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South Korean troops fired back 13 minutes later, causing unknown damage. Members of Lee's own party and opposition lawmakers accused the military of responding too slowly.
Anybody know what DEFCON the US is at currently by the way?
On November 26, 1950, China officially became a participant in the Korean War by launching a counteroffensive against soldiers from the US and UN.
Originally posted by observer
reply to post by Regensturm
What on earth do they mean by this? Do they consider the military exercises a "unilateral military act"? Or are they saying that they would oppose the use of force if NK provokes the forces in the area.
If they mean the latter then this is what I would expect from China. If they mean the former, then this may get very bumpy, very fast.
N Korea stages artillery drill, warns of war
By Stephen McDonell and wires
Updated 1 hour 44 minutes ago
North Korea has staged an artillery firing drill in the Yellow Sea and warned that US-South Korean naval exercises planned for the weekend will bring the peninsula closer to war.
Tensions are running high after the North's bombardment of Yeonpyeong island on Tuesday killed four people, injured 18 and set buildings and forests ablaze.
The sound of fresh rounds of artillery emanating from North Korea led to fears of a fresh attack and sent South Koreans who remain on the island running to air raid shelters.
The South Korean government, however, said this seemed to be a training exercise and that no shells landed on its territory.
A defence ministry spokesman said explosions were heard several times and that about 20 shells had apparently landed on the North's side near the disputed border in the Yellow Sea.
Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd has told Channel Ten there does not appear to be cause for alarm at this stage.
"It appears to be live firing within North Korea - practice rounds - but that's just what we've deduced so far," he said.
"Everyone should just take a deep breath and we'll get all the facts sorted out. But it seems to be live firing within North Korea, not across."
Earlier today, North Korea warned that this weekend's planned war games by the South and the United States would push the region towards war.
North Korean citizens working in Russia's Far East rushed home after the recent military skirmish between North and South Korea, Russian popular daily Moskovsky Komsomolets said on Friday.
``The atomic bomb is nothing to be afraid of. China has millions of people. It cannot be bombed out of existence. If someone else can drop an atomic bomb, I can too. The death of 10 or 20 million people is nothing to be afraid of...``
"As soon as the message about rising tensions between both countries appeared, North Koreans took it as an unspoken call to stand up and protect their dictator Kim Jong-il," Moskovsky Komsomolets cited Russian news agency VladNews as saying.
South Korea has named its former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff as the new defence minister amid growing criticism of the government's response to a deadly attack by North Korea. General Kim Kwan-jin, a 61-year-old career soldier, is replacing Kim Tae-young who resigned on Thursday two days after the attack on the small South Korean island of Yeonpyeong left four people, including two marines, dead.
The attack on Tuesday left two marines and two civilians dead on the western South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. South Korea has since suspended Red Cross shipments of remaining flood aid to North Korea and other scheduled civilian assistance for malnourished children and disadvantaged groups in the impoverished North
"This is not the first time Western Imperialists haVE driven their warships towards to the coast of China in the past 100 years. It's now the time for Chinese people to revenge against this sort of unacceptable posturing. Don't be afraid of Full Blown Nuclear War, if it was indeed to be happened. China will take US together to the stone age) ---- This is very serious, I can confirmed this general is one of head military leaders of PLA.
Another latest news confirmed Chinese Army has already stepped next the border of North Korea, As soon as the war starts, Military 39 of PLA will sooner march in Seoul . Chinese Nuclear Missiles have already targeted at Seoul and American military bases in Japan. Another groups of ICBM Missiles in Southwest China have already targeted at Guam and Nara F-22 base......---------I can confirm it's all real. because it comes from the mainstream media of Chinese Press
SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korea sent 400,000 anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets over the border after North Korea shelled an island in the West Sea, a government source said Friday. The source, who declined to be identified, said the leaflets were sent across the border on Tuesday night after the artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island on Tuesday afternoon that killed two South Korean marines and two civilians.
Will North Korea respond again? The likelihood, on past form, is not. But while we often assume that the North knows “the limits of the game”, in the current political environment, with the inexperienced Kim Jong-un trying to prove he’s a worthy successor to his father, Kim Jong-il, it is possible the rules of the game have changed considerably.
Originally posted by GoalPoster
reply to post by jonny2410
This is going to make me sound like an absolute simpleton . . . . but how'd they deliver them?
What surprises me, if in fact the report is valid, is that the NOrth Koreans didn't have an absolute pissy-pants hissy fit over the fact that somebody or something from South Korea crossed into their land/airspace/general vicinity to drop off the love letters.
That alone makes me want to throw the BS flag on the initial report.