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Originally posted by PayMeh
I normally post matters of substance, but just this once...
They should fight fire with fire, and blast Celine Dion music back at S.Korea in retaliation.
The way I see things popping off over there is like this. It will be one big concert of a push. S.Korea won't have a chance, and neither will Israel. Because when it starts, you'll see Iran, N.Korea, Turkey, Syria, and possibly Karzai in Afghanistan jump on the bandwagon. It will be multiple fronts within 24 hours. It will be like nothing we've seen yet. It will go from peacetime to utter destruction of the ME instantly. The only question is will it be WWIII or will it be a strictly ME against US/Israel.
Originally posted by InvisibleObserver
reply to post by BlasteR
Thanks for your reply
Loudspeakers the size of buildings on the NK side, whoa that's insane. I can just picture that, ringing out some garbage that I wouldn't be able to understand.
I hear there are a lot of gesturing along the border between the soldiers standing guard on both sides.
People forget and the younger generation don't know the Korean war never ended, kinda crazy it was just put on pause and nothing was ever signed to end it. My grandfather also served in the Korean war.
Kijŏngdong, Kijŏng-dong or Kijŏng tong is a village in P'yŏnghwa-ri (Chosŏn'gŭl: 평화리; Hancha: 平和里), Kaesong-si, North Korea. It is situated in the North's half of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Also known in North Korea as Peace Village (Chosŏn'gŭl: 평화촌; Hancha: 平和村; MR: p'yŏnghwach'on; ), it has been widely referred to as Propaganda Village (Hangul: 선전마을; Hanja: 宣傳마을; RR: seonjeon maeul) by those outside North Korea. Kijŏngdong is one of two villages permitted to remain in the 4-kilometer-wide (2.5 mi) DMZ set up under the 1953 armistice suspending the Korean War; the other is the South Korean village of Daeseong-dong, 2.22 kilometers (1.38 mi) away.
The official position of the North Korean government is that the village contains a 200-family collective farm, serviced by a childcare center, kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, and a hospital. However, observation from the south suggests that the town is actually an uninhabited Potemkin village built at great expense in the 1950s in a propaganda effort to encourage South Korean defection and to house the PRK soldiers manning the extensive network of artillery positions, fortifications and underground marshalling bunkers that abut the border zone. Though no visitors are allowed, it is the only settlement in North Korea within direct eye- and earshot of the Korean DMZ, and by extension, the West.
The village features a number of brightly painted, poured-concrete multi-story buildings and apartments, many apparently wired for electricity – these amenities represent an unheard-of level of luxury for any rural Korean in the 1950s, north or south. The town was oriented so that the bright blue roofs and white sides of the buildings next to the massive DPRK flag would be the most distinguishing features when viewed from across the border. Scrutiny with modern telescopic lenses, however, reveals that the buildings are mere concrete shells lacking window glass or even interior rooms, with building lights turned on and off at set times and empty sidewalks swept by a skeleton crew of caretakers in an effort to preserve the illusion of activity.
The world's highest flag tower stands at the entrance of Kijŏngdong, 160 meters tall (525 ft) and flying a 270-kilogram (600 lb) North Korean flag. In what some have called the "flagpole war", a brief battle of one-upmanship saw the shorter South Korean flagpole at Daeseong-dong extended to 100 meters (330 ft) with a 130-kilogram (300 lb) flag, making it briefly taller before the North Koreans countered with the current record-holding tower.
Originally posted by cloudbreak
reply to post by BlasteR
Sounds interesting - I've been along the western border of NK, but it's obviously not as intense. At dandong, across the river the north has a quite large ferris wheel; the entire 15-20 years it has been there it has reportedly never been turned on. Mere illusion to make people think life in NK can be fun and jolly with such decadent things as ferris wheels. I think there are similar 'theme park' items set up along the south korean border as well.