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Norklear Threat

July 27, 2010

I should have been more diligent with the Cheonan updates, and I promise to get cracking at it again, but damn if current affairs don’t move fast, people! I’m sitting around, reviewing horror movies and languidly scratching at my scrotum, and all the while there are developments. There are summits, statements, meetings and conclusions. Right now, we’re in the middle of joint US/ROK military exercises in the East Sea undertaken by America and South Korea as a response to the sinking of the Cheonan. Maybe it’s the summer heat, or over-exposure to the opinions of moronic arseholes online, but I’ve been feeling decidedly hawkish these past few months and I would have preferred the response to the unprovoked killing of 46 sailors to be more meaty. We should have blown some Nork shit up, specifically the submarine base suspected as the staging area for the attack on the Cheonan.

At any rate, the US and South Korean government’s settled on a show of strength rather than direct retaliation. Despite literally getting away with murder or, at the very least, getting away with flagrantly violating the Korean War Armistice Agreement, the North Korean regime is still bitching and spewing all sorts of batshit nonsense. From The GuardianNorth Korea threatens ‘nuclear war’ over troop exercises

North Korea has threatened to use its “nuclear deterrent” in response to planned military exercises by the US and South Korea this weekend.

The regime promised a “retaliatory sacred war” amid increased tensions on the Korean peninsula over the March sinking of a South Korean navy vessel, which Seoul and Washington blame on Pyongyang.

A “sacred war”. Of course, nobody is taking this threat seriously but such colorful quotes still manage to raise eyebrows and generate headlines.

Incidentally, as the North Korean regime continues to angrily deny that it was involved in the sinking of the Cheonan, a Chinese businessman visiting North Korea recently took a photograph of this poster that he spotted in Pyongyang

"Ready to crush any attack with a single blow!"

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