Created on: January 26, 2013 Last Updated: January 28, 2013
Belligerent rogue state North Korea, has upped the ante in the psychological war of wills between Pyongyang and Washington, D.C. And from all appearances, it seems the North Koreans are winning.
The mainstream media paid little attention to North Korea's 2009 pronouncement that the hard-line communist state was once again fully at war with its neighbor to the south and its self-defined greatest enemy, the United States of America. But the country that former president George W. Bush once described as a member of the "Axis of Evil" is doing more than just saber-rattling. For many years it has worked diligently to make its threat to destroy America a reality.
Meanwhile, two U.S. administrations have done little to stop or hamper North Korea's deadly ambitions. In a race that's moving toward a deadly conclusion, the U.S. is adopting the role of the hare, while North Korea's turtle plods determinedly ahead.
New generation rockets can reach San Francisco
North Korean technology is steadily advancing. The country is working hard to perfect and militarize their atomic weapons concurrently pushing ahead with an all-out program to increase the range and accuracy of their long-range rockets. The two weapons systems, when mated together, will provide the North Korean military with the capability to carry out their threatened attack against America. It's a threat they've done nothing to hide over the past several years: to cripple America's infrastructure with a massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon.
Although intelligence analysts believe that Pyongyang hasn't reached the capability to mate a nuclear warhead to one of their new generation rockets, the missile technology has advanced to the point where the leaders of North Korea now have the ability to strike the west coast of the U.S.. South Korean military intelligence believes a North Korean rocket can reach as far as San Francisco.
The South Korean state news agency, KCNA, quoted the high command of North Korea's National Defense Commission as saying, "We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States."
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is defiant and committed. He is also well-schooled in hatred for America and South Korea. With a penchant for ignoring outside political pressure, even from the Chinese, Kim Jong-un ignored U.N. resolutions, world condemnations and political threats.
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