The technical term for this is "saber rattling" - S.L.
North Korea's latest temper tantrum is to declare it is ending the peace accord with South Korea, in response to the United Nations Security Council’s vote Thursday punishing it for nuclear testing. The unanimous approval of the strict sanctions came in spite of threats from the pint-sized pipsqueak prince of Pyongyang, who claimed he would retaliate against the United States and engulf Washington in a “sea of fire.” Pyongyang does possess nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, and western intelligence sources state that they are ready to launch at any time.
The Republic of (South) Korea has responded by warning that if North Korea does attack with a nuclear weapon, Kim Jong-un’s regime “will be erased from the earth.”
North Korea is a Criminal Regime:
A new publication by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea shows the growth of concentration camps inside the isolated country. Anything between 150,000 and 200,000 citizens (Amnesty International) via are thought to be detained in one of at least six of the DPRK’s internment facilities. In all but one, inhabitants are there for life.
The report contains recent satellite images of one such institution in the North-East of the country, known as Camp 25. The pictures show that the area of the internment center, which increased in size by 72% between 2009 and 2010, is still growing. Guards, sentry posts and what are thought to be a crematory and gallows are all visible.
I've served in Korea, of course, and like all US servicement what I learned is that our troops are not in Korea to keep the North from going south. Rather, our troops have been in Korea since 1953 to keep the South from going NORTH. Of all the nasty regimes on this planet, North Korea is probably hands down the most brutal and oppressive. If you ask me, this latest development might be a good opportunity to pull our troops back from the DMZ and simply unleash the RoK's.