Skip to comments.US commandos parachuted into N. Korea: report
Posted on 05/28/2012 4:07:47 PM PDT by EBH
US and South Korean special forces have been parachuting into North Korea to gather intelligence about underground military installations, a US officer has said in comments carried in US media.
Army Brigadier General Neil Tolley, commander of US special forces in South Korea, told a conference held in Florida last week that Pyongyang had built thousands of tunnels since the Korean war, The Diplomat reported.
"The entire tunnel infrastructure is hidden from our satellites," Tolley said, according to The Diplomat, a current affairs magazine. "So we send (South Korean) soldiers and US soldiers to the North to do special reconnaissance."
"After 50 years, we still don't know much about the capability and full extent" of the underground facilities," he said, in comments reported by the National Defense Industrial Association's magazine on its website.
Tolley said the commandos were sent in with minimal equipment to facilitate their movements and minimize the risk of detection by North Korean forces.
At least four of the tunnels built by Pyongyang go under the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, Tolley said.
"We don't know how many we don't know about," he admitted.
Among the facilities identified are 20 air fields that are partially underground, and thousands of artillery positions.
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Is this stuff happening because 0bama is much more hawkish than we think?
Or is it happening because 0bama is a weak commander-in-chief and the generals are running rough-shod over him?
..a US General looking to early retirement.
Betcha 0bama had directed the General to blab so he can get credit before the election.
It is happening because 0 has no qualms about giving our military information away MUCH to our DETRIMENT..
or it’s disinformation. I just find it hard to believe we could put undetected boots on the ground in the most tightly controlled place on earth. Maybe we’re just trying to get the NK’s running all over the place on a wild goose chase.
Something about this story does not sound right. What US General would be authorized to alert the enemy through the media we have been surreptitiously inserting special forces into a country we have no formal war with.Who authorized him to announce this?
“..a US General looking to early retirement.”
Can a czarship be far behind? I’m sure he was following orders to blab from his der leader to stir the pot.
They’ve just had a leadership change. It might even be true, but I bet there’s a reason we’re saying it now.
Another possibility is that we have a mole that is giving us info, and the commando parachuting story is to give cover to the mole.
it stinks to high heaven
I agree. One would think dropping troops/commandos in foreign and hostile territory would be far more clandestine.
I think you are right on. No way we went in there. We should. We need to wipe out Porky and his regime as he is way more unstable and erratic then pops was. The troops would defect like crazy to us IMHO.
In a just America, this guy would be thrown in Leavenworth, and the key melted down to be used again.
or our satellites really ARE that good, and we can “see” into the tunnels via ground-penetrating radar, spectrographic analysis of air coming from the ventilation system, etc.
This wasn’t a careless leak. It was done deliberately, and for a reason.
What the hell are you smoking???
Nice of you to take your head out of Ron Paul’s a$$ long enough to leave a post. How leary should we be of Obama?
The "loose lips" are entirely intentional.
The Japanese have done exactly the same mind games, knowing that the North Koreans will go to extremes to eliminate such putative clandestine activities.
Indeed, Japanese authorities have alluded to their extensive network of spies in North Korea. (The best part was their reference to the "警察庁 controllers" of these spies; the North Koreans probably expended many man-years trying to find and eliminate these agents.)
okey dokey. Can’t we all just get along?
Did you know that our national security takes precedence over all other countries' supposed rights -even the rights that limp wristed morally vacant libertarian anarchistic idiots want to grant to other countries?
Nice to see you post this anti Semitic garbage 3 weeks after you join.
I also note that you English is piss poor.
Hope you are leaving now because if you don’t get the ZOT Im going to ride you like Zorro
>bolton trying to get you to spend another trillion on Syria and get YOUR kid killed for Israel. . These monsters need to go fight and leave us alone!!. Be very Leary of romney and rubio. They are big globalist with your money and your families lives!
Sniff the air n00b, I predict your stay is going to be brief.
leary = leery
Nice part about the tunnels is you just pump in the gas and it stays there as the rats suffocate.
Next breaking item: US and S Korean commandos’ remains deposited at S. Korean border. Communist Regime thanks general for heads up.
Is it a turn about to the missile stuff they've tried?
Ooops too late. If they have internet service they now know the commandos are there.
..the way I see it,Odungo couldn’t go around on Memorial Day praising the military while news FROM THE PENTAGON explaining why this was happening OFFICIALLY.
It’s best to have it leaked
the false flag attack
NK and/or Iranian nukes
he told us to be careful, didn’t he?
Is Obama looking for a "absolutely necessary" war by tweaking the Norks tail?
What U.S. officer, and why isn't he in irons awaiting court martial and execution?
0bama needs a crisis...bad.
Fascists, communists, progressives...they need violence. You see this is something we so often discount about them. They have a very dark side we tend to ignore in spite of history teaching us otherwise.
While we may poke fun at them for an unwillingness to serve their country in the military...they happily riot in the streets.
Now we have one of these progressives in the White House and he watches the Occupy Movement flounder and fail to spark ....Americans into action against the values that they truly love.
So now he pulls this stuff? I don’t know ...this just feels very uncomfortable.
was just going to call in the kitty strike...
Actually, yes. Yes, I think he is. The Arab Spring is burning out, Occupy is failing, his re-election is going soft...
If he can't get a crisis to capitalize on...he will create one.
Psychological warfare is fun.
It gives the paranoids something to worry about. It keeps the Commies on their toes.
It leads to mutual suspicion and finger pointing and firing squads. It’s good for morale (ours, not theirs).
Hey Tiger hear anything????
The Bamster looking for more election mojo via leaks?
There is no way on God’s Green Earth that Obozo would sign off on a high risk mission that if it failed would by the USS Pueblo and the Iran Hostage Crisis rolled into one in an election year.
Agreed...this a BS story. While I think it’s a hoot to yank the NORKS’ chain, and have ‘em chasing ghosts, this just ain’t good for the hummingbird presizzie to act hawkish...or is that a HIZZAWK?
60 years to build tunnels with slave labor! hmm. Most of South Korea may sitting on top of explosives?
You would be amazed at the places you can go, drunker than Cooter Brown, and nekked as a jay bird, just on a $5 bet.
Someone sober and wearing clothing with intent on being undetected can get around in even a place like NK.
“hummingbird presizzie to act hawkish...or is that a HIZZAWK?”
The USSR also thought it would be difficult to land a Cessna single engine airplane undetected in Red Square. Surprise!
Wonder what ever happened to Matthew Rust?
I think I’d start clearing out the tunmels I knew of that were inside/under south Korea, and just start working the way back. Then demolish them and anytime you hear them trying to dig out and rebuild, just blow em up/again.
See the link I have at 37. Blown off the net zot.