Update: 4/14/17: Military officials in the Pentagon say it’s ridiculous to say the U.S. would retaliate against North Korea for a nuclear test. They only event that would lead to military intervention is if North Korea had a nuclear ICBM on the launchpad. Also, China is talking about stopping oil shipments to North Korea which could break their economy.
If DPRK decides to launch test missiles, will the U.S. just walk away? According to NBC News., the U.S. may launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons if North Korea if North Korea follows through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.
North Korea’s vice foreign minister said that the country will conduct another nuclear test at any time upon the leadership’s decision.
North Korea has warned that a “big event” is near, and U.S. officials say signs point to a nuclear test that could come as early as this weekend. It would be the sixth launch and the most powerful one yet.
Since its current leader, Kim Jong-Un, took power in 2011, North Korea has ramped up its efforts to build a long-range nuclear missile capable of hitting targets around the globe.
Intelligence officials told NBC News that the U.S. has positioned two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region, one just 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site, NBC reported.
According to the newspaper, American heavy bombers are also positioned in Guam to attack North Korea should it be necessary, and earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group was being diverted to the area.
The rogue nation is capable of attacking South Korea in retaliation.
The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is under the leadership of a madman Kim Jong Un and has been under the rule of his maniacal family for three generations.
The history of North Korea began with the partition of Korea at the end of World War II in 1945, and the creation of the Communist-aligned Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) headed by the former guerrilla leader, Kim Il-sung. In 1950 the Korean War broke out.
Once under Japan’s domination, the division of Korea and the existence of the “hermit kingdom” is a legacy of the Cold War. All that separates the two nations of Korea is a 2.5 mile no-man’s land called the 38th parallel.
Communism took firm hold in the north and Kim Il-Sung (Kim Jong-Un’s grandfather) emerged as the first premier of the newly established Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in 1948. He was installed by none other than the murderous Joseph Stalin, ruler of Russia.
Il-Sung was called the Great Leader, Heavenly Leader and even the “Sun.” His 105th birthday is Saturday, a perfect date for carrying out a new nuclear test.
The same family has ruled since, pursuing nuclear weapons while the people starve.
North Korean missiles are being made with U.S. and other foreign parts, thanks to China.
A recent United Nations report concluded parts of an earth observation satellite put into orbit by DPRK were recovered in part by South Korea. The satellite is believed to be a predecessor of a future ICBM. South Korea found enough parts to reconstruct the missile and that’s when they revealed it was comprised of foreign-sourced components provided by Chinese firms.
North Korea has taken to releasing coded messages as tensions grow as was their practice during the Cold war. No one has interpreted them yet but some say they are coded messages to sleeper cells. They could also be the ravings of a stressed and insane leadership.
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