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A South Korean news agency reported Friday that the North has threatened to attack “without notice” in response to anti-North rallies this week — and that it sent the warning by fax.
It’s the latest provocation from North Korea’s young leader, Kim Jong Un, who, at 30 years old, was born not long before the fax entered its golden age of curling paper, thermal printing and shrieking modems.
The threat was sent by the North Korean military, according to the Yonhap news agency. It arrived, apparently without a paper jam, at the South Korean National Security Council.
The military apparently condemned rallies by several conservative groups and North Korean defectors that took place in the South on Tuesday, saying they insulted North Korea’s “highest dignity,” referring to Kim.
The rallies were held on the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, the younger Kim’s father, who was known as the Dear Leader and ruled the North from 1994 until his death in 2011.
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I would think that maybe the FAX would be a heads up no ? they need to get a good basket ball team working for them ..Oh yea ..
Dennis Rodman, the flamboyant former NBA star — whose own best years coincided with those of the fax machine — is in North Korea this week holding tryouts for a basketball team that is supposed to play NBA veterans on Kim’s birthday next month.
He told The Associated Press that plans are coming along, but he said he hasn’t convinced all of the players he wants for the American team that it will be safe to travel to the North.
“I’m just telling them, you know, don’t be afraid, man, it’s all love, it’s all love here,” Rodman told the AP after tryouts at the Pyongyang Indoor Gymnasium.
“I understand what’s going on with the political stuff, and I say, I don’t go into that venture, I’m just doing one thing for these kids here, and for this country, and for my country, and for the world pretty much,” he added.
The NOW panel discuss the signs of internal instability in North Korea and if President Obama will pivot his foreign policy toward Asia in his second term.
Rodman and Kim Jong Un, famous for bad behavior of two completely different kinds, have struck an improbable friendship. Rodman visited the North earlier this year with the Harlem Globetrotters for an HBO special.
Rodman remains the highest-profile American to meet with the young leader, whom he has described as an “awesome guy.”
you send a warning that you are going to strike without warning ? O north Korea you so crazy!
Maybe south Korea will get a list of there battle plans tooedit on 20-12-2013 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)
lol...for once I agree with you ewok....that made me laugh too....if there is one country that the whole world needs to invade, North Korea is the one...I'd throw into the war bucket ten bucks for that effort
Sounds funny ... but the South is taking this one as a serious threat.
LMAO. Fax. That's hilarious. Surprised it wasn't telegraph. "We will attack. Stop. Without Notice. Stop. Prepare to die. End" LMAO
HUH a fax? did North Korea just reach 1990