North Korea has sent a stern-sounding warning to both the U.S. and South Korea. The North Korea warning states that if the U.S. and South Korea undergo the joint military exercises in South Korea then it may push the situation of the “North-South ties into a catastrophe.” They claim they will rain all types of retaliation down if these joint exercises go forward. Retaliation will include everything but the kitchen sink.
According to The Inquisitr on Jan. 16, this is not sitting well with South Korea’s Defense Ministry who said through a spokesperson that if these “normal exercises” bring on any aggression from North Korea then “our military will mercilessly and decisively punish them.
North Korea’s National Defense Commission responded to South Korea’s Defense Ministry by saying that any drills would be “tantamount to a declaration of full-scale nuclear war.” If that wasn’t enough of a description they added, “It would trigger calamities and disasters beyond imagination.”
In recent weeks North Korea has been preparing for a conflict by holding their own military exercises. These warnings are coming from a country that just executed their second man in command, Jang Song Thaek, who is also the uncle of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un.
Executing the man was bad enough, but reports say they stripped him naked and fed him alive to 120 famished dogs. Doing this to a family member might indicate there's not much they won't do when it comes to getting their point across, but these threats are nothing new.
Since the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle, there's been even more instability in the country than previously. Now making such serious threats to the U.S. and South Korea puts this country in the world's spotlight once again.
These joint military exercises are nothing new as South Korea and the U.S. have embarked on them before. These threats are not anything new either, as they have come as the prelude to the exercises before. This year they seem a bit more aggressive-sounding than usual.