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Switch to Forum Live View What's Up with North Korea?
5 years ago  ::  Apr 01, 2013 - 12:00AM #21
Fodaoson
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We are at war with North Korea. There is ceasefire, an armistice, in place but no treaty creating solutions to the issues that caused the war.        

“I seldom make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.” Edward Gibbon
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5 years ago  ::  Apr 01, 2013 - 12:44AM #22
Aka_me
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Mar 31, 2013 -- 11:25AM, mountain_man wrote:

It appears that the South Koreans aren't taking this seriously. Their stock index is rising. Stocks always go down in times of trouble. One article said that North Korea "loves it's own propaganda." That goes along with my belief that this is mostly for internal consumption. He has to act the part of a ruler/god by talking tough.



yes, internal consumption... same rablerousing the US has been doing for 30 years about Iran.

I dream in my lifetime uhmericans will come to realize hezbollah, hamas, and isis gain followers by helping society AND the only way to defeat them is to perform greater good.

the average person is 8 times more likely to be murdered by a cop than a radical terrorist
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5 years ago  ::  Apr 02, 2013 - 5:11PM #23
d_p_m
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Mar 31, 2013 -- 3:29PM, Belldandy wrote:


This worries my family. But I think its April Fools joke? Hoping!




Probably not a joke, but probably it is not going to lead to much, other than more scary stories.

"If you aren't confused by quantum physics, you haven't really understood it."
― Niels Bohr

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
-- Albert Einstein

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2013 - 10:46AM #24
rangerken
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This thread was moved from the Hot Topics Zone

Libertarian, Conservative, Life member of the NRA and VFW
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5 years ago  ::  Apr 10, 2013 - 10:34PM #25
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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I had been following some of the technical details.


I used to get Liaoning TV from just north of the DPRK. That showed traditional authoritarian socialism.


The DPRK is China's buffer state, keeping United States capitalism off its border!


The north of the Korean peninsula is a cultural treasure in that it has preserved some national aspects that have been obliterated in the south.


The DPRK leadership is at its wits end over what to do to explain or communicate to the United States, its distress over provocative military action!


Because of long-term development of nuclear and rocket technology, the DPRK does have the deterrent that the USA and USSR went to such trouble to showcase during the Cold War. Pakistan and Iran worked with the DPRK to develop and test such capability. And the DPRK is an exporter of missiles, with clients throughout the third world.


Yes, the impressive ICBMs displayed last year, were mock-ups. But their tansporters were expensive pieces of hardware, not bought just for show! The DPRK's defensive nuclear umbrella is a work in progress. The low yields of their test detonations are because yield was thrown away to get the warheads miniaturised to fit on the rockets! True the guidance is inaccurate. But electrical and electronic infrastructure is very vulnerable to EMP.

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 11, 2013 - 12:00PM #26
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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This doesn't seem to me a particularly high level of alert.

We advise you to reconsider your need to travel to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) due to the increasing tensions caused by DPRK threats against international interests and the warning issued by the DPRK regime to foreign embassies in Pyongyang that it could not guarantee the safety of diplomatic staff in the event of an emergency.


www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Adv...

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2013 - 1:50AM #27
Mlyons619
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Business as usual according to South Koreans.

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2013 - 2:13AM #28
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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Don't worry about the DPRK.

It’s “not completely impossible” that North Korea could deliver a nuclear warhead to Australia — although the rogue state may not have the technical capacity to do so and would have no particular reason to target us, experts have told Crikey. And they’ve warned we should probably be more worried about a nuclear exchange elsewhere.


www.crikey.com.au/2013/04/12/could-north...

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2013 - 7:48AM #29
Dostojevsky
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Something's going... all that show and all that noice..


what's going on behind the scenes I wonder.


Where's Carr proclaiming sanctions?

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5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2013 - 8:36AM #30
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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The beat-up is Yank propaganda. What Yankistan has been doing with nukes for decades, was absolutely obscene!

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