North Korea is pretty much the armpit of the Earth. It’s a place where people starve, their dictatorial government throws people in work camps for the slightest political offense, and Dennis Rodman is a welcome guest. The country looks even worse when you check out its neighbor to the south, South Korea, who is all light, life, food, and no Dennis Rodman.
That’s because South Korea is a capitalist country, while North Korea is a communist hell hole. This massive political difference has caused – to put it lightly – tension between the two countries. It doesn’t help that we’re close friends with South Korea, and do a lot to keep their capitalism safe and secure. In fact, we’re more or less responsible for it.
This makes every little thing we do there an excuse for North Korea to get angry at us, and the latest thing we’ve done has caused North Korea to declare a state of war against North America.
The reason being is that we declared sanctions on Kim Jong Un. While we often sanction North Korea as a country, this is the first time we’ve done it to its leader. To the people of North Korea, who view whichever Kim is in power as the equivalent of a God, this is a step too far.
Director-general of the U.S. affairs department at the North’s Foreign Ministry, Han Song Ryol, expressed the displeasure of the DPRK, and declared that we “crossed the red line.”
From USA Today:
“The Obama administration went so far to have the impudence to challenge the supreme dignity of the DPRK in order to get rid of its unfavorable position during the political and military showdown with the DPRK,” Han said, using the acronym for North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
“The United States has crossed the red line in our showdown,” he said. “We regard this thrice-cursed crime as a declaration of war.”
The reason Kim was put on the list, along with 10 others, is due to the human rights abuses the North Koreans suffer under his rule. Of course, the North Korean government denies this, saying that these are just lies, and that the eye witness accounts, video footage, and pictures are all false accounts.
Because who are you going to believe? The communists, or your lying eyes?
North Korea will likely do nothing, and will probably amount to just being more barking from China’s rowdy pet. Still, threats do have to be prepared for, as a unified Korea is one of the top goals of the country. It’s why we do drills to make sure South Korea will be well defended if the time comes with a Kim decides he’s tired of looking at how great the capitalists have it.
This is something that has also angered the DPRK, and Han weighed in stating:
“Nobody can predict what kind of influence this kind of vicious confrontation between the DPRK and the United States will have upon the situation on the Korean Peninsula,” he said. “By doing these kinds of vicious and hostile acts toward the DPRK, the U.S. has already declared war against the DPRK. So it is our self-defensive right and justifiable action to respond in a very hard way.
“We are all prepared for war, and we are all prepared for peace,” he said. “If the United States forces those kinds of large-scale exercises in August, then the situation caused by that will be the responsibility of the United States.”
As you can see, the North Korean communists think like the communists in colleges here in the states. Their actions are only the result of other people’s actions. Practicing war tactics against a state that is consistently hostile is an intelligent move, but preparing yourself for the worst against a communist state is an act of aggression in the communist mind. The equivalent of saying “So what if I’m constantly threatening to beat you up? Stop learning how to fight.”
If it’s war the North Koreans want – it’s not really – then they’ll have it, and while they have the largest army in the world, it’s sill not a match for the tidal wave of bombs that will be dropped on it. Korea is a state that is perpetually having just graduated from the stone age in many parts of its country, and the parts we’re allowed to see are a sham display of well fed people, and communist party success.
In short, North Korea is a joke, much like their war talk.