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Originally posted by crazydaisy
I wonder if perhaps Kim were to get sicker and unable to perform his duties would it be more probable that this would ease the tensions. Has anyone read anything about his medical condition - I think we know his mental condition. I wish I knew more about his son - perhaps he wants peace (hoping).
First off, they are on the way out with out any help... They are a dying government.... They don't need assistance. You watch. When Kim Jung Ill turns his power over to his younger son, they will open up a bit, eventually they will open up again and the way things are done there now, will stop. That is my prediction as for what happens with NK.
-- S. Korea to repatriate Chinese fishermen without punishment (JoongAng Ilbo)
Pyongyang warned Friday that new efforts by Seoul to investigate alleged wartime abductions of South Koreans by the North would endanger further reunions of separated families.
Kyodo: 56% of Japanese voters now want Lower House dissolved for snap elections. about 8 hours ago via web
Yonhap: #ROK intel think tank predicts #DPRK likely more hostile in 2011 as military leaders compete for Kim Jong Un's loyalty. #Koreas about 11 hours ago via web
“Internally, the North Korean military is already defined as a main enemy and externally it is also described as an enemy,” said a defense official, explaining the ministry’s decision not to include the term in this year’s defense paper.
North Korean soldiers boasted on state television they bombarded a front-line South Korean island with artillery last month as immediate retaliation after the South fired first.
South Korea will stage naval firing drills at 23 venues from Monday but will exclude areas near the disputed sea border with North Korea, the military said.
The military plans to stage live-fire drills of the coast around the Korean peninsula from December 27 to 31, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday.
Elections in Japan... could new elections bring a PM able to kick out the US Okinawa base?
And a new PM willing to change the Japanese constitution to allow it to rebuild an army/develop nukes?