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Originally posted by backinblack
I have to wonder if 94 minutes of live fire drill was worth the risk of war..
I know lil kim is not all there but I would of though common sense would have prevailed and maybe they could of at least moved the drill away from NK's border..
Just a thought...
Originally posted by Vitchilo
reply to post by backinblack
It was never about ``drills`` it was about a political statement that the South wouldn't be bullied by the North anymore, also called ``saving face``.
Even if N. Korea would loose a total war which is obvious they would.. I'm sure they could take out atleast a million in seoul......
Kim Jong-un, the third son and heir of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, showed a strong affection for nuclear weapons since he was a child, according to Kim senior's former personal chef. Kenji Fujimoto quoted Kim Jong-un as saying uranium mines are the North's "sole assets."
Fujimoto was Kim's chef for 13 years until he fled the communist county in 2001 and knew both his second son Jong-chol and Jong-un since they were small. Having recently published the Korean edition of a book entitled "North Korea's Heir, Why Kim Jong-un?," Fujimoto told the Chosun Ilbo in Seoul on Friday that Jong-un briefly returned to North Korea from his studies abroad in the early 2000s and said, "Our industrial technology lags behind. All we have is uranium ore."
Kim Jong-il told Jong-un since he was 15 that a man had to hold his liquor and allowed him to drink, but ordered him not to smoke. Jong-un favored Johnny Walker whisky and secretly smoked Yves Saint Laurent cigarettes with Fujimoto. He had a Mercedes 600 sedan and was fond of South Korean pop music and the Super Mario Brothers and Tetris computer games.
Fujimoto recalled Jong-un once told him, "I roller blade, play basketball and go jet skiing in the summer, but I wonder how other people live." he visited Tokyo Disney Land with his mother Ko Young-hui.
Asked about the heir's podgy shape, Fujimoto speculated that Kim Jong-il made Jong-un gain weight to give him more of a leader's gravity."
Kim Jong-il classified his female dance troupes into four categories according to their height (155 cm, 160 cm, 165 cm and 170 cm) and had them compete against each other. Once, he ordered dancers to perform naked and told senior officials to dance with them. Fujimoto said Kim was apparently trying to recreate the strip shows of the West.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by xynephadyn
Why are you disappointed?
Do you realize the ramifications of this conflict?
Obviously not. Too busy wrapped up in your fear porn/war fantasy to care about the people who will suffer if this thing explodes!
President Lee Myung-bak said Monday that the South Korean military's artillery drills from the western border island of Yeonpyeong were an appropriate move aimed at protecting the country's territory and that no other country can take issue with them, according to Lee's office.
"It is natural for a sovereign country to conduct a military exercise for territorial defense," especially as it is a divided nation with military confrontation, Lee was quoted as saying. "Nobody can meddle in it."
W7VOA US 8th Army: Korean peninsula remains stable, everyone encouraged to continue their normal activities. 1 minute ago via TweetDeck
KyungLahCNN SK Jt chiefs: emergency order on the 5 border islands lifted. 4 minutes ago via web
South Korea concluded a live-fire exercise Monday from a border island shelled last month by North Korea, but the communist nation has not made any provocative moves despite its earlier threat to strike back, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
U.S. cable news channel CNN said the North told the visiting New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that it would allow U.N. nuclear inspectors back into its Yongbyon nuclear complex and negotiate the transfer of 12,000 fresh fuel rods out of the country.
The North also agreed to consider Richardson's proposals for a military commission among the two Koreas and the U.S., as well as a hotline to connect the Koreas' militaries, the report said. Richardson's trip included talks with Pyongyang's main nuclear envoy Kim Kye-gwan.
@REUTERSFLASH: Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui repeats China's call to avoid conflict between two Koreas”
Originally posted by Vitchilo
The next North Korean leader... a real nice guy...
FLASH: North Korea army says "it is not worth reacting to provocation" from South Korea's exercise - KCNA /@-Reuters less than a minute ago via oli2be