Skip to comments.South Korea deploys troops in border zone to ‘punish’ North
Posted on 05/27/2010 5:05:10 PM PDT by jhpigott
South Korea deploys troops in border zone to punish North Friday, May 28, 2010
By Iftikhar Gilani
PANMUNJEOM: An eerie tension is building up on the border between South and North Koreas as the South is amassing troops to take punitive action against the communist North.
The tension is also threatening future of Kaeseong, a joint industrial zone, which has often been touted as a model for Pakistan and India to build cooperative relationship along the Line of Control (LoC).
The tension runs high after a North Korean submarine torpedoed a 1,200-tonne South Korean ship, killing over 50 sailors.
It is almost a replica of Operation Parakaram that India launched immediately after December 13, 2001 attacks on the Indian parliament; South Korean military divisions are marching with tanks, artillery and an assortment of American weaponry towards borders alongside Seoul announcing retaliatory measures against its Northern peer. At the Itaewon US military base near Seoul, marines and commandos seem gearing up for an assault.
Railway stations and bus stations in South Korea are full with young soldiers in their battle dresses, kissing their girlfriends and bidding adieu to their families. Leaves have been cancelled and rumours are thick in Seoul that government is even drafting young men into the army in an emergency.
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ah so what , the white house and the rats are more interested in letting homosexuals serve in our military than this
what a sick disgusting dangerous time we live in
I guess the Chinese are watching to see if Obama blinks and has the will to follow through with his tuff talk.
They could always send them over to guard the DMZ
one way or the other, it’s not a good development
We need to be watching China right now very, very carefully.
“Leaves have been cancelled and rumours are thick in Seoul that government is even drafting young men into the army in an emergency.”
Not a draft. Pretty much all young men are required to serve a minimum enlistment. After that they are pretty much in the reserve.
Anyone posting from Korea that can confirm some of this? Seems to be a rich environment for rumors.
I know we have Freepers there.
For small-scale hostage crisis, S. Korean military is reportedly drawing up the plan to rescue hostages by special forces. However, I suspect that this could also require air cover from SK and U.S. airplanes. Attack by warplanes could be highly likely to help out special forces doing rescue operation on the ground.
If push comes to shove, limited war could be possible. I think NK can play that far if necessary. I do not believe they would do it immediately, i.e., in a next week or so. First they will milk as much as they can from what they have done so far.
The tension is so thick you could poke a hole in it! Russell Peters could cut that tension with an Indian accent.
I do think that a war is possible. The South must prepare as the
vile Northern generals would love to fight. They likely actually
think they would win.
If true I think this is the first time its gone this far.
Ooooh..! Punishing them with that TROOP DEPLOYMENT...!
Veerrrrrry tough, gosh, where is my KEVLAR...?!!!??!
I can’t believe people are falling for this.
You’re right, this is actually a good sign that tensions are easing.
Yes it is heading in the wrong direction, and couldn’t be at a worse time given the “leadership” we now have.
I was stationed in Uijongbu So. Korea over forty years ago, and still to this day remember the Korean people fondly. They were great folks to be with, and to work with.
I had hopes that they would never have to experience war on their land ever again, and feel great anxiety over the current developments
I wonder which side our administration will back.