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North Korea threatens 'sacred' nuclear war

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/26/2963755.htm?section=world

North Korea threatens 'sacred' nuclear war

By North Asia correspondent Mark Willacy

Posted 6 hours 8 minutes ago

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington departs Busan, ahead of planned war games that have sparked retaliation threats from North Korea.

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington departs Busan, ahead of planned war games that have sparked retaliation threats from North Korea. (US Navy: Adam K Thomas)

The Korean peninsula is on high alert today, with Pyongyang threatening a nuclear response to massive war games being held by the United States and South Korea.

Hundreds of war planes, dozens of ships and thousands of military personnel are taking part in the four-day drill designed as a show of force to North Korea after the sinking of a South Korean corvette four months ago.

Washington's star strike fighter - the F-22 Raptor - is the most advanced killing machine taking part in the joint US-South Korea war games.

In total, 200 fighter jets, 20 warships and 8,000 military personnel will be taking part in the drill in the Sea of Japan. All the military hardware has one purpose - to send a shudder all the way to Pyongyang.

The fleet includes the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, which is 333 metres long and can accommodate more than 6,000 crew members and 80 warplanes.

"We will be showing off the strongest capabilities in the largest exercise in recent history," South Korean navy general Kim Kyung-sik said.

"The purpose of this drill is to confirm the strong will of the US-South Korea alliance and to send a clear message of warning to North Korea about its provocative acts."

Pyongyang has denounced the exercise as a reckless provocation, warning it is prepared to launch what it calls a "retaliatory sacred war" in response.

Kim Jong-Il's regime says it will not hesitate to unleash its nuclear deterrent.


by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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t_lawson
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 11:20 PM

He is crazy enough to do it too.

maciymommieof3
by on Jul. 25, 2010 at 11:22 PM

thats scary

Kaelansmom
by on Jul. 26, 2010 at 12:29 AM

 Great.. another moron that holds power wants to blow stuff up for something completely stupid.

NearSeattleMom
by Silver Member on Jul. 26, 2010 at 3:40 AM

This is scary, really. 

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