Atheist State North Korea Vows ‘Holy War’ Against South Korea

December 24, 2010

(ChattahBox World News)— In the wake of South Korea’s continuing live-fire military exercises close to the border, North Korea stepped up its saber rattling and overheated rhetoric today, vowing to wage a nuclear “holy war” on its neighbor. This particular threat is rich considering North Korea is an atheist state. Maybe government officials in Pyongyang are referencing the upcoming Christian holiday of Christmas? Or perhaps they are referring to the cult of personality surrounding their “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il, revered as a deity who supposedly descended from heaven. Whatever the case, the bellicose rhetoric is just more of the same. Last month, North Korea bellowed that a “merciless shower of fire” and dire “consequences,” would occur if the United States held joint naval exercises with South Korea in the Yellow Sea.

South Korea continued with its live-fire drills as a show of force after North Korea’s shelling of a South Korean island last month, killing four people and leaving the community in ruins. The island attack came after North Korea torpedoed a South Korean ship in March, killing 46 sailors.

South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak has been under public pressure since the attacks to get tougher on the neighboring rogue regime. And he has been engaging in some saber rattling of his own.

‘”We had believed patience would ensure peace on this land, but that was not the case,” Lee told troops today. He earlier warned that he was ready to order a “merciless counterattack” if further provoked.”

“North Korea’s armed forces minister, Kim Yong-chun, also lifted the pitch of the sabre-rattling. “To counter the enemy’s intentional drive to push the situation to the brink of war, our revolutionary forces are making preparations to begin a holy war at any moment necessary based on nuclear deterrent,” North Korea’s KCNA news agency quoted him telling a rally in Pyongyang.”

New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, acting as an unofficial US envoy, just returned from a trip to North Korea, describing the tense political situation in the Korean Peninsula a “tinderbox.”


Comments

4 Responses to “Atheist State North Korea Vows ‘Holy War’ Against South Korea”

  1. Tweathen on December 24th, 2010 3:55 pm

    North Korea is not an atheist state. Their god (“Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il) is just as valid as any other god (christian, zeus, etc). In fact since their god has descended from heaven it is likely their god will have a larger impact on the world then other gods.

    @Tweathen

  2. PhillyChief on December 25th, 2010 10:22 am

    It’s even stated in this article that Kim Jong-il is “revered as a deity who supposedly descended from heaven” so why would the author call North Korea an atheist state?

  3. lolwut on December 25th, 2010 7:06 pm

    This is a really bad twist of words. “Holy war” and “atheist” are both used incorrectly, especially in an asian context. You’d think a journalist would have a better handle over the english language.

  4. godzilla on December 27th, 2010 6:50 am

    @Tweathen

    Are you kidding me? America was founded by deists and Christians who no doubt based many of their decisions around that of their bibles and beliefs. In some ways you could say the belief or lack of belief of a deity whether it be zeus or jesus has affected the world much more than a single maniac. Especially one as insignificant as this one.

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