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WORLD: Korea Showdown - Latest News and Updates.

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 12:52 PM
Personally I have hoped to find this kind of thread from ATS... Like we have had here in Gaza Op, Swineflu, and many others developing situations - UPDATES & LATEST - So its possible to make easy and fast overlook to recent news and analysis around the world - also read those very interesting ATS members point of views, discussions from ongoing media focus&hotspot...

I hope you join here with your posts and findings - so we can offer centralized quality to this forum - and save others "whos not so interested" from huge float of headlines coming now from Korean peninsula.

...So - Lets see where this Korean crisis is going - or is it just "psy-op" - "false flag" or real trigger to Asian, even catalyst for fast escalating international crisis... My opening post is from situation now by MSM Reuters:

U.S., South Korea raise military alert on North

Thu May 28, 2009 8:48am EDT

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States raised the military alert level for the peninsula on Thursday after the communist North warned the truce ending the Korean War was dead and it was ready to attack.

U.S., Japan Want to Cut North Korean Financial Ties

Why Obama can't be soft on North Korea

“We are talking about conventional war in Korea”


North Korea to be attacked; U.S. Nuclear first strike "likely" - Trustable info?

N. Korea: No longer bound by 1953 truce

Lets keep motions down - personal attacks ignored - focus on facts and lets stay in topic!

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:11 PM
I think we will get busy coming 24 hours... Who wants to sleep next night? UN is now making its resolution about North Korea... And alarming news are dropping every minute - this is starting to go very interesting! (Scary too)

AFP: US should consider military options against N Korea, Perry

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States should consider a range of coercive measures against North Korea, including possible military action, for diplomacy to have a chance of success, former US defense secretary William Perry said Thursday.

U.S., South Korea put militaries on high alert

North Korea Standing By Their Threats

RUSSIA IS AGAINST!!! ??? - Woah!

Russia demands 'patience' on N Korea amid war fears

The Kremlin, in its latest statement, has opposed the "language of sanctions" against North Korea over its nuclear tests.

- "The Great Game" is starting to heat! - Waiting Chinese response, maybe united SCO statenment, which are very rare and difficult to get...

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:14 PM
US, UN studying possible sanctions against NKorea

That would piss off NK...

No major NKorean troop movements: US official

Hopefully it will stay that way... But NK have undergrounds tunnels and already have what they need in the mountains... ARTILLERY.

No one in their right mind think that NK have a shot at invading the South and taking over Seoul.

NK is powerless. They cannot do a thing unless they want to die. And Kim Jong Il loves more power than dying. But of course there's the remote chance he would launch an attack because he's gonna die anyway, but hopefully some generals would do a coup if it were to happen.

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:18 PM
I think this thread is a good idea. Thanks for starting it.

I personally think that this Korean situation will be one to watch. I think something is going to happen.

I know I won't be sleeping very early tonight! I always get kinda anxious when night falls on the Korean peninsula. Many military actions start at night.

I'll definitely post stories if I find any.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:20 PM
I'm in, it's hard keeping up with the four or five other threads on this subject I'm involved in. thanks, star and flag.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:21 PM
reply to post by Vitchilo

NK is powerless. They cannot do a thing unless they want to die. And Kim Jong Il loves more power than dying. But of course there's the remote chance he would launch an attack because he's gonna die anyway, but hopefully some generals would do a coup if it were to happen.

I don't think North Korea realizes it's powerless though. I think Il thinks he's a superpower on rate with the US, since he has nuclear weapons.

I don't know about a coup. I remember hearing on CNNInternational yesterday that the NKorean military removed people what wanted to start a coup.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:24 PM
reply to post by octotom

I wouldn't say being able to kill double digit millions of people *powerless* but hey thats me...And good thread janus,best if everything is in one thread.Although i personally believe this whole scenario will die down within a week.

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:27 PM
reply to post by Vitchilo

From your post,

"With respect to North Korea and their activities, this is something that the United States government is clearly monitoring."

What is situation with US satelites above North Korea - and other surveillance systems now? What is the speed and accuracy for developing information that US command can get from that closed country? - Is there AWACS or US carriers near the country? -- Can you, or anyone give us information about US true capability to monitor situation on the ground by surveillance?

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:30 PM
Nice thread.....1 to watch....S&F

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:37 PM
Thanks for this thread, we needed one to consolidate all the news as it's moving, and it's moving quite quickly.

Personally, I think the world is assuming too much. We are assuming that this is all for attention and aid, but there is a tactical advantage for NK in this belief.
We shouldn't hold to this idea that they are just posturing, because what if they are not?

I don't know what it's like in the rest of the world, but in the UK this is barely being mentioned in the MSM.
The BBC are avoiding it like the plague, it's almost as though this isn't happening.
There is something deeply suspicious about this.

The BBC is choosing to report on MP's expenses (important, but not in comparison to this) there was even a long and drawn out discussion about the risks of Limes disease this morning!

Are we in the UK ignoring it under instruction? Are they trying to keep us out of it by keeping the public away from the facts?
I honestly don't know.
What's it like in other countries, is mainland Europe discussing this at all?

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by octotom

Asian people are just amazing in their loyality towards their leaders. I have lived 4 yrs in Asia and I have saw that "Kamikaze Mentality" from closest possible range in Thailand Crisis.

Everyone can remember Japanese brave young soldiers, and that mentality is not "hoax information" from history. I have personally followed half an year North Korean "news" broadcast in my countryhouse in Thailand.

Its amazing what can be brainwashing in total scale - and it has continued for decades without a break. North Korean people are truly fighting against worst satan above the earth when they see US flags in their sights...

You guys really should have seen those every day news in NK news: ( Pics did follow like this in official reports )

Bush - "Death" - Bush - "explosion" - Bush - "slaughtering" - Bush - "Marines" - Bush...

From evening to another, and that was only just little over year ago!

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:39 PM
reply to post by JanusFIN

For those who are keeping track, it appears there are 6 AEGIS vessels, 3 US and 3 Japanese, involved in the naval ballistic missile defense tracking and intercept capability deployed off North Korea. There are also an undetermined number of additional naval assets without BMD from Japan, South Korea, the United States, and Canada operating in the region.


Hopefully they are watching like hawks, would be nice to hear what China and Russia both think of the situation, i'll have to read more.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:41 PM
reply to post by detachedindividual

What's it like in other countries, is mainland Europe discussing this at all?

Not here in Germany. They're discussing who is going to buy Opel 24/7, with a little bit of the weather thrown in.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:41 PM
Does NK have lots of oil or gas?
We all know where this is heading if so!

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:47 PM
reply to post by detachedindividual

Thanks from asking - In our MSM in Finland, which is not only supporting blackout in every other hotspot of the earth ( Swineflu, Georgia, Iran, Israel ) its also reporting North Koreas as "3rd line news" - without close monitoring.

My fellow citizens are totally out of important news from so many issues - this blackout about NK is just in line of total silence of almost everything... Very scary thing in general.

"Britney Spears - Dog bite a child - Idols Stars - Total crap in breaking headlines here too..."

- Thank god for internet and ATS!

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:47 PM
reply to post by parrallel

Nope,not really...they do have relatively large mineral deposits though i think.Like i said in my previous post,this will die down.Its not going to go anywhere.China and Russia will be having behind the scenes talks and will reign N.korea in before anything even remotely comes close to war.

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 01:57 PM
reply to post by Solomons

I will be also very, very suprised if this situation goes hot. This crisis as open harcore engagements doesnt fit the big picture in my eyes - and I have seen all the signs from Psy-Op and False Flag in here... But - we will see that soon.

But what this will educate to us all -s the real situation in East-West diplomacy. Recent weeks has been full of news about weakining and even hostile relations growing between SCO and NATO... This situation will put everything to table, and I am eager to see what is stance now, when there is not those two fighting each others - but third party opposing those both.

If NATO-SCO can unite now - it will give us hint what will happen when Israel makse its move in middle east - and what is expected in "The Great Game"... Absolutely this is crisis witch is important to learn.

Worlds greatest chess is involved here - does it cause human sacrifices is soon about to see. Lets hope this will calm down - and only Multipolarism is at winners side, and this will not help NWO to strenghten its agenda.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 02:02 PM
We have get already some news that Russia is opposing hard sanctions, now we get first news that China is at same line with them,

So - SCO seems to be against UN tough sanctions against North Korea...

Chinese Grow Vexed by Pyongyang's Acts

BEIJING -- China appears ready to support modest sanctions against North Korea in response to its nuclear test Monday, but while Beijing is showing increasing impatience it doesn't appear ready to support punishment that could threaten the stability of its neighbor.

US, UN studying possible sanctions against NKorea

US, SKorea militaries gird for NKorean provocation

Seoul moved a 3,500-ton destroyer into waters near the Koreas' disputed western maritime border while smaller, high-speed vessels were keeping guard at the front line, South Korean news reports said. The defense ministry said the U.S. and South Korean militaries would increase surveillance activities.

Pyongyang, meanwhile, positioned artillery guns along the west coast on its side of the border, the Yonhap news agency said. The Joint Chiefs of Staffs in Seoul refused to confirm the reports.

- WTF - In this situation, South Korean ex president makes suicide? REALLY?

South Koreans mourn ex-president who committed suicide

- Nuke the nature?

Check out UNESCO'S newest biosphere reserve in North Korea

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 02:10 PM
I would have to agree with other posters
This is going to die down as quick as the Swine Flu, just to cover things Obama and his regime of Socialist are doing!

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 02:29 PM
This suicide of Ex-President of South Korea is very strange, something to remember for possible future revealings... Timing is - "There is no coincidences in politics" ... So was it to silence the one who knew, or he oppose the future decissions? Just thoughts...

Former South Korean president leaves suicide note

News from UN!

Draft UN resolution condemns N.Korea nuclear test

UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (Reuters) - A draft resolution being circulated among key U.N. Security Council members would strongly condemn North Korea's nuclear test and urge U.N. member states to immediately enforce previously approved sanctions against Pyongyang.

The council "condemns in the strongest terms the nuclear test conducted by (North Korea) on 25 May 2009 in flagrant violation and disregard of its relevant resolutions" and "calls upon all member states immediately to enforce the measures that were put in place by resolution 1718," said the draft, which was obtained by Reuters on Thursday.

The preliminary draft was prepared by Japan and the United States. It will be discussed by the permanent council members, Japan and non-council member South Korea later on Thursday, a U.N. diplomat said.

- Someones are happy about this crisis...

Oil prices jump above $65; first time for 2009

- Theories are growing for reasons and timing...

June 4 the Reason for North Korean Nuclear Test

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