Pentagon Dismisses as ‘Silliness’ North Korea’s Threat to Wipe Out U.S.
The isolated regime made the threat as a U.S. Destroyer shadows a North Korean ship suspected of transporting illicit weapons to Myanmar in what could be the first test of U.N. Sanctions passed to punish the nation for an underground nuclear test last month.
The Pentagon shrugged off a threat from North Korea Wednesday to wipe the United States off the map. “I don’t even know how to respond to that. It’s silliness,” said Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell.”For what and with what?”
Perhaps the Pentagon should not be quite so dismissive! First of all, let us all understand that the Obamunists are NEVER going to board that ship! And, I must admit, perhaps rightly so. For all we know it is a stalking horse, put out there to attract our attention, and to make us look foolish in the event that we board it and find no weapons on board.
I have always been suspicious of the timing here. That ship sailed from North Korea at the very time that the “War” rhetoric was heating up. They are just devious enough to had the timing all worked out in advance.
More importantly, however, I wonder if the Pentagon is considering, as I believe, that the true goal of the North Koreans is to attack and overrun South Korea. They have already made statements renouncing the truce that ended the 1950’s war. Our boarding their ship would give them just the excuse they need. (If, indeed, they need an excuse!)
I think the North Koreans are looking at this and saying “We have a historic opportunity here”. The Americans, with large troop commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan, would not have the forces available to fight an all-out war on the Korean peninsula, plus the American President does not have the courage of his convictions, if, indeed, he has any convictions!
Obama’s inability to even express support for the Iranians demonstrating for freedom can only enhance their belief, and add fuel to the fire.
Wipe out the American homeland? No, that they cannot do. But they can do very great harm to the roughly 30,000 U.S. Servicemen stationed in Korea, and to the 40,000 more in Japan who would undoubtedly come to support them.
In addition to achieving their half century old dream of uniting the Korean peninsula under Communist rule, they would so embarrass the United States that every petty dictator in the world would feel confident in attacking American global interests .
Well, Joe Biden did predict that Obama would be tested in the first six months of his Presidency. If you recall, he also predicted that Obama might appear to fail the test. Is it even remotely possible that Biden might be right twice in his life???