The title of a recently released Reuters article is “North Korea issues fresh threat to U.S., South probes hacking (Web-site/URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/21/us-korea-north-attack-idUSBRE92K02W20130321).
“North Korea said it would attack U.S. military bases on Japan and the Pacific island of GuamIF PROVOKED (?), a day after leader Kim Jong-un oversaw a mock drone strike on South Korea”. “if provoked?” The question is: what DOESN’T “provoke” North Korea? NOTHING.
“The North also held an air raid drill on Thursday (March 23, 2013) after ACCUSING the United States of preparing a military strike using bombers that have overflown the Korean Peninsula as part of drills between South Korean and U.S. forces”. “accusing” is the latest example of North Korea “Blaming and criticizing” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AJviZ8Itk).
“North Korea has stepped up its rhetoric in response to what it calls “HOSTILE” drills between South Korea and the United States. It has also been ANGERED by the imposition of fresh U.N. sanctions that followed its February 12 (2013) nuclear test”. North Korea thinks EVERYTHING is “hostile” and is “angered” by basically EVERYTHING.
“Separately, South Korea said a hacking attack on the servers of local broadcasters and banks on Wednesday (March 20, 2013), originated from an IP address in China, RAISING SUSPICIONS the intrusion came from North Korea”. Well, China is North Korea’s ONLY KNOWN ally although North Korea should also be an ally of SYRIA because Syria also has a ruthless dictator: BASHAR AL-ASSAD.
“the North’s SUPREME military COMMAND spokesman was quoted as saying by the KCNA news agency”, “The United States is advised not to forget that our precision target tools have within their range the Anderson Air Force base on Guam where the B-52 takes off, as well as the Japanese mainland where nuclear powered submarines are deployed and the navy bases on Okinawa”. Of course “Supreme Military Command” suggests that THE GOVERNMENT and THE MILITARY are COMPLETELY in charge.
KCNA reported: “The (drone) planes were assigned the flight route and time with the targets in South Korea in mind, KIM JONG-UN said, adding with GREAT SATISFACTION that they were proved to be able to mount (a) super-precision attack on ANY ENEMY TARGETS“. “any enemy targets”, of course, refers to “any” FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
“It is extremely rare for KCNA to specify the day on which Kim attended a drill. It also said a rocket defense unit had successfully shot down a target that mimicked an “ENEMY” Tomahawk cruise missile”. This suggests that North Korea is BECOMING MORE AGGRESSIVE.
Finally, according to South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok, “Throughout the world, states that CREATE CYBER WARFARE and engage in those types of activities are precisely the same countries that DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS” obviously. “North Korea has STRONGLY STEPPED UP development of asymmetrical strategy with nuclear development and many types of ballistic missiles as well as a special force of 200,000 strong”.
So, North Korea’s ANTICS continue.