What's really up with Kim Jong il? Are his accusations of America's military pressure all in his imagination? Speculations? Craziness. Or just making noise in hopes of getting another $8 billion from the U.S., like the Clinton administration gave them, to not move forward with nuclear? Which didn't work, of course.
Blogcritics says, "Since launching a series of missiles less than a week ago, the leader of North yesterday, Kim Jong Il called the United States "our archenemy." He vowed not to compromise on the North's nuclear program, adding that his country is prepared for "all-out war" with the United States. Korea, Kim Jong Il, has yet to face the promised consequences of his actions"
Breitbart reported On Friday, Pyongyang accused the United States of driving the situation on the Korean Peninsula "to the brink of war," and said it is fully prepared to counter any U.S. aggression. Monday's report accused Washington of escalating military pressure on the country with war exercises, a massive arms buildup and aerial espionage by basing new spy planes in South Korea.
"This is a grave military provocation and blackmail to the DPRK, being an indication that the U.S. is rapidly pushing ahead in various fields with the extremely dangerous war moves," the dispatch said.
"The army and people of the DPRK are now in full preparedness to answer a pre-emptive attack with a relentless annihilating strike and a nuclear war with a mighty nuclear deterrent," the report said.
And former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger cautioned that even so, very serious measures have to be taken to stop North Korea's missile buildup now. In the next decade, he told the Fox News Channel, America will "deeply regret it" if it fails to stop North Korea before its missiles really can slam into Chicago.
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