Saturday, July 24, 2010

North Korea threatens nuclear strikes

North Korea has threatened a “sacred war” (despite the atheism of its state) with the use of nuclear weapons if the United States and South Korea continue maneuvers “Invincible Spirit” nearby.

The AP story by Eric Talmadge is here.

It's not clear that North Korea really has a deloyable device, however. It has the raw materials.
The US is using a nuclear powered aircraft carrier for the maneuvers.

It’s ironic and perhaps only coincidental that the North Korean threat emerged as the film “Countdown to Zero” aired in some cities in the US, including Washington.

Obviously, North Korea could threaten South Korea and Seoul, but a former CIA director has said that North Korea is capable of lobbing a missile all the way to Alaska or the US and Canadian Pacific Northwest.

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