Kim Jong Un Orders Nuclear Weapons Made Ready For Use

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Korea's official news agency reports North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's nuclear weapons be made ready for use. This action follows the firing of a volley of short-range projectiles into the sea to the south after the UN Security Council unanimously passed sanctions targeting North Korea’s banks, mineral exports and cargo vessels.

  • *KIM JONG UN VOWS TO BOLSTER NUCLEAR DETERRENT, KCNA SAYS
  • *KIM CALLS FOR PREPARING NUCLEAR WARHEADS FOR USE AT ANY MOMENT

The international community is seeking to tighten the screws on North Korea’s economy. But, as Bloomberg explains, with Kim Jong Unmotivated mostly by his quest for prestige at home, tougher United Nations sanctions may not dampen his nuclear ambitions.

Hours after the UN Security Council unanimously passed sanctions targeting North Korea’s banks, mineral exports and cargo vessels, the regime fired a volley of short-range projectiles. It had already urged its people to prepare for the impact of the penalties and called for greater economic self-reliance.

 

At the heart of North Korea’s defiance -- as shown in its January nuclear test and February long-range rocket launch -- is Kim’s ultimate goal of forcing the world to recognize his country as a nuclear power. That could ensure him a place in the annals of Kim family rule and the respect of the elite, including military chiefs. It would also help him consolidate the power he’s been seeking primarily though a series of bloody purges.

 

“One part of the nuclear test and rocket launch activity is about Kim Jong Un boosting his domestic profile, giving him accomplishments that he can use for internal retail politics,” said Michael Madden, North Korea Leadership Watch blog editor and a contributor to 38 North, a Johns Hopkins University website. “A lot of the veneration around him is for internal audiences, specifically for indoctrination of certain populations.”

North Korea’s government calls its nuclear arms a “precious sword of justice” that would prevent it from being toppled like regimes in Iraq and Libya. Shortly after the nuclear test, North Korea urged the Obama administration to “get used to North Korea as a nuclear-armed state.” What would president Trump do?

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Tom Servo's picture

bullish for S&P futures, right??

 

pods's picture

Well you can't bomb them back to the stone age.

Father Thyme's picture
Father Thyme (not verified) pods Mar 3, 2016 5:26 PM

Juche Fruit!

knukles's picture

Another Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

BTW, which Democratic President was it said that we'd stopped their A bomb program?  Just wonderin' out loud in the dark recesses of man's future.

Amalgamated Tang's picture

Sure you can, one cherry bomb should get the job done.

rahtidmon's picture
rahtidmon (not verified) pods Mar 3, 2016 5:35 PM

wait? why not pods?

oh never mind, ever seen pics of N Korea from space at night, they are already in the stone age.

NORKS, laughable at best, but they could cause some pain now.

Dr. Spin's picture

[Well you can't bomb them back to the stone age.]

Glad I wasn't drinking anything Pods, I would have spewed it...

;-D  

pillory-hillary's picture

shit, we're out of plastic propellors again

MFL8240's picture

Whatever it takes to start the war!

1000 splendid suns's picture

The PNAC'ers will do anything to maintain power.  Quaking at the Trump train running them over...

ZippyBananaPants's picture

A former greenskeeper, about to become Masters Champion!

drink or die's picture

I hope Krugman is wearing his boner pants.

rahtidmon's picture
rahtidmon (not verified) drink or die Mar 3, 2016 5:33 PM

bwaahahahahahahaaaa, boner pants.....love it,

 

Broken windows indeed!

kliguy38's picture

Looks like someone made the call for the "Event".......flip the switch bitchezzzz

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) kliguy38 Mar 3, 2016 5:40 PM

What switch? Two EMP nukes, one over DC and another over NYC and, BOOM, out go the lights.

cossack55's picture

Actually, one over Cincinnati and one over Denver would prove more efficient.

cheech_wizard's picture

Niagara Falls, NY... Guaranteed to take out NYC and most of the northeastern seaboard... and Tonopah, Arizona, to take out the West Coast.

 

medium giraffe's picture

Fuck it, just to toss a few at the Yellowstone caldera and send us all to hell.  Go on, I dares ya.

Farqued Up's picture

Tonopah? Please elaborate, because the Mizpah Hotel is there.

mkhs's picture

Mizpah, is that a Navajo name?

RafterManFMJ's picture

Would my iPhone still work? - Boobus Amurikanus

mkhs's picture

Unless you can take your battery out, which you can't for iphones, NSA has you covered.

Lost in translation's picture

I think I saw this Jong-Un kid in Men In Black back in '97.

JustObserving's picture

The Nobel Prize Winner has blocked all attempts at peace in Korea:

US blocked talks with North Korea before nuclear test


By Peter Symonds 
23 February 2016


A revealing article published in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday lifted the lid on back-channel discussions between US and North Korean officials before Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test on January 6 and rocket launch on February 7.

To further its own right-wing political agenda, the newspaper suggested that Obama had made major concessions to North Korea. “Days before North Korea’s latest nuclear bomb test, the Obama administration secretly agreed to talks to try to formally end the Korean War, dropping a longstanding condition that Pyongyang first take steps to curtail its nuclear arsenal,” the article stated.

The White House and State Department quickly scotched any notion that the Obama administration had been about to enter negotiations with Pyongyang before the January nuclear test. In an email to Reuters, State Department spokesman John Kirby declared: “To be clear, it was the North Koreans who proposed discussing a peace treaty.”

The North Korean regime has long demanded a peace treaty to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War and open the way for diplomatic relations, a call that Washington has repeatedly rejected. The US has exploited the lack of any formal conclusion to the war to justify the continued presence of American military forces in South Korea and the ongoing diplomatic and economic isolation of Pyongyang.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/02/23/nkor-f23.html

Budnacho's picture

Oh for fucks sake.....since the 50'a North Korea has "wanted" this peace treaty...and then goes and does dick-moves like this. 

 

Until the `tards in NK are gone, it doesn't matter if its Oblamo, Shrillary, or Bernie...I'm sure Trump would use this for even MORE pressure on China...

 

TL/DR....NK is a "useful Idiot" for the region.....convenient scapegoat etc....

jm's picture

Those starved millions, and the remainder living in something close to the stone age is all the fault of the US.

Does that mean that the prosperity and wealth of South Korea should be attributed to the US?  No way, right?

 

 

moonmac's picture

Send that freak Dennis Rodman to make peace then launch a Jap sneak attack with nukes! No more Fat Face or Rat Face! Our world will smell like Kimchi for a while but it will eventually dissipate.

Hitlery_4_Dictator's picture

Pretty sure he is a CIA plant. 

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

plant being the operative word.

typical agency clownfuckery sending vegetable matter on a mission to a country of people who only eat cabbage.

thats almost as stupid as spending millions of dollars training jihadists to surrender their weapons to the first opposition they meet.

 

 

silverer's picture

Trump would go make a feel good visit, tell him he has nothing to worry about, kick around the countryside for a day, promise some cool stuff (not necessary expensive, just cool) and lifting of sanctions, hold our military exercise off the coast of England, then return home and Kim will be happy.  Threat neutralized.

I need more asshats's picture

Please pointed at Nwemans cubicle!

Punish the Rabbi for bris lusting.

gcjohns1971's picture

He must be looking to do an important and especially impressive execution.

whatisthat's picture

What a waste of time and a bunch of amateurs...

atthelake's picture

Can we expect the NY UN to be nuked? It works but do they have a bomb that just wipes out one building?

Lynx Dogood's picture

Maybe we could put a request in via telegraph or carrier pigion.

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THE SOLUTION IS DEBT FREE MONEY CREATION (not verified) atthelake Mar 3, 2016 5:37 PM

Mossad probably already got it rigged up and ready to blow...

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) atthelake Mar 3, 2016 5:41 PM

When? Soon.

HRH of Aquitaine's picture
HRH of Aquitaine (not verified) atthelake Mar 3, 2016 5:44 PM

There is something even better: an EMP.

rahtidmon's picture
rahtidmon (not verified) Mar 3, 2016 5:30 PM

Kim dong dun it again, wtf would he want to do this, oh yeah, to extort more money out of USA, S. Korea and China.

carry on These are not the druids you're looking for

carbonmutant's picture

I wonder what Hillary would do...lol

rahtidmon's picture
rahtidmon (not verified) carbonmutant Mar 3, 2016 5:54 PM

Cough a lot?

HalinCA's picture

Trump might pull another Grenada ... if we got the capital city with a few Nukes, the rest of the place would collapse.  This truly is a case of 'cut off the head and the dragon dies'.

 

Funny that Hitlery and Obiwon allowed tens of  thousands of Syrians to die for a f--king KSA pipeline, but won't free millions of North Koreans at the cost a less than 80,000 innocents.

 

 

goldsaver's picture

Guys, it's spring time. This is part of their SOP. Every springtime, when the NorKor Army's food stores run low, they take some provocative action, shell and empty island, sink an old RoK boat, etc, and then declare the war to end all wars. To which the South Korean government ships their pre-positioned million tons of California rice and they shut up. Nothing to see here.... sigh

pillory-hillary's picture

bet there are long lines outside the fake food stores

too_big_to_fail's picture

My thoughts...

If North Korea normalized relations with regional countries, the dictatorship would collapse.

China does not want another country that is a puppet of the US on its border, so it will prop up NK forever.

South Korea and US, want NK's dictatorship to fall and NK and SK to join giving another ring around China.

SO there are only 2 rational outcomes, China annexes NK into China, or South Korea annexes NK into SK.

dochood's picture

NO ONE under the age of 50 in South Korea wants to re-unify with the DPRK (except for brain-washed Commie sympathizers in the universities... but they usually get that beat out of them in the ROK army when they get drafted).

Life is way too good in the South, and the DPRK is way too far behind.  The young people of the South are not going to want to sacrifice their standard of living to re-incorporate a 1950's retrograde Stalinist relic.

The older people are nostalgic for one Korea, but the young are too distracted.  I think most South Koreans would be perfectly happy to let China take it as a buffer.  Long-term, you will probably see Korea leaning more and more toward China, since they have more in common historically with them than they do with the US.

too_big_to_fail's picture

But think of how much investment will flow into the NK part of Whole Korea from US and EU companies looking for low cost workers. This investment is slated for India, Indonesia, etc, that is a massive influx that the younger people in the SK economy would get boost from.