Nuclear War With North Korea Coming?

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North Korea Is CrazyOn Sunday, North Korea warned the United States that it could wipe out Manhattan with a single hydrogen bomb, and earlier this month North Korea threatened to make a “preemptive and offensive nuclear strike” on the United States in response to aggressive military exercises currently being jointly conducted by South Korea and the U.S. military.  So does nuclear war with North Korea actually pose a significant security risk to this country?  Well, according to the Washington Post the entire west coast of the United States is within reach of North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missiles.  The only question is whether or not North Korea’s ultra-paranoid leader Kim Jong Un would ever actually press the button.


Most Americans don’t realize this, but nuclear war with North Korea is now closer than it has ever been before.  In the past, North Korea’s technical capabilities were greatly limited, but now all of that has apparently changed.  Just consider what has taken place within just the past few months.  The following comes from a timeline that was put together by the Arms Control Association

January 6, 2016: North Korea announces it conducted a fourth nuclear weapons test, claiming to have detonated a hydrogen bomb for the first time. Monitoring stations from the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization detect the seismic activity from the test. The type of device tested remains unclear, although experts doubt it was of a hydrogen bomb based on seismic evidence.

February 7, 2016: North Korea launches a long-range ballistic missile carrying what it has said is an earth observation satellite in defiance of United Nations sanctions barring it from using ballistic missile technology, drawing strong international condemnation from other governments which believe it will advance North Korea’s military ballistic missile capabilities.

March 2, 2016: The UN Security Council unanimously adopts Resolution 2270 condemning the nuclear test and launch of early 2016, and demanding that North Korea not conduct further tests and immediately suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile program. Resolution 2270 expands existing sanctions on North Korea by adding to the list of sanctioned individuals and entities, introducing new financial sanctions, and banning states from supplying aviation fuel and other specified minerals to North Korea. Resolution 2270 also introduces a requirement that UN member states inspect all cargo in transit to or from North Korea for illicit goods and arms.

In response to these moves, South Korea and the U.S. military have launched the largest military exercises in the history of South Korea.    More than 300,000 troops have gathered to simulate an invasion of North Korea and practice the elimination of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction.  These military exercises being held over a period of eight weeks, and this is precisely what caused North Korea to threaten us with a “preemptive and offensive nuclear strike“.

And on Sunday, North Korea boasted that they could reduce Manhattan to ashes with a single hydrogen bomb

“Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet Union,” DPRK Today, a state-run outlet, reported Sunday. DPRK stands for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, North Korea’s official name.

If this H-bomb were to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile and fall on Manhattan in New York City, all the people there would be killed immediately and the city would burn down to ashes,” the report said, citing a nuclear scientist named Cho Hyong Il.

I don’t know about you, but I find statements such as these to be quite alarming.

Earlier this month, Kim Jong Un put his nuclear weapons on alert “for use at any time”, and Reuters is reporting that he has just ordered his military to conduct even more nuclear weapon tests.

So why is there so little concern about this in the United States?

Sometimes it is the enemy that you underestimate the most that ends up being your greatest threat.

Meanwhile, in the midst of everything else, a North Korean submarine “has gone missing”

The North Korean regime lost contact with one of its submarines earlier this week, three U.S. officials familiar with the latest information told CNN.

The U.S. military had been observing the submarine operate off North Korea’s east coast when the vessel stopped, and U.S. spy satellites, aircraft and ships have been secretly watching for days as the North Korean navy searched for the missing sub.

The U.S. is unsure if the missing vessel is adrift under the sea or whether it has sunk, the officials said, but believes it suffered some type of failure during an exercise.

At a time when tensions on the Korean peninsula are near an all-time high, this is a very disturbing development.  The last thing that we need is some sort of “trigger event” that could cause the North Koreans to want to start pressing buttons.

Most Americans don’t realize this, but hatred for America is one of the centerpieces of North Korean society.  In fact, they have an entire month each year during which they celebrate how much they hate us.  The following comes form a New York Post article that was published last June

June is something like Hate America Month in North Korea.

Officially, it’s called “Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism Month” and — more so than usual — it’s a time for North Koreans to swarm to war museums, mobilize for gatherings denouncing the evils of the United States and join in a general, nationwide whipping up of anti-American sentiment.

The culmination this year came Thursday — the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War — with a 100,000-strong rally in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Stadium.

If Manhattan actually was reduced to a pile of ashes by a hydrogen bomb, there would be dancing in the streets of Pyongyang.

So let us not underestimate the threat that North Korea poses.  They hate us enough to want to completely destroy us, they now have the technological capability of hitting major west coast cities with nukes, and they have an ultra-paranoid young leader with his hand on the trigger.  Meanwhile, we have an increasingly aggressive leader of our own sitting in the White House that seems to like to yank Kim Jong Un’s chain.

If push came to shove, North Korea would attempt to hit American targets with nukes.

Let us just hope and pray that it does not happen any time soon.

  • old geezer

    This image of the Coyote and the Roadrunner keeps coming to mind, the one where the Coyote launches the missile and it goes straight up and comes right back down on top of him. Maybe this might happen to Kim Flung Dung.

  • donna

    tensions on the korean peninsula have been through my entire lifetime at “peak” you just the worst person alive. Humanity is always the brink of “extinction” good title for a rock song. I cannot believe how evil you are

  • James Dohnalek

    Seems to be a 51% probability that North Korea will push the button. They would love to relieve their ANX’st. It could happen any time.

  • shots cause autism

    i think they just have a standard low power nuke
    probably not hard to shoot down–they don’t have tech like russia

  • K

    People have a bad habit, of underestimating people who are less advanced. They think they need intercontinental missiles. Or advanced bombers, All you need is a cargo ship, with a reinforced deck. And any halfway decent missile. Shoot it down, no time to do so. Fly the device in on an airliner. Truck it across the southern boarder.There is only radiation detectors at approved crossing points. No building a nuke is difficult, Delivering one, if you are not in a hurry. That is easy.

  • John Noyb

    I would think that the North K’s are smart enough to know that annihilation would follow an attempted nuclear attack with one or two nuclear devices. Their subs are rusty and old – the missing one most likely sunk. I have no doubt we have a nuclear sub not too far off their coast that would bring the end of the world as they know it to North K. We have the capability to track a launch early on from them as well. Kim Flung Dung (great name by the way), while being a big talker, does not want to die and he knows full well that attempting to launch an attack on the U.S. would bring his death within minutes.

    • shadows_edge

      The north k’s leader don’t care about there people when they press the button they’ll be safe in a bunk hundereds of feet below the surface giggeling like little school kids. Mean while every thing on the sufer will be turned to a sheet of glass. Mutual assured destruction only works when both sides have something they care about enough to not lose. Kim doesn’t care about anything other than his legacey of being the one who destroyed america. Kim, ISIS, and iran all see it as a win win even if we flatten there lands.
      Also i dout they would use what few nukes they have to destroy a city when you can take out all of america with 3ish. Send us back to the 1800’s while they watch us die off and kill each other

      • John Noyb

        I get your point – but even though he acts stupid – I don’t think he really is. Their history has shown that this type of behavior is an attempt to blackmail/scare us into concessions of various types – money, food etc. Also they wouldn’t have the ability/capability to “watch us” any longer either.

      • It was the Americans who divided Korea.

        They came as rescuers to free Koreans from Japanese occupation but like a squatter NEVER LEFT. You really need to refresh what happened during Korean War. You have been completely brainwashed by main stream propaganda.

        North Korea did not do anything ever. All they want is unification with South Korea which even today. America rejects it.

        • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

          Not all South Koreans are wild about the idea of reunification, despite the common language, culture , and blood ties to the North. Mostly it’s concern over how the impoverished North would negatively impact the economy of the South.

          • HENK-2

            The impoverished North has no homeless people unlike the USA.

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            Maybe they have homes, but they sure do run out of food quite a bit.

          • chad

            Yeah a wonderful parardise, cant wait to visit or even move there.

          • Icome Anon

            Care to find one non north goverment source for that?

        • paseodelnorte

          methinks lavista4u is sitting in one of those little places north of the 38th parallel that actually has electricity.

        • shadows_edge

          I haven’t watched main stream media in 5 ish years and agreed america is a bunch of squaters we have done it in every war we have been in. It doesn’t how ever change the fact that north k still sees them selves at war with south k, and that they are in a temperary cease fire. It also doesn’t chage the fact that kim is an intellegent person who knows how to strike america where it is going to do the most damage. I for one am surprised the regime and there minniins arn’t try to go to war there based on the retoric comeing out of north k along with the bases of humanitarian crisis…

          • HENK-2

            No peace treaty was signed.

            The north and South are still at war.

        • Icome Anon

          What the hell? It was the North with russian tanks that invaded the South once the US left and they pushed the south almost into the sea. . Then the US came back and almost pushed the north into China.

          Then China pushed the US back to the 38th parallel… and there we sit.

      • HENK-2

        Is this the new English language?

    • Are we too going the lame stream retard way. I thought Micheal is smart enough to discern the propaganda on Korea,

      Americans are so freaking brainwashed. Its scary.

      Dude, it was America that divided Korea. Russia left America did not. The division of Korea was only temporary when Russians and Americans came to kill the Japanese occupation.

      Just ask yourself. Why is America even in Korea of all the places? It does not even have oil.

      America came as big brother to save Koreans from japanese when Japanese left, Americans did not.

      • John Noyb

        I understand the history of Korea but unfortunately that doesn’t change the current geo-political situation there and all that has happened since the penninsula was divided.

    • r wood

      The Kim dynasty has sabre rattled for over 50 years. They make empty threats mostly to look powerful to their own people.. who are isolated from reality.

      While we COULD melt the whole place…we’d actually limit a strike to wipe out their military,the political leaders. SEOUL is not so far from the DMZ.

  • Sue Breslin

    Just saying, “Sometimes it is the enemy that you underestimate the most that ends up being your greatest threat.” A quote worth remembering.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    Our Nobel Peace Prize winning beloved leader will fix this problem….with a few billion in protection money

    • Iam Chosen


  • So we are missing the whole point that it was the Americans that divided Korea along with Russians. However, after protest from Koreans. The Russians left but America still continue to occupy it along 38th parallel.

    Don’t forget the incident in Jeju island when 300 Koreans protested occupation and were butchered by US marines.

    What the F has Korea ever done to America?

    Why Americans forget, they murdered 40% of North Koreans during Korean war.

    • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

      But which country would you rather live in: the one that was occupied by the Soviets? Should the U.S. have let them take all of the Korean peninsula? Our troops are in South Korea to protect them against the North, although some say SK can defend itself, it’s a financial burden to us and we should leave now. As far as the Jeju uprising is concerned, that was a rebellion brutally suppressed by the U.S.- backed South Korean regime. Easy for us to look back and criticize now, but American foreign policy decisions were being made against the backdrop of the Cold War. And North Korea has indeed done plenty to America: the torture and massacre of captured U.S. soldiers duringthe Korean War and the USS Pueblo incident in 1968; for instance.

      • Gay Veteran

        the South Koreans are wealthy enough to take care of themselves
        get U.S. troops out of South Korea

  • Esteban Quirós

    Hello friends. Let me express one thing straight. US citizens are paranoid, korean leader is paranoid, I personally don’t know him. Whatever is being said, is what the news media say. We keep talking this bastards are out there making out Excuses to create a scene. They are profesionals wagging the dog. That’s their job. We clearly should be making questions, and listen to both sides of the story. Always listening to one side is negligent, and that is exactly what we are doing. Negligence, but thanks a lot for your constsnt work.

    • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

      But it’s not paranoia if someone is really out to get you. Maybe Kim Jong Un is blowing a lot of smoke. From what I have heard, they don’t have the capacity to accurately strike a target in the U.S. But the U.S. has bases in South Korea and Japan, which they could hit. And if Japan is attacked, we must defend her.

  • The_Random_Sample

    “If Manhattan actually was reduced to a pile of ashes by a hydrogen bomb, there would be dancing in the streets of Pyongyang.” Right up until about 100 U.S. warheads exploded overhead in retaliation.

    • 105mmHowitzer

      True. Pyongyang would be reduced to a parking lot. I have a feeling the missiles would come from not only the US, but Russia as well.

      • The_Random_Sample

        Maybe even China. China and Russia would probably have some disagreement over which non-radioactive portions of the country they would take over.

    • jaxon64

      There is the complication of shooting missiles in the direction of a country that borders China and Russia–they might not be so trusting if we call them and tell them that the missiles are heading to NK. I’m sure that they won’t react to incoming nukes and won’t worry or be upset about any radiation in their backyard……….

      • The_Random_Sample

        If North Korea were to actually launch nukes at the U.S., both China and Russia would be relieved to have the North Korean regime exterminated. In fact, they might offer to do it for us.

        Also, don’t forget that we do not have to launch missiles over or near Russia – we can destroy North Korea quite nicely using submarine-launched ballistic missiles from our subs in the Pacific.

  • DJohn1

    The point is that if said nuke hits an American City there will be no Pyongyang to dance in.
    If we do not get them, the Chinese will. Their exports are all ready down 25% this last year. So someone is going to nuke their best customer that normally feeds China?
    If someone threatened to nuke my best customer on the planet I am not sure how I might take it.
    I would suggest that every town, village, city in North Korea will be a pile of radioactive dust if they launch missiles our way.
    Will anyone of them get across the Pacific Ocean? Not likely, but accidents do happen.
    Those missiles are likely to be shot down by American war planes.
    Then what? Do we go to war with this country? Or do we let the South Koreans do it for us?
    South Korea has come a long way towards being able to defend itself.
    I have had friends in the Korean Army. They are like boys everywhere. No better, no worse. If and when South Korea goes to war, it will not be pretty for the other side.
    Then you have Japan right next door to North Korea.
    I am not sure how long it would take them to react. But when they do look out.
    We have protected South Korea and Japan since world war II.
    In 1950, South Korea was mostly farmers and they could not put up much of a defense at all against the north.
    Today, is an entirely different country with a much more modern industrial base and very educated people. North Korea might be in for quite a surprise if they do attack.

    • HENK-2

      You mean that you have OCCUPIED Korea and Japan, the same as you occupy Europe.

      Yankee, go home.

      • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

        Fine, we need to save our money.

  • Nuclear war is coming but not to America. More likely it would be coming to South Korea.

    The bigger problem is missile and nuclear technology sharing between North Korea and Iran. Eventually it will be Iran who becomes a true nuclear threat to the West. But that possibility is not likely before 2025. After 2025 Iran will be free to do as it pleases in terms of developing nuclear weapons.

    • Gay Veteran

      “…Eventually it will be Iran who becomes a true nuclear threat to the West….”

      riiiiiiiiiight, meanwhile how many nukes do we have?

    • chad

      Yep, thank obummer and Kerry. Most inept couple ever.

  • Andrew Gulak

    This is such a pattern. Whenever the country is starving, the say things along these lines. We give them money and they stop… Until the next time they’re starving.

  • Seen2013

    “The only question is whether or not North Korea’s ultra-paranoid leader Kim Jong Un would ever actually press the button.”

    I’m thinking so. Such as if that ‘observation Satellite happened to house Russo-Sino supplied EMP nuclear warhead as assessed by some analysts; the optimum point of vulnerability places the EMP over 120 nuclear power plants along the New Madrid Fault Line. The US would be defensively limited to any followup or follow through.

    “So let us not underestimate the threat that North Korea poses.”

    The concept behind an holding maneuver is to trick your opponent into holding their position without noticing the flanking attack or your force being bracketed into a pocket at the same time. In the same case, North Korea’s sabre-rattling makes world leaders complacent and largely believes that North Korea’s leadership is just delivering empty threats that actually makes them more vulnerable.
    Considering, the US is more built for insurgent warfare than conventional war; this isn’t exactly a bright move against against an ally of China whose military specializes in anti-Carrier division technology. Even the US’s new carrier is effectively a sailing death trap.

    Kim Jung-Un is a Russo-Sino puppet with just enough flexibility for plausible deniability. If they were truly worried about his paranoia, the US and NATO wouldn’t need to worry about invasion of North Korea exercises. However, as the Korean Peninsula was fought to a stalemate compliments of Chinese involvement; it should not be ignored Russo-Sino nuclear readiness was also moved to full and set to be complete by the end of the month.

  • 105mmHowitzer

    Kim Jong Un is merely spewing bellicose rhetoric from his bloviating pie hole. This is nothing more than saber rattling designed to promote his image in North Korea while assuring the world that he’s nuttier than a fruitcake.

  • AzDi

    I am so disgusted with Washington politics.. (obama in particular) who had done more to destroy the world in the last 7 years than anyone else. And he doesn’t care. The corrupt government will be underground in their protected places just so they can start all over again.

  • Piglet

    “So why is there so little concern about this in the United States?”

    We actually pay too much attention to it. During one of my visits to South Korea several years ago, during another period of “heightened tensions,” my Korean sister-in-law pointed out that Americans pay too much heed to braying North Koreans. South Koreans have lived next door to them for many decades and have heard it all before many times. Yes, the North invaded in 1950, but now there’s no USSR to supply them, and China is not interested in seeing a new war either. They lack the fuel and other supplies necessary to attack southward and, instead, must be content to sit in place and bark like dogs behind a fence.

    “Most Americans don’t realize this, but hatred for America is one of the centerpieces of North Korean society.”

    With good reason. The war led to the death of a third of the population of North Korea, and the entire country was utterly devastated. Everyone lost friends and family, and since their official version is that they were invaded first (and successfully fought off the attack), you can hardly blame them for being pissed off.

  • Incognito

    Trump says “Islam hates us.” He failed to mention the many many North Koreans who hate America. He failed to mention that the North Koreans have a whole month dedicated to hatred of America. Double standards.

  • Gay Veteran

    I fixed your sentence: If Manhattan actually was reduced to a pile of ashes by a hydrogen bomb, there would be dancing in the streets of Pyongyang UNTIL IT WAS VAPORIZED BY AMERICAN NUKES

    • HENK-2

      How would that help Manhattan?

  • Jim Davis

    “If this H-bomb were to be mounted on an intercontinental
    ballistic missile and fall on Manhattan in New York City, all the people
    there would be killed immediately and the city would burn down to ashes,” the report said, citing a nuclear scientist named Cho Hyong Il.

    Hey North Korea, don’t tempt us with that offer! We just might take it! DC too!

  • Sonokar

    Can’t he reduce DC to a pile of rubble instead?

    • lilbear68

      that’s our job and it cant come soon enough

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  • steve ash

    If part of the USA was nuked by North Korea would the USA respond in kind? I’m not so sure. What about their human rights? Surely they are entitled to “safe places” too. More likely some libtard in the remnants of the UN building would insist sanctions must be given a chance to work. Of course it would be the USA’s fault due to imposition of armed forces in the Republic of South Korea.

  • There is a reason why the United States does not intervene in the coming of Gog and Magog, and I believe that the reason is that the US cannot.

    Now, and EMP strike doesn’t have to be the only reason why the US cannot intervene. There could be other reasons. But, this one concerns me the most.

    I do NOT want to see 200+ million Americans die.

    John Little
    omegashock dot com

  • lilbear68

    any attack on N korea would give china a perfect excuse to claim damage, collateral or not and enter into the conflict in what ever degree they want. and while we are way ahead of them a war with them however limited would not go well. china now and has enjoyed using n korea as their rabid pit bull on a short leash saying the things china is thinking.

  • Even when I was in Korea over 20 years ago, we had so many missile defense systems in place and tilted. I can only imagine we have many more systems with even greater tech ready to go. A ballistic missile with ill intent will NEVER leave their airspace.

  • amongoose

    Would he launch?
    If he is about to fall, yes.

  • nokabosh

    NK is becoming increasingly belligerent. They need to get a good talking to by the US & China. At the same time step up our port security on suspicious ships off shore. And monitor for missile launches.

  • MaxRockatansky33

    There won’t be any nuclear war with NK. Stop spreading fear, doom and gloom and paranoia.