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  • Quote of the Day: Kim Jong Il

    Our nuclear deterrent will be a strong defensive means…as well as a merciless offensive means to deal a just retaliatory strike to those who touch the country’s dignity and sovereignty even a bit…

    –Kim Jong Il’s government referring to its nuclear arsenal as “offensive” for the first time according to the Associated Press, via Pyongyang’s state-run Minju Joson newspaper.

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    14 Responses to Quote of the Day: Kim Jong Il

    1. J.C. Hughes, Texas says:

      As a young Army enlisted during the winter of 75, I was south of the 38th when Kim SR became ill forcing an our alert in anticipation of Kim JR taking the reigns. There was plenty of logistical activity North of the DMZ to substantiate our concern. Fortunately, Jr's daddy survived saving us the task of taking down JR. In hindsight, we should have gone on ahead and removed the little dumb…

    2. Pastor George Lucas says:

      I landed at Inchon March 1953. General Douglas McArthur has to be saying from Heaven "I told you so Harry."

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    4. Shelpicker, Florida says:

      Today we can take his one nuke that may or may not work and return some of our thousand nukes to flatten the northern end of the penisula. This stupid s__t will keep stirring the pot while his people starve to death. We need to take him and his goose stepping army out and to replace them with plowshares. Japan has proven that a nuclear weapon can be survived.

    5. Daver Ft. Worth says:

      "touch the country’s dignity and sovereignty even a bit," sounds like a hair trigger to me?

      Sure hope the geniuses in Washington don't have more important things to do again?

      I mean what fun is National Security–compared to nationalizing industries?

    6. Sharp, General Deliv says:

      Does anyone believe that whatever North Korea does, or says, ANYTHING except at the direction, the approval, and direct influence of the Red Chinese government? Kim is really telling us about China.

    7. Shane L, York PA says:

      The Pot-bellied pig is pushing for a fight. I don't think he cares who the fight is with, just as long as there is a fight. He's the mouthpiece of Communist China, or that there is no doubt. He's saying and doing openly, what they have been doing and saying behind the red curtain. He's like the spoiled child bully we all ran into on the playground as kids. The only way to shut him up is a bloody nose. Too bad there are innocent people in his country that would suffer the consequences of his pompousness.

    8. Brad S,, Detroit, MI says:

      Does his wife know that he is wearing her sunglasses ?

      All kidding aside, this guy is much more of a threat than Iraq (Saddam Hussein) due the North Korean’s access to technology. If I lived on the West Coast – I would be very worried, but chances are he will attack Japan first because there is much less chance of a massive retaliation.

    9. Jerry from Chicago says:

      The North Korean leader has obnviously not been included in Mr. Obama's apology tour. I'm sure the President could heap plenty of blame on President Truman's and General MacArthur's arrogance, explaining their failure to grasp true gentle nature of the peace loving People's Republic. Perhaps Mr. Obama could deliver a gift of 'elevator shoes' to the vertically challanged leader, diminishing his Napoleonic complex.

      If that doesn't work perhaps we can rely on our friends in the U.N. to issue a sternly written

      'binding resolution' to Mr. Il. I bet that would scare the dickens out of him, don't you think?

    10. Tom, New Jersey says:

      I was in Korea in 83, and we too had our fair share of alerts, instrusions, ambushes, and defectors. I can attest along with 11 other soldiers to staring down a heavy caliber automatic weapon just across the MDL (military demarcation line) separating the 38th parallel on the DMZ. Of course, these weapons are banned from the DMZ, but offers just another glaring example of North Korea's contempt for rules, bargains, or any act of honesty when dealing with the U.S. However, I do believe they mean what they say in this quote of Kim, and would use a nuclear weapon for merciless offensive purposes.

    11. Texas says:

      was in Korea 53 and 54, we must fight to win this time, no half way fight should be allowed, no more Vietnam.

    12. SIGman says:

      Huh.

      Where's our Secretary of State?

      I thought Billary had everything well in hand.

      Ah, don't sweat it, Barry will buy 'em off, and all will be well. Except for the Chicom's, of course.

    13. Richard B Lewis, Ham says:

      When will the obamanation admin. wake up and quit selling us down the tubes. I guess his vacation is more important than dealing with this crisis.

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