North Korea put its rocket on standby, aiming at US military bases in South Korea and the Pacific.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the North Korea UN sanctions situation has been deteriorating for a while now. North Korea claims to have long range missiles and nuclear weapons, and an EMP attack against the United States might be a real threat.
North Korea putting its rockets on standby is in response to the United States flying two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force. South Korea and the United States are currently undergoing their annual joint military exercises. As part of this normal effort, United States flew two radar-evading B-2 Spirit bombers on practice runs over South Korea, dropping bombs on deserted islands.
In response, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets of the KPA, ordering them to be standby for fire so that they may strike any time the U.S. mainland, its military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in south Korea.” King supposedly has already given “final orders” to wage war with the South, canceling the armistice agreement that ended the original Korean War.
Experts believe that North Korea can definitely hit South Korea with its arsenal of Soviet-era Scud missiles. The capabilities of the longer-range missiles under development are unknown. Experts say North Korea could potentially hit bases in Japan and Gaum, but it’s possible they could hit further targets since one multi-stage rocket test successfully carried a live monkey to space and back.
An unnamed US military official has said that North Korea readying its rockets should be taken seriously:
“North Korea is not a paper tiger so it wouldn’t be smart to dismiss its provocative behavior as pure bluster. What’s not clear right now is how much risk Kim Jong Un is willing to run to show the world and domestic elites that he’s a tough guy. His inexperience is certain — his wisdom is still very much in question.”
What do you think about North Korea’s rockets being on standby for war?