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Despite tough talk, North Korea not on war footing, White House says
CBS ^ | April 1, 2013

Posted on 04/01/2013 1:36:55 PM PDT by don-o

WASHINGTON The White House says that despite bellicose rhetoric from North Korea the Obama administration has not seen changes in the regime's military posture.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Mondays the U.S. has not detected any military mobilization or repositioning of forces from Pyongyang to back up the threats from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: korea
Well, all righty, then.
1 posted on 04/01/2013 1:36:55 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o
They're always (cough) on top of (Benghazi) these (cough) things.
2 posted on 04/01/2013 1:40:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: don-o

These are the same people who don’t think Iran will get a nuclear weapon until at least.... (date pending)


3 posted on 04/01/2013 1:41:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: don-o

This is almost certainly just more bluster from the North. It’s how they do internal politics. This time next year when the US/South Korea military exercises kick off they’ll throw another temper tantrum. There is a good chance North Korea could barely even afford to fully mobilize their military in a way that would put them on a real “war footing”.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 1:46:22 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: don-o

Glad that that’s settled.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 1:47:32 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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Ya’ don’t say...

The real threat was against SK and the US Troops stationed there. Did recent mobilization quell the saber rattling?


6 posted on 04/01/2013 1:49:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: don-o
I am curious about the flight status of the F-22, not long ago I read they were grounded due to an oxygen sys problem causing pilots to faint. Can any enlightened FReeper update me on this?
7 posted on 04/01/2013 1:50:31 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: don-o
Despite tough talk, North Korea not on war footing, White House says

Consider the source.

8 posted on 04/01/2013 1:54:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: don-o

Well I feel safer already. /s


9 posted on 04/01/2013 1:55:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Longbow1969
"This is almost certainly just more bluster from the North. It’s how they do internal politics."

In years past, I would have agreed with you 100%. However, unlike Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, I'm not sure if the little turdstain quite understands the rules of the game. He might, but at this point, he's too much of an unknown quantity to say with any certainty, IMHO.

Hope you're right.

10 posted on 04/01/2013 1:57:24 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: don-o
I see the spirit of Charles Willoughby lives on.
11 posted on 04/01/2013 2:01:01 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I'm not sure if the little turdstain quite understands the rules of the game. He might, but at this point, he's too much of an unknown quantity to say with any certainty, IMHO.

The fact that the North Koreans have kept open the Kaesong Industrial Region is pretty telling. If they were about to start a war, one would think they'd put a stop to hundreds of South Korean workers/managers streaming into the North every day. Additionally, from everything I've read the North hasn't actually moved forces or done anything provocative at all - other than lots of bluster.

If the new kid is going to miscalculate, I'd expect it to be a few months after the US/South Korean exercises are over. But you are right, nothing is absolutely certain at this point.

12 posted on 04/01/2013 2:03:25 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

You willing to bet your life on that?

I’m not.

Tell the Soviets and the Chinese,

“Not another nickel for NK. You feed them and shut them up, and if they launch, they better take out DC and all of our strategic forces, because we are going to wipe them out.

This is an opportunity for you. If you get them to launch, we’ll wipe them off the map for you and you can colonize the place in 10,000 years.

So, NK can starve quietly, or they can die violently, unless of course you want to save your neighbor, since they are in your neighborhood.

As for SK, hopefully they pay a one-time price to get rid of an existential threat that’s been hanging over their head since you Chinese created it in the 50’s.”

They all hate each other anyway. Korea hates Japan, Japan has always hated Korea and China, and China hates Japan.


13 posted on 04/01/2013 2:06:28 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: don-o

14 posted on 04/01/2013 2:08:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: don-o

I trust nothing that comes from Kim Jong Un. Unfortunately, absolutely nothing coming from our own failed government is trust worthy and it continues to offer a clear and present danger to all of America.


15 posted on 04/01/2013 2:16:51 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Gator113

My heart aches for the millions of innocents in NK.

60 years of rigid totalitarianism has robbed them of their humanity. But, I refuse to believe they deserve to suffer.


16 posted on 04/01/2013 2:26:09 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

forces have been put on the border, but these are for “war games” so our government is not concerned. lol.


17 posted on 04/01/2013 2:49:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: don-o

Yeah, I feel so much better knowing Sparky the Wunder Prez is on the job... what an ignorant, dickless turd.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 3:06:40 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: don-o
Dear Insane Morons Running The US,

If North Korea has not switched to a war footing, why are you provoking them ?

DC is starting to make the North Korean Fat Kid look sane.

19 posted on 04/01/2013 4:00:22 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: don-o

Yeah. Sure.

China mobilizing troops, jets near N. Korean border, US officials say
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3003044/posts


20 posted on 04/01/2013 4:28:41 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: don-o

It’s cool.
Baraq, Kerry and Hagel read Rodman’s Twitter feed for intel.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 4:30:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: don-o

Navy moves ship off coast of Korean Peninsula, White House looks to ‘reassure’ allies
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3003066/posts

Rather the missile destroyer used with the Aegis anti-ballistic missile defense system was moved to the coast (not off), according to the actual content.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 4:36:16 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: don-o

yet China is “mobilizing.” according to US officials.


23 posted on 04/01/2013 5:11:37 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: don-o

Jay Carney...our version of Baghdad Bob. Why do people even quote this puppet?


24 posted on 04/01/2013 5:17:35 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: don-o
Baghdad Bob got a job with the Obama administration. Who knew?
25 posted on 04/01/2013 6:57:25 PM PDT by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net (We are the dangerous ones, who stand between all we love and a more dangerous world.)
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To: Longbow1969
"The fact that the North Koreans have kept open the Kaesong Industrial Region is pretty telling. If they were about to start a war, one would think they'd put a stop to hundreds of South Korean workers/managers streaming into the North every day."

You were saying?

26 posted on 04/02/2013 7:29:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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