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posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by princeofpeace
All i know is things seemed to have really cooled down and all these threads on here from a couple of weeks ago seem idiotic. I told everyone nothing was going to happen. Guess what? I was right...AGAIN!



It's not over dude. There will never be peace on the Korean Peninsula until reunification and settling down of political parties and dissidents.




posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 12:26 AM
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Add one more friend of Un to the list of US foes Brazil, from the KCNA now up, now down, now in Korean, now in english, web site


Greetings to Kim Jong Un from Brazilian Political Party Leader

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Pyongyang, April 20 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, received a message of greeting from Sergio Rubens De Araujo Torres, national president of the Party for Free Motherland of Brazil, on April 8.
The message said that April 15, 2013 marks the 101st birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, President of the DPRK.
We remember Kim Il Sung, the great leader who led the struggle against the Japanese imperialist aggressors to victory, the father of socialist Korea and eternal President of the DPRK, for his warm patriotic spirit, love for people and dedication to mankind, the message noted, adding: Kim Il Sung will always be with all Korean people and world people.
We remember the feats he performed for the independence of the country and they are of special importance at this time as difficult as the 1950-1953 Fatherland Liberation War fought against the U.S. imperialists.
All the members of the Party for Free Motherland of Brazil are joining the DPRK in celebrating this significant day and extend congratulations to Kim Jong Un who inherited the grit and the cause of just struggle of Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.
We congratulate you on the 101st birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung and hope the Korean people would resolutely shatter the vicious war moves of the U.S. imperialists against socialist Korea.
We are convinced that the Workers' Party of Korea will defeat the U.S. imperialists present in south Korea, defend peace on the Korean Peninsula and reunify the country by dint of Songun. -0-
from the link www.kcna.kp...



posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 02:41 AM
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could this be the final word from Un and the DPRK to engage in the act of war? it is hard to under stand the wording but at the end will give a brief interpretation it is from this link www.microsofttranslator.com...


Principal 102 (2013), April 21, Sunday

Statement by the 15 June Joint Declaration, North Korea practice Committee



Now came the Koreans and has driven over my party is a puppet troupe thug best dignity of our nation to dare is to do a thousand artificial no libelous atrocities committed by rising anger about having to touch.

This time, in the middle of the party is a puppet troupe in 100 shares were the scum, the Godzilla of the invoice and the oldie mountain fire raking them unruly van called the rally draws over the open Republic cracks down on our supreme dignity, even blasphemous diabolical Mans Dong with a thousand Chu also cannot afford a half million ethnic oversized is a criminal act.

French Defense Minister urges unity in a war situation and the reports of the border with the gaping body issued a Leach in the over-sized, in front of the North-South relations is up too, even precarious, unpredictable state of hanci bogged down.

The problem is trying to escape from the responsibility of the authorities ' harsh puppet foolishly janggoe, beak, and will mislead the public opinion.

S. and dictatorship is a 10-minute walk from some of today's South that gathered at a small rally to proceed, as well as being a minor scandal Lyon at the rally about as far as the puppet authorities ' thorough pre-approved by balusters that knows all three pretended to be.

Nevertheless, the puppet authorities they have committed, but apologies for sins, and instead do what "freedom of expression", and "private party rate whilst what's this one," La Dano and shamelessly hang around for the Lords ' trying to do away with the blame and denounce the unhatched strength.

Moreover our top falls to undermine the dignity, did not notice the retaliation actions for the crush started out promising and emphatically proclaimed the Korean people's Army Supreme command's ultimatum for "a mockery" that are difficult to get, "classy behavior." what's the Mans feet away and hit play on madness beak rivedoux-Plage.

The degradation of our party was already closely puppet troupe like the decision of the chain is the largest national shipbuilding Songun adore dare to snap up diabolical plots to overtly vicious you want to decorate, and me jumping into the six-party talks, revealed that the ugly half ethnic identity.

This is what the great provocation that some robbers are not the accidental disturbance of the puppet military authorities, including the dense bully plan has been intentionally risk under half agree with the book is an extension of confrontation.

Every fact is extra large, of provoking the culprit none other than puppet called naming authorities of the hundred hundred-proof-of-concept.

15 June Joint Declaration, the north side of practice Committee of the danger may not be able to tolerate the confrontation and hostility to a thousand party falls, cold affirmation takes extreme hostility to the wartime situation, and reached a crucial stage of the war as a deliberate and premeditated provocation, Director of the rock as you came in and gave the name of the Koreans in denouncing the choice of this heater.

South Korea and its surroundings in our Republic there are various means by which a nuclear strike aimed at gathering and what's happening in the North, in the practice of war hitting frantically issued a great risk, too great a puppet troupe, a sky and can't buy what per nation is a bunch of puppets of the ruling authorities of treason in hopes of getting a dialog like you memorize and even entices aggressors, Jean-Hugo ballad inside and outside public opinion to mislead the insidious for five Grand, I think, showed strongly that force.

As I have a crazy war fanatics in the military and would solve nothing, nor the words only to mercilessly sweep away that the wants peace and reunification on the Koreans in the final determination of the de team is missing.

Danger the demoman laughs while pointing up in the sky and the l party dare Dan then and how miserable and damning what know through experience will be.

South Korean citizens and organizations in each tier of the affirmation in the bosom of the shank is extra large and provocative's marauding and sank North of the results for the war by Effie is raving snow puppet conservative scourge once and for all and the l party under the banner of the June 15, ahead of a new day coming for the plutonium eventually will go on until the final match.

Principal, April 20, 102 (2013)

Pyongyang
Could this be a statement of in short, {interrupted by me} South and Puppet force be ready for the nukes to fall from the sky on you, you have insulted the north for the last time. in keeping with the June 15 honer and tradition we will fight to the end. yes there is more to it than but that is the jest of it.
www.microsofttranslator.com... if it should show a 400 and no link comes up click on the english bar arrow
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posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 04:25 AM
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21/04/13 Two more Scud missile launchers moved to N. Korea's east coast: source
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SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has recently moved two additional missile launchers believed to be for Scud missiles to its east coast, a military source familiar with the matter said Sunday, in yet another sign of preparations for a missile launch at a volatile time on the Korean Peninsula.

According to intelligence authorities, the North in early April moved two mid-range Musudan missiles to Wonsan, and placed seven mobile missile transporter-erector-launchers (TEL) in Wonsan and South Hamgyeong Province at its eastern coast.
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posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 11:14 AM
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Oh, dear - here we go again...





posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 12:53 PM
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Just a few updates on the days news thus far, from Yonhap

S. Korean, U.S. military leaders warn N. Korea against threats
SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- Military leaders of South Korea and the United States said Sunday North Korea's recent torrent of provocative threats will have an unfavorable impact on the isolated communist regime. Full story
Civic leaders call for peace on Korean Peninsula
SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- A group of South Korean civic leaders urged the two Koreas Sunday to sign a peace treaty in an effort to prevent war on the Korean Peninsula and ensure their coexistence. Full story
can be read here english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from Korea Herald www.koreaherald.com


South Korea, China bolster diplomatic efforts on North

Cautious hopes for a turnaround in the military stalemate with North Korea have emerged as Seoul, Washington and Beijing...

North Caucasus rebels deny link to Bosto...
N. Korea slams rumors of link to Boston ...



last one from www3.nhk.or.jp...



Japan, US officials to discuss response to N.Korea

Senior officials of Japan and the United States are set to meet this week to confirm their cooperation against threats from North Korea.

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and the top US military officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey, will visit Japan.

Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Saturday the Self-Defense Forces will continue to be on the alert while gathering information.

North Korea marks the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army on Thursday. The country has been demanding that UN sanctions be dropped and the US and South Korea halt their ongoing joint military drills as conditions for dialogue.

Apr. 21, 2013 - Updated 01:42 UTC
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posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 12:00 AM
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Up date of little Un's toy chest

April 22, 2013 U.S. Expert Says N.Korea May Conduct More Nuclear Tests

North Korea could conduct its fourth nuclear test in weeks or months, said Dr. Siegfried Hecker from Stanford University, the last U.S. expert to visit the Yongbyon uranium enrichment facility, according to Radio Free Asia on Friday.

He made the comments during a seminar at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation held in Austria on Thursday and also discussed the North’s technological capabilities.

The North "would likely need several more tests to be able to make one small enough for a missile and have sufficient confidence that you can put a nuclear weapon on a warhead," he speculated.

Hecker visited the previously secret uranium enrichment facility in Yongbyon at the invitation of North Korea in 2010.

The North's "nuclear arms still are probably primitive" and its technology is not yet developed enough to mount nuclear weapons atop an intercontinental ballistic missile, he said.

The most serious possible threat would be delivery of a nuclear bomb by boat. "That would be the simplest delivery mechanism. However, it is very difficult to pull that off," he added.
Read this article in Korean
englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 22, 2013 10:10 KST
the above is from this link english.chosun.com... The jig is up little Un! Go put up you toy rockets and your Missiles before we come take them form you , bad boy! Bad bad bad boy little Un very Bad no din din for you!



posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 08:25 AM
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Something that might or might not be related. I rather give the info just in case. I figure better be wrong than quiet.
i will be translating the important bits form an italian news site, the link will be at the end in case any italian speakers want to give their 2 cents.

"From the US we are seeing a change from Obama's original plan for nuclear disarm, in fact the pentagon is going to spend 11 billion dollars to modernize the 200 B61 tactical nukes held in europe and turn them into guided atomic bombs that can be released form the controversial F-35.
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These bombs are from the 1960s they weigh 320 Kg are 3,25 meters long.
The maximum power of these devices is 340 Kilotons but the ones in italy (70) are all in the 50 kilotons range.
The 200 bombs should be all update in 2019 or 2020 and will all be used on the F-35 bombers

some additional info from the article.
2.443 F-35s are being built for a total of 323 billion dollars. Italy is buying 90 of those.
Even though the idea was of nuclear disarm, bringing the old ones up to date doesn't violate the 2010 disarm promise.

Link:
www.repubblica.it...

Like i said, not sure what to make of it, 2019 is a long way down the road, but of course some can be ready much sooner, hell for all we know they might have been working on this for a while and only made it public now.
it just struck me as odd that with the current "tension" and all this nuke talk by north korea, america is bringing some old nukes up to date.



posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 12:22 PM
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Yet there is no funding for this, or will he rob Peter to pay Paul?
And some how: one or 2 will go missing , for Un to play with,{ just looking into the black ball of tomorrows headlines, not that that would happen}}] put here are some events that are; first up... War will not happen in the Korea's
english.sina.com... from the link


Korean Peninsula war not happen: Cambodian PM
2013-04-22 07:58:59 GMT2013-04-22 15:58:59(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

PHNOM PENH, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen predicted Monday that the war on the Korean Peninsula would not happen, saying that his decision not to evacuate laborers, students and diplomatic personnel from South Korea was correct.

"Even though the situation on the Korean Peninsula remains tense, no fighting will occur,"the premier said during the inauguration of new achievements in a Buddhist pagoda in the eastern Prey Veng province.

"If we evacuated our laborers from South Korea when escalated tensions between the two Koreas happened earlier this month, now, maybe, we could not seek jobs for our people in South Korea anymore because we ran away when there was nothing happened,"the premier said."The government's decision not to evacuate them at that time is right."
Don't know about you but i fell some much safer now. and for you that are watching all the moves here is what the SK leader is up too or will be english.sina.com... from that link


S.Korean president plans visit to China after US trip
2013-04-22 06:53:32 GMT2013-04-22 14:53:32(Beijing Time) SINA English
S.Korean President Park Geun-hyeS.Korean President Park Geun-hye

S.Korean President Park Geun-hye will visit China to discuss the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) issues soon after her trip to the United States next month, Joongang Ilbo quoted Saenuri lawmakers as saying yesterday.

The plan to visit China came as the Park administration works to bolster its relationship with the new leadership of China amid escalated tension caused by weeks of war threats from Pyongyang.

Park reportedly discussed her plans with ruling party lawmakers in the National Assembly’s Science at the Blue House on Friday.

“I should visit China to discuss North Korea issues,” Park was quoted as saying by multiple lawmakers who attended the dinner. “I will likely go to China after my U.S. trip.”


wounder if Un will plan a trip, oh he's on one.

Here are a few from Korea Herald



Rights group: Myanmar unrest is 'ethnic cleansing'

The Korea Herald > National > Defense

Calls against wartime control transfer resurface amid tension

North Korea’s growing threat is feeding a fresh dispute over whether South Korea is fully ready to retake wartime operational control from Washington in December 2015 as scheduled.The highly divisive...
Updated : 2013.04.22 20:17
K2 battle tank fails another engine test

South Korea’s project to develop the next-generation K2 battle tank faces another hurdle as its engine failed durability tests, officials at the Defense Acquisition and Procurement Administration said Monday, further delaying the project plagued with technical problems in past years.Desig...
Updated : 2013.04.22 20:09

‘Operational control transfer should be halted’

Following is an open letter to the Korean government, military and citizens by Burwell B. Bell, a retired U.S. Army general who served as commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Comma...
Updated : 2013.04.22 20:06
to read any of the above in full , here is the link www.koreaherald.com...
Last is 4 news events worth reading

N. Korea requests food aid from Mongolia: media report
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has recently requested food aid from Mongolia, citing a food shortage the country may face, according to a Mongolian Internet news outlet on Monday. Full story
Park orders swift support for firms hit by Kaesong shutdown
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye instructed aides Monday to come up with support measures as early as possible for South Korean firms suffering from North Korea's suspension of a jointly run industrial park in the communist nation. Full story
Seoul vows to keep deadline for wartime control transfer
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense ministry reaffirmed its commitment Monday to work with its American counterpart to take back wartime operational control in 2015 as scheduled, despite growing calls to delay the process to counter North Korea aggression. Full story
S. Korea mulls options to defuse Kaesong stalemate
SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is reviewing all options to break the deadlock over the suspension of an inter-Korean industrial complex and minimize the damage on local firms operating there, the unification ministry said Monday. Full story
so there is my thoughts and news so far more will come as the day goes on, unless Un is hiding under his bed english.yonhapnews.co.kr...
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posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 03:46 PM
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Chinese envoy in Dc to have talks over little Un and what to do about him here is linky on the little pinky english.yonhapnews.co.kr...


2013/04/23 00:55 KST
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Chinese envoy in Washington for critical diplomacy on N. Korea
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Wu Dawei, Chinese special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, was to meet with his U.S. counterpart, Glyn Davies, in Washington Monday, beginning a crucial round of diplomacy aimed at reviving dialogue with Pyongyang.

Wu plans to hold a series of meetings with top U.S. officials, including Davies, at the State Department throughout the day, according to a diplomatic source.
told ya there would be more



posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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well little Un and the DPRK have done it again no KCNA or rodong web net links or other North Korea web sites , when this happens they are up to something. the only site that is up, is this one www.kcna.co.jp... that's because it is out of japan. here is an other update on NK from www.koreaherald.com...

N.K. cabinet discuss int'l sanctions, economic developments



Published : 2013-04-22 20:33
Updated : 2013-04-22 20:33

North Korea said Monday its Cabinet has held an extended meeting to discuss the effect of international sanctions imposed on it and ways to develop its economy through stepped-up exchanges with the outside world.

North Korean policymakers deliberated on goals set by leader Kim Jong-un last month that called for simultaneous development of the country's nuclear capabilities as well as its economy as a whole with focus on the light industry, said the Korean Central News Agency in a report, monitored in Seoul.

They also evaluated growth in the first three months of this year and reviewed policies for the second quarter, it said.

"The cabinet outlined policies that can be followed to improve the country's economic exchanges with the rest of the world and break up plots by the United States and its supporters to carry out underhanded sanctions," the KCNA report said, adding that officials called for creating conditions favorable for the building of an economically strong nation.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Pak Pong-ju, the report said. Pak, an economic technocrat, was appointed to the post earlier this month. (Yonhap News)
Little Un and his pack of goons will push ahead with nukes no matter what the rest of the would says or thinks.
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posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 11:50 PM
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Now this is something, did little Un send this via a DPRK goon, stooge or is it from some one else
english.yonhapnews.co.kr...


2013/04/23 12:21 KST
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Parcel with powder sent to S. Korean defense minister
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A parcel containing a threatening letter and suspicious powder was delivered to South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin on Tuesday, ministry officials said, days after hundreds of leaflets threatening him were found amid high tensions with North Korea.
"In the parcel addressed to defense minister with no sender name, the ministry found a threatening letter and unidentified powder," the ministry said in a release.

The ministry identified the parcel delivery as "an attempted terror" against the minister and formed an emergency team to analyze components of the white powder and trace the sender.
Un did say he and the DPRK are above such acts, right after the Boston Bombings. there is more to this english.yonhapnews.co.kr... form the link


2013/04/23 12:21 KST
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Parcel with powder sent to S. Korean defense minister
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A parcel containing a threatening letter and suspicious powder was delivered to South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin on Tuesday, ministry officials said, days after hundreds of leaflets threatening him were found amid high tensions with North Korea.
"In the parcel addressed to defense minister with no sender name, the ministry found a threatening letter and unidentified powder," the ministry said in a release.

The ministry identified the parcel delivery as "an attempted terror" against the minister and formed an emergency team to analyze components of the white powder and trace the sender.

The letter was the same leaflet, which were distributed near the ministry in early Friday morning, officials said. It denounced Kim's hard-line stance on North Korea and threatened to "punish" him.

Investigations are currently underway to determine who were behind the leaflet distribution.

ejkim@yna.co.kr
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well it seems things are getting out of hand over there after all, bet that this will be linked to Un and the first act of war, no that would be to easy to do, and there is no bang to it
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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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here is an interesting view on this whole mess with North Korea www.koreaherald.com... short but to the point into from the link

[Voice] Can Seoul better convey N.K.’s threat?
With foreign media painting a doomsday scenario



Published : 2013-04-22 20:05
Updated : 2013-04-22 20:05
“North Korea’s war plan”; “Warning to South Korea: You’ll get 45 seconds’ notice of artillery strike”; “Pondering unthinkable: Korean war.” These were just some of the headlines foreign media used in the midst of North Korea’s latest barrage of belligerent rhetoric directed at Seoul and the United States. Such was the nature of much of the coverage for which foreign observers with only a cursory knowledge of inter-Korean relations could have been forgiven, in assuming the peninsula was on the brink of war.

Perhaps unsurprising, then, were the results of a Gallup poll carried out among Americans earlier this month. In it, 43 percent of Americans said they believed a North Korean attack on the South was “likely” in the next six months, while 28 percent saw military action against the U.S. as equally plausible. Foreigners’ jitters were also manifest in recent weeks in dips in the local stock market and significant drops in tourist numbers. The latest posturing, of course, was nothing new, even if it was particularly aggressive.
go to the link to read more it is long but gets the point across.



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 12:22 AM
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great job you've been doing here bekod!




posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 12:34 AM
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well thank you, been doing it for the history, and to get the info out , for this is going to be a history making event. War or not and i do hope not repeat hope that is not war, that this will all blow over, but day after day there is always that spark that might light the fuse.
US SK or DPRK then add in Japan and China, all packed in a room full of powder and in time someone will want to light up a cig or pipe er Smoke and boom there goes the lid off the whole mess. with that being said
here is what Chain's Mil thinks of US and the Korea mess usa.chinadaily.com.cn... from the link


China-US shared interests emphasized
Updated: 2013-04-23 01:27
By Qin Zhongwei and Cheng Guangjin (China Daily)
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Beijing and Washington have the responsibility and shared interests to maintain stability and peace in the Asia-Pacific region, a high-ranking Chinese military officer said on Monday.

"China and the United States should enhance coordination and cooperation to appropriately handle hot issues and deal with potential crises in the region," Fang Fenghui, chief of General Staff of the People's Liberation Army, said at a news conference after meeting Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff in Beijing.

China-US shared interests emphasized

Fang Fenghui (left), chief of General Staff of the People's Liberation Army, welcomes Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Beijing on Monday. Kuang Linhua / China Daily

Dempsey arrived in the city on Sunday afternoon for a five-day visit.

He told reporters that stability and prosperity in the region benefit all.

"Stable, reliable and continuous military-to-military relations are the central part of our overall relationship between the United States and China," he said.

It was the first high-level meeting between the two militaries since US President Barack Obama began his second term and China completed its leadership transition.

Dempsey also expressed sadness over loss of life in the magnitude-7 earthquake that hit Ya'an, Sichuan province, on Saturday, and gave high marks to the quick response and performance of PLA soldiers in rescuing people among frequent aftershocks.

Fang said he and his counterpart had candid discussions on traditional and non-traditional security issues during meetings on Monday afternoon, and also exchanged views on Taiwan, the Diaoyu Islands and the Korean Peninsula.

Fang announced the two armies will conduct a humanitarian disaster-relief exercise in 2013 and the two navies will have another anti-piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden this year.

Dempsey is expected to meet other high-ranking political and military officials on Tuesday, sources said.

Dempsey's itinerary also includes visiting two top Chinese military academies in Beijing, including the National Defense University of PLA.

Although it was his first visit to China since taking office in 2011, Dempsey and Fang contacted each other by telephone in March, when the two sides vowed to cement military ties.

Zhao Xiaozhuo, deputy director of the Center on China-America Defense Relations at the PLA's Academy of Military Science, said stable military ties based on mutual trust will not only benefit the two countries but also regional stability.

Neither the Chinese nor US side is satisfied with their off-and-on bilateral military relationship in the past 20 years or more, he added.

With new leadership in both countries' militaries, Dempsey's visit will be an opportunity for military officials to enhance communication, Zhao said.

The two countries have had relatively frequent military exchanges in the past two years.

Former US defense secretary Leon Panetta paid his first visit to China in September.

President Xi Jinping visited the Pentagon during his visit as vice-president to the US in February 2012.

China-US military relations have remained stable in the last two years as the US has not sold arms to Taiwan, Zhao said.
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Little Un is hiding under his bed , sucking thumb {wondering why he did not put sky light in}, knowing the US SK and China are about to come knocking on his front door,back door, and side door. wounder if he can swim?

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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 02:26 AM
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well just when you think you,v read it all, this one sticks out Un does not hold troop parade on armed forces day and one more date to mark on "this is it calender", July 27 english.yonhapnews.co.kr... from the link


2013/04/23 15:24 KST
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N. Korea seen to forgo troop parade on armed forces day
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea appears unlikely to hold a massive military parade to mark the 81st anniversary of its armed forces after it raised tensions by conducting a nuclear test in February, a Seoul official said Tuesday.

"The North doesn't seem to be taking any noticeable actions to mark the birthday of the Korean People's Army (KPA) that falls on Thursday," the official at the Ministry of Unification said. "Pyongyang may be paying more attention to what it calls the Victory Day holiday set for July 27."

KPA's foundation day is celebrated because the North's first leader Kim Il-sung is said to have created an anti-Japanese partisan group in 1932 that laid the base for his rise to power. The war victory day marks the signing of the Armistice Agreement that ended the three year Korean War (1950-53), which the North sees as a victory for communist forces.
if it is not one thing with Un er DPRK it is an other, wounder if they will have rockets instead?



posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 11:54 AM
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it has been confirmed by CTBTO little Un and the DPRK have played with a nuke in Feb, still not known if it is enriched uranium or plutonium , but a bomb is a bomb er a nuke is nuke, but then too some, if it's not an H bomb then it's not a bomb but an over sized fire cracker
www3.nhk.or.jp... from the link



CTBTO: N.Korea's 3rd nuclear test confirmed

An international monitoring agency says it has detected radioactive materials believed to have come from North Korea's 3rd nuclear test in February.

The Vienna-based Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization made the announcement on Tuesday at a briefing for its member countries.

The agency said that an observatory for atmospheric radioactive materials in Gunma Prefecture, central Japan, detected radioactive xenon in the air on April 8th and 9th.

It also said the same substance was detected at a similar monitoring facility in Russia's far eastern city of Ussuriysk.

The monitoring agency said the xenon was likely to have come from North Korea's 3rd nuclear test, as it was emitted as a result of nuclear fission on February 12, the day the North conducted the test.

The CTBTO also said the monitoring data alone is not enough to determine whether North Korea used enriched uranium or plutonium in the most recent test.

The agency maintains 285 observatories around the world that monitor 24 hours a day atmospheric radioactive materials released from nuclear tests.

It detected radioactive materials from North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006, but it failed to detect any from the North's second test in 2009.

Apr. 23, 2013 - Updated 12:08 UTC
will find the link to CTBTO to get their full story

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ctbto www.ctbto.org... has video of the plume in color and it moves!
oh boy oh boy oh boy it moves .
hay if you cant make a funny now and then , why even bother right?
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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 12:29 PM
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That's the weirdest piece of news I've ever read about North Korea.

I don't understand - why on Earth wouldn't they be holding their military parade celebrations???


What people don't seem to realize is that we should actually be worried/concerned this time. If they were to hold the military parade and carry on their rhetoric, it'd be "same old, same old" and we'd drink our tea and laugh at the little North Korean leader trying to extort one gazillion dollars from the UN!


And yet, the smile is wiped off my face when, lo and behold we're told that North Korea is NOT to hold its big military parade celebrations - that is very worrying; very worrying. This state lives on propaganda and its projection at home of military might.

Thus, the question we should be anxiously asking ourselves is: "Why?" Why on Earth is North Korea not holding their signature military parade celebrations??
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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 12:40 PM
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it is to do what it is doing to you, nothing more than that , just a head chin scratchier here is an update to the powder story, turns out to be flour english.yonhapnews.co.kr... there is more but it is long so here is a short intro


2013/04/23 16:53 KST
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(LEAD) Powder sent to defense minister turns out to be flour
By Kim Eun-jung
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- A suspicious white powder sent to the South Korean defense minister on Tuesday turned out to be wheat flour and an investigation was underway to determine who was behind the act, military officials said.

Earlier in the day, Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin received a parcel containing a threatening letter and white powder, in what the ministry called "an attempted act of terrorism" against the defense chief.

The parcel, which was sent days after hundreds of leaflets threatening Kim were distributed near the ministry building, sparked security concerns for military leaders who have pledged to sternly respond to any provocations from North Korea.
the questions is whom and the why is known , also from the link

Hours later, the investigators concluded the powder was wheat flour and the letter was the same leaflet distributed near the ministry early Friday morning. The letter threatens to "punish" Kim if he dares to challenge North Korea's "highest dignity" and instigate war.
seems that this might back fire, for it is from North activist SK might do something or not.

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posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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It would be nice for some one else to post stuff besides me, but then i might be the only one that looks for and reads this SK/ DPRK info.

If you think it is going to end soon do not get your hopes up here is one saying it is going to be a prolonged war of words and actions www.koreaherald.com... from the link, an other short intro, think ill do that with all the big ones a wall of text does get a bit old, less likely to lose it when there is a freeze or glitch

N.K. tension could be prolonged
Pyongyang rejects denuclearization talks, insists on arms reduction



Published : 2013-04-23 20:19
Updated : 2013-04-23 20:25
North Korea’s rejection of dialogue over its denuclearization is expected to prolong its war of nerves with the South and U.S. despite stepped-up diplomatic efforts by the allies and China to defuse tensions on the peninsula.

Indicating future negotiations with the allies should proceed on the premise that the North is a nuclear power, the Rodong Sinmun, the ruling Workers’ Party daily, said last week Pyongyang would join talks only over arms reduction.

The allies have maintained that the North should first show its sincerity over denuclearization and refrain from further escalating tensions before any political and economic assistance is offered to it.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) claps during the unveiling ceremony of two statues of former leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang. North Korea (AFP-Yonhap News)

“Seoul and Pyongyang, and Washington and Pyongyang… they remain poles apart over the agenda or purpose of future talks,” said Yoo Ho-yeol, a North Korea expert at Korea University.

“By ratcheting up pressure on the North to show any signs of its willingness to renounce its nuclear program, the parties involved could forge the conditions for sincere talks to resume.”

Apparently to forge the atmosphere for dialogue over the provocative state, Beijing has ratcheted up diplomatic efforts to bring its communist ally back to the negotiating table.

On Monday, China’s top nuclear envoy Wu Dawei and Glyn Davis, Washington’s special representative for North Korean policy, met to discuss the North Korea issue. Reports said Wu Dawei stressed the need for the six-party denuclearization talks to resume.

Seoul’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se is also to fly to Beijing for talks over North Korea.

Pyongyang is reported to have recently shown its willingness for talks with Beijing, sparking speculation that Wu Dawei might travel to Pyongyang after his visit to Washington.

The Chinese diplomat could help deliver Washington’s position to the North and seek to bring the North and other parties to a fresh round of denuclearization talks. But uncertainty remains over the prospect of the talks as the North remains adamant that it will not give up nuclear weapons.
that and it will give me more room to add my 2cents in, when i have 2 cents to put in.... can i get one back for it seems this is all it is worth , one cent.





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