N. Korean leader, threatens US, warns of nuclear disaster

Kim Jong-unNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the Korean peninsula will be engulfed by ”massive nuclear disaster” if war breaks out there again, warning the US it will not be safe in the event of a conflict.

”If the war breaks out again in this land, it will bring about a massive nuclear disaster and the US will never be safe,” Kim said in his New Year message, broadcast on state television.

”We are faced with a dangerous situation in which a small, accidental military clash can lead to an all-out war.”

Mr Kim added he would not beg for peace and vowed to protect the impoverished but nuclear-armed North with strong self-defence measures against enemies.

The young leader also hailed the recent execution of his powerful uncle as a ”resolute action”, labelling Jang Song-thaek ”scum”.
”Our party took resolute action to remove … scum elements within the party last year,” Mr Kim said, accusing Mr Jang of trying to build his own power base within the ruling party.

”Our party’s timely, accurate decision to purge the anti-party, anti-revolutionary elements helped greatly cement solidarity within our party,” he said.

It was the first time Mr Kim had publicly criticised his disgraced uncle, who was executed on December 12 on charges including treason and corruption.

Mr Jang, 67, played a key role in cementing the leadership of the inexperienced Kim Jong-Un, who took power after the death of his father and long time ruler Kim Jong-il in December 2011.

But Mr Jang’s growing political power and influence drew resentment from his nephew, who is barely half of his age, analysts said.

Even as Mr Kim issued sharp words for the US, the North Korean leader called for better relations with South Korea.

”It is time to end abuse and slander that is only good for doing harm … We will try hard to improve North-South ties,” Mr Kim said, adding that ”dark clouds of nuclear war constantly hovered over the Korean peninsula”.

The two Koreas remain technically at war under a truce that ended the 1950-53 Korean War. The United States maintains 28,500 troops in South Korea in joint defence against the North.

State media reported on Tuesday that Mr Kim rode on a ski lift at the Masik ski resort, a widely publicised public project. The North expects up to 5000 skiers a day when it opens this year.

Mr Kim has been pushing for massive projects throughout the country that go beyond the ski resort, pleasure parks and apartment blocks reported by state media, largely with the financial aid of its sole main ally, China.

On Wednesday, he emphasised his eagerness to pursue more construction projects.

”This year, we should open up a new period of prosperity in construction. Construction is an important front line to set grounds for the strong nation and people’s happiness..

MSN

  • 5thDrawer

    Perhaps he had not noticed the ‘great constructions’ of empty cities in China.
    As Jang probably noticed to his chagrin, the largely uneducted youth – having been taught the wrong things by their predecessors – can’t be predicted to go along with the old unwise heads any more. They just have no real experience with life at all. :-))

  • 5thDrawer

    Perhaps he had not noticed the ‘great constructions’ of empty cities in China.
    As Jang probably noticed to his chagrin, the largely uneducted youth – having been taught the wrong things by their predecessors – can’t be predicted to go along with the old unwise heads any more. They just have no real experience with life at all. :-))

  • 5thDrawer

    Perhaps he had not noticed the ‘great constructions’ of empty cities in China.
    As Jang probably noticed to his chagrin, the largely uneducted youth – having been taught the wrong things by their predecessors – can’t be predicted to go along with the old unwise heads any more. They just have no real experience with life at all. :-))

  • Sarenda Davison

    Would some one go over there and bitch slap this guy now, please!?!

    • Hannibal

      LOL… NO he’s got that baby face who’d dare? 😉

    • Ar

      lol I agree too

  • Sarenda Davison

    Would some one go over there and bitch slap this guy now, please!?!

    • Hannibal

      LOL… NO he’s got that baby face who’d dare? 😉

    • Ar

      lol I agree too

  • Rick Cleveland

    And our state department led by Kerry and Obama don’t see this, or a nuclear armed Iran as problems – Incredible that ANYONE can be as stupid as these two are.

  • Rick Cleveland

    And our state department led by Kerry and Obama don’t see this, or a nuclear armed Iran as problems – Incredible that ANYONE can be as stupid as these two are.

  • Just_Me_87

    Yawn… Just realized What NK’s export to the world is: Speech that can make people sleep.

  • Just_Me_87

    Yawn… Just realized What NK’s export to the world is: Speech that can make people sleep.

  • Patricia

    Wait…does this mean that Dennis Rodman hasn’t secured peace between us and North Korea?

    • Kizzie Moten

      Oh you beat me to it.

  • Patricia

    Wait…does this mean that Dennis Rodman hasn’t secured peace between us and North Korea?

    • Kizzie Moten

      Oh you beat me to it.

  • Paul Sel

    Kim is quoted as saying,
    “What the big fuss? I kill my uncle because he is ugly and not pretty boy like me and Dennis. All I want is two NBA Teams, a Hershey’s Chocolate factory, and the Jack Daniels Factory moved to North Korea and I will be happy again. Then and only then can Dennis and me play ‘Mirror mirror on the wall….’

  • Paul Sel

    Kim is quoted as saying,
    “What the big fuss? I kill my uncle because he is ugly and not pretty boy like me and Dennis. All I want is two NBA Teams, a Hershey’s Chocolate factory, and the Jack Daniels Factory moved to North Korea and I will be happy again. Then and only then can Dennis and me play ‘Mirror mirror on the wall….’

  • Jonathen Johsnon

    Bring it on you Moogle look alike fat short munchkin. Re can take you rout.

  • Jonathen Johsnon

    Bring it on you Moogle look alike fat short munchkin. Re can take you rout.

  • poohster48

    well, listen you little weasel….NUKE THE SOUTH….THERE WILL BE NO KOREA’S….you and your schizophrenic followers will be vapor…..and no human will be able to live on your piece of krap land for century….do not bring a knife (one bomb) to a gun fight..(PEACEKEEPERS & MINUTEMAN) candles for you….. live and let live you tiny little @….ss hole…!

  • poohster48

    well, listen you little weasel….NUKE THE SOUTH….THERE WILL BE NO KOREA’S….you and your schizophrenic followers will be vapor…..and no human will be able to live on your piece of krap land for century….do not bring a knife (one bomb) to a gun fight..(PEACEKEEPERS & MINUTEMAN) candles for you….. live and let live you tiny little @….ss hole…!

  • micmuk

    From one dictator to another “bring it on!”

  • micmuk

    From one dictator to another “bring it on!”

  • Hippie Chick

    #1 – Why is Yahoo carrying Libyan news. #2 – This guy killed his uncle and several cousins while he was drunk, we should ask ourselves, “Is it really smart and diplomatic to make fun of a drunken monkey?”

    • 5thDrawer

      I haven’t met a real hippie since the 60’s …. hmmm
      Yahoo is our only defence against Google.

  • Hippie Chick

    #1 – Why is Yahoo carrying Libyan news. #2 – This guy killed his uncle and several cousins while he was drunk, we should ask ourselves, “Is it really smart and diplomatic to make fun of a drunken monkey?”

    • 5thDrawer

      I haven’t met a real hippie since the 60’s …. hmmm
      Yahoo is our only defence against Google.

  • ekanayaka bandara

    This little scum always bragging. He has no any experience or know the meaning of all out war. He must understand or somebody must make him understood that he will be among the first to become a lump of ashes in an all out nuclear war. Idiot!

  • ekanayaka bandara

    This little scum always bragging. He has no any experience or know the meaning of all out war. He must understand or somebody must make him understood that he will be among the first to become a lump of ashes in an all out nuclear war. Idiot!

  • Jorge Alcazar

    I can see the flamboyant Dennis Rodman fighting beside North Korea against the U.S.

  • Jorge Alcazar

    I can see the flamboyant Dennis Rodman fighting beside North Korea against the U.S.

  • nonie rowan

    Why this guy always bragging about nuclear war! can somebody teach him to read something instead of watching rated b war movie!

  • nonie rowan

    Why this guy always bragging about nuclear war! can somebody teach him to read something instead of watching rated b war movie!

  • john

    His pregnant wife woke up in the middle of the night and was hungry for some good old fashioned dog meat, only problem was they were all starving. There was no food for the dogs, the starving soldiers had eaten it all. Only 1 solution, feed then the old honorable uncle, he was fat and past his prime anyway!!

  • john

    His pregnant wife woke up in the middle of the night and was hungry for some good old fashioned dog meat, only problem was they were all starving. There was no food for the dogs, the starving soldiers had eaten it all. Only 1 solution, feed then the old honorable uncle, he was fat and past his prime anyway!!