NORTH KOREA WARNS US OF IMPENDING WAR - North Korea has toady given a clear and decisive warning to the United States Military Commander, in South Korea, that if it goes ahead with its planned military exercises next month, North Korea will view this as an act of war and will act upon it.
Pak Rim Su, the chief of North Korea’s gave the stark warning directly to General James Thurman during an official delegated meeting.
It is believed that existing sanctions are pushing the North Korean state to the brink of a national disaster that could result in an uprising. However the US and UN are now looking at ways to further punish North Korea over its 12th February underground nuclear testing; which was in direct violation of the UN Security Count Resolutions banning North Korea from any nuclear and missile testing activities.
It is well known that the US and South Korea regularly conducts military drills and the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle military drills are due to take place next month. However North Korea has stated that these drills are nothing more than a practice run for an all out invasion of North Korea and it intends to defend itself from aggression.
There is no doubt that tensions are rising and that North Korea could view its position as being pushed into a corner, with the increasing number of sanctions being imposed upon its nation. The US and UN are fully aware that while sanctions can be effective they also realize that pushing North Korea into a corner could well result in it coming out fighting. The truth of the matter is that when you have little left to lose the reasoning is abandoned.
Those in power, in North Korea, could be worried that more sanctions will cause untold damage to the country and its people and the government could be perceived by the people as losing a grip on the situation. It is these instances that we often see civil war break out and therefore the North Korean government must be seen to be doing everything it can to make the West and particularly the US and South Korea appear as the aggressors that want to bring an end to how North Korea is run.