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#31 ChenWei91

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

North Korea says it has entered a "state of war" with South Korea and will deal with "all matters" accordingly.
"As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol," the North said in a statement broadcast by the official Korean Central News Agency.
"The long-standing situation of the Korean peninsula being neither at peace nor at war is finally over."
The statement also warned that any military provocation near the North-South land or sea border would result "in a full-scale conflict and a nuclear war".
The two Koreas have always technically remained at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a peace treaty.
Earlier this month, the North said it was ripping up the armistice and other bilateral peace pacts signed with the South in protest against South Korea-US joint military exercises.
South Korea's defence ministry said in a statement: "This is not really a new threat - just part of a series of provocative threats."
It added that "no particular troop movement" had been observed along the border.
The US said it was taking the new threat "seriously" but said it was following a familiar pattern. Posted Image North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un
"We've seen reports of a new and unconstructive statement from North Korea. We take these threats seriously and remain in close contact with our South Korean allies," said Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the National Security Council.
Most analysts still believe this will remain a rhetorical rather than a physical battle, but the situation has now become so volatile that any slight miscalculation carries the potential for rapid escalation.
Sky's Asia Correspondent Mark Stone said: "It is more rhetoric by North Korea until they actually do something. Wars tend to begin with bangs not announcements on state news agencies, so this is Mr Kim pushing the rhetoric up another level.
"The problem is, he hasn't got any more levels to go to after this other than actual war - that is the big worry and the big unknown. Does his belligerence have a limit or not?
"The assumption, and hope, is that he will stop at the eleventh hour but what if he doesn't? That is why the Americans, the South Koreans, the Japanese and, more quietly, the Chinese too are all taking it very seriously."
Yesterday, both China and Russia asked for all sides to co-operate to prevent the situation worsening, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voicing particular concern.
"We can simply see the situation getting out of control, it would spiral down into a vicious circle," Mr Lavrov told journalists.
His warning came after the North's leader Kim Jong-Un ordered missile units to prepare to strike US mainland and military bases, vowing to "settle accounts" after US stealth bombers flew over the South. Posted Image The US has used B-2 bombers as a 'deterrence' measure in the region
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed that Washington would not be cowed by Pyongyang's threats and stood ready to respond to "any eventuality".
The standoff has its roots in the North's successful long-range rocket launch in December and the third nuclear test it carried out in February.
Both events drew UN sanctions that incensed Pyongyang, which then switched the focus of its anger to the annual joint South Korea-US military drills.
As tensions escalated, Washington has maintained a notably assertive stance, publicising its use of nuclear-capable B-52s and B-2 stealth bombers.
The long-distance deployment of both sets of aircraft out of bases in Guam and the US mainland were intended as a clear signal of US commitment to defending the South against any act of aggression.



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:54 AM

Who's really the aggressors here?

North Korea is like a rabid raccoon being backed into a corner. The US are gonna end up forcing them to do something crazy.


"Backed into a corner" as in Japan, S. Korea, and US constantly giving them food, medical supplies, and money (joint projects)?

N. Korea is more like a spoiled brat who you keep pandering to and yet it still keeps demanding more and having bigger temper tantrums each time.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:16 AM

North Korea can't be that stupid, can they?
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

North Korea can't be that stupid, can they?


Google his dads biography.. It's hilarious. Yes they're that stupid. He wrote crap like he got 13 hole in ones in his first ever game of golf and stuff like that to make people think he's great. It's unreal what goes on over there
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

Wiping out North Korea or Desert Storm...which one would be faster?


North Korea, as long as you used nukes, otherwise it would be a tough fight for little practical gain.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down, G.I Joe: Relaliation. You do the freakin math
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

While I have friends in South Korea with some in the army, family in Japan (the 2nd most likely target of N. Korean aggression), part of me just want the North to start attacking, just so the rest of the world can curb stomp them and finally fix this situation once and for all.


sounds fine when you are far away. while N Korea can't win a war, any war with them will cost thousands or even millions of lives, depending if they use nukes or chemical weapons on S Korea or Japan. they should have defeated them back in the 50's when all they had was a rifle and people. China stepped in, and Truman didn't want a WWIII. So that was that, cooler heads prevailed. But situation now is that a war is not an option, unless you are willing to let millions die.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

http://news.sky.com/...-war-with-south


hey, Kim uses a Mac. I wonder where he got that from, Rodman's gift, trade with China?
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

Declaring war on a country you're already at war with. It's like the old "You can't fire me I quit!" line.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:47 PM

sounds fine when you are far away. while N Korea can't win a war, any war with them will cost thousands or even millions of lives, depending if they use nukes or chemical weapons on S Korea or Japan. they should have defeated them back in the 50's when all they had was a rifle and people. China stepped in, and Truman didn't want a WWIII. So that was that, cooler heads prevailed. But situation now is that a war is not an option, unless you are willing to let millions die.


I believe that North Korea should have been dealt with during the 90's, after the fall of the USSR, before China became a superpower and when US totally mopped the floor with Iraq during Desert Storm.

Unfortunately, many lives will be lost if there's a conflict now. But even then, it'll still be less lives than in the future when Pyongyang can launch nukes onto Tokyo, Hawaii, etc. Short-term pain for long-term gain, but not just burying your head in the sand and hope somehow things will get better. The Kims' has been in power for 60 years now.... it's not like their grip will be lessen anytime soon.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:02 PM

Google his dads biography.. It's hilarious. Yes they're that stupid. He wrote crap like he got 13 hole in ones in his first ever game of golf and stuff like that to make people think he's great. It's unreal what goes on over there

Yah the 13 holes in one cracked me up. Sad part is everyone believed it North Korea..
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:03 PM

I believe that North Korea should have been dealt with during the 90's, after the fall of the USSR, before China became a superpower and when US totally mopped the floor with Iraq during Desert Storm.

Unfortunately, many lives will be lost if there's a conflict now. But even then, it'll still be less lives than in the future when Pyongyang can launch nukes onto Tokyo, Hawaii, etc. Short-term pain for long-term gain, but not just burying your head in the sand and hope somehow things will get better. The Kims' has been in power for 60 years now.... it's not like their grip will be lessen anytime soon.

Would love to see them try. The Americans anti missile devices would stop those real quick. At the same time China is trying to strengthen ties with North America. Both Canada and USA have become huge trading partners with China. I'm sure this is the last thing China wants. Heck China even condemned North Korea a couple weeks ago for the nuke tests.. Means little, but still!

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:17 PM

Watched an interesting documentary on the North Korean leadership. Basically says that the last two lines of blood to inherit leadership don't have the same charisma as their founder. That they try to make up for those short comings through this war mongering. And that they watch massive movie collections and base much of what they see there on the outside world. Which explains a lot to me hell they invited rodman over since watching basketball. They also targeted Texas apparently which doesn't make a lot of sense until you factor in the movie aspect. Very twisted leadership indeed and just getting sicker. For a nation based solely on military the NEED to fight.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:58 AM

All posturing for the people who have no access to the real world. They may fire rockets that land in the sea and their government will say they wiped them out. If the US was smart, they would drop leaflets with tonnes of information. True information, like the fact that the US is a long ways away from NK.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:04 AM

How is the US the aggressor? KJU is a crazy nut job. The fact that the one American he decides to invite in and hang with is Rodman, that should say enough.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

Who's really the aggressors here?

North Korea is like a rabid raccoon being backed into a corner. The US are gonna end up forcing them to do something crazy.


One of the more absurd things I have heard in a while. How exactly is North Korea the victims?
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:34 PM

I have not seen anyone claim North Korea as a victim but the US is far from innocent and loves to antagonize and flying B-52s over North Korea is there latest way of doing it .

The US keeps bullying and some moron leader like KJU is going to lash out and do something stupid and if he ends up launches a nuke ( might not effect North America ) there will be huge reprecussions to the world
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

I have not seen anyone claim North Korea as a victim but the US is far from innocent and loves to antagonize and flying B-52s over North Korea is there latest way of doing it .

The US keeps bullying and some moron leader like KJU is going to lash out and do something stupid and if he ends up launches a nuke ( might not effect North America ) there will be huge reprecussions to the world


Displaying a show of force because you ally wishes you to do because they're concerned that their neighbour will want to attack is not bullying.

North Korea does all the sabre-rattling, then US comes along with the "put up or shut up" attitude and then North Korea claims they're being bullied, lol.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down, G.I Joe: Relaliation. You do the freakin math


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:14 PM

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

Google his dads biography.. It's hilarious. Yes they're that stupid. He wrote crap like he got 13 hole in ones in his first ever game of golf and stuff like that to make people think he's great. It's unreal what goes on over there


u were talking about this video? I thought it was quite informative, kinda explains how the whole propaganda thing works, very similar to religion. The power of mind control starts early.


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