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As North Koreans cheer him, South Korean man is arrested for unapproved stay across border

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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As North Koreans cheer him, South Korean man is arrested for unapproved stay across border





PANMUNJOM, Korea — As North Koreans cheered and waved white “unified Korea” flags, a South Korean activist was arrested as soon as he set foot on home soil Thursday, resisting police in a stunt of defiance after an unapproved, three-month stay in the North.

Turning around to face crowds of cheering North Koreans before stepping over the line, No Su-hui raised his arms and shouted “Long live reunification,” a white unified Korea flag in his right hand and a bouquet of flowers in his left. Behind him on the South Korean side, South Korean soldiers stood in taekwondo poses, their eyes concealed behind dark sunglasses.


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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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Basically the story says that a South Korean Visited North Korea and when he went back to his country he got arrested by South Korean officials for making an unauthorized trip to North Korea.

By reading this article I wonder how many South Koreans want to be ruled by North Korea?

And what will be Geopolitical effect if Korea get reunitified under Kim Jong un
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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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Here is a video of the event


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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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I bet this doesn't make the North Korean news. Still a little bit surprised that the South allowed for this to happen, and even promoted it as much as they did. Maybe they should just make a daily routine of this, shouting across the boarder thing.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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I believe those were northerners shouting over the border.. could be wrong though.

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Utterly insane!

Where do I start with this one?


The North is so choreographed it's funny. I have no doubt that many of those people cheering in the North genuinely want change, and they seem so innocent and naive I actually get the sense that don't even understand how they're being used and manipulated.

The military leaders of the North - lets face it, they're the ones who run the show, not KJU - only want reunification on their terms, with their indoctrination spreading to the south. They will probably never willingly accept a semblance of democratic leadership.

Finally, what the hell did the South think it was achieving by treating that man in such a way? They've just provided the North with so much more propaganda footage to show their people, and for what? They didn't need to grab him and carry him away like that, it made the South look like thugs to the outside world, not just to the North Korean people.

Yes, they would need to run some security checks on him, but plenty of North Koreans have made it over the border before and not been treated like this. I don't understand why they would behave like that unless they WANTED to continue hostilities with the North.

In an ideal world, reunification would start with opening up the borders and starting a proper dialogue to allow North Korean citizens to leave if they wished. The first step would be to convince the North to allow their people free and easy access to leave the country. Thousands would flee, weakening the state. Eventually the North would have to concede failure and expanding the border of the South would be a viable solution. That is the only way that I can see the two sides ever becoming one.

Unfortunately, I don't think the North would do that, and after seeing that video I no longer think the South is capable either.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 08:34 PM
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Great story...It seems to me that the people of Korea want to be one and not separated. I'd like to see it happen in my lifetime but it's unlikely.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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Just a quick thought, and I think I'm wrong, but wouldn't reunification be disastrous for the whole peninsula? All of a sudden South Korea would have to spend billions on providing food, clothing, housing, health care, and other basic needs to millions from the North. (I'm assuming the peninsula wouldn't reunite under North Korean control. Why would the South ever agree to that?)

What am I missing?



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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Made one person question themself so much that...


Does anyone not think of that clip being south crossing into north?


Good job South Korea..



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:24 AM
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It is good to see the push for reunification is still making headlines. Considering the history and ongoing tension it is not going to be easy, but with events like this it does keep the topic on the table, a lot of people want it while a few are stuck in their hate.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 01:59 AM
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Originally posted by starwarsisreal
By reading this article I wonder how many South Koreans want to be ruled by North Korea?


How about none. How about you are clueless about the political situation. How about if the NK found him and used torture to force him to claim he was a spy and then used this against SK. How about you use critical thinking skills if you posess them, or gain them if you dont.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 02:01 AM
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Originally posted by detachedindividual
Utterly insane!
Yes, they would need to run some security checks on him, but plenty of North Koreans have made it over the border before and not been treated like this. I don't understand why they would behave like that unless they WANTED to continue hostilities with the North.


He was not a North Korean, he was a South Korean who illegally snuck into the North. Maybe you should read before responding.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 02:01 AM
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Originally posted by HawkeyeNation
Great story...It seems to me that the people of Korea want to be one and not separated. I'd like to see it happen in my lifetime but it's unlikely.


It would happen within years if not for China.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 03:43 AM
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Originally posted by FractalChaos13242017
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I bet this doesn't make the North Korean news. Still a little bit surprised that the South allowed for this to happen, and even promoted it as much as they did. Maybe they should just make a daily routine of this, shouting across the boarder thing.




Are you being serious? The new Dear Leader just got done a few months ago executing those in the North that were working on reunification (set up under the previous dear leader). The fact there was video recording on the Norths side, coupled with a bunch of "supporters", this smacks of a propoganada spin in the North.

Trying to leave North Korea usually results in imprisonment in one of their camps or execution. The fact the North escorted this guy back to the border, in my opinion this was planned and approved by the North's government.



posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 04:25 AM
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Originally posted by charles1952
Just a quick thought, and I think I'm wrong, but wouldn't reunification be disastrous for the whole peninsula? All of a sudden South Korea would have to spend billions on providing food, clothing, housing, health care, and other basic needs to millions from the North. (I'm assuming the peninsula wouldn't reunite under North Korean control. Why would the South ever agree to that?)

What am I missing?

That the North wants the whole peninsula unified under their rule, not the other way around.
So the north could then loot the riches of the south, and the standard of living their “dear leader” would improve, as well as his power base.



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