Saturday, December 18, 2010

North Korea Warns of Nuclear War

The escalating tension in Korea has become even more evident and frightening.

North Korea threatened South Korea that it might deploy a nuclear bomb on the South because
of "South Korean's reckless war policies." North Korea also said "The intensity and scope of the
strike will be more serious than the Nov. 23 shelling."

The two countries have been fighting over the 38th parallel and the adjacent areas since the end of
the Korean War, which ended more as a cease fire, without a treaty.

The North's National Peace Committee has said "The army and our people are ready for both an
escalated war and an all out war."

Reminders of the Cold War abound as this not only involves the North and South, but the entire
region. Pakistan has accused the U.S. and South Korea of an ongoing policy of confrontation. Pakistan
also says that North Korea needed its nuclear program to fend them off.

China has long been a supporter, and supplier of North Korea. Chinese Foreign Minister
Yang Jiechi said "Our general goal is for all sides to exercise calm and restraint and to make
every effort to avoid such incidents recurring."

So the world waits and watches to see exactly what course the North will take. We also wonder what
will their new leader do when he takes control of the country from his father.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996