Sunday, February 27, 2011

North Korea Warns of Military Response Against South Over Leaflet Drops

North Korea Warns of Military Response Against South Over Leaflet Drops
By Jun Yang - Feb 26, 2011 9:45 PM ET

"North Korea threatened to take military action if the South continues to drop leaflets fomenting revolt, Korean Central News Agency reported.


North Korea said it will fire at the “source” of balloons containing leaflets and video clips saved on flash-memory devices and DVDs, along with books and one U.S. dollar bills. The leaflets were a psychological plot to “shake up our socialism and break the trust of our military and people,” state-run KCNA said today."

I hope someone is paying attention to this. Yes, the Middle East is a powder keg and oil prices are on their way to the moon. But even with all of that, the chances of nuclear immolation is much smaller than what could happen if North Korea decides to get stupid.

2 comments:

  1. I wouldn't be so sure. Yes, NK might use what few if any nukes they might have. But remember what a flop their much-publicized test was, at least in comparison with the hype. As my brother (rarely quoted for reasons soon to be obvious) said, "Ten kilotons? I *FART* harder than that!"

    So yeah, they might drop a few... but probably not doing worse damage than a good-sized conventional bombing raid would do. (At least, short-term. Long-term, the cancer rate will probably go way up, there and downwind, but you were speaking of immolation....)

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  2. That is a good point, but I don't see South Korea or Japan just sitting back and not retaliating. The problem with nukes is they don't illicit a proportional response.

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