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North Korea Forces Await 'Final Strike Order' from Kim Jong-un
Int'l Business Times ^ | 3/10/13 | Vasudevan Sridharan

Posted on 03/10/2013 10:18:12 AM PDT by LibWhacker

South Korea vows strong response if provoked

North Korea's armed forces are reported to be awaiting a "final order" from the country's supreme leader Kim Jong-un before launching a campaign against South Korea.

Ahead of a ten-day joint computer-simulated drill to be conducted by the US and South Korea on 11 March, the North's most widely circulated mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said: "Our front-line military groups, the army, the navy and the air force, the anti-aircraft units and the strategic rocket units, who have entered the final all-out war stage, are awaiting the final order to strike."

The mouthpiece said the North's nuclear weapons are also in full readiness.

"Puppet regimes in the US and South Korea will be turned into a sea of fire in the blink of an eye," said the daily, raising tensions further in the Korean peninsula.

South Korea and the US have been conducting a joint field training exercise codenamed Foal Eagle since 1 March, and this is likely to go on until the end of April. Follow us Follow @IBTimesUK Google Plus

Nearly 10,000 South Korean troops and 3,500 American forces along with fighter planes are involved in the manoeuvres.

South Korea says the exercises are intended to secure its territories, but Pyongyang charges that they are aimed at the North.

The North has also announced that it will conduct a two-day nationwide military exercise in response to the US-South Korea drill.

Local reports suggest that Kim has also been visiting strategically important military installations in the country in the wake of the volatile situation.

A military source in Seoul has told the Yonhap news agency that Pyongyang is likely to fire short-range missiles or resort to other forms of attack during the drill. The source vowed to retaliate with greater force if South Korean sovereignty is violated.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: korea; nkoutofcontrol; north; nuclearnk; nukes; nutzoids

1 posted on 03/10/2013 10:18:12 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
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2 posted on 03/10/2013 10:21:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: LibWhacker
"Puppet regimes in the US and South Korea will be turned into a sea of fire in the blink of an eye,"

Baghdad Bob comes to mind.

3 posted on 03/10/2013 10:22:57 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: LibWhacker
Normal sabre rattling every time this joint exercise happens. Don't know how long the Norks have been doing it in response but it's at least since the 70s. If they ever don't throw a hissy fit then it's time to be concerned.
4 posted on 03/10/2013 10:24:21 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: LibWhacker

Eh, more like South Korea vows strong response from the US if attacked...


5 posted on 03/10/2013 10:24:30 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: cripplecreek

Lol, that still makes me laugh every time you post it, thx. :-)


6 posted on 03/10/2013 10:24:34 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Some history of the exercise.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Spirit

Note how Clinton canceled for a few years with no results.

7 posted on 03/10/2013 10:28:58 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: LibWhacker

McAurthur was right... Should have nuked them...

Now they’ve got nukes, as well as some 20,000 conventional artillery pieces targeted on Seoul.

Just damn... And their “dear leader” thinks Dennis Rodman is a deep thinker!

Mark


8 posted on 03/10/2013 10:32:13 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: LibWhacker

I took to heart a statement by a soldier who had been stationed in Korea for many years: “For at least a decade or two, US forces have been in South Korea to settle down the South Korean army and keep them from beating seven bells out of North Korea.”


9 posted on 03/10/2013 10:40:03 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Fzob

He can’t talk about our puppet regime like that and get away with it


10 posted on 03/10/2013 10:43:07 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: andyk

The South can hold their own. Their armed forces are very good. If this goes down ROK units will not fold like they did in 1950.


11 posted on 03/10/2013 10:50:26 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: LibWhacker

Oh!boy.Are we watching the comedy channel or what?

UN is lucky to be able to wipe his own backside.That clown is not calling the shots over there.The military is.

The Norks are making noises now so they can get more Freebies from the west.Most notably us.


12 posted on 03/10/2013 10:50:42 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: MarkL
Now they’ve got nukes, as well as some 20,000 conventional artillery pieces targeted on Seoul.

This is what I've often heard too, but looking at a map it just doesn't appear possible. Seoul is 20 miles from the DMZ. That limits artillery tubes that can shoot that far to 5" and above. Artillery rockets have longer range, but only large rockets.

There is also a limited amount of realestate to put those units it. B-52 rototilling and MOABs could make that a tough place to hang out.

13 posted on 03/10/2013 11:02:21 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: sean327

The north might do some damage early on but the south will stomp them into the modern world in short order.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 11:02:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: LibWhacker
If I were King of the United States, the B-1 Bomber would replace the bald eagle as our national symbol.

And I would fly them low and fast enough over Pyongyang to shatter every window in the city, then ask Un if he still wants to play.

15 posted on 03/10/2013 11:06:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: LibWhacker
North Korea Forces Await 'Final Strike Order' from Kim Jong-un

Kimmie is too busy scoring 18 holes in one on just the back 9...(Nork mMath works as well as their nukes)

16 posted on 03/10/2013 11:14:07 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: LibWhacker

He wouldn’t. Even his dad wasn’t that nuts.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 11:25:18 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: LibWhacker
Considering large portions of their population are eating their own children and the bark off of tress...

All out war may mean a million refuges trying to get across the border...

18 posted on 03/10/2013 11:25:22 AM PDT by Popman
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All out war may mean a million refuges trying to get across the border...

I think that this is more of a threat to South Korea than war with DPRK.

19 posted on 03/10/2013 11:34:09 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: LibWhacker

20 posted on 03/10/2013 11:36:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Fzob
Last time they shelled that border island, half of all the artillery shells were duds. I can't wait to see their "strategic rocket forces" in action. Could be like a fireworks display.
21 posted on 03/10/2013 11:44:15 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: sean327

In the Navy, we pulled into port in Chinhae a couple of times. The ROK Marines are NOTHING to be messed with. Total badasses.

To think they will put up or get beaten by a bunch of sawed off, malnutritioned cockroaches from the North is laughable.


22 posted on 03/10/2013 11:44:35 AM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: LibWhacker

Mother of all blowhards.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 12:04:00 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Ahhh just give them what they fear and be done with this mad, cloistered cult already.


24 posted on 03/10/2013 12:42:23 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Hammerhead

I remember what the ROKs were like in Vietnam. They’d as soon toss a VC out of a chopper door as look at him. Ornery ba$tards, they were.


25 posted on 03/10/2013 12:53:07 PM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: beelzepug

The problem is this: The south taking in the norks would be like me taking in my homeless brother who refuses to give up his bottle.


26 posted on 03/10/2013 1:01:20 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: LibWhacker

In the 70s I worked in the command center in Yong Son.
The NOrth would fly jets at the border causeing us to scramble jets from Kimpo airbase to meet their challenge.
At the last moment prior to getting to the border they’d peel off and go back to their bases.
Seoul is about 30 miles from the border and it would take only a few minutes for them to reach Seoul.
Personally I’ve worked with the ROC army (that being South Korea) and I wouldn’t care to fight them. They are well prepped and bad asses.


27 posted on 03/10/2013 1:57:16 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: LibWhacker

My son-in-law is going to Seoul for a year in April.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 2:04:08 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: All

“To think they will put up or get beaten by a bunch of sawed off, malnutritioned cockroaches from the North is laughable.”

This is no longer the 60s. If the KPA attacked, they might gain some initial ground through sheer weight of numbers, but then they’d lose once the US and ROK destroy their antiquated air force and strafe the ground troops.

That said, it might be worth noting that present-day ROK soldiers, while tough, are pretty lazy and undisciplined. Many young South Koreans don’t share the same hatred of the North that their elders do and conscription is widely resented. In short, a good deal of the ROK’s army is only there because they have to be, not because they want to.

Granted they’ll fight if a war broke out because nobody ever called a Korean a coward and lived, but it will likely be a total melee with North and South Korean troops all going at each other, all order broken down and US aircraft confused as to who exactly they should attack.


29 posted on 03/10/2013 3:26:43 PM PDT by Strk321
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To: beelzepug

BIG (6’+) and rock hard too with NO sense of humor. They don’t play around. total badasses.


30 posted on 03/10/2013 3:35:21 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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Ain’t the Norks I’d be worried about. What sort of political will to resist is there in the South Korean government. As our own military finds out, frequently, it doesn’t matter how good you are, if your leaders are pussies.


31 posted on 03/10/2013 3:41:25 PM PDT by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Strk321

I still think the South Koreans could stop the Nork with free noodles and burgers...


32 posted on 03/10/2013 3:42:17 PM PDT by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: cripplecreek

My fear is that the little fat man will order a strike just to be contrary. They might make some gains for a time—make take South Korea’s capital then hit a snag as bombers wreck North Korea. What will China Do? Who knows? What will Obama do—I predict zip! He will go to the UN as our troops are slaughtered. Maybe this will put an end to the farce that is North Korea. South Korea will be devastated —China may like this as it will knock out a rival for far east trade. I see a three to six week war—The Obama can earn his second Peace Prize.


33 posted on 03/10/2013 5:17:15 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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