All Things North Korean

Re: All Things North Korean

Postby mousepad on Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:55 pm

Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. There were no reports of injuries or property damage, but the 10 minutes of shooting highlighted rising tensions between the divided countries.

The Koreas' first exchange of gunfire came after North Korea opened fire at balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets that were floating across the border from the South. Sunday's shootout began after North Korea sent soldiers close to the border line. The move was an attempt by the North to increase worries in the South about what might happen if leafleting continues, analysts say.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/north-sout ... -1.2805069

Must protect from the nasty balloons, can't allow any hint of democracy or freedom get to the starving in N.K. Now the North will whine and complain and threaten, but I doubt they will do anything else. They seem to back away after a bit of saber rattling. Their military is ill prepared and starving and would run if they were invaded.
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Re: All Things North Korean

Postby no1home on Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:07 pm

Two Americans released from captivity in North Korea returned to the United States late Saturday after their departure was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive nation.

Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. U.S. officials said the pair flew back with James Clapper, the director of national intelligence. Clapper was the highest-ranking American to visit Pyongyang in more than a decade. Family members met both men with hugs as they emerged from their plane.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/matthew-mi ... -1.2828788

These men are darn lucky because if it wasn't for N.K. being afraid of the International Courts they would still be in their notorious jails.

What part of DON'T GO THERE, do they not get through their head. Every one that tries ends up in a system that has no rules on human rights, just torture. The Church needs to get the message out that is is not worth your life and the fact that no one will talk to you or switch to Christianity because it's a death sentence for anyone even considering it. This is a country of snitches, it's well known they will snitch on their own family to seek favor with the government so why try something that will never work. I don't get why they keep trying.
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Re: All Things North Korean

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:25 pm

North Korea has been active militarily against South Korea this week:
North and South Korea appeared headed towards another clash, as Seoul refused an ultimatum that it halt anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action, and North Korea said its troops were on a war footing, prompting China to urge both sides to take a step back.

South Korean Vice Defence Minister Baek Seung-joo said on Friday it was likely the North would fire at some of the 11 sites where the loudspeakers are set up on the South's side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the countries.

Tension escalated on Thursday when North Korea fired four shells into South Korea, according to Seoul, in apparent protest against the broadcasts. The South fired back 29 artillery shells. Pyongyang accused the South of inventing a pretext to fire into the North.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/kim-jong-un-puts-north-korean-troops-on-war-footing-as-border-tension-rises-1.3198809
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Re: All Things North Korean

Postby no1home on Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:33 pm

More posturing from the North Koreans, but it never does them any good. One day they will go past the point of no return and the world will end up on their doorstep. I think the world feels the N.K. military, is not well equipped, suffering from malnutrition like the rest of the people living behind an invisible wall. Prisoners in their own country and they don't even realize that while the leader convinces them all is great and the best country in the world, the reality is they are lagging so far behind it may take a generation or 2 to even begin to catch up. First they need freedom and by playing this dangerous game he may just do that and his reign of terror will be over.
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Re: All Things North Korean

Postby mousepad on Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:46 pm

South and North Korea have agreed a deal to defuse tensions after a series of recent border confrontations, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says.

Both country's militaries have been on alert after a brief exchange of fire at the border last Thursday. The North had threatened to use force to stop propaganda broadcasts by the South, started after two of its soldiers were injured by a landmine. High-level negotiators have been meeting since Saturday to agree a deal.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34039187

Sorry, but the clock is ticking on this one. We all know that N.K. doesn't honour agreements for long, so it will only last until they want to stir up trouble again.


Yonhap reported that the deal, to be announced later, would see North Korea express "regret" over the landmine incident earlier this month.

In return, it said South Korea would stop the loudspeaker broadcasts that were resumed after an 11-year hiatus, in apparent retaliation for the landmine attack.

North Korea insisted it was not behind the landmines and it also denied shelling the South last week - an incident that prompted artillery fire from the South.



Regret that they got caught and I am not buying the WE DON'T KNOW jibberish. That government is so hardlined, no one blinks without them knowing it.
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Re: All Things North Korean

Postby southernfry on Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:11 pm

Whether they did or didn't is important, but why are we still allowing them to keep this up? One day they may shock the world and actually send a nuclear bomb over the border. Why not get rid of the nutcase dictator, his family and followers once and for all before they actually do something that could destroy so much?

This has been going on for so many years/decades and time to put an end to it once and for all. Let the N. Koreans citizens join the world and see what true democracy is like. The world has sat on its hands for far too long, and I fear something horrible will have to happen for anyone to act.

International scepticism and condemnation have greeted North Korea's claim to have successfully carried out an underground hydrogen bomb test.

If confirmed, it would be North Korea's fourth nuclear test since 2006 and mark a major upgrade in its capabilities. But nuclear experts have questioned whether the size of the blast was large enough to have been from an H-bomb. UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the test "unequivocally", calling it "profoundly destabilising for regional security".



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Re: All Things North Korean

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:25 pm

North Korea is getting attention from the United Nations in the form of new sanctions. An ally of North Korea's, China, had a hand in drafting the new sanctions.

http://atimes.com/2016/03/un-imposes-harsh-new-sanctions-on-north-korea-drafted-by-us-china/
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Re: All Things North Korean

Postby trailblaze on Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:40 pm

I don't think the sanctions are taking centre stage right now, they have a more pressing problem to worry about.

Oh where, oh where
Has my little Sub gone?
Oh where, oh where can it be?


The latest theme song for the North Koreans. Seems they misplaced a sub with 2 men aboard, perhaps more, and don't want any help finding it. Now the hunt begins for "Where In The World" is that sub.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/11 ... tcmp=hpbt2

North Korea has a missing submarine, two defense officials told Fox News Friday.

One official told Fox the submarine is a 70-foot Yono class "midget" submarine that is diesel powered and has a crew of two, with room for a squad of saboteurs. It was unclear who may have been onboard.
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Re: All Things North Korean

Postby no1home on Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:04 pm

A North Korean submarine is missing and presumed sunk, according to reports in the US media. The vessel was operating off the North Korean coast for several days when it disappeared, a paper with close links to the US military says.

The accident comes at a time of heightened tension in the region as South Korea and the US continue their largest-ever military exercise. North Korea has issued another threat of war over the drill. It said it was prepared to launch a pre-emptive strike in response to any sign that an invasion was being prepared.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35793980

"Where In The World" is still the million dollar question for this sub. Either it has cloaking ability, which I highly doubt or it sank and will never be recovered. I think most are waiiting for the N. Koreans to blame the south or the US for this missing sub, and the people on board. We may never know how many were truly on board.
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