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North Korea: Nuclear War

Kim Jong-un, the egocentric megalomaniac, has recently declared nuclear war against South Korea and, consequently, America and all those who wish to support America. The nation then went one step further in restarting recent nuclear power facilities which could be running within a year, thus leading to a major international crisis as the North Korea threat now moves from idle to substantial. 

One of the primary concerns with North Korea was whether the bellicose rhetoric would be followed by action, and it certainly has done. Recently releasing the statement on the state controlled news network, Rodong Sinmun, a spokesperson said: 

The on-going do-or-die battle is a just and patriotic war to settle accounts with the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces with arms of Songun, not with words.

 

Which is obviously a huge cause for concern. North Korea have argued that this aggression has been born out of a response to the increasing military presence of the American’s in the South. Indeed, America have been running drills, but with the recent activity from the North it is somewhat justified. It seems, therefore, that much of this military aggression does, in fact, derive from Kim Jong-Un’s desire to prove himself to a cabinet. A new leader with a huge – albeit propagated – legacy to fulfil, he has to in some way prove himself. Certainly, his recent actions will have amounted to much commendation from his cabinet, and with the yearly “financial figures” being released, it seems that Kim is doing pretty well in the role. 

America’s response is commendable, however. Yes, a military presence has increased and they have released a statement formerly stating that they would defend the South as much as possible; but one should not neglect the truly diplomatic response they have taken to the issue. For instance, in Libya, Syria, Egypt, and Israel, throwing money and weaponry appeared to be the logical foreign policy; yet, in circumstances such as these, it appears they are taking a much more tentative approach – much unlike, for instance, the Cuban Missile Crisis. 

North Korea went on to offer the promise that: 

Whether it is the five islands of the West Sea, the areas along the Military Demarcation Line or other regions where the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean warmongers make a military provocation, that will develop into an all-out war and a nuclear war, not just confined to a local war. There is no doubt about it.

 

It appears that the threat is extremely serious and imminent. Unlike other shallow and idle threats, it appears that this one holds much weight and the presumed nature of Kim Jong-Un’s personality has only lived up to expectations. 

It seems rather illogical for North Korea to attack South Korea, however, considering  that a reported 38% of its exports is to the southern peninsula. A state of M.A.D seems to have been engaged and, as Ban Ki-Moon rightly asserts, the threat has “gone too far.” 

I fear how far such rhetoric could go; not only the action side of things, but the implications on other nations. With Chinese officials condemning the actions anonymously, and Russia siding with America, it appears that support seems relatively strong. However, the recent military aid to Israel could cause hostility from Iran meaning they could, in theory, support North Korea. On the contrary, this is all outrageous speculation and relies on a number of outlandish factors. 

The possibility of the weapons being utilised is obvious unpredictable but also unlikely. I think it’s just ongoing shadow boxing and will be suppressed in coming months by both condemnation of the international community and, perhaps, insurgency. 

 

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America has officially lost the plot.

Luckily, this won’t happen to me, because I’m not American. Obama, that guy I used to think was friendly because he had children and a dog, has become some sort of Gadaffi-esque belligerent psychopath by signing the NDAA. The NDAA is an act that no-one is supposed to hear about due to its completely psychotic nature. It basically allows the US Government and army to detain and torture US Citizens (I hope, otherwise I’m done for) speaking out against the country and/or its politics on Facebook, Twitter etc. It completely contradicts the whole first amendment that they so righteously “adhere” to and flaunt as part of the American dream. I don’t know how this is going to affect the whole presidential election but if those presidential candidates continue to run for presidency then, Jesus Christ, I would not want to be an American citizen for the next four years. Obama has stated he didn’t really want to sign it but he had to – you know, just to be safe – that and the fact he’s propbably slightly pissed off at all those ‘hippies’ that go by the name of Occupy Wall Street. If they start disappearing one by one, they’re probably in a new Guantanamo Bay type area.

I genuinely don’t know what’s going on anymore. This is probably the craziest thing I’ve witnessed America do since Bush got voted for a second term, and they’ve done some pretty crazy shit. I’ll be honest, “killing” bin Laden was an impressive thing. It, to some extent, guaranteed a second term for Obama, he gave the people what they wanted. Then he Launched recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, providing transparency and allowing the public to report fraud, waste, or abuse, which was pretty nice. And then he goes and blows it all up by becoming a dictator. Never mind, Obama, you sort of did well.

I’m pondering on the idea that an American u-turn could, perhaps, be on the horizon. Public opinion is not going to be high on this one now it’s gone viral.

This is just the start to 2012, too. It begs the question: What’s in store for the rest of the year? I think I can safely say that it’s going to be just as bad as 2011, if not worse. We may as well begin looking forwards to 2013 now, because, after all, the future is bright!

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