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    Oct 19 (Reuters) - North Korea issued its most strident warning to the South in months on Friday when it threatened to open fire on South Korean territory if anti-Pyongyang leaflets were sent over from South Korean territory.

    It said that if leaflets were dropped on Monday a "merciless military strike by the Western Front will be put into practice without warning", according to state news agency KCNA.

    Leaflets are sent across the border via by campaigners against North Korea, but not by the government in Seoul.

    South Korea's defense ministry says it will strike back at the source of any North Korean attack after threats from Pyongyang - @Reuters
    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

  • #2
    Originally posted by PhilipLaos View Post
    North Korea issued its most strident warning to the South in months on Friday when it threatened to open fire on South Korean territory if anti-Pyongyang leaflets were sent over from South Korean territory.

    It said that if leaflets were dropped on Monday a "merciless military strike by the Western Front will be put into practice without warning", according to state news agency KCNA.

    Leaflets are sent across the border via by campaigners against North Korea, but not by the government in Seoul.
    That seems so very disproportionate.

    Then again, the last thing North Korea wants is its citizens fleeing. They wouldn't have many left to govern over, would they?
    You, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace, after having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

    -- Ataturk

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    • #3
      So much for the new "moderate" leadership.

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      • #4

        From: http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm

        Pyongyang, October 19 (KCNA) -- The Western Front Command of the Korean People's Army released the following notice Friday:

        The Lee Myung Bak group of traitors, keen on escalating confrontation with fellow countrymen, is planning to scatter leaflets slandering the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK, being unaware of its fate on the verge of ruin.

        According to YIN and other media of south Korea, leaflets slandering the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and insulting the noble social system in it will be scattered from Rimjin Pavilion in Phaju City, Kyonggi Province at 11:30 a.m. on October 22.

        The south Korean group of traitors said that it would use the Association for Promotion of Democracy of North Korea, a collection of riff-raffs, in the operation with the aim to intensify psychological warfare against the DPRK. It is set to send more than 10 huge balloons carrying the leaflets to areas of the DPRK side.

        What matters is that the plan was directly invented by the group of traitors and is being engineered by the south Korean military.

        Human scum under the patronage of the group has common mentality with the group. This resulted in the undisguised operation of scattering the leaflets. It is the firm will of the army not to overlook any act of provoking the dignity of the supreme leadership of the country and its social system.


        The Western Front Command of the KPA issues following notice upon authorization:

        1. Rimjin Pavilion in Phaju City, location from where the puppet forces made public they would send leaflets and its surrounding area will become targets of direct firing of the KPA from now. The location is the origin of provocation which can never be left as it is and a target of physical strike to be immediately blown away.

        2. The moment a minor movement for the scattering is captured in Rimjin Pavilion and in its vicinity, merciless military strike by the Western Front will be put into practice without warning. Scattering of leaflets amounts to an undisguised psychological warfare, breach of the Korean Armistice Agreement and an unpardonable war provocation.

        3. South Korean inhabitants at Rimjin Pavilion and its surrounding area are requested to evacuate in anticipation of possible damage.

        The KPA never makes an empty talk.
        "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

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        • #5
          From abc.net.au

          There have been widespread concerns in the South that Pyongyang may try to instigate a military clash that would temporarily destabilise the Korean peninsula in the run up to South Korea's presidential election in December.
          More http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-1...-south/4323644
          The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson.

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          • #6
            (Reuters) - China on Saturday urged North and South Korea to exercise restraint and safeguard peace on the peninsula, after the communist north threatened to fire on the south.

            Impoverished North Korea said on Friday it would attack if Seoul allowed activists to drop anti-northern leaflets on its territory, in its most strident warning against its long-time foe for months. South Korea's defence minister told parliament its military would retaliate in the event of attack. "As a close neighbor of the peninsula, China urges the two Koreas to resolve the conflict through dialogue and consultation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement."We hope the two parties can stay calm and not make any provocative or radical actions."

            North Korea, which relies heavily on China to support its economy, shelled a South Korean island almost two years ago, killing civilians. A looming presidential election in the south and plans to deploy longer-range missiles by the government in Seoul have angered the north and prompted an escalation of belligerent rhetoric from Pyongyang.
            "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ricthofen View Post
              So much for the new "moderate" leadership.
              I've got to ask, who are you referring to? North or South?
              Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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              • #8
                Neither the BBC not CNN have said a word about this.

                I was curious to see what the leaflet-bearing balloons look like.



                To respond proportionately, the North Koreans should send an even larger number of balloons and propaganda leaflets over the South. I'm sure the southerners would appreciate the North's unique phraseology in their propaganda.

                Anyway, it's all on (or off) for Monday.

                "Merciless military strike by the Western Front will be put into practice without warning" if South Korean activists go ahead with plans to launch leaflets criticizing North Korean leaders on Monday, the North's military said in a statement in English on Friday. It warned South Korean residents in the border area to evacuate in advance. In South Korea, Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin told a parliamentary hearing that his troops would "thoroughly annihilate" the responsible base if the North attacks.
                From: http://www.castanet.net/news/World/8...balloon-launch
                "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

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                • #9
                  I still believe that my plan to Launch a Big Mac attack against the North is the way to go. Feed those people and they will abandon that regime in a heart beat.

                  I know that it is the policy of our government not to assassinate foreign leaders anymore, but if it was up to me those guys would be on the list for termination. Hopefully using food delivered drugs that cause immense suffering before death.

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                  • #10
                    Weren't leaflets dropped over North Korean territory during or after the Korean War informing any North Korean air-force pilot that they would receive $100,000 if they defected with their MiG-15? This was, of course, so the US Air Force could analyze and evaluate the aircraft. I thought dropping and scattering printed propaganda items on one side of the DMZ or the other was a rather common practice, or at least an occasional practice.
                    Mutare vel timere sperno

                    Nec Aspera Terrent

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Miss Saigon View Post
                      I still believe that my plan to Launch a Big Mac attack against the North is the way to go. Feed those people and they will abandon that regime in a heart beat.

                      I know that it is the policy of our government not to assassinate foreign leaders anymore, but if it was up to me those guys would be on the list for termination. Hopefully using food delivered drugs that cause immense suffering before death.
                      Interesting thing about government-sanctioned assassination. Until very recently, it was a definite no-no. At least officially and publicly. But since the drone-led assassinations, massively increased by the Obama administration, assassinations are now an almost daily occurrence.

                      Things have changed.

                      How much better would it have been to inflict an assassination on Saddam Hussain and his sons (even with some collateral damage) than to plunge the entire country into war with hundreds of thousands of deaths?


                      Philip
                      "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PhilipLaos View Post
                        From: http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm

                        Pyongyang, October 19 (KCNA) -- The Western Front Command of the Korean People's Army released the following notice Friday:

                        The Lee Myung Bak group of traitors, keen on escalating confrontation with fellow countrymen, is planning to scatter leaflets slandering [My bold: Kt53] the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK, being unaware of its fate on the verge of ruin...

                        The KPA never makes an empty talk.
                        Once again, the North Korean propaganda department functionaries need to brush up their English. To defame someone or something in speech is to slander, to defame someone or something in writing or print is to libel. So it is that the supreme leadership of the DPRK is being libelled, not slandered.

                        And one does not "make" talk. This last sentence should read: The KPA never engages in empty talk. Or: The KPA never bluffs.
                        Mutare vel timere sperno

                        Nec Aspera Terrent

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kingtoad53 View Post
                          Once again, the North Korean propaganda department functionaries need to brush up their English. To defame someone or something in speech is to slander, to defame someone or something in writing or print is to libel.

                          And one does not "make" talk. This last sentence should read: The KPA never engages in empty talk. Or: The KPA never bluffs.
                          I have forwarded the propaganda and press agency of the DPRK your CV.

                          Expect to hear from them shortly regarding terms of employment for initiating correct terminology and grammar in the modern context, and do not settle for anything less than first choice of sumptuous North Korean babes.



                          Philip
                          "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PhilipLaos View Post
                            I have forwarded the propaganda and press agency of the DPRK your CV.

                            Expect to hear from them shortly regarding terms of employment for initiating correct terminology and grammar in the modern context, and do not settle for anything less than first choice of sumptuous North Korean babes.



                            Philip
                            Thanks, Philip. Once I get North of the DMZ you'll start to see correct word usage and grammatically correct propaganda, including of course threats of war, issuing forth to the world's media. And I will absolutely insist on getting first choice of sumptuous North Korean babes. Regimented women in mini-skirted uniforms are so hot!
                            Mutare vel timere sperno

                            Nec Aspera Terrent

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kingtoad53 View Post
                              Thanks, Philip. Once I get North of the DMZ you'll start to see correct word usage and grammatically correct propaganda, including of course threats of war, issuing forth to the world's media. And I will absolutely insist on getting first choice of sumptuous North Korean babes. Regimented women in mini-skirted uniforms are so hot!
                              Get your teeth into this then.

                              Pyongyang, October 19 (KCNA)

                              The "missile guidance agreement" announced by the south Korean authorities is an open declaration of an all-out war against the DPRK.
                              Rodong Sinmun Friday says this in a bylined commentary.

                              This is a product of the persistent conspiracy and tie-up between the U.S. master and his stooges to do harm to the DPRK by force of arms and a fuse for igniting an all-out war against the north, the commentary notes, and goes on:

                              The Lee Myung Bak group's moves to extend the ballistic missile range for posing a serious threat to the DPRK are an extremely dangerous war adventure whose consequences are hardly predictable.

                              It was none other than the U.S. and the puppet forces of south Korea who posed a nuclear threat and missile threat to the Korean Peninsula for the first time and have worked hard to do harm to the social system in the DPRK while escalating it.

                              The announcement of the "missile guidance agreement" is nothing but a reckless action to justify the provocation of a new war and round off the preparations for a preemptive attack on the north at the final phase under the absurd pretext of "threat from the north".

                              The Lee group's moves to extend the ballistic missile range are posing a serious threat to the security of not only the DPRK but the neighboring countries.
                              "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

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