(TeaParty.org) – So recently Russia announced they have seized possession of a letter from the North Korean government which states they are ready to launch a nuclear attack on the United States, which was reported by The Daily Mail.
But before you start digging up your backyard to install your bomb shelter, there a couple of things you need to consider:
First of all, the claim comes from the propaganda wing of the Russian government, Sputnik News. Secondly, the North Koreans may have nuclear weapons and long range missiles, but would that be enough? How many missiles and how quickly can North Korea fire them? The few they do fire could be knocked down and that would leave us with a conventional war.
In a conventional war, North Korea would be extremely vulnerable to the vast resources our country has at its disposal. An Associated Press story that appeared in the Toronto Sun points out that North Korea neither has the ability or the desire to shoot down US bombers along with their fighter plane escorts.
“Military analysts say North Korea doesn’t have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country’s top diplomat saying it has every right do so.
“They view the remark by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and a recent propaganda video simulating such an attack as tit-for-tat responses to fiery rhetoric by U.S. President Donald Trump and his hardening stance against the North’s nuclear weapons program.
“By highlighting the possibility of a potential military clash on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea may be trying to create a distraction as it works behind the scenes to advance its nuclear weapons development, said Du Hyeogn Cha, a visiting scholar at Seoul’s Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Another possibility is that North Korea is trying to win space to save face as it contemplates whether to de-escalate its standoff with Washington, he said Tuesday.”
Mainstream press sources point to the downing of a US jet by North Korea in 1969 as proof that Korea would stand a chance against an assault by the United States. But North Korea has concentrated on nuclear weapons ever since President Bill Clinton sent them two nuclear reactors, fuel and 250 million dollars in cash in exchange for a promise by North Korea not to pursue nuclear bombs. By the way, how did that work out?
The United States has been moving massive amounts of assets into the region, including three aircraft carriers and long range bombers. We recently completed four days of military maneuvers with South Korea along the peninsula.
North Korea, if they did send the letter, could have been looking for an edge to get concessions from the US in order to save face. Not even Kim Jong-Un is crazy enough to believe they can win this war unless they get support from Russia and China, which is unlikely at this time.
Forget the bomb shelter and instead put in a nice BBQ pit or a pool for the kiddies.