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by Sharon Rondeau

Is the North Korean regime making empty threats or real promises to attack both South Korea and the United States?

(Apr. 1, 2013) — On Saturday, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un stated that his nation was in “a state of war” with South Korea, which the United States has protected since the end of hostilities in 1953.

Jong-Un also threatened to strike the United States, apparently angered by its joint military drills with South Korea in recent weeks.

North Korea calls itself the “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” although it is a harsh communist regime with government-run health care, widespread famine, and a Cold War approach to Western countries.

Jong-Un became North Korean leader after his father died in December 2011. Jong-Il had also issued attack threats during his two-decade reign.  The New York Daily News reported that North Koreans were “overcome with grief” after his death but not that those who did not “cry hard enough” were sentenced to “at least six months” of forced labor.  The UK Daily Mail questioned whether or not sobbing people were expressing “real or fake” emotion.

Propaganda piped through loudspeakers about Jong-Un’s competence has resulted in the brainwashing of the North Korean population.  Amnesty International has called the labor camps a “human travesty.” One source reports that the camps are “vast enterprises” in which approximately 200,000 people were enslaved in 2003-2004.

Malnutrition among North Korea’s children is widespread, and torture is used as punishment for athletic teams which do not perform as expected.

North Korea had test-fired a short-range missile in 2010 and is known to have ambitions to develop nuclear weapons.  After Jong-Un’s death, the Obama regime had expressed a willingness to “engage” with North Korea if its new leader agreed to abandon its nuclear program.

On Monday, U.S. Defense Department officials did not appear worried about Jong-Un’s threats, calling them “bellicose rhetoric.”  However, North Korean military members have been using U.S. and South Korean targets for shooting practice and moved to the border with South Korea, which is known as the “DMZ.”  On March 27, 2013, a U.S. diplomat stationed in Tokyo said of the current North Korean statements, “This is a situation that we have seen before, but it is also quite threatening.”

U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea on Human Rights Issues said last month that he has been prohibited from visiting North Korea to directly assess “the grave, systematic, and widespread violations occurring inside the DPRK.”  The communist regime does not allow a free flow of information to the outside world about activity within its borders.

Since Obama’s first presidential campaign, Americans have been ridiculed and labeled “racists” for questioning his motives and ideology after the major media protected his socialist background and connections to domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.  Now, some members of Congress have openly begun to question his motives and whether or not he has the best interests of the United States at heart.

Obama’s origins have also been hidden from the public, and a blatant forgery represented as his long-form birth certificate remains on the White House website after nearly two years without Obama’s even having been questioned by Congress.  His Selective Service registration form has also been found to be a forgery.  To date, no one in Congress has formally raised the issue of the forged birth certificate despite having been shown compelling evidence.

Much of the press continues to toe the government line and demonize Obama’s opposition in Saul Alinsky fashion.

Under Obama, the foreign press has reported that a markedly increased number of Americans are unable to feed their families.  A former director of the Office of Management and Budget is predicting a catastrophic financial crash because of the Federal Reserve Bank’s “lunatics.”  Others have also predicted impending economic devastation.

Obama has refused to state what he was doing on the night four Americans were killed and perhaps 30 more wounded, some allegedly seriously, when a U.S. outpost was attacked in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.  A “stand-down” order was reportedly given to the U.S. military to halt contingency plans which reportedly are always in place for such emergencies.

Numerous Americans, including retired members of the military, have accused Obama of treason for various reasons.

A video which The Post & Email labeled “propaganda” for the Obama regime has been removed, similar to reports of the Obama daughters’ luxurious vacations during their spring break last week and last year.  Since early in his faux presidency, observers noted his efforts to control the media and transform the American system of constitutional government.

Like North Korea, American children are being taught to sing praises to Obama, and students beginning at age five are being indoctrinated by Obama’s Department of Education on the taxpayer’s dime.

Fox News has reported that the U.S. sent “two F-22 stealth fighter jets” in response to Jong-Un’s threats “to settle accounts with the U.S.,” although a Pentagon spokesman said that the flight exercise had been scheduled previously.  A U.S. Navy destroyer ship has also been dispatched to the Korean peninsula “to reassure our allies.”  North Korea has moved troops to the border with South Korea,

China, which borders North Korea’s northern border, has also sent troops in the event that hostilities occur.  It appears that North Korea is in possession of medium-range missiles, and the regime performed an underground nuclear test one month ago.

On Monday, The Post & Email contacted the Defense Department to ask if an official statement had been released to the media on actions taken to counter North Korea’s stance, and we were told that such a statement would be sent via email.

Update, April 2, 2013, 6:25 p.m. EDT:  A statement from the Defense Department on the current North Korean situation was received from the media representative which was a question-and-answer session for the press by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little.  One of Little’s statements reads:

…the facts are that we have recently conducted military exercises with our South Korean allies.  The North Koreans — even before those exercises started — had undertaken provocative steps, and they’ve conducted underground nuclear tests, they’ve conducted missile tests outside their international obligations.  So they have a track record now over the past few months of provocative behavior.  We are in the business of ensuring our South Korean allies that we will help defend them in the face of threats.

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