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posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 04:48 AM
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Just seen on the BBC news that Kaesong is being closed and evacuated.

Another new step in the brinksmanship.

Anyone know when it was last shut?

Apologies for quick post, done on a tiny phone screen.

How serious a development do people think this is?
edit on 8-4-2013 by khimbar because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 04:54 AM
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Really???

That is not good.

According to experts, people should worry once the complex is closed, as it means that North Korea would be prepared for war. They wouldn't hurt themselves for no reason...



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 04:56 AM
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Another source, appearing to confirm this incident...unfortunately.

www.npr.org...


North Korea said Monday it will recall 51,000 North Korean workers and suspend operations at a factory complex it has jointly run with South Korea, moving closer to severing its last economic link with its rival as tensions escalate.

The statement from Kim Yang Gon, secretary of a key decision-making body, the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, did not say what would happen to the 475 South Korean managers still at the Kaesong industrial complex.



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 04:59 AM
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www.channelnewsasia.com...

Here's a link. Sorry posting on a phone is such a pain.

It says suspended and 'will be' but this was a canary in the coal money moment for many I thought?

Thanks for the kink etc above!



posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 05:11 AM
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If true, it sounds like they are cutting off their noses to spite their face.

Doesn't a large proportion of their gross domestic product, come from that industrial complex ?

Where does Un see the sympathy coming from ?

Maybe some B52 leaflet drops could help educate the North Korean populace as to the current reality.

Sure, it may be dismissed offhand as US propaganda, but it will get them thinking and hopefully -
asking relevant questions.

A much better first strike than nukes....
edit on 8-4-2013 by Timely because: nah, i was going to go off on a tangent ... and decided better.




posted on Apr, 8 2013 @ 05:16 AM
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While I am no 100% confident on my knowledge of North or South Korea, or the wide political climate in the area I have to admit that it does not sound good..

I can only hope this is only more brinkmanship rather than something more...





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