Skip to comments.S.Korea detects 'massive' N.Korea troop deployment
Posted on 08/24/2010 9:26:28 AM PDT by jhpigott
S.Korea detects 'massive' N.Korea troop deployment (AFP) 08/24/10
SEOUL South Korea has detected a "massive" deployment of North Korean troops and arms near the capital Pyongyang, Seoul's defence ministry said Tuesday.
The large number of soldiers, armoured vehicles and artillery have been stationed near the communist state's capital since July 12, the ministry said in a report to parliament.
The deployment appears to be related to political events such as a meeting of key communist party delegates next month and the party's 65th anniversary on October 10, a ministry spokesman told AFP.
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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.
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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.
Some insurance for “I’m so rohnree.”
People are to busy talking about the Mid-East, to realize what is happening in the Far East.
Obama on vacation there?
NK could suddenly fall apart like a rice paper house in a typhoon.
Perhaps vaguely analogous to Julius Caesar’s army camped on the far side of the Rubicon??
Is Jimmy Carter advising NK on how to attack SK?
Neither China nor South Korea want that, so I'm sure secretly they both have a joint contingency plan should that happen.
“NK could suddenly fall apart like a rice paper house in a typhoon.”
Short of a full on frontal assault by the NORKs, the collapse of NK is probably the single biggest fear for S. Korea, China and all of Asia. Power grabs by different military factions, refugee issues, etc.
Is that the photo that goes with the quote, “He’s dead, Jim?”
The correct quote is “He is so ronery, Jim!”
He's probably still busy telling Hezbohla and Hamas how to injure Israel.
Monty Python could have made great spoofs out of little Kim.
I mean the guns the soldiers carry are bigger than the half starved soldiers are. It’s like the killer rabbit thing, where something faily insignificant gets blown out of proportion into a “killer”.
When his troops have nothing more to eat than the soles of their shoes, he better wish he’s already dead.
Indeed. Are words really necessary?
metal on the move
Wow...MI types will get to see T-34s, T54s, T-55s, and PT-76s on the move....and NOT at the museums!