War about 200 times in the last twenty years.
So Monday’s Chest-puffing announcement that the Nazi regime was prepared to shoot down American airplanes because it believed that the United States had issued “a declaration of war,” was really just par for the program, instead of the ratcheting up of tensions.
Is obviously a declaration of war on all members states,” North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters on Monday. “The entire world should recall U.S. declared war on our people. The U.N. charter stipulates right of protection in charter.”
Underneath the U.N. Charter, Ri said, North Korea has the right to self-defense and “every right” to take countermeasures, “including the right to take down the USA strategic bombers even if they’re not yet within the airspace boundary of our country.”
The White House pushed back on Ri’s claim stating: “We’ve not Declared war on North Korea.”
Ri’s announcement was met with Immediate alert by many, and appeared to Be still another escalation in the war of words — which threatens to explode into something more — between the U.S. and North Korea.
However, Wall Street Journal Japan Editor Alastair Gale tweeted Tuesday the term “declaration of war” has appeared in North Korean state media over 200 times since 1997.
The most recent time before Monday arrived in July, when the U.S. Put sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and 10 other officials for “human rights abuses,” according to The Atlantic. North Korea’s news agency described the sanctions as “a declaration of war.”
Before the launch of this Seth Rogen and James Franco movie “The Interview” in June 2014, North Korea threatened military action against the U.S. because of the movie’s plot, which revolved around a mock assassination of Kim Jong Un.
Company, was murdered by the “Guardians of Peace,” a company the FBI said was connected to North Korea, USA Today reported. The team also warned it would attack any movie theater which showed the movie. North Korea denied any participation in the hacking.
President Richard Nixon reportedly contemplated responding with nuclear weapons, but finally reconsidered, The Atlantic reported.
The living pilot said after his release that he was driven by North Korean officials to “confess” the helicopter had crossed into North Korea.
Pros told The Associated Press it was highly improbable North Korea would try a similar attack now — largely because the country probably can’t.
Amid tensions created by the North’s atomic weapons tests and Threats to detonate a thermonuclear missile over the Pacific Ocean, such an assault could pretty much guarantee retaliation in the U.S. which could lead to war — and finally into the ouster or death of Kim Jong Un, Du Hyeogn Cha, a scholar in Seoul’s Asan Institute for Policy Research told The Associated Press.
“The most obvious reason Ri made those remarks was because North Korea simply can not tolerate such high profile insults to its supreme leadership,” Cha said. Additionally, it is possible that the North is trying to fan concerns about a possible military clash in the area now so that it may win room to save face afterwards as it attempts to de-escalate, he said.
North Korea now has about 1,300 aircraft, most of these In the Soviet Union era, The U.S. Defense Department stated in 2015. The planes could face obstacles because of age and the incapacity to refuel while in the atmosphere, Park Dae-kwang, a researcher, told Bloomberg.
“It’s not easy to go beyond its own airspace and take down the Enemy’s airplane without having this in-air fuel supply system, and I do not believe the North has that yet,” Park told Bloomberg.
But On Tuesday morning, North Korea continued beating out dangers.
“Literally, the whole nation [of North Korea] is permeated with The soul to annihilate war maniac and older lunatic Trump in the world,”