Norks declare 'state of war

Fox News:
North Korea said Saturday it had entered "a state of war" with South Korea in its latest threat aimed at the United States and its ally after two American B-2 bombers flew a training mission in the region.

"From this time on, the North-South relations will be entering the state of war and all issues raised between the North and the South will be handled accordingly," said a statement carried by the official North Korean news agency, according to a Reuters report.

The joint statement by the government, political parties and organizations said North Korea will deal with all matters involving South Korea according to "wartime regulations." It also warned it will retaliate against any provocations by the United States and South Korea without "any prior notice."

The danger for North Korea with this declaration is that they have given South Korea and its allies the green light for a preemptive strike against their military targets.  It is a situation similar to what Israel faced in the 1967 war where it was able to wipe out the air forces of the Arab states that had declared war against it.  I suspect that the South Koreans and the US have such a plan in their arsenal.  Whether they will use it at this point may be in doubt, but it can not be ignored.  By declaring that they are in a state of war with South Korea, they also trigger the US alliance with the South.


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