Friday, March 4, 2016

WWIII Countdown: Speeding Up?

Big-time nihilist or not, this reporter is firmly & unequivocally opposed to any nuclear events on the Korean peninsula.
The North’s official Korean Central News Agency called the resolution unanimously adopted by the Council “unprecedented and gangster-like,” and it quoted Mr. Kim as repeating his exhortation to his military to further advance its nuclear and missile capabilities.

“The only way for defending the sovereignty of our nation and its right to existence under the present extreme situation is to bolster up nuclear force, both in quality and quantity, and keep balance of forces,” Mr. Kim was quoted as saying.

He then stressed “the need to get the nuclear warheads deployed for national defense always on standby so as to be fired any moment,” the agency said.

Later Friday, the North issued a statement calling the Security Council resolution a “heinous provocation” and promising unspecified “strong and ruthless physical responses.”
Not from any humanitarian bullshitconcern, obviously, but because an influx of radiation-dosed survivors is neither needed nor wanted here in Koreatown adjacent.

In China-adjacent news, belligerence in a Mr. Kim stylee, from these/your United Snakes.
U.S.S. John C. Stennis, CVN 74
 David Larter / Navy Times: 
The U.S. just sent a carrier strike group to confront China
It's as if Il Drumpf were already in charge at the White House. On the brighter side, we may all be dead or at least dying painfully from radiation sickness, starvation or whatever (So many ways!) before he's elected.


mikey said...

Meh. He's got first generation atomic warheads. Big, fragile, heavy 'devices', more laboratory project than weapons. It's reliable delivery that is the big challenge faced by budding nuclear weapons states. India and Pakistan are still moving military bases and missile batteries around to keep them out of range, and then to counter that move.

Upshot: If you don't live in Seoul, just keep the popcorn handy - unlike most other autocrats, Kim is the boy most likely to go down in a ball of (nuclear) fire...

M. Bouffant said...

Proliferation Editor:
We just like paper tigers/iNternet tough guys rattling their giant & essentially useless sabres. Took their recent satellite a wk. or so to stabilize its orbit didn't it? Although I do hope the N.E.S.T. people are watching the ports very carefully.

Problem is, our bunker is located in Li'l Seoul.

The Stennis & her armada, however, are not paper tigers.

Weird Dave said...

The Stennis & her armada, however, are not paper tigers.

No it's not. But unfortunately neither is China.