N. Korea puts rockets on standby for US strike



SEOUL–North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Friday ordered preparations for strategic rocket strikes on the US mainland and military bases in the Pacific and South Korea.

The order, issued at an overnight emergency meeting with top army commanders, was a direct response to the use of nuclear-capable US B-2 stealth bombers in on-going US joint military drills with South Korea, Kim said.

In the event of any “reckless” US provocation, North Korean forces should “mercilessly strike the US mainland…military bases in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea,” he was quoted as saying by the official Korean Central News Agency.

With tensions soaring on the Korean peninsula, two B-2s flew training bombing runs over South Korea Thursday to underline US commitment to its military alliance with Seoul in the event of any aggression from the North.

Kim argued that the stealth bomber flights went beyond a simple demonstration of force and amounted to a US “ultimatum that they will ignite a nuclear war at any cost”.

Present at the emergency meeting, held at 00:30 am (1530 GMT Thursday) were the head of the Korean People’s Army chief of general staff, director of operations and commander of strategic rocket operations.

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  • suburbanmother

    The North Koreans are psychotic right now.

  • PutingAgila

    Porky will soon feel the stinging embarrassment of having a bloated ego.

  • Horst Manure

    USSA don’t need a reason to attack , they will make up some fairy tale after the attack.

    • Crazy_horse101010

      its usa whiner what do you care you live in north korea

      • Horst Manure

        USSA will do what ever it takes to start a war..All wars are funded by big banks they win regardless which side wins

  • Barak_O

    weapons hot on uss colorado

  • calipso_2100

    ‘In the event of any “reckless” US provocation’?????

    Who’s provoking who?

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Hey Kim Kim Kim, you are the ones making treat, of course the response is preparation and now you are accusing the US of provoking? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND??? Don’t dare the US and its allies or you are commiting suicide!

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Kim-Jong Un, you better change your mind now or your own people will kill you!

  • ernesto

    king of idiot NK pres.

  • farmerpo

    Akala ng bata video game ang giyera. Ihanap na kasi ng kapalit and paslit na ito. If NoKor has strategic missiles, they would have been taken out as soon as they were produced. Si Saddam nga inisip pa lang niya, yun, tapos na pati siya.

  • patrickinca


  • tarikan

    Don’t give me a reason, you dear & fat leader. Nalipasan ka laang ng gutom.

  • tarikan

    What’s the use? Mamamatay din laang sa gutom might as well die fighting. As they see a good soldier dies with his boots on. A hungry soldier dies with his eyes open and mouth agape!

  • randyaltarejos

    Ang lakas ng loob nitong NoKor na makipag digma sa U.S. Papaano sila tatagal sa labanan samatalang ala na nga silang pagkain. Pag nagutom yung kanilang mga sundalo, papaano? In the event that a food blockade is imposed, many innocent North Koreans, including its soldiers, will certainly die of hunger. This is not to mention the onslaughts that will come down on the NoKor territory.

    • Tisoy Labrador

      Pero sa isang banda bilib din ako sa mga North Korean ayaw mag pa Bully sa Malalaking bansa. Di gaya ng mga Lider Natin na Takot Kahit sa Malaysia

      • tagahuron

        reckless lider?

  • speedstream2

    The antics of the Nokor totalitarian regime could blow right up on its face. The world now has little tolerance for trying-hard rash despots.

  • wildUbuntu

    Every country has the capability to start war…. but to sustain it? I think the government of North Korea will not even last for a day.

  • staad

    all for show nothing more.
    ganun talaga mga komunistang supot.

  • judefawley

    The US would have a reason to invade North Korea if they go on their plan. It will be the biggest mistake of North Korea.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Kim Jong-Un is a drug user. Reports are that North Korean diplomats are smuggling illegal drugs to other countries. Kim is also the quality control of shabu factory.

    • tagahuron

      Then that explains his reckless behaviour. He probably sniff shabu first and starts talking.

  • ebj

    The South and the U.S would crush them like ants if they attacked the South. And besides, mind games lang naman iyang nuke threat na iyan because if the U.S hits back with nukes, damay sa fallout ang South and given the fact that they still have yet to successfully develop their missile program.

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    US should send missiles and strike the dodgy rockets of Kim to teach him a lesson.

  • xymann dario

    kaya lang malakas ang loob ng nokor na gawin yan dahil meron silang people’s republicof china na masasandalan kung sakaling nasa bingit sila sa bunganga ng katarantaduhang ginawa nila.hindi ako basta basta maniniwala sa stand ng china tungkol sa issue na ito dahil ayaw ng mga instik na mawalan sila ng isang kaalyado at MALAKING HARANG sa pagitan ng 2 ideyolohiyang magkalaban.ika nga sa history,kung ang poland ang naging daan ng germany sa pag atake sa unyong soviet,ang korea naman ang susi patungo sa china,at yun ang ayaw nilang mangyari.katulad sa vietnam war,gagawin lahat ng USA upang patigilin ang komunismo sa pamamagitan ng pagtulong sa kaalyadong south vietnam.kahit matagal nang patay sina mao zedong,chou enlai at peng douhai,alam ng sambayanang instik na may punto sila sa pagsaklolo sa mg komunistang koreano noong korean war.

  • doncleo

    Hindi dapat patulan itong si Kim..kulang lang sa pansin..sino ba naman ang sira ulo na makigyera sa America ng nuke war? too much media hype.

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