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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#741 Postby somethingfunny » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:18 pm

Brent wrote::uarrow:

Just been reported that Kim Jong Il has pardoned them and ordered their release.


Maybe all he wanted was a friend and a shoulder to cry on? :?:
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#742 Postby x-y-no » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:04 pm

somethingfunny wrote:
Brent wrote::uarrow:

Just been reported that Kim Jong Il has pardoned them and ordered their release.


Maybe all he wanted was a friend and a shoulder to cry on? :?:


I'd say all he wanted was attention.
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#743 Postby Stephanie » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:47 pm

x-y-no wrote:
somethingfunny wrote:
Brent wrote::uarrow:

Just been reported that Kim Jong Il has pardoned them and ordered their release.


Maybe all he wanted was a friend and a shoulder to cry on? :?:


I'd say all he wanted was attention.


Probably, but I'm just glad that the reporters are back safe and sound.
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#744 Postby vbhoutex » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:19 pm

To the NK it is a huge media coup. I have to stop there or ban myself.
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#745 Postby cycloneye » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:48 pm

vbhoutex wrote:To the NK it is a huge media coup. I have to stop there or ban myself.


Pure propaganda,but I too stop. :)
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#746 Postby MGC » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:03 pm

Clinton will likely hit on the released reporters...wait till he gets them on the plane. About two years ago I got to see Bill live in Vegas. We were having a work gathering at the Las Vegas Hilton and good ole Bill was the guest speaker. All he did was talk about how great Hillary is. Anyway I'm glad those two got released.....MGC
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#747 Postby cycloneye » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:27 pm

Both are freed and are flying to the U.S.

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08 ... urnalists/
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#748 Postby cycloneye » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:32 am

North Korea sends mixed signals.They will join the talks but at the same time they will activate a nuclear plant.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33183640/ns ... iapacific/
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#749 Postby Ptarmigan » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:06 am

You can't trust North Korea.
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#750 Postby Cryomaniac » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:20 pm

Ptarmigan wrote:You can't trust North Korea.


I'm not sure anyone does.
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#751 Postby cycloneye » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:39 am

North Korea Tests two short-range missiles

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(SEOUL, South Korea) —Yonhap news agency says that North Korea has fired two short-range missiles off its east coast.

Yonhap quoted an unidentified South Korean government official as saying that the North test-fired the missiles on Monday afternoon.

Yonhap said the North has issued a no-sail zone in an area off the east coast Oct. 10-20.

The report came hours after South Korea proposed two sets of working-level talks with North Korea. But Seoul also said it had no plan to resume high-level dialogue with its communist neighbor — amid lingering tensions over the North's nuclear weapons programs.

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/ ... 68,00.html
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#752 Postby cycloneye » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:39 am

The recarnation of the Korean war?

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SEOUL, South Korea — The two Koreas briefly exchanged naval fire Tuesday along their disputed western sea border, with a North Korean ship suffering heavy damage before retreating, South Korean military officials said.

There were no South Korean casualties, the country's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement, and it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties on the North Korean side. Each side blamed the other for violating the sea border.

The clash — the first of its in kind in seven years — occurred as U.S. officials said President Barack Obama has decided to send a special envoy to Pyongyang for rare direct talks on the communist country's nuclear weapons program. No date has been set but it would be the first one-on-one talks since Obama took office in January. Obama is due in Seoul next week.

"It's a regrettable incident," South Korean Commodore Lee Ki-sik told reporters in Seoul. "We are sternly protesting to North Korea and urging it to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents."

North Korea's military issued a statement blaming South Korea for the "grave armed provocation," saying its ships crossed into North Korean territory.

The North claimed that a group of South Korean warships opened fire but fled after the North's patrol boat dealt "a prompt retaliatory blow." The statement, carried on the official Korean Central News Agency, said the South should apologize.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who convened an emergency security meeting, ordered his defense minister to strengthen military readiness.

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that a North Korean patrol boat crossed the disputed western sea border around 11:27 a.m. (0227 GMT), drawing warning shots from a South Korean navy vessel. The North Korean boat then opened fire and the South's ship returned fire before the North's vessel sailed back toward its waters, the statement said.

The clash occurred near the South-held island of Daecheong, about 120 nautical miles off the port city of Incheon, west of Seoul, the statement said.

The North Korean ship was seriously damaged in the skirmish, a Joint Chiefs of Staff officer said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy. Prime Minister Chung Un-chan told lawmakers the ship was enveloped in flames when it fled north, according to Yonhap news agency.
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#753 Postby cycloneye » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:17 pm

North Korea looks for nuclear free peninsula

A change in their posture from the past hard line position.Is this genuine or is only talk?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34646352/ns ... iapacific/

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea reaffirmed its commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula in a New Year's message Friday, brightening the prospect that Pyongyang may rejoin the stalled international talks aimed at ending its nuclear weapons programs.
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#754 Postby cycloneye » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:17 am

Koreas exchange shelling rounds

North Korea said it was only a drill.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiap ... index.html
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#755 Postby Cryomaniac » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:33 pm

Drill or not, it's not a sensible thing to do.
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#757 Postby cycloneye » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:27 am

South Korea fires torpedos towards North Korea

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36052055/ns ... iapacific/

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South Korea is investigating whether a naval ship sinking off the west coast of the peninsula was hit by a torpedo fired by the North.

The 1,500-ton vessel, which had more than 100 people on board, started sinking between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time (8 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET) near the island of Baengnyeong in the Yellow Sea. There were unconfirmed reports it had already sunk.

South Korean broadcaster SBS said many sailors were feared dead. A rescue operation was under way.

The South Korean Yonhap news agency reported that the South Korean navy subsequently fired at an unidentified ship in the direction of North Korea.
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#758 Postby Cryomaniac » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:12 pm

This could be big news.
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Re: North Korea Nuclear Standoff

#759 Postby cycloneye » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:56 pm

South Korean ship sinks but no North Korean involvment.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36052055/ns ... iapacific/
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#760 Postby artist » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:34 am

it won't be clear what caused the explosion until the ship is examined. "But at this point, all three scenarios — missile attack, internal explosion, torpedoes — are possible causes."
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