Although its hard to know what's real in this house of mirrors, the current rhetoric leads only to very dark places:
(2nd LD) N.K. warns of pre-emptive nuke strike on U.S. ahead of armistice anniv.Yonhap News Agency, http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/07/26/0200000000AEN20170726001352315.html?sns=tw
SEOUL, July 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Wednesday to stage a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States upon Washington's miscalculation ahead of the 64th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.
Pak Yong-sik, the minister of North Korea's armed forces, made the remark during his speech in a meeting to mark the anniversary slated for Thursday.
"If enemies misunderstand our strategic status and stick to options of staging a pre-emptive nuclear attack against us, we will launch a nuclear attack on America's heart as the most relentless punishment without warning or prior notice," Pak was quoted as saying by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Why is Trump playing this game of brinksmanship?
Perhaps nuclear war is no longer perceived by our so-called leaders as "unthinkable" after a century of heedless radiation contamination of planet Earth has inured them to its existential dangers....