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Rresidents of South Korean islands told to move to bunkers - Reuters less than a minute ago via breakingnews.com
Originally posted by thecinic
Well if north korea knows an all out war will start don't you think they know they will loose??
North k. has to know they don't have the upper hand..
Kim jong il does not want to *loose what he has* that is his life and his families life legacy ruling North k with an iron fist...
I know kim is crazy but I don't think their wanting to commit suicide...
Also american MSM is not speaking a word of this..
Like nothing is going on......edit on 19-12-2010 by thecinic because: (no reason given)edit on 19-12-2010 by thecinic because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Vitchilo
As I explained earlier on this thread, the regime won't commit suicide knowingly. They will do it by thinking it will only be a limited skirmish and then it will get out of control and boom it will be full scale war before Little Kim knows it.
China and Russia have defended and supported the North’s provocations and unreasonable demands. In the wake of the North’s sinking of the South Korean naval vessel Cheonan in March, Beijing defended Pyongyang at the U.N. Security Council, leading to the adoption of a presidential statement that merely criticized the attack without naming North Korea as the perpetrator. Though Pyongyang defied the council, which urges a halt to the North’s nuclear weapons development, by making public its uranium enrichment facilities, Beijing and Moscow did nothing.
Four Multi-role Frigates and two air defense destroyers from Canada will meet up with an undisclosed contingent of Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy vessels for what is assumed to be preparations for action on the Korean Peninsula. The UK, Canada and Australia have some 90 Fast-Attack aircraft that can be deployed with 24 hours to the Korean Theater. The Canadian and Australian Airforces operate the F18s while the UK deploys the Tornado. Allied forces could double the available Naval power in the theater by the end of the year with over 1000 Front-line Allied Aircraft deployed by South Korea, the U.S. and other allies. The sheer volume of Western Forces in the Region signals an inevitable war. Not in the last 55 years has their been such a large Western Military Build-up in the Korean peninsula.
South Korean and U.S. forces are standing by in emergency mode after wrapping up a plan Friday to deal with any further provocations by North Korea as an artillery drill on Yeonpyong Island looms.
Originally posted by all2human
reply to post by thecinic
Especially since any fallout would travel the jet stream to the continental united states/canada
U.N. Security Council session ends after 8 hours without agreement on Korean crisis - Reuters 15 minutes ago via breakingnews.com
Originally posted by TheRemedial
Nothing will happen, no war, not now.
# All calm in Seoul on a foggy cold morning. Most likely unaware of military announcement to begin artillery drill soon. #Koreas 17 minutes ago via TweetDeck
# Amb. Rice does not mention #China by name. #Koreas 24 minutes ago via TweetDeck
# Amb. Rice: Unlikely that the gap among #UNSC members will be bridged. #Koreas 25 minutes ago via TweetDeck
# Amb. Rice at #UN: #ROK well within its rights, justification to conduct artillery drill. #Koreas 25 minutes ago via TweetDeck
# Amb. Rice at #UN: #DPRK has no right to threaten, attack to attack another UN member during routine military exercises. #Koreas 26 minutes ago via TweetDeck
# US Amb. to #UN Rice: Most SC members made clear their view to condemn #DPRK Nov. 23 attack but did not achieve consensus. #Koreas 27 minutes ago via TweetDeck
# AFP photog: Civilians on Yeonpyeong told to take shelter within 30 mins. #Koreas 27 minutes ago via TweetDeck