A glimpse of N. Korea’s plan of attack on US?

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University students punch the air as they march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, March 29, 2013. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un’s call to arms. Placards read: “Let’s crush the puppet traitor group” and “Let’s rip the puppet traitors to death!” AP Photo

SEOUL – North Korean state media issued two photos Friday that, either by accident or design, appeared to show plans for striking the US mainland, as well as details of the North’s military strength.

The pictures, released by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), both showed leader Kim Jong-Un sitting at a desk in what looked like a dedicated military operations room.

The photos accompanied a KCNA report on an emergency meeting with top army leaders in which Kim ordered strategic rocket units to prepare for a possible strike against US mainland and Pacific bases.

One picture showed Kim amongst four uniformed officers, but the main interest lay in the background.

The left of the picture showed a map with the unambiguous title: “Strategic Forces’ US Mainland Striking Plan.”

Straight lines on the map — not all of which was visible — appeared to show the proposed flight paths of missiles striking targets in the continental United States.

“I don’t think this is a mistake,” a South Korean defence ministry official told AFP.

“I believe it has been intentionally made public, probably in order to distort facts about the North’s military power,” the official said.

Most experts say North Korea, despite a successful long-range rocket launch in December, is years from developing a genuine inter-continental ballistic missile capable of striking the US mainland.

Its proven short- and medium-range missiles do not even have the range to strike US Pacific bases in Guam or Hawaii.

Further in the background of the same picture, a wall-length screen appeared to list aspects of North Korea’s naval strength, with entries such as “Submarines: 40, Landing Craft: 13, Minesweepers: 6.”

A second photo, showing Kim alone at his desk, also had a map in the background which appeared to show the tracked or projected movement of the US 7th Fleet in the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Peter Lim

    Kim & Obama should seat on a table & play poker, cause both of them are good in bluffing!!! Ha!Ha!Ha!

    • John_Cruz

      Obama is not bluffing. It only took him 2 years to get Osama Bin Ladin, while Pres. Bush 8 years of failure!

  • tarikan

    Heard of “preemptive strike” Mr. Kim? Well, put it now in your vocabulary because in no time you will know its meaning. There’s another word a very important one to also add to your vocabulary: RETALIATION. Retaliation in simple, clear language is: for every missile you fire the U.S. retaliates a hundred fold. Your country is one third the size of California. You fire 5 to 10 missiles into it you can be rest assured that there’d be no more North & South Korea. Just Korea. Grandpa Kim Il Sung and Papa Kim Jong Il won’t be proud of you.

  • Photogeneratedholes

    Ibang-iba ang naging destiny ng mga tao sa South and North Korea. Ang laking saya siguro ng mga taga South Korea ngayon na hindi sila tumigil sa North Korea after ng Korean War.

  • kaddy

    Its too bad, there might be no more Philippine contingent if Korean War 2 flares up. FVR is too old to led one, and today’s crop may not be as patriotic and devoted to democracy as he is. Sadly, Obama may have to do it alone and play hard balls with the boyish looking war freak North Korean president

    • Crazy_horse101010

      you forgot south korea they have a army also more modern than the north

    • John_Cruz

      A repeat of flights of 2 B-2 Stealth bombers with real 50 nuclear weapons more than enough to send NK back into radioactive stone-age.

  • calipso_2100

    Enough of all the posturing and fire the first rocket.
    Let’s see how brave you are.

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    US should send sample nuke for this rogue state.

  • vince_bugaboo

    My name is Porky Barello Trapo, and I’ve amassed so much wealth. What will happen to my money if a warhead from Pyongyang mistakenly landed in the senate or congress and I’m hit directly in the bumbunan? Paano ang nanakaw kong katakut-takot na salapi? Help!

  • vince_bugaboo

    Bluffing or not, nobody knows if this moron is really bluffing or not.
    Kaya kayong mga filthy rich na mga mandurugas sa gobyerno, pare-pareho na lang tayong nginig puwit pag natuloy ito! LOL!

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