Just in case the underlying point of their recent Call of Duty ripoff video was lost on anyone, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – a.k.a. North Korea – vowed this week to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States.
“Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor,” the country’s state-owned media announced.
North Korea recently concluded another nuclear test (its third in the last seven years) and while its program is clearly making strides, intelligence experts do not believe the country is capable of delivering a warhead to American soil.
Not yet, anyway …
North Korea’s saber-rattling comes as the United Nations is preparing to sanction the country for its nuclear tests.
Since the death of Kim Jong Il in 2011, North Korea has been ruled by 29-year-old Kim Jong Un – the youngest head of state in the world.
As we noted last month, “North Korea has every right to pursue its nuclear destiny and leverage that power toward whatever end it seeks – whether it be intimidating a dying superpower or forcibly reuniting with South Korea.”
Of course we added “assuming there is credible evidence of an impending strike against America, then the United States’ military should preemptively strike with overpowering force.”