N. Korea threatens to strike Hawaii, US mainland

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The Korean People’s Army conducts a military drill in North Korea in this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by the Korea News Service. North Korea’s development of a nuclear weapon risks provoking an atomic arms race in East Asia, a senior Republican lawmaker warned Wednesday. AP/KCNA VIA KNS

SEOUL — North Korea put its artillery and “strategic” rocket units on combat ready status Tuesday, with orders to prepare for strikes against the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, state media reported.

A statement from the Korean People’s Army supreme command ordered “all artillery troops including strategic rocket units and long-range artillery units to be placed under class-A combat readiness”.

The units should be prepared to attack “all US military bases in the Asia-Pacific region, including the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam”, as well as South Korea, said the statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency.

Despite its successful long-range rocket launch in December, most experts believe North Korea is years from developing a genuine inter-continental ballistic missile that could strike the continental United States.

Hawaii and Guam would also be outside the range of its medium-range missiles, which would be capable, however, of striking US military bases in South Korea and Japan.

The supreme command announcement came days after the South Korean and US militaries signed a new pact, providing for a joint military response to even low-level provocative action by North Korea.

While existing agreements provide for US engagement in the event of a full-scale conflict, the new protocol addresses the response to a limited provocation such as an isolated incident of cross-border shelling.

It guarantees US support for any South Korean retaliation and allows Seoul to request any additional US military force it deems necessary.

North Korea shelled a South Korean border island in November 2010, killing four people.

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  • buttones

    The leader of this slum of a nation is not a leader at all is he- he’s
    just a very, very silly little boy, with a silly little boy haircut to boot,
    the third world personified- can somebody do something about this child, he’s
    becoming irritating…..the little boy is mad..

  • Bunot-Supo

    News is really isolated from North Koreans. The Japanese learned their lessons by just two drops from Enola Gay in Hirosima and Nagasaki. Do North Koreans think the US will just sit and cry if they would really attack the US? The US, I mean the United States of America?

  • $5699914

    Just do it, North Korea.

    That way, it will be faster for the whole world to wipe you all stupid warmongers!

    • buttones

      Actually I think the young boy with the odd haircut will not do anything
      at all other than give threats from the school yard he claims as his backyard. Silly
      little boy, yes indeed go for it bozo, go up against the guys that can wipe you
      out in a New York minute…and it’s not just the US either, idiot child, and to
      save your pathetic nation it might be economic sanctions that bring you to your
      knees boy, again and again…What a pathetic nation.

  • farmerpo

    Co-graduate ni Kim si Kiram. Atapang a tao, Tigas ulo, pag tinamaan ng bato, ngawa sa lolo.

  • malek_abdul

    North Korea won’t stand a chance. They have a crazy leader with a crazy idea of attacking USA-The supreme power in terms of war technology.

  • diamond_digger

    Will the CIA get this rabid dog of Nokor from the midst of mankind and send him on permanent vacation to the ‘resort’ of Bin Ladin before he bites anyone.

  • Phoinex

    Once this idiots launches a missile, they will be obliterated in just a matter of hours because American nuclear subs are already in their vicinity without their knowledge and this will also justify for the south to invade and conquer the pitiful North Koreans. All the Americans and the South Koreans need is just a justifiable act of aggression coming from the North and they will be history.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      wrong…

      there were already acts of aggression from Nokor..

      first is the shelling at 1 sokor island that killed 4 people…

      2nd is the submerging of sokor warship by nokor sub…

      it means, the US has no appettite of engaging nokor because of china…

  • mamer2

    Can NOT Even Feed Your People and STILL You have the “Gall” to Throw Such Serious Threats, as you have.
    You are nothing more, but an over-grown-papa’s-‘bastard’ of a son.!.!.!

  • http://78angles.blogspot.com/ JahreDistrict78

    The Kid Does’nt Even Know Maybe ” The Art Of War ” And He Is Provoking The Master Of This.

    Bring It On Michael V. !

    Push The Button 0(‘-‘)0

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    OH! uncle sam has a grin in his face. He’ll probably wait for that missile from NoKor in order for him to have a valid reason why should he attack that country. After all tactics, NoKor will be part of SoKor and the latter will be forever be in debt with uncle sam.

    The son of the late dictator of NoKor is nothing but a spoiled brat who is fond of reading Marvel comic books!

    • zandro santos

      Ka Joma, ikaw ba yan?

      • pubringjuandelacruz

        LOL! Nope… mangmang ako pro hindi ko idolo yang si joma.

      • zandro santos

        Ah ok.

  • Horst Manure

    The next war will be the Russian’s wanting their money from Cyprus and turning off the energy to Europe then progress on to a civil war in Europe.

  • Crazy_horse101010

    they are lucky to hit the pacific ocean let alone guam and hawaii

  • Serom

    There is war in the horizon. A word war monologue.

  • joshmale2004

    USA and its allies know the capability of North Korea. Once they see North Korea have completed its technology for assembling nuclear warhead that can reach America, USA will immediately do a pre emptive strike even before North Korea will be able to assemble that warhead. China and Russia will not risk facing America, Britain and NATO in defense of North Korea.

  • RalphGordon

    epic fail :)

  • Momo chan

    Nokor will not strike yet, at least not for now. They are waiting for a perfect timing. The US is diverting most of its military assets in the pacific which is very costly. Considering the economic woes and the budget cut from congress, US will eventually loosen its grip to the region. Nokor will wait for the enemy to come to their territory and strike them as they weaken.

    Moreover, China is not in its peak yet. Once it is already in its full blown potential, US and the allies cannot simply break into the 15th parallel with China backing Nokor.

    These two are the crucial factors that US should avoid. The weakening of its military deployment in the pacific and China being in its full blown potential

  • tarikan

    Don’t give me a reason dear & fat leader. But I’m just wondering. In Saddam’s case, he did not threaten America and the U.S. went out of its way to look for WMD to give her a reason for the attack. This dear leader’s regime is threatening America directly and unequivocally in fact preparations have been started if it’s not reason enough what is? So what’s the U.S. waiting for? Heard of preemptive strikes, America? You use the word so frequently.

  • Spidekick

    Delikado tayo rito. Panay Pinas ang bagsak ng mga pana ng NK pag nagkataon!

    Matatawa ka sa mga komunistang ‘to ng NK pero sa isang banda kakabahan ka rin…baka nga kaya nila gawin ‘to.

    Pag napikon ang Kano at South K, flashpoint ‘to sa Southeast Asia. Damay tayo rito kapag nagkamali ang mga lider ng basa sa isa’t isa at sa diskarte.

    Tsk tsk tsk…

  • tarikan

    Listen up comrades, your Dear Leader here. We had a bleak, very cold winter. As usual no heating oil. We are facing another disastrous harvest, another famine. These food donors are not giving enough unless we threaten them. Our People’s Democratic Army despite of the hunger fangs put up a brave face and stomach. Therefore, being you Dear Leader, I will order missile strikes to our enemies unless they give more food.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    idiot leader at its best

  • billy gunner

    looks like kwitis to me. happy new year nga pala sa mga tga NK! lol

  • tank slap

    PROTOCOLS BETWEEN USA AND SOKOR?!?@?##?$?@?!?%??^?$?!@?!

    =(

  • http://twitter.com/FCMags Fernando Maglasang

    This will be the best FIREWORKS display if it happened, watching ballistic missiles passing through from all directions ,,, more fun in the philippines!!!

    • pepito gwaps

      Are you sure wala sa listahan ang Pinas para paulanan ng missiles. Me US Forces palagi dito sa atin kaya posible tayong targetin. Ang masama nito wala tayong patriot missiles panangga sa mga yan. Hindi katulad ng Japan na laging me nakaumang sa aerospace nila at kahit satellite pa lang ang pinalipad ng Nokor ay ready pa rin sila. Hayaan mo magdeclare na naman tayo na Open City ang Manila like nong WW2.

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    here’s the right comments on this news:
    ang bansang nagigipit sa patalim kumakapit!!!!
    Old saying but its true!!

  • farmerpo

    Katakot naman. Nano missiles yung pinalilipad. Foreground missiles compared in perspective with the people at the top of the hill, mga 6 to 12 inches ang mga missiles nila. Malaki pa kwitis pinoy na ginamit sa republic of Diliman noong martial law. Siguro nano nuclear warheads ang gamit. Eat your heart out USA.

  • China_Lee

    This is a horrible China’s creation. A country that produce horror to the world by words. A monster created by China, then she can’t control. The worst country that I ever seen, even in Wikipedia, Chinese world history ( 75% distorted) and Encyclopedia. If China created another one maybe the next worst.

  • http://twitter.com/IsaGanee TheVi11ain

    The good news is.. those cute missiles can’t reach America.
    The bad news is.. baka dito sa Pinas yan mahuhulog!!! Naku!!

  • zandro santos

    Kakatawa itong North Korea. They can’t even feed their own people. Mas mahirap pa sa bansa natin. Defeat famine and poverty first before even thinking of fighting the U.S. and it’s allies which now includes China.

  • pasaway008ako

    I do not buy this. Send Kiram to N Korea!

    • inq er6

      Pyongyang is actually owned by the Sultan of Sulu 120 years ago. Kiram has a valid claim. Its time to have a picnic in Nokor, Tausugs sign up now….

  • Noel

    Stop making threats. Do it. Just spare the Phl. Include Malaysia in your attack.

  • inq er6

    Target Rodman first

  • Don Dee

    The US should really end this with one mini precision nuke right up Pyongyang’s a55. There will be collateral damage, unfortunately, but it is not as if Dear Leader hasn’t been starving his own people for decades. Presence of weapon of mass destruction is confirmed, unlike Iraq. But then of course, NK doesn’t have oil.

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