North Korea Wants to Wipe Us Off the Map

North Korea threatened Wednesday to wipe the United States off the map as Washington and its allies watched for signs the regime will launch a series of missiles in the coming days.

Off China's coast, a U.S. destroyer was tailing a North Korean ship suspected of transporting illicit weapons to Myanmar in what could be the first test of U.N. sanctions passed to punish the nation for an underground nuclear test last month.

The Kang Nam left the North Korean port of Nampo a week ago with the USS John S. McCain close behind. The ship, accused of transporting banned goods in the past, is believed bound for Myanmar, according to South Korean and U.S. officials.

The new U.N. Security Council resolution requires member states to seek permission to inspect suspicious cargo. North Korea has said it would consider interception a declaration of war and on Wednesday accused the U.S. of seeking to provoke another Korean War.

"If the U.S. imperialists start another war, the army and people of Korea will ... wipe out the aggressors on the globe once and for all," the official Korean Central News Agency said.

The warning came on the eve of the 59th anniversary of the start of the three-year Korean War, which ended in a truce in 1953, not a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula in state of war.

The U.S. has 28,500 troops in South Korea to protect against an outbreak of hostilities.

I don't know, I guess I'm just not terrified of North Korea. I really doubt the dedication of their army to their whacked out leader. I also doubt they are very well trained, not to mention grossly under armed as well. As far as their nuclear weapons go, I doubt they have any rockets capable of reaching US soil, and even if they did, I'm sure we could shoot it down quite easily.

That said, it doesn't look like the One is having much luck with this whole diplomacy thing. I thought he was going to stroll into Cuba, Iran, Libya, Venezuela, North Korea and Palestine and make everyone love us, just by talking to them, and apologizing for America being so evil and mean. I thought he was going to have a heart to heart with Kim Jong-il and Amadinijhad, and work out all our problems by talking about our feelings, and promising that America will become a third world country, so that we won't be a nuisance to them anymore. Huh, I guess that didn't work out.

Though North Korea ultimately doesn't pose a threat to the existence of our great nation, they do pose the threat of war, and of mass casualties on both sides. Obama is unwise to stand in the shadows and throw out harsh words instead of acting on the situation. Let's hope this doesn't boil over into war.


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