North Korea Threatens To "Sink" Japan With Nuclear Weapons, "Reduce The US To Ashes"

Less than a day after US officials observed North Korea moving mobile missile launchers and engaging in preparations for what appears to be another missile test, a North Korean state committee has stepped up its belligerent rhetoric, threatening to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the US to “ashes and darkness” after the UN Security Council passed new sanctions against the isolated country earlier this week, Reuters reported. The North also accused the US of “cooking up” the latest restrictive measures against it and demanded that the US be beaten “to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog.

These latest threats follow reports from last night that US satellites had spotted the North’s military moving mobile missile launchers and preparing hard sites for what’s expected to be the country’s fourteenth missile test of 2017. The revelations followed reports of new commercial satellite imagery confirming an earlier analysis identifying numerous landslides throughout the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site on the slopes of Mt. Mantap (and beyond) resulting from North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. The data suggest that the hydrogen bomb test was up to three times more powerful than previously believed.

According to Reuters, North Korea’s Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, called for the breakup of the security council, which it accused of being “a tool of evil” made up of “money-bribed” countries that move at the order of the US. Then it turned its attention to Japan…

“The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us,” the committee said in a statement carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency." (Juche, as a reminder, is the North’s unique ideology, developed by country founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of Kim Jong Un, which combines elements of Marxism with an emphasis on nationalism and self-reliance).

The committee continued to bash Japan, threatening to deliver “a telling blow” to its regional neighbor and longtime geopolitical foe, according to Bloomberg

“A telling blow should be dealt to them who have not yet come to senses after the launch of our ICBM over the Japanese archipelago,” a spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in Thursday’s KCNA statement. The committee is an affiliate of the ruling Workers’ Party.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga called the North's comments “extremely provocative.”

“If North Korea stays the course that it is on, it will increasingly become isolated from the world,” Suga told reporters on Thursday in Tokyo. “Through implementing the new United Nations Security Council resolution and related agreements, the international community as a whole needs to maximize pressure on North Korea so that it will change its policy.”

Before turning its attention back to “US imperialists,” threatening to “annihilate”them as if they were “rabid dogs,” according to the Daily Mail.

“In a statement released by news agency KCNA, a spokesman for the regime said: 'The army and people of the DPRK are unanimously demanding that the Yankees, chief culprit in cooking up the "sanctions resolution,” be beaten to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog.


'There's limit to patience. Now is the time to annihilate the U.S. imperialist aggressors. Let's reduce the U.S. mainland into ashes and darkness.”

The spokesman also called for the country to “vent our spite” by mobilizing all of the “means of retaliation” that the country has at its disposal.

'Let's vent our spite with mobilization of all retaliation means which have been prepared till now. These are voices of the Korean army and people.

The North's missile tests have led analysts to believe that that its Hwasong-14 ICBM is capable of striking most of the US mainland. And it has already been fired over Japan.

According to the Daily Mail, the North claims that the nuclear warhead it tested at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site on Sept. 3 is small enough to fit atop the Hwasong-14 rocket. US and Japanese intelligence confirmed that the North had likely developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside the missile. Increased activity around potential underground test sites in the country’s west and south suggest that the North is preparing to carry out still more nuclear tests.

North Korea in late August launched a ballistic missile over northern Japan in what it described as “muscle-flexing” to protest annual military drills between the US and South Korea, which the regime believes are merely dress rehearsals for an invasion. Leader Kim Jong Un called it a “meaningful prelude” to containing Guam, a US territory that the North threatened to strike with a nuclear weapon earlier this summer.

The threat to Japan comes a day after members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party were considering visiting Pyongyang for talks with North Korean leaders.

“In the LDP there are some people seeking dialogue,” independent lawmaker Antonio Inoki told reporters in Tokyo following a trip to the North Korean capital. “There’s a change in atmosphere at the moment” about the need for talks rather than pressure, he said."

Tokyo had criticized the visit, noting that all trips to North Korea by Japanese citizens are discouraged.

While Chinese and Russian leaders have continued to urge the two sides to sit for diplomatic talks, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instead stressed the need for more economic pressure while belittling the possibility of a dialogue. He told the Nikkei this week that Japan was in agreement with the US and South Korea that dialogue would only be possible when North Korea committed to complete and verifiable denuclearization, something which North Korea would never agree to.


gmak Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:26 Permalink

I sense a nail gun (well, poison liptstick anyway) in someone's future while a 'more reasonable' military commander comes in to negotiate detente.

Veritas X- The Alarmist Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:24 Permalink

Being as it were with the simple/simpelton comments so far, let me be factual & informative:North Koreans are technically still at *WAR* since 1953., this is worth a repeat for the uninformed about HISTORY & the Korean War 1950-1953:"On a per-capita basis, the Korean War was one of the deadliest wars in modern history, especially for the civilian population of North Korea. The scale of the devastation shocked and disgusted the American military personnel who witnessed it, including some who had fought in the most horrific battles of World War II... In fact, by the end of the war, the United States and its allies had dropped more bombs on the Korean Peninsula, the overwhelming majority of them on North Korea, than they had in the entire Pacific Theater of World War II.... MacArthur subsequently testified at joint hearings before the Senate’s Committee on Armed Services and Committee on Foreign Relations to discuss his dismissal and the “Military Situation in the Far East.” “I shrink—I shrink with a horror that I cannot express in words—at this continuous slaughter of men in Korea,” MacArthur lamented during the hearings. “The war in Korea has already almost destroyed that nation of 20,000,000 people. I have never seen such devastation. I have seen, I guess, as much blood and disaster as any living man, and it just curdled my stomach the last time I was there. After I looked at the wreckage and those thousands of women and children and everything, I vomited … If you go on indefinitely, you are perpetuating a slaughter such as I have never heard of in the history of mankind.”...." >>> and this>>> *The Destruction and Reconstruction of North Korea, 1950 - 1960* Charles Armstrong This article is part of an ongoing series at The Asia-Pacific Journal commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the start of the US-Korean War.  "The Korean War, a “limited war” for the US and UN forces, was for Koreans a total war. The human and material resources of North and South Korea were used to their utmost. The physical destruction and loss of life on both sides was almost beyond comprehension, but the North suffered the greater damage, due to American saturation bombing and the scorched-earth policy of the retreating UN forces.1 The US Air Force estimated that North Korea’s destruction was proportionately greater than that of Japan in the Second World War, where the US had turned 64 major cities to rubble and used the atomic bomb to destroy two others.  American planes dropped 635,000 tons of bombs on Korea --  that is, essentially on North Korea --including 32,557 tons of napalm, compared to 503,000 tons of bombs dropped in the entire Pacific theatre of World War II.2 The number of Korean dead, injured or missing by war’s end approached three million, ten percent of the overall population. The majority of those killed were in the North, which had half of the population of the South; although the DPRK does not have official figures, possibly twelve to fifteen percent of the population was killed in the war, a figure close to or surpassing the proportion of Soviet citizens killed in World War II.3 The act which inflicted the greatest loss of civilian life in the Korean War by far, one which the North Koreans have claimed ever since was America’s greatest war crime, was the aerial bombardment of North Korean population centers.  American control of the skies over Korea was overwhelming. Soviet MIGs, flown by Soviet, Chinese, and North Korean pilots, were sometimes effective against American air power. But under Stalin’s orders, the Soviet fighter planes were strictly limited in number and in the range they were allowed to fly, lest US-Soviet air battles lead to a larger war.4 And in any case, Soviet air support did not come until the end of 1950. During the summer and fall, North Korean air defenses were virtually non-existent.  Lightly armed, local self-defense units in occupied South Korea could only watch and suffer as their towns and villages were obliterated from the air.5 By the end of the war, North Korea claimed that only two modern buildings remained standing in Pyongyang...." X- 

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Snout the First yogibear Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:09 Permalink

I agree NK is China's puppet, just as the DDR was the Soviet's puppet. There's an interesting book available, "Driving the Soviets up the Wall", which describes how much of the tension over Berlin in the early 60s was caused by the DDR without the foreknowledge of the Soviets. I wonder how analogous the situation is with China and NK?

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NickyGall Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:28 Permalink

Here is an interesting look at the signficant mutual protection treaty between North Korea and China:… The fifty-five year old treaty between the two nations is still in effect and, should the United States and any of its regional allies make the first moves in a war with North Korea, the terms of the Friendship Treaty clearly state that China must come to the aid of the North Koreans.

overmedicatedu… Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:31 Permalink

china likes this NK war maker..wonder why? the chinese plan 100 yrs in advance..or so they say..a short nuke war sure takes out alot of production capacity in Japan and South Korea..more demand for china stuff maybe?

brushhog Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:37 Permalink

Unfortunately, I'd have to see the video footage of him actually saying that and do the interpretation myself, word by word, before I can give something like this any credibility. It's come to that point here in the US.

BandGap Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:36 Permalink

Gonna be a hot time in the old town tonight!Still fail to understand what Kim Jung Sta-puffed is trying to accomplish here. But that's just me. 

TheNuclearGenie (not verified) Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:40 Permalink

Well done! Soon the NK regime will have no choice but to use these weapons. I have warned repeatedly that we needed to strike them before they can strike everyone. Henry Kissinger warned about this already lik 30 years ago! Mankind is so fucking stupid and will now pay a grave price for this ingorance.