Kim Jong Un Just Raised the Stakes in North Korea…The World is Now More Dangerous
North Korean leadership has made it painfully clear exactly what will happen if their leader, Kim Jong Un, is incapacitated in an attack. They will launch a nuclear retaliation “automatically and immediately.”
This has now become codified for the first time that Jong Un has delegated his strike authority under such a severe scenario.
The legislation has been passed by Kim’s puppet parliament and it clearly allows for preemptive nuclear strikes not only for the dictator’s incapacitation but also if North Korea judges that foreign weapons are moving toward strategic targets or state leadership in the country.
“In case the command and control system over the state nuclear forces is placed in danger owing to an attack by hostile forces, a nuclear strike shall be launched automatically and immediately to destroy the hostile forces including the starting point of provocation and the command according to the operation plan decided in advance,” the new law reads.
This new codification of this legislation comes on the heels of Kim vowing that he would never part with his nuclear missiles program. It took his country decades to build and they have made them more and more powerful every year.
Kim Jong Un said on Friday to state-run media that North Korea “never give up nuclear weapons and there is absolutely no denuclearization, and no negotiation and no bargaining chip to trade in the process.”
The North Korean leader, like his father before him, is not going to part with his weapons because they solidify his regime.
Jenny Town, a senior fellow and director of the 38 North program at the Stimson Center, said, “This raises serious questions about the North’s ability to get accurate intelligence and what the threshold of evidence will be to make those judgment calls.”
This new legislation put into place by Kim Jong Un has made the world much more dangerous than it already was.