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North Korea ´Ready for Holy War´

 

Kim Yong-chun, the minister for armed forces in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK), has said that his country is prepared for a "holy war", using the nuclear deterrent.

Extensive live-fire exercises are currently being conducted by South Korea, which the North believes to be in preparation for war between the two nations.

Tension has been high since the shelling of Yeonpyeong island last month; an attack which resulted in the death of four South Koreans.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has promised immediate retaliation to any further Northern attack.

 
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  @ news  
 
Why cant these countries just be nice :(
we don´t want no nuclear war and stuff, it will be the end of many lives!
 
  by: baozytools   12/23/2010 02:33 PM     
  Holy Shit Batman  
 
We´re in for it now.....
 
  by: Hytekhik   12/23/2010 05:49 PM     
  That´s strange  
 
I didn´t know N. Korea was particularly religious. This changes everything.
 
  by: womenareviolent     12/23/2010 06:13 PM     
  ohno  
 
un shiza´s bout ta hit ze fan, no?
 
  by: incubusphan   12/23/2010 07:39 PM     
  @womenareviolent  
 
The DPRK is a strange place, indeed. You´re right in that I don´t think they are particularly religious, but according to Wikipedia:

´Defectors have been quoted as saying that North Korean schools deify both father and son.´

However, it´s likely that the words´ meaning has just been lost in translation. They could simply mean a war of opposed ideologies.

Nevertheless, this is bad news for all.
 
  by: ofWolfandMan   12/23/2010 07:53 PM     
  Sacred war, not Holy war  
 
North Koreans are atheists.
 
  by: caution2     12/23/2010 09:13 PM     
  North Korea Is In A Great Position  
 
China and Russia can not permit the USA to advance into North Korea. Placing United States military installations in North Korea would change the military balance of power putting Main land China and Russia at increased military vulnerability from the United States.

Another risk China faces if there is a war is a sudden influx of massive numbers of North Korean refugees fleeing their war torn homeland.

North Korea plays this position for everything it is worth. China and Russia are in the position of trying to control a screaming spoiled child in a grocery store check out line. Do you risk chastising the child and louder screaming, or passivize the brat knowing it will only be worse the next time?

[ edited by ichi ]
 
  by: ichi     12/23/2010 09:39 PM     
  @caution2  
 
The original article actually said "Holy War", they changed it not long after I posted.
 
  by: ofWolfandMan   12/24/2010 12:29 AM     
  @ ichi  
 
Lets hope the USA is not stupid enough to get involved. If they did, I am 100% sre nuclear weapons would be used.

Don?t joke yourselves, much like during the cold war, these weapons can be unleashed by the word of a SINGLE person.

Read up on the cold war, it?s absolutely terrifying how many times the world came just one missunderstanding away from a nuclear war (Russian nuclear submarine captains had authority to launch a nuclear missile without consulting political leaders).

[ edited by radso2 ]
 
  by: radso2   12/24/2010 12:38 AM     
  Edit to post above  
 
"Russian nuclear submarine captains had authority to launch a nuclear missile without consulting political leaders"---If they felt they were in immediate danger
 
  by: radso2   12/24/2010 12:42 AM     
  @radso2  
 
I´ve got news for you, sunshine. The USA is ALREADY involved. There is nothing S. Korea does militarily without US consultation. In fact, it is the American military PUSHING for these provocative training "missions" near the border.
In addition, Adm. Mullen frequently bad mouths N. Korea. Not a good thing if trying to calm things.
 
  by: womenareviolent     12/24/2010 02:14 AM     
  @ Above  
 
You make a good point. But by involved I meant shipping masses of troops over for an actual war, not political involvement.
 
  by: radso2   12/24/2010 06:57 PM     
  1953 U.S.-R.O.K. Mutual Defense Treaty  
 
We Are Committed by this treaty to defend South Korea.
See:
http://www.ohioverticals.com/...

Under the U.S. Constitution, Article 6 Clause 2: a Treaty is the law of the land and supersedes the constitution.

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwith-standing. "


We are bound by the treaty and the Constitution and the laws of the United States to militarily support South Korea.

 
  by: ichi     12/24/2010 09:53 PM     
  @ichi  
 
It´s one thing to defend a country, it´s another to push it to war and then defend it.

Without all these training missions being held so close to NK, I doubt there would be any major war concerns at the moment. NK blames the US for the rise in tensions (I had a great NK quote for you but I cleared my history too soon. Oops.).

Makes me wonder what the true U.S. military motive/agenda is.
 
  by: womenareviolent     12/25/2010 04:43 PM     
 
 
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