Is there any way to help the North Korean people when their leaders say things like this?
According to reports by the Associated Press a high-ranking North Korean military leader claims that they have "powerful modern weapons ... that can defeat the (U.S.) imperialists at a single blow".
Statements such as these were made by Vice Marshal Ri Yong Ho at a meeting marking 80 years since the founding of the Korean People's Army. It was earlier this month that the North Korean's long-range rocket test ended in failure shortly after launch. North Korea responded to criticism of the rocket launch by South Korean and the US by threatening to reduce targets in South Korea "to ashes".