North Korea has upped the ante. In the past when dealing with his father, North Korea made idle threats against the United States and South Korea. Especially when they were conducting joint exercises off the coast of North Korea. But, no one knows what the new leader will do. We do not know if he is bluffing or if he is crazy enough to carry out his threats. He claims that he will launch a “Preemptive strike” against the United States and now would be the time. While we have limited presence in the area and financial constraints, as the North Korean Leader is well aware of, we are sitting ducks. It is not a well known fact but if you look it up online you will find that North Korea has submarines. These are not your average submarines but exceptionally quite ones. Ones that are practically undetectable. This presents a huge problem, especially if they take a jihad type stance and send them into United States waters with nuclear material and detonate them.
The other component that we are not aware of, is do they already have nuclear material here in the United States? We have intelligence to say they don’t, but your intelligence is only as good as the people providing it. North Korea has been counterfeiting our money for years, sending drugs into the country, and not reporting any real income into their country. With these venues they have to be making money and a lot of it. It is suspected that they are banking it in China but that is yet to be seen. We do know that since they were caught with 20 billion in a Macao bank and it was seized by the United States they have split their monies across the board. They have been starting smaller accounts so if they are discovered they will not loose all their booty.
I really don’t know if North Korea is trying to start something with the United States or not. If you look at Iraq as an example and what happened there, it would only be to their advantage to start a war with the United States. We went over, destroyed the country and then rebuilt it. I am sure that North Korea could use a make-over. But the son has something to prove and the United States and South Korea should really be taking this guy seriously. He said he was going to test a nuke and he did. He said that he was going to test a missile and he did. So far, he seems to not care what the United States and South Korea says or does, but he seems to be going to do what he says and does!