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North Korea Rockets 'Ready To Hit US Bases'

he country's KCNA news agency said Kim Jong-Un had signed off on the order to train sights on American bases in South Korea and the Pacific after a midnight meeting with top generals.

The move was followed by reports of increased activity at North Korea's mid to long-range missile sites, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

It comes after two American stealth bombers flew over South Korea in a show of force to Pyongyang, following an escalation of rhetoric from the North's young leader.

Both China and Russia have appealed for calm.

Moscow said the heightened military activity was slipping into a "vicious cycle" that could get out of control, implicitly criticising the US bomber flights.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov suggested that North Korea should also cool down, calling on "all sides not to flex their military muscle" and avoid the danger of a belligerent response.

A B-2 Stealth Bomber flies towards a refuel stop w
The US uses B-2 bombers as a 'deterrence' measure in the region

China's foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said: "We call on all relevant parties to make joint efforts to turn around the tense situation. Peace and stability on the Korean peninsula as well as Northeast Asia serves the common interest."

The two nuclear-capable B-2 planes flew a 13,000-mile round trip from an air base in Missouri, dropping a dummy bomb on a target range in the South.

The planes were taking part in a joint South Korea-US military exercise that has inflamed tensions with Pyongyang, which earlier this month threatened to unleash an "all-out war" backed by nuclear weapons.

"This .... demonstrates the United States' ability to conduct long range, precision strikes quickly and at will," the US military said in a statement.

"The B-2 bomber is an important element of America's enduring and robust extended deterrence capability in the Asia-Pacific region."

KCNA reported that Mr Kim had "judged the time has come to settle accounts with the US imperialists in view of the prevailing situation".

The agency said: "He finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets of the KPA, ordering them to be on standby for fire so that they may strike any time the US mainland, its military bases in the operational theatres in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea."

Following their leader's call to arms, thousands of North Koreans turned out for a mass rally in the main square in the capital.

Chanting "Death to the US imperialists" and "Sweep away the US aggressors," soldiers and students marched through Kim Il-Sung Square during the 90-minute rally.

The US has denied its military exercise was provocative but said it was "committed to a pathway to peace" and "prepared to deal with any eventuality" in the region.

 

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the B-2 bombers were a message intended more for allies than Pyongyang.

"The North Koreans have to understand that what they're doing is very dangerous," Mr Hagel said.

"I don't think we're doing anything extraordinary or provocative or out of the ... orbit of what nations do to protect their own interests."

The US, he added, must make it clear to South Korea, Japan and other allies in the region that "these provocations by the North are taken by us very seriously, and we'll respond to that".

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If they enforced bank regulations like they do park rules, we wouldn't be in this mess

by on Mar. 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Mar. 30, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Who was it that said the DMZ was the scariest place in the world? I'm not worried about US soil but I wouldn't want to be SK.
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lga1965
by on Mar. 30, 2013 at 11:32 AM

 

Quoting Della529:

QUOTE:   two American stealth bombers flew over South Korea in a show of force to Pyongyang

QUOTE:   China and Russia have appealed for calm

Wow, America is showing it's "mighty ass", and those bloody "commies" are asking for people to remain calm.

 Ironic...and typical of the "cowboy mentality" of the USA.

lga1965
by on Mar. 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM

 LOL< sure. Lets lock and load and shoot 'em up,huh?

 

Quoting Carpy:

And that is why we have been in the ME so long.  And it is also why NK has reached this point.  You can not win a politically correct war.

Quoting lovinmykiddo07:

Exactly turtle. We can't punish a while country because they have a psychopathic leader. Way too many innocent lives would be taken in the process.

SO is in the military and doesn't think they are much of a threat. I'm not worried if hes not.


Quoting turtle68:


Quoting Cutenessmom:

Lets kick ASS now they deserve it !

You do know that the citizens of NK have no say in what their government is doing...dont you?

Much like those countries that the US has invaded under false pretenses...do you think the twin towers were a result of people who think like you?


 

paperorplastic
by Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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First of all do you blame them?  The UN came down hard on sanctions.  Since the UN is unconstitutional, why are we even involved?  IMO we are asking for these things.  We need to Get out of the UN, and leave other countries alone.  By the way, his daddy threatened to nuke us all the time.  Nothing new to report here.  It's time for the US to take a look at who the real aggressors are!

LilliesValley
by Bronze Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Exactly. Watched Argo last night. Completely amazing how we took a leader out from reclaiming his country's oil, put in a corruption leader and then are surprised at the shit storm that follows. We need to get our finger out of everyones pie.


Quoting lovinmykiddo07:

Exactly turtle. We can't punish a while country because they have a psychopathic leader. Way too many innocent lives would be taken in the process.



SO is in the military and doesn't think they are much of a threat. I'm not worried if hes not.




Quoting turtle68:


Quoting Cutenessmom:

Lets kick ASS now they deserve it !

You do know that the citizens of NK have no say in what their government is doing...dont you?

Much like those countries that the US has invaded under false pretenses...do you think the twin towers were a result of people who think like you?


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MeAndTommyLee
by Gold Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

I'm not too overly concerned over NK temper tantrum.

MeAndTommyLee
by Gold Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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You do realize that the United States has innocent people to protect from coast to coast also, right?  Should any country attack our home soil I would expect the military to respond in like.  It's not unreasonable.  We are innocent people, too.  With direct regards to NK,, I don't take the threats too seriously.


Quoting Cutenessmom:

Lets kick ASS now they deserve it !

You do know that the citizens of NK have no say in what their government is doing...dont you?

Much like those countries that the US has invaded under false pretenses...do you think the twin towers were a result of people who think like you?


 

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Mar. 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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Yes you are....I dont disagree.  I was responding solely to the remark that you should just kick ass as they deserve it....the citizens of any country where they have no control over their government dont deserve to be flattened.

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

You do realize that the United States has innocent people to protect from coast to coast also, right?  Should any country attack our home soil I would expect the military to respond in like.  It's not unreasonable.  We are innocent people, too.  With direct regards to NK,, I don't take the threats too seriously.


Quoting Cutenessmom:

Lets kick ASS now they deserve it !

You do know that the citizens of NK have no say in what their government is doing...dont you?

Much like those countries that the US has invaded under false pretenses...do you think the twin towers were a result of people who think like you?




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