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South Korea deploys troops in border zone to ‘punish’ North
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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailytimes.com.pk ...


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This is heading in the wrong direction . . .
1 posted on 05/27/2010 5:05:10 PM PDT by jhpigott
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To: AmericanInTokyo; TigerLikesRooster; SunkenCiv; AU72; GonzoGOP

ping


2 posted on 05/27/2010 5:06:31 PM PDT by jhpigott
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To: jhpigott

ah so what , the white house and the rats are more interested in letting homosexuals serve in our military than this

ARF

what a sick disgusting dangerous time we live in


3 posted on 05/27/2010 5:07:12 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: jhpigott

I guess the Chinese are watching to see if Obama blinks and has the will to follow through with his tuff talk.


4 posted on 05/27/2010 5:10:17 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: manc

They could always send them over to guard the DMZ


5 posted on 05/27/2010 5:11:01 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

one way or the other, it’s not a good development


6 posted on 05/27/2010 5:12:27 PM PDT by jhpigott
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To: American Constitutionalist

We need to be watching China right now very, very carefully.


7 posted on 05/27/2010 5:13:22 PM PDT by Shaun_MD (Goldwater Conservative)
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To: jhpigott

“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.


8 posted on 05/27/2010 5:17:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Shaun_MD

Anyone posting from Korea that can confirm some of this? Seems to be a rich environment for rumors.

I know we have Freepers there.


9 posted on 05/27/2010 5:19:53 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: jhpigott
They could take a few S. Koreans as a hostage. Large-scale hostage crisis could lead to full-scale war and their odds of victory is not good. In contrast, small-scale hostage operation can be managed to their benefit.

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.

10 posted on 05/27/2010 5:24:16 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: jhpigott

The tension is so thick you could poke a hole in it! Russell Peters could cut that tension with an Indian accent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw6RgIf6epQ


11 posted on 05/27/2010 5:25:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jhpigott

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.


12 posted on 05/27/2010 5:25:26 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: silentknight

If true I think this is the first time its gone this far.


13 posted on 05/27/2010 5:25:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jhpigott

Ooooh..! Punishing them with that TROOP DEPLOYMENT...!

Veerrrrrry tough, gosh, where is my KEVLAR...?!!!??!

I can’t believe people are falling for this.


14 posted on 05/27/2010 5:28:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

You’re right, this is actually a good sign that tensions are easing.


15 posted on 05/27/2010 5:30:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jhpigott
TUNGIL!! [Reunification]
16 posted on 05/27/2010 5:30:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: jhpigott
A Pakistani daily? Suspect without corroboration. (But thanks for posting.)

17 posted on 05/27/2010 5:31:06 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: jhpigott

Not good.


18 posted on 05/27/2010 5:32:25 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: jhpigott

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


19 posted on 05/27/2010 5:33:20 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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To: jhpigott

I wonder which side our administration will back.


20 posted on 05/27/2010 5:38:48 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: jhpigott; SunkenCiv; SJackson; Nachum; muawiyah
>>> "This is heading in the wrong direction . . ." <<<

I agree with you; I fear the Norks are going to get paranoid and doing something pathologically aggressive in response to this.

21 posted on 05/27/2010 5:41:25 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: manc

2 Golf Games in 2 weeks
Memorial Day vacation instead of Arlington
Shuttle program cancelled
F-35 alternate engine cancelled
Australian vacation planned for June.


22 posted on 05/27/2010 5:42:01 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: gaijin

1. Deploying troops
2. Canceling leaves
3. Putting on their fatigues
4. Kissing their girlfriends

T-H-A-T is on a WAR FOOTING..? You gotta be KIDDING ME..!

Two things I believe in:

1. Extreme treachery of the DPRK
2. Appeasement of same by GuvSouthKorea

They’re only doing this much because they know that this time around enough people are (rightfully) honked-off about the sinking that they cannot get away with doing absolutely NOTHING back to Kim.

What is happening now IS rare, but it is HARDLY unprecedented.

The fix is in -those poor boys took the long swim and their guv is going to sell them out. Kim wants his dough, and the South simply wants to avoid having to deal with a huge collapse up there, with their tattered populace staggering around, asking the SK’ans “where all the new riches of this much-touted private economy”.

Same with China —fine that the Norks starve, but God help them if they should have to absorb phalanxes of refugees.

WON will Seoul retaliate meaningfully? NEVER.

1. SK doesn’t want it
2. China doesn’t want it
3. Obama admin doesn’t want it

And so it shall not be.

TOTALLY DISGUSTED.


23 posted on 05/27/2010 5:44:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: jhpigott
This is heading in the wrong direction . . .

and fast...

24 posted on 05/27/2010 5:45:20 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: jhpigott

Damn I love me a good war.


25 posted on 05/27/2010 5:45:58 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Methinks that osama is irrelevant in this situation. IOW, he already blinked.


26 posted on 05/27/2010 5:46:47 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: jhpigott

Just not in the direction that you want. Throughout history, diplomacy has never solved conflict, maybe just slowed it down. Prayerfully, I hope that they pull back from the brink, but I take comfort to know that the G-d of Abraham, Issac and Jacob has control, and not Kim Jong Il. Whatever happens, we are in control of how we deal with these situations. I am an old believer that everything happens for a reason, whether good or bad. The balance is that we can see what those results are, over time...


27 posted on 05/27/2010 5:47:11 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: gaijin

Oh, that’s just a stupid journalist’s take on it - and probably a bad translation to boot.


28 posted on 05/27/2010 5:48:11 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: rockinqsranch

Que sera sera


29 posted on 05/27/2010 5:49:01 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: omega4179

sick isn;t it
we have all this crap going on and they deal wit homosexuals serving and go on vacations or meet the basketball teams

WTH

I frigging hate the media for what they have done

where is the frigging outrage over this?
most do not want this, most want a good military ,m most want a secure country for their kids and this is what they deal with while the emdia still laps it up with their messiah

frigging sick


30 posted on 05/27/2010 5:49:13 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: jhpigott

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.


What exactly does this mean? Are they planning to start shooting? How do they paln to punish the North.


31 posted on 05/27/2010 5:51:25 PM PDT by pgkdan (I Miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: gaijin

“T-H-A-T is on a WAR FOOTING..? You gotta be KIDDING ME..!”

Do you have ANY inkling of what you are talking about? They are pretty much on war footing every day.


32 posted on 05/27/2010 5:52:06 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: richardtavor

I can’t say that diplomats are not necessary - it is necessary for states to be able to talk to each other. But then they start thinking they are in control, and the make deals that don’t solve problems and tensions continue to build. It’s like not logging and clearing forests - just leads to a bigger fire later. War is like pulling a diseased tooth. It hurts like hell but then it heals.


33 posted on 05/27/2010 5:53:36 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: American Constitutionalist
I guess the Chinese are watching to see if Obama blinks and has the will to follow through with his tuff talk.

Why is the responsibility of the United States?

South Korea's GDP is more than 30 times that of North Korea. North Korea doesn't have the resources for electric lighting. Have you every seen the night time satelite photo of Korea (both North and South)?

34 posted on 05/27/2010 5:53:38 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: driftdiver
When I was last in the ROK,
South Korean men were required a minimum of two years compulsory service in the South Korean Military, but that was 1996.

Do you have any ideal how much destruction can be done,
flying 4 fighter jets, 1 mile apart, line abreast, at mach 1.5 or better, when crossing the border.
And that doesn't account for their weapons discharge.

35 posted on 05/27/2010 5:56:32 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: silentknight

I am not posting from Korea, but I have information. Two friends just returned two weeks ago, and they said that tensions were very high. Also, they were scheduled to hear a Toby Keith concert (sponsored thru the USO) that was to be held in an open air stadium near the DMZ. That was canceled and they were forced to hear it at a much smaller venue on an American base. They told us that tensions were incredibly high, and that the South Koreans biggest fear was that the Americans would bug out..Our friends son was stationed there, so it was a great concern for him.


36 posted on 05/27/2010 5:56:52 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: JimSEA

They exist in an echo chamber. Eventually they start to believe their own lies.

Bad policy.


37 posted on 05/27/2010 5:57:01 PM PDT by Hexenhammer (sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ping.


38 posted on 05/27/2010 5:58:04 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: silentknight

I posted this a moment ago: “Just not in the direction that you want. Throughout history, diplomacy has never solved conflict, maybe just slowed it down. Prayerfully, I hope that they pull back from the brink, but I take comfort to know that the G-d of Abraham, Issac and Jacob has control, and not Kim Jong Il. Whatever happens, we are in control of how we deal with these situations. I am an old believer that everything happens for a reason, whether good or bad. The balance is that we can see what those results are, over time...”


39 posted on 05/27/2010 5:58:59 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: Doe Eyes
" Why is the responsibility of the United States? "

I think it has something to do with a treaty we signed with South Korea, now, the question is ? will Obama honor that treaty ? or find some loophole to weasel his way out of this thing ? .... and the same goes with the treaty we signed with Taiwan to help protect them if China decided that it's time to make Taiwan a part of the Communist block of China...
40 posted on 05/27/2010 5:59:46 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: jhpigott

Are our Destoyers and Missile boats in position yet?
Anti-sub ships and B-52’s on standby?


41 posted on 05/27/2010 6:01:20 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: American Constitutionalist
I guess the Chinese are watching to see if Obama blinks and has the will to follow through with his tuff talk.

The Chicomms have already taken the measure of the man and found him wanting.

42 posted on 05/27/2010 6:03:17 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: mowowie

That’s a good question and I’m not sure I want to know, given the Kenyan’s pay grade etc.


43 posted on 05/27/2010 6:04:29 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: silentknight; chinaboy

Chinaboy, what are you hearing?


44 posted on 05/27/2010 6:05:29 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: mowowie
Are our Destoyers and Missile boats in position yet?
Anti-sub ships and B-52’s on standby?

Priorities, priorities! Obama probably has some meeting with Sting or Bono to attend to. Then there's the supply of Wagyu beef, the Wednesday night parties, the vacations, the gourmet pizza chefs flown in on Air Force One...

45 posted on 05/27/2010 6:05:47 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: rdl6989

My nephew and wife live in South Korea....sigh,


46 posted on 05/27/2010 6:06:15 PM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: jhpigott

MK didn’t just sink SK naval corvette for fun or really no reason.

The brainiacs in NK obviously have some type of diabolical plan cooked up.
SK are making sure they are not falling into their trap.


47 posted on 05/27/2010 6:07:22 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: gaijin

You seem to have it.
another kim power play for $$$$.
We will se more of this type crap from other coutries soon.


48 posted on 05/27/2010 6:10:14 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: American Constitutionalist
Great answer. Might I add that we have troops in Korea in the
now forlorn hope of keeping China and Russia on the sidelines
in the event of just this sort of situation.
49 posted on 05/27/2010 6:12:22 PM PDT by JimSEA
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“Ooooh..! Punishing them with that TROOP DEPLOYMENT...!

Veerrrrrry tough, gosh, where is my KEVLAR...?!!!??!

I can’t believe people are falling for this.”

You are kidding, right? You think S. Korea mobilizing forces to the DMZ is going to lessen tensions and ease the crisis? Falling for what - things haven’t been this tense on the Korean peninsula in a long long time. It wasn’t even this bad after the nuke tests a couple years back.


50 posted on 05/27/2010 6:12:41 PM PDT by jhpigott
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