"Seoul (AFP) - North Korea said Saturday it had successfully tested an engine designed for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) that would "guarantee" an eventual nuclear strike on the US mainland."
The Fat Man himself
Notice they apparently did not say that they would have the ability to strike the United States; they guaranteed that they would strike the United States.
As I have argued for years, "regime change" and preemptive strikes have proven to be horribly misguided actions in the hands of the United States, but even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
What's more, it is clear that the vast majority of the North Korean's belligerent statements are intended to keep their own population in a state of panic great enough to prevent them from revolting against the rape of their country by its leaders; still, people with the power to carry their threats out need to show some caution in what they say.
Nevertheless, enough is enough.
It should be made clear to the North Korean government that the day they are found to have the real capability to launch a nuclear strike on the United States, they will be immediately removed from power by any means necessary.