North Korea Threatens To Reduce U.S. Military Into ‘Ashes’ With ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’
North Korea’s fearless young leader is really starting to grow into his ‘Supreme Leader’ shoes.
While it is very common to see North Korea make threats about going to war with any and every nation that dares to oppose it (particularly their neighbors to the south), they’ve just gone a bit too far with their latest threat.
As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made it clear that North Korea was close to being named a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’, the state run official newspaper came out with a claim that Pyongyang may need to retaliate against the U.S. with a “super-mighty preemptive strike.”
The newspaper went on to make broad claims on how the strike would “…completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists’ invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes.”
Tillerson’s above mentioned comments came on Wednesday, April 19th, where he made it clear that the U.S. was considering multiple options on how to pressurize North Korea into backing down on its goal to build nuclear weapons, while threatening its neighbors and the Asian region. He said, “We’re reviewing all of the status of North Korea, both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as the other ways in which we can bring pressure on the regime in Pyongyang to reengage with us, but reengage with us on a different footing than past talks have been held.”
Back in 2008, North Korea had been removed from the list of state sponsors of terror as a last minute move in order to save a nuclear deal close to collapse. As it stands now, the list, which imposes sanctions and economic restrictions on countries listed, only contains three countries, being Iran, Sudan, and Syria.
In the meantime, I’m going to go get a bowl of popcorn ready.
Image Source: Human Rights Watch