The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said its army and people were ready for escalated conflicts and all-out war that would not be confined to the peninsula, the official news agency KCNA reported Saturday.
According to the KCNA, a spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea said in the statement released Saturday that the recent moves of the U.S. indicated that it was fully joining in South Korea's moves for a war of aggression against the DPRK after "throwing away the disguise of a hypocrite".
It was clear that if the South Korean army mobilized all flying corps, warships and missiles for a war against the DPRK and the U.S. joined them with the latest weapons, it would develop into an all-out war, not a local war, he said.
Unfortunately, there are many in the bowels of power in DC who believe that a war (any war) would be a good thing right now, no matter how horrendously things are going in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A war between North and South Korea would inevitably bring China into the fray on the side of North Korea and the US into conflict on the side of South Korea.
This is a singularly bad idea on many levels, one singular fact being that the US has lost its manufacturing capability, so cannot possibly pursue a sustained conflict; China is a manufacturing powerhouse right now.