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Old 09-25-2017, 01:43 PM   #1
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North Korea accuses US of declaring war

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"North Korea's foreign minister has accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country and said Pyongyang had the right to shoot down US bombers."

Ri Yong-ho said this could apply even if the warplanes were not in North Korea's airspace.

In response, the Pentagon warned Pyongyang to stop provocations.
A spokesman for the head of the UN said fiery talk could lead to fatal misunderstandings.

Mr Ri's comments were a response to Mr Trump's tweet that the North Korean leadership would not "be around much longer" if they continued their rhetoric.

"The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country," Mr Ri told reporters as he was leaving New York, where he had addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

"Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make counter-measures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country."

Mr Trump's comments were a reaction to Mr Ri's fiery speech to the UN on Saturday, when he described the US president as a "mentally deranged person full of megalomania" on a "suicide mission".

Referring to Mr Trump's tweet, North Korea's minister said "the question of who won't be around much longer" would be answered by his country.

Mr Ri's remarks - not the first time that North Korea has used the phrase "a declaration of war" in relation to the US - are the latest in an increasingly angry war of words between the two countries.

His statement came two days after US warplanes flew close to North Korea's coast in a show of force.

Pentagon spokesman Col Robert Manning reacted by saying: "If North Korea does not stop their provocative actions, you know, we will make sure that we provide options to the president to deal with North Korea."

Stéphane Dujarric, a spokesman for UN Secretary General António Guterres, said: "Fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings."

"The only solution for this is a political solution," he added.

Despite weeks of tension, experts have played down the risk of direct conflict between the two.

North Korea has continued to carry out nuclear and ballistic missile tests in recent weeks, in defiance of successive rounds of UN sanctions.

The country's leaders say nuclear capabilities are its only deterrent against an outside world seeking to destroy it.

After the North's latest and most powerful nuclear test earlier this month, the UN Security Council approved new sanctions on the country.
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:47 PM   #2
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Probably nah. If they shoot down a bomber, oh yes... within 24 hours of that, probably far less.
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:52 PM   #3
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Probably nah. If they shoot down a bomber, oh yes... within 24 hours of that, probably far less.
If I was American, I'd not be thrilled of the possibility of going into war with NK, tbh. Think of all the money you'd spent on it. It's not just bombing, invading, killing/displacing the top cat from power and it's over, no.

I think both Kim and Trump are just two hotheaded idiots who like to compare dick sizes and show off, but their advisers are probably telling them everyday to not actually do something stupid.

Can't hurt to stay alert and pay attention to the news, though. Human stupidity can lead to wars.
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If I was American, I'd not be thrilled of the possibility of going into war with NK, tbh. Think of all the money you'd spent on it. It's not just bombing, invading, killing/displacing the top cat from power and it's over, no.
Thrilled? No. But at some point it will be necessary on the current trajectory. If NK is literally promising to wipe us out -- and they are -- while they're simultaneously developing better and better missiles and guidance systems everyday... eventually they will be able to make good on that threat. And we can't afford not to take them at their word.
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The U.S. has been in constant war with the middle east and other countries for decades, it's not like we've ever stopped sending troops places.

Knowing Trump he'll order bomb strikes in the leaders HQ's then order a ground invasion with the help of South Korea to take control of the country. Yes there will be a lot of people killed but hopefully not all the civilians take to arms and remain petrified of combat.

North Koreans live sheltered lives, but I seriously doubt all of them are going to throw their lives away if the soldiers don't attack civilian areas.
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I'm far less worried about NK than I am China.

I am curious if the US will officially declare war though, since we haven't technically done that since what...1942.
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Knowing Trump he'll order bomb strikes in the leaders HQ's then order a ground invasion with the help of South Korea to take control of the country.
Sounds about right.
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