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North Korea Soldiers at DMZ Taunt Guards
AP ^ | 10/11/6 | WILLIAM FOREMAN

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brix; dmz; nodong; northkorea; ronery
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1 posted on 10/11/2006 12:59:48 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

"I fart in your general direction!"


2 posted on 10/11/2006 1:00:22 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, pro-life)
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To: Darkwolf377

Dang, beat me to it! LOL


3 posted on 10/11/2006 1:02:17 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: stm

One word. McDonalds.


4 posted on 10/11/2006 1:02:49 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: Darkwolf377
Your father was a hamster,and your mother smelled of elderberries!
5 posted on 10/11/2006 1:03:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: SmithL

Video of taunting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LblZlS0ySVE


6 posted on 10/11/2006 1:03:44 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: stm

Leave or I will taunt you again....silly englisssshhhh knnnnnnnnigit.


7 posted on 10/11/2006 1:04:09 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Darkwolf377
My first thought too!


8 posted on 10/11/2006 1:04:28 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: EQAndyBuzz


HAHHAHAHA..now that's funny. Some should hold up a Honey baked Ham or sumpin at the DMZ...how about that for a taunt?


9 posted on 10/11/2006 1:04:49 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: SmithL

Well they only learned how to give the finger from US.....er, the last time we were there.


10 posted on 10/11/2006 1:04:50 PM PDT by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: SmithL

Is it just me or is a large percentage of the planet being dosed with stupid pills?


11 posted on 10/11/2006 1:05:13 PM PDT by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: SmithL

Can't they just shoot them?


12 posted on 10/11/2006 1:05:36 PM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: SmithL

One head shot per spit seems rather fair; who knows what type of biologics are in that spit.. :)


13 posted on 10/11/2006 1:06:38 PM PDT by kingu (No, I don't use sarcasm tags - it confuses people.)
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To: in hoc signo vinces
Some should hold up a Honey baked Ham

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.

14 posted on 10/11/2006 1:07:31 PM PDT by llevrok (Politicians and pigs are the same, except for the tailoring)
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To: SmithL
I have worked with the South Korean military, in Osan and other places.

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.

15 posted on 10/11/2006 1:07:37 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
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16 posted on 10/11/2006 1:09:31 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: SmithL

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'!"


17 posted on 10/11/2006 1:09:55 PM PDT by Redcloak (Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.)
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To: SkyPilot

18 posted on 10/11/2006 1:11:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: stm
Hello......

19 posted on 10/11/2006 1:12:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: BenLurkin


That picture is all I need to know about Nocomm training...


20 posted on 10/11/2006 1:13:24 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: Warrior Nurse

Y'all keep your six clear, y'heanh?


21 posted on 10/11/2006 1:13:45 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: BenLurkin

Fire up the steam tables and have an open air buffet.


22 posted on 10/11/2006 1:16:35 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: SkyPilot

One thing you have to remember is that the North Korean soldiers have probably been told the test was a remarkable success, even better than Dear leader had hoped for.

They dont have access to the truth like most countries.


23 posted on 10/11/2006 1:16:38 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: llevrok

I thought it was funny that the commies there used to blare
"Blue Christmas" on their propaganda speakers during our tour on the DMZ at Christmas time.
Even funnier were the cheap pen and tie sets they'd float over via balloons with propaganda to defect to the north.
Like sure, I'll defect for a crummy tie and non-working pen to come there and eat tree bark.


24 posted on 10/11/2006 1:17:13 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 ((Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!))
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To: BenLurkin

Why does the leader of that group have filthy hands and the little guy on the right has a dirty ass.


25 posted on 10/11/2006 1:17:40 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: BenLurkin

Herro, this a Kimchee Kim, can I takee you ordah?


26 posted on 10/11/2006 1:18:00 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: BenLurkin
Hello...

Herro...

27 posted on 10/11/2006 1:19:36 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm the Pilots. Arm the Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute Scum.)
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To: AppyPappy


With Robster Craws...


28 posted on 10/11/2006 1:19:58 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: sgtbono2002

"Why does the leader of that group have filthy hands and the little guy on the right has a dirty ass."

He's also in charge of troop morale.


29 posted on 10/11/2006 1:20:19 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: SmithL

Although I was at the DMZ constantly during my two tours in Korea, I only visited Panmunjom (PMJ) once. Had to dress up in greens and couldn't wear my military intelligence brass on my uniform (had to borrow the eagles of the general staff from someone in my barracks). A very surreal place. Can truthfully say I've been to DPRK/north Korea, as PMJ is in both Koreas. When we were at the DMZ on duty, we wore MP (military police)brassards, as UN troops and north Koreans jointly patrol the area under the cease fire from 1953.


30 posted on 10/11/2006 1:22:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Second to none!)
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To: SmithL

One of the zone's most violent clashes came in 1976, when North Korean troops bludgeoned to death two U.S. military officers who had been trimming branches from a tree in the DMZ to improve their view of the North. Five South Koreans and four other U.S. servicemen were killed in the skirmish. According to U.S. accounts, North Korean soldiers initially agreed to the tree pruning but grew violent as the work went on and attacked. The North Koreans said U.S. troops had attacked their soldiers, sparking the battle.
We were there in South Korea when this happened..
There are tour busses that go there all of the time..but they warn the tourist not to get carried away and think they can take a step into North Korea and live to tell about it..And btw the North Korean army still tain with live ammunition


31 posted on 10/11/2006 1:24:42 PM PDT by Beth528
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To: SmithL

The best thing the South Koreans can do is to make sure to eat delectable meals in plain sight of the North Koreans while watching television that shows the riches of capitalism! A real in you face political answer to there taunts.


32 posted on 10/11/2006 1:25:11 PM PDT by 2001convSVT ("People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence")
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To: SmithL
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.

These guys have arguably the funniest military hats in the world. BIG suckers. Bigger and stupider than those of the Gallifrey Timelords Council, if anyone else in here is enough of a geek to know what I mean. If there is a bigger dork leader in the world who wants to be taken more seriously than the Little Pot-Bellied Dictator, I don't know who it is. (Except maybe Putin.)

33 posted on 10/11/2006 1:30:44 PM PDT by 50sDad (The worst tyranny is to force a man to pay for what he doesn't want because you think he should.)
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To: SmithL
"Spitting across the demarcation line that separates the two armies. Making throat-slashing hand gestures. Flashing their middle fingers."

I see the North Koreans have reverted to emulating the Dems.

34 posted on 10/11/2006 1:32:07 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: 2001convSVT

And dress up a look-alike as the Dear Leader so he can eat with them


35 posted on 10/11/2006 1:34:18 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: mass55th

That is funny because it is VERY true!


36 posted on 10/11/2006 1:34:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: SmithL

Remembering Art Bonifas. RIP.


37 posted on 10/11/2006 1:35:12 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Catholic Canadian
Is it just me or is a large percentage of the planet being dosed with stupid pills?

You're telling me. Fusion power and functional anti-grav and maybe we can get off this rock!

While we are at it, let's set the Mooselimbs down on their own planet, like Kahn, and let them sit for a couple of hundred years. By the time six million Imams get done purging the heretics, there should be about a hundred people left, and with a tenth-century love of science, they would never get back up out of the gravity well.

38 posted on 10/11/2006 1:36:07 PM PDT by 50sDad (The worst tyranny is to force a man to pay for what he doesn't want because you think he should.)
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To: SmithL

Guess they've figured out that Hawaiian Good Luck signal ...


39 posted on 10/11/2006 1:37:26 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: llevrok

Shhhh, that's the secret plan in case of invasion by NK. Specially built cluster bombs that disperse food are ready for population and soldier suppression. It will stop the invasion in its tracks.


40 posted on 10/11/2006 1:46:52 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Treaty Fetishism: "[The] belief that a piece of paper will alter the behavior of thugs." R. Lowry.)
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To: 50sDad

Space Balls big?


41 posted on 10/11/2006 1:47:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Treaty Fetishism: "[The] belief that a piece of paper will alter the behavior of thugs." R. Lowry.)
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To: AppyPappy

Big Screen HDTV with NFL Sunday Ticket and some nice tailgate BBQ. NO man can resist, not even Euroweenies.


42 posted on 10/11/2006 1:48:08 PM PDT by Dead Dog (What Would Mohammad Do? WWMD)
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To: 50sDad

I like the rock, and we can get them off the rock with much less expenesive technology.


43 posted on 10/11/2006 1:49:13 PM PDT by Dead Dog (What Would Mohammad Do? WWMD)
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To: 50sDad
Those N. Koreans and their crazy hats.....

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44 posted on 10/11/2006 1:53:16 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: BenLurkin

Strange, she looks like a liberal.


45 posted on 10/11/2006 1:55:44 PM PDT by Dead Dog (What Would Mohammad Do? WWMD)
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To: Incorrigible

That was a cool video, I liked that one!


46 posted on 10/11/2006 1:57:38 PM PDT by Delbert
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To: SmithL

We should wheel out a tactical nuke just to show them what one looks like.


47 posted on 10/11/2006 1:59:56 PM PDT by wolfcreek (You can spit in our tacos and you can rape our dogs but, you can't take away our freedom!)
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To: SmithL

I'd propose a BBQ, The North may be wise arses, But guess who is the bigger man with the food? While they eat Donated Rice, Lets see the North get access to succulent BBQ Prime Ribs with a Spicy BBQ Sauce, Spare Ribs, Filet Mignon and Fine Wine. Leave them gaze...And smell that beautiful aroma of mouth watering BBQ Sausage cooking on the BBQ rotating and crisping just right!


48 posted on 10/11/2006 2:11:08 PM PDT by Petey139
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To: BenLurkin

oh...please...shorts and black socks....no....can't look...hurts.....


49 posted on 10/11/2006 2:19:43 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Don't you wish there were a knob on the computer to turn up the intelligence?)
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To: Darkwolf377

I do the same several times a day in Meccas general direction.

Good job.


50 posted on 10/11/2006 2:21:36 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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