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(URGENT) S. Korean military declares emergency alert following death of Kim Jong-il

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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english.yonhapnews.co.kr...

www.koreaboo.com...


South Korea's military has reportedly declared an emergency state of alert due to this news, reported Yonhap News.


So what, do they expect NK to launch nukes on them? Refugees bigtime? Or what. More as it becomes available on this...




posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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Kim Jong Un is going to want to prove himself very quickly. Rumor has it, he may be worse than his father. Either way, within the next few days he's going to want to show the world he is either a better man than his father, or a stronger one. Let's hope it's the former. I have family in South Korea.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:44 PM
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so is Japan




South Korea (and Japan) prepared their military following the announcement, and the people have begun an official period of mourning from December 17th to the 29th.


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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:45 PM
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meh, they'll stand down.
nothing to see here, just a dictator dead from "hard work!"


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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:46 PM
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President Lee orders all officials on emergency status after Kim's death
SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- President Lee Myung-bak ordered Monday all government officials to be placed on emergency response status, following the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

Under the order, all government officials are restricted from taking leave or traveling and required to maintain emergency contact with their offices, officials said.


english.yonhapnews.co.kr...

WTF. Why all the hoopla. Are they expecting NK to erupt in utter chaos because of Kim's death? Or an attack? Why would NK choose such a sad time (for the people of NK) to attack SK? Just makes no sense. Maybe it's just precautionary.




posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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It makes me wonder why the N. Koreans haven't said how he died. Hope they don't put blame on an assassination or inside job.




posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:51 PM
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All these current events posts... and no one questions his death.

I mean really really questions it. I don't know much about it, but in the troubling times of the world there is something more to this story than meets the eye.

Anyone have any ideas?



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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Why? He's had health problems for years. They said he died of fatigue on a train ride. Everyone has to go sometime. Man, we can't make a conspiracy out of everything.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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They say he died from "phyical and mental overwork"

but...

That really means being poisoned by the CIA.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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Geez, just occurred to me: what if SK decides now is the time to attack NK, and catch the young inexperienced son off guard? Or worse, what if the US decides this too and helps.




posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:08 PM
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SK and Japan will be on alert because, as has been stated by all news agencies I think, this will send shock waves through NK.

No one really knows what the situation is in NK, and there is a possibility of a military coup.

This isn't like a nation electing a new head of state that the public and neighbors have gotten to know. This is a completely unknown situation in a nuclear armed state, a very dangerous prospect.

Anything could be happening in there, and their neighbors are right to be on alert and ready for anything until facts can be established and we know that the nation and its people are not going into complete anarchy.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:09 PM
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Your smarter than that...new leader Son must show his military he is now in control and he will most likely do something as in an unprovked attack on the same island they fired upon earlier...least his military get any ideas of coup...perfect time for such an event so can see exactly why they went on a higher alert



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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Lets just hope they don't decide to honor his death with a 21 gun salute aimed south.
The young leader will need to show that he is more of a God than his father and really needs to get his people to believe in him.
Hence the neighbours preparing for the worse



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:19 PM
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I am going to call you on that. I will bet he is much smarter, and more politically aware than his father. He understands the internet, and has probably studied the opposition from the world to his father's beliefs ad nauseum. If he is to be an effective leader, he must take his people to the world of now, and I believe he will surprise everyone. If he does it correctly, he will be the best news that could come out of this country for a long time.
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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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That maybe if he were a sane person but he has already proven to be a more than little off in the sanity department...this guys is much worse than his father and nothing good will come from him...with the exception of maybe a military take over. The guy is nuts



When he was 7, the son was allowed to drive a Mercedes 600 with adjusted seat heights. He was also allowed to drink alcohol and dressed in a military uniform from an early age. At 12, after his younger sister had the temerity to call him "brother," he demanded that she call him "General Comrade." He was concerned for his people, after a fashion. When he turned 18 he supposedly said, "I get to ride Jet Ski and enjoy watersports, Rollerblading, and horse riding. But what are ordinary people doing?"



gawker.com...
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And of course I could be wrong and things continue quitely along the same path but there will be no dramatic difference...NK will remain a stalinist strong hold...and the dynasty will continue...hope there are changes as so many people suffer from stravation in the country it is pathetic
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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:49 PM
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It's more likely that the top generals will try to oust Kim Jong un.
There has to be high level people, 'in the know' in north korea that never liked Kim or his son.
They are just people after all, just like many nazi's did not agree with what was happening.

Here's hoping that they have their own revolution.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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You mean like a formal declaration for the end of hostilities and rolling up the barbed wire?

Bada boom bada bing......instant food aid, energy aid, and tech aid. Instant trade.

Thats what the good fellas would do.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 12:15 AM
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Ahh,but you were a kid once too. I was captain america and invincible when I was 7.
Things change, and so do people.
The youth today have a marked opportunity over us because they see things in a perspective that we do not.
A smart kid would never let it on to his overwhelming, demanding father, how he really felt about anything, just please the prick and go on your merry way. This is what our kids do to us today. Nothing new.
When ic comes to being free of the persecuting thumb on your back, what you believe is free to exist, and I think that is the scenario that will unfold here. Perhaps wrong, but again, I would bet on it.



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posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 05:05 AM
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From what I have been reading since this was announced for older stories and reports, -un has been the defacto leader in day to day stuff for quite awhile now anyway, so this was more a formal change of title than it was any sort of shock. I've actually been relieved to learn that. My first concern was a state of chaos within the DPRK Government by a death not fully prepared for. In that system and how it's so strongly formed around a single man, that is a real concerning thing. Apparently though....no such worries.

Now this Un sounds worse that Dad was in viciousness if some reports are to be believed...but then no reports are seemingly 100% reliable about anything, right down to the actual year this guy was born...so who knows.

I think he's more likely to extort Obama for food, fuel and other aid than he is to go to war once this initial period of transition and everyone adjusting to this new reality has passed, assuming it passes smoothly. He's been groomed for this for at least a year..maybe as many as 3 years. He's been right there to watch and learn the extortion game on the international level...so why screw with what works?



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 05:23 AM
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Originally posted by Deflagration

Anyone have any ideas?

How about this? He was known to be ill. It hardly came out of the blue. Not everything is a conspiracy you know.



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