North Koreans Disagree Over Recent Missile Test

16 July, 2017, 05:43 | Author: Benny Bass
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Trump reiterated that threat earlier this month, after Pyongyang launched a ballistic missile test as a "gift" for the "American bastards" on US Independence Day, July 4. "They also impacted India's national security, call upon North Korea to refrain from such actions that undermine global peace", MEA was quoted saying by ANI.

That means that North Korea's irrational, anti-American leader Kim Jong Un is well on his way, if not already there, to having inter-continental ballistic missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead that could reach Alaska, Hawaii and probably cities on our West Coast.

The report conveys that nations often at odds with US foreign policy objectives have made massive strides in ballistic missile technology in recent years, so much so that now even missiles not armed with nuclear warheads could pose significant threats to strategic American targets.

Clearly, acceptance of a nuclear-armed North Korea, with the capacity to strike against USA cities, is an unacceptable outcome, because Kim Jong-un's rationality is in doubt, and his glee at the prospect of vaporizing American cities and their inhabitants is palpable. That still doesn't directly deal with the threat that Moscow and Beijing feel is being posed by THAAD, though it could create the conditions for Seoul's new pragmatic president to argue that the installations are no longer needed.

Many North Koreans are unsure of the missile's true abilities, though, a source living in North Korea's Yanggang province said.

Haneul Na'avi, contributing writer on political economy and geopolitics for The Duran, and Edwin Chen, Activist focusing on the Asian Holocaust of World War II commented on the issue. It had a balance between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union, the United States and South Korea. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has repeatedly taunted the United States, reveling in the possibility of turning USA cities to "ashes" with his nuclear weapons.

North Korea's Workers' Party may be pushing "optimistic propaganda" inside the country and among compatriots in China, because sanctions are taking a toll on the lives of ordinary people.

"North Korea's economy is closely related to China hence the latter has the leverage to bring North Korea to the table", he said. Both did not have the capability to inflict damage on the USA with nuclear weapons and both were on the receiving end of regime change. "Even today, it shows no signs of collapsing, and the North Koreans show no signs of rebelling en masse".

The results of the 2008 census showed that North Korea's population had reached more than 24 million people, having increased by almost 3 million since the previous one in 1993.

The impoverished, isolated country has staged five nuclear tests - including two past year - and has made a significant progress in its missile capability under Kim, who took power in 2011.

Chinese imports from North Korea fell 13.2% in the first half of the year, the country's customs authorities told a news conference Thursday.

For Xiao Ren, the director of the Centre for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy at Fudan University, North Korea established the program primarily to safeguard its security. North Korea would fire on all cylinders, utilizing 100% of their capabilities, regardless of how limited or measured the United States' actions may be.


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