North Korean Just Threatened To Nuke Washington & Destroy The United States
Just this Friday, North Korea released and uploaded a 4 min propaganda video titled “Last Chance” to the DPRK youtube channel. It features many images of warfare, the burning of the American flag and a computer simulation of a warhead launched at Washington blowing up near the Lincoln Memorial.
Translation of Threat:
If the American imperialists provoke us a bit, we will not hesitate to slap them with a pre-emptive nuclear strike,” said subtitles in the video. “The United States must choose! It’s up to you whether the nation called the United States exists on this planet or not.”
These statements coincide with recent claims and threats from North Korea about their nuclear capabilities. Recently they threatened to strike Washington, due to U.N. sanctions imposed to punish North Korea for recently testing long-range rockets and nuclear devices.
Simulation & Threat Starts At 3:31
The scariest part is…they have nuclear capabilities. Although they don’t yet have the technology to fire a nuke from a sub, their 10,000-kilometer range Taepodong-3 missiles can reach the West Coast at the very least. However, specialists are not too worried. North Korea has made propaganda videos/threats similar to these in the past, and they never act upon them. This is not to say these threats aren’t taken seriously, it’s just that North Korea is not an all powerful and country. They haven’t perfected the launching of ocean crossing missiles.
Well known Korean journalist Choe Sang-Hun of the New York Times stated, “North Korea has been developing its nuclear weapons and missile capabilities, but is not believed to have perfected either enough to pose a credible threat to major U.S. cities.”
It will also take them lots of time to transport, assemble, fuel, and test their large missile launcher and this gives the U.S. plenty of time to destroy it on the pad.
This Saturday North Korea also threatened to attack Seoul, South Korea, unless their President Park Geun-hye “apologizes for ‘treason’’ and publicly executes officials responsible for claims of plans to attack its leadership.
This is a scary statement for the city of 10 million. North Korea is believed to have artillery capable of striking Seoul with no warning. This would cause incredible damage and casualties. Again, specialists believe a strike on Seoul is unlikely as Pyongyang has previously issued similar threats without following through. It’s still scary when some with the capabilities of destruction is handing out threats left and right. Eventually you feel like they might follow through with one…