'Basketball Diplomacy' Fails and North Korea Threatens War, Again
The mad hermit communist kingdom's collapse cannot come soon enough.
Reclusive North Korea is to cut the last channel of communications with the South because war could break out at "any moment", it said on Wednesday, days after warning the United States and South Korea of nuclear attack.
The move is the latest in a series of bellicose threats from North Korea in response to new U.N. sanctions imposed after its third nuclear test in February and to "hostile" military drills under way joining the United States and South Korea.
The North has already stopped responding to calls on the hotline to the U.S. military that supervises the heavily armed Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the Red Cross line that has been used by the governments of both sides.
"Under the situation where a war may break out at any moment, there is no need to keep north-south military communications which were laid between the militaries of both sides," the North's KCNA news agency quoted a military spokesman as saying.
"There do not exist any dialogue channel and communications means between the DPRK and the U.S. and between the north and the south."
What say you, Dennis Rodman?
North Korea threatens war mostly to gain attention and push for more food aid. One of these days, though, they're going to mean it. It'll mean the end of North Korea as a state, but its own internal faults and failures are hastening that end on their own. One of the Kim clan will eventually become desperate enough to roll the dice.