North And South Korea Exchange Border Gunfire

Tyler Durden's picture

Months of total quiet on the geopolitical front, and then we have bomb threats, a French aircraft carrier joining the US fleet in the Persian Gulf (we have no idea where it will fit), evacuated cars, and now Korean gunfire. Only thing missing is a mushroom cloud (either real or holographic) emanating from one of Iran's nuclear power plants.

From the Telegraph:

North and South Korea troops have exchanged fire at the tense border between the two neighbours, an official said on Friday.

The exchange of fire in the Demilitarised Zone highlights the security problems faced by Seoul as it prepares to host the G20 economic summit next month.

There were no South Korean injuries and it was unclear whether it was an accident or an intentional provocation, said the official, who asked not to be named.

The firing of the 14.5-mm rounds came hours after North Korea criticised the South for rejecting a proposal to hold military talks and vowed to retaliate.

Despite the incident, previously arranged reunions of hundreds of families separated by the Korean War will go ahead on Saturday in the North as scheduled, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Chun Hae-sung said.

The spike in tensions ysterday came two weeks ahead of a global economic summit in Seoul to be attended by President Barack Obama and other leaders.

Last week, the North's military proposed holding talks with South Korea over anti-North Korean leafletting by South Korean activists and other South Korean propaganda activities, the North's military said in a statement on Friday carried by the country's official Korean Central News Agency.



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Mitchman's picture

Well,  things are a little dull while waiting for Wednesday's announcement...

infotechsailor's picture

Hans Brix??? awwnaww. your breakin my ballz, Hans... your breakin my ballz!

jus_lite_reading's picture

A last minute spike-up in false flags leads me to believe November 3rd will be a doozy.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Makes you wonder.  So, which city in Amerika gets the first mushroom cloud so that they can call off the elections like they wanted to do in 2008?  But that is not important.  Did you see who got kicked off Dancing with the Dilholes this week?  I mean, can you believe it?

Hidetora's picture

Anything to steal an election.

Rasna's picture

I was thinking the same thing... I hear O will be handing out false flags as party favors at the WH Halloween Party...

He will come dressed as the POTUS!  I cringe...

OutLookingIn's picture


 WOW! Are there any more 'false' flags left in the flag locker?

faustian bargain's picture

All's the false flag committee needs to do is rent some time on Ben's printing press. Just replace the cotton paper with some cotton cloth, voila - false flags by the bajillions.

Aristarchan's picture

Just another one of North Korea's childish efforts to - in their eyes, stay relevant on the world stage.

NotApplicable's picture

Since when do puppets have eyes?

tmosley's picture

When they cut them out of people's heads, of course.

Well, it IS Halloween time.

John McCloy's picture

Do not laugh folks the Alien invasion to reign in global government and global currency is undoubtedly next. There are more UFO stories than in recent memory in the mainstream media. 

China closes down airports twice due to UFO activity

Russian UFO 

NYC UFO event 2 weeks ago appearing on the exact day that a former airforce official predicted in his book which was highly pubclized on the main stream media a month prior

UN appoints alien ambassador last month

Nuclear facilities being shut off in both the U.S. & UK by UFOs. 

All these news events are verifiable. It will take nothing short of Darth Vader & a potential death Star to keep the masses aligned for the Earth Bucks which are about to roll off the printing presses. 

Bob's picture

I just can't help but think, popular opinion notwithstanding, that aliens so much more technologically advanced than us (say, 200 years?) would not have the slightest interest in either us or our planet.  We'd be like mice to them. 

Now, our government playing with their toys to manipulate us, on the other hand . . .

tmosley's picture

Is that 200 free market years, or 200 "mixed market" years?

If it's the latter, then they really must be just weather balloons.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

One side of me agrees that the government is fucking with us with their toys, but wouldn't they want to push that through the mainstream channels?  The people that love their TV is still greater than the ones who get their information elsewhere. 

The other side of me believes that we are indeed of no interest of beings outside of our planet.

Since I am tripolar, the third side of me says "Who cares either way."

Bob's picture

If it were the gov propaganda machine, I think they'd want us to "make" them "admit" the truth/lie. 


Dr. Richard Head's picture

That is the problem.  We second guess our initial guess based on the fact that we think that they think that we know what they think.  So when we think they know what we think...forget about it. 

All I know is that Jim Rogers called the fact QE was a primer and QE would continue.  I believed him and we will see it come to fruition next week.  Weeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

Bob's picture

See what I mean?  QE is like Christmas, where the children have been encouraged to doubt whether Santa would really be coming, based on whether they've been "naughty or nice."

Relax.  Sleep in.  It will be just another Christmas morning, crap pouring from beneath the tree.  No coal for anybody . . . unless they've truly been good, I suppose. 

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Dear Santa,

I was really good this year.  Since I was so good I thought perhaps you could not give me anything this year, but instead take something back.  Could you please take back your elf Timmy the Treasurer?  I know he caused many problems in the shop, but perhaps you could relocate him to island of misfits for a couple of years.  He has been very bad and the Chinese have bought up all of the coal. 



Dr. Richard Head

MachoMan's picture

I guess my biggest question is, if they are from outerspace, where did they come from?  Meaning, given the distance to the nearest place we presume might sustain life of their kind, how did they get here?  The humanoid aliens are hundreds+ years old?  Is that why they crash here?  They're dead?  Issues of whether we're worthy to come examine given they would clearly have a telescope/devise to watch us like a fish bowl.

I think we're left with two possible conclusions: (1) these thinks are hoaxes; or (2) someone (government) is playing with their toys.  Presuming the latter, given a lot of the g loading for the maneuvers made by the things are probably incapable of being survived by humans, I suspect they're radio controlled ala drone planes.  So there you have it. 

Randall Cabot's picture

There's no aliens here, other planets are too far. If there are UFOs that don't belong to an Earth country then they are either other humanoids that bounced around from planets and moons in our own solar system OR they are Nazis who escaped to Antartica.

Hidetora's picture

"We'd be like mice to them."

And we use mice for experiments.

Bob's picture

"They" could easily build their own mice and save on the bus fare.  Think about it--the nearest habitable planet is many light years away.  There is nothing that such an advanced non-human species would need to bother coming here for.  Nothing.

Hidetora's picture

Yeah, but then they'd have a hard time extrapolating the results to lawyers, I mean, rats.

Kopfjager's picture

This reminds me of a Kids in the Hall skit that's not on youtube or some reason...

Two Aliens debating on whether or not it's worth it to fly 10 million light years just to anal probe a few humans.  

"Are you kidding?  Do you have any idea how many jobs are provided by the anal probing industry?"

"Yea I get it but 10 million light years and trillions of dollars later and all we've managed to learn is that 1 in 10 don't seem to mind it.  Government waste at its best."

viahj's picture

of course aliens aren't interested in "us" but they heard about those Chinese Solar stocks

jus_lite_reading's picture

Good thing the ALIENS are coming- we almost ran out of suckers to buy our Treasuries!

John McCloy's picture

Amen brother. From what I hear they come seeking the new "100 Years" which are about to be announced since they are EXTREMELY long term investors. 

jus_lite_reading's picture

I heard Ben is working up last minute details of the US One Thousand Year bond, or roughly the time it will take to clean up this mess.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

I bet the aliens have some SDRs to use in order to buy Treasuries.

Temporalist's picture

Lol...they'd likely vaporize Bernanke and Geithner.

BigJim's picture

I've got some good news and some bad news.

The good news: The world's governments have finally woken up to the necessity of a gold standard!

The bad news: The fed has spent years combing the galaxy to find the right bunch of aliens to come over and colonise us... a race who's metabolism works on the fission of heavy metals.

That's right - they shit gold! So now the Fed can debase that, too.

EscapeKey's picture

Mark me down as a sceptic.

Ragnarok's picture

I know, it's a total set up. 


"It's OK to bow down, they're Aliens and from the future to boot, so they know what's good for all of us. Especially you."

Fascist Dictator's picture

Shades of Iron Mountain! or is that Project Blue Beam? I get all of these government conspiracies mixed up.....I'm sooooo confused.....

N_Jones's picture

I'm pretty sure that's the general idea..... :O

goldmiddelfinger's picture

Charlie Crist was seen in the DMZ

SDRII's picture

Dont forget the little powwow at Tehran University talking about fighting back from the soft war being fought against them (but talks are resuming in Nov...)

Yemen terror threat - coming from the country at the tip of the strategic chokepoint and which the Us has claimed needs to move in....




99er's picture

No Surprise Here

The U.S. Department of Justice has requested that a federal judge seal the courtroom of a trial involving computer code theft in order to protect trade secrets of Goldman Sachs.

jus_lite_reading's picture

Now WHY on earth would the gov't want to protect the giant squid?! LOL

unum mountaineer's picture

tha boy exerting some will. he's flambouyant like that I think. make a bold statement. look forward to getting to know some more about him. what kind of porn does he like? single malt whiskey or is he a JB man? inquirin' minds wanna know.

Azwethinkweiz's picture

North Korea [though most likely the US] sunk a South Korean ship and nothing happened; highly doubt a few shots fired across the border will escalate into much.

Cdad's picture

Yeah, but just remember what Pete Najarian said.  "We talk about, we look at da, we talk about, we look a da...everyone is going into the weekend positioned as they are right now."

And that South Korean ship that sunk months back at a bad time for the markets, that was not a sinking by the North, too.

Ah, I think I like hopium.

unum mountaineer's picture

 I sprinkle hopium on my wheaties. I is strong as ox. i lift 2 trillion $ with one hand!