Experts: North Korea a Fully Fledged Nuclear Power
The worldâ€™s intelligence agencies and defense experts are quietly acknowledging that North Korea has become a fully fledged nuclear power with the capacity to wipe out entire cities in Japan and South Korea, the Times of London reported.
The new reality has emerged in off-hand remarks and in single sentences buried in lengthy reports. Increasing numbers of authoritative experts â€” from the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the U.S. Defense Secretary â€” are admitting that North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads to the extent that they can be launched on medium-range missiles, according to intelligence briefings.
This puts it ahead of Iran in the race for nuclear attack capability and seriously alters the balance of power between North Koreaâ€™s large but poorly equipped military and the South Korean and U.S. forces ranged against it. â€śNorth Korea has nuclear weapons,...
Chris1234 wrote: Right on. North Korea is evil alright but they are not stupid. There will be no war on the Korean peninsula as the US does not attack countries that can fight back, and NK is prepared to wage total war.
Not only is N Korea prepared for war, with a veritable knife at S Korea's capital's throat; but they've been allies with Red China since the Korean War, and we can hardly afford to offend the country that is now financing most of our debt.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Something else that President "The Bumbler" Bush didn't stop. It might have not been possible to stop North Korea from becoming a nuclear power, but not enough was done by him or the Billy Clinton Administration.
Clinton actually provided a big jump start to North Korea's nuke program. All U.S. taxpayers helped fund their weapons development.
But there's no biblical reason at all to fear that the world will be destroyed by nuclear war, since the cause of the destruction of the world is already known - and it isn't nuclear war.
Jim, I noticed that the document you linked indicates that the pretrib position is "new." That is not really accurate - it is as old as the Bible. If by "new" it is meant that the church did not understand it, that still is inaccurate. Any decent church history will refer to the pretrib believers of the 1st - 4th centuries as "chiliasts" or "millenialists." Unfortunately, many of those same histories follow Rome's lead and label them as heretics, but it is not novel theology to take the pretrib position. J.N. Darby did not invent the doctrine; he recovered it.
Something else that President "The Bumbler" Bush didn't stop. It might have not been possible to stop North Korea from becoming a nuclear power, but not enough was done by him or the Billy Clinton Administration. It appears that anti-missile defense and detection of "suitcase" bombs had better become a high priority the United States and other countries of the world.