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N. Korean train believed to be carrying leader Kim arrives in China: official
Yonhap News ^ | 05/03/10

Posted on 05/02/2010 5:00:55 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

N. Korean train believed to be carrying leader Kim arrives in China: official

SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- A North Korean train, believed to be a special armored train for the country's leader Kim Jong-il, arrived in the Chinese border city of Dandong early Monday, an informed official in Seoul said.

"We have confirmed the arrival of a special train at Dandong, and we believe it is highly likely that Chairman Kim is on board," the official said, referring to the North Korean leader by his official title as the head of the National Defense Commission.

The government is trying to confirm details, the official added.

The train arrived in Dandong around 5:30 a.m. (local time) Monday, one day after diplomatic sources here and in the Chinese city said Kim may be set for a trip to China in the very near future.

Some 200 Chinese police officers tightly surrounded the train station in Dandong, and the entire road in front of the station was blocked off to traffic from around 6 a.m.

Kim has visited China four times since 2000, by train only. He is said to be afraid of flying.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; kimjongil; nkorea; visit

1 posted on 05/02/2010 5:00:55 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...
The turd is finally in Chicom land, after months of speculation.
2 posted on 05/02/2010 5:01:39 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

getting away from south korea and oil rig louisiana.


3 posted on 05/02/2010 5:06:26 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yup I ping you Tiger on other article he is in China according to Twitter news


4 posted on 05/02/2010 5:10:51 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Too bad he’s not in a pine box.


5 posted on 05/02/2010 5:13:03 PM PDT by Greg123456
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He’s there to see some doctors. To get a checkup from the neck up. He’s paranoid of his own doctors poisoning him.


6 posted on 05/02/2010 5:14:32 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bump


7 posted on 05/02/2010 5:19:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Jet Jaguar

It would be, you know.... a damn shame if the train...well, ....dove off the tracks suddenly into a .....RAVINE...on its way back from Bejing killing ALL ABOARD!!!

Accidents...happen.

Dead men tell no tales.

Best,

Chris


8 posted on 05/02/2010 5:32:26 PM PDT by section9
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

I’m sure he didn’t go there just to plan the final assault against Korea. /sarc

Thanks TigerLikesRooster.


9 posted on 05/02/2010 5:57:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: biggredd1

time for a vacation in the safety of China?

and/or more medical treatment


10 posted on 05/02/2010 6:15:10 PM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was not one of the founding fathers ....)
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Hey Tiger UK Telegraph pick up the story

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/7671003/Kim-Jong-Il-travels-to-China.html


11 posted on 05/02/2010 6:18:52 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hmmmm. A train from where, exactly? From what a friend told me and seeing vids......entering China from the ‘outside’ required a change of train wheels to meet the track specs.


12 posted on 05/02/2010 6:27:52 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: SunkenCiv

If the loon launched an attack on S. Korea, more than half of his troops would desert just to get a good meal. N. Korea is an economic basket case on the verge of collapse. Good riddance.


13 posted on 05/02/2010 6:31:22 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hey, when you’ve got a craving for Chinese food . . .


14 posted on 05/02/2010 6:40:33 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The sad part of the story is that China still props up Dear Leader Chairman Kim despite the fact he and his father have turned all of N. Korea into a sad gulag with only the guards fed enough calories to survive on. The other money went to the army and the A-bomb project. Plus, Red China still sends back to N. Korea any N. Koreans who try to bug out and get into China. They are returned to certain death.

Meanwhile, isn’t the Shanghai Expo just stunning and sweet? Almost as fantastic as the China Olympics. </s>


15 posted on 05/02/2010 6:57:20 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: RicocheT

The Chinese and Russians keep N.Korea propped up because it is a buffer zone.


16 posted on 05/02/2010 7:08:26 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

N. Korean leaders’ codename is ‘Shorty’.


17 posted on 05/02/2010 7:15:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thank you for the pings.


18 posted on 05/02/2010 7:17:26 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299939/posts?page=5555)
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To: Pining_4_TX

:’) The mighty leader is in China right now, probably arranging for a rice delivery.


19 posted on 05/02/2010 8:01:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Maybe the chia pet went to pick up a trainload of cognac. They say he goes through a lot of the stuff.


20 posted on 05/02/2010 8:09:09 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Last time this happened, a massive bomb aimed at the evil little drunk destroyed the railway station.


21 posted on 05/02/2010 8:18:25 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“required a change of train wheels to meet the track specs.”

You may be right. N. Korean trains use round wheels, and Chinese rails are flat.


22 posted on 05/02/2010 9:36:06 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hi Tiger....I hear Kim’s afraid to fly and always takes trains....I did get a look see at his armored train...not to mention how all the other trains have to be re-routed sometimes for a day when he is passing thru.

I am still convinced that China sees N.Korea’s hardships an advantage to them. Beyond awful what the people there are going thru...understand it’s building up again to where people are starving to death. China has zero concern for those people....it’s completely the politics of keeping N.Korea dependant on the little support they give them.

So I wonder what this little chit-chat is about? Do you have any clues?


23 posted on 05/02/2010 10:56:03 PM PDT by caww
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To: Thunder90

I tend to agree but to what advantage?


24 posted on 05/02/2010 10:57:26 PM PDT by caww
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To: SevenofNine
Japarazzi (Japanese paparazzi) just got a snap about one hour ago in Dalian, China:

CLIP

25 posted on 05/02/2010 11:46:12 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Just think. Big Brother planning a series of Reichstag Fire setups on the Tea Parties. As we SPEAK.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Be prepared for a bout of Kim Jong sightings in Beijing.


26 posted on 05/03/2010 12:44:52 AM PDT by cavador (Wash your Hands-Cover that sneeze!It helps stop the H1N1 Virus)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Commies welcoming one of their own henchmen.


27 posted on 05/03/2010 12:44:52 AM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never "free")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Lirral tinhon pig no fry?


28 posted on 05/03/2010 4:23:11 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: caww
I did get a look see at his armored train...not to mention how all the other trains have to be re-routed sometimes for a day when he is passing thru.

Sounds like the way Dear Reader rolls.

29 posted on 05/03/2010 5:17:24 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: AmericanInTokyo

OH MAN Hey AIT there bunch of Freepers thinking about prank call Chia Pet that be funny to hear


30 posted on 05/03/2010 9:05:34 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: thethirddegree

Any new news what Kim’s doing in China?


31 posted on 05/04/2010 8:14:51 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I haven’t seen a thing other than he is looking for aid for the country (while he lives in luxury).


32 posted on 05/04/2010 11:29:52 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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