How scared should you be about the whole North Korea thing? Pretty f*cking scared according to some reports from the Defense Intelligence Agency, which suggest that North Korea has mastered the technology to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile.
But not to worry, US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Seoul, South Korea with a stern warning for its evil neighbor to the north. Kerry reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to protecting itself and its allies and said that a missile launch by North Korea would be a “provocative act” and a “HUGE mistake”.
“I would say ahead of time that it is a huge mistake for him to choose to do that because it will further isolate his country and further isolate his people, who frankly are desperate for food, not missile launches.”
The North recently moved two Musudan ballistic missiles to its east coast, causing South Korea to raise its alert level to ‘vital’. North Korea’s Musudan missiles have a range of up to 2,500 miles, according to American officials, which means they have the potential to strike targets in South Korea, all of Japan and even Guam. Noooo!! Not Guam!!!
However, John Kerry didn’t seem to be too worried. He believes the greatest risk isn’t a deliberate attack but a conflict arising out out of a series of provocations and miscalculations by the young and inexperienced Kim Jong-un. Burn.
“Kim Jong-un needs to understand, as I think he probably does, what the outcome of the conflict would be.”
I don’t know a lot about Kim Jong-un (only his bff Dennis Rodman really does), but I get the feeling he’s not the type to react well to a stern talking to. He seems more of the irrational tantrum type. At least he doesn’t have nuclear weapons… oh sh*t..
Via: The New York Times