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Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
reply to post by Unium
No specific reason.... i just had this flash which i get from time to time... sometimes things happen, sometimes they don't when i get a specific date!! Very weird but its all i got...
PANMUNJEOM: An eerie tension is building up on the border between South and North Koreas as the South is amassing troops to take punitive action against the communist North. The tension is also threatening future of Kaeseong, a joint industrial zone, which has often been touted as a model for Pakistan and India to build cooperative relationship along the Line of Control (LoC). The tension runs high after a North Korean submarine torpedoed a 1,200-tonne South Korean ship, killing over 50 sailors.
Railway stations and bus stations in South Korea are full with young soldiers in their battle dresses, kissing their girlfriends and bidding adieu to their families. Leaves have been cancelled and rumours are thick in Seoul that government is even drafting young men into the army in an emergency.
Sources close to MiNa claim the US Army has moved their alert level to Defcon 2. This was initiated by the alarming situation in North Korea. The US Army has over 35,000 troops stationed in South Korea, well within reach of North Korean convential weapons.
North Korea has the largest artillery force (can be equipped with nuclear warheads) in the world, which adds more to the already tense situation.
Earlier today, N. Korea's leader Kim Jong issued threaths to the South Korean and US Navy ships for coming too close to North Korea's territorial waters. The South Koreans and the Americans, may be positioning themselves for a preemptive strike.
This refers to a further increase in force readiness just below maximum readiness. The most notable time it was declared was during the Cuban Missile Crisis, although the declaration was limited to Strategic Air Command. It is not certain how many times this level of readiness has been reached.
a personality disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with strongly amoral conduct, masked by an ability to appear outwardly normal.
psychopaths use charisma, manipulation, intimidation, sexual intercourse and violence to control others and to satisfy their own needs. Lacking in conscience and empathy, they take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without guilt or remorse.
Sounds like our "little" guy right there. He is truly insane!
I don't understand why we along with several other countries just don't go in there and take him out?
[edit on 27-5-2010 by paxnatus]
South Korea's top military commanders will hold a meeting Saturday to discuss countermeasures against further aggression by North Korea, officials said Friday, with the two sides engaged in one of their worst standoffs over Pyongyang's sinking of a Seoul warship.
The meeting agenda is expected to include Seoul's response if the South Korean civilians at the Kaesong complex are taken hostage, according to the officials.
TOKYO - JAPAN decided on Friday to tighten financial sanctions against North Korea over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship in March, chief government spokesman Hirofumi Hirano said.
The cabinet decided to lower the cap at which people in Japan will have to report remittances to North Korea 'from more than 10 million yen to three million yen (about S$154,000 to S$46,000),' Mr Hirano said.
'Today the cabinet approved additional measures against North Korea,' Mr Hirano told reporters. -- AFP
SEOUL, May 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has asked China to send a team of experts to check the outcome of a multinational investigation that found North Korea responsible for the deadly sinking of a warship, but Beijing has not responded to the offer yet, an official said Friday.
North Korea denies responsibility, but over 70 percent of South Koreans surveyed this month said they trusted the veracity of the investigation, a factor that weighs heavily as 10,000 candidates are set to run in the local elections on Wednesday.
Military tensions between the Koreas are running high, and South Korean voters have historically swung to the right when the threat of their northern communist neighbor cropped up prominently.
The main opposition Democratic Party (DP) is worried the sinking is working against its odds of gaining a stronger foothold in the government, which it slams for bulldozing through costly projects.
But it has also taken on the challenge in a fashion that takes the simmering tension into account -- by bolstering its pacifist image.
A placard in downtown Seoul that calls for support for the top DP figure sums it up. "If you don't want war, then," it reads, showing the smiling portrait of Han Myung-sook, the former prime minister, although it was unclear what role a city mayor can play in national security.
The current DP leadership is considered to share similar ideology with former liberal President Roh Moo-hyun, who committed suicide a year ago amid a tightening graft probe involving his family. The ties between the Koreas thawed noticeably in the decade ending in early 2008 when he stepped down.
Embracing the criticism that Roh and his liberal predecessor, Kim Dae-jung, were too soft on North Korea's nuclear ambitions, President Lee took a harder approach on Pyongyang, which declared this week the end of all ties with the South Korean government.
He declined to give his estimate on how many more votes the GNP would gain amid the tension, but expected President Lee Myung-bak, halfway through his tenure, to get a clear boost when his party consolidates its grip on power through the elections.
SEOUL, May 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is preparing to take additional measures against North Korea as it sees the possibility of limited violence by the North amid escalating tensions over Pyongyang's sinking of a Seoul warship, a senior military official said Friday.
"Following the rhetoric of threats, we expect that North Korea could actually carry out a military, non-military provocation," Major Gen. Ryu Je-seung, a senior official at the South Korean defense ministry's policy and planning division, told retired generals and admirals.
"So, our military is preparing to take additional military, non-military measures depending on North Korea's response and attitude," Ryu said.
An attack by the North would be possible if the South sets up loudspeakers along their heavily armed border and starts blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, Ryu said, adding it will take some two weeks to set up the loudspeakers. Ryu didn't elaborate on what the South's additional measures would be.
SEOUL, May 28 (Yonhap) -- The top U.S. military commander in South Korea visited the South's land border with North Korea on Friday and inspected the U.S. troops there as tensions mounted over March's deadly torpedo attack by the North on one of the South's warships, officials said. Army Gen. Walter Sharp, who is also chief of the United Nations Command (UNC) in the South, also visited the truce village of Panmunjom and reviewed "the various responsibilities associated with the Korean Armistice Agreement with the commanders on the ground," the UNC said in a statement.
SEOUL, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The South Korean government will " never tolerate" any threat from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) against its nationals at a joint industrial park in the border town of Kaesong on the pretext of Seoul's resumption of anti- Pyongyang propaganda activities, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Friday.