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Korean peninsula on brink of war due to drills - North Korea
al Reuters ^ | 11/26/2010

Posted on 11/25/2010 7:26:01 PM PST by markomalley

Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday the South and the United States were pushing the peninsula to "the brink of war" with their plan to conduct large-scale military drills, days after the rival Koreas exchanged artillery fire.

"The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching closer to the brink of war due to the reckless plan of those trigger-happy elements to stage again war exercises targeted against the (North)," the North's official KCNA news agency

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: asiantripresults; bhofail; chamberlain; chiapet; dprk; kimjongeun; kimjongil; musudanmissiles; nkorea; northkorea; obama; obamafail; obowma; usweaknessdetected

1 posted on 11/25/2010 7:26:02 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Bring it.


2 posted on 11/25/2010 7:29:19 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: markomalley

Somebody please call the UN we need to send North Korea another letter....


3 posted on 11/25/2010 7:30:48 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; TigerLikesRooster

Ping.


4 posted on 11/25/2010 7:32:17 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: markomalley

It may be the only way to help the ailing economy.


5 posted on 11/25/2010 7:41:58 PM PST by Undocumented_capitalist (Obama is the killer in chief of every aborted fetus.)
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To: markomalley

North Korea unveiled a huge wall poster in Pyongyang on the North Korean TV evening news just after the Yeongpyong island attack (Tuesday local), showing in a DPRK Pilot in a flight suit in the center, the subtitle said “1000 years to Kim Jong il!” (equivalent to Japanese war “banzai!”) and then the poster went on to say, “They (US) have nuclear power carriers but we can attack them.” They were playing military music over this as they showed the video of KPA personnel inspecting this huge poster.


6 posted on 11/25/2010 7:42:34 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (There is a lot "GOING DOWN" these days. But don't forget the Senate AMNESTY PUSH for next MONDAY!!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ping, and note.


7 posted on 11/25/2010 7:44:16 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (There is a lot "GOING DOWN" these days. But don't forget the Senate AMNESTY PUSH for next MONDAY!!!)
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To: markomalley
Send Kim Jong Un...or whatever...$300 Billion and they will forgive us for our discretion's again.
8 posted on 11/25/2010 7:44:23 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The next thing we could see is THESE candles going off on test runs (Musudan intermediate range missiles, threatening Japan). Unveiled just a month ago at big-ass military parade in Pyongyang when the "boy king" was officially also unveiled, Comrade Kim Jong Eun (27):


9 posted on 11/25/2010 7:48:05 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (There is a lot "GOING DOWN" these days. But don't forget the Senate AMNESTY PUSH for next MONDAY!!!)
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To: Army Air Corps

BTTT


10 posted on 11/25/2010 7:48:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

IIRC it was only a few months ago the Chinese vehemently protested our joint military excercise in the Yellow Sea, and Hussein called it off. Now we have the North Koreans assaulting South Korea once again claiming basically the same reason.

Without the Chinese support the N.K. regime would not stand.

Makes me doubt this is strictly a N.Korean show to establish Kid Newbie on his Daddy’s throne.

I think this wreaks of Chinese influence personally.

What say you?


11 posted on 11/25/2010 7:53:40 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Rembrandt

“Bring it.”

I would have preferred this about 10 years ago, before we let let them have nukes...but still better now than later.


12 posted on 11/25/2010 8:00:31 PM PST by BobL
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To: markomalley

North Korea is best Korea...........

[sarcasm]


13 posted on 11/25/2010 8:14:21 PM PST by Anti-Kenyan
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To: rockinqsranch

“Makes me doubt this is strictly a N.Korean show to establish Kid Newbie on his Daddy’s throne.

I think this wreaks of Chinese influence personally”
________________________________________________________________________________

You may be right. China may have decided that with a weak and indecisive US President at the helm..... that now is their best chance to move on Taiwan..... without us
doing anything quickly to stop it.

And they would probably be right in that assumption. In
two years they may get a US President with real balls.


14 posted on 11/25/2010 8:23:35 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: rockinqsranch

What say you?

Let’s bomba Obama.
Seriously, you know China’s been keeping score for a long time, and you know they don’t take kindly to Obama lecturing them on manipulating their currency. This has China written all over it.


15 posted on 11/25/2010 8:24:13 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: WestwardHo
This has China written all over it.

North Korea is totally dependent on China. This crisis is in Korea but its origin is in China.

16 posted on 11/25/2010 9:15:17 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Army Air Corps
Repeat of Operation Paul Bunyan or something more serious?

Objectively, the situation is more serious in terms of casualty, and damage. Besides, this time, expansionist Chicom is also an major participant since U.S. carrier is sailing into Yellow Sea. However, people are more timid.

17 posted on 11/25/2010 9:27:55 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: markomalley

South Korea does not have the US in its corner, contrary to popular belief. Obama will hang them out to dry in a New York second. Of course, it’s not such a big problem for the South as long as the fight remains conventional. But if the NOrks go nuclear, that changes the whole equation.


18 posted on 11/25/2010 9:49:23 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: TigerLikesRooster
This now all boils down to President Barack Hussein Obama.

And whether he blinks.

Nor not.

Or overplays his hand.

Or not.

Elections have consequences, fellow Americans. NOW do they get it?

19 posted on 11/25/2010 10:15:23 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (There is a lot "GOING DOWN" these days. But don't forget the Senate AMNESTY PUSH for next MONDAY!!!)
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To: cpdiii

Yes. Red China a key interlocutor in this potential dust-up with it’s puppet/proxy.


20 posted on 11/25/2010 10:17:27 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (There is a lot "GOING DOWN" these days. But don't forget the Senate AMNESTY PUSH for next MONDAY!!!)
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To: markomalley
Heads up !

Artillery heard on tense Yellow Sea island

(AP) – 3 hours ago

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said fresh artillery shots were heard Friday on this Yellow Sea island, three days after it was devastated by a North Korean attack and hours after Pyongyang warned that the peninsula was on the brink of war.

The blasts happened just after the top U.S. commander in South Korea, Gen. Walter Sharp, toured Yeonpyeong island in a show of solidarity with Seoul and to survey damage from the Tuesday's hail of North Korean artillery fire that killed four people.

An official at the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said several new rounds of artillery fire were heard Friday on Yeonpyeong, which is just 7 miles (11 kilometers) south of the North Korean mainland. The military official said several distant explosive sounds came from the direction of North Korea.

21 posted on 11/25/2010 11:42:41 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: AmericanInTokyo

See 21.


22 posted on 11/25/2010 11:43:28 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
Excerpt from article.

South Korea's YTN television network, citing an unidentified military official, said North Korea apparently was carrying out a military drill, and had fired up to 20 rounds. Yeonpyeong residents were fleeing to shelters, the report said. The report couldn't be immediately confirmed.

23 posted on 11/25/2010 11:46:34 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: AmericanInTokyo
North Korean military exercise sends South Koreans scrambling for shelter
24 posted on 11/25/2010 11:49:34 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"The next thing we could see is THESE candles going off on test runs (Musudan intermediate range missiles, threatening Japan). Unveiled just a month ago at big-ass military parade in Pyongyang when the "boy king" was officially also unveiled, Comrade Kim Jong Eun (27):"

Perhaps, but the sub that sank the SK destroyer might be more of what Kim Jong Un has in mind for our carrier.

Now we get to find out if our defense money went to sub-sea interceptions of munitions, or if anything below the horizon was researched, funded, and deployed ala our anti-missile tech.

25 posted on 11/25/2010 11:52:17 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
We have this early conflicting report.

SKorea: NKorea fires artillery onto island

26 posted on 11/25/2010 11:53:33 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Scratch that article in 26. Seems to be a miss mash of older info. Wrongly dated. Word is this was just a military exercise which fired shells into the disputed border sea area north of the previously attacked island.


27 posted on 11/25/2010 11:56:34 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: AmericanInTokyo
New Defense Minister Lee Hee Won.

Presidential aide named South Korea's new defense minister

28 posted on 11/26/2010 12:42:13 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: AmericanInTokyo

AIT, Do you know if this true? I hadn’t read this anywhere else. Thx.

‘US Marine won’t participate in exercise in West Sea’

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/11/113_76555.html


29 posted on 11/26/2010 6:37:25 AM PST by HollyB
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To: HollyB

Checking.


30 posted on 11/26/2010 9:23:21 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (There is a lot "GOING DOWN" these days. But don't forget the Senate AMNESTY PUSH for next MONDAY!!!)
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