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North Korea are at it again - 25/5/2009 6:09:07 AM   
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8066615.stm

Speaking as an expat living in Korea, I'm not massively worried. Where I live is sufficiently close to the DMZ that if the north try dropping a bomb on us, they'll get hit too.

Still, it's annoying: I was going on a DMZ tour this weekend.
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RE: North Korea are at it again - 25/5/2009 6:54:25 AM   
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Isn't the US military camped out across the border from North Korea? I read their weapon can only reach France, 400 miles.

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 25/5/2009 8:17:26 AM   
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quote:

Isn't the US military camped out across the border from North Korea? I read their weapon can only reach France, 400 miles




Is that a good thing?

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 25/5/2009 8:46:16 AM   
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Probably to someone who isn't in France

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 25/5/2009 11:26:00 AM   
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 I remain unconvinced - if the accompanying pic is anything to go by, the North Koreans have run out of cash for any weapons at all  
EDIT: Aww they changed the bloody article now...  It was originally the massed ranks of the NK Army all shaking their fists...



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RE: North Korea are at it again - 25/5/2009 9:02:14 PM   
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Keyser yeah that's a good thing, No! of course not I was just making a statement!

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 26/5/2009 12:37:36 AM   
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Isn't the US military camped out across the border from North Korea? I read their weapon can only reach France, 400 miles.


France is only 400 miles from Korea now?


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RE: North Korea are at it again - 26/5/2009 2:35:16 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Isn't the US military camped out across the border from North Korea? I read their weapon can only reach France, 400 miles.


France is only 400 miles from Korea now?



LOL - I think he's off by 5000 or so miles, and the US is over 6000 miles away so if they can reach france they've done a pretty good job.

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 26/5/2009 4:23:38 AM   
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quote:

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Isn't the US military camped out across the border from North Korea? I read their weapon can only reach France, 400 miles.


If I, an overweight pasty English guy, can beat up a GI, I'm pretty sure the north Koreans can do it.

Look! They have invisible guns! Phear them!

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 26/5/2009 11:05:39 AM   
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quote:

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8066615.stm

Speaking as an expat living in Korea, I'm not massively worried. Where I live is sufficiently close to the DMZ that if the north try dropping a bomb on us, they'll get hit too.

Still, it's annoying: I was going on a DMZ tour this weekend.


if you ever do go on a DMZ tour, and are allowed to take them i'd love to see some pics!

i really hope this situation doesnt escalate any further, it'd be unwise for North Korea to do see, unless Russia are still prepared to back them, but it would of course be better if it never got to that kind of situation.

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 27/5/2009 12:32:27 PM   
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Kim Yong Ill is a scouser obviously..

Starting all this just to distract PArk Ji Sung from the CL final...

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 23/11/2010 10:05:53 AM   
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North Korea shells a populated South Korean island, killing two soldiers http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2010/nov/23/north-korea-fires-south-korea

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 23/11/2010 12:05:05 PM   
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I actually read this thread thinking it was relating to this morning's events.

My knowledge of Korean history is pretty much zero but this seems quite a step up from their usual antics.

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 23/11/2010 11:12:56 PM   
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Seems to have calmed down a bit.

I won't deny that I'm quite disappointed. I was hoping this would be the outbreak of a proper war.

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 24/11/2010 12:59:28 AM   
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Seems to have calmed down a bit.

I won't deny that I'm quite disappointed. I was hoping this would be the outbreak of a proper war.


If a proper war happens, I don't want it to happen in South Korea! They make great films there.


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RE: North Korea are at it again - 25/11/2010 8:53:26 AM   
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I'm loving that Sarah Palin said she had to stand with her allies in North Korea

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 25/11/2010 5:27:26 PM   
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I'm loving that Sarah Palin said she had to stand with her allies in North Korea


I was just going to mention that.


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RE: North Korea are at it again - 25/11/2010 5:31:19 PM   
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She is the natural successor to Dubya.

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 26/11/2010 1:09:23 PM   
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Does anyone know the Political situation with this if it does kick off into War, will China deffo side with the North? Also will the UK have to join sides with the South alongside the Americans or will we just sit it out do you think? Cause I don' t really fancy fighting the Chinese

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 26/11/2010 3:47:35 PM   
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It's not uncommon for the two countries to exchange firepower with each power. 

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 27/11/2010 1:38:28 PM   
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It's true that there have been spats across the DMZ on and off for decades, but this is the biggest since the ceasefire was called in the early 1950s. It does all point towards the North and South willy-waving at each other, but with new military types in the North wanting to show strength in front of Kim Jong-un, it was sadly all too easy to escalate. Then again, the South do so love to have constant military and naval exercises right along the border, so nobody is especially blameless here.


Politically, it's a bit sticky and a lot less clear since the "previous" war (previous in inverted commas, as no truce has ever been signed and ratified) - China and Russia keep North Korea nicely supplied with arms and training, but would be very reluctant to actively involve themselves in another conflict as they are now far too reliant on trade with the Korean Republic's Western allies to want to risk losing all that money.
The South currently has some 30,000 US troops in and around the country as has been the case for a long time, but chances are if it does kick off they would be there as support and protection for the civilian population rather than frontline flighting. I'd imagine the UK's involvement to be no different than it is already, as part of the UN peacekeeping force. Japan has shown support for the South this week, but with no standing army of its own due to its post-war constitution, this is just symbolic.


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RE: North Korea are at it again - 12/2/2013 8:43:21 AM   
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And another nuclear test: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21421841

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 12/2/2013 11:15:22 AM   
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They're undergoing another famine, aren't they?

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 12/2/2013 11:28:00 AM   
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And launching monkeys into space.

So famine + space monkeys + nuclear bombs, clearly means that North Korea is to unleash a giant mutated monkey on the DMZ.



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RE: North Korea are at it again - 12/2/2013 11:34:44 AM   
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Rollerskating Korean King Kong truly has some nice alliteration within it, even though a monkey is not an ape.

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 12/2/2013 2:21:24 PM   
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Here is an interesting web page about a group of tourists visit to North Korea.
http://planepics.org/cms/index.php/adventures/146-nordkorea

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 12/2/2013 3:26:35 PM   
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Here is an interesting web page about a group of tourists visit to North Korea.
http://planepics.org/cms/index.php/adventures/146-nordkorea


Read an article in New Scientist a few months back about a scientist who was invited over with other specialists. He detailed the secrecy and control of the authorities, and how limited he was able to "see" North Korea, but essentially the country is a barren wasteland, and they were invited over as part of a development program to try restore the country.

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 12/2/2013 4:31:33 PM   
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A few years ago I was listening to a travel show on Irish radio, the host said that Lonely Planet or some tourist related group were brought over fro some kind of show case so they could see all that North Korea had to offer, he reckoned that on the road side there were random people barbequing massive steaks so the Westerners could see how bountiful the country was. Bizarre place, it would be hilarious if it weren't so tragic for the people living there.

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 12/2/2013 6:45:47 PM   
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Oh those rascally North Koreans, always acting like a troll given nation form. What are they like, eh?

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RE: North Korea are at it again - 12/2/2013 7:03:05 PM   
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