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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Are our Destoyers and Missile boats in position yet?
Anti-sub ships and B-52’s on standby?
The Chicomms have already taken the measure of the man and found him wanting.
That’s a good question and I’m not sure I want to know, given the Kenyan’s pay grade etc.
Chinaboy, what are you hearing?
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...
My nephew and wife live in South Korea....sigh,
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.
You seem to have it.
another kim power play for $$$$.
We will se more of this type crap from other coutries soon.
“Ooooh..! Punishing them with that TROOP DEPLOYMENT...!
Veerrrrrry tough, gosh, where is my KEVLAR...?!!!??!
I cant 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.
I had a friend from college who served two years in Korea at the DMZ in the early 1980’s. He told me that his time there consisted of hours of sheer boredom mixed in with some moments of absolute terror. According to him, there were firefights with the North that were never reported in the press.
Heres an idea: We pull our troops out and use the saved money to cut some of the deficit. They defend themselves. Any of our advanced weapons they need they can buy from us for cold, hard cash.
Or would that be construed as an act of war from SK?
Whichever side China tells him to back. Clueless, gutless, capitulating pigs like 0 are very dangerous. They tend to continually cave and then snap and over react.
Yes i know it’s tough being the president.
I know that cause he told me 97 times in between his deseved vacations.
Somebdy feerin ronery.
CHANGE... is comin’ to the Korean peninsula.
Blinked?! Hell he's hiding his face behind his hands like a teenage girl at a horror movie.
You nailed it. It disgusts me that the obamanation has probably given orders that will prevent our troops from aggressively defending even themselves.
The real players right now are North Korea, South Korea, China, and Japan.
If/when we see Japan move to a war footing, then it’s on.
China is the wildcard. They don’t want a war, but they can’t be seen as weak against South Korea and Japan. (If the US had real leadership, they could take cover under the threat of effective US action, but we don’t so they can’t.)
China’s only out is a covert pre-emptive decapitation of the Nork leadership, which they will then blams on someone else. But only diplomatically.
Kim Jong Ill knows this, hence the deployment of Nork troops and missiles on the border with China.
This is going to get bad.