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Old 04-10-2013, 01:37 PM   #181
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Ex-N.Korea spy says Kim struggling to control military | Bangkok Post: news


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Would we use nuclear weapons if they invaded SK?
Not going to happen. Even if NK had a nuclear weapon and used it, we still probably would not retaliate with a nuke. Why? Well, the fact that China is sitting right next to it is a large reason. You can't predict how radiation clouds will move due to mother nature and if China got flooded with a radiation cloud, you can bet they would be more than pissed. We would too.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:08 PM   #182
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You put no stock in any threat of tunnels under the DMZ? Some of the 4 we found would allow for some pretty serious troop movement.
I didnt know about the tunnels. I would imagine that, after they were found, the SK openings are guarded and rigged to explode.

I say flood the tunnels with water and fill them with sharks with frikkin laser beams on their heads.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:22 PM   #183
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I didnt know about the tunnels. I would imagine that, after they were found, the SK openings are guarded and rigged to explode.

I say flood the tunnels with water and fill them with sharks with frikkin laser beams on their heads.
The 4 that have been found were obviously made not usable, I know one was turned into a tourist attraction.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #184
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Don't know that it is true (didn't look into it too deeply) but it is said that there are over 2Million landmines in the DMZ. The DMZ is 4km wide along the whole Demarcation Line. That's a helluva lot of landmines!!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:43 PM   #185
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Ok, new fodder for the conspiracy theorist in me.

Pentagon: NKorea could launch nuclear missile

So, we are supposed to believe, that one line out of a whole document was "accidentally" declassified, right as NK has 2 confirmed (and rumored up to 5) midrange missiles prepped on the launch pad? All the while we've been told that they don't have the ability to launch nuclear warheads. My guess is the admin is trying to prep us for when launches a nuke into the pacific. I am finally starting to believe that the administration is ahead of this now, and it will de-escalate after the North launches their missiles (yes I think they will launch 2). It will of course present a whole new nightmare as the North is officially admitted as a nuclear power. Will the South want their own nukes? What about Japan, how will they feel living in the shadow of a NK with the ability to hit them with nuclear missiles? Will China reverse course and try to remove UN Sanctions claiming they are excessive now that NK is a member of the nuclear club.

Further, what leverage does that give to Iran, or anyone else wanting entry into the nuclear club. Does it send the message that if you just keep pursuing them the world will grudgingly accept you once you get them (I would say that that is a given).

Is a US preemptive strike on the NK nuclear facilities even in the realm of possibility to prevent NK from making more weapons?
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #186
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Am I the only one that just realized the UN Secretary General is a South Korean?

I don't know what that means, but I assume that it means North Korea is unlikely to respect any UN resolutions.
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North Korea really does hate Japan (rightly so if you go back to the 1940's)

North Korea reportedly warns Japan it would target Tokyo first | Fox News
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Seriously, NK is one broke country. From US News:

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Annual GDP per capita is about $1,800, which ranks 197th in the world, according to the CIA World Factbook. GDP is 28 times higher in the United States and 18 times higher in South Korea.
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Most workers earn $2 to $3 per month in pay from the government. Some work on the side or sell goods in local markets, earning an extra $10 per month or so.
honestly $3 a month? that's half a fast food meal, about a gallon of milk. I can't imagine living on that. At least it wouldn't be called living.
There are other standout things, but it's just crazy poor.
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Rape of Nanking

Yes, the Japanese were rivals to Nazi Germany for international crimes but it is now ugly history. The current Japanese shouldn't be held responsible.
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Here's an article from the NK daily paper:

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CPRK Secretariat Warns U.S., S. Korea Not to Make Misjudgment

The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released information bulletin No. 1029 on April 11.

The puppet group of south Korea, taken aback by the toughest steps taken by the DPRK to defend its dignity and sovereignty, is letting loose absurd remarks, the bulletin said, and went on:

Those concerned of the puppet regime including Chongwadae, experts and conservative media have remarked that the north will not provoke an all-out war even though it ratchets up threats. They are describing those steps as "brinkmanship tactics", saying that study into the inside of the north shows that the people are leading a peaceful life as usual.

They are also calling those steps an "extreme psychological warfare" and "sort of propaganda".

Our comment to their rhetoric about "psychological warfare" and "propaganda" is that they are free to think at their will but should not belatedly regret having done such a thing.

Now south Koreans buy out food and daily necessities out of extreme war-phobia, making volumes of sale soar.

Several countries are taking measures to provide shelter or evacuate their people residing in south Korea, and foreign students, businessmen and institutions are thrown into chaos, trying to find their way out of south Korea.

The puppet group of south Korea is resorting to smear propaganda campaign to seek its comfort by forcing others into death like itself.

The arrows indicating the merciless retaliatory strikes have already been drawn directing at the U.S. mainland, U.S. military bases in the Pacific and all other bases where the U.S. imperialist aggression forces station.

The powerful strike means of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK have been put in their places and the coordinates of targets put into the warheads.

Just pressing the button will be enough to turn the strongholds of the enemies into the sea of fire.

However, the south Korean regime is talking about "psychological warfare" and "propaganda campaign". This is a despicable act which can be done only by imbeciles and fools unaware of what an all-out action declared by the DPRK is like and what consequences their acts will entail.

As for their talk about peaceful activities in the north, it is the fixed will of the army and people of the DPRK to carry on production and construction till midnight today and have children taught at schools even though a war might break out tomorrow.

The DPRK has won victories in confrontation with the U.S. in this spirit and is waging an all-out action with it, with confidence in final victory.

The enemies should know that it is the era of the great Marshal

Kim Jong Un, leader of the most powerful country and invincible great Paektusan nation.

The U.S. and south Korean war maniacs are gravely mistaken and misjudged if they think they can have lucky chance.

War can break out any moment and what remains to be done is merciless punishment of the enemies.

Belated regret will be useless and not a single man will be able to survive to regret for his doing.

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These guys are seriously delusional
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Re: North Korea: Threat or Blackmailer?

Have you guys seen the you tube video of the annoying little fecker that gives the cowboy living statue the wet willy?
The annoying fecker is North Korea.
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Rape of Nanking

Yes, the Japanese were rivals to Nazi Germany for international crimes but it is now ugly history. The current Japanese shouldn't be held responsible.
Agreed that Japan shouldn't be held accountable today, but they should have been in the 1940's.

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Old 04-13-2013, 11:46 AM   #194
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And today's daily NK newspaper rant:
(I guess I post these as a reminder that this is what Millions of NK citizens and soldiers are being told on a daily basis. I know it's not much of a focus here in the US overall, but this story or a version of it, has been the front page of the NK paper every day for about 3-4 weeks. Imagine if our media was filling us with such propaganda (written better and for a more educated public) we would be calling for action. In NK I have to believe that a large portion of the public, who we don't see or hear from are fully ready for either a US invasion, or a NK preemptive attack.)

So without further ado: Your 5 o'clock Charlie editorial

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Plot for Confrontation



The south Korean puppets, stricken with terror by the increased strength of the DPRK and its toughest offensive, are persisting in smear campaigns.

Recently they intruded into internet homepages of the DPRK and posted on them articles malignantly slandering the DPRK's dignity. They even stole the list of netizens and opened it to the public.

An international hackers group claims the hacking as its doing, but it is evident to everybody that the south Korean puppets including the intelligence service stretched out their tentacles into it.

There are lots of grounds for the assertion.

A statement published by the hackers group provides evidence of it and the alleged hacker used both English and Korean.

The problem is not only the despicable plot-breeding, but the puppets' much ado about the illegally announced list of netizens.

Now they are engaged in another round of racket for "eliminating forces following the north".

They are seeking to distract the attention of south Koreans from the north, divert the public opinion elsewhere and get rid of poor plight.

Loudly crying that south Korean people of different strata are visiting the internet homepage of the north, they have launched a joint investigation to secure evidences of benefitting the enemy.

The Saenuri Party too calls for taking advantage of the opportunity to "uproot those who follow the north".

They are trying to fabricate "north wind" again, thereby revealing their miserable plight.

They foolishly think that they can get something from such a smear campaign.

But, however noisily they kick up a racket of eliminating forces following the north, the colonial puppets without their own thought and political principle can never check the aspiration of south Koreans for the DPRK.

The south Korean puppets' racket of confrontation with the north is never tolerable.

Their suppression of progressives only reveals their anti-national and fascist nature.

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Old 04-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #195
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and this:

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Fools Ready to Kill Themselves

The sea off south Korean Kangwon Province on April 9 was a scene of a large-scale joint shelling drill. The North was the imaginary target. Involved in the drill were "K-9" self-propelled guns, MLRS, anti-artillery radars, destroyers and other war tools such as "KF-16" and "F-15K".

The drill was accompanied by loud advertisement of "serious warning against the dangerous provocation".

This drill for a three-dimensional attack on the North was conducted during the Foal Eagle joint military exercise. This added fuel to the already tense situation in the Korean Peninsula.

The most absurd UNSC "resolution of sanction" on us following our satellite launch and underground nuclear test had already brought the Korean situation to the brink of war.

In the meantime U.S. war threats never cease. The U.S. B-52s, B-2As and F-22 stealth fighters kept flying into south Korea imposing threats on us. Even U.S. nuclear flat tops showed up in the waters off the Korean Peninsula.

The U.S. military threat boosted the morale of the puppets. Almost every day they play war games.

They cry out about "provocation from the North" but it is a sheer lie. By frantic war drills, the U.S. and its south Korean puppets drive a huge mushroom cloud to the Korean Peninsula.

A nuclear war is imminent in Korea thanks to the war efforts of the U.S. and south Korean war maniacs. Therefore, it is natural for us to go out for an all-out action with the full mobilization of all war deterrence to shatter the war maneuvers of the enemies.

Merciless will be our war of confrontation; it is a war to put an end to all attempts of war and aggression, a war to defend our sovereignty and supreme dignity and a war to achieve the national reunification.

The south Korean puppets be aware that we always say what we mean, and they'd better not be so foolish as would kill themselves.

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