We can only hope the North Koreans haven’t completely lost their minds and are angling for something tangible. On first glance that seems like a safe bet — they surely know any aggression toward the US would be suicidal — but then again history is full of idiots who drank their own koolaide and condemned themselves, their regime, and their innocent population to endless horror:
CBS News — North Korea, angry over routine U.S.-South Korean drills and recent U.N. sanctions punishing it for its Feb. 12 nuclear test, has vowed to launch a nuclear strike against the United States and repeated its nearly two-decade-old threat to reduce Seoul to a “sea of fire.” Despite the rhetoric, outside weapons analysts have seen no proof that North Korea has mastered the technology needed to build a warhead small enough to mount on a missile.
On Tuesday, the North Korean army’s Supreme Command said it will take “practical military action” to protect national sovereignty and its leadership in response to what it called U.S. and South Korean plots to attack.
“From this moment, the Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Army will be putting in combat duty posture No. 1 all field artillery units including long-range artillery units strategic rocket units that will target all enemy object in U.S. invasionary bases on its mainland, Hawaii and Guam,” Reuters quotes the North’s KCNA news agency as saying.
I don’t even want to think about what might happen to NoKo if they seriously tried to hit the US with a shitty Hiroshima knock off nuke atop a wobbly primitive rocket. Because just the attempt would put us in a position where we might not be able to afford waiting around for them to get it right. This means war. Or rather it means one-sided utter destruction with potentially millions of men, women, and children killed or maimed who had nothing to do with the decision to provoke us.
But you never know. Even in free countries with great access to all kinds of info people choose instead to believe some crazy shit. The so-called learning and discovery channels on cable are now riddled with complete nonsense about ghosts, ‘real’ stories of Biblical miracles, and finding bigfoot. If something as zany took root in the senior NoKo leadership, it’s conceivable they might convince themselves we are a paper tiger who could be knocked over by one shot.