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North Korea declares war on US, Trump ready to talk

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has declared war on the US or perhaps it's the other way around:

AP -- N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing (Jul 28, 2016)

Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at the North's Foreign Ministry, said in an interview that recent U.S. actions have put the situation on the Korean Peninsula on a war footing.


"The United States has crossed the red line in our showdown," he said. "We regard this thrice-cursed crime as a declaration of war."

This comes only a couple of days after the DPRK has warned of a "terrifying price" to be paid:

AP -- N. Korea warns US of 'terrifying price' over nuke tensions (Jul 26, 2016)

"We are ready to show that even a (powerful) country will surely not be safe if it tries to torment and harm a small country," [Foreign Minister foreign minister, Ri Yong-ho] said, according to the text of his speech released to the media. "The United States will have to pay dearly a terrifying price."

Strangely, the DPRK leadership does not seem to be getting its message across very well, since the "red line" warning dates from early July and does not appear to have had any effect whatsoever:

KCNAWatch -- DPRK Foreign Ministry Hits U.S. for Its Hideous Crime (Jul 7, 2016)

Now that the U.S. has passed over the "red line" in the overall showdown with the DPRK by perpetrating such thrice-cursed crime, the DPRK came to have the legitimate rights to take all necessary countermeasures.

Luckily the unfortunate peoples of the US, suffering daily under the fear of the wrath of the DPRK, will get an opportunity to elect a new leader soon:

Reuters -- North Korea says Trump isn't screwy at all, a wise choice for president (Jun 2, 2016)

North Korea has backed presumptive U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump, with a propaganda website praising him as "a prescient presidential candidate" who can liberate Americans living under daily fear of nuclear attack by the North.

Trump don't give a fuck 'coz he don't care -- it's all just business, see?

Politico -- Trump: I'll meet with Kim Jong Un in the U.S. (Jun 15, 2016)

“Who the hell cares? I’ll speak to anybody. Who knows?” Trump said. “There’s a 10 percent or a 20 percent chance that I can talk him out of those damn nukes because who the hell wants him to have nukes? And there’s a chance — I’m only gonna make a good deal for us.”

With friends like these.


(credit: ironstatesman)