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North Korea urges embassy evacuations, diplomats say
The Washington Post ^ | 04/05/2013 | Will Englund

Posted on 04/05/2013 7:48:32 AM PDT by oxcart

MOSCOW – North Korea has advised foreign diplomats to consider evacuating their embassies there, in light of increasing tensions in the area, Russian and British diplomats said Friday. Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, told reporters traveling with him in Uzbekistan Friday afternoon that Moscow was seeking more details about the North Korean statement before making a decision about whether to evacuate. Lavrov said Russia was treating the statement from Pyongyang as a suggestion and not an order.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: exexpels; kimjongun; korea; missiles; nkembassies; nkorea; nkwar; northkorea; pyongyang; waronterror

1 posted on 04/05/2013 7:48:32 AM PDT by oxcart
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To: oxcart

There are foreign embassies in Pyongyang? UGH!

That’s one heck of a torturous diplomatic post...


2 posted on 04/05/2013 7:50:53 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: oxcart
This is what I don't understand:

South Korean protesters hold signs during a press conference denouncing the UN's new sanction against North Korea, and the annual joint military exercises near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.

Do they still want us to leave???

3 posted on 04/05/2013 7:52:59 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: oxcart

I wonder if Obambi has been notified of this situation . . . I can just see the messenger trying to find the idiot out of some golf course or somewhere on his knees on a prayer rug.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 7:54:44 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: oxcart

the embassies will be OK - just don’t visit the missile sites or military installations.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 7:55:26 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Former Fetus
every country has these types agitating. The US has more than most.
6 posted on 04/05/2013 7:57:29 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

Did all this start to blow up after Dennis Rodman’s visit ? Did he bring a message from Obama ?


7 posted on 04/05/2013 8:06:15 AM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

very possible, IMO


8 posted on 04/05/2013 8:11:23 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Former Fetus

LOL! Good to see SK has useful idiots as well.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 8:12:11 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: molson209

Maybe it was something Dennis said.

In all seriousness, the one thing I haven’t seen is announcement of the mobilization of the North’s reserves (est. 8,000,000).

That’s the classic sign a nation has decided to go to war. They’re “in it to win it” at that point.

That’s the bona fide alarm bell - should that go off, then there’s serious trouble ahead.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 8:12:27 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: molson209

The problem was he only sent Rodman.

He needs to send Rodman AND Madonna....


11 posted on 04/05/2013 8:14:10 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Former Fetus

“This is what I don’t understand:”

Funny how their letters read out-No! War. I don’t think it means what they think it does.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 8:22:09 AM PDT by FAA
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To: molson209

“Did all this start to blow up after Dennis Rodman’s visit ? Did he bring a message from Obama ?”

Good question. Very good question.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 8:30:57 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: oxcart
Message to North Korea and Kim Jong Un:

You are all cowards!

You threaten.

You show missles.

You do nothing!

The WHOLE world is laughing at you.

You are losing FACE!

14 posted on 04/05/2013 8:33:40 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Perhaps. We know Obummer can’t shoot hoop, he can’t play golf either. Can he play poker? I doubt it. This may be the biggest bluff of all time and we have an inept child at the helm.


15 posted on 04/05/2013 8:53:16 AM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

“Maybe it was something Dennis said.”

Word on the street is that Kim Jong-Un was offended because Rodman was so TALL!

(FULL DISCLOSURE: I am allow to make this height-ist statement because I, too, am “vertically challenged”)...


16 posted on 04/05/2013 8:56:31 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: molson209

It seems that way.


17 posted on 04/05/2013 9:00:47 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: hulagirl
Psy war. Bluff. Brinksmanship. Playing skull games. Trying to get inept Obongo to get the nervous Hershey Squirts, cave, and in a sweat send out on bended knee Bill Richardson, Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson or Franklin Graham to kowtow to the Fat, Short One in Pyongyang and claim a PEACE victory at "the last moment" (Nobel Prize anyone?).

Kim and his rabid, bellicose media and "embassy evacuations" best be ignored, all the while we maintain our satellite intel, SIGINT, ELINT, HUMINT, OSINT and other forms of intelligence to watch every North Korean peninsular move, but show a stone face ourselves and publicly say very, very little.

This recent whiny State Dept. drivel via press conference of "But, but, but, North Korea, if you BEHAVE, you can become a member of the world community"!. DAMMIT THIS PLEA DOES NOT RESONATE WITH KIM JONG UN AND THEIR ENTIRE LEADERSHIP, THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT IT AND HAVE NO INTEREST IN COMING OUT OF INTERNATIONAL ISOLATION AS A HERMETICALLY SEALED HERMIT KINGDOM, SO JUST DROP THE PLEADING AND WHINING, FOGGY BOTTOM FAGGOTS DEVOID OF REAL WORLD ASIA-PACIFIC STREET SMARTS.


18 posted on 04/05/2013 9:03:38 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (All statist/dictatorial/commie leaders worldwide should be hunted down, beaten, & hung by the masses)
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To: Former Fetus

Bad situation for the South. While the norks are enemies, and a real danger to them, and they would need our help if they wre invaded, on the other if the norks think someone is poking them with a stick, and do attack, the South will get the initial brunt of it, even if we are there to help. I don’t know what their feelings would be now..


19 posted on 04/05/2013 9:16:22 AM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Excellent fontagination


20 posted on 04/05/2013 9:25:27 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: hulagirl

Mobilization is what I look for. It means the leadership is committed to war. Either they’re about to go on the offensive, or they believe they’re under threat of an imminent attack or invasion.

If Tubby announces mobilization of the reserves and orders them to report for duty, trouble’s coming.

It could well be a big bluff, and so far, he’s playing it to the hilt - better than his father did, and much more like his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, who REALLY knew how to play geopolitical poker.

This latest round could also be nothing more that North Korea’s peculiar diplomatese dialect.

When they say, “We will destroy you puppet South regime and Yankee dog lackey of the imperialist classes!” what they’re really saying is, “Dude....I haven’t eaten in a couple of days, and I’m low on fundage; could you spot me for a couple of burritos?”


21 posted on 04/05/2013 9:36:39 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: oxcart

The Norkies daily bread and butter is ACTIN NUTZ. The torch was passed, and Junior has to make his bones —sssscary Embasy warrrrrnings are a major part of this act.

NOTHING is going to happen —at most some limited attack on some ship, or 2 or 3 cross-border shells, and if even that it would simply be cuz basketBum painted himself into a corner and finally had to actually DO SOMETHING.

GOTS TA GET PAIIIIIID....!!!!

—> Y A W N < - -


22 posted on 04/05/2013 12:29:52 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: elpadre

If they make good and drop one a-bomb on ANY us target—all bets are off. The people will demand a nuclear reply—and a massive one. If Obama fails, a mob of angry citizens and soldiers will pull him from the White House and string him up. He will have no choice put to unload a Boomer sub’s rockers on the North— North Korea will cease to exist — Maybe China or the South will take over what is left.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 1:26:22 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Half the people in this country would be in the streets protesting against any kind of response. Why? Because it’s our fault that we got nuked. If we’d just bring all our troops home from everywhere and stop giving money to other nations, we’d all get along wonderfully.

Well, actually we do need to stop giving money away that we don’t have.


24 posted on 04/06/2013 6:07:43 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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