World Affairs Brief, March 29, 2013 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World. Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com)
THIS WEEK’S ANALYSIS:
Hidden Russian Power Struggle Emerging
More Details on the Cyprus Bailout
Feds to Enforce Obamacare in States that Refuse
Benghazi Survivors Being Held Incommunicado
Missouri’s Proposal to Take Guns Out of Federal Jurisdiction
More Ammo for DHS?
Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Language into Law
North Korea still Threatening
Claim that Jamie Dimon Attacked other Bankers is False
NORTH KOREA STILL THREATENING
It’s almost as if the North Koreans are trying to see how far they can push the US without the US doing anything in return. As CNN said Wednesday,
North Korea on Tuesday served up its latest round of threats against the United States, saying it plans to place military units tasked with targeting U.S. bases under combat ready status. The Supreme Command of the North Korean military said it “will put on the highest alert all the field artillery units including strategic rocket units and long-range artillery units, which are assigned to strike bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressor troops in the U.S. mainland and on Hawaii and Guam and other operational zone in the Pacific, as well as all the enemy targets in South Korea and its vicinity.” Angered by tougher U.N. sanctions and joint military exercises by the United States and South Korea, Pyongyang has issued a range of bombastic threats in recent weeks.
Today, NK leader Kim Jong-Un said he was putting his strategic rocket strikes on alert preparing to attack the US military bases in Guam and Hawaii. He said he was enraged by US stealth bombers (B2) flew training runs over South Korea. US military commanders calmly responded that they are prepared to handle NK should they try anything,
However, if the US isn’t careful others are going to start noticing the huge dichotomy between US aggressive threats against Iran, who doesn’t even have a nuclear weapon, and the passive and permissive approach to North Korea, the most tyrannical and unstable regime in the world that has nuclear weapons and the missiles to send them to Alaska and Hawaii.
I’m still discounting these threats as real. The North Korean army is tightly controlled by China who won’t let North Korea trigger a war on the US until China and Russia are ready to launch their long-awaited war on the West. But, obviously, NK feels the constant need to keep their troops on alert. How else to you keep an armed camp believing in your harangues?