North Korea called the agreement [allowing South Korea to increase the range of its own missiles] “a product of another conspiracy of the master and the stooge to push the situation on the Korean Peninsula to the extreme pitch of tension and ignite a war.”
“We should not forget even a moment that wolf never subsists on grass as long as it breathes,” it said, adding that the missile agreement disproved Washington’s insistence that it had no intention to invade the North.
This follows the North’s recent claim that they can strike deep in the American homeland:
North Korea has often threatened to strike the “heart” of the United States, and a popular propaganda poster there shows a North Korean missile hitting what looks unmistakably like Capitol Hill. But the warning issued Tuesday was more detailed.
The North Koreans “do not hide” that their armed forces, “including the strategic rocket forces, are keeping within the scope of strike not only the bases of the puppet forces and the U.S. imperialist aggression forces’ bases in the inviolable land of Korea but also Japan, Guam and the U.S. mainland,” a spokesman at the North’s National Defense Commission said in a statement. North Korea often refers to the South Korean military as “puppet forces,” a reference to the alliance with the United States.
Sungtae Park feels that North Korea needs US Security guarantees before it will make reforms. I can’t see how posters of the United States being destroyed by Nork missiles being condusive to better relations between the two countries. That poster described earlier may be this one shown in this old BBC article nearly ten years ago (BBC October 17, 2o02). I personally like the colors in this poster of the Statue of Liberty being destroyed by Nork missiles (“Imperialist War Maniacs Will Meet Miserable End” World Meets US – March 8, 2010).
Speaking of nukes….did North Korea test a nuke in 2010? Paul Richards doesn’t think so:
He says that the very best North Korea could have done was to light what he calls a “nuclear firecracker”—a wimpy puff that would do nothing to advance a weapons program.
Did North Korean agents try to kill Kim Jong-Nam (Kim Jong-un’s older brother) with a taxi?
According to prosecution sources cited by Yonhap, the indicted spy said he had spent 10 years as an undercover agent in China and was assigned to injure Kim Jong-Nam and possibly bring him back to Pyongyang.
At one point, he hired a taxi driver to carry out a hit-and-run, but the plot failed as Kim was away on an extended overseas visit, the sources said.