Still-Communist North Korea says that it will not only continue to develop its nuclear weapons program, but it will also develop long-range rockets and target its nuclear missiles at the United States. “Settling accounts with the US needs to be done with force, not with words,” the North Korean government says.From the London Telegraph:
Defying a resolution issued by the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday that condemned Pyongyang for test-firing a missile in December and tightened existing sanctions on the regime, North Korea’s National Defence Commission said the new nuclear test would be part of its action against the “sworn enemy of the Korean people”.
North Korea also vowed to push ahead with launches of more long-range rockets.
“We do not hide that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets which will be launched by the DPRK one after another and a nuclear test of higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out action, a new phase of the anti-US struggle that has lasted century after century, will target against the US, the sworn enemy of the Korean people,” the commission said.
“Settling accounts with the US needs to be done with force, not with words, as it regards jungle law as the rule of its survival.” . . .While experts say North Korea does not have the capability to hit the US with its missiles, recent tests and rhetoric indicate the country is working toward that goal.
North Korea’s anti-US struggle has lasted “century after century”? Didn’t North Korea only come into existence in 1948?
Yes, this is bluster, the rulers are insane, the country cannot even feed its own people, and they are a long way from being able to develop inter-continental missiles. And yet, it does have nuclear weapons. And a sense of the long term. Insanity and desperation can be a combustible combination.