North Korea Pushing on to World War 3
In a statement on Friday, Kim described US President Trump as a “mentally deranged dotard,” after which Ri referred to the US president as “Mr. Evil President” in an almost cartoonish escalation of the World War 3 rhetoric between the two nations, which is terrifying.
Thousands of North Koreans held a massive anti-U.S. demonstration in Pyongyang over the weekend, rallying around their leader as he intensifies his war of words with U.S. President Donald Trump.
North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Sunday that more than 100,000 people attended the rally at Kim Il Sung Square in their capital city the previous day.
In a rare statement released under his own name last Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to take the “highest-level” action in response to Trump’s threat to “totally destroy” the North over its nuclear and missile programs.
Then at Saturday’s mass gathering, Kim Su-gil, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party, read out Kim Jong-un’s statement.
The KCNA said other party and military officials made speeches at the rally. Ri Il-bae, a commanding officer of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards, said North Korea was ready to battle the Americans in World War 3.
“We are waiting for the moment of final decisive battle to remove the U.S., empire of evil, from the globe,” the KCNA quoted him as saying in English. “Once respected Supreme Commander Kim Jong-un issues an order, we will annihilate the group of aggressors with the arms of revolution.”
The KCNA added the demonstrators were “full of the stamina not to miss the golden opportunity for giving vent to pent-up wrath of the Korean people but to wipe out the U.S. group of ignorant gangsters letting loose such invectives as ‘total destruction.'”
USA Ready for World War 3
The US Air Force sent B-1B Lancer bombers to conduct a flyby in international waters near the Korean Peninsula in yet another show of force which is unlikely to curb the rogue state’s nuclear ambitions.
The South Korean ruling party and main opposition parties on Sunday blasted a recent speech by the North Korean foreign minister at the United Nations General Assembly, saying Pyongyang will only end up isolating itself from the international community with its threats.
Baek Hye-ryun, spokeswoman of the Democratic Party, said North Korea owes the rest of the world an apology after its top diplomat, Ri Yong-ho, made a threatening speech at the U.N. General Assembly, “where peace, human rights and international cooperation are discussed.”
“North Korea tried to justify its nuclear programs,” Baek said in a statement. “But the international community will only regard the North’s claims as groundless sophistry.”
On Saturday in New York, Ri threatened to ignite World War 3 saying North Korea will take “merciless preventive action” if the United States shows any sign of a “decapitating operation on our headquarters or military attack against our country.”
Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea during his first UN address Thursday.
“It is only a forlorn hope to consider any chance that the DPRK [North Korea] would be shaken an inch or change its stance due to the harsher sanctions by the hostile forces,” Ri told the UN General Assembly on Saturday, adding that it was “inevitable” that North Korean weapons systems would target the US mainland after Trump’s ongoing barrage of insults leveled against Kim Jong-un.
Trump has once again taken to Twitter to threaten Kim Jong-un after North Korea’s foreign minister spoke on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly Saturday.
“Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” Trump tweeted in response to Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho’s comments.
World War 3
North Korea on Sunday released propaganda photos of a U.S. bomber and a supercarrier under attack, hours after the same type of aircraft flew in international airspace off the country’s eastern coast.
A state-owned propaganda site, DPRK Today, unveiled a doctored photo in which Pyongyang’s Pukguksong missile strikes a U.S. strategic bomber B-1B.
DPRK is short for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the North’s full name.
The photo was released merely hours after the U.S. military announced U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers, deployed from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, flew with F-15C air superiority fighters from Kadena Air Base on Okinawa. It was designed as a show of force against North Korea amid an escalating war of words between Pyongyang and Washington.
The photo was part of a video that also portrayed U.S. President Donald Trump, seen speaking at the celebration of the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Anniversary at Joint Base Andrews, as “a mad man.”
Then the North’s Pukguksong-2 missile, a medium-range ballistic missile, is seen launched toward a B-1B and a F-35, and the photo captures the two jets engulfed in computer-generated fire.
Also in the video, a North Korean submarine-launched missile strikes the USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear-powered flattop.
The subtitle of the film says, “Should F-35, B-1B and the Carl Vinson lead the U.S. attack, they will head to the grave in that order.”