March 28th, 2013
06:50 PM ET

North Korea readying rockets to aim at U.S. targets

North Korea's leader has signed off on a plan to prepare rockets to be on standby for firing at U.S. targets, including the U.S. mainland and military bases in the Pacific and in South Korea, state media reported.

In a meeting with military leaders early Friday, Kim Jung Un "said he has judged the time has come to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists in view of the prevailing situation," the state-run KCNA news agency reported.

"If they make a reckless provocation with huge strategic forces, the KPA should mercilessly strike the U.S. mainland, their stronghold, their military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea, he said," KCNA said.

The U.S. decision to fly B-2 spirit bombers over South Korea in military exercises was "an ultimatum that they will ignite a nuclear war at any cost on the Korean Peninsula," the North Korean state news agency said.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Zack

    Seriously nuke North Koreans. Hard.

    April 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Reply
    • Zack

      In the face.

      April 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Reply
  2. JohnParryJones

    Author, you seem intent on making your article incendiary by not mentioning that NK has no weapons capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. Why?

    March 31, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  3. Nasser

    It reminds me when the world took Osama Bin Laden's threats lightly , don't do the same mistake with North Korea..

    March 30, 2013 at 10:31 am | Reply
  4. RJH Melbourne FL

    Same as his blowhard father.... the less attention paid to him the more he toots his false bravado. The problem is what happens if his bravado gets bigger than his cahones? Will he be dumb enough to fire the first shot?

    March 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • StanCalif

      Kim Jong Un doesn't have a clue! He is just trying to save his own neck!
      Ignore him!!! If he starts a hot war, he will be gone from this earth in less than 24 hours! Either we will get him or his own military will!

      March 30, 2013 at 7:20 am | Reply
    • JohnParryJones

      He is not in charge...the generals are. He is just a figure head. At least he's smart enough to do what he has to do to stay alive and live in luxury.

      March 31, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Reply
  5. Jocho Johnson

    We will commence bombardment on their villages with our catapults

    March 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  6. J Fusco

    Reblogged this on From the Bridge Blog.

    March 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  7. Interwebs

    'Load your slingshots, and prepare the potato gun! We're going to war!'
    ~Kim Dumb-Dung

    March 29, 2013 at 11:19 am | Reply
  8. Vilma montfort

    It shows how ignorant he is. His country will never get ahead and his people will suffer because he is so ignorant. I hope the Chinese let him know what life is all about and put him in the place he belongs.

    March 29, 2013 at 5:35 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      What's wrong here is that the Chinese love this little fat boy! China uses NK for nuclear weapons development. China cannot afford to threaten their economy by pursuing this in China! Where do you think NK gets their technology from? Who gives them components for nuclear bombs and intercontinental rockets? NK has no way to create or build this stuff on their own!
      Now, Kim Jung Un starts daring the US and South Korea. What do we do? Exactly what he wants us to do, waste a billion dollars building up a defense against him that is totally unnecessary. He knows very well that any rocket or missle launched against the US or SK would result in retaliation that would finish off NK!
      Kim Jung Un is simply "playing the game"! We should not fall for his bluff! Best to just ignore him, he is simply out to get attention. Ignore this idiot! If he launches one weapon, he is finished (he knows this).

      March 29, 2013 at 7:54 am | Reply
      • action

        Actually the Chinese are decades ahead of DPRK in Nuclear weapons development and have nothing to gain by letting the DPRK have nukes. China likes to control their neighbors and nukes threaten that control.

        March 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm |
  9. Navyvet

    Really??! Exactly how much more prepping does he need to do? He put his forces on the highest combat alert 2 days ago... Unless he's figured out how to put a nuke on one of his rockets and air burst it over South Korea, I'm just not seeing much of a real threat here. He reminds me of the guy who draws a line in the sand and says "If you cross this line I'm going to kick your a*#!" then draws another line, and another line... I say it's time to give the little bully wanna be a shove and see what he's made of!

    March 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Reply
    • Bwrite

      LOL thats funny^@navyvet north korea will never be that dumb

      March 29, 2013 at 1:23 am | Reply
      • StanCalif

        North Korea is desperate! Kim Jung Un is an idiot and can surely cause some very dumb actions. We should all ignore him and let him do whatever stupid thing he wants. One missle launched against the US or SK will result in retaliation he never dreamed of! Just ignore him! All he really wants is attention, attention he certainly does not deserve!

        March 29, 2013 at 8:05 am |
    • StanCalif

      Agree! Why should we spend a billion dollars beefing up our defenses against this idiot? It makes no sense what so ever! Let him launch something! Then wipe out his whole country once and for all! Annex NK to China and let them take care of their "dear friends".
      NK is the last place on earth practicing the "ideal communist society" that both China and Russia still hold as the ideal society. Both still cling to this idea, but have learned that economics and world trade is more important!
      Russia wants to build a pipeline through NK to sell gas to SK. But no taps allowed in NK!!! Russia smells money in SK, NK has none!

      March 29, 2013 at 8:30 am | Reply

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