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N. Korea amassing arms near Pyongyang for massive display: defense ministry
Yonhap News ^ | 08/24/10 | Kim Deok-hyun

Posted on 08/23/2010 11:44:02 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

N. Korea amassing arms near Pyongyang for massive display: defense ministry

By Kim Deok-hyun

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has been amassing its military forces and arms near its capital Pyongyang from last month for a big national event that appears related to the upcoming rare meeting of its ruling party, South Korea's defense ministry said Tuesday.

"A large number of soldiers, armored forces and artillery have been moved to near Pyongyang since July," the ministry said in a report submitted to the National Assembly.

"North Korea's military is preparing to hold a massive national event in Pyongyang," it said, adding it believed the North was planning a large military parade in September, when Pyongyang is scheduled to convene a meeting of Rodong (Workers') Party delegates, and also to mark the party's 65 anniversary in October.

The North's top leader, Kim Jong-il, who reportedly suffered a stroke in the summer of 2008 and still ailing in the aftermath, is believed to be preparing to hand over power to his third and youngest son, Jong-un.

The heir-apparent is heavily shrouded in secrecy, and even his age has yet to be confirmed other than that he is in his 20s.

North Korea watchers speculate the younger Kim will make his public debut at the party's September session, which opens for the first time in 44 years. The date of the meeting has not been announced.

The elder Kim has ruled North Korea since his father, Kim Il-sung, died in 1994, marking the communist world's first hereditary power succession.

Meanwhile, the South's military plans to deploy more surveillance devices near the western maritime border with the North to better cope with artillery firing by the communist regime, the ministry report said.

Early this month, North Korea fired a barrage of artillery at waters near the Yellow Sea border, shortly after the South's military ended its own naval drills.

Relations between the two Koreas plunged to their lowest point in years after a South Korea-led multinational investigation blamed North Korea in May for sinking one of its warships. Forty-six sailors were killed in the North's torpedo attack, but Pyongyang has repeatedly denied its involvement.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: militaryparade; nkorea; pyongyang

1 posted on 08/23/2010 11:44:07 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...


2 posted on 08/23/2010 11:44:29 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
So, the peanut farmer is on his way to see Chia Head.

But first, he is stopping off to see this guy for a few pointers:


3 posted on 08/24/2010 12:03:23 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Oh goody. More photos of them "goose-stepping".

Some people just need to be killed. If it save one righteous innocent American, I'm all for collateral damage. I'm glad we dropped the atomic bomb on Japan - twice. Tough shit. They are now a better people for it.

What is it about western freedoms that pisses off so much of the world? What? We have Tupperware parties and stupid TV shows? Frig them all. We all die. Better them earlier than peaceful liberty loving Americans.

I'm thinking it's time to re-introduce the World to thermo-nuclear weapons in the Middle East. Does anyone really think Russia or China (who actually care about their loved ones) would respond in kind to our destruction of Iran and North Korea?

Really? They may scream to the United Nations, which has become irrelevant, but they wouldn't do a damn thing knowing our TRIDENTS are out there ready to make waste of them.

When NK or Iran lights of a nuke directly or via proxy in western civilization, it will be time to close them down for good and I don't give a shit who dies, as long as more Americans can live. Plus, I firmly believe the Joint Cheifs of Staff will pressure the wimp-in-charge to blow them all to hell.

If he doesn't, he will face a possible coup as the JCS almost did in the Cuban missle crisis. Glad cooler heads prevailed at that game, but a different scenario; different time; a different enemy.

Yes, you stupid peaceniks, I want to KILL Iran and North Korea's leadership yesterday. Then we help rebuild as we did with Japan and Germany and they grew prosperous and become our allies against all the wannabe dictators this world continues to produce - think Hugo Chavez. That commie dictator gangster is going to be a huge problem in our hemisphere. I see a war with that punk.

I say it's long past time for America to nuke Iran and NK. Too bad for the innocents, but better theirs than ours. Wanna see NY or LA go a million degrees? Or do you want to see NK, Iran, and others do the mushroom dance?

The choice is yours, because it is coming. Every shithead in the world is going to have access to nukes eventually through their own production or selling to their proxies. Our greatest generation helped stop the Nazis by fire-bombing Dresdan and other industrial cities. Countless German civilians were killed. Again, better them than us.

Question: Be killed or kill? What say you peaceniks? Oh, right, we'll all lay down our weapons. Heard it; didn't believe it; saw different.

Last thought for you Code Pink commie peacenik idiots:
If you were walking alone in an ally in a bad part of town (not that you think they exist), and you just happened to have pocketknife in your pocket for cutting rope or something, and a mugger walk up to you with his own knife and wanted to rape you - would you lay down your knife in the hopes he would lay down his? Would you even pull it out to defend yourself? Or would you sing Kumbaya to encourage him not to rape and kill you?

I've asked this question of hippie/pacifists since the '60's. What I usually got was a blank stare or a response about how yes, they would because all humans are basically good. I rolled my eyes and said you would be deaded. They walked away.

So here's my challenge for you peaceniks: Walk into your own city ghetto and see how long you last, while espousing your "brotherhood" stuff.

Now extrapolate that on a larger national scale. Can't do that? Then your are idiot victims of your own choice. So, go ahead and die. I don't care.

4 posted on 08/24/2010 1:06:35 AM PDT by A Navy Vet ( An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: A Navy Vet

Great post!

Some people just need killin’

5 posted on 08/24/2010 4:40:53 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

You don’t send 2 combat divisions to the capital for a military parade. They are there to keep the order. It seems ole Kimmy is losing his grasp on life and power and no one seems to believe his 20 something year old son can cut the mustard.

Korea: This Is Going To Hurt

August 24, 2010: Since June, at least two additional combat divisions have been camped outside the North Korean capital. No official explanation was given for this troop movement (which required using a lot of scarce fuel.) All is speculation in the north, because intel agencies in South Korea, the United States and China are reluctant to release any solid information, lest they risk exposing the few good sources they have up there. But the current rumors indicate that most of what’s going on up north these days is driven by efforts to keep the government going. This is difficult, because supreme leader Kim Jong Il is apparently dying, or at least believes he is. The big problem is that his chosen successor is his youngest son, an able enough young man in his 20s. That’s too young for a place like Korea, where people like their leaders elderly. Kim Jong Il is trying to convince his elderly associates to honor his choice of successor, and apparently not everyone is convinced.

6 posted on 08/24/2010 7:27:08 AM PDT by jhpigott
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