North Korea Says Situation So Grave War May Break Out At Any Moment

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Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:45 | 391697 Turd Ferguson
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Let's get it on!!!


(easy for me to say...safely ensconced in my bunker in Kansas)

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 13:56 | 392284 geminiRX
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Get it on? People forget memorial day pretty fast. Listen, war in that arena will be ultimately nasty. You guys got 28,500 troops that may die very quickly if confrontation breaks out. Don't forget that your sons may also get drafted as your army is pretty thinly stretched.....which happens to be the current state of affairs. War is hell and we don't want to go down that road.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:46 | 391698 xenophobe51
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Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:54 | 391737 Hansel
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What's wrong with Walter, Dude?

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:30 | 391878 wagefreedom
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I always thought it was his weird haircut and campy glasses. And he's realizing he's not the bowler he hoped he'd be...

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:48 | 391930 Crook County
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I dabbled in pacifism once.  Not in Nam of course.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:46 | 391700 papaswamp
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Well I guess the element of surprise isn't that tactically important...

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 13:37 | 392224 Kimo
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When the first shell hits Seoul.... SURPRISE!

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:48 | 391709 JJ McApe
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DOW 11000!!!!

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:50 | 391716 Tarheel
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Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:51 | 391717 DaveyJones
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That's because Kim is a little bit country, while Donny is definitely rock and roll

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:53 | 391728 wagefreedom
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ha ha ha nice

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:52 | 391719 Crab Cake
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Fire all of your guns at once, and explode into space...

Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:52 | 391723 Rider
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Don't buy it, this is the every summer petting game. Luv is in the air.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:52 | 391726 the grateful un...
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Interesting to see where China positions themselves. Why the Chinese don't try to address this as a regional problem, doesn't square with their sometimes provocative military activities (shooting at satellites, shadowing our carriers, building a blue water navy, which Heritage says will someday be the most prominent force on the worlds oceans) I mean if Mexico had nuclear weapons, and they were firing missiles over the GOM, the US would do something. When America went to war we converted our factories to military equipment. Now who has all the factories? 

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:01 | 391767 desgust
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When America went to war?

Your America is ALWAYS at war, dude!

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:07 | 391781 xenophobe51
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He's talking about big boy war, not the army-men-in-the-sandbox kid's routine we're playing at today. "Pew! Pew! Kaboom! Mom, Osama isn't playing fair!"

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:08 | 391784 Running on Empty
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No fukcign kidding.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:38 | 391899 Missing_Link
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You say that like it's a bad thing.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 12:13 | 391986 WaterWings
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This Gulf of BP disaster-monster is starting to lay eggs in the psyche of America. I predict a serious diversion is on the way.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 13:52 | 392275 ZerOhead
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I was thinking the same thing... BP's environmental abortion... aka El Gordo... has been chipping away at 'We the Sheeples' belief in Obama's "Yes we can't" campaign of hope.

This has the potential undermine confidence in Washington BP when we need it the most.

We need another war... one we can win.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 16:42 | 392678 leftcoastfool
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"We need another war... one we can win."


Has Grenada kidnapped any US medical students recently?

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:30 | 391874 Samsonov
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China will always be for a divided and weak Korea.  With their long historical perspective, they are obsessed with the fact that the ancient Korean kingdom once encompassed Manchuria and much of northern China.  They will do all they can to keep Korea down, and every action they take makes sense when viewed through this lens.  They are not concerned with suffering in Korea, and indeed, another war there would suit their long term interests very well.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:49 | 391936 kennard
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I would give China credit for living in the present. Their adversary is the U.S. They use NK to test us, with a cover of plausible deniability. We play, as well, by using Taiwan and SK to nip at the PRC's heels.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 14:37 | 392399 AnAnonymous
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Big issue here: it implicitly introduces Korean re unification as a walk in the park.

Germany reunification was not easy and strongly favoured by the EMU/EU organization favourable to Germany trade policy.

South Korea is not the same powerhouse as Germany and will not be able to build around the same scheme as Germany.

Reunification is far from being a given for Korea. The effort might be such that the whole country will be deeply weakened for at least two decades (Germany reunification took around 15 years to settle in)

China might take advantage of this weakened status to expand (not militarily but economically) into its Korea neighbour.

The present is the continuation of the past and some actions cannot be reversed. The partition of Korea is one of those events that cannot be that easily reversed. The US has changed the deal in the region.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 15:22 | 392483 longjohnshorts
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Notice also that Dear Leader's latest outburst follows several days of silence in the region -- during which, you can be sure, Beijing, Washington, Seoul, Tokyo and more have been trying to hash something out with Pyongyang. By stamping his foot once more in public, KJI is just pressing to improve his negotiating terms. (I.e., "give us more fuel and more food, or we sink another one.")

With this nut on its doorstep, China is not in a happy position. Certainly, they don't want war, due to the refugee problem it would create. On the other hand, they probably don't want a united Korea either, at least not under the (Washington-supported) SK banner. So, yes, the status quo is probably China's preference (at least until they reassimilate Taiwan  and see the U.S. ousted from Japan).

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 16:29 | 392648 Samsonov
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Except that re-assimilation of Taiwan is technically not possible since Taiwan has never been a part of China.

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 05:06 | 394037 AnAnonymous
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How so?

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 18:31 | 427936 Anonymouse
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Taiwan (Republic of China) was formed by the Nationalists who were the legitimate rulers of mainland China before Mao's coup.  They retreated strategically to Taiwan.  Since Mao was a usurper and never defeated Taiwan, Beijing has no legitimate claim to Taiwan

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:40 | 391907 ZerOhead
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China has already concluded it was "false flag". It is possible they may still have designs on the Korean penninsula... after all it was theirs once long ago!

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 19:59 | 393111 thisandthat
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a blue water navy, which Heritage says will someday be the most prominent force on the worlds oceans


If this is the shape of things to come...: (in German)

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:53 | 391727 Shylockracy
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Whew, that's a welcome and timely relief. Now I can turn my mind away from civilians being massacred in Palestine.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:54 | 391736 Anonymouse
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Where is the "False Flag" brigade?

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:57 | 391748 jdrose1985
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Love the handle and pic

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:00 | 391760 Anonymouse
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Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:58 | 391754 Duuude
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Notice the paucity of news lately about tha Banksters?

Must be a coinkidink.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:46 | 391911 ZerOhead
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Just got in Anonymouse! See my post below... read before ya diss Bro!

Hey... do a quick Google search and see for yourself that Baengnyeong Island is THE main state of the fu$%ing art Anti-Sub warfare base... and the marines where laying mines there while a joint military excercise was underway.

A guppy couldn't have gotten through that straight undetected... and if N Korea did then we have a seriously defective system in place!

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 13:12 | 392142 john_connor
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Right here, courtesy of Asia times:

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 14:01 | 392306 ZerOhead
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Nice summation John Conner... perhaps you are fit to lead after all!

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:56 | 391744 Jake3463
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How bad is the situation in China and how badly do the Chinese Communist need a distraction is the question.  Otherwise Kim doesn't move an inch. 

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:56 | 391745 Spitzer
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Treasurys at risk then ? How will China like to see the US military in its front yard ?

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 13:39 | 392231 callistenes
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We are already there.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:56 | 391746 Caviar Emptor
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The Kimchi War.  

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 12:21 | 392004 Hephasteus
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Operation stinky piss.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 12:46 | 392078 MsCreant
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That was the Asparagus War. Totally different.

Heph, I have tried to enlarge to answer my own question, but it did not work. Is your avatar a Dinosaur with mirror glasses carrying some kind of tea service?

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 14:45 | 392418 Hephasteus
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No you guys went to the disney characters so I went to Over the HEDGE character because disney sucks wicked witch balls. It's Hammy From over the Hedge. Because this is Zero Hedge and you can't hedge against us. Winter's over and we are fucking hungry. And ass is on the menu.



Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:56 | 391747 bugs_
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Kimmy don't let the Israeli's steal
your press.  You blast a ship into
pieces killing 46 sailors and you get
nothing.  Hardly a peep.  Israelis
board a ship carrying pokemon, get
tossed overboard, eventually let a
bunch go, and they hog the press for

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 11:03 | 391771 Coldcall
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N Korea is the sideshow, there arent any suicidal passive/agressive activists interested in it.

and not to worry, the Rachel Corrie is expected soon, so unless N Korea nukes S Korea, i think the media will once again revert attention back to their pet subject.

Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:57 | 391750 HarryWanger
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Another day, another Korean War BS statement. There is no way in hell these guys are going to do some serious battle. All words - nothing more.

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