Skip to comments.NKorea threatens to turn SKorea into 'debris'
Posted on 10/28/2008 6:50:09 AM PDT by Former Fetus
North Korea threatened Tuesday to turn South Korea into "debris" in an unusually strong statement that demanded Seoul halt what the communist state called its policy of confrontation.
It was issued amid worsening relations between the Koreas, with the North angry about anti-Pyongyang leaflets floated across the border by activists and defector groups based in the South.
Pyongyang has also complained about reports by South Korean media over the health of its leader Kim Jong-Il , who is said to have suffered a stroke.
"The puppet authorities (Seoul) had better bear in mind that the advanced pre-emptive strike of our own style will reduce everything... to debris, not just setting them on fire," the North's military said.
"It will turn out to be a just war... to build an independent reunified state on it," it added in a statement carried by the state news agency.
The military warned it would take "resolute practical action" if the South pursued its "confrontational racket" by spreading leaflets and conducting a smear campaign "with sheer fabrications."
It described its pre-emptive capability as "beyond imagination, relying on striking means more powerful than a nuclear weapon."
The statement was issued by a spokesman for North Korea's delegation to military talks with the South. The latest round was held Monday at their heavily-fortified border.
At those talks, the North again threatened to evict South Koreans from the Kaesong joint industrial complex unless Seoul stops the cross-border leaflets.
The North's military warned of a "total severance" of relations with the South if the conservative government in Seoul did not respect summit accords.
Its army -- reckoned to be 1.1 million strong -- was "a powerful military guarantee for the crucial decision to be made by our side," it added.
North Korea has already cut almost all official contacts with Seoul since President Lee Myung-Bak took office in February and adopted a tougher stance on cross-border ties.
After their first reconciliation summit in 2000, the two nations agreed to halt government-level propaganda, a feature of the Cold War era.
But Seoul-based private groups have continued their leaflet drops, despite pleas from the South Korean government and from businesses with factories in Kaesong.
On Monday, activists floated more than 40,000 leaflets by balloon from a boat near the eastern sea border.
They contained messages urging North Koreans to rise up against Kim, whom they described as a "murderous" dictator, and repeated claims that he suffers from paralysis following a reported stroke in August.
The two Koreas have remained technically at war since the 1950-53 conflict on the peninsula ended only in an armistice.
1. A vocal minority of communists in South Korea get the bulk of attention on this.
2. Our base in Seoul is on a prime piece of real estate$$
Thugs of a feather, etc. (excuse the butchered cliche)...
A President Obama would do nothing to help the S. Koreans either!
“North Korea threatened Tuesday to turn South Korea into “debris”
Well, I guess, if this happen, North and South Korea will be a matching pair.
Not to worry. Obama will deal them a fatal blow if they start anything :) Har-dee-har-har.
"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. ... Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.
"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate. ... And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you ... to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right. ... Gird your loins. We're gonna win with your help, God willing, we're gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride....
"This guy has it. But he's gonna need your help. Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, 'Oh, my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?' We're gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I'm asking you now ... be prepared to stick with us. ... There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision.' Because if you think the decision is sound when they're made ... they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound....
"I probably shouldn't have said all this because it dawned on me that the press is here."
- Joe Biden, Obama's VP candidate
That's good, because we'll be cutting the Armed Forces budget to help fund more welfare. It's time to spread the wealth around!
The world is a dangerous place, always on the edge of destabalization but kept in check by fear of superpowers.
I’ve been saying five things for the last year or two:
1. This thing could get as bad as, or worse than, the great depression (GD).
2. The GD ended with WWII.
3. The US is a form of worldwide empire with “colonies” like South Korea, Taiwan, India, Etc.
4. As the world economy collapses, countries like NK will be both desperate and emboldened to take military action against one of our colonies in near proximity. The result could actually ultimately end up with a hot war fought on US soil. I”m talking about the 50 states.
5. Somewhat related to the four but more domestic in scope, expect a serius uptick in domestic violence, divorce, murder and various other crimes.
There will be rioting by next Tuesday or Wednesday. The only thing left for debate is how bad it will be. As our country (and the rest of the western world) is perceived to be more and more impotent, expect interesting twists on the five above.
We are living in interesting times.
Where is the real Condi Rice and what have they done to her?
How could NK NOT be on the Axis of Terror? I pity the poor people of NK.
I was in Incheon and Seoul earlier this month. Interesting place.
That's called sh!tting on your doormat...
“Why do the SKoreans want US troops out of their country?”Good question.The anti-US groups in SK are very vocal(like their marxist counterparts here)and naturally the msm obliges with lots of coverage.Anecdote-i recently had a conversation with a new employee at my place of employment-a new immigrant from SK.According to him most SK’s are pro-US,pro-capitalim,etc...and realize the need for a US military presence on the DMZ.I realize one person can’t speak for all SK’s,but i’m inclined to believe him.
Once BHO is in office, the USA might look like NK at night in that satellite photo...thanks to the environazis.
I used to live in SK and the general rule of thumb is this: if they are over 40, they are generally pro-USA most of the way. If they are between 30-40, they are somewhat pro-USA but a lot of the younger generation question the USA very strongly.
Once those who remember and survived the Korean war are gone, I think the welcome mat (for the military) will be take out from under the USA. The ESL teachers OTOH, are always welcome. LOL!
I was dead wrong about the rioting...
It was beyond my imagination that Obama could possibly win. I grossly overestimated the intelligence of the american people coupled with the power of Acorn. It was a one-two punch.