Skip to comments.North Korea Soldiers at DMZ Taunt Guards
Posted on 10/11/2006 12:59:47 PM PDT by SmithL
PANMUNJOM -- Spitting across the demarcation line that separates the two armies. Making throat-slashing hand gestures. Flashing their middle fingers. Trying to talk to the South Korean troops. North Korean troops in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas have been more boldly trying to provoke guards on the other side since the North claimed to have detonated a nuclear bomb Monday, a U.S. military spokesman said.
"They're walking a little taller," Army Major Jose DeVarona of Fayetteville, N.C., told reporters during a tour of the zone Wednesday. "They're more confident about making contact." Still, he said the overall situation was calm.
North and South Korean soldiers face each other in the village of Panmunjom, a cluster of blue huts inside the 2.5-mile-wide, 156-mile-long buffer strip. About 200 U.S. troops are also stationed along the DMZ.
The DMZ is one of the world's most potentially dangerous flashpoints, but Panmunjom is also a tourist trap where buses disgorge thousands of visitors each year who come to gawk at the North Korean soldiers. The village is jointly overseen by the U.S.-led U.N. Command and North Korea, an arrangement established in 1953 to supervise the cease-fire that ended the 1950-53 Korean War.
North Korean troops were not seen engaging in provocative antics during the reporters' tour.
Seven North Korean soldiers, wearing olive green uniforms and tall, round-brimmed hats, guarded U.N. buildings where meetings between the two sides are sometimes held.
South Korean soldiers in black helmets and sunglasses stood in their traditional pose: legs wide apart in a martial-arts stance with arms at their sides, fists tightly clenched and ready to strike.
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"I fart in your general direction!"
Dang, beat me to it! LOL
One word. McDonalds.
Video of taunting:
Leave or I will taunt you again....silly englisssshhhh knnnnnnnnigit.
HAHHAHAHA..now that's funny. Some should hold up a Honey baked Ham or sumpin at the DMZ...how about that for a taunt?
Well they only learned how to give the finger from US.....er, the last time we were there.
Is it just me or is a large percentage of the planet being dosed with stupid pills?
Can't they just shoot them?
One head shot per spit seems rather fair; who knows what type of biologics are in that spit.. :)
Not a bad idea. Set up a nice dinner table on the DMZ, load it up with food (fans blowing in the direction of North Korea)take a few bites and then throw it away.
They are professional, tough, and capable. Save the Brits and the Israelis, they are the best military I served with.
The North Koreans are "walking taller" for detonating a puny nuclear device underground? Hey, Mr. 5'2" - the US did that back in 1945.
If we wanted to, this country could launch nuclear weapons on that peninsula to wipe the smile off their collective face in about 7 minutes.
But, that's OK. Let them "walk tall." They are still poor, and we in the West walk all over them in every category - including religion.
When it comes to taunting, one of the South Koreans could hold up a firecracker and tell his buddies: "Look! I found a North Korean 'nuclear bomb'!"
That picture is all I need to know about Nocomm training...
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