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  • Angry China Shadows U.S. Warship Near Man-Made Islands

    10/27/2015 10:29:02 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 27, 2015 | BEN BLANCHARD AND ANDREA SHALAL
    A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed close to one of China's man-made islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it had tracked and warned the ship and called in the U.S. ambassador to protest. SNIP Washington's move followed months of deliberation by the administration of President Barack Obama and could ratchet up tension in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes and increase strains in U.S.-China relations. A U.S. defense official said the Lassen also went within 12-mile limits of features in the disputed sea claimed by Vietnam and U.S. treaty ally,...
  • The Draw an ISIS Cartoon COntest is OPEN!

    05/07/2015 9:57:57 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    <br><br> ^ | May 7, 2015 | self
    the first unofficial entry comes from Gary Varvel at
  • ‘Very dangerous’: Pentagon says armed Chinese jet did ‘barrel roll’ over US aircraft

    08/22/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · by twister881 · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2014 |
    The Pentagon said Friday that a Chinese fighter jet made “several passes” by a U.S. Navy aircraft earlier this week off the coast of China in international airspace, baring its weapons and coming within mere feet of the U.S. plane. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said...“Not only is it unprofessional, it’s unsafe,” Kirby said.

    04/14/2014 10:18:28 AM PDT · by traumer · 94 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the officials said the Russian Fencer made 12 passes, and flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. The U.S. warship issued several radio queries and warnings using international emergency circuits, but the Russian aircraft did not respond. "This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is...
  • 5th Beating Reported In LoDo On New Year’s Day (Denver)

    01/09/2014 8:18:01 AM PST · by dsc · 46 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 8, 2014 | CBS4
    Another victim in what could be a string of random attacks on New Year’s Eve in LoDo has come forward, making it a total of five beatings that police are investigating. The random attacks have been happening near 16th and Blake and 20th and Market. The incidents could be part a violent game called the “Knockout Game” where a person is sucker punched for no reason. Now another man has come forward claiming he was beaten early New Year’s Day. After seeing the reports about the beatings on CBS4, Kevin Wagley came forward because he believes he is a victim...
  • North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South

    04/09/2013 5:00:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 60 replies
    Express ^ | April 9, 2013
    North Korea 'finishes missile launch preparations' and warns foreigners to evacuate South NORTH Korea has completed preparations for a mid-range missile launch from its east coast, officials in Seoul have revealed just hours after foreigners living in South Korea were warned to quit the country. North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee said in a statement monitored in Seoul that foreign nationals should find out in advance where they can take shelter as well as examine evacuation plans to leave the country. "We do not wish harm on foreigners in South Korea should there be a war," said the KCNA news agency,...
  • (LEAD) S. Korean Navy fires warning shots against N. Korean fishing boats

    09/21/2012 3:02:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2012/09/21 | Kim Eun-jung
    (LEAD) S. Korean Navy fires warning shots against N. Korean fishing boats By Kim Eun-jung SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Navy on Friday fired warning shots against North Korean fishing boats operating south of the western sea border, but there was no clash with the North's navy, military officials said. A total of six North Korean boats had violated the sea border since 11 a.m. Two South Korean patrol vessels were sent to the area before broadcasting radio warnings twice and then firing off dozens of warning shots from around 3 p.m., officials said. All of the North...
  • N. Korea threatens to blow up Seoul over defamation of its leader

    04/18/2012 7:24:35 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/19/12
    2012/04/19 10:52 KST N. Korea threatens to blow up Seoul over defamation of its leader SEOUL, April 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea urged South Korea Thursday to offer an apology over the alleged defamation of Pyongyang's milestone festival, a day after its military threatened to blow up Seoul. The latest harsh rhetoric comes amid tensions following the North's failed rocket launch last week. The U.N. Security Council has condemned the launch and called on member states to find ways to tighten sanctions on the communist country. The North Korean government accused South Korea of insulting the North's dignity over the...
  • Vanity: Always Poking at the Most Sensitive Organs of the American Body Politic

    03/26/2012 8:34:24 PM PDT · by STD · 3 replies · 40+ views
    STD ^ | 3/26/12 | Self
    After endless conversations conservatives have had over the last three years about the tactics of Alinsky, Cloward, Piven and the associated antics of Barack Obama; why is anyone confused, upset, outraged, or even mildly surprised anymore when Obama strikes unilateral disarmament deals before our very eyes?
  • N. Korean submarine exercises in Yellow Sea becoming more frequent: lawmaker

    09/18/2011 5:48:55 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 09/19/11
    2011/09/19 08:47 KST N. Korean submarine exercises in Yellow Sea becoming more frequent: lawmaker SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has stepped up its submarine drills this year, but the South Korean Navy hasn't been able to detect the vessels, an opposition lawmaker claimed Monday. Shin Hak-yong, a member of the main opposition Democratic Party who serves on the parliamentary committee on national defense, said there were 50 North Korean submarine drills in the Yellow Sea through the end of August this year, up from 28 drills over the first eight months of 2010. Shin said there were only...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il in Ominous Visit to Navy Command (heralding another attack?)

    07/26/2011 7:23:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/26/11
    Kim Jong-il in Ominous Visit to Navy Command North Korean leader Kim Jong-il inspected the Navy Command in Pyongyang accompanied by his son and heir Jong-un, the North's Central Broadcasting Station reported Monday. There is an ominous history to Kim's visits to Nay installations. The North Korean media last reported a visit by Kim to the Navy Command on May 2, 2002. Eight weeks later, on June 29 that year, a skirmish occurred in the West Sea when a North Korean patrol boats crossed the Northern Limit Line and attacked South Korean patrol boats. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il waves...
  • N. Korea: U.S. 'Worried About S.Korea's Bolder Deterrence Strategy'

    06/27/2011 4:38:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/27/11
    U.S. 'Worried About S.Korea's Bolder Deterrence Strategy' The U.S. is worried about South Korea's more aggressive deterrence strategy against North Korea, which was formulated after the North's attacks on the Navy corvette Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island last year, a government source said Sunday. The military has been instructed to strike back faster and more aggressively in the event of any further provocations by the North. "After the North's attack on the Cheonan last year, Gen. Walter Sharp, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, expressed concerns about our military's increase of firepower near the demilitarized zone," the government source said....
  • China Warned N.Korea Against Attacking the South, Says Lee

    06/23/2011 6:56:21 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/24/11
    China Warned N.Korea Against Attacking the South, Says Lee China clearly warned North Korea that South Korea would retaliate if the North carries out another provocation, President Lee Myung-bak said Thursday. At a lunch meeting with members of the parliamentary Defense Committee, Lee said the Chinese government informed him that the comments were "delivered to North Korea," according lawmakers who were there. "President Lee said North Korea would not be able to carry out further acts of provocation and added that China officially notified our government that it would no longer help the North if it did that," one committee...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il's Recent Activities Hint at Trouble Ahead

    04/25/2011 3:07:44 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/25/11
    Kim Jong-il's Recent Activities Hint at Trouble Ahead North Korean leader Kim Jong-il secretly visited a building where agencies engaged in military operations against South Korea are clustered and the General Reconnaissance Bureau last month, a source said Sunday. The so-called Building No. 3 houses the United Front Department and the Workers Party's international affairs department. The General Reconnaissance Bureau, an agency in charge of armed provocations against the South, is believed to have supervised the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan last year. "Kim Jong-il inspected the areas and encouraged agents" on his visits, a North Korean source said....
  • Is N.Korea Planning Fresh Attacks?

    03/07/2011 5:40:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/07/11
    Is N.Korea Planning Fresh Attacks? North Korea's official news agency reiterated demands on Saturday that all 31 North Koreans whose boat drifted into South Korean waters must be returned. "We will not stand by and watch but mobilize all of our resources to deal with it," KCNA said. Seoul plans to negotiate with North Korea how to repatriate 27 of the North Koreans, since four have decided to defect. North Korea did not say what it meant by "all of our resources," but on Friday it jammed GPS signals in northwestern Seoul in an apparent attempt to disrupt the South's...
  • S. Korea: A massive meeting over North (an interesting year?)

    02/19/2011 11:51:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Joongang Daily ^ | 02/19/11 | Ser Myo-ja
    A massive meeting over North February 19, 2011 Amid growing concerns of renewed armed provocations by North Korea, a massive meeting attended by President Lee Myung-bak, cabinet members, senior military and police officials as well as mayors and governors took place yesterday to review the country’s readiness against any Pyongyang hostilities. The meeting, attended by 220 senior members of the central and local governments and the military, came after the two deadly attacks by North Korea last year. The participants discussed the country’s defense posture in the radically changed security environment of the peninsula following the attacks, along with the...
  • (3rd LD) Gates says diplomatic engagement with N. Korea 'possible'(back 2 appeasement)

    01/13/2011 10:58:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 01/14/11 | Kim Deok-hyun
    (3rd LD) Gates says diplomatic engagement with N. Korea 'possible' By Kim Deok-hyun SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday diplomatic engagement with North Korea is "possible," but Pyongyang must first stop its "dangerous provocations and take concrete steps" to meet its international obligations. Gates made the remarks as he started talks in Seoul with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin to discuss concerns over the increasingly belligerent North and ways to further strengthen their deterrence against the communist state. "With regard to next steps on North Korea, diplomatic engagement is possible, starting with direct...
  • Time for S.Korea to Develop Its Own Nuclear Arms(column from major SK daily)

    01/10/2011 9:22:30 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 01/11/11 | Kim Dae-joong
    Time for S.Korea to Develop Its Own Nuclear Arms Kim Dae-joong After shelling Yeonpyeong Island and sinking the Navy corvette Cheonan, North Korea has now shifted its attitude and is calling for inter-Korean dialogue. China has long urged dialogue and the resumption of six-party nuclear talks, so it will naturally press for talks, and even the United States appears to be leaning toward dialogue. The Barack Obama administration, though still reluctant to go back to the six-party talks, will eventually opt for dialogue lest it should be dragged into a major war over a small island in the West Sea....
  • N. Korea: When Force Works

    01/07/2011 4:16:08 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    The American ^ | 01/07/11 | Michael Mazza
    When Force Works By Michael Mazza Friday, January 7, 2011 The latest developments on the Korean peninsula suggest that Seoul’s new, more forceful posturing has been effective, and that the North is desperate for a reprieve from South Korean pressure. South Korea has finally succeeded in putting North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il back on his heels. The latest developments on the Korean peninsula suggest that Seoul’s new, more forceful posturing has been effective, and that the North is desperate for a reprieve from South Korean pressure. Pyongyang’s response to the December 20 South Korean live-fire artillery exercise on Yeonpyeong Island...
  • Seoul's New N.Korea Policy 'Worries Washington'

    12/30/2010 8:07:19 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 10+ views
    Chosun ^ | 12/30/10
    Seoul's New N.Korea Policy 'Worries Washington' President Lee Myung-bak's shift to a tougher North Korea policy "has prompted modest but growing concern" in the U.S. administration, "where officials worry that an overly aggressive South Korea could become a liability in its own right," the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Although many officials in the U.S. government defended South Korea's recent plan to carry out artillery drills in the West Sea, the paper said growing concerns in the U.S. government were reflected by U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman James Cartwright, who warned the drills could set off a "chain reaction."...
  • N. Korea Set up Special Unit to Disrupt G-20 Summit

    11/03/2010 8:30:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 11/04/10 | Kim Hyung-won
    /being my excerpts N. Korea Set up Special Unit to Disrupt G-20 Summit Kim Hyung-won N. Korea is drawing up 'emergency plans' to raise tension in Korean Peninsula during G-20 Summit period which is due to start on Nov. 11, and they include special force operation, according to Nov. 3 report of Radio Free Asia. Quoting sources in China, it said that Kim Jong-eun went to N. Korea's Reconnaissance Bureau and instructed Kim Yong-chol, the Bureau's head, to set up special force unit to carry out military provocation or terrorist attacks. The goal of N. Korea is said to convince...
  • In Support of Westboro Baptist [Dr. Terry Jones "burn a Koran" supports Fred Phelps]

    09/07/2010 7:28:57 PM PDT · by earlJam · 263 replies · 4+ views
    <p>On Sunday April 18, Westboro Baptist Church came to Gainesville. One of their stops was a liberal "Open doors, open hearts, open minds," church near us, so we took part of our Sunday Service time and went as a church to stand with them.</p>
  • U.S. Says N.Korean Artillery Fire 'Killed a Lot of Fish'

    08/11/2010 6:36:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 08/11/10
    U.S. Says N.Korean Artillery Fire 'Killed a Lot of Fish' The United States on Monday expressed concern over North Korea's firing of artillery shells off the west coast. "It is not a helpful sign by North Korea, and this is exactly the kind of behavior we would like to see North Korea avoid," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters. Asked whether Pyongyang will resort to further provocations, Crowley said, "Regrettably, the answer is we're likely to see more provocations. All we can continue to communicate to North Korea is that there will be no reward for these provocations." He...
  • N.Korea seizes S.Korean fishing boat

    08/08/2010 6:18:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 08/08/10 | Park Chan-Kyong
    N.Korea seizes S.Korean fishing boat by Park Chan-Kyong 1 hr 5 mins ago SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea has seized a South Korean fishing boat in the Sea of Japan (East Sea), the South's coastguard said Sunday, in an incident which could further inflame high cross-border tensions. The boat with four South Korean and three Chinese crewmen was detained while apparently operating near the North's exclusive economic zone, the coastguard said in a statement. It was being towed Sunday to the North's northeastern port of Songjin. "We urge North Korean authorities to handle this case in accordance with international norms...
  • What Obama and his supporters are really doing -- the truth

    07/19/2010 9:50:37 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Various and thinking | 19 July 2010 | menemenetekelupharsin
    The Obama Plan (with the aid of supporters/conspirators) Many people have been wondering what the Obama administration with the help of certain members of congress and influential, Godless radicals around the world are doing to the United States. In this essay, it will be pointed out that more than likely a specific plan is in place to divide the nation, make an attempt to pull it back together, appear to be the hero in the process and eventually end up with an ultimate disaster and a lot of deaths instead of accomplishing the intended goal. A lot of people in...
  • 'Rachel Corrie' boarded, no one hurt.

    06/04/2010 8:37:11 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 62 replies · 2,157+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun 4, 2010 | Staff
    At about 5:50 am on Saturday, the first reports came in over Twitter that the 'Rachel Corrie' had been boarded close to Gaza. Earlier the activists reported that their radar had been jammed, however their Twitter accounts continued to operate. The activists reported that three boats were following them for about twenty minutes and then that they had been boarded. The passengers are said to be under arrest.
  • More 'bad behavior' from N. Korea possible before G20 summit: Nomura

    06/04/2010 5:11:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 129+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/04/10 | Kim Young-gyo
    More 'bad behavior' from N. Korea possible before G20 summit: Nomura By Kim Young-gyo HONG KONG, June 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea could take more provocative acts before the November summit of the Group of 20 nations in South Korea if history is any indication, a Japanese investment bank said Friday. Nomura International warned that North Korea may display more "bad behavior" similar to the March sinking of South Korea's 1,200-ton corvette Cheonan, of which North Korea stands accused. "Experts are wondering whether North Korea's bad behavior... may be no coincidence," said Alastair Newton and Kwon Young-sun, two Nomura economists,...
  • N.Korea 'Could Attack South to Cover Internal Crisis'

    04/06/2010 2:51:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 670+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/06/10
    N.Korea 'Could Attack South to Cover Internal Crisis' North Korea could attempt to provoke the South prior to the G20 summit in Seoul in November in an effort to divert attention from its deepening domestic crisis, experts speculated Monday at a seminar on the G20 summit and security in the Korean Peninsula organized by the Institute for National Security Strategy. The seminar comes amid suspicions that North Korea may have been involved in the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan in a mysterious explosion on March 26. Brian Myers, a professor at Dogseo University in Busan, said North Korea is...
  • (LEAD) N. Korea accuses South of armed provocation in DMZ

    04/04/2010 6:20:32 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 474+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 04/04/10
    (LEAD) N. Korea accuses South of armed provocation in DMZ (ATTN: UPDATES throughout with S. Korea's response) SEOUL, April 4 (Yonhap) -- North Korea claimed Sunday that the South Korean military "committed grave armed provocation" in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two countries, but military officials here denied the accusation. The North's official news agency, KCNA, reported that a group of South Korean soldiers intruded into the eastern section of the DMZ around 2:07 p.m. and fired 90mm recoilless guns toward a civil police post in the North, "thus seriously threatening the safety of civil policemen of the north...
  • N.Korea fires artillery for third day: Seoul officials(bet 7:50 and 11:50am)

    N.Korea fires artillery for third day: Seoul officials AFP N.Korea fires artillery for third day: Seoul officials AFP – A border area of North Korea's west coast is seen from South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island in the … 15 mins ago SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea Friday fired artillery into the sea near its disputed border with South Korea for the third successive day, Seoul's military said. The communist state fired 20 shells between 7:50 am (2250 GMT Thursday) and 11:50 am," a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff told AFP. He said shells landed in the North's territory north...
  • (URGENT) N. Korea confirms artillery shooting in Yellow Sea, says firing will continue

    01/26/2010 10:09:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 789+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 01/27/10
    (URGENT) N. Korea confirms artillery shooting in Yellow Sea, says firing will continue / no content yet /
  • N. Korean Tank Unit Engaged in Mock Attack on S. Korea While Kim Jong-il Watching

    01/06/2010 11:09:44 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 718+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 01/07/10
    /begin my translation N. Korean Tank Unit Engaged in Mock Attack on S. Korea While Kim Jong-il Watching N. Korean leader Kim Jong-il watched the training exercise by a battalion of 105th Tank Division(full name is longer,) according to the Jan. 5 report of N. Korea's Central TV. The pictures show such markings as "Honam Express Way" "Cholla Namdo" (mock S. Korean road signs.) The marking next to the tank says, "Central Express Way: Chunchon to Pusan 374km" Below two tanks passing by, there is another marking, barely legible, saying, "Honam Express Way..." /end my translation
  • N. Korea demands apology from South over naval clash (not a moment too soon)

    11/09/2009 11:19:14 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 710+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/10/09
    2009/11/10 15:43 KST N. Korea demands apology from South over naval clash SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Yonhap) -- North Korea demanded an apology from South Korea over a naval clash on the western sea border on Tuesday, calling the skirmish a "grave armed provocation" by the South that targeted a patrol boat on routine duty. "Today the north side let a patrol boat of the Navy of the KPA (Korean People's Army) on routine guard duty promptly go into action to confirm an unidentified object that intruded into the waters of its side," the North's Supreme Command of the KPA said...
  • N. Korea to Obama (We Mean What We say)

    06/26/2009 5:19:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 841+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/26/09
    An artwork is displayed at the Art Exhibition of Class Education at the Pyongyang International Culture Hall in Pyongyang on Wednesday. The Korean characters (left) read, "When we say we will do it, we will do it" (top), "The United States" (center) and "We do not make idle promises!" (bottom). /Reuters-KCNA
  • North Korea in 'early phase of all-out confrontation with US'

    06/13/2009 7:11:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 70 replies · 1,892+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 06/13/09 | Peter Foster
    North Korea in 'early phase of all-out confrontation with US' North Korea has pledged to begin work "weaponising" plutonium to create another nuclear bomb as it delivered a furious response to a UN resolution ordering a fresh round of sanctions against the rogue Stalinist state. By Peter Foster in Beijing Published: 12:00PM BST 13 Jun 2009 The Yongbyon complex nuclear facility, some100 km (60 miles) north of Pyongyang, North Korea Photo: EPA The regime of the ailing dictator Kim Jong-il said it was now in the "early phase of all-out confrontation with the US" as it sought to raise tensions...
  • N. Korea (Recently) Made 3~4 ICBM's (1 used; 1 ready; 1~2 in storage)

    06/01/2009 9:07:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/02/09 | Yoo Yong-won
    /begin my excerpts N. Korea (Recently) Made 3~4 ICBM's. Ammunition supply to its navy and shore artilleries in West Sea(Yellow Sea) doubled.. practicing blitz amphibious landing. N. Korea had produced 3~4 ICBM-class missiles(or rockets) by the end of last year. This implies that N. Korea could have one or two more long-range missiles in addition to the rocket launched last April, and the one now moved to the new Dongchang-ri test launch site. In a related development, N. Korea is said to have recently instructed its navy in West Sea(Yellow Sea) to more than double its ammunition supply, and its...
  • N. Korea warns U.S. troops against 'military provocation'

    02/28/2009 3:54:47 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 1,022+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 02/28/09
    N. Korea warns U.S. troops against 'military provocation' SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) -- North Korea warned Saturday that U.S. troops stationed in the South should stop what it called "provocative actions" along the military demarcation line, pledging to take stern action if its message goes unheeded. North Korean military officials notified their counterparts in the South, an English language statement carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, claiming that provocations by U.S. troops in the area are intensifying.
  • N.Korea Fires Artillery Near Border (intensive firing exercise)

    02/24/2009 10:26:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 493+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 02/25/09
    N.Korea Fires Artillery Near Border North Korean artillery forces staged an intensive firing exercise on Tuesday near the Northern Limit Line, the de-facto border in the West Sea, putting South Korean military authorities on high alert. According to the Defense Ministry, North Korean artillery batteries deployed in Haeju and on the Ongjin Peninsula fired dozens of shells into the West Sea in the morning and afternoon. Some residents on Yeonpyeong Island reported hearing the report of guns several times between 9 to 10 a.m. The ministry said the firing seems to be part of "routine winter exercises" and should not...
  • Friend of Chris [Wall St. J. Editorial]

    02/19/2009 11:04:15 PM PST · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 470+ views
    REVIEW & OUTLOOK FEBRUARY 20, 2009 Friend of Chris Connecticut's AG says Connecticut's senator is outside his jurisdiction. If you think Senator Chris Dodd was friendly with former Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo, check out the bond the Connecticut lawmaker enjoys with Richard Blumenthal, the state's attorney general. While Mr. Dodd refuses to make public the details of his sweetheart loans from Countrywide, the state's chief lawyer not only won't investigate; he has taken to the airwaves to proclaim Mr. Dodd's innocence and even predict his re-election in 2010. Inappropriate doesn't begin to describe Mr. Blumenthal's appearance this week on...
  • S. Korea to strike back if N. Korea provokes armed clash: defense minister

    02/19/2009 11:16:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 637+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 02/20/09 | Sam Kim
    S. Korea to strike back if N. Korea provokes armed clash: defense minister By Sam Kim SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korea would sternly respond to any preemptive attack by North Korea on South Korean warships along the disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea by striking back at the North's military installations from which the attack originates, Seoul's defense chief said Friday. "We will clearly respond to any preemptive artillery or missile attack by North Korea," Defense Minister Lee Sang-hee said at a parliamentary hearing. Lee made the remarks after a ruling party lawmaker asked how the South...
  • N. Korea: The North deploys artillery on coast of the Yellow Sea

    02/15/2009 12:04:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 619+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 02/14/09 | Kim Min-seok, Ser Myo-ja
    The North deploys artillery on coast of the Yellow Sea Seoul developing countermeasures to contend with the potential new threat February 14, 2009 South Korea’s military has recently upgraded its manuals to counter increased threats by North Korea’s coastal artillery systems on the western side of the peninsula, military sources said yesterday. “Coastal artillery pieces are normally hidden in caves, but the North’s military has recently brought them outside along the western coastal line,” a South Korean military source said. Although Park Sung-woo, public affairs chief of South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, said such activity could prove to be...
  • North Korea scraps all accords with South (won't recognize border over Yellwo Sea)

    01/29/2009 6:45:47 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies · 928+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/30/09 | Jonathan Thatcher
    North Korea scraps all accords with South By Jonathan Thatcher 1 hr 51 mins ago SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Friday it was scrapping all accords with the South, the latest in a series of verbal attacks on its neighbor that analysts say are more aimed at grabbing the attention of new U.S. President Barack Obama. One analyst said the latest rise in tension increased the chances of a military clash on the heavily armed border that has divided the two Koreas for more than half a century. "There is neither way to improve (relations) nor hope to...
  • North Korea vows to redraw sea boundary (coming naval battle in Yellow Sea?)

    01/17/2009 8:42:43 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 958+ views
    UPI ^ | 01/17/09
    North Korea vows to redraw sea boundary Published: Jan. 17, 2009 at 2:45 PM SEOUL, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- North Korea Saturday vowed to "shatter" South Korea's military in an attempt to redraw the inter-Korean boundary in the Yellow Sea. North Korea maintains the boundary line should be moved further south of where it was unilaterally drawn by U.S.-led forces at the end of the Korea War in 1953, Yonhap News Agency reported Saturday. "Our revolutionary armed forces are compelled to take an all-out confrontational posture to shatter them," a spokesman for the North Korean military said of South Korea's...
  • N. Korean Navy warns of naval clash in Yellow Sea (ready for shootout)

    10/09/2008 4:24:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 555+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 10/09/08 | Lee Joon-seung
    N. Korean Navy warns of naval clash in Yellow Sea By Lee Joon-seung SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Yonhap) -- The North Korean Navy warned Thursday that repeated violations of its water by South Korean warships is raising the possibility of a clash in the Yellow Sea. The announcement by the Navy Command carried by the (North) Korea Central news Agency, said it will deal firmly with any violations of its sovereignty.
  • Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Abkhazia, Georgia

    08/13/2008 10:52:22 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 3 replies · 88+ views
    United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia ^ | 23 July 2008 | United Nations
    8. While negotiations between the Georgian and Abkhaz sides remained stalemated, a combination of developments brought about a dangerous dynamic in the situation around Abkhazia, Georgia. One month after the decision of the Russian Federation to withdraw from the 1996 Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) restrictions on Abkhazia, Georgia (see S/2008/219, para. 14), on 16 April the President of the Russian Federation issued an instruction authorizing direct relations with the Abkhaz and South Ossetian de facto authorities in a number of fields. The Russian Federation stated that the decision was aimed at supporting Russian citizens and the local population and...
  • Russian jet 'shoots down' Georgian spy plane

    04/21/2008 4:05:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 70+ views
    April 21, 2008 Russian jet 'shoots down' Georgian spy plane Georgia today accused Russia of an “unprovoked act of aggression” after a Russian jet allegedly shot down an unmanned Georgian reconnaissance plane, Alexi Mostrous writes. Officials in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, released video footage which they said showed a MiG-29 fighter launching a missile at the Georgian plane as it flew over the country’s breakaway Abkhazia region. The allegation - dismissed as “nonsense” by Moscow - is likely to aggravate tensions between the countries, which are locked in a standoff over Georgia’s ambitions to join NATO and Moscow's support for Abkhaz...
  • N. Korea: USFK's top commander says Kim Jong-il should beware joint marine force

    11/11/2006 10:34:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 715+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/12/06
    USFK's top commander says Kim Jong-il should beware joint marine force SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Yonhap) -- The top commander of U.S. troops here has issued tough warnings that if North Korea attacks South Korea, its leader will have sleepless nights worrying that U.S. and South Korean marines might show up in his bedroom. "(North Korean leader) Kim Jong-il should have trouble sleeping at night wondering if he attacks the South, will American Marines and the ROK Marines -- the Ghost Catchers -- show up in his bedroom," U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. B.B. Bell said in a speech at an...
  • Poland's Chief Rabbi Attacked in Warsaw

    05/28/2006 10:01:29 AM PDT · by Romanov · 91 replies · 1,290+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 28 May 2006 | Vanessa Gera
    By VANESSA GERA, Associated Press Writer Sun May 28, 7:26 AM ET KRAKOW, Poland - Poland's chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich, was punched and sprayed with what appeared to be pepper spray by an unidentified man in downtown Warsaw, but escaped without injuries from what police said may have been an anti-Semitic attack.
  • Star-Spangled Banner -- in Spanish -- drawing protest, rage

    04/28/2006 6:23:19 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 83 replies · 1,590+ views ^ | April 28, 2006 | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ
    MIAMI -- British music producer Adam Kidron says he just wanted to honor the millions of immigrants seeking a better life in the U.S. when he came up with the idea of a Spanish-language version of the national anthem. The initial version of Nuestro Himno, or Our Anthem comes out Friday and features artists such as Wyclef Jean, hip-hop star Pitbull and Puerto Rican singers Carlos Ponce and Olga Tanon. Some Internet bloggers and others are infuriated by the thought of The Star-Spangled Banner sung in a language other than English, and the version of the song has already been...
  • Russian diplomats' children severely beaten in Poland

    08/01/2005 2:01:36 AM PDT · by twinself · 103 replies · 1,967+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 01/ 08/ 2005 | unknown
    WARSAW, August 1 (RIA Novosti, Leonid Sviridov) - A group of Polish nationals beat the children of Russian diplomats here Sunday night. Three Russian teenagers and a Kazakh schoolboy were returning from a movie when the assailants attacked them in a park. According to witnesses, the attackers included about 15 people, aged 19-25. They shouted anti-Russian slogans and obscenities. According to witnesses, the assaulters seemed to be an organized group of skinheads in jogging suits. The victims retreated to a bus stop, where the beatings continued. The group stole mobile phones, money and tore chains from the teenagers' necks. During...