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originally posted by: yulka
I smell a boom going off in 40/h
The troops should be "fully battle ready to launch surprise operations" while the entire frontline should be placed in a "semi-war state," KCNA quoted him as saying.
The CMC meeting came hours after the two Koreas traded artillery fire on Thursday, leaving no apparent casualties but pushing already elevated cross-border tensions to dangerously high levels.
The KPA followed up with an ultimatum sent via military hotline that gave the South 48 hours to dismantle loudspeakers blasting propaganda messages across the border or face further military action.
The ultimatum expires at 5:00pm local time (6:30pm AEST) on Saturday.
originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
originally posted by: 727Sky
One thing to consider: Even though on the surface China is not the super buddy they once were with N.K. I would assume if things got serious China would step in just like they did during the Korean war.
China is already sensitive about expanding it's claimed land and sea lanes, so I doubt they would want to lose their stinky neighbor to any perceived western interest..
Some people say the way to get out of financial troubles is to go to war.. Let us hope for all the lives not yet lost that this is not the trigger something getting out of hand.
Want to bet on that?
China would in no way, shape or form attack the US.....They could take out Lil Kimmy and place a new dictator there but they would NEVER attack the US.....They are not stupid! Over North Korea.....Allies or not that just simply would not happen!
I feel so sorry for the North Koreans.
Both countries will establish a diplomacy status, no war.
Jamie Metzl, an Asia expert for the Atlantic Council in New York, said he thought it was unlikely that the current crisis would escalate further.
"North Korea has more to gain from conflict theater than from a conflict that would quickly expose its fundamental weakness,"
The shelling Thursday "raises questions frankly about Kim Jong Un's style of making tension, provocations, escalation -- and whether he knows how to control escalation," said Michael Green, an Asia specialist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
originally posted by: auroraaus
a reply to: Xcathdra
Sorry if I sound rude... I just posted that 3 posts above you.
originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: 2wheelvet
Are you near the loud speakers , if so keep safe as this appears to be the sticking point to both sides backing down . The link below claims that NK is preparing scuds and aiming them at those sites .