North Korea sure seems devoted to remaining that problem that simply will not go away
Anyone who’s been paying attention is aware that NK has been happy to thumb its nose at international law with repeated missile tests, and condemnations by the U.S. (and other nations) in the wake of each such test have obviously not endeared America to the communist regime.
On that note, recent editions of Rodong Sinmun, the state newspaper of North Korea, have adopted an increasingly-threatening tone toward Uncle Sam. One article quotes an unnamed government spokesperson in their expression of great hostility toward Washington, saying, in part, that NK is prepared to use “strategic nuclear force” in order to “teach the U.S. some manners.”
“If the U.S. is stupid enough to shove its stinky face on this land again and keep brandishing its nuclear club despite our repeated warnings, the DPRK will teach the U.S. some manners with the strategic nuclear force that it had so far shown to the world,” said the unidentified government official. “Any form of military threat or blackmail by the U.S. can never scare the DPRK and, on the contrary, it will only redouble the resolve of the Korean army and people to annihilate the enemy.”
It is believed that North Korea is acutely irritated over all the flak it’s been receiving related to its most recent missile test, that of a Hwasong-14 rocket. Strategic analysts in both the U.S. and South Korea claim the missile has the capability of reaching the United States, and if NK is able to arm the projectile with a nuclear warhead, then some of America’s populous cities would be at distinct risk from a rogue state overseen by an obvious demagogue.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large