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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

4/3/2013 - Korea Crisis To Fuel Thermonuclear War

Crisis on Korean peninsula can spark global thermonuclear war: Mike Billington


An American journalist says the extreme rhetoric and tit-for-tat response between the two Koreas could rapidly ignite not only a military confrontation in the Korean Peninsula but also a global thermonuclear war.

The comment comes as the United States is shifting a guided-missile destroyer in the Pacific to waters off the Korean Peninsula as tensions mount with North Korea, a US military official say.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said on Monday that the US Navy has sent the USS Fitzgerald to the southwestern coast of the Korean Peninsula to defend against a possible North Korean rocket launch, AFP reported.

The shifting of the USS Fitzgerald was “a prudent move” meant to offer “greater missile defense options should that become necessary,” the unnamed official added.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Mike Billington, Asia editor for the Executive Intelligence Review weekly magazine to further discuss the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: Many thanks for joining us here on Press TV. It is interesting to know that White House spokesman Jay Carney has said that there has been no sign that Pyongyang is mobilizing its forces following last week’s threats despite that the US is now deploying USS Fitzgerald off the Korean peninsula. What do you make of that?
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