North Korea threatens 'sacred war' with the South

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    North Korea threatened Thursday to launch a "sacred war" after South Korea completed large military exercises near the volatile inter-Korean border.

    "The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) are getting fully prepared to launch a sacred war of justice of Korean style based on the nuclear deterrent at anytime necessary," North Korea's defense minister Kim Yong Chun said, according to the state-run news agency.

    "The South Korean puppet forces perpetrated such grave military provocation as renewing their shelling against the DPRK during their recent exercises for a war of aggression in the West Sea of Korea," Chun said. "This indicates that the enemy's scenario for aggression aimed at the start of another Korean War, has reached the phase of its implementation.

    U.S. officials appear unimpressed by the threats.
    "Unfortunately, North Korea is back to its old belligerent tricks," wrote State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley in a Twitter posting. "We need constructive actions, not heated rhetoric."

    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak had harsh words for North Korea on Thursday.

    "In the case of another surprise attack, the country must launch a merciless counterattack," Lee said.
     
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    North Korea is having a miserable year in agriculture, and the people are starving again. The government seems to believe that by feeding them hot air, that will be enough nutrition.

    Both sides are pretty aware of their readiness levels. the last thing North Korea wants to do is start a war that will have them pushed back to the Yalu again in a few months.

    There is also the issue of just how committed their troops are. And which direction the guns will shoot if it comes to that.
     
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    Nothing will happen. It's the 'nuclear deterrent' like the statement from N.Korean Defense Minister says.
    It works. And will work for others too, once they obtain same deterrent.
     

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