N. Korea approves nuclear strike on United States
SEOUL — North Korea dramatically escalated its warlike rhetoric on Thursday, warning that it had authorised plans for nuclear strikes on targets in the United States.
"The moment of explosion is approaching fast," the North Korean military said, warning that war could break out "today or tomorrow".
Threatening a nuclear attack on the United States is one of those things that generally puts a country right at the top of the ol' "SMITE" list. As a general rule, we don't take kindly to other nations threatening us with nuclear death on a stick, and tend to remind said countries that they are, in fact, messing with the only nation on the planet to have actually used nuclear weapons in the past.
No matter how many refrigerator magnets you glue to your uniforms.
You see, ordinarily, when the US economy is in the tank, and has been for a number of years, the way out has been through horrific and bloody wars. See WWII and the end of the Great Depression. There's only one thing that's preventing me from going into full-blown panic over this.
The folks threatening us with intercontinental missiles tipped with nuclear warheads are the same people that brought this to US shores:
Yeah, I figure any missile launched from North Korea is going to get about 20 miles away and then have two of the fins fall off. Then the nose cone will be revealed to be, in actuality, the top to an old Dairy Queen. Then the "rocket" will run out of Estes propellant and fall back to earth, whereupon the "nuclear" material will be revealed to be 25 chemsticks in a washed-out Diet Coke bottle.
Gotta laugh about it or you cry, folks...
That is all.