journalist James Foley before he was beheaded in retaliation for U.S. air strikes against ISIS in Iraq.